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

PageRank#CMdc01B

 - Edited by Mauro Ceolin, Claudio Musso - Published by Digicult Editions


Dates:
Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:25 - Thu Feb 21, 2013

Digicult Editions presents:

Mauro Ceolin

PageRank#CMdc01B



Edited by Mauro Ceolin, Claudio Musso
Published by Digicult Editions: "Artists' Book Series"
http://www.lulu.com/shop/marco-mancuso/mauro-ceolin-claudio-musso-pagerankcmdc01b/paperback/product-20700913.html

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The first book published by the new born Digicult Editions, within the "Artists0 Book Series", has the double function of collecting and continue the experience PageRank#CMdc born on the occasion of an interview between the two curators published on Digimag magazine (the past version of the new Digimag Journal) published by Digicult.

PageRank # CMdc represents a new stage of contemporaryNaturalism, the project with which Mauro Ceolin intended to build a line of research that has the ability to incorporate a variety of discourses, languages ​​and meta-languages. Since 2006, in fact, built a path in progress based on the logics of the catalog and archive to highlight the existence of a biology of the contemporary imagery.

The action is developed in three phases: prologue, performance, documentation.
The first phase called PageRank#CMdcU_video, it is configured as the fusion of the promotional launch, the request for participation and dissemination of the operation of the vehicle in a single product: a viral video. The work stands as a manifesto of the artist’s research and as a means of explanation. The visual path was born as a direct reaction to stimuli from the textual component that places the artist has translated illustrate it through a process of analogical correspondences. The second phase was condensed in a performance in two acts: a time dedicated to the collection of topographic information, visual and sound and a public lecture organized as "dialogue illustrated".

As the video, even the conversation between the artist and the curator is presented as a compendium of research, the inputs and insights offered by the development of the project. On the one hand a path through the streets of Udine during which have been identified specific suggestions that have been used as aggregators thematic during the discussion. The third and final phase (the book you are reading) documentation of the work consists of heterogeneous material (interviews, notes, email, photographs, images, etc..) enclosed in a publication.
This volume contains the documentation for all phases of the project, including an interview with Mauro Ceolin by Pau Waelder and an unpublished text by Claudio Musso.

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Digicult Editions has the goal to be active in the publication of the Digimag Journal, critical and theoretical essays commissioned to international authors, university theses of special interest, publications edited in collaboration with other national and international publishers, as well as peer-reviewed publications with institutional partners.

Previous Publications:
Digimag 73: Issue 73 / Autumn 2012

Digimag Journal is a new interdisciplinary peer-reviewed online publication, seeking high-standard articles and reviews at the intersection between digital art and contemporary art production, the impact of the last technological and scientific developments on modern society, economy, design, communication and third millennium creativity. - http://www.lulu.com/shop/marco-mancuso/digimag-journal-issue-73-autumn-2012/paperback/product-20511590.html


DISCUSSION

MutaMorphosis 2012: Tribute to Uncertainty



Digicult presents:

MUTAMORPHOSIS 2012: TRIBUTE TO UNCERTAINTY
Interview to Roberta Buiani

From 5th to 8th December 2012 in Prague was held MutaMorphosis, an international conference organized by CIANT | International Centre for Art and New Technologies and curated by Pavel Sedlak, which has chosen “Tribute to Uncertainty” as its theme. MutaMorphosis is at its second edition, after five years from the first, a period of time that can be seen as beneficial to sum up the situation, in a conference designed for artists, scientists and cultural workers, who meet here and confront each other on the development of the investigated topics and projects completed or in progress. The core of the conference mainly covers the sphere of interrelation between artistic, scientific research and new media; in this context new ways of sharing and professional collaboration are developed.

Digicult's author Silvia Scaravaggi interviews Roberta Buiani, a community artist, program adviser of the Subtle Technologies Festival and professor of Science and Technology Studies, and Science Fiction Studies at York University in Canada. She also received a Ph.D. in communication and cultural studies at York University and completed a post-doctoral researcher program at the Canada Research Chair in Technoscience at Lakehead University.

For MutaMorphosis, she presented together with Jim Ruxton, founder and director of Subtle Technologies, a sub-theme entitled Beyond Uncertainty, one of the 21 streams of interests that will be explored during the conference. Roberta is a member of the Editorial Board of Digicult...

Read more: http://www.digicult.it/news/mutamorphosis-2012-tribute-to-uncertainty-interview-to-roberta-buiani/

OPPORTUNITY

Digimag Journal - Issue 74 / Winter 2013 - Call for papers


Deadline:
Sun Mar 03, 2013 23:55



Digicult presents:

DIGIMAG JOURNAL
ISSUE 74: WINTER 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS: "UNCERTAINTY RELOADED"

Curated by: Roberta Buiani, Marco Mancuso
Deadline: 3 March 2013

Digicult is inviting proposals for an issue addressing the following call topics, especially from individuals such as: curators, critics, hackers, fabbers, creative producers, lab managers, activists, designers, theorists, independent and academic writers, scholars, artists, etc.

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On December 2012, scholars, artists and scientists gathered at Mutamorphosis (Prague, Dec 6-8) to discuss a topic that has become increasingly crucial during our uncertain times: The event was entitled “Tribute to Uncertainty” – http://mutamorphosis.org/2012/.

Surprisingly, despite the thematic focus, no definition of uncertainty was attempted, as presenters proceeded to report their experience with uncertain phenomena and situations. While traditional panels and fora were priceless to shed precious light on the intricacies of uncertainty (uncertainty principle, social and political uncertainty, the value of uncertainty as a methodological tool, uncertainty in sensorial perception, space and architecture, etc..) most crucial dialogues unavoidably occurred outside of the traditional constraints of the conference format. Led by similar concerns but approaching the topic from a number of different perspectives and disciplinary viewpoints, individuals engaged in often productive, sometimes frustrating discussions and conversations.

1) Were a presenter? Had this event a transformative influence on your scholarship/artistic and scientific practice?

2) Were you “just” a spectator? We want to hear if and how your perception and assumptions regarding the meaning of uncertainty have changed; whether (and if so, how) this experience has encouraged you to explore further, to engage in debates, to seek collaborations etc..

3) Did you miss the conference but you want to contribute your ideas on the significance of Uncertainty? Digicult is also interested in hearing from those who were not present at Mutamorphosis. Does your work deal with uncertainty (or whatever you interpret as uncertainty)? How?

In acknowledging the richness that characterized this extraordinary event, this issue of Digicult Journal is interested in receiving articles, exchanges, creative collaborations, artworks, reviews, creative writings emerged from or inspired by Mutamorphosis and/or by the topics (uncertainty and its many instances/connotations) explored during the event and beyond.

Digicult is inviting proposals for an issue addressing these and related topics, especially from individuals active in the fields: curators, critics, hackers, fabbers, creative producers, lab managers, activists, designers, theorists, independent and academic writers, scholars, artists, etc.

Please, send us at journal@digicult.it:

- full manuscripts (Max. 5000 words + 200 words for the abstract)

- books and events reviews

- interviews (1000 to 2000 words)

Please, read at the following instructions:

a) Deadline for submission of full article for consideration: March 3 2013

b) 5 to 10 images at 72 dpi resolution, 700pixels width

c) correct captions for images

d) Articles and reviews, please follow the style guidelines

If you wish to send us inquiries and proposals for a special topics to be featured in the next issues, please, contact journal@digicult.it

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We look forward to hearing from you!

Roberta Buiani, Lucrezia Cippitelli, Claudia D’Alonzo, Marco Mancuso
(Digicult Editorial Board)


EVENT

Digimag Journal: Issue 74 / Winter 2013 - "Uncertainty Reloaded"


Dates:
Mon Feb 04, 2013 17:00 - Sun Mar 03, 2013


Digicult presents:

DIGIMAG JOURNAL
ISSUE 74 - WINTER 2013: "UNCERTAINTY RELOADED"
CALL FOR PAPERS

Curated by Roberta Buiani, Marco Mancuso
Deadline: March 3 2013

Digicult is inviting proposals for an issue addressing the following call topics, especially from individuals such as: curators, critics, hackers, fabbers, creative producers, lab managers, activists, designers, theorists, independent and academic writers, scholars, artists, etc.

http://www.digicult.it/digimag-journal/journal-call-for-papers/

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On December 2012, scholars, artists and scientists gathered at Mutamorphosis (Prague, Dec 6-8) to discuss a topic that has become increasingly crucial during our uncertain times: The event was entitled “Tribute to Uncertainty” – http://mutamorphosis.org/2012/.

Surprisingly, despite the thematic focus, no definition of uncertainty was attempted, as presenters proceeded to report their experience with uncertain phenomena and situations. While traditional panels and fora were priceless to shed precious light on the intricacies of uncertainty (uncertainty principle, social and political uncertainty, the value of uncertainty as a methodological tool, uncertainty in sensorial perception, space and architecture, etc..) most crucial dialogues unavoidably occurred outside of the traditional constraints of the conference format.

Led by similar concerns but approaching the topic from a number of different perspectives and disciplinary viewpoints, individuals engaged in often productive, sometimes frustrating discussions and conversations.

1) Were a presenter? Had this event a transformative influence on your scholarship/artistic and scientific practice?

2) Were you “just” a spectator? We want to hear if and how your perception and assumptions regarding the meaning of uncertainty have changed; whether (and if so, how) this experience has encouraged you to explore further, to engage in debates, to seek collaborations etc..

3) Did you miss the conference but you want to contribute your ideas on the significance of Uncertainty?

Digicult is also interested in hearing from those who were not present at Mutamorphosis. Does your work deal with uncertainty (or whatever you interpret as uncertainty)? How?

In acknowledging the richness that characterized this extraordinary event, this issue of Digicult Journal is interested in receiving articles, exchanges, creative collaborations, artworks, reviews, creative writings emerged from or inspired by Mutamorphosis and/or by the topics (uncertainty and its many instances/connotations) explored during the event and beyond.

Digicult is inviting proposals for an issue addressing these and related topics, especially from individuals active in the fields: curators, critics, hackers, fabbers, creative producers, lab managers, activists, designers, theorists, independent and academic writers, scholars, artists, etc.

Please, send us at journal@digicult.it:

- full manuscripts (Max. 5000 words + 200 words for the abstract)

- books and events reviews

- interviews (1000 to 2000 words)

Please, read at the following instructions:

a) Deadline for submission of full article for consideration: March 3 2013

b) 5 to 10 images at 72 dpi resolution, 700pixels width

c) correct captions for images

d) Articles and reviews, please follow the style guidelines

If you wish to send us inquiries and proposals for a special topics to be featured in the next issues, please, contact journal@digicult.it

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We look forward to hearing from you!
Roberta Buiani, Lucrezia Cippitelli, Claudia D’Alonzo, Marco Mancuso

(Digicult Editorial Board)


DISCUSSION

Italian Conversations Art in the Age of Berlusconi. Discovering contemporary art in Italy



Digicult presents:

Italian Conversations
Art in the Age of Berlusconi. Discovering contemporary art in Italy
by Alessandra Saviotti

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“Fucking Good Art” is a publishing project conceived by Rob Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma, two Dutch artists mainly working in Rotterdam and Berlin. Fucking Good Art focuses on new modalities of aesthetic journalism, on counter cultures and sub culture, to forms of self organisation and activism as models beyond the art market.

Their first magazine was published in 2003: it was like a handbook centred on the contemporary art in Rotterdam. Since then, Rob and Nienke have been examining different European contexts by observing them as outsiders, and without having never read up on the towns they visited, and therefore analysed, because they believe that being free from prejudices and completely opened to communication with their speakers has a great potential. Indeed, from their postulate we can infer that their working process is centred on active practices, by considering oral history, ethnography and self-organisation’s essential aspects, which are in turn alternative patterns to the art market, and new ways to examine and describe the contemporary situation.

By daily following this path, after visiting and analysing Rotterdam, Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Copenaghen, Riga, Switzerland and Bruxelles, last year Rob e Nienke, encouraged by Nomas Foundation’s (http://www.nomasfoundation.com/) curators Cecilia Canziani and Ilaria Gianni, have published their investigation of Italy, “Italian Conversations – Art in the age of Berlusconi”, the result of an almost one-year-long itinerant residence. You can purchase the book online here: http://www.post-editions.com/?page=fga

More: http://www.digicult.it/news/italian-conversations-art-in-the-age-of-berlusconi-discovering-contemporary-art-in-italy/

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Marco Mancuso
Digital Art, Design & Culture
Digicult Director | Critic, Curator and Professor
Largo Murani 4, 20133, Milan (Italy)
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