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Second Nature: Origins and Originality in Art, Science, and New Media

Second Nature: Origins and Originality in Art, Science, and New Media, Rolf Hughes, Jenny Sundén (eds.), Axl Books:

With the practices of art, science and technology increasingly converging, the concepts of origins and originality raise some of the most pressing questions in contemporary research, including issues of agency and accountability, hybridity and identity, intellectual property and oeuvre, intention and authority. These, and a constellation of related philosophical, economic, aesthetic, legislative and political concerns, are today subject to rapid reconfiguration due to the current pace of technological and theoretical change. Second Nature accordingly brings into a productive, interdisciplinary dialogue scholars working at the intersections of art, science and technology. Continue reading


Jan 11, 17:56
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“ANTS in my scanner” by François Vautier

Five years ago, I installed an ant colony inside my old scanner that allowed me to scan in high definition this ever evolving microcosm (animal, vegetable and mineral). The resulting clip is a close-up examination of how these tiny beings live in this unique ant farm. Continue reading


Jan 11, 15:16
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Live Stage: BodyControlled [de Berlin + online]

BodyControlled with Robert Henke (DE), Peter Kirn (US), Stephen Cornford (UK), Julian Oliver (NZ), João Martinho Moura (PT), Robert Mathy (AT) :: Opening and Performances: November 26, 2011; 8:00 pm :: Exhibition: November 28 - December 2, 2011 :: Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 13 10178 Berlin + streamed live.

BodyControlled is a new exhibition and performance series at Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance - LEAP presenting artists who are dedicated to performance art and have explored in their work the medium of sound in electronic as well as other expressive art forms. Continue reading


Nov 17, 13:02
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Live Stage: LIFE 2.0 Salon [au Adelaide]

LIFE 2.0 Salon — an intimate exploration of the connections between Synthetic Biology and Art :: July 8, 2011; 6:00 - 7:00 pm :: Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus), Adelaide :: FREE but booking is necessary.

The evening will be hosted by Dr Lisa Bailey, RiAus Program Manager, who is passionate about promoting public understanding of science and technology — not just to produce new scientists but to produce citizens who can make their own informed choices about the science and technology that inevitably affects all our lives. Lisa will be leading a formal discussion in the Gallery, and an informal discussion in the Science Exchange bar, on the exhibition?s closing night with: Continue reading


Jul 6, 12:40
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Vida 13.2 Art & Artificial Life International Competition

Vida 13.2 Art & Artificial Life International Competition:: Call for Submissions — Deadline: July 27, 20011 Continue reading


May 6, 16:51
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Live Stage: Clothing Without Cloth [nl Rotterdam + online]

Test_Lab: Clothing Without Cloth — Material Explorations in the Field of Fashion & Technology, curated by Valérie Lamontagne, featuring: Emily Crane, Christien Meindertsma, Carole Collet, Grado Zero Espace, Pauline van Dongen, Freedom of Creation :: May 26, 2011; 8:00 - 11:00 pm :: V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam + streamed live.

Material culture in clothing and fashion has always been linked to technology — from looms to sewing machines to the processes of harvesting raw materials and transforming them into ‘cloth’. However, the concept and materiality of textile is being contested with new technical practices which subvert conventional expectations of what cloth should be. Continue reading


Apr 30, 17:28
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Live Stage: LIFE 2.0 - Artifice to Synthesis [au Adelaide]

Synthetics: Aspects of Art and Technology in Australia, 1956-1975

Synthetics: Aspects of Art and Technology in Australia, 1956-1975 by Stephen Jones, MIT Press:

New technologies continually arise, offering repeated opportunities to artists in search of the technologically novel. Stephen Jones calls this phenomenon the “rolling new,” and in Synthetics he describes how artists in Australia used new technologies in their art, from the early days of digital computing in the 1950s to a landmark exhibition in 1975. Jones looks at not only the artists and the artworks they produced but also at the evolution of computing technologies and video displays as these new forms of media developed into tools that artists could use. He also examines the collaborations that sprang up between artists and the technologists who taught them how to use these new devices. The process, he finds, was reciprocal: the offerings of the engineer could inspire the artist as much as the needs of the artist could inspire the engineer. Continue reading


Apr 2, 11:28
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Live Stage: Ctheory Lectures [ca Victoria + online]

CTheory Digital Inflections presents: “Synthetic Emotions” by Barbara Rauch (2:00 pm ) + “Werewolves, Magnetic Fields and Fingerprints of a Technological Imaginary” by Ted Hiebert (3:00 pm) :: March 16, 2011; 2:00 - 4:00 pm (PST) :: Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, Technology and Enterprise Facility (TEF) 170, 2300 McKenzie Street, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada :: Streamed Live.

As director of the e_Motion Laboratory at OCADU, Professor Rauch is a leading researcher exploring the boundaries of natural and digital environments. Her presentation on “Synthetic Emotions” investigates the future of artificial emotions and virtual affect in a posthuman culture increasingly shaped by the power of technology. Here, 3D scans are used to capture the once and future evolution of life in the posthuman future. Continue reading


Mar 15, 13:05
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Synthesis: Call for Participants [uk London]

The Arts Catalyst, UCL and Synthetic Aesthetics in partnership with SymbioticA present: Synthesis :: July 4-9, 2011 :: University College London (UCL), UK :: Call for Participants — Deadline: April 4; 10:00 am. Continue reading


Mar 8, 13:28
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