The guardian of the Andean Mountains flaps his wings between frailejones, chusquea, cortadeira, and it greets its siblings tapir, spectacled bear and puma. One day is like a lifetime, since it birth in the egg until death in the top of the snowy mountains. The cold atmosphere of the moor is the home of this feathered giant: the Condor, nowadays, the Condors are in danger of extinction, due to the decrease of their habit. The Moors, the Condor's house, are considered the vital place for the environment. They are like a reserves and water filters, and they work a sponges that retain CO2, take care of global warming.
Neuron Conductor: Visualising cultured neural responses to the introduction of viruses and chemicals through a robotic arm conducting music.
John McCormick, Adam Nash and Asim Bhatti / Australia Deakin Motion.Lab, RMIT University, Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation [email protected]
Neuron Conductor investigates the effects of biological neuron activity, cultured on a microelectrode array, in response to the introduction of viruses and pharmacological treatments. The responses are visualised through the movement of a robot which conducts a unique musical score. The resulting art/science work presents an alternative means of visualising and understanding neural responses as well as raising awareness and accessibility of the research. Neuron Conductor investigates real health issues in a unique manner as well as contemplating the role of non-human agency within hybrid biological / digital systems.
My personal and collaborative practice operates at the intersections of technology and wilderness in the interest of imagining possibilities for human and ecological survival. I draw from legacies found in conceptual art, socially engaged art, and biological art to work across many media, complicating divisions between the technological and the natural. I understand practice to be the work of trying over time to make one’s engagements better, and survival to require flourishing multi-species cohabitation, mutuality and care.
The human body is a complex system of anatomical structures critical to normal function of existence. Doctors in training are educated in both normal and disordered anatomy and physiology. Given that the human framework, intrinsic and extrinsic musculature, and nervous innervation are not easily visualized, helping students attain that knowledge can be challenging. For the majority of students, viewing photographs and illustrations represents the norm, and may be augmented by videos. Further, simply viewing this form of material does not offer significant opportunity for students to “interact” with it, nor to adequately conceptualize it in three dimensions.
Vis. [un]necessary force. A socially engaged creative practice research project
Luz Maria Sanchez Cardona / Mexico Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Lerma [email protected]
Vis is a long-term socially-engaged creative practice research project that —using digital technology as a tool— examines the consequences of violence on the daily life of civilians in contemporary Mexico. This project addresses the tensions that take place in the smallest human unit/group possible: family. Specifically, Vis focuses on families in both rural and urban areas of Mexico, that have one or more members that are not kidnaped nor killed nor present: absentees [ausentes], that is those that were taken away by police-forces, by the military, or by members of drug-cartels. At present the ausentes, their children and/or spouses [not officially orphans or widowers yet], are just numbers and statistics in governmental reports. This project reclaims the experiences of these families by attentive-listening to them, understanding their stories, and engaging them into an active participation into how they would like to be portrayed within the contemporary social ethos. Using the potential of technology through creative-practice, Vis collaborates with these families in order to regain the lost power of their voice —a voice that has been silenced— within a dialogue that has yet to start in Mexico.
Jaime César Bonilla and Yoleiza Toro Bocanegra / Colombia Universidad de Caldas [email protected]
We, city inhabitants, step by step create a memory map. Memory is supposed to be vanished when we, memory bearers leave the world, but spaces are life witness. Trought augmented reality markers installation, QR codes an another mechanisms, we will show you significative places inbetween Manizales and let passerby get closed to those memory bearers that had lived in this place. The person who scan some of this markers could know a instant about the person and events took place to make it alive and make a new self-experience becoming it in a memory circle “AHÍ”.
Follow The Void Live is an audiovisual journey that seeks to create worlds or dimensions that stimulate the dance of the senses from ambient sounds, glitch, break beat and synthwave. This project is the result of a process of research and creation that materializes from the composition, manipulation and adaptation of sonorous atmospheres for the creation of sounds and live images, these processes of creation pursue to provide the viewer an experience in which he can integrate with the act from synesthetic activations provided by the artist.
Sahar Sajadieh / USA Media Arts and Technology Department at University of California, Santa Barbara [email protected]
In our daily interactions with technology, we have accepted digital reproductions of others’ voice and image as alternatives to the real ones. “Hello, My Dear” is a participatory durational performance piece, which explores the new dynamics of human interaction in telecommunication and the significance of the copresence of another human on the other side. It examines human perception and sensitivity towards detecting the immediacy of interaction during encounters mediated by video communication.