Scout & Trends

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…

James Carnes

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_clotmag)   Massive hunting, fishing, agriculture, brought to scale by the industrial revolution and technological advances, have altered the environment and the atmosphere. Human beings have polluted the oceans and caused mass extinctions of plant and animal species to such…

Sergi Jordà

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

  Words by Meritxell Rosell (Twitter @dancingmoog)   We met Sergi Jordà on a cold and sunny winter day last March in Barcelona. And while we shared thoughts about common interests, careers and music he unfolded his great personality: affable, warm, and yet incredibly smart and…