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SYNAPSE Workshop 2015 | June 30 – July 4, 2015

Scientists announce the Sixth Mass Extinction

20.06.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: Kircher _ arca-noe-image-101

With only one more week to go until the next SYNAPSE workshop focusing on human–animal relations, here is a newly released scientific article that’s worth reading! Under the long title “Accelerated Modern Human–Induced Species Losses: Entering The Sixth Mass Extinction,” a…

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‘Alien Talk’ Summer School at The Barber Shop – Deadline: 21June

15.06.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: wat 2222

Alien Talk A Summer School at The Barber Shop 11 – 17 August 2015   In the peak of summer, The Barber Shop invites you to an intensive programme dedicated to science fiction. As postmodernity’s horizon of reflection is replaced…

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EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN APE

13.06.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: 1362548501-monkey-dining1

EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN APE   And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green…

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Started today: BBC Radio 4’s new programme “Natural Histories”

02.06.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: Screen shot 2015-06-03 at 1.17.52 AM

Starting today, the BBC’s Radion 4 has launched a new 25-part programme series entitled “Natural Histories.” The programme is produced in partnership with the London Natural History Museum and the initial episode happens to be on “Apes and Monkeys.” It…

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100 DAYS OF NATURAL HISTORY

19.05.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: 08_125660Specimens_LIPI-Workshop

Hello! I am posting from Jakarta again, having returned to participate in a workshop experiment at the Biology Research Center of the Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI), which Etienne Turpin and I initiated together with our colleagues at Komunitas Salihara,…

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Speculative Dust

30.04.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: Speculative Dust DM card_for wed

“Elevage de poussieres; didn’t we raise the dust, though, old boy” -Man Ray The above mentioned quote is by the artist Man Ray in response to his photograph, “Dust Breeding”, which he took of Marcel Duchamp’s “Large Glass” as it…

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APE ART (and other kinds of order)

29.04.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: Screen shot 2015-04-30 at 9.40.09 AM

    We polish an animal mirror to look for ourselves. The biological sciences’ focus on monkeys and apes has sought to make visible both the form and the history of our personal and social bodies. — Donna Haraway, Simians,…

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Megan Liberty reviews intercalations event at Printed Matter, NYC, for hyperallergic

21.04.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: Screen shot 2015-04-21 at 12.23.29 AM

Linking to Megan Liberty’s review of Fantasies of the Library and the intercalations event at Printed Matter, New York, on 10 April that was published today on the hyperallergic blog:   Front to Top, Back to Bottom, A New Book…

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Jason Groves reviews “Fantasies of the Library”: Reading at the Roche Limit

19.04.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: Screen shot 2015-04-19 at 8.38.29 PM

Linking to Jason Groves‘s review of Fantasies of the Library published yesterday on the Feedback blog Jason co-edits for Open Humanitities Press:      Reading at the Roche Limit: A Review of “Fantasies of the Library” by Jason Groves In commemoration of National…

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ART AS MULTISPECIES ENTANGLEMENT: A CONVERSATION WITH EBEN KIRKSEY ABOUT THE MULTISPECIES SALON

12.04.2015 | Blog | AUTHOR: eben kirksey catches a xenopus frog to test it for a fungal disease 2012

ART AS MULTISPECIES ENTANGLEMENT A CONVERSATION WITH EBEN KIRKSEY ABOUT THE MULTISPECIES SALON by Anna-Sophie Springer     Eben Kirksey is an ethnographer, curator, and artist and a permanent faculty member in Environmental Humanities at the University of New South Wales…

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