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Great Science for Great Arts & Great Arts for Great Science: A brief diary of an artist residency at CERN
Dating on @atlasexperiment detector A photo posted by @julijonas on Oct 20, 2016 at 6:18pm PDT Text and images: Julijonas Urbonas 2016 “Great Arts for Great Science”, says Arts@ CERN programme. It is so great and yet so responsible to be selected to represent Great Arts on behalf of Lithuania.(1) Even more dramatically such a privilege is addressed to Great Science! Let alone the huge competition and very few who get selected each year. Being so fortunate and having just a month, I wonder how can I maximise my time at Accelera
The Rise of Vertical Films from Clumsy Accidents towards High Culture
Text: Tytti Rantanen In the 2010s, everyone is holding a smartphone. But most of us do not bother turning their hand in a horizontal position when filming a nephew playing the ukulele or a friend performing skateboard tricks. We share a video with an aspect ratio 9:16 – narrow and high. Vertical videos are part of our everyday mediascape. It would feel trivial to even write about them, had they not provoked so much objections: moving images should be horizontal, because it has always been. Meanwhile, open-minded artists are already experi
Rewired – the Resurgence of Analog Sound Synthesis
Text: Janne Vanhanen Even a casual follower of the discourse around electronic or experimental music cannot have missed a phenomenon that could be called an “analog revival”. During the last few years there has been a notable increase in interest towards analog sound synthesis and its history. Alongside the established canon of post-war pioneers (the avant-garde of Karlheinz Stockhausen or Morton Subotnick and the more popular context of Wendy Carlos, Delia Derbyshire and Klaus Schulze, among many others), recent archival reissues of rec
My Collaboration with Bacteria for Paper Production
Text: Mindaugas Gapševičius I love the fact that human genomes can be found in only about 10 percent of all the cells that occupy the mundane space I call my body; the other 90 percent of the cells are filled with the genomes of bacteria, fungi, protists, and such, some of which play in a symphony necessary to my being alive at all, and some of which are hitching a ride and doing the rest of me, of us, no harm. — Donna Haraway ABSTRACT This paper is part of a broader body of research on creativity in human-machine systems and a perf
ART + TECHNOLOGY (+SCIENCE + PHILOSOPHY) 4/2016, Vol. 65
Categorically speaking, every tool and utensil that human beings have ever used is "technology". Again, the root of the concept of art derives from notions of skill (like the Greek "tekhne"). In quite general terms, then, the two definitely share an intertwining prehistory and would be difficult to understand separately. However, discussions about art and technology are bound to look different in our age. The backdrop for the current reconsideration of this relationship is formed, firstly, by art's emancipation from other social practices, and