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Comparing the idea of owning an artwork to one of posting it is unrealistic, but the reason why we do both and the consequence of both actions to some extent can be more similar than we think. On an artistic level, one also commodifies and consumes the artwork in both scenarios. Just as art objects sold at auctions become commodities because they are treated as goods... READ MORE...

Data Meditations: New rituals for new possible worlds

A lot has happened in 2020. In the pandemic world of covid19, the small HER research center, started by artists / hacktivists / researchers Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico, is changing its skin to become HER: She Loves Data: a new type of organization that interprets data as existential phenomena and uses art and design to reposition the results of research and innovation in the middle of society.... READ MORE...

The Speculative Design of Immaculate Motherhood

In the next five years, the artificial womb will become a medical reality. Ectogenesis, outside-the-womb gestation, is increasingly viable for human embryos. Will it lead to a feminist utopia, or is it the newest manifestation of an age-old male fantasy? This question has occupied the minds of feminists, science-fiction writers, artists and scientists for decades. Article by Patricia de Vries... READ MORE...

Friction Atlas. A radical topography of public space

With the idea of ​​starting a reflection on the use of public space - which is now increasingly regulated, limited and reduced - since 2014 Paolo Patelli and Giuditta Vendrame, through the project "Friction Atlas" collect, classify and make visible all the laws, rules and devices that regulate the way people move, meet, and gather in public space. Article by Fabiola Fiocco... READ MORE...

The dark mirror. Interview with Clément Lambelet.

Never more than today human beings live in symbiosis with technologies that he created himself. Today as in the past, technologies are accurate mirrors of their societies, of human desires, fears and needs. Bianca Cavuti discusses these topics with Clément Lambelet, who handles issues about the relationship between society and technology, control ideologies and Artificial Intelligence.... READ MORE...