LECTURE: Artist Samuel Swope speaks about "Flight and Air as Medium"
October 29, 2021
This HUM-TECH artist talk from Samuel Swope explores how art and engineering can inform one another, and how he has engaged this intersection in his own research and studio practice. Swope is an artist, technologist, and academic most recognized for his research and development of what he describes as aerial art. Merging multiple media and engineering practices, Swope constructs and controls aesthetic systems that work with air and are often themselves airborne. Throughout his research and studio practice he concerns the behavioral dimensions of control processes, and he often engages with issues on hybridity, atmosphere, autonomy, and the non-human. Sculptural drones, flying hybrids, artificial winds, and micro-atmospheres name a few examples. For Swope, aerial art frames air; giving it a perceptible and systematic volume. The convergence of flight and air as mediums for art affects their context as both subject matters and objects of science while also rendering and foregrounding the states and dynamics of air and the airborne in all sensory qualities.
Samuel Swope samueladamswope.com
(b. 1984 in Missouri, USA and based in Hong Kong) Samuel Swope’s recent solo exhibitions include Ready\Set\Fulfill, in collaboration with Andrew Luk, de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong (2021); Ecotone, Design Society, Shenzhen, China (2018); Currents, Lotsremark, Basel, Switzerland (2017); Dead Air, 100ft Park, Hong Kong (2017); and Hyperobject: rendering the non-human, duo-solo exhibition with Fito Segrera, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, China (2016). From 2018 - 2019 Swope was a Visiting Artist faculty member for the Art and Technology Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Starting Fall 2021 he will join Hite Art Institute at the University of Louisville as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.
Drone Imaginaries research partners working on experimental filmic research methodologies with the drone
Rikke Munck Petersen, Kristin Veel and Kassandra Wellendorf have from August to October 2021 worked on a series of workshops aimed at exploring filmic research methodologies with the drone and on-ground filming. This has resulted in five cinematic chapters with five different voices that together makes up a short film on the landscape around Gl. Holtegård, on transitions, on cyborgs, on drone filming, on on-ground filming, on caretaking and about experimental research methodologies. It culminates at the screening and panel event:
TOUCH: FILM SCREENINGS AND DEBATE ON ARTISTIC RESEARCH PRACTICES FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
October 12, 2021
Location: SPACE10, Copenhagen
October 12th at the CAFx festival: https://www.cafx.dk/event/touch-film-screenings-and-debate-on-artistic-research-practices-for-a-sustainable-future
The film and workshop experiments are done by Rikke Munck Petersen, Hongxia Pu, Kent Pørksen, Henriette Steiner, Sofie Stilling, Kristin Veel, and Kassandra Wellendorf, all researchers, landscape architects, media and cultural theorists, filmmakers, photographers at University of Copenhagen, in collaboration with the IGN International Academy 2021 Professors Anne Whiston Spirn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and Hugh Campbell, University College Dublin, Ireland.
This event is for free but sign-up is required. The session will be held in English: https://www.facebook.com/events/569701887582170/
The event combines an introduction to artist Jakob Kirkegaard’s work, screenings of recent co-creative film work and a conversation about the film medium – including drone footage – as a means for exploration, collaboration and reflection. Film and sound creates awareness through tangible or imaginary visions and can thereby suggest alternative forms of knowledge and action in architecture.
Panel participants include artists and researchers from Denmark and abroad: Jacob Kirkegaard, Rikke Munck Petersen, Hugh Campbell (IR), Anne Whiston Spirn (USA) and Igea Troiani (UK). The session is a collaboration between CAFx, https://www.surroundingslab.org/explore/touch and the University of Copenhagen.
TECHFORUM: Automation Futures
September 30, 2021
Location: DIAS Aud. at SDU-Odense campus (physical). See poster here.
Automation is changing the way we work, think, and collaborate. For better or worse, robots are widely expected to take our jobs, disrupt industries, and transform society. The possibilities of automation drive economic and technological visions of the future, informing ideas about education, work, manufacturing, growth, and leisure. The fully automated future will be one of self-driving cars, hamburger-flipping robots, and delivery drones. But what is real, and what is science fiction? And what is automation, after all, historically and presently?
Lecture by Rosi Braidotti
Lecture on April 29, 2021 (on zoom)
From 12:00-14:00 (UTC+1)
Book Symposium: Philosophers of Technology
Friday, March 19, 2021 (the symposium was held in English)
From 12:30-15:00 (on zoom)
The Center for Culture and Technology hosted a book symposium on the newly published Philosophers of Technology (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2020).
Tecnological Visions of Earth: Remote Visions and Disembodied Landscapes
Friday, March 12, 2021, on zoom
Tech Forum#1: Drones, Cities and Futuring
Friday, February 26, 2021
Due to Covid-19, the lectures/workshop will be on zoom
Infrastructural Sensibilities: Straight lines and the quetion of the following
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Due to Covid-19, the lecture will be on zoom
Opening of the Center for Technology and Culture & Lecture
Friday, Nov 6, 2020
Workshop - Center for Technology and Culture (HUM-TEK)
January 24, 2019
SDU-Odense campus - Vidensbyen
Lecture: "What is the History of Technology as a Field”, professor, David Nye