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METABODY - Media Embodiment Tékhne And Bridges of Diversity

METABODY is a 5 years project starting July 2013, with the support of the European Commission and the participation of 28 partners from 14 countries, coordinated by Reverso, Madrid.

Metabody will elaborate a critical study of cultural homogenisation, social control and global surveillance in Information Society and develop new technocultural paradigms that highlight embodied differentials: the irreducible and changing differences of bodies and contexts, expressions and relations, not for the sake of predicting, but of developing a social ecology that foregrounds unpredictability and emergence, exceeding capitalistic appropriation and preemption.

The role of IDA within the project is to conduct research on possibilities of formal description of mergent phenomena and qualitative changes in complex collective systems using Vopěnka's Alternative Set Theory.

METABODY consists of:

Advisory Board: Donna Haraway, Katherine Hayles, Allucquére Rosanne (Sandy) Stone, Karen Barad, Stelarc, Brian Massumi, Erin Manning, Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens, Luciana Parisi, Federica Frabetti, Liana Borghi, Harmony Bench, Claudia Giannetti, Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, Francesca Ferrando, Yunus Tuncel, Marlon Barrios Solano.

Coordinator:
Spain - Asociación Transdisciplinar REVERSO - Jaime del Val

Coorganisers:
1. Italy - Infomus - Universitá di Genova - Antonio Camurri
2. Germany - Trans-Media-Akademie - Hellerau - Thomas Dumke
3. UK - DAP_Lab - Johannes Birringer
4. France - K-Danse - Jean Marc Matos
5. Netherlands - STEIM - Marije Baalman
6. Portugal - Fabrica de Movimentos - Alberto Magno
7. Germany - Palindrome - Robert Wechsler
8. Spain - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Eva Botella-Ordinas
9. Spain - Kouros - Pablo Palacio y Muriel Romero
10. Spain - Innovalia -Cristina de la Maza

Associated Partners:
1. Netherlands - Hyperbody Research group - Delft University - Kas Oosterhuis & Dr. Nimish Biloria
2. Denmark - CAVI - Aarhus University - Jonas Fritsch
3. Czech Republic - New Technologies Research Centre, University of West Bohemia - Jan Romportl
4. France - IRCAM - Andrew Gerzso
5. UK - Goldsmith's University - Luciana Parisi
6. Germany - Leuphana Universität - Yvonne Foerster-Beuthan
7. Spain - Medialab Prado - Marcos García
8. Spain - Esmuc - Rubén López Cano
9. Canada - SenseLab - Concordia University - Erin Manning and Brian Massumi
10. USA - Duke University - Katherine Hayles - Literature Program - Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Literature Program, Duke University.
11. USA - Duke University - Thomas F. DeFrantz - Corporeality Working Group - Professor of Dance - Director, Corporeality Working Group - SLIPPAGE: Performance |Culture |Technology, Director.
12. USA - UC Berkeley - Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies - Lisa Wymore
13. USA - UC Santa Cruz - Elizabeth Stephens - Art Department
14. USA - NYIT - New York Institute of Technology - Kevin LaGrandeur
15. Colombia - Facultad de Artes ASAB - Adrián Gómez
16. Chile - INTERFACE - Arte, Cuerpo, Ciencia y Tecnología - Brisa MP
17. Chile - FIDET - Festival Internacional de Escena y Transdiciplina - Sergio Valenzuela
18. Chile - Moodlab - Fernando Ocampo
19. Korea - Myongji University - Ralph Beuthan

Further details are on the project web metabody.eu.