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The definition and deployment of a ‘cure’ can act as a balance against future governance (power) offering complex technologies as a sine qua non ‘cover’ for a global minority that continues to exploit a century-long repression encouraged by a clique of world leaders who give free reign to the absolute worst form of political representation, namely to global business.
Online Education: Teaching in a Time of Change
Context: Recent events across the world of academia have brought into full light the various agendas around online education and research. As universities, schools and colleges closed across the world in 2020, researchers, teachers and students scrambled to adapt to a whole host of new pedagogical tools, communicative techniques, learning methods and teaching styles almost overnight. Some survived, others thrived, while some struggled and ultimately went ‘out of business’. For some disciplines,...
L’immagine contemporanea: Natura, Forme, Valori / The contemporary image: Nature, Forms, Values
[ITA] Una riflessione sul confine tra realtà e rappresentazione visiva, sulla natura, l’autonomia e l’identità dell'immagine, e sul suo possibile uso politico, tra pubblico e privato. [ENG] A reflection about the border between reality and visual representation, about the nature, autonomy and identity of the image and on its possible political use in the public and in the private sphere.
L’occhio-macchina. Uno sguardo sulla vita algoritmica / The eye-machine. A gaze onto algorithmic life
[ITA] Non sono più le immagini e nemmeno la tecnologia a desiderare, ma sono gli algoritmi a ri-ontologizzare il nostro mondo [ENG] It is no longer images or technology that are desired, but algorithms that re-ontologise our world
Big Data Analysis and perception of digital space through a complex multimedia system
The idea of this project consists in the development of a multimedia system with two main purposes: entertaining the people with music accompained by catchy visuals, and make them think about the influence that the analysis of Big Data has in our lives.
La scrittura, il cervello e l’era digitale / Writing, Brain and Digital Age
[ITA] Secondo Picchione, la penetrazione a livello neuronale da parte delle nuove tecnologie hanno colonizzato anche l’immaginario, modificando anche la psicologia umana e persino i desideri. [ENG] According to Picchione the neuronal penetration by new technologies has also settled the imaginary and is affecting human psychology and even desires and the University.
Apparition: the (im)materiality of modern surface
An interdisciplinary symposium Friday 9 March 2018 Leicester Castle, De Montfort University, Leicester, U.K. apparitiondcfrn.com Organizers: Design Cultures (De Montfort University) and Fashion Research Network Call for Papers: This one-day symposium examines the contemporary fascination with the surfaces, surveying the (im)material surface qualities of our everyday environment. It brings together scholars and practitioners from a range of disciplines—creative arts and design, arch...
Corpo Scosso / Body Shocked – Bodyquake
[ITA] BodyQuake (CORPO SCOSSO) è il risultato della collaborazione tra IRCCS Neuromed, Fondazione Neuromed e La Cura insieme con Art is Open Source (Salvatore Iaconesi e Oriana Persico) e l’artista e performer Francesca Fini. [ENG] BodyQuake is the result of the collaboration between IRCCS Neuromed, Neuromed Foundation and Art is Open Source (Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico) and the artist Francesca Fini.
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?
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
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.
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.
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, new forms of sharing ranging from tools, to skills, to networks of solidarity to eliminate debt, to avoid eviction, or just to share a meal together are no longer rare.
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...
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 that endows us with freedom), and not a dead, mechanized future that is being built without our participation.
The Big Picture – New Concepts for a New World
[ITA] Alcuni dicono che la crisi che stiamo vivendo può essere vista come qualcosa di positivo, come un'opportunità per cambiare in meglio il mondo in cui viviamo, per produrre qualcosa di nuovo. [ENG] Some say that the crisis we are going through can be seen as something positive, as an opportunity to change the world we are living in for the better, to produce something new.
Subtle Technologies Festival: Immortality, Toronto, June 8-9, 2013
This Subtle Technologies explores the art and science of Immortality. Through presentations, panels, a workshop, exhibition and screening, the Festival investigates ways in which artists explore archiving memories; scientific techniques for bringing extinct animals back to life; a search for extending youth; ancient landscape as sonic memory; vampires in pop culture and much more! Read the full reportage by Noema correspondant from Toronto, Roberta Buiani: http://blogs.noemalab.eu/
Noema Archive 2000-2011
[ITA] Noema è online dal marzo 2000 e questa è la 4° release, ma il "vecchio" sito rimane online, diventando un enorme archivio di contenuti (2000-2011), grafica, idee, tecniche, visioni, modi di fare comunicazione online. [ENG] Noema has been online since March 2000 and this is the 4th release, but the old website remains online as a huge archive of contents (2000-2011), graphics, ideas, techniques, visions, ways of making online communication.