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Pixelache 2016 – Interfaces for Empathy

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:31:57 +0000

Empathy is the element that has enabled humans to work together and collaborate in order to flourish as species. The festival wants to question and propose that maybe empathy could be learned, found or especially re-found through eg. bodily presence, experimental communication and embodied and alternate visions of perception

Anthropocene, wars and greed. This must be the World Press Photo contest

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:22:40 +0000

In this edition, many of the winning photos document the refugee crisis in Europe, wars (mostly in Syria), violence against women and there’s also a strong thread showing the Anthropocene at its most relentless

Pixelache 2016: Architectures for the Other Side

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:24:14 +0000

We need to take better care of bees. Either we leave that task to governments and hope they’ll be fast, efficient and impervious to the influence of lobbies and corporations. Or we try and make an impact at grassroot level. Which is exactly the kind of attitude that the Pixelache Festival in Helsinki has been fostering for years

Man Made Clouds: atomic, phantasmagoric and political

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 16:17:19 +0000

HeHe's projects use clouds as a visual metaphor to aestheticise toxin coated atmospheric emissions. Smog, radioactive clouds, clouds produced by exhaust fumes, cigarettes or industrial emissions are visualised, highlighted, outlined, coloured or put under the spotlight, to alert us— not without humour—on our arrival in the Anthropocene age

Pattern Recognition and young Palestinian art

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 16:43:06 +0000

The newly commissioned works investigate repetition through works as diverse as an improvised performance based on the sounds of war, the exploration of the traces left by an UFO seen over the village of Bir-Nabala, a patchwork blanket that is knitted and then unravelled in echo of the Palestinian-Syrian refugees who have to rebuild their life with each displacement, the reviving of an archival photo of a 1970s Palestinian female fighter through various moments in the history of post-Nakba Palestinian art, etc.

When erased data come back to haunt you

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 10:57:18 +0000

Everyone knows about cybercrime and how owning networked computers and mobile devices makes you a potential victim of bank fraud, identity theft, extortion, theft of confidential information, etc. Data stored on your computer is never safe and its ghosts can come back and haunt you long after you’ve discarded your electronic device, long after even you’ve erased the data it contained

Childhoods under the lens of humanist documentary photography

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:01:52 +0000

The only photography venue in the UK exclusively devoted to documentary, Side Gallery, is about to re-open with […]

Because sometimes all you need is BATS

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:08:49 +0000

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Bat Opera, 2013 Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Bat Opera, 2005 Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, who used to […]

Pixelache 2016: The Science of Empathy

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:06:11 +0000

One of society’s current challenges is that empathy is not communicated efficiently online. The internet was conceived as a tool for empathy but as we know, that’s not what is happening. We need to improve ‘virtual empathy’

Book review: Artificial Intelligence. What Everyone Needs to Know

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:36:28 +0000

Over the coming decades, Artificial Intelligence may alter how we see our place in the universe, as machines pursue goals independent of their creators and outperform us in domains previously believed to be the sole dominion of humans