Posts tagged: Interactive Futures
Image credit: Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson, 2010
“I attended Interactive Futures’ conference on “Animal Influence” with high expectations. As a potentially exciting platform to bring together artists, cognitive ethologists, biologists, psychologists, and philosophers for discussions and potential collaborations, “Animal Influence” ended with an unprompted PSA on veganism by one of its presenters, and that one moralizing gesture summarized the entire conference for me … “
This is an excerpt from a conference report currently in the Winter 29.2 Issue of BlackFlash Magazine. I hadn’t moved to the city quite yet, but had traveled to Vancouver specially for this conference as a guest researcher for TippingPoint Canada.
As one of the co-organizers of the forthcoming event on climate change and the arts, I was looking for projects and artists that were effectively communicating and translating scientific data and research. I was seeking work that explored our ethical imperatives, but I found mostly over the top moralizing.
There were a few gems overall, more than what’s just discussed in the article, and I would like to thank the organizers of the conference for letting me crash their animal party.