plug.2

  Hybrid installation by Wannes Missotten and Torri Nickmans Wannes Missotten’s and Torri Nickmans’ “plug. 2” is an intriguing hybrid installation in which audiovisual threads form a scattered but dense loop carpet. In both the physical structure and the distributed digital narrative of their 'moquette' they present us with what could be called a form of 'imploded cinema' (as opposed to expanded cinema).  They challenge the viewer for an...

Arts/Sciences #19: Jonas Degrave

Does Artificial Intelligence understand Culture made by Real Intelligence? Art in the age of the deep learning singularity. Over the last years, remarkable breakthroughs have made clear that the scientific community is on a path towards General Purpose Artificial Intelligence, an algorithm which can do everything mankind can do, and probably more. Deep learning, an approach based on artificial neural networks, seems to show a hint of what such an AI might look like. Leaps of progress have ...

*/ 12th Athens Digital Arts Festival | Extended Call for Entries

We would like to inform you that the deadline for submitting works to the 12th Athens Digital Arts Festival has been extended until the 14th of February 2016, given the high interest by the artistic community. Athens Digital Arts Festival will take place from 19 to 22 of May 2016 in the historic centre of Athens. Digital POP What is Pop in the digital era? Gene Swenson: "Is Pop a bad name?" Andy Warhol: "The name sounds so awful." Abstract from an intervie...

Unlike

  Unlike is an exhibition designed by Thomas Cheneseau, which presents the question of the social networks and the digital identity under the angle of the artistic diversion. The exhibition gathers and explores for the first time works of international artists which appropriate Facebook by diverting, by confusing, by playing, by trivializing the initial tool through various creations (installations, 3D environments, experiments sound, musical clips, book, painting, w...

Call for participation 2016 - 29th Festival Les Instants Vidéo

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International encounters and Exhibition in November 2016 Deadline: June 3rd 2016 The Festival Les Instants Vidéo is an event dedicated to media arts (video and digital). State of Poetic Emergency Video and digital arts are today developing in a very worrisome international, social and political context. Fear of foreigners. Decline of civil liberties. Fright of human passions. Desires of emancipation under security control. Management nonsense is the rule. Electronic poetry ...

VISUAL SEQUENCER FOR ANDROID

Visual Sequencer is an audiovisual tool for musical awakening and writing.   Place your notes on the grid and move them as you wish. Both tempo and length are adjustable and notes can be split over three octaves.   Visual Sequencer can be manipulated by young children and is a precious help to musical awakening and writing in real time.   https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=processing.test.sequenceur   ...

DIGITAL OCULAR HARPSICHORD

  Digital ocular harpsichord designed according to 1735 father Castel's writings. Synaesthetic instrument where each note played sparks a specific color, for example blue for C, yellow for E and red for G. The lower the octave, the darker the color, and higher octaves show lighter colors. The user choses the number of keys he wishes to appear according to his dexterity, the octave in which he wants to play and the volume of the instrument. He also choses his design among 10 propo...

The Wrong (Again), the largest and most comprehensive digital art biennale

The Wrong is exhibiting contemporary creation in all its diversity over a period of three months during the second event of its kind. This internationally ambitious biennial, in terms of scope, focuses on digital arts and aims to propose as many events as possible online. From the start of November 2015 until 31 January 2016, world-class digital can be found at thewrong.org. Insight to a unique event that is accessible to everyone, at anytime, repositioning ‘art and technology’ dis...

*/ 12th Athens Digital Arts Festival | Call for Entries

  Digital POP What is Pop in the digital era?   Gene Swenson: “Is Pop a bad name?” Andy Warhol: “The name sounds so awful.” Abstract from an interview, Art News (1963)   Over the last few years, we experience a culture of excess where on one hand the overabundance of information has generated a wave of passive consumption and on the other has allowed many previously unseen trends and voices to emerge. Today, Po...

MELTING POT

    After a worldwide expansion phase, humanity is now experiencing the beginning of a mixing phase where different skin colored people meet and mingle. In a few centuries or a few millennia, shall we all be the same color? Shall all our differences in culture and religion be erased? Shall this harmonization bring us peace at last?   Built with Processing, the « Melting Pot » series runs endlessly on a PC as an .exe file. The videos are poo...

Cross residency project with Colombia : YOLANDA DUARTE

November 26th 2015 Words Proyect: Tecno Folié In November 2014, Eastern Bloc welcomed the Colombian artist Santiago Leal, thus realizing the first in a series of international artist-in-residence exchanges with the city of Medellin. This year, we continue this project and welcome the artist Yolanda Duarte to present her work and the culmination of her residency project on Thursday, November 26th, at Eastern Bloc. In Words Proyect, Duarte puts forward a multimedia proposal th...

eOrchestra : un atelier/orchestre sur ipads

  Après une première saison étonnante à la Médiathèque Malraux - Strasbourg, l’aventure continue au Shadok à Strasbourg de Janvier à Mars 2016 ! Que vous soyez jeunes (à partir de 12 ans), adultes, musiciens ou non, vous pouvez participer à cet atelier-orchestre. Une occasion unique de découvrir les applications musicales sur ipad, vous initier à l’improvisation &e...

27.11 > 12.12.2015 - Transnumeriques festival #5 @ Mons2015

Festival of emergent digital cultures : In the framework of Mons2015, European Capital of Culture, Transnumeriques (transdigital) 2015 is focusing on digital new talents (emergences). At the time of the society of hyperspectacle, a new crisis of culture and globalizing conformism, we aim at providing an "alternative platform" both singular and plural, open and committed to the diversity of new hybrid art practices in creative and accelerated technological change, particularly on toda...