Design

Nine Journeys Through Time. Alcantara and Art in the Apartment of the Prince

Promoted and produced by the Municipality of Milan, Palazzo Reale and Alcantara, and curated by Davide Quadrio and Massimo Torrigiani, the exhibition is the third in a cycle of shows, which since 2016 explore the surprising qualities of Alcantara as a material for artistic creation, transforming the spaces of the Apartment of the Prince into gateways onto the “elsewhere” realms of art.... READ MORE...

“Coded Nature”: the first museum solo of the duo Studio Drift

The work of Studio Drift occupies a unique place at the interface between tech art, performance, and biodesign. As a museum that has always placed great importance on both art and design, and performance, the Stedelijk Museum is the perfect venue to display the first solo of the successful Dutch duo and its transdisciplinary work.... READ MORE...

Critical Interfaces Cultures. Broken hearts, purple hearts, beating hearts

We can understand interfaces by how they make us feel, how they modify the way we think we own a place, how they give us a module on identity, and even how we seduce others through them. A new column, better yet new palimpsest, that will guide you through interviews, dialogues and short papers exploring surfaces, gestures, authors, and digital visions.... READ MORE...

Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

Phoenix Art Museum hosts the western-most and final U.S. destination of the acclaimed exhibiton of 3-D-printed couture from Iris van Herpen. Transforming Fashion is the result of a collaboration between the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands and the High Museum of Art of Atlanta, and showcases 15 collections from the forward-thinking Dutch fashion designer celebrating her career.... READ MORE...

Presentation of the Digicult project at Iuav University in Venice

Presentation of the Digicult project, its research and its development, within the Scuola di dottorato Iuav: Architettura Città Design, together with Maddalena Maddalenadesign Mometti and Mario Ciaramitaro. Thanks to the invitation by professor Raimonda Riccini, Iuav University, 28 February 2018, Venice... READ MORE...

Otherly Space / Knowledge

In this present world, every type of knowledge is being converted into data, establishing an "Otherly Space" in the face of a technological platform that seeks unification, that runs parallel to the physical world. An upcoming exhibition at Asia Culture Center includes a variety of projects all tackling questions of space and knowledge-creation, visualization, and social data.... READ MORE...

Architecture: Between Weather and Electromagnetic Radiation – part 2

How do building properties affect the propagation of radio waves? How has this been addressed in building design? How could we bring the thinking about connectivity in space closer to architects? In line with Reyner Banham's criticism of the division of the buildings creation process into two intellectually separate parts, this article focuses specifically on the way buildings filter the propagation of wireless communication signals. arguing for a holistic approach.... READ MORE...

Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention

Starting from a research trip undertaken by Inke Arns through various African countries in 2014, a new exhibition at The Hartware MedienKunstVerein puts Afrofuturism in dialogue with alternative technological solutions and imaginations. The speculative narratives unfolding in the artworks on display are confronted with actual inventions from maker scenes.... READ MORE...

Architecture: Between Weather and Electromagnetic Radiation – part 1

How do building properties affect the propagation of radio waves? How has this been addressed in building design? How could we bring the thinking about connectivity in space closer to architects? In line with Reyner Banham's criticism of the division of the buildings creation process into two intellectually separate parts, this article focuses specifically on the way buildings filter the propagation of wireless communication signals. arguing for a holistic approach.... READ MORE...

Human-data interaction in the age of Industry 4.0 – part 2

In exploring the influence that the 4.0 Industry technologies have in redefining the relationship between man and machine, a key issue to be analysed is constituted by the relationship between the individual and data. The main tool that is used to reason around the data is visualization. Through his visual research, Kim Albrecht transforms data and numbers into images to understand the world, using visual and graphical elements to create knowledge.... READ MORE...

Human-data interaction in the age of Industry 4.0 – part 1

In exploring the influence that the 4.0 Industry technologies have in redefining the relationship between man and machine, a key issue to be analysed is constituted by the relationship between the individual and data. The main tool that is used to reason around the data is visualization. Through his visual research, Kim Albrecht transforms data and numbers into images to understand the world, using visual and graphical elements to create knowledge.... READ MORE...

Sensing the invisible. Interview with Afroditi Psarra

Through her fascinating and dystopic garments Afroditi Psarra has been contributing to push further body augmentation research blending folk tradition, pop culture, hand-made electronic and coding to create art, and conveying also social, biological, and environmental issues. Latest developments of her work include Cosmic Bitcasting, a tunic that enables the human body to perceive cosmic radiation and to upload all the outputs on a computer.... READ MORE...

Exploring the identities of Digital Processes in an Architectonic Context – part 2

What do algorithms and digital objects have to do with architecture? At what grounds is the digital affecting our surrounding and our approach to designing it? By examining the crucial concepts in their anthropomorphic form, Selena Savić will shed light on the agency of computational, logical and technical algorithms when it comes to reconfiguring our relationship with built space.... READ MORE...

Exploring the identities of Digital Processes in an Architectonic Context – part 1

What do algorithms and digital objects have to do with architecture? At what grounds is the digital affecting our surrounding and our approach to designing it? By examining the crucial concepts in their anthropomorphic form, Selena Savić will try to shed light on the action of computational, logical and technical algorithms when it comes to reconfiguring our relationship with built space.... READ MORE...

Lateral Thinking with Withered Technology – Shinji Murakami

Shinji Murakami’s second solo show at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery explores the digital pixel in relation to light, advancements in technology, and Augmented Reality. examining the pixel as part of a whole in the analog formats of painting and sculpture, and exploring the multidisciplinary use of LED lighting.... READ MORE...

(Italiano) hyle. Dialoghi transdisciplinari sul design

(Italiano) Al Riot Studio di Napoli una mostra curata da Francesco Dell'Aglio, Enza Migliore e Chiara Scarpitti presenta una dimensione inconsueta del design italiano, in cui arte, design, poesia e artigianato dialogano tra loro intrecciandosi in una serie di progetti e visioni che propongono ciascuno un diverso modo di sentire la città.... READ MORE...