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Day and Night of Festival Scopitone in Nantes

For this13th edition of the festival Scopitone starting on the 15th september, about fifty artistes (musicians, digital artists, sound and video performers...) move in cultural places of Nantes (France).   ...

A selection of french digital art festivals

Digital or media artworks were first exhibited in the 1990s within the context of electronic music festivals, which for a long time were the only venues where the general public could discover and experience sound installations as well as interactive and multimedia artworks, still underrepresented in galeries and museums. In the past decade, large festivals in France have also focused on digital arts. Here are just a few examples. ...

[Portrait] OLIVIER RATSI

Born in 1972 and currently based in Paris, Olivier Ratsi began exploring visual arts within the context of electronic music in the late 1990s. During this time, he mixed both still and animated images for electronic music festivals under the pseudonym Emovie, rubbing elbows with personalities such as Jeff Mills, Scan X, Ellen Allien, Sven Väth, etc. ...

[Portrait] GRÉGORY CHATONSKY

Born in 1971 and with a strong theoretical background—philosophy, esthetics and visual arts at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne followed by Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)—Gregory Chatonsky belongs to the generation that began to explore the creative possibilities of computers and the Internet in the early 1990s. ...

[NYC] Arab summer closes at Babycastles Gallery

To many of us, the very title Assalamualaikum is more than a mouthful. Exotic and enigmatic, it tantalizes us with both the thrill of mystery and the threat of the unknown… unless, of course, you speak Arabic, in which case it aims to convey the “lived Muslim experience”. In the superficially controlled chaos that is New York City, people from all walks of life walk past each other every day, but non-Muslims can only imagine what it is like to live as one. ...

BSYNTHOME : genuine live cinema

Second part of Yro and Transforma’s Synthome cycle will be presented on 16 of september in Nantes during Scopitone festival. ...

The robot that can catch

Art-bot artists such as Bill Vorn or Morgan Rauscher can maybe take into account for their next works the new robot arm developed by Lausanne-based Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory (LASA) at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). ...

Media arts in retrospective at Tokyo’s ICC

On a Saturday afternoon in west Shinjuku, the corporate-sponsored NTT InterCommunication Center is hardly crowded. Like much of above-ground Tokyo, its interior consists of pristine white walls, orderly displays and impeccably polite staff. Yet unlike the nearby train station, the gallery space is quietly controlled, gently paced and altogether welcoming. Not quite media art for dummies, but wholly accessible. ...

Plastikman Bundle with Subpac system

Techno music pioneer Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman) is already known for his taste of using and developing new technologies during his live shows and DJ sets. ...

[Video] Digital Desert festival

Since five years, in a small village in France, some artists & hacktivists creates Désert numérique, a digital festival that melts a fine program to participatives propositions that allow everyone to have access to digital culture by making. We bring back selected moments of the week-end : ...

Light my bulb

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Museum of post digital culture

In 2013, symposium of post digital culture has gathered artists, sociologists and cultural philosophers to discuss the current state of contemporary cultural production in relation to new technologies. This event originates the Museum of Post Digital Culture, an online museum that firstable archives the symposium’s contibutions, but also gives a continuity to it. ...