Weather World's Fair 2064

Weather World’s Fair 2064

The final project for the SVA Interaction Design course I co-teach with Chris Woebken this semester is going to be a workshop at the Queens Museum.

Sunday, Dec 3rd, 2-5pm.

This workshop investigates the material and symbolic interactions between weather and culture. In an immersive experience throughout the museum, participants will…

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Climate Engineering Conference, 2017

Climate Engineering Conference, 2017

I will be co-convening a panel at the Climate Engineering Conference.

Climate Engineering Conference 2017 (CEC17): Critical Global Discussions Berlin, October 9 – 12, 2017

“Climate engineering is an increasingly encountered topic within political, scientific, and cultural discussions of climate change. Building on the success of the first international climate engineering…

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Transpositions: From science to art (and back)

Transpositions: From science to art (and back)

I will be taking part in Transpositions: From science to art (and back)
which is the final research event of the project Transpositions: Artistic Data Exploration.

I will be presenting a performance and discussion ‘Experiment on a bird in the air pump’.

The project participants will stage a tableau vivant based on Joseph…

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A Working Model of the World

A Working Model of the World

A Working Model of the World opens on Thursday 28 September 6-8pm. My project A memory, an ideal, a proposition is featured in the exhibition and I’m doing Cloud Tasting for the opening.
Edit: (few images from the opening below).
And CloudTastingMenu_0928 for the day.

Sheila C Johnson Design Centre, Parsons School…

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Owning the Weather in 2020

Owning the Weather in 2020

Talking about this in-progress project at Lacuna Lab, July 9th 7pm.

 

Science Salon #002 // Artist talk – Karolina Sobecka
Jul 9, 2017

Defining weather as information, the atmospheric processes as a new communication protocols, and genetic editing of the atmospheric microbiome as new information technology, this project investigates the way in which nature is appropriated by the institutions of property and ownership and how power is produced through the exercises of science and technology.

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Super Bestiary

Super Bestiary

I’m prototyping Super Bestiary at the follow up to the crispr.kitchen event. Fablab, Berlin. July 7th, 8pm.

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Closer: teaching VR at School of Machines, Making and Make-believe

Closer: teaching VR at School of Machines, Making and Make-believe

What can be gained by reframing our environments and examining social relationships anew? How can this introspection affect our experiences in virtual worlds?
I’m teaching this course with Chris Sugrue and Laura JuoHsin Chen, for the School of Machines, Making and Make-Believe.

/ 3. July – 28. July 2017

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Pareidolia

Pareidolia

Excited for this iteration of presenting Cloud Services at Pareidolia curated by Dehlia Hannah.

From the exhibition announcement (here in full):

“Pareidolia is an art exhibition commissioned for the 4th European Conference for Science Journalists at ITUniversity,
Copenhagen, June 26-29th, 2017.
Addressing the conference themes of new media, climate reporting, and responsible science communication,…

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Decolonizing the Anthropocene: Intersectional Knowledges for Ecological Justice

Decolonizing the Anthropocene: Intersectional Knowledges for Ecological Justice

Environmental Remediations is a second day of the Decolonizing the Anthropocene workshop conceptualized and organized by Maya Kóvskaya.

This day of screenings and discussions explores prospects for remedying deleterious environmental conditions through the transformation of material and imaginary landscapes of the Anthropocene. Playing on the double meaning of ‘remediation’ as fixing…

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Interactivos?'17 - Re-imagining movement in the city: citizen science for a sustainable present

Interactivos?’17 – Re-imagining movement in the city: citizen science for a sustainable present

17.05.2017 – 31.05.2017

I’ll be in Madrid for a few weeks for Interactivos? at the Medialab Prado. This time in the role of a mentor (in 08 I was one of the participants.) Really looking forward to this workshop!

This year the workshop focuses on projects that “showcase, explore, imagine, prototype and…

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BioFabbing at Cern

BioFabbing at Cern

10-14 of May, 2017

Really happy to participate in BioFabbing Convergence, a meeting of diybio practitioners and academics.

“BioFabbing Convergence: Fabrications and Fabulations is an open event on the 10-14 of May, 2017, hosted by IdeaSquere at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland, organized primarily by the University of Geneva, Citizen Cyberlab, Hackuarium, and…

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Weedy Resistance: Networks

Weedy Resistance: Networks

Wednesday, May 10 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Super glad to be part of this conversation on networks for the second meeting of Weedy Resistance.

*6:30: join us at La Union for a pre-event community garden & wild plant tour* (219 34th Street)

Talks/discussion will be at Eyebeam at 7:30
Special guests:

-Vanessa Keith,…

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Gaia summit

Atmosphere the planet Earth from orbit

Gaia summit

Apr 30, 2017, 5:00pm – 7:30pm.

Really happy to be part of this conversation with wonderful panelists.

Gaia Summit is a panel series which brings together participants from various disciplines (art, activism and academia) whose practices engage the subject of climate change for a public discussion on the urgent environmental crisis facing…

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Nine: 2017 Queens Museum Studio Program Exhibition

Nine: 2017 Queens Museum Studio Program Exhibition

April 9 2017 – August 27 2017

I have a new project in this exhibition of the Studio Program at the Queens Museum. The project is titled A memory, an ideal, a proposition.

“Nine features the artists who took part in the Queens Museum studio program between 2015 and 2017. Although the…

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A memory, an ideal, a proposition

A memory, an ideal, a proposition

In this project, three clouds that changed the world are re-assembled. The material composition of the original clouds is reconstituted and conditions necessary for the cloud formation are applied.

Clouds created for this project are models of: a cloud that formed in the past (a memory), a cloud that formed in…

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crispr.kitchen

crispr.kitchen

Off to Munich to take part in crispr.kitchen: a retreat organized by KIT ITAS, Institute for Technology Assessment.

“In the retreat (Klausurwoche 13-17th march 2017) we, KIT-ITAS, were looking for non-obvious applications of genome editing technology, with a strong focus on CRISPR methods. Due to the unsurpassed speed with which…

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Cloud Services at Emerge

Cloud Services at Emerge

Cloud Services is featured at Emerge, a festival of the Futures at ASU.

“EMERGE is an annual transmedia art, science and technology festival designed to engage diverse publics in the creative exploration of our possible futures. The festival’s 2017 theme is Frankenstein, a 200-year old novel that still motivates us to…

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Art As Service

Art As Service

Saturday, January 28th. 1-6pm.
I will be on the Art As Service panel at the CUE Art Foundation presented in conjunction with the group exhibition, The Visible Hand, curated by David Borgonjon. On view at CUE Art Foundation January 7 – February 15, 2017.

“This day-long symposium with three panels examines…

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Gifting Last Clouds

Gifting Last Clouds

My project Last Clouds was part of Eyebeam’s hackshop.

The screenshots of the found clouds are posted to a tumblr.

If you would like to name or dedicate a cloud, go to the cloud map, zoom in to a height of about 2000ft and start looking. Most clouds come with shadows –…

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Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in 21st century

Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in 21st century

18 Nov 2016 – 21 May 2017

My project Medusa FPS is part of the Monsters of the Machine exhibition at Laboral Centro de Arte. Exhibition is curated by Furtherfield’s Marc Garrett. It is a “contemporary take on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein which asks us to reconsider her warning, that scientific imagining…

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Fictions and Policy

Fictions and Policy

A Year Without a Winter: Fictions and Policy, EU Joint Research Center, Ispra, Italy, 17-18 November 2016.

A Year Without A Winter: Fictions and Policy Inspirational Workshop Series – organised in collaboration with Arizona State University.

“Prepare to hear of occurrences that are usually deemed marvelous. Were we among tamer scenes of…

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Queens Museum Studio Residency

Queens Museum, Location: Queens NY, Architect: Grimshaw Architects

Queens Museum Studio Residency

I will be a Studio Resident at the Queens Museum. Here’s a little more information about that program and the other residents.

Eyebeam Residency

Eyebeam Residency

I will be a resident at Eyebeam this year, along with Morehshin Allahyari, Nora N. Khan, Mimi Onuoha, and Macon Reed. You can read more about them all here.

Cloud Services

Cloud Services

CloudServices is a proposal for using the atmospheric clouds and the microorganisms in them as the material substrate for data transfer and storage.

DNA is nature’s fundamental data storage mechanism, and its vast parallelism, energy efficiency and information density are being explored for computing, data storage and cryptography. Artificial DNA sequence…

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KN Residency

In August I’m in Berlin, doing a precursor residency at the KN – Raum für Kunst im Kontext, continuing to develop the project we’ve worked on in Finland.

KN is run by wonderful friends, one of the ‘project spaces,’ common in Berlin art ecology that combine many functions. It is “a…

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PictureSky at Print Screen

PictureSky at Print Screen

We are creating a crowdsourced picture of the sky for the Holon municipality during the Print Screen Festival, a digital arts festival in Tel Aviv.

The crowdpicture is happening on May 29, 2015, at 11:41.

More information at the Picture Sky website.

Puff in Breathe exhibition for WHO

Puff in Breathe exhibition for WHO

Puff is part of the exhibition titled Breathe in Geneva.

“BREATHE – an exhibition by visual and multi-media artists working at the intersection of the visual and design arts, sciences, and technology – is an effort to make air pollution, climate and health data more tangible to our senses.

The exhibit is…

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The Cloud Collection at Zero1

The Cloud Collection at Zero1

Karolina Sobecka // The Cloud Collection
October 3-December 19, 2014
ZERO1 Garage

“The Cloud Collection is an exhibition featuring three ongoing projects by Brooklyn-based artist Karolina Sobecka that explore connections between clouds and information technology by combining scientific information with more whimsical and experiential approaches.

Clouds have long been agents of the ungraspable and…

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The Amazon

The Amazon

I’m participating in an expedition in the Peruvian Amazon, with support of V2_. The trip will result in an artwork concept and a voyage report for a forthcoming ebook.

The expedition has been arranged through the Clipperton Project.
“Jon Bonfliglio, founder of The Clipperton Project notes of the expedition: “…the Amazon…

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New Realities

My work is in the New Realities exhibition – an international showcase of new trends in music, art and digital culture, curated by Alpha-ville. Presented across a central exhibition and a parallel programme of events, the eight week showcase is an insight into some of the most innovative collisions between…

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Cinekid Festival

Cinekid Festival

Sniff is part of the Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam.

“Cinekid has been striving to promote the production of high-quality media for children, to ensure that special media productions are accessible to them and to involve the young target audience actively and creatively in media. Cinekid is achieving this by successfully running…

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Climate Engineering Conference

Climate Engineering Conference

“Climate engineering is rapidly becoming a contentious issue within political, scientific, and cultural discussions of climate change, in part due to a perceived lack of progress on crucial emission reductions. By organizing a large conference in August 2014, we strive to engage in critical global discussions by bringing together the…

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Strange Weather

Strange Weather

I’m participating in the Strange Weather exhibition at the Science Gallery

“We are obsessed with the weather. It is a powerful, shared daily experience, offering us an immediate talking point with which to engage our fellow citizens. Yet when we talk about climate change the sense of guilt or powerlessness is…

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thingWorld

thingWorld

I have two installations in thingworld: International Triennial of New Media Art 2014.

“thingworld: International Triennial of New Media Art 2014” is the third edition following the internationally acclaimed Olympic Cultural Project “Synthetic Times: Media Art China 2008” and “transLife: International Triennial of New Media Art” which was officially instituted as…

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FITC 2014

I’ll be speaking at FITC Toronto 2014, looking forward to seeing some great speakers there. Click HERE for more details.

Artists Engage Design, a Liu Lecture Panel Discussion

Very honored to participate in a panel discussion led by Camille Utterback on art and design, and meet the other panelists Braden…

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Chase

Animated cartoons keep pace with the car in a never ending chase. Their speed corresponds to the speed of the car.

Infantilized representation of concepts of danger, violence, fear, persecution stands in absurd contrast to the stark reality of the urban LA context.

Pornographic Pursuit 2

The participant stands in front of a screen with a video of Marilyn Monroe. To advance the video the viewer has to run. The faster he/she runs, the closer to the normal speed (30 fps) the video plays. Marilyn in the video strips to her panties and plays coquetishly with…

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