Creative Disturbance



Creative Disturbance is an international, multilingual network and podcast platform supporting collaboration among the arts, sciences, and new technologies communities.


  • Voices From Ukraine: Artist Olia Fedorova, On the Frontline of the War

    03/04/2022 Duração: 18min

    Artist Olia Fedorova lives and is sheltering in Ukraine’s second largest city Kharkiv, 40 kilometers from the border with Russia. She shares stories about day to day life during wartime, reflects on how the meaning of her art is changing since the invasion and her views on Russian culture and imperialism.

  • Voices From Ukraine: Photographers Elena Subach and Viacheslav Poliakov. Music by Maryana Klochoko

    18/03/2022 Duração: 26min

    Elena Subach and Viachelslav talk about the Russian invasion of their country and the impact of the war on their life and practice from the Western edge of Ukraine where they are volunteering to help refugees flee into neighboring Central European countries.

  • News From Central Asia: A Conversation with Creative Director and Curator Aida Sulova

    23/12/2021 Duração: 20min

    Aida Sulova (KGZ) talks with Janeil Engelstad about her recent exhibition "News From Central Asia," organized for The Jewelry Library in NYC and her practice building communities and planting seeds for social change in Kyrgyzstan and the US.  

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  • Islamic geometric patterns and Expended Diagrams

    12/10/2021 Duração: 46min

    Steven began the session by tying it back to an earlier presentation of his Expanded Diagram Project. One of his aspirations of that still ongoing study is to transcend the overly constrained, largely western-based categories of contemporary art by illuminating specific kinds of creative processes that span a wide range of historical and contemporary world cultures and practices. From there he turned to yet another multi-media project called the Exurban Archipelago Project which focuses on the rapidly expanding networks of distribution/fulfillment centers populating the exurban fringes of so many metropolitan areas around the world. The final portion of the talk focused on his recent exhibitions and current studio activities including his Never the Same Space Twice series of paintings that he plans to contribute to the upcoming SMRN conference and exhibition in Vancouver.Steven began the session by tying it back to an earlier presentation of his Expanded Diagram Project. One of his aspirations of that still o

  • Extending Care through Curation, the Dynamic of Central, Eastern European Art and More: A Conversation with Curator and Art Historian Róna Kopeczky

    16/08/2021 Duração: 38min

    A rising start in European Art, independent curator and art historian Róna Kopeczky talks with MAP’s Janeil Engelstad about the importance of caregiving and how that is central to her curation, feminism in the former communist bloc countries, the expanding notion of the print and more.

  • Episode 8: Towards Embracing Coding in Medical Practice and Beyond

    09/04/2021 Duração: 59min

    How would enabling professionals with knowledge in coding transform medical practice in developing countries? Join us with Ayen Kuol and Stephen Lagu as we dive into the landscape of coding technology in practice and explore its relationship & possibilities with the people of South Sudan. We introduce the concept of the 'psychology of coding' , and some of the ways that the cultural gaps--which obstruct the propagation of new technology--can be bridged. At the core of this discussion is a vision for a unified and inclusive Africa.

  • Art and Renewable Energy: A Conversation with Land Art Generator

    02/02/2021 Duração: 23min

    Janeil Engelstad talks with Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry, founders of Land Art Generator about the social impact, politics and aesthetics of renewable energy and the role of art in providing solutions to climate change.

  • Art and Renewable Energy: A Conversation with Land Art Generator

    01/02/2021 Duração: 23min

    Janeil Engelstad talks with Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry, founders of Land Art Generator about the social impact, politics and aesthetics of renewable energy and the role of art in providing solutions to climate change.

  • Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land with Toni Jensen

    08/12/2020 Duração: 41min

    Our guest today is Toni Jensen, the author of Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land, a memoir-in-essays about gun violence, land and indigenous women's lives which is out now from Ballantine Books. Carry was described as “an unsettling account that creeps into your bones” in the New York Times Book Review. She’s previously the author of book, From the Hilltop, a collection of linked stories published through the Native Storiers Series at the University of Nebraska Press, as well as essays and stories in journals such as Orion, Catapult and Ecotone. Shannon Schaffer and Thomas Rocha from UT Dallas join the podcast, to speak with Toni Jensen about her work.

  • Johannes Birringer: from Literature to Dance, Choreography, Digital Architectures and then Deep Underground

    07/12/2020 Duração: 51min

    We discussed ideas around embodiment, re-embodiment, kimospheres, atmospheres, technology and issues related to the practice of Johannes Birringer as a choreographer, director and professor of performance technologies. His publications have taken up important issues surrounding the body and technologies, theatre, dance, and choreography. Birringer underlines the pivotal moment when he attended a Pina Bausch performance, as a young student, and how it affected and redirected his career.

  • Jordan Wirfs-Brock - Radio Story Telling with Sonification

    17/11/2020 Duração: 37min

    Jordan Wirfs-Brock is making innovative sonifications for radio. She is working on a PhD in Information Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research explores how voice interaction, sonification, and narrative support people as they learn to listen to data, producing more meaningful and engaging experiences with information. She has studied how people consume news across various devices and transition between offline and online behaviors.

  • Medical Nihilism: A Conversation With Jacob Stegenga

    08/10/2020 Duração: 39min

    Our guest on this podcast is Jacob Stegenga, the author of Care and Cure and Medical Nihilism. We discuss the effectiveness of medical interventions, the relationship between philosophers and practitioners, how to deal with complexity, the nature of sexual desire, and much more. In this episode:  How do doctors and other medical professionals respond to the argument for medical nihilism? (2:45) — Issues of publication bias and replication crisis: parallels between animal cognition research and medical research (7:00) — Are there examples of “gentle medicine” being used successfully in the health care system? (8:30) — How do the institutional motives and incentives for excessive intervention affect physicians’ behavior? (10:45) — How does an ordinary person know when, or when not, to trust the experts? (14:00) — Differentiating between simple and complex causes of disease (viruses & bacteria, vs. depression or schizophrenia; 17:45) — With complex conditions, could it ever be worth trying interventions that

  • Virtual Events in the Arts: A Conversation with Michele Hanlon

    08/10/2020 Duração: 16min

    Michele Hanlon, Associate Dean for the Arts at UT Dallas, discusses how teaching and performance have moved online in spring 2020, highlighting the School of Arts & Humanities Virtual Events in the Arts. In this episode:  How to keep figure-drawing classes going under a shelter-in-place order (1:15) — Using Blackboard Collaborate to conduct a conditioning class in real time, as well as recording sessions for later (4:15) — Working remotely: from dance choreography to music ensembles (6:30) — Recent successful virtual events, including Mikhail Berestnev’s piano recital and a virtual tour of the Light Waves exhibition (10:30) — Advice for artists and collaborators adapting to the current situation (13:30) — Announcing the Faust radio play (14:30)

  • The State of the Arts and Humanities: A Conversation with Nils Roemer

    08/10/2020 Duração: 21min

    Our guest on this episode of the podcast is Nils Roemer, interim dean of the School of the Arts and Humanities, director of the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, and the Stan and Barbara Rabin Professor in Holocaust Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas. In this podcast:  The timing of the transition to online learning (1:00) — The importance of engagement, closeness, proximity in humanities education (2:45) — Adapting to the technology of Microsoft Teams, online classes (5:15) — How to connect globally, across other borders and barriers, the importance of diversity (6:45) — After four successful searches, new tenure-track faculty coming to the School of Arts and Humanities (9:00) — Finding opportunity at moments of crisis and change (10:00) — Counteracting the compartmentalized, segregated model of knowledge (11:00) — Students are looking for some way to make different models compatible with one another; to make connections among disciplines (11:45) — Why students from Management or Computer Scie

  • Episode 7 The Quantum Provocation

    05/10/2020 Duração: 33min

    Can Quantum Physics help us solve the problems of race and discrimination in our society? This provocation explores science culture and art through the medium of the Spoken Word. Hear the contemplations of a recovering Astronomer; learn of the superposition of exitons of injustice in discriminatory design; the questionings of a quantum lab observer; and the hidden consciousness in man-made systems.   A compilation of the voices of Roger Malina Kylee Hong  Arya Agrawal  Ayen Kuol

  • Episode 6 Part 3 of the class Laboratories Ways of Knowing Science and Poetry

    05/10/2020 Duração: 14min

    Get insight into the, fun, wonder full, explorative, walk in the rain kind of romantic - interdisciplinary class designed and taught by Nomi stone: Ways of Knowing Science and Poetry. Learn of the various processes and experiences that science and Poets have in fusing the arts and sciences.

  • Episode 6 part 2 of Science Knowledge Power and Poetry

    05/10/2020 Duração: 12min

    Join Nomi Stone and Ayen Kuol in discussing the relationships between Knowledge and Power, Science and culture. Contemplate on why we as a society value what we value, and what is truth. Reflect on your poetic vision of the world around you.

  • Episode 6 part 1 our beginnings Science Poetry with Nomi Stone

    05/10/2020 Duração: 15min

    Immerse yourself into the journey of a poet and scientist in discovering the joy of Poetry, Science and Poetic science. "What would it be like to be a field worker of the Natural World and the sciences?"  Nomi Stone, Anthropologist, Poet, designer, and teacher of the undergraduate course, Ways of Knowing: Science and Poetry, challenges the beliefs of a compartmentalized and labeled world.

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