(Italiano) Nei Quaderni del Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale dell'Universit di Trento apparso recentemente un contributo degno di attenzione di Lorenzo Beltrame sul fenomeno della 'fuga dei cervell" (Brain Drain ).
From April 10 and 14 and happening for the first time in Italy , the 24 th ICRA's conference was set in Rome . ICRA is the International Conference on Robotics and Automation supported by IEEE , Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, an international association aggregating over 370,000 members in 160 countries and gathering the major experts and high-tech specialists. This association is considered as an authority in a variety of sectors such as aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications, control systems, consumption energy and electronics.
The emerging of new technologies implies mutations which have a deep influence both on our physical and on our psychic existence. With new technologies the environment changes, as well as and the stimuli we are exposed to. And the way we imagine changes too, letting new meanings emerge within a complex relation net between social, historical, economic and cultural conditions.
99rooms is an interesting web-based project that mix real ambient and virtual ambient. It is realized painting worrying figures in an old abandoned factory, then animating them so that they interact through 99rooms.
The speedy development of new technologies and their incursion into our everyday life, into our way of thinking and relating to the others, into our forms of expression and art, the advantages and dangers they are bringing with them and the direction they might lead us to; all these are subjects that more and more urgently need meditation.
The relationship between digital art (I find it more and more difficult to use that that expression 'new' media art) and the market, it is a subject important for artists and professionals which is however still not very developed.
(Italiano) Andrea Brogi, architetto digitale attualmente uno dei massimi esperti italiani in materia di animazione grafica 3D Real time. Dalla fine degli anni '80 progetta spazi virtuali dinamici per i pi disparati campi applicativi: dal settore pi classico legato ai beni culturali fino allo spazio scenico teatrale; la sua sperimentazione si focalizza sull'uso della grafica tridimensionale interattiva e sull'interazione naturale con i sistemi digitali.
We are speaking of new narrative forms at the dawn of the new millennium, evoking in their lines a Colaiacomo of the previous millennium. It deals with hybrid, social and globalized forms using all kind of mass media in order to convey a new more fashionable style, somewhat icy and minimal. A style that is Italian for its creativity, universal for its normality. An interview with Samantha Stella and Sergio Frazzingaro, the creators of the project 'Corpinudi', to know more about their work, symbol, in the last years, of the real Italian style as regards the new international art research.
Inside the wide universe of software programming, more and more powerful and performing, inside a revenge never solved between Mac and Pc developers, inside the ambit of a pulse to be open source or not, it is now deafening the noise made by vvvv.
It is now at its eight edition one of the first and most important festival of the world, in the ambit of digital art and audio-visual expression: the Elektra Festival of Montreal . One of the first international festival that focalized on experimental artistic audio-video forms with a wise and clever approach able to analyze the evolution of these years on the borders between art, experimentation, technologic research and communication.
(Italiano) L'universo figurativo di Joan Jonas un inarrestabile fluire di intrecci semantici, fatto di suggestioni e rimandi. In una continua ricerca sulle relazioni tra performance e media, l'artista crea opere complesse dove corpo, video, musica, disegni, fotografia e oggetti concorrono a creare un percorso di senso.
What does interactivity mean? Which is the original and deep meaning of this word, and how the world of new media and creativity confront themselves with it? In which fields can interaction dynamics be traced back and which are the parameters defining interactive environments, structures, works, networks?
After a long desease, the film-maker, photographer craftsman-inventor Alberto Grifi left us this Sunday, on 22nd April. The definition of Grifi as the father of Italian underground cinema was useful to dismiss his case and turn his concept of deconstruction of the artist-director against him. At the same time it made his films cult objects though many never saw them, so that the memory of the collective experiences impressed on them could gradually wear out as their 30-year-old magnetic supports.
Futuresonic 2007 brings reflection. A festival of ideas and pioneers - as the curators of the event say - dedicated to the celebration of a fertile forty years (1967-2007), that has an expressive strength able to inform most of the creative energies of the new generations addicted to the exploration of relationship between sound and image.
Osvaldo Cavandoli, a master in the art of animated drawing and famous for his character La Linea (The Line) ,died on 3rd March 2007 in Milan, the city where he lived. Here is the posthumous message his son Sergio found in an envelope 'to be opened when I will no longer be here'.