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News #10 Event: WHIST

Posted by CLOT Magazine in AI/A.Life, Computing Art, Scout & Trends

  Text by CLOT Magazine   Sigmund Freud described three levels of the mind: conscious mind (all the mental processes of which we are aware), preconscious mind (feelings and thoughts we are not aware of) and the unconscious mind (feelings and thoughts inaccessible to consciousness…

Ren Ri

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biomedia, Scout & Trends

  Words by Sebastian Kamau (Twitter @ws_kamau)   Ren Ri is a Beijing-based biomedia artist and beekeeper whose work investigates the relationship between humanity and nature. While Ri now considers himself more beekeeper than artist, he holds a PhD in Fine Art from Central Academy…

Sónar+D 2017: The Day After

Posted by CLOT Magazine in AI/A.Life, Computing Art, Scout & Trends

  Text CLOT Magazine (Twitter @clotmagazine)   Sónar’s 24th edition has, for another year, closed with great success. In terms of numbers at least, with 123,000 attendees – the highest in the festival’s history. Sónar+D, its parallel conference and professional congress, showcased participants from 57…

Florence To

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Computing Art, Scout & Trends

Words by Ana Sancho   Textile design graduate Florence To creates architectural designs in space using light and shapes as the fabrics for her creations.  As she grew interested in visual elements and live projections, she started to costume spaces using the three dimensions. Her…

Sol Rogers

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Computing Art, Scout & Trends

  Words by Meritxell Rosell (Twitter @dancingmoog)   Affordable and easily available Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) are starting to become more than a plausible possibility, with reports estimating 56 million VR headsets to be sold by 2020. The technology is finding its way into…

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…