Lectures

VermiCulture

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LINK TO THE VIDEO (in Russian): https://youtu.be/bi0GSVffU4g

We propose an inclusive (in regard to species) reading of posthumanist literature with humans and worms, where every participant digests knowledge in their most accessible and effective way. Humans will listen to a narrator, as they're accustomed to. Worms will receive the literature in their natural medium: soil and compost. They will be provided with books in paper form, and a colony of composting worms will organise gradual philosophical decomposition. Time-lapsed recording of this long process will show how worms successfully decompose even the complex philosophical categories. This recording will constitute an encouraging background for the streamed readings for humans.
Concept & Art-object Art&Science ITMTO/ Grigorii Kirgizov, Anna Kaplan, Victoria Gopka
Narrator Christian M., independent researcher
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Emotional Landscapes of the City

2 Emotional Landscapes of the City: between Scientific Mapping and Artistic Reflection. Emotions are born during interaction between a person and her environment and make up a subjective side of the quality of life. In the rapidly urbanizing world understanding of emotions in the city becomes a considerable task not only for researchers, but also for city managers and artists. In spite of their significance, emotions are subtle, volatile and subjective, and thus difficult to study with "objective" and rational scientific methods. That's where arts steps in, being yet another mode of reflexivity and knowledge creation. In the presentation contemporary research driven emotion mapping tools are discussed, cases and perspectives for artistic projects on emotions in the city are presented.
Live
11/09/20 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm CET
Speaker/moderator Aleksandra Nenko, PhD, associate professor at the Institute for Design and Urban Studies at ITMO University.
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Automation and nature synergy for sustainability

3 Automation and nature synergy for sustainability. The new age of robotics and full automation is coming. What will happen with nature, does autonomous system help us to interact with it? Lets discuss the economical approach for negative externalities estimation.
Live
12/09/20 11:00 am - 11:40 am CET
Speaker/moderator Alexander Kapitonov (ITMO)
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Haptics Robotics and Gardens

4 Virtual gardens and haptic care of gardens.
Live
12/09/20 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm CET

Virtual gardens and haptic care of gardens.

Speaker/moderator Dzmitry Tsetserukou SKOLTECH
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Smart urban infrastructures

5 Environments are increasingly becoming technologized sites of data production. From smart cities to smart forests, digital networks are analyzing and joining up environmental processes. This commentary focuses on one such understudied smart environment, smart forests, as emerging digital infrastructures that are materializing to manage and mitigate environmental change. How does the digitalization of forests not only change understandings of these environments but also generate different practices and ontologies for addressing environmental change? I first analyze smart forests within the expanding area of smart environments, and then discuss five digital practices that characterize smart forests. Based on this analysis, I suggest that forests are not only becoming highly digital environments but also that forests are transforming into technologies for managing environmental change. Smart forest interventions therefore expand the scope of what could count as a technology, especially in the context of data-oriented planetary governance.
Live
12/09/20 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CET
Speaker/moderator Natalia Fedorova, Victor Matasov (Smart urban nature), Maria Tinika (eco activist), Ilya Belov (Gis Bis)
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ENVIRONMENT & RIGHTS. WATER IN THE CITY

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Live
13/09/20 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CET
Speaker/moderator Angelina Davydova
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