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Thu Oct 25 20:22:17 EST 2012


Em s=E1bado, 29 de dezembro de 2012, Timothy Conway Murray escreveu:
Dear Friends,

On behalf of -empyre-, we want to express our deepest sympathy to the close=
 friends and family of Beatriz da Costa, who passed away on Thursday night =
after a long and courageous battle against cancer.  Beatriz was a co-founde=
r with Jaime Schulte and Brooke Singer of Preemptive Media, a former collab=
orator of Critical Art Ensemble, and Associate Professor of Art at the Univ=
ersity of California, Irvine, where she specialized in the intersections of=
 art, science, engineering, and politics.  As so many of you know, Beatriz =
was an innovator in the use of wetware in her artistic interventions and mo=
re recently had been experimenting with the potential of interspecies co-pr=
oduction in promoting the responsible use of natural resources and environm=
ental sustainability.  She also was a leader in our broad field of adapting=
 emergent technologies to address the politics and configurations of social=

Beatriz was always one of the first to respond to our e-mails about monthly=
 -empyre- themes, and was a brilliant interlocutor on -empyre-.   At exhibi=
tions, conferences, and when visiting Cornell, we always marveled at her wa=
rm generosity with students and members of the public who requested further=
 discussion about her projects.  Yes, she was the epitomy of an artist expe=
rimenting with the flexibilities of soft-skinned spaces.

In the next few months, we will be organizing a special monthly discussion =
in her memory on wetware and interspecies co-production.  Please feel free =
to contact us if you would be interested in participating as a featured gue=

All our best,

Tim and Renate

Tim Murray and Renate Ferro
Co-Managers, -empyre- soft-skinned space

Director, Society for the Humanities
Curator, Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art
Professor of Comparative Literature and English
A. D. White House
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York. 14853
empyre forum
empyre at

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