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Optimism has its precedents: situating the rise of NFTs by Nina Dyer

In the space between the publication of The Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader in 2008 and the writing of this text, significant global developments in the marketability of born-digital art have taken place. Unlike earlier forms of dematerialised art production such as Conceptual Art, digital art has largely managed to avoid institutional recuperation through its resistance […]


Past Event

Dr Rewa Wright – 2022 Symposium Keynote

Ngā Manawataki o te Taiao: Quantum physics, digital aesthetics and embodied knowledge.

Through imaging technologies such as electron microscopes, quantum physics has been slowly proving to itself that all particles in the universe are deeply entangled. Now, the curious situation exists where Western science has ‘validated’ what mātauranga Māori has known and preserved for thousands of years. A close analogy for the unseen movements of quanta is mauri, while the structure these quanta form with other particles, emerges in wairua. Tracing the connections between quanta, nano particles, mauri and wairua, this talk reflects upon threads within media art, physics, medicine, data and posthuman design, to weave a new path forward between Western and Indigenous science, philosophy and cosmology.


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Atlantic Blue

Julian Priest and Gerry Dinnage explore a durational study in blue.


Is life too predictable?