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In.fondo.al.mar (under.the.sea). Mediactivism And Infoviz.

There's no time for warnings. That was the opening statement of 2010 Festival Ars Electronica edition:Repair - ready to pull the lifeline, which has focused on advocating, as only way of conserving humanity and natural environment, direct action, as well as repairing and planning of achievable solutions, instead of merely analyzing problems we are well familiar with since decades.... READ MORE...

Material Hybridization

The important progresses made by the science of materials in the last decades, have offered to the artifacts' projecting new and unusual opportunities to interpret the traditional concepts of materials' family, characteristics and sphere of application that in the past were typical of the materials selection for designers, architects and artists.... READ MORE...

Death 24x, Death And Feticism Of Image

The link of all the thoughts I would like to give to you is related to the fact that the deconstruction of new media, the non-linearity of digital arts simply are coherent with a perception/concept of our contemporary reality. So, if we want to make an artistic research, if we want to make some experimentation, we must go further, we must think at them as fixed point, even if not sufficient. We must think at them as generative art concepts, as art as deconstruction, art as remix of the post-modern. A work that is interactive to a presence or that answers to the criteria of post modernity is not enough to achieve an artistic value.... READ MORE...

Collective Author, Shared Memory

An lightning text is " Post dramatic Theatre ' by Hans-Thies Lehmann , that faces the changes of the theatre and its fruition in the contemporary theatre, transformations often marked by hybridizations with new media. We must remember that theatre has always been related to the 'scene machine', that never hesitated to exploit the available technology of every époque.... READ MORE...

Digital Art: A Market For Strong Stomachs

The relationship between digital art (I find it more and more difficult to use that that expression 'new' media art) and the market, it is a subject important for artists and professionals which is however still not very developed.... READ MORE...

Suguru Goto: New Perception Methods

The Milanese meeting with Suguru Goto at the end of November 2006 (on the 27 th concert at Teatro Arsenale , organised by the Federation of electronic music in Italy and the day after the workshop at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica ) showed the subtle charm of this artist (Digimag devoted an article to him in its 12 th number with an interview by Elena Vairani: http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=312 .... READ MORE...

The Fear Of The Limit

Not long ago I was invited to the conference (The Sense of the Limit, arranged by Pino Zappalˆ) which closed ToShare, a festival of digital arts. The subject of the conference was the sense of the limit. I had to relate the point of view of the artist... READ MORE...

Interactions And New Perceptions

I figure that the listener requires about half of what you think you require when you're the creator, says Brian Eno. During festivals I often hear artists and organizers say digital art is for few people... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Alvin Lucier, I’m Sitting In A Room

(Italiano) Nel libro Metapop di Morley la narrazione esplora il vasto spazio-tempo del pop oscillando attorno a due brani, I can get you out of my head di Kylie Minogue e I'm sitting in a room di Alvin Lucier. Per ora vorrei soffermarmi sul brano di Alvin Lucier, che recita testuale: I am sitting in a room different from the one you are in now. I am recording the sound of my speaking voice and I am going to play it back into the room again and again until the resonant frequencies of the room reinforce themselves so that any semblance of my speech, with perhaps the exception of r-r-r-rhythm, is destroyed. What you will hear, then, are the natural resonant frequencies of the room articulated by speech. I regard this activity nnnnnot so much as a demonstration of a physical fact, but more as a way to s-s-smooth out any irregularities my speech might have... READ MORE...