ChannelTWo review Anette Barber's Casualties, an interactive, kinetic installation, that was exhibited at Chicago Artists Coalition from Aug 22 to Sept 11, 2014. Barbier explores the tension between the built environment and the marginalized place of nature in our urban spaces as seen through the plight of urban birds.
Michael Szpakowski reviews Pencil-Line-Eraser, the 'expanded' drawing exhibition at Carroll/Fletcher in London and finds a great deal to commend in it, though it also raises some knotty problems too...
Marco examines the issues around Google breeding the next generation of digital artists, as shown in their recent venture with their infamous DevArt exhibition at the Barbican in London. There has been an intense debate in the past weeks on what this powerful curatorial and marketing move by Google actually means.
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.
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.
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.
Furtherfield recently received a hard copy of The Telekommunist Manifesto in the post, written by Dmytri Kleiner. After reading the Manifesto it was obvious that it was pushing the debate further regarding networked, commons-based and collaborative endevours. Marc Garrett interviews Dmytri about the Manifesto, its concepts and other projects created by the Telekommunist Collective.
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.
An open mapping session, following on from the Digital Futures: Money No Object event that was held in October, that will look at alternative currencies and value systems and will act as an evaluation and gathering session before a larger prototyping event that will follow in January 2015.
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