Mapping the Technosphere is an online workshop that aims to think about undisciplinary methods of collaboration and research that are situated within the space occupied by large scale technological infrastructural systems that make up the technosphere.
The workshop consists of three parts, a lecture “Contamination: Technospheric Transdisciplinarity” exploring the undisicplinary methods encompassed in technological systems and a workshop “Data Visualisations Aphorisms” approaching the notion of data visualisation through the medium of experimental writing by Sami Hammana. Followed by a presentation “Who put the computer’s drawing on the fridge?” by TU Delft student Joseph Catlett and a workshop “Network Visualisation” by Mihály Minkó (MOME-HU), offering the participants hands-on skills for data collection and mapping their own network.
You are cordially invited to participate in this half-day workshop on the 19th of May. The program can be attended as a whole, but you can also attend parts of it only. The event is online, via Zoom.
Please register before 18 May 10 AM through this link:
Sami Hammana is an artist focused on Schizoaestehtics, and is a Teacher and Coordinator of the Honours Programme at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Schizoaesthetics is concerned with that which is above, and that which is below the ‘phenomenological threshold of perception’. The output of this methodological logic often results in visual projects that are either accompanied by, or infested with, essayistic texts. Sami holds a BA Honours in Product Design from the Willem de Kooning Academie and a MA with distinction in Research Architecture at the department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths University of London. Sami has been teaching in, and coordinating, the Honours Programme at the Willem de Kooning Academy since 2019.
Joseph Catlett is currently in the final stages of writing his Bachelor’s Thesis for his studies in Computer Science and Engineering at TUDelft. He also took part in RASL’s minor Re-imagining Tomorrow Through Arts & Sciences. Joseph has always been passionate about art and design and since starting his studies in Computer Science, he has been looking for a way to marry these two disparate interests. This journey has led him to profound questions, such as ‘what makes humans creative beings?’, ‘what separates them from simple biological machines? and ‘why do we make art?’ These are the questions that drive Joseph to further his research within the field of Computer Science.
Mihály Minkó is a data visualization professional who studied Philosophy at the University of Szeged. His main focus areas are network visualization and business intelligence dashboard visualizations. Currently, he is a researcher at the Innovation Center of Moholy-Nagy University of Arts & Design, where he focuses on the possible use of mycelium-based biocomposites. Networks of living entities and social structures are similar from a visualization perspective.