In the controversial contemporary reality the online platform “Esse, Nosse, Posse: Common Wealth for Common People” focuses on “posse”, on the mode of production and being not only of the creators presented within this context but of all the contributors of today’s common wealth , as well as on the possibilities of re-appropriation of knowledge that may occur only through knowledge itself
Users’ endeavors, like glittering star backgrounds, photos of cute kittens and rainbow gradients, are mostly derided as kitsch or in the most extreme cases, postulated as the end of culture itself. In fact this evolving vernacular, created by users for users, is the most important, beautiful and misunderstood language of new media
The Iraqi born artist, who gained worldwide fame in 2007 with his performance Domestic Tension (aka. Shoot an Iraqi), explained why media art has the potential to contribute to a discussion about today’s most burning political and social issues
Hans Bernhard on why UBERMORGEN.COM are not activists, but ‘actionists – in the communicative and experimental tradition of viennese actionism – performing in the global media, communication and technology networks’
Positions in flux: On the changing role of the artist and institution in the networked society (intro)
The symposium ‘Positions in flux’ focused on some of the major parameters for the current and future development of contemporary art. In particular it aimed to reflect on the aspect of cultural sustainability of art projects, art and technology initiatives and art curating
What happens when we are “tagging” , “posting” and “sharing” our experiences and opinions in platforms such as those of Facebook, YouTube, flickr or del.icio.us? Are we really connecting and interacting or are we also forming the content and the structure of the social web itself?
What happens to your online profile after you die? Do you want it to remain online, so friends can leave a message in your memory? Or do you prefer having it deleted, so no confusion can arise about your death? These questions are the inspiration for the new exhibition Ik R.I.P., the third in the series about self-representation on the internet.
It seems that i’ll be part of the ars electronica jury this year in the Digital Communities category. As such i’m invited to recommend projects. I might have a couple of ideas but i thought that some of you could help me out with ideas and suggestions
The winner of the fifth edition has been announced today at 2 pm, it’s the subversive and much-talked about EKMRZ-Trilogy by UBERMORGEN.COM
When a snuff movie for mouse and cursor meets a sewing machine and a paper shredder all they can talk about is the effect that a symbolic death in a computer game can have in the physical space
How are people’s lives being affected by online games and what is the role of real world ethics and behaviour codes in such virtual spaces?
A traveling exhibition featuring thirteen recent artworks that use private information as raw material and subject matter
Jose Luis de Vicente invited Manuel Lima from Visual Complexity as well as the ueber-talented Santiago Ortiz and Aaron Koblin to discuss the beauty of data
I talked with the director of a documentary which explores the life of young people in China who earn a living by playing online games for 10 to 12 hours a day, and produce virtual goods which are sold to richer gamers all over the world for real money.
There’s art in Second Life, it just took me a couple of years to realize it
Marisa’s work combine performance, video, sound, drawing, and installation to address intersections of pop culture and the cultural history of technology, as they effect the voice, power, and persona
Despite the negative press, SL’s user base tripled and continues attracting about a half million new sign-ups a month. How can this possibly be happening?
Eric Rodenbeck on why information visualization is becoming more than a set of tools and technologies and techniques to understand large data sets. It is emerging as a medium in its own right, with a wide range of expressive potential
Aram Bartholl’s exploration of the way the network data space steps into our everyday life
Being aware of the current environmental crisis doesn’t mean being able to comprehend its extent and complexity. A few words with Brooke Singer and Michael Mandiberg
From Napoleon’s campaign in Russia to teenagers’ heartbreaks. Jose Luis de Vicente tells you all you ever wanted to know about data visualization
Alessandro Ludovico is a media critic and editor in chief of Neural magazine. He also collaborate on art projects which have toured the world such as Amazon Noir and Google Eat Itself.
A Spanish language portal proposes a vote in the US presidential elections for the millions of (il)legal Mexicans who currently live and work in the United States
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My Google Search History: Disturbing. By Albertine Meunier.
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After the GP4, a player that uses the earth as a disc and its portable version the G-POD, […]
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Packet Garden, developed by Julian Oliver, captures information about how you use the internet and uses it to […]
eRiceCooker, by Annina Rüst, tracks Internet news about genetically modified rice. Whenever there is a new report about […]
During two weeks four avatars in flesh and blood will attend your orders at the Mediamatic gallery in […]
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