Reports

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...

(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...

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...

MatchPoint: the artistic research as a collaborative practice in the contemporary city

(Italiano) L'oggetto di indagine è costituito da un organismo sociale che, con la sua presenza nei quartieri popolari della città di Napoli, fa tutela attiva del suo patrimonio culturale materiale e immateriale, sia rivitalizzando e manutenendo intere aree cittadine dalla conformazione pre-moderna, sia partecipando alla definizione dell'effetto città (confronto, scambio, contaminazione).... READ MORE...

Ai Weiwei, not only Free

The first big retrospective of Ai Weiwei opened last month in Florence, Italy. This event not only brought to Italy for the first time works that left a sign in the recent history of contemporary art, but it also marks the reactivation of the contemporary art network that connects Palazzo Strozzi to other centers in Tuscany, like Pecci, in Prato.... READ MORE...

Mediating Beach. A comment on “Networking the Unseen” exhibition

The exhibition Networking the Unseen presented this summer at the Furtherfield in London and curated by Gretta Louw, was focused on the intersection of indigenous cultures and the digital practices in contemporary art. Creating a connection between the ancestral and marginalised cultures with the art-making in contemporary society... READ MORE...

Invisibility and surprise. Eva and Franco Mattes at Carroll / Fletcher

"Abuse Standards Violations" is the exhibition by Eva and Franco Mattes at Carroll & Fletcher gallery in London, that invites us to reflect on what it means to participate in a critical reflection, before you even ask us to participate in the action that flows from it. We joined in the meeting which took place with the same artists at the The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) on 19th July 2016... READ MORE...
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