BIO
Marco Mancuso is a critic, curator, journalist and teacher in the field of Multimedia Technologies applied to Arts, Design and Contemporary Culture. Founder and director at Digicult (http://www.digicult.it) and Digimag Journal, he teaches “Multimedia Arts Theory” at MAIND Interaction Design Master at SUPSI in Lugano, "Multimedia Design for the Arts" at NABA Milan, “Interactive Systems” at IED in Milan, “Multimedia Publishing for the Arts” at Academy of Fine Art in Bergamo, “Art Management & Communication” at IED Masters in Milan and is visiting professor at Transmedia-Postgraduate Program in Arts+Media+Design in Brussels. With the Digicult Agency he curated and co-curated a number of international exhibitions, screenings, lectures, workshops and meetings and partnered with most of the main media art festival and events in Italy and worldwid. He recently developed the “Digicult Editions” online service, while expertising from years on wider subjects like open communication, social networking and digital publishing. Lecturing internationally and writing critical texts for media art publications and catalogues, Marco Mancuso also curated the publication “The Open Future” by "MCD-Musiques et Cultures Digitales" magazine in 2012 and he was included in the publication “Cultural Blogging in Europe” by LabForCulture.org in 2010.
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Digicult - Digimag 56 - July/August 2010 - International Version Online


Dates:
Wed Aug 25, 2010 00:00 - Wed Aug 25, 2010

Location:
Italy

Sorry for any crosspostings

Digicult presents:

Digimag 56 - July / August 2010
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/

Digimag is the Digicult's project monthly magazine, which focuses on the impact of new technologies and modern sciences on art, design, culture and contemporary society.

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"...What is interesting about teaching integrated closely with design practice is that it really starts to break down the roles people typically play. There is not so much a hierarchy anymore, but a real platform for exchange. When we teach, we are actually conducting design research on one of our current agendas. When we practice we are giving the research the much needed 'application'. By opening this up to students and collaborators the research is much richer and varied. We feel it’s been a notion understood for a while by the progressive practices that one's students today, are their professional collaborators tomorrow.... perhaps we are bringing this collaborative view in one day sooner! We feel the model of the institution as we have previously come to know it is being challenged by economic and social factors. It used to be that the knowledge was at the institution; a student must go there and pay in order to receive this knowledge. The internet has changed this entirely. Real, verifiable knowledge is distributed freely all over the web. ..."

Luis E. Fraguada & Monika Wittig, from "LAN - Live Architecture Network. The net as a design project" - by Sabina Cuccibar

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[ARTICLES]:

- LIVE ARCHITECTURE NETWORK. THE NET AS A DESIGN PROJECT
An interesting and fresh declination of the creative potential of the practices related to parametric design is represented by LaN - Live Architecture Network, (Monika Wittig, Luis E. Fraguada, Shane Salisbury, CarloMaria Ciampoli, Aaron Willette). It is a network made up of young architects, mostly American and from Western European countries, who all met at the IaaC (Institution of advanced architecture of Catalonia).
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1841
by Sabina Cuccibar

- BRANDON LABELLE. WHERE DO SOUNDS COME FROM AND WHERE DO THEY GO?
Where do sounds come from and where do they go? From this fundamental and central question, the different trajectories that make up Acoustic Territories. Sound Culture and Everyday Life, the new book by Brandon LaBelle - artist, theorist and editor, branch out. Through a particularly coherent research, the author has constantly devoted himself to the exploration of sound and audio culture from multiple points of view and different levels, giving birth to a large body of work, tests and projects.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1843
by Elena Biserna

- THE MEDIA IN THE FUTURE CITY. MEETING ALBERTO ABRUZZESE
Alberto Abruzzese, full professor in Sociology of Cultural and Communicational Processes at IULM University in Milan, where he is also headmaster of the Tourism, Culture and Territory Department and pro-chancellor for International Relations and Technological innovation, of which fields of research are: mass communication, cinema, television and the new media, with a particular focus on the social developments connected to the diffused implementation of media.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1849
by Marco Mancuso

- LOOP BARCELLONA. TRANSVERSAL VIDEO ART
One of the most interesting events testifying the great current favour of video art is, for sure, the Festival/Fair LOOP of Barcelona. Currently reaching its eight edition (May 2010), it stands out internationally not only due to its clear choice strongly focused on video art, but especially for its atypical features which made it an attractive meeting point for persons with different needs and in search of different propositions.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1853
by Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio

- BUDDHA MACHINE. THIRD GENERATION SOUND TOY
FM3, the experimental music group whose productions examine the relationship between composition, art, and everyday life, consists of original members Zhang Jian and Christiaan Virant. Prior to releasing the object for which they are best known, the plastic loop-playing device known as the Buddha Machine, which builds on inspiration from the automatic mantra- and prayer-chanting recording devices common in Asian temples, replacing these original loops with the composed elements with which the group has continuously worked.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1846
by Robin Peckham

- THE SILENCES OF BIOSPHERE. NEO BAROQUE AND AWARE INTIMACY
Geir Jenssen, also known as Biosphere, is one of the most important figures in the field of contemporary electronic composition. Norwegian origins, from Tromsø, a town immersed in icy silence, 500 miles away from the Arctic Circle. Atypical personality, friendly and quiet, he always prefers to communicate through sound, like the sound of his records, of the many installations he designed in the last years, even of the performances.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1844
by Pasquale Napolitano

- TECHNESEXUAL INTERFACE. EROTIC MIXED REALITY PERFORMANCE
Biometric sensors, made cheaply available by do-it-yourself (DIY) prototyping platforms such as Arduino, allow a shift away from visual interfaces to proprioceptive interfaces, away from the touch of a finger and towards a more internal, embodied form of sensing. One possible effect of this shift is away from the command-control methodology which was a historical basis for cybernetics, and towards a form of modulation and cooperation akin to intersubjectivity
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1847
by Micha Cardenas & Elle Mehrmand

- GMAYBE?: BE FREE, BE PUBLIC! WHAT FUTURE FOR PRIVACY?
You may have recently happened to witness the presentation of a new online service. Two young men wearing a t-shirt with the Gmaybe? logo show the exciting benefits of the new frontier of social networks. All the rhetorical promises related to technology are there: "they tend to fall into four main categories: democracy, freedom, efficiency and progress.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1845
by Loretta Borrelli

- LANDSCAPE AND INTERACTION. MATTEO PENNESE, THE SOUND WITHIN SPACE
We tried to dig deeper in this interweave of relations between composition, sound landscape, environmental sounds, photosouds and emotional relations of listening with Matteo Pennese, composer and performer focused on developing systems for live-electronic, especially with Max Msp, and most of all on new ways of interacting with the environment through new hardware and software devices, such as Arduino.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1842
by Simone Broglia

- THE EXPLOSION OF THE ARTS. SINEGLOSSA LIVE PERFORMANCES
Sineglossa is an artistic collective living in the Marche region in Italy, including personalities from different disciplines with the same purposes and the same sensitivity. Created in 2006 by director Federico Bomba, painter Luca Poncetta and performer Barbara Hall, the theatrical debut happened in 2007 with Camera Verde, to which followed in 2008 Pleura e Pneuma.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1851
by Massimo Schiavoni

- RESISTENCE AND CONSTITUTION. AUDIOVISUAL SETTINGS BY N03!
Paolo Ranieri, a leading light of N03!’s multimedia activity, video director and teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara, bears an important surname: his grandfather Paolino Ranieri, who died on the tenth anniversary of the
Audiovisual Museum of Resistance, was one of the organizers of resistance in Lunigiana. The museum was a big desire of Paolino when he was alive, and it was designed and built by Studio Azzurro in collaboration with Paolo Ranieri.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1840
by Annamaria Monteverdi

- HABEMUS DATA. DIGITAL CULTURE AND FREE INFORMATION
A close step far from the counter-reformation of the “gag law”, stirred by the fear of our politicians who are frightened of losing control on the information flow or of a excessive overexposure of privacy and details, we caught the opportunity to go back on the matter of Open Data. But what has Open data got to do with the “problem” of interceptions and “bugs” of public and private world?
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1848
by Teresa De Feo

- INFORMATIONAL REALISM. QUANTUM BIT IN THE CYBER SPACE
Information theory proposes that there is a fundamental element the bit- a binary variable- that is the basis of all communication. As it turns out, this bit, a discrete indivisible entity, is the essential building block of both computer code and quantum particles. Both the physical and digital reality are composed of the same quantized binary bits of information. Reality, regardless of it's content, is nothing more than the information it communicates..
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1852
by Jeremy Levine

- HUMAN, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT. BETWEEN MULTIMEDIA AND SUSTAINABILITY
The topic of water in the multimedia, electronic and digital field is huge since the beginning of electronic art and works of art of famous artists such as Bill Viola and Fabrizio Plessi, only to mention a few. Water has been compared to the electron flow and video, exactly for its liquid and mobile nature, is par excellence the mean which is the most linked and compared to this element essence.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1850
by Silvia Scaravaggi

[COVER]:

- LIVE ARCHITECTURE NETWORK - Wind(ow) seat project. Wind simulation of the site

[ATTACHMENT]:

- ADVENTURES IN SONAR LAND - by Giulia Baldi
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/allegato.asp

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[THE PROJECT]:

DIGICULT is an online/offline Italian platform, created to spread digital art and culture worldwide. It focuses on the impact of new technologies and modern sciences on art, design, culture and contemporary society. DIGICULT is based on participation of more than 40 professionals, representing a wide Italian Network of critics, curators and journalists in the field. DIGICULT is the editor of the magazine DIGIMAG, which focuses on some cultural and artistic issues like internet art, hacktivism, electronica, video art, audiovideo, art & science, design, new media, software art, performing art

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[DIRECTION & MANAGEMENT COMMITEE]:

Marco Mancuso (Digicult project Director and Teacher at New Academy of Fine Arts / Naba of Milan) ; Claudia D'Alonzo (International Doctorship in Audiovisual Studies, University of Udine) ; Bertram Niessen (Researcher at Sociology Deparment of Statale University Milan - Bicocca) ; Lucrezia Cippitelli (Phd at Sapienza University Rome and Teacher at Fine Arts Academy of L'Aquila)

[EIDITORIAL STAFF & TRANSLATIONS]:

Luca Restifo (Technical Consultancy) ; Claudia D'Alonzo (Press Office) ; Giulia Baldi & Luigi Ghezzi (Social Networks) ; Giuseppe Cordaro (Podcast Editing) ; Riccardo Vescovo (Graphic Design) ; Laurea Magistrale in Traduzione Specialistica, Università IULM di Milano (Website Translations) ; Francesca Lattanzi - Sara Cavagna - Henriette Vittadini - Mimi Peña - Jessica Williams (Magazine Translations)

[EDITORIAL BOARD]:

Tatiana Bazzichelli ; Bertram Niessen ; Teresa De Feo ; Luigi Ghezzi ; Giulia Baldi ; Domenico Quaranta ; Massimo Schiavoni ; Monica Ponzini ; Annamaria Monteverdi; Valentina Tanni ; Lucrezia Cippitelli ; Silvia Bianchi ; Claudia D'Alonzo; Barbara Sansone ; Giulia Simi ; Silvia Scaravaggi ; Maresa Lippolis ;Alessio Galbiati ; Antonio Caronia ; Clemente Pestelli ; Donata Marletta ; Valeria Merlini ; Stefano Raimondi ; Loretta Borrelli ; Carla Langella ; Marco Riciputi ; Elena Gianni ; Matteo Milani ; Francesco Bertocco ; Silvia Casini ; Jeremy Levine ; Alex Foti ; Serena Cangiano ; Micha Cardenas , Mark Hencock , Pasquale Napolitano ; Simona Fiore ; Zoe Romano ; Enrico Pitozzi ; Eugenia Fratzeskou ; Mattia Casalegno ; Robin Peckam ; Sabina Cuccibar ; Silvia Bertolotti ; Simone Broglia, Claudio Musso, Elena Biserna , Claudia Maina, Henriette Vittadini

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The Digicult Archive: past issues, articles and interviews
http://www.digicult.it/en/Archive/

The Digicult Board:
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/board.asp

The Digicult website:
www.digicult.it/en

The Art-Agency Digimade:
www.digicult.it/agency


EVENT

Mylicon/en new Live Cinema project


Dates:
Wed Jul 14, 2010 00:00 - Wed Jul 14, 2010

Location:
Italy

Sorry for any crosspostings

DIGICULT PRESENTS: MYLICON/EN NEW EXPERIMENTAL LIVE SET

Digicult is proud to introduce the artwork "Dark Star", the new stunning
Live Cinema project of the Italian artists Mylicon/en, part of the Digimade
art agency.

http://www.vimeo.com/5237279

MYLICON/EN: DARK STAR

Dark Star is a Mylicon/En project dedicated to the directorial debut of John
Carpenter. One single location, crazy special effect and 4 actors for a
peculiar travel into deep space and a reflection on the relation between man
and thecnologies. Mylicon/en likes to play on the same coordinates: deep
space and concrete landscape depicted by "hand made" effects. Mylicon/en's
Dark Star is a live performance in wich we there is a very strong dialogue
between the digital sounds, captured and realaborated live by laptop and
sampler, and the live video is created with no video mixer, no laptop, no
digital filter. As usual we created visual track during a live performance
using just a videocamera connected directly with the video projector.

MYLICON/EN: BIO

Lino Greco (visual) and Daniela Cattivelli (sound) created Mylicon/En in
2002. Mylicon/EN is a duo involved in experimental and alternative ways of
conceiving audio-video live act, recovering performativity and concreteness
through the use of analogical and mechanical devices in the production of
images. Their works focus on the interaction between analog or mechanical
devices with the digital realm. Visual texture is manipulated according to
sound. During their improvisations and creation sessions they use many
different common objects like glasses, plastics, water etc. to create sound
and images. As multidisciplinary project, Mylicon/En performs in events of
different kinds: from electronic music festivals to vijng festivals, from
art galleries to performing arts festivals. Mylicon/En released also videos
presented in various festivals worldwide.

DIGIMADE

Digimade is the Digicult's art-agency focused on Audiovisual Art & Design,
directed by the art critic and curator Marco Mancuso. Digimade is working
with Italian artists to develop and deliver their Audiovisual projects
across the world, with Live Media concerts, Live Cinema experiments,
Audiovisual environmental installations and videos.

http://www.digicult.it/agency/
http://www.digicult.it/Agency/sections/artists/mylicon_darkstar.asp
http://www.elyseestv.net/?id=107&affichage=video&page=7
http://www.myliconen.it/


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Digicult - Digimag 55/June 2010 - International Version Online


Dates:
Mon Jun 21, 2010 00:00 - Mon Jun 21, 2010

Sorry for any crosspostings

Digicult presents:

Digimag 55 - June 2010
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/

Digimag is the monthly magazine of the project Digicult, which focuses on the impact of new technologies and modern sciences on art, design, culture and contemporary society.

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"...The rumors about a "manoeuvre", these days spread by the press, is particularly concerned with the intervention looming on many public research institutions including ISFOL, IAS, ISAE, ISPESL, which foresee their suppression. The ‘anti-crisis’ decree which aims to stifle public research would a huge damage to the country. It wants to shut down several research institutions whose activities have an important role in the development of knowledge within the economic and social spheres. Despite, questionably, saving us money, such an operation would deprive us of those instruments of knowledge and technical support to those policies which are fundamental to the support of the people, especially in a time of crisis such as this one. The impact of "manoeuvre anti-crisis" on our future is therefore clear: it would silence the free, authoritative and independent voice which, in its most acute moment of the current international economic crisis, could help revive the Country, telling what happens..."

Valentina Gualtieri, from "The Euthanasia of Knowledge"

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[ARTICLES]:

- RADIOGRAPHY OF THE MATTER. HERMAN KOLGEN AND THE SOUND PERCEPTION
Among the interesting figures of the artistic panorama, Herman Kolgen lives in Montreal (Quebec, Canada). Audiokinetic sculptor, he works starting from the relationship between sound and image creating, from their divergence, works presented as installations, performances, sound sculptures, videos and cinematographic works
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1812
by Enrico Pitozzi

- DEEP AMBIGUITY. A CONVERSATION WITH BEN HOUGE
Ben Houge has written amounts of linear music, pop music, soundtracks, music for string quartets, choral music, exploring nonlinear structures of the sound
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1817
by Robin Peckham

- SCIENCE AND MIND. MIKAEL METTHEY'S INTERACTION DESIGN
Mikael Metthey artistic practice consists in the creation of interaction design products, those being not just merely functional but 'work' integrally
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1815
by Henriette Vittadini

- CHORA PLATONICA AND DIGITAL MATRIX
Chora has set the foundations of the concept of spatiality, place and placing, while the influence of Plato’s cosmology is evident even in contemporary science.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1823
by Eugenia Fratzeskou

- VJING FOR LIGHTS AND COLORS. THE SKETCH PROJECTOR OF SHANTELL MARTIN
Shantell Martin is an illustrator and Vj who has fused technology and media in a new and unique style through which she creates performances using her drawings.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1813
by Silvia Bianchi

- THE IMAL CENTRE. CULTURE & TECHNO IN THE HEART OF EUROPE
IMAL is an association created in 1999. From 2007 has inaugurated a centre for digital & technological culture, a space that reaches 600 mq in the heart of Brussels
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1821
by Silvia Bertolotti

- VERBO: AMONG GRAFFITI & DIGITAL. PLOTTERFLUX, VIDEO RAIDS AND MAPPING
At first there was the bomb, the bomb was the writing. But then light came. Nothing easier than creating a word play when the writer is named Verbo
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1814
by Claudio Musso

- ATHANASIUS KIRCHER. ARCA MUSARITHMICA AND MANY SOUND DEVICES
Researching possible origins and theoretical roots of Sound Sculpture and Sound Art it isn't rare to get to face the oeuvre of Jesuit priest Athanasius Kircher
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1819
by Claudia Maina

- NUEUE MUSIK IN MILAN. THE RAI'S INSTITUTE OF PHONOLOGY MEMORY
After more than fifty years from the birth of analog magnetic bands music recording, a new space dedicated to Rai's Institute of Phonology was inaugurated.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1816
by Matteo Milani

- FAIR TRADE SOCIAL NETWORKS. SOLIDARIETY AS KEY FACTOR
In the recent Internet relational ferment, a must-have is a social network clearly dedicated to “fair trade” nets engaged in fair trade projects.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1820
by Luigi Ghezzi

- WHEN ARCHIVE BECOMES ART. MEGALOOP: THIRTY YEARS OF TAM
The exhibition for thirty years of Teatromusica is an anthologic curated by Riccardo Cardura at Altinate Cultural Centre in Padova
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1822
by Annamaria Monteverdi

- A MOVIE ABOUT THE REVOLUTION: SEIZE THE TIME
Nowadays, "Seize the Time" could be labelled as a docufiction about the Black Panther movement made in 1970 by the Italian filmmaker Antonello Branca
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1818
by Alessio Galbiati

- SONARCINEMA 2010. MUSIC FOR EYES AND BRAINS
One of the most interesting experiences at Sonar Festival is offered by the chance to discover quality music videos and documentaries.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1824
by Giulia Baldi

- LOOKAT FESTIVAL. BETWEEN INTERACTIVITY AND CONTEMPLATION
LookAt Festival has reached this year its fourth edition. It is an event dedicated to video art and electronic music, hosted this year in the charming rooms of Fondazione Ragghianti in Lucca.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1825
by Giulia Simi

[COVER]:

- Herman Kolgen - Dust (2010)

[ATTACHMENT]:

- Valentina Gualtieri - THE EUTHANASIA OF KNOWLEDGE - http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/allegato.asp

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[THE PROJECT]:

DIGICULT is an online/offline Italian platform, created to spread digital art and culture worldwide. It focuses on the impact of new technologies and modern sciences on art, design, culture and contemporary society. DIGICULTis based on participation of more than 40 professionals, representing a wide Italian Network of critics, curators and journalists in the field. DIGICULT is the editor of the magazine DIGIMAG, which focuses on some cultural and artistic issues like internet art, hacktivism, electronica, video art, audiovideo, art & science, design, new media, software art, performing art
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[DIRECTION & MANAGEMENT COMMITEE]:

Marco Mancuso (Digicult project Director and Teacher at New Academy of Fine Arts / Naba of Milan) ; Claudia D'Alonzo (International Doctorship in Audiovisual Studies, University of Udine) ; Bertram Niessen (Researcher at Sociology Deparment of Statale University Milan - Bicocca) ; Lucrezia Cippitelli (Phd at Sapienza University Rome and Teacher at Fine Arts Academy of L'Aquila)

[EIDITORIAL STAFF & TRANSLATIONS]:

Luca Restifo (Technical Consultancy) ; Claudia D'Alonzo (Press Office) ; Giulia Baldi & Luigi Ghezzi (Social Networks) ; Giuseppe Cordaro (Podcast Editing) ; Riccardo Vescovo (Graphic Design) ; Laurea Magistrale in Traduzione Specialistica, Università IULM di Milano (Website Translations) ; Francesca Lattanzi - Sara Cavagna - Henriette Vittadini - Mimi Peña - Jessica Williams (Magazine Translations)

[EDITORIAL BOARD]:

Tatiana Bazzichelli ; Bertram Niessen ; Teresa De Feo ; Luigi Ghezzi ; Giulia Baldi ; Domenico Quaranta ; Massimo Schiavoni ; Monica Ponzini ; Annamaria Monteverdi; Valentina Tanni ; Lucrezia Cippitelli ; Silvia Bianchi ; Claudia D'Alonzo; Barbara Sansone ; Giulia Simi ; Silvia Scaravaggi ; Maresa Lippolis ;Alessio Galbiati ; Antonio Caronia ; Clemente Pestelli ; Donata Marletta ; Valeria Merlini ; Stefano Raimondi ; Loretta Borrelli ; Carla Langella ; Marco Riciputi ; Elena Gianni ; Matteo Milani ; Francesco Bertocco ; Silvia Casini ; Jeremy Levine ; Alex Foti ; Serena Cangiano ; Micha Cardenas , Mark Hencock , Pasquale Napolitano ; Simona Fiore ; Zoe Romano ; Enrico Pitozzi ; Eugenia Fratzeskou ; Mattia Casalegno ; Robin Peckam ; Sabina Cuccibar ; Silvia Bertolotti ; Simone Broglia, Claudio Musso, Elena Biserna , Claudia Maina, Henriette Vittadini

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The Digicult Archive: past issues, articles and interviews
http://www.digicult.it/en/Archive/

The Digicult Board:
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/board.asp

The Digicult website:
www.digicult.it/en

The Art-Agency Digimade:
www.digicult.it/agency


EVENT

LaptopRus Meeting - Digicult Panel - Museum Reina Sofia Madrid


Dates:
Sun Jun 06, 2010 00:00 - Wed Jun 02, 2010

Sorry for any crosspostings:

LAPTOPRUS MEETING
MATADERO, MUSEUM REINA SOFIA, MEDIALAB PRADO - MADRID
04 - 06 JUNE 2010

As part of the LaptopRus Meeting in Madrid, Digicult has the pleasure to speak to the panel "SESSION 3 - IN ACTION: Patching the networks ", scheduled for Sunday, June 6 from 11:00 to 14:00 at the Reina Sofia Museum. In the context of intervention, Digicult will firstly present its critical and journalistic activities as well as its networking dynamics on the web portal, magazine and agency activity, and will than provide a critical overview of the Audiovisual contemporary cross-disciplinary production in a context of international neworking, not only as ways of relating but also sharing ideas, projects, social contexts and human and professional experiences.

http://www.laptopsrus.me/

LaptopsRus concludes its 2009 - 2010 touring season with a spectacular performance at Matadero Madrid, a conference at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and an AVLAB workshop at Medialab Prado. LaptopsRus is an international project which brings together AV performers from different countries. While LaptopsRus curates and invites known or unknown AV performers, there is also an ALL-accepted web-based Open Call for woman live performers.

LaptopsRus is a network initiative which holds public MEETING | REUNIÓN with woman live performers in a tournament setting for its 2009-2010 touring season. The first 'battle’ organized by LaptopsRus took place at the AV Festival Vision'R of Paris in the spring of 2009. Since then LaptopsRus has toured four seasons based on the four classic elements: spring / air (Paris and Geneva), summer / fire (Cáceres), Fall / earth (online), Winter /water (Berlin). LaptopsRus brings AV real time performance, which was usually presented in clubs and AV festivals, to Matadero Contemporary Art Center. To contextualize this genre of performance, a workshop and a conference are presented at Madrid’s leading medialab and museum (AVlab workshop at Medialab PRADO Madrid and a conference at Reina Sofía).

LaptopsRus is a project led by two multimedia artists, Maite Cajaraville, based in Madrid, and Shu Lea Cheang, who lives in Paris. With the intention to promote and network woman live performers, they create this “portable’ ring-setting event which can be held anywhere, even online. They use internet’s social networks (facebook, myspace, Vimeo, Flickr) to connect, share and network the laptop generation women.

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Matadero Madrid - two performance nights on june 4 &5

Among the artists invited to the 'Meeting / Reunion' at Matadero Madrid are Chika (USA), Nikki (Italy), Randa Mirza (Lebanon), Soni- Riot (Germany), eM Tv and erelevil vj (France), a-li-ce (France), Paula Vélez (Colombia), Kowalski (Badajoz), Alba G. Corral (BCN), ...

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Medialab Prado - AVLAB workshop on June 5

Live coding, Live performance, Live cinema, live Art, Live a life! Laptopsrus leads the AVLAB workshop as an interactive platform invites local and international perfomers to discuss the ‘behind the scene’ hardware and software development in real time AV works..

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Museo Reina Sofia - Generation Laptop Real Time Meeting

LaptopsRus in association with Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía presents “Generation Laptop Real Time” mini-conference. While digital art in installation/DVD Format has claimed exhibition space in the museums, the dynamic real time visual/audio processing works, , mostly presented at clubs and AV festivals, are yet to be explored and exhibited at the museum quarters. The conference, bringing together artists, curators, theorists, critics, practitioners, scholars, organizers and interventonists, provides a platform for critical review of contemporary AV live performance and further networks today’s laptop generation.

Talkers: http://www.laptopsrus.me/madrid2010/reinasofia/talkers.html

CONFERENCE PROGRAM:

June 4 (Friday) - 11:00 - 14:00

SESSION 1 - IN PROCESS: coding AV live performance
The current 'scene' of AV live performance is constantly redefining the codes of processing AV materials. In this panel, we review terms of live processing with live performers, artists, trend watchers and cultural commentators. How can we advance the apprication of live art, processing art, code art as the most lively art form today ?

Panelists: Jose Luís Brea (Spain) , Things Happen (Spain) , José López-Montes (Spain) , Cornelia Lund (Germany)

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June 5 (Friday) - 16:00 - 19:00

SESSION 2 - RIOT GIRLS TECHNO QUEEN: the rise of laptop generation women
We give a special spotlight for the rise of woman laptop generation. Tracing back cyberfeminism of early 90s to the emergence of social network and free software communities, This panel heralds a vibrant network of performing women claiming their space and bookmarks on the Net.

Panelists: Claudia Ossandón (Chile) , Julianne Pierce (Austrlia) , soni riot (Germany) , Miriam Ruiz (Spain) , Remedios Zafra (Spain)

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June 6 (Sunday) - 11:00 - 14:00

SESSION 3 - IN ACTION: patching the networks
While we discuss the current AV performance practice and network possibilities, we focus the debate on - Collective action vs. Personal accent, commons vs.editions, public e-space, social network vs. urban screens. As we breathe the network culture daily, how can we further expand cross-platforms of AV performance?

Panelists: Jay Barros (Spain) , Alba G Corral (Spain) , Marco Mancuso & Claudia D'Alonzo for Digicult (Italy) , Javier Duero (Spain) , Anne roquigny (France)


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Articles from Digimag 54 - May 2010


Dates:
Mon May 31, 2010 00:00 - Mon May 31, 2010

Sorry for any crosspostings:

From Digimag 54 - May 2010
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/

LEV MANOVICH: SOFTWARE CULTURE
THE COMMON GRAMMAR OF MEDIA
Txt: Giulia Simi / Img: Courtesy of Software Studies Initiative
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1794

Professor of New Media Art at the University of California, both artist and graphic designer, Lev Manovich does not need further presentation. His first book “The language of New Media” was one of the main reference points for many theorists, artists, communicators and designers, that were already well settled down in the “new technology” sector. Ten years later, thanks to the digital diffusion, grammar was already consolidated in the capitalism era and Lev Manovich decided to analyze and study that which today is seen as our “interface with the world”: software. From the so called pioneers in the sixties and eighties to the revolution of social media in the last five years, “Software Culture” zooms in on technology and on what differentiates media, giving life to what is called “metamedium", or in other words,the computer. Something to which we confide our memories, our imagination, our wishes, desires and identity.

EVAN ROTH: GRAFFITI TAXONOMY
WRITING: RESEARCH & DOCUMENTATION
Txt: Claudio Musso / Img: Courtesy of Evan Roth
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1791

You do not need to be too familiar with the world of Writing ( or Graffiti to be more traditional) in order to know that the work made by these artists is essentially momentary. The materials used are temporary, they usually get painted over as a sort of punishment for this violation, all of this puts graffiti at risk. If it is true that since the beginning of this phenomenon numerous photographers and video makers, have tried to slow down the extinction of Writiing, it is also true that their tentatives were limited. This is probably what pushed Evan Roth to create a new method, which offered graffiti artists to archive and store their work and their tags.

AARON KOBLIN:
AESTHETIC EVOLUTION OF DATA VISUALIZATION
Txt: Serena Cangiano / Img: Courtesy of Aaron Koblin
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1795

A couple of years ago Lev Manovich, famous guru of new media, was introducing the concept of Information Aesthetics, referring to the ways of visualizing emerging information and based on the creativity and alternative representations. On the basis of this concept, quantitive and qualitative data have become the main interest and desire of artists and designers, who have already begun to experiment new techniques and ways to generate shapes and fabulous software. Today info-aesthetics could be considered as an actual academic discipline, but most of all a fertile context of research and planning, where key elements for the “information society” are discussed, like for example, information overload, decision making processes, interfaces rom the future and the elaboration techniques of data on the spot. Out of all the people, who are contributing to this project, introducing new conceptual elements and technological experimentation, Aaron Koblin plays an important role.

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DIGICULT is an online/offline Italian platform, created to spread digital art and culture worldwide. It focuses on the impact of new technologies and modern sciences on art, design, culture and contemporary society. DIGICULT is based on participation of more than 40 professionals, representing a wide Italian Network of critics, curators and journalists in the field. DIGICULT is the editor of the magazine DIGIMAG, which focuses on some cultural and artistic issues like internet art, hacktivism, electronica, video art, audiovideo, art & science, design, new media, software art, performing art.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/board.asp