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Augmentation Aesthetics and Bio-Digital Identity in Art

5. März 2019, 11.00 Uhr Kunstuniversität Linz, Domgasse 1, DO0327

Interface Cultures lädt zum Gastvortrag von Julian Stadon

This lecture explores how art can culturally reconfigure our understandings of post-biological identity, through augmentation aesthetics and how can a speculative, transdisciplinary research methodology best facilitate this.

Spanning over a decade of research on this topic, both as an artist/researcher and as director of marart.org, this presentation will:

  • Define augmentation aesthetics as a field within contemporary arts and humanities and the history of representation, including issues relating to this and current gaps in knowledge.
  • Define post-biological identity, through the concept of the Data Body, in relation to augmentation aesthetics and embodiment.
  • Explain the need for a new speculative research framework for this discourse, that departs away from hierarchal/linear scientific models, towards one that is more suitable for the arts and humanities, through innovative artistic practice.
  • Present through practice, how this can be implemented using art-based research outcomes to demonstrate this.
  • Demonstrate how a specific organisation dedicated to the field can better expand and address issues specific to this path of discourse, using The Mixed and Augmented Reality Art Organisation as a case study.

Julian Stadon is a UK based Australian artist/designer/curator/researcher/educator.