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///Digicult International Press Release///
Born 5 years ago, the Digicult project has been able to achieve, step by step, a significant role, both nationally and internationally, in the fields of reviews and on-line publishing, having focused on digital culture and art as well as, in broader terms, the impact new technologies and modern sciences have had on art, design, culture and contemporary society.
In order to discover some more about Digicult, as well as in order to better understand its origins and its future aims, various interviews have been published on-line recently by some well-known, on-line, international cultural projects:
///the interview by Annette Wolfsfberger on the multilanguage website Lab For Culture (http://www.labforculture.org/en/resources-for-research/contents/research-in-focus/cultural-blogging-in-europe/interview-with-marco-mancuso-digicult), the networking platform which allows people to always be up to date on the subjects of art and European culture as well as to establish professional co-operation beyond any boundary.
///the interview by Ana Ascencio on the Elektra Festival Blog (http://blog.elektramontreal.ca/index.php?/archives/470-Interview-Marco-Mancuso-directeur-de-Digicult.html), one of the most important and long-lasting international festivals of electronic and audiovisual art
///the interview by Ana Carvalho on VjTheory (http://www.vjtheory.net/interviews/marco.htm) website, a cultural platform and on-line community of digital and audiovisual art
Born in January 2005, based on an idea of Marco Mancuso, art critic and curator, the project, which has been a multi-platform project (portal, magazine, podcast, newsletter and agency) right from the very beginning, has been characterised by a strong will to work within the net and by the sharing and mix of knowledge and disciplines. Its core depends also on a strong desire to create a vast network in Italy of professional people and artists, working together to give life to it and to enhance it, a large and complex editorial and cultural project strongly linked to contemporaneousness.
Thanks to the experience and professionalism of the first artists and collaborators involved in the project, Digicult (http://www.digicult.it/en/) has been able to expand and enrich itself, on the one hand, letting the new generation of reviewers, curators and journalists who work in Italy in the fields of art, design, society and technology congregate; on the other, interacting with various Institutions, Festivals, Cultural Centres, Exhibition Centres and Academies both in Italy and internationally in order to promote curatorial and artistic projects.
Digicult today is a cultural platform, both on-line and off-line, firmly based on the active participation of more than 40 professional people, representing the first broad network, in Italy, made up of journalists, curators, reviewers and artists who work in the field of digital art and culture. It is a web-portal, updated daily, with news and analyses regarding the world of the new media art. In it there are calls for artists, reviews, theoretical texts and articles, relevant links and artistic projects. It is a project deeply connected to the net and the web 2.0 dynamics which is also related to some Rss Feed available for the users as well as some tools like Facebook, Flicker, Delicious, Vimeo, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Digicult is also the editor of Digimag (http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/), a monthly magazine which covers some artistic and cultural issues like internet art, hacktivism, video-art, electronic music, audio-video, design, art and science, new media, software art and performing art, as relevant subjects of its critical and journalistic approach.
Digicult produces a podcast of electronic music and audiovisuals, Digipod (http://www.digicult.it/podcast/). It is related to the net-labels world as well as the one of on-line independent audiovisual production. It has its own international Diginews newsletter system.
Digicult is, moreover, involved in some collateral activities managed by Digimade (http://www.digicult.it/Agency/). Through its press-office it is able to activate media partnerships for festivals and shows, both nationally and internationally, thanks to the huge amount of contacts in the field of contemporary art, digital art and design, as well as some special projects and curatorships in Italy and abroad. Digimade is the tool with which Digicult, involving each time every single member of the network, works on specific curatorial projects like events, exhibitions, seminars, workshops and festivals as well as editorial projects of catalogues and articles. It updates its professional contacts in Italy as well as abroad day by day
Digicult - Digital Art & Culture
Critic, Curator & Consultant
Digicult Founder and Director
Naba Academy, Laba and Supsi Teacher
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20159, Milan - Italy