A.I.

Playing Music: A Game Of Sound Perception

I attended Playing Music a few months ago, in a small theatre near Livorno . I arrived late, missing the introduction. What I saw was two guys, each standing in front of a console with 6 numbered infra-red sensors, which, alternatively, through a movement of the hand towards them, activated short and suggestive sound-events, each of which corresponded to a specific number of a 6x6 numeric matrix... READ MORE...

Body In The 21st Century: More Than Skin-deep

The exhibit Körper, Gesicht und Seele is one of the many events that in the last years have developed around the body. The contents focus on the typification of femininity from the 16 th to the 19 th century, from the pictorial imaginary of the Renaissance up to the androgynous subjects of contemporary performances... READ MORE...

Robots@play

I just got back from Denmark, where I attended the first edition of Robotsatplay. Spread over several dates, the event took place in the historic center of Odense, one of Denmark's oldest cities, consecrated to the god Odin, and birthplace of Hans C. Andersen... READ MORE...

Arthur Clay, Artist Or Scientist?

NArthur Clay was born in New York and lives in Basilea , Switzerland . He's a multifaceted artist using music, video and performances and assembling acoustic and electronic media to create original works. He participated in international festivals in Europe, America and Japan , where his works were unanimously appreciated... READ MORE...

Brian Eno: 77 Million Question Marks

Milan is always the same. It's got potential but it doesn't buckle down. It's the Italian cities pupil: the one which could, but doesn't ply. The one which does the needful, that impresses, but has little new to say. The phlegmy and lazy Milan showing itself doesn't betray its character... READ MORE...

Contaminating Vicissitudes Of Art And Science

The tradition of the modern historical thought induces us to think about art and science as two separate entities. On one hand science, the reign of the rational, the cognitive and of research, on the other hand the field of creativity, sensoriality and intuition. Such as Martina Heßler emphasizes in her essay Bilder zwischen Kunst und Wissenschaft... READ MORE...

Lemur Robots, Electric Music Players?

Mechanical creatures are always captivating, although digital culture seems to be directed toward visual, web semantic shifts, and informatics codes poetic and revolutionary linking. But we are talking about robots that keep on lasting and astonishing despite the success of immaterial dimension. Karel Capek 's offspring is increasingly numerous... READ MORE...

Collaboration Paradox

Collaboration is one of the most consolidated scientific practices. Scientific collaboration derives from the increasing knowledge specialization, from the complexity of investigation problems and from the increase of technological devices costs... READ MORE...

Electromagnetic Bodies

The exhibition explores the notions of being and desire in a society determined by our bodily immersion within an ubiquitous and omnipresent electromagnetic realm... READ MORE...

The Ethics Of Emerging Technology

From May 26 th to May 28 th 2006, at the Stanford University Law School a conference will be held, entitled 'Human Enhancement Technologies and Human Rights' Human enhancement technology involves neural studies for the overcoming of paralysis and brain lesions... READ MORE...

Which Culture?

In an editorial on teenagers, published on the New York Times of November 2005, the colleague analyst Keith Ablow denounces the status of the widespread mental distress among teenagers... READ MORE...

Science Of Information, Science And Society

Science of communication is more and more moving away from an overall social subject. This science interdisciplinary par excellence is specialised in subfields and has created fences frequently off-limits, maybe because it focuses too much on amazing again and on safeguarding its margin of action.... READ MORE...

The Fear Of The Limit

Not long ago I was invited to the conference (The Sense of the Limit, arranged by Pino Zappalˆ) which closed ToShare, a festival of digital arts. The subject of the conference was the sense of the limit. I had to relate the point of view of the artist... READ MORE...

Media State

The Australian Network for Art and Technology presents a series of media art exhibitions, events, forums and workshops, which explore the connection between, and intervention of, media arts in our lives... READ MORE...

Inflatable Aestheticism

This is a project comprising exhibition, workshop, and presentations by Chico MaMurtrie, one of the world's leading artists using robotic technologies, the Artistic Director of Amorphic Robot Works (ARW)... READ MORE...

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