08-09 FEBRUARY 2006

Researching the Future: art and design in transmodal edition 2006

This is a symposium which represent intuitions, proposals and projects coming from artists and researchers of Ph.D M-Node program, with the partnership of School of Media Design of New Academy NABA in Milan.

Now more than ever artists work through cultural interfaces, the ways and means, turning to evocations of both science and mythology, technology and tradition.

The legacy of postmodernism has transformed itself in this”transmodal” transition. Today man is molded by images, hyperlinks, processors and networks. Our senses are redefined, or rather, re-oriented from a collision with emerging realities, generated by new models of our world and of our subjectivity.

New art is linked to means that introduce it to a new praxis of production that is instantly pragmatic and philosophical. It (What? Art or the praxis?) generates interactivity and the transformation of common sense, both socially and aesthetically, while reflecting on the changing nature of perception, of connectivity and of conscience.

Works produced, both concretely and mentally, are made of a stratum of conscious associations, of unconscious sensitivity, of historic scientific data, of multiform unity and gripping discourse, fully interwoven in new telematic environments. These environments can be digital or natural and biological, furnishing us with new experiences and original creative visions.

Plenary Speakers

Roy Ascott, Franco Bolelli, Derrick De Kerckhove, Paolo Atzori, Antonio Caronia, Francesco Monico, Amos Bianchi, Mimmo Lombezzi, Mario Canali, Martino Giudici, Massimo Banzi, Paolo Rosa,  Steve Piccolo, Domenico Quaranta, Dimitri Kozaris, Luca Molinari, Tatiana Bazzichelli…


Media Art, Phenomenology, Cognitive architectures and consciousness, Transmodalities, Psycotechnologies, Virtual Reality, Enhanced Reality, Freud and Dream Science, Radical Thought