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

BIO
Marco Mancuso is a critic and curator in the field of Digital Technologies applied to Arts, Design and Contemporary Culture. Founder and Editor-In-Chief at Digicult and Digimag Journal (part of The Leonardo Affiliate Program), he teaches “Multimedia Arts Theory” at MAIND Interaction Design Master at SUPSI in Lugano, "Web 2.0 & Media Art Management" at NABA Academy in Milan, “Digital Publishing for the Arts” at Academy of Fine Art in Bergamo and is visiting professor at Transmedia-Postgraduate Program in Arts+Media+Design in Brussels.

With the Digicult Agency he curated and co-curated a number of exhibitions, round-tables, meetings and events including Mixed Media (Milan, 2006), Screen Music (Florence, 2006-2007), Otolab ‘op7’ (Bergamo, 2008), Graffiti Research Lab (Rome, 2008), Sincronie Festival (Milan, 2008-2009), Thorsten Fleisch Retrospective (Milan, 2009), The Mediagate (Lodz, 2010), he presented his screenings and productions at art and cultural events, including Dissonanze (Rome, 2006), Cimatics (Brussels, 2008), Strp (Eindhoven, 2008), Sonic Acts (Amsterdam, 2009), Nemo (Paris, 2009), Elektra (Montreal, 2010), Subtle Technologies (Toronto, 2011) and lectured - among others - at Market for Digital Arts/Elektra (Montreal 2008), Fabrica Workshops (Treviso, 2009), Laptop’r’s (Madrid, 2010), Subtle Technologies (Toronto, 2011) and Isea (Istanbul, 2012).

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

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

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

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.
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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

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

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

[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

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

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
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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


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Digicult International Press Release


Dates:
Fri Nov 06, 2009 00:00 - Fri Nov 06, 2009

Sorry for any crosspostings

///Digicult International Press Release///

Born 5 years ago, the Digicult project has been able to achieve, step by step, a significant role, both nationally and internationally, in the fields of reviews and on-line publishing, having focused on digital culture and art as well as, in broader terms, the impact new technologies and modern sciences have had on art, design, culture and contemporary society.

In order to discover some more about Digicult, as well as in order to better understand its origins and its future aims, various interviews have been published on-line recently by some well-known, on-line, international cultural projects:

///the interview by Annette Wolfsfberger on the multilanguage website Lab For Culture (http://www.labforculture.org/en/resources-for-research/contents/research-in-focus/cultural-blogging-in-europe/interview-with-marco-mancuso-digicult), the networking platform which allows people to always be up to date on the subjects of art and European culture as well as to establish professional co-operation beyond any boundary.

///the interview by Ana Ascencio on the Elektra Festival Blog (http://blog.elektramontreal.ca/index.php?/archives/470-Interview-Marco-Mancuso-directeur-de-Digicult.html), one of the most important and long-lasting international festivals of electronic and audiovisual art

///the interview by Ana Carvalho on VjTheory (http://www.vjtheory.net/interviews/marco.htm) website, a cultural platform and on-line community of digital and audiovisual art

Born in January 2005, based on an idea of Marco Mancuso, art critic and curator, the project, which has been a multi-platform project (portal, magazine, podcast, newsletter and agency) right from the very beginning, has been characterised by a strong will to work within the net and by the sharing and mix of knowledge and disciplines. Its core depends also on a strong desire to create a vast network in Italy of professional people and artists, working together to give life to it and to enhance it, a large and complex editorial and cultural project strongly linked to contemporaneousness.

Thanks to the experience and professionalism of the first artists and collaborators involved in the project, Digicult (http://www.digicult.it/en/) has been able to expand and enrich itself, on the one hand, letting the new generation of reviewers, curators and journalists who work in Italy in the fields of art, design, society and technology congregate; on the other, interacting with various Institutions, Festivals, Cultural Centres, Exhibition Centres and Academies both in Italy and internationally in order to promote curatorial and artistic projects.

Digicult today is a cultural platform, both on-line and off-line, firmly based on the active participation of more than 40 professional people, representing the first broad network, in Italy, made up of journalists, curators, reviewers and artists who work in the field of digital art and culture. It is a web-portal, updated daily, with news and analyses regarding the world of the new media art. In it there are calls for artists, reviews, theoretical texts and articles, relevant links and artistic projects. It is a project deeply connected to the net and the web 2.0 dynamics which is also related to some Rss Feed available for the users as well as some tools like Facebook, Flicker, Delicious, Vimeo, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Digicult is also the editor of Digimag (http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/), a monthly magazine which covers some artistic and cultural issues like internet art, hacktivism, video-art, electronic music, audio-video, design, art and science, new media, software art and performing art, as relevant subjects of its critical and journalistic approach.

Digicult produces a podcast of electronic music and audiovisuals, Digipod (http://www.digicult.it/podcast/). It is related to the net-labels world as well as the one of on-line independent audiovisual production. It has its own international Diginews newsletter system.

Digicult is, moreover, involved in some collateral activities managed by Digimade (http://www.digicult.it/Agency/). Through its press-office it is able to activate media partnerships for festivals and shows, both nationally and internationally, thanks to the huge amount of contacts in the field of contemporary art, digital art and design, as well as some special projects and curatorships in Italy and abroad. Digimade is the tool with which Digicult, involving each time every single member of the network, works on specific curatorial projects like events, exhibitions, seminars, workshops and festivals as well as editorial projects of catalogues and articles. It updates its professional contacts in Italy as well as abroad day by day

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Marco Mancuso
Digicult - Digital Art & Culture
Critic, Curator & Consultant
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Digicult Founder and Director
Naba Academy, Laba and Supsi Teacher
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Via Thaon di Revel 9
20159, Milan - Italy
Mob. +39.340.8371816
skype. sostakovich


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Digicult: Digimag 48 / October 2009_english version online


Dates:
Wed Oct 28, 2009 00:00 - Wed Oct 28, 2009

Location:
Italy

Sorry for any crosspostings

Digicult presents:

DIGIMAG 48 / OCTOBER 2009
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/index.asp

The archive section, past articles and issues:
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"...The solution to the precarious question is not going to be found in the return to the old speculative, overindebted, overdeveloped, ecocidal, supremely unequal consumer economy of yore, the very same that has been responsible for the lion's share of greenhouse emissions deposited in the atmosphere over the last three decades, but in the fight for a new economic and welfare system built around the social and environmental needs of the precarious strata of society, ensuring that each human being on Earth is entitled to the same share of carbon emissions....Redistribution of wealth and power toward the precarious, growth of immaterial knowledge, cultural enrichment of society and massive expansion of leisure are fundamental social conditions for the horizontal, open-source design of a resilient postcapitalist society, freeing the time to pursue ecohacktive and permacultural activities, giving the time back to precarized and frightened people to think collectively about their own future, also cutting the need for quick consumption and instant satisfaction among precarious service and knowledge workers in the currently time-starved global society"

Alex Foti, from "Climate Justice Action: precarious united for climate action"

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[INTERVIEWS]:

- TONY OURSLER -
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1597 - by Claudia D'Alonzo

- ROBERTO PACI DALO' -
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1600 - by Enrico Pitozzi

- GEERT LOVINK -
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1606 - by Donata Marletta

- PETER CHILVERS -
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1601 - by Matteo Milani

- RAUL MARTINEZ -
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1604 - by Barbara Sansone

[REPORTS]:

- ARS ELECTRONICA 2009 -
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1608 - by Tiziana Gemin

- WHEN THE EYE FLICKERS EXHIBITION -
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1596 - by Alessio Galbiati

- BRAZIL CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITION -
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1607 - by Lucrezia Cippitelli

- OLTRE LA VISTA DEL MONDO -
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1609 - by Silvana Vassallo

[FEATURING]:

- VOOM BY ROBERT WILSON -
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1613 - by Francesco Bertocco

- CARLA DIANA: FROM REAL TO VIRTUAL -
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1598 - by Barbara Sansone

- KEMPINSKI BY NEIL BELOUFA -
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1612 - by Alessandra Migani

- VOLA VOLA / FLY ME MACHINIMA -
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1611 - by Marco Riciputi

- CLIMATE JUSTICE ACTION -
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1602 - by Alex Foti

- FACEBOOK'S SLACKERS -
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1603 - by Loretta Borrelli

[THEMES]:

- THE UNCERTAIN HUMAN QUANTUM MECHANICS -
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1610 - by Jeremy Levine

- TO EVALUATE DIGITAL CREATIVITY -
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1605 - by Luigi Ghezzi

- CULTURA DI PROGETTO -
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1599 - by Massimo Botta

[COVER]:

Zoetrope - Museo del Cinema di Torino

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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, Marvin Milanese, Penelope.di.pixel, Alex Foti

[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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