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When is fake ‘even better than the real thing’?

When is fake ‘even better than the real thing’?

From biomimicry to forged documents, from scandals to substitutes, Fake asks when authenticity is essential, when copying is cool, and what the boundary is between a fakery faux-pas and a really
Transnationalisms – Bodies, Borders, and Technology. Part 2. The conference

Transnationalisms – Bodies, Borders, and Technology. Part 2. The conference

The event attempted to re-frame the discussions around borders, looking at how borders are strengthened, shuffled and blurred by global phenomena such as climate disruptions, planetary-scale

Transnationalisms – Bodies, Borders, and Technology. Part 1. The exhibition

Although the exhibition is small, it still manages to convey many of the mechanisms, discriminatory practices and possibilities for rebellion that shape the narrative of transnationalism
State of suspension: the “relentless, never-ending struggle to adapt”

State of suspension: the “relentless, never-ending struggle to adapt”

The state of suspension is often likened to being paralysed or stunned, but it is actually a constant, relentless, never-ending struggle to adapt
Secrets of Trade. Goldin+Senneby on magic, finance and art market predictions

Secrets of Trade. Goldin+Senneby on magic, finance and art market predictions

Goldin+Senneby’s artworks uncover something of the shrouded relationships between art and money, while also spinning further fictions from them
Curatorial Activism. Fighting sexism, racism, homo/lesbophobia and western-centrism one exhibition at a time

Curatorial Activism. Fighting sexism, racism, homo/lesbophobia and western-centrism one exhibition at a time

Reilly addresses the urgent need in the contemporary art world for curatorial strategies that provide alternatives to exclusionary models of collecting and display. In so doing, she provides an
Michel Campeau. Life Before Digital

Michel Campeau. Life Before Digital

Campeau is fascinated by the history of photography and in particular the disappearance of analog tools and practices. Each of the works exhibited explores a material culture that used to suggest

The Phylogenetic Atelier: Would your wear clothes made of the skin of de-extinct species?

With this installation, critical and speculative scenario designer Tina Gorjanc is asking whether producing ‘fake’ copies of an extinct animal is an attempt to understand the past, or just an excuse
Gaming Masculinity. Trolls, Fake Geeks, and the Gendered Battle for Online Culture

Gaming Masculinity. Trolls, Fake Geeks, and the Gendered Battle for Online Culture

Paying close attention to practices of trolling and making memes, Megan Condis demonstrates that, despite the supposedly disembodied nature of life online, performances of masculinity are still
Vapour Meat: a helmet to vape the essence of ‘clean meat’

Vapour Meat: a helmet to vape the essence of ‘clean meat’

Animals that fake their appearance to blend in their surrounding and attract their prey, people who fake a […]
A bodily experience of man-made earthquakes

A bodily experience of man-made earthquakes

The interactive installation invites “deep listening” within the body but also offers us an opportunity to reflect on how anthropocentric geological changes might be recorded, experienced and how they

Handbook of Tyranny: a guide to everyday cruelties

The book portrays the routine cruelties of the twenty-first century through a series of detailed non-fictional graphic illustrations. None of these cruelties represent extraordinary violence – they
K-9_topology, on the human/ dog co-evolution. An interview with Maja Smrekar

K-9_topology, on the human/ dog co-evolution. An interview with Maja Smrekar

Maja Smrekar has spent the past few years investigating human/dog/wolf co-evolution, co-habitation as well as the possibility to create a hybrid of the human and the dog species
Cellout.me: What does it mean to own someone else’s DNA data?

Cellout.me: What does it mean to own someone else’s DNA data?

What are the consequences of owning someone else’s DNA data? How does this influence the spatial privacy of the biological owner and his family members?
Politics of Design: critical positions from FH Potsdam

Politics of Design: critical positions from FH Potsdam

As its name suggest, the show aimed to demonstrate that design can play an important role when it comes to engaging with today’s social, social and political concerns. Through various visual and

Book review: Nonhuman Photography

Today, in the age of CCTV, drones, medical body scans, and satellite images, photography is increasingly decoupled from human agency and human vision. In Nonhuman Photography, Joanna Zylinska offers a
Tomorrow’s tailor-made cows

Tomorrow’s tailor-made cows

Artist Maria McKinney uses 'semen straws' to explore genetics in cattle breeding as well as the hidden systems beneath beef and milk production
Algorithms of Oppression. How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Algorithms of Oppression. How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Through an analysis of textual and media searches as well as extensive research on paid online advertising, Safiya Umoja Noble exposes a culture of racism and sexism in the way discoverability is
Forensic Fantasies, online scams and the fragilities of IoT. An interview with KairUs

Forensic Fantasies, online scams and the fragilities of IoT. An interview with KairUs

For their "Forensic Fantasies" trilogy, KairUs (Linda Kronman and Andreas Zingerle) used data recovered from hard-drives dumped in Agbogbloshie, Ghana to develop works that investigate the issue of

Speculative Taxidermy. Natural History, Animal Surfaces, and Art in the Anthropocene

A resolutely nonanthropocentric take on the materiality of one of the most controversial mediums in art, this approach relentlessly questions past and present ideas of human separation from the animal