Established in 2005 Digicult is one of the main international platforms investigating the impact of digital technologies and applied sciences on art, design and contemporary culture.

When smart homes become smart prisons

The continued development of the Internet of Things (IoT) with little to no standards nor regulation, in the US and Europe, opens the door not only to concerns regarding corporate data exploitation and state surveillance but also to surveillance, coercion, and control within intimate relationships.... READ MORE...

The world is a pattern. Interview with Nicolas Sassoon

GIFs have been accepted and adopted by new users who rely on animated pictures thanks to their planned pervasiveness in their digital communication habits. The practice of Nicolas Sassoon, a French artist who makes art with GIFs since 2011, suggests creative strategies to exploit the features of this format in order to make works that couldn't be made with any other medium.... READ MORE...

The Dreamy Reality. Interview with Dominic Wilcox

Dominic Wilcox is the epitome of the unclassifiable persona; he is an artist, an inventor, a designer, a speaker, and a man who reinvents the normal into something that not necessarily has an actual purpose. His works span from the most odd machines to more practical devices.... READ MORE...

The Ethics of Inventions, by Sheila Jasanoff

The Ethics of Invention, the latest essay by Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard lecturer and leading scholar in the field of social studies on science and technology, represents a change of perspective on the role of technology in society, inviting us to reflect in a more concrete and multifaceted way on the implications and problems caused today by technological innovation.... READ MORE...

MusicMakers Hacklab Call – CMT 2018, Berlin | Deadline 30/11/2017

For this year's Hacklab, CTM Festival for Adveturous Music and Art (Berlin) invites coders and technologists but also people from across artistic and research backgrounds, from musicians to poets to psychologists, to submit music project ideas on the potential and worries about the growing role of AI and Machine Learning in arts and music. Apply until 30/11/2017... READ MORE...

The Digicult Agency produces and curates art exhibitions, events, workshops, educational activities, catalogues, books, lectures and round tables, giving even consultancy about cultural marketing & communication strategies, and digital publishing tools.

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Digicult at 8208 Lightining Design Festival 2017

Next Saturday 18 November 2017 Federica Fontana will be special guest at 8208 Lighting Design Festival, at Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli - IED Como to talk about Digicult, the philosophy behind the project, its networking strategies from 2005, its open and free culture production activities within interdisciplinary fields of international contemporary Media Art.... READ MORE...

Digicult at FRID 2017: Italian Forum of design doctoral research

On 16 and 17 November 2017, the Digicult project will be introduced within the program of FRID 2017: Fare ricerca in design Forum, at Scuola di dottorato Iuav of Università Iuav in Venice, as a platform on which contributions and future perspectives on research converge. Thanks to the invitation from Raimonda Riccini... READ MORE...

When smart homes become smart prisons

The continued development of the Internet of Things (IoT) with little to no standards nor regulation, in the US and Europe, opens the door not only to concerns regarding corporate data exploitation and state surveillance but also to surveillance, coercion, and control within intimate relationships.... READ MORE...

Nonhuman Networks

A current exhibition in Berlin takes into account recent philosophical approaches which emphasises nonhuman perspectives through object-oriented ontology. Through works by artists Saša Spačal, Mirjan Švagelj, Anil Podgornik and Heather Barnett it introduces an aesthetics of new forms of communication between human and nonhuman actors.... READ MORE...

Alfredo Jaar: A Logo for America

Reproduced widely around the world, Alfredo Jaar’s iconic public intervention A Logo for America has become one of the artists best known works. Programa de Arte Contemporáneo en Torre Colpatria de Bogotá and Babel Media Art just announced its first presentation in Colombia, designed for one of the tallest buildings and an icon in Bogotá.... READ MORE...

Workshop on “Art Industries”: NABA New Academy of Fine Arts

Art Industries workshop, lead by Marco Mancuso, is run the weekend of 11-12 November. Built through a critical understanding of the most important media art projects, crossing fields of design, fashion and science scienza, the workshop comes to design of a complex artwork able to talk with the new hybrid contemporary art markets... READ MORE...

The Glass Room

Ongoing in London a pop-up exhibition which - through artworks, speculative projects, interactive videos, animations and activist projects, puts big data on display to make them more tanglible and less abstract, helping the public to make informed choices about their digital self. The show is curated by Tactical Technology Collective and presented by Mozilla.... READ MORE...

Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia presents a major new exhibition by pioneering Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, exclusively in Sydney as part of the Sydney International Art Series. Incorporating video and sculpture, Rist's dazzling environments immerse visitors in colourful projections that explore the relationships between nature, body and technology.... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Seminario “La Stampa per l’Arte”: Procedimenti artigianali tra tecniche tradizionali e nuove tecnologie

(Italiano) Il seminario “La stampa per l’arte: procedimenti artigianali tra tecniche tradizionali e nuove tecnologie” ha questo obbiettivo: quello di accompagnare i partecipanti in un viaggio senza tempo, tra presente, passato e futuro, indagando le modalità - analogiche e digitali - di progettazione e produzione di un oggetto editoriale artistico. Il seminario è condotto da Daniela Lorenzi di A14 e dal Fablab di Bergamo, ed è a cura di Marco Mancuso, docente del corso di “Sistemi Editoriali per l’Arte” e Cinzia Benigni, docente del corso di “Grafica d'arte e tecniche dell'incisione”.... READ MORE...

After the End of the World

After the End of the World is an exhibition about the Earth of 2017 irreversibly transformed into the Anthropocene planet after two centuries of human impact on natural systems in which artists, philosophers, novelists, sea creatures, playwrights, plants, architects, objects, speculative designers and scientists have worked together to imagine situations, to tell stories and to devise strategies for survival and peaceful cohabitation in the world to come.... READ MORE...

Digicult Editions: Investigations on the Cultural Economy of Media Art, by Alessio Chierico

“Investigations on the Cultural Economy of Media Art” is a collection of the heterogeneous perspectives that are contributing to the current discussion about the economies of the Media Art field. The books includes papers and essays from (and interviews to) some of the most important curators and critics investigating the possible and impossible impacts of technologies on production, distribution, collection and market of media art pieces.... READ MORE...

The Ethics of Inventions, by Sheila Jasanoff

The Ethics of Invention, the latest essay by Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard lecturer and leading scholar in the field of social studies on science and technology, represents a change of perspective on the role of technology in society, inviting us to reflect in a more concrete and multifaceted way on the implications and problems caused today by technological innovation.... READ MORE...

The Space In-Between: a video interview with Arata Isozaki

Arata Isozaki is a Japanese architect and pioneer of Metabolism, the avant-garde 1960s architectural movement that proposed fantastic urban landscapes synonymous to biological structures. In this short video, he discusses some of the ideas behind his work, and we catch a glimpse of his home in Karuizawa, Japan... READ MORE...

The Pros and Cons of BYOD

Few people would be willing to live in a home or stay in a hotel that failed to offer a connection to the internet. Most consumers now consider to be as important a utility as gas, water and electricity, and it’s becoming increasingly important in th... READ MORE...
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