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The Convening. Leonardo’s 50th birthday party: “Come Together”

Kathy Rae Huffman tells us about her participation at The Convening, on of the celebrations for Leonardo's 50th birthday at the Fort Mason campus of the San Francisco Art Institute. Leonardo, the international publishing initiative dedicated to art, technology and science has celebrated this anniversary 35 times since 2017, when it launched the first birthday party at ISEA in Caldea, Colombia.... READ MORE...

We are all entrepreneurs. Nobody is safe. Interview with Silvio Lorusso

Nowadays, says Silvio Lorusso, everything seems to work as a startup - not just companies and institutions but first of all the individuals. Silvio recently published Entreprecariat - Siamo tutti imprenditori. Nessuno è al sicuro ("We are all entrepreneurs. Nobody is safe”) with Krisis Publishing, a book that explores the many ways corporate logics shape our behaviour.... READ MORE...

Anatomy of an AI system

Simone Broglia introduces the project Anatomy of an AI, a study which consists of two parts: a big map 2x5 meters, exposed at the Victoria-Albert Museum in London into the artificial intelligence area, and an essay available online and in free download. As the title states, the study aims to analyze in depth artificial intelligence, breaking it down and highlighting the link that exists with the real world, that of matter, production, work, exploitation.... READ MORE...

Designing Experiences. Interview with Nohlab

Yonca Keremoğlu interviews Istanbul based design studio Nohlab, that is an ever-evolving entity working on both commercial and commissioned, international projects that revolves around art, design and technology. Their main focus is to design personal and interpretable experiences for people.... READ MORE...

How would you touch an image? Interview with Lucy Hardcastle

Are we sure that we are still able to distinguish what is “real” from what is purely digital? Federica Fontana interviews Lucy Hardcastle, a 26 years old interdisciplinary designer and artist –  but she prefers to think of herself more as a digital craftsman –  who runs a studio in London specialized in creating original unique visual experiences by using CGI, digital rendering and glass blowing.... READ MORE...

We Need A Much Bigger Impakt

Why are people losing confidence in traditional sources of information? What are the consequences of social media & new online platforms becoming the prime source of information & interpretation of world events? These urgent questions concerning our post-truth era, spoken by Impakt Festival founder Arjon Dunnewind, resonated through the Theaterzaal at Het Huis in Utrecht (NL) and introduced the theme of the Impakt Festival 2018.  The questions as described by Dunnewind are further investigated by curators Luba Elliott, Yasemin Keskintepe & Alex Anikina.... READ MORE...

Love in a Dying World

Love in a Dying World is a hybrid between a music video, an art film and a video art piece that has been created by a visual artist Samantha Stella during her trip to California in the company of a musician and songwriter Nero Kane.... READ MORE...

Liminaria: a reflection space throughout rurality, sound and historic memory

The Liminaria research project investigates on sound and new technologies for the activation of an interaction process between territories, landscapes and local communities. The project designed by Leandro Pisano and Beatrice Ferrara, after five years of implementation, chooses the city of Palermo to join the Manifesta 12 Collateral Events, hosted at the Kaoz premises thanks to the cooperation with DimoraOZ, concluding with a very busy calendar of talks, presentations, performances and residencies.... READ MORE...

Unexpected Growth by Tamiko Thiel at Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art is currently presenting Programmed: Rules, Codes and Choreographies in Art, 1965 - 2018, an exhibition featuring 39 artworks, divided into two parts with several thematic groupings that define the curatorial premise for the seemingly diverse range of works presented. Co-organized by the Whitney's Adjunt Curator of Digital Art Christian Paul, and Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, the exhibition has been in development since 2016 and will be on view until April 14, 2019.... READ MORE...

Digital Stretch Marks: Bodies, Genders and Technologies

Digital Stretch Marks is a book curated by Carlotta Cossutta, Valentina Greco, Arianna Mainardi and Stefania Voli, which has been published in 2018 by Agenzia X, a publishing house from Milan. The book consists of a series of essays, all of which address various aspects of technologies, from different points of view, using instruments from different disciplines.... READ MORE...

A reflection about the image. Interview with Lesley Johnstone

Reflection is a series of discussions with curators, philosophers, artists and cultural workers about the image in its broadest sense. Thinking about image-making, the diffusion of images and their mirroring of society, we will take the pulse of contemporary art. To do so, we will use exhibitions, publications, and cultural events as a material to start the discussion.  For this first edition our collaborator Pierre Chaumont met Lesley Johnstone, curator and head of exhibitions and education at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, for their new exhibition Manifesto by Julian Rosefeldt on view until January 20th2019.... READ MORE...

“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...

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