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The Human Culture and the diaspora of Life
Although almost exclusively considered as related to calculation systems and computers, algorithms exist since antiquity, and have deeply influenced and shaped the human culture. Humanity and human activities have always been inspired by Nature and the living, that since the Palaeolithic have been represented. Today’s disciplines, tools and technologies have expanded the possibilities of simulation in many fields, from science to art.
Humans have always been inspired by the living, representing, simulating and emulating it. Today we are witnessing the extension of life into a “Third Life” - being the “First Life” the biological life and the “Second Life” the life in the symbolic dimension - that expands Nature. This process is consistent with the progressive externalization outside the body of human functions and activities.
Surprize 4 – What is life?
[ITA] "Surprize 4 - What is life?", mostra degli studenti dell’Accademia di Urbino, quest’anno ha per tema "What is life?". [ENG] “Surprize 4 - What is life?”, the exhibition of the students from the Urbino Academy of Fine Arts, this year revolves around the theme "What is life?".
What Is Life?
[ITA] Il tema che l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino si propone di approfondire è quello della vita: “What Is Life?”. Un tema di grande attualità perché contiene alcuni degli snodi contemporanei e può essere interpretato da punti di vista diversi. [ENG] The theme that the Academy of Fine Arts of Urbino aims to explore is that of life: "What Is Life?”. It is a very topical contemporary issue and it can be considered from different points of view.
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,
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.
La Fabrique du vivant
Découvrez une archéologie du vivant et de la vie artificielle au sein d’une exposition qui présente de manière prospective les œuvres récentes d’une cinquantaine de créateurs ainsi que des recherches issues de laboratoires scientifiques. Son matériau même est évolutif, certaines œuvres étant impliquées dans un processus de croissance ou de dégénérescence. Une centaine de projets sont exposés, dont plusieurs conçus pour l’occasion. Laboratoire annuel de la création et de l’innovation au Centre...
ROBOTICS – Festival di Arte e Robotica / Festival of Art and Robotics
[ITA] Il Festival riflette sulla tendenza che, nell’arte come nella scienza, vede fondere sistemi organici a quelli artificiali in vista di una coevoluzione simbiotica di natura e tecnologia necessaria agli adattamenti accelerati a nuovi scenari ambientali e per un potenziamento delle capacità umane. [ENG] The Festival reflects on the tendency, in art as in science, to fuse organic systems with artificial ones in view of a symbiotic coevolution of nature and technology necessary for accelerated...
Emergent Form Toronto April 10-12 and Ottawa April 14 2018 A project by ArtSci Salon With the support of the Fields Institute, Ottawa Scienza (Italian Embassy) and the Centre for Drama (U of T). Apr. 12 reception kindly provided by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Community Partners: BYOR Toronto What is Emergent Form? Emergent Form is an interdisciplinary multi-part event featuring discussions, performative lectures, performances and guerrilla exhibitions in Toronto (Apr. 10-11-12) ...
Evolutionary creativity. The inner life and meaning of art
Generative art is a key example of a general transformation carried on by many disciplines, which are going to populate our world with increasingly different subjects. [...] In mirroring nature and life, also the generative art forms and processes are leading to the advent of a “Third Life”, the life that little by little humanity is giving to its artefacts.
Luminous Bees. Danzando tra arte, scienza e tecnologia / Luminous Bees. Dancing among art, science and technology
[ITA] Le relazioni dell’ecosistema tra ricerca artistica, scientifica e tecnologia sono importanti per una maggiore consapevolezza e conoscenza e per affrontare i problemi complessi del mondo post-contemporaneo. [ENG] The ecosystem relationships among artistic research, science and technology are important for a greater awareness and knowledge in order to address the complex problems of today’s post-modern world.
Towards the Third Life
Humans also developed a wide range of artefacts, machines, entities that are quickly becoming more and more powerful, complex, autonomous, and independent. These could be defined to a certain extent as “living entities”, expanding the idea of life and of life forms. All this processes seem pushing forward the human biological, cultural, technical boundaries. How do they happen? Where are technologies based on? Can these processes give any glimpses on a possible evolution?