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SymbioticA : SymbioticA : The University of Western Australia

SymbioticA : SymbioticA : The University of Western Australia | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

SymbioticA is the first research laboratory of its kind, enabling artists and researchers to engage in wet biology practices in a biological science department. It also hosts residents, workshops, exhibitions and symposiums.

With an emphasis on experiential practice, SymbioticA encourages better understanding and articulation of cultural ideas around scientific knowledge and informed critique of the ethical and cultural issues of life manipulation.

The Centre offers a new means of artistic inquiry where artists actively use the tools and technologies of science, not just to comment about them but also to explore their possibilities.

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Two Documentaries Introduce Delia Derbyshire, the Pioneer in Electronic Music

Two Documentaries Introduce Delia Derbyshire, the Pioneer in Electronic Music | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
With her buttoned-up style, work with the UN, and name like a plucky character in a certain English wizard series, Delia Derbyshire may not seem a likely pioneer of experimental electronic music.
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This Is What Happens When Machines Dream - Singularity HUB

This Is What Happens When Machines Dream - Singularity HUB | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
When we let our minds wander, sleeping or waking, they begin mixing and remixing our experiences to create weird images, hallucinations, even epiphanies.

These might be the result of idle daydreaming on the side of a hill, when we see a whale in the clouds. Or they might be more significant, like the famous tale that the chemist Friedrich Kekulé discovered the circular shape of benzene after daydreaming about a snake eating its own tail.

There is little doubt we are a species consumed by our dreams—that our ability to find unexpected new patterns in the noise is what makes us human and what makes us creative.

Maybe that’s why a set of incredibly dream-like images recently released by Google are causing such a stir. These particular images were dreamed up by computers.

Google calls the process by which the images were created inceptionism, recalling the movie, and likewise, the images themselves range from beautiful to bizarre.

So, what exactly is going on here? We recently wrote about the torrid advances in image recognition using deep learning algorithms. By feeding these algorithms millions of labeled images ("cat", "cow," "chair," etc.), they learn to recognize and identify objects in unlabeled images. Earlier this year, machines at Google, Microsoft, and Baidu beat a human benchmark at image recognition.

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New Jorge Luis Borges-Inspired Project Will Test Whether Robots Can Appreciate Poetry

New Jorge Luis Borges-Inspired Project Will Test Whether Robots Can Appreciate Poetry | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Jorge Luis Borges, as any reader of his stories knows, had a lot of ideas. Some of his ideas must have seemed pretty fantastical when he wrote stories around them from the 1920s to the 1950s.
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Autophotosynthetic Plants, a hybrid organism powered by sewage - we make money not art

Autophotosynthetic Plants, a hybrid organism powered by sewage - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
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In-yer-face art: the best of Venice Biennale 2015 – in pictures

In-yer-face art: the best of Venice Biennale 2015 – in pictures | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Venice Biennale is as provocative as ever, with statues inspired by expletives from the Exorcist, Simon Denny’s scathing study of the NSA and the disembodied arm of a minutely-monitored Amazon worker by Jeremy Deller
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WIRED- R4D4- AADRL : robotic fabrication

Project Name: WIRED Team Name: R4D4 Team Members: Alexandra K.G. Lipezker (Italy), Evangelia Magnisali (Greece), Georgios Pasisis (Greece), Sai Prateik Bhasgi…

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Diana Al-Hadid Plays the Classics | ART21 New York Close Up

Diana Al-Hadid Plays the Classics | ART21 New York Close Up | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
At her Bushwick, Brooklyn studio and OHWOW Gallery in Los Angeles, artist Diana Al-Hadid creates a singularly hybrid artwork, transforming brushstrokes on a wall into architectural sculpture.
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Get yourself connected: is the internet of things the future of fashion?

Get yourself connected: is the internet of things the future of fashion? | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
The catwalk has long been exploring the potential of tech and the results are playful, from a dress inspired by Tinkerbell to a wearable spider
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Radioactive Ming vases echo our toxic dependency on electronics - we make money not art

Radioactive Ming vases echo our toxic dependency on electronics - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
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Francis Bacon and the Masters review – a cruel exposure of a con artist

Francis Bacon and the Masters review – a cruel exposure of a con artist | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Placed beside Picasso, Velázquez, Matisse, Rodin and others, Soho’s perverse putdown master emerges from a conversation with genius with no real heart – and absolutely nothing to say
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Interview with Cecilia Jonsson, the artist who extracts iron from invasive weeds - we make money not art

Interview with Cecilia Jonsson, the artist who extracts iron from invasive weeds - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
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Meet the artist running for election with absolutely no policies

Meet the artist running for election with absolutely no policies | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Gordon Shrigley is running for election with nothing to offer 'but offer itself' – Lois Rowe met up him to discuss.
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Art shaped by science “is the new avant-garde”, physicists are told

Art shaped by science “is the new avant-garde”, physicists are told | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Artists are beginning to think like scientists and scientists like artists as aesthetics is being redefined, Professor Arthur I. Miller argued at an event on “Physics in Public Spaces” held at the IOP’s London centre on 23 June
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Turkish Musician Shows How to Play the Yaybahar, His Mesmerizing, Newly-Invented Instrument

Turkish Musician Shows How to Play the Yaybahar, His Mesmerizing, Newly-Invented Instrument | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, a handsome man was trapped in a tower overlooking the sea. To amuse himself, he built a magical instrument. It was constructed of wood and metal, but sounded like something one might hear over loudspeakers at the Tate, or perhaps an avant-garde sound installation in Bushwick.
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Art 101: How the Zero Group Became One of Art History's Most Viral Movements | Artspace

Art 101: How the Zero Group Became One of Art History's Most Viral Movements | Artspace | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
We look at the evolution of the avant-garde movement, from its origins in German to its global impact on such diverse art communities as Japan's Gutai and France's Nouveaux Réalistes.
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Berliner Festspiele - Martin-Gropius-Bau: ZERO

Berliner Festspiele - Martin-Gropius-Bau: ZERO | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
“Sometimes the real revolutions in art remain invisible until they are long past, yet the subterranean shock waves can persist for generations.” Daniel Birnbaum, ZERO aus heutiger Sicht, 2014 Over 50 years after the founding of the ZERO movement the exhibition is devoted not only to the first founding artists Heinz Mack, Otto Piene and Günther Uecker, nor even just to these international artists who were close to ZERO such as Yves Klein and Lucio Fontana, but also to such forgotten artists as Hermann Goepfert, Oskar Holweck or Hans Salentin.
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Chris Milk: How virtual reality can create the ultimate empathy machine - YouTube

Chris Milk uses cutting edge technology to produce astonishing films that delight and enchant. But for Milk, the human story is the driving force behind ever...
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Book review: Works of Game. On the Aesthetics of Games and Art - we make money not art

Book review: Works of Game. On the Aesthetics of Games and Art - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
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Six Pioneering Feminist Artists Conquer New York

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With recent statistics showing that only 31% of the solo exhibitions at NYC galleries are devoted to women, it comes as a pleasant surprise that over a two-month period this spring there are severa...
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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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Turn Songs into 3D-Printed Sculptures You Can 'Listen To' with Reify

Turn Songs into 3D-Printed Sculptures You Can 'Listen To' with Reify | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Since the earliest days of Winamp and other media players with vizualization software that transformed our favorite songs into pulsing animations, we've all grown accustomed to "seeing" music on a computer screen. A new company called Reify aims to put those same sound wave interpre
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Koki Tanaka - Deutsche Bank "Artist of the Year" 2015 (26.3.-25.5.2015) - YouTube

Koki Tanaka - Deutsche Bank "Artist of the Year" 2015 (26.3.-25.5.2015) - YouTube | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Koki Tanaka - A Vulnerable Narrator Deutsche Bank "Artist of the Year" 2015 (26.3.-25.5.2015) @ Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin Nach Wangechi Mutu (2010), Y...
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