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Call for Exhibition: States of Matter

The embodiment of artistic intents in the plastic and figurative forms of representation has been a dramatic moment in the human history defined by revolutionary processes to master matter in terms of colors, shapes, materials and techniques. A New Renaissance brought to practitioners, in this contemporary age, by the enormous availabilities of scientific and technological knowledge together with a change of perspective, in which cross-disciplinary discourses are established between specialized ...

Call for Papers: Art and Education

The relationship between art and education has a long history during which it has acquired various forms that, far from following each other in a linear sequence, coexist and hybridize. Thus, we find different currents in education that advocate the inclusion of art in general schooling with the purpose of fostering personal, intellectual, moral, social (and, of course, professional) development. Furthermore, there have also been artistic projects undertaken in cooperation with certain groups, i...

From Siri to sexbots: Female AI reinforces a toxic desire for passive, agreeable and easily dominated women

Source: Salon A recent article titled “Why is AI Female?” made the connection that gendered labor, in service professions in particular, is fueling our expectations for gendered AI assistants and service robots. Furthermore, the author argues, this “feminizing — and sexualizing — of machines” signals a future with a disproportionate use of feminized VR and robots for a male-dominated sex industry. Monica Nickelsburg writes: “Sex with robots is a big leap from asking Siri to set an alarm, but...

Only 20% of Africans use the internet – we must fix this digital poverty now

Source: World Economic Forum The one thing I love most about my job is the countless brilliant, inspirational people I invariably get to meet when I am in Africa. As you can imagine, they are a diverse bunch: the Rwandan techpreneur pioneering smart card solutions for public transport; the Nigerian Global Shaper tracking an election tribunal via #TrackAkwaIbom; the South African innovator developing digital currency to expand opportunities for vulnerable youth in townships; the Ghanaian ser...

How ‘Maintainers,’ Not ‘Innovators,’ Make the World Turn

Source: TheAtlantic.com New technologies and their inventors are often celebrated as society’s heroes. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Larry Page: These are all contemporary “innovators” whose “visionary ideas” and “creative leaps” led to “disruptive realities”—that is, if you buy the rhetoric of certain books and novelty-oriented publications (including, sometimes, your very own CityLab). But those who’ve questioned whether technology really is society’s salve aren’t alone. Lee Vinsel,...

Hail the maintainers

Source: aeon Innovation is a dominant ideology of our era, embraced in America by Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and the Washington DC political elite. As the pursuit of innovation has inspired technologists and capitalists, it has also provoked critics who suspect that the peddlers of innovation radically overvalue innovation. What happens after innovation, they argue, is more important. Maintenance and repair, the building of infrastructures, the mundane labour that goes into sustaining funct...
Next Step – guide to video mapping and not only

Next Step – guide to video mapping and not only

[ITA] È dal connubio tra arte e tecnologia che prendono vita eventi come Next Step, il progetto promosso dalla piattaforma Milano in Digitale nonché uno degli eventi del macro festival “IF – Immagina il futuro”. [ENG] It is from the combination of art and technology that events such as Next Step become alive. This project is promoted by the Milano in Digitale platform well as one of the events of the macro festival "IF - Imagine the future."
ZOON – Un progetto del collettivo R.A.M.

ZOON – Un progetto del collettivo R.A.M.

Zoon è una creatura artificiale che esplicita la simbiosi esistente tra gli ambienti e i loro fruitori, che si spinge fino al farli divenire una cosa sola, suggerendo come spazio e tempo siano solo alcune delle dimensioni attraverso cui è possibile descrivere (e quindi interpretare) la realtà. Il dialogo tra suono e movimento si fa interprete dei tratti essenziali di un luogo, suggerendone continuità con la presenza umana al suo interno.

Contemporary look at the Visual Arts in the Mediterranean

International Symposium Contemporary look at the Visual Arts in the Mediterranean: The inter-territorial cultural issue. The Mediterranean basin is a region of the world that spawned many cultures. Pluralities ideological, ethnic diversities and artistic riches of these crops had forced, since antiquity, their oppositions, that had been results of relations of superiority, always in favor of dominant societies and civilizations.

Editing the Future

Scopo dell'iniziativa è la valorizzazione del lavoro svolto da alcuni giovani studiosi provenienti da Università e Accademie di Belle Arti italiane, interessati allo studio dei rapporti tra arte e nuove tecnologie. La pubblicazione edita dal CASVA raccoglie la sintesi di sei tesi di laurea recentemente svolte sui temi della new media art e segnalate da alcuni tra i più accreditati docenti universitari, che hanno svolto nell'occasione funzione di Tutor.

New Media Art Education & Research (update)

Celebrating the 30 years of the Nuova Accademia delle Belle Arti - New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, NABA, and as part of our blueprint program aimed at exploring the relations among culture, art and technologies, the PhD Program of the Planetary Collegium's M-Node and the NABA School of Media Design & New Media Art, in collaboration with NoemaLab are organizing a 3-day meeting on December 16 - 18, 2010, in Milan @NABA.

SEAFair (Skopje Electronic Arts Fair) 2010

The idea of this 7th edition of SEAFair ?The apparatus of life and death? is to creatively respond to the evolution of society in the sphere of bio-politics and to assist us in the visualizing of our future. In fact, SEAFair 2010 will convey the story of artists, critics and theorists attempting to navigate through the maize of the newly constructed global bio-political apparatus, in a changing social matrix, in which the rules are just being set.

Consciousness Reframed 11 – Making Reality Really Real

The status of our reality is uncertain. The solid objective world of our everyday experience is a representation of an oscillating immateriality that we recognise, at another level of resolution, as constituting quantum phenomena. It?s not that matter doesn?t matter anymore, so much perhaps as the idea that matter isn?t matter anymore. Can we not reasonably ask whether there is a reality beyond what quantum mechanics describes, even closer to the really real?

The Pleasure of Light

The Pleasure of Light exhibition and conference aim to present the pioneering interdisciplinary concepts of György Kepes and Frank J. Malina through the course of their lives, creations and enduring influence. Simultaneously we wish to chart the intersection of art, science and technology, particularly in the last century.

Incontro su Web 2.0 e fenomeno del virale

L'Associazione culturale MOMA presenta a Bologna il primo festival italiano dedicato ai video virali con l'obiettivo di sviluppare la creatività giovanile nel settore della comunicazione audiovisiva e aprire uno spazio di riflessione sulle nuove realtà del web 2.0.

WWW e ancora W

un'immaginaria linea metropolitana dell'inversione notizie, riflessioni, immagini, su un nuovo blog dedicato www.wetropolitan.blogspot.com W o M rovesciata (un cartello della metropolitana capovolto), segno irresponsabile e parassita in mezzo al traffico della città, appare nel centro di Bologna nell'aprile 2007. E' l'insegna che indica il luogo della 'costruzione apocalittica della meraviglia'. Il segno si perpetua (sono previste nuove apparizioni in aprile), fino a diventare reale rife...

Virtual Mercury House

Il progetto di Caterina Davinio "Virtual Mercury House", che ha coinvolto 231 poeti internazionali nella Biennale di Venezia 2009, è incluso nella Web Biennial 2010 di Istanbul #wb10 - anticensor gallery 3 - Michael Jackson Pavillion - a cura di Dimitrios Fotiou http://www.webbiennial.org/gallery3.php Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum (iS.CaM) presenta Web Biennial 10. Nanette Wylde, Caterina Davinio, Personal Cinema and The Erasers, Irad Lee, Jody Zellen, Andres Manniste, C o s t i s, M...

Sky for Sale

Since 2001 I’m working on the absence using the nanomaterial silica aerogel used by NASA for the Stardust project http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov After my SKYFLOWER presented in Berlin, Wedding Gallery see http://www.art-in-berlin.de/ausstellungs-text.php?id=1206 I will now present my installation Sky for Sale in Oionos Gallery, Karditsa for the period March 20 – April 20 2010. The gallery will be transformed into a spacecraft with view on our terrestrial sky 21 wooden boxes - bottled skie...

A Gift For You!

Italian below A Gift For You! A special project by Pier Giorgio De Pinto for CACT Switzerland. 'In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.' (George Orwell) For CACT I have drawn up a project that I trust will celebrate this first months of 2010 with a big, provocative bang. A gift for all visitors, both real (everyone who comes along in the flesh to the various openings and events at the CACT) and virtual (everyone who visits the website or downloads the i...


AlphaAlpha, an animated netbook of letters I am glad to say that it is ready at: http://arteonline.arq.br/a/ . The concept of this netbook is the proper "history of writing, which is, in a way, the history of the human race, since in it are bound up, severally and together, the development of thought, of expression, of art, of intercommunication, and of mechanical invention." "AlphaAlpha" is composed of 365 instances of the letter "A" plus one more for the leap year. The letters are col...

Between Saying and Doing

I’m currently showing performance documentation of Between Saying and Doing within the context of the exhibition Liminality: The Space Between Worlds at Antena (http://www.antenapilsen.com/current.html) in Chicago (RL) and in Second Life at I AM Columbia Island (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/I%20AM%20Columbia/136/189/22). The show runs until Saturday the 1st of May so if you can try to pop along to one location or the other. The 'location' of the work in Second Life was yesterday (12/...

FLOSSManuals Translation Sprint (Spanish)

March 2 - 6, 2010 Where: Medialab-Prado in Madrid (Spain) Translation Sprint of 2 FLOSS Manuals in Medialab-Prado (Madrid) from March 2 through 6. We we'll be collaboratively translating into Spanish Inkscape Manual and Collaborative Futures. Participation is free but previous registration is required. You can also participate online! Event organized by FLOSSmanuals and Medialab-Prado, in collaboration with Escuela de Arte 10 of Madrid, and coordinated by Jennifer Dopazo. All the info ...

Meta Motus

Dear friend and colleagues, I'm glad to share with you my new interactive video installation "Meta Motus", just out now on my website. “Live Architecture” is a series of site-specific interactive video installations I thought of and made in order to reshape the architecture in public places, as well as interior environments, into something vibrant and lively. The “Meta Motus” installation, developing all around the viewer, shows a dynamic atmosphere that is in one continuous transformation...

Mashup Cultures

I am pleased to announce the appearance of Mashup Cultures Sonvilla-Weiss, Stefan (Ed.) 1st Edition., 2010, 256 p. 41 illus., Softcover ISBN: 978-3-7091-0095-0 http://www.springer.com/springerwiennewyork/art/book/978-3-7091-0095-0 ABOUT THIS BOOK This volume brings together cutting-edge thinkers and scholars (Henry Jenkins, Mizuku Ito, David Gauntlett) together with young researchers and students, proposing a colourful spectrum of media-theoretical, -practical and -educational approac...


Scientific Scenarios and Art is an EACEA-CULTURE project which will last two years. The Project SCIENAR takes into account the links existing between Science and Art; it will use the innovative possibilities that new media and ICT offer for a better Visualization and Communication. Visualizing and Communicating theoretical achievements of present Culture is by no means simple; moreover, presenting them in an innovative way is a fascinating challenge dictated by new trends of Society. ICT a...

Video, sound art, performance

Caterina Davinio al CeC 2010 - India, Sattal Estate, Bhimtal Video, sound art, performance, e altro al CeC 2010 A cura di Shankar Barua Quando: Febbraio 19-20-21 2010 Dove: INDIA - Lower-Himalayan Valley of Sattal Estate, presso Bhimtal, in Kumaon, Uttarakhand Video di Caterina Davinio in programma: Ma-mma, già alla Biennale di Venezia (Détournement Venise 2009, evento collaterale alla Scalamata Gallery), e Big Splash, tratto dall'installazione omonima che ha partecipato nel 2009 al tou...

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