Sónar+D, the 4th International Conference for Creativity, Technology and Business, took place during Sónar by Day and this year brought together more than 4700 professionals belonging to more than 2.600 companies active in the the fields of culture, technology, science, education, and business.
A Resonate welcome speech is always a short and sweet moment. Festival organiser Eduard Prats Molner (aka Edu) took to the stage to declare the festival open and walked off. The essence of Resonate was as a leveller and was a place for sharing and debating ideas both during sessions and otherwise.
From February 26th to the 28th, in Amsterdam, took place the Sonic Acts Academy, a three-day festival. The Academy is a platform organized by Sonic Acts, a festival born in the mid-Nineties as an occasion on which intersections among art, science, and technology could be shown and discussed.
Monster Resurrection, a video installation by the artist and theorist David Link, portrays four British engineers and curators who practiced media archeology long before the humanities discovered this theme. The collection of interviews follows the team leaders of these four projects, their careers, the emergence of their interest in old apparatuses and the completion of the reconstruction project in detail.
How would it be if you could not form memories – Who are you really without the memories that make you who you are? Can we talk in terms of past, present and fu... Read More...
The activists' network and the underground art scene in Egypt have been following in these years a path that remembers for many aspects the birth and the raise of the Reclaim The Streets movement in the England 90s (then in all Europe)
GLOBALE - The New Art Event in the Digital Age is the new major curatorial project hosted within ZKM’s exhibition spaces, presenting an impressive and varied program lasting 300 days until April 2016. A unique event of its kind, as for size and offer: exhibitions, concerts, performances, lectures and symposia
This year Incubate Festival, known for its innovative and groundbreaking program, organized a DIY Synth Fair as part of their programme. Presented in the form of an exhibition instead of a traditional trade fair, from a Pop up shop location in the center of Tilburg
Build Your Own: Tools for Sharing is a free exhibition running until 31st August 2015 and hosted by flagship digital space, FACT Liverpool, to celebrate the diverse nature of skill-sharing across communities, home spaces and on a global scale, featuring projects based in Liverpool and Norwich.
The last edition of Sónar Barcelona has been without a doubt the most complete and exciting in a long time. Sónar has found thanks to Sónar+D the perfect formula through art, technology, innovation and business. The conference is an amazing meeting point for creators, artists and industry leaders
The 56th Venice Biennale comprises 89 national pavilions, 44 official supplementary events, and countless unofficial exhibitions curated by Nigerian-born Okwui Enwezor in conjunction with the art world’s most significant bi-annual assemblage of global talent (mostly white) and international tourists (mostly wealthy)
What is the individual thrown into the world? Part of it or, on the contrary, an alienated and manipulative element? These are to a certain degree the questions that underlied the general concept of Sonic Act’s 2015 edition, the AV festival born in Amsterdam already 16 years ago
Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age is a perfect example of art allowing you to look deep inside yourself and make positive changes. Throughout the multimedia exhibition, the mental wellbeing of the FACT Liverpool inmates is to be examined through the vast array of installations and short film screenings
The theme for this year’s transmediale festival Capture All is a timely one asking questions about the datafication of society, optimisation of the self, and the dominance of algorithmic culture. Indeed there are pieces in the show that seem to hit the curatorial nail on the head
(Italiano) Negli ultimi giorni di gennaio ha fatto il giro della Rete una notizia che ben inquadra il concept di una mostra come Internet Drones, la nuova esposizione collettiva inaugurata da Ultra a Udine curata da Kamilia Kard a partire proprio dal 31 gennaio
Radiofonica è un momento di incontro sulla creazione radiofonica e sonora, curato da Anna Raimondo e Alessandro Bosetti, con la partecipazione di Marcus Gammel. Evento totalmente gratuito allo spazio O' di Milano
European Commission funded projects may seem one of the most distant things from art and serendipity, but actually they can successfully contemplate the two
Commissioned works, performances, conferences, talks, and an Internet black market have spiced up afterglow, the 27th transmediale that has taken place between 29.01 and 02.02 as usual at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. Under the multiple meanings of the afterglow, and slogans such as “How do you feel today?” “Feel Healthy, Feel Fit”, the debate has rotated around the different approaches towards e-waste, cloud computing, surveillance, mining, big data, and whistle-blowers.