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.
Niki Russell reviews Syndrome 3.0: The Post-Human Gospel at 24 Kitchen Street - a night of performances, by artists whose entangled relation to technology seeks to posit new forms of identity and spirituality.
Brett Scott examines the politics of the Bitcoin Blockchain and whether there will be a place for equality and democracy, as the power systems already in place begin to reshape new digital economies according to their own intentions.
Robert Jackson reviews Nathaniel Stern's Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance (2013): a critical framework that argues for the importance of embodiment in digital interactive art together with a constitutive philosophy of relationality, movement, materiality and process.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
An extension of the exhibition co-curated by Furtherfield and Julian Stadon for ISMAR 2014. It introduces a new work and slit-scanner hack workshops by Nathaniel Stern to be created as part of a residency.
The telluro-geo-psycho-modulator is the latest experiment in a series of playful explorations and elaborations of a general thesis extracted from Michael Persinger's work, that our brain states are modulated by the interference patterns created by our immersion in natural weak geomagnetic fields, and that such patterns cause the feeling of anomalous experiences including those of ghosts or god.
SoundCamp is a series of outdoor listening events on International Dawn Chorus Day, linked by Reveil: a 24 hour broadcast of the sounds of daybreak, relayed live by audio streamers around the globe....
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