SMAL will announce the program of Public Talks: International Conference on Power & Creativity in an Age of Crisis September 29th 2014 | PORTO Sapporo | Japan Date: September 29th (Mon.), 2014, 14:00-19:00. Venue: Porto Hall, Northern Regions Academic Information Center 1F, Hokusho University Minami 1-jo Nishi 22-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo https://goo.gl/maps/HQVtU Organizers: Sapporo Media Arts Lab.(SMAL)＋Berliner Gazette Project of Hokusho University on Developing Creative Activit
Last week we launched The Long + Short, a new digital magazine telling stories of innovation - where new ideas come from, how they grow, expand and take hold in our lives. You'll find extracts from the magazine below, or you can view it in full at thelongandshort.org.
When William Gibson visited LIVE last year, he offered an early glimpse of his work-in-progress The Peripheral. Now, the master of science fiction returns to celebrate the novel's publication, and discuss visions of the future with author and science historian James Gleick, whose works include Chaos: Making a New Science, and The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood.
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Mitsuhiro Takemura's insight:
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 7 - 9 p.m.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos Forum (Map and directions)
Technology is getting smarter, faster. Are you? Experts including the authors of The Second Machine Age, Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, examine the impact that “thinking” machines may have on top-management roles. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
International Forum of Media Arts City 2014 “Aesthetics of Mediation: Creativity in an Age of Social Media” In November 2013, Sapporo became a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as a "City of Media Arts". A media arts city senses the breath of the city and arbitrates the challenges of the future. The aesthetic, sensing the city, is a vital organ in relation to our recognition and communication. Current visual media, particularly social media culture, has become an important founda
In conjunction with RemixFilmFestival, special film screening of "Copyright Criminals"will take you the history of hip hop sampling and creator's relationship with intellectual property. As the Internet popularized the act of remixing, how can creativity flourish in the face of DMCA takedowns and cyber policing? Followed by open discussion, workshop participants will talk about the polymorphic nature of creativity often seen in derivative works and meme on the Internet as well as its sustainabi
The following is a feature article from the new intern issue of the Los Angeles Review of Books: The Magazine. The issue, which our interns produced as part of this past summer’s LARB Publishing Course, comes off press at the end of the month and will be mailed to subscribing LARB members...
Benjamin Wittes and Jane Chong examine how the law will respond as we become more cyborg-like, and the divide between human and machine becomes ever-more unstable. In particular, they consider how the law of surveillance will shift as we develop from humans who use machines into humans who partially are machines or, at least, who depend on machines pervasively for our most human-like activities.
Jim Clark, Founder and CEO, World Technology Network and World Technology Awards; Author, Manifesto for a New Civilization; Former Faculty Member, Harvard; Former Bill Clinton Presidential Campaign Director for Non-Profit Sector and National Service Vivek Wadhwa, Research Director, Singularity University; Professor, Stanford; Author, The Immigrant