Seeing the future/s through art

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Written by: ANU School of Cybernetics
15 Apr 2024

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Deputy Director Andrew Meares
Deputy Director Andrew Meares

How can art help us to see a version of the future?

Deputy Director of the ANU School of Cybernetics, Andrew Meares, will share answers exploring this question during his free Art Talk at the National Gallery Australia, Canberra on Friday the 19th of April at 12pm.

Robotic art interfaces art history, technological innovation, and therefore of course, cybernetic thinking.

In his Art Talk Andrew Meares, deputy director of the ANU School of Cybernetics, builds on our trajectory throughout the pre-history of contemporary robotic art, projecting the futures that this past may bring us.

Experience contemporary art that reverberates throughout time and into our future/s.

This talk will be 45 minutes long, starting at 12pm at Gallery 18 on the Lower Ground of the National Gallery of Australia, and include time for Q & A.

Andrew’s Art Talk draws from the essay written by himself and ANU Vice-Chancellor Genevieve Bell which gives contexts to the development of robotic art through the pre/histories of whirring machines, cybernetics, and automata.

For details about the event, booking, and accessibility information please visit the National Gallery of Australia’s website here.

You can also find the essay Whirring machines: cybernetics and the pre/histories of automata by Genevieve Bell and Andrew Meares as part of the art book Body Sculpture: Jordan Wolfson, available at the National gallery of Australia.

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