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Light Art

[ITA] Se penso alla luce penso a un’energia e penso a quegli organi – l’occhio umano ad esempio – che la rivelano. Poi la luce è, e serve, a molte altre cose, ma è proprio partendo dall’energia luminosa che si abbordano, come scrisse Gyorgy Kepes negli anni ’40 del ‘900, “la natura della visione” e la conoscenza del “mondo spaziale”.
[ENG] If I think about light I think about an energy and I think about those organs – the human eye for example – that reveal it. And then light is, and is used for, many other things, but it’s exactly starting from the light’s energy, that the “nature of the vision” (as Gyorgy Kepes wrote in the forties of the twentieth century) and the knowledge of the “spatial world” are tackled.


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Exhibiting Elsewhere

When funding is not linked to a specific exhibition space – and traditional exhibition spaces can represent a noticeable part of a production budget – the incentive to work in a traditional white cube disappears.

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Giornalisti? ‘Cani da carne’ in salsa high-tech / Journalists? ‘Meat dog’ with high-tech sauce

[ITA] Cambiano i tempi ma David Cronenberg, regista etichettato come il Barone del Sangue, non si smentisce.
[ENG] The time is changed but David Cronenberg, the director too labeled as the Baron of Blood, makes no exceptions.

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Rhizome as an open system: some notes

Rhizome, long before that it became the inspired intro of Mille Plateaux, was published as a stand-alone essay, influencing – in the second half of the seventies – student movements, workerist organisations and political groups.

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What does it take… Notes on Ars Electronica 2014

What does it take to change? Creativity, catalysts, craving, community, control? The letter “c” seems to incorporate many or most parameters for technical, social, and artistic development, no other letter could have provided a better thematic structure for the festival’s multiple ways of finding answers or asking new questions about change.

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C… what it takes to change? Una visione postcritica su/A postcriticism vision about Ars Electronica 2014

[ITA] Che cosa ci vuole per cambiare? La mission di Ars Electronica di quest’anno è stata quella di trovare qualche risposta a una nuova fase di cambiamento.
[ENG] What it takes to change? The mission of Ars Electronica was to discover what leads change and to call for answers from different directions and disciplines.

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McLuhan’s “Understanding Media” is 50

In 1964 the Canadian scholar Marshall McLuhan published his seminal book “Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man”, that gave a new sap to the media studies introducing new perspectives. He suggested that “the medium is the message”, namely that the media affect the society in which they play a role.

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In the Name of the Pattern

[…] Nevertheless we can find an explicit use of “pattern” as a technical word in a variety of disciplines ranging from science or art to craftsmanship, such as tailoring, software design, architecture, finance, trading, knitting, interface design, decoration, data mining, machine learning, medical diagnosis and many more.

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Subtle Technologies 2014. Open Culture in Art and Science – A reportage

Subtle Technologies 2014

It is that time of the year: Subtle Technologies Festival is back for a week-long ride to explore Open Culture in Art and Science. The theme this year is particularly timely: DIY-bio labs, hacker spaces and hacklabs, maker spaces etc… are popping up everywhere, new forms of sharing ranging from tools, to skills, to networks of solidarity to eliminate debt, to avoid eviction, or just to share a meal together are no longer rare.

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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?


Art and Science as the Conjectured Possible


Apple returns to the symbolic


Homo nudus atque apertus: the maps of Doris Graf


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


Next Step – guide to video mapping and not only


Aesthetics of transition. New metric of the body


Political Philosophy of the Information Society


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


Noema’s n.blog & Subtle Technologies


What is the Meaning of Life?


Luci, tecnologie, arti… / Lights, Technologies, Arts…


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