Issue 10

DigiMag Issue 10


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

Metamkine Look At Us: Live! Ixem 05

The second edition of Live!iXem 2005 took place in Mestre-Venice at the Candiani's Centre from 9 to 11 December 2005. The contest-festival is aimed at analyzing the Italian realities involved in sound and interdisciplinary experimentations

Evolutionary Simulation Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Life born from a promising interaction between evolutionist research and informatics: in the computer simulation environment a togetherness of instructionist technology and selection processes are applied, taken from the Darwinism paradigm

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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

Resfest, Keep The Mind Curious

I still have the images in my mind, I am happy to have participated in the first edition of Resfest in Rome at Palladium Theatre ( 18 th -20 th November 2005 ). Let's try to sum up what the new artistic vanguards are elaborating in the world of video

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

Peam 2005 Report

After more than one month of activity the third edition of the Pescara Electronic Artists Meeting is over. The meeting, this year, has shown artistic robustness, intellectual determination, social strength, political consciousness and philosophical inspiration

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