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LECTURE: Artist Samuel Swope speaks about "Flight and Air as Medium"

October 29, 2021

14:00-16:00 (UTC+1) 

Location: Zoom


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

(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.

Please register here.
Se lecture poster here.
For information contact main organizer Dylan Cawthorne 


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:
October 12, 2021
16:00-18:00 (UTC+1) 
Location: SPACE10, Copenhagen

October 12th at the CAFx festival

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:
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, and the University of Copenhagen.

TECHFORUM: Automation Futures

September 30, 2021
13:00-16:00 (UTC+1) 
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?

See the  program
Please register here 
For information contact Stig Børsen Hansen

Lecture by Rosi Braidotti

The Critical Posthumanities

Lecture on April 29, 2021 (on zoom)

From 12:00-14:00 (UTC+1)


See PowerPoints from the presentation


Read more about the lecture here


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).  

Read more about the book symposium here

Tecnological Visions of Earth: Remote Visions and Disembodied Landscapes

Friday, March 12, 2021, on zoom

See programme and watch the three presentations

Read the review here

Tech Forum#1: Drones, Cities and Futuring

Friday, February 26, 2021
Due to Covid-19, the lectures/workshop  will be on zoom 

Read the recap here from the workshop and watch the two presentations

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
Virtual Event 

See programme and watch keynote presentation with Mercedes Bunz


Workshop - Center for Technology and Culture (HUM-TEK)

January 24, 2019
from 10:00-14:00
SDU-Odense campus - Vidensbyen

Lecture: "What is the History of Technology as a Field, professor, David Nye

See the program of the workshop here 

Last Updated 01.11.2021