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Digimag Journal #76 – Summer 2017. Smart Machines for Enhanced Arts

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are going much further the technology or science fields, impacting arts, product design, experimental fashion and creativity in general. We’re lead to explore the way these techniques can be used to enhance human performative gestures and creativity models. The International Call for Papers for the new Digimag Journal... READ MORE...

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...

Meeting at the makerspace with living-textile inventor: Lining Yao

In the last years a new generation of researchers see objects and materials through a multiplicity of properties and features which open different ways to interact with them. They’ve realized that most of the matter is able to respond to energy sources. Lining Yao and her Tangible Media Group at MIT Media Lab have been growing Natto bacteria and exploring how they can be used as bio-actuators - making textile become “alive” reacting to a change of the environment.... READ MORE...
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