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Published onNov 07, 2021
ASC event announcement

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Against the Zoom Fatigue: A Cybernetic Picnic 

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As the zoom fatigue spreads, we dream the dream of a dream in virtual lands. Come join us for a cybernetic picnic on the platform.

Format: interactive online picnic (playshop)

Date: Sunday, Nov 21, 2021 10 am to 11:30 am EST


Tags(subject matter): cybernetics, picnic, conversation, art, design

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As the zoom fatigue spreads, we dream the dream of a dream in virtual lands. Come join us for a cybernetic picnic on the platform.

Picnic blankets have been prepared for you. There is a fun palace blanket, a blanket with otters, a west coast blanket, a magic blanket, and many more. Choose yours! Other people will join.

Be advised, entering the virtual lands is not entirely free. There is one obstruction. You have to bring with your virtual self two virtual cybernetic objects. Choose wisely. 

For further information about the objects and the picnic schedule, please see this link:


A Cybernetic Picnic will take place on the platform. Unfortunately, wonder will not run on a tablet or phone. Participants will need to have either the edge or google chrome browser installed on a computer. No other browser will work. No other software is needed. The computer should have a camera, a microphone, and audio output.

Participants will be asked to create an account when they connect to the platform for the first time. They will also be asked to provide an initial very short description of their cybernetic objects, a maximum of 60 characters.

Here is a brief video explaining how the platform works

This is the link to the Cybernetic Picnic Space: The space will be open for you at around 9:45 on Sunday, November 21.

Participants Bios

Iannis Bardakos

Iannis Bardakos is a hunter-gatherer of forms and non-localities manifesting as an artist and a researcher of digital noetic analogue and vegetal technologies. Born in Athens, Greece, studied Mathematics, Philosophy, Applied and Fine Arts. He got involved in the praxis of art with hybrid media projects, animated films, interactive installations, cross-media practical and speculative research as an artist, director, and producer. Iannis is an educator, academic and aesthetics explorer, currently in a nonlinear oscillation between Athens, Paris and Shanghai. He is a member of the Editorial Organism of the Technoetic Arts journal.

Claudia Jacques

A Brazilian-American interdisciplinary artist, designer, educator and researcher, Claudia Jacques de Moraes Cardoso holds an MFA in Computer Art (School of Visual Arts, NY) and a PhD in Integrative Art with a focus on Interactive Art. Inspired by Roy Ascott and Søren Brier, she researches space-time experiences in the user-information-interface relationship through the lens of Cybersemiotics. She is a member of the Editorial Organism of the Technoetic Arts journal and serves as Art+Web Editor for Cybernetics and Human Knowing. Jacques teaches studio, digital and communication arts, and her studio is in Ossining, NY.

Claudia Westermann

Claudia Westermann is an artist and architect and Senior Associate Professor in Architecture at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China. She holds postgraduate degrees in Architecture and Media Art and obtained a PhD in Integrative Arts from CAiiA, Planetary Collegium, supervised by Prof. Roy Ascott. Her work has been exhibited and presented widely internationally at conferences and exhibitions. She is a member of the Editorial Organism of Technoetic Arts and sits on the Executive Board of the American Society for Cybernetics as part of Members-at-Large.


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