[-empyre-] Welcome to February's discussion topic: New Year/ New Tools and Technologies

Renate Terese Ferro rferro at cornell.edu
Tue Feb 3 12:33:43 AEDT 2015

Welcome to a New Year on ­empyre soft-skinned space
February, 2015 on ­empyre soft-skinned space An open call to all of our
­empyre subscribers: ³New Year/ New Tools and Technologies²
Moderated by Renate Ferro (US)

This month on ­empyre soft-skinned space, we propose an open call to all
of our subscribers to join our discussion : ³New Year/ New Tools and

Whether you are an artist, scholar, designer, technologist, engineer,
curator of digital networks and new media share innovations you use or
have had a hand in innovating. We are looking to hear about software
platforms, cross-disciplinary apps, electronic
interfaces, interactive mobilizers, web plug ins, or smart objects that
enable your networks. Not only are we interested in hearing about how you
use these new technologies tactically but what critical, political, or
social impacts do these tools have on your local and global networks.
These discussions are sure to raise questions about how these tools and
technologies drive industrial
capitalism or attempt to circumvent this force.This cross-disciplinary
open call is designed to challenge us to acknowledge the fast-paced
changes in tools and technologies to comprehend how digital culture and
the arts has influenced our understanding of culture and society, and how
cultural knowledge and experience reside in both the material and theory
of making and using. We all look forward to hearing from you.

Biographies of special guests will be introduced as we move though
Renate Ferro  (US) is a conceptual artist working in emerging technology
and culture. Most recently her work has been featured at Nanyang
Technological University (Singapore), The Freud Museum (London), The
Dorksy Gallery (NY), The Hemispheric Institute and FOMMA (Mexico), The
Janus Pannonius Muzeum (Hungary), and The Free University Berlin
(Germany).  Her work has been published in such journals as Diacritics,
Theatre Journal, and Epoch. Ferro is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the
Department of Art at Cornell University teaching digital media and theory.
Renate Ferro directs the Tinker Factory, a creative research lab for
Research Design, Creativity, and Interdisciplinary Research. In addition
to being the managing moderator of ­empyre soft-skinned space, she is an
Executive Board Member of
The College Art Association¹s New Media Caucus, a member of the
international advisory board of the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art,
and the advisory board of Sounding Out, a publication devoted to the
cultural politics of sound and listening.

Renate Ferro
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art,Cornell University
Department of Art, Tjaden Hall Office:  306
Ithaca, NY  14853
Email:   <rferro at cornell.edu <mailto:rtf9 at cornell.edu>>
URL:  http://www.renateferro.net <http://www.renateferro.net/>
Lab:  http://www.tinkerfactory.net <http://www.tinkerfactory.net/>

Managing Co-moderator of -empyre- soft skinned space

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