Born in Argentina, the artist Leonardo Solaas lives in Buenos Aires. His practice includes both commercial and personal projects that explore complex systems through computation, interactivity and generative process. Solaas uses software such as Processing to explore the subtle and undefined boundary territories between art and generative design.
The latest edition, the tenth, of the International Festival Netmage took place last week. This edition investigated rarefied and dreamlike territories, through the choice of a deconstructive approach to music and video.
The net is the new frontier of contemporary cinema, and it is through data communication and the digitalisation of information where the future, or rather the present, of the seventh art lives. From the launch of Youtube in 2005 everything has changed (lets hope forever), in the ways and of fruition and creation of images in movement.
Visual voltage is the travelling exhibition promoted by the Swedish Institute and the Interactive Institute whose Berlin version Visual Voltage Amplified had its opening on January 7th at the Felleshuset, one of the buildings of Scandinavian Embassies complex in Berlin.. The exhibition, supervised by Susanne Jaschko shows projects, concepts, and experimental works from artists and designers who critically deal with of energy production and consumption in an age of global sensibility to the environmental issues.
At the beginning there is nothing. A desolate land far away from T.S. Eliot’s modern metaphysics and more similar to the media representation in the heart of a TV screen. It is disclosed again and again, catastrophe after catastrophe, blick after blick
We had the pleasure and honour of going to meet José Manuel Berenguer in his home. José Manuel Berenguer is a key figure in the electro-acoustic experimental scene in Spain. A polyvalent artist, with a rich CV of experiences in various fields, and also co-director of the Orquestra del Caos, he is a likable man, open to dialogue and of enormous cultural knowledge. You could listen to him talk for hours without lowering your level of concentration. His professional and artistic journey is fascinating.
Among the more interesting figures on the international circuit, the choreographer Isabelle Choinire has been developing a journey connected to sound qualities in movement for many years. She founded and currently directs the Corps Indice of Montréal (Canada) company with which she develops research projects on the relationships between dance and technologies.
It has been almost three years since the publication of Produttori di Stile, the notebook reporting the results of a research financed by Provincia di Milano about working practices and flexibility in a number of fashion houses in Milan. At the time we witnessed the presentation
After a year of intense activity, including Espacio Enter in Tenerife in September, the European Congress at the Guggenheim in Bilbao in October, the continuation of project emc27 and the preparation of an experimental research centre also in Tenerife, and some other art projects in progress (not least the forthcoming further edition of the Nomadas project), the tireless Montse Arbelo and Joseba Franco concluded their 2009 with panache in Barcelona with the II International Art Tech Media Congress.
On 25-26 March at the University of Bradford in England it will take place the 7th meeting of the convention Women in Games. This meeting is hosted every year by different contexts and during its life it emerged as one of the most important in the female world of videogame research and industry
American Journalist, 27 years old, David Cohn started off as a freelance writing also for Wired, Seed Magazine, Columbia Journalism Preview. As editor at newassignment.net he took care of a project focused on citizen journalism. He organizes, on account of Buzzmachine.com, his first Networked Journalism Summit which had the purpose of gathering all the best practices and professionals of online journalism. He also worked for Broowaha, wide network of citizen journalism and now he works in Oakland, near San Francisco.
A property of one entity must lead to or become a property of another entity in order for them to be considered connected; the knowledge that results from such connections is connective knowledge'. This is the epistemological principle of connectivism about which George Siemens - connectivist theorist at the Manitoba University - talks about in his book titled Knowing Knowledge (Knowing Knowledge - George Siemens, 2006)
Angoli e intersezioni (Angles and intersections). This is the title of the third edition of the Biennial Quadrilateral (December 8th to January 31st), also known as the Croatian Biennial, this year devoted entirely to new media and their influence on local and global cultures.
Paola Bianchi's dancing body is everything, sometimes nothing, sometimes everything to discover, expect and fully understand. The human figure and anatomy, it's mind and introspection that implode strength and elegance, dynamism in the emotion she puts on stage since the early eighties. She has traveled, fought and stopped, she knew without looking back and she continued.