1. Kevin Warwick - The Cyborg Experiments

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    Kevin Warwick is an internationally renowned Professor and researcher in the field of Cybernetics from the University of Reading, England. His work in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, human control functions, robotics and cybernetic organisms presented here shows how implant and electrode technology can be used to create biological brains for robots, to enable human enhancement and possible therapeutic effects for neurological illness. In any case, the end goal is human enhancement, or “transhumanism”, which inevitably stirs up many social, ethical and philosophical questions. From: http://bit.ly/bD48Uv

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    • Documentarul ARTE - O lume fara oameni (Un monde sans humains); subtitrare in romana

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      Documentarul ARTE este realizat de Philippe Borrel dupa o idee a lui Noël Mamère (http://www.arte.tv/fr/un-monde-sans-humains/6968904.html) si propune o discutie profunda pe marginea noilor tehnologii - internet, cipuri, gadgeturi bio-tehnologice -, a cercetarilor de tip Google care cauta sa citeasca mintea umana si a filosofiilor care propaga astfel de orientari- transumanism, de pilda, bizara utopie a obtinerii nemuririi prin intermediul nano-tehnologiei. Principalul punct tare al acestui documentar, fata de altele pe teme de acelasi gen, consta in faptul ca abordeaza mai multe dimensiuni ale acestei noi realitati. Astfel, se arata modul in care noile tehnologii ne schimba viata la nivel cotidian si, de aici, la nivel de mentalitate si practici social-culturale. Se arata modul in care lucreaza industriile nano-tehnologiei, care se folosesc de nobilul scop al usurarii vietii handicapatilor, ajung, ulterior, sa foloseasca inventiile propuse pentru aplicatii militare ca sa transforme soldatul intr-un adevarat cyborg. Un exemplu din documentar cazul DARPA, baza de cercetare a Armatei SUA, care a inventat, de pilda, internetul, si care experimenteaza si alte tehnologii in prezent. Nu lipseste nici Google, unde ne sunt prezentate cercetarile facute pentru a se citi gandurile oamenilor. Printre aceste aplicatii se gaseste si cipul, in documentar fiind redata convingerea unui futurist care incearca sa ne convinga de ce anume oamenii vor accepta un astfel de dispozitiv implantat in corp, care sa controleze, practic, tot circuitul biologic al organismului uman. Interesant de aflat este faptul ca exista un intreg curent filosofico-tehnologic numit transumanism, al carui propovaduitor este Ray Kurzweil, care a dat nastere unui centru de cercetari aplicate (Singularity). Departe de a fi la fel de utopice, cercetarile de aici sunt menite dezvoltarii nano-tehnologiei pana la completa absorbtie si controlare a vietii naturale de catre noile tehnologii. Utopia consta in obiectivele "filosofice" ale acestui curent, anume obtinerea "nemuririi." Insa in spatele transumanismului nu se afla doar utopisti bizari, ci si o intreaga politica si industrie. Neoliberalismul este, in special, strans legat de aceasta utopie a eficientei si organizarii totale a lumii sub control digital. O legatura tradusa inclusiv in fonduri care finanteaza respectivele cercetari. Dupa cum explica si un militant ce apare in film, Jim Thomas, militant al ONG-ului ETC Group Canada: „Exista mai multe moduri de a descrie aceasta tehnologie asa-zis convergenta. De pilda sunt numite nano-, bio-, info-, cogno- sau genetice, robotice, inteligenta artificiala, nano-tehnologie... Eu prefer sigla BANG: biti, atomi, neuroni, gene. Asa se vede mai bine intentia care se afla in spatele tuturor acestor tehnologii care doresc sa manipuleze un element de baza specific. De exemplu, in biotehnologie, este gena, in ideea ca putem descompune tot ce e viu in elemente simple si digitale. Pentru tehnologia informaticii, este bit-ul, elementul binar in 0 si 1. Pentru tehnologia creierului, e neuronul. In nano-tehnologie, atomul este elementul de baza. Si din clipa in care putem manipula fiecare unitate elementara, le putem recombina sau interverti, putem construi ADN sau gene pornind de la atomi. Putem construi informatie pornind de la atomi. Putem folos tehnologiile informatiei pentru a ameliora biotehnologia. Toate elementele de baza devin instrumente esentiale pentru a reconstrui materia, pentru a reprograma natura, ca si cum totul n-ar fi decat un calculator. Este ceea ce presupune ideea de convergenta. Odata ce ajungem la cea mai mica particula, la nivelul celui mai mic pixel al existentei, putem rearanja acesti pixeli in noi materii, in noi organisme vii si, in fine, in noi indivizi, in noi sisteme sociale, in noi economii. Promotorii noii convergente sunt convinsi de faptul ca utilizand biologia sintetica sau nano-tehnologia, se va putea manipula intreaga planeta. Se va putea gasi o solutie pentru incalzirea climei, transformand atmosfera. Si, in fine, se vor putea stapani toate elementele, de la cel mai mic pana la cel mai mare. Intre cele doua, noi, oamenii, suntem prinsi in capcana, ca intre ciocan si nicovala.” Remarcabil este si faptul ca in documentar apar o serie de specialisti, filosofi, scriitori, sociologi, psihiatri care critica aceasta tendinta de "masinizare" a lumii, lucru cu atat mai interesant cu cat nu au o abordare clasic-traditionala. Asa cum atrage atentia unul din acestia, chiar daca din toate aceste inventii ar functiona si ar fi puse in aplicare numai o mica parte, impactul ar fi enorm si ar consta in schimbarea semnificatiei fiintei umane. Practic, s-ar inventa un nou om.

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      • Libreria Shake, opening Border

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        Serata inaugurale di Border. nella sede di Shake edizioni, 20 marzo 2009. intervengono: *MARCO MANRAY IN CINA Mostra fotografica di Marco Cadioli, fotoreporter dal mondo virtuale. *MICHELE DRASCEK Video sui confini irreali - l’ex confine italo-sloveno. *ANTONIO CARONIA (filosofia dei mondi virtuali) Incontro sul rapporto tra reale e virtuale *STEFANO LAZZARI (tecnologie cross - media)

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        • Professor Chris Hables Gray. Cyborg Art- Prefigurative, Performative, Inhuman, Hybrid?

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          Overview Culture, including art, is natural. Since humans are makers this means art is fundamentally a techno-social, hybrid system of the mental, the biological, the machinic and the inert. New understandings allow for new technosciences which produce new social conditions that lead to new understandings, all the while this dance means the creation of new artistic practices (artivism, maktivism, prefiguration, performing cyborg citizenship, sousveillance, hypernatural) and theoretical claims (cyborg art, hybrid art, bioart, eco art, infoart, inhuman art, symbiotic art, digital art, inorganic agency). What are we to make of this proliferation? Do we know what we like and does that make a difference? What can we know when we are the flawed instruments of knowing? Should (can?) art be part of helping the world through its current crisis or can it only be an escape from it? Biography Chris Hables Gray is currently a visiting professor in the Digital Arts and Humanities program at University College Cork, Ireland. Based at the University of California at Santa Cruz (where he earned his doctorate from the History of Consciousness board of studies), he has been studying the social, political, and artistic implications of cyborgization and other hybrid systems for the last 30 years: The Cyborg Handbook (ed.), Postmodern War, Cyborg Citizen, and Peace, War and Computers. Currently he is researching the political economy of Big Data (case study: Irish and global genealogical data); social media and social change (especially in Egypt, Spain and the U.S.); information theory (for Infoisms--Aphorisms on Information); and evolution (for a book, Taking Evolution Seriously). He recently co-edited a special issue of Teknokultura on Cyborgs, art, power and identity and has been involved in many exhibitions on cyborgs and art. His artistic practice is focused on information intensive art works where data and aesthetics meet.

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          • Ambient Location Apps and Geoloqi, January Mobile Portland

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            Named by JWT Intelligence as one of the 100 things to watch in 2011, Portland's Geoloqi has garnered national attention for being at the forefront of location-based services. Forbes recently asked if Geoloqi was "Foursquare's Biggest Threat?" In the first Mobile Portland of 2011, Aaron Parecki and Amber Case speak about the next generation of location apps and the importance of ambient location services.

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            • 2 Cyborgs Num Quarto Vazio

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              Há hoje entre nós cyborgs tão perfeitos que a sua humanidade já não se distingue do complexo tecnológico que os mantém ligados. Treinados meticulosamente para sobreviver ao vazio em que habitamos e mantidos em quartos onde o abismo humano serve de paisagem a um tempo indefinido e onde só restam os vestígios da ausência de emoções e objectos. Lugares onde as instruções de funcionamento são muitas vezes substituídas por delírios binários. Encenação: Alexandre Lemos; Intérpretes: Costanza Givone e Ricardo Vaz Trindade; Cenografia e Figurinos: Joana Cardoso; Iluminação: Rui Simão; Vídeo: Laetitia Morais; Banda Sonora: Pedro Augusto (aka Ghunax); Penteados: Ilídio Design; Registo vídeo e Design: João de Almeida; Fotografia: Francisca Moreira; Produção Executiva: Lígia Anjos. Apoios: Direcção Geral das Artes, Fundação Bissaya Barreto, Câmara Municipal de Municipal de Coimbra, MAFIA – Federação Cultural de Coimbra, Oficinas do Convento, Ilídio Design – Cabeleireiros, RUC, TV AAC, Turismo de Coimbra, Delegação Regional do Centro. Uma produção: marionet 2011 (mais informação sobre a peça e a companhia em: www.marioneteatro.com)

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              • גזע הבורג וחיבור אדם-מכונה / ד"ר רועי צזנה

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                צילום: אלכס טורובסקי דוקטור רועי צזנה הרצה בכנס הראשון שהיווה את אבן הפינה לתחייה מחדש של כנסים בנשוא מסע בין כוכבים בישראל. ההרצאה נסבה אודות גזע הבורג ושילוב אדם-מכונה כאשר היא התמקדה בצד המדעי של עתיד האנושות עם אזכורים של חקר המוח ויצירת סייבורגים שהם שילוב אדם-מכונה. ההרצאה התקיימה ב-21.12.2013 בכנס סטארקון 1 במצפה הכוכבים בגבעתיים, בית האגודה הישראלית לאסטרונומיה למידע על כנסי מסע בין כוכבים הירשמו לעמוד הפייסבוק של סטארקון972 כאן https://www.facebook.com/StarCon972 פרטים על הטבות והרשמה לאגודה הישראלית לאסטרונומיה http://goo.gl/itQs1 הצטרפו לדף האגודה בפייסבוק והיחשפו לחדשות המעניינות ביותר https://www.facebook.com/IsraelAstronomyIAA הצטרפו לקבוצת האגודה בפייסבוק והשתתפו בדיונים https://www.facebook.com/groups/iaa.astronomy/ צפייה מהנה

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                • Humanity + Summit 2012 Panel Discussion Norbert Wiener – Cyborgs and Transhumanism

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                  Panel: Greg Adamson, Natasha Vita-More, Stelarc : Norbert Wiener – Cyborgs and Transhumanism Footage of the panel discussion with Stelarc, Greg Adamson and Natasha Vita-More at Humanity + Summit 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. 05/05/2012

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                  • Psych|OS - Digital Cocaine (JP Subs)

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                    Psych|OS Cycle http://ubermorgen.com/psychos "...I shall have to speak much in images ... only approximately correct; for the only way a human being can make supernatural matters, which in their essence must always remain incomprehensible, ... Where intellectual understanding ends, the domain of belief begins..." Daniel Paul Schreber "Memoirs of My Nervous Illness" "In October 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found..." http://blairwitch.com " The Blairwitch Project" Hans Bernhard has been exposing, pushing, augmenting, healing, enhancing and destroying his body with synthetic drugs for 25 years. From 1984 to 1999 through the intense use of synthetic drugs such as LSD, ecstasy, meth, speed, fentanyl, angel dust, dextroamphetamine and nitrous oxide to explore, interact with and absorb contemporary digital networks and become part of them by zooming into techno music, digital art and mass media. Since 2000, he has been protecting and enhancing his brain and body by the use of prescribed psychotropic drugs: Benzodiazepines, Olazapine, Seretide, Prothipendyl, Valproic Acid, Carbamazepine, Chlorprothixen, Zotepin, Oxymetazoline, and Salbutamol (Zyprexa®, Temesta®, Dominal®, Depakine® and Neurotop®...); all interacting with one another. Contemporary high-tech societies deal with hardcore brains using bio-chemical "agents" to control the internal information flow. During his 25 years of substance abuse and after a series of brain upgrades, one day in march 2002, Hans experienced a manic outbreak and total mental meltdown in South-Africa (later diagnosed as bipolar affective disorder). He was airlifted to Austria - General Hospital Vienna for treatment. Hans would later learn that he had prevented the outbreak of the illness for almost 15 years by means of self-medication with illegal drugs, alcohol and marijuana. After two and a half years of reconvalescence, UBERMORGEN retrieved video footage of his stay at the mental hospital from their archive. They decide to release the material unedited along with a string of contextual information. We are the children of the 1980s, we are the first internet-pop-generation. We grew up with radical Michael Milken (The King of Junk Bonds) and mythical Michael Jackson (The King of Junk Pop). Hans Bernhard is loaded with 10 years exploring internet technology (digital cocaine), mass media hacking, underground techno music, illegal hardcore drugs, a rock&roll lifestyle with the contemporary Net.Art jet set para-troopers etoy. Hans Bernhard's neuro-networks and brain structures are similar to the global synthetic TCP/IP networks he help build and kept in close and subversive relationsship with. Both are highly unstable. And now, these networks are infected and contaminated by waves of mania and depression. WHO ICD-1, F31.1. How can we treat a mentally ill global network?" We are all chemical cyborgs. Psych|OS Digital Cocaine - Children of the 1980s 01:00:07, 2002 (edited 2005) Credits Sound-Design: Markus Kienzl (Sofasurfers) Edit: Timo Nowotny (Sofasurfers / Vidok) Camera: Hans Bernhard Special Thanks: Judith Fegerl http://ubermorgen.com/psychos

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                    • Psych|OS - Digital Cocaine (EN/DE Subs)

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                      Psych|OS Cycle http://ubermorgen.com/psychos "...I shall have to speak much in images ... only approximately correct; for the only way a human being can make supernatural matters, which in their essence must always remain incomprehensible, ... Where intellectual understanding ends, the domain of belief begins..." Daniel Paul Schreber "Memoirs of My Nervous Illness" "In October 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found..." http://blairwitch.com " The Blairwitch Project" Hans Bernhard has been exposing, pushing, augmenting, healing, enhancing and destroying his body with synthetic drugs for 25 years. From 1984 to 1999 through the intense use of synthetic drugs such as LSD, ecstasy, meth, speed, fentanyl, angel dust, dextroamphetamine and nitrous oxide to explore, interact with and absorb contemporary digital networks and become part of them by zooming into techno music, digital art and mass media. Since 2000, he has been protecting and enhancing his brain and body by the use of prescribed psychotropic drugs: Benzodiazepines, Olazapine, Seretide, Prothipendyl, Valproic Acid, Carbamazepine, Chlorprothixen, Zotepin, Oxymetazoline, and Salbutamol (Zyprexa®, Temesta®, Dominal®, Depakine® and Neurotop®...); all interacting with one another. Contemporary high-tech societies deal with hardcore brains using bio-chemical "agents" to control the internal information flow. During his 25 years of substance abuse and after a series of brain upgrades, one day in march 2002, Hans experienced a manic outbreak and total mental meltdown in South-Africa (later diagnosed as bipolar affective disorder). He was airlifted to Austria - General Hospital Vienna for treatment. Hans would later learn that he had prevented the outbreak of the illness for almost 15 years by means of self-medication with illegal drugs, alcohol and marijuana. After two and a half years of reconvalescence, UBERMORGEN retrieved video footage of his stay at the mental hospital from their archive. They decide to release the material unedited along with a string of contextual information. We are the children of the 1980s, we are the first internet-pop-generation. We grew up with radical Michael Milken (The King of Junk Bonds) and mythical Michael Jackson (The King of Junk Pop). Hans Bernhard is loaded with 10 years exploring internet technology (digital cocaine), mass media hacking, underground techno music, illegal hardcore drugs, a rock&roll lifestyle with the contemporary Net.Art jet set para-troopers etoy. Hans Bernhard's neuro-networks and brain structures are similar to the global synthetic TCP/IP networks he help build and kept in close and subversive relationsship with. Both are highly unstable. And now, these networks are infected and contaminated by waves of mania and depression. WHO ICD-1, F31.1. How can we treat a mentally ill global network?" We are all chemical cyborgs. Psych|OS Digital Cocaine - Children of the 1980s 01:00:07, 2002 (edited 2005) Credits Sound-Design: Markus Kienzl (Sofasurfers) Edit: Timo Nowotny (Sofasurfers / Vidok) Camera: Hans Bernhard Special Thanks: Judith Fegerl http://ubermorgen.com/psychos

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