After the afterglow (Transmediale14). For an undisciplined research


[ITA] Quest’anno i riflettori di transmediale14 sono stati puntati sui dispositivi di sorveglianza: privacy, Big Data e ubiquitous computing.
[ENG] This year the spotlights of transmediale14 were focused on monitoring devices: privacy, ubiquitos computing and big data.

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Thesis on the Interface-Database Dichotomy

Giotto, Cappella degli Scrovegni

The present article proposes to think the interface-database dichotomy regarding new media cultural objects in terms of the relationship between story 1 and story 2. With this aim, two different but possibly complementary approaches to this relationship will be considered. Therefore, the proposed reading of the interface-database relationship could be synthesized as follows. [...]
Story 1) Interface (narrative)-synchronic-syntagm in relation to Story 2) Database-diachronic-paradigm.

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Tapzy: a post-(human)Iconkiller?

Tapzy - Batman

[ITA] Presentato al pubblico ad ottobre 2012 con una mostra evento, Tapzy è un progetto di arte ibrida, che vive ormai da un anno grazie all’interazione del suo protagonista – un uomo elefante dal look clownesco – in contesti diversi contemporaneamente, on line ed off line.
[ENG] Unveiled to the public in October 2012 with an event exhibition, Tapzy is a project of hybrid art, who lives through the interaction of its protagonist – an elephant-man with a clownish look- in different contexts at the same time, online and off line.

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Art and Science as the Conjectured Possible

Seiko Mikami

[...] In this manner, by demonstrating the logic in the creation of new technological forms and new identities, art articulates the primary task of the individual living in the age of new technologies: the construction of a living future (that is, a future that endows us with freedom), and not a dead, mechanized future that is being built without our participation.

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Apple returns to the symbolic

Mac OS 1

One thing that is central to think is how technologies, and more specifically interfaces, shape our modes of perception and interaction, and thus our everyday reality, through their “narrative” and ways of representation. It is a vast topic, so this short article will focus on Apple’ s GUI (Graphic User Interface) evolution to parallel it with the evolution of the representation of space in Western art, and, hopefully, draw some conclusions, and even more desirable, open some questions.

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Homo nudus atque apertus: the maps of Doris Graf

[ITA] Homo nudus atque apertus è un progetto di Doris Graf che unisce l’interesse per il linguaggio dei pittogrammi e quello per la trasformazione dell’identità in rete, a causa dei social network e della potenziale limitazione della libertà personale.
[ENG] Homo nudus atque apertus is a project by Doris Graf that combines the language of the pictograms and the identity transformation in the web, because of the social networks and of the potential restriction of personal freedom.

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Total recall: The (re-) evolution of memory?

The Pendulum Choir

[ITA] Ars Electronica Festival in questa edizione del 2013 si apre al passato, almeno, in un certo senso. Al centro dell’attenzione di artisti, pensatori, esperti, critici d’arte, infatti, il concetto di memoria, in tutte le sue declinazioni.
[ENG] Ars Electronica Festival in this 2013 edition is, in a certain sense, opened to the past. Artists, thinkers, experts, art critics, so as all the visitors were, indeed, invited to focus their attention on the concept of ‘memory’, in all its declinations.

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Next Step – guide to video mapping and not only

[ITA] È dal connubio tra arte e tecnologia che prendono vita eventi come Next Step, il progetto promosso dalla piattaforma Milano in Digitale nonché uno degli eventi del macro festival “IF – Immagina il futuro”.
[ENG] It is from the combination of art and technology that events such as Next Step become alive. This project is promoted by the Milano in Digitale platform well as one of the events of the macro festival “IF – Imagine the future.”

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The Big Picture – New Concepts for a New World

AEC, Danubio, Lentos Museum

[ITA] Alcuni dicono che la crisi che stiamo vivendo può essere vista come qualcosa di positivo, come un’opportunità per cambiare in meglio il mondo in cui viviamo, per produrre qualcosa di nuovo.
[ENG] Some say that the crisis we are going through can be seen as something positive, as an opportunity to change the world we are living in for the better, to produce something new.

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Aesthetics of transition. New metric of the body


The arts, science and technology are experiencing a period of profound change. Explosive challenges to the institutions and practices of engineering, art making, and scientific research raise urgent questions of ethics, craft, and care for the planet and its inhabitants. Unforeseen forms of beauty and understanding are possible, but so are too unexpected risks and threats.

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Political Philosophy of the Information Society

I want to thank the organizers of the International Conference on the Information Society (i-Society 2012) here in London for inviting me to be a keynote speaker. My favorite British writer is George Orwell, and one of the questions that I will ask in my lecture is: if he were alive today, what would George Orwell think of the Information Society?

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Intervista a Gwenn-Aël Lynn / Interview to Gwenn-Aël Lynn

Noema’s & Subtle Technologies

What is the Meaning of Life?

Perturbazioni volontarie

The Internet of Things from the user’s perspective

Towards the Third Life

Use at your own risk

Subtle Technologies Festival: Immortality, Toronto, June 8-9, 2013

Video-Interview with Vincenzo Fano

Video-interview with Alan N. Shapiro

Embracing Uncertainty …or not?

EduEDA – The EDUcational Encyclopedia of Digital Arts

Cosmo e Caos

After the afterglow (Transmediale14). For an undisciplined research

ECCS’11 a Vienna

Simulation beyond perspective

The Impossible Clone

Noema Archive 2000-2011