The sixth extinction may well claim us; considering what our species has done to the rest of life, we may deserve to go extinct, sooner rather than later. But I hope that we survive. [...] Much of our habitat seems likely to be lost. However, if we survive there will be song and dance, stories and drawings. These are what human beings have always done best. One way or another we will have a new culture, genuinely new. Many new cultures may arise, some, perhaps most, beyond imagining today.
Ludic Epistemes. Inner and Outer Space in Art and Psychophysics
An artistic game-experiment performed in a space habitat and an authentic report of experiences from parabolic flights form the poles of a speculative discourse between an artist and a neuroscientist on conditions, possibilities, similarities, and differences of artistic and scientific research.
Oocyte Aesthetic, Human Design and Mission Creep
The admixture of global interspecies variety through genetic engineering and the cloning of spectacular hereditary cascades should only be approved through an aesthetic advisory commission made up of artists, art historians and oﬀ-the-locus aesthetics specialists. The future of style and the avoidance of our populous birthing any aesthetic hazards are dependent on collaboration between new reproductive biotechnology and the Arts.
Arti e scienze nell’era post-accademica / Arts and sciences in the post-academic era
[ITA] Arti e scienze esprimono aspetti fondamentali della cultura delle società. Esemplificano il pensiero astratto, interpretano il reale e rappresentano, da punti di vista complementari, la complessità del loro tempo. Connubio indissolubile. [ENG] Arts and sciences express fundamental aspects of the culture of societies. They exemplify abstract thinking, interpret reality and represent, from complementary points of view, the complexity of their time. An indissoluble union.
What is real, and how are you sure it is so? How can you determine which experiences are "real" if they are digital, virtual or influenced by the chemistry and architecture of your brain? Scientific research uncovers ways that our minds and senses conspire to produce gaps between the actual and the perceived.
AI and Humanities workshop
In line with the datami concept – to bring rest and repose against the digital onslaught – the idea is to organise an investigation into the cultural aspects of Big Data/AI/Digital Transformation, calling upon the Humanities to shed some light beyond the blind spot of technological progress, to help us out in avoiding mass delusions and close the gap with computational machines that are supposed to carry out their own embedded desires.
Post-polyploidy subgenome evolution of glitch art
Can artistic innovation be inspired and guided on knowledge taken from the field of plant genome evolution? The author explored this question by subjecting a glitch artwork to processes analogous to those shaping the evolution of the maize genome; that are whole genome duplication (WGD), subgenome bias fractionation and genome dominance, respectively.
Transcending Digital Disruptions in the Post-Informational Age
The event is expected to bring together rising & proven experts, professionals and innovative young researchers from the region and globally, working in multiple fields of the future transcending digital disruptions in the post-informational age.
Tra arte e complessità / Between Art and Complexity
[ITA] Emerge la complessità dell’arte e allo stesso tempo è l’arte stessa a sciogliere la matassa della complessità in un processo ricorsivo, fondamentale e imprescindibile dove l’arte di-svela la filosofia della/sulla contemporaneità. [ENG] What emerges is both the complexity of art and, at the same time, the statement that claims that art can dissolve the skin of complexity itself in a recursive, fundamental and indispensable process where art reveals the philosophy of contemporaneity....
Complessità: 10 lezioni al Museo MACRO di Roma / Complexity: 10 Lessons at the MACRO Museum in Rome
Dieci lezioni dedicate al concetto di #complessità per l’iniziativa “Dizionario” del Macro Asilo di Roma, negli spazi della “Stanza delle parole”, nel corso del mese di Maggio 2019.
L’immagine contemporanea: Natura, Forme, Valori / The contemporary image: Nature, Forms, Values
[ITA] Una riflessione sul confine tra realtà e rappresentazione visiva, sulla natura, l’autonomia e l’identità dell'immagine, e sul suo possibile uso politico, tra pubblico e privato. [ENG] A reflection about the border between reality and visual representation, about the nature, autonomy and identity of the image and on its possible political use in the public and in the private sphere.
Cambiamenti climatici e paure collettive
La comunicazione assume toni allarmistici, eppure... nella nostra “economia dell’attenzione”, risorsa scarsa nel moltiplicarsi di appelli drammatici, la ripetizione e la pluralità dei messaggi di fonti diverse ha spesso effetti controproducenti. La paura, più che spingere all’azione o a cambiamenti di comportamento (di cui vorremmo vedere subito gli effetti) alimenta un immaginario catastrofico.
One Community / More Responsibility
[ITA] Conferenza e workshop a cura di Marcello Signorile e Pier Luigi Capucci Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino, 7-10 Maggio 2019 Guarda Lontano + art*science - Art & Climate Change [ENG] Conference and workshops curated by Marcello Signorile and Pier Luigi Capucci Fine Arts Academy of Urbino, 7-10 May 2019 Guarda Lontano + art*science - Art & Climate Change
Cosa può un corpo? Un manifesto emersivo per un’emergenza corporea / What can a body do? Manifesto emersivo for a bodily emergency
[ITA] Una intensa riflessione sullo stato dell’arte del corpo contemporaneo e la sua capacità di immersione. [ENG] An intense reflection on the state of the art of the contemporary body and its capacity for immersion.
Portraits of New Media: Historical Exemplars
In partnership with CYLAND Media Lab - Lecture by Danielle Siembieda, Director of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology Leonardo (Leonardo/ISAST). Danielle will talk about theoretical concepts and new media examples that have cataloged the meaning of ID in the #1 publication for art, science, and technology Leonardo journal published with MIT Press since 1968.
L’occhio-macchina. Uno sguardo sulla vita algoritmica / The eye-machine. A gaze onto algorithmic life
[ITA] Non sono più le immagini e nemmeno la tecnologia a desiderare, ma sono gli algoritmi a ri-ontologizzare il nostro mondo [ENG] It is no longer images or technology that are desired, but algorithms that re-ontologise our world
Design Knowledge in the Era of the Environmental Collapse
[Call for Submissions]Themed Issue of She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and InnovationGuest editors: Stanislav Roudavski and Paul WalkerAcute environmental crisis is the primary problem of the future. The pervasive exploitation of the environment leads to severe degradation of habitats unprecedented levels of animal suffering, mass species extinction, and the collapse of multiple ecosystems. Human activities expand beyond the safe operating space for planetary systems. Disregard for the...
La vita è un medium. Un censimento sull’arte transgenica / Life is a medium. A census on transgenic art
[ITA] L’arte transgenica si fa indagine sulla vita, favorisce un’importante e profonda relazione tra artista, pubblico e organismo transgenico. [ENG] Transgenic art becomes an investigation into life, it fosters an important and deep relationship between the artist, the audience and the transgenic organism.
A Framework for the Integration of Art & Science
The ideas the author expresses here intend to codify the types of creative expression that may lead to the integration of art with science in the near future. The time has come for the emergence of a new science in which creative expressiveness is part of the research agenda and this essay aims at inoculating scientists with the spirit of art, and artists with the spirit of science.
La Fabrique du vivant
Découvrez une archéologie du vivant et de la vie artificielle au sein d’une exposition qui présente de manière prospective les œuvres récentes d’une cinquantaine de créateurs ainsi que des recherches issues de laboratoires scientifiques. Son matériau même est évolutif, certaines œuvres étant impliquées dans un processus de croissance ou de dégénérescence. Une centaine de projets sont exposés, dont plusieurs conçus pour l’occasion. Laboratoire annuel de la création et de l’innovation au Centre...
The Bioart of Neurons and Memory
Demonstrating the preservation of cells after a living organism is pronounced dead and revived is not a traditional bioart topic. But it is an important one. It is a crucial step for advances in the use of lowered temperatures for sustaining the efficacy of organs and organisms during medical procedures, and especially of preserving neurons for the science cryonics. My recent bioart research is a breakthrough that will help to build momentum toward more advanced studies on information storage w...
From Automata to Robotics
International Workshop. Lisbon, March 28-29, 2019 Call For Papers Bald, and with a pretty face, the robot Sophia came into our lives. Derived from science fiction literature, films and theatre (R.U.R robot of Čapek), humanoids are now a reality. By mimicking the gestures, behaviour, the way of speaking and interactions of humans, robots, androids, cyborgs, avatars as avant-garde of technology still cause surprise and evoke uncanny reactions. They have deep roots in ancient self-moving a...
Text is Mortal
Text twitches and is wound. Text is hallucinatory by design to convey images without anything but letterforms. Text is held like traffic flows by not stop signs but commas and semicolons and all the rest. Text is mortal and mutates. It is time to look not just into creative experiments and new methodologies within textual works but text itself. Something interesting can happen if interaction happens within the body of the letters themselves.
Il corpo immerso
[ITA] Il testo seguente costituisce l’introduzione del volume di Anaïs Bernard, Bernard Andrieu, Manifesto Emersivo. Nascita delle Arti Immersive, Ravenna, Noema Media & Publishing, 2018, disponibile a questo link. [ENG] The following text is the introduction of the volume of Anaïs Bernard, Bernard Andrieu, Manifesto Emersivo. Nascita delle Arti Immersive (Emersive Manifesto. Birth of the Immersive Arts), Ravenna, Noema Media & Publishing, 2018, available at this link.