Unruly Techniques @ Deakin University

Unruly Techniques

This week IFF Directors Margaret and Christine Wertheim are presenting keynotes at the Unruly Techniques Symposium – an exploration of “linking knowledge systems through art, science and technology” – at Deakin University, Melbourne Australia. 

Christine’s presentation – inspired by Alfred Jarry’s ‘Pataphysics, “the science of exceptions and imaginary solutions”– discusses a variety of non-standard approaches to knowledge in which science and art comingle; from Kindergarten, science fiction, Afro-Futurism and the Zapatista space program, to poets who create living organisms with poems as genetic codes, and artists who collaborate with insects to produce new nature-culture hybrids. Margaret will be speaking about the epistemological powers of Los Angeles’ thriving “feral institutions”, including the Museum of Jurassic Technology, the Center for Land Use Interpretation, the Velaslavasay Panorama, the Metabolic Studio, and the Institute For Figuring.

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