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MOBIUS x Jussi Parikka & Shannon Mattern

FCINY is pleased to announce the newest fellows of the MOBIUS Fellowship Program: Jussi Parikka and Shannon Mattern.


Writing and Unwriting (Media) Art History - Erkki Kurenniemi in 2048 (edited by Joasia Krysa and Jussi Parikka, 2015) offers an excavation, a critical mapping, and an elaboration of scientist-humanist-artist Erkki Kurenniemi’s multiplicities. 

Writing and Unwriting (Media) Art History - Erkki Kurenniemi in 2048 (edited by Joasia Krysa and Jussi Parikka, 2015) offers an excavation, a critical mapping, and an elaboration of scientist-humanist-artist Erkki Kurenniemi’s multiplicities. 

The upcoming MOBIUS project of professor Jussi Parikka and Dr. Shannon Mattern, both internationally established media scholars, works through artistic methods and critical theoretical input on the question of ecology in the context of libraries: What are the various ecologies—environmental, cultural, technical, political, and so forth—within which the library functions, and from which it draws its materials and energies? How can we understand technological change of culture, for example questions of artificial intelligence, through cultural institutions such as libraries?


In her latest publication Code and Clay, Data and Dirt (2017), Shannon Mattern advances the provocative argument that our urban spaces have been “smart” and mediated for thousands of years.

In her latest publication Code and Clay, Data and Dirt (2017), Shannon Mattern advances the provocative argument that our urban spaces have been “smart” and mediated for thousands of years.

The project is commissioned and coordinated by FCINY together with Parikka and Mattern who will invite a range of young artists to develop new work that addresses these issues of library ecologies. The invited artists are from the United States and Finland. Representing different fields of artistic knowledge production and methodological expertise, the project itself becomes a multimodal testing bed—an experimental ecology—for transdisciplinarity.

 

Parikka and Mattern's project will manifest in Helsinki in late 2018. An accompanying one-day event will be organized in New York in early 2019.

 


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Dr. Jussi Parikka is Professor at the Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton) and Docent of Digital Culture Theory at the University of Turku. His various books have addressed a wide range of topics relevant to a critical understanding of network culture, aesthetics and media archaeology of contemporary society.


Shannon Mattern is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at The New School in New York. Her writing and teaching focus on archives, libraries, and other media spaces, media infrastructures, spatial epistemologies, and mediated sensation and exhibition.

Learn more about Jussi Parikka on his website and Shannon Mattern at Words in Space. Find them on Twitter as @juspar and @shannonmattern.


MOBIUS is a fellowship program for visual arts professionals based in New York, United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Finland. Launched in 2014 by the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York and the Finnish Institute in London, MOBIUS supports long-lasting professional relationships by enabling transatlantic mobility and collaborative practices between independent and institutional visual arts professionals and respective organizations.

MOBIUS Fellowship Program is generously supported by the Kone foundation. Learn more about the program here

http://fciny.org/projects/beyond-the-pleasure-principle
http://fciny.org/projects/aily-nash-and-jaakko-pallasvuo-screening-and-conversation
http://fciny.org/projects/mobius-manual
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