Since 2005, Digicult has being a cultural platform that examines the impact of digital technologies and sciences on the arts, design, culture and contemporary society. Marco Mancuso, critic, teacher and curator, founded and currently directs Digicult, based on the active participation of over 50 professionals that represent an national and international wide Network of journalists, critics, curators, artists, theorists, and professionals.
Digicult was born to give voice and visibility to a new generation of interdisciplinary authors, expand their circuits into an international context, and simultaneously break the existing inflexible publishing rules of the press, by exploiting potentialities of the Web, and its free networks in order to grow, to survive and to spread.
Currently, Digicult is a web platform updated daily by its editorial staff whose main activity is based on the collection and publication of news of events, festivals, meetings, workshops and exhibitions at the international level, announcements and calls for artists, researchers and professionals, book publications, presentations of artistic and research projects.
In addition, it produces interviews to the protagonists of the arts scene, reports from the most significant events and critical and theoretical in-depth articles related to the impact of digital technologies on the arts, design and contemporary society. Digicult is the publisher of the Digimag Magazine and Journal, concerned with specific cultural, artistic and production themes, such as: Internet & Networks, hacking & hacktivism, experimental films & video art, electronic music & sound art, audiovisual & live media, design & architecture, art & sciences, new media & social media, software art & generative art, interactive dance & performing arts using a highly critical and academic approach.
More than 2000 articles (interviews, reports and insights) produced in recent years by Digicult, are collected in its Archive, collecting its content by author names and specific issues, providing a unique online resource for researchers, academics, scholars or simply enthusiasts. Digicult distributes its own international newsletter
In recent years, Digicult has given special importance to the creation of an internal circuit of professionals and an external network of contacts and professional relationships with artists, designers, schools, festivals, publishers, galleries, museums, media centers and institutions dealing with research, development, production, and exposition of creativity through digital technologies. So, using specific communication tools such as the Web Platform, the Newsletter Service and Social Networks, Digicult provides several support activities to facilitate online communication and media partnerships for cultural and artistic events. Working also as a of press office, Digicult is able to furnish media coverage of events and to develope special editorial projects with external partners.
The Digicult Agency promotes and organizes the work of selected international media and A/V artists, presenting their work in Europe and worldwide. In the last years, Digicult has been having the possibility to collaborate with national and international partners, working with art and cultural institutions, festivals and events, media centers, art galleries and exhibitions, schools and academies and online platforms. Working side by side with all its partners, Digicult Agency has been developing exhibitions and concerts, special events, workshops, lectures and screenings, seminars and round tables, involving also the Digicult Network members and their backgrounds, theoretical studies and professional experiences. This international Digicult Network is made of selected professionals, such as educators, journalists, curators, artists, theorists, practioners and critics, with a track record of research, academic and professional practice in the fields of contemporary digital arts, design and culture.
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Today Digicult is a Cultural Association with an Editorial Board and an Editorial Staff. All these activities have allowed Digicult to initiate the development of a new sustainable economy, operating independently and autonomously from any form of institutional or private support.