Tiziana Gemin

Thirty Years Of Ars Electronica: The Future Of Man And Nature

The 2009 Ars Electronica will surely be an edition to remember. The festival, which takes place in Linz the first week of September, celebrated its 30th year. Much attention was focused on the little Austrian town for the fact that Linz was chosen as European Culture Capital for 2009, and so it has experienced an intense year, dense with launches and cultural events... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Ars Electronica 2008: A New Cultural Economy

(Italiano) Ridisegnare le leggi che regolano i flussi di informazioni, con una nuova economia dello sharing, diventa necessario; e nel corso dell'edizione 2008 del festival Ars Electronica, celebre manifestazione di arte e cultura digitale di Linz, cittˆ austriaca che si prepara a diventare nel 2009 capitale europea della cultura, sin dal titolo della manifestazione A New Cultural Economy - The Limits of Intellectual Property, si  cercato di delineare alcuni dei possibili tratti di base di una nuova societˆ basata sulla conoscenza.... READ MORE...

Ars Electronica 2007: Goodby Privacy?

As every September, the 2007 edition of Ars Electronica took punctually place in Linz. Since 1979 the Austrian festival dedicated to digital art and new media has tried to draw the lines that link art, technology and society together. The event has surely always been an appointment that cannot be missed as well as a firm reference point in international digital culture scene.... READ MORE...

Second Fest, A Great Event For Few…

In the afternoon of 29th June 2007 I'm anxiously waiting outside the gates of SecondFest , the huge musical event which will last all the weekend and during which a series of more or less famous artists will perform. A small and colourful crowd has already thronged at the entrance when, with a slight delay as regards the programme timetable, the gates open.... READ MORE...

Light Bulb And Surreal Art

During 2007 edition of Sonar festival which ended a few days ago in Barcelona, a project by Jeff Lieberman, entitled Light Bulb, was presented at Sonarmatica , a show which takes place together with the usual festival. This year Sonarmatica presented a selection of works dealing with the magic' side of technology, showing processes which cannot be understood merely with intuition and trigger our wonder.... READ MORE...

Warren Neidich, Between Brain And Culture

The emerging of new technologies implies mutations which have a deep influence both on our physical and on our psychic existence. With new technologies the environment changes, as well as and the stimuli we are exposed to. And the way we imagine changes too, letting new meanings emerge within a complex relation net between social, historical, economic and cultural conditions.... READ MORE...

Realcore: Sergio Messina And Online Porn

Ever since it was produced legally, and gave life to a market of its own, pornography has gone through two epochal turns, caused by the introduction of technological tools that changed the way it is used, its formal canons and distribution strategies... READ MORE...

Simply Ars Electronica

The contemporaneity is irremediable influenced, in its various domains, by the use of the technologies, which should be used to simplify our life and to make the sharing of our experiences more direct. But the new technologies influence us and persuade us to not always spontaneously behaviours in order to permit the interaction between the mankind and the machine... READ MORE...

Softwares Sensoriali E Materiali Digitali

There is an exhibition of some works created by the artists Alessandro Capozzo and Katja Noppes in Venice , at the Ex Cantieri Navali. The collaboration between these two protagonist is really interesting, considering the possibility of a dialogue between conventional art and new tecnologies. The two artists have different technical competence and way of representation... READ MORE...

C.stem, Generative Art Forms

It is not easy to give a definition of generative art if you do not want to be limited, moreover some aspects of this expressive form can create misunderstandings and doubts on the comprehension of this phenomenon. An explanation clarifying some essential outlines is given by Philip Galanter... READ MORE...

Sitespecific.it, Territory And Virtual Spaces

It is possible to find some analogies between the concrete spatial dimension and the intangible net dimension. Both dimensions are places where you can act and interact with peculiar temporal characteristics and similar relational dynamics... READ MORE...

Sven And The Creative Video-surveillance

Every day we leave a variety of uncontrolled traces of our passing and actions. As a matter of fact new technologies extend our possibilities and make us more visible and identciable. Television cameras, mobile phones, satellites, and personal computers give us the possibility to monitor our actions and constantly spy our lives... READ MORE...

Reality Addicts: Transmediale 06

This year Transmediale 06 of Berlin carried lots of changes. The evident novelty is the location, no more the spacious Haus der Kulturen der Welt , but in the discreet Akademie der Kuenste. The director of this festival, Andreas Broeckmann, sees in the transfer a sign that strengthen the relationship with art in general... READ MORE...

Bioart, Between Ethics And Aesthetics

By means of technology these days' sciences produce aesthetics images so it is not surprising the artistic field produces works which look like genetic engineering surgical procedures or laboratory experiments... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Ars Electronica 2005: Chronicles

(Italiano) Hibrid, living in a Paradox, è il titolo del festival Ars Electronica 2005, tenutosi a Linz all'inizio di settembre come da tradizione. Il tema è stato sviluppato in modo interessante nel ciclo di lecture curate dal canadese Derrick De Kerckhove, nelle quali si è delineato attraverso varie declinazioni il concetto di ibridazione... READ MORE...

(Italiano) L’arsenale Mediatico Di Davide Grassi

(Italiano) Le strategie di guerriglia militare partono da situazioni di visibilitˆ limitata, per il guerrigliero la pubblicitˆ  controproducente. L'opposto avviene nelle strategie terroristiche: il terrorismo senza media non avrebbe quasi ragione d'essere. Ma si pu˜ pensare di usare certe strategie in ambito artistico? Davide Grassi, artista multimediale italo-sloveno, durante la sua visita in Italia lo scorso maggio per presentare il suo ultimo lavoro DemoKino, ha fatto una panoramica sui suoi lavori che dimostrano la loro grande duttilitˆ, unitamente alla lucida pianificazione di una produzione decisamente poliedrica... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Genesis P-orrige: Tenebra Inafferabile

(Italiano) Genesis P-Orrige  una figura controversa nell'ambito delle avanguardie culturali degli ultimi 30/40 anni. Ha influenzato generazioni di musicisti e artisti, anche se  stato pi volte frainteso, essendo il suo lavoro cos" difficile da definire. L'iter artistico di Genesis comincia nel 1969 con la fondazione di un collettivo di performer chiamato COUM Transmissions, che promosse azioni anti-establishment di scardinamento dei meccanismi sociali in una dimensione ludica... READ MORE...