Creative Disturbance
Confronting Vegetal Otherness: Skotopoiesis, as Seen by the Curator, meeting with Jurij Krpan [ENG]

The curator Jurij Krpan discusses his approach, thinking and activities as Director of the Kapelica Galeriaj with a focus on Špela Petrič's performance Confronting Vegetal Otherness: Skotopoiesis that the artist created in Ljubljana on September 10th-11th 2015 as part of Trust Me, I'm An Artist, an EU funded project that is exploring ethical issues in art that engage with biotechnology and living organisms. This podcast is linked to the one with Špela Petrič discussing the same performance from the point of view of the artist. Enregistré par Annick Bureaud le 12 septembre 2015 à Ljubljana dans le cadre du projet Trust Me, I'm An Artist [http://olats.org/trustme/trustme.php] 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).

http://olats.org/trustme/trustme.php

Direct download: Montage_Jurij_Krpan.mp3
Category:Audiolats -- posted at: 12:30am CST

The Willful Marionette [ENG]

A talk between artists, Lilla LoCurto and Bill Outcault and Kazjon Grace, Assistant Research Professor at UNC Charlotte. Moderated by Stephanie Grace, an Interaction Designer at Bloomberg in NY. The discussion will relate to a recent work just completed by the artists, an interactive marionette, and how it relates to art, technology and artificial intelligence.

https://vimeo.com/108598429

Direct download: TheWillfulMarionette_LillaLoCurto1_3.mp3
Category:New Leonardos -- posted at: 12:30am CST

Starbeasts: A Bio-Fiction Tour [ENG]

Bio-Fiction is an art-science and film festival that explores the social, cultural and environmental ramifications of synthetic biology. Markus Schmidt, its founder, and Georg Tremmel, a Tokyo-based artist from Austria, are moving it for the first time in Japan. This edition follows a previous workshop (organized and produced by the Bioartsociety) that focused on the topic of exo/xenobiology.

http://bio-fiction.com/2014/#home

http://bioartsociety.fi/making_life/

Direct download: StarBeasts1.mp3
Category:Meta-Life -- posted at: 11:25am CST

Confronting Vegetal Otherness: Skotopoiesis, as Seen by the Artist, meeting with Špela Petrič [ENG]

The artist Špela Petrič discusses her performance Confronting Vegetal Otherness: Skotopoiesis that she created in Ljubljana on September 10th-11th 2015 as part of Trust Me, I'm An Artist, an EU funded project that is exploring ethical issues in art that engage with biotechnology. This podcast is linked to the one with Jurij Krpan who discusses the same performance from the point of view of the curator. Enregistré par Annick Bureaud le 12 septembre 2015 à Ljubljana dans le cadre du projet Trust Me, I'm An Artist [http://olats.org/trustme/trustme.php] 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).

http://olats.org/trustme/trustme.php

Direct download: Montage_def_Petric.mp3
Category:Audiolats -- posted at: 12:30am CST

L'art du Microbiome [FR]

Le microbiome (ou microbiote) désigne l’ensemble des microorganismes qui vivent sur et à l’interieur de nos corps. Cet ensemble constitue un microfilm que l’on trouve chez tous les êtres vivants et dans tous les milieux. Qu’est-ce que cela nous apprend t-il sur l’individu et la notion d’espèce ? Est-il possible de se servir de ce matériel génétique pour créer des oeuvres ? Entre performance et recherche scientifique, l’artiste-chercheur François-Joseph Lapointe développe une pratique expérimentale (paradisciplinaire) où l’art et la science se nourrissent l’un l’autre.

http://www.fjlapointe.ca/

Direct download: Microbiome_Podcast.mp3
Category:Meta-Life -- posted at: 4:30am CST

A Place for Women Engineers [ENG]

Eun Ah Lee and Roger Malina talk about how interesting and, at the same time, how terrifying it could be to make the first step to do something new. Starting a new channel "Femgineers" is such a step to build a place for women engineers.

Direct download: EunAh_Femgineers1.mp3
Category:Femgineers -- posted at: 12:30am CST

Operational Aliveness with Stelarc

Stelarc comments the various degrees of aliveness running through his work from his recent robotic choreography (Propel, 2015) which combines the automated and the improvised. In reflecting upon the NeoLife conference opening exhibition Futile Labor (I. Zurr, O. Catts, C. Salter, D. Wards) that examined shifting perceptions of life through motion and agency, Stelarc offers elements of response to the very question of what minimum vocabulary of behavior or movement is needed to generate a sense of aliveness.

http://stelarc.org/video/?videoID=20300

Direct download: Aliveness_Podcast.mp3
Category:Meta-Life -- posted at: 12:30am CST

From Eugenics to Synbio Design [ENG]

By looking at the history of Eugenics and Design, Christina Cogdell questions the cultural values we affect to biologically designed artifacts and how humans, through that process, may become mere products. She also takes into consideration the evolution of technology in relation to the history of energy and the horizontal gene transfers that occur between living organisms to balance her ‘techno-pessimistic’ approach.

http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/14070.html

Direct download: ThroughEugenicsSynbioDesign1.mp3
Category:Meta-Life -- posted at: 3:48pm CST

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