Elevating the status of the arts in society
In advancing great efficacy in art it is necessary to build a systematic program that combines empirical and theoretical research with perspectives of artists, art educators, and other art stakeholders. The EU-funded project ARTIS aims to integrate state-of-the-art empirical approaches from psychology, neuroscience, and phenomenology with the intent of conducting a series of investigations that identify specific types of experiences with art. The project then aims to combine the empirical knowledge with a series of interventions, including workshops and experimentations to generate new thinking, engagement, and action in assessing the impact impact of the arts.
**Alien Life: between brains, bacteria and matter.**
March 27th 2020, 7pm-9pm
Co-Corporeality presenters: Daniela Mitterberger, Tiziano Derme
Ray LC (Artist, designer, neuroscientist) ([https://www.raylc.org](https://www.raylc.org/))
Margarete Jahrmann ( Media artist ) ([http://www.margaretejahrmann.net](http://www.margaretejahrmann.net/))
Moderation: Barbara Imhof
Alien life: between brains, bacteria and matter
is about exploring new practices and an as yet unknown sensitivity towards building bonds between people, machines and living matter. We would like to encourage the view that all matter is part of one world and is not separate from one another. Further, we would like to foster communication across different scales and beyond living material, making kin in other worlds not tangible and visible to humans at first sight. We imagine the rise of new types of vocabularies to speak a language whose semantics challenge the traditional distinction between inanimate technology and living nature. We are interested in designing spatial arrangements within our terrestrial environment and creating theoretical components through conversations that go beyond the Anthropocene.
- Co-Corporeality team University of Applied Arts: Barbara Imhof, Daniela Mitterberger, Tiziano Derme, Waltraut Hoheneder, Damjan Minovski, Kyle Koops, Patricia Tibu
- Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI): Martin Gasser
- Polymer and Composites Engineering (PaCE) Group, University of Vienna: Alexander Bismarck, Andreas Mautner, Neptun Yousefi, Kathrin Weiland.
… Latour says that science has “always had to theatricalise proof” in order to change perceptions.
Latour made his name – as a sociologist – questioning the construction of scientific truth, and now finds himself ardently defending it against multiple agents of division and obfuscation.
on a stage, unlike in a lecture theatre – you can show uncertainty, complexity and contentious arguments. A theatre audience – in real time, with all the riskiness of live performance – can somehow metabolise more levels of meaning, and experience deeper feelings.
**Olafur Eliasson:** As an artist, I am inspired by Latour’s insistence that humans are not on Earth but in Earth. …
**Kengo Kuma:** I learned from Latour that architecture is a loose assembly of small objects, and the product of collaborative work that takes place between objects and people. …
**Richard Powers:** Bruno Latour has encouraged me to think of all living systems – technological, social and biological – as interdependent, reciprocal and additive processes where there are no mere objects and where the composite subject continues to be produced by negotiations among all its enfranchised parts. …
Merging living systems with buildings
You can learn more about how printing objects that can incorporate living organisms: http://mitsha.re/56SQ50y3lNV
Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT
A new art exhibit at a museum in Wisconsin shows the power and ingenuity of nature to make use of machines in a world without humans. The cover photo by Nathaniel Stern, shows
A print of a mushroom sprouting from an Apple Watch, titled “Sporadical,” challenges viewers to think about what will happen to their tech in a million years.
new YouTube Originals series - The Age of A.I. Discover the most innovative and leading technologies that will change the world forever.
The idea is that with this type of material technology, we could embed sensors in almost every item and structure ...
INTERFACES [HUMAN : COMPUTER : LIVING MATERIAL]
Barbara Imhof, Daniela Mitterberger, Tiziano Derme (Angewandte)
18:30 - 19:00
Embodied Artificial Intelligence, emotions, and interactivity
Prof. Dr. Robert Trappl, Austrian Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI)
19:00 - 19:20
Machine Learning and Art
Martin Gasser, Austrian Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI)
19:20 - 20:00
Biomaterials and Material Systems,
Prof Dr. Alexander Bismarck (Uni Wien - Institute of Materials Chemistry)
Microbes are the dominant force on the planet, says author Ed Yong.
By Simon Worrall
PUBLISHED September 4, 2016
**[Human : Computer] INTERFACE**
Computer Vision, Interactive Systems and Creative Coding
Interested participants have applied and will be informed by 30. Nov. 2019
**WHAT: **2.5-day Workshop on Performative Architecture: facial recognition, body pose, gaze detection algorithms and the real-time manipulation of 3D geometries
**WHEN: **4th / 6th/ 7th / 8th of December 2019
**WHO:** the team of the FWF PEEK project CO- CORPOREALITY - Responsive spaces in the era of Biomediality (2019-2021)
Dr. Barbara Imhof, Daniela Mitterberger, Tiziano Derme, Waltraut Hoheneder, Damjan Minovski (Angewandte)
Robert Trappl, Martin Gasser (Austrian Institute for Artificial Intelligence)
Alexander Bismarck, Kathrin Weiland, Neptun Yousefi (University of Vienna, Institute of (University of Vienna, Institute of Materials Chemistry & Research)
**Wednesday 4. December 2019 (18:00 - 20:00):** public evening event and prequel to the workshop.
This includes an introduction to the PEEK project CO-CORPOREALITY (by *Dr. Barbara Imhof, Daniela Mitterberger, Tiziano Derme)*, introduction to Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence by *Prof. Robert Trappl* (Austrian Institute for Artificial Intelligence) and a short introduction to biomaterials and material systems by *Prof. Alexander Bismarck* (University of Vienna, Institute of Materials Chemistry & Research).
**Friday 6. December 2019 (Day 1 - 9:30-20:00): **will give the students a basic understanding of machine learning algorithms, and an introduction to facial recognition, body pose, gaze detection algorithms that use the human as an interface.
**Saturday 7. December 2019 (Day 2 - 9:30-20:00):** will focus on the development of an interactive space/environment that exhibits its own character and personality, inherits unpredictability and variations stimulated by its inhabitants, crowds and individual interaction using interactive algorithms from day 1 to manipulate digital models.
**Sunday 8. December 2019 (Day 3 - 12:00-16:00):** presentation of outcome
Introduction into the artistic research project CO-CORPOREALITY | Responsive spaces in the era of Biomediality with its three components Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Biomaterials, Barbara Imhof, Daniela Mitterberger Tiziano Derme Die Angewandte University of Applied Arts, incl. Q+A
Introduction to the workshop and team by Barbara Imhof, Daniela Mitterberger, Tiziano Derme, Waltraut Hoheneder Damjan Minovski, Robert Trappl, Martin Gasser, Alexander Bismarck, Kathrin Weiland, Neptun Yousefi
18:30 - 19:00
Cybernetics and artificial intelligence, Robert Trappl, Austrian Institute for Artificial Intelligence, incl. Q+A
19:00 - 19:20
Artificial Intelligence, an introduction to architects, artists and designers, Martin Gasser, Austrian Institute for Artificial Intelligence, incl. Q+A
19:20 - 19:50
Biomaterials and material systems, Alexander Bismarck, University of Vienna, Institute of Materials Chemistry & Research, incl. Q+A
19:50 - 20:00
Conclusion, schedule and topic of the workshop by Martin Gasser, Daniela Mitterberger
as part of the show in Tokyo "Understanding Art & Research"
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