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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 utopian...
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 c...
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 K...
L’Ambiente Dentro. Una riflessione epistemologica sul confine / Environment Inside. An Epistemological Reflection on the Border
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L’Ambiente Dentro. Una riflessione epistemologica sul confine / Environment Inside. An Epistemological Reflection on the Border

[ITA] Le nuove suggestioni dalle scienze della complessità erodono un confine ideale e troppo ben definito tra noi e l'ambiente. L'ambiente non è più qualcosa di fisso, "là fuori", ma una produzione delle nostre rappresentazioni individuale e collettive. I nod...
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.
Giornalisti? ‘Cani da carne’ in salsa high-tech / Journalists? ‘Meat dog’ with high-tech sauce
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Giornalisti? ‘Cani da carne’ in salsa high-tech / Journalists? ‘Meat dog’ with high-tech sauce

[ITA] Cambiano i tempi ma David Cronenberg, regista etichettato come il Barone del Sangue, non si smentisce. [ENG] The time is changed but David Cronenberg, the director too labeled as the Baron of Blood, makes no exceptions.
Rhizome as an open system: some notes
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Rhizome as an open system: some notes

Rhizome, long before that it became the inspired intro of Mille Plateaux, was published as a stand-alone essay, influencing – in the second half of the seventies – student movements, workerist organisations and political groups.
What does it take… Notes on Ars Electronica 2014
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What does it take… Notes on Ars Electronica 2014

What does it take to change? Creativity, catalysts, craving, community, control? The letter "c" seems to incorporate many or most parameters for technical, social, and artistic development, no other letter could have provided a better thematic structure for th...
C… what it takes to change? Una visione postcritica su/A postcriticism vision about Ars Electronica 2014
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C… what it takes to change? Una visione postcritica su/A postcriticism vision about Ars Electronica 2014

[ITA] Che cosa ci vuole per cambiare? La mission di Ars Electronica di quest'anno è stata quella di trovare qualche risposta a una nuova fase di cambiamento. [ENG] What it takes to change? The mission of Ars Electronica was to discover what leads change and t...
McLuhan’s “Understanding Media” is 50
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McLuhan’s “Understanding Media” is 50

In 1964 the Canadian scholar Marshall McLuhan published his seminal book "Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man", that gave a new sap to the media studies introducing new perspectives. He suggested that “the medium is the message”, namely that the media a...
In the Name of the Pattern
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In the Name of the Pattern

[...] Nevertheless we can find an explicit use of “pattern” as a technical word in a variety of disciplines ranging from science or art to craftsmanship, such as tailoring, software design, architecture, finance, trading, knitting, interface design, decoration...
Subtle Technologies 2014. Open Culture in Art and Science – A reportage
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Subtle Technologies 2014. Open Culture in Art and Science – A reportage

It is that time of the year: Subtle Technologies Festival is back for a week-long ride to explore Open Culture in Art and Science. The theme this year is particularly timely: DIY-bio labs, hacker spaces and hacklabs, maker spaces etc… are popping up everywhere...
After the afterglow (Transmediale14). For an undisciplined research
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After the afterglow (Transmediale14). For an undisciplined research

[ITA] Quest’anno i riflettori di transmediale14 sono stati puntati sui dispositivi di sorveglianza: privacy, Big Data e ubiquitous computing. [ENG] This year the spotlights of transmediale14 were focused on monitoring devices: privacy, ubiquitos computing and ...
Thesis on the Interface-Database Dichotomy
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Thesis on the Interface-Database Dichotomy

The present article proposes to think the interface-database dichotomy regarding new media cultural objects in terms of the relationship between story 1 and story 2. With this aim, two different but possibly complementary approaches to this relationship will b...
Tapzy: a post-(human)Iconkiller?
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Tapzy: a post-(human)Iconkiller?

[ITA] Presentato al pubblico ad ottobre 2012 con una mostra evento, Tapzy è un progetto di arte ibrida, che vive ormai da un anno grazie all’interazione del suo protagonista – un uomo elefante dal look clownesco – in contesti diversi contemporaneamente, on lin...
Art and Science as the Conjectured Possible
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Art and Science as the Conjectured Possible

[...] In this manner, by demonstrating the logic in the creation of new technological forms and new identities, art articulates the primary task of the individual living in the age of new technologies: the construction of a living future (that is, a future tha...
Apple returns to the symbolic
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Apple returns to the symbolic

One thing that is central to think is how technologies, and more specifically interfaces, shape our modes of perception and interaction, and thus our everyday reality, through their "narrative" and ways of representation. It is a vast topic, so this short arti...
Homo nudus atque apertus: the maps of Doris Graf
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Homo nudus atque apertus: the maps of Doris Graf

[ITA] Homo nudus atque apertus è un progetto di Doris Graf che unisce l'interesse per il linguaggio dei pittogrammi e quello per la trasformazione dell’identità in rete, a causa dei social network e della potenziale limitazione della libertà personale. [ENG] ...
Total recall: The (re-) evolution of memory?
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Total recall: The (re-) evolution of memory?

[ITA] Ars Electronica Festival in questa edizione del 2013 si apre al passato, almeno, in un certo senso. Al centro dell’attenzione di artisti, pensatori, esperti, critici d’arte, infatti, il concetto di memoria, in tutte le sue declinazioni. [ENG] Ars Electr...

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