Hybrid Design

Curating the HyperPavilion. Interview with Philippe Riss-Schmidt

Part of the 57th Venice Biennale, HyperPavilion presented a variety of site-specific projects, in which artists questioned both the consequences after the arrival of the digital, and the ongoing merging process between physical and virtual worlds. After the closing Donata Marletta reached the curator Philippe Riss-Schmidt to talk about this experience.... READ MORE...

(Italiano) hyle. Dialoghi transdisciplinari sul design

(Italiano) Al Riot Studio di Napoli una mostra curata da Francesco Dell'Aglio, Enza Migliore e Chiara Scarpitti presenta una dimensione inconsueta del design italiano, in cui arte, design, poesia e artigianato dialogano tra loro intrecciandosi in una serie di progetti e visioni che propongono ciascuno un diverso modo di sentire la città.... READ MORE...

Futureproof: a new exhibition focusing on futureproofing

A new exhibition at Haverford College‘s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery focusing on futureproofing, presents works from contemporary artists with real-world images and archives from governmental and corporate scenario planners to explore how we have imagined and continue to imagine different futures.... READ MORE...

Nonhuman Networks

A current exhibition in Berlin takes into account recent philosophical approaches which emphasises nonhuman perspectives through object-oriented ontology. Through works by artists Saša Spačal, Mirjan Švagelj, Anil Podgornik and Heather Barnett it introduces an aesthetics of new forms of communication between human and nonhuman actors.... READ MORE...

After the End of the World

After the End of the World is an exhibition about the Earth of 2017 irreversibly transformed into the Anthropocene planet after two centuries of human impact on natural systems in which artists, philosophers, novelists, sea creatures, playwrights, plants, architects, objects, speculative designers and scientists have worked together to imagine situations, to tell stories and to devise strategies for survival and peaceful cohabitation in the world to come.... READ MORE...

Tomás Saraceno: Entangled Orbits

The Baltimore Museum of Art has commissioned a major new work by internationally acclaimed artist Tomás Saraceno for an exhibition that has transformed the visitor experience of the museum. Entangled Orbits brings together a group of highly complex and fascinating installations drawing inspiration from structures of the natural world.... READ MORE...

Faith Holland Speculative Fetish

Our use of personal devices is inherently intimate: relations we establish with them also engender care. Transfer presents Speculative Fetish, the gallery’s second solo exhibition from Faith Holland addressing the way that technology functions as a metaphor for the body, both in the language we use and in the ways we behave.... READ MORE...

The Dreamy Reality. Interview with Dominic Wilcox

Dominic Wilcox is the epitome of the unclassifiable persona; he is an artist, an inventor, a designer, a speaker, and a man who reinvents the normal into something that not necessarily has an actual purpose. His works span from the most odd machines to more practical devices.... READ MORE...

FAD – Digital Art Biennial 2018 “Hybrid Languages” | Deadline 17/09/2017

For its new edition revolved around the theme of Hybrid Languages, FAD, Digital Art Biennial in Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, invites artists and critics from all over the world to submit hybrid works where the digital and the analog, the natural and the artificial, the real and the virtual cross and create immersive experiences for the visitors. Deadline: 17/09/2017... READ MORE...

Digimag Journal 76 – Summer 2017. Smart Machines for Enhanced Arts

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are going much further the technology or science fields, impacting arts, product design, experimental fashion and creativity in general. We’re lead to explore the way these techniques can be used to enhance human performative gestures and creativity models. The International Call for Papers for the new Digimag Journal... 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...

Meeting at the makerspace with living-textile inventor: Lining Yao

In the last years a new generation of researchers see objects and materials through a multiplicity of properties and features which open different ways to interact with them. They’ve realized that most of the matter is able to respond to energy sources. Lining Yao and her Tangible Media Group at MIT Media Lab have been growing Natto bacteria and exploring how they can be used as bio-actuators - making textile become “alive” reacting to a change of the environment.... READ MORE...
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