Eva Kekou interviews Katerina Athanasopoulou about her film Apodemy and her hybrid art practice of live action, animation and film. In 2013 Athanasoppulou won the Lumen Prize, described by the Guardian as "The World's Pre-eminent Digital Art Prize". She works as an Animation Director, collaborates with other artists and companies, and is an Animation Lecturer at the London College of Communication.
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.
Annick Rivoire interviews Annie Abrahams and Emmanuel Guez about their recent project the "Reading Club". The project, which experiments with an active, participatory, collaborative and performative reading on the Internet, chose Furtherfield as a host for its 4th online session. The following interview provides an interesting introduction to the ideas behind it.
Marc Garrett interviews Isabelle Arvers about the AntiAtlas of Borders project. Control systems along land, sea, air and virtual state borders are the subject of work and mutation for scientists, artists, filmmakers, performers, hackers, customs agents, and workers in the surveillance industries and the military. This first of two interviews attends to the inter-disciplinary border-crossing that underpins the operational production of the project.
Taina Bucher interviews London-based artist, publisher and programmer James Bridle. Bridle discusses his work - addressing issues of drone surveillance and invisible technologies - and his understanding of the New Aesthetics - a term he turned into a common place for contemporary digital culture debates.
Earlier this month Elsheimer corresponded with Montgomery Cantsin--a fledgling archivist currently attempting to digitize 20,000 feet of 16MM--to discuss his experiences and knowledge in this area. Some 20 years ago, Skip Elsheimer stumbled upon a lot of 500 films which he managed to purchase for a mere $50. And thus A/V Geeks, his Raleigh-based archiving club, was born.
Mckenzie Wark kindly met with Brooklyn’s Montgomery Cantsin on the 16th of May, 2013, in Manhattan. The two spoke briefly about philosophy, history, science, and technology. Wark's new book Spectacle of Disintegration was recently published by Verso. Wark is originally from Australia but now based in New York.
In advance of the coming Hybrid City Conference 2013: Subtle rEvolutions Lawrence Bird interviews Leonardo's Roger Malina physicist and astronomer, with artists Mariateresa Sartori, and Bryan Connell about the intersection of their work with the city.
Marc Garrett interviews Erica Scourti about her work 'Life in AdWords'. An almost year-long project in which she wrote and emailed a daily diary to her Gmail account and performed to a webcam, lists of suggested keywords linking to clusters of relevant ads, making visible the way we and our personal information are the product in the 'free' internet economy. Erica Scourti’s work addresses the mediation of personal and collective experience through language and technology in the net-worked regime of contemporary culture.
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.
The Games for Cities programme is hosting the first international conference with leading ‘city-game’ design experts from around the world. Games for Cities is an initiative started by Play the City...
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