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Terra0, the augmented self-owned forest

Terra0 is a project that has just been discussed at Transmediale, Berlin, during the panel Becoming Earth: Engineering Symbiotic Futures. The project, at his first steps of development, aims at the creation of the first self-owned augmented forest, by using the blockchain technology and the smart contracts.
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Machine Learning by Ethem Alpaydin, MIT Press, 2016

“Machine Learning” has been released in November 2016 and written by Ethem Alpaydin. The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers concise, accessible overviews of compelling topics. Written by leading thinkers, the volumes provide expert syntheses of subjects ranging from the cultural and historical to the scientific and technical, “synthesising specialised subject matter for non-specialists”.
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Jeroen Van Loon: the future is almost all temporary

With a degree in digital media design and a relatively short career which began no later than 2010, Jeroen Van Loon has shortly become one of the most interesting media artist internationally. His research is able to surprisingly and ironically integrate a critical approach to the use of technological tools - in particular the Internet, with a solid theoretical and conceptual framework. Such an approach results in the production of objects and installations that enter the exhibition space with disarming immediacy.


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Evidentiary Realism

“Evidentiary Realism” features artists engaged in investigative, forensic, and documentary art. The exhibition aims to articulate a particular form of realism in art that portrays and reveals evidence from complex social systems. The truth-seeking artworks featured explore the notion of evidence and its modes of representation.
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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
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On the Far Side of the Marchlands

A “marchland” is a medieval term for a borderland beyond direct state control, governed by changing laws and rules. The exhibition On the Far Side of the Marchlands explores the potential of radically new topographies through border regions (marchlands) created by the artists, composed from inextricably linked realms of experience, culture, and materiality.
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Sonic Cyberfeminisms – Call for Contribution | Deadline: 12/02/2017

In recent years, the relationship between sound, gender and technology has gained increasing attention. There have been a number of artist networks, archives and educational initiatives established in the hope of tackling the gendered exclusions. Sonic Cyberfeminisms will provide an opportunity to critically reflect and debates concerning sound, gender and technology.
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How much of this is fiction

Showing at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), the exhibition How much of this is fiction. focuses on politically inspired media art that uses deception in all its forms. The desire is to address one of today’s most urgent political issues: the radical shift in the boundary between fiction and reality in public discourse, in a world increasingly governed by "post-truth" politics
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Unstable Geographies, Multiple Theatricalities – São Paulo | DEADLINE 15/01/2017

The Intermediality in Theatre and Performance Working Group examines the interrelationships of theatre with other media as well as combinations of different media in performance. Papers and proposals for the São Paulo conference in 2017 on the theme of “Unstable Geographies, Multiple Theatricalities” are welcomed until 15/01/2017.
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Predictive Art Bot | Call for projects. Deadline 15 / 12 / 2016

Artists are invited to interpret some of the Predictive Art Bot’s most popular concepts. These grants are open to any form, including prototypes, failed experiments, drafts for impossible projects, one shot performances... This process will lead to a series of exhibitions across different countries, that becomes a hybrid laboratory for human/non-human augmentation.
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The 3D Additivist Cookbook. Edited by Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke

The 3D Additivist Cookbook, devised and edited by Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke, is a free compendium of imaginative, provocative works from over 100 world-leading artists, activists and theorists. The 3D Additivist Cookbook contains 3D .obj and .stl files, critical and fictional texts, templates, recipes, (im)practical designs and methodologies for living in this most contradictory of times.
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Awesome Shield: empowering the next generation of creators with code

Awesome Shield is a start up born in Berlin in 2014, to teach kids to code based on the Arduino platform; also they build hardware prototypes and designing a functional online-learning platform. Awesome Shield has already been put into action in Europe and last and this year they took part in the Maker Faire Rome
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About Art (and) Failure: interview with Iocose

IOCOSE are a collective formed by: Matteo Cremonesi, Filippo Cuttica, Davide Prati and Paolo Ruffino. They work with a mix of media, such as websites, videos, social networks and portraits; and they are focused on the teleological narratives of technological and cultural development expressed through their enthusiastic and pessimistic visions
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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
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Ai Weiwei, not only Free

The first big retrospective of Ai Weiwei opened last month in Florence, Italy. This event not only brought to Italy for the first time works that left a sign in the recent history of contemporary art, but it also marks the reactivation of the contemporary art network that connects Palazzo Strozzi to other centers in Tuscany, like Pecci, in Prato.
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Art, activism and making with Caroline Woolard

Caroline Woolard, co-founding and co-directing resource sharing networks OurGoods and TradeSchool, makes art and infrastructures for the solidarity economy. She's a cultural producer whose interdisciplinary work facilitates the intersection of art, urbanism and political economy, also tries to promote collaboration between artists and people
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Ingrind Burrington: Reconnaissance

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
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Mediating Beach. A comment on “Networking the Unseen” exhibition

The exhibition Networking the Unseen presented this summer at the Furtherfield in London and curated by Gretta Louw, was focused on the intersection of indigenous cultures and the digital practices in contemporary art. Creating a connection between the ancestral and marginalised cultures with the art-making in contemporary society
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