Science

Between Creative Coding and Society. Interview with Fabian van Sluijs

Creative Coding Utrecht (CCU) is an interdisciplinary and open community of musicians, designers, programmers and visual artists investigating the influence of technologies on our daily life through a playful and explorative approach. In this interview by Costanza Tagliaferri, Fabian van Sluijs, one of the founders of CCU, talks about the creative community in Utrecht, CCU’s activities and the impact of how creative coding can put new perspectives on the impact of technology on society.... READ MORE...

The Convening. Leonardo’s 50th birthday party: “Come Together”

Kathy Rae Huffman tells us about her participation at The Convening, on of the celebrations for Leonardo's 50th birthday at the Fort Mason campus of the San Francisco Art Institute. Leonardo, the international publishing initiative dedicated to art, technology and science has celebrated this anniversary 35 times since 2017, when it launched the first birthday party at ISEA in Caldea, Colombia.... READ MORE...

The New Alphabet Opening Days

Are algorithms, the binary code and our DNA the alphabets of today? Until 2021, The New Alphabet will spell out both utopias and dystopias. To seek out answers to these questions of our contemporary condition, artists, musicians, scientists, scholars, and activists will gather at HKW from January 10–13, 2019.... READ MORE...

Quantum Real – Art and Particles

As a series of investigations and events developed by Joasia Krysa and Lars Bang Larsen, the project Quantum Real investigates what constitutes reality at various scales and dimensions, engaging with ideas of particle physics and art as a set of entangled concepts. The series begins with The Prologue: Spectral Exchange taking place at Exhibition Research Lab in Liverpool, between December 2018 and February 2019.... READ MORE...

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse

In the Hirshhorn’s largest interactive technology exhibition to date, three major installations from Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Pulse series come together for the artist’s DC debut. Curated by Stéphane Aquin, Chief Curator with curatorial assistance from Betsy Johnson, Assistant Curator.... READ MORE...

Future Humanity – Our Shared Planet

With Future Humanity – Our Shared Planet, Hyundai Motor Company, Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing and Ars Electronica present their first joint exhibition project. The show focuses on the social and cultural dimensions of technological progress and will be on display almost simultaneously, but divided among the Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, Seoul and Moscow.... READ MORE...

“Species and Beyond”: undoing the anthropocentric vision at KIKK festival 2018

Started as a national festival – but already international in terms of the curation - KIKK has evolved into a bigger resonance event. Year after year, it has become more and more structured, configuring itself as an open and collaborative environment always trying to envision future challenges with a cross-disciplinary approach. Through Next Utopia, Invisible Narratives and Interferences, it attained its 8th edition themed Species and Beyond marking a shift in the traditional anthropocentric vision of the world.... READ MORE...

Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence

Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence opened in Chengdu, China, presenting artworks and programs by almost 60 artists and groups envisioning how we may draw on intelligent technologies, as well as on ecological intelligence, to advance social values, rather than leaving capital to largely define the uses of these techniques and knowledge systems.... READ MORE...

An engagement with bacteria: Interview with Anna Dumitriu

Donata Marletta interviews British Artist Anna Dimitriu, who explores and questions our relationship to infectious diseases, synthetic biology and robotics. Her works has been presented and exhibited in major collections and museums worldwide and her itinerant exhibition BioArt and Bacteria is now running until the 24th of November 2018 at The Esther Klein Gallery and the Science Center in Philadelphia, USA.... READ MORE...

Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr explore the intersections of art and science in “Biomess”

Running at The Art Gallery of Western Australia as part of the Unhallowed Arts Festival, Biomess (Oron Catts / Ionat Zurr) is a radical experiment in live culture presented by The Tissue Culture & Art Project of SymbioticA. The laboratory, art gallery and luxury retail design come together in a unique and radical exhibit including rarely seen – and maybe new – organisms.... READ MORE...

“Broken Symmetries”: an exhibition challenging the notion of reality

Broken Symmetries is an international exhibition of ten new interdisciplinary artworks exploring the ways in which artists and scientists are working together to question the physical world. This major co-production is the latest outcome of the Collide International Residency award, and a partnership with Arts at CERN, FACT, Liverpool; CCCB, Barcelona; Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, and iMAL, Brussels.... READ MORE...

“Only Weeds Emerge”: three video installation by Pilar Mata Dupont at TENT

TENT presents the first solo exhibition in the Netherlands by Pilar Mata Dupont. In the three large-scale video installations, Undesirable bodies, Shuffle and new work Ecological future, Mata Dupont examines the latent presence of colonial legacies in contemporary culture and the natural landscape, making tangible the conflicting realities and values that struggle to coexist.... READ MORE...

A new light installation by Carsten Nicolai in Berlin

Carsten Nicolai investigates intangible phenomena that give rise to fundamental questions about human consciousness—such as how much of what we perceive exists beyond our perceptions. Inspired by themes usually associated with neurobiology and other natural sciences, he created a new light installation for the first exhibition space in the Berlinische Galerie alluding to a peculiar property of quantum entanglement.... READ MORE...