Creative Disturbance
Cutting Through the Noise: The Responsibilities of the (Scientific) Public Intellectual

Poe Johnson and Sean B. Carroll discuss the future of the sciences in a seemingly increasing anti-scientific world. What role does the public intellectual scientist have in educating the public on issues concerning the general well-being for all?

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Category:Voices From the Crowd -- posted at: 5:15pm CST

Kick, Punch:  Talking The Fight Game Scene

We sit down with Adam Bayacal to talk about the fighting game community. We discuss the differences between the scene here in Texas compared to the West Coast and we also talk about DOWN RIGHT FIERCE: A Look Inside Competitive Gaming, the documentary that Adam shot about one of the tournaments held in Dallas and the players that compete in it.

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Category:Indie Game Nation -- posted at: 12:30am CST

Margaret Schedel and the Sounds of Science

Margaret Schedel is an Associate Professor of Composition and Computer Music at Stony Brook University. Through her work, she explores the relatively new field of Data Sonification, generating new ways to perceive and interact with information through the use of sound. From a longer in depth article athttp://soundstudiesblog.com/2014/10/09/sounds-of-science-the-mystique-of-sonification/ Dr. Schedel states: "In the current fascination with sonification, the fact that aesthetic decisions must be made in order to translate data into the auditory domain can be obscured. Headlines such as “Here’s What the Higgs Boson Sounds Like” are much sexier than headlines such as “Here is What One Possible Mapping of Some of the Data We Have Collected from a Scientific Measuring Instrument (which itself has inaccuracies) Into Sound.” To illustrate the complexity of these aesthetic decisions, which are always interior to the sonification process, I focus here on how my collaborators and I have been using sound to understand many kinds of scientific data." We talk at length about these general topics.

Direct download: MargaretSchdeleInterview1_3.mp3
Category:Sound and Data -- posted at: 12:30am CST

The Black Body Under Construction: The Hottentot Then and Now

In this podcast, Edleeca and Poe unpack the theoretical underpinnings at work in Kim Kardashian's attempt to "break the Internet." Exploring the historical and scientific contexts within which black racial constructions of difference evolved, they debate the relevance of these contexts and their employment in justifying past, and present, models of behavioral and sexual deviance.

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Category:Virtual Africa -- posted at: 12:30am CST

Overlaps in Practices Between Humanists and Scientists

Charissa Terranova talks to Sean B. Carroll about overlaps in practices between humanists and scientists and his book Brave Genius, focusing on Albert Camus and Jacques Monod.

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Category:Pioneers and Pathbreakers -- posted at: 10:31pm CST

Steigler on Enabling the Improbable

Steigler and Tron discuss the idea of improbable events, the singular un-calculable event. In our society the singular is being converter into the particular ( algorithms that predict user behavior based on their profiles in a given system have no interest in the individual as a whole). The digital economy depends on predictable, calculable, behaviors of users. Big Data approaches rely on analytic approaches which are incapable of creating truths that depend on intuition built on individual experience- understanding and reason cannot be conflated. This requires 'de-automating' the processes, and creating negentropy by injecting effort through an Art of Hypercontrol. This creates a quasi-causality (Deleuze) by breaking the causal chain. Stiegler speculates on the coming transformation of the economy as extended automatisation eliminates systematically classic employment. The Art of Hypercontrol seeks to establish an ecology of the improbable.

Direct download: Stiegler_Tron_3.mp3
Category:New Leonardos -- posted at: 12:30am CST

Rencontre avec Mohamed Youssef

A Podcast with Mohamed H.Youssef, an independent Egyptian artist who experiments with a large diversity of media and different forms of visual and plastic arts: artistic booklets, digital works, paintings… Since 2006, his work has been focusing mainly on digital arts, and particularly on interactive spaces (with, for example, art pieces such as The Table, in search of lost time… and his project Particles). He has exhibited his work in Egypt, Germany, France, Korea.
He works as an Art director at the Planetarium center, one of the service centers at the Arab Academy for science, Technology and Martime transport. A member of many arts networks RamiMed, Animanet, creanumerica, Imera and others. Since it's start up, he is a member of RamiMed network, animator in Egypt and responsible of the RamiMed page on Facebook. www.mhyoussef.com

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Category:Virtual Africa -- posted at: 8:40pm CST

Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts" by Douglas Kahn, présenté par Roger Malina

In the Audiolats series "Il était une fois une œuvre / Milestone work", Roger Malina presents the book "Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts" by Douglas Kahn (University of California Press, 2013).

Enregistré par Annick Bureaud & Jean-Luc Soret, le 11 septembre 2014, à Paris, jingles et habillage sonore Jean-Yves Leloup, musiques Sergey Lopoukha "Lull", Alexander Zaitsev, Ilya Baramiya "New Numbers" (Universal Production Music Publishing)

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Category:Audiolats -- posted at: 7:25pm CST

Roger Malina, 5 - Hacker, Maker & Amatorat (Art-Science : Emergences et ruptures)
 

In this section of his interview on "Art-Science : Emergence et ruptures", Roger Malina addresses the topic of DIY and makers.

Enregistré par Annick Bureaud & Jean-Luc Soret, le 11 septembre 2014 à Paris, jingles et habillage sonore Jean-Yves Leloup, musiques Carl Harms, David James Elliott "The Wire", Sergey Lopoukha "Lull" (Universal Production Music Publishing)
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Category:Audiolats -- posted at: 4:54pm CST

Conscience Partagée & Travail Collectif (Art-Science : Emergences et ruptures), 5'43

In this section of his interview on "Art-Science : Emergence et ruptures", Roger Malina addresses the topics of shared consciousness and collaborative work.

Enregistré par Annick Bureaud & Jean-Luc Soret, le 11 septembre 2014 à Paris, jingles et habillage sonore Jean-Yves Leloup, musiques Carl Harms, David James Elliott "The Wire", Sergey Lopoukha "Lull" (Universal Production Music Publishing)

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Category:Pioneers and Pathbreakers -- posted at: 12:30am CST

Innovation ou Conservatisme (Art-Science : Emergences et ruptures), 3'47

In this section of his interview on "Art-Science : Emergence et ruptures", Roger Malina addresses the topic of innovation versus conservatism in art-science and technology.

Enregistré par Annick Bureaud & Jean-Luc Soret, le 11 septembre 2014 à Paris, jingles et habillage sonore Jean-Yves Leloup, musiques Carl Harms, David James Elliott "The Wire", Sergey Lopoukha "Lull" (Universal Production Music Publishing

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Category:Pioneers and Pathbreakers -- posted at: 12:30am CST

Frank Malina: Ideas about Art and Science and Art and Techology

Artist and curator Ewen Chardronnet and Art Historian Fabrice Lapelletrie discuss the work of Frank Malina. They mention the importance of the work of Theremin, Wilfred and other artists interested in the connections between sound and images in the 20s and 30s. The role of the cultural imagination as a science driver is developed, as well as how imagination intervenes in scientific discovery with the work of mathematician Cedric Villani for instance. Chardronnet reads from a letter of Frank Malina from 1946 which discusses ideas of deep connections between the arts and sciences and the idea of 'inherent rightness". Lapelletrie discusses the work of experimental psychologist Albert Michotte.

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Category:Frank Malina -- posted at: 12:30am CST

Algorithms and the State of Postmodern Art

Frieder Nake and Poe Johnson discuss the ways that algorithms have altered the creation and reception of art from the 1960s to the present.

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Category:Pioneers and Pathbreakers -- posted at: 1:34am CST

Parallels and Contrasts Between Artificial Life and Computer Art

Although they both involve generative algorithms, randomness and computational processes (among other principles), the art of artificial life is not considered a part of the computer art forms as described by pioneering computer artist Frieder Nake. Yvan Tina sits down with Nake to briefly discuss some of the intertwining issues between the two fields.

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Category:Meta-Life -- posted at: 1:30am CST

Ere spatiale par Roger Malina
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Category:Space Art and Culture -- posted at: 4:34pm CST

Art spatial par Roger Malina

Enregistré par Annick Bureaud & Jean-Luc Soret, le 11 septembre 2014 à Paris, jingles et habillage sonore Jean-Yves Leloup, musiques Sergey Lopoukha "Lull" (Universal Production Music Publishing) - Référence complémentaire / Further reading [http://www.diatrope.com/rfm/docs/Malina_Space_1991.pdf]

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Category:Space Art and Culture -- posted at: 4:16pm CST

Interaction avec le vivant (Art-Science :  Emergences et ruptures)

In this section of his interview on "Art-Science : Emergence et ruptures", Roger Malina addresses the topic of bio art and synthetic biology.

Enregistré par Annick Bureaud & Jean-Luc Soret, le 11 septembre 2014 à Paris, jingles et habillage sonore Jean-Yves Leloup, musiques Carl Harms, David James Elliott "The Wire", Sergey Lopoukha "Lull" (Universal Production Music Publishing)

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Category:Pioneers and Pathbreakers -- posted at: 6:56pm CST

Roger Malina, Art-Science : Emergences et ruptures (Entretien intégral / Full interview), 25'28

Enregistré par Annick Bureaud & Jean-Luc Soret, le 11 septembre 2014 à Paris, jingles et habillage sonore Jean-Yves Leloup, musiques Carl Harms, David James Elliott "The Wire", Sergey Lopoukha "Lull" (Universal Production Music Publishing)

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Category:Pioneers and Pathbreakers -- posted at: 5:03pm CST

Roger Malina, 1 - La culture des données (Art-Science : Emergences et ruptures), 5'19

In this section of his interview on "Art-Science : Emergence et ruptures", Roger Malina addresses the topic of big data and art.

Enregistré par Annick Bureaud & Jean-Luc Soret, le 11 septembre 2014 à Paris, jingles et habillage sonore Jean-Yves Leloup, musiques Carl Harms, David James Elliott "The Wire", Sergey Lopoukha "Lull" (Universal Production Music Publishing)

Direct download: Malina_Part_1_La_culture_des_donnes.mp3
Category:Pioneers and Pathbreakers -- posted at: 12:30am CST

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