"Art & Science Research Foundation om - organisms and machines in culture" - FUNom - was founded in 2015 at the initiative of Viola Kuś together with her sister Anetta Kuś and Małgorzata Jankowska.
The mission of the Foundation is to create and monitor the most recent fields in arts and broadly defined culture. To achieve this goal, artistic and research projects, as well as scientific projects will be implemented as an element of an international platform of of activities based on combination of laboratory studies, new technologies, and creative experiments. The research work of the Foundation will focus on studying polysensory integration of information, avoiding the dominance of visual perception.
The idea of om Fundation (FUNom) is to promote our conception of machines as agents functioning in a contemporary world. We think of machines as partners with own specific personalities, different from human beings.