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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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Build Your World: Minecraft and Open Source Architecture

To design one’s world, whether in the physical or digital domain, is to to increase one’s sense of agency. For Minecraft, this is an opportunity for architects to address the crises in urban housing. A similar open-source, DIY, and collaborative ethos plays out in architecture projects fabrication systems for non-architects to design and build their own homes, by Teddy Cruz, Alejandro Aravena, and the WikiHouse Project.
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Network Aesthetics by Patrick Jagoda. Chicago University Press, 2016

In this sense, the text Network Aesthetics, represents a truly valuable contribution to the field of media theory and cultural – but also American - studies, in the effort to understand the role of interconnection structures in contemporary culture and to showing how networks might have also a strong aesthetical connotation, encompassing in particular contemporary artistic productions, like television series, movies and games productions.
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LIQUID CITIES NYC 2017 Call for Artists | Deadline 09/03/2017

Providing representations of a hyper-fast changing world, contemporary architecture is no longer conceived as a container of human life but as extensions of the body that produce changes in human behaviour. LIQUID CITIES NYC 2017 - the International Video Art Limousine Festival by Itsliquid Group, curated by Luca Curci - focuses on the hybridization between identities and urban environment. Artists, photographers, video makers and filmmakers are invited to submit their works until 09/03/2017
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Blowing the Whistle, Questioning Evidence – Web Residencies 2017 by Solitude & ZKM DEADLINE 10/03/2017

What's the role of art in the framework of whistleblowing and leaking? Which kind of tactics and strategies for resistance can we imagine within the technologic paradigm and beyond it? "Blowing the Whistle, Questioning Evidence", the CALL. No.1 for Web Residencies 2017 by Akademie Schloss Solitude & ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli, explores the potentialities of technologies for social and political change. Artists, hackers, computer scientists, activists and critical thinkers are invited to send their proposals. Application period: 27/02 - 10/03/2017
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On the Far Side of the Marchlands

A “marchland” is a medieval term for a borderland beyond direct state control, governed by changing laws and rules. The exhibition On the Far Side of the Marchlands explores the potential of radically new topographies through border regions (marchlands) created by the artists, composed from inextricably linked realms of experience, culture, and materiality.
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Sonic Cyberfeminisms – Call for Contribution | Deadline: 12/02/2017

In recent years, the relationship between sound, gender and technology has gained increasing attention. There have been a number of artist networks, archives and educational initiatives established in the hope of tackling the gendered exclusions. Sonic Cyberfeminisms will provide an opportunity to critically reflect and debates concerning sound, gender and technology.
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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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Media Art and Art Market: an interview with Pau Waelder

Pau Waelder is a researcher, art critic and curator who recently finished his PhD about the art market, its displacement on internet platforms and the interactions between contemporary art and New Media Art. His research acknowledge the explosion of the Post-Internet Art, as example of an artistic sector connected to New Media Art that stimulated the interest of the traditional art market.
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Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art: grants for Media Art 2017 | Deadline: 28/02/17

The Foundation of Lower Saxony grant at the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art supports a wide spectrum of media art, from video art and net-based projects to audio works and audio-visual installations. Each of the three grants will be awarded for the production of a new project in the area of media art. An international jury will convene to select the recipients of the grants
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10th edition Share Prize: Sincerity | Deadline: 12/03/2017

Piemonte Share Festival, the Italian art fair of electronics, digital art and new media, announces the theme for its 10th consecutive Share Prize: Sincerity. Our electronic network society has many virtues, but opacity, deceit and obscurantism are among its vices. For 2017, Share Festival raises its lantern of Diogenes to search for technical artworks that are honest.
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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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Computational fashion and 4D print. The glamorous side of fabbing and synthetic biology

Dissemination of tools for rapid prototyping through 3D printing and evolution of software for digital modeling to parametric methods excited great interest inside the world of fashion. Designers created many experiments at different levels of scale: from fabrics with three-dimensional textures to dresses and accessories modeled directly in three dimensions around the body of the wearer.

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Christina McPhee, the Political-Aesthetics of Nature

Christina McPhee with different media, spanning from video and digital technologies, to drawing, painting, and photography. Her works are stunning, intricate and abstract figures in which the artist combines both digital and traditional techniques in order to give a visual representation of her ideas, experiences, and her strong engagement with nature and its processes of creation and destruction.
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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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LIQUID CITIES NYC 2017 Call for Artists | Deadline 09/03/2017

Providing representations of a hyper-fast changing world, contemporary architecture is no longer conceived as a container of human life but as extensions of the body that produce changes in human behaviour. LIQUID CITIES NYC 2017 - the International Video Art Limousine Festival by Itsliquid Group, curated by Luca Curci - focuses on the hybridization between identities and urban environment. Artists, photographers, video makers and filmmakers are invited to submit their works until 09/03/2017
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Aldo Tambellini: Black Matters

“Black Matters” is the first full solo exhibition of Italian-American artist, Aldo Tambellini, who is one of the pioneers of intermedia art and experimental avant-garde of the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition “Black Matters” takes a journey through Tambellini’s most prolific, highly charged and diversified period (1960–1980). The exhibition explores his, paintings, and multimedia practice
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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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Artistic Director job opening at Lighthouse – Deadline 27/02/2017

The arts and culture agency connecting new developments in art, technology and society is looking for a new Artistic Director to lead digital culture programmes at the intersection of arts, education and the creative industries. An extraordinary opportunity for those who want to (be) challenge(d) (by) innovative and influential arts and digital culture.
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Media Art and Art Market: an interview with Pau Waelder

Pau Waelder is a researcher, art critic and curator who recently finished his PhD about the art market, its displacement on internet platforms and the interactions between contemporary art and New Media Art. His research acknowledge the explosion of the Post-Internet Art, as example of an artistic sector connected to New Media Art that stimulated the interest of the traditional art market.
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Blowing the Whistle, Questioning Evidence – Web Residencies 2017 by Solitude & ZKM DEADLINE 10/03/2017

What's the role of art in the framework of whistleblowing and leaking? Which kind of tactics and strategies for resistance can we imagine within the technologic paradigm and beyond it? "Blowing the Whistle, Questioning Evidence", the CALL. No.1 for Web Residencies 2017 by Akademie Schloss Solitude & ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli, explores the potentialities of technologies for social and political change. Artists, hackers, computer scientists, activists and critical thinkers are invited to send their proposals. Application period: 27/02 - 10/03/2017
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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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Live Performers Meeting 2017 Amsterdam – Deadline 10/04/2017

LPM seeks to enourage research, experimentation, the encounter between different forms of artistic expression, the interaction of multiple techniques and digital technologies, analog, software and hardware. One of the most important event on Audio Visuals Performing Arts calls for proposals for its XVIII edition, that will take place in Amsterdam from 18 to 21 May, 2017. Live mapping and AV performances, VJ sets, interactive installations, lectures, workshops, and project showcases are welcomed! Special regard for Free and Open Source projects. Apply until 10/04/2017
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The medium is the medium. Interview with Metahaven

Metahaven is a research-focused design studio founded by Amsterdam-based Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden. Some the most notorious examples of this mission is their collaboration with WikiLeaks, for which they made scarves and T-shirts to modify their visual presence, the re-branding of the self-proclaimed Principality of Sealand.
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NSK State Art: New York, The Impossible Return

The aim of the works on view in the exhibition “NSK State Art: New York, The Impossible Return” is to create mechanisms for exchange and to form sustained human relations over time that exceed such borders. Throughout their oeuvres, the nine artists represented have negotiated boundaries and traversed nations, expanding concepts of mind, memory, and history.
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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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On the Far Side of the Marchlands

A “marchland” is a medieval term for a borderland beyond direct state control, governed by changing laws and rules. The exhibition On the Far Side of the Marchlands explores the potential of radically new topographies through border regions (marchlands) created by the artists, composed from inextricably linked realms of experience, culture, and materiality.
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Kirsten Stolle: Proceed at Your Own Risk

NOME is pleased to present Kirsten Stolle’s first solo exhibition in Europe, "Proceed at Your Own Risk". Kirsten Stolle examines the global influence of chemical companies on our food supply and explores the connection between corporate interests and public health.
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Sonic Acts Festival – The Noise of Being

The 17th edition of Sonic Acts titled The Noise of Being, takes place from 23 to 26 February 2017 in Amsterdam. The festival includes a conference, multiple exhibitions, concerts, performances and screenings, highlighting on a wide spectrum of contemporary practices.
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