Biographies of VIDA 16.0 jury members

Biographies of VIDA 16.0 jury members

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Article

Jose Carlos Mariátegui (Lima, Perú) José-Carlos Mariátegui is a scientist and media art theoretician. He holds a PhD of Information Systems at London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the founding member of Alta Tecnología Andina, a not-for-profit organization for the development and research of artistic and scientific theories in Latin America. Founded the Festival Internacional de Video/Arte/Electrónica in Lima. He has taught, researched and published extensively on the themes of art, science, technology and society....

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VIDA 16.0 Awards: the winners

VIDA 16.0 Awards: the winners

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Article, News

The VIDA Awards rank among the most important distinctions in the field of new media art. Created in 1999 by Fundación Telefónica, they are currently the only prizes dedicated to art and artificial life. Over the past 15 years, VIDA has consolidated its firm commitment to defining and developing new contemporary artistic practices in the context of technological, scientific, and cultural innovation. The VIDA 16.0 jury, consisting of international experts Honor Harger, Jose Carlos Mariátegui, Marina MacDougall, Mónica Bello, Nell Tenhaaf,...

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Meet the VIDA 16.0 Jury: Marina McDougall

Meet the VIDA 16.0 Jury: Marina McDougall

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Article, News

  Marina McDougall is a curator with a long experience in organizing exhibitions and public programs at the intersection of art, science, nature and culture. The first curator of art and design at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, she has been a visiting curator at the MIT Media Lab, the Museum of Jurassic Technology, the California Academy of Sciences, and the Oakland Museum of California and is a cofounder of the Studio for Urban Projects. She is currently the director of the Exploratorium‘s new Center for Art and...

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Meet the VIDA 16.0 Jury: Nell Tenhaaf

Meet the VIDA 16.0 Jury: Nell Tenhaaf

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Interview, News

  Nell Tenhaaf is among the pioneering artists whose work has explored, since the late 1980s, the cultural implications of biotechnologies and of Artificial Life. She has exhibited her work across Canada, the United States and Europe. Professor in the Visual Arts department of York University in Toronto, Canada, she combines her artistic projects with her work as a researcher and academic. Co-founder and jury Chair for the VIDA Art and Artificial Life International Awards since their inception, Tenhaaf was interviewed last year on the...

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The olfactory art of Eduardo Kac

The olfactory art of Eduardo Kac

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in News

From 17 October 17 to 22 November 2014, the Galerie Charlot in Paris will be holding the exhibition Feeling of Smell, by artist Eduardo Kac, who won a prize at VIDA 3.0 for his installation Genesis(1999). Known for his work in telepresence art and BioArt, the Brazilian artist has had a diverse career ranging from body art to the creation of hybrid organisms; like the “plantanimal”, created by inserting Kac’s own genes into a petunia for the Natural History of the Enigma project(2003/2008). His interest in making olfactory art...

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Ars Bioarctica artist residency programme

Ars Bioarctica artist residency programme

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in News

The Finnish Society of Bioart is calling for proposals for the artist residency programme Ars Bioarctica at the University of Helsinki’s Kilpisjärvi Biological Station located in the subarctic region of Lapland. This programme has taken place since 2010 and has now welcomed more than 50 artists, scientists and creators (among them VIDA award winners like Oron Catts or Erich Berger) who have carried out projects specific to this unusual place which is surrounded by nature. The resident artists are provided with accommodation, a place to...

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Balance-Unbalance: art, science, and the environment

Balance-Unbalance: art, science, and the environment

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in News

  In 2015, the yearly international symposium Balance-Unbalance will take place in Arizona, and will look at the ways in which interdisciplinary research which combines art, science and new technologies can develop initiatives that promote awareness of the environment and sustainable practices. In light of the unprecedented challenges which climate change brings, this symposium sets out to bring artists, scientists, researchers, theorists and cooperation agencies together to find solutions and promote knowledge of the problems caused by...

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Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Obra Sonora

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Obra Sonora

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in News

  Until 1 November, the London gallery Carroll/Fletcher will welcome an individual exhibition from Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, co-founder and former artistic director of VIDA. Entitled Obra sonora, this exhibition comprises four installations in which the artist uses sound as a basis for an artistic creation which invites us on an unusual auditory adventure Lozano-Hemmer uses the concept of “speakers as pixels” in his works, which comprise more than 3000 miniature loudspeakers, each one emitting its own audio. These thousands of...

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Thiago Hersan and Radames Ajna. MEMEMEME: Machines are having all the Fun

Thiago Hersan and Radames Ajna. MEMEMEME: Machines are having all the Fun

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in + VIDA, News

   Thiago Hersan and Radamés Ajna are the recipients of the first Telefónica I+D Incentive, awarded last year at VIDA 15.0 for their project MEMEMEME, an installation in which four smartphones mounted on robotic arms can recognize each other using computer vision and communicate as people would do in a face to face conversation. In addition to receiving the financial incentive, the artists were invited to a month-long residency at the Telefónica I+D headquarters in Barcelona last summer, where they were able to develop their project...

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Archive of Digital Art renewed

Archive of Digital Art renewed

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in News

In 1999 the Image Sciences Department at the Danube University Krems, under Dr Oliver Grau’s management, launched the Database of Virtual Art, a digital artwork archive based on Dr. Grau’s research, which he would subsequently publish in Virtual Art. From Illusion to Immersion (MIT Press, 2002). A leading digital art platform, this database collaborates with artists, researchers and institutions to document thousands of works of art, science and technology. In addition to this monumental archiving effort in a rapidly evolving field...

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