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River Publishers Series in research 

On Media, On Technology, On Life - Interviews with Innovators

Editors:
Arthur Clay, Founder and Director, Virtuale, Switzerland
Timothy J. Senior, co-founder and director of supersum, UK

ISBN: 9788770225953

e-ISBN: 9788770225946

Price: €0.00

Available: March 2021

Print book available at List Price

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Description:

The book 'On Media, On Technology, On Life: Interviews with Innovators' features thirteen artist-researchers whose artworks reconfigure the relationships between living bodies, microorganisms, tools, techniques, and institutions to ask new questions of life itself. When encountered for the first time, these are works that seem to challenge a conventional understanding of what artists and scientists do. Through the words of the artists themselves, these interviews explore what it means to spearhead innovative new partnerships able to create work that takes on a life of its own. By posing new questions at the interface between media, technology, and life, the book explores themes such as the life of multi-species bodies, the future of food security in the age of biotechnology, the microbial lives of historic archives, and the biohacker communities of the future. Together, they reveal how we are all actors in this theatre of life innovation.

 


Keywords:

Bioart, innovation, future food s, biotechnology, biohacker communities, bioDIY design fiction, human enhancement, infectious media, participatory evolution, post humanism, trans humanism, speculative design, genetics

Book Contents:



Preface

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Chapter 1

Becoming Media: Yesterday's Fiction; Today's Reality
by Arthur Clay
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Chapter 2

Media and the Theatre of Life Innovation
by Timothy J. Senior
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Chapter 3

Reimagining the Self
by Sonja Bäumel
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Chapter 4

The Invisible World and the Visible Self
by Mellissa Fisher
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Chapter 5

Hidden Stories of Awe and Terror
by Anna Dumitriu
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Chapter 6

A Narrative of Warmth
by Roberta Trentin
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Chapter 7

Living in a Porous World
by Elaine Whittaker
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Chapter 8

The Art of Biological Hermeneutics
by Sarah Craske with Dr. Charlotte Sleigh
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Chapter 9

Literary Phenomena and Alternative Encounters
by Wayne de Fremery
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Chapter 10

All Bets Are Off
by David Lisser
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Chapter 11

Design Fictions and Impossible Futures
by Paul Gong
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Chapter 12

Malleable Bodies: Life Beyond Utilitarianism
by Nestor Pestana
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Chapter 13

From Petri Dish to Big Data
by Alex May
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Chapter 14

Imagining New Life Systems: Consistency Touched
by Boredom Research
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Chapter 15

Radically Rethinking Sericulture
by Vivian Xu
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On Media, On Technology, On Life - Interviews with Innovators