Chi-Yu Wu was born in 1986 in Taipei,Taiwan and will start a Rijksakademie Residency in Amsterdam in 2013. He holds a Master of Media Art from Taipei National University of the Arts (2011). His work is often site specific and focuses on the memories of living urban environments.
Brendan Howell was born in Manchester, Connecticut, USA in 1976. He is an artist and a reluctant engineer who has created various software works and interactive electronic inventions. Currently, he lives in Berlin.
In addition to his Marshall McLuhan 2014 lecture, Douglas Coupland will exhibit his post-digital Slogans for the Early 21st Century (2013-14) in an exhibition presented by Daniel Faria Gallery, transmediale and the Embassy of Canada at the Or Gallery Berlin.
Over the course of the two-year ANTHROPOCENE PROJECT 2013–2014 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, THE ANTHROPOCENE OBSERVATORY pursues and documents the thesis of the “age of man” and its political, practical, institutional, and cultural formulation in, among other areas, international climate policy.
Sylvie Earle, explorer and oceanographer, says Earth is a misnomer and the planet should be called the Ocean. Oceans are the life support system of the planet as well as its salty wombs. The ancient ocean, the primordial soup, gave birth to the very first organic molecules and was brimming with prehistoric living organisms. That was four billion years ago. Today the composition of oceans is undergoing a dramatic change where synthetic molecules are taking over.