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Virus, State of Exception, and Precarity: Reflections on the Contemporary Biopolitics
The spread of COVID-19 has ignited debates among philosophers on the prevention measures. This essay aims to clarify the discussions and reflects on the situation of contemporary biopolitics.
DATE2020.09.11
COVID-19precarityBiopolitics
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Why Look at Snails in Copulation? A Cross-Examination of Bio Art and Gender Perspectives
This article examines four Bio Art projects by artists collaborating with scientists and ecologists, reflecting on their explorations on aspects of gendered culture and anthropocentrism.
DATE2020.09.11
BioethicsBio Art
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Recognizing the Creative Potential of Bio Art Laboratories
This article projects a comprehensive picture of the state of Bio Art practice, collating different types of Bio Art laboratories including biohacking labs built by bio-artists, Bio Art labs constructed by cultural institutions, as well as the Bio Art practice in academic biological labs and the observation of Bio Art labs at the ideological level.
DATE2020.09.11
Bio ArtBio Art LabBiohackers
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Hang LI: Sandwishes Studio, Combining Frameworks to Cross Disciplines
Why “Sandwishes Studio”? Actually, they don’t make sandwiches, but investigate new possibilities of social engagement through curating and design.
DATE2020.07.30
inclusiveArtdesign
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Virophilia Dinner Performance Quarantine Edition
Srtist LIN Pei-Ying hosted a remote session of the Virophilia Dinner Performance online. Participants joined in from their respective homes, sampling the 4-course meal concocted by the artist.
DATE2020.07.24
Rejection of human-centricBio ArtVirophilia
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Glossary of Bio Art: Top 10 Commonly Used Terms
What is “Bio Art”? What is “moist media”? Through this glossary compiled by speculative designers KU Kuang-Yi and Paul GONG, you may gain more understanding of these terms and their meanings before further looking into the world of Bio Art.
DATE2020.07.24
Bio ArtscienceArt
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An Introduction to the History and Development of Bio Art
Bio Art has blossomed as an art practice in the last two decades. What kinds of qualities define Bio Art? How do we draw the boundaries of Bio Art in myriads of discussions on intersecting art with science?
DATE2020.07.24
Eduardo KACGenetic ArtBio Art
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The Golden Apple Snail Returns Home: A Field Study Across Species, Ecology, Art, and the Pacific
The golden apple snail has long been a serious agricultural pest in Taiwan. However, under what circumstances did they undertake the long journey to Taiwan from their native Argentina?
DATE2020.07.13
SpeciesecologyGolden Apple Snail
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An Account of Residency at Treasure Hill, a Hillside Fort beside Fuhe Bridge
Treasure Hill, despite its isolation, is a mirror that faithfully reflects the world at its feet. It emerges from a social experiment, containing utopian political imaginings and social ideals, caught between factional machinations and municipal directives, a product of the tension between social movements, authorities, and artists.
DATE2020.04.20
Treasure Hillcultural participationart intervention
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Is Immersive Art Just a Buzzword or a Must Know “Innovation”?
Is “immersive” a word of the brand-new era? Is it a new concept in aesthetics discourse following the latest technological advancements?
DATE2020.03.31
imageImmersive AestheticsTechnology
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The Immersive Aesthetics of Performing Arts in Taiwan
The actor-spectator relationship have changed from confining the spectators to their seats into treating them as the trigger and propeller of the performances.
DATE2020.03.30
public engagementImmersive AestheticsPerformance Art
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Virtual Reality and the Three Modalities That Shaped the World
If “virtual reality” is not simply a “technique” but also a “medium” capable of “shaping the world,” what would such a world look like?
DATE2020.03.30
Immersive Aestheticscyberspacevirtual reality
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Immersive Theatre: From Wagner’s Gesamtkunstwerk to Nazi Germany’s Wars
Is theatre always supposed to be immersive? In fact, in the very beginning, theatre is about the act of viewing. The word theatre originates from “theatron,” meaning “a place for viewing [spectacles].”
DATE2020.03.18
Immersive AestheticsGesamtkunstwerkWagner
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Precarity and Privilege: Artist Residencies in Latin America
Artists from all over the world seem more and more fascinated by Latin America: a paradoxical region with a historical absence of state cultural funding, but a strong artistic production and a hot art market, fueled by social inequality and money laundering.
DATE2020.01.21
IberoaméricaLatin AmericaArt Residency
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Investigating Translation from the Dimension of “Fansub Groups”
Translation is the core activity of fansub groups. From the perspectives of linguistics and anthropology, translation is a “manner of becoming” that represents texts in new social and cultural contexts.
DATE2019.12.04
Post-colonialPiracy and Fansub Groups
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