Posts for June 2008

Digicult: Digimag 35/June08_English Version Online


Digicult presents:
DIGIMAG 35 / JUNE 2008
The english version of Digimag, Digicult monthly e-magazine of digital culture and electronic arts, is available online
You can read all the past articles and issues in the Archive section here:
- MARC GARRET & RUTH CATLOW by Marco Mancuso
- THEODORE WATSON - by Marco Mancuso
- MARIANNE WEEMS - by Annamaria Monteverdi
- BORIS DEBACKERE - by Lucrezia Cippitelli
- ANDERS WEBERG - by Valentina Tanni
- KOAN01+OOTCHIO - by Giulia Simi
- SONAR 2008 - by Alessandro Massobrio
- OFFF LISBONA - by Barbara Sansone
- TTV FESTIVAL - by Silvia Scaravaggi
- MULTIVERSITY - by Marco Baravalle
- DEGRADARTE - by Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico
- A SHOW ABOUT FRIENDSHIP - by Massimo Schiavoni
- WE ARE NOT ALONE - PART 2 - by Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico
- THE GRIEFERS - by Monica Ponzini
- Marco Mancuso - Bit International Exhibition - Zkm Karlsruhe
- Virginia Cavalletti, Francesca Magnaghi, Ornella Pesenti, Chiara Resmini
DIGICULT is a cultural project involved in digital culture and electronic arts. The DIGICULT project is directed by Marco Mancuso and based on the active participation of 40 professional people about, who represent a wide Italian network of journalists, curators, artists and critics working in the field of electronic culture and digital art. And on a multitude of updated strategies around new media communication, web 2.0 and networking activities. Translated in english, DIGICULT is today a web portal updated daily with news and , but it's also the editor of the monthly magazine DIGIMAG, discussing with a critic and journalistic approach, about net art, hacktivism, video art, electronica, audio video, interaction design, artificial intelligence, new media, software art, performing art.


Originally posted on Recent Discuss Posts by Redazione Digicult

June 27: Interactivos? workshop and public skill-share begins


Interactivos?: Better Than the Real Thing
Dates: June 27 -- July 12, 12 -- 6PM
Location: Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St., NYC
Cost: Free
Stay tuned for the official Interactivos? project website launch!

Join Eyebeam daily between June 27 and July 12, from 12 -- 6PM to witness the transformation of Eyebeam's main space into a lab for the creation of interactive art projects.

From an open-call, Eyebeam selected nine new projects to be realized by artists from around the world, with the collaboration of Eyebeam resident artists and fellows and over two dozen very skilled artists, engineers, musicians, programmers, designers, and hackers (also selected from an open call). The projects investigate interactivity in all of its forms, and usually feature a mix of hardware tinkering, software coding, and conceptual hacking.

During the intensive two-week Interactivos? workshop, the lab will be open and the public are welcome to drop in, see the artists and collaborators at work, and participate in discussions, critiques, and other social activities investigating interactivity in the context of this year's Interactivos? theme: the blurry line between the real and the fake. A full schedule of events will follow. On July 12 the lab will be transformed into an exhibition, Double Take, which will be on view through August 9.

Interactivos? was initiated two years ago by the Medialab-Prado program and the Madrid City Council. This is the first time it has taken place outside Spain.

The full list of projects can be found here: and an additional Interactivos? project website will be launched during the next two weeks.


Originally posted on Eyebeam News by bexta

Announcing: Net Aesthetics 2.0 Panel MP3


For those who were unable to attend the Net Aesthetics 2.0 panel at the New Museum on June 6th (or watch the webcast), we now have an MP3 of the talk available online. Over the past month, the panel has generated active (and heated) discussion on Rhizome's boards, on topics such as net art versioning, the "epic" in net art, surf blogs, and the definition of net art.

Big thanks to Billy Rennekamp for his help with the recording