Gretta Louw writes about Guido Segni’s 'A quiet desert failure', an ongoing algorithmic performance in which a custom bot traverses the datascape of Google Maps in order to fill a Tumblr blog and its datacenters with a remapped representation of the Sahara Desert.
Patrick Lichty reviews the 2015 International Symposium of the Electronic Arts in Vancouver. He examines a crossover between media art and mainstream contemporary art, and considers whether it successfuly disrupts the perceived ‘wall’ between technological arts, art history and the ‘art world’.
An analysis of the Mercedes-Benz collaboration with Ars Electronica for the European launch of the brand's intelligent car prototype - the F 015 Luxury in Motion - and the problems that many high-end brands in traditional industries seem to have envisioning a believable future. This article is a collaboration between Gretta Louw and Natalie Kane.
Body Drift by Arthur Kroker, takes the work of three leading women thinkers as its main focus. Re-examining their critical perspectives and creative processes - assemblages, remixing and cyborgs- Kroker terms the emerging technological spectre. He examines the connections between what he sees as Judith Butler’s postmodernism, Katherine Hayles’s posthumanism, and Donna Haraway’s companionism.
Marc Garrett revisits Robert Hewison’s book, Future Tense: A New Art For The Nineties, published 25 years ago, and looks at how postmodernism and neoliberalism have impacted the emancipatory spirit of art culture.
Gordon Dalton reviews High Street Casualties: Ellie Harrison's Zombie Walk, in collaboration with Ort Gallery. Highlighting the 'creative destructive' forces of capitalism on Birmingham's busy shopping streets.
J. R. Carpenter reviews Jussi Parikka’s 'A Geology of Media', the third, final part of his media ecology-trilogy that focuses beyond machines and technologies onto the chemistry and geological materials of media, from metals to dust.
In a psychoanalytic review of the online exhibition Body Anxiety, curated by Leah Schrager and Jennifer Chan, Laura González explores fear, symptom, sublimation and the pleasure of looking in relation to the body of the artists shown.
Remembering the heroic age of arts computing is often a family affair in Hannah B Higgins and Douglas Kahn's book Mainframe Experimentalism, which leads Rob Myers to ask just how much the rest of us can come to love this neglected but key moment in art digital history.
Recognised Faces is an internet application that generates a daily image of a face from images found via google’s lists of top search terms. Facial features in the found images are identified, using...
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