A famous architect and a no less renowned group of activists participate to what is probably the best section of the itinerant European Biennial of Contemporary Art. Hop on the pirate bus!
A telephony-based memorial to the people who have died as a result of the ‘coltan wars’ in the Congo. Coltan is mined for an essential component of mobile phones that is now more valuable than gold
Two site-specific projects at the Contemporary Art Space in Castellon engage with the theme of ‘remodeled spaces and minimal interventions.’ One is a semi-transparent space for mediation, the other is a community of plants
Everyone will tell you that the quality of art you can see or buy at the 798 art area in Beijing is getting scarcer by the day. Yet, the ex-factory district remains a unique and irresistible place. There’s even a new media art gallery
Bright catalogs the state of the art of illumination and its use in architecture, design and interactive installations. Some projects are so astonishing that you forget the building underneath the light show, others act more as subtle enhancement of a building or environment
Beer and lemonade, shampoo, medicine, munitions, cardiac valves, car paint and brake discs, matches, desserts and bubblegum, pills, bread, etc. Over three years, Christien Meindertsma tracked the products made from parts or even tiny particles of pigs. Her quest provided her with 187 products and led her to a tattoo artist, dentist, farmer and weapon specialist
The International Symposium on Electronic Art takes place biannually in various cities throughout the world. This year, the main exhibition features 16 works developed specifically for ISEA2008 by international and local artists. Priscilla Bracks reports from Singapore
Banquete_nodos y redes presents more than 30 Spanish digital and interactive works that critically and creatively explore the notion of Network as a shared matrix, not just from a technological perspective but also from a socio-cultural perspective
Biophionitos generates artificial life using a system similar to the zoetrope, an early animation device that produces an illusion of action from a rapid succession of static pictures. Horacio González, Paola Guimerans and Igor González added to the old invention a touch of Processing and a whiff of Arduino
5 solo exhibitions balancing between entertainment and desolation, decibels and prayers, high-tech and chaos, as the continuation of a program testing the notion of the elasticity of art which started at the Palais de Tokyo with Five Billion Years
An exhibition in Turin challenged 11 architectural studio to design a prison cell and from then on engage in a reflection about the prison system and its corollaries: the restriction of freedom, human rights, instruments of surveillance and control
I’ve been covering a few editions of the Interactivos? workshops so far and have usually focused on a couple of my favourite projects. Today however, i thought i’d ask two of the workshop leaders/teachers to give us a broader overview of the workshops, how they evolve, why certain directions are being taken, what the mood is like over these two intense weeks of work, etc.
Inspired on the first visualization and optical devices from XVIII century, this optical instrument shows an interactive panorama of pollution and trash that surrounds us
The last two themes of the Beijing exhibition are questioning technologically-mediated reality and tackling the issues raised by the network
Beijing is the capital of media arts this month. Among the events organized is a show which has been dubbed “the biggest exhibition of new media art in the world.” That’s the kind of superlative that rubs me the wrong way. The exhibition nevertheless turned out to be a wonderful panorama of contemporary media art practice
The latest installation of Dutch wonder artist Marnix de Nijs spectacularly recreates a visual and dynamic body experience of the city of Florence. Jump on the treadmill and walk through its 3D cobbled streets…
Swedish artist Albin Karlsson works with time and makes beautiful installations which steadily change their environment or themselves in the process.
The gallery asked Santiago Sierra, Alicia Framis, Elmgreen and Dragset and James Casebere to reflect on the issue and be as caustic as ever
An augmented reality device to visualize nodes of free access to wi-fi networks in the city but also the intimate links existing between urban space and virtual communication connections
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In a project that addresses the problem of future human food production and the ongoing consequences of the breeding, manipulation and mistreatment of plant and animal species, corn seeds are submitted to a new, broad educational curriculum
Native American girls attacked by spaceships, spaceships assaulted by cavemen, textile carcasses, military equipments, and cargo a gogo
A traveling exhibition featuring thirteen recent artworks that use private information as raw material and subject matter
A robot is dreaming, others are struggling to make a decision, an elevator appears to be self-aware and a vintage radio relentlessly searches for God. Welcome to the world of Fernando Orellana
Play is being reformed and reversed; it embodies social and political acts and issues; it becomes a tool for activism; it mingles the virtual and the real; it revitalizes other disciplines; play can be misused and exploited; while stereotypes are challenged, questions are raised and different understandings are offered
A video of Casey Reas’ talk last week and some goodies from theverymany
Videos, models, original drawings, inflatables from a group of experimental architects and critical artists who had more stamina and attitude than the Rolling Stones themselves
An exhibition of media art works which invites us to consider the brain as a site for interpretation, for scientific and philosophical debates, for examining our relationship to the world – and for questioning our common sense.
An exhibition in Hasselt looks at the relationship between people and their spatial environment, art and technology.
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Mary Flanagan’s Giant Joystick
Featuring Critical Art Ensemble’s video Immolation and The Office of Experiments investigation into truth serums
Quirky robotic deer, moose, and zebra robotic trophies raise questions about human-animal relationship but also about the future integration of robots in our society
The exhibition invited visitors to look at the relationship between the artist, the artwork and themselves, in the light of the latest discoveries in the neurological sciences about the human brain and its effects on the emotions
A conversation with hackitectura.net about new ways of using “situation rooms” to empower the action of social networks, rather than central powers. “How could situation rooms enhance distributed control? How could they be used to generate socially useful knowledge and to increase coordination between social movements?”
How Gordon Pask’s 1953 Musicolour Machine and Cedric Price’s proposed Fun Palace and Generator seeked to strategically deploy boredom as impetus for interaction.
3 artists had a peak in the Museum of Technology’s storage facility in Stockholm and tried to position this technological cultural heritage in relation to their own artistic expression
A visit to the Cloaca retrospective at the Casino de Luxembourg. How works of art can mechanically produce other works of art that some might want to flush down the loo
The exhibition presents artistic projects founded on progressive ecological models. Besides, the show examines the role of art and new media over and above science, technology, and ecoactivism
4 curators introduce new emergent talent from Japan while juxtaposing their works alongside influential Japanese artists from the 1960s and 1970s
Living in Babylon (BAC! part 1) One of the most striking and enchanting pieces i saw at BAC!, […]