Data Visualization

The material concretization of scientific principles

Some designers and artists have the purpose of translating scientific principles connected to the relationship between artificial and biological through 3D objects, that can be used as material “concretizations” which crystallize phenomena and knowledges. An example is represented by the customized jewels resulted from parametric generation started from the DNA.... READ MORE...

Divine revenance. David Bowen’s Spacejunk

Watching David Bowen’s Spacejunk, you can’t help but feel a certain religious piety has formed in the gallery space. The 50 twigs, controlled by servo motors and mounted on thin but tall metal plinths, raise their arms in supplication, as space debris rises above the horizon.... READ MORE...

Graphical Abstracts: the visualization of science

The focus on operational modes of design understood as project attitude for problem solving and innovation in economic and marketing fields, translated as design thinking, is starting to spread also in scientific environments. Design can show science directions on how be present in new fields of activity, propose new themes answering the needs of society and the market, or stimulate the “creative capacity” of science.... READ MORE...

Christina McPhee, the Political-Aesthetics of Nature

Christina McPhee with different media, spanning from video and digital technologies, to drawing, painting, and photography. Her works are stunning, intricate and abstract figures in which the artist combines both digital and traditional techniques in order to give a visual representation of her ideas, experiences, and her strong engagement with nature and its processes of creation and destruction.... READ MORE...

Blowing the Whistle, Questioning Evidence – Web Residencies 2017 by Solitude & ZKM DEADLINE 10/03/2017

What's the role of art in the framework of whistleblowing and leaking? Which kind of tactics and strategies for resistance can we imagine within the technologic paradigm and beyond it? "Blowing the Whistle, Questioning Evidence", the CALL. No.1 for Web Residencies 2017 by Akademie Schloss Solitude & ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli, explores the potentialities of technologies for social and political change. Artists, hackers, computer scientists, activists and critical thinkers are invited to send their proposals. Application period: 27/02 - 10/03/2017... READ MORE...

To conceal and to reveal: an interview with Ruben Pater

Ruben Pater is a designer and researcher. He finished the master programme of the Sandberg institute in 2012, and as Untold Stories he works on self-initiated and collaborative projects between journalism and graphic design. His work has received several international awards and is featured in exhibitions around the world.... READ MORE...

Data Aesthetics – The Interactive Art 

Today, data and information flow and fill every space, both physical and virtual. How do we handle this? How can we visualise the big data and make it more concrete process? The exhibition Date Aesthetics -The Interactive Arts will seek to answer these questions through the intervention of artists and activists careful about this kind of issue... READ MORE...

Open Fields conference and exhibition: RIXC Art Science Festival 2016

On the occasion of RIXC Art Science Festival will be presented the conference and exhibition Open Fields. An event that is centered around the transdisciplinarity that investigates the transformative potential of art in connection with science, with the purpose to creating methodologies and approaches where is forbidden any categorization... READ MORE...

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... READ MORE...

Nervous Systems. The big exhibition by Tactical Technology Collective

Nervous Systems is an exhibition that questions this systemic closure and the pervasive nervousness that haunts today’s systems, data-driven rationalities and ideologies. What does “privacy” mean when it becomes possible to identify someone just as easily from “anonymous” data as from a fingerprint or identity card? What remains of the world when it is being interpreted for us by machines?... READ MORE...

Manfred Mohr: Artificiata II

For his second exhibition at Carroll / Fletcher, digital art pioneer Manfred Mohr presents a series of new pieces mapping his formal investigations of theoretical space in generative screen-based works, drawings, and inkjet paintings.... READ MORE...

Kota: digital excavations in African Art

Kota: Digital Excavations in African Art is an exhibition exploring how data and technology offer exciting possibilities for groups of artwork that lack deep provenance or contextual information. The exhibition features the groundbreaking research of Frederic Cloth, who has created a database of extant guardian figures and a series of algorithms.... READ MORE...

Softimage

With today’s digital technology, the image is no longer a stable representation of the world, but a programmable view of a database that is updated in real time. Softimage by Hoelzl and Marie.... READ MORE...

Samantha Bittman: Material Data

Samantha Bittman presents a new body of work including a series of paintings on handwoven textiles, custom digitally printed wallpaper, and a handmade tile floor sculpture. In Bittman's visual world, the structuring and processing of individual parts generate a mutually dependent relationship between image and object... READ MORE...
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