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 Director 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, "Art Industries" at IED 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 exhibitions, screenings, lectures, meetings and partnered with most of the main media art festival in Italy and worldwide. 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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Digimag Articles


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

Location:
Italy

Sorry for any crosspostings:

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


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Articles from Digimag 53 - April 2010


Dates:
Mon May 10, 2010 00:00 - Mon May 10, 2010

Sorry for any crosspostings:

From Digimag 53 - April 2010
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/

TELCOSYSTEMS:
MACHINES AND AUDIOVISUAL HORIZONS
Txt: Marco Mancuso / Img: Courtesy of Telcosystems
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1757

David Kiers, Gideon Kiers and Lucas Van Der Velden, this is Telcosystems, a Dutch research group very well known and very respected internationally, for its aesthetic and important projects, from live performances or enviromental installations. For years they have been advancing on many levels: on an academic level (they studied at the Royal Conservatory of the Royal Academy of The Hague), on an editorial level ( Lucas Van Der Velden is one of the directors of the audio visual festival and Sonic Acts multimedia), on an artistic level, emotionally and prospetively in the sound-imagine relationship, related to the physical space and in relation to the audience.

OPEN OBSERVATORY CHALLENGE
ROGER MALINA AND THE NEW LEONARDOS
Txt: Teresa De Feo
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1764

Data transparency, free movement of ideas, a fruitful collaboration between art, science and technology, but also among ordinary people and experts, this is exactly what Roger Malina is about. Recently hosted by "Meet The Media Guru", an event held in Milan. At the Director of Astrophysics Observatory in Marseille, where he is a member of the Observational Cosmology Research Group, Roger Malina is chief editor of the newspaper "Leonardo" of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and promoter of a series of interdisciplinary convergence projects, of which we will talk about later.

MECATHRONIC ART AND DIY
MARC DUSSEILLER: THE ARTISTIC SOLDERING
Txt: Serena Cangiano / Img: Courtesy of SGMK
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1763

There are practices in the use of artistic and creative technology that can be compared to a sort of undergrowth because rich in rare and unexplored things. In the shadow of spheres and consolidated languages, characterized by codes and aesthetics, almost all supported by theories both by the public and by the market. These practices are hard to interpret through the framework of digital art because they are generated by s remix of ideas and subjects, that, on one hand have to do with the history of experimentation of electronics in the artistic field and on the other hand they regard the hacker culture, electronic art and technological design.

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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


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Digicult - Digimag 53/April 2010 - International Version Online


Dates:
Mon Apr 26, 2010 00:00 - Mon Apr 26, 2010

Location:
Italy

Sorry for any crosspostings

Digicult presents:

Digimag 53 - April 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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"...As a scientist I am innately optimistic. I think that the world is understandable using the scientific method. The problem is then converting understanding to changing our way of being in the world. This is not a problem that scientists are experts differently from experts in the arts and humanity are . I am encouraged by the way many artists and scholars in humanity are now deeply involved in these very hard problems. I think they are the "new leonardos", often groups rather than individuals, often inter-generational. If we can combine the expertise of people over 70 with those under 30 we have reason to be optimistic.."

Roger Malina, from "Open Observatory challenge. Roger Malina and the new Leonardos" by Teresa De Feo

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[ARTICLES]:

- TELCOSYSTEMS: MACHINES AND AUDIOVISUAL HORIZONS
Telcosystems is a Dutch research group very well known and very respected internationally, for its aesthetic and important projects, from live performances or enviromental installations
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1757
by Marco Mancuso

- OPEN OBSERVATORY CHALLENGE: ROGER MALINA AND THE NEW LEONARDO
Director of Astrophysics Observatory in Marseille, Roger Malina is chief editor of Leonardo journal of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1764
by Teresa De Feo

- MECHATRONIC ART AND DIY. MARC DUSSEILLER: THE ARTISTIC SOLDERING
Marc Dusseiller is a Swiss scientist specialized in nano technology and one of the founders of Swiss Society of Mechtronic Art, a no profit organization in Switzerland.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1763
by Serena Cangiano

- MEDI/ACTION AND MEDIAM(BI)ENT. THE NUFORMER DIGITAL MEDIA METHOD
An interview to Rob Delfgaauw from NuFormer, a Dutch firm which has diffused worldwide the technique of mapping and screening 3d videos on bulidings
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1759
by Annamaria Monteverdi

- DONKIJOTE BY CRISTIAN BETTINI. THE SUSTAINABLE SLOWNES
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.
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1762
by Barbara Sansone & Jordì Salvadò

- BETWEEN RHYTHM AND MEASURE. AN INTERVIEW TO AOKI TAKAMASA
Aoki Takamasaa is an electronic musician and his works and compositions twist among a very rich and stratified melting-pot of glitch sounds and rhythm
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1761
by Silvia Bertolotti

- A YEAR OF ARTS SANTA MONICA. AN INTERVIEW TO VICENC ALTAIO'
The 2010 of the Arts Santa Mònica began with new stimuli to creativity and discussion. Fresh with new mentalities, a new spirit & aspirations
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1766
by Herman Mendolicchio

- SPECTRA. MOVEMENT ACCORDING TO CINDY VAN ACKER
Cindy Van Acker for years has been involved in radical research on movement, with which she associates an investigation into the mise-en-scene as a device
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1768
by Enrico Pitozzi

- A SURREAL DOUBT. IOCOSE GROUP'S WORKS
IOCOSE is the name of a collective born in Bologna in 2006. Their style arise from a mature relation with the Internet, new media and social networks
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1765
by Elena Gianni

- CONVERSATION IN THREE VOICES. PARALLEL_41 INTERMITTENCES
The trio DeDominicis/Kent/Lonardion the wave of the project Parallel_41, create a surprising, modern and diachronic artistic mix, which is never identical
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1758
by Stefania Russo

- SUSPENDED PROJECTIONS. THE CHANGING EQUILIBRIA OF WANDA MORETTI
The performances by Wanda Morettiare events of great impact and appeal. They are made on the facade of buildings which are important in the life of cities
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1769
by Massimo Schiavoni

- DECODE EXHIBITION. SOFTWARE ART AT VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM
The huge Decode exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum in London, ran from 8th December 2009 until 11th April 2010
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1756
by Marc Hancock

- BIOMIMETHIC PRIZED BY SCIENCE. SCIENTIFIC IMAGING AS ART
The prestigious prize assigned to a team of researchers in Naples
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1760
by Carla Langella

- SYNTHETIC AESTHETICS. LIFE DESIGN
An analysis on synthetic biology and Synthetic Aesthetics
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1767
by Luigi Ghezzi

[COVER]:

- TELCOSYSTEMS - 12_Series

[ATTACHMENT]:

- TELCOSYSTEMS - "Semaphore" inedito video - http://www.digicult.it/public/sm4.m4v

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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 (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


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Globalne Ocieplenie/The Mediagate - Exhibition at Galeria NT/Imaginarium in Lodz


Dates:
Fri Apr 16, 2010 00:00 - Fri Apr 09, 2010

Location:
Poland

Sorry for any crosspostings:

Digicult presents:

GLOBALNE OCIEPLENIE / THE MEDIAGATE

Exhibition Curated by:
Marco Mancuso and Claudia D'Alonzo for Digicult & Michal Brzezinski
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GALERIA NT / Imaginarium
ul. R. Traugutta 18
Łódź, Poland, 90-113
http://galeria-nt.pl/

Exhibition period: 16/04/2010 - 16/05/2010
Opening: Friday 16/04/2010 h. 19.00

Gallery open: Tuesday to Saturday from 12.00 to 18.00

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Artists Invited:
Milycon / En (Put down the gun), Dorota Walentynowicz (Plato Machine I), Saso Sedlacek (Infokalipse Now!), Jan Van Neuenen (Video Retrospective), Les Liens Invisibles (Subvertr), Marc Lee (Oamos), Yorit Kluitman (You-Tube!), Vit Klusak a Filip Remunda (Czech Dream)

Texts in Catalogue:
Michal Brzezinski, Agnieszka Kulazińska , Krzysztof Siatka, Krzysztof Siatka and from Digicult Network: Lucrezia Cipptelli, Claudia D'Alonzo, Marco Mancuso & Valentina Tanni

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The next Friday, April 16th 2010, the exhibition Globalne Ocieplenie / The MediaGate curated by Marco Mancuso and Claudia D'Alonzo for DIGICULT and Michal Brzezinski, will open at Galerie NT / Imaginarium in Lodz. In the Polish city that gave birth to the director Zbigniew Rybczynski, home to one of the most prestigious film schools in Europe (Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowe, Telewizyjna the Teatralna PWSFTviT), beloved by David Lynch that here directed much of his masterpiece Inland Empire, DIGICULT and GALERIA NT / Imaginarium organize an exhibition focusing on a series of works, installations, videos, net art and software art projects, performances that reflect on the re-actualization of the relationship between digital and analog media, about the possible control they exercise on the fragile social contemporary mechanism, as well as the possibilities offered by art to detect the keys to understanding of an increasingly technologically "mediated" reality.

On November 20, 2009, just few days before the COP 15 in Copenhagen, the credibility of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - the government body that monitors the UN climate change studies, suffered a severe blow. A group of Russian hackers had published a series of documents, e-mails and confidential data from Hadley Center, Research Center of East Anglia University, one of the major international institutions of climate studies, strongly affiliated with the IPCC itself. The action seems to expose efforts of scholars and researchers to falsify data on one of the hottest media topics of the millennium: anthropic global warming, the so-called AGW. The "Climategate" has shaken the conscience of many: if international government bodies, research centers, environmental organizations and even ecologist organizations like Greenpeace and even eco-activists groups have been warning us for years that independent fundamental problems like global warming, the greenhouse effect, emission harmful gases, are based on solid scientific foundations, what should we think about the leak? That global warming is all a big media game, serving superior economic and political interests? It's a doubt that many are beginning to have.

In early days of January 2010, many international media revealed a striking news: the A(H1N1) flu seems to be a hoax orchestrated by the World Health Organization and the pharmaceutical companies. It was claimed not by some no-global critics, but the chairman of the Health Council of Europe, Wolfgang Wodarg, who forced the Council to approve a tough resolution demanding an international inquiry into the matter. After months of warnings and measures against the risk of infection involving the media and institutions around the world, one wonders when we can speak of trusted sources on a subject as important as health.

"Frankly, I believed beyond any doubt that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction" - said the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, on 29th of January 2010, in front of the Commission of Inquiry on Iraq at the Queen Elizabeth Center in London. Blair denied that the government had put the idea, in the intelligence dossier, that Baghdad could use weapons of mass destruction in 45 minutes, admitting, however, to have said so in his speech to the Commons in September 2002, although "without too much emphasis". The emphasis was placed by the press, raising the issue that Blair now denies. So, how many and what threats are real? How and why is 'global fear' started?

These 'cases' exposed the incredibility of news that for months, if not years, have filled the media all over the Western world. We talk about cases and not news, because in them is put into question the very meaning of news, of factual information.

The world that we live in, with its division into mediasphere and biosphere, have been defined in many ways, among which two ideas are best known and best describe the relation between man and medium. Coined over 50 years ago by Marshall McLuhan, these ideas seem not too precise, however prophetic. One of them is the "global village" theory (as a result of media becoming the extension of our nerve system), the other is the division of media into "˜hot" (the ones that send a lot of impulses to stimulate senses) and "cold" (the ones that require imagination in creating the transfer). Paradoxically, it is frequent that the "cold" media generate bigger emotions as they involve imagination and feelings attached to it. Hot media, on the other hand, often cause greater distance towards the experiences. All visual media are hot as the visual communication absorbs around 80 per cent of attention. However, when interactivity is involved, visual media become cold, as they require complacement from the recipient. Contemporary visual art, that use abstraction or the beauty of artistic matter, are losing the figurative forms. They are the means of "cooling" the visual art and involving the imagination or knowledge in it. Viewer's distance towards the classic forms of art, which created a certain beauty canon, started evolving in the beginning of the 19th century. Visual art tend to approach literature, so much as through developing the conceptual layer of the work. The apogee of the process is achieved in the art of new technologies. With this exhibition, we try to present different attitudes of artists towards global warming of the media in our global village.

In recent years, we are witnessing the disintegration of the belief that the Internet was, for its unique nature, a free, participatory medium, in contrast to the medium of television. Positivity of the early years of the Internet is giving way to a situation in which one cannot help but admit that the Interet, even with large areas of autonomy, is subject to the same dangerous political and economic dynamics of traditional media. It becomes crucial not just to understand what is the most democratic medium of the third millennium, but rather open our eyes to the dual nature of all media, to identify ways in which we learn to move strategically between truth and deception.

These methodologies are the focus of many works of new media art: art is in fact the territory within which lays the duality of the media, playing creatively between liabilities and autonomy of the viewer's interpretation of misconceptions and information. The art is able to expose the media automation because it puts the audience, and our role as spectators, in the center of the discourse on media.

Globalne Ocieplenie / The Mediagate exhibition aims at reflecting, through the new media artworks by international artists, our constant battle between questioning and faith towards the media, without suggesting solutions, but triggering questions and doubts about our role as users. Globalne Ocieplenie / The Mediagate wants to become explicit homage to the word Watergate, that has entered common parlance to describe an embarrassing and outrageous discovery, often used as a measure to test the seriousness of a sudden truth, considered to be big enough to be able to undermine any system.

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Links to Critical Texts:

Michal Brzezinski: http://www.digicult.it/public/MEDIAGATE\_Brzezinski\_eng

Agnieszka Kulazińska: http://www.digicult.it/public/MEDIAGATE\_Kulazinska\_eng

Krzysztof Siatka: http://www.digicult.it/public/MEDIAGATE\_Siatka\_eng

Lucrezia Cipptelli: http://www.digicult.it/public/MEDIAGATE\_Cippitelli\_eng

Claudia D'Alonzo: http://www.digicult.it/public/MEDIAGATE\_D'Alonzo\_eng

Marco Mancuso: http://www.digicult.it/public/MEDIAGATE\_Mancuso\_eng

Valentina Tanni: http://www.digicult.it/public/MEDIAGATE\_Tanni\_eng

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Links to Artist's Projects:

Milycon / En: Put down the gun (http://www.myliconen.it/)

Dorota Walentynowicz: Plato Machine I (http://www.dobrze.nl/)

Sašo Sedlaček: Infokalipse Now! (http://www.sasosedlacek.com/)

Jan Van Neuenen: Video Retrospective (http://www.janvannuenen.com/)

Les Liens Invisibles: Subvertr (http://www.lesliensinvisibles.org/)

Marc Lee: Oamos (http://www.oamos.com/)

Yorit Kluitman: You-Tube! (http://www.yorit.info/)

Vít Klusák & Filip Remunda: Czech Dream (http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/specialy/ceskysen/en/)


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Digicult: Digimag 52- March 2010


Dates:
Fri Mar 19, 2010 00:00 - Fri Mar 19, 2010

Location:
Italy

Sorry for any crosspostings

Digicult presents:

Digimag 52 - March 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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"... I've certainly seen the failure of street protests against the Iraq war in the past five years in the U.S. Marches and protests were not being covered in the mass media, so people lost interest in coming out. The last protest I went to in about 2007 was dismal and pathetic. I made a work subsequently called AntiWar404 that features hundreds of abstracts lifted from pro-peace and anti-war websites that have disappeared in the past five years.What I've learned from following the online aspects of the anti-war movement is that there are moments when people will move out of their ideological comfort zone to endorse resistance, and when that moment passes, it's much more difficult to build a movement. Unfortunately at present it seems that this arc of enthusiasm is governed largely by the corporate mass media coverage of current events. But to the extent that social media, independent media and other cooperative initiatives can be used to catalyze social actions, there is some potential to bypass the futility of the spectacular idiocy that prevails today"...

Andy Deck, from "Andy Deck and the Net art: the licence to be an artist" by Marco Mancuso

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[ARTICLES]:

- JACOB KIERKEEGARD - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1728
The 13th edition of the Sonic Acts Festival - The Poetic of Space - was entirely dedicated to the exploration of space in performative, audiovisual and film arts.
by Silvia Bertolotti

- ANDY DECK - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1736
Andy Deck, net artist and pioneer of conceptual art on the net, has been active for more than a decade and is not a character that needs a lot of introduction.
by Marco Mancuso

- LU YANG - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1734
One of the leaders of this new foray into bioart is Lu Yang, a young artist born 1974 in Shanghai and now based both there and in Hangzhou
by Robin Peckham

- MAYER-SCHONBERGER - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1738
Viktor Mayer Schönberger is director at Information and Innovation Policy Research Centre and author of Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in Digital Age
by Simona Fiore

- MOIRA RICCI - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1737
20.12.53 - 10.08.04, conceived and produced after her mother's sudden death, is the most famous and discussed work by the artist Moira Ricci
by Giulia Simi

- SEPPUKO/SUICIDEMACHINE - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1733
Talk about suicide has has hardly ever been a simple thing, and that is especially nowadays with web 2.0, as Seppuko and Web 2.0 Sucide Machine demonstrates
by Loretta Borrelli

- FEDERICO SOLMI - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1741
Federico Solmi’s work, always characterized by an ironic destruction of myths and (anti)heroes, becomes more bitter with his new artwork
by Monica Ponzini

- KNIFEANDFORK - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1740
Knifeandfork is a group of artists and designers based in Los Angeles. They develope public projects in a territory between software art and design
by Mattia Casalegno

- BODY, CYBORG AND ROBOT - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1735
The huge exhibition in Lugano shows the historical path of all possible interactions between man, machine and art
by Silvia Casini

- THE INFLUENCERS 2010 - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1732
A report about the Barcelona art, comunication and activism event, come this year to its sixth awsome edition.
by Barbara Sansone e Jordi Salvadò

- KINETICA ART FAIR - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1729
A report about the huge London kinetik art exhibition, with interviews to the art director and some of the most intriguing designers
by Alessandra Migani

- ARCHITECTURE AND SPACE - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1730
Our changing understanding of reality has inspired the invention of new concepts of space and strategies for spatial research and practice across disciplines.
by Eugenia Fratzeskou

- THE ACOUSTIC MEANING OF THE SPACE - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1731
The theme of space is a cornerstone in the philosophical investigation. It appeals to the world experienced by the subjects in terms of perceptual knowledge
by Simone Broglia

- MEDIAFACADE AND HYPERSURFACE - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1739
Urban Screen and NuFormer: the new urban mediafacades
by Annamaria Monteverdi

[COVER]:

- JACOB KIERKEEGARD - Anechoic Chamber

[ATTACHMENT]:

- LU YANG - Dictator E-Work - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/allegato.asp

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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
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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) ; Martina Bartalini (Web Editing) ; Giulia Baldi (Twitter & Facebook Editing) ; Giuseppe Cordaro (Podcast Editing) ; Riccardo Vescovo (Graphic Design) ; Luigi Ghezzi (Web 2.0 Marketing) ; Laurea Magistrale in Traduzione Specialistica, Università IULM di Milano (Website Translations) ; Francesca Lattanzi - Emanuela Cassol - Sara Cavagna - Henriette Vittadini - Mimi Peña (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