Six Pillars Broadcast – Future Dubai, Gitex I & II
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Future Dubai, Gitex I & II

This week and next: for 37 years, visionaries and tech pioneers have been visiting Dubai to witness the technology and innovations that are ‘set to change the world.’ Is it all for the better? Where are the ethics and quality of life predictions by the kind of people predicting future markets? From handbag sized nuclear … Continue reading

New Podcast @6pillars: Maziar Ghaderi, Mystic Translator
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New Podcast @6pillars: Maziar Ghaderi, Mystic Translator

Iranian-Canadian media artist Maziar Ghaderi discusses his artistic practice, Playformance, the unique synthesis of performance art and interactive technology . Ghaderi visited the UAE this month for the International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA2014), where he showcased, Dissolving Self, an interactive performance that translates dance movements into stellar visualizations. The piece was inspired by Rumi’s … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Show  – Dissolving Self
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This Week’s Six Pillars Show – Dissolving Self

Iranian-Canadian media artist and director, Maziar Ghaderi discusses his artistic practice, Playformance: the unique synthesis of performance art and interactive technologies . Ghaderi visited the UAE this month for the International Symposium on Electronic Art, where he showcased, Dissolving Self: an interactive dance performance that translates movement to stellar visualizations inspired by Rumi’s mystic poetry. … Continue reading

Ari Folman at the ICA
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Ari Folman at the ICA

You may remember the brilliant animation set in Lebanon Waltz with Bashir. Director Ari Folman brings us The Congress (Israel/Poland/Luxembourg/France/Germany) in which Robin Wright (House of Cards) plays herself as an actress now out of favour with the fickle Hollywood. Based on Solaris by Stanisław Lem (Solaris), The Congress is “both a sobering comment on … Continue reading

Burka Braves – Fashion for Privacy
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Burka Braves – Fashion for Privacy

New York artist Adam Harvey, always concerned with public privacy, creates a clothing line resembling invisibility cloaks, or the traditional burka for those wishing to avoid the increasing observations of UAVs. Not in the know about these? Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, “drones”) are today ever-present scanning eyes in our skies, “potentially granting governments greater strike … Continue reading