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Mediating Beach. A comment on “Networking the Unseen” exhibition

The exhibition Networking the Unseen presented this summer at the Furtherfield in London and curated by Gretta Louw, was focused on the intersection of indigenous cultures and the digital practices in contemporary art. Creating a connection between the ancestral and marginalised cultures with the art-making in contemporary society
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A Prehistory of the Cloud by Tung-Hui Hu. MIT Press, 2016

Tung-Hui Hu is a former network engineer and current professor at University of Michigan. In his book A Prehistory of the Cloud, published by MIT Press in September 2015 he examines the gap between the real and the virtual in our idea of the cloud. A system of networks that enables multiple users to share the same pool of computer power
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Choy Ka Fai: body, memory, speculations

Choy Ka Fai is a Singapore artist, famous for its performances and installations in which the movements of the dancer are stimulated and recorded using technological means, and exchanged with those of the other performers. Therefore, the body becomes a base on which to experiment and make visible the digital and its most hidden sphere
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Robertina Šebjanič: reversing the Anthropocene

Robertina Šebjanič is an artist working between art, technology and science. Her research is oriented towards the Living systems, noise/sound art, installations and interactive ambiental responsive environments, and this year her work Aurelia 1+Hz/proto viva sonification received the Honorary Mention for Interactive Art at Prix Ars Electronica.
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Invisibility and surprise. Eva and Franco Mattes at Carroll / Fletcher

"Abuse Standards Violations" is the exhibition by Eva and Franco Mattes at Carroll & Fletcher gallery in London, that invites us to reflect on what it means to participate in a critical reflection, before you even ask us to participate in the action that flows from it. We joined in the meeting which took place with the same artists at the The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) on 19th July 2016
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Codex Anima Mundi. fuse* and the wonderful algorithm

In the countryside surrounding the town of Modena, immersed in peace and silence, a big luminous country farmhouse is home to one of the most up and coming protagonist on the Italian digital art scene: fuse*, a studio for digital art and design founded in 2007 by Mattia Carretti and Luca Camellini.
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Maurizio Martinucci (TeZ): creative investigation in music, art, science

Maurizio Martinucci (aka TeZ) is an Italian interdisciplinary artist and independent researcher based in Amsterdam. He uses technology as a means with which to explore perceptual effects and the relationship between sound, light and space. He focuses primarily on generative compositions with spatialised sound for live performances and installations
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When Digital Innovation meets Industry: the iMinds’ model

iMinds is a Flemish non-profit organization, that drive digital innovation for society and economy, through strategic and applied research on key digital technologies. Offering to people and organizations active support in research and business development, and also encourages tech entrepreneurs to bring their smart innovations to life
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Design Digital Relations. New design scenarios of digital interaction

The digital revolution, already been running for years, is radically changing the rules of communication and this change carries with it a deep alteration of the relations that govern the social fabric. The advent of new media, in particular, is causing several changes in the management of collective life and in relations between people
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Infra-red Wuthering Heights: Interview with Evan Roth

The new project by U.S. artist Evan Roth, Internet Landscapes (2016), a series of videos which can be watched only online. Focused on the experiences he had when travelled around Sweden searching for the physicality of internet, the project is part of the Masters&Servers open call programme
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The socio-economic impact of the cultural heritage on the communities

It 'obvious change of paradigm occurred in recent years regarding the evaluation of the potential social and economic terms of cultural heritage: the transition from a conception centered on the retention of a value-centered, testified in a clear from Faro Protocol of 2005 - promoted by the Council of Europe
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CairoTronica brings the electronic spring in Cairo

If we think to Egypt at this time, probably there are not many positive things that come to our mind, especially looking at the art and culture world and at the issue of freedom of expression. Still, good things also happen there. For example, the last edition of the Cairo International Electronic and New Media Arts Symposium, better know as CairoTronica
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Resonate Festival 2016. A combination between Art and Technology

A Resonate welcome speech is always a short and sweet moment. Festival organiser Eduard Prats Molner (aka Edu) took to the stage to declare the festival open and walked off. The essence of Resonate was as a leveller and was a place for sharing and debating ideas both during sessions and otherwise.
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The psychoacoustic properties of sound: an interview with Jonáš Gruska

Jonáš Gruska is an artist exploring the many facets of sound, he even creates the media through which he records. He studied at The Institute of Sonology in The Hague and at the Music Academy in Krakow. In his sonic work, he focuses on chaotic rhythms and the exploration of psychoacoustic properties of sound and field recording.
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Caterina Barbieri: new tactics for electronic mutants

Caterina Barbieri is a young electroacoustic musician and performer, born in Italy in 1990, and now living and working out of her homeland. Caterina’s music stems from a pan-harmonic conception of the sound universe, to which the composer needs to attune to, and then work through subtraction to create her own music