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When smart homes become smart prisons

The continued development of the Internet of Things (IoT) with little to no standards nor regulation, in the US and Europe, opens the door not only to concerns regarding corporate data exploitation and state surveillance but also to surveillance, coercion, and control within intimate relationships.... READ MORE...

The Glass Room

Ongoing in London a pop-up exhibition which - through artworks, speculative projects, interactive videos, animations and activist projects, puts big data on display to make them more tanglible and less abstract, helping the public to make informed choices about their digital self. The show is curated by Tactical Technology Collective and presented by Mozilla.... READ MORE...

Not a single Bone. Nora Al-Badri, Nikolai Nelles at NOME gallery

NOME gallery presents Nora Al-Badri’s and Nikolai Nelles’ first solo exhibition. The artists show their most recent projects addressing the production and commodification of global heritage and cultural goods and questioning the hierarchy of knowledge and the role of Western science and institutions.... READ MORE...

Materialising the internet

How does the physical-digital integration affects us in our everyday life and how do we express the new, augmented reality? These are the questions addressed by Materialising the Internet, an exihibition co-curated by Nadine Roestenburg at MU in Eindhoven.... READ MORE...

Work it, feel it!

Kunsthalle Wien's contribution to the Vienna Biennale 2017 revolves around notions of work and body, now and in the future. The artists featured in Work it, feel it! take a critical approach towards this topic, one that is informed by examinations of disciplinary mechanisms shaping society.... READ MORE...

How much of this is fiction. An Exhibition by FACT Liverpool

How Much of this is Fiction. A rhetorical question, you could say. There is a lot of doubt over the way things happen in society, so how much can we believe? The key message from the last exhibition at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool is about deception. To what extent are we being fooled or protected from the strange incidents that come to pass in political media?... READ MORE...

Exploring the Deep Web: a “knowledge vs comfort” dilemma

Many internet posts haven’t any doubt: the so-called Deep Web (DW) is definitely a bad place. Would you like your checking account to become empty? Aren’t you afraid that someone could spy on you? Or, from bad to worse that the police burst into your flat and arrest you like in American crime movie? If you aren’t chasing things like that, you’d rather stay in your daily sandbox made of Google, Facebook and so on... READ MORE...

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.... READ MORE...

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”.... READ MORE...

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.... READ MORE...

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... READ MORE...

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.... READ MORE...

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.... READ MORE...

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... READ MORE...
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