Publications

Digimag Journal 78: “Overworlds and New Narratives”

The issue 78 of the Digimag Journal has the title "Overworlds and New Narratives" on which was focused the international call: digital writing has become an important topic within the humanities field so that a closer attention to issues like aesthetic autonomy, theoretic models and practices, especially within the media arts and culture context is demanded. Digital writing is part of a much broader discourse, which underlies the different ways in which technologies and networks are influencing narrative methods.... READ MORE...

Digimag Journal 77: “The Arts Ecosystem”

The issue 77 of the Digimag Journal has the title "The Arts Ecosystem" on which was focused the international call: Already in 2005 the American environmentalist (and 350.org founder) Bill McKibben pointed out the lack of awareness about climate change and other environmental issues, while addressing a specific call for action to arts: “Oddly, though we know about it, we don’t know about it. It hasn’t registered in our gut; it isn’t part of our culture. Where are the books? The poems? The plays? The goddamn operas?”.... READ MORE...

Investigations on the Cultural Economy of Media Art

Digicult Editions announces the release of its new book “Investigations on the Cultural Economy of Media Art”, edited by Alessio Chierico. It is a collection of the heterogeneous perspectives that are contributing to the current discussion about the economies of the Media Art field. This text originated from an academic research conducted by Alessio Chierico and published by the Digicult director Marco Mancuso, as a series of articles, during a period of six months.... READ MORE...

Digimag Journal 76: “Smart Machines for Enhanced Arts”

The issue 76 of the Digimag Journal has the title "Smart Machines for Enhanced Arts" on which was focused the international call: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) might be considered by many as synonyms, also because they are the buzzwords of this decade. But actually they are not. They both question though, the ability of the machines to perform and complete tasks in a “smart” way, challenging human intelligence and specificity.... READ MORE...

Digimag Journal 75: “Digital Identities, Self Narratives”

The issue 75 of the Digimag Journal has the title "Digital Identities, Self Narratives" on which was focused the international call: one of the most interesting aspects of our relationship with technology is the way we relate to other people and create new identity narratives through it. Internet, social networks and p2p tools have amplified this phenomenon, enabling the ramification of larger networks built around individuals. Digital identity becomes, therefore, the individual unit of a larger digital culture environment.... READ MORE...

Streaming Egos, Digital Identities: the project catalogue

In January 2016 the Goethe-Institut in south-west Europe (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and Spain) launched "Streaming Egos" a project about the ancient, and yet urgent, issue of identity reframed into contemporary digital culture. Now, the outcome of the artistic research is available online and as a print on demand publication. Produced and distributed by Digicult "Streaming Egos – Digital Identities" collects the complete documentation of works, researches, and events connected to the project.... READ MORE...

Digimag Journal 74: “Uncertainty Reloaded”

The issue 74 of the Digimag Journal has the title "Uncertainty Reloaded" on which was focused the international call: on December 2012, scholars, artists and scientists gathered at Mutamorphosis to discuss a topic that has become increasingly crucial during our uncertain times: the event was entitled "Tribute to Uncertainty". Surprisingly, no definition of uncertainty was attempted, as presenters proceeded to report their experience with uncertain phenomena and situations... READ MORE...

Digimag Journal 73: “Places & Spaces”

The issue 73 of the Digimag Journal has the title "Places and Spaces" on which was focused the international call: the birth, growth and development of spaces open to the creative and experimental use of Media and Digital technologies have affected the production and dissemination of contents, have enriched the art system and its boundaries, have provided new methodologies of production, modes of art display and creative practices (and the daily work of individuals engaged in the field).... READ MORE...

“Art Industries”: MCD magazine Carte Blanche, issue #72

Marco Mancuso was contacted again by Anne-Cécile Warms, head editor at MCD Magazine, to curate this time a special section (a "Carte Blanche") within an issue focused on the possible relationships between the world of media art and the one of ICT, applied science, medical, biotechnolgical, mechanical and electronic industries, in terms of new forms of production and dissemination of art objects and cultural products.... READ MORE...

Connecting La Havana

"Connecting La Havana" is a research and educational project (as a series of visits, informal presentations and small-scale workshops) developed in Havana /Cuba between September 2010 and September 2011. Edited by Lucrezia Cippitelli, co-curator of the project TIME_FRAME, the book is the result of this experience and has been developed in collaboration with the Netherlands Media Art Institute - NIMK, with the support of Mondriaan Foundation and Prince Claus Fund.... READ MORE...

“The Open Future”: MCD magazine, issue #68

Marco Mancuso was invited by Anne-Cécile Warms, head editor at MCD Magazine, from 2003 one of the most printed magazine worldwide about digital art and culture, to curate a special issue of the magazine around the impact of open technologies on the main fields of contemporary culture: art, audiovisual, design, internet, music and science. Marco Mancuso contacted 5 authors from the Digicult network, to curate the 5 different sections in which the publication its devided.... READ MORE...

Mediagate: the exhibition catalogue

The exhibition Globalne Ocieplenie / The MediaGate curated by Marco Mancuso and Claudia D’Alonzo for Digicult and Michal Brzezinski, was organized at Galerie NT / Imaginarium in Lodz. The exhibition catalogue, curated by Marco Mancuso, Claudia D’Alonzo and Michal Brzezinski is a further instrument of this analysis, thanks to its critical texts and inedited interviews of the artists of the exhibition.... READ MORE...

Direct Digital: the exhibition catalogue

Direct Digital was a new media art event which took place in Modena and Carpi (Italy), in the Ex-Ospedale Sant’Agostino and in Palazzo Pio. Direct Digital proposed not only an exhibition and a symposium entitled "From art to design and back" (curated by Marco Mancuso) but even a series of performances, workshops and screenings. Marco Mancuso and Claudia D'Alonzo curated also the whole catalogue of the exhibition entitled "The sing of the electric body", with critical texts written by Mancuso, D'Alonzo.... READ MORE...

Otolab “op7″: the exhibition catalogue, Traffic Gallery

The exhibition at Traffic Gallery in Bergamo wanted to document and reinterpret one of the most iconic projects produced by the milanese collective otolab, "op7".  Conceived in 2006 for the Mixed Media festival which took place in the Hangar Bicocca in Milano, it was presented with a video installation of the work, a triptych and seven photographic prints taken from the original video material. A catalogue was published for the exhibition.... READ MORE...