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    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
    December 8 2009 - April 11 2010

    Victoria and Albert Museum
    Cromwell Road
    London SW7
    +44 (0)20 7942 2000

    Decode: Digital Design Sensations showcases the latest developments in digital and interactive design, from small, screen-based, graphics to large-scale interactive installations. The exhibition includes works by established international artists and designers such as Daniel Brown, Golan Levin, Daniel Rozin, Troika and Karsten Schmidt. The exhibition features both existing works and new commissions created especially for the exhibition.

    Decode is a collaboration between the V&A and onedotzero, a contemporary arts organisation operating internationally with a remit to promote innovation across all forms of moving image and interactive arts.

    The exhibition explores three themes: Code presents pieces that use computer code to create new works and looks at how code can be programmed to create constantly fluid and ever-changing works. Interactivity looks at works that are directly influenced by the viewer. Visitors will be invited to interact with and contribute to the development of the exhibits. Network focuses on works that comment on and utilise the digital traces left behind by everyday communications and looks at how advanced technologies and the internet have enabled new types of social interaction and mediums of self-expression.

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    Sound + Science Symposium
    March 5 + 6, 2009 10am-7pm
    UCLA California NanoSystems Institute Auditorium

    The UCLA Art | Sci Center + Lab and the University of California Digital Arts Research Network (UCDARnet) proudly announces the Sound + Science Symposium - a trans-disciplinary exploration of scientific research and technological breakthroughs concerned with sound, hearing, and aurality. This two-day event will bring together leading figures to discuss the applications and implications of such research in relation to questions of culture, politics, history, environment, art, and music.


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    Mon, Dec 7, 2009  Permanent link
    Categories: sound, science, symposium
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    Intensive Fields: New Parametric Techniques for Urbanism

    December 12 2009
    9:45 - 7:30
    USC, Harris 101

    Fri, Dec 4, 2009  Permanent link
    Categories: Lectures, Architecture
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    2009 Humanity+ Summit,

    Saturday, December 05, 2009 at 8:00 AM
    Sunday, December 06, 2009 at 6:00 PM (PT)
    Irvine, CA

    The H+ Summit (Organized by Humanity +) is a two day, interactive event that will explore how humanity will be radically changed by technology in the (possibly quite near) future.. Over 30 visionary speakers will explore how to enhance your body, mind, life, and world...

    What is going to be like to be a human in this next phase of technological progress? How can we get our heads around it so when it arrives we're best prepared to deal with it?

    We foresee the feasibility of redesigning the human condition, including such parameters as the inevitability of aging, limitations on human and artificial intellects, unchosen psychology, suffering, and our confinement to the planet earth. The possibilities are tremendously broad and exciting — and the H+ Summit will provide a venue to discuss them with like-minded individuals, and hear exciting presentations by the leaders of the ongoing H+ r/evolution.

    The Summit will be held at EON Reality, Inc. - The world's leading interactive 3D visual content management and Virtual Reality software provider..


    More about the event including program


    MA Greenstein

    Joann Kuchera-Morin

    Thu, Dec 3, 2009  Permanent link
    Categories: Lectures, BodiesInSpace
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    5D | Design is Change - Event 2: The Language of World Building

    7-10 pm, December 3, 2009
    Hammer Museum
    Los Angeles

    PLEASE RSVP and email inquires to 5D AT designischange DOT org

    OVERVIEW: 5D | Design is Change
    Design is Change (DisC) explores and nurtures entertainment and narrative cross-media’s role and impact as social change and humanitarian designers in world building.

    DisC is creating conversations and questions about dynamic, mission-driven design, emerging technologies and narrative media. These conversations also investigate influences and responses, and perceived and real-world outcomes resulting from convergent media’s accelerating shift towards a scenario-driven immersive world.

    5D is co-producing with partner United Field Corporation an event series starting Fall 2009 called, “How Storytelling Can Change the World,” scheduled at MoMA in New York, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, bringing together designers and thinkers with leading humanitarians and social change organizations, to create innovative and previously unimagined collaborations.

    DisC 2: The Language of World Building
    DisC 02, co-produced by 5D and UFC, and curated by Paulynn Cue, features JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, creator of the AlloSphere, a unique scientific instrument for experiencing multi-dimensional data, is joined by Kevin Carpenter of Hanson Robotics, and Amber Case, Cyborg Anthropologist and New Media Consultant to discuss design of nondialectic language, its use in narrative technologies and media, and its impact on human understanding.

    Thu, Dec 3, 2009  Permanent link
    Categories: Lectures, 5d, MAT
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    Physicists from NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) have demonstrated what they claim to be the first universal programmable quantum information processor that will be able to run any program allowed by quantum mechanics (the set of principles that describe the atomic and subatomic matter). They managed to accomplish this using two quantum bits (qubits) of information.

    This processor could prove to be a major breakthrough for a future quantum computer, that could very well be the ‘evolutionary leap’ in the computers’ life thus resulting the possible solve of problems that are untouchable today. The discovery was presented in the latest edition of Nature Physics and this marks the first time anybody has moved beyond asking a single task from a quantum computer.

    “This is the first time anyone has demonstrated a programmable quantum processor for more than one qubit,” says NIST postdoctoral researcher David Hanneke, first author of the paper. “It’s a step toward the big goal of doing calculations with lots and lots of qubits. The idea is you’d have lots of these processors, and you’d link them together.”

    The processor basically stores binary information in just two beryllium ions held in an electromagnetic ‘trap’, and then handled with ultraviolet lasers. With these in hand, the NIST team managed to perform 160 different processing routines using just the two qubits. Although practically there is an infinite number of programs you can perform with the two qubits, the 160 are pretty much totally relevant, and they prove that the processor is “universal”, Hanneke says.

    Of course there will be many more qubits and logic operations to solve bigger problems, but when you come to think about it, all this was done with just two atoms, basically; and the operations they performed were no easy task. Each program consisted of 31 logic operations, 15 of which were varied during programming.

    Thu, Dec 3, 2009  Permanent link
    Categories: Quantum,
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    SCI-Arc's MediaSCAPES program and the Los Angeles-based Center for Visual Music present an evening of immersive and expanded cinema exploring the evolution of visual works and sound.

    Thursday, December 3 at 7pm in the W.M. Keck Lecture Hall

    Introduction by Jean Michel Crettaz, MediaSCAPES

    Keynote presentation by Cindy Keefer, Director of the Center for Visual Music (CVM)

    Keefer presents and discusses Raumlichtkunst to Vortex: Early Expanded Cinema Experiments of Oskar Fischinger and Jordan Belson.

    CVM archive screening event
    The second part of the evening is dedicated to the screening of contemporary works from the CVM archive: Scott Draves, Robert Seidel, Baerbel Neubauer, Richard Baily, Bret Battey, Single Wing Turquoise Bird Light Show and Curtis Roads (courtesy of Roads Films/SCI-Arc).

    Wed, Dec 2, 2009  Permanent link
    Categories: SCIArc, mediaScapes, Lectures
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