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Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Cybernetics Serendipity Redux discussion On YASMIN
September 2008's Cybernetics Serendipity Redux discussion On YASMIN:
http://www.media.uoa.gr/yasmin/viewtopic.php?t=4385 is available as an online archive. The discussion addresses issues related to the restaging of critical exhibitions and events from recent Media Art Hystories. YASMIN, the host of this discussion, is a "moderated list for art-science-technology interactions around the Mediterranean Rim". below is the initial introduction to the discussion. - jonCates Cybernetics Serendipity Redux September 2008 discussion On YASMIN, led by Ranulph Glanville.
40 years ago, Jasia Reichart's exhibition "Cybernetic Serendipity" showed that cybernetics, computing and art had arrived.
40 years later, while computers and art remain, cybernetics has nearly vanished, although there is a reviving interest in art.
In celebrating Cybernetic Serendipity we have the chance to re-open the debate, to reconsider the relationship particularly between cybernetics and art, and to do so taking into account the way that cybernetics has developed during its period of near invisibility.
So what is new in cybernetics, and how can that inform art: and, what is new in art, and how can that inform cybernetics.
This is a chance to reopen the connection, to explore again, and to move beyond some of the current models taken from cognitive science, computing, AI and AL, and complexity, to the (much more radical) field of their origin, cybernetics.
List of Discussants Albert Mueller: albert.mueller ( @ ) univie.ac.at Andreas Giannakoulopoulos: andreas ( @ ) utopia.gr Andrew Brouse: abrouse ( @ ) gmail.com Enrique Rivera: or.enrique ( @ ) gmail.com Ian Clothier: I.Clothier ( @ ) witt.ac.nz Jasia Reichart: jreichardt ( @ ) btopenworld.com Julien Knebusch: jknebusch ( @ ) gmail.com Mitchell Whitelaw: mitchell.whitelaw ( @ ) canberra.edu.au Paul Brown: paul ( @ ) paul-brown.com Paul Pangaro: pan ( @ ) pangaro.com Ranulph Glanville: ranulph ( @ ) glanville.co.uk, ranulph ( @ ) mac.com Roger Malina: rmalina ( @ ) alum.mit.edu Stephen Jones: sjones ( @ ) culture.com.au