The British Academy recently brought together a panel of experts in robotics, economics, retail and sociology to talk about how technology is reshaping our working lives. This review summarises their thoughts on the role of automation in the workplace now and in the future, and argues for the need to recalculate the value we place on tasks within society.
'In Defence of Serendipity : For a Radical Politics of Innovation' by Sebastian Olma asks how the creative industries got creativity so wrong and describes the conditions needed to enable a creative culture that inspires radical visions of the future.
For its thirty-year anniversary, transmediale in collaboration with curator Inke Arns, fabricate a space for exhibiting alien matter. The exhibition features thirty artists from Berlin and beyond envisioning the Earth as inhabited with terrestrial materials that are warped by man and technology thus encompassing the possibility to be or become alien to humans.
One & Other is part of the Zabludowicz Collection’s annual Testing Ground project. The show is a curatorial collaboration between MA Curating students from Chelsea College of Arts and CASS, London Metropolitan University. One & Other threads the simultaneously disturbing yet beautiful dualities between the simulated daily persona humans perform and genuine human presence – the distinction between real and the Other.
Kristian Lukić reviews Armin Medosch's New Tendencies – Art at the Threshold of the Information Revolution (1961-1978), comparing the movement's approach and relationships with the wider contemporary art world with art at the threshold of the Information Revolution.
That Ends That Matter is a three-channel video installation by Jean-Paul Kelly exploring the lack of transparency elucidating a direct relationship between physical materiality and subjective perception of each individual. Kelly regularly attended the City of London Magistrate’s court in Central London as a visitor for eight weeks, recollecting a process whereby documentation is strictly prohibited.
Garrett Lynch reviews HFT The Gardener, the recent exhibition by Susan Treister at Annely Juda Fine Art, London. The review relates Treister's work to the artistic visualisation of networks and the links between network structures and art practice.
Pedro Marum reviews IGNORANCE: The Power of Non-Knowledge, an event of Disruption Network Lab in Berlin, which discusses ways and strategies to explore, unveil and unmake ignorance and its political, legal and social uses in everyday life.
The 2015 film Dreams Rewired (dirs. Manu Luksch, Martin Reinhardt, Thomas Tode) screened at Watermans, London on Nov 13th. By comparing historic and current responses to new media, the film makes links between time periods and spaces. This review takes snippets from the film as starting points to introduce some of its main themes.
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