Issue 10

DigiMag Issue 10


You, Robot

What is natural and what is artificial? What characteristic does this distinction take on today, if there be one possible? What can Man do facing a nature that is escaping the reductionism model and in which Man appears more and more of an exception

Bioart, Between Ethics And Aesthetics

By means of technology these days' sciences produce aesthetics images so it is not surprising the artistic field produces works which look like genetic engineering surgical procedures or laboratory experiments

Skoltz Kolgen, Audiovisual Duo

Skoltz_kolgen is a Canadian duo composed of Dominique T. Skoltz and Herman W. Kolgen. Draft of one of the cases in which new media artists share not only artistic life, but also the affective one

The Dialogue Of Ics And Ipsilon

An interactive system, I believe, can be considered a new type of film; but a film that can be controlled, and that concerns something we wish to influence. And the important duty of a project maker is to imagine this interactive film. Let's not wonder about the nuts and bolts: what is the dream

Netporn: New

In olden times we inquired into digital bodies and bit physique, today we prefer real performance to virtual one where the body becomes flesh at last (using a now memorable Cronenberg-like expression. I think many of you remember his movie Videodrome

Rachel Greene And Contagious Media

Rachel Greene has been for a decade executive of Rhizome, a well-known new media art platform affiliated to the New Museum of Contemporary Art of New York. She left office to Lauren Cornell, but she still is the coordinator of expositions made by the same organization

Material Girls

Without a doubt, there is nothing more exciting for a designer than to touch, experiment and create new material. For a creative mind, in fact, new material could be the final step of a long experiment or the stimulating beginning of a new project

The Other Tv Is Made Up With A Modem

Think of intermittent images black and white writings and old televisions interferences. Think of biting shocking funny provoking and mocking videos. Imagine a contrary to trend web site that imposes an access time to visit its pages and a broadcasting station making fun of television and its characters
Big Art Group And The Infested Screen

Big Art Group And The Infested Screen

The NewYorker Caden Mason, leader of Big Art Group, famous for his spectacular technological manipulations on stage, has landed at Senigallia, at the Theatre La Fenice with his House of no more, invited by Velia Papa (director of the Inteatro Festival) which attracted a mass of people

Copyzero X: Multiple Choice Licence

Copyzero is an exclusive complete system promoted by the Movimento Costozero . As we have already talked about last month in the first part of this article, with digital signature and temporal mark the cost of royalties and licences is reduced to nothing

For A Democratic And Shared Net

During the last weeks, the World Summit on Information Society took place in Tunis , two years after the summit of Geneva , and had to deal with global strategies in order to face the issue of digital divide

Flickr Art: Database And Voyeurism

In a justly famous essay written in the now remote 1998 the theorist of new media Lev Manovich acknowledged database as an essential element of the new-born digital culture and he built up a theory inspired by the well known Erwin Panofsky 's study

Do You Remember Our Beloved Commodore 64?

Bit & Bite story, an exhibition path, promoted by Sogei (Societˆ generale di Informatica, General Society of IT) devoted to the story of IT, has just ended at the Accademia dei Lincei of Rome

Video Art Perceptive Codes

These days' visitors of Siena meet with a maybe unexpected scenario when treading in medieval tradition footsteps they get to via di Cittˆ. A strident voice arrogantly tunes up a double-speeded song from the entrance-hall of the historical Palazzo delle Papesse

Ethical Hacktivismo And Cuban Rhythm

How does the new media concept work where even technology is difficult to find? Is it possible to talk about hacktivism in geographical, political and social spaces where the lack in technology prevent from developing practices and activities that involve exclusively the Internet

Thomas Brinkmann, Electronic Antistar

The two things most of the people knows about Thomas Brinkmann: the first is that the artist is one of the brightest musicians in the so called minimal techno scene of the last 20 years, the second one, is that he has always been dar from the worlwide tour, from the huge cache and from the more or less commercial production
Jesper Just, True Love Is Yet To Come

Jesper Just, True Love Is Yet To Come

Performa was born as a cultural association in Spring 2004 with the goal to organize a Biennal Exhibition dedicated to performance and visual arts

Dj: Shaman Or Jukebox?

What are the differences between a good dj set and a bad dj set? When a dj is considered a good dj? Who are the best djs? These question seem to be really personal, but they hide some esthetic rule