The Deep Meaning of Poetry. Eduardo Kac’s Art of the Fundamental Processes [Part 2. Interview to Eduardo Kac]
I create form, I create form that gives itself to the senses which is to say, form that provides an aesthetic experience. That is what I do and that is what art is supposed to do. What is particular in what I do, that is unique and underpins all of my interests, is that early on in my life I understood that life could not fold into haze: either we would find ourselves in a condition that we would be free or we would find ourselves in a condition that we would not be free.
Design Culture(s) is investigating not simply on the concept of culture as a monolithic expression of a specific knowledge that reflects on itself, but as the product of an investigation that is open to many different “Cultures” which are emerging and revolving around it in society, in the places and in history.
Climate Change Communication Award “Rebecca Ballestra”
Through the CMCC Climate Change Communication Award “Rebecca Ballestra”, the CMCC Foundation is awarding the best communication initiatives that spread awareness on climate change through education, advocacy, media production and social engagement activities.
Since 2014, Arts at CERN and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia have been working together to foster experimentation through the arts in connection with fundamental research. For the next four years, this partnership will be taken to the next level as part of Pro Helvetia’s “Arts, Science and Technology” focus to support artistic exploration across different fields. Together, Arts at CERN and Pro Helvetia are launching “Connect”, a new collaboration framework that will serve as a plat...
Symmetry Festival – Sofia 2021 – Symmetry in Nature and Society
International Conference, , Exhibitions, Concerts, Public workshops Symmetry Festival 2021 July 9-12, 2021 Sofia, Bulgaria Symmetry in Nature and Society The World’s Largest Multidisciplinary Conference & Art Festival in Symmetry Studies Conference venue National Museum “Earth and Man” Blvd. Cherni Vrah 4; Sofia 1421, Bulgaria E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Phone: +359 28656639 Web This is final update on the scientific event. A hybrid type fe...
Digital Matters: Designing/Performing Agency for the Anthropocene
In scholarship the Anthropocene has been tied up with the experience of the unthinkable by thinkers including Timothy Morton, Donna Haraway, and Amitav Ghosh. Yet, the current COVID-19 pandemic—which as a crisis also exemplifies the human impact on and a reshaping of environments—challenges the pervasiveness of the key concepts of abstraction and unthinkability. Instead, the pandemic has turned the Anthropocene into a concrete, intensely lived, globally shared experience.
Pink Water Landscapes of Artifice. On Smithson’s “Spiral Jetty” Heritage in the Making of “Vanishing Point”
In 2019 I visited the “Spiral Jetty” twice: alone right after my arrival in Utah, and on the morning of a late summer day when I had to fly back to Italy. That was when I shot the video-performance “Vanishing Point” influenced by Smithson’s idea of entropy and disruption, and his interest in geology, time sediments, location identity (Kwon, 2002), and environment that are widely investigated in his writings (1996).
Online Education: Teaching in a Time of Change
Recent events across the world of academia have brought into full light the various agendas around online education and research. As universities, schools and colleges closed across the world in 2020, researchers, teachers and students scrambled to adapt to a whole host of new pedagogical tools, communicative techniques, learning methods and teaching styles almost overnight. Some survived, others thrived, while some struggled and ultimately went ‘out of business’.
DESAIGN – The Impact of artificial Intelligence (AI) on Contemporary Design
These developments in AI pose a significant threat to many design professionals who will be replaced by artificial intelligence that will make human labour redundant. However, the integration of AI systems into the design process also provides new opportunities: collaboration with AI systems allows for design on a level of complexity and scale that human cognition cannot encompass. Therefore, based on the recognition of the creative capabilities of the machine, the challenge for designers today ...
Animaloids and Plantoids
Now we are allowed not only to enter animals’ and plants’ environments and behaviors more in depth, but also to steal from them the secret of their ‘technologies’ which explain their survival power. This research culminates in the field “biomimicry” and the construction of hybrids which may give birth to new species of animals and plants,
The Climate crisis and the sea rising. The art*science – Art & Climate Change project in Cervia
The Anthropocene imposes a reflection about the time span of the human species and cultures in contrast to that of the individuals, requires a vision extended to a remote future that should be governed knowing that people will not be part of it. This implies a cognitive leap, a different consideration of humanity and its relationship with the “non human” and the environment, intended as a complex dynamic intercourse, towards a further level of awareness in a new pact with the existing. In the An...
Creativity & Cognition, June 2021 and June 2022
Since 1993, this conference series brings together artists, scientists, designers, educators, and researchers to more deeply understand how people engage individually and socially in creative processes and how computation and other technology can affect creative outcomes.
Recombinant text and narrative
Hierarchies form a sense of structure and point of view and reference. Logic exists in how things connect inside of a work of art or literature in the sense of how it is entered, completed and which details and related deeper resonance and symbolism are placed at the fore in terms of detail and composition and which are placed in more subtle , auxiliary roles within. But what could happen if when completed the work invited someone to play, to shift and reform it whole?
POM Berlin 2021
In a state of ontological crisis, all boundaries between human and machine, nature and culture, and the organic and inorganic have been severely blurred. These are times of curious contrivances, novel natures, inescapable automation, and posthuman performances – where human and nonhuman find themselves being entwined, meshed and muddled into new unwitting entanglements.
Arte e creatività digitale per la costruzione di un immaginario complesso / Art and Digital Creativity for the Construction of a Complex Imaginary
[ITA] Noema Media & Publishing ha pubblicato l'eBook Arte e creatività digitale per la costruzione di un immaginario complesso (bilingue, italiano/inglese), a cura di Giada Totaro, che riporta l’esperienza di STEAM Atelier e il laboratorio BEcoming Animals. [ENG] Noema Media & Publishing has published the eBook Art and Digital Creativity for the Construction of a Complex Imaginary (bilingual, Italian/English), edited by Giada Totaro, which reports the experience of STEAM Atelier and the BEcomi...
Are you a startup or an artist from the media field, working with data? Are you willing to make data exploration both entertaining and informative? Do you question the impact of data and technology on individuals and society? The MediaFutures support programme is looking for artists and startups eager to reshape the media value chain through innovative, inclusive and participatory applications of data and user-generated content.
La Corporate Social Responsibility aziendale e lo sviluppo sostenibile / CSR and sustainable development
[ITA] A seguito dell'impatto negativo sull'immaginario collettivo provocato dalle catastrofi ambientali è nato il concetto di diritto all’ambiente salubre, oggi finalmente annoverato fra i diritti umani fondamentali. [ENG] In conjunction with the negative impact on the collective imagination following the environmental disasters, the concept of the right to a healthy environment was born, finally included among the fundamental human rights.
Roots & Seeds XXI. Biodiversity Crisis and Plant Resistance
OPEN CALL TO INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS AND CURATORS LIVING IN EUROPE To Support the production of two artworks and one research residency GUIDELINES Roots & Seeds XXI. Biodiversity Crisis and Plant Resistance is an international cooperation project developed by Ars Electronica, Leonardo/Olats, University of Barcelona and Quo Artis as lead partner. Roots & Seeds XXI aims to promote sustainable habits through the use of Art & Science’s approaches and practices. The project wants ...
2nd Conference on AI Music Creativity (MuMe + CSMC)
Performing [with] machines. The dual meaning of this title hints towards an understanding of the machine as a performing agent in a human-machine partnership. By putting the emphasis on creative human-machine partnerships in performative contexts, this theme aims to encourage artistic and scientific contributions that deal with the different ways in which musicianship, authorship and performership are challenged, extended and redefined in the era of AI.
The definition and deployment of a ‘cure’ can act as a balance against future governance (power) offering complex technologies as a sine qua non ‘cover’ for a global minority that continues to exploit a century-long repression encouraged by a clique of world leaders who give free reign to the absolute worst form of political representation, namely to global business.
xCoAx 2021 9th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X
xCoAx is an exploration of the intersection where computational tools and media meet art and culture, in the form of a multi-disciplinary enquiry on aesthetics, computation, communication and the elusive X factor that connects them all. The focus of xCoAx is on the unpredictable overlaps between the freedom of creativity and the rules of algorithms, between human nature and machine technology, with the aim to evolve towards new directions in aesthetics.
The Deep Meaning of Poetry. Eduardo Kac’s Art of the Fundamental Processes [Part 1. Topics and issues]
Eduardo Kac has raised many nodal questions on the transformations of society and culture, in a constant creative relationship with the technology and the science of his time. In his research communication, intended as mutual information exchange is a fundamental topic. This makes Kac a perfect interpreter of the resources and contradictions of the contemporary, with a strong vision on how the present time can possibly develop and evolve into the future.
Taboo – Transgression – Transcendence in Art & Science 2020
26 November 2020 to 28 November 2020 Location: Online event Organized by: TTT2020 Organizing Committee Hosted by: University of Applied Arts, Vienna AT and Interactive Arts Lab, Corfu GR Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org TABOO - TRANSGRESSION - TRANSCENDENCE in Art & Science 2020 The program of TTT2020 Vienna/Online is now available at: https://avarts.ionio.gr/ttt/2020/en/program/ Registration is free and open until November 22, 2020 at: https://avarts.ionio.gr/ttt/2020/en/regi...
Alive Together I: Human/Animal Relationships in Crisis?
Hybrid Lab Network’s LTTA (Learning Teaching and Training Activity), Alive Together I: Human/Animal Relationships in Crisis? with artist Louise Mackenzie, ethologist Anna Olsson and guest speaker, artist Maja Smrekar, sets the foundations for exploring human/animal relationships across disciplines. The course will take place online over 5 days, spread across 2 weeks: on Monday 30th November, Friday 4th December and then Wednesday 9th to Friday 11th December 2020. What does it mean for huma...
Open Call: Ars Bioartica residency programme 2021-22
Since 2010 the Bioart Society is organizing the ARS BIOARCTICA RESIDENCY PROGRAMME together with the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki in the sub-Arctic Lapland in the traditional Sami lands. The residency has an emphasis on the subarctic environment and art and science collaboration.
Ecologia, ecologismo e la Nuova Strategia Climatica / Ecology, environmentalism and the New Climate Strategy
[ITA] Il pensiero ecologista o ambientalista si è sviluppato negli ultimi decenni soprattutto in seguito ad alcuni disastri ambientali avvenuti per causa umana. [ENG] Ecological or environmentalist thinking has developed in recent decades mainly as a result of some huge environmental disasters that have occurred for human cause.
OPEN CALLDEADLINE: October 20 Artists, scientists, researchers, and students are invited to participate in collective Grounding, a process of sharing knowledge and exhibiting art projects that focus on soil in various contexts, from environmental to philosophical. Participation can take the forms of art projects, lectures, and workshops. In the face of an environmental crisis and an accelerating growth race, we propose to shift our focus to what is under our feet – the soil. Including the objec...