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Il corpo e la soglia. Considerazioni sul film Avatar
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Il corpo e la soglia. Considerazioni sul film Avatar

[ITA] Di Avatar m'interessa considerare gli aspetti relativi al corpo. Se una lezione abbiamo appreso dal parziale fallimento dell'impresa dell'Intelligenza Artificiale forte – che si propone di replicare l'intelligenza umana mediante programmi per calcolatore – è che la nostra intelligenza non può prescindere dalla presenza del corpo, nel quale è radicata: un corpo che è a sua volta immerso in, e in costante interazione con, l'ambiente. [ENG] In the movie Avatar I'm interested in considering t...
Regulation and Social Media: Speed Bumps or the Code 2.0
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Regulation and Social Media: Speed Bumps or the Code 2.0

“Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather (…)” (Barlow 1996).
Beyond the map: an experiment in affective geographies
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Beyond the map: an experiment in affective geographies

In this paper I use a recent research creation project and its mobile component (the TiP lab) to draw attention to the importance of regarding the city as an entanglement of sometimes evident, sometimes hidden naturecultural geographies and more-than-human encounters. I argue that while official narratives are not interested in narrating such vibrant multidimensionality, traditional cartographic practices don’t seem to be able to seize them.
L’età dell’ansia. Egloga post-digitale / The Age of Anxiety: a Post-digital Eclogue
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L’età dell’ansia. Egloga post-digitale / The Age of Anxiety: a Post-digital Eclogue

[ITA] A Transmediale si è riflettuto sugli aspetti della vita contemporanea nell’epoca del capitalismo digitale: quali sono le attività e i comportamenti che la caratterizzano? [ENG] Transmediale's focus was on aspects of contemporary life in the age of digital capitalism: what are the activities and behaviors that characterize it?
Refounding Legitimacy Toward Aethogenesis
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Refounding Legitimacy Toward Aethogenesis

The fusion of human and technology takes us into an unheard world, populated by quasi-living species that would relegate us to the rank of alienated agents, emptied of their identity and consciousness. I argue instead that our world is woven by simple, though invisible, perspectives, which may renew our ability of judgment and our autonomy, I have called Anoptical Perspectives.
Staging Aliveness, Challenging Anthropocentrism:  Subverting an Art Historical Paradigm
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Staging Aliveness, Challenging Anthropocentrism: Subverting an Art Historical Paradigm

According to Edward O. Wilson, human beings have an “innate tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes.” And art writer Jack Burnham even maintained that “art is a form of biological signal”.
A Different Theory of Mediation for Technospaces
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A Different Theory of Mediation for Technospaces

Diffractive Technospaces undertakes a redefinition of the relationship between space and representation, beginning from a revision of both according to a performative, non-representational perspective. Here, representation is not refused, but differently articulated in a relation of reciprocity with the same articulation of technospaces.
The Tesseract: between mediated consciousness and embodiment
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The Tesseract: between mediated consciousness and embodiment

The tesseract is a gravitational wormhole that represents the physical compression of space that circumvents time in order to move from one location in spacetime to another. The index, as part of the body, but also the mechanism for applying a collapsed signification, requires both utterance (mediation) and event (temporal-frame) in order to create cognitive meaning.
Sul concetto di Media Art / On the Notion of Media Art
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Sul concetto di Media Art / On the Notion of Media Art

[ITA] Il fenomeno Media Art nasce dalle relazioni che hanno caratterizzato il mondo degli audiovisivi, del cinema, dei media e dell’arte contemporanea. [ENG] The phenomenon of Media Art arises from the connections that have affected the world of audiovisual, cinema, media and contemporary arts.
Architectures of Interaction, Architectures of Communication
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Architectures of Interaction, Architectures of Communication

New ways of using space are emerging and moving towards real time management. The architect has perhaps become a super programmer? In this perspective, we can say that the present city is partly an expression of the 20th century urban and technological utopianism.
Transmediale15: a reflection about algorithmic life
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Transmediale15: a reflection about algorithmic life

[ITA] Si è conclusa la ventisettesima edizione di transmediale15, nell'incontro tra cultura ed età post-digitale. Una riflessione sul tema "del futuro del lavoro e della vita algoritmica". [ENG] The twenty-seven edition of transmediale15 took place into the cutting edge of culture in the post-digital age. A reflection on "the future of algorithmic work and life".
Luci, tecnologie, arti… / Lights, Technologies, Arts…
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Luci, tecnologie, arti… / Lights, Technologies, Arts…

[ITA] Se penso alla luce penso a un'energia e penso a quegli organi - come l'occhioo - che la rivelano, come scrisse Gyorgy Kepes. [ENG] If I think about light I think about an energy and I think about those organs - like the eye - that reveal it, as Gyorgy Kepes wrote.
Exhibiting Elsewhere
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Exhibiting Elsewhere

When funding is not linked to a specific exhibition space – and traditional exhibition spaces can represent a noticeable part of a production budget – the incentive to work in a traditional white cube disappears.
Aesthetics of transition. New metric of the body
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Aesthetics of transition. New metric of the body

The arts, science and technology are experiencing a period of profound change. Explosive challenges to the institutions and practices of engineering, art making, and scientific research raise urgent questions of ethics, craft, and care for the planet and its inhabitants. Unforeseen forms of beauty and understanding are possible, but so are too unexpected risks and threats.
Political Philosophy of the Information Society
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Political Philosophy of the Information Society

I want to thank the organizers of the International Conference on the Information Society (i-Society 2012) here in London for inviting me to be a keynote speaker. My favorite British writer is George Orwell, and one of the questions that I will ask in my lecture is: if he were alive today, what would George Orwell think of the Information Society?
Intervista a Gwenn-Aël Lynn / Interview to Gwenn-Aël Lynn
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Intervista a Gwenn-Aël Lynn / Interview to Gwenn-Aël Lynn

[ITA] Gwenn-Aël Lynn è un artista franco-americano la cui ricerca fa uso di linguaggi e strumenti non tradizionali e si sviluppa intorno a tematiche trans-culturali. [ENG] Gwenn Aël-Lynn is a french-american artist whose research uses non-traditional languages ​​and tools and also focuses on transcultural themes.
What is the Meaning of Life?
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What is the Meaning of Life?

There were about 150 people in the audience. I spoke for almost two hours, mostly extemporaneously. Afterwards, there was a long question-and-answer session. There were some truly brilliant questions. I was especially impressed by one young man, who wondered if my critique of “binary oppositions” did not run the risk of itself instituting a binary opposition between my critique and the dualisms that I criticize. I said that he was right.
Sticky: Perturbazioni volontarie
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Sticky: Perturbazioni volontarie

E’ universalmente riconosciuto il forte legame tra la Matematica, mezzo per la scoperta e la descrizione della realtà e l'Arte che questa stessa realtà vuole raffigurare. L'Arte classica obbedisce a regole su misure e proporzioni, gli artisti (in senso lato: pittori, scultori, architetti) utilizzano il rettangolo aureo, fanno ricorso alla sezione aurea, alla teoria delle proporzioni che era alla base della Geometria e della Scienza Greca.
The Internet of Things from the user’s perspective
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The Internet of Things from the user’s perspective

We were asked to consider the Internet of Things (IoT) from the user’s viewpoint. Well, my viewpoint is exactly this, since I’m neither a company director nor a software coder or a hardware creator. From an user’s viewpoint I think we are undergoing a big transformation.
Cosmo e Caos
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Cosmo e Caos

L'oggetto delle matematiche - ordine immanente nella Natura - si discopre alla mente attraverso un processo d'astrazione; appunto per ciò le matematiche non sono soltanto scienza, rappresentazione di quell'oggetto, sì anche arte, cioè espressione del soggetto che le costruisce, secondo le sue intime leggi.
ECCS’11 a Vienna
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ECCS’11 a Vienna

Notizie e riflessioni sulle linee emergenti dagli studi internazionali su complessità e reti. Il resoconto di Valerio Eletti sulla European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS’11) che si è tenuta dal 12 al 16 settembre 2011, che da quasi un decennio, ogni anno, riunisce studiosi dei sistemi complessi che vengono da università e centri di ricerca da tutto il mondo.
Simulation beyond perspective
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Simulation beyond perspective

Holography suggests a new visual universe within a culture where the visual simulation is the most effective communication system; and it let us reflect about the need for a more comprehensive definition of “image”. We can believe that future images will also be holographic and that we shall communicate more and more through them, in a delicate balance between presence and absence, immediacy and remoteness, present and past, materiality and immateriality, matter and energy.
Interview à propos de “sk-interfaces”
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Interview à propos de “sk-interfaces”

After having curated the seminal Art Biotech exhibition in France, in 2003, which has almost become the very manifesto of Biotech Art, five years later, the curator and media theorician Jens Hauser has proposed sk-interfaces, another impressive and cutting-edge exhibition "exploding borders in art, technology and society". First staged in Liverpool, this exhibition has been further enlarged to be shown in the City of Luxembourg (2009-2010).
Il Design e la Matematica al Tempo dell’Informazione
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Il Design e la Matematica al Tempo dell’Informazione

La matematica, intesa come attività cognitiva umana e non luogo ideale di perfezioni logiche astratte calate da qualche iperuranio platonico, permette di muoversi tra il certo e l’incerto alla ricerca del possibile e del plausibile. Nella sua natura più profonda, essa rispecchia l’attitudine umana alla ricerca di configurazioni,di pattern ricorrenti, di analogie in sistemi anche assai diversi tra loro, tutte cose da cui dipende il nostro retaggio evolutivo.
Stories of competition and collaboration
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Stories of competition and collaboration

Collaboration is difficult. Usman Haque used the Prisoners Dilemma to show that voting selfishly always gives you more gain. It is only when you can start to consider making points or making meaning for the group as a whole that you can actually see to your small sacrifice in collaborating creates benefit for the group as a whole and consequently for you. But this takes trust in the people in your immediate neighbourhood.
Arte e interattività
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Arte e interattività

Nel campo della comunicazione umana l’eccezione non è l’interattività ma la non interattività: la comunicazione interattiva esiste fin da quando esiste la nostra specie, quella non interattiva è molto più recente, risale alla realizzazione delle prime immagini, forse 40 mila anni fa, quando abbiamo iniziato a porre al di fuori del corpo una parte della conoscenza.
The sensible reality between obviousness and uncertainty
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The sensible reality between obviousness and uncertainty

This paper was originally presented at the International Conference “Consciousness Reframed XI – Making Reality Really Real”, Trondheim, November 4 – 6, 2010. It was published in the volume R. Ascott, E. Gangvik, M. Jahrmann (eds.), Making Reality Really Real - Consciousness Reframed XI, Trondheim, TEKS Publishing, 2010

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