Dresses, natural elements and weather in the age of high-tech fashion

The dress was historically born as a defence of the body from the elements and, at the same time, in response to natural human instinct for aesthetics. In contemporary fashion, thanks to the evolution of art, technology and science, the relationship with weather's elements is much more complex.

Erkki Kurenniemi: the archival fever in creative practice

Erkki Kurenniemi is a pioneer of multimedia art, a techno-utopian and enthusiastic scientist, passionate about the changes thanks to cybernetics and A.I. Kurenniemi is now beginning to receiving long-overdue international recognition thanks to the publication of the book “Writing and Unwriting (Media) Art History: Erkki Kurenniemi in 2048”
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The Meaningful Of Meaningless. Joseph Nechvatal’s ethics of noise

Joseph Nechvatal is an American artist who operates in different fields, such as music and media art. He is not just an artist though, he is also a philosopher and professor, and published many texts. The most complete and organic one is Immersion into Noise, a book kept hidden in the philosophical and essayistic panorama.

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Leap Second Festival Call

Leap Second Festival. Deadline: 25th June 2015

The festival is an open, international event for art, technology and precarity on the net. Works lasting one second or less. The festival is also interested in texts and essays. Deadline: 25th June 2015
Digital America Call

Digital America No. 5. Deadline: undefined

Digital America is now looking for critical essays, film, digital artwork, design, and process pieces that question, analyze, and/or hack the tools of digital culture. Deadline undefined

Is there enough time to make hyper-short films?

If 2013 was the year of the selfie, then 2014 was the year of the hyper-short film, the phenomenon of hyper-short film-making, the kind of work that is found within such platforms as Vine, Instagram, and Tout

Remote Encounters: a report about networking practitioners

Remote Encounters: Connecting bodies, collapsing spaces and temporal ubiquity in networked performance was a two-day international conference with performances held at the University of South Wales on the 11th and 12th of April 2013

The anonymous architecture, a globalization transporter

Over the years, technology has been seducing our domestic spaces and urban integrities with possibilities of expansion beyond traditional overviews. At the end of the WWII, military technology was already arising, inserting itself at home for necessity and altering our perceptions of space. Media and technology have dismantled any barrier near or far, expressing the inexistent lines and boundaries between countries, landscapes, events and culture. Today we find ourselves learning from every other culture, from DYI's someone posted online proving its workability or not; with open source technologies that convert our homes into micro labs for our children who suddenly become makers.

Baltan Laboratories. Back to the Future: Natlab & the history of Electronic Music

The beginning of this year, after an intensive renovation and more then four decades of being closed, the historic former Philips Natlab building in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, opened its doors. The new Natlab houses three cultural organizations; a cult cinema, a film workspace and Baltan Laboratories; a lab for development and display of electronic arts.