With hundreds of activities throughout the state of New Mexico and the Southwest region, ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness, the 18th International Symposium for Electronic Art will be one of the largest gatherings addressing the future of art, science, technology, and nature in the United States in recent history.
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Current Topic: Transitions
Between the election and the inauguration in the United States is a period known unpoetically as the “transition.” Our own transition feels like a categorical shift, a break in the paradigm. It is closer to Gramsci’s interregnum - “the crisis...that the old is dying and the new cannot be born.” The synonyms here don’t fit: progression, shift, evolution. Antonyms feel more like the truth: decline, cease, or decrease.
This interregnum in the nation-state is transempirical: beyond experiential knowledge. The beyond, also, of empire. We go across, through; we change thoroughly. We transition.