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[Call for entries] art and artificial life

Vida is an international contest about art and technologies dedicated to artificial life. The sixteenth call for project is launched until July 31st, 2014. The artwork you propose must be recent, dated after 2012. It must concern reflections on life, the complexity of living systems and the methods adopted to interpret this concept in the current context. Four prizes will be awarded : ...

[NYC] Alt art fair Cutlog inhabits Lower East Side landmark

As the high-profile Frieze Art Fair raged on Randall’s Island and the Whitney Biennial wrapped up its very last weeks on the Upper West Side, new kid on the block cutlog New York celebrated its second edition from May 8-11, 2014, inhabiting every hidden nook and cranny of the iconic Clemente on the alternative Lower East Side. ...

Tangible Orchestra, light and sound playground

Tangible Orchestra is a light and sound interactive installation. Cylinders are arranged in the public place. Every time a person approaches it, sensors activate a different sound by cylinder, and its intensity is translated into light by LEDs. When several people go through the space, sounds fit together to create a music that composes the soundtrack of the moment. ...

Exhibitions of Ryoji Ikeda in Nantes from June 27th till September 21st 2014

Pioneer in the synergic experiences between images, sounds and spaces, Ryoji Ikeda continues to explore these infinite fields by associating notions of mathematics and quantum physics. His work is the object of an exhibition which will take place in “Le Lieu Unique” in Nantes, from June 27th till August 31st as part of “Le Voyage à Nantes” and from 15 till 21 September on the occasion of the festival Scopitone.   ...

Symposium ix, creative immersion from May 21 to 25 in Montreal

The Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] organizes the Symposium ix from May 21 to 25, 2014 in Montréal. This precursory organization in the crossings between arts and technologies (since 1996) is specialized in immersive environments, the use of high-speed networks and experience design. These five days gather artists, researchers, educators, producers and distributors together around these themes. ...

[Event] Herman Kolgen live at Kings Place, London

Herman Kolgen is one of the most impressive audiovisual performer in the world. His lives are a mix of very precise sequences and emotionnal, immersive music. For over twenty years, he explores intimate relationship between video and sound through installations, videos and performances. ...

[NYC] Small Data reanimates old media

At a time when artists are taking video mapping to new dimensions and designing spectacular displays on iconic buildings, Daniel Canogar has trimmed his projections to intimately diminutive proportions, refocusing the spotlight on nostalgic remnants of technology past. ...

[NYC] Katabasis: Journey through a 3D junkyard

One could say that 3D models never die, they just sur-render… All puns aside, most designed objects of the digital age begin as a set of minutely adjusted vectors and calculations, before they finally materialize into a mortal product. While the product line of physically manufactured prototypes eventually lives out its earthly existence, the perfected 3D model remains eternally pristine, albeit forgotten, on someone’s hard drive. ...

[Vidéo] EXIT festival, from micro to macro

EXIT festival is well known for its contemporary topics. This year, "Micro Macro" exhibition is about our representations as our perceptions that are shaken by the digital revolution. Technologies are challenging the known scales. Artists are taking them over to push the boundaries of creativity.    ...

Art Spring in Paris: digital art on stage

This week is marked in Paris by several art shows, opening from March 27 to 30, well in line with last year taking off (see our 2013 post). ...

[Interview] ROBOTIC-ART

On the occasion of the monumental exhibition Art Robotique that opens on the 8th of april at La Cité des Sciences, Paris, the curator Richard Castelli, key figure of the project with his production company Epidemic, explains us the mechanics of the event.  What means generally robotic art? ...
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