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Art, epoxy plastic and bacteria. Interview with Klari Reis

Klari Reis is best known for her Petri Dish series, a multicolour set of circular blobs created using a blend of media and ground-breaking techniques. The core of Kla-ris’s approach is the transformation and pigmentation of a UV-resistant plastic, the epoxy polymer, into unique and cutting edge artworks.... READ MORE...

Innovation is inclusive. A conversation with Corey Timpson

Corey Timpson, guest for Meet the Media Guru at Triennale Design Museum in Milan the 16th of May 2018, gave an intense lecture on keywords such as cultural innovation and inclusive design. We asked Timpson what is the meaning of cultural innovation, what does being inclusive means for an institution, even a very small one, and what is “the storytelling responsibility”.... READ MORE...

“Seen”: there’s really “nothing to see”?

Quoting Fred Richtin we could say that “we’ve entered the surveillance era, and surveillance era came into us”. The exhibition Seen, shown until the 1st of July at Wei- Ling Contemporary gallery of Kuala Lumpur focuses on this issue, identifying contemporary surveillance as an undetectable grey zone, trying to elaborate strategies of resistance.... READ MORE...

“Anura”: Ornamental and transdermal patches printed in 3D

DIY and digital manufacturing are playing a fundamental role in experimentation and technological advancement also in the fields of health and personal care and will be among the sectors with the highest potential in the coming years for improving living conditions. The Anura project is an example of a 3D printing application in the healthcare field, born from the vision of possible futures.... READ MORE...

Has The Exhibition Started Yet?

Art is one matryoshka-like frame maker: an image is framed on a piece of paper, which is then framed, put in a thematic room inside a museum or an art gallery complex, etc…But how is this process constructed in the digital world and how does it affect the viewers? Pierre Chaumont examines Deridda's concept of frame in relation to new media.... 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...

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...

On memory, precarity and visual methods to undermine distance. Interview with Yara Haskiel – part 2

Following some considerations on one of her two most recent long video works, Tsakalos Blues, video artist Hara Haskiel and our author Mario Margani continue their conversation dwelling on the artist's latest work: I don't write diaries I & II. In this second part they deal with technical question as the relationship between the image and the observer, audience involvement and precarity.... READ MORE...

Dreams and Nightmares in the Application of Blockchain Technology in Music Industry

The present essay considers the emergence of the so-called blockchain technology in the context of the music industry: while the emerging crowd-based infrastructures based on it offer the dream of an alternative to the exploitation of music creativity displaced by digital companies, they can however become actual nightmares, in which music will result into an increasingly integrated and automated form of financial investments.... READ MORE...

Where the laws of nature blurs: an interview with Ryoichi Kurokawa

With his latest work ad/ab Atom, Ryoichi Kurokawa is keeping challenging human senses spectrum by means of cutting-edge visual technologies and computer-generated structures. After his residency at INL he accepted to answer our questions and we have found ourselves talking about the infinitely small, the magic of nature and the delicate balance between art and technology.... 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...

Reimmaginare il nostro universo dopo Einstein: la mostra Gravity al MAXXI di Roma

Fino al 29 aprile al MAXXI di Roma è in corso Gravity, una mostra curata da Luigia Lonardelli, Vincenzo Napolano e Andrea Zanini e dedicata alla teoria della relatività generale di Albert Einstein, che esplora la fisica moderna e il rapporto di interdipendenza tra arte e scienza che è alla base della ricerca contemporanea, al limite tra passato e presente, materiale e immateriale.... READ MORE...

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