COSMOLOGY (from the Greek kosmos, “universe”; and logia, “study”) is the study of the Universe in its totality, and by extension, humanity’s place in it. Physical cosmology shapes this understanding through analytical relationships to science, whereas the philosophical perspective of cosmology is dominated through the domains of intellectual understanding, intuition, religion, and spirituality as formative concepts. Radical Cosmologies marks a considerable departure from traditional readings of cosmologies to consider extreme shifts in thinking within cultural and scientific research, and in regard to philosophical and theoretical interpretations of existing worldviews and conditions. At this nexus, cultural producers working with critical, creative inquiries in various constellations of science, technology, and mythology, offer fresh insights into our world through a range of unorthodox actions, projects, and pedagogical initiatives that often take the form of artistic mapping.
- LEA REKOW, ISEA2012 Theme Leader & Independent Curator
- TOM LEESER, ISEA2012 Theme Leader & Program Director, Art & Technology in the School of Art, California Institute of the Arts, US
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