The artists in this exhibition introduce us to the unruly life going on where technical networks meet natural webs of communication, knowledge and feral exchange. Gallery visitors (humans and dogs) view videos, interact with art installations and social media and undertake walks in the surrounding park with its other animals and edible plants.
Featuring Paula Crutchlow & Helen Varley Jamieson, Andy Deck, Mary Flanagan, Genetic Moo, Dominic Smith, and Sarah Waterson.
This internet based communication tool for discussing environmental affairs acknowledges by its structure the "importance of participation in any meaningful solutions that can be imagined". It offers viewers a variety of ways to retrieve and redistribute conversations from the archive in the form of straight transcripts or a visual replay (with speed control) of the chat through the interface. Viewers can speed-read for an overview of the discussion or take their time and follow up links. Eco-scope was featured in Ecomedia, a touring show exploring 'Ecological Strategies in Today's Art'.
Open_Sailing is a floating architecture evolving like a living organism, a laboratory for techno-social experiments - developing and testing numerous novel technologies, such as "Instinctive_Architecture", "Energy_Animal", and "Life_Cable" within an innovative nomadic ecosystem. The "Swarm_Search_Engine" is a distributed operating system that suggests a general safest location and a form for the overall structure that constantly reconfigures itself in order to provide intelligent distribution of supplies, energy and information.
A transdisciplinary unconference event provoking questions about the relationship between digital culture and sustainability. Michel Bauwens (Peer to Peer Foundation), Catherine Bottrill (Julie's Bicycle) and Ruth Catlow (Furtherfield) present their current work and research across art, activism, technology and science (social and material) as a springboard for open discussion.
Furtherfield will be hosting a Telematic Dinner Party at their gallery space. Invited artist Alex Haw in collaboration with Queen Mary PhD researcher Pollie Barden, will be hosting one of his Latitudinal Cuisine Dinner Parties. The Dinner will be between invited guests in at the Furtherfield Gallery in London, UK and Telenoika in Barcelona, Spain.
Ellie Harrison highlights concerns for the future of humanity and the future of art, focusing on 2 central texts: Bourriaud's Altermodern Manifesto and a faux encyclopedia entry from the future which retrospectively defines 'the Age of Stupid' released as promotional material for Franny Armstrong's film.
This 6-year retrospective of the Feral Trade project, by artist Kate Rich, kicks off Furtherfield.org's Media Art Ecologies programme. An ecological approach pays special attention to the interrelation of technological and natural processes: beings and things, individuals and multitudes, matter and patterns.
Spill >> Forward by Transnational Temps is an 'Online Exhibition' of images and other media of the theme of oil spills. With some works shown at the MediaNoche gallery in NY from July 30th - November 19th, 2010. TT are an arts collective exploring the interstices of art, ecology and technology.
Data Soliloquies is a book about the extraordinary cultural fluidity of scientific data. A wide array of graphs, charts, computer models and other forms of visual advocacy have become inescapable fixtures of public science presentations, though they are often treated as if they were neutral 'found objects' rather than elaborate narrative constructions containing high levels of statistical uncertainty.
Madeleine offers here a review of Ten Thousand Cents, a project by artists Aaron Koblin and Takashi Kawashima. Although she acknowledges the beauty of the project Madeleine points to its conceptual ambivalence.
An overview of Open_Sailing, a site for creative experimentation on more intelligent modes of inhabiting the planet. A truly open source exploration of how to live at sea based on the concept of Open Architecture.
This review of the 2009 FutureSonic festival by Ruth Catlow and Olga Panades looks at artists' and technologists' explorations, of participation and agency in a networked society in the context of environmental crisis. It also reflects on the partial adoption of an ecological approach in a celebration of the new techno-green-enterprise soon to become FutureEverything.
Transmediale.09 Deep North purports to construct an impression of the polar regions as a place that can be "imagined but never truly captured". In seeking to move beyond prevailing notions of catastrophic environmental change and to examine its broader cultural consequences.
The Appearance Machine is an audio visual, networked artwork by Willy Le Maitre and Eric Rosenzveig. Providing new ways of experiencing once banal objects, refuse in a manner that is in keeping with the crux of environmentalism.
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