Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ed Cohen talk, October 5th

Ed Cohen, author of A Body Worth Defending, will be giving a talk at CalArts on Wednesday, October 5th. More info on our events page. Below is the trailer for a film project Ed did with Ardele Lister.

flower/power from ardele lister on Vimeo.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

bernard stiegler

public lecture, on tuesday april 12th, 7:30pm, at calarts (langley)

dominic pettman

from jayson lantz, ma in aesthetics and politics:

Reading Andy Clark's chapter from _Cyborgs Unplugged_ (particularly the mention of Kevin Warwick's plan to electronically connect himself with his wife), I was reminded of a tv program I worked on with Paper Tiger Television a couple years back. Considering that it deals with a sort of posthuman love, features Dominic Pettman (who was a contributor to the In Media Res posthumanism week) and engages with Donna Haraway, I figured it might be of interest/worth passing on:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

posthumanism week... in medias res. announcement below:

In Media Res is hosting a series of brief postings on posthumanism and inviting reader participation and dialogue through postings.

Have a look and feel free to participate:

Monday March 7, 2011 – Dominic Pettman (New School) presents: This Dog Wants Cupcakes – A Brief Reflection on the Emergence of the Face

Tuesday March 8, 2011 – Ron Broglio (Arizona State University) presents: The Alien Wonder of Animal Worlds

Wednesday March 9 , 2011 – Eva Rorandelli (Artist) presents: Portrait of a Posthuman

Thursday March 10, 2011 – Timothy Welsh and Edmond Chang (University of Washington) present: Would You Kindly?: Bioshock and Posthuman Choice

Friday March 11, 2011 – r. d. crano (Ohio State University) presents: "A More Vital Communication": Telepathic Hallucination and the Proto-Posthuman Event

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

can thought go on without a body?

can art go on without a body?

we discussed this clip in my posthumanism class yesterday:

this had been on my mind since diedrich diederichsen's visit in my thesis seminar last week (the intro is in german):

and then there is, of course, our own machine orchestra:

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

house of cards

i was reminded of this after hearing matt mcgarvey's talk on perception a few weeks ago:

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Pope cannot donate his organs

someone should write a paper explaining the history of why the pope's body parts cannot be donated; even though he carries a donor card, he cannot donate his organs because his body belongs to the church:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

vanessa beecroft

check out some of vanessa beecroft's projects, from vb45 (2001) onwards:

giorgio agamben discusses beecroft's work in an essay titled "nudity", published in the book nudities. we are reading a chapter from this book, "identity without the person", in my posthumanism class.

Bioart in The Fifth Element

bioart in science magazine

from michael bryant, an article in the new scientist about bioart:

Friday, January 21, 2011

akira and repo man

two clips that seem relevant (both films were recommended to me by james wiltgen):

tetsuo's mutation from the classic anime akira

and the closing scene from repo man, in which the chevy malibu begins to look like kac's alba

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Biotechnic Opera (Novum series at Strophe)

This is happening on January 22nd (for more info, click here).

The flyer was designed by Megan Broughton, who took my "Take Care of Yourself" class.

Who owns your genes?

On Henrietta Lacks:

On the question of biological material as property:

More on this in Vandana Shiva's Biopiracy book.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Carsten Höller, SOMA

Footage of Carsten Höller's project at Hamburger Bahnhof museum in Berlin:

For more info, click here and here.

The part with the mice at 0:55 reminded me of the grid in Tron.

More reindeer art, this time by Tea Mäkipäa, here.