Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts Presents Flyover Summit

Dates or Deadline: 
21 October 2021 to 22 October 2021
Organized by: 
Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

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FLYOVER SUMMIT will bring together research about rural-urban systems design and environmental futures. 

From a base in Lincoln, Nebraska, FLYOVER’s inquiries extend nationally, globally, and into outer space. The FLYOVER SUMMIT will incorporate perspectives of science, technology, art, and design to consider the production, allocation, and distribution of resources beyond cities and towns.

These lecture shorts will cover such themes as: outer space law + governance, Outer Space Colonialism (Zambian Space Program), Rural + Indigenous AI, Virtual Labor, Automation as Ecology, Extremophiles, Speculative Platform Agriculture,  Rural Mobility, Automated Agriculture: Robotics and machine Automation, Growbots, and Blockchain Chicken Farms.

Flyover is the work of Professor Ash Smith from the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, with Professor Stephanie Sherman from Central Saint Martins.

Funding and Support provided by: The Office of Research and Economic Development, Global Experiences Innovation Fund, Hixon-Lied Faculty Research/Creative and Development Grant, Nebraska Governance and Technology Fellowship

Keynote: Xiaowei Wang, author of Blockchain Chicken Farm: And Other Stories of Tech in China's Countryside

Lecture shorts and Q + A by: 

Alex Rivera – filmmaker (Sleep Dealer, The Infiltrators) and digital media artist (New York)

Benjamin Bratton – artist, author, program director at the Strelka Institute (Moscow/San Diego)

Thandi Loewenson – architectural designer/researcher, Royal College of Art (London)

James Westcott – author, editor of the Rem Koolhaas/AMO books Countryside: A Report

Frans von der Dunk – internationally distinguished professor of space law (Lincoln)

Paulo Taveres – architect and urbanist (Quito/London)

Parrr Geng – artist, interspecies communication (Berlin)

Santosh Pitla – agricultural robotics (Lincoln)

Benedikt Gross – anti-disciplinary designer (Schwäbisch Gmünd)

Karim Giscombe – food system revolutionary, founder and CEO, Plant-Ag (Fort Lauderdale)

Tuda Syuda research group

Amelia Winger-Bearskin – artificial intelligence and the arts (Gainsville)

Carl DiSalvo – experimental designer, author of Adversarial Design (Atlanta)

Shannon Bartelt-Hunt – environmental engineer (Lincoln)

Alex McDowell – narrative designer (Minority Report, Fight Club), co-founder + creative driector (Los Angeles)

Yasaman Sheri – senior director of design, Magic Leap (Los Angeles)

Joshua Herr – plant pathologist focused on the genomics and metagenomics of microbial interactions. (Lincoln)

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