C2 Talya & Eric, Wearables (Part 1) 27.07.

16.00-17.00 / 27.07. pre-register here.

Honesty By Design? Wearable Technology and Cyber-gaze. Workshop (Part I) by Talya Ucaryilmaz & Eric Deibel

Smartwatches, smart glasses or fitness activity trackers have become increasingly popular. They are generally referred as ‘wearable technologies’ because they operate in many frontiers of technology: Health, fitness, military, fashion. In other words, there is no wearable technology, there is wearable information. The primary focus of such technologies is not about the wearablity but the commodification of information by using wearability as a tool. Wearable technologies come with lower expectations about our privacy as well as the distraction of our intimate sphere. This research concerns itself with the fashion technology as an unexplored territory in this debate. Will the wearable information be the next way of cyber-surveillance in a future synchronized by multiple sensors? Is our personal data worthless? Do we need to be transparent all the time?

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C2 Lou Cantor, The Oracle (Part 1) – 27.07.

11.00-13.30 / 27.07.

The Oracle. Workshop (Part 1) (max. 12 participants, pre-register here

The Oracle is a work of speculative fiction. Situated in the future, when all political power and agency has been handed over to Post-Human Intelligence. A monologue is held by an avatar of the new governing power. Representing itself in a form of human-shaped but nevertheless synthetic lips, the consul of new world order remains disembodied and signals its origin in the higher-order. 

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C2 Mirabelle.Zoom Reads You 22.-31.07.

July 22.-31.07. UPD: some spots are still available! 
(max 15. participants of the survey)
Registration: https://calendly.com/mirabellejones/zoom-reads-you

What do our gestures, including our micro / macro facial expressions, nervous ticks, grimaces and glances say about us? What is the story we are telling intentionally or unintentionally when we are on video chat and how does this perpetual storytelling effect our understanding of ourselves and our world? What can we gain from a critical awareness of these questions in conversation with philosophical, aesthetic and sociological concerns?

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CALL FOR ‘HUMAN-TECHNOLOGY’ TRACES

I still need inspiration…

To celebrate 70 years of NSU’s activism and scholarship, in 2019 we embarked upon a series of arts-research projects which reflected the history of NSU and wider expressions of ‘Nordic’ values. From print-making to sound art, to VR installations and performances, our ten artists have been using every artistic-research-method under the sun! CLICK HERE to see how they’ve been putting it all together.

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* The above image is sculpture called “EŦNICITY INC.” by @nathanael.lebret, one of the artists commissioned to explore NSU’s relationship with ‘Nordicness’, in project Into The Forest…