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Bestario

of anthropogenic creatures

Onomatopee 188
Equally inspired by medieval bestiaries and observations of our damaged planet, BESTIARIO is a compilation of hybrid creatures of our time. Designed as a field handbook, it aims at helping us observe, navigate, and orientate into the increasingly artificial fabric of the world.

Plastiglomerates, surveillance robot dogs, fordite, artificial grass, antenna trees, Sars-Covid-2, decapitated mountains, drone-fighting eagles, standardised bananas… each of these specimens are both symptomatic of the rapidly transforming “post-natural” era we live in. Often without us even noticing them, these creatures exponentially spread and co-exist with us.

BESTIARIO seeks to capture this precise moment when the biosphere and technosphere merge and mesh into one new hybrid body. What happens when technologies and their unintended consequences become so ubiquitous that it is difficult to define what is “natural” or not? What does it mean to live in a hybrid environment made of organic and synthetic matter? What new specimens are currently populating our planet at the beginning of the 21st century?

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Nicolas Nova is a researcher, consultant, speaker and educator. He is an anthropologist of technology active in the field of interaction design, futures research and digital cultures. His work is focused both on observing and documenting digital and new media practices, as well as being an active actor in the establishment of Design Fiction, an approach to anticipate and speculate on the near future use of digital technologies. Nicolas is both co-founder of the Near Future Laboratory, a research agency based in Europe and California, and Associate Professor at the Geneva School of Arts and Design (HEAD – Genève).Nicolas holds a PhD in Social Sciences (University of Geneva), as well as a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL, Switzerland). He was previously visiting professor at ENSCI – Les Ateliers (Paris) and Politecnico di Milano, visiting researcher at the Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA), a researcher at the Media and Design Lab (EPFL, Switzerland) and co-founder/curator of the Lift Conferences, a series of international events about digital culture, design and innovation. He has given talks and exhibited his work on the intersections of design, technology and the near-future in venues such SXSW, EPIC, the AAAS conference, O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, PICNIC, NEXT, the design week in Milano, the Institute for the Future, and the MIT Medialab.DISNOVATION.ORG is a working group based in Paris, initiated by Nicolas Maigret and Maria Roszkowska. At the crossroads between contemporary art, research and hacking, the collective develops situations of disturbance, speculation, and debate, challenging the dominant ideology of technological innovation and stimulating the emergence of alternative narratives. Their research includes artworks, curation and publications.

Their work has been presented at numerous venues and festivals internationally such as Centre Pompidou (Paris), Transmediale (Berlin), the Museum of Art and Design (New York), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), FILE (Sao Paulo), Strelka Institute (Moscow) and the Chaos Computer Congress (Hamburg)... Their work has been featured in Forbes, Vice, Wired, Motherboard, Libération, Die Zeit, Arte TV, Next Nature, Hyperallergic, Le Temps, Neural, Digicult, Gizmodo, Seattle Weekly, torrentfreak.com, and Filmmaker Magazine among others.

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Onomatopee 188, Nicolas Nova, Nicolas Maigret, Maria Roszkowska, 2020

A Bestiary of the Anthropocene

Hybrid plants, animals, minerals, fungi, and other specimens

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!!! STREETDATE 1-1-2021 !!!!

Equally inspired by medieval bestiaries and observations of our damaged planet, A Bestiary of the Anthropocene is a compilation of hybrid creatures of our time. Designed as a field handbook, it aims at helping us observe, navigate, and orientate into the increasingly artificial fabric of the world.

Plastiglomerates, surveillance robot dogs, fordite, artificial grass, antenna trees, Sars-Covid-2, decapitated mountains, drone-fighting eagles, standardised bananas… each of these specimens are symptomatic of the rapidly transforming “post-natural” era we live in. Often without us even noticing them, these creatures exponentially spread and co-exist with us.

A Bestiary of the Anthropocene seeks to capture this precise moment when the biosphere and technosphere merge and mesh into one new hybrid body. What happens when technologies and their unintended consequences become so ubiquitous that it is difficult to define what is “natural” or not? What does it mean to live in a hybrid environment made of organic and synthetic matter? What new specimens are currently populating our planet at the beginning of the 21st century?

Edited and introduced by Nicolas Nova & DISNOVATION.ORG, with texts by Geoffrey C. Bowker, Alexandre Monnin, Pauline Briand, Benjamin Bratton, Michel Lussault, Pierre-Olivier Dittmar, The Center for Genomic Gastronomy, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Matthieu Duperrex, and Aliens in Green. Featuring illustrations by Maria Roszkowska (DISNOVATION.ORG).

Type
softcover
Dimensions
148 x 210 mm / 5.8 x 8.3 inches (portrait)
ISBN
978-94-93148-44-4
Editor
Nicolas Nova & DISNOVATION.ORG
Author
eoffrey C. Bowker, Alexandre Monnin, Pauline Briand, Benjamin Bratton, Michel Lussault, Pierre-Olivier Dittmar, The Center for Genomic Gastronomy, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Matthieu Duperrex, and Aliens in Green
Graphic
Maria Roszkowska (DISNOVATION.ORG)
Language
English
Release date
01/01/2021
Binding
sewn and glued
Color
1 PMS silver
Printer
Cassochrome, Waregem (BE)
Production assistant
Dasha Ilina
Illustrator
Maria Roszkowska (DISNOVATION.ORG)
Made possible by
Near Future Laboratory & DISNOVATION.ORG, Onomatopee Projects
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Onomatopee 188.1, Nicolas Nova, Maria Roszkowska, Nicolas Maigret, 2020

Bestiario poster

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White Risoink on A2 ultra black paper, edition of 20, 16 different animals

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Type
poster
Dimensions
A2
Signed/Numbered
16 versions in edition of 20
Editor
Nicolas Nova, Maria Roszkowska, Nicolas Maigret
Graphic
Maria Roszkowska, Nicolas Maigret
Language
English
Release date
10/07/2020
Color
White risoink
Printer
Onomatopee's A2 Risograph, printed by Freek
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