Ambiguous humanity. Some reflections between hope and future starting from Greta Thunberg
Lots of words have been said and written about Greta Thunberg. Her parable is an interesting case study in the communication and media realms, but it also provides an opportunity to reflect on human responsibilities, on the present and the future of our species. It deserves some further considerations.
International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC’20
Computational Creativity (or CC) is a discipline with its roots in Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Engineering, Design, Psychology and Philosophy that explores the potential for computers to be autonomous creators in their own right.
S+T+ARTS = STARTS Prize 2020
Innovation at the Nexus of Science, Technology, and the ARTS: STARTS is an initiative of the European Commission to foster alliances of technology and artistic practice that effectively implement European policymaking to nurture innovation and that benefit the art world as well. The focus is on people and projects that contribute to mastering the social, ecological and economic challenges this continent faces.
Tanti auguri per un 2020 responsabile da Noema! / Best wishes for a responsible 2020 from Noema!
[ITA] Tanti auguri per un 2020 responsabile da Noema! [ENG] Best wishes for a responsible 2020 from Noema!
L’umanità controversa. Riflessioni tra speranza e futuro a partire da Greta Thunberg
[ITA] Si è detto e scritto molto sul conto di Greta Thunberg, quello che ha fatto è stato esaltato, analizzato, criticato, fino a diventare oggetto di insulti e minacce. La sua parabola costituisce un oggetto di studio interessante dal punto di vista della comunicazione e dei media, ma fornisce anche l’occasione per soffermarsi sulle responsabilità umane, sul presente e sul futuro della nostra specie. [ENG] It has been said and written a lot about Greta Thunberg, what she did was exalted, analyz...
Sopravvivere all’Antropocene: dialoghi sull’estinzione e l’emergenza
Chi di noi frequenta i social media è ormai abituato ad assistere a una continua litania di notizie, video, immagini (più o meno fake, più o meno sensazionali) che ci avvertono di trovarci in un periodo di forte trasformazione. Il cambiamento climatico, l’imminente estinzione di animali e insetti, la scomparsa del paesaggio naturale a causa della speculazione umana, sono tutti fenomeni sintomatici di una nuova era che ormai è entrata a far parte del gergo popolare: l’Antropocene.
Opening of the Resonances III Exhibition – DATAMI
Datami is an exhibition of 24 artworks created by selected artists in close collaboration with scientists and policymakers. The datami is a 'data tatami': a place of concentration, of rest and repose against the digital onslaught, a unit of measurement of digital freedom.
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.
Una pubblicazione sulla comunicazione della scienza / A publication on science communication
[ITA] La pubblicazione costituisce il primo risultato di una serie di incontri, discussioni e approfondimenti del gruppo di ricerca PICS, composto da esperti e studiosi. [ENG] The publication is the first outcome of a series of meetings, discussions and in-depth studies by the research group PICS, composed by experts and scholars.
Il Ritmo dello Spazio / Le Rythme de l’Espace / The Rhythm of Space
La recente rilevazione delle onde gravitazionali derivanti dalla fusione di buchi neri e/o stelle di neutroni che producono vibrazioni nello spazio-tempo, consente di aggiungere il “ritmo” o, in un certo senso, il “suono” dello spazio alla millenaria concezione e rappresentazione dell’Universo come immagine sublime ma silenziosa, invitando a profonde riflessioni sul rapporto dell‘uomo con il Cosmo, la Terra, la Società.
FOR – The Festival for the Earth. Sustainable Visions in Art and Science
We aim to contribute to shaping a new, more sustainable future, with positive and constructive messages on how human-kind can co-exist with nature in a changed environment and how we can transform climate change in a new wave of opportunity for all. We shape our messages with the contribution of economists, managers, environmental activists, corporate entities at the forefront of environmental innovation, but also artists, whose special sensibility and absence of boundaries can help breaking ba...
Resonances III Datami
The Resonances Festival celebrates the work of the JRC on a specific theme. This year's theme, Big Data/AI/Digital Transformation is seen through the prism of Datami. After the 2018 Summer School, 24 artists have worked with JRC scientists on a unique artwork blending JRC science with their art.
Techfest, IIT Bombay
Techfest, IIT Bombay is the annual science and technology festival of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Started in 1998 with the aim of providing a platform for the Indian student community to develop and showcase their technical prowess, we have now grown into Asia's Largest Science and Technology Festival: a grand three-day event on the campus of IIT Bombay attracting people from all walks of life including students, academics, professionals and the general public. Year after year, T...
Appel à films/Call for films/RISC 13
Le festival propose de découvrir une programmation de courts, moyens et longs métrages (documentaire, fiction, expérimental, art vidéo, animation…) issus d’une sélection internationale, et dont le thème et/ou la démarche témoignent d’une forte proximité (ou affinité) avec des champs de la recherche scientifique.
Technoshamanism. Ancestorfuturism, Cure and Health
We organise a party in London to support health center for indigenous health in Brazil, more specifically, the Pará Pataxó Village of Southern Bahia. We are inviting artists interested in the indigenous communities, health and cure to present their work in artists talks, workshops, performances / live music.
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.