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Beautiful new worlds: virtual realities in contemporary art

Virtual space images are already influencing different areas of our world and will continue to shape our future: Beautiful New Worlds addresses recent developments in image technology presenting 13 artists who address the relationship between virtual and physical spaces with a particular focus on the socio-political potential of virtual technologies.... READ MORE...

1948 Unbound. Unleashing the technical present

At Haus Der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, From November 30th to December 2nd a series of lectures, performative elements, gatherings and installations, all differing in duration, visibility, and interaction will investigate the year 1948 as the saddle point in forming the planetary re-arrangement process that now goes by the name “technosphere.”... READ MORE...

Martina Feipel & Jean Bechameil: Theatre of Disorder

Martine Feipel and Jean Bechameil present Theatre of Disorder, a new body of work, at the Casino Luxembourg. The artist duo, based in Bruxelles, has since 2008 developed works that reflects on how the instruments familiar to us evolve towards a new form of interaction with humans; a choreography in which man and machine coexist.... READ MORE...

Bill Fontana: Shadow Soundings

Bill Fontana realized a new immersive sound and video installation expecially for MAAT’s Oval Gallery in Lisbon. Shadow soundings was created from the sounds and vibrations of the 25th of April Bridge and the Tagus River amplifying them until they acquire a musical quality.... READ MORE...

When smart homes become smart prisons

The continued development of the Internet of Things (IoT) with little to no standards nor regulation, in the US and Europe, opens the door not only to concerns regarding corporate data exploitation and state surveillance but also to surveillance, coercion, and control within intimate relationships.... READ MORE...

Nonhuman Networks

A current exhibition in Berlin takes into account recent philosophical approaches which emphasises nonhuman perspectives through object-oriented ontology. Through works by artists Saša Spačal, Mirjan Švagelj, Anil Podgornik and Heather Barnett it introduces an aesthetics of new forms of communication between human and nonhuman actors.... READ MORE...

The world is a pattern. Interview with Nicolas Sassoon

GIFs have been accepted and adopted by new users who rely on animated pictures thanks to their planned pervasiveness in their digital communication habits. The practice of Nicolas Sassoon, a French artist who makes art with GIFs since 2011, suggests creative strategies to exploit the features of this format in order to make works that couldn't be made with any other medium.... READ MORE...

Once Upon an Algorithm: How Stories Explain Computing, by Martin Erwig.

Martin Erwig is Professor of Computer Science in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. In his recent text, “Once upon an Algorithm”, published for MIT Press, the author proposes an innovative and original approach for introducing computational thinking concepts to general public, while going beyond the strict technical domain.... READ MORE...
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