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Ve Vm Vt. The Ideal Cosmic Messengers

In their critical description of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, Sasha Engelmann and Jol Thomson guide us into the depths of Antarctica’s ancient ice where ghost-like neutrinos cast electromagnetic showers, or cascades, as they chance to interact with the Earth. In this way, neutrinos challenge notions of scale and boundedness in the physical sciences and the technosphere.

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Jol Thomson

Jol Thomson is an artist, musician and researcher developing a series of fieldworks that investigate physics experiments operating as planetary scale sensing apparatus’; architectures of the imperceptible; posthumanist and speculative philosophy; the entangled and expanded narratives of landscape and technology. Over the past two years he developed an heuristic arts pedagogy with artist Tomás Saraceno and geographer Sasha Engelmann in the architecture department of the TU Braunschweig. He was recently awarded the MERU Art*Science Award for his experimental audio/video composition G24|0vßß and is an upcoming fellow of the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, 2016-17.