Body Drift by Arthur Kroker, takes the work of three leading women thinkers as its main focus. Re-examining their critical perspectives and creative processes - assemblages, remixing and cyborgs- Kroker terms the emerging technological spectre. He examines the connections between what he sees as Judith Butler’s postmodernism, Katherine Hayles’s posthumanism, and Donna Haraway’s companionism.
Annet Dekker interviews Template, a graphic design and digital development studio run by Lasse van den Bosch Christensen and Marlon Harder. They engage in both client oriented work and initiate their own critical design related projects.
Filippo Lorenzin interviews Guido Segni about Top Expiring Internet Artists, an art project that ranks internet artists on the basis of the expiring date of their websites. They discuss artworks, and the hypercompetition, charts and the state of the Web Art scene (if it does exist).
Marc Garrett revisits Robert Hewison’s book, Future Tense: A New Art For The Nineties, published 25 years ago, and looks at how postmodernism and neoliberalism have impacted the emancipatory spirit of art culture.
Charlotte Webb interviews Marsha Bradfield about #Transacting – a pop-up market made up of over 60 stall holders invited to creatively explore and produce alternative economies of value. They discuss free labour, ‘value’ vs ‘values’ and the aesthetics of participation.
Marc Garrett interviews Lynn Hershman Leeson artist and filmmaker, who over the last three decades has been pioneering the use of new technologies, her investigations of issues are now recognized as key to the workings of our society.
An appreciation of David Daniels, the great shape-poet, who died in May 2008. one of those figures who straddles the divide between digital and pre-digital art and literature. His art is about liberation, uninhibited outpouring, spontaneity and fun. Co-published by Furtherfield and The Hyperliterature Exchange.
From Vooks to ebooks, from the iPad to the Google settlement, and from print-on-demand to new styles of writing, Edward Picot attempts to analyse the effects of the digital revolution on the publishing industry, and to make some educated guesses about how things may develop in the next few years.
In Part Four of his series on classic Videogames and their appropriation into contemporary art. Mathias Jansson explores Pac-Man, with a selection of examples of how the game has impacted artists' work and contemporary art culture.
What if Turing's centenary was not just a way of recapitulating or celebrating the discoveries of his legacy, but a rare chance for unearthing some surprises within Turing's own constructions which reveal new ways of approaching the agency of computation? Robert Jackson reflects on how the humanities and the arts could reclaim the unpredictable elements of Turing's legacy which other fields seemingly ignore.
The New Aesthetic is a new art meme, originally defined by James Bridle as a method of collecting materials which point towards an infatuation with the agency of computing. Although it has existed in it's current form since last year, it's sudden emergence has set off plenty of scholars, writers and artists into profuse flusters. But here's the question - can the new aesthetic be more than a meme? More to the point, does it want to be? Is it capable of a direction?
A new series of quarterly events facilitating better communication and collaboration between creative technologists and arts/media professionals. A way for people who might not know about projection mapping or haptic controllers to see technologies demo’d and discuss their potential for new ways of telling stories and making experiences.
Hazar Emre Tez has created Sound Tunnel as a delightful and innovative solution to wayfinding in Finsbury Park. Come and explore the park following a sonic route that has been created using strategically placed speakers to broadcast sounds as an alternative to traditional visual signage.
Workshops for all ages to hack your own scanner with Carlos Armendariz. Create images for a collective portrait of Finsbury Park based on the Nathaniel Stern commission. Also a chance to show your work in Furtherfield Gallery.
Recognised Faces is an internet application that generates a daily image of a face from images found via google’s lists of top search terms. Facial features in the found images are identified, using...
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