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Exploring the Deep Web: a “knowledge vs comfort” dilemma

Many internet posts haven’t any doubt: the so-called Deep Web (DW) is definitely a bad place. Would you like your checking account to become empty? Aren’t you afraid that someone could spy on you? Or, from bad to worse that the police burst into your flat and arrest you like in American crime movie? If you aren’t chasing things like that, you’d rather stay in your daily sandbox made of Google, Facebook and so on
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Lanfranco Aceti: empty spaces for new heretical art views

Pasquale Napolitano in conversation with Lanfranco Aceti about the politics of art production in current economic conditions within the EU, in the light of the edition of dOCUMENTA taking place in a symbolic place of the economic crisis: Athens. The project Empty Pr(oe)mises Lanfranco Aceti is curating right now is a laboratory of forms of resistance and resilience in which contemporary art becomes method of investigation and a vehicle to create new communities.
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Media Art and Art Market: an interview with Steve Fletcher

Steve Fletcher in conversation with Alessio Chierico about the role of Media Art and media artists in the contemporary art context and its market conditions, taking as an example the activity of the Carroll/Fletcher Gallery in London, one of the main referencing points of the contemporary art which emphasises the use of new technologies and committed to enquiries political and social topics.
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Memoria Esterna: Mika Taanila’s time machine

The first solo show of Mika Taanila in Italy, at the RITA URSO Artopia Gallery in Milan. On view: the video works produced by the artist using archive materials, and which deal with issues related to technology, media obsolescence, and the archaeology of the future.
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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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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”.
AppArtAward: apps, creativity, art, new technologies

AppArtAward 2017 Open Call | Deadline 7/05/2017

The ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, CyberForum and their partners look for the best artworks in app format to celebrate the 7th AppArtAward anniversary. The AppArtAward honors apps that represent advanced artistic applications. Besides artistic aspects, the creative integration as well as the use of options offered by new technologies is important. Apply for the categories of Game Art, Sound Art and AppARTivism until May 7, 2017

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Exploring the Deep Web: a “knowledge vs comfort” dilemma

Many internet posts haven’t any doubt: the so-called Deep Web (DW) is definitely a bad place. Would you like your checking account to become empty? Aren’t you afraid that someone could spy on you? Or, from bad to worse that the police burst into your flat and arrest you like in American crime movie? If you aren’t chasing things like that, you’d rather stay in your daily sandbox made of Google, Facebook and so on
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Wasting time on the internet. Interview with Kenneth Goldsmith

Kenneth Goldsmith is an artist and poet, well known internationally for being the founding editor of UbuWeb - the largest digital archive of contemporary art. The last August released his new book "Wasting time on the internet", a manifesto that shows "how our time on the internet is not really wasted but is quite productive and creative as he puts the experience in its proper theoretical and philosophical context.
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Rosa Barba: from source to poem to rhythm to reader

Rosa Barba’s films and sculptures bring together memory and fiction, documentary-style narrative and sci-fi storytelling, in a wide-ranging reflection on the poetic qualities of landscape as a place deeply engraved with the traces of history.
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The Art of Flying a Drone

The word “drone” evokes many feelings in many people. In the news, drones are deadly weapons of mass destruction. Yet in the technical world, drones are the future and an enabler of better, and more affordable, modes of transportation. These tiny hovering objects are also an obsessive fascination for hobbyists, such as myself. Drones are no longer just a morbid object of war that only the government can control. Drones are now firmly entrenched in the consumer world, in businesses and at homes.
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The Fastest Website Builders in 2017

Lots of people today will be on the lookout for the Fastest Website Builders in 2017. Of course, there are different things to prioritize when it comes to choosing the best web builders. People need to make sure that they are high-quality in general and that they're going to get high-quality websites out of them. They also have to confirm that they will be easy enough to use in general, and not just easy to use under very specific circumstances. However, in a lot of cases, all of these qualities will go hand in hand.
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Lanfranco Aceti: empty spaces for new heretical art views

Pasquale Napolitano in conversation with Lanfranco Aceti about the politics of art production in current economic conditions within the EU, in the light of the edition of dOCUMENTA taking place in a symbolic place of the economic crisis: Athens. The project Empty Pr(oe)mises Lanfranco Aceti is curating right now is a laboratory of forms of resistance and resilience in which contemporary art becomes method of investigation and a vehicle to create new communities.
AppArtAward: apps, creativity, art, new technologies

AppArtAward 2017 Open Call | Deadline 7/05/2017

The ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, CyberForum and their partners look for the best artworks in app format to celebrate the 7th AppArtAward anniversary. The AppArtAward honors apps that represent advanced artistic applications. Besides artistic aspects, the creative integration as well as the use of options offered by new technologies is important. Apply for the categories of Game Art, Sound Art and AppARTivism until May 7, 2017
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FACT and Arts@CERN announce hrm199 as the winner of COLLIDE International Award 2017

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool and Arts at CERN, the arts and science programme of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), are delighted to announce the studio platform hrm199, led by artist Haroon Mirza, as the winner of COLLIDE International Award 2017. COLLIDE is a major international artist residency programme created to challenge and transform the way art and science encounters are understood.
Algorithms that Matter - questioning the algorithm in sound art and experimental computer music

ALMAT Call for Residencies: Algorithms that Matter | Deadline 16/04/2017

How do algorithmic processes emerge and structure the praxis of experimental computer music? Almat is happy to announce a call for three artistic research residencies to take place in 2017/18! Algorithms that Matter is an artistic research project by Hanns Holger Rutz and David Pirrò that aims at understanding the increasing influence of algorithms, translating them into aesthetic positions in sound. It is grounded in the idea that algorithms are agents that co-determine the boundary between an artistic machine or “apparatus” and the object produced through this machine. Experienced practitioners in sound art and experimental computer music are invited to develop series of interrelated sound pieces that interrogate specific aspects of algorithmicity. Deadline: 16 April 2017
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Media Art and Art Market: an interview with Steve Fletcher

Steve Fletcher in conversation with Alessio Chierico about the role of Media Art and media artists in the contemporary art context and its market conditions, taking as an example the activity of the Carroll/Fletcher Gallery in London, one of the main referencing points of the contemporary art which emphasises the use of new technologies and committed to enquiries political and social topics.
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Immune Nations – The Vaccine Project

Artists, researchers and policymakers highlight complexities surrounding global vaccination in . It is a speculative exhibition about the constructive role that art can play in global political discourse around life-saving vaccines. The exhibit will travel to UNAIDS headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to coincide with the World Health Assembly.
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Technologizing Throw-Away Culture

In January 2017, a group of artists and academics travelled through Kenya to examine the rise of cheap, throw-away quality electronics. They visited downtown shopping streets, rural markets, luxury shopping malls and wholesale traders to buy and document one of the cheapest electronics accessories: USB charging cables. This event will include a presentation of their archive of USB cables, video and photography artwork, and a panel discussion on the broader implications of the recent global proliferation of cheap electronics.
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OFFF Festival

From April 6 to 8, OFFF festival lands at the Barcelona Design Museum after having traveled through different cities in Belgium, Mexico, the United States, Russ... READ MORE...
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(Italiano) EFFIMERA: Suoni, luci, visioni. Carlo Bernardini, Sarah Ciracì, Roberto Pugliese

(Italiano) Ha inaugurato sabato 18 marzo alle ore 18.00 al MATA di Modena una nuova edizione di Effimera – Suoni, luci, visioni, a cura di Fulvio Chimento e Luca Panaro e in collaborazione con la Galleria Civica di Modena, che quest'anno propone opere di Carlo Bernardini, Sarah Ciracì e Roberto Pugliese. La mostra è realizzata con il supporto di Coptip e del Gruppo Fotografico Grandangolo BFI.
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In and Out of Art History: The Video Games Conundrum | Deadline: 23/042017

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (The MIT Press) is inviting proposals from academics, art historians, video game theorists and practitioners, for an issue examining video games in relationship to and within art history. The issue aims to locate and investigate questions such as: Can we identify moments when art history and the history of video games are bound together? Can video games challenge now canonized and hegemonic discourses within art history?
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British Science Festival & Brighton Digital Festival: Open Call | Deadline 24/04/2017

The British Science Festival and Brighton Digital Festival are looking to co-commission a new digital artwork that will be presented in a gallery space at the University of Brighton. The interest is for those works that explore and respond to themes of place: the shifting horizons of physical and virtual environments; the possibilities of technology to reimagine, reinvent and reinterpret space and place, and new opportunities to facilitate collaboration and connect people, place and things.
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Memoria Esterna: Mika Taanila’s time machine

The first solo show of Mika Taanila in Italy, at the RITA URSO Artopia Gallery in Milan. On view: the video works produced by the artist using archive materials, and which deal with issues related to technology, media obsolescence, and the archaeology of the future.
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