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Habemus Data. Digital Culture And Free Information

A close step far from the counter-reformation of the 'gag law', stirred by the fear of our politicians who are frightened of losing control on the information flow or of a excessive overexposure of privacy and details, we caught the opportunity to go back on the matter of Open Data. But what has Open data got to do with the 'problem' of interceptions and 'bugs' of public and private world?... READ MORE...

Open Observatory Challenge. Roger Malina And The New Leonardos

Data transparency, free movement of ideas, a fruitful collaboration between art, science and technology, but also among ordinary people and experts, this is exactly what Roger Malina is about. Recently hosted by Meet The Media Guru, an event held in Milan. At the Director of Astrophysics Observatory in Marseille, where he is a member of the Observational Cosmology Research Group, Roger Malina is chief editor of the newspaper Leonardo of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and promoter of a series of interdisciplinary convergence projects, of which we will talk about later.... READ MORE...

Monsieur Morin: For A Complex Thought Ethic

To meet Monsieur Morin is not something to be taken lightly. Even those who do not know him could not but be fascinated by his old Frenchman-like elegant ways and his ringed fingers. And I believe in his success. The husky voice with which the Monsieur expresses himself, never as an intellectual but more like the chief of a tribe who tells myths and stories, immediately creates empathy and takes you into an intellectual dimension with layered dimensions: that of complex thought. And it is immediately clear that complex thought, in the presence of the old philosopher, is not just a mix of methods, an intellectual practice, but the exercising of an existential operation, a human opening that has this objective: to give itself a new founding ethic, the ethic that a planetary consciousness needs.... READ MORE...

In The Beginning Was Cybernetics. Relation Between Science & Artists

What relationship is there between digital art and cybernetic science? Surely more than one can imagine. The concept of the system, the research of process patterns, the importance of interconnections and the relationship between system and environment (be it a machine or living organism), the centrality of information, the phenomenon of retroaction and self-management, the importance of code, are the terms of cybernetic research, but it could also be said that this is true for the research of any artist who works with new technologies.... READ MORE...

Generative Modules By Guido Smider

The 'Do-it-yourself' practice amongst young electronic artists seems to be increasingly popular, as is the crossing-over of expression and the convergence of media used. We could say the result is something that always has an aspect which is virtually three dimensional, configured as a usable space, created by the convergence of sound, images and live influences.... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Hybrids, Un Futuro Da Ibernauta

(Italiano) La conferenza Trondheim Matckmaking di quest'anno si  accollata l'onere di discutere di questi temi. Svoltasi tra il 17 e 18 Ottobre, nella cittadina norvegese di Trondheim, alla sua settima edizione, la manifestazione annuale, inserita nel pi ampio progetto TEKS, per la promozione delle arti digitali, si  articolata attraverso convegni, workshop, concerti, e l'esposizione Hybrids.... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Marcos Novak: Il Futuro E’

(Italiano) Marcos Novak  conosciuto come architetto, musicista, artista digitale, ma prima di tutto questo, Marcus Novak  un poeta visionario. é una di quelle menti eccezionali in grado di confezionare mondi alternativi, in grado di spostare, sfidando il paradosso, i limiti della percezione abituale rendendo praticabile l'impossibile.... READ MORE...

Gordan Savicic: Technosurveillance Martyr

Between bodyart and situationist electropunk, fetish and technocratic musing: the Viennese artist Gordan Savicic speaks about the pain of everyday life. That's the title of his new work The pain of everyday life - Constrain city, presented in Rotterdam during V2 Testlab.... READ MORE...

Tafkav And A Flower Called Vanda

Communication between different entities, in an age of deep anthropologic changes, is the topic on which the complex research of TAFKAV , 'The Artist Formerly Kwon As Vanda' , develops. That is a fully Italian installation which brilliantly deals with uncertain and controversial questions that still have to be discussed, thus succeeding in giving a glimpse on digital arts' next future and more.... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Progetto Dru. Supportare La Ricerca Creativa

(Italiano) L'evento Biorama  stata l'ultima iniziativa del progetto DRU che continua a promuovere un fortunato connubio tra arte, design, tecnologie e scienze della vita. Biorama, svoltosi nell'arco di un'unica giornata, il 13 di Luglio, ha avuto come tema la presentazione del lavoro dell'artista in residenza Andy Garcie, noto per le sue ricerche su i legami interstiziali tra mondo naturale e sistemi artificia... READ MORE...

Edoardo Kak: And So Artist Created Life

In case this summer you have bought one of the latest works by Eduardo Kak, you should then find someone or somewhere to entrust with your new work, together with your pet. No, this is not a provocation, but one of the latest bioart frontiers.... READ MORE...

Networked Nature: Nature And Electronic Art

This is Networked Nature , a collective exhibition of artists that work in a network and reflect on the importance of a definition between the human and the nature. They mix politic and commitment, new technologies and the collaborative and unanimous spirit of the Net. They are guest from the 11 th January to the 18 th February at the New Museum of Contemporary Art of New York . The show is realized by Rhizome . The artists are C5, Futurefarmers, Shih-Chieh Huang, Philip Ross, Stephen Vitiello and Gail Wight. Let's know all of them and all of their works.... READ MORE...

Who Is Toshio Iwai?

The ones who work with the electronic arts must know the Peter Pan of the digital culture: the Japanese Toshio Iwai. The Japanese, who looks always very upset, nearly an icon of the first generation of digital artists, at the level of a Tim Burton's story, still surprises with his refined and brilliant inventions... READ MORE...

Theare Of Art And Ardor

Recent guests at the Festival delle Colline Torinesi , Fanny & Alexander is not only an experimental theatre company. They are actors, writers, performers, photographers, video makers. A pair that stand out for volatility and goliardicity, certainly from the decidedly brainy features... READ MORE...

Lemur Robots, Electric Music Players?

Mechanical creatures are always captivating, although digital culture seems to be directed toward visual, web semantic shifts, and informatics codes poetic and revolutionary linking. But we are talking about robots that keep on lasting and astonishing despite the success of immaterial dimension. Karel Capek 's offspring is increasingly numerous... READ MORE...

Children Of Uranium

Lots of people thinks he is not so nice, and they are probably right. He is a snob, too self conscious, with a huge ego, and by the way he is anglosaxon, with all the bad habits this mean. Loving him or hating him, once again and underneath it all, we are talking about Peter Greenaway... READ MORE...

Share Festival, The Limit Is Surmountable

The last edition of the Share Festival 2006 has just ended, this year it had the pleasure of accompanying the acclaimed winter Olympics in Torino. Growing in notoriety, both at a national and international level, and attracting institutional interest, this time the Share Festival was held on the premises of the prestigious Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti... READ MORE...

Digital Ecosystems To Click Capacity

You have certainly heard about the singular convergence between evolutional dynamics and informatics. Probably you're not stranger to the definition of Alife, of artificial life, and maybe even the one about the genetic algorithm... READ MORE...