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-==== Spectres in Change ==== 
  
-Excerpts by //"Spectres in Change Fieldnotes #1"// by **FoAM** (Maja Kuzmanovic and Nik Gaffney)+==== Deep Steward ==== 
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 +excerpts from //​[[https://​fo.am/​blog/​2019/​04/​17/deep-steward/|"Deep Steward"]]// by **Theun Karelse**
  
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-Is the mere act of observing an act of caring? How can this noticing, witnessing and recording become a transformative,​ re-animating force, something beyond representation?​ A noticing ​that frames spectral existence with real possibilities and propositions. Abstract data become tactile sensations, beckoning rather than elucidating. Could we think of fieldwork ​as a careful engagementan attunement reminiscent of Ampére’s “tâtonnement”,​ a “feeling around” the landscape? Devising instruments to lightly brush against ecological transformations,​ allowing us to touch and be touched by themPerhaps we would design observatories where layered times can be sensed at a human-scale. A collective experience hovering between ​the spectral ​and the materialOr conjure a process of environmental interference ​where art forms compost. A ritual aspiring to express what has been, be present with what is and shape what might become. An experiment ​in knowing when (not) to interfere.+When landscape appeared in European art it emerged first as a landscape ​of symbols. The Gothic depiction ​of Earth was populated with features ​that were primarily there as convenient symbols for narrative. At present, landscape ​is emerging in artificial mindsSome of the visual ​and conceptual similarities with early landscape painting are strikingBoth depict landscapes ​where features are tagged placeholders ​in a larger narrative geography
  
-<​blockquote>​ +Until recently ​the ability to make sense of the environment was limited to biological beingsbut machines ​are starting to blur those lines. Slowly ​the debate around machine intelligence is moving from human-centered preoccupations—like job securityprivacy ​and politics—to the impact of these technologies on non-human lives. The worldview of technology isn’t neutral.
-The necessity of changing methods is all the more obvious when it is a question ​of finding ​the explanation of a phenomenon that nature offers in all of its complication. Therewhere the givens ​are by their very existence more complicated than the results we seek, direct synthesis becomes inapplicable, and it is necessary ​to take recourse either to direct analysis if possible, or to indirect synthesis, to feeling around (tâtonnement) and explanatory hypotheses +
-<​cite>​André-Marie Ampère (in Romantic Machine)</​cite>​ +
-</​blockquote>​+
  
 +Should our machines learn exclusively from humans, should their natural habitat be corporate, or do intelligent machines need training-forests,​ like orphaned Orangutans in Indonesian rehabilitation programmes? Do the artificial agents that are currently taking seat in corporate boardrooms need to spend their weekends floating around coral-reefs,​ volunteering at an organic farm, or wandering the tundra with reindeer to get attuned to the other 99.99% of life? 
  
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-==== Deep Steward ====+{{ :​dust_and_shadow:​theun-landscape.jpg?​1000 |}}
  
-excerpts from //"Deep Steward"// by **Theun Karelse**+---- 
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 +==== Spectres in Change ==== 
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 +Excerpts by //​[[https://​medium.com/@foam/spectres-in-change-fieldnotes-1-b47a213a902c|"Spectres in Change Fieldnotes #1"]]// by **FoAM** (Maja Kuzmanovic and Nik Gaffney)
  
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-When landscape appeared in European art it emerged first as a landscape ​of symbols. The Gothic depiction ​of Earth was populated with features ​that were primarily there as convenient symbols for narrative. At present, landscape ​is emerging in artificial mindsSome of the visual ​and conceptual similarities with early landscape painting are strikingBoth depict landscapes ​where features are tagged placeholders ​in a larger narrative geography+Is the mere act of observing an act of caring? How can this noticing, witnessing and recording become a transformative,​ re-animating force, something beyond representation?​ A noticing ​that frames spectral existence with real possibilities and propositions. Abstract data become tactile sensations, beckoning rather than elucidating. Could we think of fieldwork ​as a careful engagementan attunement reminiscent of Ampére’s “tâtonnement”,​ a “feeling around” the landscape? Devising instruments to lightly brush against ecological transformations,​ allowing us to touch and be touched by themPerhaps we would design observatories where layered times can be sensed at a human-scale. A collective experience hovering between ​the spectral ​and the materialOr conjure a process of environmental interference ​where art forms compost. A ritual aspiring to express what has been, be present with what is and shape what might become. An experiment ​in knowing when (not) to interfere.
  
-Until recently ​the ability to make sense of the environment was limited to biological beingsbut machines ​are starting to blur those lines. Slowly ​the debate around machine intelligence is moving from human-centered preoccupations—like job securityprivacy ​and politics—to the impact of these technologies on non-human lives. The worldview of technology isn’t neutral.+---- 
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 +{{>​http://​www.flickr.com/​photos/​foam/​26189611697/​ ?​maxwidth=1000}} 
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 +<​blockquote>​ 
 +The necessity of changing methods is all the more obvious when it is a question ​of finding ​the explanation of a phenomenon that nature offers in all of its complication. Therewhere the givens ​are by their very existence more complicated than the results we seek, direct synthesis becomes inapplicable, and it is necessary ​to take recourse either to direct analysis if possible, or to indirect synthesis, to feeling around (tâtonnement) and explanatory hypotheses 
 +<​cite>​André-Marie Ampère (in Romantic Machine)</​cite>​ 
 +</​blockquote>​
  
-Should our machines learn exclusively from humans, should their natural habitat be corporate, or do intelligent machines need training-forests,​ like orphaned Orangutans in Indonesian rehabilitation programmes? Do the artificial agents that are currently taking seat in corporate boardrooms need to spend their weekends floating around coral-reefs,​ volunteering at an organic farm, or wandering the tundra with reindeer to get attuned to the other 99.99% of life?  
  
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