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“Species and Beyond”: undoing the anthropocentric vision at KIKK festival 2018

Started as a national festival – but already international in terms of the curation - KIKK has evolved into a bigger resonance event. Year after year, it has become more and more structured, configuring itself as an open and collaborative environment always trying to envision future challenges with a cross-disciplinary approach. Through Next Utopia, Invisible Narratives and Interferences, it attained its 8th edition themed Species and Beyond marking a shift in the traditional anthropocentric vision of the world.... READ MORE...

Club to Club 2018 condicio sine qua non della ricerca musicale e artistica internazionale

Secondo Caterina Tomeo la diciottesima edizione di Club to Club è stata davvero fiammante, con un numero sorprendente di visitatori - quasi 60.000 - provenienti da 42 paesi diversi: il 75% dall’Italia e il 25% dal resto dell’Europa. Il festival torinese - grazie alla guida del suo padre fondatore - ha raggiunto la maturità a livello internazionale, non a caso dedicando questa ultima edizione alla poesia, quella stessa poesia e spiritualità che nel vecchio secolo pittori astratti come Wassilj Kandinskij ricercavano nel linguaggio musicale di compositori quali Arnold Schönberg.... READ MORE...

Computer poems. Dall’archeologia al source code poetry

Scopo di questo breve excursus di Francesco Aprile è indagare le dinamiche di quella pratica ascrivibile sotto il nome di source code poetry, passando anche in rassegna una serie di eventi che, pur non rappresentando tale esperienza, contribuiscono a rendere sempre più contigua l’operazione autoriale all’uso del computer.... READ MORE...

Digital Demagogue. Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Trump and Twitter

In his latest work, Digital Demagogue. Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Trump and Twitter, published by Pluto Press, Christian Fuchs - critical theorist of communication and society, as well as Professor at the University of Westminster - provides an excellent critical analysis of the current US President, Donald Trump, his social media strategy and the raise of right-wing authoritarianism within the social media era.... READ MORE...

An engagement with bacteria: Interview with Anna Dumitriu

Donata Marletta interviews British Artist Anna Dimitriu, who explores and questions our relationship to infectious diseases, synthetic biology and robotics. Her works has been presented and exhibited in major collections and museums worldwide and her itinerant exhibition BioArt and Bacteria is now running until the 24th of November 2018 at The Esther Klein Gallery and the Science Center in Philadelphia, USA.... READ MORE...

Make Data Small Again. Intervista con Gianluca Monaco

Partendo dal suo background in graphic design e comunicazione visiva, il lavoro di Gianluca Monaco si è sviluppato sempre più nella sfera del digitale, tra interaction design e front-end development. Nel 2018 l'artista ha partecipato alla mostra New Imaginaries for Crypto Design, metaphors and new images of the Deep Web al NeMe Arts Center di Limassol (Cipro). L’intervista è nata come scambio d’idee e considerazioni.... READ MORE...

The Numerical Self: a step inside Flora Miranda future fashion

Self-optimisation and self-tracking have been around for quite a while; as Deborah Lupton noticed, the “Quantified Self Movement” is not only as a practice of self-improvement, but also an extension of memory in computerised form. Flora Miranda translates data and the whole idea of an immaterial body into 3D printed garments, offering a step inside the future through fashion and addressing the idea of becoming eternal online.... READ MORE...

Mediated cages. Interview with Zach Blas

Zach Blas in conversation with Filippo Lorenzin talks about the influence of politics and social norms on the development and production of technology, queerness political meaning and its technological applications, deconstruction of identity, bodily abstractions and his actual activity as a teacher at Goldsmiths University.... READ MORE...

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...

Liminaria: transizioni sonore di narrazione nel meridione italiano

Liminaria, festival alla sua quinta edizione, sposa la ricerca artistica sul “suono”, o sound art, come strumento per l'indagine, la coesione e l'azione sociale, adottando il concetto di “limen” per indicare quella zona di confine labile, laddove avviene l'attraversamento, la “transizione” di uomini e donne, di storie, di leggi della natura incontaminate, poi capovolte.... READ MORE...

Nan Hoover Catalogue Raisonné, Volume 1

The artist Nan Hoover noted internationally for her pioneering work with video, light and time, died in Berlin in 2008. In her memory, the online Nan Hoover Catalogue Raisonné has been published by the Nan Hoover Foundation. Kathy Rae Huffman interest in this publication stems from her personal research on e-publishing and her memories of Nan Hoover as a friend.... READ MORE...

“Where are the women?”. Interview with Kathy Rae Huffman and Valie Djordjevic

FACES is a mailing list for women artists and professionals working in the field of media and technology. Founded in 1997 with an aim to give space and visibility to women-digital workers, it has become a fundamental network that for 20 years now has been allowing women to connect, network, share and discuss in a space designed for them. This is what two of the founders, Kathy Rae Huffman and Valie Djordjevic, told us.... READ MORE...

Cyfest 2018: la quiete dopo la tempesta

Dal 22 giugno al 1 luglio la Reggia di Caserta ha ospitato la tappa finale dell'undicesima edizione del CYFEST, il festival di New Media Art che si svolge ogni anno presso il museo statale dell'Ermitage a San Pietroburgo. Curata da Anna Frants, Isabella Indolfi e Elena Gubanova, la manifestazione ha promosso l'emergere di nuove forme d'arte e l'interazione tra arte e tecnologia, in uno scambio tra Russia e Italia.... 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...

Art, epoxy plastic and bacteria. Interview with Klari Reis

Klari Reis is best known for her Petri Dish series, a multicolour set of circular blobs created using a blend of media and ground-breaking techniques. The core of Kla-ris’s approach is the transformation and pigmentation of a UV-resistant plastic, the epoxy polymer, into unique and cutting edge artworks.... READ MORE...

Innovation is inclusive. A conversation with Corey Timpson

Corey Timpson, guest for Meet the Media Guru at Triennale Design Museum in Milan the 16th of May 2018, gave an intense lecture on keywords such as cultural innovation and inclusive design. We asked Timpson what is the meaning of cultural innovation, what does being inclusive means for an institution, even a very small one, and what is “the storytelling responsibility”.... READ MORE...

“Seen”: there’s really “nothing to see”?

Quoting Fred Richtin we could say that “we’ve entered the surveillance era, and surveillance era came into us”. The exhibition Seen, shown until the 1st of July at Wei- Ling Contemporary gallery of Kuala Lumpur focuses on this issue, identifying contemporary surveillance as an undetectable grey zone, trying to elaborate strategies of resistance.... READ MORE...

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