DIS, Studies for The Island, 2015. Codesigned by Mike Meiré. Courtesy the artists
Ever find yourself wondering what a MindClone is or who Bina48 is? If yes, The Island (Ken) (2015) by DIS has the answers. At this talk, part of a larger series organized by DIS, Bruce Duncan, Managing Director of the Terasem Movement Foundation in Lincoln, VT, will discuss a global experiment in “mind uploading” and cyber-consciousness known as the LifeNaut Project. Duncan will be in conversation with Bina48, a sentient robot developed and released in 2010 by Hanson Robotics, whom some have called the most advanced social robot in the world. Bina48 will take questions live and on Twitter via #WhetTalks.
Created in collaboration with Dornbracht and co-designed by Mike Meiré
Production support provided by the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
This project is made possible through the support of Jeffrey Deitch, Project Native Informant, Jane Wattenberg, and Tamares Real Estate Holdings Inc. in collaboration with Zabludowicz Collection
Programming and performances supported by Red Bull Studios
Fashion donated by COS
Lead Support provided by the “Friends of the 2015 Generational Triennial”
Shelley Fox Aarons, Lonti Ebers, Ken Kuchin, and Toby Devan Lewis
Friends of the Generational Triennial:
Andrea Rosen Gallery
Lisa and David Barse
Alexandra Bowes and Stephen Williamson
James Keith Brown and Eric Diefenbach
Lisa Fayne Cohen and James Cohen
Sandra and Leo DelZotto
Marisa and David Droga
The John David and Signy Eaton Foundation
Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg
Charlotte Feng Ford
Tina Kim and Jae Chung
Mihail Lari and Scott Murray
Catriona and Simon Mordant
Mario Palumbo and Stefan Gargiulo
Lisa Roumell and Mark Rosenthal
Jerome L. and Ellen Stern
Courtney Finch Taylor
Laurie and David Wolfert
“Surround Audience” is made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation.
Artist commissions are generously supported by the Neeson / Edlis Artist Commissions Fund.
Additional support is provided by Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, the International Leadership Council of the New Museum, and Carol and Arthur Goldberg. The accompanying publications were made possible, in part, by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and the J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum. Education and community programs are supported, in part, by the American Chai Trust.
Generous support for artist residencies is provided by the Ford Foundation, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Laurie Wolfert, and an anonymous donor.
Support for artist projects, travel, and research is provided by: Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), Aeroméxico, Artis, Asian Cultural Council, Czech Center New York, Iaspis – the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists, Institut Français, Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (SRE/AMEXCID), Office for Contemporary Art Norway: OCA, Ostrovsky Family Foundation, Royal Norwegian Consulate General of New York, SAHA Association, Lisa Schiff, and VIA Art.
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