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19th Japan Media Arts Festival – a must

    The Japan Media Arts Festival holds a prominent position amongst Asian digital arts festivals. The 19th edition, taking place from 3rd to 14th February 2016, features contemporary digital creation, animation and video games. On this occasion Award-winning Works, currently one of the finest international exhibitions, assembles all works awarded prizes by the festival in 2015.  ...

Transmediale 2016: Anxiously Digital Berlin

Called ‘Conversation Piece’, Transmediale 2016 seeks to reboot the format of this big annual gathering of post-digital international culture, by transforming it into a truly ephemeral forum for discussion around the anxious nature of our post-capitalist world. Interview with Kristoffer Gansing, artistic director of Transmediale since 2012.   ...

Moscow’s MediaArtLab: interview with Olga Shishko

The first stage of a mini-tour around the world of media labs takes us east. We interviewed Olga Shishko, the curator and artistic director of Moscow’s MediaArtLab about the activities of this structure mainly dedicated to image and, more generally, about the future of digital art in Russia. ...

Miguel Chevalier’s virtual environments

With his virtual gardens and other organic and generative environments, Miguel Chevalier asserts his role as artist- demiurge at the core of hybrid links between nature and technology. ...

What (artistic) future for Oculus Rift

Judging by the general enthusiasm, virtual reality headsets signal the beginning of a new era. However the Oculus Rift, a symbol of this often fantasy technology, is still far from winning over fairs. Meeting needs, adapting to existing uses and creating appropriate content are amongst the many challenges for the Oculus Rift. In a sector lacking in structure artists also have a role to play. ...

How to Visualize Sound: Open Source Art Festival 2015

Ahead of The Open Source Art festival 2015, which starts this week, we spoke to the organizers about open source ethos and the different projects that will be presented in Sopot for this 5th edition. ...

Thomas Cimolaï’s reflections at cross-purposes

Through his pieces connecting screens and objects, Thomas Cimolaï makes the spectator look at themselves differently, offering another experience of our relationship back and forth between physical reality and its representation. In his recent Miroir Fuyant (Elusive Mirror) this experience of ‘reflection’ at cross-purposes transpires again. ...

MuDA: The new digital art museum in Zurich

Update Feb 2016:  MuDA, the first physical and virtual museum dedicated to digital arts  will open its doors on February 13, 2016 with the digital arts exhibition by the Swiss artist duo Gysin-Vanetti : fb event ...

The art of drone

Misappropriation has often been a principle of creation for digital artists. The current trend for drones provides both a new technological medium, as well as a reflection on a militant position re-engineered against the current geopolitical backdrop ...