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DIGIMAG JOURNAL 77

THE NEW ISSUE ONLINE ON 4 FEBRUARY 2018

Negapedia: the battle behind the research.

Internet lists among its highest purposes the collaborative utopia and the sharing, but it also shows in itself the exact opposite: battles, polemics, contrasts, that are nothing more than a reflection of today's society, interests and positions. This is the idea behind the project Negapedia Italia, a website that quantifies and measures the contrasts hidden behind each Wikipedia page.... READ MORE...

Artificial Languages, the lingua franca of the Post Digital

Technology has revolutionised modern life at a global level, especially the written language where technology has had the biggest influence. In this article, Claire Burke explores the effect technology has had on human language and how coding and programming languages have made an impact on the creation of contemporary art.... READ MORE...

Intimate surveillance and extreme users for security design

Around 48% of domestic abuse victims reported that perpetrators were using technology to further stalk, harass and intimidate them. This article argues that security design, which is soon to be made exponentially more complex by the internet-of-things, could benefit from looking at so called extreme users across a broad spectrum of circumstances.... READ MORE...

Rave your algorithm. Interview with Renick Bell

Renick Bell is a computer musician, programmer, and teacher best-known for weaving electronic music using live code created by a generative music system he built himself to avoid frustration by the restrictive programmes available to process electronic music. He has performed in many countries and he is considered as a pioneer of the Algorave alternative music scene. Andrea Mi caught up with him ahead of the recent talk Datacracy, shared by Phase collective at Lottozero.... READ MORE...

Machine Art In The Twentieth Century: interview with Andreas Broeckmann

Starting from the assumption that machine art is not an artistic genre or category, but rather a “discursive formation”, in “Machine Art in the Twentieth Century” Andreas Broeckmann examines artworks from the twentieth and early twenty-first century in the light of new technologies developments, leading to a deeper investigation about the complex and articulate human-machine engagement.... READ MORE...

The New Networked Normal: Open call for work | Deadline: 31/05/2018

The New Networked Normal is delighted to launch an open call for new artistic projects to be presented on nnn.freeport.global. nnn.freeport.global is an alternative space for the distribution of artworks, inspired by new networked geographies, duty-free art storage sites in free-trade zones, the darknet, and other liminal spaces, to ask what challenges and opportunities these spaces pose for anonymity, authorship, and autonomy.... READ MORE...

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On view in Belgrado “Meccanicismo” by Fabrizio Bellomo

On the occasion of his first solo exhibition in Serbia curated by Mario Margani, Fabrizio Bellomo carries on his research about the role and ascendancy of the mechanical means upon the development and persistence of the mechanistic thought in the contemporary society. In Belgrado the artist presents latest films together with a selection of video works from the last ten years.... READ MORE...

SIMPOSIO #4: video interviews to the guests

After the first experiments in the beginning of 2018, NONE collective organized the last 19th April the fourth date of Simposio: a meeting, performance and installation program, investigating the man-machine relation within contemporary society. It w... READ MORE...

“Data Dating”: an exhibition on love in the Internet age

The advent of the Internet and smartphones has brought about a split in the romantic lives of millions of people. In terms of romance and sexual intimacy these phenomena have generated new complexities that we are still trying to figure out. By bringing together the work of several international artists, Data Dating explores how digital interfaces are reshaping our personal relationships.... READ MORE...

Negapedia: the battle behind the research.

Internet lists among its highest purposes the collaborative utopia and the sharing, but it also shows in itself the exact opposite: battles, polemics, contrasts, that are nothing more than a reflection of today's society, interests and positions. This is the idea behind the project Negapedia Italia, a website that quantifies and measures the contrasts hidden behind each Wikipedia page.... READ MORE...

SIMPOSIO #5: Delay or Die

On Saturday, May 26 th NONE collective organizes the fifth and the last date of Simposio: a meeting, performance and installation program that investigates the man-machine relation within the contemporary society. It was conceived to trigger a network, a public debate and a reflection on the digital contemporaneity and its implications on a perceptive, cognitive, social, and economic level.... READ MORE...

Two solo exhibitions by Zach Blas and Heather Dewey-Hagborg in Eindhoven

Biotechnology, AI and the Internet of Things are shaping the 21th century as we speak. Information is the only thing that matters: who controls it, owns it, leaks it; who gathers it, uses, sells or fabricates it? MU takes a close look at the unravelling information-related mythologies of our time with two solo exhibitions by artists Zach Blas and Heather Dewey-Hagborg.... READ MORE...

Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin present their sculptural theatres

The main hall of Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo is transformed into a sculpture garden, framing the first comprehensive museum presentation focusing on Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin body of works, featuring their sculptural theaters and addressing themes of identity and self-staging in today’s world of digital media.... READ MORE...

(Italiano) The House of Sounds & Visions

(Italiano) The House of Sounds & Visions - con la direzione artistica di Marta Fantini e Caterina Tomeo , in collaborazione esclusiva con la nota label tedesca Raster (ex raster - noton) - esplora le nuove tendenze della musica e dell’arte audiovisiva... READ MORE...

Uriel Orlow presents his ongoing research Theatrum Botanicum

Orlow presents his great work "Theatrum Botanicum" that interpretes the flora as a stage for politics. The projects looks at the plants both as witness and active actors in history: movies, sound works, photographs and installations focus on the "botanical nationalism" and other consequences of colonialism.... READ MORE...

Artificial Languages, the lingua franca of the Post Digital

Technology has revolutionised modern life at a global level, especially the written language where technology has had the biggest influence. In this article, Claire Burke explores the effect technology has had on human language and how coding and programming languages have made an impact on the creation of contemporary art.... READ MORE...

The God Trick: a symposium and a group exhibition relating to the Anthropocene issue.

PAV in Turin celebrates ten years of its opening with a group exhibition of artists who have collaborated with it in the past, that will open in conjunction with an important international conference. The aim is to address and investigate one of the debates which, over the past few years, has been to the forefront of the contemporary art scene: the questions relating to the Anthropocene.... READ MORE...

The New Networked Normal: Open call for work | Deadline: 31/05/2018

The New Networked Normal is delighted to launch an open call for new artistic projects to be presented on nnn.freeport.global. nnn.freeport.global is an alternative space for the distribution of artworks, inspired by new networked geographies, duty-free art storage sites in free-trade zones, the darknet, and other liminal spaces, to ask what challenges and opportunities these spaces pose for anonymity, authorship, and autonomy.... READ MORE...