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.
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.
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.
Michael Szpakowski counters critic James Elkin's demolition of Flickr as a legitimate space for art, and reveals its capacity to inspire and support new kinds of practice and appreciation via his interview with Hungarian artist, Andrea Judit Tiringer.
Randall Packer interviews three artists from the Chicago glitch community: Nick Briz, Paul Hertz, and Jon Satrom about glitChicago: An Exhibition of Chicago Glitch Art, recently shown at the Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, discussing their funky (as in Chicago blues), punk-inspired disruptions and hacked creations.
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.
Eva Kekou interviews Michelle Kasprzak, a Canadian curator and writer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is a Curator at V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media and the Dutch Electronic Art Festival (DEAF).
Chris Lanier interviews new media artist Joseph DeLappe about his retrospective exhibition "Social Tactics" at the Fresno Art Museum, and his Drone Memorial project at Fresno State University, a construction of a to-scale sculptural reproduction of an MQ1 Predator Drone on the campus coordinated by DeLappe, executed by students and volunteers.
Annet Decker interviews Jonas Lund whose practice revolves around the mechanisms that constitute contemporary art production, its market & the established 'art worlds'. Using a wide variety of media, combining software-based works with performance, installation, video, photography & sculptures, he produces works that have an underlying foundation in writing code.
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