Preservation of electronic and digital art in the context of expographic spaces and museums: An information management perspective
Tadeus Mucelli and Pablo Gobira / Brazil
This article aims to elucidate two fields of interest on the aspect of information management by museology and other actors of 'art systems'. The first field refers to the issue of the preservation of 'digital' information focused on the perspectives and dilemmas in digital arts. The second one seeks to discuss memory issues through the access of information present in the context of management, curatorship and mediation, mainly in the context of digital arts and inserted in the perspectives raised by the article, regarding information capacity to perform and allow such processes, access and memory.
FAD - Digital Art Festival
21st Century Brazilian Computer (Experimental) Art
This paper refers to the development of (Experimental) Computer Art in Brazil, during the period 2004-16, from a frame view of artists researchers involved with the commitment of producing Computer Art exhibits, mainly the annual series of exhibitions EmMeio – Art and Technology. These exhibitions address the organization and strengthening of different Computer Art groups around the country. We highlight the role of the Art Institute at University of Brasilia, pioneer in this research area, promoting spaces for discussions, courses, theoretical- practical methodologies and exhibitions. The art modalities shown use innovative devices, concepts, modes of manufacturing, organizing data and information deeply inter-mediated by computational technologies while integrated with Computer Science, Robotics, Neuroscience, Ecology, Mathematics and Physics, among others.
Transmedia as a tool for the reconstruction of collective memory in post-conflict scenarios in Colombia
Alba Lucía Cruz Castillo and Jesús Alejandro Guzmán Ramírez / Colombia
Universidad de La Salle, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano
In the context of Colombia's reconciliation process, and in light of the dynamics of country reconstruction in which post-conflict is framed, it is necessary to create spaces for the construction of collective memory and future scenarios that allow the rapprochement between the actors of the Conflict to be able to consolidate a new vision of its reality. In this sense, alternatives should be sought that, in the light of the new forms of representation, allow the formation of narratives and facilitate the participants of this type of process to understand the new scenario that they pose and of which they are art and part for the consolidation of Truth and trust.
Poetic Instinct – Aesthetic experience as a vital function
This paper aims to discuss the concept of poetic instinct, considering the urgent need to reformulate the relationship between humans and nature considering technological ubiquity and its affective side effects. We start by analyzing the current process of disaffection and the impact of our intellectual, social and technical development on our abilities of perception. We approach Yuasa Yasuo’s body theory that develops a comprehension of the body based on four levels of consciousness. We get inspired by his theory to discuss the process of perception, analyzing how we can understand the aesthetic experience as a vital function. Finally, we present the performance “Avocado Tree, we’ll follow your act” and the installation “Preamar” to discuss two approaches of the poetic instinct in an artistic practice and discuss the role of technology on this proposed poetic reading of the survival instinct.
Extending/Appending The Perceptual Apparatus: A History of Wearable Technology in Art
Blake Johnston, Micahel Norris, Ajay Kapur and Jim Murphy / New Zealand, USA
Our understanding of how we perceive the world, and our ability to manipulate it, has become increasingly mediated by technology. As this technology progresses, the possibilities for a closer coupling between technology and our sensing faculties is possible, blurring the line between body and technology. This paper explores the history of the relationship between wearable technology and our perceptual apparatus. It spans from the invention of the lens through to the current exploration of embedded technology, which allows for the manipulation of the perceptual apparatus itself. This paper discusses the various ways in which the relationship between our perceptual apparatus and forms of wearable technology has been developed and explored in the arts. It then uses this framework to speculate on new works, and describes two new works by the author: Your Hearing Them, and Your Localisation Exposed.
Creation of meaning in processor-based artefacts
Miguel Carvalhais and Pedro Cardoso / Portugal
Processor-based artefacts are often created following conventions inherited from analogue media forms, allowing the development of experiences that, in spite of the new platforms, are not fundamentally different from those that were already possible in the previous contexts. But contemporary media and arts often use processor-based artefacts focusing on conceptual and mechanical principles that do not attempt to simulate earlier forms but rather explore their computational nature. These systems bring about new modes of reading and new challenges, to both readers and artists or designers. In order to optimize the usage of processor- based media, creators need to understand how these artefacts are interpreted and how readers develop processes of creation of meaning in procedural contexts. This will allow authors to ground their practices on procedurality rather than only on surface con- tents, and to make a constructive use of contingent behaviour, learning, adaptation, selection, and other traits of these systems, not being limited to the emulation of well-established media forms. This paper outlines some of these challenges and proposes designing for the meaningful interpretation of computational artefacts.
INESC TEC / Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade do Porto, iD+ / Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade do Porto
Fostering care and peaceful multispecies coexistence with agential provotypes
Raune Frankjaer / Denmark
Human societies are deeply entangled with biotic and abiotic entities that constitute and sustain our life-world, consequently to address peaceful coexistence within and between human societies, necessitates addressing a much broader issue: peaceful multispecies coexistence and the end of environmental violence. Key to this is a change of the present dominant neoliberalist ontology, which is wreaking havoc on the planet, socially and ecologically. This paper introduces agential provotyping as a catalyst to prompt a dialectic process of re ection of the assumptions and beliefs, which constitute the foundation of our present exploitative and human-centered value system. Agential provotypes are tools of subversive design practice, which are readily accessible design artifacts aimed at a broad heterogeneous public that reveal the taken-for-granted elements of the human life-world through playful interaction and aesthetic experience. The paper starts by explicating the relationship with provotyping as emerging from systems design and posi- tions agential provotypes in relation to critical design.
Designing for Bottom-Up Adaptation to Extreme Heat
Jennifer Weiler, Stacey Kuznetsov, Piyum Fernando, Emily Ritter, Nathan Greene and Priyanka Parekh / USA
Arizona State University
In the wake of global climate change, our world is projected to heat up and experience more extreme heat waves over the next few decades. Phoenix, Arizona, where this research was conducted, is one of the hottest locations on the planet and presents a testbed for understanding and addressing heat-related challenges. This paper focuses on adaptation as a design strategy that compliments existing approaches to mitigate human impact on the environment. We report on findings from a summer-long diary study that reveals how extreme heat impacts human lives, how participants cope with extreme heat. These findings motivated our critical making work themed around adaption, focusing on artifacts for visualizing, coping with, and utilizing extreme heat. In constructing these artifacts, we critically reflect on both the benefits and drawbacks of designing for adaptation and suggest hybrid approaches that mitigate human impact on and help people adapt to climate change.