Insurgent political movements, techno-shamanism, and the formation of a sustainable networked society in the Brazilian political and cultural landscape
Reflecting on a post-digital approach as a condition in which the utopian promise of the global technological progress is put under crisis, this panel investigates practices and projects of de-colonisation of corporate culture, as well as of the “digital” paradigm per se. By specifically focusing on hybrid and syncretic Brazilian contemporary political, cultural and economical scenarios, the post-digital condition highlighted in such context brings together a variety of practices that deal with transitional processes between online and offline existence, ecology of technical and non-technical resources, techno-shamanism from the junction between technology and practices of ancestral knowledge, insurgent political movements and the formation of a sustainable networked society. The panel proposes a multiple angle of analysis where technology becomes an open tool to imagine unpredictable connections in the everyday life from civil engagement to artistic and political activism, and to social change.
This panel is supported by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Goethe-Institut São Paulo. In collaboration with the Post-Media Lab at CDC/Leuphana University of Lüneburg, and the Studies Group “Mundo em Rede” at the Post-Graduate Program in Technology and Digital Media /PUC-SP.
Call For Entries – New Technological Art Award of the Liedts-Meesen Foundation (Ghent, Belgium)
Call For Entries starts on December 1st, 2013
Deadline for the submission of entries: March 31st, 2014
Exhibition: November 8th to 23rd, 2014
Zebrastraat: knowledge centre
During the last few years, Zebrastraat Ghent has developed into a stimulating knowledge centre with a strong interest in art. Every two years, Update/ the New Technological Art Award (NTAA) tries to fill a gap in the mainstream art world by paying attention to the technological developments which impel our global culture.
NTAA selects and presents creations in which culture-forming technology plays a central role. Whether low or high tech, or intuitive or experimental, these creations always make us attentive to the innovative trends of our times. The exhibition of achievements of the selected winners is a compass that orients you to the relevant and innovative use of technology in the artistic sector.
A new section consists of the selection, by specialists from various sectors, of key works from the art world, from scientific discoveries or from innovative breakthroughs that have significantly changed our living and thinking habits. These objects or concepts form the basis for a separate presentation and perception, while interacting with the works of the winners of the NTAA.