Creative Disturbance
Stiegler on the Need to Develop "Cooperatives of Disciplines"

Bernard Stiegler and Colette Tron expand on the ideas of the development of an art of hypercontrol, where artists could develop systems of 'retro-action' on the whole earth system to avoid the disasters of the anthropocene. The art of hypercontrol is a political question, which reflects on the technological condition and converts concern into action. Steigler expands on Deleuze's ideas of converting the wound into a remedy. All technologies are inherently both solutions and causes of problems. Stiegler and Tron discuss their the idea of developing 'coops of disciplines" to invent new instruments of cooperation for an economy of negentropie. Steigler refers to his MOOC system .

Direct download: Stiegler2_podcast_1.mp3
Category:New Leonardos -- posted at: 9:50pm CDT

Frank Malina and the Cultural Appropriation of Science and Technology

Art Historian Fabrice Lapelletrie and Artist and Curator Ewen Chardronnet discuss Frank Malina's art philosophy and how artists must appropriate the scientific landscapes and technologies of their time to create truly contemporary art forms. Chardronnet discusses his interest in artistic experimentation in the context of space exploration. He details his mounting of an exhibition around the work of Theremin and other engineers in Russia who created the first sound and image synthesisers as exemple of this movement before the war, and how the work of Frank Malina as an artist and engineers ties to this tradition. They discuss the artists who have filed patents as part of a long art and technology tradition.

Direct download: Chardronnet_3_Podcast_1.mp3
Category:New Leonardos -- posted at: 9:49pm CDT

Bernard Stiegler on Art for the Society of Hyper Control

(In french) French philosopher Bernard Stiegler and art critic Colette Tron discuss the emergence of a society of hypercontrol as an evolution from Deleuze's development of the society of control and Foucault's concept of the society of surveillance. New algorithms using user profiling anticipate user needs and actions and thus channel their behavior in the desired directions of the internet companies.He draws on Chris Anderson that language translation algorithms no longer draws for instance on the expertise of linguists but just on pattern recognition ( the end of theory). Stiegler speculates as to whether in the anthropocene era the conditions can be created so that groups of internauts can develop an 'art of hypercontrol' and an economy of negative entropy to counteract climate change and other impacts.

Direct download: Steigler_Tron_3.mp3
Category:New Leonardos -- posted at: 2:13pm CDT

Frank Malina and His Circle (with Chardronnet and Lapelletrie)

Artist and Curator Ewen Chardronnet discusses with art historian Fabrice Lapelletrie their ongoing research around Frank Malina and his circles of friends and collaborators both in Pasadena around the work of the 'suicide club" headed by Malina with Jack Parsons, Ed Foreman. Hu Hse Tsien whose work led to the first successful American high altitude rockets, the founding of NASA JPL and Aerojet Gen Corporation. Malina then became known as a pioneer of kinetic art in Paris in the 1950s and 60s. Chardronnet discusses his ongoing research which has included visiting many of the foundational sites of American rocketry. Lapelletrie discusses the context of the birth of kinetic art in Paris in the 195os.

Direct download: Chardronnet_01.mp3
Category:New Leonardos -- posted at: 12:30pm CDT

Using Big Data to Make Big - and Little - Decisions

Dr Ellen Wagner joins vTapestry to continue the conversation from Online Educa Berlin 2014 about whether or not big data is corrupting education. Learn how big data can be used (in context) to drive evidence-based decisions at home, at play, and at work. You might be surprised at who is rating/grading you - and why!

Direct download: BD_Using_Big_Data_to_Make_Big_-_and_Little_-_Decisions.mp3
Category:Big Data Big Dreams -- posted at: 12:30am CDT