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Oltre atomi e corpi: una post-riflessione su AE 2016 / Beyond atoms and bodies: a post-reflection on AE 2016

[ITA] La rivoluzione digitale ha riconfigurato e decodificato il nostro mondo immerso tra il bagnato del biologico e il materico dei bit. Chi sono gli alchimisti del nostro tempo?
[ENG] The digital revolution has reconfigured and decoded our world, it is absorbed between the wet and the organic material of the bits. Who are the alchemists of our time?

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Berg emotional soundscapes

[ITA] Berg è quindi una geografia emozionale, dove si ricerca un piano di significazione differente consegnando all’utente la facoltà di attivazione di un processo desiderante e relazionale con lo spazio.
[ENG] Berg maps an emotional geography, where the listener finds a different signification level in assigning the user with the option of activating a desiring and relational process with the space.

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La Cura Summer school

[ITA] La Cura attiva un processo biopolitico per un progetto open source applicato alla medicina, dove il corpo umano è la risultante di una storia personale ed intima.
[ENG] La Cura generates a bio-political process, an open source project applied to medicine, where the human body is the result of a personal and intimate story.

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Note sulla Survey dei 15 anni di attività di Noema / Note on Noema’s 15th Anniversary Survey

[ITA] Gli elementi selezionati sono destinati a influenzare profondamente la società, la dimensione politica e sociale, la vita quotidiana, le abitudini, in un periodo di tempo che va dall’altro ieri a un futuro remoto.
[ENG] The selected items will profoundly influence society, politics and social dimensions, everyday life, habits, over a period of time ranging from the day before yesterday to a remote future.

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Survey per i 15 anni di attività di Noema / Survey on Noema 15 years of activity

[ITA] In occasione dei 15 anni di attività Noema lancia una survey per tutti quelli che sono interessati alle relazioni tra cultura, società, scienze e tecnologie. I risultati saranno pubblicati online, a beneficio di tutti.
[ENG] On the occasion of 15 years of activity Noema launches a survey for all the people interested in the relationships and influences among culture, society, sciences and technology. The results will be published online, for the benefit of all.

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L’età dell’ansia. Egloga post-digitale / The Age of Anxiety: a Post-digital Eclogue

[ITA] A Transmediale si è riflettuto sugli aspetti della vita contemporanea nell’epoca del capitalismo digitale: quali sono le attività e i comportamenti che la caratterizzano?
[ENG] Transmediale’s focus was on aspects of contemporary life in the age of digital capitalism: what are the activities and behaviors that characterize it?

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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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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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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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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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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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Oltre atomi e corpi: una post-riflessione su AE 2016 / Beyond atoms and bodies: a post-reflection on AE 2016


Dialogismi e biopoetiche / Dialogisms and biopoetics


Contemplating Greenness


Emergence of Creative Machines


Berg emotional soundscapes


The Art of Emotional Intelligence


Media fingerprints in the representation


La Cura Summer school


Regulation and Social Media: Speed Bumps or the Code 2.0


Beyond the map: an experiment in affective geographies


Note sulla Survey dei 15 anni di attività di Noema / Note on Noema’s 15th Anniversary Survey


Survey per i 15 anni di attività di Noema / Survey on Noema 15 years of activity


Noema, un’analisi su 15 anni di innovazione / an analysis on 15 years of innovation


L’età dell’ansia. Egloga post-digitale / The Age of Anxiety: a Post-digital Eclogue


Refounding Legitimacy Toward Aethogenesis


Staging Aliveness, Challenging Anthropocentrism: Subverting an Art Historical Paradigm


A Different Theory of Mediation for Technospaces


The Tesseract: between mediated consciousness and embodiment