Issue 2 (6) 2016

New Technologies

Julia Stoschek ◦ Krzysztof Wodiczko ◦ Georgina Adam ◦ New Media ◦ and more

Cover designed by Wojtek Puś

We have been working very hard these past few months to put together an exciting and challenging issue of Contemporary Lynx, and this issue is our response to the presence of technology, the advent of technology, in all our lives. For the children born in this century — the internet, laptops, and mobiles are like air — they are ubiquitous and it would be hard to imagine a world without them; and not just for them, but for everyone who has ever used technology to make their lives easier.

Posthumanism, technology, and a glimpse of the future.

What does this mean, though? What does this mean for art and for creativity? Are we heading towards a future where creative output is generated by artificial intelligence? Or a set of algorithms? How do practices like 3D printing impact and change our experience of art? What will define a work of art in the future, and what is there to look forward to?

This issue explores the intersection of some of the most complex themes of our times, and among other things, our writers and artists investigate the impact of technology on the portrayal and understanding of the female body in Demystifying the Female Body (pp. 84), pin down the rapidly evolving culture of art collecting through the rise of new media in The Collectors on the Frontlines of the Extraordinary (pp.126), and travel from 19th century London to the lonely expanses of the Ural mountains in Mapping the Future (pp. 88).

From philosophical implications and considerations of what it means to be human, to the artists who practice their craft on the edge of new technology, and looming behind it all, the quest for the ultimate architectural dream — the smart city; we have collected for you a varied, astonishing palette that reveals a new frontier, and the future of art.

14 In the spotlight

16 AIR. Art Residencies

18 Krzysztof Wodiczko. Being Useful and Provocative

27 Wojtek Bąkowski. For Your Eyes Only

30 PanGenerator. Building Systems

38 Norman Leto

50 From Paint to Code. New Media in Contemporary Art

58 New Media vs. Photography. Photography 2.0, Poland

68 Performing for the Followers. Social Media as a Platform for the Artist

72 Soundlab

76 Man, Machine, Animal. Posthumanism in the Works of Choice Contemporary Artists

84 Demystifying the Female Body. Feminist Explorations of the Body Through New Technologies

88 Mapping the Future. Architects and Visionaries Around the Globe

95 MIND THE MAP

Skopje: The City of Solidarity

104 Smart City. City That Understands

112 A Day in Life. Piotr Krajewski

114 So Much More Than Seeds from Stars. Innovation in Art, Design & Architecture

120 d-file

124 Georgina Adam. Art Is HIP, COOL, Part of Our Age

126 The Collection on the Frontline of the Extraordinary. New Media: New Ways of Collecting

134 Julia Stoschek. How To Collect Time-Based Media Art

140 Jerzy Starak. The Master Class

144 CALENDAR

150 ON OUR SHELF

Contributors:

  • Dobromiła Błaszczyk,
  • Magda Ciereszko,
  • Anna Diduch,
  • Anna Dziuba,
  • Sławek Kozdraś,
  • Sylwia Krasoń,
  • Maggie Kuzan,
  • Maja Lorkowska,
  • Magdalena Niedużak,
  • Helena Postawka,
  • Anna Prokop,
  • Anna Tomczak,
  • Marek Wołyński,
  • Kuba Żary,
  • Magdalena Anna Zięba

Illustrations:

  • Bolesław Chromry
  • Mateusz Szczypiński

LYNX Team:

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