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Ecologies of Power: Counter Mapping the Logistical Landscapes and Military Geographies of the U.S. Department of Defense

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:57:12 +0000

This book is not about war, nor is it a history of war. Avoiding the shock and awe of wartime images, it explores the contemporary spatial configurations of power camouflaged in the infrastructures, environments, and scales of military operations

Predictive Art Bot. A call for artworks that interpret AI-generated concepts

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:44:07 +0000

Predictive Art Bot invites artists to collaborate with a bot, interpret some of the most puzzling/exciting/provocative tweets and turn them into real prototypes, drafts for impossible projects, live performances, failed experiments, etc.

Design and Violence. Part 2: violence where you wouldn’t expect it

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:28:23 +0000

Some of these objects and systems have been part of our society for far too long. Others have emerged only recently. What these pieces have in common is that they demonstrates that violence is everywhere around us and design has a role to play in it. It can fight violence but it can also normalize it, hide it from our consciousness and even heighten its brutality

Design and Violence. Part 1: ambiguous violence

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:21:06 +0000

What these works have in common is that their design and violence are ambiguous. They start with what looks like a laudable impulse, only in the most ruthless context possible: rice that feeds hungry populations but pollutes the environment with pesticides, a brutal weapon that causes pain but not so much pain that it will kill, animal welfare in slaughterhouses, and other oxymoron.

The artist with a super-computing mind

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:52:14 +0000

Widener’s super computing mind leads him to use his own algorithms to elaborate numerical puzzles and games that only intelligent and independently-thinking machines of the Singularity age will be able to fully enjoy and understand

Design My Privacy. 8 Principles for Better Privacy Design

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:40:03 +0000

Designers have to start thinking about transparency and accessibility in the design of privacy-sensitive products and services. This book offers the designer guidance, in the form of eight design principles, that help with designing products and services

AI, global warming, black holes and other impending global catastrophes! Videos for your weekend

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:13:45 +0000

A series of panels at the Science Gallery in Dublin explores impending global catastrophes: cosmic bullets, climate change and machines that might one day decide to make us redundant

Heavy Metal Detector, an interview with Steve Maher

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:07:35 +0000

The work invites people on a tour of both metal music and metal materials in Helsinki. Participants get a metal detector that has been altered to play pre-recorded music from Helsinki metal bands. The group then wanders through the city historical sites, looks for the presence of iron, tin, steel, silver, copper and other metals in the ground and as soon as the device has spotted something, hard rock and metal will play through the headphones

Magazines to make you forget that we’ve just entered the Dark Age: The Funambulist, Neural and Gambiologos

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:52:55 +0000

Short list of publications worth buying/downloading. Because there’s a world out there that refuses to give in to bigots, idiots and predominant dogmas

Inheritance, a precious heirloom made of gold and radioactive stones

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:28:48 +0000

INHERITANCE consists of a set of precious jewellery artefacts which are radioactive and therefore rendered practically and symbolically unwearable for deep time, until the radionuclide transmute naturally into a stable and non radioactive isotope of lead