Caren Gilbert shares the experience of trying to find consensus on how we should approach life after the apocalypse in the pop-up community of Ellie Harrison's "Dark Days" sleep-over at Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art.
While big data has infiltrated our everyday lives, Lev Manovich and his collaborators have explored the data of everyday life as a window on social transformation. We discuss his latest work: The Exceptional and the Everyday: 144 Hours in Kiev, a portrait of political upheaval in the Ukraine constructed from thousands of Instagram photos taken over a six day period during the revolution in February of 2014. Lev Manovich will deliver a keynote as part of the upcoming Art of the Networked Practice online symposium, March 31 – April 2, 2015, a free Internet symposium in collaboration with Furtherfield.
Nathan Jones interviews glitch artist Antonio Roberts about his credentials, where the field of glitch art is going, and his latest work using error and atrophy to engage in dialogues about ownership and copyright.
Rob Myers takes a look at how we can subvert the operation of the algorithms that the Digital Humanities, corporations and governments use to read, see, and draw conclusions about human expression by treating them as the true audience for contemporary art and literature.
Randall Packer interviews jonCates about his unique synthesis of language and media, his critique of technology, and how glitch, in all of its multifarious manifestations, has powered his work, functioning as a force for uniting artists, students, and communities in collective activity. JonCates will deliver a keynote as part of the upcoming Art of the Networked Practice online symposium, March 31 – April 2, 2015, a free Internet symposium in collaboration with Furtherfield.
Marc Garrett and Ruth Catlow interview McKenzie Wark ahead of his keynote speach, Capture All_Play at Transmediale 2015 in Berlin this year. They discuss with him how our everyday lives have been infiltrated by competitive game-like mechanisms, that he described more than a decade ago.
Revisiting the Curious World of Art & Hacktivism, is the first of a series of articles exploring how contemporary artists engaged with technology and activism are transcending established art behaviours. Crossing over into territories that reflect not only social and political contexts, but new dialogues of experiencing and understanding art. The politics of today becomes the background, the material and canvas of imaginative and critical play.
Raquel Rennó writes about the Festival Cultura Digital, which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - between the 2nd and the 4th of December 2011. It gathered 6 thousand people in about 20 open discussions, 20 workshops and 52 international and national projects, bringing together political institutions, artists, companies, activists and intellectuals in a hybrid format. The main goal was to change and broaden the limits of digital practices and connect to other people and networks from other cities, states and countries.
As founder/director of the Media Archeology Lab in Colorado, Lori Emerson has (since 2009) been surrounding herself with "dead" media technologies in order to help make sense of (and critique) today's much-hyped alive ones. Montgomery Cantsin conducted this interview upon the release of Lori's new book, Reading Writing Interfaces.
Marc Garrett interviews John Jordan and Gavin Grindon about their collaborative publication, 'A Users Guide to (Demanding) the Impossible'. "This guide is not a road map or instruction manual. It’s a match struck in the dark, a homemade multi-tool to help you carve out your own path through the ruins of the present, warmed by the stories and strategies of those who took Bertolt Brecht’s words to heart: “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.”
The first of a brand new series of Mathias Jansson's study of Videogame Appropriation in Contemporary Art. This article explores the videogame Tomb Raider and Lara Croft, using Anne-Marie Schleiner's question as it's central theme, "Does Lara Croft Wear Fake Polygons?" asked in a gender analyse essay published in 2000 in the Switch magazine. Including examples of works by artists who have appropriated, intervened, hacked and critiqued this popular videogame character.
Spill >> Forward by Transnational Temps is an 'Online Exhibition' of images and other media of the theme of oil spills. With some works shown at the MediaNoche gallery in NY from July 30th - November 19th, 2010. TT are an arts collective exploring the interstices of art, ecology and technology.
25 April - 21 June 2015, Open Friday to Sunday 11-5pm
The interface is the boundary across which information is exchanged, causing a transformation in one or both sides of that boundary. The artists in this exhibition, critical practitioners in art and technology, lift the veil on contemporary interfaces; setting out alternative routes, aesthetic visions and disruptive behaviours.
The exhibition introduces a new work and slit-scanner hack workshops by Nathaniel Stern to be created as part of a residency.
Recognised Faces is an internet application that generates a daily image of a face from images found via google’s lists of top search terms. Facial features in the found images are identified, using...
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