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Experimenta Social #44:
Future Nature Future City

Sun 20 Aug, 5.00 – 6.30pm
Free event | Booking essential

Experimenta Social and Melbourne Conversations, in collaboration with Library at the Dock, present two special conversations as part of the Now or Never Art Trail.

The discussions investigate how we connect and care for one another and how we might collectively thrive across physical and digital realms, now and into the future.


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Future Nature Future City reimagines our relationship to sustainability and place through the lens of art, technology and architecture. The conversation places emphasis on the relationship between human beings, non-human intelligence, natural habitats, and the built environment.

Future Nature Future City responds to concepts investigated within Jon McCormack’s commission Holon, presented at Docklands 17-20 August as part of the Now or Never Art Trail. Holon is an responsive, audio-visual artwork that explores emergent collective intelligence and artificial life.

Speakers: Commissioned artist Jon McCormack, landscape architect Jock Gilbert and other contributors.

Details:
Sun 20 Aug, 5.00 – 6.30pm 

Library at the Dock, Level 1 Gallery 

Access: Auslan interpretation

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Co-presented by Melbourne Conversations and Experimenta Social.

About the Speakers


Jon McCormack

Jon McCormack is an Australian-based artist working at the nexus of art, technology and society. His experimental practice is driven by an enduring interest and research in computing.

Jon McCormackBoonwurrung Country
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Jon McCormack is an artist based in Boonwurrung Country, Melbourne, Australia who works at the nexus of art, technology and society.

McCormack’s experimental practice is driven by an enduring interest in computing and incorporates generative art, music and sound art, evolutionary systems, computer creativity, physical computing and artificial intelligence. Inspired by the complexity and wonder of the natural world, his work is concerned with electronic ‘after natures’: alternate forms of artificial life which, due to unfettered human progress and development, may one day replace a lost biological nature.

Jon is also the founder and director of SensiLab, a creative technologies research laboratory based at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

 

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Jock Gilbert

Jock Gilbert is an academic, Program Manager of the Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design at RMIT University and co-leader of RMIT University’s Yulendj Weelam Lab.

Jock GilbertWurundjeri Country
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Jock Gilbert is an academic, Program Manager of the Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design at RMIT University and co-leader of RMIT University’s Yulendj Weelam Lab. Jock’s research interests lie in community engagement, regenerative practice and Indigenous-led design research, focused on the convergence of concepts of place, Country and landscape. This interest has been developed through projects in western New South Wales, with particular attention to the References Biographies relationship between land-use, water and community culture through the lens of the Murray-Darling Basin.