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"Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen run a London based experimental practice that produces fictional objects, photographs, performances and videos exploring the tensions between biology and technology.

Inspired by designer species, composed wilderness and mechanical organs, they set out to create posthuman bodies, bespoke metabolisms, unnatural animals and poetic machines."
art  design  cohenvanbalen  revitalcohen  tuurvanbalen  via:bopuc  animals  biology  artificial  bacteria  biotech  biotechnology  bionics  biosensors  sensors  blood  bodies  body  human  humans  brain  memory  cellularmemory  science  choreography  cities  clocks  cooking  cyborgs  documentary  dogs  eels  electricity  ethics  exhibitiondesign  exhibitions  families  genetics  gold  goldfish  heirlooms  immunesystem  immunity  implants  installations  language  languages  leeches  lifesupport  life  machines  numbers  organs  performance  phantoms  pharmaceuticals  pigeons  birds  placebos  poetics  posthumanism  sheep  psychology  rats  prozac  suicide  soap  spatial  serotonine  superheroes  syntheticbiology  video  yeast  utopia  yogurt  translation 
june 2013 by robertogreco
Edge 250 - ENGINEERS' DREAMS By George Dyson
"Data that are associated frequently by search requests are locally replicated—establishing physical proximity, in the real universe, that is manifested computationally as proximity in time. Google was more than a map. Google was becoming something else
georgedyson  sciencefiction  scifi  singularity  google  intelligence  artificial  ai  dreaming  science  programming  fiction  internet  literature 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Technology Review: TR10: Modeling Surprise
"Combining massive quantities of data, insights into human psychology, and machine learning can help manage surprising events, says Eric Horvitz."
ai  artificial  chaos  collective  psychology  predictions  serendipity  datamining  forecasting  future  futurism  innovation  visualization  intelligence  modeling  technology  statistics  probability  bayesian 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Our Lives, Controlled From Some Guy’s Couch - New York Times
"if you accept a pretty reasonable assumption of Dr. Bostrom’s, it is almost a mathematical certainty that we are living in someone else’s computer simulation"
computers  future  life  mind  philosophy  religion  singularity  technology  simulations  science  matrix  artificial  virtual  virtuality  theory  evolution  neuroscience  visualization  existence  perception 
august 2007 by robertogreco
Are You Living in a Computer Simulation?
"... at least one of the propositions is true: 1 human species is likely to go extinct before reaching a “posthuman” stage; 2 any posthuman civilization is unlikely to run a significant number of simulations of their evolutionary history 3 we are liv
academia  mind  artificial  simulations  computer  computing  consciousness  theory  technology  philosophy  science  matrix  evolution  neuroscience  visualization  virtuality  singularity  scifi  futurism  existence  religion  perception  debate 
august 2007 by robertogreco
BLDGBLOG: Ground Conditions
"It turns out that part of San Francisco is actually built on the wrecked and scuttled remains of old ships...In other words, when you walked downstairs to grab a jar of preserved fruit – you stepped into the remains of an old ship."
architecture  sanfrancisco  water  cities  construction  ships  wrecks  artificial  fill  california 
june 2007 by robertogreco
BLDGBLOG: If these reefs are islands
"Japan is now growing coral reefs in a bid to extend their territorial sovereignty into the Philippine Sea"
artificial  engineering  japan  islands  politics  law  power  territory  economics  global  international  coral 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society » Solresol
"Words could be spoken, hummed, sung, or played on a musical instrument. In public demonstrations, Sudre would “speak” paragraphs on his violin while his students translated them directly into French."
language  linguistics  music  speech  writing  artificial  history  glvo  solresol 
december 2006 by robertogreco
Robot Discovers Itself, Adapts to Injury
"Nothing can possibly go wrong ... go wrong ... go wrong ... The truth behind the old joke is that most robots are programmed with a fairly rigid "model" of what they and the world around them are like. If a robot is damaged or its environment changes une
ai  robots  artificial  behavior  evolution  science  intelligence  complexity 
november 2006 by robertogreco
Better Than Blood? - Popular Science
"A man-made, pure-white compound called Oxycyte carries oxygen 50 times as effectively as our own blood. Researchers are betting that it’s the best way to treat America’s leading cause of accidental death: traumatic brain injury"
health  artificial  medicine  nature  science  technology  blood 
november 2006 by robertogreco
Competición Internacional de Arte y Vida Artificial
"VIDA 9.0 is the eighth edition of an international competition created to reward excellence in artistic creativity in the fields of Artificial Life and related disciplines. We are looking for artistic projects that address the interaction between “synt
art  competition  science  artificial  life 
august 2006 by robertogreco
self-made objects
"self-made objects investigates how objects might be losing interest in interacting with the users."
technology  gadgets  artificial  intelligence  social 
december 2005 by robertogreco
we make money not art: Self-aware robot
"Junichi Takeno and a team at Meiji University in Japan have engineered a robot that can recognize the difference between a mirror image of itself and another robot that looks just like it."
robots  artificial  intelligence 
december 2005 by robertogreco

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