ASSISTIVE DEVICE ART: TRANSFORMATION OF ABILITY AND PERCEPTION, THE PLASTICITY OF THE MIND, AND HUMAN EXPANSION
subnetTALK goes Schmiede Hallein
Aisen Caro Chacin is a regenerating composition of cells that produce a woman, artist, and animal whose migration patterns are not based on seasons, but rather, chance, chaos, and opportunity. Her curiosity led her to conceptual forms of inquiry in art, science, and technology. She is the medical prototyping lead and Assistant Professor in Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She attained a BFA from the University of Houston where she is an Affiliate Professor of Art, and holds an MFA in Design and Technology, Parsons, and a Ph.D. in Human Informatics, University of Tsukuba, Japan.
Seeing through your tongue, listening through your teeth, navigating space through sonic vision, and mechanical ventilation are interfaces that are functional and assistive, yet can serve as interactive portals to gain new cross-modal perceptual abilities. Assistive Device Art and BioArt aesthetically and conceptually apply materials and methods from bioengineering, health sciences, synthetic biology, and medicine as a form of artistic inquiry into bio-systems and the human condition. In a time of conscious evolution, this work explores and sculpts living systems to generate discussions and new directions for research between art and science to envision alternative bio-futures that are humanistically, socially, and aesthetically conscious and concerned.
Alte Schmiede Hallein
Mauttorpromenade 7, 5400 Hallein
one hour – Imput approx. 20 min, Dialog approx. 40 min.
Insight and dialogue in the field of tension: art, research, material.
subnetTALK is an open dialogue format. subnet invites artists and researchers to give an impulse on topics in the field of tension between art, material and research. This impulse is the basis for the following dialogue. Both impulse and dialogue will be recorded and broadcast by FS1. Rüdiger Wassibauer moderates the dialogue.
subnetTALK is a cooperation between the Center for Human Computer Interaction (University of Salzburg) and subnet. In September it is also an part of Schmiede Hallein.