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Wearable Futures: Hybrid Culture in the Design and Development of Soft Technology

Wearable Futures is an interdisciplinary conference, which aims to bring together practitioners, inventors, and theorists in the field of soft technology and wearables including those concerned with fashion, textiles, sportswear, interaction design, media and live arts, medical textiles, wellness, perception and psychology, IPR, polymer science, nanotechnology, military, and other relevant research strands.


Code is an open-source digital online art exhibit. The exhibit provides an accessible glimpse into a few contemporary ways of approaching code as art, and contribute to evolved approaches to hybrid methodologies which utilize mixtures of conceptual art and open-source philosophy while occasionally leveraging the strengths of proprietary foundations.

Database of Virtual Art

We are pleased to announce the release of the extended Database of Virtual Art. It now provides an enlarged set of features and research opportunities: The major novelty is the freshly implemented Thesaurus featuring a variety of categories and keywords. The Database offers an extensive search tree that permits a targeted set search.

Prix Ars Electronica 2005: The Results

Creative artists from 71 countries submitted 2,975 works for Prix Ars Electronica prize consideration this year. Computer Animation and Interactive Art are the areas that showed strongest growth in the number of entries. Prize money totaling EUR 110,000 will be awarded to the winners in six categories.

Tomorrow Now

Obiettivo del progetto è creare un luogo per ospitare in modo continuativo le pratiche artistiche contemporanee del digitale attivando un osservatorio per promuovere e far emergere le realtà creative che lavorano con le nuove tecnologie e che, per quanto oggi diffuse, sono per lo più ancora sommerse.

Making Things Public: Atmospheres Of Democracy

The main idea behind "Making Things Public: Atmospheres Of Democracy" is that politics is all about _things_. It's not a sphere, a profession or a mere occupation; it essentially involves a concern for affairs that are brought to the attention of a _public_. The public is not cast in stone for all time.

Art World Rallies to support Steven Kurtz

An April 17 auction to benefit the Critical Art Ensemble Defense Fund has attracted donations from some of the biggest names in the contemporary art world, including Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman, Alexis Rockman, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Hans Haacke, Kiki Smith, Chris Burden, and a great many others.

The Conservation of Media Art

Over the last 10 years collection managers, curators, artists and conservators have become more and more interested in the issue of the preservation of media art. At the moment a serious number of national and international projects are conducting research that seeks to define strategies for, and best practice regarding the documentation and preservation of new media.

La terza dimensione vista da Derrick de Kerckhove

Questa mostra è il risultato di un cammino costante, reiterato che ha portato, negli ultimi trent'anni, de Kerckhove a girare il mondo in lungo e in largo, offrendo il suo sapere ma soprattutto arricchendosi di esperienza umana grazie al contatto con donne e uomini di culture e generazioni diverse.

2004 Leonardo Award for Excellence

Steve Mann has been named the recipient of the 2004 Leonardo Award for Excellence for his article "Existential Technology," published in Leonardo 36:1. This annual award recognizes excellence in articles published in Leonardo, Leonardo Music Journal (LMJ) and Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA).

Laurea ad Honorem a Derrick de Kerckhove

La Facoltà di Sociologia organizzerà diversi momenti di incontro e riflessione connessi alle tecnologie, a partire dalla collaborazione fra scienziati della comunicazione, giornalisti esperti di nuove tecnologie e delle loro implicazioni nel tessuto sociale, artisti multimediali.

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