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!brute_Force public presentations Ars Electronica Festival

In the framework of this two conferences, artist Maja Smrekar will present her ongoing artistic research!BRUTE_FORCE, which central question is: What can artificial intelligence learn from dogs?

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Panel: Art & Science for Ecology

This panel aims to add a new perspective on the responsibilities that artist might have towards the environment that hosts the human species.

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What can artificial intelligence learn from dogs? 

As part of Click Festival 2019, artist Maja Smrekar will present her first Artist Talk on the topic of an ongoing practice based artistic research project – produced by Quo Artis (ES) and co-produced by Kapelica Gallery (SI) and The Culture Yard (DK) – which will be developed into a performative installation to be released on September 2020.

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Whater Project – Inspiration stories II

By Santiago Fernández.
Boyan Slat, a dutch sixteen-year-old kid, scuba dives with a friend in Greece. Outside the water, his friend is very excited talking about the thousands of jelly-fish he saw. Boyan seems to be talking to himself when he replies. Those were plastic bags, he says staring at the ground.

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Round Table on Climate Change

On Friday 16th of November at 19:00 FCDHBCN organizes a round table at Sant Pau Hospital, Barcelona a debate on the problems that the world faces today and the alternatives that we can provide, within the framework of the General Theory of systems. Both individually, as in public administrations, the private sector, art and communication, based on proposal of Joanna Macy.

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Whater Project – Inspiration stories

By Santiago Fernández.
“Humanity went through Stone Age, went through Ice Age, and today is going through Plastic Age. We need to find solutions” says Robert Bezeau, a Canadian living in Panama for almost ten years now.

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IRB Artist in Residence Programme

IRB Barcelona invites applications from artists wishing to participate in its 2019 Artist in Residence Programme. IRB is looking for a professional artist, with a genuine interest in science who wishes to further their art by working alongside our scientists to gain insight and perspective into cutting-edge research in the biomedical sciences. Applications from artists from any discipline are welcome.

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Art in Zero Gravity: Eduardo Kac

By Santiago Fernández.
The artwork of Eduardo Kac (pronounced Katz) briefly summarized in this entry has some similarities with the previously reviewed works by Arthur Woods. Both were conceived for and carried out in a space habitat.

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Making Music in Space

In the midst of the space technology revolution – space tourism is expected to race within the next two years – a new generation of artists is wondering: Does art make sense outside the Earth? What will human culture be like in space?

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Art in Zero Gravity: Arthur Woods

By Santiago Fernández.
Following our series on pioneer artists creating art outside the limits imposed by gravity, it´s time to discover Arthur Woods. Unlike the artists previously mentioned in this blog, Kitsou Dubois and Frank Pietronigro, Woods didn’t take any parabolic flight.

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Art in Zero Gravity: Frank Pietronigro

By Santiago Fernández.
Frank Pietronigro is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. He studied at the University of Arts in Philadelphia. During his college years, back in the seventies, he fantasised to create paintings that could float in mid-air. In 1998, on NASA´s KC135 aircraft, he fulfilled his dream with Project 33 during a parabolic flight.

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Art in Zero Gravity: Kitsou Dubois

by Santiago Fernández.
Kitsou Dubois is a French dancer and instructor who has always wanted to communicate and enlarge the “dance space”: whether through choreography in unusual places, experiments with new movements or her teaching to diverse groups of people.

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Storytelling QuoArtis: Gravity, Water and Quantum. Programme 2018-2019

Multiple exchanges between scientific investigation and art take place both through the materials and the ideas used. The renowned connection between science and creation has existed since the Renaissance period and has never disappeared, despite the growing diversification of scientific research.

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Talk: ” Art and its Perception Outside the Planet Earth”

The talk “Art, science and technology: the future of artistic production and the aesthetic perception outside of the planet Earth” will be presented by  Albert Barqué-Duran (artist and researcher of the City, University of London) and  Marc Marzenit (musician, composer and music producer).

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Conceptualization The Zero-Gravity Band

By Michele Catanzaro.
“Zero gravity has some disadvantages […]. Many people get dizzy. The way to feel better is to let go and convince your visual system that “up” is any point where your head points, and “down” is where your feet are. 

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Debate: “Art and Aesthetic Perception Outside the Planet Earth”

How do production and the perception of art change when we are not restricted by the laws and physical frameworks that the planet Earth imposes us? This debate invites us to reflect on what it means to leave our planet and also debate about the future of humanity.

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“Time frame in Mobile. Crossing Over on the Imaginary to the Intangible Reality”

The Antarctic Biennale has open new boundaries within a framework of the perception of time and physical (yet imaginary) space in which the reality was fluid and dense at the same time, alerting our senses to the wonder of nature, intangible by any definition.

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Notes from the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, Antarctica

Today is the last day on board. The day presents itself truly majestic, mild and very sunny. Now, in the afternoon we have a great view of Cape Horn, the most Southern tip of the American continent. In my childhood, when my brother and I looked at the atlas, we had speculated how Cape Horn would look like.

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“The ‘Reverse Biennale’: Humpback Choreography, Calving Soundtrack and a Philosophical Discourse with the Gentle Gentoos

By Susmita Mohanty.
The Antarctic Biennale being the 1st cultural expedition to the icy continent, I wondered about the response of the Antarctic residents, its wildlife primarily, to our well-intentioned transgression. We were carrying with us an urban notion of culture and the arts.

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“Pure Contemplation Idea”

By Alexander Sekatsky.
Dear colleagues, penguins, and albatrosses who have sided with them! Please let me give you a small lecture.
To begin with, pure contemplation should be differentiated from cognition as a special type of phenomenon, or if you will, a special vocation.

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