Events

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LectureThe Paradox of Altitude: Oxygen and the Limits of Human Performance

Margret Grebowicz

March 4, 2020 5:00 pmASU, Arizona, USA

For the past century, expedition doctors have been coming to the Himalayas in order to solve the mystery of altitude: is summitting the highest peaks without oxygen possible for the human body? A conclusive answer continues to elude them, despite over 200 no-oxygen ascents of Mt. Everest.

Public TalkDesign Reboot • Design Reboot, Talk
February 17, 2020 6:00 pmASU, Arizona, USA

In occasion of the itinerant exhibition of the exhibition by Dutch Invertuals, SMoCA and CPT co-host a series of events.

InstallationDesign Reboot
February 17, 2020SMoCA, Arizona, USA

In occasion of the itinerant exhibition of the exhibition by Dutch Invertuals, SMoCA and CPT co-host a series of events.

ExhibitionDesign Transfigured

Dutch Invertuals

February 1, 2020 – May 24, 2020SMoCA, Arizona, USA

Design Transfigured / Waste reimagined exhibition recognizes a fresh approach to addressing the current state of our depleted and polluted environment, an extreme and inventive kind of upcycling.

LectureDesktop Exhibition

Matylda Krzykowski

February 19, 2020 5:00 pmASU, Arizona, USA

First lecture from (Techniques: Bordering) speaker series. During specially developed public presentation format “Desktop Exhibition”, curator clicks through files on the desktop, in a manner akin to walking through a physical space and guiding visitors through an exhibition.

InstallationPandora’s Box installation
May 19, 2019 – September 15, 2019Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL

How can the imagination of designers contribute to the ‘re-mythologisation’ of an embittered reality? Can non-scientific, magical thinking help us better understand different parallel time scales?

Discussion PanelMutant Futures: Design and Mythopoeisis in Posthuman Times
July 11, 2019Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL

How might design, philosophy, science and mythology inform each other, while producing fresh and imaginative multi-species responses to address the genesis and future of ecological devastation?

ConferenceMOCO: The 6th International Conference of Movement and Computing
October 10, 2019 – October 12, 2019ASU, Arizona, USA

The interdisciplinary conference that explores the use of computational technology to support and understand human movement practice, as well as movement as a means of interacting with computers.

Discussion PanelUnfolding Fashion Tech / Fashion, Tech, Philosophy
October 26, 2019 5:00 pmOnomatopee, Eindhoven, NL

With all their different operating systems, how can we share and exchange knowledge, skills and production means between fashion, technology and philosophy? And if we are aiming to thrive – both as humans and as makers – how can we do so responsibly?

InstallationAn Acoustic Ecology Salon
October 15, 2019 12:00 amASU, Hayden Library, Arizona, USA

Installation, ASU library

InstallationPandora’s Ecstasy – Reimagining (non)human time and technology
October 19, 2019 – December 22, 2019Onomatopee, Eindhoven, NL

Installment of the Synthetic Times series: a collaborative and iterative design project that critiques and reimagines human and nonhuman time in relation to modern and future technologies.

Discussion PanelDeleuze Today
November 6, 2019ASU, Arizona, USA

Gilles Deleuze has transformed a broad range of academic fields. Where is Deleuze studies today and what are its frontiers? Join us for this conversation.

ExhibitionFashion Machine and the temptation of plastic clothing

Conny Groenewegen

April 4, 2019 – June 24, 2019OBA Oosterdok Expo Hall, Amsterdam, NL

Plastic is becoming a bigger problem because it does not end and slowly takes over our world. Even our wardrobe!

LectureAnimation, or the careful whispers of eating between life and death

Stephen Loo

November 15, 2019 5:00 pmASU, Arizona, USA

Join us for our November Speaker Series Talk! Animation, or the careful whispers of eating between life and death.

LectureAs We May Think, Ecologically

Thomas Lamarre

March 19, 2019 5:00 pmASU, Arizona, USA

The lateral problem is fundamentally different from the horizontal problem that characterizes the classical knowledge of 18th century — what Foucault calls “horizontal deployments,” such as the table and the grid.

Public TalkRe-Enchanting the Present

Maja Kuzmanovic, Nik Gaffney

September 25, 2019 5:00 pmASU, Arizona, USA

FoAM’s co-founders, will discuss their interstitial techniques for living with uncertainty, combining experiential futures, generative technologies, labcraft, and the ephemeral tools of panpsychism.

FieldtripFieldtrip: Reader II
June 1, 2019Arizona, USA

Spring field trip, part of Dust and Shadows project.

LectureAnima, Animism, Animation: How Soul-Work Makes the Modern World

Gaymon Bennett

April 8, 2019 5:00 pmASU, Arizona, USA

Like others working in other times and other places, this crew of biotechnologists is in search of the power to bend fate: to take from the dead the secrets needed to remake the living—to achieve a different sort of animation.

SymposiumLife Beyond the Algorithm, Symposium
September 6, 2018 9:00 am – September 7, 2018Amsterdam, NL

The symposium is animated by the growing consensus in the sciences and the humanities that the living world in all its modes—biological, semiotic, economic, affective, social, etc.—escapes finite schema of description.

Public TalkGeomedia: On Mythic Noise and the Design of Geological Communication – Public Talk
April 19, 2018 7:30 pmLiterary Theatre Perdu, Amsterdam, NL

How can the arts and art research help to address global issues related to ecological change and natural disasters? During this evening event, the speakers will give three examples of the way in which the use of raw materials (such as oil or wood) has cultural, political and social consequences.

SymposiumOntogenetics Process Group IV
November 15, 2018Toronto, CA

Symposium related to Ontogenetics Process Group, a research group is animated by the growing consensus in the sciences and the humanities that the living world in all its modes—biological, semiotic, economic, affective, social, etc.—escapes finite schema of description.

FieldtripFieldtrip II: Prototyping and experiments
March 1, 2018Arizona, USA

Second fieldtrip part of the Dust and Shadows project. A collaborative art and design project that reimagines how the mythic and ritualistic past of the desert southwest might be inherited and reinvigorated to intervene in how humans and nonhumans dwell in the rapidly urbanizing desert.

SymposiumOntogenetics Process Group III
February 13, 2018 9:00 amNew Mexico, Santa Fe, USA

Symposium related to Ontogenetics Process Group – a research group is animated by the growing consensus in the sciences and the humanities that the living world in all its modes—biological, semiotic, economic, affective, social, etc.—escapes finite schema of description.

FieldtripFieldtrip III
November 1, 2017 – December 1, 2017Arizona, USA

Fieldtrip II related to Dust and Shadows project

FieldtripFieldtrip I: observations
May 1, 2017 – June 1, 2017Arizona, USA

Spring field trip as a part of the Dust and Shadows project.

ExhibitionOceanfront Property
January 4, 2017 – February 24, 2017Arizona, Phoenix, USA

Culminating in a multimedia exhibition in downtown Phoenix, the project invites participants to challenge their assumptions about how to situate human history within incomprehensible scales of time in the desert.

SymposiumOntogenetics Process Group II
November 13, 2017 4:00 pmArizona, Phoenix

Symposium related to Ontogenetics Process Group – a research group is animated by the growing consensus in the sciences and the humanities that the living world in all its modes—biological, semiotic, economic, affective, social, etc.—escapes finite schema of description.

InstallationUnderwater Archeology
August 1, 2017 8:00 amPhoenix, USA

This installation transports participants to an archeological dig in the desert southwest. We ask that you take time to dig in the sand, manipulate and play with the rocks and debris. This responsive media installation encourages you to experience the different scales of time that are hidden from view. The materials on the gallery floor […]

SymposiumGeo Mediations, Symposium I

Jussi Parikka, Steve Loo, Erin Espelie, Conny Groenewegen, Pieter Paul Pothoven, Adam Nocek and Patricia Pisters

June 15, 2017 8:30 am – June 16, 2017 10:30 pmMediamatic, Amsterdam, NL

What can we learn about contemporary geological processes and the role of humans therein by looking at media objects and digital culture? The symposium Geo Mediations celebrates the entanglements of media and geological events. The evening program brings together a wide ensemble of voices in both talks and artwork presentations.

FieldtripFieldtrip II: Research Questions
July 1, 2017 – August 1, 2017Arizona, USA

Summer field trip, part of Dust and Shadows project. A collaborative art and design project that reimagines how the mythic and ritualistic past of the desert southwest might be inherited and reinvigorated to intervene in how humans and nonhumans dwell in the rapidly urbanizing desert.

InstallationFashion Machine Installation at Mediamatic
June 1, 2017 8:00 am – October 17, 2017 8:00 pmMediamatic, Amsterdam, NL

An invasion of space by re-recycling matter. The fashion industry: a beautiful but polluting business. The fast pace of clothing production accounts for devastating amounts of material and immaterial consumption, resulting in the misuse of water, chemicals and (child) labour. How to deal with this tempting but harmful situation? Conny Groenewegen sets out to visualise its enormity by transforming fashion’s leftovers into art that takes over our immediate habitat.

SymposiumOntogenetics Process Group
April 19, 2017 11:00 amNew Mexico, Santa Fe, USA

Symposium related to Ontogenetics Process Group, New Mexico edition.