Marco Mancuso
Since 2005
redazione@digicult.it
Works in Milan Italy

BIO
Marco Mancuso is a critic and curator in the field of Digital Technologies applied to Arts, Design and Contemporary Culture. Founder and Editor-In-Chief at Digicult and Digimag Journal (part of The Leonardo Affiliate Program), he teaches “Multimedia Arts Theory” at MAIND Interaction Design Master at SUPSI in Lugano, "Web 2.0 & Media Art Management" at NABA Academy in Milan, “Digital Publishing for the Arts” at Academy of Fine Art in Bergamo 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 exhibitions, round-tables, meetings and events including Mixed Media (Milan, 2006), Screen Music (Florence, 2006-2007), Otolab ‘op7’ (Bergamo, 2008), Graffiti Research Lab (Rome, 2008), Sincronie Festival (Milan, 2008-2009), Thorsten Fleisch Retrospective (Milan, 2009), The Mediagate (Lodz, 2010), he presented his screenings and productions at art and cultural events, including Dissonanze (Rome, 2006), Cimatics (Brussels, 2008), Strp (Eindhoven, 2008), Sonic Acts (Amsterdam, 2009), Nemo (Paris, 2009), Elektra (Montreal, 2010), Subtle Technologies (Toronto, 2011) and lectured - among others - at Market for Digital Arts/Elektra (Montreal 2008), Fabrica Workshops (Treviso, 2009), Laptop’r’s (Madrid, 2010), Subtle Technologies (Toronto, 2011) and Isea (Istanbul, 2012).

A short list of festivals and partners he has worked with from 2005 as curator or consultant inludes the following events: Elektra, Forum d’Avignon, Sonic Acts, Sonar, Transmedia, STRP, Todaysart, Fabrica, SUPSI, Direct Digital Exhibition, Laptops’R’Us, IUAV University, Share Festival, Otolab, Kernel, Traffic Gallery, Open World Forum, FAI Fondo Ambiente Italiano, Muv Festival, Cimatics, Audiovisiva Festival, Virtueel Platform, Toolkit, Musiques & Cultures Digitales, SEA Aeroporti Milano, CYLAND, Smart Urban Stage, Mixed Media, Festival della Creatività, Optronica Festival, Enzimi, NABA, Celeste Prize, IED, Les Rencontres Audiovisuelles, Elita, Galeria NT/Imaginarium, Sincronie, Subtle Technologies, Connecting Cultures, Signal, Creativity Day, Tecarteco, Dissonanze, Illustrative, Zero1 Biennal...

Marco Mancuso has been expertising from years on wider subjects like open communication, social networking and digital publishing and is now studying new economical Internet models for art and culture: with the project “Fracty: Trasformazioni Affini”, he theorized an online platform creating open and p2p professional links between investors, public and private, from the scientific-technological field, professionals and students in the field of technologies applied to art, design and contemporary culture. He recently developed the “Digicult Editions” open-publishing online service.

Lecturing internationally and writing critical texts for media art publications and catalogues, articles, interviews and essays for Digicult, Marco Mancuso curated for MCD-Musiques et Cultures Digitales the publication “The Open Future” - Issue 63 in 2012 and the carde-blanche “Art Industries” - Issue 74 in 2014. He was included in the publication Cultural Blogging in Europe by LabForCulture.org in 2010.
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EVENT

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)


EVENT

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


EVENT

Digicult - Digimag 54/May 2010 - International Version Online


Dates:
Wed May 26, 2010 00:00 - Wed May 26, 2010

Location:
Italy

Sorry for any crosspostings

Digicult presents:

Digimag 54 - May 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 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

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"...Art has already lost most of it's differences with commercial media in the 1980s then the latter adopted abstract animation, installation and most other techniques and strategies of modern and contemporary art. However the new process started in the 1990s when artists in newly globalized countries made the trip from traditional to contemporary art language in a matter of a few years. This great expansion of the art universe however did not result in any visible increase of quality. Today we see many professionally made and smart artworks which sometimes are inyeresting and fun - but never as innovative as what comes out from Googke labs. It is not hard to understand why - art uses the same strategiies and assumptions as thirty years ago. Site specific installations, video, conceptualist strategies, irony, social critique and of course good old painting and photography - this all already existed for quite a while. Anyway "contemporary art" will continue, more biennales will be established and more museums will be built. And just because of the huge size if the art system sometimes we will fund sine real talent and something which wil move us. Sometimes...."

Lev Manovich, from "Lev Manovich: Software Culture. The common grammar of media" - by Giulia Simi

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[EDITORIAL TEXT]:

- MARCO MANCUSO - WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT
http://www.digicult.it/digimag\_eng/editoriale.asp

[ARTICLES]:

- LEV MANOVICH: SOFTWARE CULTURE. THE COMMON GRAMMAR OF MEDIA
From the so called pioneers in the sixties and eighties to the revolution of social media in the last five years, “Software Culture” (2010, Olivares Edition) zooms in on technology and on what differentiates media, giving life to what is called “metamedium”, or in other words, the computer.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1794
by Giulia Simi

- EVAN ROTH: GRAFFITI TAXONOMY. WRITING: RESEARCH & DOCUMENTATION
Evan Roth (part of Graffiti Research Lab) created a new method, which offered graffiti artists to archive and store their work and their tags.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1791
by Claudio Musso

- THE SOFTSPACE OF USMAN HAQUE. CHOREOGRAPHIES OF SENSATIONS
Usman Haque organised a series of family labs to build up the Control Burble Remote modified project structure, in Barcellona, for Cultures de Canvi exhibition.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1785
by Barbara Sansone & Jordi Salvadò

- AARON KOBLIN: AESTHETIC EVOLUTION OF DATA VISUALIZATION
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
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1795
by Serena Cangiano

- JAMES JOHNSON-PERKINS. POP SENSITIVITY MEETS PANORAMAS GIGAPAN
James Johnson-Perkins, stopped to tell of his residence for artists in Venice, a few weeks of immersion in the suggestion of the lagoon town
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1797
by Silvia Casini

- OPEN PEER-TO-PEER DESIGN. MASSIMO MENICHINELLI, PARTECIPATED FUTURE
Massimo Menichinelli, is founder of openp2pdesign.org a blog that turned into an open-source community aimed to develop complex collaborative projects.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1792
by Bertram Niessen

- THE ART OF STEALING ART. INTERVIEW TO JIACONG "JAY" YAN
Jay Yan is a young Chinese artist based who, in few years managed to have a discreet international reputation in contemporary art international panorama.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1786
by Mattia Casalegno

- THE THOUSANDS STIMULI OF SOUND. INTERVIEW TO SILVIA BENCIVELLI
Recent studies of neurology, have interwoven depth contributions clearly showing the development of evolutionary processes, images and symbols related to sound.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1790
by Simone Broglia

- ABOUT SONIC SCULPTURE. BETWEEN DISCIPLINES CATEGORIES
Sound art rejects music potential to compete with other time-based art forms. Sound art addresses to a more immersive craving for perception: sound in space.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1787
by Pasquale Napolitano

- SQUATTING SUPERMARKETS: SHOPTIVISM NARRATIONS
"Telling the other side of the story" is the goal that Squatting Supermarkets is aiming at, an installation, a performance, work of net art, some short stories
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1789
by Loretta Borrelli

- "DIGITAL LIFE" EXHIBITION. WHEN ART DOES SHOW OFF
Closure moment is approaching for Digital Life,which opened in early March 2010 Pelanda activities in Rome.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1784
by Lucrezia Cippitelli

- "IF NOT YOU NOT ME". ANNIE ABRAHAMS AND LIFE IN NETWORKS
Annie Abrahams's show If Not You Not Me at the HTTP Gallery in London was inspiring in its subtle, low-tech sensitivity of inter-connectedness
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1793
by Maria Chatzichristodoulou

- HOW TO RECYCLE RAEE. MANUEL BOZZO: KORF AND ADVANCED ART
Manuel Boffo and the collective KORF suggested in La Spezia, an exposition titled Arte Avanzata, the other side of recycling.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1788
by Annamaria Monteverdi

- LILIWOOD AND THE 3D CAMERAS. HANDICRAFTSMEN AT WORK
Lilliwood, is a company specialized in 3D camera shooting, that worked in the medium-length film Il Volo, directed by Wim Wenders (fist Italian stereoscopic fiction)
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1796
by Marco Riciputi

[COVER]:

- SOFTWARE STUDIES INITIATIVE
Frames taken every 6 seconds from the sequence of gameplay sessions. This image rapresent 62.5 hours of gameplay

[ATTACHMENT]:

- LUCREZIA CIPPITELLI - THE DOMINGUEZ CASE AND FREEDOM OF ART
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/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]:

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EVENT

Digimag Articles


Dates:
Fri May 21, 2010 00:00 - Fri May 21, 2010

Location:
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From Digimag 53 - April 2010
http://www.digicult.it/digimag\_eng/

The new Digimag International May Issue will be online monday 24th.....

SPECTRA
MOVEMENT ACCORDING TO CINDY VAN ACKER
Txt: Enrico Pitozzi / Img: Courtesy of Cindy Van Acker
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1768

Cindy Van Acker - a choreographer who is among the most interesting international figures in this field - for years has been involved in radical research on movement, with which she associates an investigation into the mise-en-scene as a device, but in an auditory key, accompanied by leading figures of the contemporary electronic field, such as Mika Vainio from Pan Sonic: she has been collaborating with him since 2007, when they worked on Kernel. A Swiss resident, Cindy Van Acker founded the Greffe Company in 1999, which she is currently managing. She studied dance in Antwerp with Jo Brabants and subsequently worked with important institutions like the Ballet Royals des Flandres, but also with leading figures of the international choreographic field such as Laura Tanner, Hestelle Héritier and Myriam Gourfink

DONKIJOTE BY CRISTIAN BETTINI
THE SUSTAINABLE SLOWNESS OF BEING

Txt: Barbara Sansone e Jordi Salvadò / Img: Courtesy of Martín Ruano Prieto
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1762

Once upon a time there was a man who was travelling with a donkey. With them was also a GPS, a solar panel, a PC with a modem and a video camera. The donkey’s steps guided the man through nature - steps that were very different from those that men have taken since they have been walking through cities. The donkey was called Minuto, and the Italian Cristian Bettini used him as a guide and as a metronome for his journey through an artistic project (Donkijote - third chapter of a complex project that started off as Lasino.org, and then continued as Donkeypedia) which allowed him to discover the fascinating Asturias region in Spain with his feet firmly on the ground.

A YEAR OF ARTS SANTA MONICA
AN INTERVIEW TO VICENC ALTAIO'
Txt: Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio / Img: Courtesy of Arts Santa Monica
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1766

The 2010 of the Arts Santa Mònica in Barcelona began with new stimuli for creativity and discussion. Fresh with new mentalities, a new spirit and new aspirations, Arts Santa Mònica, an old convent situated on the emblematic Rambla and just a stone’s throw from the sea, now passes on to a new stage in its history, which is dedicated to interdisciplinary issues connected to art, science and communication. The new space aspires to be a meeting point between humanistic and scientific culture, a place for thought on the fast transformations taking place in a digital society where knowledge assumes an increasingly transversal character. An innovative centre that offers the Catalan capital the possibility to unite research projects with exhibition projects, theories with artistic practices, in a fluid dialogue between the different disciplines that concern art, science and communication.

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DIGICULT is an online/offline Italian platform, created by art critic and curator Marco Mancuso in 2005, 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