testing ground for art & ecology
30th of October 2023

Eco ethics at the end of the Anthropocene

Simon Penny

Lecture and discussion by Simon Penny

Monday, October 30th, 5:30 – 7 PM
Zone2Source, het Glazen Huis

Entrance 10 euro
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Simon Penny is an artist, theorist, curator and lecturer in digital cultural practices and a renowned figure in the field of art and technology. His lecture at Zone2Source will provide valuable insights into the integration of technology and art in the context of the ethical considerations surrounding the echoes and repercussions of human actions in the Anthropocene epoch, a time characterized by significant human impact on the planet. He will dive deep into the understanding of how our cognitive processes are intricately linked with our physical interactions with the world, thus influencing our ethical choices and responsibilities of life on this planet.


Simon Penny is an artist, theorist and teacher with a longstanding focus on emerging technologies and on embodied and situated aspects of artistic practice. He has built interactive installations and robotic art since the mid 1980s. He explores – in artistic and scholarly work and technical research – problems encountered when computational technologies interface with cultural practices. Penny is currently professor in Electronic Art and Design (Dept of Art) at University of California, Irvine, with appointments in the department of Music and Informatics (School of Information and Computer Science). He published amongst others Making Sense: Cognition, computing, art and embodiment (2018).
see further https://simonpenny.net/frontpage-about.html
The Turbine Plays

Zone2Source collaborates with The Turbine Plays, which has taken advantage of the fact that Simon Penny is in Europe to create a 4 day program in the Netherlands.  The Turbine Plays is a collaborative, art-initiated project that is focused on the energy transition exploring the opportunities, values, and challenges of art science collaboration on that journey. The TTP project originated in Groningen (The Netherlands), a region known for its history of energy production, decade-long gas exploitation and its current, necessary shift toward sustainable energy sources, most iconically, wind energy. The current, but growing TTP team fosters collaboration between (inter)national artists and scientists involves various artistic and scientific researchers, many of whom interested in employing existing and developing novel instruments to grasp and make sense of the energy that can sustain future life on our planet earth.

See further www.theturbineplays.com


This lecture is made possible by

The Glass House