Ubiquitous data, Art & Design
With the advent of sensor systems, a multitude of signals in our environment is translated into data and information, shaping our thoughts, behaviour, and social interactions. Often, pragmatic sense-making is overshadowed by technological wonder or even a form of technology mysticism.
This presentation covers my artistic practice over the past five years focusing on the phenomenon of ubiquitous data and how to leverage its underlying properties for art and design.
In my projects, I take a multifaceted approach at data, looking at what it can tell us and where we need to look beyond in our sense-making. This presentation also showcases the design and implementation of connected systems and creative technologies that can be an important driver of insight and engagement, and make complex art practice possible in different contexts.
Toolkit of Care?
What do we want a toolkit of care to be? To Do? To avoid?
This guided discussion will consider questions such as: how might self-care and care for others both clash and complement each other? How can art collectives care for their members, but also the communities they work in? How should we navigate modalities of difference when considering standards of care?
Can art and ethics clash, and if so, how should such conflicts be resolved?
The Buffer Fringe
The Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival, a festival in the in-between space of Cyprus, the buffer zone between the two parts of the island, has taken place since 2014.
It has captured the imagination and the creativity of artists, curators and peace-builders over the past 9 years, making it the only annual meet-up of artists from across the island.
In his presentation Tomislav Medak will discuss Pirate Care, a project that was convened by Valeria Graziano, Marcell Mars and himself.
Pirate Care is a transnational research project and a network of activists, scholars and practitioners who stand against the criminalisation of solidarity and for a common care infrastructure.