BIO
Marco Mancuso is a critic, curator, journalist and teacher in the field of Multimedia Technologies applied to Arts, Design and Contemporary Culture. Founder and director at Digicult (http://www.digicult.it) and Digimag Journal, he teaches “Multimedia Arts Theory” at MAIND Interaction Design Master at SUPSI in Lugano, "Multimedia Design for the Arts" at NABA Milan, “Interactive Systems” at IED in Milan, “Multimedia Publishing for the Arts” at Academy of Fine Art in Bergamo, “Art Management & Communication” at IED Masters in 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 international exhibitions, screenings, lectures, workshops and meetings and partnered with most of the main media art festival and events in Italy and worldwid. He recently developed the “Digicult Editions” online service, while expertising from years on wider subjects like open communication, social networking and digital publishing. Lecturing internationally and writing critical texts for media art publications and catalogues, Marco Mancuso also curated the publication “The Open Future” by "MCD-Musiques et Cultures Digitales" magazine in 2012 and he was included in the publication “Cultural Blogging in Europe” by LabForCulture.org in 2010.
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OPPORTUNITY

Fracty / Affine Transformations. Vote for us - Italian fund for culture Che Fare


Deadline:
Sun Jan 13, 2013 00:00


Digicult presents:

FRACTY / AFFINE TRANSFORMATIONS
PROJECT NUMBER 19
CALL FOR VOTE:
THE DIGICULT PROJECT FOR ITALIAN FUND FOR CULTURE
http://www.che-fare.com/progetto/fracty

Please, read at the English translation of the project that Digicult has applied for an important fund for culture in Italy. The fund is called Che Fare (http://www.che-fare.com/), not promoted by any cultural institutions but by private investors, to find possibile indipendent ideas and projects for culture, using online strategies, open culture tools and 2.0 peer economies, in a time of crisis.

We have translated the concept and description of the project submitted by Digicult. The FRACTY/Affine Transformations project was selected and we're now running vs very huge communities and projects. This is the link to an English translation of the project itself
http://www.digicult.it/en/news/fracty-trasformazioni-affini-creiamo-il-nostro-futuro/

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FRACTY/Affine Transformations wants to be a platform for open and transparent discussions between industries, professionals and young students of the cultural industry; a tool for understanding the real needs of the customers, allowing creatives and young new-professionals to stimulate their potential thinking projects aimed at creating a common participation through collective planning mechanisms (peer-production).

Read more here: http://www.digicult.it/en/news/fracty-trasformazioni-affini-creiamo-il-nostro-futuro/

We really need your HELP to be in the last 5 most voted projects. If you like our idea, our vison, if you would understand the importance of a fund like this one for such a small project like Digicult, if you would understand the importance to be linked and work more with Italy in the future...let's vote and share and discuss...

Thanks in advance for all the help you could give us, my best
Marco Mancuso


EVENT

Digimag Journal - Issue 73 / Autumn 2012 - Digicult Publishing


Dates:
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:20 - Fri Feb 15, 2013


Digicult Publishing presents:

DIGIMAG JOURNAL
“PLACES AND SPACES”
Issue 73 – Autumn 2012

Link online: http://www.digicult.it/media/publications/

Preview: http://issuu.com/digicultlibrary/docs/digimagjournal73

Online Shop: http://www.flows.tv/store/books/content/47|54f9c3d33afa511d013afe4260e5000b?channel=47

Print on demand: http://www.lulu.com/shop/marco-mancuso/digimag-journal-issue-73-autumn-2012/paperback/product-20511590.html

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:
Marco Mancuso

EDITING:

Roberta Buiani, Berna Ekim, Marco Mancuso


ADVISORY BOARD:

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


CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS:

Alessandro Barchiesi, Martin Conrads, Laura Plana Gracia, Miriam La Rosa, Nina Leo, Donata Marletta, Janet Marles, Melinda Sipos (Annet Dekker, Gisela Domschke, Angela Plohman, Clare Reddington, Victoria Tillotson, Annette Wolfsberger), Selena Savicic, Judson Wright


“PLACES AND SPACES” - THE CALL:

The birth, growth and development of spaces open to the creative and experimental use of Media and Digital technologies have affected the production and dissemination of contents, have enriched the art system and its boundaries, have provided new methodologies of production, modes of art display and creative practices (and the daily work of individuals engaged in the field).

Read more: http://www.digicult.it/media/journal/journal-call-for-papers/

WHAT IS THE 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 PUBLISHING
Digicult Publishing 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 Publishing uses all the tools of a contemporary dynamic digital publishing: the print on demand (POD) approach through the Digicult Edition platform on Lulu (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/digiculteditions), the electronic publication initiatives according to The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) standards through the Online Shop on Flows (http://www.flows.tv/digicultshop), always giving the chance to join all the prevwievs through the Digicult Library on Issuu http://issuu.com/digicultlibrary). All contents by Digicult Publishing are circulating under CC Licences: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0.

UPCOMING PUBLICATIONS

PageRank#CMdc01B
Edited by Mauro Ceolin, Claudio Musso

The book 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. 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. 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

Connecting Havana
Edited by Lucrezia Cippitelli

With texts by Mirian Real Arci, Lucrezia Cippitelli, Adolfo Cabrera Perez, Minerva Romero Regalado, Connecting Havana is a research and educational project developed in Havana (Cuba) between September 2010 and September 2011, curated by Lucrezia Cippitelli with Miguel Petchkovsky/TIME_FRAME/Netherland Media Art Institute. The project has been developed as a long-term research and educational program, focused on time-based and media art from a South/South perspective. Focusing on time-based and media art as tool of self-representation and critical process of creation and participation, Connecting Havana had the chance to visit and involve local creativity, discovering a local context of artists and producers who use the languages of contemporary creation as tool of social interaction, political intervention, cultural critique. Not calling themselves dissidents, not questioning the revolutionary history of the Country, sometimes working within or with institutions. This publication is not a simple documentation of the process, but primarily aims to introduce the work of the artists who participated: a general survey of critical perspectives on contemporary art practices in Havana from the very last years.

The Materiality of the Ephemeral: The Identity of Live Audiovisual Performance, Documentation and Memory Construction
Edited by Dr. Ana Carvalho

The work presented here proposes a theoretical model to document audiovisual live performance in collaborative environments. Given its ephemeral features (as flux) and not objectual (or stable), vive audiovisual performance puts to the front peculiar questions regarding contemporary documentation. The formulation of a conceptual documentation model develops from a historical and theoretical framework that defines the identity of the practices, the artists and community through dynamics of affectation. The model, unique and specific, serves the purpose to document the creative process, the performative moment and community gatherings.


EVENT

Digicult Agency - Audiovisual Art, Performance and Design


Dates:
Wed Oct 24, 2012 17:20 - Tue Dec 31, 2019

Digicult presents:

DIGICULT AGENCY
AUDIOVISUAL ART, PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN

Artists: Kimchi & Chips, Mylicon/En, Motomichi Nakamura, Otolab, Squidsoup, Teatrino Elettrico, Telcosystems, Lucas Werthein
http://www.digicult.it/the-agency/artists/




The Digicult Agency is back!!!



The Digicult Agency was born in the summer 2008 as a Digicult side project. Today it ovelooks the digital art and culture market with a wide spectrum of artists, performers and designers creating audiovisual immersive systems (performances and installations) focused on the relationship among sound, visual and space. The Digicult Agency wants to promote original work by selected contemporary artists, encouraging their activities via this online platforms, art festivals participations, cultural events invitations, art fairs and selected exhibitions.

Digicult Agency supports and encourages new artistic productions and collaborations between artists and experts. Supporting research, innovation and the ongoing distribution of our productions, Digicult Agency aims to make a significant contribution to the development of new ways of making, presenting and experiencing contemporary and digital art.

Working as an agency, Digicult promotes and organizes the work of these artists, presenting their art pieces within some important festivals, galleries, exhibition, events and cultural centers in Europe and worldwide. The cross-artform projects that Digicult promotes, are characterised by powerful new ideas, high production values and technical innovation on the border among Live Media concerts, Live Cinema experiments, Audiovisual Environmental Installations and Screenings. Often these qualities result from the unique nature of Digicult’s collaboration with the artists, developing their projects over extended periods of time.



For more informations please contact
Miss Lorena Parada: agency@digicult.it





WHAT WE DO

The Digicult Agency develops various projects for festivals, galleries, events and cultural centers in Europe and worldwide. Encompassing exhibitions, concerts, performances, films, public art works, publications, Digicult’s Agency programs are presented in collaboration with major/renowned digital art, art-science, audiovisual and music festivals and events worldwide.

Productions and promotions are developed through close and often long-term relationships with some of today’s most interesting artists, theorists, curators, critics, researchers and are supported through a wide range of technical, scientific and artistic collaborations that Digicult Agency facilitates.

The professional people that represent the Digicult Network of journalists, curators, artists, theorists, practitioners and critics, are also involved in the theoretical and practical seminars and classes, lectures and round tables in cultural events, festivals but also universities, academies and art/design schools worldwide.

Thanks to all these collaborations, Digicult Agency has been also having the possibility to develop both commissioned curatorships and also its own specific cultural and artistic projects, that become like formats that were replied in many festivals and exhibitions and become an example of Digicult Agency eclectic curatorial activity.

Digicult Agency acts as a bridge between artists, practitioners and organisations within the business and cultural sector. We have respectable experience in commissioning works and projects for both the art sector and in the creative business, count with the expertise knowledge of academic researchers interested in the field of Audiovisual, Digital Art and Design and more than everything, we love digital culture. We work on different levels with our partners, according to their individual needs and visions on shared practices, aesthetic experimentations, technological researches and applied sciences.

If you are following a concrete theme for an upcoming event, we can help you to find experts who are dealing with the topic of your interest or your institution opts to organize an exhibition involving digital/media art. We can link you with an expert on media art/experienced media art curator. We develop different kind of event/project/exhibition/talk/seminar/workshops that can be included in your event that will certainly attract: more audiences, match your theme, give international visibility, bring in well established artists/practitioners/researchers/curators and add.



http://www.digicult.it/the-agency/how-the-agency-works/





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Kimchi & Chips - Lit Tree
http://www.digicult.it/agency/kimchi-and-chips-lit-tree/

A conversation between tree and people through 3D light patterns using the tree’s leaves as voxels. The tree invites viewers with a choreographed cloud of light that can respond visitors motion. As visitors approach, they can explore the immediate and cryptic nature of this reaction.

Mylcon/En - Dark Star
http://www.digicult.it/agency/myliconen-dark-star/

One single location, crazy special effect and 4 actors for a peculiar travel into deep space and a reflection on the relation between man and thecnologies. Mylicon/en likes to play on the same coordinates: deep space and concrete landscape depicted by “hand made” effects.

Motomichi Nakamura
http://www.digicult.it/agency/motomichi-nakamura/

His characters seem to represent the perfect union of opposing forces like good and evil, darkness and light. Using only black, red and white graphic elements, jolts of razor sharp editing, combined with a minimalist approach to design Motomichi yields maximum impact. With these elements he creates powerful visual statements about the world we live in.

Otolab - Bleeding
http://www.digicult.it/agency/otolab-bleeding/

A synaesthetic and synchronic live performance. It is based on the phenomena of retinal persistence and uses sound up to 400 bpm. Bleeding uses two screens, one of which is painted with phosphorescent pigments.

Teatrino Elettrico - Work!
http://www.digicult.it/agency/teatrino-elettrico-work/

Little machine made of home electric appliance parts, little speakers, cathodic tubes, audio and video signal mixed togheter. Sick and anti-economical circuit light-on a mini-landscape populated of strange characters. Result is a raw and rough ambient of analogic origin.

Squidsoup - Scapes
http://www.digicult.it/agency/squidsoup-scapes/

Tuned software and specifically designed sounds are used to generate a series of abstract landscapes visualised on a bespoke room-sized 3D grid of lights controlled in real time. As the sounds are played through speakers and picked up with microphones.

Telcosystems - Thrift / Semaphore
http://www.digicult.it/agency/telcosystems-semaphore-thrift/

Complex decisive processes activated by machines, both in live performances and installations, based on the collective behavior of used systems, for a new form of audiovisual production, perhaps for the first time ever in this area it is much closer to the language of films, video or sound.

Lucas Werthein - Boom Shakalaka
http://www.digicult.it/agency/lucas-werthein-boom-shakalaka/

A a game and installation allowing visitors to engage with a game using physical interfaces. A machine that has a life of its own, but can be manipulated and altered as people begin to play and exert their actions into the fantasy world


OPPORTUNITY

Digicult Membership - Find out Benefits


Deadline:
Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:55


Sorry for any crosspostings

Digicult Presents:

DIGICULT MEMBERSHIP
Find out the Benefits
http://www.digicult.it/general/support-digicult/support-digicult-membership/

Digicult is a project totally free since 2005. As many who have known us in the past years, Digicult is an ambitious project, offering a complete and dynamic critical, informational and communication online service, and requiring a daily and constant commitment. Without any help from institutions or private investors, Digicult is in constant need of support from the members of its community, its readership and its fans.
Membership

Digicult membership will allow you to deepen your knowledge of new media art and connect you more closely to the field. Membership comes with tools and resources as well as the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve lent a great measure of support to an indipendent organization.

/// BASIC MEMBERSHIP - BENEFITS INCLUDE:

- Digimag Pdf past issues archive (from issue 51 until issue 72)

/// INTERMEDIATE MEMBERSHIP - BENEFITS INCLUDE:

- Digimag Pdf past issues archive (from issue 51 until issue 72)
- Monthly membership to the new magazine and journal Digimag (e-book format). For more informations, visit our online store and the new online library

/// ADVANCED MEMBERSHIP - BENEFITS INCLUDE:

- Digimag Pdf past issues archive (from issue 51 until issue 72)
- Monthly membership to the new magazine and journal Digimag (e-book format). For more informations, visit our online store and the new online library
- Lessons (Pdf format) archive + artists critical index from the class “Digital Art, Design & Culture: the Digicult critical overview”
- Updates regarding professional calls sent to Digicult on a regularly basis
- Pass and discounts to festivals, museums and institutions that have established partnership with Digicult

For more informations, please write to redazione@digicult.it


EVENT

Digicult Support Campaign 2012. 5,000 Euro goal


Dates:
Mon Oct 15, 2012 00:00 - Mon Dec 31, 2012

Donate with PayPal or Credit Card payment systems:

http://www.digicult.it/general/support-digicult/

Watch & Share the promo video: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml9xtVWoDmU

Supporta la campagna in Italiano:

http://www.digicult.it/it/general/support-digicult/

Make a Donation

Since 2005, Digicult has been a cultural platform that examines the impact of digital technologies and sciences on art, design, culture and contemporary society.

As many who have known us in the past years, Digicult is an ambitious project, offering a complete and dynamic critical, informational and communication online service, and requiring a daily and constant commitment. Without any help from institutions or private investors, Digicult is in constant need of support from the members of its community, its readership and its fans.

We need a concrete help that will assist us in facing administration expenses and the daily labour required to take care of our future, our successive steps, the projects to come. Our aim is to offer to you an increasingly exciting platform and an instrument of analysis and research progressively more effective and up-to-date.

Make a contribution to help us reach our 5,000 Euro goal, which is essential to cover all the expenses we have had to develop the new platform and services, and to support also our operation over the next year!

That means if 500 people give 10,00 Euro in the next weeks we can do it – If you've been holding back, we need you to give now (using Paypal or Credit Card payments)!

What is the Campaign for

Nowadays, Digicult is based on the active participation of over 50 professionals that represent an national and international wide Network of journalists, critics, curators, artists, theorists, and professionals. Digicult is a Cultural Association in the field of contemporary creativity and cultural avant-gardes, dedicated to the research at the crossroad between technologies, sciences and tactical use of media.

Digicult has just initiated the development of a new sustainable economy based on web 2.0 and networking strategies, operating independently and autonomously from any form of institutional or private support. To reach this target, in the last 6 months we have developed a brand new online platform, for a deeper online navigation experience within all our contents. More than 2000 articles produced in recent years by Digicult, are collected in its archive section and ex former Digimag part of the website (http://www.digicult.it/media/digimag-e-magazine/): interviews to the protagonists of the arts scene, reports from the most significant events and critical and theoretical in-depth articles related to the impact of digital technologies on the arts, design and contemporary society.

And, this is not the only news! We have also worked increasing our inner structure: a new Board is now working side by side with the Editorial Staff (http://www.digicult.it/about-us/board-and-contacts/), managing and developing web portal contents , the new Digimag Journal (http://www.digicult.it/media/journal/) critical subjects and the daily newspaper (http://paper.li/digicult/1344594329).

Parallely, we have launched the last branch of the Digicult world: the Digicult Publishing whose goal is to be more active in the publication of the Digimag magazine, critical and theoretical essays, university theses, publications edited in collaboration with other publishers, artists' books as well as peer-reviewed publications. In our online store, developed together with Flows (http://www.flows.tv/digicultshop), you will be able to buy our past and future issues of Digimag in e-book format. In the new online library, developed through Issuu online system (http://issuu.com/digicultlibrary), you will be able to browse and download and share all Digimag Issues past and future Pdf files. And finally, the newborn Digicult Editions service, developed on Lulu online platform (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/digiculteditions), is our dream of self-publication and print on demand philosophy.

Let’s also check out all our past communication activities and services. Now listed in a specific side of the website called “Services”, you’ll find out all media partnerships, press office opportunities, social networking strategies, newsletter services. It was created with the purpose to make clear to our partners all the Digicult online communication potentialities, to support partner’s marketing, communication and networking activities. And, do not forget to follow our curatorial projects. The Digicult Agency is come back, let’s check out the Italian and International artists included (http://www.digicult.it/agency/artists/). In the same section, you will find also a list of our past curatorships, productions, lectures and education activities

How to support Digicult and receive benefits

Donate now!


http://www.digicult.it/general/support-digicult/
The simplest way to support Digicult. it is a system conceived using the FLOSS system of funding as a model. it is a free choice to fund an project independent and autonomous from any institutional or private funds.

Membership

http://www.digicult.it/general/support-digicult/support-digicult-membership/
Digicult membership will allow you to deepen your knowledge of new media art and connect you more closely to the field. Membership comes with tools and resources as well as the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve lent a great measure of support to an independent organization.

Digicult Cultural Association

http://www.digicult.it/general/support-digicult/support-digicult-cultural-association/
Like any cultural association, Digicult offers the possibility to become a member. Once the transaction is done, the new member of the association will receive an e-mail containing a copy of the regulation with the date of subscription.

Subscription for Organizations


http://www.digicult.it/general/support-digicult/support-digicult-organizations/
Organizational Subscriptions are group memberships structured and priced for institutional communities such as universities, art schools, art centres, museums and libraries. Pricing is based upon the estimated number of users who will be accessing Digicult, and not necessarily the size of the entire institution. Many of our current subscribers generally base this estimation on the size of a relevant department or school.

Thank you for your continued support. 


Sincerely,
Marco Mancuso (Digicult founder and director)