Franz Fischnaller – Guest Editor
“e-art” Magazine Special issue of Ingenium within the “e-What? Project” – Net, Society, Democracy, sponsored by the Company Engineering – Ingegneria Informatica, Rome, Italy.
Franz Fischnaller, is the Guest Editor of the “e-art” (i.e. digital, virtual, interactive art) Special issue of INGENIUM within the e-What? Project – Net-Society-Democracy – sponsored by the Company Engineering- Ingegneria Informatica. The concept is to foster ideas about the Net, the society and the electronic media from variety viewpoints: philosophy, politics, sociology, economy, art and so forth. The magazine should be the trigger for activating a process leading to an annual international convention and to the founding of a study center – passing through seminars, workshops, courses, etc.
The project concept, hence, is not to promote a single event but rather to activate an enduring process over time, starting with the publication of a special series of the Company’s journal. The thematic domain of the INGENIUM monographic edition is that of digital technologies, but examined in its cultural and political dimensions, moving from the focal triad: the Net, the society and democracy.
The revolution of interactive technologies as well as the Net issue have influenced the classical scene of the arts. The overlapping and blending of different disciplines and media and the coming out of new techniques have created needs, requests, and interrogatives, which conduct to doubts and improvements. Within this frame the issue will attempt to explore topics like the new powerful expressive digital media, the new languages, the fading of boundaries between categories of art production, the total new relationship author/user, the digital arts as extreme challenge to technologies.
INGENIUM special edition the “e-art” (digital, virtual, interactive art will be published in November 2002.etc. “e-art” Special issue of Ingenium is a hard copy magazine, a CD will be produced ad hoc for this special issue, part of the content of the magazine will be available on line.
Among the guest contributor and author:
Steve Wilson, Steve dietz, Pier Luigi Capucci, Roberta Bosco, Tom DeFanti and Maxine Brown, Stelarc, Information Society Division: UNESCO, Eduardo Kac, Mary-anne Breeze, Golan Levin, Roy Ascott, ETOY, Paul Sermon, Mauro Annunciatto, Scott Fisher, Robert Stone, Nadia Thalmann, Blanca Elena Pantin, Alonzo C. Addison, Sara Diamond, Howard Rheingold, Alejandro Sacristan, Daniel J. Sandin, Steve Bryson, Alfredo Ronchi, Rosa Maria Trujillo, Rigoberta Menchu.
An exclusive interview with Jaron Lanier by Franz Fischnaller will be published in “e-art”. See excerpt of the interview:
“e-art” will be published in November 2002.
Franz Fischnaller, Professor at The University of Illinois at Chicago,
http://www.evl.uic.edu and Art Director of F.A.B.R.I.CATORS, Italy