Issue 21

DigiMag Issue 21

Evil Evolution

Technology progress miracles have always generated utopia and nightmares. Hopeful visions of a better future, but gloomy and catastrophic predictions too. The risk within the rash use of scientific discoveries and their products is a subject which, since the First Industrial Revolution, when the panorama of cities and suburbs started to show the signs of a firm 'artificial' invasion, has been animating sociologic debates as artists, writers and filmmakers do.... READ MORE...

Arcangel Costantini, Hacking As Art And Life

Arcangel Costantini is a volcanic artist that works in Mexico City. From the last 90's his works have been oriented to the realization of projects later defined as Net Art, whose he's one of the most representive international exponent. He's now taking distances from this kind of definition, as he wants his work to have a larger and more complete collocation.... READ MORE...

Some Buoys For The Science By The Bay

In San Francisco, from 15th to 19th 2007 there will be the meeting Science by the Bay. The annual conference is organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), one of the most important non-profit scientific associations of the world.... 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...

My Space Vjing, Bullettin From The Net

There are rumours about MySpace being the responsible for some new bands come into the limelight recently such as Hawthorne Heights, Arctic Monkeys, The Feeling a Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Lily Allen. Even many bands and Italian artists have something to say about MySpace potentialities.... READ MORE...

Interactive Pictures By Nicolas Clauss

I didn't know Nicolas Clauss until a few months ago, when I occasionally read the communicate of the Bananram Festival that announced the purchase of one of his work Scalpe for 15.000 euros. Maria Rita Silvestri , director and curator of the festival, defines the work as 'characterized by a strong European identity' and states that 'he contaminates with poetry the digital instrument'. My curiosity was already going sky-high and in less than one sec I was on his site. I there discover a complex work, educated but involving at the same time, where analogical dialogues with digital openly, creating evocative, poetic, challenging images.... READ MORE...

Arcangel Costantini, Hacking As Art And Life

Arcangel Costantini is a volcanic artist that works in Mexico City. From the last 90's his works have been oriented to the realization of projects later defined as Net Art, whose he's one of the most representive international exponent. He's now taking distances from this kind of definition, as he wants his work to have a larger and more complete collocation.... READ MORE...

Blip Festival, Low-bit Art In Love

If your first love has been Pong , and not the girl or boy next door; if your childhood physical activity was taking Mario from a platform to another; if you brought your Game Boy with you to the toilet to get to the next level of Donkey Kong ; if you answered yes, the Blip Festival is for you.... READ MORE...

Bigonzetti-plessi. All Standing

A Romeo and Juliet different in the forms and the stereotypes, strange vision and pure creation, impeccable refined and contemporary creature signed Bigonzetti-Plessi, guarantee of innovation, quality and aesthetic-artistic perfection.... READ MORE...

Live Ixem 06…a Summary

The last 17 th December there was the 6th Edition of the Italian contest of electronic experimental music and arts Ixem, at the Rialto Santambrogio in Rome, in an intimate and cordial environment; it was enough to dilute the competitive tension which was however present, to testimony the importance that the festival/competition of Antitesi has on a national level.... READ MORE...

Nuovi Media E Museo: Un Caso Italiano?

Dal 16 dicembre 2006 al 16 gennaio 2007, il Casoria Contemporary Art Museum ha proposto una colossale mostra itinerante progettata e curata da Agricola de Cologne e da Antonio Manfredi. Ma il piccolo e intraprendente museo napoletano non si  fermato l', accogliendo questa ampia scelta di opere - 260 opere multimediali, audio, video e fotografiche pi 100 testi di scrittura creativa e poesia visiva, per un totale di 360 artisti - nella sua collezione permanente.... READ MORE...

Avit C23, Pixels Want To Be Trusted

The second edition of Avit C23 took place in Berlin from the 27 th to the 30 of January together with the 23 rd annual hacking conference: Computer Chaos Conference. The event, organised by the new association Visual Berlin, gathering from less than a year, video artists active locally, configured as an exchange moment between European realities (and not only) active within visual experimentation and as a confrontation with the wide computer addicted community gathered in Berlin on the occasion of the Chaos Conference... READ MORE...

Cory Arcangel, Re-costructing Code Art

He lives and works at Brooklyn and he is one of the most interesting digital artists in America . His works are exhibited at the Whitney Biennale, at the Guggenheim, at the MoMA and the PS1. He began with the hacking of filters for the Nintendo, continued with a version of a slow motion Tetris and with a 15 minutes video on Super Mario.... READ MORE...

Motomichi Nakamura, Japanes Hasta La Madre

In un ambiente, artistico e professionale, in cui sempre pi spesso il riconoscimento di una precisa levatura artistica  determinato, soprattutto a livello grafico e visuale, pi dalla capacitˆ di utilizzo eclettico del software open source pi recente che da una visione estetica pi ampia e stilisticamente matura e riconoscibile, il lavoro del visual artist, vj e motion graphic designer giapponese/americano Motomichi Nakamura, riconcilia con la semplicitˆ, la dinamicitˆ e la potenza espressiva della graphic animation.... READ MORE...

New Music Shorts: New Talents Growin’up

The new short forms of audiovisual communication live nowadays continuous contaminations of genres and shapes. If we observe short movies and music videos we can see happily that separation between genres is not so defined.... READ MORE...

Jonas Mekas, Video Art Of Improvisation

Jonas Mekas says about his films that they are linear and horizontal, that there's a past and a present and it deals with mostly stolen moments from his everyday life, friends, places and discussions. There's no solution of continuity between one video and another, the only link is himself who decides to switch on the video camera following the instantaneous impetus without an exact plan and then he selects them, he establishes the possible assemblage and he defines the sequence... READ MORE...

No Signal: Overseas Music

What will Fellini's movies be without Nino Rota's soundtracks? Chaplin's silent movies without its music counterpoint he composed even after sound advent? Chaplin, who believed that cinema's essence was its silence, has taught us that sound isn't composed of words, but notes.... READ MORE...
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