Lecture: The Internet of rubbish things and bodies
A review of the best art & tech projects from 2019. With a focus on e-waste
Once you start looking at electronic trash you see it everywhere: in laptops of course but also increasingly in cars, fridges, even inside the bodies of humans and other animals. The talk will look at how artists have been exploring the e-junk invasion.
Régine Debatty is a curator, critic and founder of http://we-make-money-not-art.com/, a blog which has received numerous distinctions over the years, including two Webby awards and an honorary mention at the STARTS Prize, a competition launched by the European Commission to acknowledge "innovative projects at the interface of science, technology and art".
Régine writes and lectures internationally about the way artists, hackers, and designers use science and technology as a medium for critical discussion. She also created A.I.L. (Artists in Laboratories), a weekly radio program about the connections between art and science for Resonance104.4fm in London (2012–14), is the co-author of the “sprint book” New Art/Science Affinities, published by Carnegie Mellon University (2011) and is currently co-writing a book about culture and artificial intelligence.