Benjamin Berg (AKA stAllio!) has made a career for himself as a member of the Indianapolis-based art band Animals Within Animals (AWIA) since the turn of this century. Alongside this Berg has also emerged as the host of a rad radio program on Numbers FM, as the founder/curator of ‘glitchgifs’ on Tumblr, and even as a Pillow-seller. Monty Cantsin corresponded with the artist recently by email for this interview.
In the posthuman opera "The End" Vocaloid Hatsune Miku is unreal and ageless but possibly not death-defying. What can a not-quite-Open-Source media phenomenon teach us about mortality and cultural alienation? And how much further can the figure of the virtual idol singer be taken in a world which increasingly resembles the cyberpunk dystopias that it originated in?
Marc Garrett reflects on Furtherfield’s role and direction as a rhizomatic arts collective. He argues that the mainstream art world is becoming less relevant in contemporary life. He presents a selection of artworks, projects and events shown in their public gallery in Finsbury Park over the past 2 years and discusses Furtherfield's new lab space, the Furtherfield Commons. This presentation was given at the ICA, London and to students at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University, Leicester.
Making art specified by a computer program is nothing new but artists using Big Data and Open Data are changing its relationship to artworld production. Can such software really replace artists, and if so are art critics any safer? Jonas Lund's "The Fear Of Missing Out" (2013) and Shardcore's generative art may hold some of the answers.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Imagine visiting Finsbury Park in the not too distant future...
An exhibition by students from the Writtle School of Design (WSD) featuring futuristic ideas and visions for Finsbury Park, coinciding with the launch of Furtherfield Common - Furtherfield's new community lab space for participation and engagement in art, technology and social change.
This exhibition brings together a group of four contemporary artists from Colombia these artworks take the viewers through an interpretation of the main themes that could define the current Colombian...
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