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<nettime-ann> Nanoart: Making the Invisible Visible


Nanoart: Making the Invisible Visible

The Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) is pleased to
announce the  November discussion on the Synapse elist which,
throughout 2008, is investigating the  leading-edge of art and science
research collaboration.

This month's discussion explores artists' engagement with
nanotechnologies. As well as an exploration of artistic projects, the
list will investigate some of the pressing issues arising from the
proliferation of nanoscale technologies - for example, implications of
the inability to control affect at the nano level and the peculiar
challenges facing artists working with these technologies, not least
the 'invisibility' of their practice both literally and figuratively.

To join the discussion visit: select 'Discuss' and
follow the prompts.


Ælab was founded in Montreal, Canada in 1996 by Gisèle Trudel and
Stéphane Claude. Their diverse creations regularly pop up on the
international art circuit and demonstrate their interest in
collaboration between art and science, rooted in ecological and
technological awareness. As well as their work with the lab, Claude is
also a musician, audio mastering engineer and head of the audio sector
at OBORO, whilst Trudel is an artist and Professor at École des Arts
Visuels et Médiatiques, UQAM.

KRISTIN ALFORD is Managing Director of Bridge8, a strategy, foresight
and communications consultancy for the science and technology sectors.
She is particularly involved in nanotechnology public engagement
activities including art/science collaborations, the establishment and
growth of industry networks and the delivery of AccessNano, a national
education resource for the Australian Office of Nanotechnology. Kristin
is also a Board Member of ANAT.

PAUL THOMAS was founding Director of the Biennale of Electronic Arts
Perth (BEAP) and is currently the coordinator of the Studio Electronic
Arts at Western Australia's Curtin University of Technology. His
current research project, Nanoessence, (supported by SymbioticA,
University of Western Australia and the Nanochemistry Research
Institute, Curtin University of Technology) aims to examine life and
death at the nano level, re-examining space and scale within the human

STEFANO RAIMONDI is an Italian art critic and curator. He holds an MA
in Art History and it was during his studies that he first became
interested in nanoart. In 2007, he curated Nan°art, the first Italian
exhibition to engage with nanotechnology. He is author of the book
Nanoart: seeing the invisible, (published bi Skira) and he also
collaborates with art magazines DIGICULT and FLASH ART. In addition,
Raimondi continues his role Co-Director of the Bergamo Art Fair.

TAMI SPECTOR is Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of San
Francisco. She is on the board of Leonardo/ISAST, is Chair of the
Leonardo Scientists Working Group and is serving as the co-editor of an
on-going special section on Art, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for the
Leonardo Journal. Spector is also a guest editor of the philosophy of
science journal Foundations of Chemistry.


ANAT is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia
Council its arts funding and advisory body, by
the South Australian Government through Arts SA and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an
initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

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