Classic arts encoded into DNA

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Muybridge's galloping horse   Edward Muybridge used 12 cameras to make his seminal film.   While the rest of us were busy looking for Pokemon, scientists have managed to store the famed 1887 galloping-horse films of Edward Muybridge into a single, living cell's DNA. Were the cell to divide, the film would multiply, ad infinitum.    Not only that, a scientists have already put all of Shakespeare's sonnets into DN. So if you feel Shakespea...

11 Startup Skills that Schools Fail to Impart

  Start-ups are mushrooming all around the globe, and so are training institutes that offer to coach aspiring individuals in the skills required for setting up one. Some go in for advanced management degrees, while some benefit from formal entrepreneurial training. However there are some things that the best of schools cannot imbibe in an aspiring entrepreneur, things which only-hands on experience can teach, as testified by a few successful entrepreneurs.   One cl...

Children's tales?

Nine video works by seven artists from six countries. Exhibition from 18 July to 1 September 2017  Tuesday - Friday, 13:00 - 18:00 + on appointment The exhibition maps the narratives (personal, social, historical and community) that shape a young person's consciousness and perception, from the toddler age to late adolescence – from one's first steps in the world to the notion of responsibility and of an ethical choice being bor...

Impersonate - an installation by IVRO (Exhibition extended until 1 September!)

An installation by IVRO (Romain Marula & Ivan Murit) Opening : Thursday 08/06, 18:00-20:00 Expo : 09/06 - 01/09, Tuesday-Friday, 13:00-18:00 Impersonate is an installation that addresses the social interactions of social media and their algorithmic nature. Its absurdity highlights the possible uses, abuses and benefits of fully automated interactions. Impersonate shows an exchange between two chatbots – artificial intelligences able to simulate how a human would behave as a c...

Bjork and Brian Eno at Sónar 2017: when music stars opt for digital creation

Major festival within constantly mutating electronic culture framework, Sónar festival has been opening up more every year to digital arts. An assessment reinforced by a 2017 edition giving more room to digital creation stakes in its Sónar+D schedule, but as well by a general program pointing out the multimedia side of star musicians as Bjork or Brian Eno.Major festival within constantly mutating electronic culture framework, Sónar festival has been opening up more every y...

Festival Elektra 2017: The Big Data Spectacle

  After the first issues raised last year by the Montreal festival on the role and impact of machines on contemporary artistic production, ELEKTRA continues a debate opened with AUTOMATA trilogy with this year the theme THE BIG DATA SHOW. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} The 2017 edition of ELEKTRA will be held on june 28th and 29th on the promises of new advances in artificial intelligence and more specifically on machine learning (automatic le...

Generative Music Box

  "Generative Music Box" is a music app for Android, designed for ear training and helping with composition.   The user selects the notes to be played, the octaves and adjusts the tempo. Two additional options can be used to generate different patterns: the "wild" parameter and the choice of four modes. These two options form the most interesting part of the app: from algorithms created so that the succession of notes is not only random, they g...

/si:n/ Festival for Video Art and Performance, Palestine 12-15 June 2017

(video)/Samuel Bester – Last words /Nicène Kossentini – Future in the Past/Susanne Wiegner   For its 5th Edition, the festival will take place in the central Palestinian cities of Jerusalem, Gaza, Bethlehem and Ramallah : exhibition of video art installations, performances , film screenings by noted local and international artists will be presented in multiple venues and connected through organized tours of cityscapes in the four localities. This edition i...

/si:n/ Festival for Video Art and Performance, Palestine 12-15 June 2017

For its 5th Edition, the festival will take place in the central Palestinian cities of Jerusalem, Gaza, Bethlehem and Ramallah : exhibition of video art installations, performances , film screenings by noted local and international artists will be presented in multiple venues and connected through organized tours of cityscapes in the four localities. This edition is brought together through the efforts and generous contributions of A. M. Qattan Foundation, Goethe-Institut Ramall...

Impersonate - an installation by IVRO (Romain Marula & Ivan Murit)

An installation by IVRO (Romain Marula & Ivan Murit) Opening : Thursday 08/06, 18:00-20:00 Expo : 09/06 - 30/06, Tuesday-Friday, 13:00-18:00 Impersonate is an installation that addresses the social interactions of social media and their algorithmic nature. Its absurdity highlights the possible uses, abuses and benefits of fully automated interactions. Impersonate shows an exchange between two chatbots – artificial intelligences able to simulate how a human would behave as a c...

The sorcerer's apprentices: artists playing with nuclear energy (2/2)

Second part and end of our Art and Nuclear file. >> Part One   At the moment, it is the power stations that are exploding. Chernobyl, then Fukushima. Amongst the many video creations that "document" these scenes of disaster, The Radiant (2012) by The Otolith Group collective assembles a range of techniques (found footage, etc.) and perspectives (critical, empathetic, etc.) on the subject. The sequence where the Japanese liquidator points a gloved f...

Stereoscopic Etudes 3D Summer Workshop

This course will investigate exemplary strategies of stereo 3D image making as artistic expression. We will realise this by exploring practical excercises of making and spectating. On the practical part of the artistic use of stereo3D image making: Stereoscopic image making, especially filmmaking has seen many ups and downs. The recent hype, started in 2009 and now going down again, is slightly different. The digitization of the production eased many challenges and enabled a democratized...

Digital Materiality Summer Workshop

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In this workshop we will analyse digital technologies from their material properties to help grasp what they are, how they are changing us and how we can change them as well. We will explore the ever diversifying, discipline-melting realms of creative digital practices, which may be art, design, propaganda, engineering or all at once.   Digital technologies and processes are increasingly integrated in all aspects of our lives: from ubiquitous all-at-once social media, high frequency ...