Buffalo played a major role in introducing the incubator to both health care (baby incubators at the Pan-American Exposition 1901) and agriculture (Cyphers incubator) and by that help to usher the new area of marrying technology and living bodies. Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr and the workshop participants will reflect on some of the historical and contemporary narratives concerning incubators (or artificial environments which act as life sustaining support mechanisms) in different contexts: The biomedical, agricultural, industrial military complex and entertainment (from the zoo to the freak shows). Understanding of life that is dependent, nurtured and presented through artificial support mechanisms will be discussed in terms of biopolitics, ethics and our shifting cultural perception to life. In this context we look at the living cells (mammalian and bacteria) that were isolated and grown as part of the workshop as well as discuss the fate of the fertile chicken eggs that are incubating in the gallery.
Technē is pleased to announce the following public events for Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr’s residency.
All events are free and open to the public.
Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr, University at Buffalo Residency – through October 10th
The Tissue Culture & Art Project (initiated in 1996), is an on-going research and development project into the use of tissue technologies as a medium for artistic expression.
The Tissue Culture & Art Project (TC&A) was set to explore the use of tissue technologies as a medium for artistic expression. We are investigating our relationships with the different gradients of life through the construction/growth of a new class of object/being – that of the Semi-Living. These are parts of complex organisms which are sustained alive outside of the body and coerced to grow in predetermined shapes. These evocative objects are a tangible example that brings into question deep rooted perceptions of life and identity, concept of self, and the position of the human in regard to other living beings and the environment. We are interested in the new discourses and new ethics/epistemologies that surround issues of partial life and the contestable future scenarios they are offering us.
Visit http://www.tca.uwa.edu.au/ for additional information on the project
Hallwalls, Buffalo Museum of Science, and UB College of Arts & Sciences present
Science & Art Cabaret 14.0:
LOVE YER BRAIN
WED OCT 22, 2014
The Ninth Ward @ Babeville
Admission is FREE
The Science & Art Cabaret is supported by the Technē Institute for Arts & Technology.
The Science & Art Cabaret is an ongoing collaborative program between Hallwalls, the University at Buffalo, and the Buffalo Museum of Science begun in October 2009. The cabaret attempts to bring forth intellectual and creative ideas centered around given themes, in a mash-up of ideas concocted to investigate the connections between these distinct fields of investigation.
Visit Facebook event page for additional information.
The Knight News Challenge: Libraries
is offering a share of $2.5 million for ideas that answer the question: “How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?” We want your ideas on how to re-imagine the role of libraries in the digital age.
You can join Knight for virtual office hours 1 to 2 p.m. ET Tuesday Sept 23 to learn more. Participants can access the meeting online (https://bluejeans.com/731675489/browser using ID 731675489), or participate via phone at 1-888-240-2560.
Submit an entry to the challenge and provide feedback on other submissions by visiting newschallenge.org. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. ET, Sept. 30. Take a look at this blog for additional information, and follow the conversation on Twitter @knightfdn and #newschallenge.
Director of Journalism and Media Innovation
Our mailing address is:
Miami, FL 33131-2349
Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, Harvard GSD
Lecture: Immigrant Ecologies
Monday, September 22
301 Crosby Hall (UB Department of Architecture)
Open Air Institute and The Department of Media Study with co-sponsorship from the Techne Institute are delighted to host botanist Peter Del Tredici, Professor of Landscape Architecture (Harvard University Graduate School of Design) for a public lecture at the University at Buffalo.