Books

ART AND DIGITAL CREATIVITY FOR A COMPLEX IMAGINARY

STEAM Atelier is pleased to share its first ebook, free and bilingual, distributed by publisher Noema: "Art and digital creativity for the construction of a complex immaginary". The ebook, first of its kind in Italy, brings together STEAM theories and techniques, and it has been possible as part of the STEM2020 call and thanks to the winning project BEcoming... READ MORE...

The dark mirror. Interview with Clément Lambelet.

Never more than today human beings live in symbiosis with technologies that he created himself. Today as in the past, technologies are accurate mirrors of their societies, of human desires, fears and needs. Bianca Cavuti discusses these topics with Clément Lambelet, who handles issues about the relationship between society and technology, control ideologies and Artificial Intelligence.... READ MORE...

Digital Demagogue. Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Trump and Twitter

In his latest work, Digital Demagogue. Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Trump and Twitter, published by Pluto Press, Christian Fuchs - critical theorist of communication and society, as well as Professor at the University of Westminster - provides an excellent critical analysis of the current US President, Donald Trump, his social media strategy and the raise of right-wing authoritarianism within the social media era.... 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...

Across & Beyond: Post-digital Practices, Concepts, and Institutions

This collection of essays has been conceived and developed by Transmediale festival in Berlin in occasion of its 30th anniversary, and gathers contributions and essays by international theorists and media artists to provide the audience with a critical approach to the so called "post-digital landscape" also representing a further theoretical exploration of themes reflected in the last festival edition.... READ MORE...

The Handbook of Visual Culture

The Handbook of Visual Culture is now available in paperback format, edited by Bloomsbury Publishing. It includes several contributions by scholars and professionals challenging the vitality and complexity of visual culture research with a cross-disciplinary approach and a special interest in cyber and digital culture.... READ MORE...

The Ethics of Inventions, by Sheila Jasanoff

The Ethics of Invention, the latest essay by Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard lecturer and leading scholar in the field of social studies on science and technology, represents a change of perspective on the role of technology in society, inviting us to reflect in a more concrete and multifaceted way on the implications and problems caused today by technological innovation.... READ MORE...

Nuove geografie del suono, di Leandro Pisano

Uno dei punti di forza dell'ultimo libro di Leandro Pisano sta nella sua attitudine a mantenere l'impianto teorico in dialogo costante con alcune pratiche della sound art contemporanea. Dall'analisi delle teorie del suono contemporanee fino all'indagine di alcune opere secondo un approccio acustemologico, Pisano apre prospettive di nuove connessioni tra teoria e prassi.... READ MORE...

Digimag Journal: Digital Identities, Self Narratives. Out Now

Curated by Silvia Bertolotti and Marco Mancuso, Digimag Journal | Issue 75 "Digital Identities and Self Narratives" gathers 13 contributions from artists, researchers, theorists and curators from all over the world, who suggest critical insights about the role of digital art and technology in the shaping of identity. Digimag Journal new issue is available for free download in PDF, ePUB, MOBI and PRINT ON DEMAND on Digicult Editions.... READ MORE...