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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OPPORTUNITY

Digimag Journal. Call for papers: "Places and Spaces". Extended Deadline: 31 August 2012


Deadline:
Fri Aug 31, 2012 00:00


DIGIMAG JOURNAL

Call for papers: “Places and Spaces”

Extended Deadline: 31 August 2012

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

Digicult is inviting proposals for the first issue of the new Digimag Journal, especially from individuals active in the fields of digital art, design and culture: curators, critics, hackers, fabbers, creative producers, lab managers, activists, designers, theorists, independent and academic writers, scholars, artists, etc.

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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).

These groundbreaking practices span visual art and design, science and technology innovation, social studies and politics, ecology and economy, music and architecture. The context where they take place is hybrid: hacklabs and bureau of research; mailing lists; virtual and physical exhibition spaces; media centers and museums.

This call for contributions wishes to assess these emergent places of innovations and this rich proliferation of research, critical thinking and radical praxis based on horizontal cooperation, by addressing the history, present and future, of projects developed to contribute, support, search, create and spread creativity and innovation using Media and digital technologies.

http://www.digicult.it/news/digimag-journal-places-spaces-extended-deadline-31-august-2012/


DISCUSSION

Remix between DIY and aesthetics.Time-based work by André Gonçalves



Digicult Articles:

Remix between DIY and aesthetics. Time-based work by André Gonçalves

an essay by Ana Carvalho
http://www.digicult.it/news/16961-2/

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The practices of re-combination and repetition of pre-existent material that we call remixing, nowadays detached from its musical roots, combined with other apropriative methods, and expanded to image, text and to the combinatory possibilities across all media, is defined, in generic terms, by the creative production based on the actions of cut, copy and paste[1].

Remix carries within itself values about intellectual property and ethics related to the exchange and sharing of content, experience and expertise. Remixing implies collecting, re-contextualizing by re-combining data and its meanings. In performance, the remixed combination becoms momentariry and ephemeral.

In this text I will trace a parallel between the actions of remixing content/data and actions of hacking technology (hardware) in a way that expresses recombination as a creative process that brings the new to existence. This text is part of a series of ongoing written exercises on live audiovisual performative practices at their intersection with other art practices and other areas of knowledge.

http://www.digicult.it/news/16961-2/


OPPORTUNITY

Digimag Journal: Call for Papers "Places and Spaces"


Deadline:
Tue Jul 31, 2012 00:00

DIGIMAG JOURNAL || "PLACES AND SPACES"
International Call for Papers
Deadline: July 31, 2012


Call: http://www.digicult.it/call-for-papers/
Guidelines: http://www.digicult.it/guidelines-for-authors/
Journal: http://www.digicult.it/journal/

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Call for papers: “Places and Spaces”

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).

These groundbreaking practices span visual art and design, science and technology innovation, social studies and politics, ecology and economy, music and architecture. The context where they take place is hybrid: hacklabs and bureau of research; mailing lists; virtual and physical exhibition spaces; media centers and museums.

This call for contributions wishes to assess these emergent places of innovations and this rich proliferation of research, critical thinking and radical praxis based on horizontal cooperation, by addressing the history, present and future, of projects developed to contribute, support, search, create and spread creativity and innovation using Media and digital technologies.

The call considers, but is not limited to, the following questions:


- How have the reciprocal relationship between spaces, research and creative/artistic processes been transformed? Is it possible to map the historical contexts that gave rise to spaces involved in creative practices based on Media?

- How to describe, from a critical perspective, the tension between public and private, institutional and independent space?

- What kind of economies have emerged from these spaces working with new media creative practices? What are the links (if any) between these spaces and contemporary art, culture markets and immaterial culture and the city? The institutionalization of independent spaces and their long term development has been in most cases supported by public fundings. Given the recent cuts, what new strategies of survival are available?

- How has Media culture affected mainstream culture and its spaces? And in turn, how have spaces been affected by issues of production and dissemination of art and knowledge? Are there new objectives and strategies to be followed by spaces and institutions involved in these fields?

- What spaces could (and can today) be considered most relevant to the development of production, exhibition, research and archiving of Media Art? How are methodologies and practices of archiving, preserving and disseminating Media Art evolved? What displaying techniques created by institutional and independent spaces can be considered the most significant and experimental?

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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 full manuscripts (Max. 5000 words + 200 words for the abstract), books and events reviews and interviews (1000 to 2000 words) to: journal@digicult.it

a) Deadline for submission of full article for consideration: July 31 2012

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

c) correct captions for images

d) please follow the guidlines

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, Bertram Niessen 
(Digicult Editorial Board)


EVENT

Digicult: the new platform is online


Dates:
Mon Jun 04, 2012 16:25 - Tue Jun 04, 2019

Sorry for any crosspostings

DIGICULT 3.0 IS READY
WE ARE ONLINE WITH THE NEW PLATFORM
http://www.digicult.it/

Finally, after so much time and such hard work, the new platform is ready. A new website to better browse all our old contents and to deeply share the new ones: interviews, essays, reports, calls, books, news & more. The Archive of our past projects, curatorships and partnerships, and an overview to new online and offline Services. The launch of 3 new activities: the Digimag Journal, the Digicult Agency and the Online Publishing service. Let's check our new Board, the Editorial Staff, our Partners, the Artists involved and the Network Authors profiles. Any feedbacks and comments will be welcome, and thanks for your never ending support.

More news about the first Call for Papers by the new Digimag Journal, soon. Stay tuned...

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Since 2005, Digicult has been a cultural platform that examines the impact of digital technologies and sciences on the arts, design, culture and contemporary society. Marco Mancuso, critic, teacher and curator, founded and currently directs Digicult, 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 was born to give voice and visibility to a new generation of interdisciplinary authors, expand their circuits into an international context, and simultaneously break the existing inflexible publishing rules of the press, by exploiting potentialities of the Web, and its free networks in order to grow, to survive and to spread.

Currently, Digicult is a web platform updated daily by its editorial staff whose main activity is based on the collection and publication of news of events, festivals, meetings, workshops and exhibitions at the international level, announcements and calls for artists, researchers and professionals, book publications, presentations of artistic and research projects. In addition, it produces 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. More than 2000 articles (interviews, reports and insights) produced in recent years by Digicult, are collected in its archive section collecting its content by author names and specific issues, providing a unique online resource for researchers, academics, scholars or simply enthusiasts.

In recent years, Digicult has given special importance to the creation of an internal circuit of professionals and an external network of contacts and professional relationships with artists, designers, schools, festivals, publishers, galleries, museums, media centers and institutions dealing with research, development, production, and exposition of creativity through digital technologies. So, using specific communication tools such as the Web Platform, the Newsletter Service and Social Networks, Digicult provides several support activities to facilitate online communication and media partnerships for cultural and artistic events. Working also as a of press office, Digicult is able to furnish media coverage of events and to develope special editorial projects with external partners.

The Digicult Agency promotes and organizes the work of selected international media and A/V artists, presenting their work in Europe and worldwide. In the last years, Digicult has been having the possibility to collaborate with national and international partners, working with art and cultural institutions, festivals and events, media centers, art galleries and exhibitions, schools and academies and online platforms. Working side by side with all its partners, Digicult Agency has been developing exhibitions and concerts, special events, workshops, lectures and screenings, seminars and round tables, involving also the Digicult Network members and their backgrounds, theoretical studies and professional experiences. This international Digicult Network is made of selected professionals and academics, such as educators, journalists, curators, artists, theorists, practioners and critics, with a track record of research, academic and professional practice in the fields of contemporary digital arts, design and culture.

Today Digicult is a Cultural Association with an Editorial Board (Marco Mancuso, Lucrezia Cippitelli, Bertram Niessen, Roberta Buiani & Claudia D'Alonzo) and an Editorial Staff (Alessandra Saviotti, Silvia Bertolotti & Giulia Tonucci), working 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; it is currently engaged in developing a new production strategy, Digicult Publishing, whose goal is to be more active in the publication of 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 publication with institutional partners.

All these activities have allowed Digicult to initiate the development of a new sustainable economy, operating independently and autonomously from any form of institutional or private support.
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Marco Mancuso | Digicult Director
Critic, Curator and Professor
http://www.digicult.it


EVENT

IDENTITA’ AFFAMATE/HUNGRY IDENTITIES


Dates:
Fri Apr 13, 2012 20:00 - Fri Apr 13, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

After having taken Milan by storm, during one of the most important events in the food industry in Italy, our hunger doesn’t stop there, on the contrary, it grows and is infectious. Identità Affamate (Hungry Identities), the most recent work by artist Franca Formenti, mixes art, food and activism, and will be part of the UMAMI: Food and Art Festival www.umamifestival.org, taking place from 12th to 17th April in New York.

The artist has been invited to present one of her videos of her previous performance entitled Beggar’s Food - Ho fame/Hai fame? (I’m Hungry/Are You Hungry?) (2010, www.foodpower.it) and will take the opportunity to entice taste buds and brain cells by getting the public and chefs involved in the game of Identità Affamate attempts to emphasise the differences between hunger and gluttony, concentrating on fragmented identities in urban settings and inviting New York chefs to contribute to the project. Identità Affamate will give:

1 Fork to the chef who will accept to offer a taste of his/her own cuisine to a member of the public who could normally never afford to sit at a “starred” table;

2 Forks to the chef who will accept to spoon feed that member of the public;

3 Forks to the chef who will accept to cook with the member of the public;
The people involved will be asked to talk about the food they have tasted. The action will be videotaped.

In anticipation of the event in New York, here are the videos of the first event during Gourmand Identities (February 2012)

Chef Paolo Donei
With gluttony you eat with your eyes
(hungry identity G.N.)


Chef Lorenzo Cogo
Hunger is something that we still have to experience 100%
(L. Cogo)


Chef Christian Puglisi
Gluttony is gluttony is something else entirely...
(hungry identity V.N.)


www.identitaffamate.it
Concept: Franca Formenti

info@identitaffamate.it
+39 3406793582
skype: franca.formenti
Press: pressmail@digicult.it