STS年會《重置世界的尺度》
Rescaling the World

STS年會介紹

2023年臺灣科技與社會學會年會的主題為「重置世界的尺度」(rescaling the world),邀請各領域的研究者齊聚臺灣當代文化實驗場C-Lab,一同探討「尺度」(scale)此關鍵詞。舉凡日常生活、政府施政、資本主義擴張、工程設計與人文社會科學研究,我們都逃脫不了尺度。然而,什麼是尺度?尺度的認識論與本體論基礎為何?尺度有什麼樣的過去、現在與未來?什麼是理解過去、當代與未來世界最適合的尺度?關於尺度,科技與社會研究(science and technology studies, STS)及科學史的視野又能帶來什麼洞見?

科技與社會研究在臺灣已是卓然有成的學術分支,但本屆年會首次讓藝術社群與科技與社會研究社群齊聚一堂,一同打開黑箱與白盒。活動吸引了超過350位國內外學者參與,其中包括來自哈佛、麻省理工等國際知名學府的專家。融聲創意與臺灣STS學會共同主辦此次結合研討會、藝術展覽、群眾參與活動的盛會,負責統籌展覽、講座、工作坊及網站等事宜,共同打造了一個平台,讓藝術和科技研究者能共同探討和解開「尺度」這一概念的多重面向。

The 2023 Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Science, Technology, and Society Association (Taiwan STS Association) is themed “Rescaling the World.” It invites researchers from diverse fields to gather at Taiwan’s Contemporary Culture Lab (C-Lab) to discuss the pivotal concept of “scale.” Whether in daily life, governmental policies, capitalist expansion, engineering designs, or humanities and social sciences, scale is ever-present. Yet, what is scale? What are its epistemological and ontological foundations? What does it mean in the context of the past, present, and future?

Science and Technology Studies (STS) in Taiwan has already established itself as a noteworthy academic branch. For the first time, this year’s annual meeting unites the art and STS communities to collaboratively “open the black and white boxes.” The event has drawn the participation of over 350 scholars from domestic and international institutions, including renowned experts from Harvard and MIT. Co-hosted by Zone Sound Creative and the Taiwan STS Association, this grand event combines academic discussions, art exhibitions, and public participation, providing a platform where art and technology researchers can jointly explore the multi-faceted concept of “scale.”

策展論述

在快速數位化和全球化的時代裡,既有的邊界和測量標準不斷受到挑戰。「尺度」一詞已超越物理範疇,成為時間、資訊、感知和文化交織的象徵。為回應臺灣STS年會主題「重置世界的尺度」,本次展覽跨越科技、社會和當代藝術的界限,從與麻省理工相關的創意計畫以及年會徵集的臺灣藝術家作品中,開展對尺度概念的多面向解讀。

例如,拉脫維亞RIXC新媒體文化中心的Rasa Smite和Raitis Smits運用科技工具探討「環境廣播」與人類感知的微妙連結。Marisa Morán Jahn將科學、神話和政治巧妙地融合,促使我們重新審視與自然資源的關係。Aarti Sunder對現代勞動市場進行深入探究,檢視技術對感知和認知的深遠影響。Nicole L’Huillier透過象徵性儀式剖析聲音種子作為抵抗工具的潛力。Maggie Coblentz以創意視角關注人類在宇宙中的生存和依賴,描繪太空食物的前瞻原型。臺灣藝術家陳肇彤挑戰我們對物理空間的常規理解;賴彥勳則巧妙地將抽象概念轉化為具體形式,揭示滲透日常生活的隱藏結構。

除展覽外,Marisa Morán Jahn的工作坊探索魔鬼在科技、社會和心理中的錯綜複雜角色。徐叡平和Nancy Valladares則提供了對共生關係的洞見,連結微觀視野與廣闊的永凍層。這些活動與STS年會中的呈現相呼應,將社會科技議題與表演敘事交織在一起。

本展示平台位於藝術、科技和社會意識的交匯點,旨在促進公眾、學者和藝術家之間的深入對話,提供一個思考和感受的新視野,以拓寬我們對世界的認知和詮釋空間。展出作品突顯了從微觀到宏觀、跨越自然、社會政治、科技視角、人類感知的多重尺度演變,甚至延伸至地球與宇宙之間的浩渺空間。這多樣化的藝術實踐提醒我們在重置世界尺度的過程中,持續反思和策略調整的重要性。

In an era of rapid digitization and globalization, existing boundaries and standards are constantly being challenged. The term “scale” no longer refers solely to the physical but is emblematic of the intersection of temporal, informational, perceptual, and cultural realms. Responding to the Taiwan STS Annual Meeting theme, “Rescaling the World,” the exhibition bridges the realms of technology, society, and contemporary art, featuring works by artists who have been affiliated with the MIT Media Lab and ACT, along with contributions from Taiwanese artists, offering multifaceted interpretations of the notion of scale.

For example, Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits, from Latvia’s RIXC Center for New Media Culture, harness technological tools to delve into the intricacies of “field radio” and human perception. Marisa Jahn presents an intricate blend of science, myth, and politics, urging a reevaluation of our relationship with natural resources and underscoring our interconnectedness. Aarti Sunder critically engages with the modern labor market, examining the profound influence of technology on perception and cognition. Nicole L’Huillier investigates the potential of sound seeds as a resistance tool through symbolic rituals. Maggie Coblentz directs her artistic lens towards human survival and dependence in the cosmos, conjuring up thought-provoking prototypes of space food. Taiwanese artist CHEN Chao-Tung pushes boundaries in our conventional understanding of physical space. Meanwhile, LAI Yen-Hsun masterfully transforms conceptual ideas into tangible art forms with an eye for abstraction, revealing the hidden structures that permeate everyday lives.

Complementing the exhibition, Marisa Jahn’s workshop explores the intricate roles of devils in technology, society, and psychology. Similarly, HSU Rae and Nancy Valladares offer insights into symbiotic relationships, bridging microscopic views with vast permafrost explorations. These events resonate with many presentations at the STS Annual Meeting, where discussions of technology and societal issues often intersect with performance and theatrical narratives.

Positioned at the intersection of art, technology, and social consciousness, this exhibition aims to foster meaningful dialogue between the public, scholars, and artists. It offers new vantage points for thought and feeling, expanding our comprehension and interpretation of the world. Showcased artworks highlight transitions in scale, from the microscopic to the macroscopic, crossing natural, sociopolitical, and technological dimensions and extending to the vast spaces between Earth and the cosmos. This diverse artistic practice reminds us of the necessity to reflect and adapt as we rescale the world.

  • 9月1日活動包含開幕式、策展人導覽、Marisa Morán Jahn的演講及晚會。
  • 9月2日至3日為年會,共有6個平行場次與3場主題演講,主題講者分別為哈佛大學科學史系教授Victor Seow、中央研究院近代史研究所研究員兼所長雷祥麟與澳洲James Cook大學的Hallam Stevens教授,講題涵蓋能源史、中國近現代史與東南亞的電子業與地緣政治。
  • 9月4日至6日開放展場供大眾參觀,4日至5日下午共有兩場由Marisa Morán Jahn與徐叡平主持的工作坊。

延伸閱讀

籌備團隊

臺灣科技與社會學會
年會總召|洪廣冀
策展人|紀柏豪
策展執行|賴慧珈
展場技術統籌|張暉明
展場技術組長|林瑜亮
展場技術執行|王學淵、何育葦、郭子耘、許哲豪、黃育晨、黃子晏
主視覺設計|萬向欣
網站設計|古昀玄
平面攝影|張耀翔
動態影像|謝仲維

指導單位文化部
主辦單位 臺灣科技與社會學會、國立臺灣大學地理環境資源學系
協辦單位 臺灣當代文化實驗場、融聲創意
贊助單位行政院國家科學委員會、洪建全基金會、國立臺灣大學理學院、財團法人建蓁環境教育基金會、台積電文教基金會、金色三麥、啤酒頭釀造

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