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Cybernetics in the Lowlands

Although the place to be for technological dreams is, or was, Silicon Valley in the United States, the Lowlands have their own valley: Eindhoven. In the seventies and the eighties a museum called the Evoluon exposed modern technology that...
Book review: ‘Sound Unbound.Sampling Digital Music and Culture’

Book review: ‘Sound Unbound.Sampling Digital Music and Culture’

Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid is the pioneer artist of electronic and experimental hip-hop music. Combining jazz, electronica, reggae and various other musical genres, his work has been labeled illbient or trip-hop. From recording sounds made...

Non-figurative versus disfiguration

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404void.iq

Within the project ‘Diagnosing the Condition of Iraq: The web view’, DMI tried to diagnose the social conditions of Iraq via a web analysis. The Iraqi websphere consists largely out of news, blogs and commercial and governmental sites. In...
Video Vortex: Curating Online Video

Video Vortex: Curating Online Video

This part of the conference is dealing with curating online video and was moderated by Vera Tollmann. The main question was why filmmakers and artists working with moving images don’t occupy Youtube as the perfect way to archive and...

The faces of gaming

Game faces by Philip Toledano Besides playing games, one of the greatest pleasures would be watching other people's expressions while playing games. When people are playing games they totally forget to how look...

Truth, meaning and Peter Horvath @ Video Vortex

This weekend Masters of Media visited Video Vortex in Brussels. Video Vortex is a recurring conference, organized by the Institute of Network Cultures and mainly focuses on the independent production and distribution of online video content. This time, the...
The Artist  Moving (through) the Web @ Video Vortex

The Artist Moving (through) the Web @ Video Vortex

German video maker Simon Ruschmeyer explores the borderline areas between traditional audiovisual narration and the new possibilities given by interactivity and networked communication. He explores this interface between classical moving media (film/video) and new interactive forms (web/media art) both...
www.visualcomplexity.com

www.visualcomplexity.com

“VisualComplexity.com intends to be a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. The project’s main goal is to leverage a critical understanding of different visualization methods, across a series of disciplines, as diverse as...
Come Out and Play Festival

Come Out and Play Festival

On September the 28th and 29th Amsterdam will be transformed into a huge playground. A wide variety of big urban games will take place in the city……You may choose to take virtual penalties with your cell phone, play Snake...

“44422435 to nowhere”

In response to last weeks admittance of their work “44422435 to nowhere” to the Rhizome ArtBase, Entter told me that finally it seems “we are artists and not fucking nerd losers”. Since 2002, Entter’s fields of research and development...

Der Lauf der Remediation

Peter Fischli and David Weiss made a kinetic artwork in 1987, called Der Lauf der Dinge. My mother was very sensitive and would show this to me and my brother instead of Bambi. I still have...

From Aestheticism to Protest – Joseph Delappe

Today Joseph DeLappe, Associate Professor of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno and the head of the Digital Media area and Chair of the Department of Art, gave us an overview of his work. One of his current...