ASN is supported in its projects by the knowledge and experience of its members – artists and scientists. In return, we make every effort to support their activities. Therefore, below we are presenting their current activities, possible forms to explore their work and creativity, and news about their achievements.

Zoom meeting devoted to the interdisciplinary project Rhizosphere: The Big Network of Small Worlds

The inaugural lecture will be given by prof. UAM Władysław Polcyn on the topic of “The underground life of trees – about the netted nature of plants and fungi“.

Note: the lecture will be held in Polish.

WHEN: Oct 21, 2020; 7 pm (Berlin tme)

The program is coordinated by the Studio of Transdisciplinary Projects and Research (head: Prof. Joanna Hoffmann-Dietrich, assistant: Piotr Słomczewski, MA) is being developed in cooperation with the Faculty of Biology of the Adam Mickiewicz University. This year it was expanded to include the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Adam Mickiewicz University and the Studio of Electroacoustic Music of the Music Academy (Lambda Ensemble) and the Faculty of Animation and Intermedia of the University of Arts (Dean Dr Daniel Koniusz and Dr Miłosz Margański).

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CHIC research at the European Science Week

The presentations run in the course of a zoom meeting will revolve around the topic of the use genetic edition for the good. The CHIC Project that will be presented aims to find out whether gene editing techniques can help to improve chicory in such a way that society will appreciate the crop. Artist Anna Dumitriu participating in the event will discuss her project with Alex May entitled “Biotechnology from the Blue Flower”.

WHEN: 10 November 2020, 18:00, Central European Time (CET). More info here.

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Gloria Artis Medal for ASN Chair, prof. UAP, dr hab. Joanna Hoofmann

On October 8th, 2020 Joanna Hoffmann was awarded with the Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis (Zasłużony Kulturze – Gloria Artis) by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, for her contributions to the Polish culture.

Photos in the upper line – Jadwiga Subczyńska

ISEA 2020 – The 26th International Symposium on Electronic Art – Why Sentience?

The 26th International Symposium on Electronic Art is taking place from October 13 to 18, 2020, in 100% online format. This year’s themes are: Why Sentience?; Animality; the Ecosophic World; Machinic Sense and Sensibility; Sentient Difference; Matter’s Mattering; the Politics of Sentience; and the Planetary.

Look for our members’s presence – Jill Scott and Clea T. Waite – @ ISEA 2020 – read more here

Photo: screenshot of ISEA2020 webpage (


Online launch of the virtual exhibition of SHIELDING: A sculptural installation by internationally renowned artist Anna Dumitriu, in collaboration with the domestic abuse charity RISE, and commissioned by the University of Brighton research project ART/DATA/HEALTH: data as creative material for health and well being.

WHEN: 09 October 2020 13:00 – 14:00 (UK time)

HOW TO BOOK: Book your free ticket via the Brighton Fringe Festival portal.


Dark Knowledge ans Licht holen – an essay by Von Jonathan Jeschke, Isabelle Bartram, Tina Heger, Sophie Lokatis und Klement Tockner

“Dark Knowledge and Licht holes” is an essay published in July 2020 in the Laborjournal. As the authors state, there is a gap between the rapidly growing amount of data and information we gather and the knowledge following it, as it remains comparatively moderate. This gap between potential and actual knowledge is called “Dark Knowledge”. The essay presents a reflection over some of the possible solutions. In German.

Photo: Unsplash/Uriel Soberanes; Montage: LJ