Hybrid Design

I am here to learn: On Machinic Interpretations of the World

Does an intelligent system have consciousness or a sense of self? Does a machine develop its own image of the world? And how much autonomy do we want to grant them now and in the future? Curated by Mattis Kuhn and Franziska Nori, a thematically organized group exhibition at the Frankfurter Kunstverein presents international artists, whose work thematizes the processes involved in machine perception and autonomous action.... READ MORE...

Allora & Calzadilla: Blackout

On view at MAXXI in Rome an exhibition that features the provocative works of Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. The show opens with the dramatic situation of Puerto Rico and moves on to reflect the possibilities of artistic form within the current social-political situation of the globalized world.... READ MORE...

Hyperobjects: an exhibition on today’s ecological crisis

Organized by Laura Copelin and Timothy Morton, a group exhibition engaging ideas from Morton's theory to confront the overwhelming scale of today's ecological crisis. In line with the hyperobject idea, the exhibition seeks to create encounters with artworks and non-art objects that de-center and expand the scale of human perception.... READ MORE...

“Future Love”: desire and kinship in hypernature

The new exhibition at HeK Basel offers critical, unconventional and imaginative views on our impending life while commenting on the impact of new technologies and social media on our affective relationships and sexuality. Moving from a postdigital background, the international artists participating in this exhibition tackle these questions through a variety of media, from biotechnologies to virtual reality.... READ MORE...

New World Order

Through experimental works of art, a new exhibition co-curated by Furtherfield directors, Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett, imagines a world in which responsibility for certain aspects of human life have been automated and deferred to blockchain, transferred once and for all from natural and social systems into secure and networked digital ledger of transactions.... READ MORE...

Sensing the invisible. Interview with Afroditi Psarra

Through her fascinating and dystopic garments Afroditi Psarra has been contributing to push further body augmentation research blending folk tradition, pop culture, hand-made electronic and coding to create art, and conveying also social, biological, and environmental issues. Latest developments of her work include Cosmic Bitcasting, a tunic that enables the human body to perceive cosmic radiation and to upload all the outputs on a computer.... READ MORE...

The 14th Athens Digital Arts Festival – Deadline: 31/12/2017

The 14th Athens Digital Arts Festival exploring the unknown future of the upcoming Technological Apocalypse through art, science and technology, invites you to submit your proposals for its next edition, under the theme “SINGULARITY NOW”. The applications deadline is extended until 31 December 2017... READ MORE...

Lateral Thinking with Withered Technology – Shinji Murakami

Shinji Murakami’s second solo show at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery explores the digital pixel in relation to light, advancements in technology, and Augmented Reality. examining the pixel as part of a whole in the analog formats of painting and sculpture, and exploring the multidisciplinary use of LED lighting.... READ MORE...

Curating the HyperPavilion. Interview with Philippe Riss-Schmidt

Part of the 57th Venice Biennale, HyperPavilion presented a variety of site-specific projects, in which artists questioned both the consequences after the arrival of the digital, and the ongoing merging process between physical and virtual worlds. After the closing Donata Marletta reached the curator Philippe Riss-Schmidt to talk about this experience.... READ MORE...

hyle. Dialoghi transdisciplinari sul design

Al Riot Studio di Napoli una mostra curata da Francesco Dell'Aglio, Enza Migliore e Chiara Scarpitti presenta una dimensione inconsueta del design italiano, in cui arte, design, poesia e artigianato dialogano tra loro intrecciandosi in una serie di progetti e visioni che propongono ciascuno un diverso modo di sentire la città.... READ MORE...

Futureproof: a new exhibition focusing on futureproofing

A new exhibition at Haverford College‘s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery focusing on futureproofing, presents works from contemporary artists with real-world images and archives from governmental and corporate scenario planners to explore how we have imagined and continue to imagine different futures.... READ MORE...

Nonhuman Networks

A current exhibition in Berlin takes into account recent philosophical approaches which emphasises nonhuman perspectives through object-oriented ontology. Through works by artists Saša Spačal, Mirjan Švagelj, Anil Podgornik and Heather Barnett it introduces an aesthetics of new forms of communication between human and nonhuman actors.... READ MORE...

After the End of the World

After the End of the World is an exhibition about the Earth of 2017 irreversibly transformed into the Anthropocene planet after two centuries of human impact on natural systems in which artists, philosophers, novelists, sea creatures, playwrights, plants, architects, objects, speculative designers and scientists have worked together to imagine situations, to tell stories and to devise strategies for survival and peaceful cohabitation in the world to come.... READ MORE...

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