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.
[...] 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.
[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.
[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.
[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.”
[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.
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.
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?
[ITA] Gwenn-Aël Lynn è un artista franco-americano la cui ricerca fa uso di linguaggi e strumenti non tradizionali e si sviluppa intorno a tematiche trans-culturali.
[ENG] Gwenn Aël-Lynn is a french-american artist whose research uses non-traditional languages and tools and also focuses on transcultural themes.
The 15th annual Subtle Technologies Festival took place in Toronto for 3 days (May 24-27, 2012), with scientists, artists and designers from all around the world to share ideas, science and artworks. This year the Festival for the first time was made in collaboration with Ryerson University, with a packed program of presentations, workshops, performances, screenings and more, […]
There were about 150 people in the audience. I spoke for almost two hours, mostly extemporaneously. Afterwards, there was a long question-and-answer session. There were some truly brilliant questions. I was especially impressed by one young man, who wondered if my critique of “binary oppositions” did not run the risk of itself instituting a binary opposition between my critique and the dualisms that I criticize. I said that he was right.