All posts by: Pier Luigi Capucci
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
[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...
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
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
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
[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
[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
[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)
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
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 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
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.
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.
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...