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13 de Março de 2014, 21:40 , por Eduardo Vital Alencar Cunha - | Ninguém está seguindo este artigo ainda.
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O  LART e o  Grupo de Pesquisa em Arte e TecnoCiência do Diretório de pesquisa CNPq da FGA UnB em seu papel de Hub  ou, como irradiador de pesquisas por conexões com Centros avançados e projetos internacionais e nacionais, formação de pós-doutorado, strictu sensu e iniciação cientifica, inicia a Programação 2014 com  a realização de seminários, palestras, workshops, exposições, e outros eventos abertos à comunidade  científica e acadêmica.

Convidamos para a palestra com a convidada internacional Nina Czegledy: Senior Fellow, KMDI, University of Toronto; Researcher, Hexagram, Concordia University, Montreal; Senior Fellow, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, member of the Leonardo/ISAST Governing Board, International Researcher Intercreate org, New Zealand, contributing editor Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Board Member Subtle Technologies Festival, Toronto, Board Member Year01, Toronto.

Data: 19 de Março de 2014, às 10 horas

Local: Auditório da FGA

Tema da palestra: The Extensions of Man - Hacking the Body – Prosthetics 

The term prosthetics indicates an addition or extension. The word "prosthetics" was included in medical terminology in the 16th Century. Three centuries later, Marshall McLuhan wrote in his seminal book Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man first published in 1964: Today, when we have extended all parts of our bodies and senses by technology we are haunted by the need for an outer consensus of technology and experience that would raise our communal lives to the level of a world-wide consensus. McLuhan also argued that 'any medium whatever is an extension, a projection in space or in time, of our various senses." He postulated that while earlier technologies extended one part of the body (for instance the wheel extending the foot), the new electronic technologies extended the whole nervous system. The interpretation of the "Extension of Man" by artists is only one of several aspects regarding prosthetics. Engineering and material development contexts are extremely significant both in theoretical and practical applications of prosthetics. We have seen artificial limbs for amputees and the Cheetah foot for track and field athletes. Cancer survivors can have their breasts reconstructed if they've lost them in treatment. DIY prosthetics found its way to wider audience parallel with increased development of 3D printing, Arduino microcontrollers, hands-on electronics, open source hardware and wearable technology in hacker-spaces and maker-spaces around the globe.

Biography of Nina Czegledy: artist, curator, educator, works internationally on collaborative art& science& technology projects. The changing perception of the human body and its environment as well as paradigm shifts in the arts inform her projects.  She has exhibited and published widely, won awards for her artwork and has initiated, lead and participated in forums and festivals worldwide at international events.  Czegledy developed and co-organized over 25 international educational events and participatory workshops in the last ten years. Current curatorial projects: SPLICE, At the Intersection of Art and Medicine exhibited in at Pratt Gallery Manhattan New York, University of Toronto Art Center, Toronto, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, West Vancouver Museum 2012-2013, The Extensions of Man - Hacking the Body - Prosthetics: ThingTank, University of Toronto 2010 and 2011, Hexagram Concordia, Montreal 2012, Festival de la Imagen, Manizales Colombia 2013, Catch Forum, Prague, Czech Republic 2013, Extravagant Age Festival, Zagreb, Croatia 2013.

Current collaborative art projects: Aura/Aurora audio-visual touring exhibition (2009-) with Bettina Schuelke, Laszlo Kiss, at Schupfengalerie, Herzogenburg, Austria (2013) Machfeld Studio Gallery, Vienna, Austria (2012), artMuse, Bocholtz, Germany (2011), Plein Air Festival, Budapest (2010), 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece (2009); The Visual Collider with Marcus Neustetter, exhibited in 12 venues in North America, Europe and South Africa (2010-2013); Galactic Wind, collaborative art&sci installation SCANZ2013 Festival, New Zealand; 

Direção Científica: Profª. Dra Diana Domingues, Prof. Dr. Adson Rocha, Prof. Dr. Cristiano Miosso

Coordenação Científica e executiva: Profª. Dra. Carla Rocha e Prof. Dr. Tiago Franklin

Promoção: LART – Mestrado em Engenharia Biomédica FGA UNB - FGA GAMA - Engenharia de Software, CNPq  CAPES.