Reports

Across & Beyond: Post-digital Practices, Concepts, and Institutions

This collection of essays has been conceived and developed by Transmediale festival in Berlin in occasion of its 30th anniversary, and gathers contributions and essays by international theorists and media artists to provide the audience with a critical approach to the so called "post-digital landscape" also representing a further theoretical exploration of themes reflected in the last festival edition.... READ MORE...

“Dökk”, or the multimedia cosmic dance. The new project by fuse*

Modern physics has shown us that movement and rhythm are essential properties of matter; that all matter, both on Earth and in outer space, is involved in a continuous cosmic dance. These - and many other – suggestions gave rise to Dökk, the new live-media performance of fuse*, the new live-media performance of fuse*: an immersive multimedia narrative - in premiere on February 3rd at Teatro Testoni in Bologna.... READ MORE...

The Handbook of Visual Culture

The Handbook of Visual Culture is now available in paperback format, edited by Bloomsbury Publishing. It includes several contributions by scholars and professionals challenging the vitality and complexity of visual culture research with a cross-disciplinary approach and a special interest in cyber and digital culture.... READ MORE...

hyle. Dialoghi transdisciplinari sul design

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...

The Ethics of Inventions, by Sheila Jasanoff

The Ethics of Invention, the latest essay by Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard lecturer and leading scholar in the field of social studies on science and technology, represents a change of perspective on the role of technology in society, inviting us to reflect in a more concrete and multifaceted way on the implications and problems caused today by technological innovation.... READ MORE...

Once Upon an Algorithm: How Stories Explain Computing, by Martin Erwig

Martin Erwig is Professor of Computer Science in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. In his recent text, “Once upon an Algorithm”, published for MIT Press, the author proposes an innovative and original approach for introducing computational thinking concepts to general public, while going beyond the strict technical domain.... READ MORE...

Abstracted reality and the hidden world. A fragmented report from Resonate 2017

Amongst the usual slew of corporate-funded projects that many of the artists and designers presented at Belgrade's Resonate festival this year, it was good to see a strand of work revealing ideas addressing cultural engagement and the contemporary political landscape. With Nora O'Murcha at the helm of the arts programme, it was reassuring to see her once again bringing her art and design take to the festival, following her 2015 curating of the "New Black" exhibition .... READ MORE...

#Unit2017 – Connecting Unicorns: gender and technology

Where are boundaries among disciplines, between arts and science, professional and DIY culture challenged? At #Unit2017 – Connecting Unicorns in which the Global LGBTI Tech & Science Conference hosted by Unicorns in Tech, took place last 6th of May. Report by Arianna Mainardi... 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...

Sonar+D: Creativity, Technology & Business

Sónar+D, the congress dedicated to creative technologies which will take place in Barcelona on June 14, 15, 16 and 17, announces today the program for its 2017 edition. The congress will bring together more than 100 activities, 180 speakers and around 5,000 accredited professionals from 2,100 companies and 60 countries. During 4 days, key figures and projects shaping the future of design, music and creative technologies will assemble in Barcelona.... READ MORE...

Sonar Barcelona: Music, Creativity & Technology

Björk completes the Sónar 2017 program with her immersive Virtual Reality exhibition at the CCCB, a talk at the Sónar+D congress and an exclusive 4-hour DJ set to open the festival. "Björk Digital" will take place at Barcelona’s Centre for Contemporary Culture (CCCB) between the 13th of June and the 24th of September. Visitors will be treated to an extraordinary immersive exhibition.... READ MORE...

@ is for Activism: Dissent, Resistance and Rebellion in a Digital Culture. Joss Hands, Pluto Press

@ is for Activism, published by Pluto Press represents a remarkable and valuable contribution to media, communication and politics studies, The author, Joss Hands, is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the Newcastle University and with this text he provides a critical overview about the reshaping of the political landscape by new media and digital communication tools through a multidisciplinary approach.... READ MORE...

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