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MAKING IN TRANSIT - THE FINALE - COMMUNITY, COLLABORATION, CORPOREALITY
Thu 23 March 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
This is the final installment of Making in Transit at The Cube. On Thursday the 23rd of March we close our exhibition with a talk about COMMUNITY, COLLABORATION, CORPOREALITY. We'll be exploring the digital realm and the digital technology interfaces with our own anatomy - from online collaboration, to creative digital technologies, implantable neuromodulation devices that can help control chronic pain and 'brainjacking'. Will this be the end of us all?
We will celebrate online collaboration as well as call in to question issues of ownership and plagerism. Marilou Polymeropoulou is an anthropologist working and teaching in Oxford. She wrote her doctorate on online and transnational network of musicians (a study of networked creativity) and is currently working collaboratively with other researchers developing music-related technology her specific contribution being user experience. Her project ‘Dead Things’ involves taking pictures of items found in the streets and making up a story about their ‘lifetime’, treating them as animate objects - it is the untold story of the things that we forgot, lose and abandon in the world - 'A perspective on the changing materiality of things'
Rachel Falconer is an independent curator, researcher and development consultant operating at the critical intersections of contemporary art practice, emergent technologies, civic data infrastructures and networked culture. She coordinates the creative technology prototyping and research initiative Goldsmiths Digital at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Laurie Pycroft is a researcher at the Nuffield Department for Surgical Sciences. His research focuses on the perception and neural mechanisms of pain in humans and seeks to develop solution to chronic pain management therapies and has an interest in medical device security. His research in developing implantable neuromodulation devices and in this talk, Laurie will discuss his research addressing the risk of cyber attacks on brain implants ("brainjacking"). What could an attacker do to a patient with one of these implants? Why should manufacturers and doctors be concerned about this? And what can they do to make sure that we don't end up in a sci-fi dystopia?
Anatomist and Artist Emily Evans will end this series asking if our anatomy can keep up with our lifestyle and our ‘idealised’ body image. Increasingly we are pushing our bodies into realms it hasn’t had time to evolve and adapt to, leading to a culture of symptomatic ergonomic design. Emily asks if our current relationship with our body, coupled with the advances in technology, mean this the beginning of a new aesthetic for human anatomy.
THIS IS OUR LAST IN THIS CURRENT SERIES OF MAKING IN TRANSIT TALKS AT THE CUBE!
We will to be back with more talks at some point in the future, but over the summer we will be creating a book - collating all the talking and making that we did together over the last four months. It will be a collaboration, and all can contribute! All speakers and all guests are welcome to get in touch with anything they want to include in the book! Get in touch via eventbrite, facebook or twitter with anything that you would like to contribute - pictures, confessions, cross words or drawings!
ALL WELCOME! ALL FREE!