In this talk Liz Flyntz will present her recent work on Club Lalena, a blockchain-based platform for valuation of volunteer labor, and Epicurean Endocrinology, an artistic research project that also seeks to develop a product. As an artist, curator, and information designer, Flyntz is interested in developing new ways to present and contextualize information. She is also interested how products can distribute information and engage conversation in a way that differs phenomenologically, ideologically, and strategically from artworks.
About the Speaker: Liz Flyntz is a curator, information architect, and artist. She’s organized exhibitions and screenings about time capsules, money, ergonomic furniture, slogans, Radical Software, and rock n’ roll nostalgia for venues in the US and Germany. The Present Is the Form of All Life, the book she co-edited about the time capsule works of media art and architecture group Ant Farm is available through DAP Press. She’s also written for The Creators Project, AfterImage, and Intercourse magazines.
Currently, she’s working with the bio-artist Byron Rich on Epicurean Endocrinology, a series of sex-hormone altering meals and food products that explore the endocrine disrupting properties of industrially produced food. She’s co-founder and principal strategist of the blockchain based studio/research lab Lalena. Flyntz has an MFA from the Media Study department at SUNY Buffalo where she started and co-edited the now-defunct journal Erotic Economies.
Lalena/ Blockchain Project: https://lalena.co/
Epicurean Endocrinology: http://cookingsex.biz/
The Sensory Engagement Lab fosters collaborations between performers, artists, technologist, and other thinkers to produce interactive and experimental art works. The SEL is part thought experiment, part collaborative making session, part research lab. We look at how novel combinations of materials and embedded electronics contribute to sensory experience.
The Sensory Engagement Lab holds bi-monthly meetings on Tuesday nights from 7-9pm.
At our meetings we share projects and topics of interest, talk about current work, and collaboratively problem solve technical and design issues.