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What can we learn about contemporary geological processes and the role of humans therein by looking at media objects and digital culture? The symposium Geo Mediations celebrates the entanglements of media and geological events. The evening program brings together a wide ensemble of voices in both talks and artwork presentations.
Like others working in other times and other places, this crew of biotechnologists is in search of the power to bend fate: to take from the dead the secrets needed to remake the living—to achieve a different sort of animation.
How might design, philosophy, science and mythology inform each other, while producing fresh and imaginative multi-species responses to address the genesis and future of ecological devastation?
How can the imagination of designers contribute to the ‘re-mythologisation’ of an embittered reality? Can non-scientific, magical thinking help us better understand different parallel time scales?
Grisha Coleman (Center for Philosophical Technologies fellow) will be the conference chair of MOCO, an interdisciplinary conference that explores the use of computational technology to support and understand human movement practice, as well as movement as a means of interacting with computers. Organized by the school of Arts, Media and Engineering at Arizona State University, […]
The lateral problem is fundamentally different from the horizontal problem that characterizes the classical knowledge of 18th century — what Foucault calls “horizontal deployments,” such as the table and the grid.
Plastic is becoming a bigger problem because it does not end and slowly takes over our world. Even our wardrobe!
How can the arts and art research help to address global issues related to ecological change and natural disasters? During this evening event, the speakers will give three examples of the way in which the use of raw materials (such as oil or wood) has cultural, political and social consequences.
On September 6-7 Institute for Advance Study (IAS) will host a two-day symposium devoted to the work of the Ontogenetics Process Group on extra-algorithmic life.
A collaborative art and design project that reimagines how the mythic and ritualistic past of the desert southwest might be inherited and reinvigorated to intervene in how humans and nonhumans dwell in the rapidly urbanizing desert.
An invasion of space by re-recycling matter. The fashion industry: a beautiful but polluting business. The fast pace of clothing production accounts for devastating amounts of material and immaterial consumption, resulting in the misuse of water, chemicals and (child) labour. How to deal with this tempting but harmful situation? Conny Groenewegen sets out to visualise its enormity by transforming fashion’s leftovers into art that takes over our immediate habitat.
This installation transports participants to an archeological dig in the desert southwest. We ask that you take time to dig in the sand, manipulate and play with the rocks and debris. This responsive media installation encourages you to experience the different scales of time that are hidden from view. The materials on the gallery floor […]
Join us in celebrating the arrival of spring with the Dust & Shadow walk. Maja Kuzmanovic and Nik Gaffney (FoAM.Earth) invite you to attune, to experience diverse forms of listening, and to practice a geomancy for the age of climate chaos. As we walk in silence through the Sonoran dust in the shadow of civilisation, we may begin to hear the murmur of matter, uncover desert refugia amidst urban life, and forge new connections with the unexpected.
The Fieldnotes contain suggestive impressions emerging from each of FoAM’s field trips in Arizona.
Culminating in a multimedia exhibition in downtown Phoenix, the project invites participants to challenge their assumptions about how to situate human history within incomprehensible scales of time in the desert.