Science

Meeting at the makerspace with living-textile inventor: Lining Yao

In the last years a new generation of researchers see objects and materials through a multiplicity of properties and features which open different ways to interact with them. They’ve realized that most of the matter is able to respond to energy sources. Lining Yao and her Tangible Media Group at MIT Media Lab have been growing Natto bacteria and exploring how they can be used as bio-actuators - making textile become “alive” reacting to a change of the environment.... READ MORE...

The blurry edge between biological and synthetic

The evolution of bio-sciences knowledge such as synthetic biology, bio-robotics, bio-engineering of materials, bioinformatics, influences contemporary art and design which are pushed to rethink their responsibilities in communicating through critical expressions, interpretations and accessible/appropriate language... READ MORE...

Divine revenance. David Bowen’s Spacejunk

Watching David Bowen’s Spacejunk, you can’t help but feel a certain religious piety has formed in the gallery space. The 50 twigs, controlled by servo motors and mounted on thin but tall metal plinths, raise their arms in supplication, as space debris rises above the horizon.... READ MORE...

TOTAH presents Transient

TOTAH art gallery in New York, has just opened Transient, an exhibition of California Light and Space artists Helen Pashgian and Brian Wills. Both Pashgian, pio... READ MORE...

Ivana Franke. Retreat into Darkenss. Towards a Phenomenology of the Unknown

“The peculiar property of the pure spirit is seeing, not knowing,” wrote the poet and physician Justinus Kerner. This statement is called into question by the Berlin-based artist Ivana Franke with her project Retreat into Darkness. Towards a Phenomenology of the Unknown. Do we only see what we know? What can dislocate us from our comfortable, predefined point of view and challenge our gaze on the world?... READ MORE...

FACT and Arts@CERN announce hrm199 as the winner of COLLIDE International Award 2017

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool and Arts at CERN, the arts and science programme of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), are delighted to announce the studio platform hrm199, led by artist Haroon Mirza, as the winner of COLLIDE International Award 2017. COLLIDE is a major international artist residency programme created to challenge and transform the way art and science encounters are understood.... READ MORE...

British Science Festival & Brighton Digital Festival: Open Call | Deadline 24/04/2017

The British Science Festival and Brighton Digital Festival are looking to co-commission a new digital artwork that will be presented in a gallery space at the University of Brighton. The interest is for those works that explore and respond to themes of place: the shifting horizons of physical and virtual environments; the possibilities of technology to reimagine, reinvent and reinterpret space and place, and new opportunities to facilitate collaboration and connect people, place and things.... READ MORE...

Future emerging Art and Technology

Entitled "Future emerging Art and Technology", the exhibition presents a series of works of art created during collaborations between six internationally acclaimed artists and cutting-edge scientists. The artists were selected during an open process in March 2016 and paired with scientist groups working on European Union FET (Future Emerging Technologies) Open research projects such as exploring gene regulation, quantum physics, underwater robotics, carbon capture, and exascale computing.... READ MORE...

Terra0, the augmented self-owned forest

Terra0 is a project that has just been discussed at Transmediale, Berlin, during the panel Becoming Earth: Engineering Symbiotic Futures. The project, at his first steps of development, aims at the creation of the first self-owned augmented forest, by using the blockchain technology and the smart contracts.... READ MORE...

Genecraft: Art in the Biogenetic Age

BOM has launched Genecraft: Art in the Biogenetic Age, showcasing collaborations between artists and scientists making responses to landmark genetic research taking place in Birmingham. The exhibition forms part of a wider programme at BOM presenting art at the frontiers of science.... READ MORE...

Kirsten Stolle: Proceed at Your Own Risk

NOME is pleased to present Kirsten Stolle’s first solo exhibition in Europe, "Proceed at Your Own Risk". Kirsten Stolle examines the global influence of chemical companies on our food supply and explores the connection between corporate interests and public health.... READ MORE...

2017 STRP Biennale: Senses and Sensors

STRP Biënnale 2017: Senses and Sensors explores the high touch of the high tech of the contemporary. There is a focus on the expansive amalgamation of the biological and the technological, the physical and the virtual, the analog and the digital, touch and tech, man and machine, and all from a cultural perspective.... READ MORE...

Prix Ars Electronica and STARTS Prize 2017 | Deadline: 03 / 03 / 2017

The Prix Ars Electronica is the world’s most time-honored media arts competition. Winners are awarded the coveted Golden Nica statuette, prize money ranging up to € 10,000 per category and an opportunity to showcase their talents at the famed Ars Electronica Festival in Linz. On behalf of the European Commission, Ars Electronica issues an open call for entries to a competition: STARTS, in which encouraged are innovative projects at the interface of science, technology and art.... READ MORE...

Laurent Lamarche: Atlab

In the context of Leipzig’s Spinnerei Winter Gallery Tour, Art Mûr is pleased to open its 2017 programming with the first solo exhibition of Laurent Lamarche in Europe. For the past ten years, the Montreal-based artist has been investigating ideas and images that question our relationship to nature and current technologies. His practice includes photography, sculpture and installation and explores the porous boundaries between nature and artifice.... READ MORE...
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