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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Stand By: Service Announcement - New platform online in April


Dates:
Wed Mar 21, 2012 17:20 - Sun Apr 15, 2012

Sorry for any crosspostings:

DIGICULT STAND BY: SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
NEW PLATFORM ONLINE IN APRIL
http://www.digicult.it/en/2012/LetterStandBy.asp

The most loyal among our readers will have surely noticed something was going on. For several weeks the publication of articles and updates on the Digicult portal, as well as our activities on social networks, have interrupted their schedule.

The reason is simple: we are working on the new platform!

A brand new website, developed and improved on the graphic aspects, but especially when navigating the huge amount of content that have been created in this significant adventure that has lasted 6 long years.

An operation that has been wondering in the air for several months now, daughter of constantly more urgent editorial needs and the determination to offer our readers an always better cultural tool, continuosly updating, according to the dictates of Web 2.0. This is a project that may be an important reference point for professionals, critics, curators, artists, designers, researchers and enthusiasts.

For this reason a beautiful chapter closes, leaving space to open another, again, that will take shape in the coming month of April. The reasons that lead us to develop what, in our intention is a quantum leap, are essentially linked to the desire to give birth to a cultural project, definitelly more complex and qualitatively better than what has been produced until now.

This happens always with strong independence from institutions and private investors. A project that we like to call "cultural activism", innervated permanently within the international circuit. A project that soon will require your help.

With the publication of the English version of Digimag n. 72 of March, our monthly magazine will go on standby.

The contents of the classic magazine (interviews, reports and theoretical studies) will become part of the portal Digicult, which will always be produced by our network of authors and with the contributions of a real editorial structure. To this will be added the usual news, reports on books and theoretical texts, professional calls, a range of Self Publishing services and editorial collaborations that will increase the cultural proposal of Digicult.

The main intention is to transform Digimag in a Journal, with real call for papers, to follow directly from our Board, open to the entire global community of "media studies". A new publishing project, on a quarterly basis, with an even larger capacity.

Without forgetting the usual curatorial consulting, communication and agency activities. In fact, gradually we will start again the collaboration with artists and professionals in the Network, promoting their work within the international circuit of festivals, media centers, galleries and cultural spaces that Digicult has been able to create in the course of these last, rich years.

We ask you to be patient for a little while. If we are silent, it is to be then much noisier than before. Let's wait for us....

Marco Mancuso
Executive Director


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transmediale 2k12: The Whole "Reportage"


Dates:
Tue Mar 06, 2012 15:55 - Tue Apr 03, 2012

Sorry for any crosspostings

Digicult presents:

TRANSMEDIALE 2K12: THE WHOLE "REPORTAGE"
http://www.digicult.it/en/2012/TransmedialeReport.asp
http://www.transmediale.de/

In the era of the apparent and inexorable (dis)integration between man and machine and the inevitable absorption of media universe into the connective meta-media, someone feels the need to focus on the breaks rather than on the multiple and simultaneous processes of simulate synthesis and real-time embedding.This is the attempt of the 25th edition oftTrasmediale "In/compatible", whose title clearly shows that still there is a part of residual in the network-numerical-policy paradigm that several users/ global citizens are experiencing from a psychic-pragmatic point of view.

transmediale 2012:Intro
The principle of incompatibility and the bet on the rest
http://www.digicult.it/En/2012/TransmedialeIntro.asp

transmediale 2012: Exhibition
Dark Drives. Uneasy energies in Technological Times
http://www.digicult.it/En/2012/TransmedialeExhibition.asp

transmediale 2012: Screening
Unusual pictures for unusual times
http://www.digicult.it/En/2012/TransmedialeScreening.asp

transmediale 2012: Symposium
in/compatible systems, publics, aesthetics
http://www.digicult.it/En/2012/TransmedialeConferences.asp

transmediale 2012: reSource
A partisan account
http://www.digicult.it/En/2012/TransmedialeReSource.asp

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TRANSMEDIALE 2K12: IL "REPORTAGE" COMPLETO
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/
http://www.transmediale.de/

Nell'era dell'apparente e inesorabile (dis)integrazione tra uomo e macchina e dell'inevitabile assorbimento dell'universo mediale in quello meta-connettivo, qualcuno sente l'esigenza di porre lo sguardo sulle rotture piuttosto che sui processi multipli e simultanei tipici di quei processi di simulate synthesys o di real-time embedding, così frequenti e ramificati nella società contemporanea. Ad esempio, la 25ima edizione del festival transmediale 2k12 è stata caratterizzata da un titolo, In/compatible, che ha mostrato chiaratamente quanto ci sia di residuale nel paradigma network-numero-programmazione, di cui gran parte degli users / cittadini nel mondo stanno facendo esperienza da un punto di vista psico-fisico.

transmediale 2012:Intro
Incompatibilità e la scommessa sul resto
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2279

transmediale 2012: Exhibition
Uneasy energies in Technological Times
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2282

transmediale 2012: Screening
Unusual pictures for unusual times
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2285

transmediale 2012: Symposium
in/compatible systems, publics, aesthetics
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2278

transmediale 2012: reSource
A partisan account
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2275

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Marco Mancuso
Digicult Director, Critic & Curator
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Professor at Naba & IED, Milan
Visiting Professor at Transmedia, Brussels
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Digimag 71 - February 2012: The International Issue is online


Dates:
Mon Feb 27, 2012 13:15 - Mon Mar 26, 2012

Digicult presents:

DIGIMAG 71 - FEBRUARY 2012
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/

Chief Executive & Director: Marco Mancuso
Board & Management Commitee: Lucrezia Cippitelli, Bertram Niessen, Claudia D'Alonzo, Roberta Buiani

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"Women have been historically labeled as both nurturing and dangerous, both goddess and whore. I like representing both the softness of the Vergin Mary and the fierceness of the Goddess Kali by decorating the naked female body with razor blades. Also, for me there is a way to reach the sublime by taking the risk of being vulnerable. My body is a physical vehicle that currently can bring me to this level of ecstasy and that is vulnerable to death and decay."

Carrie Mae Rose in "The Sublime and the Vulnerable. Th art of Carrie Mae Rose" by Zoe Romano

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[INTERVIEWS]:

PERSPECTIVE DIZZINESS. FRANCOIS VOGEL'S IMAGES
Txt: Giulia Simi - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2271

KRISTOFFER GANSING. TALKING ABOUT TRANSMEDIALE 2012
Txt: Marco Mancuso - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2269

THE SUBLIME AND THE VULNERABLE. THE ART OF CARRIE MAE ROSE
Txt: Zoe Romano - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2261

MARTA DE MENEZES. BIO-ART SYSTEM ANALYSIS
Txt: Jamie Ferguson - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2264

ANSTAM. AN UNPREDICTABLE SOUND JOURNEY
Txt: Claudia Galal - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2262

ISRAELI CENTER FOR DIGITAL ART. IL LATO MEDIORENTALE DELL'ARTE
Txt: Silvia Bertolotti - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2266

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[ESSAYS]:

THE TOTAL ARTIST. ARTS OF STAGE AND MUSIC
Txt: Ana Carvalho - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2258

THE TRANSFORMATION OF CURATING: THREE TERMS
Txt: Alfredo Cramerotti - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2267

ENTER THE VOID. DIRECTOR'S CUT
Txt: Fabrizio Fogliato - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2270

DETACHED FROM YOURSELF. THUS UNDER CONTROL- PART 1
Txt: Mauro Arrighi - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2260

BIO (ELETTROMAGNETISMI) E CORPO IMMATERIALE
Txt: Emanuele Andreoli - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2268

THOMAS FEUERSTEIN: BIO DECEPTION, THE REALIZATION OF AN IDEA
Txt: Laura Capuozzo - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2265

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[REPORTS]:

THE INFLUENCERS 2012. WAR THROUGH ART
Txt: Barbara Sansone - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2263

"DRAWING THE INVISIBLE". URBAN TRANSCRIPTS 2011
Txt: Eugenia Fratzeskou - http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2259

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[THE DIGICULT PROJECT]:

From 2005, Digicult has being an online/offline cultural and editorial platform which focuses on the impact of new technologies and sciences on art, design, culture and contemporary society. Founded and directed by Marco Mancuso, is now based on the active participation of quite 50 professional people, who represent a wide international Network of journalists, curators, artists, theorists, practioneers and critics. Digicult is also the editor of the monthly magazine Digimag, which focuses on some cultural, productive and artistic issues like: internet & networks, hacking & hacktivism, video art & experimental cinema, sound art & electrinic music, audiovideo and live media, design & architecture, art & science, new media & social media, software art & generative art, performing art & interactive dance, with a strong critic and journalistic approach

[BOARD & MANAGEMENT COMMITEE]:

Marco Mancuso (Professor at Naba Academy of Milan, Visiting Professor at Transmedia School of Brussels) ; Claudia D'Alonzo (International Doctorship in Audiovisual Studies, University of Udine) ; Bertram Niessen (Researcher at Sociology Deparment of Statale University Milan - Bicocca) ; Lucrezia Cippitelli (Phd at Sapienza University Rome and Professor at Fine Arts Academy of L'Aquila) ; Roberta Buiani

[DIRECTION & STAFF]:

Marco Mancuso (Chief Executive & Director) ; Claudia D'Alonzo (Press Office) ; Fabio Franchino (Technical Consultancy) ; Paolo Ceresatto, Martina Panelli, Giulia Tonucci, Silvia Bertolotti, Maria Cidonelli, Nicole Brioschi (Editorial Staff) ; Joanna Szlauderbach (Agency Manager) ; Paolo Borsatti (Service Designer) ; Laurea Magistrale in Traduzione Specialistica, Università IULM di Milano (Website Translations) ; Stefano Avola, Andrea Cariello, Valentina Venegoni (Translations) ; Eugenia Fratzeskou (International & Academic Networks & Cooperation Consultant)

[AUTHORS]:

Tatiana Bazzichelli ; Bertram Niessen ; Teresa De Feo ; Luigi Ghezzi ; Giulia Baldi ; Domenico Quaranta ; Massimo Schiavoni ; Monica Ponzini ; Valentina Tanni ; Silvia Bianchi ; Lucrezia Cippitelli ; Claudia D'Alonzo; Barbara Sansone ; Giulia Simi ; Silvia Scaravaggi ; Alessio Galbiati ; Antonio Caronia ; Loretta Borrelli ; Carla Langella ; Silvia Casini ; Jeremy Levine ; Herman B. Mendolicchio ; Serena Cangiano ; Micha Cardenas ; Mark Hencock ; Pasquale Napolitano ; Zoe Romano ; Enrico Pitozzi ; Eugenia Fratzeskou ; Mattia Casalegno ; Robin Peckam ; Sabina Cuccibar ; Silvia Bertolotti ; Simone Broglia ; Claudio Musso ; Claudia Maina ; Elena Biserna ; Maria Chatzichristodoulou ; Neva Pedrazzini ; Mathias Jansson ; Felipe Zuniga ; Alexandra Purcaru ; Pia Bolognesi ; Julianne Pierce ;Emanuele Andreoli ; Alessandra Saviotti ; Alfredo Cramerotti ; Martina Panelli ; Alessandra Coretti ; Nicola Bozzi ; Jamie Ferguson ; Mauro Arrighi ; Laura Capuzzo ; Giulia Tonucci ; Claudia Galal


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transmediale 2012: an interview to the new artistic director Kristoffer Gansing. The Last Question


Dates:
Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:55 - Mon Feb 27, 2012

Sorry for any crosspostings

Digicult presents:

TRANSMEDIALE 2012: AN INTERVIEW TO THE NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR KRISTOFFER GANSING
THE LAST QUESTION
http://www.digicult.it/en/2012/TransmedialeKristofferGansing.asp
by Marco Mancuso

Digicult publishes the final question and completes the interview to the transmediale 2012 new artistic director Kristoffer Gansing, made by Marco Mancuso.

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transmediale is finally coming. The 2k+12 edition of the media art, design and culture Berliner festival is running to the opening the next 31 January, taking place until 5 February at the wonderful Haus der Kulturen der Welt, one of the most important European leading centre for the contemporary arts.

Waiting for the rich program of symposia, workshops, special events, exhibitions and performances, Digicult as media partner of the event, has taken the chance to interview the new artistic director Kristoffer Gansing. I have met him at transmediale head office, at Podewil / Kulturprojekte Berlin last December. It has been the chance for a long chat about the new directions and targets of the festival and himself, his background, ideas and critical thoughts.

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transmediale 2012: an interview to the new artistic director Kristoffer Gansing. Two more questions: panels and exhibition


Dates:
Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:15 - Thu Feb 23, 2012

Sorry for any crosspostings

Digicult presents:

TRANSMEDIALE 2012: AN INTERVIEW TO THE NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR KRISTOFFER GANSING
2 OTHER QUESTIONS: PANELS AND EXHIBITION
http://www.digicult.it/en/2012/TransmedialeKristofferGansing.asp
by Marco Mancuso

Digicult continues to publish the interview to the transmediale 2012 new artistic director Kristoffer Gansing made by Marco Mancuso, at the beginning of the last week before the festival's opening. All the missing questions and answer, will be online, step by step, across the next days

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transmediale is finally coming. The 2k+12 edition of the media art, design and culture Berliner festival is running to the opening the next 31 January, taking place until 5 February at the wonderful Haus der Kulturen der Welt, one of the most important European leading centre for the contemporary arts.

Waiting for the rich program of symposia, workshops, special events, exhibitions and performances, Digicult as media partner of the event, has taken the chance to interview the new artistic director Kristoffer Gansing. I have met him at transmediale head office, at Podewil / Kulturprojekte Berlin last December. It has been the chance for a long chat about the new directions and targets of the festival and himself, his background, ideas and critical thoughts.

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