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Media and Emotions: The New Frontiers of Affect in Digital Culture – Deadline 30/03/2017

Open Cultural Studies, the new peer-reviewed journal by De Gruyter Open, calls for papers investigating the issue of affect faced to current increasing digitalism. Emotional interactions, feelings and affective experiences with the new media, technologies of emotions, the commodification and governance of feelings and much more. Send your abstract until 30/03/2017.
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The Authority of Taste. Mattin and theses on noise

Sound artist Mattin and Martina Raponi started a conversation which is still on-going, and of which this unusual interview is part. It culminated in the drafting of a manifesto about noise. In this they sketched some ideas about how to frame a new conception about noise without falling again into a necessarily sonic categorization
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Machine Learning by Ethem Alpaydin, MIT Press, 2016

“Machine Learning” has been released in November 2016 and written by Ethem Alpaydin. The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers concise, accessible overviews of compelling topics. Written by leading thinkers, the volumes provide expert syntheses of subjects ranging from the cultural and historical to the scientific and technical, “synthesising specialised subject matter for non-specialists”.
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Athens Photo Festival 2017 Call for Works | Deadline 10/04/2017

The leading international festival of photography and related media in Southeastern Europe celebrates its 30 years anniversary! Exploring critical issues relevant to our times and the ongoing shifts in dialogue with the past, this broad framework, attempts to create an intellectual space, where the role of photography in contemporary society can be raised and discussed. The exhibition programme will be comprised of a series of solo and group exhibitions, as well as a range of events, including portfolio reviews, screenings, talks and discussions, workshops, community and participatory projects, and satellite exhibitions in various locations in the city. Submit your proposal until 10/04/2017
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Terra0, the augmented self-owned forest

Terra0 is a project that has just been discussed at Transmediale, Berlin, during the panel Becoming Earth: Engineering Symbiotic Futures. The project, at his first steps of development, aims at the creation of the first self-owned augmented forest, by using the blockchain technology and the smart contracts.
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Machine Learning by Ethem Alpaydin, MIT Press, 2016

“Machine Learning” has been released in November 2016 and written by Ethem Alpaydin. The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers concise, accessible overviews of compelling topics. Written by leading thinkers, the volumes provide expert syntheses of subjects ranging from the cultural and historical to the scientific and technical, “synthesising specialised subject matter for non-specialists”.
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Jeroen Van Loon: the future is almost all temporary

With a degree in digital media design and a relatively short career which began no later than 2010, Jeroen Van Loon has shortly become one of the most interesting media artist internationally. His research is able to surprisingly and ironically integrate a critical approach to the use of technological tools - in particular the Internet, with a solid theoretical and conceptual framework. Such an approach results in the production of objects and installations that enter the exhibition space with disarming immediacy.


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Jeroen Van Loon: the future is almost all temporary

With a degree in digital media design and a relatively short career which began no later than 2010, Jeroen Van Loon has shortly become one of the most interesting media artist internationally. His research is able to surprisingly and ironically integrate a critical approach to the use of technological tools - in particular the Internet, with a solid theoretical and conceptual framework. Such an approach results in the production of objects and installations that enter the exhibition space with disarming immediacy.


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Platform: Evan Roth

The cluster of screens presented at the Armory Show is the most ambitious presentation of Roth's latest body of Internet-based works, Landscapes (2014-ongoing), to date: an exploration into the physicality of the Internet is used as a gateway to enter nature and better understand the cultural shifts brought about by the increasingly frequent demands of technology.
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Evidentiary Realism

“Evidentiary Realism” features artists engaged in investigative, forensic, and documentary art. The exhibition aims to articulate a particular form of realism in art that portrays and reveals evidence from complex social systems. The truth-seeking artworks featured explore the notion of evidence and its modes of representation.
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Homeostasis Lab Open Call for Artists @ The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale | DEADLINE 31/01/2018

DIGICULT CALLS & JOBS goo.gl/YyX10V Homeostasis Lab Open Call for Artists 2017/18 - First pavilion to open doors to artist participation in the 3rd edition of The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale. All works must be "internet-friendly", and belong to any digital art modality (computer art scene, Augmented Reality, Fractal Art, Evolutionary Art, Digital Poetry... check the complete list on the website). OPEN DEADLINE: you can submit as many works as you please, until the event closes on 31/01/2018
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How much of this is fiction.

How much of this is fiction. is an upcoming exhibition at FACT Liverpool, involving artists as tricksters and featuring work which involves the direct use of deception, tricks, hoaxes and hacks. These politically inspired media artists use trickery and deception to exploit the shifting boundary between fiction and reality in a world of ‘post-truth’ politics.
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Paolo Cirio’s “Internet Photography”: artworks on view at Berlin’s photography museums

Paolo Cirio’s artwork is on view in two upcoming major exhibitions at the C/O Berlin and Museum für Fotografie. Both of his series reflect on surveillance and privacy by combining photography, Internet and street art: Watching You, Watching Me. A Photographic Response to Surveillance at the Museum für Fotografie and Watched! Surveillance Art & Photography at C/O Berlin.
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MatchPoint: the artistic research as a collaborative practice in the contemporary city

(Italiano) L'oggetto di indagine è costituito da un organismo sociale che, con la sua presenza nei quartieri popolari della città di Napoli, fa tutela attiva del suo patrimonio culturale materiale e immateriale, sia rivitalizzando e manutenendo intere aree cittadine dalla conformazione pre-moderna, sia partecipando alla definizione dell'effetto città (confronto, scambio, contaminazione).
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2017 STRP Biennale: Senses and Sensors

STRP Biënnale 2017: Senses and Sensors explores the high touch of the high tech of the contemporary. There is a focus on the expansive amalgamation of the biological and the technological, the physical and the virtual, the analog and the digital, touch and tech, man and machine, and all from a cultural perspective.
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Sundance Film Festival 2017 and New Frontier

As the Sundance Film Festival’s groundbreaking and technology-facing New Frontier section kicks off its second decade in existence, the 2017 edition of the section includes “story worlds” in Augmented Reality headsets, projection-mapped acrobatics, a VR beauty salon producing neuroscience data via the internet of things and a host of socialized, interactive and immersively haptic VR story experiences.
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Werktank: a platform for new media art. Poetry, humor and beauty

Werktank is a platform for new media art. It is an organisation which focuses on the production of visual art projects, media art and performative art, with it’s headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. The main focus of their activities is to create installations that investigate the relationship between technology and perception
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Techno-animism, visual poetry and irony

Artist, researcher at the Ars Electronica and co-founder of h.o project, Hideaki Ogawa focuses his work on the applied creativity, which seeks innovative applications through combinations of art and technology responding to social needs. Creating interaction with the roots of the Japanese culture with the advent of new media

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MatchPoint: the artistic research as a collaborative practice in the contemporary city

(Italiano) L'oggetto di indagine è costituito da un organismo sociale che, con la sua presenza nei quartieri popolari della città di Napoli, fa tutela attiva del suo patrimonio culturale materiale e immateriale, sia rivitalizzando e manutenendo intere aree cittadine dalla conformazione pre-moderna, sia partecipando alla definizione dell'effetto città (confronto, scambio, contaminazione).
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The never-ending performance that is living. An interview with Hugo Olim

The still image, which can be a photograph, or a frame of a video, or even a pixel, is a unity and as such it is a departing point for Hugo Olim’s artworks concept. Metaphorically, the still image, as is presented to us, results from a dialogue with sound from which it receives properties of rhythm and movement.
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Bill Viola – Electronic Renaissance

From March 10 to July 23, 2017 the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi will be introducing the Florentine public to Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance, a significant exhibition celebrating this unchallenged master of video art.
NEW INC Open Call 2017

NEW INC Open Call 2017 | DEADLINE 30/04/2017

NEW INC is an incubator and professional development program founded by the New Museum to support ambitious ideas and approaches to culture, tech, and business that strive for a more creative, diverse, and equitable future. The Open Call 2017 has officially started on the 13th of March, and it adresses independent practitioners, start-ups, studios and collectives working at the intersection of culture and tech. The 12-month program (September-August) is designed to help creative practitioners and organizations leverage the tools of entrepreneurship to realize their ideas, become sustainable, and maximize potential for impact and scale, by providing programming, mentorship, and an inspiring community of peers. Apply until 30/04/2017
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Media Art and art market: an interview with Wolf Lieser

Since 1998 Wolf Lieser is curator and founder of the Digital Art Museum (DAM), an online museum which has being very active in supporting and promoting the history of Digital Art, since its very firsts experimentations in the end of 50's. In 2003 the museum started to be supported by a physical space: “DAM Gallery” where are regularly exhibited works that span all the categories from pioneers of the 60's till major artists of the last years.
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What is happening to our Brain? Art & Life in times of Cognitive Automation

Culture and brain form complex systems of influence, control and resistance. The present brain seems to have been invaded by technology: machines increasingly perform the previously human tasks of language, memory, and imagination, with our learning processes taken up by automated and algorithmic procedures.
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Terra0, the augmented self-owned forest

Terra0 is a project that has just been discussed at Transmediale, Berlin, during the panel Becoming Earth: Engineering Symbiotic Futures. The project, at his first steps of development, aims at the creation of the first self-owned augmented forest, by using the blockchain technology and the smart contracts.
Athens Photo Festival

Athens Photo Festival 2017 Call for Works | Deadline 10/04/2017

The leading international festival of photography and related media in Southeastern Europe celebrates its 30 years anniversary! Exploring critical issues relevant to our times and the ongoing shifts in dialogue with the past, this broad framework, attempts to create an intellectual space, where the role of photography in contemporary society can be raised and discussed. The exhibition programme will be comprised of a series of solo and group exhibitions, as well as a range of events, including portfolio reviews, screenings, talks and discussions, workshops, community and participatory projects, and satellite exhibitions in various locations in the city. Submit your proposal until 10/04/2017
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Media Art and Art Market: an interview with Annette Doms

With a background in art history, archaeology and psychology, Annette Doms is a specialist in Digital Art history and market. Her activity as curator and art historian, successively took on several directions: the constitution of an agency for art market solutions (ICAA) and the UNPAINTED art fair. This has been the first art fair specialised in Media Art, of which Annette Doms is co-founder and art director
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Machine Learning by Ethem Alpaydin, MIT Press, 2016

“Machine Learning” has been released in November 2016 and written by Ethem Alpaydin. The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers concise, accessible overviews of compelling topics. Written by leading thinkers, the volumes provide expert syntheses of subjects ranging from the cultural and historical to the scientific and technical, “synthesising specialised subject matter for non-specialists”.
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Jeroen Van Loon: the future is almost all temporary

With a degree in digital media design and a relatively short career which began no later than 2010, Jeroen Van Loon has shortly become one of the most interesting media artist internationally. His research is able to surprisingly and ironically integrate a critical approach to the use of technological tools - in particular the Internet, with a solid theoretical and conceptual framework. Such an approach results in the production of objects and installations that enter the exhibition space with disarming immediacy.


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BIOESTETICA Open Call for Artistic Residencies | Deadline 03/04/2017

The Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation offers a total of 3 on-site residencies lasting for a maximum of two months that will take place between the months of May, June and July 2017 at Etopia, Centre for Art and Technology, of Zaragoza (Spain). Co-financed by the EU Creative Europe programme and coordinated by Ars Electronica, the project seeks to promote and exchange creative experiences that bring together both art and science. Artists and creators are invited to submit proposals that reflect on the concept of post-nature from the thematic perspectives of Identity, New Ecologies and Living/Dead Natures. DEADLINE 03/04/2017
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STARTS PRIZE 2017 OPEN CALL – DEADLINE 13/03/2017

Science, Technology and Arts (=STARTS) form a nexus with an extraordinarily high potential for creative innovation. As a catalyst force that can inspire and trigger innovative processes, artistic pratice can effectively contribute to the development of new products and new economic, social and business models. For this purpose, on behalf of the European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and De Waag are launching two prizes (each with €20,000 prize money) to select the most pioneering projects in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. EXTENDED DEADLINE: 13/03/2017
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Genecraft: Art in the Biogenetic Age

BOM has launched Genecraft: Art in the Biogenetic Age, showcasing collaborations between artists and scientists making responses to landmark genetic research taking place in Birmingham. The exhibition forms part of a wider programme at BOM presenting art at the frontiers of science.
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Platform: Evan Roth

The cluster of screens presented at the Armory Show is the most ambitious presentation of Roth's latest body of Internet-based works, Landscapes (2014-ongoing), to date: an exploration into the physicality of the Internet is used as a gateway to enter nature and better understand the cultural shifts brought about by the increasingly frequent demands of technology.
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