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Something Invisible in the Landscape is Just Landscape
A talk for NUS
24 March 2015

Credits and References

Sincere thanks to: Timo Arnall, Julian Oliver, Adam Rutherford, Trevor Paglen, José Luis de Vicente, Luke Jerram and all the other artists, scientists and technologists cited.

Title Image: Tohoku Japanese Earthquake Sculpture by Luke Jerram:

Artworks/projects referenced in Introduction:

– ArtScience Museum, Singapore:
From One to Many by Yvette Mattern (2010), shown at transmediale.10, Berlin
data.tron by Ryoji Ikeda (2010) exhibited at transmediale.10, Berlin
Swell by Anthony McCall (2006), exhibited at the Reg Vardy Gallery in Sunderland, as part of AV Festival 2006
Projections of a Perfect Third by Conrad Shawcross, ArtScience Museum, Singapore, 2015: Mesopotamian Dramatugies (Su & Mayhem) by Kutlug Ataman (2011), exhibited at Brighton Festival 2011:
– Nat Buckley photographed during her Happenstance residency for creative technologists (2012):
Frequency & Volume by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, as seen at Invisible Fields (2011):
levelHead by Julian Oliver (2008) shown at Suspending Disbelief, Lighthouse, 2010:
Laboratory Life produced at Lighthouse, 2011:
– r a d i o q u a l i a:
– Particle Decelerator:
data.tron [8K enhanced version] by Ryoji Ikeda (2008-09):
Genesis by Eduardo Kac (1999):
– Media art prequels website by Golan Levin:

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 1:

– The Boston Shuffler- stock-trading algorithm, courtesy of Kevin Slavin:
– Cloud computing survey commissioned by Citrix, August 2012:
– The proposed Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation, New Mexico:
– China Miéville quoted from “Alien Evasion” by China Miéville, published in Arc 1.1, February 2012: The Future Always Wins:

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 2:

Invisible Fields (2011), co-curated by José Luis de Vicente and Honor Harger and at Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona:
20Hz by Semiconductor (2011):
Immaterials by Timo Arnall, Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen, Jack Schulze and Matt Jones, Lighthouse, 2013:
Immaterials: Light Painting WiFi by Timo Arnall, Einar Sneve Martinussen, and Jørn Knutsen (2011):
– Timo Arnall quoted in No to NoUI by Timo Arnall, March 2013:
Geographies of Seeing (2012) by Trevor Paglen, co-curated by Honor Harger and Celia Davies, at Lighthouse:
Paglen works shown:
They Watch the Moon (2010)
– Artifacts (Spacecraft in Perpetual Geosynchronous Orbit, 35,786 km Above Equator) (2010)
KEYHOLE 12-3 (IMPROVED CRYSTAL) Optical Reconnaissance Satellite Near
Scorpio (USA 129) (2007)
PAN (Unknown; USA-207) (2010)
KEYHOLE IMPROVED CRYSTAL from Glacier Point (Optical Reconnaissance
Satellite; USA 1860) (2008)
After Galileo (Jupiter and Moons)
– Trevor Paglen quoted in “Secret Moons and Black Worlds”, An Interview with Trevor Paglen by Timothy Moore, Volume #25:
– Trevor Paglen quoted in, “Limit Telephotography”, Under Fire research forum, 2006:

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 3:

– “Multi-Input RNAi-Based Logic Circuit for Identification of Specific Cancer Cells” by Xie, Wroblewska, Prochazka, Weiss & Benenson, Science, 2 September 2011, Vol. 333:
– Adam Rutherford, speaking at Lighthouse 7 February 2013: & (discusses RNAi-Based Logic Circuit 50:00 minutes in)
SolarSinter by Markus Kayser (2012):
Hostage pt.1 by Frederik de Wilde (2010):
Bacterial Radio by Joe Davis:
Protei by Cesar Harada (2012):
Environmental Health Clinic by Natalie Jeremijenko:
City CPU by Gordan Savicic (2011):
New Mumbai by Tobias Revell (2012):