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Refresh! the 1st International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology

Recognizing the increasing significance of media art for our culture, this Conference on the Histories of Media Art will discuss for the first time the history of media art within the interdisciplinary and intercultural contexts of the histories of art. Banff New Media Institute, the Database for Virtual Art and Leonardo/ISAST are collaborating to produce the first international art history conference.

The Connection Between the War Against Terrorism, Economics and Media-Art

The conference 'Capturing the Moving Minds' gathers a pack of people - artists, economists, researchers, philosophers, activists - who are interested in the new logic of the economy, the new form of war against terrorism and in the new cooperative modes of creation and resistance, together in a space moving in time.

Wearable Futures: Hybrid Culture in the Design and Development of Soft Technology

Wearable Futures is an interdisciplinary conference, which aims to bring together practitioners, inventors, and theorists in the field of soft technology and wearables including those concerned with fashion, textiles, sportswear, interaction design, media and live arts, medical textiles, wellness, perception and psychology, IPR, polymer science, nanotechnology, military, and other relevant research strands.

Code

Code is an open-source digital online art exhibit. The exhibit provides an accessible glimpse into a few contemporary ways of approaching code as art, and contribute to evolved approaches to hybrid methodologies which utilize mixtures of conceptual art and open-source philosophy while occasionally leveraging the strengths of proprietary foundations.

Database of Virtual Art

We are pleased to announce the release of the extended Database of Virtual Art. It now provides an enlarged set of features and research opportunities: The major novelty is the freshly implemented Thesaurus featuring a variety of categories and keywords. The Database offers an extensive search tree that permits a targeted set search.

Fadaiat // Borderline Academy

More than 200 artists and activists from all over Europe and the Mediterranean are expected to meet for an hybrid academy project: FADAIAT // BORDERLINE ACADEMY will link practices of producing art, culture and technology with current debates on movements, mobility, migration and precarity.

Prix Ars Electronica 2005: The Results

Creative artists from 71 countries submitted 2,975 works for Prix Ars Electronica prize consideration this year. Computer Animation and Interactive Art are the areas that showed strongest growth in the number of entries. Prize money totaling EUR 110,000 will be awarded to the winners in six categories.

Incommunicado 05

Long considered a marginal policy field dominated by technology experts, info-development is embroiled in a full-fledged info-politics, negotiated in terms of corporate accountability, state transformation, and the role of an international civil society in the creation of a new world information order.

CIA.IS – Center for Icelandic Art

CIA.IS promotes Iceland art by connecting the local visual art community with the International artnetwork. It enforces national and international collaborations in order to improve opportunities for Icelandic artists in their homecountry and to increase their popularity abroad.

Tomorrow Now

Obiettivo del progetto è creare un luogo per ospitare in modo continuativo le pratiche artistiche contemporanee del digitale attivando un osservatorio per promuovere e far emergere le realtà creative che lavorano con le nuove tecnologie e che, per quanto oggi diffuse, sono per lo più ancora sommerse.

Making Things Public: Atmospheres Of Democracy

The main idea behind "Making Things Public: Atmospheres Of Democracy" is that politics is all about _things_. It's not a sphere, a profession or a mere occupation; it essentially involves a concern for affairs that are brought to the attention of a _public_. The public is not cast in stone for all time.

Art World Rallies to support Steven Kurtz

An April 17 auction to benefit the Critical Art Ensemble Defense Fund has attracted donations from some of the biggest names in the contemporary art world, including Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman, Alexis Rockman, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Hans Haacke, Kiki Smith, Chris Burden, and a great many others.

The Conservation of Media Art

Over the last 10 years collection managers, curators, artists and conservators have become more and more interested in the issue of the preservation of media art. At the moment a serious number of national and international projects are conducting research that seeks to define strategies for, and best practice regarding the documentation and preservation of new media.

Electrohype throws in the towel

After five years of promoting and advocating computer based art Electrohype have to close down its activities. It both a sad and strange feeling to have to close down, especially when we are thinking of the fact that we right now are presenting the large exhibition in Malmo Konsthall.

Interview with Luis Miguel Girão

Interview with Roberta Buiani

Interview with Bill Seaman

Interview with Roger Malina

Interview with Pavel Smetana

Interview with Christa Sommerer

Interview with Annick Bureaud

Interview with Leonel Moura

Interview with Nina Czegledy

Interview with Alberto Abruzzese (Italiano)

Interview with Stelarc

Interview with Derrick de Kerckhove

Interview with Margarete Jahrmann

Interview with Jaromil

Interview with Laura Beloff

Interview with Alan Shapiro