How many New Years can a world survive before it crashes into a recession? Jasna Frangovska interviews Senka Anastasova - Dr of Philosophy from the Sts. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje - about the strange feeling of the New Year under the dark shadow of the economic crash. Senka argues these glamorous holidays are paradigmatic of the consumer society we all live in – culturally, economically and politically.
Woman, Art & Technology is a new series of interviews on Furtherfield. Over the next year Rachel Beth Egenhoefer will interview artists, designers, theorists, curators, and others; to explore different perspectives on the current voice of woman working in art and technology. "I am honored to begin this series with an interview with Lynn Hershman Leeson, a true pioneer in the field who has recently produced !Women Art Revolution- A Secret History."
Taina Bucher interviews curator Gaia Tedone about her online curatorial project called 'Is Seeing Believing?' as part of the TRUTH programme at or-bits.com. An online platform for the commissioning, production and display of contemporary arts and critical writing. She has been involved in a number of art projects and worked with institutions such as Whitechapel Gallery, James Taylor Gallery, The David Roberts Art Foundation and Tate Modern
Marc Garrett interviews John Jordan and Gavin Grindon about their collaborative publication, 'A Users Guide to (Demanding) the Impossible'. "This guide is not a road map or instruction manual. It’s a match struck in the dark, a homemade multi-tool to help you carve out your own path through the ruins of the present, warmed by the stories and strategies of those who took Bertolt Brecht’s words to heart: “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.”
Marc Garret interviews Jake Harris, curator of Access Space and great advocate of Open Source software. Jake sees in Open Source a big liberating potential for artists who can now build, own and share their creative tools. Open Source is for him an alternative mode of doing which escapes the strong commercial pressure that hardware and software corporation exert on users via their black box policies and licensing systems.
Renee Carmichael interviews Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico from, Art is Open Source (AOS) and the international think-tank FakePress, about their recent project The Electronic Man. Where people are asked to be part of the project by sharing emotions as they are linked through QR Codes, helping to build a networked framework of the Electronic man, whilst participating in a real time global performance.
Jake Harries & Felicie d'Estienne d'Orves are interviewed live on Resonance FM this week by Marc Garrett, Irini Papdimitriou & Jonathan Munro. Jake is Digital Arts Programme Manager at open access media lab, Access Space, and the current curator of the LOSS (Linux Open Source Sound) a website dedicated to music made with FLOSS. Felicie, a French installation artist who explores the meaning and impact of light through her work. She uses light and sound technologies to create a mysterious art of beauty and power, challenging the boundaries of her materials and our own perceptions of them.
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