[-empyre-] incompatible research practices - week 01 - from functionaries to programmers (and then some tricks for handling the incommensurable)

Gabriel Menotti gabriel.menotti at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 17:57:13 EST 2012

Hello, all!

It is a pleasure to bring to the Internet the discussion about
research practices started in the previous days during the
Transmediale festival. The first participants for the month share a
filmmaking background, as well as a long-term interest in the writings
of Vilém Flusser and a personal engagement with art production. It
will be interesting to see how these common points of departure might
result in two very different approaches to academic investigation.

In the paragraphs below, a bit more info about our guests.

*César Baio*

Artist and researcher, Cesar Baio has a background in electronics, art
and audiovisual. He has developed his master's and PhD’s research at
the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC/SP) with a research
internship at the Vilém Flusser Archive at the Berlin University of
the Arts (UDK). He address issues related to the technical image and
dispositifs of mediation in art. These issues have been elaborated
also poetically in interactive installations, urban interventions and

*Baruch Gottlieb*

Baruch Gottlieb is a Canadian artist and researcher living in Berlin.
Trained as a filmmaker, his work theoretically, speculatively and
practically explores ground principles of the materiality of digital
media, the materiality with which all digital media may be made,
taking many diverse and convergent forms, such as: permanent and
ephemeral public installations, stage and public performance, writing
and video.

Welcome! =)


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