May 7, 2005
Turbulence Artists’ Studios: Luziano Testi Paul
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What happens when we live in times of a communicational ecstasy? Luziano Testi Paul’s latest works explore the possibilities, myths and realities that float around in a global culture obsessed with communication. Some of his works question the modernist imperative of building spaces for user-user interaction that inevitably end up being the same as user-machine interaction: we say what the interface let’s us say, and our messages and intentions are reshaped by our interfaces.
How do these ideas alter the way we perceive, react, relate, feel, and communicate? How do these ideas reshape our messages and intentions? Can we become completely blind in a world bound by optical fiber?
Luziano Testi Paul (100luz) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1977. After an education in communication, he worked professionally on several start-ups during the (dot)com boom, where as a web designer and creative director he was introduced to concepts such as ‘user experience’ and ‘viral marketing’. The very nature of information distribution and dissemination of the net influenced Paul to focus his artistic practice on new media. In 1999 he started http://100luz.com.ar, a repository/gallery of his work. He has participated in several exhibitions both online and offline. Paul currently lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and works professionally in the areas of corporate identity, branding and user experience.
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