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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Il terzo occhio / The Third Eye
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Il terzo occhio / The Third Eye

[ITA] Il 14 aprile 1918 Depero realizza "Balli Plastici" al Teatro dei Piccoli di Roma. Cento anni dopo, nel 2018, "Balli Plastici Remix" riprende l’opera sulla dialettica fra umano e non umano. [ENG] On April 14, 1918 Depero creates "Balli Plastici" at the Teatro dei Piccoli in Rome. One hundred years later, in 2018 "Balli Plastici Remix" resumes his work on the dialectic between human and non-human.
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...
La politica ambientale di Cina e Giappone / Environmental politics in China and Japan
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La politica ambientale di Cina e Giappone / Environmental politics in China and Japan

[ITA] La tutela dell’ambiente è diventata un elemento centrale della Cina del XXI secolo, poiché il Paese non riusciva più a crescere senza considerare il problema dell’inquinamento. Nel 2013, l’inquinamento atmosferico a Pechino e nelle altre metropoli cinesi toccò livelli insostenibili. [ENG] Environmental protection has become a central element of 21st century China, as the country could no longer grow without considering the problem of pollution. In 2013, air pollution in Beijing and other ...
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...
Ecologia, ecologismo e la Nuova Strategia Climatica / Ecology, environmentalism and the New Climate Strategy
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Ecologia, ecologismo e la Nuova Strategia Climatica / Ecology, environmentalism and the New Climate Strategy

[ITA] Il pensiero ecologista o ambientalista si è sviluppato negli ultimi decenni soprattutto in seguito ad alcuni disastri ambientali avvenuti per causa umana. [ENG] Ecological or environmentalist thinking has developed in recent decades mainly as a result of some huge environmental disasters that have occurred for human cause.
Coevolution of Human-Machine Creativity: Incorporating the Visual Output of Artificial Intelligence into Traditional Art Making
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Coevolution of Human-Machine Creativity: Incorporating the Visual Output of Artificial Intelligence into Traditional Art Making

The visual output from these AI generated paintings were incorporated back into abstract artworks of my own creation using traditional means; and these could subsequently be used as input to the DCGAN algorithm. When implemented iteratively, this procedure can lead to coevolution of human-machine creativity, as the artistic output of each entity (human and AI) influence each other.
L’art numérique, un art contemporain? / L’arte digitale, un’arte contemporanea?
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L’art numérique, un art contemporain? / L’arte digitale, un’arte contemporanea?

[FRA] Toujours la même question du rapport tourmenté entre art numérique et art contemporain. Pourquoi encore cette question? D’abord, parce qu’elle n’est pas résolue. Mais on peut se demander si elle le sera un jour, ou s’il faut vraiment la résoudre. [ITA] Sempre la stessa domanda del tormentato rapporto tra arte digitale e arte contemporanea. Perché riproporre questa domanda? Per prima cosa, perché é ancora irrisolta. Ma é lecito chiedersi se é possibile risolverla oggi o un giorno, o se ha d...
Emersion de l’émersiologie
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Emersion de l’émersiologie

En refusant le réductionnisme même méthodologique, l’émersiologie, comme écologie corporelle, étudie la langue du corps vivant dans l’éveil de nouvelles sensations jusqu’à la conscience sans que celle-ci l’ait désiré volontairement ni recherché délibérément dans une performance.
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.
Oocyte Aesthetic, Human Design and Mission Creep
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Oocyte Aesthetic, Human Design and Mission Creep

The admixture of global interspecies variety through genetic engineering and the cloning of spectacular hereditary cascades should only be approved through an aesthetic advisory commission made up of artists, art historians and off-the-locus aesthetics specialists. The future of style and the avoidance of our populous birthing any aesthetic hazards are dependent on collaboration between new reproductive biotechnology and the Arts.
Post-polyploidy subgenome evolution of glitch art
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Post-polyploidy subgenome evolution of glitch art

Can artistic innovation be inspired and guided on knowledge taken from the field of plant genome evolution? The author explored this question by subjecting a glitch artwork to processes analogous to those shaping the evolution of the maize genome; that are whole genome duplication (WGD), subgenome bias fractionation and genome dominance, respectively.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Towards a Semi-Living Avatar. Investigating the Interface Body-Smart Machines in Stelarc’s Work
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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...
Evolutionary creativity. The inner life and meaning of art
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Evolutionary creativity. The inner life and meaning of art

Generative art is a key example of a general transformation carried on by many disciplines, which are going to populate our world with increasingly different subjects. [...] In mirroring nature and life, also the generative art forms and processes are leading to the advent of a “Third Life”, the life that little by little humanity is giving to its artefacts.

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