This series invites artists, designers, and philosophers to help us speculate on the future of art, learning, and action in a rapidly intensifying age of software aesthetics, persuasive computing, intangible infrastructures, nonorganic vitalities, and ubiquitous sensing. Over the course of the term, our six visiting lecturers will present different ways of approaching division and inclusion, solidarity and resilience, in a struggle to keep pace with our changing ways knowing and sharing the world.
Sep 26 | Florian Schneider | Imaginary Property
Oct 3 | Etienne Turpin | Computation Rules Everything Around Me
Oct 5 | Cristina Ricupero | Secret Societies and the Limits of Transparency
Oct 31 | Marta Kuzma | [BRECHT]IT: EXIT STAGE LEFT
Nov 7 | Gerald Raunig | Dividuum
Dec 5 | Chus Martinez | The Duck is the Übermensch
ACT’s fall 2016 lecture series is conceived by Gediminas Urbonas, ACT director, and developed and coordinated by Ashley Rizzo Moss, senior communications & public programs assistant, and Lucas Freeman, ACT writer in residence in conversation with ACT graduate students.
The Monday night lecture series was launched in 2005. The series draws together artists, cultural practitioners, and scientists from different disciplines to discuss artistic methodologies and forms of inquiry at the intersection of art, architecture, science and technology.
Videos of many of the past lectures can be seen here.
This series is made possible with the generous support of our partners and collaborators: The Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT), Swissnex, the Zurich University of the Arts and the Goethe Institut.