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.

Meeting at the makerspace with living-textile inventor: Lining Yao

In the last years a new generation of researchers see objects and materials through a multiplicity of properties and features which open different ways to interact with them. They’ve realized that most of the matter is able to respond to energy sources. Lining Yao and her Tangible Media Group at MIT Media Lab have been growing Natto bacteria and exploring how they can be used as bio-actuators - making textile become “alive” reacting to a change of the environment.... READ MORE...

Abstracted reality and the hidden world. A fragmented report from Resonate 2017

Amongst the usual slew of corporate-funded projects that many of the artists and designers presented at Belgrade's Resonate festival this year, it was good to see a strand of work revealing ideas addressing cultural engagement and the contemporary political landscape. With Nora O'Murcha at the helm of the arts programme, it was reassuring to see her once again bringing her art and design take to the festival, following her 2015 curating of the "New Black" exhibition .... READ MORE...

#Unit2017 – Connecting Unicorns: gender and technology

Where are boundaries among disciplines, between arts and science, professional and DIY culture challenged? At #Unit2017 – Connecting Unicorns in which the Global LGBTI Tech & Science Conference hosted by Unicorns in Tech, took place last 6th of May. Report by Arianna Mainardi... READ MORE...

The blurry edge between biological and synthetic

The evolution of bio-sciences knowledge such as synthetic biology, bio-robotics, bio-engineering of materials, bioinformatics, influences contemporary art and design which are pushed to rethink their responsibilities in communicating through critical expressions, interpretations and accessible/appropriate language... READ MORE...

The age of Electroacustics. Transforming Science and Sound

In his book "The age of Electroacustics", published by MIT Press, Roland Wittje traces the history of acoustics during the interwar period, leading an enquiry theoretically grounded in the physics and its transformation into the so called ‘technical acoustics’ or electroacoustic.... READ MORE...

Open Call THE W:OW PROJECT | DEADLINE 1/09/2017

The W:OW Project is inviting artists from all over the world working in digital media, science and art to reflect present and future of our planet as the place where life as such, the amazing diversity of a magnificent nature and the human species had the chance to arise. Deadline 1/09/2017... READ MORE...

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Transformations: the networked artworks by Garrett Lynch

The School of Arts and Creative Industries, London South Bank University presents a solo exhibition of networked artworks by artist Garrett Lynch (IRL) titled Transformations. The exhibition presents nine networked artworks conceived over a four-year period that explore a practice involving networks. Each artwork provides an example of transformation by a network.... READ MORE...

The Value Of Libraries In The Digital Age

Libraries carry with them a certain connotation of outdated and redundant information storage. However, this is not necessarily the case. Running and maintaining a library requires a lot of skill and the digitization of information has not adversely affected this area of expertise. In fact, libraries still serve several important functions in the digital age.... READ MORE...

Meeting at the makerspace with living-textile inventor: Lining Yao

In the last years a new generation of researchers see objects and materials through a multiplicity of properties and features which open different ways to interact with them. They’ve realized that most of the matter is able to respond to energy sources. Lining Yao and her Tangible Media Group at MIT Media Lab have been growing Natto bacteria and exploring how they can be used as bio-actuators - making textile become “alive” reacting to a change of the environment.... READ MORE...

Hybrid Layers. The presence of the digital sphere and its effects on society

The exhibition "Hybrid Layers" focuses attention on a generation of artists who are engaging with the growing presence of the digital sphere and its effects on society. New perspectives on digital technologies, the Internet and social networks are shown, probing both virtual and physical manifestations of an artistic practice that is fundamentally influenced by the digital realm.... READ MORE...

4 Big Art Displaying Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you are displaying art at home, in a gallery or a studio, there are a lot of important factors to consider. There is nothing worse than spending good money on an excellent art collection and then doing it an injustice through poor displaying decisions.... READ MORE...

Abstracted reality and the hidden world. A fragmented report from Resonate 2017

Amongst the usual slew of corporate-funded projects that many of the artists and designers presented at Belgrade's Resonate festival this year, it was good to see a strand of work revealing ideas addressing cultural engagement and the contemporary political landscape. With Nora O'Murcha at the helm of the arts programme, it was reassuring to see her once again bringing her art and design take to the festival, following her 2015 curating of the "New Black" exhibition .... READ MORE...

Open Call THE W:OW PROJECT | DEADLINE 1/09/2017

The W:OW Project is inviting artists from all over the world working in digital media, science and art to reflect present and future of our planet as the place where life as such, the amazing diversity of a magnificent nature and the human species had the chance to arise. Deadline 1/09/2017... READ MORE...

BMW Art Car reloaded: Cao Fei going digital

Following the contributions by Jeff Koons and John Baldessari, Cao Fei (b. 1978) is the youngest and first Chinese artist ever to create a BMW Art Car. By employing augmented and virtual reality, the internationally acclaimed Chinese multimedia artist addresses the future of mobility such as autonomous driving, airborne cars and digitalization... READ MORE...

How to Find & Customise an Email Template for Your Business

The days of sending out plain text emails are over. That’s so 2001. An email must catch the eye and grab the attention of the reader with both words and visual elements to be effective. That doesn’t mean scrolling text and flashing images, but it does require careful planning and a good email template that makes the information easily digestible.... READ MORE...

Top Musicians You Never Knew Had a PhD

We tend to see rock stars and musicians as who they are: amazing artists who are good at what they do. There have been a lot of big names and legendary stars over the years, as well as some upcoming ones such Passafire, whose latest video clip we recently reviewed.... READ MORE...

The age of Electroacustics. Transforming Science and Sound

In his book "The age of Electroacustics", published by MIT Press, Roland Wittje traces the history of acoustics during the interwar period, leading an enquiry theoretically grounded in the physics and its transformation into the so called ‘technical acoustics’ or electroacoustic.... READ MORE...

#Unit2017 – Connecting Unicorns: gender and technology

Where are boundaries among disciplines, between arts and science, professional and DIY culture challenged? At #Unit2017 – Connecting Unicorns in which the Global LGBTI Tech & Science Conference hosted by Unicorns in Tech, took place last 6th of May. Report by Arianna Mainardi... READ MORE...

Intimate Technology – Call for Videos by Next Nature Network | DEADLINE 15/07/2017

How far do we allow technology to go? And how close to the skin can it get? The international network investigating the co-evolution of the bio-sphere and the techno-sphere is calling on film makers, students, artists, enthusiasts, technology experts, dancers, choreographers, and professionals critics who wants to share a one minute video on the theme of Intimate Technology. Deadline: 15/07/2017... READ MORE...

5 of the World’s Best Civil Engineering Masterpieces

Civil engineers are the people who design things like bridges, roads, and ports. They are also responsible for critical, though less glamorous, parts of the infrastructure. It’s an important field, and although there are a wide variety of projects, there are some pieces that stand out as masterpieces of civil engineering.... READ MORE...
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