Science Salon #002 // Artist talk – Karolina Sobecka
09-07-2017 (Sunday) 16:30

Owning the weather in 2020

Defining weather as information, the atmospheric processes as a new communication protocols, and genetic editing of the atmospheric microbiome as new information technology, this project investigates the way in which nature is appropriated by the institutions of property and ownership and how power is produced through the exercises of science and technology.

// Bio

Karolina is an artist and designer working at the intersection of art, science in technology. Her recent projects investigate what drives technological innovation, and shapes the philosophy that inscribes humans in nature. Karolina’s work has been shown internationally, including at the V&A, The National Art Museum of China, MoMa Film, ZKM, WRO Biennale, Beal Center for Art + Technology, Marfa Dialogues, Science Gallery, Zero1 and ISEA, and has received numerous awards, including from Creative Capital, Rhizome, NYFA, Princess Grace Foundation, Eyebeam, Queens Museum, Vida Art and Artificial Life Awards and Japan Media Arts Festival. Karolina founded art and design studio Flightphase, has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and University of Washington. She is a visiting scholar at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

// Science Salon

The Lacuna Science Salon is an irregular event series for friends organised by Lacunians Lucy Patterson and Gene Kogan – informal, accessible, and open to different topics: contemporary research, art-science, DIY science, science policy, history of science…

18:30 Doors

19:00 Talk starts

Donations for the speaker and organisers highly appreciated!


Lacuna Lab

Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44A

2.HH 1.OG

10999 Berlin