Design

“J3RR1”: empathy with the machine. Interview with NONE collective

NONE collective – the Rome-based artistic group that moves on the border between art, design and technological research – in conversation with Marco Mancuso tell us about their new work J3RR1. Programmed Torture: a computer programmed to carry out a constant stress test using technology to reflect on the daily condition of human beings in a non-anthropocentric vision.... READ MORE...

Future Gaming: creative interventions in Video Game Culture

This text is part of the Goldsmiths Press/MIT Press Future Media series, encouraging authors to offer a relatively short, sharp intervention in response to actual or potential short-term, utilitarian and instrumentalist thinking about a particular scenario or performance of media and technological futurism.... 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...

Philip Beesley and Iris van Herpen at the Royal Ontario Museum

Philip Beesley new installation Transforming Space along with Iris van Herpen Transforming Fashion exhibition are currently on display at the ROM in Toronto. While the installation represents an immersive essay on responsive architecture, the show features also four of the shared designs they have been realized over the years.... 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...

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...

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