Balance-Unbalance 2018 New Value Systems | September 20-21

Advances In Eco-sensing and Soundscape: A Virtual Panel 2018 with Eric Leonardson, Dr. Leah Barclay, Alex Braidwood, Lindsey French, Amanda Gutiérrez, and Linda Keane.
15:30-17:00 CEST / 8:30-10:00 CST (Online real time viewing and listening link from Chicago, IL; Brisbane, QLD; Brooklyn, NY; Ames, IA and Milwaukee, WI to be posted.)

Balance-Unbalance 2018 New Value Systems is hosted September 20th and 21st 2018 by The Patching Zone, the City of Rotterdam and partners in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

This online panel discusses several ongoing projects that began under the name “Eco-Sensing and the Soundscape,” a course taught in the fall of 2015 by Eric Leonardson and Lindsey French, at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This studio course connected concepts and applied practices at the intersections of acoustic ecology and the hacking aesthetic of art and technology; opening possibilities for transdisciplinary collaborations and offering new understandings of our environments and our boundaries, locations, and roles within them. Subsequently, numerous collaborations and opportunities have flowed in new contexts and localities. These have grown with support for public engagement in the ecologies of sound, listening, and environment, demonstrating the importance of students and teachers who engage each other as partners in play and learning together, mentoring and activating local communities in the core value of listening. Recognition of this is shifting though it remains if this will be a lasting change with the dynamic and complex circumstances operative now. The panelists joining Leonardson and French are sound and media artists Leah Barclay, Alex Braidwood, Amanda Gutiérrez, and architect Linda Keane. Their individual and combined efforts engage and activate students and public communities in design of urban soundscapes using virtual environments, social codes of immigrant communities, river listening, soundwalking, plant communication, art-science collaborations, and human computer interaction.

The Balance-Unbalance conference brings together artists, designers, scientists, economists, philosophers, politicians, policymakers, sociologists, entrepreneurs and technologists from the world, based on the conviction that greater ecological awareness can be created through joint efforts. The conference focuses on debate, new insights and finding innovative solutions for issues arising from the global climate crisis.

The 2018 theme revolves around New Value Systems. We specifically think of sustainability and social impact as important value indicators. Of course, we will also reflect on the practical, economic and philosophical issues that such new value systems entail. As practical applications, one can think of sustainable retail innovation; social value creation and revitalization of cities; revenue models for creative place makers; the ecological aspects of cryptocurrencies and how to interface new value systems with the current monetary system.

Find the full conference Programme and Proceedings here.

AUDIOPARC et lancement de la programmation de l’automne 2012

AudioParc bannerAndra McCartney and Eric Leonardson speak and lead soundwalks around the Métro de la Concorde, for Audioparc, a series of sonic art events curated by Magali Babin and hosted by Galerie Verticale in Laval, Québec. AUDIOPARC is meant to present new and captivating projects with the bold idea to make Laval a playground for the ears.

 

Launch date: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 17h

AUDIOPARC includes installations, interventions, performances and presentations by artists Andra McCartney, Douglas Moffat, Eric Leonardson (Chicago), Jen Reimer and Max Stein, Nataliya Petkova, Patrice Coulombe and Kathy Kennedy. These will happen through the programming year of 2012-2013.

Schedule

Friday, September 28
17h Launch of the 2012-2013 season with the artists and the curator
19h Presentation of the work of Douglas Moffat
20.30h Performances by Max Stein and Jen Reimer

Saturday, September 29
13h Conference Andra McCartney and Eric Leonardson
14h Soundwalk and discussion with Andra McCartney and Eric Leonardson
16h Performance Nataliya Petkova * Bring any small portable radio *

Join the Facebook Event invitation.

Chicago Phonography @ The Op Shop


Chicago Phonography @ The Op Shop

Originally uploaded by eleonardson
This evening’s show was quite wonderful. We played for an hour and a half, and our attentive audience all stayed for an impromptu discussion afterward. We all didn’t expect this to happen and thoroughly enjoyed it. We felt so welcome…many thanks to Laura Shaeffer and Chris Hammes for making this happen.

More info about The Op Shop is on their website: theopshop.org

Here is an excerpt from the recording of the performance.

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Past performance recordings can be heard on our website: www.chicagophongraphy.org