Scout & Trends

On the question of Interspecies Creativity

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biomedia, Scout & Trends

Text CLOT Magazine (Twitter @clotmagazine)   In February 2017, CLOT Magazine in collaboration with LASER Leonardo, organised a roundtable discussion on ‘Interspecies Creativity’. The idea came out after our talk in one of the LASER events celebrated during 2016. In that talk, CLOT Magazine presented…

Ginkgo Bioworks

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Ana Sancho   Synthetic biology is believed to be one of our best chances to address some of the global issues of an expanding world population such as fuel and food. For those not familiar with the field, synthetic biology combines biology and…

Óscar Martín

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biomedia, Computing Art, Scout & Trends, Sound Art

Words by Ana Sancho Óscar Martín is a sound artist and programmer working in the field of generative art.  Typically, generative works are systems that, when set in motion, self-assemble sounds s using algorithmic methods. Martín develops his own tools to create real-time sounds in…

Laia Mogas (DumoLab*)

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Architectures, Biodesign, Computing Art, Scout & Trends

Words by Sebastian Kamau (Twitter @ws_kamau)   Architect and Bio-practitioner Laia Mogas-Soldevila is at the forefront of developing tools that incorporate biology into the fabrication process. Her research studio, DumoLab*, a collaborative effort with Jorge Duró, uses and develops tools for studying structure and process…

Ben Woodard

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Scout & Trends, Thinkers

During German Romanticism (the dominant intellectual movement in the philosophy, the arts, and the culture of German-speaking countries in the late-18th and early 19th centuries) there was a turn towards nature and its inspiring mysteries. For romantic literature, music, and art, Nature was a dynamic…

Pinar Yoldas

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Biomedia, Scout & Trends

Words by Ana Sancho   Pinar Yoldas is one of those artists that makes you question the future and what it might entail. Her work draws on her cross-disciplinary career, which is no less impressive than her academic background, is a campaign to bring change…

teamLab

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Computing Art, Scout & Trends

  Words by Meritxell Rosell (Twiter @dacingmoog)   teamLab is a Japanese collective and creative group that aims to blur the boundaries between art, science, technology and creativity, through co-creative activities. This interdisciplinary team which includes artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects, web and print…

Neil Harbisson

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Body Sculptures, Key Artists, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_Clotmag)   What happens if  we alter the traditional methods of sensing by adding an extra sense? What changes if we extend our perception and abilities by enhancing our senses? In her A Cyborg Manifesto, written in the early eighties,…

Karolina Ferenc

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Sebastian Kamau (Twitter @ws_kamau)   What does it mean to be an emotional creature? How do we reconcile the prevailing human-centered design mindset with non-humans? Can lichens love? For Karolina Ferenc, a newly minted graduate of the masters program in Social Design from…