Mckenzie Wark kindly met with Brooklyn’s Montgomery Cantsin on the 16th of May, 2013, in Manhattan. The two spoke briefly about philosophy, history, science, and technology. Wark's new book Spectacle of Disintegration was recently published by Verso. Wark is originally from Australia but now based in New York.
In advance of the coming Hybrid City Conference 2013: Subtle rEvolutions Lawrence Bird interviews Leonardo's Roger Malina physicist and astronomer, with artists Mariateresa Sartori, and Bryan Connell about the intersection of their work with the city.
Marc Garrett interviews Erica Scourti about her work 'Life in AdWords'. An almost year-long project in which she wrote and emailed a daily diary to her Gmail account and performed to a webcam, lists of suggested keywords linking to clusters of relevant ads, making visible the way we and our personal information are the product in the 'free' internet economy. Erica Scourti’s work addresses the mediation of personal and collective experience through language and technology in the net-worked regime of contemporary culture.
Marc Garrett interviews Jennifer Chan about her work. Her awareness and use of the Internet reflects a way of life, that situates its networks as a primary resource. Chan is a self-described ‘amateur cultural critic', a net artist, a media artist, and academic. Her work exists both online and in physical realms, it is always present and contemporary. Mainstream art culture no longer owns the consciousness of art, Chan and others like her are pulling it apart.
Annet Dekker interviews Eleanor Greenhalgh about her recent project The Dissolute Image (TDI) - a speculative, poetic image hosting technique that enables banned content to be secretly posted on corporate social platforms by splitting images into individual pixels and distributing them.
Annet Dekker interviews Foundland, Ghalia Elsrakbi (SY) and Lauren Alexander (SA). A multi-disciplinary art and design practice based in Amsterdam. With backgrounds in graphic design, art and writing Foundland’s approach focuses on research based, critical responses to current issues. While moving around in advertising, printed matter, the Internet, and off line art spaces they dig up interesting stories about Disney, SpongeBob and defected soldiers.
Sarah Thompson interviews James Lowne, who won the Animate Digitalis Prize in 2011 with his computer animation 'Someone Behind the Door Knocks at Irregular Intervals'. His latest animation 'Our Relationships Will Become Radiant' (2012) was recently screened at the BFI and Tate Modern, and is now available on DVD. Our relationships will become radiant was commissioned by Animate Projects with support from Jerwood charitable Foundation, and can be viewed on their website.
Annet Dekker interviews graphic designer Femke Herregraven about her latest online game Taxodus, a game about offshore tax avoidance. Taxodus is an accessible way to discover how you can avoid paying taxes, and if you can’t get away with it completely, how you can make sure you pay the lowest possible amount. "My primary intention, says Femke, is to make these flows of money visible and question them, because once it’s out in the open people can decide for themselves if this is our idea of a sustainable economy."
Marc Garrett interviews Eugenio Tisselli about Sauti ya wakulima, "The voice of the farmers": A collaborative knowledge base created by farmers from the Chambezi region of the Bagamoyo District in Tanzania. By gathering audiovisual evidence of their practices they use smartphones to publish images and voice recordings on the Internet, documenting and sharing their daily practices.
Natascha Fuchs interviews Günther Friesinger, one of the founders of monochrom - an art-tech-philosophy group located in Vienna, Austria. monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science and political activism.
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