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Book Review: "Sound", edited by Caleb Kelly, Whitechapel Gallery

Book Review: "Sound", edited by Caleb Kelly, Whitechapel Gallery | arslog | Scoop.it

«There seems to be a kind of sub-genre in sound art books: the anthology of historical texts. Perhaps because sound art is still a hybrid which lacks a well defined and acknowledged identity, this attitude towards compiling selections of important texts from renowned artists and musicians seems quite peculiar. Somehow it feels like a huge effort to be exhaustive and consistent, as with a comprehensive CD box collection that tries summarize a whole genre concept or time period in a limited space. That said, the selection made by famous sound art critic Caleb Kelly is definitively worthy and includes contributions from philosophers, curators and scholars. The unavoidability and physicality of sound emerges overbearingly through the texts, as well as plenty of fascinating perspectives on the simple yet multifaceted act of listening. The exponential production of sounds and noise and our ability to define...»

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Why ‘Natural’ Doesn’t Mean Anything Anymore

Why ‘Natural’ Doesn’t Mean Anything Anymore | arslog | Scoop.it
Something in the human mind, or heart, seems to need a word of praise for all that humanity hasn’t contaminated, and for us that word now is “natural.” Such an ideal can be put to all sorts of rhetorical uses. Among the antivaccination crowd, for example, it’s not uncommon to read about the superiority of something called “natural immunity,” brought about by exposure to the pathogen in question rather than to the deactivated (and therefore harmless) version of it made by humans in laboratories. “When you inject a vaccine into the body,” reads a post on an antivaxxer website, Campaign for Truth in Medicine, “you’re actually performing an unnatural act.” This, of course, is the very same term once used to decry homosexuality and, more recently, same-sex marriage, which the Family Research Council has taken to comparing unfavorably to what it calls “natural marriage.”

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CLICK seminar 2015: Art, Technology, Human Existence | www.furtherfield.org

CLICK seminar 2015: Art, Technology, Human Existence | www.furtherfield.org | arslog | Scoop.it

With Virginia Barratt, Francesca da Rimini, Cory Doctorow, Shu Lea Cheang, Jennifer Lyn Morone™ Inc, Andrew McKenzie, Angela Oguntala, Dr. Richard Stallman, Stelarc, Jacob Wamberg, Lu Yang

Inspired by the Phillip K Dick short story “The Electric Ant” this year's CLICK seminar curated with Furtherfield explores how identity and perceptions of reality have changed in a world where humans, society and technology have merged in unexpected ways. Who are we, what's real, where can we expect to go from here, and how can we get there together?
From future shock to FOMO (fear of missing out), accelerating technological change has disrupted our perception of ourselves and the world around us. Pervasive computing, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, drones and robotics, neural interfaces and implants, 3D printing, nanotechnology, big data and ever more technologies are redrawing the boundaries of what it means to be human and what it means to be you.
At the same time the design and unintended consequences of technology are creating new mass behaviours. And the productive forces of social media, peer production, hacker culture and maker culture are creating new possibilities for creation and expression. All of this changes how we relate to one another within society as part of the public.
This years CLICK festival, co-curated by Furtherfield sets out to explore questions related to identity and perceptions of reality in a world where humans and technology have merged in unexpected ways.

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Humanoid robot starts work at Japanese department store

Humanoid robot starts work at Japanese department store | arslog | Scoop.it

TOKYO (Reuters) - Dressed in a kimono and smiling, Aiko Chihira greets shoppers at the entrance of Tokyo's Mitsukoshi department store.


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Turning The Internet Into An Art Gallery | Rafaël Rozendaal - YouTube

Rafaël Rozendaal is a Dutch-Brazilian everywhere-based visual artist and founder of the DIY curatorial platform BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer). He creates arti...


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#Book - Art et biotechnologies // Sous la direction de Louise Poissant, Ernestine Daubner (2005) - #Bioart

#Book - Art et biotechnologies // Sous la direction de Louise Poissant, Ernestine Daubner (2005) - #Bioart | arslog | Scoop.it

Les biotechnologies promettent pour très bientôt des découvertes fondamentales et des développements majeurs au niveau des traitements médicaux, de l'accroissement de la production agricole, de la cartographie complète du génome de plusieurs espèces, de la reconfiguration de l'humain sur mesure. Leur puissance annoncée fascine et inquiète.

 

Ces technologies soulèvent de nombreux doutes et posent des questions qui ne connaissent pas de réponses simples. Des théoriciens et des artistes internationaux abordent ces questions en présentant des recherches et des réalisations artistiques situées au croisement de l'art, de la science et des systèmes artificiels.

 

Conçu et réalisé par Jason Martin, un DVD accompagne le livre et compile près de mille œuvres produites par plus d'une centaine d'artistes.

 

Le dévédérom inclus avec ce livre peut être lu avec Windows® 2000 et XP. Configuration minimale : Pentium III, 128 Mo de RAM. Macintosh OS X : Power Mac G3, 128 Mo de RAM.


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Human Harp by Di Mainstone - transform suspension bridges into giant harps... #soundart

Human Harp by Di Mainstone - transform suspension bridges into giant harps... #soundart | arslog | Scoop.it

Human Harp is an instrument that clips to suspension cables, enabling us to hear and play a bridge’s song. Founded by artist Di Mainstone in partnership with Queen Mary University of London, Human Harp is also supported by Arts Council England, Arup, Roundhouse and Sennheiser. Now a global collaboration, Human Harp connects engineers, dancers, designers, musicians and bridge lovers from around the world…

 

“The Human Harp performances at the Roundhouse were both beautiful and engaging, inspiring our visitors young and old” Rachel Nelken, Senior Producer, Roundhouse


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Modular robotic systems: Methods and algorithms for abstraction, planning, control, and synchronization

Modular robotic systems: Methods and algorithms for abstraction, planning, control, and synchronization | arslog | Scoop.it
While expected applications of Modular Robotic Systems (MRS) span various workspaces, scales, and structures, practical implementations of such systems lag behind their potentials in performing real-world tasks. Challenges of enhancing MRS capabilities not only are limited to designing reliable, responsive, and robust hardware, but also include developing software and algorithms that can effectively fulfill tasks through performing fundamental functions like shape-formation, locomotion, manipulation, etc. Thus, MRS solution methods must be able to resolve problems arising from the tightly-coupled kinematics of interconnected modules and their inherent limitations in resources, communication, connection strength, etc. in performing such functions through domain-specific operations including Self-reconfiguration, Flow, Gait, Self-assembly, Self-disassembly, Self-adaptation, Grasping, Collective actuation, and Enveloping. Despite the large number of developed solution methods, there is no inclusive and updated study in the literature dedicated to classifying, analyzing, and comparing their specifications and capabilities in a systematic manner. This paper aims to fill in this gap through reviewing 64 solution methods and algorithms according to their application in each operation and by investigating their capabilities in (1) modeling and simplifying MRS problems through Abstraction methods, (2) solving MRS problems through Solution and Control methods, and (3) coordinating actions of modules through Synchronization methods. Challenging issues of each solution approach along with their advantages and weaknesses are also analyzed and open problems and improvement outlooks are mentioned. Overall, this paper aims to investigate the research areas in MRS algorithms that have been evolved so far and to explore promising research directions for the future.

 

Modular robotic systems: Methods and algorithms for abstraction, planning, control, and synchronization
Hossein Ahmadzadeh, Ellips Masehian

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.artint.2015.02.004 ;


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Google’s new robot project is all about your body

Google’s new robot project is all about your body | arslog | Scoop.it

The company is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson to improve robotic surgery.


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Dictionnaire des arts médiatiques (1997) - Sous la direction de Louise Poissant - #mediaart

Dictionnaire des arts médiatiques (1997) - Sous la direction de Louise Poissant - #mediaart | arslog | Scoop.it

Ce dictionnaire couvre les divers aspects, techniques, esthétiques et historiques, entourant les arts développés par les technologies : art par ordinateur, vidéo, musique électroacoustique, holographie, copigraphie, installations interactives et multimédias, dispositifs de réalité virtuelle, etc. Il comprend plus de 2500 définitions, des descriptions de procédés, des références historiques, des noms de pionniers, des références bibliographiques, un index bilingue anglais-français et plus de 500 illustrations graphiques.

 


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Five Creepiest Advances in Artificial Intelligence

Five Creepiest Advances in Artificial Intelligence | arslog | Scoop.it
Electronic brains of the most advanced robotic models surpass human intelligence and are able to do things that will make some of us shudder uncomfortably.

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6 Ways Virtual Reality Will Change Filmmaking

6 Ways Virtual Reality Will Change Filmmaking | arslog | Scoop.it

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RENE FIORI's curator insight, March 27, 4:47 AM

réalité virtuelle

Stephen Lee's curator insight, March 27, 9:01 AM

The next step in both the film and video game industries, virtual reality (or VR) provides so many new perspectives and an even deeper layer of immersion. Even training and education will benefit greatly as people will be able to learn and practice more accurately before being put in the field for volatile professions such as heart surgery or the military.

Jesse Studin's curator insight, March 29, 11:27 PM

VR has the potential to change the entertainment sector forever. Virtual reality is a way to put the user in the "entertainment piece". This is backed by face book's two billion dollar investment in Oculus.

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Drones insectes, super-oreilles, cape d'invisibilité... quand la science s'inspire de la nature

Drones insectes, super-oreilles, cape d'invisibilité... quand la science s'inspire de la nature | arslog | Scoop.it

SCIENCE - Pour imaginer les révolutions scientifiques de demain, les chercheurs se tournent de plus en plus vers le passé. Plus exactement, vers les millions d'années d'évolution qui ont permis aux organismes vivants de s'...


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#Call - Collide@CERN​ / Ars Electronica​ @ CERN​ - deadline 23.06.2015

#Call - Collide@CERN​ / Ars Electronica​ @ CERN​ - deadline 23.06.2015 | arslog | Scoop.it

Following on from three highly successful years of partnership with Ars Electronica, Arts@CERN launches today the open call for Collide@CERN Ars Electronica, the award in which artists from any country are invited to apply for a residency of two months at CERN. This call is open for digital artists, innovative concepts and ideas in the field of art, science and technology.



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Isabelle Lefebvre's curator insight, May 4, 5:39 AM

Résultat à suivre

 

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Welcome to Genspace

Welcome to Genspace | arslog | Scoop.it
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"Genspace is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education in molecular biology for both children and adults. We work inside and outside of traditional settings, providing a safe, supportive environment for training and mentoring in biotechnology."

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The rumors were true: Scientists edited the genomes of human embryos for the first time

The rumors were true: Scientists edited the genomes of human embryos for the first time | arslog | Scoop.it

After weeks of rumors, the Chinese researchers quietly published their work.


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Active Matter Summit: A Conference Organized by the Self-Assembly Lab, MIT

Active Matter Summit: A Conference Organized by the Self-Assembly Lab, MIT | arslog | Scoop.it
If today we program computers and machines, tomorrow we will program matter itself. April 24-25 Bartos Theater E15-070, MIT

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Technology Trends - Singularity Blog: Most Anticipated New Technologies for 2015/2016

Technology Trends - Singularity Blog: Most Anticipated New Technologies for 2015/2016 | arslog | Scoop.it
Future timeline, a timeline of humanity's future, based on current trends, long-term environmental changes, advances in technology such as Moore's Law, the latest medical advances, and the evolving geopolitical landscape.

 

10TB solid state drives may soon be possibleConsumer virtual reality will grow exponentially 200GB microSD card announced by SanDisk"The Vive" – new VR headset being developed by HTC and ValveTesco becomes first UK retailer to launch a Google Glass-enabled serviceLaying the foundations for 5G mobileClothes that can monitor and transmit biomedical info3-D haptic shapes can be seen and felt in mid-airAI software can identify objects in photos and videos at near-human levelsDARPA circuit achieves speed of 1 terahertz (THz)3D printer which is 10 times faster than current modelsCreating DNA-based electrical circuitsWi-Fi up to five times faster coming in 2015Long-distance virtual telepathy is demonstratedThe Internet of Things: A Trillion Dollar MarketBrain-like supercomputer the size of a postage stampProject Adam: a new deep-learning system
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Ursula Sola de Hinestrosa's curator insight, April 24, 4:50 PM

Nuevas tecnologias

AugusII's curator insight, April 25, 6:15 PM

Being up to date a must -  Learning on trends useful.

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Biological Machines

Biological Machines | arslog | Scoop.it

National Review published an article stating artificially intelligent computers would merely be machines. The author of the article doesn't realise how biotech-synbio shows us DNA is a machine.


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Le premier robot humanoïde plus vrai que nature est né !

Le premier robot humanoïde plus vrai que nature est né ! | arslog | Scoop.it

Le robot hôtesse de Toshiba, qui prend l'apparence d'une femme et répond au doux nom de Aiko Chihira, maîtrise deux langues et la langue des signes.


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Networked Disruption. An interview with Tatiana Bazzichelli - we make money not art

Networked Disruption. An interview with Tatiana Bazzichelli - we make money not art | arslog | Scoop.it

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Monika Fleischmann's curator insight, April 4, 1:09 PM

BERLIN, APRIL 17-18

Opening Event of the Disruption Network Lab

:EYES FROM A DISTANCEOn Drone-Systems and their Strategies
In cooperation with Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien

Kunstquartier Bethanien, Studio 1
Mariannenplatz 2, Berlin 

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2015 Ars Electronica Festival: Post City. Habitats for the 21st Century

2015 Ars Electronica Festival: Post City. Habitats for the 21st Century | arslog | Scoop.it
“POST CITY – Habitats for the 21st Century” is the theme of Ars Electronica 2015. The festival inquiries how cities of the future will have to be configured

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The Early Disruptors: 7 Masterpieces of '90s #NetArt Everyone Should Know About - By Dylan Kerr

The Early Disruptors: 7 Masterpieces of '90s #NetArt Everyone Should Know About - By Dylan Kerr | arslog | Scoop.it

Much of the art made today has some kind of digital component, but the movement known as net art—the Internet-based artwork created in the 1990s, the first decade or so of the World Wide Web— still looks radical. Taking to heart early net artist Heath Bunting's credo “do something different,” net artists took advantage of suddenly ubiquitous personal computers and the first user-friendly web browsers to evoke a de-physicalized existence with infinite possibilities. ...


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Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions | arslog | Scoop.it
The philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and/or Félix Guattari has become increasingly relevant to the field of artistic research. It acts as a key reference for many artist-researchers, who engage with kn...
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"The philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and/or Félix Guattari has become increasingly relevant to the field of artistic research. It acts as a key reference for many artist-researchers, who engage with knowledge across academic and non-academic fields of practice. At the same time, the term artistic research remains suspended in its definition in order to highlight immanent modes of knowledge creation. The extent and depth of Deleuze and/or Guattari’s influence on this emerging field is largely unchartered, nor has their philosophy been evaluated from the perspective of artists who work at the borders of philosophy. DARE 2015 is the first international conference entirely dedicated to the relation between artistic research and Deleuze and/or Guattari’s philosophy, and welcomes both artistic presentations and scholarly papers that investigate this relation."

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The 3D Additivist Manifesto

The 3D Additivist Manifesto | arslog | Scoop.it

Derived from petrochemicals boiled into being from the black oil of a trillion ancient bacterioles, the plastic used in 3D Additive manufacturing is a metaphor before it has even been layered into shape. Its potential belies the complications of its history: that matter is the sum and prolongation of our ancestry; that creativity is brutal, sensual, rude, coarse, and cruel. 1 We declare that the world’s splendour has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of crap, kipple 2 and detritus. A planet crystallised with great plastic tendrils like serpents with pixellated breath 3 …for a revolution that runs on disposable armaments is more desirable than the contents of Edward Snowden’s briefcase; more breathtaking than The United Nations Legislative Series.


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Wildcat2030's curator insight, March 25, 9:27 AM

A fascinating manifesto.. go read

Alessio Erioli's curator insight, March 25, 12:48 PM

"There is nothing which our infatuated race would desire to see more than the fertile union between a man and an Analytical Engine. Yet humankind are the antediluvian prototypes of a far vaster Creation. 4 The whole of humankind can be understood as a biological medium, of which synthetic technology is but one modality. Thought and Life both have been thoroughly dispersed on the winds of information. 5 Our power and intelligence do not belong specifically to us, but to all matter. 6 Our technologies are the sex organs of material speculation. Any attempt to understand these occurrences is blocked by our own anthropomorphism.  7 In order to proceed, therefore, one has to birth posthuman machines, a fantasmagoric and unrepresentable repertoire of actual re-embodiments of the most hybrid kinds. 8"