The Critical Atlas of the Internet, Louise Drulhe’s latest project, is a virtual and physical exploration of Internet space. Wishing to represent the geography and architecture of the unseen, Druhle includes cyber-spatial analysis in her practice and reflects on sociological, political and economical issues. Louise Drulhe talks to Chloe Stavrou about her work.
Mathias Fuchs reviews Gerald Raunig's latest book, which examines the concept and the genealogy of “dividuum”. Locating its roots in Epicurean and Platonic philosophy and referring to its controversial dispute in medieval philosophy, Raunig argues the term has gained a new relevance in the era of machinic capitalism today.
Can citizens today read, confront and resist infrastructures of surveillance? Teresa Dillon's latest project at the Seventeen, Art Centre in Aberdeen prompts reflections on solidarity, literacy and symbolism within digital civic governance, inviting us to become architects of our own knowledge and action.
Marc Garrett reviews Civic Radar, the first comprehensive monograph of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s pioneering artistic career, spanning across five decades, in the fields of photography, video, film, performance, installation, and interactive and net-based media art.
Obscurity, the latest project of Paolo Cirio, targets american mugshot websites aiming to sabotage their functioning and expose their supposed ethics. Cirio cloned some of the most known mughshots, scrambled the data profiles of the people listed in them and obfuscated their identities. At the new cloned websites, users get to decide if profiles should be kept or removed. Cirio talks about the challenges and difficulties behind his artistic work.
Statistics, probabilities, correlations – more and more quantifying methods and tools are becoming the epistemological grounding of governance in the 21st century. The exhibition “Nervous systems” – on show until the 10th of May at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin – presents artists, activists and philosophers exploring what it means living in a quantified word.
Marc Garrett interviews Jennifer Chan about her work. Her awareness and use of the Internet reflects a way of life, that situates its networks as a primary resource. Chan is a self-described ‘amateur cultural critic', a net artist, a media artist, and academic. Her work exists both online and in physical realms, it is always present and contemporary. Mainstream art culture no longer owns the consciousness of art, Chan and others like her are pulling it apart.
Mathias Jansson writes an engaging, historical article about PONG and various artists' own imaginative interpretations, artworks, rehacks, referring to the classic Videogame. A start of a series of articles, looking at classic games and how they have been used in art and what impact they have made on the art scene.
Claire Bishop's new essay Digital Divide, asks why the contemporary mainstream Artworld has, for the most part, continued to disavow any critical dialogue with the 'endlessly disposable, rapidly mutable ephemera of the virtual age'. While the questions Bishop poses are welcome and expertly framed for the mainstream art world, Robert Jackson argues that her call for confrontation has no relevance, when measured up to the sphere of "new media art" (Bishop's words) which is in a more advanced stage of critique with its messy materials.
Taina Bucher interviews artist and bot maker Katie Rose Pipkin about her most popular Twitter bots, how they work and what they mean. Indeed, what are bots, who else is engaged in artistic bot making, and how will social media bots evolve?
Woman, Art & Technology is a new series of interviews on Furtherfield. Over the next year Rachel Beth Egenhoefer will interview artists, designers, theorists, curators, and others; to explore different perspectives on the current voice of woman working in art and technology. "I am honored to begin this series with an interview with Lynn Hershman Leeson, a true pioneer in the field who has recently produced !Women Art Revolution- A Secret History."
This exhibition presented by Furtherfield shows us life with blockchain technologies: a self-owning forest with ideas of expansion, a self-replicating android flower, a tale of lost innocence, a DIY money making rig, a Hippocratic Oath for software developers, a five minute marriage contract.
Featuring Jaya Klara Brekke, Pete Gomes, Rob Myers, Primavera De Filippi of O’Khaos, Terra0, Lina Theodorou and xfx (aka Ami Clarke).
Furtherfield Presents Offline Is The New Luxury, an exhibition by Alison Ballard. It is a collection of works exploring our relationship with technology and the Internet. When daily encounters are increasingly mediated by online technology, how is this affecting our experience of live-ness, presence, and time?
As demonstrated by the works in the NEW WORLD ORDER exhibition at Furtherfield Gallery, blockchain technologies and cultures display a remarkable capacity to embody the interests of diametrically opposed political ideologies. Manpowertop looks more widely at the subject of Silicon Valley companies and how their promotional media envisions "the future" of their technology's role in society.
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