CHAIRED BY: Piero Scaruffi
When: 13th July 2022, 6:00pm PST - Find your timezone here
Where: Online - register via ZOOM
This evening will feature three presentations:
- Bektur Ryskeldiev (from Japan) on "The (near) future of immersive and
- Laura Splan (Media Artist) on "Navigating Interfaces Between Virtual
and Biological Worlds"
- Marjorie Perloff (Stanford) on "TS Eliot's 'The Waste Land' at 100"
Bektur Ryskeldiev is a Kyrgyzstani-born multidisciplinary researcher and
creative technologist, focused on spatial and social computing,
human-computer interaction, immersive media, computational creativity,
and digital art. He is currently a senior research scientist at Mercari
R4D in Japan. He was previously in the Digital Nature Group at the
University of Tsukuba, investigating handheld and wearable technologies.
His works have been showcased at such conferences as SIGGRAPH Asia, CHI,
CSCW, IEEE VR, and Augmented Human. He is also a founder, facilitator,
and contributor at different tech, art, and science communities around
the world, such as one of the first AI+XR tech hackathons in Tokyo, and
MUTEK JP AI Music Lab.
Laura Splan is a transdisciplinary artist working at the intersections
of science, technology, and culture. Her research-driven projects
connect hidden artifacts of biotechnology to everyday lives through
embodied interactions and sensory engagement. Her artworks exploring
biomedical imaginaries have been commissioned by the Centers for Disease
Control Foundation and the Triennale Brugge. Her recent exhibitions
featuring molecular animations and material artifacts of laboratory
animals include her large-scale immersive installation in the Brooklyn
Army Terminal at BioBAT Art Space. She is currently developing a new
series of collaborative artworks with theoretical biophysicist Adam
Lamson. Her research as a member of the New Museum’s NEW INC Creative
Science incubator included collaborations with scientists to interrogate
Marjorie Perloff, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
and of the American Philosophical Society, is Sadie D. Patek Professor
of Humanities Emerita at Stanford University. She is also Florence Scott
professor Emerita of English at the University of Southern California.
Perloff is the author of many books and articles on 20th and 21st
century Poetry and Poetics, including, "Frank O’Hara: Poet among
Painters" (1977), "The Poetics of Indeterminacy: Rimbaud to Cage"
(1981), "The Futurist Moment: Avant-Garde, Avant-Guerre, and the
Language of Rupture" (1986, new edition, 1994), "Radical Artifice:
Writing Poetry in the Age of Media" (1992), "Wittgenstein’s Ladder:
Poetic Language and the Strangeness of the Ordinary" (1996), "21st
Century Modernism" (2002), and "Unoriginal Genius: Writing by Other
Means in the New Century" (2011), "The Edge of Irony: Modernism in the
Shadow of the Habsburg Empire" (2016), "Circling the Canon: The
Collected Book Reviews of Marjorie Perloff, 1969-2016", "Infrathin: An
Experiment in Micropoetics" (2021) and the first English edition of
Wittgenstein’s "Private Notebooks 1914-16" (2022).
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