Ana Mendes spoke with digital artist Daria Jelonek, who explores the connection between technology and nature. In her work, Jelonek investigates »how humans will live with the increasing amount of technology and the degradation of biophysical nature« and what nature actually is to us.
»Can I borrow your body for one day?« asks BINEMA, an »Art Intelligence« created by Marko Milić, artist and WimmelResearch-Fellow. BINEMA created several »stations« all over the Robert Bosch GmbH campus that could be observed and experienced with a VR headset. Find a video documentation of the project here.
In this manifesto, Nishant Shah juror of the Hash Award 2020 emphasizes the web-residencies that ambitiously, provocatively, and radically responded to the calls. In dealing with the imminent failure of future and the future of our unfolding failure they were strongest when they asked for a system reboot in order to liberate ourselves.
Conversation Room is an acoustically isolated space specially designed for voice that houses conversations between the artist Ariel Bustamante, a Bosch employee, and a computer. This computer is equipped with a simple AI algorithm that allows it to converse with the participants, although it has its own, incomprehensible language.
Mitra Wakil and Fabian Hesse, WimmelResearch-fellows at Platform 12, are two visual artists interested in open-access labs and in turning 3D technologies into social tools. During their time at Bosch’s Center for Research and Advance Engineering in Renningen, they initiated workshops inviting Bosch’s researchers to perform for 3D bodyscans.
WimmelResearch fellow Alexander Werle, who took part in Platform 12 in spring 2018, launched his project with the questions: »How diverse are mobility needs? What about confidence in technology? How do reality and research reality overlap?«
WimmelResearch fellow Julian Palacz reflects on topics about privacy, mass surveillance, and the use of consumer electronics. In his projects at Robert Bosch GmbH, he focuses on the digital and physical traces we leave behind.
The artist Antoni Rayzhekov, a WimmelResearch fellow at Platform 12 in fall 2018, created a sound synthesis with an instrument specially designed in collaboration with sculptor Dimiter Ovtcharov. It turns bacteria living on coins and banknotes into sound. Find a video documentation of his project here.
Artist and WimmelResearch fellow Anna Gohmert focussed in her work at the Bosch Research Campus’s Platform 12 on an important part of our body – the hands. Grasping, controlling, waiting, typing, arranging, and doing nothing are movements and operations in the daily work that Gohmert documented.
In this article, the organizers Paula Kohlmann and Mareen Wrobel, look back on their experiences with the Soft Power Palace Festival.
On February 21, 2020, the international production prize HASH for net-based projects in the field of art, technology, and design will be awarded for the second time at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe.
In the interview with Sandra Oehy, Johanna Bruckner talks about her project Molecular Sex & Synthetic Love. A project that aims at queering normative world views of intimate relations and individual-driven forms of care.
The Aloardi Exchange Programme invited Peruvian artists to present their work in the Schengen area. The program is a project by Aloardi, a collective from Lima active since 1998 and dedicated to experimental and electronic music, media art, acoustic research, and local cultures.
Sahej Rahal’s works aim to construct new narratives – even new worlds. His latest work Juggernaut – a video game populated by AI-controlled objects – is an attempt to bring his Walker sculptures to life and experiment with the algorithms of the nonplayable characters.
We spoke with Sam Lavigne about his proposal for »Rigged Systems« and why humor and language are important elements of his work.
A poetic intervention of artificial intelligence algorithms and automated censorship of the Chinese Internet.
In the village of Ein Qinyya, Palestine, a local mesh network functions as both an organic community intranet and a means of interacting with the environment.
We spoke with DISNOVATION.ORG about their working processes and their thoughts on the role of copy culture, free access, and media piracy.
In her narrative notes and collages the Manila-born writer and independent curator Alice Sarmiento writes about her personal encounter with the labor migration flow in the Philippines, one of the largest labor exporters in the world.
A membrane is employed as a boundary-object and as a site of connectedness. Looking at this dual character of the membrane, the discussion in this issue is about flows, exchange, permeability, and translations, as well as about restraint, rejections, and protected areas.
A Stranger’s Pose blends memoir, travelogue, and storytelling as Emmanuel Iduma relates his journey across several African countries.
This is a ritual causality performative lecture in which memories will be re-encoded with new temporal information embodying the features of Black womxn and Black quantum futurist time(s) o unlock memories from different times and places.
With a widely varied pool of contributions ranging from multimedia content to more experimental forms, this issue includes contemplative and analytical writing in French and English, as well as other media.
During the international literature festival »Membrane – African Literatures and Ideas,« which took place in Stuttgart May 23–26, 2019, David Mathews made documentary drawings of the many voices of Africa and their audience.
A woman who gets lost in a European town in the middle of the night is confronted with the strange feeling of solitude, two foreign languages, and three strangers who are sitting in a shelter, until …