The NOME Gallery in Berlin presents Reconnaissance a new project signed by Ingrid Burrington. An artwork focused on mapping, documentation and identification of the typical elements of the network infrastructure, drawing the attention to the often overlooked or occluded landscapes of the internet
In the countryside surrounding the town of Modena, immersed in peace and silence, a big luminous country farmhouse is home to one of the most up and coming protagonist on the Italian digital art scene: fuse*, a studio for digital art and design founded in 2007 by Mattia Carretti and Luca Camellini.
Maurizio Martinucci (aka TeZ) is an Italian interdisciplinary artist and independent researcher based in Amsterdam. He uses technology as a means with which to explore perceptual effects and the relationship between sound, light and space. He focuses primarily on generative compositions with spatialised sound for live performances and installations
The kinetic installations and the immersive and synesthetic landscapes by Joris Strijbos are visible at the NAME in Berlin. Strijbos plays with the potential of technology to mimic biological systems and combine the algorithmic to the physical world, also he intertwine image, sound and light creating a multisensory choreography.
Ralf Baecker famous artist for his background in computer science related to technology, at the Nome in Berlin will present Order + Noise (Interface I) his new installation, that explores the mechanisms in which the elements involved affect one another, creating a kinetic and mechanical process where is not missing the cultural factor.
We had the opportunity to interview Alberto Cairo, designer and journalist, and author of ”The functional Art. An introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization", during a series of presentations called "The Exhibitionist" he delivered in Milan at the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia, at the beginning of May
"Poetic Codings" is an exhibition that explores the relationship between art and technology. Through flatscreen displays, projections, interactive installations, and iPad apps it also addresses the differences between public and private viewing experiences. Many artists today embrace technology and find ways of integrating it into their practices.
Among the works presented EOD 02 (Electric Organ Discharge), byFrederik De Wilde particularly captured our attention. EOD 02 is an installation realized in collaboration with the LAb[au] in Bruxelles. It consists of four mirror aquariums located on pedestals with integrated audio.
OFFF, the international festival for web design, graphic animation and post-digital culture, is back to Barcelona. It is not back because it has not reached its goals during its three years abroad, like Ivn de la Nuez, director of the the Department of Cultural Activities of the CCCB Center of Contemporary Culture , wants to point out. To claim the authorship of such a successful event is perfectly comprehensible, but it is also coherent with the politics of a city which tends always more to be a brand of industrial culture, disadvantaging in many cases the minor artistic trends, even if they are significant and committed.
In the contemporary media scenario always more information is produced, managed and shared through digital channels, with the consequent production of a huge quantity of data which end up piling up and stratifying in the enormous container which is the Net. To trace tracks, outlines allowing to enhance - in between art and science - trends, connections or configurations within this digital chaos, is today one of the main aims of Information Visualization, and that of Manuel Lima - interaction designer, architect and researcher - is one of the most authoritative voices in the present-day research scenario on this theme. Member of the Royal Society of Arts, he was named by Creativity Magazine 'among the 50 most influential and creative minds of 2009'.
Talking about design and architecture with Matias Del Campo (SPAN Architects, with Sandra Manninger) opens the mind toward an unexpected miscellanea of technology and romanticism. It clarifies that the work of those that, like SPAN, are developing new paradigms in material production through architecture act in a world where the combination of technology and sensibility has yet to be questioned and investigated. As Del Campo himself states, in this field we have just scratched the surface: everything still has to be imagined, discovered and defined.
Architects Matias del Campo and Sandra Manninger, former recipients of MAK-Schindler Scholarships for the Artists and Architects-in-Residence Program in Los Angeles, teamed up in 2003 to found the Viennese studio SPAN, which designed the Austrian pavilion for Expo 2010 in Shanghai together with Zeytinoglu ZT.
Freedom Of Creation, Dutch design editor and pioneer in 3D printing, and FreshFiber, electronics accessories brand, are inviting visionary people, design addicts and pioneers to help fund the world's first online customization tool for 3D products. On www.kickstarter.com, everybody believing in the future of mass-customization, a true potential of 3D printing, can contribute, with low or big budgets, to this ambitious and futuristic project. Deadline for pledging is 27 February 2011.