The Wrong Biennial, organized by David Quiles Guilló, is possibly the largest internet-based exhibition to date. Patrick Lichty gives a structural & historical analysis of this massive project, and muses about some of its ramifications for media art culture.
Pedro Marum 'gets physical' with the PORNTUBES conference, hosted by Disruption Network Lab in Berlin, where "porn practitioners, sex worker activists, entrepreneurs and critical thinkers discuss disruptions in online porn and erotica, from tube sites and webcams to crowdsourcing."
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.
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