Francesca Valsecchi

Hackmeeting 2007: Ten Years Nerdcore

Right this weekend it took place the 10th edition of Hackmeeting. This is a very important appointment for the Italian digital community because of its love for free software, of its computer nerds, of its technology freaks, regardless of hardware, software or reality manipulation. Hackmeeting is an independent initiative dating back to 1998. Every year a different Italian city is chosen as seat of the event, hosted by free and public spaces. For this edition the seat was the social centre Rebeldia' in Pisa, Tuscany.... READ MORE...

Web Fights: Blocking Ads, Exposing Art

Let's go surfing the Internet. How do we surf? It's like when you leave home in the morning, do you jump on your bike and zigzag your way across city traffic or rather you get bored queuing up on the ring road?... READ MORE...

Biodoll: Women And Manipulated Technoinfos

Milan , Historical centre, Monday afternoon. Outside the tube the evening edition and the remainder of the free press. In and out people in their routine. This Monday outside the metro you'll be approached by three (beautiful) girls wearing coloured coats, accompanied by drum rhythm. They're distributing a particular free press: a cut-up of four pages, paints and photos in which is hidden an artistic operation at the borders of technologies. The free press is called Bloki/Angel_f. and it's the last artefact of Franca Formenti.... READ MORE...

Networking, The Net Like Art

Tatiana Bazzichelli, known online as T_Bazz, presents her book Networking. La Rete come arte , edited by Costa&Nolan, a new point of view on the technological and cultural panorama which takes shape in Italy and involves the movements and the experimentations of the underground, of the digital nets and of the auto-organized experiences of the computer communities.... READ MORE...

Mixed Media: S’alzi Il Sipario Sul Digitale

L'occasione per Milano  ghiotta: la location spettacolare su cui tutto  giˆ stato detto e scritto, un programma dal respiro internazionale e convincente nel percorso trasversale a cui ambiva, sugli schermi i contenuti dell'arte digitale ed elettronica, disciplina che raramente trova spazio nella programmazione culturale della nostra cittˆ... READ MORE...

Meeting The Media Guru: Geert Lovink

The official and awaited moments before meeting our mind myths are never the proper occasions for a fruitful exchange, as the conditions for a necessary concentration and participation do not occur easily... READ MORE...