A.I.

Hybrid Layers. The presence of the digital sphere and its effects on society

The exhibition "Hybrid Layers" focuses attention on a generation of artists who are engaging with the growing presence of the digital sphere and its effects on society. New perspectives on digital technologies, the Internet and social networks are shown, probing both virtual and physical manifestations of an artistic practice that is fundamentally influenced by the digital realm.... READ MORE...

We are the robots! 18th edition of ELEKTRA Festival

ELEKTRA continues its AUTOMATA trilogy in 2017 and 2018, this time with the theme THE BIG DATA SPECTACLE. The first edition of AUTOMATA explored the creative capacity of machines (for a possible audience of machines), while the 2017 edition looks at the promises kept by major advances in fields of artificial intelligence, particularly machine learning, data mining and human-machine hybrids, notably in art.... READ MORE...

Cécile B. Evans: Sprung a Leak

In October at the Tate Liverpool will be presented the new project by Cécile B. Evans. A multidimensional work that analyzes robotics, artificial intelligence and the possibilities of collaboration between humans and machines, examining the increasing influence that new technologies have on how people feel and act.... READ MORE...

Human Factor: Endless Prototyping

Human Factor - Endless Prototyping is the fifth exhibition by Ars Electronica Linz presented at the DRIVE Volkswagen Group Forum in Berlin. On show artworks that focus on the major challenges related to the digital age and, by building artificial alternatives, reflect about the human presence in an increasingly engineered environment... READ MORE...

Transmediale/conversationpiece 2016

Following the program announcement from last month, we are pleased to announce further participants from the realms of art, culture, and media, who will gather for transmediale/conversationpiece, to take place at Haus der Kulturen der Welt from 3-7 February 2016.... READ MORE...

Peter Beyls: Simple Thoughts

Peter Beyls is a Belgian pioneering interdisciplinary artist who has been exploring computer programming for nearly four decades. His work extends into the visual arts, music and hybrid experimental formats. In light of the publication of a monograph by MER Paperkunsthalle, iMAL organises the first major survey exhibition of Peter Beyls in Belgium featuring a significant selection of works from 1974 until today.... READ MORE...

Bob Meanza: Cicadas. Hacking the environment with sound insects

Bob Meanza is the nickname of Michele Pedrazzi, media artist and electronic musician born in Verona in 1978, now based in Berlin. He makes music with robots of various types and sizes, be they spring-loaded or quad-core-processor powered, but he studied jazz piano with Riccardo Massari Spiritini in Verona, then with Fabrizio Puglisi in Bologna, where attended to the multimedia composition seminars with Nicola Zonca at Studio Arkì. In 2004 he entered the doctoral program in Semiotics directed by Umberto Eco, and earns his Ph.D. with a thesis on improvisation in music... READ MORE...

From the birth of artificial intelligence to the Human Brain Project

In a scenario in which institutions and individuals have to fight in an increasingly harsh way to grab the (few) research funds, the recent news of the European Union to include the Human Brain Project in the FET has outraged the "flagship projects" for the next decade. Surprise struck also for the consequent money allocation: one billion euros in ten years to create a complete simulation of the human brain through a network of supercomputers.... READ MORE...

Morphotèques. An interview with Erwin Driessen and Maria Verstappen

Erwin Driessen and Maria Verstappen are a couple of digital artists based in Amsterdam. They are active since 1990 and their works have been presented not only in the Netherlands but also abroad. They took part, for instance, in exhibitions, conferences and festivals all around the world, namely in Europe, Australia and United States.... READ MORE...

VIDA 14: Arte & Artificial Life Award – July 30, 2012

The VIDA Award is granted to artistic creations developed using artificial life technology. Among the projects submitted to VIDA, the artists‚ ties to this theme and their choice of media are very diverse. Throughout its history, the competition has welcomed proposals that challenge the boundary between living and non-­‐living, between natural and synthetic, either by juxtaposing both realities or by creating overlapping spaces for reflection.... READ MORE...

Algorithmic “unconscious” – Part 1

This two-part essay offers an investigation of the 'depths' of the algorithmic workings of digital visualisation systems. The focal point of this study is digital 'memory', as explored in relation to the Algebras of Logic, the notions of process paradigm, pre-representational pixel-grids and emergence... READ MORE...
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