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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EVENT

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


EVENT

Digicult_Digimag 51- February 09_new graphic design


Dates:
Wed Feb 24, 2010 00:00 - Wed Feb 24, 2010

Location:
Italy

Sorry for any crosspostings

Digicult presents:

Digimag 51 - February 09
NEW GRAPHIC DESIGN
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/

You can read the past issues, articles and interviews here in our Archive section:
http://www.digicult.it/en/Archive/

The Digicult's Board here:
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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"...If you work in electronics you must know the devices to know how far you can go and often many interesting pieces of work are created by forcing the machines so that they can go beyond what they are capable of. Here serendipity comes into play, when you’re working on the sensitive issue, because in reality you’re working with things that come up, that were unforeseen. So you must have a foundation but then forget about it a little, so as to not remain attached to the issue, if not it’s very difficult to get out of that situation. It’s what happens when you study counterpoint for many years or harmony and at the end you only know how to do counterpoint and harmony exercises and that’s dramatic. It’s what happens to most composers. The technique is very important but you must not get trapped by it: it will be a topos, but technique is important mostly in order to transcend it. What is interesting are the paths that people use to get over it, to acquire the domain of what is difficult to transmit with language..."

Josè Manuel Berenguer, from "ACOUSTICS AND SERENDIPITY. AN INTERVIEW WITH JOSE' MANUEL BERENGUER" by Barbara Sansone & Jordì Salvado

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[ARTICLES]:

- LEONARDO SOLAAS - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1711
by Jeremy Levine

- JOSE' MANUEL BEREGUER - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1702
We had the pleasure and honour of going to meet José Manuel Berenguer in his home. He is a key figure in the electro-acoustic experimental scene in Spain
by Barbara Sansone

- CARLOS CASAS - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1700
The image of the Italian festival Netmage, created by the Spanish Carlos Casas, is a trace of an inner journey revealed for the first time to the public
by Silvia Bianchi

- DAVID COHN: SPOT.US - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1707
American Journalist, 27 years old, David Cohn from Spot.us started off as a freelance writing also for Wired, Seed Magazine, Columbia Journalism Preview
by Simona Fiore

- BENNET PIMPINELLA - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1712
Bennet is an eccentric experimenter in images in motion is pure glory for the eyes and the spirit. In balance between analogical and digital
by Alessio Galbiati

- AWARE OBJECTS - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1701
Visual voltage is the travelling exhibition whose Berlin version Visual Voltage Amplified had its opening on last January 7th at the Felleshuset
by Serena Cangiano

- PASSION AND FASHION - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1704
It has been almost three years since the publication of the results of a research about working practices in a number of fashion houses in Milan
by Zoe Romano

- ISABELLE CHOINIERE - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1703
Among the more interesting figures, the choreographer Isabelle Choinière has been developing a journey connected to sound qualities in movement
by Enrico Pitozzi

- CROATIAN BIENNAL 09 - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1709
Corners and Intersections is the title of the third edition of the Quadrilateral Biennial, also known as the Croatian Biennial
by Giulia Simi

- HARMONY KORINE: GUMMO - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1713
A critic elaboration Harmony Korine's cinema and artwork
by Francesco Bertocco

- ART TECH MEDIA - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1705
Art Tech Media brings together people coming from areas relating to subjects concerned with science, art and technology
by Barbara Sansone

- OPEN EDUCATION - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1708
Connectivism and learning education as netforming process.
by Simona Fiore

- PAOLA BIANCHI - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1710
Paola Bianchi's dancing body is everything, sometimes nothing, sometimes everything to discover, "expect" and fully understand
by Massimo Schiavoni

- WOMEN IN (VIDEO)GAMES - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1706
Women in Games, 25-26 March at the University of Bradford, it emerged as one of the most important in the female world of videogame research and industry
by Luigi Ghezzi

[COVER]:

Leonardo Solaas - La Mosca

[VIDEO ATTACHMENT]:

Otolab - Videomoog 3.0 - Unpublished: Footage + Live - Netmage 2003
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


EVENT

Beggar' s Food : Foodpower Performance


Dates:
Tue Feb 02, 2010 00:00 - Fri Jan 22, 2010

Location:
Italy

Sorry for any crosspostings

Digicult presents:

Beggar' s Food : Foodpower Performance
I'm hangry / Are you hungry?

Milan, Tuesday the 2nd of February 2010 at 5.30 PM

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Media partner and press: Digicult (www.digicult.it). Critical text: Antonio Caronia.
Video, directing and editing: Franca Formenti

http://www.foodpower.it/English/Index.htm
http://www.digicult.it/en/2009/beggarsfoodfoodpowerperformance.asp

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Tuesday the 2nd of February 2010 at 5.30 PM Dissapore presents Beggar's Food
| I'm Hungry / Are You Hungry?, a performance developed by the artist Franca
Formenti and created in collaboration with the director of Dissapore, Massimo Bernardi.The event was triggered by FoodPower, a project created by Franca Formenti in 2007 and developed into a series of actions and performances through which to re-think about food, intended as a core instrument of power mechanisms.

t's not a coincidence that at the beginning of the new century food has become, as did happen at the dawn of modernity, a cultural phenomenon. We are going through a phase of social transformation, of adaptation to a new form of capitalism, the capitalism of knowledge. In this new phase food becomes a central cultural object.

"We are idealistically used to the fact that culture is in the high ranks of our life, that's it's a bit above us, that it is the highest and most noble product of our brain, often forgetting about our stomach. In some moments of transition food becomes "food for thought". Food reminds us that our body keeps being the privileged instrument of our thoughts, and even some of the more immaterial, noble and vile things that human beings can produce". (Antonio Caronia)

FoodPower is a work in progress of actions and situations that involve the audience and professionals of the world of food, creative incursions that act on the various ways of experiencing food and the behaviour that it creates.

At the same time with the 2010 edition of the Milan congress of Identità Golose (Gluttonous Identities) , a meeting of international importance dedicated to authorial cuisine Beggar's Food | I'm Hungry / Are You Hungry? In Milan, in Piazza Argentina, will have a food stand , where the public can buy food prepared by exceptional chefs. Beggar's Food will be an occasion to taste dishes prepared by some homeless immigrants, who, after having been trained by the Dissapore staff, which is a reference point for the world of food in its various meanings, have acquired a high level of competence and professionalism in the restoration field. The chefs will give the public that take part in the performance a bowl of soup, a dish that is connected to the tradition of "poor" cuisine. An example of social diet, soup is capable of seducing taste, nurturing healthily and protecting from the cold weather of winter in a genuine and economical way

Beggar's Food is an event connected to food and the pleasure of the palate, but at the same time it is a prototype for the creation of a new economical model, an inversion of the mechanism of supply/demand for those who live in difficult social and economical situations.

"I'm Hungry" is a statement, but at the same time a question, which crowds around the streets of Milan in a problematic way: on sidewalks, in the underground, on streetcars, these places are stages for increasingly pressured requests from those who are hungry, those who do not have a roof over their head, those who do not even have the bare minimum to be able to survive. The demand for food passes through the cleanliness of a car windscreen at a traffic light, the gadgets of street sellers, the roses given at restaurant tables, the petulant echoes of a question that multiplies uncontrollably. The answer is often detachment toward those requests, and in many cases, exploitation of them. The problem of the question "I'm Hungry" and its consequences are at the core of the concept of Beggar's Food . The performance takes its title from Berthold Brecht's
"Three Penny Opera", which was inspired by the satirical comedy "The Beggar's
Opera" by John Gay in 1727. In the original text, Gay makes the poor people, the beggars, into the pariahs of society, heroes of a world turned upside down. Gay triggers an overturn of the values of his contemporary London to represent the image of corruption and immorality of the political system of high society as a reflection.

In the same way, the performance Beggar's Food isolates the social phenomenon of the excluded, the poor man, and makes him a street action, a situation where he can take part, provoking an overturning of the rules with which to play. Beggar's Food inverts the burning question of the poor man by transforming it until it becomes an offering: "I'm Hungry" becomes "Are you Hungry?". Thanks to the competence and experience of Massimo Bernardi and the staff of Dissapore, the poor man enters into the world of food, becoming a person who offers something instead of a victim of his own question. An offer that creates an economical offer, seeing as the public will be able to give money back. A donation or the umpteenth hand-out, and a symbol that is firmly in the "space" of the performance is the relationship between food-money that is at the base of the liberal economy.

Dissapore was founded in 2009 by Massimo Bernardi in collaboration with a series of associated editors, with the objective of creating an informative and thought-provoking space on food and wine and to give an impression in real time on top gastronomical news. Designed by Tiziano Fogliata with the graphics of Antonio Tomacelli, Dissapore wants to be an encounter between the traditional editorial model of a magazine and the innovative one of a blog. A editing team of dynamic collaborators who mix text content with multimedia, thanks to the video contributions, to propose an antidote to the daily dose of gastronomical journalism that is insipid and servile, lightened by the pleasure of discovering, cooking, eating and sharing good food. Beggar's Food is an event created by Franca Formenti, developed in collaboration with Massimo Bernardi and Dissapore (www.dissapore.com).


EVENT

Digicult_Digimag 50 / December 2009-January 2010


Dates:
Wed Jan 13, 2010 00:00 - Wed Jan 13, 2010

Location:
Italy

Sorry for any crosspostings

Digicult presents:

DIGIMAG 50 / DECEMBER 2009 - JANUARY 2010
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/index.asp

The archive section, past articles and issues:
http://www.digicult.it/en/Archive/

The updated list of authors and critics
www.digicult.it/en/credits

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"I think there are several media art festivals that remain critical in their
curation and approach, but many are losing touch with the critical nature
that brought them into existence in the first place. If you look at the
early history of Ars Electronica, for instance, those early works verged on
the hyper-critical, where artforms often called themselves into question as
well as their audience. They were considered "fringe arts" and no integrated
into the mainstream commercial art world. Currently, as computers and
digital media become more evident in popular culture, media art is both a
strong and accepted form of artistic output and is gaining a much wider
audience than it previously held in the early years of its inception. The
festivals have changed to incorporate this era of mainstream digital
acceptance, and are perhaps now becoming more of an "entertainment" vehicle
than one that critical engages with technology. Thus instead of questioning
technology, these festivals often merely "celebrate" it by accepting many
projects that have no critical focus or drive. I would like to see festivals
investigate projects that question technology's influence on mainstream
culture and how it's use has pervaded and changed our lives for the better
and worse".

Jonah Brucker-Cohen, from "Jonah Brucker-Cohen: new media, from web 2.0 to
web 4.0" by Donata Marletta

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[INTERVIEWS]:

- THE YES MEN
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1675 - by Clemente Pestelli

- CHRISTIAN ZANESI
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1674 - by Matteo Milani

- JOOST REKVELD
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1671 - by Silvia Scaravaggi

- JONAH BRUCKER-COHEN
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1673 - by Donata Marletta

- FRANCESCA PROIA
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1683 - by Massimo Schiavoni

[REPORTS]:

- CIMATICS 2009
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1670 - by Lucrezia Cippitelli

- MEDIAMATIC TRAVEL
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1679 - by Giulia Tiddens

[FEATURING]:

- MARIANNE WEEMS
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1682 - by Annamaria Monteverdi

- EDGAR MORIN
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1677 - by Teresa De Feo

- TERAYAMA & TANIKAWA
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1667 - by Francesco Bertocco

[THEMES]:

- THE ACTIVIST EAST
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1676 - by Zoe Romano

- THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1681 - by Simona Fiore

- CROWDSOURCING
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1678 - by Giulia Baldi

- FLUCTUATING ITELLIGENCES
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1672 - by Carla Langella

- THE ORIGINS OF GENERATIVE ART
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1684 - by Pasquale Napolitano

- BABEL OF INFORMATIONS
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1680 - by Luigi Ghezzi

[COVER]:

Nino Romeo: Mixed Media 2006
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[EDITORIAL STAFF]:

- Marco Mancuso - director and editor
- Claudia D'Alonzo - press office
- Luca Restifo - technical consultancy
- Riccardo Vescovo - graphic design
- Laurea Magistrale in Traduzione Specialistica, Università IULM - editing
- Giuseppe Cordaro - podcast
- Mauro Minnone e Luigi Ghezzi - web 2.0 strategies

[AUTHORS]:

Tatiana Bazzichelli, Bertram Niessen, Teresa De Feo, Luigi Ghezzi, Giulia
Baldi, Domenico Quaranta, Massimo Schiavoni, Monica Ponzini, Valentina
Tanni, Annamaria Monteverdi, Lucrezia Cippitelli, Silvia Bianchi, Claudia
D'Alonzo, Barbara Sansone, Giulia Simi, Silvia Scaravaggi, Maresa Lippolis,
Alessandra Migani, Alessio Galbiati, Antonio Caronia, Clemente Pestelli,
Donata Marletta, Valeria Merlini, Loretta Borrelli, Stefano Raimondi,
Otherehto, Carla Langella, Stefano Bertocco, Elena Gianni, Matteo Milani,
Marco Riciputi, Jeremy Levine, Mark Hancock, Micha Cardenas, Alex Foti,
Serena Cangiano, Zoe Romano, Pasquale Napolitano, Simona Fiore, Enrico
Pitozzi, Sabina Cuccibar, Mattia Casalegno

[TRANSLATIONS]:

Emanuela Cassol, Luisa Bertolatti, Margherita Castelli, Monica Fontana,
Francesca Lattanzi, Giulia Tiddens, Sara Cavagna

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DIGICULT (www.digicult.it/en) is an online/offline Italian cultural and
editorial platform, created with the aim to spread digital art and culture
worldwide. DIGICULT focuses on the impact of new technologies and modern
sciences on art, design, culture and contemporary society. DIGICULT was
founded and is directed by Marco Mancuso, and is now based on the active
participation of 40 professional people, who represent the first vast
Italian Network of journalists, curators, artists and critics in the field
of digital art and culture. DIGICULT is also the editor of the monthly
magazine DIGIMAG (http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/), which focuses, on
some important cultural and artistic issues like net art, hacktivism, video
art, electronica, audio video, interaction design, artificial intelligence,
new media, software art and performing art with a critic and journalistic
approach. DIGICULT produces an electronic music and audiovisual podcast,
DIGIPOD (http://www.digicult.it/podcast/), linked to the world of netlabels
and independent audiovisual productions online, and also has its own
international newsletter service DIGINEWS. DIGICULT is also involved with
the art agency DIGIMADE (http://www.digicult.it/Agency/) in activities like
special projects and curatorials in Italy and worldwide, media partnerships
and special journalistic/critic reports of some important festivals, and is
actually working as curator/promoter of some Italian Audiovisual artists and
designers, presenting their work within some important festivals, galleries,
exhibition, events and cultural centers in Europe and worldwide.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Marco Mancuso
Digicult Director - Digital Art & Culture
Critic, Curator & Teacher
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Via Thaon di Revel 9
20159, Milan - Italy
Mob. +39.340.8371816
skype. sostakovich
-----------------------------------------
http://www.digicult.it
http://www.digicult.it/digimag
http://www.digicult.it/agency


EVENT

Digimag 49 / November 2009_english version


Dates:
Sat Nov 28, 2009 00:00 - Sat Nov 28, 2009

Location:
Italy

Digicult presents:

DIGIMAG 49 / NOVEMBER 2009
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/index.asp

The archive section, past articles and issues:
http://www.digicult.it/en/Archive/

The updated list of authors and critics
www.digicult.it/en/credits

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"... I think there are some interesting scenarios about the future of the
body, most of them generating contestable futures. So, I'm not suggesting
some kind of utopian sci-fi futures for the human body, but the human body,
for example, unexpectedly has recently become the host for its machines.
Increasingly technology has become microminiaturized and it is now being
safely inserted inside the body. At a nanotechnology scale, the technology
will be able to re-colonize the human body. So, now we are colonized by
bacteria and viruses: in the future will be re-colonized by machines,
sensors and nanorobots. And this is a quite a plausible scenario. Instead of
the Japanese manga, sci-fi external extensions of the body through
exoskeletons - that I have done - perhaps the future of the body will be a
future with the body itself becomes the host for its machines and all
technology of the future will be invisible because will be inside of the
body. This is a possible scenario, but there are many others..."

Stelarc, from "Stelarc's extrabody: the technologic chimera" by Serena
Cangiano

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[INTERVIEWS]:

- STELARC
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1641 - by Serena Cangiano

- SCOTT ARFORD
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1633 - by Claudia D'Alonzo &
Marco Mancuso

- SOSOLIMITED
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1649 - by Marco Mancuso

- BOONE OAKLEY
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1643 - by Giulia Simi

- TEATRINO ELETTRICO PIGRECO
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1638 - by Marco Mancuso

[REPORTS]:

- FUTURE PLACES
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1645 - by Lucrezia Cippitelli

- ALMOST CINEMA 09
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1634 - by Lucrezia Cippitelli

- ART FUTURA 2009
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1635 - by Barbara Sansone

- FROM FRIEZE TO ED RUSHA
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1646 - by Stefano Raimondi

- REFF/REWF
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1640 - by Penelope.di.Pixel

- ISTITUTO CIID COPENHAGEN
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1636 - by Elena Gianni

[FEATURING]:

- WILLIAM KENTRIDGE
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1647 - by Annamaria Monteverdi

- KENNETH ANGER
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1651 - by Francesco Bertocco

- JOY ITO
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1637 - by Giulia Baldi

- TRIMPIN: THE SOUND OF INNOVATION
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1650 - by Alessandra Migani

- EMERGENCIA / AGENZIA EMERGENTE
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1644 - by Micha Cardenas &
Felipe Zuniga

[THEMES]:

- CLIMATTIVISTA!
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1639 - by Alex Foti

- IN PRINCIPIO FU LA CIBERNETICA
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1642 - by Teresa De Feo

- CAM GIRLS AND SEX ON SECOND LIFE: A REPORT
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1648 - by Marco Riciputi

[COVER]:

Ryoichi Kurokawa live visuals

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[EDITORIAL STAFF]:

- Marco Mancuso - director and editor
- Claudia D'Alonzo - press office
- Luca Restifo - technical consultancy
- Riccardo Vescovo - graphic design
- Laurea Magistrale in Traduzione Specialistica, Università IULM - editing
- Giuseppe Cordaro - podcast
- Mauro Minnone e Luigi Ghezzi - web 2.0 strategies

[AUTHORS]:

Tatiana Bazzichelli, Bertram Niessen, Teresa De Feo, Luigi Ghezzi, Giulia
Baldi, Domenico Quaranta, Massimo Schiavoni, Monica Ponzini, Valentina
Tanni, Annamaria Monteverdi, Tiziana Gemin, Lucrezia Cippitelli, Silvia
Bianchi, Francesca Valsecchi, Claudia D'Alonzo, Barbara Sansone, Giulia
Simi, Silvia Scaravaggi, Maresa Lippolis, Alessandra Migani, Alessio
Galbiati, Giuseppe Cordaro, Antonio Caronia, Clemente Pestelli, Davide
Anni,Donata Marletta, Valeria Merlini, Loretta Borrelli, Stefano Raimondi,
Otherehto, Carla Langella, Stefano Bertocco, Elena Gianni, Matteo Milani,
Marco Riciputi, Jeremy Levine, Mark Hancock, Marvin Milanese,
Penelope.di.pixel, Alex Foti, Serena Cangiano

[TRANSLATIONS]:

Emanuela Cassol, Luisa Bertolatti, Monica Fontana, Francesca Lattanzi,
Margerita Castelli, Giulia Tiddens, Sara Cavagna, Valeria Grillo

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DIGICULT (www.digicult.it/en) is an online/offline Italian cultural and
editorial platform, created with the aim to spread digital art and culture
worldwide. DIGICULT focuses on the impact of new technologies and modern
sciences on art, design, culture and contemporary society. DIGICULT was
founded and is directed by Marco Mancuso, and is now based on the active
participation of 40 professional people about, who represent the first wide
Italian Network of journalists, curators, artists and critics in the field
of digital art and culture. DIGICULT is today a web portal updated daily
with many news from all over the world, with calls for artists, with events
and projects highlights, links, reviews and theoretical texts. DIGICULT is
also the editor of the monthly magazine DIGIMAG
(www.digicult.it/digimag_en/index), which focuses, with a critic and
journalistic approach, on some important cultural and artistic issues like
net art, hacktivism, video art, electronica, audio video, interaction
design, artificial intelligence, new media, software art, performing art.
DIGICULT produces an electronic music and audiovisual podcast, DIGIPOD
www.digicult.it/podcast), linked to the world of the netlabels and
indipendent audiovisual productions online, and has also its own newsletter
international service DIGINEWS. DIGICULT in finally involved with the art
agency DIGIMADE (www.digicult.it/agency) in activities like special projects
and curatorial in Italy and worldwide, media partnerships and special
journalistic/critic reports of some important festivals, and is actually
working as curator/promoter of some Italian Audiovisual artists and
designers, presenting their work within some important festivals, galleries,
exhibition, events and cultural centers in Europe and worldwide.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Marco Mancuso
Digicult Director - Digital Art & Culture
Critic, Curator & Teacher
-----------------------------------------
Via Thaon di Revel 9
20159, Milan - Italy
Mob. +39.340.8371816
skype. sostakovich
-----------------------------------------
http://www.digicult.it
http://www.digicult.it/digimag
http://www.digicult.it/agency