Living Light – plants become an energy system

Living Light – plants become an energy system

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We create a world in which plants become part of our energy system and where technology and nature will merge. ‘Living Light’, a lamp which harvests its energy by the electrons released through bacteria in the soil during the photosynthetic process of the plant. Softly stroking the leafs transforms this ordinary plant into a Living […]

AI Creates Fake Obama

AI Creates Fake Obama

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Artificial intelligence software could generate highly realistic fake videos of former president Barack Obama using existing audio and video clips of him, a new study [PDF] finds. Such work could one day help generate digital models of a person for virtual reality or augmented reality applications, researchers say. Computer scientists at the University of Washington previously […]

Interview with Bill Seaman

Interview with Bill Seaman

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  Seaman’s work often employs an expanded media-oriented poetics through various technological means— Recombinant Poetics. Such works often explore the combination and recombination of media elements and processes in interactive and generative works of art. Seaman enfolds image/music/text relations in these works, often creating all of the media elements and articulating the operative media-processes involved. […]

The Robotic Kitchen

The Robotic Kitchen

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Moley has created the world’s first robotic kitchen. Featuring an advanced, fully functional robot integrated into a beautifully designed, professional kitchen, it cooks with the skill and flair of a master chef. The prototype was premiered to widespread acclaim at Hanover Messe, the international robotics show. The consumer version set for launch in 2018 will […]

How DNA could store all the world’s data

How DNA could store all the world’s data

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For Nick Goldman, the idea of encoding data in DNA started out as a joke. It was Wednesday 16 February 2011, and Goldman was at a hotel in Hamburg, Germany, talking with some of his fellow bioinformaticists about how they could afford to store the reams of genome sequences and other data the world was […]

Interview with Roger Malina

Interview with Roger Malina

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  Roger Malina is an art-science researcher, astronomer and editor. Distinguished Professor of Arts and Technology and Professor of Physics at the University of Texas, Dallas. He directs the ArtScilab which develops art-science collaborations that lead both to scientific discoveries and intense contemporary art works. The Lab runs initiatives in Experimental Publishing with MIT press […]

fivewordsforthefuture è media partner di art*science 2017 / fivewordsforthefuture is media partner of art*science 2017

fivewordsforthefuture è media partner di art*science 2017 / fivewordsforthefuture is media partner of art*science 2017

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Italiano [English below]   art*science 2017/Leonardo 50 – Il Nuovo e la Storia / The New and History Bologna, 3-5 Luglio 2017 Factory, via Castiglione, 26 Sala conferenze “Marco Biagi”, Baraccano, via S.Stefano, 119 https://artscience.online https://www.leonardo.info/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=22 art*science 2017/Leonardo 50 ha il patrocinio di: Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo (MIBACT), Leonardo/ISAST, […]

Human & Machine: The Next Great Creative Partnership

Human & Machine: The Next Great Creative Partnership

Posted by Riccardo

Artificial Intelligence is embedding itself in every industry across the globe. If the last ten years were about building AI to help automate analytical and process-driven tasks, the next ten will be about building AI to augment creative workers across all disciplines. The field of computational creativity, or creative AI, is growing at a rapid […]

Experts Predict When Artificial Intelligence Will Exceed Human Performance

Experts Predict When Artificial Intelligence Will Exceed Human Performance

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Artificial intelligence is changing the world and doing it at breakneck speed. The promise is that intelligent machines will be able to do every task better and more cheaply than humans. Rightly or wrongly, one industry after another is falling under its spell, even though few have benefited significantly so far. And that raises an […]

Network Earth

Network Earth

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The world is a complicated place. Our planet is made up of millions of networks from microscopic ecosystems to global migration. How can we ever hope to understand and predict the complexity of our mulit-networked world? New research may have the answer…

Researchers develop stretchable transparent touchpad

Researchers develop stretchable transparent touchpad

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Researchers have developed a highly stretchable touchpad that can be worn on the arm and be used to write words and play electronic games. Scientists from Seoul National University in South Korea published their findings in the latest issue of the journal Science. While various types of conductors such as carbon nanotubes and metal nanowires […]

fivewordsforthefuture è media partner di / fivewordsforthefuture is a media partner of LuminousBees

fivewordsforthefuture è media partner di / fivewordsforthefuture is a media partner of LuminousBees

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“[ITA] Dal 20 al 22 Febbraio all’Università di Genova c’è “Interactive Micro Aerial Robots Swarm I-MARS 2017”, conferenze e workshop transdisciplinari con artisti, designer, scienziati, tecnologi. fivewordsforthefuture è partner dell’evento. [ENG] From February 20 to22 will take place at the University of Genoa “Interactive Micro Aerial Robots Swarm I-MARS 2017”, transdisciplinary lectures and workshops involving artists, designers, scientists, technologists. […]

Interview with Pavel Smetana

Interview with Pavel Smetana

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Pavel Smetana was born in Ústí nad Labem, Bohemia. From 1979-1982 he studied at the Arts and Crafts School in the Prague Žižkov neighborhood. He was not accepted to the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague because of political reasons, which was one of the reasons why he decided to leave for France […]

Dressing inner nature through art

Dressing inner nature through art

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Often, we look at slides under a microscope as a way to observe something that will produce data and support a hypothesis. However, as a person passionate about science and art, I am equally awestruck by the colors, patterns, textures, and sense of order that can be observed on such a small scale. Cerebella Design™ began […]

Ambio, bacterial lamp

Ambio, bacterial lamp

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Ocean waves glowing blue in the dark of night, anyone who has ever experienced this knows how magical it looks. The phenomenon is caused by bioluminescent micro-organisms in seawater that emit light when provided with oxygen every time a wave turnes. This principle inspired me to combine my passion for design and biology in a […]

CERN-Inspired Outfits Using 3D Printing And Magnets

CERN-Inspired Outfits Using 3D Printing And Magnets

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Fashion designer Iris Van Herpen’s Spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection, Magnetic Motion, looks like it could have been ripped from the pages of a science fiction fantasy. Having previously explored the ideas of synesthesia and living technology, the designer now looks to the power of magnetic fields for inspiration. And not just any magnetic fields, either— van Herpen’s first inklings of the […]

Beyond a shadow of a doubt: Heirloom / AE 16

Beyond a shadow of a doubt: Heirloom / AE 16

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One of the most impressive Artwork seen at the Ars Electronica Festival 2016 is – beyond a shadow of a doubt – Heirloom by Gina Czarnecki. Pier Luigi Capucci on Nblog, in his article “Alla fine, l’arte / In the end, art” already presented Heirloom between the festival most valuable works. A project that can […]

Interview with Christa Sommerer

Interview with Christa Sommerer

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Christa Sommerer studied Biology and Botany (1982-85), followed by Art Education and Art Study in Modern Sculpture (1985-90) in Vienna, Austria. She concluded her post graduate study at the Staedelschule Institut for New Media, Frankfurt (1993-94). Subsequently, Christa Sommerer was an artist-in-resident at the NCSA National Center for Supercomputing Application, Beckman Institute (US) and at […]

Design patterns from microscopy

Design patterns from microscopy

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Often, we look at slides under a microscope as a way to observe something that will produce data and support a hypothesis. However, as a person passionate about science and art, I am equally awestruck by the colors, patterns, textures, and sense of order that can be observed on such a small scale. Cerebella Design™ began […]

The world is a complicated place

The world is a complicated place

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  The world is a complicated place. Our planet is made up of millions of networks from microscopic ecosystems to global migration. How can we ever hope to understand and predict the complexity of our mulit-networked world? New research may have the answer… This 4k data visualisation was created by Mauro Martino, and Jianxi Gao (Northeastern […]

Octobot, autonomous, entirely soft robot

Octobot, autonomous, entirely soft robot

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Powered by a chemical reaction controlled by microfluidics, 3D-printed, the first autonomous, entirely soft robot, has no electronics. A team of Harvard University researchers with expertise in 3-D printing, mechanical engineering, and microfluidics has demonstrated the first autonomous, untethered, entirely soft robot. This small, 3-D-printed robot — nicknamed the “octobot” — could pave the way […]

Interview with Annick Bureaud

Interview with Annick Bureaud

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Annick Bureaud is an independent art critic, curator and event organiser, researcher and teacher in art and technosciences. She is the director of Leonardo/Olats, European sister organisation to Leonardo/Isast. She is a co-founding member of the Collectif Nunc. She wrote numerous articles and contribute to the French contemporary art magazine Art Press. She is the co-editor of the collection of essays Connexions […]

Electricity with living plants

Electricity with living plants

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Plant-e develops products in which electricity is generated with living plants. The products are based on a technology that was developed at Wageningen University. In 2007 the technology was patented, and Plant-e was able to get the patents from the university in 2009. The technology enables us to generate electricity with living plants at practically […]

Building living, breathing supercomputers

Building living, breathing supercomputers

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The substance that provides energy to all the cells in our bodies, Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), may also be able to power the next generation of supercomputers. That is what an international team of researchers led by Prof. Nicolau, the Chair of the Department of Bioengineering at McGill, believe. They’ve published an article on the subject […]

Growing Organs on Apples

Growing Organs on Apples

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In the high-ceilinged basement lab, the ear lies flat, encapsulated in a dish on a sheet-metal cabinet. It’s actually a piece of apple carved to look like an ear, yet it’s not really an apple either; the cellulose has been washed of its apple cells and populated instead with human ones. They are HeLa cells, […]

Interview with Leonel Moura

Interview with Leonel Moura

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Leonel Moura (1948) is a European artist born in Lisbon, Portugal, that works with AI and robotics. He created in 2003 his first swarm of ‘Painting Robots’, able to produce original artworks based on emergent behavior. Since then he has produced several artbots, each time more autonomous and sophisticated. RAP (Robotic Action Painter), 2006, created […]

How DNA could store all the world’s data

How DNA could store all the world’s data

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[…] The latest experiment signals that interest in using DNA as a storage medium is surging far beyond genomics: the whole world is facing a data crunch. Counting everything from astronomical images and journal articles to YouTube videos, the global digital archive will hit an estimated 44 trillion gigabytes (GB) by 2020, a tenfold increase over […]