What is real, and how are you sure it is so? How often can your experiences be real if so many are digital and virtual or influenced by the chemistry and architecture of your brain? Scientific research uncovers ways that our minds and senses conspire to produce gaps between the actual and the perceived. How do we navigate these blind spots, which can be exploited by trickery like fake news, but then embraced willingly to escape reality, for pleasure in fantasy? And is our concept of the real transformed by biomedical science, which brings us new understanding of mental conditions like synesthesia, dementia, or phenomena like the placebo effect?
When ideals of capitalist progress become the driver of societal value, a position of refusal can be a political and necessary act. Eyebeam’s 2020 Residency Open Call asks applicants to consider refusal as it relates to technology and its impact on society. How do acts of refusal manifest in one’s life and work poetically or directly?
On Friday 28 June at 8:30pm, we would like to invite you at the NeMe Arts Centre for the opening of the first international Cyprus Poster Triennial (CPT). As part of its support for the Triennial, on Saturday 6 July, 2019 at 6:30pm, the Department of Arts and Communications of Frederick University presents The Designer’s Backpack a series of talks and presentations that aim to underline and explain a recent shift towards freelancing and self-initiated / collective business models in the Cypriot visual communication scene.
On Saturday April 13th 2019, at 6:00pm, NeMe invites you to the launch of Anna Prodromou’s book Women in Conflict Zones-A collection of Interviews of Cypriot Women which showcases a collection of interviews featuring Cypriot women from different backgrounds and cultures.
Join editors Yiannis Colakides, Marc Garrett, Inte Gloerich, contributors Max Dovey and Helen Kaplinsky, and respondent Ruth Catlow for short presentations with plenty for time for discussion.
On Saturday April 6 2019 at 7:30pm, NeMe invites you to the opening of the exhibition EXIT STRATEGY conceived by Daisy Charles, Jesse Meredith, and William Wiebe.
Order or download your own free copy of State Machines: Reflections and Actions at the Edge of Digital Citizenship, Finance, and Art.
On February 15th at 12:30 artist Garrett Lynch will have a presentation on Networked Art at the Fine Arts Department of Cyprus University of Technology. This presentation is happening within the course of the subject FAR 131 Studio Practice and Theory 6: Applications in New Media and in collaboration with NeMe.
Our latest publication, Respublika! – Experiments in the Performance of Participation and Democracy took about a year to edit, design and print but we hope that you’ll be satisfied with the result.
What kind of creativity comes after today’s digital cultures? After the smart city, post-surveillance, post-innovation, when social entrepreneurship discourse has ran its course?