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Symposium on Innovation, Biodesign, Culture and Technology

20-21 June 2017, 3D Projection Lab ART2-15, School of Art, Design and Media - NTU
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The front  lines between Art,Culture,Biodesign,and Technology and knowledge­  production seem to be in transformation. Based on the vivid interest in inter-disciplinary dialogue that characterized social linking of different individuals and groups as well as dialogue between and across disciplinary lines and practices, is the main focus of the symposium.

“Bio is the new Digital, Digital is the new Bio”

Veronica Ranner

Keynote Speaker

Ionat Zurr, PhD

SymbioticA - The Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts School of Human Sciences, The University of Western Australia

Audrey Ng

School of Art, Design and Media at NTU

Marcus Vogl

Associate Professor in Graphic Design, Myers School of Art at the University of Akron

Suzanne Anker

, Bio Art Lab - Fine Arts Department
School of Visual Arts

Werasak Surareungchai, PhD

Chair, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Graduate Research Program at KMUTT, Thailand

Pat Pataranutaporn

Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University

Ben Shedd

Professor Digital Filmmaking at the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University

Galina Mihaleva

Assistant Professor School of Art, Design and Media

Vibeke Sorensen

Chair, School of Art, Design and Media at NTU

Melentie Pandilovski
, PhD

Director of Riddoch Art Gallery, Manager Arts & Culture Development City of Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia

Margarita Benitez

Fashion Technologist, Assistant Professor in Fashion Design at Kent State University’s Fashion School

Diego Gonzalez-Zuniga

Senior Engineer at Samsung Research UK.

Lisa Onaga

Assistant Professor History, College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Frederic Zenhausern, Ph.D., MBA, FNAI

Director, Center for Applied Nanobioscience and Medicine, College of Medicine Phoenix, University of Arizona

Lorenzo Masia

School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering College of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering at NTU

Shashi Jain

IoT Innovation Manager at Intel

Alexander N. Melkozernov

College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ

The field of art that interacts  with the practices of science and technologies is commonly referred to new and innovative field. However, with the new wave of environmentalism,a further wave of artists working with methods and questions related to scientific research has also emerged. The mediators of science and technology are unavoidable, whether  dealing with global economy or animal rights, computer modelling or carbon emissions.The symposium seeks to contextualize the practices of art&science both in the contemporary atmosphere  and the history of contemporary art.

Since the dawn of humanity, nature has inspired and ignited curiosity in human, to design and invent solutions that imitate the aesthetics and efficiency of nature. As the age of machine arise, this symbiotic relationship between human and nature has been putting aside. The exponential increase in computational power according to Moore’s law and the Internet in last 50 years have fuel many milestone discoveries from human genomic sequencing to renewable energy. By connecting these knowledge, new paradigm of thinking that re-focus on understanding the genius behind biological processes and applying them to create sustainable solution, such as biomimicry, bioengineering, biofabrication have emerged.

The aim of this symposium is to bring together  artists and scientists from all over the world  to present  and discuss interdisciplinary investigations  between  the  domains  of science and art including  avant-garde  research and paradigms of interdisciplinary cooperation. Based on the vivid interest in inter-disciplinary dialogue, social linking of different individuals and groups,as well as dialogue between and across disciplinary  lines and practices, focusing on existing and potential interactivity between art and science is a main focus of the symposium

Assistant Professor Galina Mihaleva


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