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October 19, 2020

ISEA Interviews: Martín Rodríguez and ‘In Search of Aztlan…’

By: Matthew Raymond, electro-acoustic musician and MA candidate in Philosophy at Concordia University. His research explores the history of metaphysics, temporality, and the contemporary resonances of ancient spiritual practice. Martín Rodríguez is a multi-disciplinary artist and curator based in Montréal, Canada. His work draws connections between the intrinsic communications in sound to create experiences that engage in the present. In this interview, Matthew discusses with Martín the impetus for In Search of Aztlan… an intervention-based...
October 15, 2020

ISEA Interviews: Material practice and Lakhota ontology

By: Matthew Raymond, electro-acoustic musician and MA candidate in Philosophy at Concordia University. His research explores the history of metaphysics, temporality, and the contemporary resonances of ancient spiritual practice. Working at the intersection of contemporary AI, material practice and Lakhota ontology, Devin Ronneberg and Suzanne Kite produce complex sculptural environments that embody their ethical commitments.   I had the opportunity to discuss their collaborative relationship, aviation and the centrality of spiritual listening to their practice. Check out the documentation...
October 15, 2020

Sensory Cosmologies: How does transformation affect liveliness?

How can we engage our senses to tackle wicked problems non-reductively? Two of our student members — Suzanne Kite and Navid Navab — were featured on a panel at the International Symposium on Electronic Art 2020 that sought to answer this question. The panel, Sensory Cosmologies, also included artist and historiographer Jonathan Sterne, artist and curator Nina Czegledy and Dr. Lina Dib. These “sensory cosmonauts” were invited to discuss whether the difference between living and...
October 12, 2020

ISEA Interviews: ‘Dynamics of Perception’

By: Matthew Raymond, electro-acoustic musician and MA candidate in Philosophy at Concordia University. His research explores the history of metaphysics, temporality, and the contemporary resonances of ancient spiritual practice. Using data and machinic processes to transform the temporal shapes of light, Milieux Institute member Alexandre Saunier is building new bridges between fine arts and tech. I sat down with him to discuss his work on thinking about light from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. To...
October 8, 2020

ISEA Interviews: The creatures and creators behind ‘Machine Menagerie’

By: Matthew Raymond, electro-acoustic musician and MA candidate in Philosophy at Concordia University. His research explores the history of metaphysics, temporality, and the contemporary resonances of ancient spiritual practice. Six tiny, autonomous robots, enmeshed in playful interactions, became a platform for Milieux Institute members Ceyda Yolgörmez and Joe Thibodeau to rethink how humans share the world with machines. I sat down with them to discuss the emotive journey behind their project, Machine Menagerie, which they’re presenting at ISEA...
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