Can embracing the world in billion year chunks help us navigate the future of AI? In an inspired conversation with Dakin Hart, Senior Curator at the Noguchi Museum in New York, this episode focuses on the life and work of Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Covering topics both earthbound and cosmic, we ponder the past, present, and possible future(s) of humanity through Noguchi’s lens of hybridity, ‘voidiness,’ and the in-between.
In this episode, dance artist and software engineer Siobhán K Cronin evokes spaces where the imaginations of artists and engineers can meet and collaborate. We discuss expanded practices of listening and ways to scale technological systems with care, as well as Siobhán’s forays into posthumanism that include dancing with the networks of an aspen stand, dreams of robotic companionship, and becoming apprenticed to the Pacific Ocean.
This compelling and far-reaching conversation with Monica Narula of Raqs Media Collective explores themes of belonging, Not-Knowing, and machines as the materialization of desire. The discussion touches on Raqs projects old and new – including the 11th Yokohama Triennial they recently curated in Japan – and offers reflections on both the intensity of our present moment and the ‘afterglow’ we might experience in its wake.
This conversation with Stephanie Rosenthal, director of Gropius Bau in Berlin, delves into the topic of Care in the institution’s recent programming. We hear about the diverse forms through which Care is expressed by artists, their intended healing effects on both visiting publics and the building itself, and how such artistic practices might inspire new directions for emerging technologies like AI.
An intimate and inspiring conversation with artist Rory Pilgrim and poet and disability advocate Carol R. Kallend. Together we explore their hopes for more conscious, creative, and caring relationships with robotic technologies. Leading into the podcast are gorgeous vocals by Robyn Haddon from the track ‘Erase’ that she co-wrote with Pilgrim for his 11-part music video album Software Garden (2016-18).
In this conversation with Enrique Rivera, director of the Santiago Media Arts Biennial in Chile, we explore the main curatorial themes of the 14th edition of the biennial ’The Fourth World.’ Enrique discusses them in conceptual, artistic and social terms as well as the political uprising that unfolded around the biennial. What might those ideas and events, including the biennial’s pedagogical platform ’The School of Intuition,’ indicate for the future of AI?
In this episode, artist and composer Jem Finer discusses his 1000-year-long music composition, Longplayer. He talks about his artistic process, ruminates on the value of the 'unknowable,’ and shares thoughts on what AI could learn from the artwork's unique approach to both temporality and community.