Kickended by Silvio Lorusso is online database artwork archiving the Kickstarted campaigns that got not even a single penny. This competitive aesthetics of failure has been able to attract the attention of major national newspapers (from the British “The Guardian” to the Italian “Corriere della Sera”).
The magazine Simultaneity comes alive in an entirely in English version with a number theme entitled 'The Soul of Digital Art'. Founded in 1997, with specific interest on new media art and its multiple expressions, the magazine has extended its business until 1999, returning today with a renewed approach resolutely international. The concept of 'simultaneity', influenced by Futurism, is used to interpret the vast area of new media art, multi-faceted and denominations (net art, web art, software art, cyber art, etc..). According to Giulio Lotti, the director of Simultaneity, the web art today corresponds precisely to premonitions of the Futurists, who were among the first to understand the importance of technology in the arts. The hybrid character and simultaneous digital culture, is the centerpiece of the contributions in the magazine, with the aim to reflect, investigate and disseminate new forms of digital art, without ingabbiarne fluidity. The magazine seeks to convey the energy of digital art, reflecting the influences of technology in the way we think, feel and act, through the contributions of artists, theorists, activists, Italian and international cuisine. The next issue of simultaneity due out in March and will include, among others, the contributions of Eduardo Kac, Riccardo Night, Machine, an interview with LEMUR – League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots, previews of news and events. The magazine also promotes Futurnet , an event on new media art to be held in Rome next spring.