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FEATURES brings together articles and essays that explore art history, contemporary culture and global developments in politics and technology.
Features Posted on 30.11.18Creative AIs and Law: Copyright Protection
With the field of AI developing by leaps and bounds, what legal rights are granted to autonomous non-human beings? In her new series, Giulia Trojano considers the present and future legality of AI. Her investigation begins by examining content produced by creative AIs in light of existing and potential copyright protection.Read more
Features Posted on 28.09.18The Question of Human Genetic Engineering: The Future
The field of human genetic engineering is on the brink of changing the world. But how did it get to this point, and what does the future hold? This week we are publishing the final part of the series, which considers new developments in genetic engineering in relation to ethics and bio-capitalism. Chatterjee's central question is not how this new biotechnology will be used, but how will it be regulated? With private companies and biohackers alike pushing for deregulation, albeit on different grounds, Chatterjee's urgent calls for governmental regulation of genetic engineering suggest that the fight for the future is already here.Read more
Features Posted on 14.09.18Conversations on Art and Science: Part 4, Finding a Home
When creative practitioners – and that includes artists, writers, scientists, academics etc – start to produce work that challenges existing disciplinary frameworks, certain questions always arise: where should this new work go? What should we call it? Who will offer it a home?Read more
Features Posted on 24.08.18Conversations on Art and Science: Part 3, Transforming Research into Art
As contemporary artists increasingly engage with science and technology as sites of knowledge and power, sources of funding, or productive collaborators, artist Crystal Bennes and writer Tom Jeffreys discuss some of the key ideas, challenges, and possibilities in a series of conversations. Part 3 explores the concept of research and its relationship with art.Read more
Features Posted on 10.08.18The Question of Human Genetic Engineering: Present Capabilities
The field of human genetic engineering is on the brink of changing the world. But how did it get to this point, and what does the future hold? In her new series, Allegra Chatterjee delves into the past, present and future of genetic engineering. Part 2 explores the present capabilities of genetic engineering, and how it can be applied to human beings.Read more
Features Posted on 15.06.18Quantum Computers: Part 3, Winter is Coming
Quantum computers have the potential to fundamentally change digital technology and therefore the ways in which we solve problems, interact and do business. In her series for Roman Road Journal, science writer Gemma Milne looks into how quantum computers work and how they might change our lives. In Part 3, she explores the possibility that we're looking at a quantum computing bubble and possible concerns about the field's future.Read more