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Art and Technology Art Writing and Criticism

Beyond the Life Cycle of the Object at Mouse Conference 2021

Image description: A flyer of Apple computer mice configured to look like a flower or star. The names of presenters of the Mouse Conference 2021 adorn the sides of the flyer that has a bright green border.

On April 29 & 30, 2021, the Computer Mouse Conference 2021 launched 🐁 and it was one of my favorite events, by far, this year. I truly enjoyed giving my talk. It was also an incredible line up of speakers that gave lectures and video performances. There were also live panel discussions, writing, a live zine (by Neta Bomani! WOW WOW WOW), and a computer mouse tear-down workshop that posed the question to participants of what does the mouse see? 🐭

My presentation was titled “Beyond the Life Cycle of the Object,” which was inspired by Lisa Nakamura’s essay Indigenous Circuits and artist and poet Janice Lobo Sapigao’s work Microchips for Millions.

It was presented by Culture Hub and organized and moderated by Emma Rae Bruml and Ashley Jane Lewis. With support from @processingorg, @mediaarchaeologylab, and @the.coding.train 💙

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Art Practice Artist's Studio Writing Practice

Rewire 2021

Along with dear friend Connie Zheng @yconniezheng and our mentor and Professor Anna Friz, the three of us were selected to share our audio works at the Rewire 2021 Festival! Feeling very grateful to have been one of the 10 artists chosen (out of 400 submissions 😱). Really, truly was not expecting this. 🤗

Here’s a brief description of my work ~ “Remembering The Pulse” is inspired by Alexis Pauline Gumbs’s work Dub: Finding Ceremony and Leny Mendoza Strobel’s anthology Babaylan: Filipinos and the Call of the Indigenous. This work combines voice narration (recitation of poetry), sound effects, and field recordings. The intersectional nature of this work seeks to show the parallels between Gumbs’ and Strobel’s ideas and their influence on my interpretation of ritual, ceremony, and ancestral knowledge.”

Connie Zheng’s work is “Soil Trance.” It explores the expansive possibilities of the hibernative and dormant state, and the ways in which the limbo state of waiting—as embodied by the seed waiting below ground for the most fruitful conditions for its germination—could also be a generative space for nurturing unseen tendrils and rhizomes, for growing sideways and toward the heart of the earth.”

Anna Friz’s work “The Joy Channel”, created with Emmanuel Madan, was also chosen, along with an older solo work “How to Pack a Whale” will be a part of the phenomenonal programming.

https://www.rewirefestival.nl/news/line-up-complete-for-rewire-2021—online-edition

Rewire is an annual international festival for adventurous music. In 2021, Rewire breaks with it’s traditional format of presenting adventurous music in a wide range of venues and sites in The Hague, Netherlands; instead, they are presenting a fully online programme on 6 – 9 May 2021 including commissioned works, remote collaborations and premieres.

#rewirefestival2021 🎧🎤🔊

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Art and Technology arts and technology conceptual art Culture Criticism Video Visual Arts

Anthropofagia, Forensic Architecture and the Ethos of Consent w/ Carmen Aguilar y Wedge & Dorothy Santos

April 8, 2021 episode for z\topia

Carmen Aguilar y Wedge, Co-founder, Creative and Experience Designer at Hyphen-Labs and I were guests on z\topia on April 8, 2021.

Highlighted Articles:
⦿ Anthropofagia: We’re All Eating Each Other
⦿ Walled Unwalled (2018) by Lawrence Abu Hamdan
⦿ ANTARCTICA (2019) by Syrus Marcus Ware
⦿ TogetherNet by xin xin

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Art

LRLX NEW YORK on Tuesday, April 6, 2021

I will be presenting current research and work at the LRLX NY. The other speakers are from the ISTORYA-ISTORYA collective Alexis Convento, Angeline Meitzler, and Jay Carlon. They (re)imagine the Philipinx/a/o identity through collective research and practice in conversation, food, and play. I’m extremely excited because it’s all Filipino artists in conversation and I’m extremely excited. ♥️🇵🇭💛

To obtain information about this event and sign up for the LRLX NY email list, please visit: https://tinyletter.com/lrlxny or you can also visit the Living Room Light Exchange LRLX NY site at http://www.livingroomlightexchange.com/lrlxny.

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Art and Technology Art Writing and Criticism Creative Coding | Programming

Pharmako-AI US Book Launch

Refik Anadol, Machine Hallucinations : Nature, 2020. Latent Space Study of 68,986,479 million images.

Event description below:

Gray Area hosts a special event celebrating the US publication of Pharmako-AI, published by Ignota Books. Join K Allado-McDowell, Refik Anadol, Dorothy R. Santos and Elvia Wilk to launch the first book to be co-created with the emergent AI GPT-3.

In this event, Refik Anadol and K Allado-McDowell present a performance of machine hallucinations, floating heads and sound, followed by a conversation with Dorothy R. Santos and Elvia Wilk.

During the first summer of the coronavirus pandemic, K Allado-McDowell out of curiosity fed a diary entry to GPT-3. This was the beginning of a remarkable conversation that unfolded into a labyrinthine exploration of memory, language and the nature of the universe.

In the isolation of lockdown, Allado-McDowell wrote to the AI in a trance-like state over the course of a fortnight. As the author and the machine rapidly became mirrors of each other, age-old questions about human existence became a lived experience for the interlocutors. What is the nature of human consciousness? How and why did we invent language? How is reality constructed? Pharmako-AI is a hallucinatory journey into selfhood, ecology and intelligence via cyberpunk, ancestry and the Californian dream.

Through a writing process akin to musical improvisation, Allado-McDowell and GPT-3 together offer a fractal poetics of AI and a glimpse into the future of literature. Pharmako-AI reimagines cybernetics for a world facing multiple crises, with profound implications for how we see ourselves, nature and technology in the 21st century.

Registration link: https://grayarea.org/event/pharmako-ai/

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Art Writing Practice

KSW Presents “Spirit Houses”

On Friday, March 19th, KSW Presents “Spirit Houses” a reading featuring Maw Shein Win, author of Storage Unit for the Spirit House (Omnidawn, 2020) and Khaty Xiong, author ofPoor Anima (Apogee Press, 2015). This event is a celebration of Maw Shein Win’s newest collection and of both poets’ powerful work performing rituals of grief, pain, and the life after it and with it.

I have the great honor of being an opening reader/poet of this wonderful event. Starts promptly at 6 PM PST.

Registration link to the event here!