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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...

Reshaping the experience of Art: digitization and 3D archives

Following the destruction of world heritage sites and artworks in Mosul, in February 2015, a global movement sparked to digitize and preserve important works and monuments. This process is transforming our experience of Art, as every scanned object is now accessible regardless of location or ownership, revealing the 3D archive as a fascinating double-edged sword.... READ MORE...

The material concretization of scientific principles

Some designers and artists have the purpose of translating scientific principles connected to the relationship between artificial and biological through 3D objects, that can be used as material “concretizations” which crystallize phenomena and knowledges. An example is represented by the customized jewels resulted from parametric generation started from the DNA.... READ MORE...

The blurry edge between biological and synthetic

The evolution of bio-sciences knowledge such as synthetic biology, bio-robotics, bio-engineering of materials, bioinformatics, influences contemporary art and design which are pushed to rethink their responsibilities in communicating through critical expressions, interpretations and accessible/appropriate language... READ MORE...

Build Your World: Minecraft and Open Source Architecture

To design one’s world, whether in the physical or digital domain, is to to increase one’s sense of agency. For Minecraft, this is an opportunity for architects to address the crises in urban housing. A similar open-source, DIY, and collaborative ethos plays out in architecture projects fabrication systems for non-architects to design and build their own homes, by Teddy Cruz, Alejandro Aravena, and the WikiHouse Project.... READ MORE...

Design Digital Relations. New design scenarios of digital interaction

The digital revolution, already been running for years, is radically changing the rules of communication and this change carries with it a deep alteration of the relations that govern the social fabric. The advent of new media, in particular, is causing several changes in the management of collective life and in relations between people... READ MORE...

Erkki Kurenniemi: the archival fever in creative practice

Erkki Kurenniemi is a pioneer of multimedia art, a techno-utopian and enthusiastic scientist, passionate about the changes thanks to cybernetics and A.I. Kurenniemi is now beginning to receiving long-overdue international recognition thanks to the publication of the book “Writing and Unwriting (Media) Art History: Erkki Kurenniemi in 2048”... READ MORE...

The Meaningful Of Meaningless. Joseph Nechvatal’s ethics of noise

Joseph Nechvatal is an American artist who operates in different fields, such as music and media art. He is not just an artist though, he is also a philosopher and professor, and published many texts. The most complete and organic one is Immersion into Noise, a book kept hidden in the philosophical and essayistic panorama.... READ MORE...

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