Julian Stadon Talk: ‘From Augmentation to Ecological Aesthetics’

October 21, 2022

The Concordia University Chair in Critical Practices in Materials and Materiality along with Speculative Life is happy to invite you to a talk with Julian Stadon: ‘From Augmentation to Ecological Aesthetics: Artistic Methods for Empathetic Engagement with Post-Nature’.
This talk is part of the Speculative Life Research Cluster Symposium 2022, featuring Julian Stadon as a guest speaker.

This presentation will offer an overview of Stadon’s individual and collaborative research in the fields of Augmentation and Ecological Aesthetics. With a specific focus on the recently developed TeleAgriCulture Platform, and the subsequent projects that were developed using it, such as The Island of the Day Before Project, this presentation will address how these practice-based methods for collaboration and public engagement can go beyond art exhibitions, toward empathy and action and offer means by which to better understand our complex and multi-scalar relationships with ecosystems.

Presented by the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture & Technology and the Speculative Life Research Cluster
Julian Stadon is an Australian artist/designer/curator/researcher/educator. His practice-based research intersects biocomputational processes, embodiment, and food ecologies toward performative art-science interventions. His PhD examines Post-Bio-Digital Identity and Augmentation Aesthetics through the Data Body Trader project and marart.org. Stadon currently teaches at Interface Cultures (Linz), Winchester and LUCA Schools of Art, directs TeleAgriCulture and The Island of the Day Before Projects and is on the steering committees for the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), 3erH0F and Donautics

Critical Practices in
Materials and Materiality