April 23, 2014 @ the UTPA Ballroom 8:15AM-7:30PM Free & Open to the Public The UTPA Department of Criminal Justice is sponsoring an event to promote human rights, social justice and peace. The goal of this conference/exhibition is to engage the students, the community, and the faculty in a dialogue about social problems which affect our lives here on the border, physically and metaphorically.
A giant art installation targets predator drone operators. The project is a collaboration of artists who made use of the French artist JR’s ‘Inside Out’ movement.
A text by Thomas Gorton on Dazed “As the second Glass wearer in two months is assaulted, will we ever learn to accept Google Glass?”
Call for participation: Borders and opening “dissemination” (diffusion) 25 Avril
California artists Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello have created a series of snow globes that reimagine the fence between Mexico and the United States.
David Newman sums up the aspects evocated during the presentations about borders and technology, and opens a discussion on the questions evocated with some examples about the different ways to be controlled, the personnal profiling and the trust in technology. A view of a system established for avoiding human and ethical questionnement, which sometimes lead to absurd situations.
A conversation with Ricardo Dominguez about Transborder Immigrant tool, shown at the antiAtlas of borders exhibition last october
DNA Portrait is a lovely short documentary shot by TED’s own Kari Mulholland. It features the work of the artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg, who spent time collecting hairs shed in public spaces… and then sequencing the DNA therein to print 3D sculptures of what those hairs’ owners might look like.
These aluminium CCTV camera cases by Italian designer Eleanor Trevisanutto transform security equipment into animal characters.
This talk will examine developments in future robotics technology that could be applied to the protection of borders. The use of unmanned aircraft is already being used to identify border incursions and track ‘offenders’. And there are plans for the use of ground robots to intercept those crossing borders illegally. But this is just the beginning. The next generation of military robots will find their own targets and attack them without human supervision. Currently states are reluctant to give up such developments despite international protest….
A book by Virgilijus Trakimavicius
Call for papers – deadline: June, 1srt
An art-science exhibition in Berlin 2014, Mar 15, Sat – 2014, May 05, Mon
A documentary by Nathalie Loubeyre
A documentary by Lætitia Tura, Hélène Crouzillat
Andrea Rea (Université Libre de Bruxelles-GERME) This paper aims to present the main contemporary approaches of the concept of border. The second part of the paper is dedicated to an alternative approach of the processes of bordering focusing more on the relationship between bordering and mobility rather than bordering and territory as often encountered in the literature. The border is defined as border-network, a network of space-time units (airport, seaport, public space for instance) where the human (bureaucrats at the consulates, border guards, liaison officers,…
Call for papers – deadline April, 15
The modern political-territorial organization of the world has been built on a geographical imagination that sees space in absolute terms, as a rigid object that can be broken into quantifiable pieces. In political practice, this has lead to the division of the globe in mutually exclusive territorial units based on linear borders. Recently, we are witnessing a changing geographical imagination to incorporate a polyvalent perspective that acknowledges the relational nature of space and that is more in tune with a notion of space defined by…
Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly (UVIC, Canada) opens a few questions about the borders: what are they, and why are we studying them ? A reminder of their transformations, the thechnology uses for flow control, and the body becoming an object for identification; subjects that challenge the actual location of the borders. (presentation in french)
Introduction to some objects of studies about the borders control, by Isabelle Arvers, curator, and Antoine Vion, sociologist. They evoke the concept of sousveillance, the gestion of the different flows, the databases constructed around these networks and the challenge dynamic they generate. > Exhibition at the Musée des Tapisseries > Robot trader : Robot ADM8, RYBN > Interview of Antoine Vion
From 30 September to 2 October 2013, the Conservatoire of Aix en Provence will host an international conference with participants from the world of humanities and scientific research, artists and professionals participating in the project. This conference will present the project and its results to university researchers, public institutions, politicians and, of course, the general public. An extensive media campaign will ensure wide publicity coverage by the press, radio and television. Holding this conference simultaneously with the opening of the exhibition at the Musée des…
Ce texte est celui d’une conférence prononcée en novembre 2012 dans le cadre du BRIT (Borders Régions In Transition) à Fukuoka, Japon. Le point de vue que je voudrais présenter ici tient à la place que j’occupe dans le groupe de recherche de l’antiAtlas des frontières. J’enseigne la philosophie et l’épistémologie dans une école d’art. Je ne suis donc pas un spécialiste des frontières, mais de la théorie de l’art et je m’intéresse plus particulièrement aux relations entre arts, sciences et technologies. 1 - Pour…
The reason for turning to Arts to help make sense of the reterritorialization of state borders comes from the realization of the inherent limitations of social as well as natural sciences to imaginatively produce new “ways of seeing” of space. Our lives are structured to a significant extent by the way we organize space. The modern political-territorial organization of the world has been built on a Cartesian view that sees space in absolute terms, as a finite and rigid object that can be broken into…
Contained Mobility enters the digital world generated by the prevailing control of mobility and the unstable, trans-local forms of life that emerge between and around it. The video conveys this paradoxical, but fully interconnected, contemporary condition by splitting itself onto two synchronized screens. One screen displays digital navigation and container traffic information systems while the other registers the interior of a container inhabited by asylum seeker, Anatol. In conversation, Imre Szeman observes that, among my videos, Contained Mobility offers possibly the most direct,…
The control, restriction and overall management of migration and cross-border mobility are no longer the exclusive domain of national governments. Private firms, many of them large corporations, are now involved in the screening and tracking of migrants, the development and operation of border surveillance technologies and the detention and deportation of unauthorized migrants to home or third countries. The construction of unauthorized migration as a threat to national security, the massive increase of state budgets dedicated to prevent and restrict cross-border mobility, and the devolution…