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Intelligence-Love-Revolution Online Residency

Deadline July 3rd

Intelligence-Love-Revolution, as an educational program, is a collective task of ongoing research, facilitated through an interactive network of philosophers, artists, scientists, and activists. This initiative thrives on propositions and explanations that stem from deep engagements with our practical case studies and theoretical frameworks, actively renegotiating and re-axiomatizing our understanding of the world. Participants in this dynamic platform contribute to and expand upon, conceptual groundwork, continuously modifying and amplifying existing philosophical and theoretical models and their interrelations. This process not only looks at the trajectories and ramifications of these models but also ensures that philosophy—as a discipline dedicated to love and intelligence— evolves. Through this collaborative and transformative endeavor, we extend an invitation to engage in a shared repository. This communal pool, or open-source toolkit, is designed to navigate and respond to the increasingly complex behaviors and attitudes among interacting agents, challenging entrenched systems and stimulating transformative changes, reflecting the dynamic interplay between philosophical thought and the world.


Link To the Framework and More information

Intelligence-Love-Revolution | Sepideh Majidi

We want to note that your submission should be focused on your research. However, please make sure to highlight how your work relates to topics relevant to subjects discussed in our program.


Sepideh Majidi, David Roden, Sami Khatib, Francesca Ferrando, Mattin, Maure Coise, Irina Gheorghe, Paul Reynolds, Isabel Millar, Martin Rosenberg

Engagements and Participation

- Weekly Workshops with instructors

- Monthly Group Meetings: Participants to meet with the team every month for progress updates and collaborative discussions.

- Research Reports: Participants are expected to write an around 700-word research report each month, detailing their findings and developments.



   •    August  (Group show):

   •    Participants to showcase an initial version of their framework, be it in the form of a blog post on Including text, visuals (if applicable), and pre-recorded presentation. And develop Conceptual Diagrams on Miro Board.

   •    October (Exhibition and Symposium):

   •    Final presentation and discussion panel for participants to showcase their completed projects. 

   •    Submission of final artworks or papers, as per the chosen medium of each participant.

Program Overview:

Research Residency is an ongoing program that offers a unique opportunity for artists and researchers to participate in our Open Call to seize the means of computation and complexity. This initiative invites you to delve into the intricacies of agency in the era of computation, investigating the multifaceted dynamics of intelligence and its implications for societal, political, and economic realms. We encourage you to submit proposals centering on your research, with a focus on its relevance to pivotal themes such as the evolution of agency, the interplay of intelligence, computation, consciousness, creativity, empiricism and rationalism, the transformative role of AI, and the intersection of human and artificial intelligence. This is a call to contribute to a groundbreaking exploration at the forefront of AI and agency studies.

Ongoing Residency with 180 Research Residents: Join our ongoing residency program that already includes 180 research residents. The research residency spans a significant duration, allowing participants to develop their work over an extended period. The program is designed to accommodate the individual research needs and artistic processes of each participant.

Research Profile on Foreign Objekt:

Residents will have their own research profile on Foreign Objekt, an art and research network, showcasing their work and research to a wider audience.


Exhibition Participation:

The outcomes of the research residency, including the artistic projects developed by participants, will be showcased in a curated exhibition. The exhibition aims to explore the multifaceted aspects of intelligence transformation and the human-posthuman dynamic through visual and interactive installations. It provides a public platform for participants to share their work, engage with a broader audience, and contribute to the ongoing discourse in research and art. The exhibitions will be held in the following spaces:


   - Space Gallery: Online and IRL

   - New Art City Virtual

   - Foreign Objekt Website

   - Posthuman Art Laboratory Website


Research and Paper Development:

Participants of the residency will have the opportunity to develop their research papers through a series of workshops, mentorship sessions, and weekly meetings with fellow artists and advisors. They will receive guidance and feedback from experienced advisors and instructors who are experts in their respective fields. The residency encourages participants to explore innovative approaches, push the boundaries of their research, and contribute to the discourse on intelligence transformation.


Symposium Panels and Presentations:

A highlight of the residency is the September Symposium, where participants will have the chance to present their research findings, insights, and perspectives. The symposium serves as a platform for engaging discussions, interdisciplinary exchanges, and critical reflections on the theme of intelligence unbound. It provides an invaluable opportunity for participants to share their work with a wider audience, connect with fellow researchers and artists, and receive valuable input and feedback.

Residents may be selected to participate in panels and presentations during the symposium, allowing them to share their research findings and engage in interdisciplinary discussions.



Activities and Workshops:

Participants will have access to a wide range of activities and workshops tailored to their research interests and artistic practices. These include research presentations, artist talks, skill-building workshops, and collaborative projects. Weekly group meetings will provide a space for participants to share progress, exchange ideas, and receive feedback from their peers and advisors in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Participation in Collaborative Diagraming:

Residents will have the opportunity to actively participate in collaborative diagraming sessions, fostering interdisciplinary exchanges and the exploration of new ideas.

Access to Posthuman Art Network Blog:

Residents will have privileged access to the Posthuman Art Network blog, where they can explore additional resources, insights, and discussions related to posthuman art and research.

Participation in Publication Projects

Selected papers from the research residency will have the opportunity to be included in the Intelligence Unbound Symposium publication. This publication aims to capture the diverse perspectives, research outcomes, and critical insights of the participants. It will serve as a valuable resource for scholars, researchers, and artists interested in the field of intelligence transformation and the human-posthuman dynamic.

Joining All the Foreign Objekt Laboratories Residents will have the unique opportunity to join and collaborate with all the Foreign Objekt laboratories, including:

    - Computation and Intelligence Laboratory

   - Posthuman Laboratory

    - Sound Laboratory

    - Time Laboratory

    - Dynamic and Complex Systems Laboratory

    - Posthuman Art Laboratory


Joining Ongoing Artists Meetings and Public Lectures: Residents can actively engage in ongoing artists meetings and attend public lectures, providing them with valuable opportunities to learn from and connect with other artists and researchers in the field.

Collaborative Environment and Networking:

Throughout the residency, participants will be part of a vibrant and collaborative community. Weekly meetings with fellow artists and advisors will facilitate engaging discussions, idea exchange, and collective learning. The residency fosters an environment that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, enabling participants to form meaningful connections, share resources, and explore new avenues of research.

Joining the Discord Community and Artist Discussions: Residents can join the Foreign Objekt Discord community, where they can actively participate in artist discussions, share ideas, seek feedback, and collaborate with fellow residents.

Group Mentorship and Guidance:

Experienced advisors, instructors, and guest speakers will provide mentorship and guidance in a group setting throughout the residency. Participants will benefit from group mentorship sessions, constructive feedback on their work, and guidance on research methodologies and artistic practices. The collective wisdom and diverse perspectives within the group will contribute to their intellectual and creative growth.

Foreign Objekt Ecosystem

At Foreign Objekt, we have cultivated a vibrant ecosystem that fosters posthuman artistic exploration and intellectual discourse. Our ecosystem consists of four interrelated platforms, each contributing to the overall vision of redefining the boundaries of art and knowledge in the posthuman era.


Foreign Objekt: As the central hub of our ecosystem, Foreign Objekt provides a dynamic and collaborative space for artists, researchers, and thinkers to converge. It serves as the foundation for our research residency program and acts as a catalyst for interdisciplinary dialogue and creative experimentation.


Posthuman Philosophy School: Our dedicated platform for posthuman philosophy offers a rich intellectual environment where participants can delve into the philosophical underpinnings of posthumanism. Through engaging seminars, lectures, and discussions, we explore the profound questions and ideas that shape our understanding of intelligence, consciousness, and the future of humanity.


Posthuman Art Laboratory and Network: This platform is specifically designed for posthuman art, providing artists with the opportunity to explore new frontiers of artistic expression. Through collaborative projects, workshops, and ongoing dialogue, we encourage artists to push boundaries, challenge conventions, and reimagine the relationship between art, technology, and humanity.


Space Gallery: Serving as our online and offline exhibition space, Space Gallery showcases the culmination of artistic research and creative endeavors from our residency program. It provides a public platform where participants can share their thought-provoking artworks, installations, and performances with a wider audience. The gallery facilitates meaningful engagement and dialogue between artists, visitors, and the broader artistic community.

Group Facilitators and Advisors

At the Foreign Objekt Research Residency 2024, we have a dedicated team of group facilitators and advisors who play a vital role in guiding and supporting our participants. These experienced professionals bring their knowledge and expertise to provide valuable guidance and facilitation throughout the residency.


- Sepideh Majidi 

- Reza Negarestani 

- Maure Coise 

- David Roden 

- Keith Tilford

- Roberto Alonso Trillo

- Marek Poliks

- Ray Brassier 

- Natasha Vita-More 

- Alexander Wilson 

- Martin E. Rosenberg

- Mattin  

- And more...

These advisors and lab consultants actively engage with the participants, offering feedback, suggestions, and critical perspectives that contribute to their intellectual and artistic growth. Their expertise and guidance create a rich and supportive environment for researchers to explore the transformative potential of intelligence in the posthuman era.

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