IMAG-E-NATION the political & philosophical arts initiative blog

(re)imagining the political and philosophical in the 21st century

The Political & Philosophical Arts Initiative is interested in the ways in which people interact with and compose political and philosophical ideas and actions through the various, diverse media of technology and the arts. Participants in PAI seek to explore the ways in which poetry, literature, music, photography, performance and other creative arts interleave with the political and philosophical life, either as vehicles for criticism, elaboration, theorization, intervention or activism.
The Imag-e-nation blog is a forum for interested parties to share stories, images or other contributions. Contributors range from students and faculty to artists and musicians to professional and casual commentators. Pieces can be short opinions, re-postings of appropriate materials, or original compositions. In addition, the PAI at LUC will make a selection of relevant or provocative news items each week for (re)publication here.


Strange New Worlds: the Alien, the Digital, and the Underground

As Summer 2014 comes into full swing, let's experiment with space in unprecedented ways!  Here is a selection of out-of-the-box adventures to experience, especially if we find ourselves in the UK in the coming months.

Giant trampolines suspended in a mining cavern in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales
open for underground aerial somersaults and a jumpin' good time from 4 July.

Smiljan Radic's pavilion for Serpentine Gallery may look like a space cocoon
but is already a spot of out-of-time refuge for Londoners this summer.

From 3 July, Digital Revolution celebrates the transformation of the arts through digital technology 
in London's Barbican Centre: bring on creative coding, augmented reality, and wearable technologies 
towards maker-culture, digital communities, and an open-source future! 



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