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Pigeons smuggle cigars, shoot video diaries

A few years ago, I met a man in China who said he raised pigeons as pets. Curious, I asked him if he used them to send messages. "We have e-mail," was his bristled reply....

[Portrait] Jean-Pierre Balpe, inventor of literature

If new forms of writing, especially those that bring together literature and computer programming, have developed over the past years, it's above all thanks to pioneers like Jean-Pierre Balpe. The poet, writer, teacher1 and researcher has never ceased to create hypermedia connections that highlight the intersections between artistic practice and technological discourse. As far as writing is concerned, he has linked the concepts of automatic text generation inherited from the surrealists and a widespread contemporary digital tool. ...

"It's You" the experience of an interactive group, by Karolina Sobecka

Not another Kinect project. This is an interesting artistic project involving interaction, trying new ways of making the artwork evolve thanks to the public. It does not work as a toy, or as a installation that mainly proves you that you did move your arm (just in case you did not notice your moves). ...

[News from NYC] Anything-but-digital open studios at Clocktower Gallery

Currently on view at the Clocktower Gallery are the in situ workspaces of two artists who make new electronic music with old-fashioned instruments: one older, New Yorker legend of experimental sound, double-bass player, co-founder of Plastickville Records, Lary 7; one younger, Philadelphia-based multi-media installation artist, painter and printer, co-founder of Space 1026, Maximillian Lawrence. ...

[News from NYC] Casey Reas' Ultraconcentrated exhibited at Bitforms Gallery

It was about time that Casey Reas returned to the dark, urban intimacy of Bitforms Gallery in New York City. After a spate of spectacular, architecturally scaled commissions and collaborations in locations ranging from Miami Beach to the Massachussetts Institute of Technology over the past few years, the Los Angeles-based artist best known for co-creating the open-source, art-oriented software Processing recently opened his Ultraconcentrated solo show in Chelsea. ...

[Portrait] Jeffrey Shaw, the art of interactive cinema

This article comes from Digitalarti Mag 13. read it online for free. Famous for pioneering the use of digital media within virtual, cinematographic, interactive and expanded environments, Australian artist Jeffrey Shaw was one of the first to create hybrid installations, such as The Legible City, in which the viewer rides a real bike in front of a big screen to explore a virtual city. ...

Interview: FRED FOREST, from video art to net-art

Pioneer—this is the term most often used to describe Fred Forest in the playing field of media arts. Two more words form another refrain: “network” and “territory”, like the X and Y axes of his artistic activity. This practice is rooted in the last century, as he began by “trafficking” images and paper, and then progressively annexed every mode of communication, from video tapes to virtual worlds....

Portrait : SHU LEA CHEANG's interactive mythologies

From early days, Shu Lea Cheang, the Taiwanese multimedia art pioneer, has been building interactive fictions borrowing from the major themes of our time, gender, sexuality, science fiction and media. Her mythological fictions draw on intimate as much as public matters, questioning her own story whilst inviting the spectator/visitor to participate. ...

Interview : rAndom International, digitally purified

Presented at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery, the exhibition Before The Rain by the creative studio rAndom International broadens our perspectives on behavioral, technological and purified human representation. ...

DON FORESTA, An American from Paris…

It would be misleading to try to describe Don Foresta’s career in so little space, as the itinerary of this American diplomat, who has become one of the major artist researchers of the international art world, is a relentless series of connections throughout the world, the arts and the sciences. ...

BIANCHINI, on the qui vive ! We have yet to appreciate the true value of shared networks.

With two galleries, two exhibitions and four installations, French artist-researcher Samuel Bianchini pursues his experiments with viewers at work, exploring and challenging our senses. ...

INTERACTIVE MECHANISMS, space according to EDWIN VAN DER HEIDE

The Dutch artist and researcher Edwin van der Heide explores the combinatory fields of sound, light and spatiality. His interactive approach often places the viewer at the heart of his work to actively explore installations whose dimensions are just as voluminous as they are volumetric. Interview with the artist. ...

Perfume Trail, a new look for choreography

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Observeur du design

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