Past Event

Time-based media in the museum: conserving and activating performance

Bergit Arends, University of Bristol, and Louise Lawson, Tate Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square 6 February 2021, 6–7.30pm. Free, booking required This joint talk offers insights into collections of performance art at Tate and the performance of historic collections by contemporary artists at natural history museums. We discuss the processes of archiving, conservation and activation of …

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Volumetric Ecologies: Environments, bodies and mediated worlds

14 June 2019, 10:00 – 20:00, Goldsmiths, University of London Building up or digging down, simulating more-than-human bodies, imagining new and fantastical volumes or managing resources, volumetrics are continuously figuring and refiguring life and living. From the fossil fuel industry to the so-called creative industries, computational practices are being deployed to imagine and materialise new …

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Shannon Mattern: Data fantasies and operational facts: 5G’s infrastructural epistemologies

Date: 31 May 2019, 6pm, Keynes Library Free, but booking is advised. Book here. The “5G Revolution” promises to deliver lightning-speed connections, immersive entertainment, seamlessly connected sentient things and city systems, high-precision geolocation, and “last mile” coverage for those who’ve historically been marginalized. Yet the realization of such a datafied dreamworld, where everyone and everything is networked, depends …

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Holograms in the Museum

Fri, 1 March 2019, 18:30 – 20:00 Keynes Library, School of Arts Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD Free, but booking required. Book here. This event explores the increasing role of holographic technology in the arts and cultural sector. Today the term “hologram” is often used to describe a wide variety of three-dimensional and virtual …

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Leonardo da Vinci and Perpetual Motion: Visualising Impossible Machines

6 February – 12 March 2019 Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck, School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 10am-8pm, Saturday: 10am – 5pm (term time, unless otherwise stated) Can one have perpetual motion? The search for the perfect machine, which would work with total efficiency and be self-sufficient ad infinitum, occupied natural philosophers …

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Alan Warburton – Terminal Worlds and Alt.Simulations

Fri 23 November 2018, 18:00 – 21:00 Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD Free, but booking required. Book here. A screening/lecture in which artist and designer Alan Warburton discusses the evolving algorithms, functions, features and workflows of CGI software. Warburton examines the (photo)realistic simulations and worldbuilding paradigms of the CGI industry, as well the artists …

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Slow Software: An alternative story of how our digital infrastructure gets made and maintained

Prof. Dr. Paula Bialski (Leuphana University of Lüneburg) Fri 16 November 2018, 18:30 – 20:00 Birkbeck, University of London, Room 106, 43 Gordon Square Free, but booking required. Register here. Beyond the speedy whirlwind of the Silicon Valley, behind the Zuckerbergs, Musks and Thiels and their 80-hour work weeks and save-the-world-with-technology mentality, lies a different story …

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Vasari Digital Animation Series: Herb Shellenberger

Birkbeck Cinema, 30th June 2018, 2:30pm Free entrance, book your tickets here. In this edition of the Vasari Digital Animation Series we invite curator Herb Shellenberger to deliver an illustrated lecture on the subject of curating experimental animation, discussing past projects and approaches to working with animated moving images across media. Herb Shellenberger Herb Shellenberger is …

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