Archive for the ‘subtle technologies’ Category

the science of the faeries

In the beginning thunder was the voice of God. Faeries painted colours on flowers and everything that happened was directed by God. Karl Schroeder was one of the first speakers in the Subtle Technologies symposium. It was called Rewilding Humanity. Karl, a sci fi writer, whose recent titles include: Cities of the Air and Pirate […]

After the fest – a look at indigenous knowledge

I am in withdrawal. The 13th annual Subtle Technologies festival just wrapped up. It was an amazing weekend with some of the most stimulating minds. My brain is full and it will take me quite a while to download everything I’ve experienced so I will just share with you a summary of one speaker today […]

junk to juice workshop photos

junk to juice workshop photos

This workshop took place on May 29th & 30th. It was presented by Subtle Technologies in partnership with the Sustainability Office and The Learning Zone at the Ontario College of Art & Design. The facilitator of the workshop was Hackett, the director of The Madagascar Institute. The workshop took place at OCAD: The Learning Zone

adam zaretsky: seed bombing

Seed Bombing @ Subtle Technologies Community Day Date: June 6th Time: 9:30AM-4:30PM – ALL DAY! Summary Design Your Own Creative, EcoArt, Outdoor, Ecoventionist, Seed-Bomb Sculpture. Create an installation in the open outdoors that explores anarcho-expression around issues of Ecology, Foreign Species Release, Kitsch Ornament, Public Art and Rewilding. Use clay, manure, soil and seeds (all […]

subtle technologies exhibition panel

subtle technologies exhibition panel

Exhibition Panel Subtle Technologies: Exhibition Panel Panellists: Matthew Biederman, Noel Harding, Chris Hardwicke, Marko Peljhan, Rod Strickland Moderator: Graeme Stewart Date: June 5th Time: 4:15PM Summary This interactive discussion will explore the connections and ideas from the Festival exhibition, contingent ecologies :: investigations at the edge, with the exhibition artists. Moderator Graeme Stewart Associate, E.R.A. […]

adam zaratsky: appropriate pervert technology: postsustainable orgy, our only hope?

subtle technologies presentation We don’t need hyper-consumption of natural resources to access excess. The ignoble orgiastic option may be a more ‘ecologically sound’ plan than the green-washing of guilt through free-range chicken and plastic recycling bins. We can achieve post-sustainable excess by amplifying the cognitive, ritualistic and emotional registers of human expression without the long […]

jill anholt: making connections

jill anholt: making connections

subtle technologies presentation Sustainability has become an all-encompassing term that allows us to view the whole world through its lens. Its definition has expanded from our influence on the natural environment to include social, cultural and economic structures of the human condition, tying us together within a vast network of relationships. It is this cloud […]

subtle technologies art cruise

subtle technologies art cruise

Subtle Technologies – In Water Colours An art and science cruise aboard the Pioneer Princess Join us for Subtle Technologies – In Water Colours, an art and science cruise over our glistening lake on board the classic HMS Pioneer Princess. Highlights include a recital by Gordon Monahan on his new instrument, the “Sauerkraut Synthesizer” and […]

junk to juice: DIY power generation on the cheap

SUBTLE TECHNOLOGIES WORKSHOP Junk to Juice: DIY power generation on the cheap This workshop is presented in partnership with the Sustainability Office and The Learning Zone at the Ontario College of Art & Design Workshop Director: Hackett Director, The Madagascar Institute Workshop Dates: May 29th & 30th Workshop Location: OCAD: The Learning Zone Somehow, going […]

the linguists

Subtle Technologies Film Screening K. David Harrison National Geographic Society and Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages This is a screening of the documentary film “The Linguists” followed by a Q and A with David Harrison , one of the linguists in the film. Summary The Linguists is an independent 2008 American documentary film about […]