Sul concetto di Media Art / On the Notion of Media Art

Telephonoscope di Edison nella vignetta di George du Maurier, 1878 / Telephonoscope di Edison, in  George du Maurier’s illustration, 1878

[ITA] Il fenomeno Media Art nasce dalle relazioni che hanno caratterizzato il mondo degli audiovisivi, del cinema, dei media e dell’arte contemporanea. Un percorso che riguarda anche una diversa figura del cineasta e dell’artista, sempre più preso nelle metamorfosi audiovisive e tecnologiche.
[ENG] The phenomenon of Media Art arises from the connections that have affected the world of audiovisual, cinema, media and contemporary arts. A new way that entails a new image for filmmakers and artists, who are more and more involved in audiovisual and technological changes.

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Architectures of Interaction, Architectures of Communication

New ways of using space are emerging and moving towards real time management. The architect has perhaps become a super programmer? In this perspective, we can say that the present city is partly an expression of the 20th century urban and technological utopianism.

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Transmediale15: a reflection about algorithmic life

[ITA] Si è conclusa la ventisettesima edizione di transmediale15, nell’incontro tra cultura ed età post-digitale. Una riflessione sul tema “del futuro del lavoro e della vita algoritmica”.
[ENG] The twenty-seven edition of transmediale15 took place into the cutting edge of culture in the post-digital age. A reflection on “the future of algorithmic work and life”.

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

[ITA] Se penso alla luce penso a un’energia e penso a quegli organi – come l’occhioo – che la rivelano, come scrisse Gyorgy Kepes.
[ENG] If I think about light I think about an energy and I think about those organs – like the eye – that reveal it, as Gyorgy Kepes wrote.

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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

After the afterglow (Transmediale14). For an undisciplined research

Thesis on the Interface-Database Dichotomy

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 & Subtle Technologies

What is the Meaning of Life?

Perturbazioni volontarie

The Internet of Things from the user’s perspective

Sul concetto di Media Art / On the Notion of Media Art

Towards the Third Life