Eva Kekou speaks with Mari Velonaki about some of her robotic installations, as well as her experience of cross-disciplinary arts-led research. Velonaki is an Australian artist and researcher whose work spans interactive installations, robotics and kinetic sculpture who’s particularly interested in exploring human-robot interaction.
Marc Garrett interviews Tatiana Bazzichelli about her publication Networked Disruption: Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism & the Business of Social Networking, on her ideas concerning disruptive business as a practice for hackers, artists, networkers and entrepreneurs.
Marc Garrett interviews Joseph DeLappe about his latest art venture ‘The 1,000 Drones Project - A Participatory Memorial’. He is considered a pioneer of online gaming performance art. His work examines the conditions and processes of cultural information to provoke and critique the state of military influences on everyday culture and people’s lives.
Eva Kekou interviews artist and curator Art Clay on his work and ‘Digital Art Weeks International' (DAW) festival based in Asia. His recent output focuses on large media based performative works and spectacles using mobile phone devices. He has received prizes for performance, theatre, new media art, music composition and curation.
Eva Kekou interviews Katerina Athanassopoulou about her film Apodemy and her hybrid art practice of live action, animation and film. In 2013 Athanasoppulou won the Lumen Prize, described by the Guardian as "The World's Pre-eminent Digital Art Prize". She works as an Animation Director, collaborates with other artists and companies, and is an Animation Lecturer at the London College of Communication.
Benjamin Berg (AKA stAllio!) has made a career for himself as a member of the Indianapolis-based art band Animals Within Animals (AWIA) since the turn of this century. Alongside this Berg has also emerged as the host of a rad radio program on Numbers FM, as the founder/curator of ‘glitchgifs’ on Tumblr, and even as a Pillow-seller. Monty Cantsin corresponded with the artist recently by email for this interview.
Annick Rivoire interviews Annie Abrahams and Emmanuel Guez about their recent project the "Reading Club". The project, which experiments with an active, participatory, collaborative and performative reading on the Internet, chose Furtherfield as a host for its 4th online session. The following interview provides an interesting introduction to the ideas behind it.
Marc Garrett interviews Isabelle Arvers about the AntiAtlas of Borders project. Control systems along land, sea, air and virtual state borders are the subject of work and mutation for scientists, artists, filmmakers, performers, hackers, customs agents, and workers in the surveillance industries and the military. This first of two interviews attends to the inter-disciplinary border-crossing that underpins the operational production of the project.
Taina Bucher interviews London-based artist, publisher and programmer James Bridle. Bridle discusses his work - addressing issues of drone surveillance and invisible technologies - and his understanding of the New Aesthetics - a term he turned into a common place for contemporary digital culture debates.
Earlier this month Elsheimer corresponded with Montgomery Cantsin--a fledgling archivist currently attempting to digitize 20,000 feet of 16MM--to discuss his experiences and knowledge in this area. Some 20 years ago, Skip Elsheimer stumbled upon a lot of 500 films which he managed to purchase for a mere $50. And thus A/V Geeks, his Raleigh-based archiving club, was born.
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