Graphic Design

Intimate surveillance and extreme users for security design

Around 48% of domestic abuse victims reported that perpetrators were using technology to further stalk, harass and intimidate them. This article argues that security design, which is soon to be made exponentially more complex by the internet-of-things, could benefit from looking at so called extreme users across a broad spectrum of circumstances.... READ MORE...

“Hometown”: a new film work by Metahaven premiered in Kiev

On April 26 IZOLYATSIA premieres Hometown, a new film work by Dutch artists Metahaven presented in the form of an immersive installation. Filmed in Beirut and Kiev, it continues the series of “truth-futurist” films by Metahaven initiated with The Sprawl (Propaganda About Propaganda) and Information Skies.... READ MORE...

“William Kentridge: O Sentimental Machine”

William Kentridge brings his works into dialogue with the collection of the Frankfurt museum, which spans 5,000 years. Showing over 80 works and installations, the exhibition exemplifies the whole range of the South African artist’s oeuvre, focusing on his fundamental interest in the phenomenon of movement and its material-mechanic and optical-illusionist generation.... READ MORE...

“Con-Notations”: how to perceive one reality through another?

Curated by Sophie Orlando and Katrin Ströbel an exhibition is organized in the context of a residence of the artist Nikolaus Gansterer at the Villa Arson. Gansterer explores how the act of drawing can become a score, a tool for communication and an “instruction for action”, in relation with time, space, movement and imagination.... READ MORE...

New Imaginaries for Crypto Design

Many of us use the Deep Web on a regular basis. How can we begin to understand the structures that facilitate all of these every-day actions? What visual interpretations shine a light on the deep waters to reveal a more nuanced metaphor than that of an iceberg? Curated by Patricia de Vries an exhibition in Cyprus NeMe Arts Centre dives into lesser-known parts of the web.... 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...

Lorna Mills: The great code

TRANSFER presents the gallery's third solo exhibition with Lorna Mills animated gifs, a suitable analogy for the heterodox and nonlinear manner we now consume information, that could be a new model for the Western tradition of thought. The exhibition will include a closing screening event coinciding with TRANSFER's 5-Year Anniversary.... READ MORE...

The world is a pattern. Interview with Nicolas Sassoon

GIFs have been accepted and adopted by new users who rely on animated pictures thanks to their planned pervasiveness in their digital communication habits. The practice of Nicolas Sassoon, a French artist who makes art with GIFs since 2011, suggests creative strategies to exploit the features of this format in order to make works that couldn't be made with any other medium.... READ MORE...

Catharina van Eetvelde: Ilk

The Folkwang Museum in Essen is currently hosting an exhibition dedicated to the work of Catharina van Eetvelde, which has expanded the traditional method of drawing on paper to include the new possibilities created by digital technology, questioning the link between all things and living beings.... READ MORE...

21st Japan Media Art Festival | Deadline: 05/10/17

For the 21st Japan Media Art Festival in 2017, entries will be accepted from across the globe. Entries are sought in various disciplines of the Media Arts including interactive art, video, websites, games, animation and comics, from professional, amateur, independent and commercial sources.... READ MORE...

Open Call – Piet Zwart Institute Media Design & Communication | DEADLINE 15/05/2017

The Piet Zwart Insitute Master Media Design & Communication is a research orientated master programme, with a strong emphasis on the connection between practice and theory. The course focus on practice-led research through project-based work will equip you to create a distinctive voice as an artist/designer in the contemporary media landscape. Choose between two study paths: Lens-based Media or Experimental Publishing. Application Deadline for EU students only: 15/05/2017... READ MORE...

Graphical Abstracts: the visualization of science

The focus on operational modes of design understood as project attitude for problem solving and innovation in economic and marketing fields, translated as design thinking, is starting to spread also in scientific environments. Design can show science directions on how be present in new fields of activity, propose new themes answering the needs of society and the market, or stimulate the “creative capacity” of science.... READ MORE...

OFFF Festival

From April 6 to 8, OFFF festival lands at the Barcelona Design Museum after having traveled through different cities in Belgium, Mexico, the United States, Russ... READ MORE...

Kirsten Stolle: Proceed at Your Own Risk

NOME is pleased to present Kirsten Stolle’s first solo exhibition in Europe, "Proceed at Your Own Risk". Kirsten Stolle examines the global influence of chemical companies on our food supply and explores the connection between corporate interests and public health.... READ MORE...

Prix Ars Electronica and STARTS Prize 2017 | Deadline: 03 / 03 / 2017

The Prix Ars Electronica is the world’s most time-honored media arts competition. Winners are awarded the coveted Golden Nica statuette, prize money ranging up to € 10,000 per category and an opportunity to showcase their talents at the famed Ars Electronica Festival in Linz. On behalf of the European Commission, Ars Electronica issues an open call for entries to a competition: STARTS, in which encouraged are innovative projects at the interface of science, technology and art.... READ MORE...