Tag: digital culture

Researchers at Harvard University design self-managing robots

Ivy League scientists at Harvard University in the U.S. have been working on a system that allows a some robots to communicate with each other to complete a task without assistance from humans to investigate how machines are able to imitate biological processes. Continue reading


Turning the focus to users: Digital Culture is Mass Culture

After an international search, leading digital preservation specialist, artist and musician, Dragan Espenschied has been appointed to lead Rhizome’s growing and award-winning Digital Conservation program. Trevor Owens, Digital Archivist with the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the U.S. Library of Congress, interviews Dragan about his new role. Continue reading


Meetups held in London to inspire debate on issues facing digital world

This week saw the fourth series in the Digital Conversations Meetup, which was set up in order to provide a useful space for discussion on “the current and future shape of digital”. The conversations, which take place in London, aim to reach out to the digital community in London and inspire a debate on some of the important questions that face digital professionals and digital users more generally today. Continue reading


Shystone contrasts old London with the new through Google Earth and fine art

Using 18th and 19th Century paintings, Shystone has created a series of photographs that juxtaposition old London with the modern-day city. The process involved the superimposing of the fine-art pieces, which are by artists such as Canaletto and Grimshaw, onto photographs of London taken from Google Earth. Continue reading


Pause Fest 2014: be creative and stay connected!

Third edition of Melbourne’s digital festival is being held from the 13th to the 16th of February 2014 and this time its theme will be “Connected”, because staying connected to the present and to the past is vital for the creative community: by recognizing how each step taken before has influenced the state of the digital world today, we can understand how every great innovation made now will influence the thinkers of tomorrow. Airspace animation is the second collaborative project of Rich Nosworthy and SonoSanctus from Auckland, New Zealand. The project aims indeed to create an animation on Pause Fest 2014’s theme, “Connected”. The result is ending up to be an ambitious creative execution. Continue reading


Brighton Digital Festival 2013 is a huge success

There really isn’t much more you could ask for from a digital festival and the Brighton Digital Festival demonstrates the huge range of ideas, activities and experiences that can be incorporated into a digital arts event. In terms of events and activities offered, it is estimated that the festival grew over 60% in size, as an average of 6 events were held each day. Continue reading


‘Station to Station’ takes multimedia arts projects on a journey through the USA

The multimedia and also inter-media elements of ‘Station to Station’ mean it’s unparalleled, as far as many digital festivals go, in aiming to combine different art events and aspects in one show. Continue reading


Conference about “Use, Re-use and Access”, prestigious event in Dublin

Hosted by the Irish Presidency of the European Union and Linked Heritage partner the Local Government Management Agency, the conference attracted an international audience of cultural heritage and memory institutions and numerous representatives of Irish local and national memory institutions. the conference featured a video message from Commissioner Neelie Kroes, who unfortunately was unable to attend the Conference in person. Commissioner Kroes emphasized the importance of an open approach to information sharing, and highlighted the role of Europeana. Continue reading


The Digicult Agency

The Digicult Agency wants to promote original work by selected contemporary artists, encouraging their activities via this online platforms, art festivals participations, cultural events invitations, art fairs and selected exhibitions. Digicult Agency aims to make a significant contribution to the development of new ways of making, presenting and experiencing contemporary and digital art. Continue reading


Meet the Media Guru in Pisa: Beth Coleman

Internet Festival hosts a special event by Meet the Media Guru. It is an initiative born in 2005: a programme of meetings with international leaders in digital culture and innovation, aimed at both the professionals and the generale public. Special guest of the Pisa event is Beth Coleman, one of the most prominent voices in new media culture. Continue reading