The Xenofeminist Manifesto, published in 2015 by the Laboria Cuboniks collective, is one of the most provocative and elaborate current examples of techno-feminism that is, once again, on the ascent. What drives this resurrected hype and what is new about it, 30 years after the emergence of cyberfeminism? Furtherfield invited Laboria Cuboniks to engage into a conversation with artists Cornelia Sollfrank and Rachel Baker.
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.
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.
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.
Annet Dekker in conversation with Russian artist Olia Lialina about her historical net art piece 'My Boyfriend Came Back From The War (MBCBFTW) created Twenty years ago, in 1996. Part of two exhibitions at HEK in Basel and MU in Eidhoven, paying hommage to MBCBFTW, a new approach to keeping history alive.
Filippo Lorenzin interviews Antonio Roberts, UK based artist whose research is focused on the influence of corporate logic on people and their way to perceive reality. He's currently showing among others in, Jerwood Encounters: Common Property until 21st Feb 2016.
Filippo Lorenzin interviews artist duo Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet about their research within maker culture, and their work around privacy and the possibilities of soft coexistence between, humans, technology and nature.
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?
Nicole Sansone reviews Brout and Marion’s artworks featured in the ‘The Human Face of Cryptoeconomies’ exhibition, and talks with them about their work and ideas around value and objects—or more precisely, how objects are inscribed (and sometimes not) into an idea of what is valuable.
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