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Sunday, May 21 • 3:05pm - 3:20pm
Lightning Talk: Imagination, Technology and Ecology: How Real World Places Influence Virtual Landscapes by Jakob Kudsk Steensen

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Imagination, Technology and Ecology by Jakob Kudsk Steensen

Through his work, Jakob Kudsk Steensen explores how virtual worlds, real world locations and human imaginations intertwine. In his talk, Steensen will focus on how historical research and long-term excursions influence his development of complex digital worlds, which people explore through virtual reality. He will present three recent virtual reality and video projects. A Cartography of Fantasia explores the eco-systems of unfinished tourist resorts, which have been deserted because of financial speculation. Primal Tourism is a full-scale virtual replica of the Island of Bora Bora in French Polynesia, and the landscapeof the Island is build from satellite images, drawings from the 1700, photographs taken by tourists, and natural scientific illustrations of the future climate. Terratic Animism is Steensen's latest virtual reality work, in which he replicated parts of a North American mountain range that he explored while artist in residence at MASS MoCA. The talk ends with his thoughts on digital world making as a form of animism.

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Jakob Kudsk Steensen

Jakob Kudsk Steensen (1987) is a Danish installation artist based in New York, who combines satellite technologies with video and virtual reality with real world landscape explorations and cartographic research. His work has most recently been exhibited at The Moving Image Fair... Read More →



Sunday May 21, 2017 3:05pm - 3:20pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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