Hybrid Design

Germ Gem: Lucie Ketelsen speaks about bacterial iridescence

Bacterial iridescence is an elusive, extra-ordinary phenomenon with something vital to show us in these precarious times. A unique natural occurrence in which self organization within bacterial colonies results in the creation of living photonic crystals, bacterial iridescence relies on a coming together, an organised signal arising out of the noise of disarray, visible as the bending of light. This phenomenon demonstrates that a microscopic, reductive view alone cannot account for what a bigger picture and a change of perspective affords us. Seeking to span diverse perspectives, scales and media by working directly with bacterial iridescence, this research project asks — how can we design with biological life?... READ MORE...

OTHER SKIES: An Exoplanetary Festival

On 20th March 2021, Multiverse Concert Series, CLOT Magazine, and SciArt Initiative present a new collaborative project, OTHER SKIES: An Exoplanetary Festival, a one-day online event exploring humanity’s relationship with the planets beyond our own solar system. At the heart of this event is the exhibition space: an immersive online environment specially created... READ MORE...

Media Art Fund & Media Art Fellows – Call for projects

Two new funding programs of the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) will support cooperative media art & digital culture projects of institutions and independent initiatives in NRW. The Call for Projects is addressed to all institutions and initiatives, alliances and collectives, places and spaces of media art & digital... READ MORE...

“FUTURE PRESENT”: the impact of technology on design

Michigan State University’s Science Gallery Detroit is pleased to announce its third annual exhibition, FUTURE PRESENT: Design in a Time of Urgency, which will run through Dec. 11 at Bedrock’s 1001 Woodward Building in downtown Detroit. This year’s exhibition theme will explore humanity’s nuanced relationship to various forms of design and the impact it has on the future.... READ MORE...

“Digital Cultures 2020: Imagined Futures”, an online festival of arts & technology

The online festival will bring back former visions of the future, dismissed as intriguing yet far-fetched fantasies a decade or even a few months ago. The event, organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, offers a wealth of artistic programmes and debate, and aims to further understand and overcome the barriers of delivering a hybrid festival in today’s social and political climate. ... READ MORE...