How do artists bridge the divides between disciplines to break new ground and meet the challenges of the future? What are the secrets to making collaboration work between different creative communities? We go looking for answers at Manchester’s FutureEverything, a future-focussed multimedia arts festival with exciting multidisciplinary collaboration at its heart.
The Neoliberal political economy has been particularly adept at transcribing our corporeality and its affects into mechanistic laws and procedures. It's so good, in fact--the story goes--that it's robbed us of the very thing it charges us for. How can we take back the things that are most intimately ours? Neoliberal Lulz offers a few ideas.
Despite its image of rapid technological change, progress under capitalism has stalled. Spinning ever faster is not the same as going somewhere. Contemporary Accelerationism wants to take off the brakes, and it is enlisting art's help to do so. Rob Myers attempts to speed up understanding of what Accelerationist art is and where it maybe heading.
In this third article on Accelerationism, Jackson further investigates its philosophical roots and looks at skepticism, Enlightenment principles, and the freedom to Exit (inhuman acceleration) versus the freedom to find ones Voice (Ordinary appeal). He asks, whether it's time to reclaim the future with a return to Romantic philosophy in new ways?
Lynn Hershman Leeson interviews Nam June Paik. A historical interview between acknowledged pioneers of video and media arts. First published by Artweek, April 1980 Electronic Art and posted here on Furtherfield to celebrate the upcoming publication of Hershman Leeson's monograph, Civic Radar.
Rob Myers takes a look at how we can subvert the operation of the algorithms that the Digital Humanities, corporations and governments use to read, see, and draw conclusions about human expression by treating them as the true audience for contemporary art and literature.
Mathias Jansson continues with his series on classic Videogames and their appropriation into contemporary art. This time round he explores the theme of racing games, with a selection of examples of how the game has impacted artists' work and contemporary art culture. Including the videogame that gasses its players 'Colorless, odorless and tasteless' by Eva and Franco Mattes.
In this continuing series of Women, Art & Technology, Rachel Beth Egenhoefer interviews curator Sarah Cook. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and co-author with Beryl Graham of the book Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media Cook is co-founder of Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss (CRUMB). Here Sarah talks about contemporary work in new media art and the Mirror Neurons exhibition that she recently curated for 2012 AV Festival.
Jeremy Bailey interviewed by Marc Garrett on the Netbehaviour list. As part of his residency & exhibition "The Jeremy Bailey Show" at HTTP Gallery. Discussing works in the exhibition, critical approaches & contemporary contexts about his art work. Also discussing 'WarMail', commissioned by HTTP/Furtherfield.org, performed with a participating audience at the HTTP Gallery at the opening night.
Marc Garrett writes about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and looks at science and technological determinism, and humanity’s bond with digital media and social networks. It includes human-machine relations, cyborgs, theories in cyber-culture, classical and SF literature and contemporary art practices across the fields of media art, hacktivism, activism, feminism and cyberpunk.
Daniel Rourke reviews works commissioned by curator Shiri Shalmy for the ongoing Data as Culture project, by artists Paolo Cirio and James Bridle, that deal explicitly with the concatenation of data. What happens when society is governed by a regime of data about data, increasingly divorced from the symbolic?
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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