Topic: art and new media technologies

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INTERNET FESTIVAL 2012 – Shaping the Future

The future is present, October 4 to 7, 2012 in Pisa. The city is a symbol of the Italian digital age since the first degree course in computers started here in 1969, and over 50 years ago the first calculator was invented in Pisa. So it is a logical location for the 2012 edition of the Internet Festival, an important event to discover and explore the latest tendencies and developments for the future of Internet. Continue reading


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VIDEOFORMES 2013 – Video Art and Digital Culture Festival

Submissions are open for Videoformes 2013, a leading European video art and digital culture festival to be held in Clermont-Ferrand in France.
Since its inception in 1984, the festival has defined itself as a permanent observer of the newest evolution in the field, while creating a platform for the interaction of artists and the general public. Continue reading


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Of Sketchbooks and Virtual Reality

“Building virtual environments as an art activity promotes a complex opportunity to investigate the dynamics of perception and communication.” Margaret Dolinsky has been working with virtual environments since 1995, creating interactive art experiences that have been exhibited internationally including China, Japan and Austria. Interview by US correspondents James and Maria Huntley. Continue reading


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Digital art continues to reach all parts of the world

The debate between traditionalists who create with the purity of brushes and pens against the new media artists who generate artworks with anything digital technology has to offer, is expected to continue for a long time yet. Some artists from Africa, show why their artworks are classified as digital art. Continue reading


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Is this just fun with characters?

Tiago Pinto, a Portuguese Advertising Creative working in Amsterdam, had “not-so-far-from-work-stuff” personal fun with Fonts, and developed the Type Faces project. Words at Play by Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich and Matteo Bologna was another project where the fonts are used to make portraits of famous writers. Continue reading


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Outside Chapter: interactive art promoted by A plus A

The exhibition is the second half of a curatorial project born as an art exchange between the Art Academy of Hamburg (HFBK) and A plus A Slovenian Exhibition Centre in Venice. Outside Chapter wants to investigate the use of technology in the process of making an interactive art work. the theme to be explored is the concept of “serendipity”, that special feeling, a happy accident or pleasant surprise of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it. Continue reading


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Promoting Young Chinese visual artists

Focus on Talents 2012 is a project jointly organized by Today Art Museum and Martell Art Fund, aiming to continuously promote the development of Chinese contemporary art and outstanding young art talents. An article from www.culture360.org tells us more, featuring interviews to the key people of the organizations. Continue reading


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Videogames, more than entertainment

Videogames represent not only a fun for the whole family, but also have great impacts and benefits on several aspects of society: art, education, economy, social issues and much more. This is also witnessed by the fact that hundreds of US schools nowadays offer courses for computer and video game design and programming. Continue reading


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The Time Keeper: 3 artists explore about the concept of Time

This exhibition focuses on the theme of Time and its different dimensions (present, past and future), from an art perspective and the perception of contemporary society. Whether visual, musical or installation, different expressions of Time are interacting with human psychological and physical factors through the medium of art. The result is a contemporary art overview revealing the complexity of the temporal dimension, approached from several (creative) angles. Continue reading


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Augmented Reality, a bridge between our universe and the digital universe.

Project Paperclip is a photography exhibit that uses real-time processed reactive soundscapes. The concept was imagined by the Portuguese creative Nuno Serrão, and by including the auditory canal, it tries to transport visitors to a state that gives them a more immersive interpretation of the 16 photographs. Continue reading