Interviews

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Werktank: a platform for new media art. Poetry, humor and beauty

Werktank is a platform for new media art. It is an organisation which focuses on the production of visual art projects, media art and performative art, with it’s headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. The main focus of their activities is to create installations that investigate the relationship between technology and perception
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To conceal and to reveal: an interview with Ruben Pater

Ruben Pater is a designer and researcher. He finished the master programme of the Sandberg institute in 2012, and as Untold Stories he works on self-initiated and collaborative projects between journalism and graphic design. His work has received several international awards and is featured in exhibitions around the world.
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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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Techno-animism, visual poetry and irony

Artist, researcher at the Ars Electronica and co-founder of h.o project, Hideaki Ogawa focuses his work on the applied creativity, which seeks innovative applications through combinations of art and technology responding to social needs. Creating interaction with the roots of the Japanese culture with the advent of new media
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The relaxing area of Art Basel Miami. The Soothing Center at Satellite Art Show

The Soothing Center, made its debut at Satellite Art Show in Miami the last weekend. Curated by Jesse Firestone, is an artist-made pop up spa aimed at actively combating the disruptive influences of contemporary electronic media-driven stimuli. It’s supposed to be a relaxing area for the stressed visitors of the nearby Art Basel Miami Beach
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Making sense of it all. An interview with Ryoichi Kurokawa

Ryoichi Kurokawa is an Japanese artist who through his art, projects the viewer towards other universes. His audio-video are synesthetic creations that stimulate all the observer's sense, playing with fantasy and inventing immersive environments in which you can find another self
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Marco Barotti: listening to the different expression of sound

Marco Barotti is a contemporary artist and performer. Thanks to his collaborations with Plastique Fantastique and Asphalt Piloten, he joined the international art scene. His artworks are hybrid creation that involve architecture, design, sound and technology that interact with the space and the viewer, creating a total experience for the senses
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Choreographing Gestures: Interview with Rosana Antoli’

The new project by Rosana Antolì, Virtual Choreography, was exposed at the Arebyte in London. It is an online platform that functions as an open database of movements, gestures of a world map that allows the public to view and upload numerous movements recorded and created by themselves
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The Audiovisual Breakthrough by Ana Carvalho

The Audiovisual Breakthrough is a book published by Ana Carvalho and Cornelia Lund, which addresses and explores the interdisciplinary nature of audiovisual production, trying to define terms such as visual music, expanded cinema, VJing and performance art. Written with the collaboration of artists and all those who work with the intersection of the various knowledge
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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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Choy Ka Fai: body, memory, speculations

Choy Ka Fai is a Singapore artist, famous for its performances and installations in which the movements of the dancer are stimulated and recorded using technological means, and exchanged with those of the other performers. Therefore, the body becomes a base on which to experiment and make visible the digital and its most hidden sphere
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Robertina Šebjanič: reversing the Anthropocene

Robertina Šebjanič is an artist working between art, technology and science. Her research is oriented towards the Living systems, noise/sound art, installations and interactive ambiental responsive environments, and this year her work Aurelia 1+Hz/proto viva sonification received the Honorary Mention for Interactive Art at Prix Ars Electronica.
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Lawrence Abu Hamdan: the political implications of sound and silence

Lawrence Abu Hamdan is an artist, researcher, and private ear born in 1985 in Anman , Jordan and currently based in Beirut. In a few years he has achieved an expanded public due to his artistic and scientific research. He analyzes on the one hand surveillance technologies and forensic listening practices ( within legal hearings ) and on the other hand he focuses on language and phonetic comparisons of legal or political issues
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Maurizio Martinucci (TeZ): creative investigation in music, art, science

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
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