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Anatol Bologan

Artist, Designer, Lecturer Department of Visualization , Texas A&M University in College Station

What is the human? Imagining The Posthuman Self

PRESENTED ON DEC 05, 2017
IN BRYAN @ VOL 13

Exploring the confluence of the human body, science and technology
the focus of Anatol Bologan's art-based research is to develop a series of digital and interactive artworks that engage the viewer with the discourse of humanism versus technicism by immersing the viewers into a multisensory interactive space. Interdisciplinary at its core, the project engages scientific, medical and technology-based research and imaging in the fields of human anatomy, perception, neurology and computer science. It uses concepts of artificial intel¬ligence and medical imaging as source material for artwork that consists of digital images, sculptures and interactive installations. The digital paintings, interactive sculptures as well as the interactive installations explore the confluence of human body, science and technology to further enquire and attempt to answer the question: “What is the Human?”

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More Human Than Human

BY TOBY BARNES
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 30, 2011

Toby Barnes discusses machine-learning and goes into depth on the development of robots and artificial intelligence. He speaks on the power of algorithms, and their application to finance, relationships, facial recognition, and what impact this technology will have on our societies. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 17, 2013.

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Quantifying Self

BY RAMI ALHAMAD
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Rami Alhamad, CEO and co-founder of PUSH in Toronto, explains the "quantify self" movement in relation to the revolution of wearable technology to show how individuals are revoluitionizing how they track their daily habits. He disscusses the challenges of privacy and accuracy, and exposes the healthcare system as antiquated and in need of improvement. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 24, 2014. 

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What If We Weren't Strangers?

BY ERYKAH ST. LOUIS
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 03, 2014

Digital strategist Erykah St. Louis poses a philosophical question: if we removed the concept of "stranger" from our collective mindset, could that help us better understand and care for all of humanity?

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Technology to what end?

BY TYLOR SHERMAN & TODD SIELING
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 25, 2013

Tylor and Todd take us through a brief history of the view of technology before questioning its value in our lives. The pair discuss how truly good technology enhances our human experience and makes our lives better. 

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Human Rights and Child Protection

BY DR. M. K. SHARMA
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 19, 2017

Dr. M.K. Sharma, advocate and visiting faculty in law, speaks on Human Rights and Child Protection.

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Freedom... for all?

BY BENEDICTE EKMAN
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 15, 2017

Freedom seems to be a self evident human right, but still 45 million people all over the world does have it. What can we do so make sure freedom belongs to all mankind? Benedicte Ekman explains.

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Human Geographer

BY ELVIN DELGADO
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 16, 2018

Elvin Delgado, a human geographer, reminds us in these stunning photos that the struggle for human equality and human rights is still very much alive in Post-Chavez Venezuela.

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Learning about self love and acceptance through kink and BDSM.

BY TAPIWA GUZHA
@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

Tapiwa Guzha shares his journey to self-acceptance and love, and how it is linked to BDSM & kink. Tapiwa learned much about the human body and its wonders while his artistic side flourished in this world of rope bondage

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To Hack is to Human...All Too Human

BY JUD TAYLOR
@ VOL 36 ON AUG 26, 2018

Jud Taylor presents about "hacking".
 
The word "hack" has many meanings. The one relevant for 'hackerspace' is "to either:
 
  • solve a problem / build something using non-standard materials, tools, or methods; or 
  • use existing technologies, techniques, and materials to make something clever or intriguing."