"Entitled FUTURE EMERGING ART AND TECHNOLOGY, the exhibition presents a series of works of art created during collaborations between six internationally acclaimed artists and cutting-edge scientists. The artists were selected during an open process in March 2016 and paired with scientist groups working on European Union FET (Future Emerging Technologies) Open research projects such as exploring gene regulation, quantum physics, underwater robotics, carbon capture, and exascale computing. The works vary in form, from simulations and visualizations to performances and sculptures. The project is funded by FET Open program and aims to give alternative perspectives on new technologies and make them widely accessible."
“...the works in this exhibition are a challenge to scientists in more than one way. Firstly, they ask us to understand the content of complex research projects involving new technologies from a totally different perspective, that of the artist. For instance, how can a performance art work tell us what supercomputing entails? Secondly they suggest the potential of involving artists in scientific research projects to create engaging, persuasive and experimental reflections on the bigger picture – the real-world implications of that research, at a human scale.”
The "Future Emerging Art and Technology" artists are: boredomresearch (Vicky Isley and Paul Smith), Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand, Anna Dumitriu, Špela Petrič and Miha Turšič, Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt), and Pinar Yoldas.
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