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We Make Money Not Art

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Culture as Weapon. The Art of Influence in Everyday Life

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:41:52 +0000

Using historical and contemporary examples gleaned from political campaigns, PR stunts, advertising or interior design, Nato Thompson efficiently demonstrates how culture can be turned into a set of tools and tactics that allows those in power to quietly manipulate the impressionable, irrational and social creature that we are

GAMERZ 2016 – Our daily computer-programmed reality

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:40:52 +0000

By anchoring his curatorial text in the year 1972, Chardronnet reminds us that back then, the future of technology was not paved with malignant machines and other existential risks. Instead, it was brimming with hopes, ideals and thrilling speculations

Obfuscates your feelings on Facebook and defeat its algorithms in the process

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:24:10 +0000

By obfuscating the limited number of emotions offered to you by Facebook, this plug-in allows you to fool the platform algorithms, perturb its data collection practices and appear as someone whose feelings are emotionally “balanced”

GAMERZ: Digital tech ‘degenerated’ by craft and kludge

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:31:58 +0000

Each work selected for the show champions an ‘alternative’ aesthetic that values the glitches of the process and the imperfection of technology. Perhaps even more interestingly, these works present themselves as a kind of anti-Apple squad, they open up they guts and show the mechanisms that brings them to life

Book review: Privacy. A Short History

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:58:00 +0000

At a time when the death of privacy is widely proclaimed, historian David Vincent, describes the evolution of the concept and practice of privacy from the Middle Ages to the present controversy over digital communication and state surveillance provoked by the revelations of Edward Snowden

Listen to the sounds from the deepest hole ever dug into the Earth crust

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 16:15:20 +0000

Justin Bennett’s sound walk takes us inside the now abandoned and very decrepit Soviet research station in the company of the last worker still living there

Air Slaves. Could we one day ‘lend our lungs’ to filter polluted air?

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:17:14 +0000

Prepare for a future in which the only way of making a living is to ‘lend your lung' to filter heavily polluted air. Clean Air International Inc. is looking for suppliers for its first Organic Clean Air (TM) retail store

The Nuclear Culture Source Book

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:08:00 +0000

The book brings together contemporary art and ideas investigating the nuclear Anthropocene, nuclear sites and materiality, along with important questions of radiological inheritance, nuclear modernity and the philosophical concept of radiation as a hyperobject

Day 2 of HYBRID MATTERs symposium: Root brain, post-fossil culture & why we need to stick with our mess

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:30:34 +0000

Hybrid ecologies unfold through complex interactions between actors and elements: human, non-human, biological, mineral, robotic, artificial, etc. There has always been some forms of interaction between humans and their immediate biological environment (through agriculture, bee keeping, fermentation techniques, etc.) but contemporary science is speeding up the synergies and frictions

From animal sensors to Monet as a painter of the anthropocene. 9 things i learnt on the opening day of the HYBRID MATTERs symposium

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:56:19 +0000

The actors of hybrid ecologies are many. They are genetically engineered plants, cloned trees, animals used as sensors. Or they are robots, software and networks that encroach on the biological and sometimes manage to fuse with it. Some of this hybrid ecology is the direct result of human actions but increasingly, we see signs that biological and technological entities are escaping human control and are transforming the planet