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“The aim of immersion in possible futures is to break the imaginative gridlock we find ourselves in, when left to navigate our feelings with mere data and numbers. We want to evoke in people the hope that lies beneath the anxiety: that we are more resilient and able than we are led to believe.”
Anab Jain and Hanna Sarsa, on their goals when depicting
“The role of the digital exhibition is not to imitate its physical counterpart. Digital art and its exhibitions exist to examine the affordances of their endemic space.”
AI Anarchies Autumn School co-curators Maya Indira Ganesh & Nora N. Khan share what inspired their imminent “experiments in study, collective learning, and unlearning” at Akademie der Künste Berlin. “The anarchic is not a point of arrival, but a search for practices of memory, body, collectivity, and other logics that can also sustain our hybrid selves,” writes Ganesh.
“The microphones can be used to detect loud noises such as shattering glass if the phone is aware it’s in a driving situation. The on-board barometer can even detect a pressure spike of airbags going off.”
, explaining how new Apple devices’ built-in crash detection capabilities go beyond GPS monitoring, after
that rollercoasters (and other benign events) are triggering false-positives—alerting authorities and loved ones
“Ghost 2565: Live Without Dead Time,” a survey of moving images and performance that resonates with its host environs’ “phantasmagorial city” status, opens in Bangkok. A follow-up to 2018’s
Ghost:2561, the Christina Li-curated program features artists including Meriem Bennani, Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen, Özgür Kar (image: DEATH, 2021), and Diane Severin Nguyen, sharing works that playfully probe and blur “subjectivities, untold stories, and shared visions.”
“If you want to talk about feeling burned out… you can say you’re lying flat.”
, illustrating how Chinese citizens use puns to get around social media censorship. “Lying flat,” for example, is used by young people to refer to “opting out of participation in the hyper-competitive cultures of work and school,” the two write. “This trend has been in response to intense working hours, a widening wealth gap, and a Sisyphean experience of being locked into meaninglessness.”
Damien Hirst starts burning hundreds of artworks corresponding to his 10,000 piece NFT collection after some 4,851 collectors chose to keep their digital asset instead. Launched in July 2021, investors were given a year to decide which to hold—its counterpart would be destroyed. “People think I’m burning millions of dollars of art but I’m not,” Hirst commented on Instagram. “I’m completing the transformation of these physical artworks into NFTs by burning the physical versions.” The Currency
“All these artworks model a kind of care for their audiences, and manifest an adaptable spirit that treats accommodation as an ongoing negotiation, rather than a one-sided relationship.”
“Among Latour’s many contributions, one of the most powerful was his use of the exhibition as a device to probe theories and build useful concepts. From the influential ‘Making Things Public’ to the last one, ‘Critical Zones,’ his work at ZKM Karlsruhe remains a referent.”
1947 – 2022
French philosopher, anthropologist, and sociologist
dies at the age of 75. In his work, the prescient and prolific thinker argued against the objectivity of scientific fact and, increasingly, for a shift towards more-than-human, “Gaian politics” that acknowledge our deep connection with all things.
“Cyborg cockroaches that find earthquake survivors. A ‘robofly’ that sniffs out gas leaks. Flying lightning bugs that pollinate farms in space. These aren’t just buzzy ideas, they’re becoming reality.”
“Safe Mode: Amplified Realities” opens across three different venues in Athens, Greece, borrowing a computing term for crisis considerations. Curator
Foteini Vergidou in collaboration with TILT Platform present works by nearly 20 artists, including Aram Bartholl, Sofia Caesar, Paolo Cirio, Basim Magdy, Elisa Giardina Papa, and Michalis Zacharias (image: Survival Module, 2022) that, in one way or another, “narrate a future where balance is restored.”
“CONTACT ZONES,” an exhibition emerging from the
Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics INHABIT artist-in-residence program, opens at Frankfurt’s Museum Angewandte Kunst. Murat Adash, Céline Berger, and Syowia Kyambi share work emerging from three months of dialogue with institute researchers that, respectively, explores the politics of bodies, the aesthetics of quantification (image: still from Berger’s film AND I MEASURE, 2022), and colonialism.
“This POV camera was a little creepy, because it didn’t notify others when it was turned on. When I revealed I was recording, people would sometimes shout, ‘she’s a fed!’ and run away.”
– Privacy reporter
, describing folks’ cheeky reaction to her recording interactions in the Metaverse. Seriously committing to her story, Hill spent more than 24 hours logged into
, Meta’s VR social network, to get a sense of who the early adopters are, and how they feel about virtual reality.
Silvio Lorusso and Sebastian Schmieg’s “A Slice of the Pie” platform launches as part of “ DYOR,” a crypto art exhibition at Kunsthalle Zürich curated by Nina Röhrs. For its duration, artists can purchase pie segments on a 16 m 2 LED wall to show their work, effectively becoming part of the exhibition. The hustle is broadcast 24/7, inviting remote competition and/or collaboration. Once a day, the pie’s state is frozen and minted as an NFT, starting the cycle anew.
“My trip to space was supposed to be a celebration; instead, it felt like a funeral.”
– William Shatner, recounting the
he experienced during the
aboard Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin shuttle in October 2021. Then 90 years old, the
actor became the oldest living person to venture into space. “I discovered that the beauty isn’t out there, it’s down here, with all of us,” he writes about looking down at a planet in peril. “It was among the strongest feelings of grief I have ever encountered.”
“Long term, I think we will have autonomous vehicles that you and I can buy. But we’re going to be old.”
analyst Mike Ramsey, on the failed promise of an impending driverless future. “You’d be hard-pressed to find another industry that’s invested so many dollars in R&D and that has delivered so little,” notes engineer and industry pioneer
on the persisting tech issues marring the $100 billion sector.
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