Crows

When I took avian ecology in university my professor, Warren Pulich, always professed that crows are the smartest of birds. He said getting their skins (used for identification classes) was difficult, because they always knew when you were out to catch them. Now it appears, he wasn’t just telling a tall Texas tale….. “These results…

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Screening of The Stuart Hall Project followed by a conversation between John Akomfrah and Nana Adusei-Poku

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art hosts the screening of The Stuart Hall Project and a conversation with the director John Akomfrah, in collaboration with the Piet Zwart Institute and the Research Professorship for Cultural Diversity. This event is conceived by the Piet Zwart Institute’s Interdepartmental Think Tank. The group is composed of representatives from the Creating 010 Research Centre, staff members, students from each programme and the Director of the Piet Zwart Institute. Looking at how interests can be shared across courses, they plan interdisciplinary projects and public programming.

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ART for MEMORY – Karen Bernedo and Orestes Bermudez Rojas (Peru) in Conversation with Renée Turner

This event hosted and organised by Castrum Peregrini in collaboration with the Prince Claus Fund and is part of Culture in Action 2014 Prince Claus Awards Week. Lecture Conversation Art for Memory 7 december, 19 uur Entrance 5 euro; students 3 euro; RSVP at E: productie@castrumperegrini.nl Karen Bernedo and Orestes Bermudez Rojas will present their…

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The launch of SuperGlue

(box cover of SuperGlue mini-server) Yesterday I moderated an evening with media theorist Douglas Rushkoff, digital folklore archivist and net art pioneer Olia Lialina, and the developers of SuperGlue, the follow-up to HotGlue. The event marked the launch of the platform, which enables users not only to design their own website within a browser interface,…

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Ello, Ello, hello….. I’m beta testing

Of course everyone would love to see a rival to the behemoth Facebook, and moreover an alternative to the politics of datamining it engages in. No one wants to see their subjectivity and relations turned into capital or conceived as a profit-making scheme, especially when the dividends are not shared amongst its users. However, as…

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