Software Art

The punctum as glitch in contemporary art: the art of Rosa Menkman

In our ever increasing technological world, glitches and crashes that are a result of error have become a part of our culture. It is an event that can provide a sense of curiosity; similar to the Roland Barthes idea of the punctum. In this article Claire Burke will look at how this idea can be applied today within contemporary culture and in the work by artist Rosa Menkman... READ MORE...

“J3RR1”: empathy with the machine. Interview with NONE collective

NONE collective – the Rome-based artistic group that moves on the border between art, design and technological research – in conversation with Marco Mancuso tell us about their new work J3RR1. Programmed Torture: a computer programmed to carry out a constant stress test using technology to reflect on the daily condition of human beings in a non-anthropocentric vision.... READ MORE...

Future Gaming: creative interventions in Video Game Culture

This text is part of the Goldsmiths Press/MIT Press Future Media series, encouraging authors to offer a relatively short, sharp intervention in response to actual or potential short-term, utilitarian and instrumentalist thinking about a particular scenario or performance of media and technological futurism.... READ MORE...

SIMPOSIO #5: Delay or Die

On Saturday, May 26 th NONE collective organizes the fifth and the last date of Simposio: a meeting, performance and installation program that investigates the man-machine relation within the contemporary society. It was conceived to trigger a network, a public debate and a reflection on the digital contemporaneity and its implications on a perceptive, cognitive, social, and economic level.... READ MORE...

Artificial Languages, the lingua franca of the Post Digital

Technology has revolutionised modern life at a global level, especially the written language where technology has had the biggest influence. In this article, Claire Burke explores the effect technology has had on human language and how coding and programming languages have made an impact on the creation of contemporary art.... READ MORE...

Rave your algorithm. Interview with Renick Bell

Renick Bell is a computer musician, programmer, and teacher best-known for weaving electronic music using live code created by a generative music system he built himself to avoid frustration by the restrictive programmes available to process electronic music. He has performed in many countries and he is considered as a pioneer of the Algorave alternative music scene. Andrea Mi caught up with him ahead of the recent talk Datacracy, shared by Phase collective at Lottozero.... READ MORE...

“de-leb”: a group exhibition on value accrued through data

de-leb, meaning a dead celeb, is a group exhibition that questions how value is accrued through data analysis of the quantified self, by companies such as Cambridge Analytica. Developed by Ami Clarke in collaboration with Paul Purgas, and Tom Pearson, the show becomes a site for a collectively authored writing experiment, with artists, technologists and writers.... READ MORE...

SIMPOSIO #4: A relation network

On Thursday, April 19 th NONE collective organizes the fourth date of Simposio: a meeting, performance and installation program that investigates the man-machine relation within the contemporary society. It was conceived to trigger a network, a public debate and a reflection on the digital contemporaneity and its implications on a perceptive, cognitive, social, and economic level.... READ MORE...

SIMPOSIO #3: Human Conversation. Five monthly appointments until May 2018

The appointments of Simposio keep going, NONE collective organizes the third date: a meeting, performance and installation program that investigates the man-machine relation within the contemporary society. It was conceived to trigger a network, a public debate and a reflection on the digital contemporaneity and its implications on a perceptive, cognitive, social, and economic level.... READ MORE...

Ian Cheng populates Serpentine Gallery with artificial life

The Serpentine Gallery is hosting first solo UK exhibition of artist Ian Cheng where visitors will have their first encounter with a sentient artwork. Cheng's work explores mutation, the history of human consciousness and our capacity to relate to change. Drawing on principles of video game design, and cognitive science, he develops live simulations and virtual ecosystems that self-evolve without authorial intent.... READ MORE...

Rafaël Rozendaal: GENEROSITY

The present exhibition at Towada Art Centre's galleries is the first solo presentation of Rafaël Rozendaal's work - one of the most original and important international figures in the net art field - in a public art institution, not only in Japan, but worldwide. Through a variety of expressive media, Rozendaal's universe extends beyond the internet into physical space.... READ MORE...

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