Transmediale 2016 / Reflections on Tech, Presence and Intimacy

February 25, 2016 § 1 Comment

Attendees of Transmediale taking a selfie

Foyer installation at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) encouraging conversation and informal exchanges. Credit: Transmediale.de

Berliners told me it’s a highlight of the year so I stayed for Transmediale ‘the post-digital culture event’ held annually at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

The programme was not compatible with my simple 8-bit brain. Even the veterans I petitioned for guidance admitted to information overload, apt considering this year’s theme of anxiety. My final strategy was to neglect most lectures and prioritise hanging out, absorbing installations and workshopping. From these I’m teasing out one strand of interest but for more on the wider experience, read Renee Carmichael’s review.

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A child understanding emotion

September 4, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Soma}News – Issue 6

January 31, 2015 § Leave a comment

Soma-related emotion news from Nov/Dec 2014. Connections to art, tech, memory, smell, touch, memory, pain and more…

People with disabilities empowered through mind-generated art: Jody Xiong.

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Soma}News – Issue 5

November 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

Soma-related emotion news from Sept/Oct 2014. Connections to art, tech, memory, smell, touch, memory, pain and more…

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“What sex and birth look like through an MRI machine” is a collection of Magnetic Resonance Imagery. Beautiful and captivating. (NSFW)

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What are Emotions, Feelings and Sensations? Composite or Hierarchical models?

October 23, 2014 § 3 Comments

A visitor to this blog, Aghar just asked “I have this question: What is a feeling, emotion, and sensation? are they different things?”. Thanks for asking!

So I started reflecting visually…

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Sonja Bäumel

October 1, 2014 § 2 Comments

Sonja Bäumel is a fashion designer based in Austria who collaborates with microbiologists to create stunning art. My favourite at the moment is the Human Petri Dish. Check out her bountiful site. You can also access a full paper she presented at Design4Health 2013 conference here.

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Cartography of the Human Body, 2010/11, in collaboration with Erich Schopf

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Soma}News – July/August

September 10, 2014 § 1 Comment

Soma-related emotion news. Connections to tech, memory, smell, touch, fashion, stand-up comedy and more…

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