Interview with Živa Ljubec

Interview with Živa Ljubec

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  Prior to taking up her current post as Innovation Director with a robotics company, Dr. Živa Ljubec was senior lecturer at SIVA – Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, where she taught cybernetics and other subjects as well as coordinated the Advanced Degree Course in Technoetic Arts, founded by Roy Ascott, who was also her […]

The First AI Cinema Camera

The First AI Cinema Camera

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SpecialGuestX, a creative technology agency for the world’s most innovative companies, and 1stAveMachine, a global mixed-media production company, have joined forces to launch CMR-M1 today, the first AI-powered movie camera. The CMR-M1, which stands for Camera Model 1, was inspired by the Cine-Kodak camera, the first portable 16mm camera. In 1924, Kodak revolutionised the film […]

Cerebras unveils “world’s fastest” AI chip

Cerebras unveils “world’s fastest” AI chip

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Cerebras Systems has announced the creation of the world’s “fastest” AI chip. The Wafer Scale Engine 3 (WSE-3) has been purpose-built to train the largest AI models up to ten-times larger than GPT-4 and Gemini. The chip contains 4 trillion transistors, each of which is just 5nm in size. “When we started on this journey […]

Interview with Kerstin Borchhardt

Interview with Kerstin Borchhardt

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Kerstin Borchhardt is an Associate Professor at the Institute of History and Theory of Art at Catholic Private University Linz. She has worked as a postdoc and lecturer at several German Universities and was a cooperating partner at UNAM in Mexico City. Her research interests include hybrid creatures, posthumanism, and the relationship of art, science, […]

Titanic robots make farming more sustainable

Titanic robots make farming more sustainable

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There’s a lot riding on farmers’ ability to fight weeds, which can strangle crops and destroy yields. To protect crops, farmers have two options: They can spray herbicides that pollute the environment and harm human health, or they can hire more workers. Unfortunately, both choices are becoming less tenable. Herbicide resistance is a growing problem […]

Using mycelium to create a self-healing wearable leather-like material

Using mycelium to create a self-healing wearable leather-like material

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A pair of biotechnologists at Newcastle University, working with a colleague from Northumbria University, all in the U.K., have developed a way to use mycelium to create a self-healing wearable material. In their paper published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials, Elise Elsacker, Martyn Dade-Robertson and Meng Zhang, describe their process and how well it […]

An Edible Rechargeable Battery

An Edible Rechargeable Battery

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Edible electronics is a growing field that aims to produce digestible devices using only food ingredients and additives, thus addressing many of the shortcomings of ingestible electronic devices. Edible electronic devices will have major implications for gastrointestinal tract monitoring, therapeutics, as well as rapid food quality monitoring. Recent research has demonstrated the feasibility of edible […]

Interview with Claudia Schnugg

Interview with Claudia Schnugg

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    Dr. Claudia Schnugg is artscience scholar and curator. She holds a PhD in social and economic sciences with an additional focus on cultural sciences and media arts. Her ongoing practice in the field of art and science is twofold: as scholar she is researching artscience collaborations, investigating effects and impact of such art-science […]

HumaniTies and Artificial Intelligence

HumaniTies and Artificial Intelligence

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  HumaniTies and Artificial Intelligence is a digital book of the European Commission on the relationship between Artificial Intelligence and society from different perspectives. The eBook, edited by Freddy Paul Grunert, with Massimo Craglia, Emilia Gómez Gutierrez and Jutta Thielen-del Pozo, presents 45 texts by authors from different humanistic and scientific backgrounds. Texts’ reviewers are […]

A new concept for low-cost batteries

A new concept for low-cost batteries

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As the world builds out ever larger installations of wind and solar power systems, the need is growing fast for economical, large-scale backup systems to provide power when the sun is down and the air is calm. Today’s lithium-ion batteries are still too expensive for most such applications, and other options such as pumped hydro […]

Dialogues across the seas: the ocean that keeps us apart also joins us. Charting knowledge and practice in the Anthropocene

Dialogues across the seas: the ocean that keeps us apart also joins us. Charting knowledge and practice in the Anthropocene

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  This publication is about two events on the impact of the climate crisis on the seas and the marine environments. The first one was entitled “From the Mediterranean to the Pacific. Dialogues across the seas”, and took place on July 27-28, 2018, in Cervia, a coastal city nearby Ravenna where the Po Valley ends […]

Interview with Gabriele Romeo

Interview with Gabriele Romeo

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    Gabriele Romeo was born in Palermo in 1983. He has a bachelor’s degree in Science and Technology of the arts at the University of Palermo and a graduate degree in History of Art (with a specialization address on contemporary art) at the University of Bologna. He followed a course of curatorship at the […]

Tiny electromagnetic robot runs fast and re-forms after being squished

Tiny electromagnetic robot runs fast and re-forms after being squished

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A squishy robot smaller than a postage stamp can run 70 of its body lengths every second – more than three times faster than a cheetah, relative to its body size. “It is really, really fast and, to be honest, that was a little bit of a surprise,” says Martin Kaltenbrunner at Johannes Kepler University […]

CPU Made Without Silicon

CPU Made Without Silicon

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Known for its core design IP that ends up in everything from IoT to smartphones to servers, Arm is now presenting that it has enabled one of its key microcontrollers in a new form factor: rather than using silicon as a base, the company has enabled a processor core in plastic. The technology has been […]

Brain-computer interface creates text on screen by decoding brain signals associated with handwriting

Brain-computer interface creates text on screen by decoding brain signals associated with handwriting

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Scientists with the BrainGate research collaborative have, for the first time, used an implanted sensor to record the brain signals associated with handwriting and used those signals to create text on a computer in real time. In a study published in the journal Nature, a clinical trial participant with cervical spinal cord injury used the […]

Interview with Jeremy Hight

Interview with Jeremy Hight

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  Jeremy Hight is an artist,writer,theorist and sometimes digital curator. He created the field of Locative Narrative in 2002 with the collaborative project 34 North 118 West (https://collection.eliterature.org/3/work.html?work=34-north-118-west). His collaborative digital poetics work Carrizo Parkfield Diaries is in the permanent digital collection of the Whitney museum in New York. https://artport.whitney.org/gatepages/artists/nakatani/new_index.html He is the author of […]

“Smart clothes” that can measure your movements

“Smart clothes” that can measure your movements

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In recent years there have been exciting breakthroughs in wearable technologies, like smartwatches that can monitor your breathing and blood oxygen levels. But what about a wearable that can detect how you move as you do a physical activity or play a sport, and could potentially even offer feedback on how to improve your technique? […]

New wearable device turns the body into a battery

New wearable device turns the body into a battery

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Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a new, low-cost wearable device that transforms the human body into a biological battery. The device, described today in the journal Science Advances, is stretchy enough that you can wear it like a ring, a bracelet or any other accessory that touches your skin. It also […]

Interview with Jatun Risba

Interview with Jatun Risba

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  Jatun Risba (‘ki’) is an artist of self, linguist of kinship and joker exploring beyond human paradigms. By approaching Art, Science, Technology in terms of ritual mysticism, ki recovers poetry and magic in contemporary societies. Since 2014 Risba has been developing the practice of ‘interesse’ (Dance of Life) which consists of liminal somatic & […]

Surgical device inspired by parasitic wasps

Surgical device inspired by parasitic wasps

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A surgical device inspired by parasitic wasps could make it easier and less painful to remove certain tumours and blood clots. Parasitic wasps inject their eggs through a long, thin, tubular organ called an ovipositor into living hosts, such as spiders and caterpillars. The organ’s blade-like valves, which run the full length of the tube, […]

Interview with Giada Totaro

Interview with Giada Totaro

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  Giada Totaro is a new media artist and innovative didactic expert. Between 2002 and 2015 she graduated in “Theatre Direction” and “Cinema, TV and Multimedia Production” at the University of Roma Tre, the first level master “Digital Environment Design” at NABA in Milan, and the second level Diploma at the School of New Technologies […]

Plug-and-play brain–computer interface

Plug-and-play brain–computer interface

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Brain–computer interfaces (BCIs) offer the potential for people with severe motor disabilities to control external assistive devices with their mind. Current BCI systems are limited, however, by the need for daily recalibration of the decoder that converts neural activity into control signals. Researchers at the UC San Francisco Weill Institute for Neurosciences have now employed machine […]

Pavegen

Pavegen

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Pavegen is a people powered, kinetic tech floor tile that creates clean electricity and captivates the imagination of anyone that steps on it. WHO WE ARE Let’s create cities that work for citizens, not machines. Technology alone won’t make cities perform more efficiently. It’s about changing behaviours. Pavegen is a smart, innovative platform that also […]

Interview with Marta de Menezes

Interview with Marta de Menezes

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  Marta de Menezes is a Portuguese artist (b. Lisbon, 1975) with a degree in Fine Arts by the University in Lisbon, a MSt in History of Art and Visual Culture by the University of Oxford, and a PhD candidate at the University of Leiden. She has been exploring the intersection between Art and Biology, […]

A chip made with carbon nanotubes marks a computing milestone

A chip made with carbon nanotubes marks a computing milestone

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Because carbon nanotubes are almost atomically thin and ferry electricity so well, they make better semiconductors than silicon. In principle, carbon nanotube processors could run three times faster while consuming about one-third of the energy of their silicon predecessors.

Brain-machine interface set to improve life for amputees

Brain-machine interface set to improve life for amputees

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A newly designed brain-machine interface dramatically improves performance and reduces mental and physical stress for people with a leg amputated above the knee.

Interview with Dalila Honorato

Interview with Dalila Honorato

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Dalila Honorato, Ph.D, is a facilitator of safe spaces for hosting the interaction of ideas around liminal issues in the frame of Art&Sci. Her research focus is on embodiment, monstrosity, the uncanny and the acrobatic balance between phobia and paraphilia. She is Tenured Assistant Professor in Aesthetics and Visual Semiotics at the Ionian University, Greece, guest faculty at Alma Mater Europaea, Slovenia, collaborator at the Center of Philosophy of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Iota Biosciences raises $15M to produce in-body sensors smaller than a grain of rice

Iota Biosciences raises $15M to produce in-body sensors smaller than a grain of rice

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Fitness trackers and heart-rate monitors are all well and good, but if you want to track activity inside the body, the solutions aren’t nearly as convenient. Iota Biosciences wants to change that with millimeter-wide sensors that can live more or less permanently in your body and transmit wirelessly what they detect, and a $15 million […]

Toyota untethers its T-HR3 humanoid robot thanks to 5G

Toyota untethers its T-HR3 humanoid robot thanks to 5G

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Toyota just brought your dreams of an Avatar-like proxy one step closer to reality. Teaming with NTT Docomo, it remotely controlled its T-HR3 humanoid robot over a 5G network from a distance of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). So far the bot, first unveiled a year ago, has only been controlled over a direct wired connection. […]

Kia to demonstrate Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving

Kia to demonstrate Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving

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Kia’s new Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving (READ) technology will be demonstrated at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Co-developed with the Affective Computing Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, the Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving system utilises a “world-first emotional AI-based optimized and interactive in-cabin space centred on human senses.” […]

Interview with Adam Zaretsky

Interview with Adam Zaretsky

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Adam Zaretsky is a Wet-Lab Art Practitioner mixing Ecology, Biotechnology, Non-human Relations, Body Performance and Gastronomy. Zaretsky stages lively, hands-on bioart production labs based on topics such as: foreign species invasion (pure/impure), radical food science (edible/inedible), jazz bioinformatics (code/flesh), tissue culture (undead/semi-alive), transgenic design issues (traits/desires), interactive ethology (person/machine/non-human) and physiology (performance/stress).

The first tendril-like soft robot able to climb

The first tendril-like soft robot able to climb

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Researchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia created the first soft robot mimicking plant tendrils. It is able to curl and climb using the same physical principles determining water transport in plants. In the future, this tendril-like soft robot could inspire the development of wearable devices such as soft braces that actively morph their shape.

Self-growing materials that strengthen in response to force

Self-growing materials that strengthen in response to force

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Hokkaido University researchers have developed a strategy to fabricate materials that become stronger in response to mechanical stress – mimicking skeletal muscle growth. Their findings, published in the journal Science, could pave the way for long-lasting materials that can adapt and strengthen based on surrounding conditions.

Researchers develop ‘acoustic metamaterial’ that cancels sound

Researchers develop ‘acoustic metamaterial’ that cancels sound

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Boston University researchers, Xin Zhang, a professor at the College of Engineering, and Reza Ghaffarivardavagh, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, released a paper in Physical Review B demonstrating it’s possible to silence noise using an open, ringlike structure, created to mathematically perfect specifications, for cutting out sounds while maintaining airflow.

Interview with Jadwiga Charzyńska

Interview with Jadwiga Charzyńska

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Since 2004 she has been the director of Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art. Before that, she worked at the National Museum in Gdansk. She started her managerial career already as a student, organizing art projects, which subsequently allowed her to obtain an extra degree in culture management.

Biohybrid robots built from living tissue start to take shape

Biohybrid robots built from living tissue start to take shape

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Researchers are increasingly looking for solutions to make robots softer or more compliant – less like rigid machines, more like animals. With traditional actuators – such as motors – this can mean using air muscles or adding springs in parallel with motors.

A ‘Magic’ Material Is Now the Big Thing in Physics

A ‘Magic’ Material Is Now the Big Thing in Physics

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The practical goals are obvious: to illuminate a path to higher-temperature superconductivity, to inspire new types of devices that might revolutionize electronics, or perhaps even to hasten the arrival of quantum computers. But more subtly, and perhaps more important, the discovery has given scientists a relatively simple platform for exploring exotic quantum effects.

Living Building Blocks: A New Vision for Future Homes

Living Building Blocks: A New Vision for Future Homes

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The project works toward this visionary and high-risk technology using a unique mixture of biotechnology, computing and architectural design. The innovative building blocks consist of a bioreactor able to convert chemical energy produced by a pool of metabolising microorganisms into electricity, known as microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology.

Interview with Delma Rodriguez

Interview with Delma Rodriguez

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Who’s Delma? A woman does many things That was the dialogue between two engineers, more than ten years ago to explain Delma’s role as someone who interacts and creates projects and activities on interinstitutional modalities through art, science, technology and society fields. Specifically, the anecdote refers to InfoArt project, created and coordinated by her, as […]

Mathematical Model Reveals the Patterns of How Innovations Arise

Mathematical Model Reveals the Patterns of How Innovations Arise

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Innovation is one of the driving forces in our world. The constant creation of new ideas and their transformation into technologies and products forms a powerful cornerstone for 21st century society. Indeed, many universities and institutes, along with regions such as Silicon Valley, cultivate this process. And yet the process of innovation is something of […]

Robot waiters controlled by people with paralysis

Robot waiters controlled by people with paralysis

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Whether it’s autonomous delivery bots dropping off pizza, robo-bartenders, or automated waiters, it’s clear that robots have a growing place in the food industry. But a new Japanese pop-up cafe located in Tokyo offers a far more uncommon — and potentially transformative — spin on this premise. Called Dawn ver.β, the temporary eatery is staffed […]

Interview with Olga Kisseleva

Interview with Olga Kisseleva

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  Olga Kisseleva was born in Saint Petersburg in 1965. She is Professor the Sorbonne University in Paris and Head of Art&Science International Institute. Her art works hover between science and art and consistently challenges the viewer to rethink accepted notions about the world around us. Graduated from the Vera Mukhina Institute of Industrial Art […]