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La Torre di Majorana e l’ipotesi di Riemann sui numeri primi / The Majorana tower and the Riemann Prime Numbers conjecture
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La Torre di Majorana e l’ipotesi di Riemann sui numeri primi / The Majorana tower and the Riemann Prime Numbers conjecture

[ITA] I fisici Fabrizio Tamburini e Ignazio Licata hanno proposto una lettura del più grande problema matematico di tutti i tempi, l’ipotesi di Riemann, tramite l’esotica “torre di Majorana”. [ENG] Physicists Fabrizio Tamburini and Ignazio Licata propose a reading of the greatest mathematical problem of all time, the Riemann hypothesis. And they do it through the exotic “Majorana tower”
Art versus Société: un défi prométhéen?
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Art versus Société: un défi prométhéen?

Le titan Prométhée est moderne, modernus. Sa vision de l’homme et surtout sa volonté de dérober le feu du ciel pour le donner aux humains, est une métaphore pionnière de notre trinôme contemporain : progres, humanité, liberté. Il n’y a rien de dogmatique, de péremptoire dans ces gestes mythiques, mais on peut y voir plutôt le courage de l’héresie, toujours aussi nécessaire de nos jours. L’art doit s’immerger dans le vortex de nos sociétés actuelles, retenter d’y créer un sens fort, souvent héthé...
The Deep Meaning of Poetry. Eduardo Kac’s Art of the Fundamental Processes [Part 2. Interview to Eduardo Kac]
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The Deep Meaning of Poetry. Eduardo Kac’s Art of the Fundamental Processes [Part 2. Interview to Eduardo Kac]

I create form, I create form that gives itself to the senses which is to say, form that provides an aesthetic experience. That is what I do and that is what art is supposed to do. What is particular in what I do, that is unique and underpins all of my interests, is that early on in my life I understood that life could not fold into haze: either we would find ourselves in a condition that we would be free or we would find ourselves in a condition that we would not be free.
The Climate crisis and the sea rising. The art*science – Art & Climate Change project in Cervia
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The Climate crisis and the sea rising. The art*science – Art & Climate Change project in Cervia

The Anthropocene imposes a reflection about the time span of the human species and cultures in contrast to that of the individuals, requires a vision extended to a remote future that should be governed knowing that people will not be part of it. This implies a cognitive leap, a different consideration of humanity and its relationship with the “non human” and the environment, intended as a complex dynamic intercourse, towards a further level of awareness in a new pact with the existing. In the An...
Note sul tramonto dell’umanesimo / Notes on the decline of humanism
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Note sul tramonto dell’umanesimo / Notes on the decline of humanism

[ITA] Bisogna oltrepassare l’umanesimo, andare al di là dell’umano, superare un antropocentrismo miope e ottuso che ha posto l’Homo sapiens in cima alla piramide del vivente. [ENG] It is necessary to go beyond humanism, beyond the human, to overcome a short-sighted and obtuse anthropocentrism that has placed Homo sapiens on top of the pyramid of the living.
Ambiguous humanity. Some reflections between hope and future starting from Greta Thunberg
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Ambiguous humanity. Some reflections between hope and future starting from Greta Thunberg

Lots of words have been said and written about Greta Thunberg. Her parable is an interesting case study in the communication and media realms, but it also provides an opportunity to reflect on human responsibilities, on the present and the future of our species. It deserves some further considerations.
L’umanità controversa. Riflessioni tra speranza e futuro a partire da Greta Thunberg
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L’umanità controversa. Riflessioni tra speranza e futuro a partire da Greta Thunberg

[ITA] Si è detto e scritto molto sul conto di Greta Thunberg, quello che ha fatto è stato esaltato, analizzato, criticato, fino a diventare oggetto di insulti e minacce. La sua parabola costituisce un oggetto di studio interessante dal punto di vista della comunicazione e dei media, ma fornisce anche l’occasione per soffermarsi sulle responsabilità umane, sul presente e sul futuro della nostra specie. [ENG] It has been said and written a lot about Greta Thunberg, what she did was exalted, analyz...
The Deep Meaning of Poetry. Eduardo Kac’s Art of the Fundamental Processes [Part 1. Topics and issues]
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The Deep Meaning of Poetry. Eduardo Kac’s Art of the Fundamental Processes [Part 1. Topics and issues]

Eduardo Kac has raised many nodal questions on the transformations of society and culture, in a constant creative relationship with the technology and the science of his time. In his research communication, intended as mutual information exchange is a fundamental topic. This makes Kac a perfect interpreter of the resources and contradictions of the contemporary, with a strong vision on how the present time can possibly develop and evolve into the future.
A Framework for the Integration of Art & Science
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A Framework for the Integration of Art & Science

The ideas the author expresses here intend to codify the types of creative expression that may lead to the integration of art with science in the near future. The time has come for the emergence of a new science in which creative expressiveness is part of the research agenda and this essay aims at inoculating scientists with the spirit of art, and artists with the spirit of science.
The Bioart of Neurons and Memory
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The Bioart of Neurons and Memory

Demonstrating the preservation of cells after a living organism is pronounced dead and revived is not a traditional bioart topic. But it is an important one. It is a crucial step for advances in the use of lowered temperatures for sustaining the efficacy of organs and organisms during medical procedures, and especially of preserving neurons for the science cryonics. My recent bioart research is a breakthrough that will help to build momentum toward more advanced studies on information storage w...
Text is Mortal
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Text is Mortal

Text twitches and is wound. Text is hallucinatory by design to convey images without anything but letterforms. Text is held like traffic flows by not stop signs but commas and semicolons and all the rest. Text is mortal and mutates. It is time to look not just into creative experiments and new methodologies within textual works but text itself. Something interesting can happen if interaction happens within the body of the letters themselves.
Il corpo immerso
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Il corpo immerso

[ITA] Il testo seguente costituisce l’introduzione del volume di Anaïs Bernard, Bernard Andrieu, Manifesto Emersivo. Nascita delle Arti Immersive, Ravenna, Noema Media & Publishing, 2018, disponibile a questo link. [ENG] The following text is the introduction of the volume of Anaïs Bernard, Bernard Andrieu, Manifesto Emersivo. Nascita delle Arti Immersive (Emersive Manifesto. Birth of the Immersive Arts), Ravenna, Noema Media & Publishing, 2018, available at this link.
art*science – Art & Climate Change – Alla ricerca dei dati / Looking for Data
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art*science – Art & Climate Change – Alla ricerca dei dati / Looking for Data

[ITA] Alla ricerca dei dati / Looking for Data, incontro transdisciplinare/tavola rotonda tra arte e scienza per riflettere sui cambiamenti climatici in atto. [ENG] Looking for Data, transdisciplinary meeting/round table between art and science to reflect on climate change.
ROBOTICS – Festival di Arte e Robotica / Festival of Art and Robotics
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ROBOTICS – Festival di Arte e Robotica / Festival of Art and Robotics

[ITA] Il Festival riflette sulla tendenza che, nell’arte come nella scienza, vede fondere sistemi organici a quelli artificiali in vista di una coevoluzione simbiotica di natura e tecnologia necessaria agli adattamenti accelerati a nuovi scenari ambientali e per un potenziamento delle capacità umane. [ENG] The Festival reflects on the tendency, in art as in science, to fuse organic systems with artificial ones in view of a symbiotic coevolution of nature and technology necessary for accelerated...
Without computer (anthropocene and digital imaginaries)
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Without computer (anthropocene and digital imaginaries)

Based on the hypothesis of a collapse of the IT infrastructure, and so, of a post-digital collapse, this symposium aims at suspending the occupation of the world. Given the omnipresence of computers, we want to provoke reflection to imagine what comes after.
MATTER(S) matter(s): Bridging Research in the Arts and Sciences
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MATTER(S) matter(s): Bridging Research in the Arts and Sciences

With their shared interests in materiality and topical issues—the dual “matters” invoked in the exhibition title—the artists in the exhibition reveal an “epistemological turn” in the arts and sciences, focusing on how knowledge is produced and how the process of production inflects meaning and interpretation. This major presentation highlights how artists and scientists work together to imagine the future, today.
Climate Leviathan
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Climate Leviathan

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.
EVA London 2019
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EVA London 2019

EVA London’s focus is on the development and application of visualisation technologies to various domains, including art, music, dance, theatre and the sciences. We will once again bring together artists, designers, researchers, technologists from all over the world, to discuss electronic visualisation technologies in art, design, music, dance, theatre, the sciences and more.
Art|Science and the New European Bauhaus
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Art|Science and the New European Bauhaus

We think that while current covid-times are dire, all the elements are present to take up the legacy of the Bauhaus as a new reflexive transdisciplinarity, to push decidedly into uncharted territories and start shaping an as yet unknown future. The SciArt movement has been showing this new direction, with growing strength, since the middle of the last century.
Baudrillard and the Situationists
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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
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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.
Antibodies. Lynn Hershman Leeson At HeK
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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.
Manifesto Emersivo
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Manifesto Emersivo

[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.
Balance-Unbalance 2018
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Balance-Unbalance 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
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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
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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.

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