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The Tesseract: between mediated consciousness and embodiment

The tesseract is a gravitational wormhole that represents the physical compression of space that circumvents time in order to move from one location in spacetime to another. The index, as part of the body, but also the mechanism for applying a collapsed signification, requires both utterance (mediation) and event (temporal-frame) in order to create cognitive meaning.

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

[ITA] Il fenomeno Media Art nasce dalle relazioni che hanno caratterizzato il mondo degli audiovisivi, del cinema, dei media e dell’arte contemporanea.
[ENG] The phenomenon of Media Art arises from the connections that have affected the world of audiovisual, cinema, media and contemporary arts.

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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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L’Ambiente Dentro. Una riflessione epistemologica sul confine / Environment Inside. An Epistemological Reflection on the Border

[ITA] Le nuove suggestioni dalle scienze della complessità erodono un confine ideale e troppo ben definito tra noi e l’ambiente. L’ambiente non è più qualcosa di fisso, “là fuori”, ma una produzione delle nostre rappresentazioni individuale e collettive. I nodi epistemologici, ecologici ed economici di questa concezione sono qui identificati.
[ENG] The new suggestions from the sciences of complexity erode an ideal and too well defined boundary between us and the environment. The environment is no more something fixed, “out there”, but a production of our individual and collective representations. The epistemological nodes, ecological and economic of this conception are here identified.

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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?

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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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