KING (after Alfred Wertheimer’s 1956 picture of a young man named Elvis Presley)
Among the essential qualities of photography are its limited space and unity, a feature that has been deeply altered by digital technologies. Since the first digital photograph, in fact, the rendering of visual information as discreet, instead of continuous as →
Neural 54, Making it up + extra: Megacorp interim report by KairUs.org (Linda Kronman & Andreas Zingerle), a printed publication with highlighting key figures on 1000 evil web business.
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Issue #54, Summer 2016 ISSN: 2037-108X
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Neural 54 extra: Megacorp interim report by KairUs.org (Linda Kronman & Andreas Zingerle), a printed publication with highlighting key figures on 1000 evil web business.
Neural #54 extra is Megacorp interim report by KairUs.org (Linda Kronman & Andreas Zingerle), a printed publication with highlighting key figures on 1000 evil web business (only for subscribers to the printed magazine).
As Kronman and Zingerle explain:
“”Megacorp.” is →
Yann Leguay – DRIFT-02
10″ + booklet – Artkillart
When the first works of Joseph Kosuth appeared in the mid-sixties it was immediately clear for many that the idea of art would never be the same again. Conceptual art has had many antecedents in →
Edited by Nicolas Nova and Joël Vacheron – Dadabot, An Introduction to Machinic Creolization
IdPure éditions, ISBN-13: 978-970099215, English, 208 pages, 2015, Switzerland
Algorithmic culture, or the culture expressed by automated and particularly software-based systems, has started to garner attention only recently, when its social, cultural and economical consequences have started to become clearly →
Ghost City, atomist empty rendering
Taking a representation of a popular place and stripping out any living presence or natural element not only abstracts its structure, almost shifting it back to an architectural model, it also renders a completely different environment. Hugo Arcier’s “Ghost City” →
Yannick Dauby – Echoes as Messengers
CD – Kalerne
The sounds emitted by bats in Taiwan may seem, at first glance, to be a decidedly unorthodox topic for a composer whose main activities are focused on concrete music, improvisation, electroacoustic composition and phonography. However, Yannick Dauby →
Laura Leuzzi, Stephen Partridge – Rewind Italia: Early Video Art in Italy
John Libbey Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-0861967216, English, Italian, 352 pages, 2015, UK
Media art in the second half of the twentieth century is closest to the current post-digital situation, but curiously it is still not properly documented. This is particularly the →
Radios & Camera, what light sounds like
Early electric radio and turntables with their recognizable aesthetics are like totemic symbols in our hyper-mediated present. But they also historically represent an intimate moment of listening, with some artificial light emitted through their structure. This modernist fascination is the →
Yan Jun – On 3 Pipes
3“ CDR – 1000füssler
An interesting abstract-experimental 3” CDR is released under the label 1000füssler. Yan Jun is a Beijing-based artist involved at various levels and in different areas of contemporary electronics, from improvisation to site-specific research, from field recordings →
Edited by Gordon Mumma – Cybersonic Arts: Adventures in American New Music
University of Illinois Press, ISBN-13: 978-0252081019, English, 376 pages, 2015, USA
There’s a strategic value in documenting early electronic music, as it metaphorically dispersed the seeds of a true paradigm shift in music and aesthetics. This scene was sprouting in →
Obscurity, the right to blur
Paolo Cirio has researched different social systems in his artistic activity, always finding tactical methods to conceptually destabilize these through the use of contextualized and strategic technologies. In Obscurity (after Overexposed) he once more addresses a facial recognition system, but →
Stijn Hüwels – Six Pieces For Guitar
CD – mAtter
This is such a splendid, elegiac album that the title Six Pieces For Guitar seems a little modest and simplistic. This album is released by Matter, a well-know Japanese independent label founded and curated by Yukitomo Hamasaki. →
edited by Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits, Lev Manovich – Data Drift. Archiving Media and Data Art in the 21st Century.
RIXC, LiepU MPLab, ISBN-13: 978-9934843433, English, 296 pages, 2015, Latvia
“Data Drift” is both formally issue #14 of the Journal of Acoustic Space and also a selection of papers presented in the 2013 edition of the Media Art Histories conference, →