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Build Your World: Minecraft and Open Source Architecture

To design one’s world, whether in the physical or digital domain, is to to increase one’s sense of agency. For Minecraft, this is an opportunity for architects to address the crises in urban housing. A similar open-source, DIY, and collaborative ethos plays out in architecture projects fabrication systems for non-architects to design and build their own homes, by Teddy Cruz, Alejandro Aravena, and the WikiHouse Project.... 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...

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”... READ MORE...

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.... READ MORE...
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