Interdisciplinary Conference


in Art & Science

11-13 November 2018, UNAM and CCD, Mexico

Sunday, November 11th 2018


Opening speakers: María Antonia González Valerio (UNAM, Mexico),
Marta de Menezes (Cultivamos Cultura, Portugal), Dalila Honorato (Ionian University, Greece)

Session 1 – Eco-Narratives

Curator: Dalila Honorato (Ionian Unversity, Greece)
Code Title Name Affiliation
1.1. Vibrations Matter – Being in Between Victoria Vesna UCLA Arts, USA
1.2. Fleeing - The Fate of Escaped Animals Kathy High Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
1.3. Sounds of a troubled world\'s = Underwater Interception of aquaforming Robertina Sebjanic Independent Artist, Slovenia
1.4. Climate Change and Resistance Cosima Herter Independent writer and science consultant, Canada
* Novel Approach to Research and Development: Citizen Science, Postmodern Art, Interdisciplinarity and Innovations Gjino Sutic Universal Research Institute / Gen0 Industries, Croatia

Session 2B – Deprivation

Chairperson: Sixto J. Castro (Univ. Valladolid, Spain)
Code Title Name Affiliation
2B.1. Thanatos Art: Murder as Trope Pablo Baler California State University, USA
2B.2. Art and Philosophy -Intercommunicating through the Looking Glass of Death Evaguelia Diamantopoulou University of Athens, Greece
2B.3. Art, Technology, and Trans-Death Options Reyes Espinoza Purdue University, USA
2B.4. Thinking the Unthinkable Juan Felipe Guevara-Aristizabal and José Agustín Mercado-Reyes UNAM, Mexico
Session 2A – Teasing

Chairperson: Rosaura Ruiz Gutiérrez (UNAM, Mexico)
Code Title Name Affiliation
2A.1. Speculating the futures of Human-Robot Marriage: scenario construction and couple recommendation Pat Pataranutaporn FREAK Lab, USA
2A.2. Sexuality in VR Vladimir Storm CyberDeath, Germany
2A.3. Epicurean Endocrinology – Down-home Molecular Gastronomy: Sex Hormones, Body Politics & Food Byron Rich & Liz Flyntz Allegheny College, Canada & Independent Artist, USA
2A.4. COD | LIFE | LOVE Marita Isobel Solberg & Trond Ansten Tara Morhua, Norway
Session 3A – Tickling

Chairperson: Sandra P González Santos (Univ. Iberoamericana, Mexico)
Code Title Name Affiliation
3A.1. Welcome Home Eugenics: The Media Ecology of BioHacking CRISPR/Cas9 Mark Lipton & Efrat Gold University of Guelph & Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Canada
3A.2. A Sentimental Analysis of Biohackers on Social Media Laida Limniati, Dalila Honorato & Andreas Giannakoulopoulos University of Helsinki, Finland & Ionian University, Greece
3A.3. Emergent Roberta Buiani York University, Canada
3A.4. EnTs: Engineered Tree Systems Gabriel Licina SciHouse, USA
Session 3B – Objectification

Chairperson: Manuela de Barros (Univ. París 8, France)
Code Title Name Affiliation
3B.1. Developments in Spatially Immersive Sound John Brumley University of Tsukuba, Japan
3B.2. ENCAJA/INSERT: S vs. L ¿Cómo decolonizar cuerpos jugando? Cecilia Vilca Ocharan & Lorena Peña Piedra Microscopía Electrónica y Aplicaciones en el Perú & Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru
3B.3. The Last Valve: The Great Revolution of the Species Boryana Rossa Dragoeva Syracuse University, USA / Bulgaria
3B.4. Art in a microbial world: Feminist New Materialism and the Posthuman Mariana Pérez Bobadilla City University of Hong Kong
End of day 1

Monday, November 12th 2018

Session 4A – Friction

Chairperson: Eva Hernández (UNAM, Mexico)
Code Title Name Affiliation
4A.1. Art, Biology, STS. Examining science from the art perspective. Karolina Żyniewicz University of Warsaw, Poland
4A.2. A referendum for the legalization of common offspring of all hominids Reiner Maria Matysik Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle | University of Art and Design, Germany
4A.3. Epigenetics as metaphor: the of language limits Sofia Falomir UNAM, Mexico
4A.4. Does Transgenic Human Production take into account the effect of Aesthetics on the long term Ecological effects of GMO Baby Design Adam Zaretsky Marist College, USA
Session 4B – Stimulation

Chairperson: Sebastián Lomelí Bravo (UNAM, Mexico)
Code Title Name Affiliation
4B.1. Tomo Savić-Gecan: Anti-matter Tomo Savić-Gecan Independent Artist, Netherlands
4B.2. Civil disobedience. Art, science and technology. Gemma Argüello Manresa UNAM, Mexico
4B.3. Soils and Interventions – PosthumanTrack Linus Lancaster Healdsburg Unified School District, USA
4B.4. Food supply in times of anthropocene. An anthropotechnical perspective. Manuela de Barros University Paris 8, France
Session 5A – Seduction

Chairperson: Francisco Vergara-Silva (Instituto de Biología, UNAM & Red INTEGRA, Mexico)
Code Title Name Affiliation
5A.1. Identity and Evolution: crossing pathways Marta de Menezes Cultivamos Cultura, Portugal
5A.2. Collaborating with Microbial Life Nicole Clouston University of York, Canada
5A.3. Molecular Aesthetics: Living Systems in Art and Design Ingeborg Reichle University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria
5A.4. Humanoil from Magic and Medicine to Art Hege Tapio i/o/lab - Center for Future Art, Norway
Session 5B – Abduction

Chairperson: Cuitláhuac Moreno Romero (UNAM, Mexico)
Code Title Name Affiliation
5B.1. From machine learning to human learning. Education, AI and the fusion of the teacher with the student. Alain Lioret, Ioannis Bardakos & Rui Wu Paris 8 University, France & Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts/DeTao & University of Plymouth - Planetary Collegium, China
5B.2. The Anthropocosmic Vision of Mixed Reality: Taking HCI Artwork Flow of Qi (2007) as a Case Study Yi-Chen Wu National Sun-Yat-sen University, Taiwan
5B.3. Agents without Agency: Artificial Intelligence as Artistic Medium Rodrigo Guzman S. & and Katsiaryna Suryna Danube University Krems, Austria & Central European University, Hungary
5B.4. Algorithmic Agencies in Artistic Practice: Speculative Design and Alternative Futures Ebru Yetiskin Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Session 6A – Intimacy

Chairperson:Marta de Menezes (Cultivamos Cultura, Portugal)
Code Title Name Affiliation
6A.1. Anatomy of an Interconnected System Margherita Pevere Aalto Univeristy, Finland / Germany
6A.2. Edges of the Unseen- Imaginary Transgressions of Living Knowledge Maria Manuela Lopes ID+ Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture / I3S Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Portugal
6A.3. Body Art Performance as Physiological Panic Jill Mcdermid & Erik Hokanson Grace Exhibition Space, USA
6A.4. The artistic intervention as a transgressive act scrutinising the human body through three states of matter Meritxell Rosell & Nuria Criado CLOT Magazine, UK
Session 6B – Voyeurism

Chairperson: Sofía Falomir (UNAM, Mexico)
Code Title Name Affiliation
6B.1. boattr - towpath as social commons Adnan Hadzi University of Malta, Malta
6B.2. Cyborgs’ genealogy Homero Vázquez Carmona UNAM, Mexico
6B.3. The Wizard Delivered: Infrared Imaging as an Art Form Marne Lucas Independent Artist, USA
6B.4. Zona Autónoma Militarizada.Europa [zam~]: A multimedia archive and immersive/360°, reactive and interactive audiovisual system based on field studies across the militarized European borders and hotspots where slavery & THB cells operate. Miguel Oliveros Mediavilla Universidad Nebrija, Madrid, Spain
Session 7A – Arousal

Chairperson: Gemma Argüello Manresa (UNAM, Mexico)
Code Title Name Affiliation
7A.1. Antifuture & the act of quitting Jamie Ferguson Independent, Canada
7A.2. Until The Light Takes Us Jacco Borggreve AKI ArtEZ University of the Arts, Netherlands
7A.3. WHOOPS Alexander Romania KLUTZ, USA
7A.4. The NO!!!BOT: Situating the Web of the Necro-Techno Complex Praba Pilar Church of Nano Bio Info Cogno, USA
Session 7B – Regaining Lucidity

Curator: Jorge Ramirez, Anemonal, Mexico
Code Title Name Affiliation
7B.1. ARC-data Arcangel Constantini, Mexico
7B.2. Neuropolítica y el lenguaje de la percepción Eddie Castaneda Human Bios Project, Mexico
7B.3. 101 nights Nathalie Regard Dream Sessions, Mexico
7B.4. Burning thoughts Jaime Lobato Independencia Biolab, Mexico
End of day 2

Tuesday, November 13th 2018

Session 8A – Itchiness

Chairperson: María Antonia González Valerio (UNAM, Mexico)
Code Title Name Affiliation
8A.1. Home is Where the Maqlouba is: An Overview of a Bioart Workshop Jude Abu Zaineh University of Windsor, Canada
8A.2. Transmission: Disease as Design Kira Decoudres Independent Artist, USA
8A.3. “Becoming with the otherness”: Broadening the spectrum of relationships thorough art and science Maru Garcia UCLA Arts, USA
8A.4. Looking for an Acheulean Handaxe in Messy Knowledge Matej Vakula Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Session 8B – Apparatus

Chairperson: Ingeborg Reichle (Univ. of Applied Arts, Austria)
Code Title Name Affiliation
8B.1. TRANSCENDENCES: Collaborative Creativity as Alternative Transformative Practice of new Technologies in art and science Paulo Bernardino Bastos University of Aveiro, Portugal
8B.2. Cybernetic Ecologies Michael Lucenkiw University of Windsor, Canada
8B.3. Documenting Trans Resistence Elizabeth Littlejohn Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada
8B.4. 3D printers: prosthetics of hands and imaginations. Pedro Hernandez Baez UNAM, Mexico
Session 9A – Flow

Chairperson: Axel Barceló (UNAM, Mexico)
Code Title Name Affiliation
9A.1. Aeolian Bacteria and Transgressive Weather Modification Joel Ong York University, Canada
9A.2. Return to Dilmun Günter Seyfried University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria
9A.3. Transcending Taboos and Transgressions or Merely Ploughing Towards? Dolores Steinman & David Steinman University of Toronto, Canada
9A.4. Cyborg 24/7 Andrew Carnie The University of Southampton, UK
Session 9B – Dystopians

Chairperson: Francisco Vergara-Silva (Instituto de Biología, UNAM & Red INTEGRA, Mexico)
Code Title Name Affiliation
9B.1. Madness and Individualism: Unravelling in Crazy Times Sharry Taylor & Efrat Gold Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Canada
9B.2. The Projectability of the Engagements in Art and Science Polona Tratnik Alma Mater Europaea, Slovenia
9B.3. A Kerosene Summer Dress Graydon Wetzler New York University, USA
9B.4. Soap, Medium, and Species of the Capitalocene Sebastián Lomelí-Bravo UNAM, Mexico

Session 10A – Orientation

Chairperson: Lena Ortega (UNAM, Mexico)
Code Title Name Affiliation
10A.1. The Animal Hummingbird Felipe Shibuya Independent Artist, USA
10A.2. The Forest Diplomatic Speech Alan Tod Forest artist, Portugal
10A.3. Landfill Dominion - The economy of a man-made Neo-Paradise Jenifer Wightman Parsons – the New School for Design, USA
10A.4. Kontejner - bureau of contemporary art practice Olga Majcen Linn & Suncica Ostoic Kontejner, Croatia
Session 10B – Journeys

Chairperson: Rosaura Martínez Ruiz (UNAM, Mexico)
Code Title Name Affiliation
10B.1. Encounters of humans and non-humans in bio art Olga Timurgalieva Lodz University, Poland
10B.2. Encoding Omniscience: Artist-Scientist Joe Davis’ Tree of Knowledge Rachel Treide Savannah College of Art and Design, USA
10B.3. Aesthetic Approach of Hyperspaces Dimitrios Traperas & Nikolaos Kanellopoulos Ionian University, Greece
10B.4. The transcendence of transgression Sixto Castro Universidad de Valladolid, Spain

Closing speakers: María Antonia González Valerio (UNAM, Mexico),
Marta de Menezes (Cultivamos Cultura, Portugal), Dalila Honorato (Ionian University, Greece)

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