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La fine del mondo. Il Nuovo Centro Pecci di Prato / The end of the world. Prato’s New Center Pecci
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La fine del mondo. Il Nuovo Centro Pecci di Prato / The end of the world. Prato’s New Center Pecci

[ITA] A Prato il Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci è la prima istituzione italiana costruita ex novo per presentare, collezionare, documentare e promuovere le ricerche artistiche più avanzate. Dalla sua apertura nel 1988 ha prodotto una vasta attività espositiva e di documentazione sull’arte contemporanea, numerosi programmi didattici, spettacoli ed eventi multimediali. [ENG] In Prato, the Center for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci is the first Italian institution built ex novo to presen...
Polyphibionics: from cyborganic amphibians to polyphibians
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Polyphibionics: from cyborganic amphibians to polyphibians

Returning to the origins of cyborg, conceived in order to automatize the homeostasis of human species of Earthlings, augmenting the human organism to conquer the knowledge of outer space, outside the safety zone of planet Earth, this paper re-examines the relation between the outward and inward directed explorations by considering how the journeys beyond the offerings of our atmosphere enable expansion of our noosphere.
Awful Grace
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Awful Grace

The sixth extinction may well claim us; considering what our species has done to the rest of life, we may deserve to go extinct, sooner rather than later. But I hope that we survive. [...] Much of our habitat seems likely to be lost. However, if we survive there will be song and dance, stories and drawings. These are what human beings have always done best. One way or another we will have a new culture, genuinely new. Many new cultures may arise, some, perhaps most, beyond imagining today.
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...
Luminous Bees. Danzando tra arte, scienza e tecnologia / Luminous Bees. Dancing among art, science and technology
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Luminous Bees. Danzando tra arte, scienza e tecnologia / Luminous Bees. Dancing among art, science and technology

[ITA] Le relazioni dell’ecosistema tra ricerca artistica, scientifica e tecnologia sono importanti per una maggiore consapevolezza e conoscenza e per affrontare i problemi complessi del mondo post-contemporaneo. [ENG] The ecosystem relationships among artistic research, science and technology are important for a greater awareness and knowledge in order to address the complex problems of today’s post-modern world.
Forensics of the Digital: Examining the Source Code at EVA London 2017
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Forensics of the Digital: Examining the Source Code at EVA London 2017

Established in London in 1990, the EVA London conference, part of the international conference series EVA - Electronic Visualisation and the Arts - continuously grows in diversity of themes presented, each theme opening up a variety of complementary points of view, thus stimulating thorough questioning of the positions taken, even hesitation in choosing directions of further development.
art*science 2017/Leonardo 50 – Una supernova accende una nuova storia / A supernova that lights a new history
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art*science 2017/Leonardo 50 – Una supernova accende una nuova storia / A supernova that lights a new history

[ITA] art*science 2017 si è proposto come terreno fertile su cui seminare domande e riflessioni, ma soprattutto si è gettato il seme della collaborazione. art*science 2017 festeggia in maniera straordinaria l'anniversario di Leonardo evocando nuove possibilità di ricerca e nuove metodologie e idee. Scienziati, teorici, ricercatori e artisti hanno dato vita ad un dibattito che in Italia manca e lanciato una sfida per il futuro. [ENG] art*science 2017 was an extraordinary celebration of Leonardo'...
Transmediale 30 anni dopo. Una riflessione “aliena” sul non-umano / Transmediale 30 years later. An “alien” reflection on the non-human
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Transmediale 30 anni dopo. Una riflessione “aliena” sul non-umano / Transmediale 30 years later. An “alien” reflection on the non-human

[ITA] Transmediale 2017 sembrava una festa per celebrare una ricca storia di movimenti, culture e cambiamenti, invece si è trasformata in una celebrazione autoreferenziale con situazioni e proiezioni già masticate e digerite, senza una versione critica di un mutamento antropologico. [ENG] Transmediale 2017 seemed to be a party to celebrate a rich history of movements, cultures and changes, instead its turned into a self-referential celebration with situations and projections already chewed and ...
Language and Computational Creativity
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Language and Computational Creativity

We contemplate how to abstract these processes such that in time a machinic system may define its own sense of creativity through enculturation, and later though its own sense of abstraction, expanded conversation, and human/machine socialization. In fact the autonomous machine may develop completely new aesthetic forms that humans have never considered.
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 nodi epistemologici, ecologici ed economici di questa concezione sono qui identificati. [ENG] The new suggestions from the sciences of complexity erode an ideal and too well defined boundary between us and the environment. The environment is ...
Oltre atomi e corpi: una post-riflessione su AE 2016 / Beyond atoms and bodies: a post-reflection on AE 2016
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Oltre atomi e corpi: una post-riflessione su AE 2016 / Beyond atoms and bodies: a post-reflection on AE 2016

[ITA] La rivoluzione digitale ha riconfigurato e decodificato il nostro mondo immerso tra il bagnato del biologico e il materico dei bit. Chi sono gli alchimisti del nostro tempo? [ENG] The digital revolution has reconfigured and decoded our world, it is absorbed between the wet and the organic material of the bits. Who are the alchemists of our time?
Dialogismi e biopoetiche / Dialogisms and biopoetics
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Dialogismi e biopoetiche / Dialogisms and biopoetics

[ITA] Il libro raccoglie testi che Kac ha pubblicato nel corso di di dodici anni, la cronaca di un viaggio durante il quale ha sviluppato il suo lavoro e ricerche di telepresenza, biotelematica, biorobotica, arte transgenica. [ENG] The book brings together texts that Kac published over twelve years, a chronicle of a journey as he says, during which he developed his work and researches with telepresence, biotelematics, biorobotics, transgenic art.
Contemplating Greenness
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Contemplating Greenness

‘Greenness’ is an index used in environmental modeling. It is calculated from remotely sensed and image processed satellite/aerial data. Simply said, it indicates vegetation health of a specific land surface area during the time of data capture. But Greenness can also be considered a poetic representation of the land, one that connects health and aesthetic experience and a gateway for a new direction toward spatial understanding.
Emergence of Creative Machines
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Emergence of Creative Machines

Recent years demonstrates a divide between the old humanistic vision that puts the human at the center of all things and the increasing machine autonomy. We witness an effective resistance to the unavoidable cultural change. However, the endeavor to make machines more intelligent, creative and even capable of some consciousness, is determined by need and is now unstoppable.
Berg emotional soundscapes
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Berg emotional soundscapes

[ITA] Berg è quindi una geografia emozionale, dove si ricerca un piano di significazione differente consegnando all'utente la facoltà di attivazione di un processo desiderante e relazionale con lo spazio. [ENG] Berg maps an emotional geography, where the listener finds a different signification level in assigning the user with the option of activating a desiring and relational process with the space.
The Art of Emotional Intelligence
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The Art of Emotional Intelligence

The challenges of the 21st century require new ways of thinking, making it crucial for educators and policy makers to understand the processes of creative thinking and achievement. [...] Emotions are central to all art forms, from painting and sculpture, to music, film, theatre and other arts.
Media fingerprints in the representation
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Media fingerprints in the representation

In general sense, representation is a term which implies a distance between a subject and its reproduction. This reproduction must be considered in equal way, in any form of mediated experience. However, our aim is to focus on visual representation and to expose the seams that it wants to hide.
La Cura Summer school
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La Cura Summer school

[ITA] La Cura attiva un processo biopolitico per un progetto open source applicato alla medicina, dove il corpo umano è la risultante di una storia personale ed intima. [ENG] La Cura generates a bio-political process, an open source project applied to medicine, where the human body is the result of a personal and intimate story.
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.
Note sulla Survey dei 15 anni di attività di Noema / Note on Noema’s 15th Anniversary Survey
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Note sulla Survey dei 15 anni di attività di Noema / Note on Noema’s 15th Anniversary Survey

[ITA] Gli elementi selezionati sono destinati a influenzare profondamente la società, la dimensione politica e sociale, la vita quotidiana, le abitudini, in un periodo di tempo che va dall’altro ieri a un futuro remoto.[ENG] The selected items will profoundly influence society, politics and social dimensions, everyday life, habits, over a period of time ranging from the day before yesterday to a remote future.
Survey per i 15 anni di attività di Noema / Survey on Noema 15 years of activity
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Survey per i 15 anni di attività di Noema / Survey on Noema 15 years of activity

[ITA] In occasione dei 15 anni di attività Noema lancia una survey per tutti quelli che sono interessati alle relazioni tra cultura, società, scienze e tecnologie. I risultati saranno pubblicati online, a beneficio di tutti. [ENG] On the occasion of 15 years of activity Noema launches a survey for all the people interested in the relationships and influences among culture, society, sciences and technology. The results will be published online, for the benefit of all.
Noema, un’analisi su 15 anni di innovazione / an analysis on 15 years of innovation
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Noema, un’analisi su 15 anni di innovazione / an analysis on 15 years of innovation

[ITA] Social network, smartphone, biotecnologie, 11 Settembre e finanziarizzazione dell’economia gli elementi fondamentali nel rapporto tra tecnologie e società. [ENG] In the last 15 years social networks, smartphones, biotechnologies, 11 September and the financialisation of economy the main factors in the relationships among technology and society.
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.

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