Monday, March 2, 2009

Re: [Yasmin_discussions] ARTISTS AS INVENTORS ON YASMIN

Enrique,

Thanks for sharing your research.

I don't know about the terminology. A popular name for someone who is
adept in many disciplines used to be a "Renaissance Man." However,
this is limited to one idea and one gender type, so I would be careful
with this terminology.

Would you be kind enough to tell us more about the research you are
developing? What are the some of local circumstances that are
involved?

Best,

Robert

On 3/1/09, Enrique Rivera <or@or-am.cl> wrote:
> Dear Yasminers,
>
> I hope that this will be a great conversation. I am developing a
> research about the relation art, sience and technology in Chile, and I
> want to share with all of you the work of chilean pionner inventor
> Carlos Martinoya's "Chromatic Abstratoscope", which publish his work
> at the first Leonardo mag isue. http://depositomartinoya.wordpress.com/
>
> He create the Phisic Department at the Universidad de Chile, and
> develope form phisics an important body of works...
>
> Other great art inventors are for example are :
>
> - Gordon Pask, and his contribution at the cybernetic serendipity
> exhibition, curated by Jasia Raihardtand "The coloquy of mobiles" .
> www.medienkunstnetz.de/works/colloquy-of-mobiles/
>
> - Theo Jansen, which use low tech tec for the acomplishment of kinetic
> sculptures. www.strandbeest.com/
>
> Can the therm re-reinassence creators be aplyed to this authors?
>
> Best,
>
> Enrique
>
>
>
> El 01-03-2009, a las 0:15, roger malina escribió:
>
>> Dear Yasminers,
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>> We begin today our discussion on ARTISTS AS INVENTORS through*
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>> *http://estia.media.uoa.gr/mailman/listinfo/yasmin_discussions *
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>> *A new generation of artists is making technical and social
>> inventions in
>> pursuit of their artistic production. There is new interest in the
>> work of
>> artists from laboratories, companies and public organizations
>> seeking ways
>> of innovating in science and engineering. The ARTSACTIVE network was
>> established to promote these initiatives: http://www.artsactive.net/en/*
>>
>> * *
>>
>> *ARTSACTIVE member Robert Thill is compiling a resource directory of
>> patents
>> filed by artists:*
>>
>> *http://www.artsactive.net/en/resources/patents/*
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>> * *
>>
>> *This work has stimulated a number of deeper questions about the
>> nature of
>> invention, intellectual property and the ways that the arts,
>> sciences and
>> technology interact in society.*
>>
>> * *
>>
>> *YASMIN in collaboration with ARTSACTIVE is organizing a discussion
>> around
>> questions which include: *
>>
>> *
>> 1. What makes a work an invention?
>>
>> 2. How have artists used " inventorship" to establish originality in
>> the
>> past and today?
>>
>> 3. What are some examples of artists' inventions? How have artists
>> inventions pioneered new areas of technological development ?
>>
>> 4. How is an art-related invention different from an invention that
>> is not
>> tied to the conventions of art? How is an art-related invention
>> different
>> from invention in other fields?
>>
>> 5. When art-related inventions attempt to transcend the art context,
>> what
>> are some of the outcomes?
>>
>> 6. How have artists appropriated existing inventions to create
>> innovative
>> art? Is some innovation culturally sterile.
>>
>> 7. To what degree has the idea of intellectual property shaped the
>> discourse between art and science and/or shaped discourse within
>> these two
>> fields?
>>
>> 8. Under what circumstances does "invention" mean "fiction"?*
>>
>> * *
>>
>> *9. Often innovations in social organization and practices are as
>> crucial as
>> technological innovation. What examples do we have of artists
>> contributions
>> of this type.*
>>
>> * *
>>
>> *10. While inventing can be expressed, documented, and put into
>> practice,
>> can it be taught? Pedagogical views on inventing are welcome.*
>>
>> * *
>>
>> *Moderator:
>>
>> THILL, Robert*
>>
>> *Robert Thill is currently publishing "Intellectual Property: A
>> Chronological Compendium of Intersections between Contemporary Art and
>> Utility Patents in Serial Form" on the Web site of the Clandestine
>> Construction Company International, which is devoted to issues
>> related to
>> art and law (see the project at http://www.clancco.com). In
>> addition, Thill
>> is an administrator at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of
>> Science and
>> Art in New York.*
>>
>> * *
>>
>> * *
>>
>> *Discussants: NOTE ALL YASMINERS ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION
>> BUT THE
>> FOLLOWING INVITED DISCUSSANTS WILL SEED OUR DISCUSSION:*
>>
>> * *
>>
>> *
>> HALES. Derek:*
>>
>> *
>> Derek is an Architect and co-founder of the Digital Research Unit, UK.
>> Derek works on interdisciplinary studies in culture and innovation
>> through
>> an international artist in residency programme, R&D commissions,
>> public
>> events and creative labs.
>> www.digitalresearchunit.org*
>>
>> * *
>>
>> *LACERTE, Sylvie*
>>
>> * *
>>
>> *Sylvie Lacerte is an independent curator, scholar and author. She
>> holds a
>> Ph.D. in Art Theories and Practices from Université du Québec à
>> Montréal
>> (UQAM). Her publications include her book La médiation de l'art
>> contemporain
>> (2007).She has been teaching, since the winter of 2007, the seminar
>> on the
>> Documentation and Conservation of Media Art, both at McGill University
>> (2008) and at UQAM (2007, 2009*
>>
>> *http://www.docam.ca/fr/?p=462 *
>>
>> *http://www.art-press.fr/index.php?v=objt *
>>
>> *http://www.mediationduconflit.com *
>>
>> * *
>>
>> * *
>>
>> * *
>>
>> *MENDIHARAT, Arantxa*
>>
>> *Arantxa Mendiharat was born in France and works in Donostia-San
>> Sebastián
>> (Spain). She has been coordinating DISONANCIAS, a platform that
>> promotes
>> relationships between artists and companies, research centres or
>> public
>> organisations in order to develop joint investigations, since the
>> beginning
>> of the platform, in 2005. She studied political sciences in Bordeaux
>> and
>> arts management in Paris and Edinburgh. Her main interest has to do
>> with the
>> link between artistic practices and social changes. She is the
>> coordinator
>> of ArtsActive **http://www.artsactive.net/en/***
>>
>> * *
>>
>> * *
>>
>> * *
>>
>> *NAKAZAWA, Hideki
>> Japanese artist. Graduated in Medicine from Chiba University.
>> Acrylic
>> Painting, 1983-1989. Silly CG, 1990-1996. Method Painting,
>> 1997-2005.
>> Serious Painting since 2006. Published "Methodicist Manifesto" with
>> the
>> presence of a poet and a musician on January 1, 2000. Books "Text
>> on Modern
>> Art History," "The Lives of the Western Painters," "Contemporary Art
>> History: Japan." Patents "Voxel Data Processing Using Attributes
>> Thereof,"
>> "Solid Object Generation." CD "Nakazawa Hideki Music Works." Web
>> http://aloalo.co.jp/nakazawa/*
>>
>> * *
>>
>> *SCHMIDT, Barbara*
>>
>> *
>>
>> Barbara U. Schmidt is researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute
>> Media.Art.Research in Linz, where she directs a research project on
>> the institutional development and objectives of the Ars Electronica.
>> Her
>> recent book co edited with Dieter Daniels triggered the idea of this
>> discussion:* *Artists as Inventors — Inventors as
>> Artists<http://media.lbg.ac.at/en/buch_detail.php?iMenuID=80&iProjectID=1250
>>
>> >
>> ** Ostfildern 2008, Hatje & Cantz, 240 pages, 77 images, Englisch ISBN
>> 978-3-7757-2153-0
>> **Between 2003 and 2005, Schmidt worked as an assistant professor at
>> the
>> Institute for Media/Media Theory at the University of Arts and
>> Industrial
>> Design in Linz and as director of the research project "New Media
>> Images,"
>> supported by the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture.
>> http://media.lbg.ac.at/en/index.php***
>>
>> * *
>>
>> *TRON, Colette*
>>
>> *Cultural journalist, she is currently working as an author, using
>> different
>> media of communication of language (radio, books, theater,
>> audiovisual,
>> multimedia...), and in questioning their function experimenting with
>> creation that is specific to each. She collaborates with artists from
>> different disciplines, in France and elsewhere (Japan, Italy, Morocco,
>> Russia. Founder of the association Alphabetville in 2000 in
>> Marseille, she
>> has created a place of reflection around the connections between
>> language
>> and the media. http://www.alphabetville.org*
>>
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