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Round table on Art, Science and Ecology in the Anthropocene era

The environmental crisis, which has become an urgent and crucial issue in our contemporary world, is having a noticeable impact on cultural and visual art production. On this round table Andreco will present his most recent artwork, “Climate Art Project”. Marco Mancuso will present the new issue of the Digimag Journal together with Claudio Musso, Fabiola Naldi and Andrea Lerda.... READ MORE...

New World Order

Through experimental works of art, a new exhibition co-curated by Furtherfield directors, Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett, imagines a world in which responsibility for certain aspects of human life have been automated and deferred to blockchain, transferred once and for all from natural and social systems into secure and networked digital ledger of transactions.... READ MORE...

When smart homes become smart prisons

The continued development of the Internet of Things (IoT) with little to no standards nor regulation, in the US and Europe, opens the door not only to concerns regarding corporate data exploitation and state surveillance but also to surveillance, coercion, and control within intimate relationships.... READ MORE...

The Glass Room

Ongoing in London a pop-up exhibition which - through artworks, speculative projects, interactive videos, animations and activist projects, puts big data on display to make them more tanglible and less abstract, helping the public to make informed choices about their digital self. The show is curated by Tactical Technology Collective and presented by Mozilla.... READ MORE...

Materialising the internet

How does the physical-digital integration affects us in our everyday life and how do we express the new, augmented reality? These are the questions addressed by Materialising the Internet, an exihibition co-curated by Nadine Roestenburg at MU in Eindhoven.... READ MORE...

Work it, feel it!

Kunsthalle Wien's contribution to the Vienna Biennale 2017 revolves around notions of work and body, now and in the future. The artists featured in Work it, feel it! take a critical approach towards this topic, one that is informed by examinations of disciplinary mechanisms shaping society.... READ MORE...

How much of this is fiction. An Exhibition by FACT Liverpool

How Much of this is Fiction. A rhetorical question, you could say. There is a lot of doubt over the way things happen in society, so how much can we believe? The key message from the last exhibition at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool is about deception. To what extent are we being fooled or protected from the strange incidents that come to pass in political media?... READ MORE...

Exploring the Deep Web: a “knowledge vs comfort” dilemma

Many internet posts haven’t any doubt: the so-called Deep Web (DW) is definitely a bad place. Would you like your checking account to become empty? Aren’t you afraid that someone could spy on you? Or, from bad to worse that the police burst into your flat and arrest you like in American crime movie? If you aren’t chasing things like that, you’d rather stay in your daily sandbox made of Google, Facebook and so on... READ MORE...

Terra0, the augmented self-owned forest

Terra0 is a project that has just been discussed at Transmediale, Berlin, during the panel Becoming Earth: Engineering Symbiotic Futures. The project, at his first steps of development, aims at the creation of the first self-owned augmented forest, by using the blockchain technology and the smart contracts.... READ MORE...

Machine Learning by Ethem Alpaydin, MIT Press, 2016

“Machine Learning” has been released in November 2016 and written by Ethem Alpaydin. The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers concise, accessible overviews of compelling topics. Written by leading thinkers, the volumes provide expert syntheses of subjects ranging from the cultural and historical to the scientific and technical, “synthesising specialised subject matter for non-specialists”.... READ MORE...