Digimag Journal is an interdisciplinary online publication seeking high-standard articles and reviews that focus on the impact of the last technological and scientific developments on art, design, communication and creativity. Following the former Digimag Magazine, it is based on international call for papers on given subjects and provides readers with comprehensive accounts of the latest advancements in the international digital art and culture scene.
ISSUE 77 / WINTER 2017
Already in 2005 the American environmentalist Bill McKibben pointed out the lack of awareness about climate change and other environmental issues, while addressing a specific call for action to arts: “Oddly, though we know about it, we don’t know about it. It hasn’t registered in our gut; it isn’t part of our culture. Where are the books? The poems? The plays? The goddamn operas?”. We cannot deny the vital role arts and creativity have to play within the energy and environmental field, especially in the current Anthropocene age, where the human impact on climate and nature is dominant and undisputed. What kind of artistic narratives are proven to be compelling and effective in raising ecological awareness? What is the challenge for arts and culture within this scenario? What are the main contributions to the media theories for the Anthropocene? CALL FOR PAPERS
ISSUE 76 / SUMMER 2017
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) might be considered by many as synonyms, also because they are the buzzwords of this decade. But actually they are not. They both question though, the ability of the machines to perform and complete tasks in a “smart” way, challenging human intelligence and specificity. As ML features can fit with digital arts practices, we’re lead to explore the way some AI techniques can be used to enhance human performative gestures and creativity models. Contributions by: Memo Akten, Claire Burke, Geoffrey Drake-Brockman, Jerry Galle, Gene Kogan, Robert Lisek, Yuxi Liu, Filippo Lorenzin, Alessandro Masserdotti, Andreas Refsgaard
ISSUE 75 / SPRING 2017
Identity is becoming a fluid concept, encompassing different domains of the self. How are identities affected by technology and digital tools? What is the role of art in shaping this notion? The new Digimag Journal is focused on how digital identity becomes the individual unit of a larger culture environment. How a self-discourse on internet and social networks, is redefining the notions of identity, repetition and difference. Contributions by: Miriam La Rosa, Linda Kronman & Andreas Zingerle, Alessio Chierico, Selena Savic, Salvatore Iaconesi & Oriana Persico, Nicola Bozzi, Jeroen Van Loon, Randall Packer, Claire Burke, Patrick Lichy, Marco Cadioli, Patty Jansen and Samaa Ahmed.
ISSUE 74 / WINTER 2013
On December 2012, several scholars, artists and scientists with common interests in the intersection of art, science and technology gathered at MutaMorphosis conference in Pargue to discuss a topic that has become increasingly important during our uncertain times: the event was entitled “Tribute to Uncertainty”. This publication is a follow-up and a continuation of a discussion that hopefully will have many other articulations, twists and turns in the years to come. Contributions by: Franco Torriani, Ildiko Meny, Daphne Dragona, Marc Garrett, Maria Androulaki, Alessio Chierico, Henrique Roscoe, Markéta Dolejšová, Adam Zaretski, Evelina Domnitch & Dmitri Gelfand, Renate Quehenberger.
ISSUE 73 / AUTUMN 2012
The birth, growth and development of spaces open to the creative and experimental use of media technologies have affected the production and dissemination of contents, have enriched the art system, have provided new methodologies of production, modes of display and creative practices that span art and design, science and technology innovation, social studies and politics, ecology and economy, music and architecture. Contributions by: Alessandro Barchiesi, Martin Conrads, Laura Plana Gracia, Miriam La Rosa, Nina Leo, Donata Marletta, Janet Marles, Melinda Sipos, Selena Savicic, Judson Wright.