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: email@example.com 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...
City of the future
[ITA] “City of the future”: il bando si rivolge ad Artisti, Collettivi, Creativi italiani e europei per la presentazione di concept artistici basati su tecnologie emergenti. [ENG] “City of the future”: the open call is addressed to Artists, Collective and Creatives from Italy and all over Europe to present artistic concepts based on emerging technologies.
The 12th SAR Conference on Artistic Research
We are calling for artistic researchers to present their work, processes, methods, discoveries, knowledge interventions, new insights, understandings, and to engage in exchange—in actions and words, in complex and simple, conventional and unconventional, robust and fragile ways.
We are very proud to announce the Vector Hack 2020 Open Call for AV Works. You have the option of submitting a video recording of your work rendered on your own #CathodeRayTube #oscilloscope #Vectrex #vectormonitor for screening, or of submitting either a multichannel audio file or an #ILDA file with accompanying audio to be displayed on a #Kvant Clubmax 3000 40kpps RGB #laser.
Reweaving Ourselves, Part Two: Technology for a Disoriented Humanity
Wed, Nov 18, 5:00–6:00 pm (EST) moma.org Registration required Organized by the Cisneros Institute at MoMA, in this event artist Eduardo Kac will present his explorations of Bio Art and his work in the context of an expanded conception of ecology. Architectural historian Felicity Scott will speak about the impact of cybernetics on the artistic production of the 1960s and 1970s, and her particular research on the work of Juan Downey and Les Levine. They will engage in a conversat...
Metodi ed Emozioni / Méthodes et émotions
[ITA] L’emozione è proprio ciò che conduce alla curiosità scientifica. L’opera d’arte dà luogo anche a una riflessione di tipo scientifico perché include una componente scientifica. Proprio perché c’è un contenuto d’informazione di tipo scientifico può esserci un valore estetico. [FRA] L’émotion est justement ce qui nous amène à la curiosité scientifique. L’œuvre d’art donne lieu aussi à une réflexion de type scientifique, car elle inclut une composante scientifique. En réalité la science contie...
Piksel is an international festival for electronic art and technological freedom. Part workshop, part festival, it is organised in Bergen, Norway, and involves participants from more than a dozen countries exchanging ideas, coding, presenting art and software projects, doing workshops, performances and discussions on the aesthetics and politics of art and free technologies.
Online Education: Teaching in a Time of Change
Context: 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’. For some disciplines,...
Biennale WRO 2021 REVERSO
REVERSO is a call to look at what is happening now in art from the underside which, until recently just peeking through, is now becoming increasingly visible, from the reverse of a suddenly upended side, as well as being a device that saves the lives of climbers in case they suddenly fall off the rock, helping them convert an inevitable crash into a controlled rappel. If the discovery of cyberspace as a social territory in the 20th century is compared to great geographical discoveries, the diss...
Note sul tramonto dell’umanesimo / Notes on the decline of humanism
[ITA] Bisogna oltrepassare l’umanesimo, andare al di là dell’umano, superare un antropocentrismo miope e ottuso che ha posto l’Homo sapiens in cima alla piramide del vivente. [ENG] It is necessary to go beyond humanism, beyond the human, to overcome a short-sighted and obtuse anthropocentrism that has placed Homo sapiens on top of the pyramid of the living.