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theVOV – Collective Intimacy: Reviving a Live Programme

The Showroom is excited to join Season One: Revive the Archive of theVOV, a new virtual arts ecosystem, combining cutting edge XR technology with pioneering micro-philanthropy hosting 15 of the UK’s leading arts organisations to revive some of their most celebrated exhibitions of the recent past. The Showroom chose to revive their immersive Collective Intimacy platform to be accessible in a special digital archive format. This project, originally in collaboration with Prada and The Vinyl Factory, was hosted by The Showroom and The Store X in October – November 2019, launching within the Black Image Corporation installation by Theaster Gates. It took on a journey through multiple narratives of the current Black experience, offering futuristic imaginaries as jumping off points for a collaboration.... READ MORE...

From Black Boxes to Open Systems: NFTs and the Law

From Black Boxes to Open Systems is a knowledge-sharing initiative presented by the New Museum’s digital art affiliate Rhizome. The project aims to support artists and art organizations develop a better understanding of the concepts, skills, and infrastructure necessary for the exhibition, collection, and stewardship of born-digital art. Organized in collaboration with Serpentine Legal Lab, which promotes collaborations across art, science, and technology, this event convenes leading art lawyers to discuss the legal implications of NFTs for collectors and artistic collaborators.... READ MORE...

23rd Annual Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art 

NAISA introduces its new programming theme Digital in Nature, which is prompted by a reflection on the pervasive presence of digital technology in public life that plays out in parallel to a compulsion to leave the technology of the city behind and disappear up north to be closer to the natural world. The works curated for this year's Sound Travels Festival slide in and out of different points of tension in their relation to digital technology and nature.... READ MORE...

The frontiers of contemporary robotics and bionics at Mudec

From May 1st to August 1st 2021, Mudec - Museo delle Culture in Milan presents the exhibition ROBOT. The human project. From the first mechanical devices of ancient Greece to the new frontiers of Artificial Intelligence, man has always been attracted to the idea of creating an artificial fellow creature. The exhibition retraces the relationship between human beings and their doubles, revealing to the public the results achieved so far, the extraordinary technological developments and the frontiers of contemporary robotics and bionics.... READ MORE...

European ARTificial Intelligence Lab

The SETI Institute in Mountain View, CA and the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz, Austria are announcing that Interspecifics (INT), an independent artistic research studio founded in Mexico City, are the winners of the AI Lab residency, SETI x AI. Interspecifics’ (INT) project is called Codex Virtualis. With Codex Virtualis, Interspecifics... READ MORE...

Germ Gem: Lucie Ketelsen speaks about bacterial iridescence

Bacterial iridescence is an elusive, extra-ordinary phenomenon with something vital to show us in these precarious times. A unique natural occurrence in which self organization within bacterial colonies results in the creation of living photonic crystals, bacterial iridescence relies on a coming together, an organised signal arising out of the noise of disarray, visible as the bending of light. This phenomenon demonstrates that a microscopic, reductive view alone cannot account for what a bigger picture and a change of perspective affords us. Seeking to span diverse perspectives, scales and media by working directly with bacterial iridescence, this research project asks — how can we design with biological life?... READ MORE...

“BarabásiLab. Hidden Patterns”, network and data visualization

From May 1, 2021 to January 16, 2021 the ZKM | Karlsruhe presents the exhibition BarabásiLab. Hidden Patterns, which introduces the work of the Hungarian physicist and network scientist Albert-László Barabási and his research laboratory, BarabásiLab, at Northeastern University in Boston, USA. The focus of the exhibition is the development of network visualization over the past 25 years. BarabásiLab. Hidden Patterns is in collaboration with the Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary, where it is on show until June 20, 2021.... READ MORE...

Noche Electronica MADATAC: AV concerts by Mogard and Lech

On May 7th in Madrid, there is going to be the most advanced and contemporary A / V electronic concerts that under the motto of MADATAC Night will take place on Friday, May 7 at the Sala Columnas del Círculo de Fine arts. The eleventh edition of the MADATAC Festival, which had to be postponed in April 2020 due to restriction measures caused by the global health alert, will take place in and from Madrid from November... READ MORE...