Artificial Intelligence and the Agelast. Iconopoeia of the mechanistic humor
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Artificial Intelligence and the Agelast. Iconopoeia of the mechanistic humor

Humour exerted by AI painting machines are gradually becoming empathetic (not yet conscious?) of comic information they attribute to audiences. In the symptomatology of artworks produced by machines, online AI text-to-image apps provide sliding menus for the diminution or exaggeration of a mimic property as laughter, eye-opening levels, etc. In any case, it is information stored from other historical art images or photographic paradigms, processed to formalise a new iconopoiia.
Climate Change Communication Award “Rebecca Ballestra”
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Climate Change Communication Award “Rebecca Ballestra”

Share your innovative projects and initiatives, join the global network of climate change communicators, take part in the contest, and enhance your impact worldwide. The second edition of the CMCC was launched at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh. Submissions are welcome until 15 June 2023. Follow us on the journey to meet new ways to communicate the climate challenge worldwide.
Support SymbioticA!
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Support SymbioticA!

Founded in 2000, by Oron Catts, Miranda Grounds, and Stuart Bunt, SymbioticA is a biological art research center at The University of Western Australia. Over the last 22 years, led by Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, SymbioticA has become the world’s pioneer in art/science education, research and design. SymbioticA is an international leader in the art and science field and became a Centre for Excellence in 2008.
Surprize 4 – What is life?
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Surprize 4 – What is life?

[ITA] "Surprize 4 - What is life?", mostra degli studenti dell’Accademia di Urbino, quest’anno ha per tema "What is life?". [ENG] “Surprize 4 - What is life?”, the exhibition of the students from the Urbino Academy of Fine Arts, this year revolves around the theme "What is life?".
Back to the Future: Memories from Ars Electronica 2022
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Back to the Future: Memories from Ars Electronica 2022

[ITA] Cari Elena e Pier Luigi, vi scrivo questa mail a qualche settimana dal rientro, vi ringrazio infinitamente per essere stati dei preziosi compagni di questa mia prima volta al Festival Ars Electronica. [ENG] Dear Elena and Pier Luigi, I am writing you this email a few weeks after my return, thanking you so much for being such valuable companions in this my first time at the Ars Electronica Festival.
Future Film Festival 2022
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Future Film Festival 2022

[ITA] Tema portante di quest’anno, il retrofuturo. Ogni epoca storica ha creato il “suo” futuro, attraverso narrazioni nate per esorcizzare i timori legati al presente. [ENG] The main theme of this year, the retro-future. Each historical epoch has created "its" future, through narratives created to exorcise the fears related to the present.
Meraviglia Ubiqua / Ubiquitous Meraviglia
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Meraviglia Ubiqua / Ubiquitous Meraviglia

Salvatore è un atto poetico e rivoluzionario, è performance stupefatta dove attraverso affinità empatiche e telepatiche partecipiamo a un grande progetto di “abitare” le vite (tutte). Questo mio discorso a cuore aperto, come un’operazione senza anestesia, forse non restituisce l’immensità di Salvatore, ma ne dà una goccia che spero instillerà nell’oceano agitato una promessa di continuare ciò che Salvatore ha fatto e continua con noi a fare, ossia aprire il suo corpo. Il nostro (suo) viaggio non...
Beyond Binaries
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Beyond Binaries

[ITA] Il progetto, promosso dall’Associazione Culturale Erinni, è vincitore del bando VitaminaG nell’ambito del programma GenerAzioniGiovani.it finanziato dalle Politiche Giovanili della Regione Lazio con il sostegno del Dipartimento per la Gioventù. [ENG] The project, promoted by the Cultural Association Erinni, is the winner of the VitaminaG call for proposals within the GenerAzioniGiovani.it programme financed by the Youth Policies of the Lazio Region with the support of the Department for Y...
Folle di Scienza – Strambinaria 2022
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Folle di Scienza – Strambinaria 2022

Riscaldamento globale, vaccini, energia, ma anche nuove tecnologie, mobilità, ricadute della ricerca nella vita quotidiana: che si tratti di grandi temi in evidenza o di argomenti sotto traccia, scienza e tecnologia sono sempre all’ordine del giorno nel panorama dell’informazione. I temi controversi la fanno da padrone, i canali tradizionali non aiutano a districarsi e i dibattiti sui social aumentano la confusione. La sfida per i divulgatori è sempre più ardua. Occorre ideare e sperimentare nuo...
HumaniTies and Artificial Intelligence
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HumaniTies and Artificial Intelligence

The transversal character of artificial intelligence and the related social, economic, ethical, legal and cultural impacts call for interdisciplinary discussions that go beyond the purely technological angle. This is the focus of the present book, to present the result of interdisciplinary discussions on artificial intelligence and humanity carried out at the Centre for Advanced Studies, Joint Research Centre, European Commission.
ISEA 2023 – SYMBIOSIS
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ISEA 2023 – SYMBIOSIS

Symbiosis is a cornerstone of life itself — no organism, nor any species more widely, could survive in isolation and without reciprocity. This applies as much to human societies as to the rapport of those societies with their surrounding environments. More than a simple co-existence, symbiosis implies interdependence. It can be positive, neutral, or negative, varying according to the dynamic between the rapport’s attendant parts. We must, then, choose our symbiotic models wisely. This is the ori...
Creativity & Cognition – Art Exhibition 2022, Venice
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Creativity & Cognition – Art Exhibition 2022, Venice

This exhibition explores new forms of cross-discipline engagement with cities under threat from a multitude of challenges. It presents interactive artworks and conceptual experiments from art, computer science and design that provoke citizens and others to challenge and reflect on cities of the future, taking Venice as a possible model.
The Beauty of Early Life / It’s about Life
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The Beauty of Early Life / It’s about Life

The Beauty of Early Life. Traces of Early Life ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe An exhibition in cooperation with the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe Sat, 26.03.2022 – Sun, 10.07.2022 Atrium 8+9, 1st floor Cost: Museum Admission The exhibition takes us on a journey back through time to the origin of life. How did life first get started? Where can we still find traces of the earliest life forms today? Why is it important to look at the past in order to develop an und...
S+T+ARTS Live Artists – Repairing the Present
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S+T+ARTS Live Artists – Repairing the Present

The meeting is intended to stimulate a discussion based on the projects of the two artists who won the Repairing the Present residency programme. The artists will be invited to present and discuss their current artistic research in dialogue with selected discussants in front of an interested audience.
Biogenetica e biopirateria: nel cuore del problema / Biogenetics and biopiracy: at the heart of the problem
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Biogenetica e biopirateria: nel cuore del problema / Biogenetics and biopiracy: at the heart of the problem

[ITA] Alcune scoperte ed esperimenti riguardano settori delicati della vita umana e animale e poiché è sempre più difficile una distinzione netta tra mondo biologico e mondo artificiale, è stato necessario creare una regolamentazione legale del settore: questo campo di studio viene definito bioetica. [ENG] Some discoveries and experiments concern delicate areas of human and animal life, and since it is increasingly difficult to make a clear distinction between the biological and artificial worl...
Dialogues across the seas: the ocean that keeps us apart also joins us. Charting knowledge and practice in the Anthropocene
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Dialogues across the seas: the ocean that keeps us apart also joins us. Charting knowledge and practice in the Anthropocene

This publication is about two events on the impact of the climate crisis on the seas and the marine environments: “From the Mediterranean to the Pacific. Dialogues across the seas” (in Cervia, Italy) and “The ocean that keeps us apart also joins us: charting knowledge and practice in the Anthropocene” (at ISEA 2020 “Why Sentience?” in Montreal).
ECHO #5 – Technology, Mediation, Performance
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ECHO #5 – Technology, Mediation, Performance

How does technology inform, shape, mediate and constrain our conceptions and practices of performance? This issue begins with an expanded understanding of ‘technology’. Not only specific technologies (notation, the oboe, recording, the internet, VR), but also wider technological discourses of practical, environment, and conceptual thought-space (heliocentrism, the steam engine, computation and our common extended reality).
EVA London 2022
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EVA London 2022

  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...
Intelligenza della natura, natura dell’intelligenza
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Intelligenza della natura, natura dell’intelligenza

Conseguenza ne è che l’intelligenza naturale dell’uomo diventa artificiale non appena si smette di parlarne con parole ordinarie e il microscopio matematico subentra per indagarne/descriverne i... “meccanismi”. Matematizzazione della nostra intelligenza naturalmente matematizzante e sua artificializzazione sembrano dunque andare “ovviamente” insieme.
What Is Life?
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What Is Life?

[ITA] Il tema che l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino si propone di approfondire è quello della vita: “What Is Life?”. Un tema di grande attualità perché contiene alcuni degli snodi contemporanei e può essere interpretato da punti di vista diversi. [ENG] The theme that the Academy of Fine Arts of Urbino aims to explore is that of life: "What Is Life?”. It is a very topical contemporary issue and it can be considered from different points of view.
Meta.Morf 2022 – Ecophilia
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Meta.Morf 2022 – Ecophilia

Nature has gone estranged. Our link to it is more important than ever. Our home planet needs our care and love. This is what Ecophilia is about. And you cannot avoid it. Nature is all about your lifeworld. Where you live, how you live and how you love it. Ecophilia reflects not only a necessity, but also a deep desire to connect with nature. But what is nature really? Except for some ecological dreamscapes?
L’art au-delà de l’humanisme
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L’art au-delà de l’humanisme

L'art est une sorte de philosophie de la contemporanéité. Nous avons besoin d'un art éclairé, capable de prendre en compte aussi ce qui n'est pas humain (l'environnement, les autres espèces...), de se confronter et de dialoguer directement avec la complexité de l'existant, en dépassant des préjugés qui demeurent encore bien ancrés.
The 13th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC’22)
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The 13th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC’22)

Computational Creativity (or CC) is a discipline with roots in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Science, Engineering, Design, Psychology and Philosophy, and which explores the potential for computers to be autonomous creators in their own right. ICCC is an annual conference that welcomes papers on different aspects of CC, on systems that exhibit varying degrees of creative autonomy, on frameworks that offer greater clarity for thinking about machine (and human) creativity, on methodologie...
ISEA 2023 – Symbiosis
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ISEA 2023 – Symbiosis

In an era of global crisis — ecologic and economic; sanitary and socio-political — symbiosis is a notion that allows us to explore the metamorphoses afoot and to imagine possible futures. This symposium offers an incubator where artists, designers, scientists, and other thinkers will dialogue and debate on process and practice, exhibiting novel projects along the way.

Interview with Marta de Menezes

Interview with Dalila Honorato

Interview with Adam Zaretsky

Interview with Jadwiga Charzyńska

Interview with Delma Rodriguez

Interview with Olga Kisseleva

Interview with Anna Dumitriu

Interview with Luz María Sánchez

Interview with Danielle Siembieda

Interview with Freddy Paul Grunert

Interview with Elif Ayiter

Interview with Roberta Buiani

Interview with Bill Seaman

Interview with Roger Malina

Interview with Christa Sommerer

Interview with Annick Bureaud

Interview with Leonel Moura

Interview with Nina Czegledy

Interview with Stelarc

Interview with Derrick de Kerckhove

Interview with Margarete Jahrmann

Interview with Jaromil