Dixit Algorizmi. The Garden of Knowledge

Dixit Algorizmi. The Garden of Knowledge
Author: Sheida Ghomashchi, Space Caviar
Publisher: Humboldt Books
Language: English
Pages: 216
Size: 14.8 x 21 cm
Weight: 390 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9788899385941
Price: €18.00
Product Description

"Dixit Algorizmi. The Garden of Knowledge is an investigation into the origin of the myth and narrative of modern technologies within contemporary artistic practices, exploring their forgotten roots and their resonances with distant places, times and cultures. This volume offers a reflection on the seminal work of Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī, a scientist and scholar born and raised in the city of Khiva (now Uzbekistan). al-Khwārizmīʼs treatise Algoritmi de numero Indorum, written around 825, is responsible for the introduction of the Arabic numeration system into Europe, and it was the Latin transliteration of the name al-Khwārizmī into Algorizmi that gave us the word ʻalgorithmʼ. Dixit Algorizmi. The Garden of Knowledge generates divergent interpretations of technology as a medium, confirming the need to explore the depth and complexity of its history. Dixit Algorizmi is a series of exhibitions, conversations and workshops born in 2019, was presented in 2021 at CCA Tashkent and in 2022 at the Pavilion of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the International Art Exhibition"
– La Biennale di Venezia

CONTRIBUTORS

Eddie Blake; Vera van der Burg; Amanulla Buriev; Christopher Burman; Alessandro Celli; Maya Christodoulak; Fabiano Cocozza; Camilla Colombo; Amandine David; Shady Elbassuoni; Ali Ghomashchi; Michael Kessler; Ibrahim Kombarji; Maxwell Neely-Cohen; Outpost Office; Dámaso Randulfe; Sara Raza; Ayesha Saldanha; Roo Shamim; Ilaria Speri; Noam Youngrak Son