Salomé Voegelin is a widely interested artist, writer and researcher working in different modalities. Her professional work is mostly engaged in the world sound makes, socio-political and aesthetic thinking via the practice of listening. She is the author of three influential books on sound: The Political Possibility of Sound (2018), Sonic Possible Worlds (2014), and Listening to Noise and Silence (2010). Salomé is a Professor of Sound at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.
For the first time, over ten members of our network have been involved in projects and events in very different contexts this year. Examples are the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), the German Statutory Accident Insurance (DGUV), IT companies Comparex and Incadea, the Association of German Business Engineers (VWI) and the German railway network (Deutsche Bahn).
Our ideas on cultural education were featured in a publication by the Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries e.V., while the Werte-Index, an institution mapping how and in which context societal values are discussed on the internet, published an interview with us.
What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web about art, artistic thinking and ideas. Things that attracted our attention in november:
The AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (AAAS) recently published an article about researchers that explored the nature and nurture behind creative geniuses. The author Andrea Korte anticipates that geniuses may be born with certain advantages for thinking “outside the box,” but the right environment also can encourage revolutionary thinking.
What has inspired Age of Artists in June? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the World Wide Web. Our Top Picks of the Month:
“It falls into line with evidence that focus of expertise really does change the brain. The brain is incredibly flexible in response to training and there are huge individual differences that we are only beginning to tap into”. BBCs science reporter Melissa Hogenboom reports about a new study that says that people who are better at drawing seem to have more developed structures in regions of the brain that control for fine motor performance and what we call procedural memory.