Josephine Bosma reviews the controversial but worthwhile exhibition about whistleblowers, Internet rebels and digital vigilantes at HMKV in Dortmund. The show puts together activist art projects, documentation of criminal acts and political activists such as Snowden in one space, and asks what they have in common and how they are different.
Marc Garrett reviews Civic Radar, the first comprehensive monograph of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s pioneering artistic career, spanning across five decades, in the fields of photography, video, film, performance, installation, and interactive and net-based media art.
Lynn Hershman Leeson interviews Nam June Paik. A historical interview between acknowledged pioneers of video and media arts. First published by Artweek, April 1980 Electronic Art and posted here on Furtherfield to celebrate the upcoming publication of Hershman Leeson's monograph, Civic Radar.
Samantha Penn visits ‘Big Bang Data’, a major travelling exhibition currently set within London’s Somerset House until 20 Mar 2016. It explores how data affects us all through the work of artists, designers, innovators and thinkers.
Filippo Lorenzin interviews Antonio Roberts, UK based artist whose research is focused on the influence of corporate logic on people and their way to perceive reality. He's currently showing among others in, Jerwood Encounters: Common Property until 21st Feb 2016.
Taina Bucher interviews artist and bot maker Katie Rose Pipkin about her most popular Twitter bots, how they work and what they mean. Indeed, what are bots, who else is engaged in artistic bot making, and how will social media bots evolve?
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.
Marc Garrett interviews media artist Stanza and asks what inspires him, personally, artistically and culturally. He's an internationally recognised artist who has exhibited worldwide since 1984, and shown over 50 exhibitions globally, and is an expert in arts and technology, CCTV, online networks, touch screens, environmental sensors, and interaction.
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