Martina Raponi

Terra0, the augmented self-owned forest

Terra0 is a project that has just been discussed at Transmediale, Berlin, during the panel Becoming Earth: Engineering Symbiotic Futures. The project, at his first steps of development, aims at the creation of the first self-owned augmented forest, by using the blockchain technology and the smart contracts.... READ MORE...

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... READ MORE...

Ai Weiwei, not only Free

The first big retrospective of Ai Weiwei opened last month in Florence, Italy. This event not only brought to Italy for the first time works that left a sign in the recent history of contemporary art, but it also marks the reactivation of the contemporary art network that connects Palazzo Strozzi to other centers in Tuscany, like Pecci, in Prato.... READ MORE...

Lawrence Abu Hamdan: the political implications of sound and silence

Lawrence Abu Hamdan is an artist, researcher, and private ear born in 1985 in Anman , Jordan and currently based in Beirut. In a few years he has achieved an expanded public due to his artistic and scientific research. He analyzes on the one hand surveillance technologies and forensic listening practices ( within legal hearings ) and on the other hand he focuses on language and phonetic comparisons of legal or political issues... READ MORE...

The enhanced listening experience. Resonate by Naakte Ontwerpers

On a quiet morning in The Hague, I had the pleasure of meeting Tommy de Bruijn and Sam Van ‘t Oever, also known as De Naakte Ontwerpers. Tommy and Sam are two young designers who developed a device able of creating an experience which allows to listen not only through the ears, but also through the flesh.... READ MORE...

Global Proxy: an interview with Nicolas Maigret

Nicolas Maigret practice revolves around the investigation of media, using its bugs and malfunctions as starting points for intervention. It is from these imperfections that Nicolas highlights the identities of the media he analyses and tamper with, bringing up evidences of their functioning.... READ MORE...