How do we represent ourselves and bodies in an environment that is increasingly saturated with mediation? Erik Zepka looks at the work of a series of artists practicing on the internet to get a idea of what those representations might look like, and why they might be important.
Marc Garrett interviews Mike Stubbs, director of FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) media arts centre, Liverpool, UK, and asks what has inspired him, personally, artistically and culturally.
Ben Valentine contrasts the implications of his couchsurfing present with the precarious and monetized future of the ideal home in his review of Space Caviar's book of commissioned essays SQM: The Quantified Home.
In the lead-up to her solo show, institutions of Resolution Disputes [iRD], at Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn, Daniel Rourke caught up with Rosa Menkman over two gallons of home-brewed coffee. They talked about what the show might become, discussing a series of alternate resolutions and realities that exist parallel to our daily modes of perception.iRD is open to visitors on Saturdays at Transfer Gallery until April 18th, and will also function as host to Daniel Rourke and Morehshin Allahyari’s 3D Additivist Manifesto, on Thursday April 16th.
Marc Garrett interviews artist, musician and researcher Dave Young, the first of three panellists to be interviewed ahead of the upcoming Disruption Network Lab symposium in Berlin, 'Drones: Eyes From A Distance'about the personal and political impacts of the emerging drone culture.
Daniel Rourke talks to artist Domenico Quaranta about using Twitter hashtags as a nexus for distributed art happenings with their project "6PM Your Local Time" and how this fits into the history & future of digital art.
The Freesound Project is a web repository of audio samples available under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus licence. It concentrates on sound rather than music, and has a wide variety of samples accessible through an easily navigated interface.
Based on an interview with the Critical Glitch Artware Category organizers and contenders of http://www.demoparty.us/: jonCates, James Connolly, Eric Oja Pellegrino, Jon.Satrom, Nick Briz, Jake Elliott, Mark Beasley, Tamas kemenczy and Melissa Barron.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
A new series of quarterly events facilitating better communication and collaboration between creative technologists and arts/media professionals. A way for people who might not know about projection mapping or haptic controllers to see technologies demo’d and discuss their potential for new ways of telling stories and making experiences.
Hazar Emre Tez has created Sound Tunnel as a delightful and innovative solution to wayfinding in Finsbury Park. Come and explore the park following a sonic route that has been created using strategically placed speakers to broadcast sounds as an alternative to traditional visual signage.
Workshops for all ages to hack your own scanner with Carlos Armendariz. Create images for a collective portrait of Finsbury Park based on the Nathaniel Stern commission. Also a chance to show your work in Furtherfield Gallery.
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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