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November 5, 2020

RECAP: Learning and connecting at ISEA 2020

Because of the pandemic, ISEA took the leap into cyberspace. This adaptation freed ISEA from spatial restrictions of an in-person conference, and created the opportunity to share Montreal’s digital art community with participants, artists and researchers around the world.
October 19, 2020

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

In this interview, Matthew discusses with Martín the impetus for In Search of Aztlan... an intervention-based work using dashcam videos and radio recordings made in 2019 as Rodríguez explored the area around his childhood home along the border between Mexico and the United States.
October 15, 2020

ISEA Interviews: Material practice and Lakhota ontology

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.
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’

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.
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