Internet

The antiAtlas of Borders. Control systems at sea, land, air and virtual borders

Bypassing cartography, the antiAtlas of 21st century borders (http://antiatlas.net/) programme presents a new approach to the transformation and experience of land, sea, air and virtual borders. It is co-produced by IMéRA - the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Research of Aix-Marseille University the Higher School of Art of Aix-en-Provence, PACTE (Grenoble University), Isabelle Arvers (curator) and La compagnie (Marseille).... READ MORE...

Moments in Hardware History: the birth of DullTech?

As the final official Dutch participant of the OCAT residency program in Shenzhen, Constant Dullaart has left a significant mark on the world of internet art in China. Last interviewed on this website just a year ago, this conversation checks in with Dullaart again with a very specific focus on his relationship with China and, in particular, its internet.... READ MORE...

Cory Arcangel: Power Points

DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art is delighted to present the first major Canadian exhibition of Brooklyn-based artist Cory Arcangel. Trained initially in classical guitar and music technology at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Cory Arcangel is now recognized as a major exponent of a pop-tinged, computer-centred art.... READ MORE...

Nothing to see here…Visual Culture in the Internet Age

The Link Art Center is proud to announce the collaboration with the Istituto Svizzero in the organization of the exhibition project Nothing to see here..., that will take place from May 30 to July 12 at the Milan branch of the Istituto. Nothing to see here... is an exhibition in two parts and a discussion on art and visual culture in the Internet Age.... READ MORE...

Digicult Panel: “We’re on the Road to Nowhere”

CYLAND Media Art Lab (St Petersburg, Russia) & Centro Studi sulle Arti della Russia (CSAR), Ca' Foscari University in Venice presents a panel curated and introduced by: Marco Mancuso (Digicult Director). With: Alessio Erioli, Bertram Niessen, Domenico Quaranta, Valentina Tanni... READ MORE...

A Musing on Local Archives (hard drives, etc)

The local archive is a tool against hegemony, but not the digital one. The roots of the digital archive are too enmeshed in the agendas of power itself, from the very structure of digital technology to the hegemony of the QWERTY keyboard. Secondly, the digital archive is too ephemeral on too many levels for it to be effective as anti-hegemonic tool for any longer than a very limited period of time.... READ MORE...

A book made of video comments. “Kindle’voke Ghost Writers” by Traumawien

On June 26th, the Austrian digital publisher Traumawien in the person of Luc Gross together with Bernhard Bauch, a German media artist and programmer, presented in Vienna their new project: Kindle’voke Ghost Writers. This project has been announced with a pretty creative and original press release written by Luc Gross of Traumawien, explaining the concept and idea behind that.... READ MORE...

“Digital Labor”. The Internet as Playground and Factory

The book asks whether life on the internet is mostly work, or play. We tweet, we tag photos, we link, we review books, we comment on blogs, we remix media, and we upload video to create much of the content that makes up the web. And large corporations profit on our online activity by tracking our interests, affiliations, and habits—and then collecting and selling the data. What is the nature of this interactive ‘labor’ and the new forms of digital sociality that it brings into being?... READ MORE...

Stewing. “people’s Pornography” By Katrien Jacobs

Katrien Jacobs, associate professor of cultural and religious studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, opens her latest volume on regional sex cultures, People’s Pornography: Sex and Surveillance on the Chinese Internet, with the striking if simple proposition that the pursuit of sexual pleasure is tied up with struggles for civil liberties.... READ MORE...

Geert Lovink: List Culture And The Art Of Moderation

Geert Lovink is one of the most influential cultures of the net worldwide. He is a critic and a theorist, he has been interested for years in texts and essays about the new media and network culture, and among his most recent projects the creation of the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam is worth to be mentioned. This institute works on critical analysis of the Internet, and its aim is to help actively the development and the divulgation of studies and discussions on network topics, even through the organisation of conferences, and publications whose aim is to stimulate dialogue and online sharing.... READ MORE...
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