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Reaching for the sky: artists conquering space

Art has always been inspired by the cosmos. However, it wasn’t until well after the end of the Apollo programme that artists really started to become familiar with the stars. Space is now the key to "new boundaries" for artistic creation. ...

BIAN AUTOMATA: Montreal in AUTOMATIC mode

Are we now fully immersed in the age of machines? This is the question that we will all be asking, from 3rd June to 3rd July 2016, during the international cultural rendezvous organised by ELEKTRA and the Arsenal Contemporary Art space in Montreal, as part of the major exhibition for the 3rd International Digital Art Biennial (BIAN). An exhibition with as theme AUTOMATA: art made by machines for machines. ...

Whistleblowers, virtual reality, robotics and the future of culture at European Lab 2016

The Arty Farty team (Nuits Sonores) has achieved a superb European Lab Forum centred on attentively and proactively involving the youth of Europe in terms of cultural policy against a European backdrop under strain. Is culture a factor for democracy? This is no longer an issue for the organisers of the biannual event (winter edition in Paris), leading by example at the heart of a definitively political and connected forum. ...

Exhibition Big Band Data in London

Big Bang Data at Somerset House is now extended until 20 March. Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data......

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. ...

Hi, welcome to the Artlab

The Artlab is a center for research, development and prototyping, dedicated to digital arts. It aims at gathering artists and technicians in a creative and collaborative way. Since 2011, Digitalarti's Artlab has been a place with a multidisciplinary activity, where technology meets artistic creation. ...

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 ...

Thomas Li Vigni / Techfest 2015: a digital experience in India

Digital painting artist Thomas Li Vigni experienced the Indian event Techfest, the "Asia’s largest science and technology festival". As every year since 1998, the 2015 edition of Techfest took place early January at IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Bombay Campus, one of the 15 institutes of technologies in India and the oldest one of them. ...

Parachute Light Zéro Act I - Les Nautes 2014

Parachute Light Zéro Act I

4D Sound: new experience of physical listening

Developed by Amsterdam-located multimedia artist and sound designer Paul Oomen, the system 4D Sound offers an intriguing and very immersive experience of live electronic music for its audience.  ...

Omote, technology of the soul

Omote, last month’s performance realised by Japanese digital artist Nobumichi Asai (with the help of French artist Paul Lacroix for developing the overall system of real-time face tracking and the one of make-up artist Hiroto Kuwahara) impressed the world of art with its high level of technologic precision that changed at full speed and very subtly the face of Japanese model Yuka Sekimizu. ...
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