« Loci Loci » (Shanghai Project)

wei-« Walking up to the place where water originates. Sittingwaiting for the moment when the clouds arise »
Wang Wei (Tang Dynasty), my refuge at the foot of Mount Chung-nan.

« Loci Loci » (in Latin: « the places of a place« ) is a very simple installation that I propose to realize in the context of the « Consciousness Reframed 2015 » conference (De Tao Masters Academy, Shanghai, 20-21 November 2015 ), where I will also give a talk entitled: « Refounding Legitimacy Toward Aethogenesis« .

This is merely a display on the ground of the overall image of Poietic generator. Students would be invited: – first, to participate in creation of this image via their mobile (PLAY), – second, to take place physically on the personal sign that each one draws in real time.

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Each participant stands or sit on his/her own sign that he/she modify in real time via mobile.

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Mock-up (Building#6, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, SIVA)

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The experience may last about one hour. It may involve several tens or hundreds of people locally, and also some other persons who can participate from around the world via Internet.

Practically, so that the experience can take place, I need:

  • a powerful beamer linked to a connected computer,
  • an ideal location (a building overlooking a light colored floor), on which to hang the beamer,
  • a little help to install the hardware, invite participants, welcome them, take pictures, etc.

The place, day and time of the experiment has been fixed:

  • Building#6, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts (SIVA)
  • Monday 23rd November 2015, 5 > 7 PM (Shanghai Time), 10h – 12h (Paris Time).
  • Free entrance. Online : http://play.poietic-generator.net
  • Videostreaming: stay tuned.

Olivier Auber

 

 

Poietic Generator @ Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris

The Poietic Generator will be displayed in real time at Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris, in an historical Netart exhibition, during the « Futur en Seine » event, June 11th – 14th 2015.

Curators: Stéphane Natkin, CNAM Paris ; Anolga Rodionoff & Jean-Marie Dallet – Université Paris 8

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http://www.futur-en-seine.paris/projet/des-histoires-dart-et-dinteractivite/

Digital Blood

The Poietic Generator is at the International Festival of Electronic Literature OLE.01, Royal Palace of Naples, Italy, between October 8 and 31 2014.

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« Digital Blood », is this to say that our blood would have to be digital? This is a first approximation the question raised by Olivier Auber through a network installation that takes the form of a robotic reliquary connected to the world.

Neapolitans will understand the allusion: for six centuries, they celebrate every year in several churches in the city, the miracle of the liquefaction of the blood of San Gennaro, who died in the early fourth century. A reliquary containing a few drops of blood taken from him, is presented to the crowd each time expecting its verdict: as the blood appears liquid or dried, it is a blessing or rather a dark omen for all the community.

As the reliquary of San Gennaro, Digital Blood offers an experience to which everyone can participate, whether in the exhibition, or from any point on the planet. Via a smartphone, tablet or computer, anyone can connect to http://poietic.net to draw with all those connected at the same time: the image of the collective interaction of all participants is displayed in real time on the reliquary Digital Blood presented in the exhibition. This image is also available everywhere and everyone can observe it and display it as he/she wishes. Moreover, it is permanently diffused in various locations in Paris, Brussels, London, and soon: Mumbai, Bamako, Hong Kong, etc.

Thus, moment by moment, everyone can see if we act together as a human community (liquid), or if we behave as agents, absent or indifferent to each other (dry). Digital Blood and raises a prospective question: if our exchanges are required to be made one day exclusively through technology, will we still be human? Or will we become robots?

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Olivier Auber is an artist and independent researcher member of the research group of the P2P foundation, affiliated to the « Evolution, Complexity and COgnition » Lab (ECCO, Free University of Brussels) and to the Global Brain Institute

Contact : olivier.auber@vub.ac.be
Blog : http://poietic-generator.net
Live image : http://live.poietic-generator.net
Site of the festival : http://www.olefestival.it

Autumn 2014 agenda

The Poietic Generator will be involved in the followings events :