Hacktivism

How much of this is fiction. An Exhibition by FACT Liverpool

How Much of this is Fiction. A rhetorical question, you could say. There is a lot of doubt over the way things happen in society, so how much can we believe? The key message from the last exhibition at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool is about deception. To what extent are we being fooled or protected from the strange incidents that come to pass in political media?... READ MORE...

@ is for Activism: Dissent, Resistance and Rebellion in a Digital Culture. Joss Hands, Pluto Press

@ is for Activism, published by Pluto Press represents a remarkable and valuable contribution to media, communication and politics studies, The author, Joss Hands, is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the Newcastle University and with this text he provides a critical overview about the reshaping of the political landscape by new media and digital communication tools through a multidisciplinary approach.... READ MORE...

Immune Nations – The Vaccine Project

Artists, researchers and policymakers highlight complexities surrounding global vaccination in . It is a speculative exhibition about the constructive role that art can play in global political discourse around life-saving vaccines. The exhibit will travel to UNAIDS headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to coincide with the World Health Assembly.... READ MORE...

MatchPoint: the artistic research as a collaborative practice in the contemporary city

(Italiano) L'oggetto di indagine è costituito da un organismo sociale che, con la sua presenza nei quartieri popolari della città di Napoli, fa tutela attiva del suo patrimonio culturale materiale e immateriale, sia rivitalizzando e manutenendo intere aree cittadine dalla conformazione pre-moderna, sia partecipando alla definizione dell'effetto città (confronto, scambio, contaminazione).... READ MORE...

Terra0, the augmented self-owned forest

Terra0 is a project that has just been discussed at Transmediale, Berlin, during the panel Becoming Earth: Engineering Symbiotic Futures. The project, at his first steps of development, aims at the creation of the first self-owned augmented forest, by using the blockchain technology and the smart contracts.... READ MORE...

Machine Learning by Ethem Alpaydin, MIT Press, 2016

“Machine Learning” has been released in November 2016 and written by Ethem Alpaydin. The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers concise, accessible overviews of compelling topics. Written by leading thinkers, the volumes provide expert syntheses of subjects ranging from the cultural and historical to the scientific and technical, “synthesising specialised subject matter for non-specialists”.... READ MORE...

Evidentiary Realism

“Evidentiary Realism” features artists engaged in investigative, forensic, and documentary art. The exhibition aims to articulate a particular form of realism in art that portrays and reveals evidence from complex social systems. The truth-seeking artworks featured explore the notion of evidence and its modes of representation.... READ MORE...

Blowing the Whistle, Questioning Evidence – Web Residencies 2017 by Solitude & ZKM DEADLINE 10/03/2017

What's the role of art in the framework of whistleblowing and leaking? Which kind of tactics and strategies for resistance can we imagine within the technologic paradigm and beyond it? "Blowing the Whistle, Questioning Evidence", the CALL. No.1 for Web Residencies 2017 by Akademie Schloss Solitude & ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli, explores the potentialities of technologies for social and political change. Artists, hackers, computer scientists, activists and critical thinkers are invited to send their proposals. Application period: 27/02 - 10/03/2017... READ MORE...

On the Far Side of the Marchlands

A “marchland” is a medieval term for a borderland beyond direct state control, governed by changing laws and rules. The exhibition On the Far Side of the Marchlands explores the potential of radically new topographies through border regions (marchlands) created by the artists, composed from inextricably linked realms of experience, culture, and materiality.... READ MORE...

Blacklist #1: The militarisation of Police

Blacklist is a series of public documentary film screenings and accompaning panel sessions thematically grouped around the significant societal and environmental challenges of our time. Themes include Militarisation of Police, Automated Systems and Artificial Intelligence, Mass Surveillance, 21st Century Fascism, Over-consumption, The 6th Mass Extinction, Food Security and Climate Change.... READ MORE...

Sonic Cyberfeminisms – Call for Contribution | Deadline: 12/02/2017

In recent years, the relationship between sound, gender and technology has gained increasing attention. There have been a number of artist networks, archives and educational initiatives established in the hope of tackling the gendered exclusions. Sonic Cyberfeminisms will provide an opportunity to critically reflect and debates concerning sound, gender and technology.... READ MORE...

How much of this is fiction

Showing at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), the exhibition How much of this is fiction. focuses on politically inspired media art that uses deception in all its forms. The desire is to address one of today’s most urgent political issues: the radical shift in the boundary between fiction and reality in public discourse, in a world increasingly governed by "post-truth" politics... READ MORE...

The 2nd Cultural Innovation Prize | Climate Change. Deadline 31/01/2017

The 2nd Cultural Innovation Prize is open to innovative cultural projects that raise awareness about climate change, empowering and involving society actively in the global commitment to environmental responsibility. Is designed so that the winning proposal can be featured in the framework of the exhibition «After the End of the World» in October 2017.... READ MORE...

The 3D Additivist Cookbook. Edited by Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke

The 3D Additivist Cookbook, devised and edited by Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke, is a free compendium of imaginative, provocative works from over 100 world-leading artists, activists and theorists. The 3D Additivist Cookbook contains 3D .obj and .stl files, critical and fictional texts, templates, recipes, (im)practical designs and methodologies for living in this most contradictory of times.... READ MORE...

A major retrospective of Ai Weiwei at Palazzo Strozzi

At Palazzo Strozzi is presented the first major retrospective dedicated to Ai Weiwei, one of the world’s most celebrated and influential contemporary artists. The exhibition, curated by Arturo Galansino, hosts past and present works by this artist known worldwide for his provocative practice, for his political activism and its mixture of genres.... READ MORE...
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