Creative Disturbance
Medellín Trilogy Part 1: Change of Operating Systems

Adnan Naseem Khan,a visual artist, in conversation with Roger Malina sharing his experiences across various parts of the world and his special interest in Bio-feedback. He discusses his project based on inner city culture, youth, Shamanism, music and subculture of Medellin Colombia. It includes three films: Part 1- Viva Bantu, Part 2- Ciudad , Part 3 - Montañas , which are on Youtube for public viewing. He has a special interest in thoughtful meditation and the attainment of coherent breathing.

Direct download: medeliene_trilogy-change_of_operating_system_PART_1.mp3
Category:Voices From the Crowd -- posted at: 6:00pm CDT

SPX 2016 and the Ignatz Awards

On this episode, Gwen and Derek discuss last week’s Small Press Expo and the 2016 Ignatz Award nominations.

Direct download: ComicsAlternative-206.mp3
Category:The Comics Alternative -- posted at: 1:45pm CDT

Heirloom and The Body Collected, as seen by the curators, meeting with Louise Whiteley and Malthe Bjerregaard

Louise Whiteley and Malthe Bjerregaard present the exhibition The Body Collected and the artwork by Gina Czarnecki & John Hunt Heirloom a living portrait of the artists's daughters based on the own cells, within the framework of the Medical Museion [http://www.museion.ku.dk/] in Copenhagen scope and aims. They discuss the specific and ethical issues raised by displaying human dead bodies and body parts on the one hand and living tissue on the other in a museum.

This podcast is linked to the one with Gina Czarnecki and John Hunt who discuss the same work from the point of view of the artist and the scientist who created Heirloom.

Enregistré par Annick Bureaud le 27 mai 2016 à Copenhague dans le cadre du projet Trust Me, I'm An Artist [http://olats.org/trustme/trustme.php], soutenu financièrement par le programme Creative Europe de l’Union Européenne.

Jingles et habillage sonore Jean-Yves Leloup, musiques Carl Harms, David James Elliott "The Wire", Sergey Lopoukha "Lull" (Universal Production Music Publishing), Stefanski "Last Light Lament" (Atmos Production Music/UNIPPM)

Direct download: Podcast_Whiteley-Bjerregaard.mp3
Category:Audiolats -- posted at: 3:43pm CDT

Episode 205: Reviews of Angel Catbird, Vol. 1, Everafter #1, and Glitterbomb #1 [ENG]

On this episode the Two Guys with PhDs discuss the first volume of Margaret Atwood and Johnnie Christmas’s Angel Catbird; David Justus, Matthew Sturges, and Travis Moore's Everafter #1; and Jim Zub and Djibril Morissette-Phan's Glitterbomb #1

Direct download: ComicsAlternative-205.mp3
Category:The Comics Alternative -- posted at: 5:20pm CDT

Migration of Ideas - Islamic Art Revival Series

Roger Malina in conversation with Shafaq Ahmad, the art director for the Islamic Art Revival Series, and Mona Kafeel, the Chief Operating Officer at the Texas Muslim Woman's Foundation(TWMF). Mona Kafeel addresses the importance of TWMF along with it's multiple objectives and shares her history of work in landscape design. Shafaq Ahmad takes us through her journey of contemporary art and design in Asia,Europe and North America. Presented by the Islamic Art Revival Series in partnership with Irving Arts Center, the 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art is a program of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation and will be held at the Main Gallery at Irving Arts Center from September 17 to November 13.      

Direct download: IslamicArtRevival_Shafaq_and_Mona_with_roger.mp3
Category:Voices From the Crowd -- posted at: 12:30am CDT

Girls on the Internet (Part 2) - Girl Gamers

Researchers have attempted to tap into the rich, cultural environments contained deep within the realms of the internet, but a lot of topics, unfortunately, still remain undiscussed. Such topics are never given the chance to surface, either because they are too difficult to quantify with empirical research, too noveau and risky to produce solid results, or too unknown of a territory to even begin discussing.

In this second half of this first episode of SRS Business, we continue to discuss relatively ostracised issues online, such as the psychology of gender, gender stereotypes and role expectations. We present: Girls on the Internet (Part 2)- Girl Gamers.

Direct download: Girl_Gamers_Part_2.mp3
Category:SRS BSNS -- posted at: 12:42am CDT

Girls on the Internet Pt. 1

Researchers have attempted to tap into the rich, cultural environments contained deep within the realms of the internet, but a lot of topics, unfortunately, still remain undiscussed. Such topics are never given the chance to surface, either because they are too difficult to quantify with empirical research, too noveau and risky to produce solid results, or too unknown of a territory to even begin discussing.

In this first episode of SRS BSNS, we discuss relatively ostracized issues online, from precarious manhood theory and mansplaining, we attempt to framework the topic: Girls on the Internet (Part 1).

Direct download: Girl_Gamers_Part_1.mp3
Category:SRS BSNS -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Performance et Performativité [FR]

Chercheur en médecine, commissaire et critique d’art, Jens Hauser présente l’exposition ‘WetWare’ qu’il a organisé avec David Familian pour le Beall Center à UC Irvine. Rappelant les écrits de Chris Salter, il y fait l'état d’un basculement de l’art de la performance à la performativité s’enracinant dans la théorie du discours (langage), la théorie du genre (corps construits),  l’anthropologie (comme méthode d’inspection), et les sciences performatives (sociologie des sciences). Ces changements d'échelles, d’espaces, d'écologies resituent le corps sur un plan mésoscopique, a la fois objet et sujet, y compris dans le non-vivant. La microperformativité a pour but de relocaliser les actions ou fonctions à l'intérieur de ce corps afin d’aller au corps microscopique - séquences génétiques, molécules, organes...

Direct download: JensHauser_French.mp3
Category:Meta-Life -- posted at: 1:40am CDT

Heirloom, as seen by the artist and scientist, meeting with Gina Czarnecki and John Hunt [ENG]

Artist Gina Czarnecki and scientist John Hunt present their work Heirloom which is a living portrait of the artist's daughters consisting of a glass cast of their faces onto which their skin cells are growing within a bioreactor. A video document of the whole process and 3D scanning-printing sculptures complete the work. They discuss the ethical issues raised by this work, from the consent forms to regenerative and personalized medicine.

Enregistré par Annick Bureaud le 26 mai 2016 à Copenhague dans le cadre du projet Trust Me, I'm An Artist [http://olats.org/trustme/trustme.php], soutenu financièrement par le programme Creative Europe de l’Union Européenne.

Jingles et habillage sonore Jean-Yves Leloup, musiques Carl Harms, David James Elliott "The Wire", Sergey Lopoukha "Lull" (Universal Production Music Publishing), Stefanski "Last Light Lament" (Atmos Production Music/UNIPPM)

Direct download: Podcast_Czarnecki__Hunt.mp3
Category:Audiolats -- posted at: 12:30am CDT

We’ve Always Been Biohackers [ENG]

In the first part of the podcast, art curator and media studies scholar Jens Hauser, interviewed by Roger Malina and Yvan Tina address the question of staging aliveness. Hauser argues that, between life in silico and life in labs, we’re witnessing the  animation of the technological, on one side, and the technologization of the animated on the other. Opposing Biomediality to communication media, the critic returns to the in-betweeness space of the medium. Through the scales of performance and performativity - mesoscopic definitions of the human body - macroscopic scales of molecular biopolitic , a gallery of spaces, ecologies and processes sets the stage for energetic theaters.

Direct download: JensHauser_BioHacker.mp3
Category:Meta-Life -- posted at: 12:30am CDT