Biomimetics and shifting languages: computation to aid nature
These concepts are now absolutely crucial as the world warms beyond all previous predictive analysis. The analog of technology may have already reached a complexity apex. The circle would close when we move toward helping the organic world and the concerns therein. Complexity is many layers or parts working together, but when overpacked, it becomes overly complicated.
ADAF 2021 – tāctus
Through its multidisciplinary program Athens Digital Arts Festival offers a wide range of Exhibitions, Screenings, Live Performances, Workshops and International Tributes showcasing artworks that display distinctive characteristics of the digital medium and reflect on its language and aesthetics.
Adam Zaretsky: Transgenic Ecology, An Oxymoron?
By Adam Zaretsky Adam Zaretsky is an American Wet-Lab Art Practitioner mixing Ecology, Biotechnology, Non-human Relations, Body Performance and Gastronomy. Makery invites him for a summer series of speculative texts based on his own artistic practice and the ethical and philosophical questions he raises regarding contemporary biological research. As a follow-up to the Open Source Body symposium and festival organised by the Makery medialab this May at the Cité Internati...
La politica ambientale di Cina e Giappone / Environmental politics in China and Japan
[ITA] La tutela dell’ambiente è diventata un elemento centrale della Cina del XXI secolo, poiché il Paese non riusciva più a crescere senza considerare il problema dell’inquinamento. Nel 2013, l’inquinamento atmosferico a Pechino e nelle altre metropoli cinesi toccò livelli insostenibili. [ENG] Environmental protection has become a central element of 21st century China, as the country could no longer grow without considering the problem of pollution. In 2013, air pollution in Beijing and other ...
ISEA 2022 – Possibles
How to draw new Possibles to come, and not just confirming those that are there waiting to be confirmed, experienced and thought, as Possibles that can be brought to existence in our worldview? How to move from the impossible, the fable or the utopia to directly bite into our reality? The Possible is inscribed within the arts, design, sciences and technologies that surround us now and those yet to come.
Art and Critical Ecologies: Multiscalar Engagements
We believe this will be East Asia’s first conference on art and ecology. Our hope is that this conference will bring together researchers and practitioners working in the intersections of art, ecology, indigeneity, geopolitics, and STS (science and technology studies) to build a cross-regional network of sustainable collaboration.
EvoStar is organised by SPECIES, the Society for the Promotion of Evolutionary Computation in Europe and its Surroundings. This non-profit academic society is committed to promoting evolutionary algorithmic thinking, with inspiration of parallel algorithms derived from natural processes.
Folle di Scienza / Strambinaria 2021
Strambino 2 > 4 luglio 2021 Strambino riapre ai folli. Tutte le informazioni qui: https://www.follediscienza.it Tre giorni, due eventi, un appuntamento unico per riflettere sulla scienza e svelare i retroscena della comunicazione Folle di Scienza, tre giorni intensivi di formazione, discussione e lavoro per provare a immaginarsi il futuro prossimo della comunicazione della scienza. Strambinaria, conferenze, laboratori per bambini, spettacoli e molto altro! ...
The 2021 Stanford Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Index Report
The 2021 AI Index report is one of the most comprehensive reports about artificial intelligence to date. This latest edition significantly expands the amount of data available in the report, which was drawn from a broader set of academic, private, and non-profit organizations for calibration.
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.