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 Last Publications & Digicult Editions


Dates:
Tue May 21, 2013 17:15 - Fri Dec 13, 2019

Digicult last publications:

Ars Electronica Prix 2013: Golden Nica
Nicolas Bernier: between frequencies and dichotomies
By Donata Marletta

Nicolas Bernier is one of the most interesting and sophisticated artists in the contemporary scenario. His piece frequencies(a) has been awarded 2 days ago with the prestigious Golden Nica for the “Digital Musics and Sound Art” section by the Ars Electronica Festival (http://www.aec.at/prix/gewinner/). Nicolas is a sound artist working with digital and mechanical tools. Dichotomies seem to best describe his artistic production: digital/organic, tradition/experimentation, cerebral/sensual, mechanical/electronic. His artistic creations and collaborations range widely; he’s also member of Perte de Signal, a Montreal-based collective and media arts research centre (http://perte-de-signal.org/), and PhD candidate in sonic arts at the University of Huddersfield (UK). The Golden Nica was the occasion to interview Nicolas about his latest projects and his recent live performance of frequencies(a)  during the Elektra festival in Montreal, directed by the artist and curator Alain Thibault.

Read more: http://www.digicult.it/news/ars-electronica-prize-winners-nicolas-bernier-between-frequencies-and-dichotomies/

“Drones/Birds: Princes of Ubiquity”.
The bird metaphor as a contemporary cultural form
By Silvia Bertolotti

The Digital Now is an exhibition series exploring international current art practices in relation to the contemporary media and digital framework. Drones/Birds: princes of ubiquity, the first chapter of the series, took place in Brussels one month ago, from April 10 to April 21, 2013. On this occasion collateral events were also held: an opening concert with dj set and an artists talk organized in cooperation with ArtistTalk.eu and Transmedia. Honor Harger, director at Lighthouse, and James Bridle, artist, publisher and technologist, were invited speakers at the aforesaid symposium that was moderated by Michel van Dartel (curator at V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media). The exchange focused on the use of drone-technology from an artistic and curatorial perspective. The Drones/Birds exhibition was curated by Bram Crevits.

Read more: http://www.digicult.it/news/dronesbirds-princes-of-ubiquity-the-bird-metaphor-as-a-contemporary-cultural-form/

From the birth of artificial intelligence to the Human Brain Project
By Ludovico Ristori

In a scenario in which institutions and individuals have to fight in an increasingly harsh way to grab the (few) research funds, the recent news of the European Union to include the Human Brain Project in the FET  has outraged the “flagship projects” for the next decade. Surprise struck also for the consequent money allocation: one billion euros in ten years to create a complete simulation of the human brain through a network of supercomputers. This project has been seen as an unrealistically attainable goal, or even an ill-posed problem [ii], but this and other similar projects do not come from nowhere [iii]. They have about 50 years of history behind, collected in the discipline known as Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Read more: http://www.digicult.it/news/from-the-birth-of-artificial-intelligence-to-the-human-brain-project/

More interviews are going to come to the Ars Electronica Prix 2013/ Golden Nica winners: Quayola / Memo Akten with the work "Form" from the Computer Animation / Film / VFX category and Michel Décosterd / André Décosterd with the work "Pendulum Choir" from the Interactive Art category. Stay tuned...

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Digicult Editions last publications:

Digimag Journal. Issue 74 / Winter 2013
“Uncertainty Reloaded”

Curated by: Roberta Buiani and Marco Mancuso
With contributions by: Franco Torriani, Ildiko Meny, Daphne Dragona, Marc Garrett, Maria Androulaki, Alessio Chierico, Henrique Roscoe, Markéta Dolejšová, Adam Zaretsky, Evelina Domnitch & Dmitri Gelfand, Renate Quehenberger

On December 2012, several scholars, artists and scientists with common interests in the intersection of art, science and technology gathered in Prague (Mutamorphosis, an event on mutant futures, Dec 6-8) to discuss a topic that has become increasingly important during our uncertain times: The event was entitled “Tribute to Uncertainty”.

Check the online publication: http://www.digicult.it/digimag-journal/

Have a look at the preview here: http://issuu.com/digicultlibrary/docs/digimag74

Print your copy on demand: http://www.lulu.com/shop/marco-mancuso/digimag-journal-issue-74-winter-2013/paperback/product-20968203.html

Download your copy: http://www.lulu.com/shop/marco-mancuso/digimag-journal-issue-74-winter-2013/ebook/product-20968208.html

Digicult Editions (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/digiculteditions), is a publishing side of the Digicult online cultural platform. Digicult Editions' goal is 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 artists' books. Digicult Editions has now 4 different book series: "Journal", focused on publishing Digimag, "Artists' Books", which edited the first book of Mauro Ceolin and Claudio Musso, "Making Peers", who is going to publish the first book of Lucrezia Cippittelli Connecting The Havana realized toghter with the Netherlands Media Art Institute and finally "Self Portrait", which will release soon 2 books collecting critical text by Paul Prudence (dataisnature.com) and Garnet Hertx (conceptlab.com/). Digicult Editions uses all digital formats and print on demand strategies to publish critical quality contents around media art, design and culture, with a cross-disciplinary and over-boundaries attitude. Digicult Editions creates accessible bridges to open publishing, free of charge releases and multi-platform digital publications. All its contents, as Digicult itself, are circulated under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons 2.5 Italy (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5) license.


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


Dates:
Thu Apr 11, 2013 17:05 - Sun Jul 07, 2013


Digicult Editions presents:

DIGIMAG JOURNAL
ISSUE 74 - WINTER 2013
“UNCERTAINTY RELOADED”

. Link online: http://www.digicult.it/digimag-journal/
. Preview: http://issuu.com/digicultlibrary/docs/digimag74
. Print on demand: http://www.lulu.com/shop/marco-mancuso/digimag-journal-issue-74-winter-2013/paperback/product-20968203.html
. Ebook: http://www.lulu.com/shop/marco-mancuso/digimag-journal-issue-74-winter-2013/ebook/product-20968208.html

CURATED BY:
Roberta Buiani, Marco Mancuso


EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:
Marco Mancuso

EDITING:

Roberta Buiani, Marco Mancuso

ADVISORY BOARD:

Lucrezia Cippitelli, Claudia D’Alonzo, Marco Mancuso, Roberta Buiani

CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS:

Maria Androulaki, Alessio Chierico, Markéta Dolejová, Evelina Domnitch, Daphne Dragona, Marc Garrett, Ildiko Meny, Henrique Roscoe, Franco Torriani, Adam Zaretsky



WHAT IS DIGIMAG JOURNAL:
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.
Read more: http://www.digicult.it/media/journal/

DIGICULT EDITIONS:
Digicult Edition is a publishing initiative of the Digicult project, whose goal is to be active in the publication of the Digimag Journal, but also critical and theoretical essays commissioned to international authors, university thesis of special interest, publications edited in collaboration with other national and international publishers, conference proceedings and classes materials connected to educational activities, as well as peer-reviewed publications with institutional partners. Digicult Edition uses all the tools of a contemporary dynamic digital publishing: the print on demand (POD) approach through the system of print on demand Lulu (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/digiculteditions), always giving the chance to join all the prewieves through the Digicult Library on Issuu http://issuu.com/digicultlibrary). All contents by Digicult Editions are circulating under CC Licences: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0.


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Digimag Journal - Issue 69/Winter 2013 - CFP: “Uncertainty Reloaded“


Dates:
Mon Feb 25, 2013 14:20 - Sun Mar 03, 2013


Digicult presents:

Digimag Journal - Issue 69 / Winter 2013
Call for papers: “Uncertainty Reloaded“
Deadline: 4 March 2013

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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

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.



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/