Creative Disturbance (general)

Join Ben Lima for a conversation on the topics of imperial and modern China with Michael Szonyi. Click here to learn more about Michael Szonyi 

Recorded and Edited by Andrew Oh

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Ying, Xinxun works and teaches at the Fiber Art Department of the Chinese Academy of Fine Art. Her artistic creations include fiber installation, body installation, light installation, theatrical exhibition, image and video, painting and so on. Her works have a particular focus on the living condition of contemporary people, such as issues like how technology reshape people’s way of perception and how people find their way to live together with technology in the current techno-ecology.  

In this episode, Ying starts with sharing her idea behind one of her works “Don’t worry” which she created based on her personal experience witnessing her mother’s surgery. The title of the work is drawn from the doctor’s words “Don’t worry, I’ll suture nicely for you”. Being inspired by the comforting power of this sentence, she started the creation of this series of works. By combining soft fibers which have a particular sense of intimacy with human skin and other “sensorial materials” with a touch of technological sense put by Ying, she gave a unique liveness to her beautifully shaped artistic “creatures” with vivid “scars”. Scars are usually ugly and hurting, but by resting independently in a peaceful atmosphere, these “creatures” and their “scars” visualize a contrast between a virtualized soft beauty and actual dangerous reality, and arouse a mixed feeling of unsettling and comforting, reflecting our deep anxiety towards our contemporary reality and the ruthless passing of time. The use of the title “don’t worry” thus gain a particular meaning and also a sense of aspiration for recognizing our own power for coping with it.

Creating a new “species” or “synthetic creatures” with new material experiments is Ying’s way for exploring the actual living condition of contemporary people. In another work of hers, “Birdy,” performers wearing wings stand on a swing. This work is inspired by Foucault’s idea that “Madness always seems to suffer the fate of confinement, and confinement becomes the reason why madness exists.” In Ying’s work, the seemingly mad performers in their hopeless pursuit of flying looks both sad and beautiful, and reveals a contradiction of the confinement and self-release of contemporary people.

Ying also shares her observation on the practice of the new generation of artists. Unlike their pioneers working in the age of the 1980s, Ying thinks that without the historical burden and regulation of art media, the new art practices have a unique sense of freedom and relaxation.

Thank you for listening! More of Ying’s work can be found at http://yingxinxun.com/. Please don’t hesitate to contact me via duansiying@gmail.com if you would like to learn more about the details of the conversation or have any suggestion.

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In this first episode of Balance-Unbalance, we introduce the mission of Balance-Unbalance which is to go above spreading awareness, inducing responsibility to the people towards our lands, by engaging with committed professionals and artists.

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Fiona Hall and Eun Ah Lee talk about helping children learn how to think well and how mothers and children learn this together. What mothers do in STEM is contributing to change stereotypes of STEM women.   

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Minister Faust is an award-winning Kenyan-Canadian science fiction and magical realist author, artist and broadcaster. In this episode we discuss his long-awaited sequels to the Coyote Kings and War on Mir series, as well as independent publishing, tips on self-promotion for artists, the white canon of CanLit, and ancient Kemeti philosophy.

For more on Minister Faust, and to subscribe to his upcoming Patreon for the serialised Coyote Kings sequel, check out: http://ministerfaust.com

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Join Ben Lima for a conversation on the topics of morality and philosophy with Mark Johnson, author and Knight Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

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Luciano Queiroz (@lucianocupim) e João Silveira (@johngaucho) recebem Awdry Miquelin para conversar sobre sua carreira na física, a influência da arte em sua vida e a importância da arteciência no Frankenstein.

Luciano Queiroz (@lucianocupim ) and João Silveira  (@ johngaucho ) receive Awdry Miquelin to talk about his career in physics, the influence of art on his life and the importance of art-science in Frankenstein. 

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Photography historian Abigail Solomon-Godeau speaks on a wide range of topics, from the psychology of power and desire as the two relate to photography, to consent in present-day street photography, to the use of photography as propaganda. 

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Please join Camilla Pang and Yvan Tina on this second part of the interview which talks about the relationships between art and science as ways to communicate points of view and understanding. What can the experience of Synaesthesia and Asperger's syndrome, for example, tell us about the nature of information and processing? Do art and science share the same goals with regards to society? Or are these complementary? Camilla Pang addresses some of these questions and shares some personal exemplars of how one can blend  art and science in everyday thinking.

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A conversation on sonification and electroacoustics between Scot Gresham-Lancaster and Roger Dean, British-Australian musician, academic, biochemist and cognitive scientist. 

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Join Ben Lima for a conversation with Stephen Asma, a Professor of Philosophy at Columbia College Chicago, where he is also Senior Fellow of the Research Group in Mind, Science and Culture. Asma is the author of ten books, including The Evolution of Imagination (University of Chicago Press, 2017), The Evolution of Mind: Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition with Rami Gabriel (Harvard University Press, forthcoming), On Monsters: an Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears (Oxford University Press), and The Gods Drink Whiskey (HarperOne).

Recorded and edited by Oskar Olsson

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In this first episode, Camilla Pang and Yvan Tina discuss the relevance of bioinformatics in the life sciences. How it improves our understanding of DNA and provides multiple avenues for medical research and therapeutics but also how it challenges our representation of life. The podcast ends with a speculative reflection on gene editing and the possible evolution of consciousness.

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Join Ben Lima for a conversation with Sandra Russ, a distinguished University Professor and Louis D. Beaumont University Professor at Case Western Reserve University. Her research has focused on understanding how pretend play is involved in child development and in child psychotherapy. She is the author of Pretend Play in Childhood: The Foundation of Adult Creativity (2013), American Psychological Association.

Edited by Andrew Oh

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Join Ben Lima for a conversation with Thomas Gaehtgens, director of the Getty Research Institute. The two discuss European art history and traditions of museum curation, as well as Museumsinsel, the northern half of one of Berlin's districts which is made up of five architecturally grand museums. Spoken of in Specific detail is the Bode Museum. 

Edited by Oskar Olsson. 

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Join Ben Lima for a conversation with filmmaker Sandra Luz-Lopez Barroso. The two discuss Barroso’s film Artemio (2017), migration and the Costa Chica of Oaxaca and Guerrero.

Recorded and edited by Oskar Olsson.

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Join Ben Lima for a conversation with filmmaker Sandra Luz-Lopez Barroso. The two discuss Barroso's film Artemio (2017), migration and the Costa Chica of Oaxaca and Guerrero. 

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Join Ben Lima for a conversation with Martin Powers, Sally Michelson Davidson Professor of Chinese Arts and Cultures at the university of Michigan, as the two discuss how Chinese art and culture have influenced Western ideals of meritocracy, individualism and good government.

 

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Join Ben Lima for a conversation with Martin Powers, Sally Michelson Davidson Professor of Chinese Arts and Cultures at the university of Michigan, as the two discuss how Chinese art and culture have influenced Western ideals of meritocracy, individualism and good government. 

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Tan, Liqin is a full professor and co-director of the art program at Rutgers University-Camden. He has served as a board member of the Digital Art Committee, SIGGRAPH and as a juror for the digital art gallery at SIGGRAPH. He was also one of the activists during the ’85 Art New Wave of China.


In this episode, Tan shares his own idea of art, his pioneering art practices and his observation of new media art education in contemporary China.


Tan published his article “The futuristic feature of Chinese art ideas” in 1985, a year that can be considered a turning point for Chinese art. After several years of incubation during the post Cultural Revolution period, Chinese art witnessed an outburst of artistic experiments and theories which later became known as the ’85 Art New Wave of China. Under this background, Tan’s article, which expressed many radical ideas at the time including the role of the future on the present, the need for diversity in art, the need for an improved art market, and the ability of teachers to learn from students. These ideas received both high praise as well as strong criticism.


These ideas also affect his later artistic practice embodied in three waves of opporturnity for Tan. The first wave was the emerging period of art education and pedagological study; his publications at the time are now considered to be pioneering studies. The second wave was the ’85 Art New Wave. Apart from his writings, he was also an artist, experimenting with art forms including the combination of installation and Chinese traditional art such as calligraphy and fine brushwork Painting. The going-abroad upsurge is the third wave he caught up with. Under pressure to survive, he started his own business in animation and then gradually turned to the study and practice of 3D-animation and other digital art forms. The most famous works of his “Digital-Primitive” series were all created after he came to the United States. His focus for the series was the dialectic thought of “new” and “old”, “digital” and “primitive”. For him, the current form of digital art will inevitably become “primitive” one day.


As Tan frequently goes back and forth between art institutions in the US and China, Tan also shares his thinking of new media art education in China. He criticized the general thinking modes towards past experiences rather than future possibilities in China, as well as the hostility and ignorance towards technology among Chinese artists and art institutions. Therefore, Tan calls for the breakdown of the barriers between different disciplines and active cooperative among artists, business men, engineers and scientists.


Thank you for listening and please don’t hesitate to contact me via duansiying@gmail.com if you would like to learn more about the details of the conversation or have any suggestion.

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Join Ben Lima for a conversation with art historian Michael Lobel, author of numerous books on the subjects of pop and postwar art. The two discuss realism, pop art, and how the culture of commercial art has changed over the years. 

Recorded and edited by Oskar Olsson. 

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Roger Malina is joined by Amir Boroujerdi, founder of CollegeReadyPrep and longtime educator, for a conversation on the topics of learning, education, and the goal of prparing young students for a lifetime journey of learning. 

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Suzanne Preston Blier, President of the College Art Foundation and author of numerous works on Art History, joins Ben Lima for a conversation on the ideas of risk, power and identity in African art and culture. 

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Would you believe me if I told you that you are exercising your brain just by listening to your favorite music?  Neuroscientific research suggests that music has impacted the minds of children and elderly in profound ways. Music continues to promote neuroplasticity even in the aging brain. Join my conversation on how music makes you smarter with Dr. Kathryn Evans, a singer, conductor, director, producer, and academic researcher.

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Do you know what telematics is? Can plants be connected to computers? And what does this have to do with art?

Luciano Queiroz (@lucianocupim) and João Silveira (@johngaucho) receive Guto Nóbrega to understand what hyperorganisms and hybridity are.

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In part two of Traversing Raagas, Deepa Ganesh discusses her experiences with Gangubai Hangal, who was a Indian Classical Singer of the Khyal genre from the Kirana Gharana in Hindustani Classical Music. Gangubai lived a simple, humble life in Hubli, a city in the state of Dharwad in Karnataka. She was always generous and kind to all the people around her, often sharing sweets, cheer and joy. After meeting her for a brief time during Gangubai's birthday, Deepa wrote an article on her for Frontline and the response to the article was huge. In reply to this response, Three Essays, a publisher based in Delhi, commissioned Deepa to write a book on her. Deepa lived with Gangubai inside her house and started writing the book in 2007. Gangubai faced several difficulties in her life due to the caste system and gender inequalities where women were discouraged from taking up singing as a form of employment. Deepa published the book "A Life in Three Octaves" in 2013, which chronicled the life and fond memories of Gangubai Hangal. Her legacy continues through her voice and soulful music. 
At the end of this podcast, we hear Gangubai Hangal's recital of Raag Shuddha Kalyan.
Bumpers by Hamid Hassan ​
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A conversation with Tania Aedo, cultural producer and director of Laboratorio Arte Alameda. 

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In this episode of the MAP Radio Hour features a conversation with Puerto Rico-based art collective MAOF (materials and crafts) about their work salvaging trees and other biological materials for design and art and the lasting impact of colonialism in Puerto Rico, as well as their rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Maria. Translation of the Spanish segments of this conversation is by Jean Luc Vila.  

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In this podcast, we uncover the wandering of a neuroscience lab crew in the Azores while in search for the exploration/exploration duality both in scientific work and beyond. We will talk about the importance of doing scientific retreats as a way to promote reflection about science, scientific questions and methodologies.
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Chris Chafe talks about his years of experiences in the field of sonification with Scot Gresham-Lancaster. Chris is the Director of the Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. Listeners who want to hear some of Chris’s excellent sonification work can go here:

http://chrischafe.net/portfolio/sonification-2/.

His bio is at:

http://chrischafe.net/about-2-2/

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Deepa Ganesh has been a student of music, a journalist and has been writing about music since a long time. She speaks about her initial experiences on writing about music and how writing on music theory were emphasized more than music appreciation. According to her, writing from and on the experience of music is more important than the geometries of it. 

She has met renowned musicians like Kishori Amonkar, Gangubai Hangal and studied both the families of music , Carnatic and Hindustani Classical music. She feels music can be divided through their temporal qualities rather than rigidities of external systems. 

Bumpers by Hamid Hassan.

Edited by Ritwik Kaikini.

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Reynaldo habla con el artista de instalaciones eléctricas híbridas Gilberto Esparza sobre el tema de su trabajo y las artes digitales latinoamericanas.

Translation:

Reynaldo speaks with hybrid electric installation artist Gilberto Esparza on the subject of his work and Latin American digital arts. 

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Join Roger Malina for a conversation with AoSL founder Harvey Seifter as the two discuss the impact of artistic skills and experiences on the processes of learning and innovation. 

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Luciano Queiroz (@lucianocupim) e João Silveira (@johngaucho) recebem Anunciata Sawada para entender como a Arte e Ciência ou Ciência e Arte estão presentes na Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz).

Nosso objetivo é abordar assuntos relacionados a arte-ciência através de entrevistas com pesquisadores brasileiros nesse campo de estudo e entender o que é arte-ciência e como ela está inserida em nossas vidas.

How does the relationship between science and art take place in one of the main research institutions in Brazil, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz)?

 Anunciata Sawada is the guest of Luciano Queiroz, @lucianocupim , and João Silveira, @johngaucho, in this second episode of Papo ArteCiência, and will talk about this interaction!

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Ben Lima speaks with Yve-Alain Bois on the topics of modernist painting, art history, and his current work. 

Recorded and edited by Oskar Olsson. 

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PhDc student Rae Pleasant speaks with Roger Malina about her work in the field of oral histories that seek to preserve the ideas and life experiences of multiple generations. 

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Cleomar Rocha is the guest of Luciano Queirozand João Silveira in this talk about smart cities and Media Labs in Brazil. 

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Zhang, Peili is considered the father of Chinese video art for his three-hour video 30X30 (1988). He is also as an influential educator who started the New Media Department at China Academy of Art in 2002 where young artists such as Hu, Weiyi, Lin, ke, Lu, yang among many others graduated from.

This episode starts with a re-discovery of his 30X30. The work depicts the artist breaks a mirror and glues the pieces together. Although being labeled as the first Chinese video art piece in China, the artist’s intention behind the work has been ironically covered by its fame. Firstly, in today’s talk, it is actually called a “failure” by Zhang as he actually planned to lock the audience in the room, forcing them to stay with the monotonous or “meaningless” time of mirror gluing, and thus making obvious the consciousness of time passing. However, it was him ended up being forced to hold the video controller and keeping fast forward under the press of the audience. What made this work pivotal in contemporary Chinese art is not that it made in the video form, but the effort to engage the audience, trying to make them part of the work and thus create an experience for them which might leave some traces or make some differences in their life instead of just a pretty painting on the wall to be taken a glance of. In that sense the original intention of the work hasn’t been touched upon at all at the time. Secondly, the point is to create a period of “meaningless” time no matter what Zhang was doing. Because of the expectation of the TV media, the audience would tend to expect something happening during the event, but they would be disappointed to find that there is actually nothing happened, neither in terms of the content nor the video form, camera language or visual effect, nothing happened only except for the time passing. Zhang mentioned Waiting for Godot when asked about if he has been influenced by the Greek mythology Sisyphus. But the choice of mirror breaking and gluing has its own symbolic meaning anyway, which actually came from the Chinese idiom “A broken mirror joined together” to indicate a certain hope after the violent break. The work finally shows helplessly that a mirror can never be rejoined and reused. We didn’t dig into the political metaphorical meaning which could possibly be there, but continue to talk about the use of video instead of performance and the difference in between. Zhang dislikes the kind of showing himself of performance in front of the audience and he feels much more comfortable when facing with a camera, which means, the “mediated” time is more “natural” for him than the “real” time. From there we discussed his later works from Uncertain Pleasures (1996) to his retrospective exhibition Certain Pleasures (2001), covering the topics including the relationship between “to look at” and “to be looked at”, the visceral power of media worthy of both artistic exploration and particular vigilance.

Thank you for listening and please don’t hesitate to contact me via duansiying@gmail.com if you would like to learn more about the details of the conversation or have any suggestion.

 

With particular gratitude to Chronus Art Center for facilitating this interview.

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A continuation of Ben's conversation with John Mraz on photography in Mexico.

The music used for the intro and outro bumpers is Cello Suite no. 1 in G, BMW 1007, composed by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Recorded and edited by Oskar Olsson.

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A conversation with John Mraz about photography in Mexico.

The music used for the intro and outro bumpers is 

Cell Suite no. 1 in G, BMW 1007, composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. 

Find the full piece here.  

Recorded and edited by Oskar Olsson.

 

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Janeil Engelstad talks with Shannon Stratton about her work as the Mildred and William Lasdon Chief Curator at The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, as well as Stratton’s own background as an artist and MAD’s recent exhibition Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound.

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Jieming Hu is one of the pioneering artists of digital media and video installation art in today's China and is currently the chair of the academic board at the School of Fine Arts at the Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts.

This episode covers topics including early Chinese media art practices in the background of social changes, his thinking about media culture as reflected in his artworks, artistic exploration into time and life, manipulation of installation spaces via smell, sound and light, etc.

1980s and 90s witnessed a transition in the living condition of Chinese people which was reflected in the media condition. In contrast with the information exploration in the Internet Age, TV used to be the only information resource for Chinese people with only 12 channels. Being sensitive to the social change of the times, the first period of Hu’s art creation focused on questioning the relationship between media, popular culture and people, such as taking snapshots from the 12 TV channels and making them into a synthesized visual experience of labyrinth, juxtaposing pictures of Coke cans, Pepsi bottles and red flags to create an ironic new version of the “Raft of the Medusa,” etc.

In the years following 2000, Hu’s works turn more “inwards” into the exploration of the issue of time and memory. For example, his installation work Dozens of Days and Dozens of Years (2007) displays a set of furniture pieces decaying 4000 times faster than normal decaying speed with chemical and optical facilities, thus directly presenting the power of time and the fragility of life. When discussing the on-site affection of an artwork, Hu mentioned his long interest in the documentary of the animal world, and how he incorporates these primitive sensorial arousing elements including subtle changes in smell, sound and light into the construction of his artwork. The episode then ends with a discussion of Hu’s twofold solo exhibition with Jeffery Shaw: how the parallel presenting of the two art pieces gives a strongly contrasting effect and play between “showing” and “hiding”, “presence” and “absence”, and thus also exemplifies a particular Chinese way of artistic exploration into new media.

Thank you for listening and please don’t hesitate to contact me via duansiying@gmail.com if you would like to learn more about the details of the conversation or have any suggestion.

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Eun Ah Lee talks to Dr. Mijung Kim (University of Alberta in Canada) and Dr Hye-eun Chu (Macquarie University in Australia) about how teachers can encourage and guide young girls toward the STEM world.

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Hello everyone, I am the channel host Siying Duan, currently conducting my doctoral research in new media instillation and comparative aesthetics at Shanghai University. In this episode, I introduce the main contents of this podcast channel with a particular focus on the idea of “象(Xiang)” which has both the connotation of “elephant” and “image”. In Chinese aesthetics, “象(Xiang)” is an important concept which basically means an aesthetic object that both present and absent, which creates an effect transcends the barrier between viewer and artwork. This kind of aesthetic thinking is not exclusive to traditional Chinese art practice; on the contrary, its dynamic, relational and non-dualistic features resonate with characteristics of contemporary media art practices.

In order to make these art practices more visible and accessible, in this podcast, Chinese artists who are experimenting with all kinds of interesting media will be invited to the conversion in this channel, to share about their artworks, their feelings and motivations, their working methods, how they react to the contemporary world with these works, how they relating themselves to the tradition, not in the sense of kongfu panda or spring roll, but as natural and at the same time unavoidable as the mode of thinking lurking in the language being spoken everyday, and so on.

I am sorry that probably most of the episodes will be in Chinese, please don’t hesitate to contact me via duansiying@gmail.com if you would like to learn more about them or have any suggestion.

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Knowledge Link through Art and Science (KLAS) is an Artist in Residence program of the Max Planck Society. KLAS fosters ArtSci exchange and transdisciplinary innovation and education whilst also establishing a link between Synthetic Biology research groups of two research institutions – Rijksuniversiteit Groningen [RuG] and two Max Planck Institutes [MPI]. In addition to awarding two Artist Residencies in 2017, KLAS will present a series of events and conversations around specific thematic topics. KLAS is funded by the Max Planck Society and the Schering Foundation and organized by Polyhedra. 

Wolfgang Knapp focuses on interdisciplinary projects, art and the media, curatorial activities and international project cooperation. Knapp is professor h.c. at the Department of Fine Arts and Design at Zhejiang Commercial Technical College in Hangzhou/China and has been chairperson of the Commission for artistic and scientific projects at the University for the Arts in Berlin. He created the  UdK-Preis für interdisziplinäre Kunst und Wissenschaft(UdK Prize for interdisciplinary art and science).

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Knowledge Link through Art and Science (KLAS) is an Artist in Residence program of the Max Planck Society. KLAS fosters ArtSci exchange and transdisciplinary innovation and education whilst also establishing a link between Synthetic Biology research groups of two research institutions – Rijksuniversiteit Groningen [RuG] and two Max Planck Institutes [MPI]. In addition to awarding two Artist Residencies in 2017, KLAS will present a series of events and conversations around specific thematic topics. KLAS is funded by the Max Planck Society and the Schering Foundation and organized by Polyhedra.

Tom Robinson, from the Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, and his group, aim to build membrane structures using lipid vesicles, which mimic biological cell organelles. The goal is to understand how enzyme-catalyzed metabolic processes occur within confined organelles; and eventually, construct a cell using artificial membranes in order to understand how a cell functions.

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A podcast on the various elements of human computer interaction and the evolution of coding explained through the multidisciplinary journeys of Anvit Srivastav, an artscilab alumni presently working in the field of computer science, and Yusra Khan, the digital community manager for the ArtSci lab, currently pursuing her master's in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience.

Hosted by Ritwik kaikini.

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Martin Keary is a composer and visual artist based in London. “Apart from publishing work on musical topics, I write music for live ensembles, video games and film. My alma mater is the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where I completed an MMUS in composition under Gordon McPherson and Rory Boyle.”
 
Martin came to my attention when I ran across this well produced and thought provoking YouTube video on Sonification.

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This is one of many excellent videos he has produced and distributed on YouTube, but this one was so germane to the topic of this channel that I had to give him a ring. In doing some research on him, I discovered that he is, himself, a very talented composer, which for me gives him some basis for his well founded criticisms of many “sonifications” out there. Here is a pointer to a piece of his that might interest some listeners.

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We had an freewheeling conversation that I hope you find interesting.

 

I refer but do not name the Temporal Semiotic Units developed at the Laboratoire Musique et Informatique de Marseille. This work may be of interest to some as well. http://www.labo-mim.org/site/index.php?2013/03/29/225-temporal-semiotic-units-tsus-a-very-short-introduction

Direct download: MartinKeary_2017_11_14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:50am CDT

Charlie Cotton speaks about collaboration and discovery in the context of KLAS. 

Edited by Oskar Olsson.

 

 

Direct download: KLAS_Ep3_Charlie_Cotton_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:03pm CDT

Janeil Engelstad talks with Evelyn Tickle about Grow Oyster Reefs, her work to restore oyster reefs along the US Eastern Seaboard and the class she leads at James Madison University where students are designing buildings inspired by oyster reef design with an eye towards protecting shorelines, as the sea level rises. 
 
Bumper: "Color Garden" by lungfulls (https://soundcloud.com/lungfulls).
Direct download: MAP_Radio_Hour_-_Evelyn_Tickle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:48pm CDT

Knowledge Link through Art and Science (KLAS) is an Artist in Residence program of the Max Planck Society. KLAS fosters ArtSci exchange and transdisciplinary innovation and education whilst also establishing a link between Synthetic Biology research groups of two research institutions – Rijksuniversiteit Groningen [RuG] and two Max Planck Institutes [MPI]. In addition to awarding two Artist Residencies in 2017, KLAS will present a series of events and conversations around specific thematic topics. KLAS is funded by the Max Planck Society and the Schering Foundation and organized by Polyhedra.

Caterina Benincasa, born in Rome, Italy, studied physics and philosophy at Bristol University, UK, and specialized in Aesthetics & Theory of Contemporary Art (MD), History of Science (MD) and World Heritage Studies (MD). She has been visiting lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sassari, Italy, researcher in Contemporary Visual Art, France, researcher in Neuroaesthetics at Don Gnocchi Foundation, Italy, and recently worked for the ‘Modern Geometry and the Concept of Space’ research group at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Germany.

In this episode, aesthetician and physicist Caterina Benincasa discusses the goals and inner workings of KLAS.

Direct download: CaterinaMP3_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42pm CDT

Eun Ah Lee and Emma Newkirk talk about a STEM student's choices, doubts, and how to overcome such doubts and keep going.

Direct download: When_you_Doubt_your_choice_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:13pm CDT

Knowledge Link through Art and Science (KLAS) is an Artist in Residence program of the Max Planck Society. KLAS fosters ArtSci exchange and transdisciplinary innovation and education whilst also establishing a link between Synthetic Biology research groups of two research institutions - Rijksuniversiteit Groningen [RuG] and two Max Planck Institutes [MPI]. In addition to awarding two Artist Residencies in 2017, KLAS will present a series of events and conversations around specific thematic topics. KLAS is funded by the Max Planck Society and the Schering Foundation and organized by Polyhedra. 

In this episode, Dr. Arren Bar-Even speaks about his work as the Research Group Leader for "Systems and Synthetic Metabolism" for the Max Planck Research Group.

https://klas.mpikg.mpg.de/venue/

Direct download: KLAS_Ep1_BarEven.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:08pm CDT

Janeil Engelstad talks with civic practice artist Frances Whitehead about Whitehead's work in Gary, Indiana, building sustainability into projects and the importance of renegotiating the symbolic and the practical in art. 

Direct download: MAP_-_Frances.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:02am CDT

A real thrill to get a chance to talk to music technology guru and one of the most dedicated sonification researchers today. It was a great pleasure to talk to Mark about his ideas regarding the direction of future sonificaiton research and the slow and steady approach to acclimating our future culture(s) with the idea of integrating sound in the representation of data as an expected part of the flow of knowledge.

Direct download: MarkBalloraFinal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:26pm CDT

Janeil Engelstad talks with activist Sarah Corbett about Corbett's work in craftivism - a synthesis of activism and craft - and the power of quiet, thoughtful protest.

Direct download: MAP_Radio_Hour_-_Sarah_Corbett.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm CDT

Terranova interviews Olynyk about her transdisciplinary art-sci practice and work in the Medical Humanities at Washington University, St. Louis.

Direct download: Dark_Skies_and_Phantom_Bodies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:54pm CDT

Roger Malina speaks with Yusra Khan about how individuals travel between different fields, and how data collected about a person is changing most industries.

Direct download: Data_bodies_master.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm CDT

Carla Scaletti is an experimental composer, designer of the Kyma sound design language and co-founder of Symbolic Sound Corporation. Her compositions always begin with a “what-if” hypothesis and involve live electronics interacting with acoustic sources and environments.

The listener is encouraged to first watch Carla’s brilliant keynote at the 2017 International Conference of Audio Display if possible athttps://youtu.be/T0qdKXwRsyM

Direct download: Carla_Scaletti_2017_11_28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm CDT

 First of all, Welcome to my channel! My intention with this channel is to draw parallels between chess, art and technology. If you have ideas or topics that you would want to hear regarding chess, please do let me know. Let’s get started!

      Scot Gresham-Lancaster is a composer, performer, instrument builder, educator and educational technology specialist with over three decades of professional experience. Scott has worked with variety of different artists, one of them being a modernist giant John Cage. John Cage was a close friend of another very influential artist Marcel Duchamp, who was expert in chess. In 1967, Cage came up with the idea of using chess board as medium for live performance. Photoreceptors on the board would translate signals into the sound, so artist were composing music while playing chess. At 50years anniversary of the original piece, Scott reinvented ‘’Reunion’’ to perform at 9evenings Art exhibition in Seattle. Astrophysicist and head of ArtScienceLab Roger Malina and Neuroscientist Gagan Wig were part of the performance playing chess, while visually projecting data of aging process.

 

Short video about the performance.

 

Read more about the original piece.

 

Contact Scott to hear more about the artwork.

Direct download: Pawncast_N1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:20pm CDT

Part two of Janeil Engelstad’s conversation with eco-art pioneer Newton Harrison includes conversation about his current watershed project in Scotland, the impact of climate change on the region, both now and in the future, and how art and science can address it.
 
 
 
Today’s episode features music by Austin-based musician Lungfulls. To hear more of his work, please visit www.soundcloud.com/lungfullsor www.lovemade.bandcamp.com
Direct download: MAP_-_Newton___pt._2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:55pm CDT

Janeil Engelstad speaks with eco-art movement pioneer Newton Harrison about his – along with Helen Harrison’s - 1993 work Serpentine Lattice, including its impact on the Pacific North West Temperate Coastal Rain Forest and the challenges the forest still faces today.
 
 
Today’s episode features music by Austin-based musician Lungfulls. To hear more of his work, please visit www.soundcloud.com/lungfullsor www.lovemade.bandcamp.com
Direct download: MAP_-_Newton___pt._1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am CDT

In part two, Janeil Engelstad speaks with renowned artist Sopheap Pich and the Crow Collection of Asian Art’s, Curator of Asian Art, Dr. Jacqueline Chao about the value of critical thinking in selecting materials, the experience of viewing art and more.

Today’s episode features music by Austin-based musician Lungfulls. To hear more of his work, please visit www.soundcloud.com/lungfullsor www.lovemade.bandcamp.com

Direct download: MAP_-_Sopheap_pt._2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:24pm CDT

Janeil Engelstad talks with artist and urban planner Sarah Kavage about her collaborative project Duwamish Revealed, as well as creative engagement with Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest and industry’s impact on their ancestral home.
Direct download: MAP_-_Kavage_-_9_21_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:21pm CDT

A conversation with Ashton Brillante who was the project manager of the Creative Disturbance Platform from Spring 2015 to Spring 2017.

Direct download: Ashton_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm CDT

Janeil Engelstad speaks with cross-disciplinary artist Mick Lorusso about his work at the intersection of art and science addressing global warming, as well as how collaboration and social media can impact environmental and social issues.

Direct download: MAP_-_Mick_-_9_21_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm CDT

H. Cenk Dereli, Gökçe Özdamar ile Tekirdağ Üniversitesi’nde, yörenin kanola üretiminden ilham alan, mimarlık ve biyoplastikleri buluşturan disiplinler arası araştırma projesi Bioplarch üzerine konuşuyor.

Direct download: Gokce_Ozdamar_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm CDT

H. Cenk Dereli, Evren Başbuğ ile kurucularından olduğu ofisin İzmir Körfezi kıyısında tasarladığı proje üzerinden, nitelikli kamusal alanların yaratım sürecinde mimar ve yerel yönetim arasındaki ilişkinin niteliği üzerine konuşuyor.

Direct download: Basbug_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:40pm CDT

Elaine Kaster and Chelsea Onyia from the Lynx Science academy discuss the current state of energy resources and clean energy research in today's world.

Direct download: Elaine_Chelsea_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:17am CDT

Kyle Chrisman and Charles Bernstein from the Founders Classical Academy discuss the link between the human brain and mind. Through discussion, they try and reason with the impact each aspect has on the other.

Direct download: Charles_Kyle_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:27pm CDT

A conversation with Ganesh Venkataraman, the new Sound Designer in the creative disturbance team. Ganesh walks us through his interesting audio engineering journey spread over 7 years.

Direct download: Ashton_Ganesh_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:07pm CDT

Mardin Artuklu Pelin Tan, sosyoloji ve sanat tarihi eğitim aldı; Mardin Artuklu Üniversitesi Mimarlık Fakültesi Öğretim Üyesi Pelin Tan'la çağdaş sanatta emek üzerine bir konuşma

Direct download: Pelintan_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:01pm CDT

Ashton Brillante talks with Ritwik Kaikini in a podcast about his journey to the ArtSciLab. From how Ritwik found the lab to his interests, they explore the route Ritwik took to become a member of the team. 

 

Direct download: Ashton_-_Rithwik_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm CDT

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