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The emotions and art of the societal impact of research
In recent years, STI policy globally has increasingly focused on ensuring that researchers engage with wider stakeholders to deliver positive economic impact and address societal challenges. This reflects the growing societal expectations placed on research and innovation, and increased concerns about how well research systems are aligned with the changing needs of society. Demand for research with impact has generated changes in how research is funded, evaluated, organized and disseminated.
ISEA 2023 – SYMBIOSIS
Symbiosis is a cornerstone of life itself — no organism, nor any species more widely, could survive in isolation and without reciprocity. This applies as much to human societies as to the rapport of those societies with their surrounding environments. More than a simple co-existence, symbiosis implies interdependence. It can be positive, neutral, or negative, varying according to the dynamic between the rapport’s attendant parts. We must, then, choose our symbiotic models wisely. This is the ori...
Art versus Société: un défi prométhéen?
Le titan Prométhée est moderne, modernus. Sa vision de l’homme et surtout sa volonté de dérober le feu du ciel pour le donner aux humains, est une métaphore pionnière de notre trinôme contemporain : progres, humanité, liberté. Il n’y a rien de dogmatique, de péremptoire dans ces gestes mythiques, mais on peut y voir plutôt le courage de l’héresie, toujours aussi nécessaire de nos jours. L’art doit s’immerger dans le vortex de nos sociétés actuelles, retenter d’y créer un sens fort, souvent héthé...
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.
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...
Hail the maintainers
Source: aeon Innovation is a dominant ideology of our era, embraced in America by Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and the Washington DC political elite. As the pursuit of innovation has inspired technologists and capitalists, it has also provoked critics who suspect that the peddlers of innovation radically overvalue innovation. What happens after innovation, they argue, is more important. Maintenance and repair, the building of infrastructures, the mundane labour that goes into sustaining funct...
Political Philosophy of the Information Society
I want to thank the organizers of the International Conference on the Information Society (i-Society 2012) here in London for inviting me to be a keynote speaker. My favorite British writer is George Orwell, and one of the questions that I will ask in my lecture is: if he were alive today, what would George Orwell think of the Information Society?
Redefinition of artistic practices in the 21st century
1. Nobody is author: every producer is an anonymous society - indeed we would say: the product of an anonymous society. 2. The figure of the artist is living on borrowed time.