Critical perspectives on the politics of cosmetics

Back to the general themes of this festival, I am reminded of Fernanda D’Agostino’s claim that exploring science with art may uncover the unseen. I would add that the unseen can consist of many disparate things: from Butler’s revelation on its more personal and visceral senses, we quickly discover that […]

seeing the invisible as art practice

Seeing the invisible and making the invisible visible is what Fernanda D’Agostino seeks in her art practice. Her collaborations with Biomechanist Dr. Bret Tobalske and cinematographer Harry Dawson, Environmental Studies Professor John Reuter, and, more recently, with choreographers and programmers, revolve around revealing elements that we normally don’t see (but we can […]

New Pedagogical models: Broad Vision. the arts and science of looking

 Broad Vision, a special  program that gives a chance to students across the University of Westminster to entertain a process-based series of collaborations with a special focus on science visualization and visual learning, gave us a glimpse not only on the empowering potential of collaborative teaching and learning, but also […]

Let the show begin: CC:me at the Redhead Gallery

…and so it begins,  a steamy  evening in Toronto, at the readhead gallery,  the remotest space at the back of 401 Richmond  street building… CC:me borrows the title from the pre-computer fax machine nomenclature “Carbon Copy” where Carbon is also one of the materials featured in this mixed media installation. In […]

Always Already New 2011: Deep Involvement of Education

Planetary Collegium, M-Node & NABA Media Design & New Media Art, Noema present Always Already New 2011: Deep Involvement of Education “Fragmentation, specialization and sameness will be replaced by wholeness, diversity and, above all, a deep involvement. […] Tomorrow’s educator will be able to set about the exciting task of creating […]

Always Already New 2011: Deep Involvement of Education – Scheduling

Planetary Collegium, M-Node & NABA Media Design & New Media Art, Noema present     Always Already New 2011: Deep Involvement of Education FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER Symposium Always Already New 2011 Deep Involvement of Education 15.00-15.25 Introduction: Antonio Caronia 15.30-15.55 Keynote: Bifo Berardi 16.00-16.15 Gabriela Galati 16.15-16.30 Eugenio Tasselli 16.30-16.45 […]

manuality and craft

2) manuality I should probably not separate what I consider “manual” from “craft”. however, there was something very ingenuous,  concrete and…well evoking the  “working with hands” in the projects presented by theEDGE laboratory I was very impressed by the material being produced at the EDGE adaptive lab at Ryerson university. […]

Syn-apsis/Syn-soma

When I was ordering my notes for the blog I realized that  two events, respectively the Speed Dating for artists and scientists and the gallery exhbition had the same prefix: Syn, used to express something acting together, united, in SYN-chrony. In the first case, syn-apsis normally refers to the fusion […]