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The Connectors Society public reflections

DATA, ART, SOUND & CULTURE

Resonate 2016

Here is the full program of the conference. 

 

MEMO AKTEN

"A DIGITAL GOD FOR A DIGITAL CULTURE" 


Memo's talk explored the relation between users and systems. His talk was challenging and critical and added a whole new layer of thought to the theme of the conference. 

He talked about his process of abstracting complex behavior. 

Timo Arnall on how robots see the world and create meaning. 

Terminator (1984)

Terminator (1984)

Yann LeCun research on IA. 

Data dramatization
Journey through the layers of the mind is about what’s happening inside the mind of an artificial neural network 

Based on the Google #deepdream #inceptionism research by Alexander Mordvintsev, Christopher Olah, Mike Tyka. 

Memo's article on it. 

Human relations
Relation between human-crowd
Human behaviors affected by the crowd in relation to science and technology. 

Order and chaos
Religion and technology

Surveillance is the business model for internet” 

The Cloud – including entities such as Google, GCHQ etc – is becoming The New Religion. Deepdream edition (2015) 


REFIK ANADOL

Working in the fields of site-specific public art with parametric data sculpture approach and live audio/visual performance. 

http://antoinegeiger.com/filter/art/SUR-FAKE

Reference: Society of Mind (Minsky, 1986) intelligence > parts

Refik talked about how architecture can enhance experiences
and mapping people's behaviors into public spaces 

Communication shaping public spaces
Poetics of augmented spaces by Lev Manovic [university article, 2006]
How people experience spatial forms when filled with multimedia information.

Art as an accepted social form to challenge reality
Larry Bel - addresses the relationship between the art object and its environment through the sculptural and reflective properties of his work.

His work explores the relation between collective experiences and individual mind exploration"Temporary Immersive Environment Experiments’ which is a research on audio/visual installations by using the state called immersion which is the state of consciousness where an immersant’s awareness of physical self is transformed by being surrounded in an engrossing environment; often artificial, creating a perception of presence in a non-physical world."

Cities + data: San Francisco Open Data

Evvvvil tweet engine [tool]



PABLO GARCIA

"Why is 'virtual' often synonymous with 'digital'? "virtuality"—the systematic approximation and representation of reality—existed long before computers."

His talk was about lots of things with a critical historical perspective. 

Context > within the context of all contexts
Internet as a centralizing experience
Language

Relations between art and technology
Drawing machines.org  - an archive of optical/mechanical/automated drawing machines/devices/aids / geometry in pictures

@teenybiscuit on puppies and cookies = context
fb profile pic ≠ linkedin profile pic = context collapse

Suicidegirls and posters = context and institutions
ART = "re-appropriate and appropriation"

VR as a reality deprivation
Which made us think: aren't you deprive or other reality when you are able to be at one place at the time? VR comes to challenges how we define reality. 

By sharing ideas you are making it in other's minds.

Interdisciplinarity ≠ intercontextuality


CATHERINE KRAMER

The Center for Genomic Gastronomy
 CoClimate

What does it mean to be a human today?

(Cao Fei, 2006)

The Alternative Limb Project

Cyborg Foundation

Optimization of Parenthood, Part 2

The Machine to be another 

The Human Pollination 

 

Marshall Mcluhan - "The most human thing about us is our technology" 

Catherine is cofounder of The Center for Genomic Gastronomy
"We have always been bio hackers"

Smog Tasting (2011) uses egg foams to harvest air pollution. Smog from different locations can be tasted and compared.

Smog Tasting (2011) uses egg foams to harvest air pollution. Smog from different locations can be tasted and compared.

http://www.glowingsushi.com

Synthetic Meat - The Guardian

cultural problems ≠ not technological

http://genomicgastronomy.com/work/2012-2/beans-book/

http://genomicgastronomy.com/work/2012-2/beans-book/

INTERSECTION BETWEEN
tech + food + open culture

Food Phreaking: Journal of Experiments, Exploits and Explorations of the Human Food System


KEVIN WALKER

Working with Information Experience Design and the Royal College of Art in London [Tumblr / Web

He's talk was about the relations between information and experiences in postdigital. His work combines practice and research as part of one experimental design process. 

He talked about sound as communication.  
Powers of Ten (1977) [film]
resonance ≠ alienation in relation to how we create meaning. 

Sound: time and space
Stonehenge research on resonance and atmosphere. 
Mechanical oscillator (Tesla, 1893) [instructables
Jacob Kirkegaard - Untitled (Black Metal Square) [youtube]
missmilivolt.com and  sound
Uchronia by helgaschmid.com following natural frequencies (chronobiology) Resonanz: A sociology of the world relation (Rosa, 2016) [book]
Sounds representing reality, like computer key sounds.

Methodology
Decomputation: deconstructive process > patterns > abstract > create something new

Sounds communicating with each other? Pneumatic Nomadic

 

NOTE
We hope that in the future the talks could be recorded so the knowledge exchange can go beyond the people that can afford going to the conference. Because that's the beauty of digital culture, we create it to set us free from the power relations of the non-digital. 

eventsJulieta Talavera