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Generative Art Conference
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Generative Art Conference

The Generative Art Conference is 20. This year it will take place in Ravenna, at MAR, the Museum of Art and at the Classense Library. The conference will run the 13th, 14th and 15th of December 2017, organized by Celestino Soddu. Deadline for participation is postponed to September 30.
Ars Electronica 2017 – The Small Cities Forum
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Ars Electronica 2017 – The Small Cities Forum

Among the many events in Ars Electronica 2017 - we will make reportages and reviews in the n-blog, like the last year - there is a workshop about the small cities as engines of innovation, The Small Cities Forum. The Small Cities Forum is an initiative of Pordenone Design Week and Ars Electronica Linz to promote the power of the small cities and to provide a place for the exchange of experiences and best practice models.
Noema è Affiliate Member di Leonardo / Noema is an Affiliate Member of Leonardo
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Noema è Affiliate Member di Leonardo / Noema is an Affiliate Member of Leonardo

[ITA] Noema è Affiliate Member of Leonardo, proseguendo la collaborazione iniziata con la conferenza internazionale art*science 2017/Leonardo 50, svoltasi ai primi di Luglio a Bologna, co-organizzata da Noema. [ENG] Noema is an Affiliate Member of Leonardo, continuing with the collaboration started with the art*science 2017/Leonardo 50 International conference, held in early July in Bologna, co-organized by Noema.
Recensione di art*science 2017/Leonardo 50 / Review of art*science 2017/Leonardo 50
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Recensione di art*science 2017/Leonardo 50 / Review of art*science 2017/Leonardo 50

[ITA] E’ uscita una recensione di art*science 2017/Leonardo 50 di Elena Giulia Rossi su Il Sole 24 Ore del 6 Agosto, che alleghiamo (clicca sull'immagine per ingrandirla). Noema è stato co-organizzatore e media partner dell’evento. [ENG] A review of art*science 2017/Leonardo 50 by Elena Giulia Rossi on Il Sole 24 Ore, August 6, we enclose below (in Italian, click the image to enlarge). Noema was the co-organizer as well as a media partner of the event.
Call for Proposals: Modules for Master Degrees in Arts and Science
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Call for Proposals: Modules for Master Degrees in Arts and Science

The European Commission launches €1.5 million experimental call for proposals to design innovative interdisciplinary modules for Master degrees, combining arts and ICT with entrepreneurial skills and business exposure. Creative industries are experiencing a significant skills gap at the crossing of creativity and technology. This action, provided by Creative Europe, aims to promote an interdisciplinary approach in masters and university courses by fostering cross-sectorial curricula combining...
art*science 2017/Leonardo 50 – Il Nuovo e la Storia/The New and History
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art*science 2017/Leonardo 50 – Il Nuovo e la Storia/The New and History

Italiano [English below]   art*science 2017/Leonardo 50 - Il Nuovo e la Storia / The New and History Bologna, 3-5 Luglio 2017 Factory, via Castiglione, 26 Sala conferenze “Marco Biagi”, Baraccano, via S.Stefano, 119 https://artscience.online https://www.leonardo.info/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=22 art*science 2017/Leonardo 50 ha il patrocinio di: Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo (MIBACT), Leonardo/ISAST, Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi Bologna, C...
EVA London Conference
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EVA London Conference

Held annually in July, EVA London is one of the international Electronic Visualisation & the Arts conferences. The first EVA conference was held in 1990, with the intention to create a space for people using or interested in the new technologies to share their experiences and network in a friendly, collaborative atmosphere. EVA London's focus is on the development and application of visualisation technologies to various domains, including art, music, dance, theatre and the sciences.
Corpo Scosso / Body Shocked – Bodyquake
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Corpo Scosso / Body Shocked – Bodyquake

[ITA] BodyQuake (CORPO SCOSSO) è il risultato della collaborazione tra IRCCS Neuromed, Fondazione Neuromed e La Cura insieme con Art is Open Source (Salvatore Iaconesi e Oriana Persico) e l’artista e performer Francesca Fini. [ENG] BodyQuake is the result of the collaboration between IRCCS Neuromed, Neuromed Foundation and Art is Open Source (Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico) and the artist Francesca Fini.
Noema è media partner di / Noema is a media partner of LuminousBees
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Noema è media partner di / Noema is a media partner of LuminousBees

"[ITA] Il 20, 21 e 22 Febbraio all’Università di Genova c’è “Interactive Micro Aerial Robots Swarm I-MARS 2017”, tre giorni di conferenze e workshop transdisciplinari che coinvolgeranno artisti, designer, scienziati, tecnologi e docenti. Noema è partner dell'evento. [ENG] On February 20, 21 and 22 will take place at the University of Genoa “Interactive Micro Aerial Robots Swarm I-MARS 2017”, three days of transdisciplinary lectures and workshops involving artists, designers, scientists, teacher...
Noema è partner di A.I. Conference / Noema is a partner of A.I. Conference
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Noema è partner di A.I. Conference / Noema is a partner of A.I. Conference

[ITA] Noema è partner di A.I. Conference, a cura di Leonel Moura, che si svolgerà presso il Geek Picnic Festival 2017 in tre date: San Pietroburgo (17-18 Giugno), Mosca (24-25 Giugno) e New York (12-13 Agosto). [ENG] Noema is a partner of A.I. Conference, curated by Leonel Moura, which will take place at the Geek Picnic Festival 2017 in three dates: S. Petersburg (June, 17-18), Moscow (June, 24-25) and New York (August, 12-13).
Consciousness Reframed. Art and Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era
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Consciousness Reframed. Art and Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era

Call For Papers presentations and papers are invited from artists, scientists and theorists in all fields! Consciousness Reframed. Art and Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era, 2016 As new media art grows old, is a new art arising? How do competing theories of the origin and location of consciousness impact on art practice? Was the coupling of art and science a marriage of convenience or a matter of true love? Could a new spirituality cause the divorce? Is there a nonlinear online aest...
Open Call for a Residency at ESA
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Open Call for a Residency at ESA

(Linz, April 20, 2016) Under the aegis of the European Digital Art and Science Network, Ars Electronica cordially invites artists to take part in a competition for a residency at the European Space Agency (ESA) and at the Ars Electronica Futurelab. This residency offers artists an extraordinary opportunity to experience the landing of the Rosetta space probe and the ExoMars Mission live on site at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. This visit...

Call for Exhibition: States of Matter

The embodiment of artistic intents in the plastic and figurative forms of representation has been a dramatic moment in the human history defined by revolutionary processes to master matter in terms of colors, shapes, materials and techniques. A New Renaissance brought to practitioners, in this contemporary age, by the enormous availabilities of scientific and technological knowledge together with a change of perspective, in which cross-disciplinary discourses are established between specialized ...

From Siri to sexbots: Female AI reinforces a toxic desire for passive, agreeable and easily dominated women

Source: Salon A recent article titled “Why is AI Female?” made the connection that gendered labor, in service professions in particular, is fueling our expectations for gendered AI assistants and service robots. Furthermore, the author argues, this “feminizing — and sexualizing — of machines” signals a future with a disproportionate use of feminized VR and robots for a male-dominated sex industry. Monica Nickelsburg writes: “Sex with robots is a big leap from asking Siri to set an alarm, but...

Only 20% of Africans use the internet – we must fix this digital poverty now

Source: World Economic Forum The one thing I love most about my job is the countless brilliant, inspirational people I invariably get to meet when I am in Africa. As you can imagine, they are a diverse bunch: the Rwandan techpreneur pioneering smart card solutions for public transport; the Nigerian Global Shaper tracking an election tribunal via #TrackAkwaIbom; the South African innovator developing digital currency to expand opportunities for vulnerable youth in townships; the Ghanaian ser...

How ‘Maintainers,’ Not ‘Innovators,’ Make the World Turn

Source: TheAtlantic.com New technologies and their inventors are often celebrated as society’s heroes. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Larry Page: These are all contemporary “innovators” whose “visionary ideas” and “creative leaps” led to “disruptive realities”—that is, if you buy the rhetoric of certain books and novelty-oriented publications (including, sometimes, your very own CityLab). But those who’ve questioned whether technology really is society’s salve aren’t alone. Lee Vinsel,...

Hail the maintainers

Source: aeon Innovation is a dominant ideology of our era, embraced in America by Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and the Washington DC political elite. As the pursuit of innovation has inspired technologists and capitalists, it has also provoked critics who suspect that the peddlers of innovation radically overvalue innovation. What happens after innovation, they argue, is more important. Maintenance and repair, the building of infrastructures, the mundane labour that goes into sustaining funct...

Towards the Third Life

Humans also developed a wide range of artefacts, machines, entities that are quickly becoming more and more powerful, complex, autonomous, and independent. These could be defined to a certain extent as “living entities”, expanding the idea of life and of life forms. All this processes seem pushing forward the human biological, cultural, technical boundaries. How do they happen? Where are technologies based on? Can these processes give any glimpses on a possible evolution?
Use at your own risk
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Use at your own risk

[ITA] (english below) Opening della mostra "Use at your own risk", Ars Electronica Festival 2013 - Linz, 12.08.2013 Dal 5 al 9 Settembre 2013 aprirà la mostra "Use at your own risk" all'interno della 27esima edizione dell'Ars Electronica Festival a Linz, Austria. L'esposizione, curata per il settimo anno dall'Interface Culture Lab di Linz, che ormai è un ospite fisso del Festival ormai da più di sette anni. L'edizione di quest'anno vede la partecipazione di artisti emergenti provenien...
Subtle Technologies Festival: Immortality, Toronto, June 8-9, 2013
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Subtle Technologies Festival: Immortality, Toronto, June 8-9, 2013

This Subtle Technologies explores the art and science of Immortality. Through presentations, panels, a workshop, exhibition and screening, the Festival investigates ways in which artists explore archiving memories; scientific techniques for bringing extinct animals back to life; a search for extending youth; ancient landscape as sonic memory; vampires in pop culture and much more! Read the full reportage by Noema correspondant from Toronto, Roberta Buiani: http://blogs.noemalab.eu/
Video-Interview with Vincenzo Fano
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Video-Interview with Vincenzo Fano

[ITA - English below] Breve bio. Vincenzo Fano è nato nel 1960, figlio di un fisico teorico e nipote di un filosofo. Ha dedicato la sua vita allo studio e all'insegnamento della filosofia. Laureato in filosofia della fisica nel 1984, ha poi frequentato un dottorato in filosofia della psicologia scrivendo una tesi su Franz Brentano. Ha insegnato per 10 anni nelle scuole e da 10 anni è docente presso l'università di Urbino. È convinto che vivere studiando e riflettendo sia un modo ottimo ...
Video-interview with Alan N. Shapiro
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Video-interview with Alan N. Shapiro

  We were in Linz, attending the Ars Electronica Festival 2012, when we met the Technologist and Futurist Alan N. Shapiro. It was months ago, but we were already thinking about (five-words-for-) the-future. The Noema Staff  invites You to watch the video interview and visit the brand-new project FIVE WORDS FOR THE FUTURE. Shapiro is an interdisciplinary thinker, software developer, computer scientist, author and translator in the field of contemporary cultural phenomena....

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