Climate Leviathan is an essential book. I recommend it to anyone concerned about the future. However, it would have been an even better book if it were less nostalgic for lost certainties of the left. That would have made its panorama of the future even darker, but simultaneously may have revealed more than four political possibilities.
Baudrillard and the Situationists
I will say something about the similarities and differences between the Situationist critical social theory of advanced or hyper-capitalism and consumerist media culture, and Jean Baudrillard’s theory of image, media and consumer culture. And about the implications for how resistance and change and transformation can come about starting from his theory of objects.
Arte e complessità
[ITA] Noema Media & Publishing ha appena pubblicato l'eBook del libro a cura di Pier Luigi Capucci e Simonetta Simoni, Arte e complessità, Ravenna, Noema M&P, 2018. [ENG] Noema Media & Publishing just published the eBook edited by Pier Luigi Capucci and Simonetta Simoni, Arte e complessità (Art and Complexity), Ravenna, Noema M&P, 2018.
Balance-Unbalance 2018 conference
Balance-Unbalance 2018 conference September 20/21 We would like to invite you to join us at the Balance-Unbalance (BunB) conference, an annual International Conference designed around art and design as catalysts to explore intersections between nature, science, technology and society. Every year, the focus is on one or more major current challenges surrounding the ecological crisis and discipline-transcending cooperation. BunB 2018 will be hosted September 20th and 21st 2018 by The Patchin...
Antibodies. Lynn Hershman Leeson At HeK
HeK has recently dedicated the solo show "Anti-Bodies" to Lynn Hershman Leeson, which focuses on her most recent studies into biological advancement, regenerative medicine, antibodies and genetic research. As a pioneer of media art, her practice has always investigated the subject as a field of self-construction and self-observation in panoptic society.
[ITA] Noema Media & Publishing ha appena pubblicato l'eBook del libro di Anaïs Bernard e Bernard Andrieu, Manifesto Emersivo. Nascita delle Arti Immersive, Ravenna, Noema M&P, 2018. [ENG] Noema Media & Publishing just published the eBook of Anaïs Bernard e Bernard Andrieu, Manifesto Emersivo. Nascita delle Arti Immersive, Ravenna, Noema M&P, 2018.
The Balance-Unbalance conference brings together artists, designers, scientists, economists, philosophers, politicians, policymakers, sociologists, entrepreneurs and technologists from the world, based on the conviction that greater ecological awareness can be created through joint efforts.
What3words e locative media: una possibile traccia artistica
[ITA] L’intuizione principale dietro what3words sta nell’aver tradotto le incomunicabili quindici cifre di latitudine e longitudine in un linguaggio perfettamente umano e memorizzabile. [ENG] The what3words commercial geocoding system, founded in 2013, allows to locate geographical positions through the algorithmic assignation of a combination of three words, a textual tag that replaces the uncomfortably numerical lat-long coordinates.
Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change
This call for proposals seeks to support initiatives from Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe that enable local communities as well as global institutions to engage with cultural changes caused by anticipated as well as present changes of nature and our environment through contemporary artistic and cultural interventions.
The exhibition Eco-Visionaries is dedicated to the topic of ecological change and presents artistic responses to current challenges. It investigates new media, technologies and techno-scientific methods in the arts and their significance for the perception and awareness of the “ecological.”
Leonardo SLAM at ARS Electronica
The Leonardo Slam is an event for cross contamination of ideas, a short open public gathering based on the format of poetry slam, but more free-form: an individual or group may present work, words, stories, video, sound, ideas about work, work about ideas, work about work, ideas about ideas, work about nothing, ideas about music, music about performances, apples about oranges, oranges about history, history about histories, dance about architecture, et cetera.
Hybrid Labs Symposium 2018, Aalto University
[ITA] La Aalto University è stata promotrice di “Hybrid Labs Symposium 2018”. Design, digital media, metodi di rappresentazione audio-visiva, architettura, emerging technologies, urban planning, sono chiamati al tavolo di un discorso interdisciplinare che parte dall’ibrido come stato attuale dove riconoscere ogni cosa. [ENG] Aalto University hosted the “Hybrid Labs Symposium 2018”. For several years, design, digital media, audio-visual representation methods, architecture, emerging technologies...
Transdisziplinäre Design: un remix di possibilità / a remix of possibilities
[ITA] La transdisciplinarietà è un nuovo territorio, dove le mono-discipline tendono a remixarsi tra loro per una conoscenza della conoscenza: discipline in transizione. Il design potrebbe essere uno strumento per ricostruire una profonda riflessione sulla complessità della società, che va oltre. [ENG] Transdisciplinarity is a new territory where mono-disciplines tend to remix for a knowledge of knowledge: disciplines in transition. The design could be a tool to rebuild a profound reflection on...
Telepresenza e Bioarte: l’arte dialogica di Kac / Telepresence & BioArt: Kac’s dialogic art
[ITA] L'artista brasiliano è stato uno dei pionieri dell'arte e della telecomunicazione durante gli anni Ottanta, per poi realizzare opere radicali e importanti che mettono in gioco la teleroborotica e gli organismi viventi, innescando nuove domande, confronti e anche scontri, dove l'etica e l'estetica coabitano in maniera dialogica nella complessità del mondo digitale. [ENG] The Brazilian artist was one of the pioneers of telecommunication art during the 1980s, and then carried out radical and...
Big Data Analysis and perception of digital space through a complex multimedia system
The idea of this project consists in the development of a multimedia system with two main purposes: entertaining the people with music accompained by catchy visuals, and make them think about the influence that the analysis of Big Data has in our lives.
Dal Mediterraneo al Pacifico. Dialoghi attraverso i mari / From the Mediterranean to the Pacific. Dialogues across the seas
[ITA] art*science inizia un programma triennale (2018-2020) sul cambiamento climatico e sul ruolo dell’arte nell’interpretare e rendere consapevoli delle grandi trasformazioni del Pianeta. E per riflettere su argomenti come il “verde”, la “sostenibilità”, il riutilizzo, le energie alternative, l’ambiente, la “Natura”. [ENG] art*science starts a three-years project (2018-2020) on climate change and the role of art in interpreting and making aware of the great transformations that our Planet is u...
COGITO is an interdisciplinary hybrid narrative sending thoughts into outer space as radio waves. The project is staged at the Dwingeloo radio telescope in The Netherlands. One visitor at the time enters the cabin of the radio telescope and sends her or his brain activity into the cosmos while viewing an immersive video of the Earth seen from space. A project by Daniela De Paulis. The narrative unfolds so that one visitor at the time is guided inside the cabin of the Dwingeloo radio tel...
Il ruolo delle tecnologie nelle scena teatrale veneta contemporanea / The role of technology in the contemporary theater scene in Veneto
[ITA] L'articolo presenta i risultati di una ricerca condotta dall'autrice come ricercatrice dell'Università Ca' Foscari, nell'ambito di un più ampio progetto sul rapporto tra teatro d'avanguardia e tecnologia. [ENG] This article presents the results of a research carried out by the author as research fellow at Ca' Foscari University, within a broader project on the relationship between avant-garde theater and technology.
Noema @ Joint Research Center of the European Commission
[ITA] Noema e i progetti a cui ha dato origine sono stati presentati alla Summer School “Resonances” a Ispra, presso il Joint Research Center (JRC) della Commissione Europea. [ENG] Noema and the projects originated from it have been presented at the Summer School “Resonances” in Ispra, at the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission.
Art in Motion. 100 Masterpieces with and through Media
Sat, 14.07.2018 – Sun, 10.02.2019 Atrium 1+2 Cost: Museum admission "Art in Motion. 100 Masterpieces with and through Media. An Operative Canon" will portray the development of media arts by showcasing pivotal pioneering works that utilize technical devices: from photography to cinematography and sound art, the theater of machines and projections, radiophonic and televisual art, the art video, media-based action and Fluxus arts, and the networked and collaborative artistic practices of the ...
Towards a Semi-Living Avatar. Investigating the Interface Body-Smart Machines in Stelarc’s Work
Crossing the boundaries from Cyberpunk Fiction to Reality, Stelarc’s work moves gradually towards the realization of a vision: To investigate the interface between the actual and the virtual world, with the body acting seamlessly in mixed realities, and with an intelligent avatar that performs in the real world, with optical density and tactile experience. This idea, seems to permeate his experimentations with engineering, robotic and digital technology, and with artificial intelligence and biot...
Text is not Static
Text in its nature and very architecture is anxious, it is neurotic. It is only held in a seemingly apparent stasis. A work with text is never truly finished but ceased. The paragraph is a shivering mass of bent lines as is a single sentence. The systematic function of text is to infer a voice in a code of bent lines and spaces between. The sculptural nature of the lines of letters is akin to an exhibition of forms encoded with implied speech and thought. It also is like the ground awaiting crac...
Vital Transformations Mauri Ora
Vital Transformations Mauri Ora consists of three exhibitions, a series of music performances and a hui-symposium. Part of the project involves visually changing the inner city landscape of Nga Motu New Plymouth, which features artist designed vinyl graphics in shop windows and colourful banners hanging from lamposts. The exhibition Unrealism will take place in a currently unused shop on the corner of Devon and Liardet streets, downtown Nga Motu New Plymouth. It features work by seven Taranak...
Comunicare la scienza tra arte, scienza e tecnologia
Riflessioni in forma di dialogo sulla comunicazione della scienza, di come "raccontarla” efficacemente e sul possibile ruolo dell'arte, sulle relazioni tra arte e scienza, sui pubblici e sulla necessità di un discorso interdisciplinare. Il mondo della ricerca artistica può fornire ulteriori stimoli per alimentare tale discussione? In che modo l'arte può interagire con la comunicazione della scienza?