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Data Meditations: New rituals for new possible worlds

A lot has happened in 2020. In the pandemic world of covid19, the small HER research center, started by artists / hacktivists / researchers Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico, is changing its skin to become HER: She Loves Data: a new type of organization that interprets data as existential phenomena and uses art and design to reposition the results of research and innovation in the middle of society.... READ MORE...

The Speculative Design of Immaculate Motherhood

In the next five years, the artificial womb will become a medical reality. Ectogenesis, outside-the-womb gestation, is increasingly viable for human embryos. Will it lead to a feminist utopia, or is it the newest manifestation of an age-old male fantasy? This question has occupied the minds of feminists, science-fiction writers, artists and scientists for decades. Article by Patricia de Vries... READ MORE...

Friction Atlas. A radical topography of public space

With the idea of ​​starting a reflection on the use of public space - which is now increasingly regulated, limited and reduced - since 2014 Paolo Patelli and Giuditta Vendrame, through the project "Friction Atlas" collect, classify and make visible all the laws, rules and devices that regulate the way people move, meet, and gather in public space. Article by Fabiola Fiocco... 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...

The Numerical Self: a step inside Flora Miranda future fashion

Self-optimisation and self-tracking have been around for quite a while; as Deborah Lupton noticed, the “Quantified Self Movement” is not only as a practice of self-improvement, but also an extension of memory in computerised form. Flora Miranda translates data and the whole idea of an immaterial body into 3D printed garments, offering a step inside the future through fashion and addressing the idea of becoming eternal online.... READ MORE...

Nan Hoover Catalogue Raisonné, Volume 1

The artist Nan Hoover noted internationally for her pioneering work with video, light and time, died in Berlin in 2008. In her memory, the online Nan Hoover Catalogue Raisonné has been published by the Nan Hoover Foundation. Kathy Rae Huffman interest in this publication stems from her personal research on e-publishing and her memories of Nan Hoover as a friend.... 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...