From LEONARDO: Art+Sci opportunities

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DIGITAL MEDIA: Albright College seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in the Digital Media Department, with a focus on gaming and simulation design, beginning August 15, 2012. Qualified candidates should hold a terminal degree in appropriate and related fields, preference being given to individuals with a Ph.D. and with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching. A solid portfolio reflecting a high degree of knowledge in game design and game development required.

Friedrich Kittler died yesterday, 18 October 2011, in Berlin.

"Nobody listens to radio. What loudspeakers or headsets provide for

their users is always just radio programming, never radio itself. Only
in emergencies, when broadcasts are interrupted, announcers’ voices
dry up or stations drift away from their proper frequencies, are there
any moments at all to hear what radio listening could be about." -
Friedrich Kittler

http://www.spiegel.de/kultur

 

ECOLOGICAL PLANTRON / RADIOACTIVE PLANTRON

 http://samtidskunst.dk/simpleinteractions/projects/yuji-dogane?lang=en

In this work Yuji Dogane has made a radioactive environment similar to Tokyo and planted orchid.

YUJI DOGANE (F. 1957)

Yuji Dogane has a PhD in plant physiology and horticultural science and a MS in Oceanography. He is a professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design, Faculty of Fine Arts and part time lecturer at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.

 

Using the Force on Cancer

It’s a tough life for a cancer cell. First, there’s all that exhausting, uncontrolled dividing. Then, there’s the peer pressure created by a cell’s rapidly multiplying neighbors. Not to mention being squished by the abundant fluid that accumulates as inflammation spreads in the surrounding tissue.

Wiring A Single-Molecule Circuit

A single-molecule electrical circuit, in which organic compounds substituting for components such as wires, transistors, and rectifiers are all covalently bonded, just took a step closer to reality, according to a new report (J. Am. Chem. Soc., DOI: 10.1021/ja111673x). In addition to being exceedingly small—a major goal in electronics—such a circuit could have higher computing power than current silicon-based devices.

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