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 47 / September 2009_english version


Dates:
Fri Sep 25, 2009 00:00 - Fri Sep 25, 2009

Location:
Italy

Sorry for any crosspostings

Digicult presents:

DIGIMAG 47 / SEPTEMBER 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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"...When I lived in Holland I tried to make a medialab. I find the idea of a
medialab connected to a fixed place is a bit archaic, a bit dated.
Personally, I don't want to criticise other forms of practice in medialabs,
but I'm very interested in transitory situations. I'm interested in creating
multi-use areas that are quick and temporarily autonomous. In creating a
transitory situation like "let's do something quick, in on week", you must
not worry about the problem of being continuously eco-friendly or about
long-term issues. For example, in the 80's there were many initiatives, now
they have stopped and they keep sucking up locations, money and oxygen. I've
seen a lot of situations like these and they bore me, as well as being a
complete waste. I believe that to create temporarily autonomous situations
is more exciting. It's a way to use the best elements of existing
organisations, to take portions of them, configure them and make the next
step...".

Derek Holzter, from "Sommercamp+Workstation. Temporary autonomous culture"
by Valeria Merlini

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[INTERVIEWS]

- ROBERT LIPPOK - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1560
by Alessandra Migani
- BALINT BOLIGO'- http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1568
by Silvia Scaravaggi
- ALESSANDRO GILIOLI - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1570
by Marco Mancus
- FLUID FORMS - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1562
by Elena Granulla
- DEREK HOLTZER - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1565
by Valeria Merlini
- GEORGIA TAGLIETTI - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1564
by Giulia Baldi
- APPARATI EFFIMERI - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1563
by Marvin Milanese
- ALESSANDRO SCIARRONI - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1574
by Massimo Schiavoni

[REPORTS]

- MARINA ABRAMOVIC PRES: -
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1573
by Donata Marletta
- CONTOUR 2009 - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1561
by Lucrezia Cippitelli
- SUMMERLAB - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1575
by Barbara Sansone
- SPUTNIK OBSERVATORY - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1572
by Monica Ponzini

[FEATURING]

- DEREK JARMAN - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1576
by Francesco Bertocco
- KRYSZTOF WODICZKO - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1577
by Silvia Casini
- FAKEPRESS - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1567
by Penelope.di.Pixel
- THE ART OF SUBVERSION - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1566
by Antonio Caronia

[THEMES]

- NON-LOCALITY PHENOMENON -
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1569
by Jeremy Levine
- E-PARTECIPATION - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1571
by Luigi Ghezzi

[COVER]

Toys"R"Us wall shop, New York City - Photo by Marco Mancuso

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[EDITORIAL STAFF]

- Marco Mancuso - director
- 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 Granulla, Matteo Milani,
Marco Riciputi, Jeremy Levine, Mark Hancock, Philippa Barr, Marvin Milanese,
Penelope.di.pixel

[TRANSLATIONS]

Emanuela Cassol, Chiara Resmini, Luisa Bertolatti, Monica Fontana, Philippa
Barr, 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.

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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
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http://www.digicult.it
http://www.digicult.it/digimag
http://www.digicult.it/agency


EVENT

Digicult presents - Videoscreening Exhibition - When the eye flickers: the flicker technique in cinema, video and digital


Dates:
Thu Sep 17, 2009 00:00 - Mon Sep 14, 2009

Location:
Italy

Sorry for any crosspostings

Careof DOCVA in cooperation with INVIDEO and Digicult presents:

:::QUANDO L'OCCHIO TREMA. IL FLICKER TRA CINEMA, VIDEO E DIGITALE:::
When the eye flickers: the flicker technique in cinema, video and digital

Videoscreening curated by Mario Gorni (Careof DOCVA) and Claudia D’Alonzo (Digicult)

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Inauguration on Thursday September 17, 2009 at 5:30pm
at DOCVA Documentation Center for Visual Arts, via Procaccini 4, Milan

with Claudia D’Alonzo, Elisa Gattarossa, Mario Gorni, Marco Mancuso, otolab

Videos on show from September 17 to September 26, 2009 from 3.00pm to 7.00pm

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On Thursday September 17 at 6.00pm Careof DOCVA, presents Quando l’occhio trema - il flicker tra cinema, video e digitale (When the eye flickers - the flicker technique in cinema, video and digital), videoscreening curated by Claudia D’Alonzo and Mario Gorni, in cooperation with Invideo and Digicult. On occasion of the inauguration and open house meeting, Claudia D’Alonzo from the network Digicult; Elisa Gattarossa from Invideo; Mario Gorni, director of Careof DOCVA; Marco Mancuso, director of Digicult; otolab, Milanese collective of audiovisual experimentation will discuss the topic of ‘flicker’.

Quando l’occhio trema (When the eye flickers) - based on the 1989 homonymous film by Paolo Gioli - a historical and methodological journey on the use of the flicker technique through a selection of ten works coming from the DOCVA and Invideo video archives, together with works by authors partaking in the Digicult international network.

The ‘flicker’ technique is used in several forms of art, experimental motion picture cinema, light installation, analogical video and audiovisual digital video. Such technique is based on a specific perception phenomenon. Normally the perception of a moving image occurs at a frequency of 24 frames per second. If we diminish such frequency to 6/18 frames, we elicit a visual flickering that corresponds to a direct stimulation of the optic nerve, a proto-vision, where the visual rhythm directly synchronizes with our brainwaves.

The flicker phenomenon falls within a category that Edmund Husserl defines as perceptive ambiguity, because it enables us to transcend conventional knowledge to perceive and relate to reality through the new possibilities produced by a destabilization of our automated perception, which is, in this case, violent, at times even traumatic.
The flicker technique allows both for a phenomenological investigation, the anomalous stimulation of our perceptive apparatus, and for a structural analysis of the codes of the moving image.

The show Quando l’occhio trema, proposes a partial reconstruction of the historical journey of this artistic experimentation through historic cinema and video authors and digital video authors from the contemporary scene: Claudio Ambrosini, ape5+miky ry, Scott Arford, Alessandrà Arnò, Gerard Cairaschi, Paolo Chiasera, Antonin De Bemels, Thorsten Fleisch, Paolo Gioli, Graw & Bockler, Granular Synthesis (Kurt Hentschläger/Ulf Langheinrich), Girts Korps, otolab, Steina and Woody Vasulka.

Thanks to the cooperation between Archivio DOCVA, Archivio INVIDEO and Digicult, Quando l’occhio trema takes on the shape of a research, which aims to use the material from the archive as a dynamic tool that enables the connections and exchanges that are necessary to draw a comparison between the historical experience in audiovisual experimentation and the developments achieved by contemporary authors.
Such comparison is vital both to retrieve, preserve and make the most of a significant historical heritage, that is the experimental audiovisual production, but also, and above all, to establish the scientific parameters that enable the interpretation and study of a heterogeneous and manifold artistic digital production.

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The non-profit organization Careof has been promoting the Italian and international contemporary artistic research, granting great attention to the emerging generations. Over its 20 years of activity it has organized and hosted more than 200 personal and collective shows, taking foot as a very dynamic centre for artistic experimentation. Through the organization of workshops, seminars and conferences, Careof has given birth to an information circuit and to a platform for artists, critics, curators and the public. In cooperation with the association Viafarini, Careof organizes and manages the DOCVA Documentation Center for Visual Arts, a documentation centre for visual arts, currently one of the most advanced in Italy for the computerization and diffusion of contemporary art. The centre consists of: Library specializing in visual arts, Video Archive, Portfolio Archive, ArtBox databank.

Invideo - Internazionale di video e cinema oltre (International Exhibition of Video Art and Cinema Beyond)­- has been organized in Milan by A.I.A.C.E. since 1990. It is the only festival in Italy where the most important international works in the field of art video and research are presented every year. Invideo is also a permanent archive devoted to the artistic "non-fiction", which has been acquired through an in-depth and wide-reaching research and analysis among the most meaningful Italian and international works.
Invideo: www.mostrainvideo.com

Digicult is a cultural and editorial project engaged in promoting and disseminating digital art and culture, the impact of science and new technologies on art, design and the contemporary society. The project Digicult was founded and is lead by Marco Mancuso. It is based on the active participation by more the 40 professionals, representing today’s first, far-reaching Network of journalists, curators, critics and artists in Italy.
Digicult: www.digicult.it

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Quando l’occhio trema. Il flicker tra cinema video e digitale
- When the eye flickers. The flicker technique in cinema, video and digital -

September 17/26, 2009
Curated by Mario Gorni (Careof DOCVA) and Claudia D’Alonzo (Digicult)

Location:
DOCVA
Fabbrica del Vapore, via Procaccini 4
20154 Milan

Info:
Careof DOCVA: +39 02 3315800 info@careof.org,
digicult: press@digicult.it

Links:
DOCVA: www.docva.org
Careof: www.careof.org

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Program:

\_The Vasulkas - Noisefields
USA 1974
9' 54’’, col.
Courtesy Archivio INVIDEO
www.vasulka.org

\_Claudio Ambrosini - Light solfeggio
Italy 1977
2’17’’, b/w
Courtesy Archivio DOCVA

\_Paolo Gioli - Quando l'occhio trema - When the eye flickers
Italy 1989
12', b/w
Courtesy Paolo Gioli
www.paologioli.it

\_Kurt Hentschläger/Ulf Langheinrich (Granular Synthesis) - Form
Austria 2000
3’, col.
Courtesy Granular Synthesis
www.granularsynthesis.info

\_Thorsten Fleisch - Superbitmapping
Germany 2000
2' 3'', col.
Courtesy Thorsten Fleisch
fleischfilm.com

Paolo Chiasera - 20mo Livello - 20th Level
Italy 2001
6’, col.
Courtesy Archivio DOCVA
www.paolochiasera.org

\_Gerard Cairaschi - Délice
France, 2002,
9’
Courtesy Archivio INVIDEO

\_Graw & Bockler - Because
Germany 2002
3'47", col.
Courtesy Archivio DOCVA
grawboeckler.de

\_Scott Arford - Untitled for television
USA 2003
5’ 57’’, col.
Courtesy Scott Arford
www.7hz.org

\_Alessandrà Arnò - Stars
Italy 2003
4’, b/n
Courtesy Archivio DOCVA
www.alessandraarno.com

\_Girts Korps - Ho deciso di non fare più l’arte - I have decided to give up art
Italy 2003
3’, col.
Courtesy Archivio DOCVA

ape5+miky ry - Scarti - Throw-outs
Italy 2005
10’ 37’’, col.
Courtesy ape5
www.ape5.it
www.myspace.com/mikyry

\_Antonin De Bemels - Merge/Se Fondre
Belgium 2006
24'30'', col.
Courtesy Archivio INVIDEO
www.antonindb.be

\_Otolab - Vagina cosmica - Cosmic Vagina
Italy 2009
video: xo00
audio: \_dies
4’ 50’’, col.
Courtesy Otolab
www.otolab.net


EVENT

Digicult_Digimag 46 / July-August 2009_english version


Dates:
Tue Aug 04, 2009 00:00 - Tue Aug 04, 2009

Sorry for any crosspostings

Digicult presents:

DIGIMAG 46 / JULY-AUGUST 2009
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/index.asp

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

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"...Move forward, please think of your own creative ways to help educate the world about what is going on Iran and to express support directly to the people in Iran. The more creative the greater the chance that it "goes viral", but even if it doesn't just educating one person and inspiring them to action would be worth the effort. After all, what happens in Iran affects the entire Middle East and what happens in this region affects the entire world order. The Iranian Revolution in 1979 sparked dozens of Islamist movements. Imagine if this same Iranian regime was motivated to become more open and free because of people's efforts all over the world, imagine what the effect would be on other repressive regimes..."

Sina Payman, from "Persepolis 2.0: creative support to Iran" by Marco Mancuso

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//INTERVIEWS:

- GINA CZARNECKI - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1534 - by Marco Mancuso
- MAGNUS ERIKSSON/ THE PIRATE BAY - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1526 - by Marco Mancuso
- PERSEPOLIS 2.0 - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1524 - by Marco Mancuso
- STEFANO ZACCHIROLI / DEBIAN - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1541 - by Loretta Borrelli
- MULTITOUCH BARCELONA - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1535 - by Marvin Milanese
- MARY ANNE HOBBS - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1531 - by Silvia Bianchi
- SOUNDCLUSTERS - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1530 - by Giulia Baldi
- PAOLO INVERNI - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1532 - by Valeria Merlini
- APE 5 / ERASER - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1533 - by Claudia D'Alonzo

//REPORTS:

- I -REALIZE - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1538 - by Elena Granulla
- ARTE A CORTE - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1537 - by Massimo Schiavoni
- ART & TECNOLOGIES CENTER - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1540 - by Davide Anni

//FEATURING:

- RIP: A REMIX MANIFESTO - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1512 - by Alessio Galbiati
- DEPARDON & KENTRIDGE - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1513 - by Silvia Casini

//THEMES:

- QUANTUM PARTICLES & DIGITAL ART - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1528 - by Jeremy Levine
- VLOGGING - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1525 - by Mark Hancock
- DESIGN PARADOXES - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1536 - by Luigi Ghezzi
- SERIOUS GAMES - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1527 - by Philippa Barr

//COVER:
- Redazione

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DIGICULT is an Italian cultural and editorial project concerning promotion and share of art and digital culture, spreading the impact of new technologies and sciences on art, design and contemporary society. DIGICULT is founded and directed by Marco Mancuso, and is based on the active participation of 40 professional people about, who represent the first wide Italian Network of jounalists, curators, artists and critics in the field of electronic culture. DIGICULT is also the editor of the monthly magazine DIGIMAG produce an electronic music and audiovisual podcast, DIGIPOD, and has also its own newsletter international service DIGINEWS. DIGICULT is finally involved with in many side activities with the art agency DIGIMADE

www.digicult.it/en/
www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/
www.digicult.it/podcast
www.digicult.it/agency

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[EDITORIAL STAFF]:

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

[CONTENTS]:

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, Alessio Galbiati, Giuseppe Cordaro, Antonio Caronia, Clemente Pestelli, Davide Anni, Donata Marletta, Valeria Merlini, Loretta Borrelli, Stefano Raimondi, Otherehto, Carla Langella, Stefano Bertocco, Elena Granulla, Matteo Milani, Marco Riciputi, Jeremy Levine, Mark Hancock, Philippa Barr, Marvin Milanese

[TRANSLATIONS]:

Luisa Bertolatti, Philippa Barr, Emanuela Cassol, Sara Cavagna, Valeria Grillo, Monica Fontana, Chiara Resmini, Giulia Tiddens

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Marco Mancuso
Digital Arts & Culture
Critic, Curator and Journalist
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Digicult Director & Founder
Naba Academy & Ied Teacher
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Ripa Porta Ticinese 39
20122 Milano - Italy
Mob: +39.340.8371816
Skype: sostakovich
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www.digicult.it
www.digicult.it/digimag
www.digicult.it/podcast
www.digicult.it/agency


EVENT

Digicult_Digimag 45 / June 2009_english version online


Dates:
Fri Jun 26, 2009 00:00 - Fri Jun 26, 2009

Location:
Italy

Sorry for any crosspostings

Digicult presents:

DIGIMAG 45 / JUNE 2009
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/index.asp

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

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I don't like the word "experimental". It gives a sense of precariousness and
indefiniteness. The works that are more often classified as being
experimental are finished works: the experiment and the research are in the
reconstruction of the case history of the work, from how it was made. This
is interesting and is experimentation, but not the work per se which is the
end of a path and is finished. Even painters test things, use different
techniques. I did some photographs for example by putting photographic paper
in my hand and impressing it from the hole that is created by making a fist.
This procedure is experimental, it doesn't even exist in photographic
history. Just think, it's a method that I, a dickhead from Rovigo ,
invented! It's fundamental to do tests, that's why I think that dexterity
must not be lost as it takes you to the discovery of things you never even
imagined, many times thanks to accidents, to errors, that you make your own.
One thing that frightens me in electronic technology is the obsolescence of
instruments. It's dangerous: it seems to me that the continuous new
instruments are a limit and not a stimulus, they do not give creativity time
to be just that, creative. The risk is that electronic engineers are more
creative than the artists themselves and another risk it that the artists
are sucked into the big multinationals of electronics. All this in my
opinion is very dangerous; it's more beautiful to surprise people with
nothing.

Paolo Gioli, from "Cinemahacking: interview to Paolo Gioli" by Claudia
D'Alonzo

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INTERVIEWS:

- CARSTEN NICOLAI - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1488 - by Monica Ponzini
- PAOLO GIOLI - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1504 - by Claudia D'Alonzo
- AGOSTINO DI SCIPIO - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1493 - by Marco Mancuso
- CHRISTINA KUBISCH - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1492 - by Matteo Milani
- GOTO10 - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1498 - by Giulia Simi
- FUNEN ART ACADEMY - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1494 - by Loretta Borrelli
- SABRINA MUZI - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1501 - by Massimo Schiavoni

REPORTS:

- DIRECT DIGITAL: SYMPOSIUM - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1500 - by Lucrezia Cippitelli
- MAPPING FESTIVAL - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1489 - by Silvia Bianchi
- DIGITAL ART MARKET - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1499 - by Donata Marletta

FEATURING:

- DOUGLAS GORDON - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1505 - byFrancesco Bertocco
- FELICE FRENKEL - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1497 - by Silvia Casini
- THE MURDER OF CROWS - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1491 - by Valeria Merlini
- _AUGMENTOLOGY 1[L]0[L]1_ - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1503 - by Mark Hancock

THEMES:

- SCIENCE AND ART OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1490 - by Jeremy Levine
- A_CTIVISM - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1495 - by OtherehtO
- BLENDER COMMUNITY - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1502 - by Marco Riciputi
- THE TWO CULTURES OF BARON SNOW - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1496 - by Luigi Ghezzi

COVER:

- Redazione - Yayoi Kusama/Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity

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DIGICULT is an Italian cultural and editorial project concerning promotion
and share of art and digital culture, spreading the impact of new
technologies and sciences on art, design and contemporary society. DIGICULT
is founded and directed by Marco Mancuso, and is 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 electronic culture. DIGICULT is also the editor of the monthly magazine
DIGIMAG produce an electronic music and audiovisual podcast, DIGIPOD, and
has also its own newsletter international service DIGINEWS. DIGICULT in
finally involved with in many side activities with the art agency DIGIMADE

www.digicult.it/en/
www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/
www.digicult.it/podcast
www.digicult.it/agency

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[EDITORIAL STAFF]:

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

[CONTENTS]:

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, Alessio Galbiati, Giuseppe
Cordaro, Antonio Caronia, Clemente Pestelli, Davide Anni, Donata Marletta,
Valeria Merlini, Loretta Borrelli, Stefano Raimondi, Otherehto, Carla
Langella, Stefano Bertocco, Elena Granulla, Matteo Milani, Marco Riciputi,
Jeremy Levine, Mark Hancock, Philippa Barr

[TRANSLATIONS]:

Luisa Bertolatti, Philippa Barr, Emanuela Cassol, Sara Cavagna, Valeria
Grillo, Monica Fontana, Chiara Resmini, Giulia Tiddens

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Marco Mancuso
Digital Arts & Culture
Critic, Curator and Journalist
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Digicult Director & Founder
Naba Academy & Ied Teacher
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Ripa Porta Ticinese 39
20122 Milano - Italy
Mob: +39.340.8371816
Skype: sostakovich
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www.digicult.it/digimag
www.digicult.it/podcast
www.digicult.it/agency


EVENT

Digicult_Digimag 44 / May 2009_english version online


Dates:
Wed May 27, 2009 00:00 - Wed May 27, 2009

Location:
Italy

Sorry for any crosspostings

Digicult presents:

DIGIMAG 44 / MAY 2009
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/index.asp

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

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"The distribution of technological knowledge and self-building were had their peak in the 50's and 60's in terms of electronic technologies: back then the market was full of boxes for people to follow instructions and build their own stuff, and amateur magazines that brought technological knowledge (with less filters compared to today) that was readily available. The resources were scarcer, but the transmission of knowledge was easier. Then with the evolution of the complexity of circuits and growing electronic consumption, the knowledge of basic phenomena withered away and the level of “fiddling” was raised to levels that don't implicate the contact with “naked metal”, but instead with mouse and keyboard, networks and wi-fi. It's another universe of knowledge, that has little or no point of contact with what's behind it but without which it could not exist."

Peppo Lasagna, from "The ecology of Laboratorio Elettronico Popolare" by Marco Mancuso

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INTERVIEWS:

- NATASHA BARRETT - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1458 - by Matteo Milani
- CLAUDIO ROCCHETTI - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1459 - by Marco Mancuso
- SANTASANGRE - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1466 - by Annamaria Monteverdi
- LABORATORIO ELETTRONICO POPOLARE - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1460 - by Marco Mancuso
- CARLO BERNARDINI - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1457 - by Silvia Scaravaggi

REPORTS:

- THE DISCREE CHARME OF ELEKTRA - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1454 - by Donata Marletta
- INFECTIOUS:STAY AWAY - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1461 - by Stefano Raimondi
- VISUAL MUSIC MARATHON - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1455 - by Monica Ponzini
- GREEN PLATFORMS - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1464 - by Giulia Simi

FEATURING:

- THE CHINESE NIGHTMARE? - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1463 - by Lucrezia Cippitelli
- TACITA DEAN - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1469 - by Francesco Bertocco
- ZEITGEIST: FOR A NEW SOCIAL ORDER - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1462 - by Davide Anni
- ALREADY REALITY - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1467 - by Massimo Schiavoni

THEMES:

- QUANTUM SYSTEMS & INTERACTIVE MEDIA ART - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1456 - by Jeremy Levine
- THE NEO WORLD OF VIRTUAL LIFE - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1468 - by Marco Riciputi
- VIDEO INTERACTION & ALTERNATIVE LEARNING - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1465 - by Luigi Ghezzi

COVER:

- Redazione - Julien Maire/Sonar09

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DIGICULT is an Italian cultural and editorial project concerning promotion and share of art and digital culture, spreading the impact of new technologies and sciences on art, design and contemporary society. DIGICULT is founded and directed by Marco Mancuso, and is 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 electronic culture. DIGICULT is also the editor of the monthly magazine DIGIMAG produce an electronic music and audiovisual podcast, DIGIPOD, and has also its own newsletter international service DIGINEWS. DIGICULT in finally involved with in many side activities with the art agency DIGIMADE

www.digicult.it/en/
www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/
www.digicult.it/podcast
www.digicult.it/agency

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[EDITORIAL STAFF]:

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

[CONTENTS]:

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, Alessio Galbiati, Giuseppe Cordaro, Antonio Caronia, Clemente Pestelli, Davide Anni, Donata Marletta, Valeria Merlini, Loretta Borrelli, Stefano Raimondi, Otherehto, Carla Langella, Stefano Bertocco, Elena Granulla, Matteo Milani, Marco Riciputi, Jeremy Levine, Mark Hancock, Philippa Barr

[TRANSLATIONS]:

Ali Ustun, Paola Arrigoni, Emanuela Cassol, Chiara Resmini, Luisa Bertolatti, Valeria Grillo, Philippa Barr