Lecture: Termite Economies by artist Nicholas Mangan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Fine Art, Monash University

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Lecture: Termite Economies by artist Nicholas Mangan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Fine Art, Monash University

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23 Nov 2019, Sat 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM
The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road

Nicholas Mangan will work through some of the research and histories that have informed the development of his project Termite Economies (phase 1), on view in The Posthuman City. The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) researched termite behaviour in the hope that the insects might one day lead humans to gold deposits; a proposal to exploit the natural activity of termite colonies for economic gain. This anecdote compelled Mangan through both the production of the artwork and broader research to explore insect stigmergy, trophallaxis, automated mining ant colony optimization algorithms, cement pheromones, biometric futures, Termodoxia, superorganisms, and neural network rerouting.

Part of Symposium: Techno-Optimism and Eco-Hacktivism

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2019-11-23

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Nicholas Mangan will work through some of the research and histories that have informed the development of his project Termite Economies (phase 1), on view in The Posthuman City.

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General

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Onsite (CCA)

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“Lecture: Termite Economies by artist Nicholas Mangan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Fine Art, Monash University,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed November 26, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2594.

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