Estonia

Opportunities: STARTS.EE art+science residency “How to wear sensations?” (Tallinn, Estonia) Deadline – 24.08.2020

Opportunity: STARTS.EE art+science residency “How to wear sensations?” Where: Tallinn, Estonia When: September 2020 (negotiable) Deadline: 24.08.2020 Online Application: https://adobe.ly/30NiZ7t Fee to Participate or Apply: free Description Of Opportunity: In this residency, we invite an artist and a scientist/technologist to experiment with (1) analysis and processing of biological markers such as heart rate variability or electrodermal activity, and (2) mapping of resulting biological patterns onto multisensory (tactile or auditory-tactile) patterns to be delivered via wearables like bracelets or vibrating clothing in artistic scenarios. The example scenarios may include but are not limited to raised self-awareness (e.g., CogoNovo or Magic lining projects), tele-empathy or ot...

Polymer: Art-Boiling Factory

January, 29th, 2014 Photos from Culture Factory Polymer Facebook Page www.facebook.com/culturefactorypolymer “The term “polymer” derives from the ancient Greek word πολύς (polus, meaning “many, much”) and μέρος (meros, meaning “parts”), and refers to a molecule whose structure is composed of multiple repeating units, from which originates a characteristic of high relative molecular mass and attendant properties.” Wikipedia. According to the weather report, it’s -20C (-4F) tonight in Tallinn, the Estonian capital with a population of 400,000. Over 50 artists are being evicted from their self-managed cultural center Culture Factory Polymer. I began to learn about Polymer three years ago when I organized a festival that took place simultaneously in ...