Creative Disturbance

Casey Fiesler is a social computing researcher who primarily studies governance in online communities, technology ethics, and fandom. She is a Senior Fellow in the Silicon Flatirons Institute for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, an ATLAS fellow, and holds a courtesy appointment in Computer Science. Also a public scholar, she is a frequent commentator and speaker on topics of technology ethics and policy, as well as women in STEM (including consulting with Mattel on their computing-related Barbies). Her work is supported in part by a $3 million collaborative National Science Foundation grant focused on empirical studies of research ethics. Fiesler holds a PhD from Georgia Tech in Human-Centered Computing and a JD from Vanderbilt University Law School.

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For Leonardo's 50th birthday, I chat with longtime collaborators of the international society for the arts, sciences and technology, almost sing happy birthday, and definitely miss out on cake.

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Category:Ars Leonardocast -- posted at: 2:13am CST

In a world where we can’t observe our individual
impact on ecological concerns, how can we spread awareness, and
induce behavioral change? How do we redesign a culture? This episode
will introduce many topics such as the implication of artists in complex
ecological situations, self-reflection towards carbon footprint and the
impact of space exploration.

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Phill Niblock (b. 1933, USA) is an artist whose fifty-year career spans minimalist and experimental music, film and photography. Since 1985, he has served as director of Experimental Intermedia, a foundation for avant-garde music based in New York with a branch in Ghent, and curator of the foundation’s record label XI. Known for his thick, loud drones of music, Niblock’s signature sound is filled with microtones of instrumental timbres that generate many other tones in the performance space. In 2013, his diverse artistic career was the subject of a retrospective realised in partnership between Circuit (Contemporary Art Centre Lausanne) and Musée de l’Elysée. The following year Niblock was honoured with the prestigious Foundation for Contemporary Arts John Cage Award. 

LASER Nomad is born  during the scientific delirium madness residency in July 2015 at Djerassi Foundation, San Francisco, with members of Leonardo Journal, LASER and Luca Forcucci. The idea resides in the development of discussions, seminars, festivals, conferences and interviews between artists and scientists in various geographical nodes, in order to establish on the long-term a global interconnected dynamic lab to share and decolonise knowledge. We will engage with communities and break barriers between academic, independent art space and institutions.

Since 2006, Forcucci conducts research and collaborate with scientists in the fields of neuroscience, perception, biology and music technology. In addition his own research includes and observes the possibility to live within a constraint of 23 kg luggage, a hand luggage and a laptop folder. A proper research lab is difficult to transport. Therefore the idea of a nomad collaborative research facility for art, science and technology​ emerged.

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Frederick Turner is a poet, a cultural critic, a playwright, a philosopher of science, an interdisciplinary scholar, an aesthetician, an essayist and a translator. He is the author of 28 books, including Natural Classicism: Essays on Literature and Science; Genesis: an Epic Poem; and Rebirth of Value: Meditations on Beauty, Ecology, Religion and Education. His plays Height and The Prayers of Dallas have been performed in various locations.

His contributions as an interdisciplinary scholar have been recognized, cited, or published in many fields such as literary and critical theory, comparative literature, anthropology, psychology, neuroscience, sociobiology, political philosophy, chaos theory, theology, the history and philosophy of science and technology, translation theory and art history. He is or has been a member of several research groups on subjects including the biological foundations of esthetics, artificial intelligence, ecological restoration, law and systems research, time, the sociological studyof emotion, chaos theory, and ecopoetics.

He is a winner of the Milan Fust Prize (Hungary’s highest literary honor), the Levinson Poetry Prize (awarded by Poetry), the PEN Dallas Chapter Golden Pen Award, the Missouri Review essay prize, the David RobertPoetry prize, the Gjenima Prize, and several other literary, artistic and academic honors. He has participated in literary and TV projects that have won a Benjamin Franklin Book Award and an Emmy, respectively. He is a fellow of the Texas Institute of Letters, and was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2004 and every year following 2006.Turner earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Oxford University. He is also a second degree black belt in karate.

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Frederick Turner is a poet, a cultural critic, a playwright, a philosopher of science, an interdisciplinary scholar, an aesthetician, an essayist and a translator. He is the author of 28 books, including Natural Classicism: Essays on Literature and Science; Genesis: an Epic Poem; and Rebirth of Value: Meditations on Beauty, Ecology, Religion and Education. His plays Height and The Prayers of Dallas have been performed in various locations.

His contributions as an interdisciplinary scholar have been recognized, cited, or published in many fields such as literary and critical theory, comparative literature, anthropology, psychology, neuroscience, sociobiology, political philosophy, chaos theory, theology, the history and philosophy of science and technology, translation theory and art history. He is or has been a member of several research groups on subjects including the biological foundations of esthetics, artificial intelligence, ecological restoration, law and systems research, time, the sociological studyof emotion, chaos theory, and ecopoetics.

He is a winner of the Milan Fust Prize (Hungary’s highest literary honor), the Levinson Poetry Prize (awarded by Poetry), the PEN Dallas Chapter Golden Pen Award, the Missouri Review essay prize, the David RobertPoetry prize, the Gjenima Prize, and several other literary, artistic and academic honors. He has participated in literary and TV projects that have won a Benjamin Franklin Book Award and an Emmy, respectively. He is a fellow of the Texas Institute of Letters, and was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2004 and every year following 2006.Turner earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Oxford University. He is also a second degree black belt in karate.

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In this episode of Voices From the Crowd, our host Kyle Hamilton is joined by Judd Bradbury, a clinical professor with specializations in data visualization and analytics at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. In this conversation, Professor Bradbury discusses his recent PhD dissertation where he highlights need and use cases for an executive storyteller in business environments. This Data Narrativist would synthetize analytical and data driven content into compelling and engaging narratives.

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A conversation with Professor Aage Moller on irrational fear and how it impacts our decision making.

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Jhonatan Filisberto Palomares Biguidima, indígena Múrui del Amazonas, estudiante de Gestión Cultural y Comunicativa en la Universidad Nacional sede Manizales, vicegobernador del Cabildo Indígena Universitario de la misma ciudad. Nos comparte algunas reflexiones sobre los procesos de socialización familiar, comunitaria y territorial entre los que se destacan los pilares de la educación. Donde los valores construidos alrededor de sus prácticas cotidianas en la Maloca (hogar tradicional), con el ambil (pasta echa de hojas de tabaco) y la Caguana (bebida tradicional a base de harina de yuca) muestran el entramado de interrelaciones sociales, culturales y políticas que se piensan y viven una educación para la diferencia y para vida, y no para la homogenización y la competencia.

La identidad, el respeto por la tradición oral y la preocupación por fortalecer la lengua propia “Bue” son características que acompañan el ser, sentir, pensar y actuar de Jhonatan Filisberto Palomares Biguidima, indígena Múrui del Amazonas; Jhonatan habla su lengua propia de manera fluida y en su dialogo expresa su arraigo territorial y preocupación por la crisis de la educación convencional (universitaria) en Colombia, a la que considera un complemento a su formación como Indígena. 

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