In this Leonardo Laser Talks talk I explore an anticipative motive in art, which I propose is reflective of an anticipative cultural drive that shapes our techno-cultural reality today.
I come about techno-cultural future-drives, Futurism, techno-anthropology, art’s casting in Horizon-calls, the Ars Electronica Future Lab, What Urban Media Art Can Do, the Metaverse(s), data-driven digital technologies and anticipative media architecture, and a response to Bernard Stiegler’s question: ‘what kinds of anticipation do our particular technologies make possible?´ I propose that by searching for this motive in art, art can help us to better understand how – before our actions – our anticipative emotions and intuitions are deeply entangled with and eventually co-constitutive of our futures to come.
The talk unfolds an aspect of my ongoing research focus on how media art engages with our current co-evolvement with technics.
[My talk begins after 30 min. 30 sec]