[-empyre-] another lurker

Lynn Hershman lynn2 at well.com
Sat Jun 29 23:06:06 EST 2013

New Project:INFINITY ENGINE will be film project consists of an interconnected and intertwined landscape of feature film, installation, performance, social sculpture, social media, science, documentary and fiction.

The INFINITY ENGINE is the installation chapter of the multiplatform INFINITY ENGINE film project. Both will  enact narratives of a not too distant future in which organs can be manufactured and banked, lost limbs can be regenerated from the inside out, skin can be printed on an ink jet printer, and human life can extend to 130 years . . . all of which expose complex physical, psychological and philosophical possibilities for human evolution and our newly programmable DNA.

Lynn Hershman Leeson an artist, educator and film maker. 
She is a recipient of the 2010-2011 d.velop digital art Lifetime Achievement Award, the most prestigious award in the field of digital arts, as well as a  2009 Siggraph Lifetime Achievement Award and a  2009 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
Her four feature films- Strange Culture, Teknolust, Conceiving Ada and !Women Art Revolution – A Secret History are all in distribution and screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Toronto Film Festival and The Berlin International Film Festival, among others 
Work by Lynn Hershman Leeson is featured in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art NewYork, the William Lehmbruck Museum, the ZKM (Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Tate Modern, The National Gallery of Canada, the Walker Art Center and the University Art Museum, Berkeley, in addition to the celebrated private collections. 
Recently honored with grants from Creative Capital and the National Endowment for the Arts, Nathan Cummings Foundation and she is also the recipient of a Siemens International Media Arts Award, the Flintridge Foundation Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts, Prix Ars Electronica, and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Prize for Writing and Directing.  A catalogue and retrospective is being planned at the ZKM Museum Karlsruhe and MdM Museum Salzburg in 2014.
Hershman Leeson is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis , was an A.D. White Professor at Large at Cornell University, former Chair of the Film Department at the San Francisco Art Institute and will be Distinguished Director in 2013-14, at the New School for Social Engagement, New York.

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Subject: Re: [-empyre-] empyre Digest, Vol 103, Issue 21

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dear all,
greetings from another lurker ...since 2007!
I think I posted a couple of times, but usually i am shy when it comes to sharing things publicly.  seeing a lot of familiar names coming out of their "lurk-ness" is encouraging.

My name is Roberta Buiani, I am a researcher, activist and media artist based in Toronto. I am the co-founder of the ArtSci Salon at theFields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (University of Toronto) and act as program advisor and, sometimes, curator, for the Subtle Technologies Festival.
My work balances theoretical and applied research at the intersection of science, technology and creative resistance. My recent itinerant community project The Sandbox Project, challenges concepts of sustainability in face-to-face and online collaborations in network and social media configurations. You can read my work in Fibreculture, Invisible Culture, Cultural Studies and Digicult.
I am fascinated by anything small and/or invisible. I am fascinated by viruses as biological, informational, and cultural agents. waiting to hear when/if my book on this topic will be published.   I also love insects. I have started a new project on entomology, synthetic biology and sustainability. let's see where this takes me. In the meantime, I am increasingly enjoying the practice of insect rearing, an activity I initiated to verify (actually to disprove) some very hyped claims regarding the sustainability of entomophagy (see the cicada craze in NJ). But this practice has turned out to evoke much more complex issues: issues of care and affect, eugenics, my anthropocentric biases etc...

you can find my projects here:

and my ento-blog here:

best to all!


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