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afterglow: 27th transmediale, a nonlinear report

Commissioned works, performances, conferences, talks, and an Internet black market have spiced up afterglow, the 27th transmediale that has taken place between 29.01 and 02.02 as usual at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. Under the multiple meanings of the afterglow, and slogans such as “How do you feel today?” “Feel Healthy, Feel Fit”, the debate has rotated around the different approaches towards e-waste, cloud computing, surveillance, mining, big data, and whistle-blowers.... READ MORE...

Stamatia Portanova: Moving Without a Body, MIT Press

What differences does the idea of the digital make? Stamatia Portanova’s book Moving Without a Body, recently published in MIT Press "Technologies of Lived Abstraction" series, offers a provocative perspective on the question of dance and choreography in the digital age. How do the digital nexus, the compositional world of video, motion capture technologies and choreographic software in the hands of artists uncouple dance from the everyday, lived body?... READ MORE...

Libre Graphics Meeting and Interactivos?’13: Tools for a Read-Write World

Future Tools was the title of the 8th edition of the Libre Graphics Meeting that this year took place from April 10 to 13 at the new Media Lab Prado In Madrid. For the first time, the title of the meeting not only pointed to the search for new tools but also emphasized the need to extend the use of FLOSS (Free Libre Open Source Software) to the wider population of users. There were lots of innovative elements this year. Among them, the most important was no doubt the fact that the meeting took place at the same time as Interactivos?'13: Tools for a Read-Write World.... READ MORE...

Mapping Festival. A little treasure between the Swiss Alps

The 9th edition of Mapping Festival took place from 2nd to 12th May in different venues around the city of Geneva (CH). I was invited by Ana Ascencio, co-curator of the festival to attend the concluding weekend of Mapping that this year presented a whole schedule filled with live AV performances, installations, workshops, club nights, lectures, round table, and outdoor video projections.... READ MORE...

Get Physical Music. Portrait of a label

The official story of Get Physical Music, one of the most appreciated Berliner label by audiences and professionals in the international clubbing scene, Beatport best-selling, started in 2002. In that year the djs and producers concealed by moniker M.A.N.D.Y., Dj T and Booka Shade decided to make a job of their passion for electronic music, especially house.... READ MORE...

By any media necessary. “Disturbances” by Critical Art Ensemble

Art, technology and activism explored by any media necessary. I am aware of few art projects that have undertaken a long, deep and challenging path through these three topics with an energy comparable to Critical Art Ensemble's (CAE). Perhaps it was worth waiting 25 years to finally see collected and organised the large amount of material, performances, writings and images produced by CAE. But the book Disturbances, published by Four Corners Books... READ MORE...

Italian Conversations. Discovering contemporary art in Italy

By daily following this path, after visiting and analysing Rotterdam, Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Copenaghen, Riga, Switzerland and Bruxelles, this year Rob e Nienke, encouraged by Nomas Foundation’s curators Cecilia Canziani and Ilaria Gianni, have published their investigation of Italy, “Fucking good Art: Italia. Issue #28, Italian Conversation – Art in the age of Berlusconi”, the result of an almost one-year-long itinerant residence.... READ MORE...