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Beyond The Track: A Talk About Tracking And Awareness

Lecture with Roland Maurmair

From an evolutionary point of view the art of tracking animals can be seen as a preliminary stage of literacy. This ability helped human development greatly but it is less and less appreciated in our civilised environment. Everything is tagged and labelled. We use modern technology to locate our position and we abandon our instincts. Besides the often-quoted flair, comparable with the ability to scent in animals, humans need all their senses for reading tracks. These are the best apps we possess.

Roland Maurmair lives and works in Vienna as an artist and scientist in the field of primitive and media technologies. He studied audiovisual media at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and and he holds a PhD in philosophy.

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Beyond The Track: A Talk About Tracking And Awareness
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June 13, 2017, 14:30h