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Marey: studia nad poruszaniem się zwierząt

3 Kwi

Książka znajduje się w całości tutaj, na Internet Archive.

Ciekawe opracowanie na temat pracy Marey’a: The Science of Movment and the Image of Time.
Opracowanie na temat Marey’a + zdjęcia + skany książek na stronie Instytutu Maxa Plancka.


Deep North, Transmediale 2009, Berlin czyli wspomnień czar :)

3 Kwi

Transmediale 2009, poświęcone zmianom klimatycznym, dziwna (momentami nudna) impreza. Jedna z wypowiedzi, która wprawiła publiczność w lekkie osłupienie. Kwestia technologii komunikacyjnych, podróży (na Księżyc) oraz niedźwiedzi polarnych!

Znalazłam w archiwum nagranie.

In the ancient world the Hyperboreer was a mythic nation living at the most northerly edge of human imagination. The Inuits are the last limb in this Hyperboreic history, but now it seems their cultural tomorrow is doomed. Paul Quassa speaks on climate change from an indigenous point of view.

Sprouts Society Residency

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Andes Sprouts Society
St. Hwy 28 + Cty Rt 38
Arkville, New York 12406
United States of America

About Sprouts Society Residency:
The residency program invites artists, inventors and farmers from
around the world to participate creatively within Catskill region’s
working landscape. ASsociety residency program supports the inception,
creation and presentation of original art projects encompassing new
media and bio-art. The ASS residency facilitates cross disciplinary
collaboration for new media artists and farmers with a mobile residency
program that travels to host farms in the Catskills.
2011 Season : FUTURE SEEDS
For 2010 to 2012, ASsociety has been soliciting residency proposals
based on the theme, “FUTURE SEEDS”. This initiative derives from our
urban/rural farming exchanges and explores bio-tronic media art to
connect programming codes and data processing with the natural
algorithms of seeding and growth. Through sensing, cultivating and
communicating with the soil, fields, seeds, plants, bees and animals
via electronic means and devices, FUTURE SEEDS explores a brand new
genre of electronic art that situates artists in the farm land. At the
conclusion of “FUTURE SEEDS” ASsociety will produce an exhibition
and/or seminar with visiting residents and local artists and farmers
reviewing the works created or research generated during the 2010-2012
residency seasons.
For the 2011 season, the ASS residency cottage will be situated on
the Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve(MKNHP) adjoined by the
Goldenheart Unidiversity Farm(GHU Farm).

Konferencja ‚New Materialism: Naturecultures’

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Public conference ‚New Materialism: Naturecultures’ with LeineRoebana and opening of art exhibition ‘Companion Sculptures’

On 7 April, 2011 the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University organises a conference around Donna Haraway’s concept ‚naturecultures’. Apart from scholars (from all around the world) who will rewrite Haraway’s concept in various practices, dance company LeineRoebana will perform fragments of recent work expressing a similar problematics. The concepts given rise to (through dance) will be elaborated upon by the choreographers themselves. On the same day the art exhibition ‘Companion Sculptures’ opens which brings together the scholarly work of Donna Haraway and the artistic production of sculptor Piet van de Kar. Several sculptures will be on display in the buildings around Drift in Utrecht. Donna Haraway, one of the most significant science, technology and culture scholars in the world, will be visiting the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University from 4 to 14 April (see Pages/20110218-donna-haraway.aspx).

The conference takes place in the Nicolaï Church, Nicolaaskerkhof 8, Utrecht from 9:30 to 17:00 on April 7, 2011. All lectures and discussions are plenary events.

Participation is free of charge. Please register via with subject ‘Conference Materialisms’.
For more information: please contact or

One of the conceptual innovations stirred by debates in contemporary cultural theory that want to rewrite the linguistic turn concerns ‘naturecultures’. This concept is created by Donna Haraway in The Companion Species Manifesto (2003) in order to write the necessary entanglement of the natural and the cultural, the bodily and the mind, the material and the semiotic, et cetera. ‘Naturecultures’ offers us an important route to rewrite these modernist oppositions in such a way that rather than representing parts of the world, a transcription with the world is being proposed. Concepts thus do not capture or mirror what is ‘out there’, but are fully immersed in immanence. ‘Naturecultures’ rewrites not only femininity but in the end all subversive material practices as an ethical break through of for instance phallologocentrism. Karen Barad would call this ‘ethico-onto-epistemological’.

This conference uses ‘naturecultures’ as a point of departure. We intend to study conceptual innovation in contemporary cultural theory from seemingly different ‘disciplinary’ and ‘paradigmatic’ angles in order to demonstrate how similar movements in thought are at work in the emerging paradigms of what we call a ‘new materialism’, but what is also referred to as a post-humanism, an agential realism, and of which traces can be found in many contemporary intellectual movements that traverse philosophy, the humanities and the natural sciences.


Morning Sessions: Rick Dolphijn (chair)
9:30-10:00 Introduction: Dr. Iris van der Tuin (UU)

10:00 – 10:45 Playing Cat’s Cradle with Companion Species: Naturecultures-in-the-making
Prof. Donna Haraway (UCSC)
10:45 – 11:00 Respondent: Dr. Cecilia Åsberg (Linköping University)

11:00 – 11:45 “Originary Humanicity”: Rethinking Anthropocentrism
Dr. Vicki Kirby (UNSW)
11:45 – 12:00 Respondent: Prof. Rosemarie Buikema (UU)

12:00 – 13:00 Performance by LeineRoebana (featuring Heather Ware and Tim Persent)
With a discussion between Andrea Leine and Dr. Rick Dolphijn

Lunch break (not provided)

Afternoon Sessions: Iris van der Tuin (chair)
14:15 – 14:45 ‚Open life’? Embodied data and devices in the making of bio-digital materialism
Dr. Adrian MacKenzie (Lancaster University)
14:45 – 15:15 Media Milieus, or Why Does Nature Do It Better?
Dr. Jussi Parikka (Anglia Ruskin University)
15:15 – 15:30 Q&A

15:30 – 16:00 Vocalities as environmental rhythmics on a nature–culture continuum: Rethinking voice studies with new materialism
Dr. Milla Tiainen (Anglia Ruskin University)
16:00 – 16:30 ‘Civilizing’ Modern Abstractions? A.N. Whitehead and the Importance of Religious Vision
Melanie Sehgal (Potsdam University)
16:30 – 16:45 Q&A

16:45 – 17:00 Closing: Prof. Rosi Braidotti (UU)

Reception and opening of exhibition ‚Companion Sculptures’

During the conference LeineRoebana, the modern dance company of Andrea Leine and Harijono Roebana, will “dance theory” and comment on several important concepts raised in their recent work (the mind-body problem, Otherness, the earth) posed to them by dr. Rick Dolphijn. The dances will be performed by Tim Persent and Heather Ware, who was recently awarded the Gouden Zwaan for the most impressive dance performance of 2010.

The public exhibition ‘Companion Sculptures’ brings together the scholarly work of Donna Haraway and the artistic production of Piet van de Kar. The project entails the exhibition of several sculptures of Van de Kar in the buildings around Drift in Utrecht.

The conference is organised by Dr Iris van der Tuin and Dr Rick Dolphijn. The first ‘New Materialism’ conference, organized by Dr. Jussi Parikka and Dr. Milla Tiainen, took place in June 2010 at Anglia Ruskin University/ CoDE in Cambridge, the UK. This second conference is an initiative of the Center for the Humanities, the Graduate Gender Programme, and the Department of Media and Culture Studies, all located at the Faculty of Humanities of Utrecht University. It is funded by these three partners, as well as by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, the Posthumanities Hub (Tema Genus, Linköping University), the Center for the Study of Digital Games and Play (Utrecht University), and the Research Institute for History and Culture (Utrecht University).

RSA: Arts & Ecology oraz Gustav Metzger

21 Mar

Strona internetowa
Arts & ecology: the legacy
Following five successful years the RSA Arts & Ecology Centre, a partnership with Arts Council England, has come to a close in its current form. Drawing from what we have learnt in that time, the RSA is developing an arts programme specifically concerned with sustainability, place making and the contribution of the arts to public life.

A key part of the RSA’s forthcoming interdisciplinary project Citizen Power, our arts and social change programme will begin by encouraging the city of Peterborough to become a place of creative engagement. For the next two years, a programme of innovative events, participatory arts projects and artists’ residencies will weave into the fabric of the city to encourage people’s sense of identity, attachment and sustainability.

Trafiłam na tę stronę, kiedy szukałam informacji na temat Gustava Metzgera i jego radical art. RSA przeprowadziło z nim ciekawy wywiad na temat pojęcia zmiany społecznej na polu sztuki. Polecam!

“I thought one could fuse the political ideal of social change with art”

Ecology, Ideology, Politics

20 Mar

A roundtable discussion with Tim Morton and Kathy Rudy, moderated by the Polygraph Collective, April 17, 2009.

Zapis dyskusji

HUMAN NATURE / Ars Electronica Festival 2009

16 Mar

Human Nature
Ars Electronica 2009
Linz, September 3rd – 8th
The Reinvention of Nature

Dokumentacja video z festiwalu

We are entering a new age here on Earth: the Anthropocene. An age definitively characterized by humankind’s massive and irreversible influences on our home planet. Population explosion, climate change, the poisoning of the environment and our venturing into outer space have been the most striking symbols of this development so far.

But to a much more enormous extent, the achievements of genetic engineering and biotechnology are the truly indicative markers of this transition to a new epoch. Now, we’re not only changing our environment; we’re revising the fundamentals of life itself—even our own human life.

Humankind has appropriated the mantle of Creator. Though we just barely understand how this functions, we’re already modifying entire genomes, constructing new organisms, cloning, creating and inventing new life.

We’re using innovative high-tech methods to observe the human brain while it thinks, so that we can now look behind the veil of our consciousness and see how our mechanisms of perception and decision-making capacities are reflected in our neurons. The long-established boundaries segregating nature and culture are breaking down, and we are once again confronted by the question of the essence of humanness and the nature of the human being.

Thirty years after its founding, this globally established festival’s mission remains the same—we are steadfastly dedicated to the pursuit of the curiosity that is so deeply rooted in humankind’s nature, and we continue to intrepidly peer far into the future. Our immediate objective: to once again foment a fruitful, fascinating dialog at the interface of art, technology and society.

The new Ars Electronica Center that debuted at the outset of this year plays a key role in this endeavor, in that its extraordinary exhibition concept is totally focused on the question of how scientific findings and methods are changing the way we see the world and our views of humankind.

Linz is Europe’s 2009 Capital of Culture. As a major contribution to our city’s big year, the festival’s first project is already being launched on June 17, the day the 80+1 Base Camp is being set up on Linz’s Main Square as the point of departure of a virtual ‘round-the-world journey that, following completion of its 81-day itinerary, returns to Linz just in time for the festival. There, 80+1 will culminate in a globally-networked symposium on cloud intelligence.

2009 also brings us to a joyous milestone: Ars Electronica’s 30th anniversary! As befitting this occasion, an intense retrospective look at the dynamic development of media art will be a key component of the festival program.

Led, curated and produced by artists and scientists—and inspired by their work—the festival’s jam-packed lineup of fascinating events constitutes, as ever, an expedition into hybrid reality and the future of our world.

So, just what is this going to be like, this new nature that human beings are going about engendering?