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Art up your desktop

Art up your desktop

The way people viewed artworks throughout history has been very different and has evolved over time. Walter Benjamin’s essay on the work of art in the age of its technological reproducibility has become a classic text about arts in...
NIMk: Yes, they’re still open!

NIMk: Yes, they’re still open!

Before closing its doors for good at the end of this year, the Netherlands Media Art Institute dedicates an exhibition to one of the key terms in online culture: openness. Getting lost is one of the annoying, yet inevitable...
Gabor Kerekes: Creating Art with New Media Technologies

Gabor Kerekes: Creating Art with New Media Technologies

Nowadays, the medium of photography is accessible to everybody, everywhere. The development of new media technologies opened this way of presentation, which was once privileged to experts, to the general public. Especially the emergence of digital cameras and smartphones,...
Gigapixel photography – a new vantage point

Gigapixel photography – a new vantage point

If you enjoy roaming the virtual streets of Google Maps’ Street View, take a deep breath and dive into the unique visual experience of “Gigapixel photography”. A gigapixel photograph is, mathematically speaking, an image that consists of one billion...
Bioart, Ethics And Artworks

Bioart, Ethics And Artworks

This lengthy post is part of a Critical Media Art Course. The theme of the week was "Life", and the readings provided focused on Bioart, and the concerns around it. Following an introduction to the term of Bioart,...

PECHAKUCHA Amsterdam #21 At TROUW

Come along at Trouw on Tuesday 24 April for a new mind-blowing edition of PechaKucha Amsterdam! Golfstromen invited 12 great presenters, so expect fascinating stories, ideas and doses of inspiration, bound by the world-famous rule of 20 slides x...
Plan (Your) Obsolescence – Archive (as) Art

Plan (Your) Obsolescence – Archive (as) Art

This article is a co-creation by Autumn Hand, Juliana Paiva, Kendall Grady and Mario Gesteira. Archive (An Informal Introduction) Let’s blow the dust and grime off the archive. Let’s get to the art of this matter too. Whether archive...
Night of the Living Dead: Future Museum

Night of the Living Dead: Future Museum

An Evening with Facing Forward: Theorizing the Future This article is a co-creation by Autumn Hand, Juliana Paiva, Kendall Grady and Mario Gesteira. The five hundred forward-thinking individuals gathered for an inquiry into Future Museum were eager to pick...
Paola Antonelli – “Talk to Me” at “I don’t know where I’m going but I want to be there”

Paola Antonelli – “Talk to Me” at “I don’t know where I’m going but I want to be there”

Last Saturday was the third edition of the symposium ‘I don’t know where I’m going but I want to be there’ initiated by MOTI. The topic of this year symposium was about visual culture and how these effect us....
Exit Through the Webshop

Exit Through the Webshop

The following is an interview with the founder of dutchdamage, Matthijs van der Meulen, currently head of the digital media department at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Q: How did Dutchdamage come into being? A: In 1996 I started taking...
Interview with The Find Magazine

Interview with The Find Magazine

The Find Magazine is a global collective of music lovers dedicated to promoting the diffusion of hip hop, jazz, funk, soul, and related genres. We are inspired by the culture of ‘crate digging’ and thus constantly scour the dusty...
Twisting perspective: Sagmeister

Twisting perspective: Sagmeister

Sagmeister was born in1962, he is an Austrian designer. He studied at the University of Applied Art Vienna and the Pratt Institute in New York where he had a full scholarship. He always was passionate for designing covers for...
you will _KNOW how_ : interview with Nancy Mauro-Flude

you will _KNOW how_ : interview with Nancy Mauro-Flude

I first encountered the work of Tasmanian performance artist and media researcher Nancy Mauro-Flude during The Art of Hacking exhibition opening at the Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk) on September 9, 2011. Mauro-Flude’s Error_in_Time(V.T_3), a poetic coding performance featuring...
New Media in Brazil: An interview with the curator of FILE

New Media in Brazil: An interview with the curator of FILE

FILE stands for International Festival of Electronic Language and is the biggest festival of new media in Brazil. The event happens annually in São Paulo and eventually in other cities of Brazil and holds projects, installations, screenings and presentations...
An interview with Jerom Fischer

An interview with Jerom Fischer

Some say this is the best time for artist and creative entrepreneurs. Others think the creative industries are coming to an end thanks to the negative impact of the Internet on industries like the music industry. Since I’m interested...

Phone fun — Phone art

With the help of Internet and what follows it, with the help of social media and mobile phones development, today many people percieve themselves as artists. What we can easily observe is that the form of artistic creativity which...
Representing complexity: data visualization & Fredric Jameson’s notion of cognitive mapping

Representing complexity: data visualization & Fredric Jameson’s notion of cognitive mapping

“There is nothing the beautiful world finds as intolerable as explanations. I, too, find it terrible when somebody begins to explain, for when worst comes to worst I understand everything myself.” (Hegel, 1808) In this post I want to...
What Juliet Didn’t Ask

What Juliet Didn’t Ask

Deepening the Motivations and Consequences of Facebook Aliases I was a freshman in college when Facebook was fresh off the server. The social network’s inaugural class has since grown up, and so has its Facebook identity. An established social...

Thank You, Louis!

Instead of writing about my Wikipedia entry, which was quickly accepted, as it was about such a marginal and unimportant topic that it could not be ‘biased,’ i.e. nobody cared, I would rather ventilate my frustrations caused by a...
Book Review: opaque presence: manual of latent invisibilities ed. Andreas Broeckmann and knowbotic research

Book Review: opaque presence: manual of latent invisibilities ed. Andreas Broeckmann and knowbotic research

opaque presence instructs toward a mythology of suspended origin. Such a creation myth is necessarily one of destruction. Fully actualized, opaque presence could deposit the naked and the clothed in the Garden of Eden as a garden, an unbroken...

Book Review: ‘Voice: Vocal Aesthetics in Digital Arts and Media’ by Norie Neumark, Ross Gibson and Theo van Leeuwen (Editors)

I am sitting in a room, different from the one you are in now. I am trying to find my voice. (Maybe I should just steal it). “Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.” (Polonius’ advice Laertes...
Masters thesis: Virtualized Subjectivity in Contemporary Art Practice

Masters thesis: Virtualized Subjectivity in Contemporary Art Practice

A few weeks ago I completed and submitted my Masters thesis, ending my yearlong study at the University of Amsterdam’s New Media MA program. Our cohort will officially graduate this Tuesday, 20 Sept, 2011. Here it is, if anybody’s...
Book Review: The Book of Ice, by Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky)

Book Review: The Book of Ice, by Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky)

In December 2007, composer and artist and writer Paul D. Miller a.ka. DJ Spooky a.k.a That Subliminal Kid boarded a decommissioned naval ship and traveled to Antarctica. The book that resulted from this journey is The Book of Ice,...
BOOK REVIEW The Murmuring of the Artistic Multitude: Global Art, Memory and Post-Fordism

BOOK REVIEW The Murmuring of the Artistic Multitude: Global Art, Memory and Post-Fordism

BOOK REVIEW Title: The Murmuring of the Artistic Multitude: Global Art, Memory and Post-Fordism Author: Pascal Gielen Year: 2009 Publisher: Valiz In The Murmuring of the Artistic multitude, art-sociologist Pascal Gielen reflects on the increasing co-incidence of, and structural...