Pre-Meetings / by ari kalinowski

  • The Conversation -
    The Conversation explores visions of our future and questions of the good.

  • Shareable -
    Shareable is a nonprofit news, action and connection hub for the sharing transformation.
  • Critical Art Ensemble -
    (CAE) is a collective of five tactical media practitioners of various specializations including computer graphics and web design, film/video, photography, text art, book art, and performance.
  • Q-N-Q AUJIK -
    AUJIK are an contemporary artist mainly working with CGI-video, photos, installations, clothes, music and paintings. Concept of the work is how Strong AI/AGI(Artificial General Intelligence)transcends with the human mind and vice verse. AUJIK is constructed as an esoteric group who believes in animism and worships nature.
  • Comparative Constitutions Project -
  • The Sixth Sense, Pattie Maes -
    A wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. Imagine "Minority Report" and then some.
  • etoy.CORPORATION -
    etoy.CORPORATION is art and invests all resources in the production of art beyond traditional dimensions. The aim is to take the resources, tools and legal framework of our time to create a corporate sculpture - a shareholder company registered in Zug/Switzerland that has no other purpose than cultural value.
  • Open Tech Forever -
    Open Tech Forever (OTF) is dedicated to developing new and improved, open source versions of modern and cutting-edge technologies.
  • Technical Machine -
    Tessel is a microcontroller that runs JavaScript. Use it to easily make physical devices that connect to the web.

  • DIYbio - was founded in 2008 with the mission of establishing a vibrant, productive and safe community of DIY biologists.  Central to our mission is the belief that biotechnology and greater public understanding about it has the potential to benefit everyone.
  • Flock House -
    t if mobile, self-sufficient living units were the building blocks for future cities? By reflecting the future of urban space and building off of what is already there, Flock House is a group of migratory, public, sculptural habitats that are movable and modular with the ability to merge.
  • Mary Mattingly / Air Ship Air City -
    Air Ship Air City (ASAC) is a proposal for an airborne laboratory that augments city land while imagining future cities in the sky. Designed as an autonomous living system for rising sea levels and overcrowded cities, it instigates repurposing the use and meaning of underutilized spaces. In preparation for an increase in population, a decrease in usable land, and a greater flux in environmental conditions, people will need to rely closely on immediate communities and look for alternative living models; ASAC intends to prepare, inform, and provide an alternative to current and future living spaces.
  • Swimming Cities of Serenissima -
    The Swimming Cities of Serenissima was a fleet of three hand crafted vessels that navigated the Adriatic Sea from the Litoral region of Slovenia to Venice, Italy in May of 2009. Designed by the visual artist SWOON, the floating sculptures are descendants of the Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea (Hudson River, 2008) and the Miss Rockaway Armada (Mississippi River, 2006 and 2007). SWOON’s boats were inspired by dense urban cityscapes and thickly intertwined mangrove swamps from her Florida youth. 
  • Dithyrambalina -
    a landmark village of musical, playable houses. Invented instruments embedded into the walls, ceilings, and floors of Dithyrambalina’s architecture will support boundary-breaking musical performances and inspire wonder, exploration and invention in visitors of all ages. This New Orleans Airlift project is the evolving brainchild of artists Swoon, Delaney Martin, Taylor Lee Shepherd and Jay Pennington in collaboration with over 100 more artists and musicians to date. 
  • Movement[edit source]
    Further information: DIYbio
    The biopunk movement is a small intellectual and cultural movement, which encompasses a growing number of scientists, artists, and cultural critics who are organizing to create public awareness of howgenomic information, produced by bioinformatics, gets used and misused. On the basis of a presumed parallel between genetic and computational code, science journalist Annalee Newitz has called for open-sourcing of genomic databases and declared that "Free our genetic data!" is the rallying cry of the biopunk.[1][2] Biological Innovation for Open Society is an example of an open-source initiative in biotechnologyaiming to apply open license for biological innovation.[9]