Science

Driving the Human Opening Festival

On November 20–22, 2020, the Driving the Human Opening Festival will launch the long-term scientific and artistic collaboration of the same name. The festival invites scholars, artists, designers, and other multidisciplinary participants to launch a debate on the themes currently defining our existence – from the human to non-human, from existence to co-existence, from digital to analogue.... READ MORE...

The 13th Shanghai Biennale Bodies of Water

The Power Station of Art (PSA) is delighted to announce the opening of the 13th Shanghai Biennale, Bodies of Water. Challenging the usual art biennale format, it will be the first stage of an eight-month extended program that will allow the artists, thinkers and curators contributing to the Biennale to develop their work in close collaboration with the City of Shanghai.... READ MORE...

Data Meditations: New rituals for new possible worlds

A lot has happened in 2020. In the pandemic world of covid19, the small HER research center, started by artists / hacktivists / researchers Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico, is changing its skin to become HER: She Loves Data: a new type of organization that interprets data as existential phenomena and uses art and design to reposition the results of research and innovation in the middle of society.... READ MORE...

Trevor Paglen in “Bloom”: the systems and technologies that shape society

Pace is pleased to return to its physical space with the exhibition "Bloom" of new works by American artist Trevor Paglen. Employing a variety of disciplines throughout his oeuvre, from investigative journalism to scientific research, the exhibition will feature new sculptures, photographs, drawings, and digital components that relate to corporate and state use of machine learning algorithms to monitor, extract value, and influence people’s lives.... READ MORE...

Innovation in and for Europe: STARTS 2020 prize winners

Science, Technology and arts (STARTS for short) limn a nexus at which insightful observers have identified extraordinarily high potential for innovation. And innovation is precisely what’s called for if we’re to master the social, ecological and economic challenges that Europe will be facing in the near future. In this STARTS Prize initiative, the European Commission’s focus is on projects and people that can make meaningful contributions to this effort.... READ MORE...

“The Botanical Mind Online”, a new online project about the significance of the plant kingdom to human life

Humanity’s place in the natural order is under scrutiny as never before, held in a precarious balance between visible and invisible forces: from the microscopic threat of a virus to the monumental power of climate change. Camden Art Centre has launched this online programme of new artist commissions, podcasts, films, texts, images and audio, expanding on and enriching the ideas and issues informing the show.... READ MORE...

Discussing “The Question of Intelligence” with Curator Christiane Paul

The exhibition "The Question of Intelligence: AI and The Future of Humanity", which should have run from the 7th of February to the 8th of April at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons/The New School in New York, engaged with the relationships that humans sustain with machines and vice versa and brought insights on artificial intelligence's bias and potential in unlocking new opportunities. Report and interview by Marie Chatel... READ MORE...