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Recyclism plays with autocomplete function

I tried Autocomplete, Benjamin Gaulon's latest artwork. When I ran this application on my computer, it started renaming my hard drive and I felt a little frightened. But Benjamin is not a terrorist and I decide to trust him and to let the process going on. Then Autocomplete runs Safari, opens google.com and writes search queries randomly from a database which are then autocompleted by the Google Autocomplete function. ...

The small portable Zimoun

With the swiss artist Zimoun, we are rather used to discover huge installations: architectural assemblies made of cardboards, multiplication of sound mechanisms, walls of plastic packagings flying according to ventilators… Most of the time, the spectator penetrate physically in his universe and is snatched by the sound. ...

Banksy adds digital artworks to his NYC residency

Everyone knows Banksy, the famous (but anonymous) street artist. For October, he decided to stay in New York City and use the whole town for a personal outdoor exhibition 'Better Out Than In".  ...

[News from NYC] Eyebeam residencies redux

Exactly one year after hurricane Sandy ravaged New York City two nights before Halloween, flooding much of Chelsea and destroying $250,000 worth of digital archives and technological equipment at Eyebeam Art+Technology Center, the results of its 2013 summer residencies are further proof of the 16-year-old new media center’s resilience. ...

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....

[Call for entry] Artists, scientists & curators, let's participate!

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Show Off Art Fair 2013, our photos and interview of curator Dominique Moulon

For its 8th year, Show Off Art Fair took place at Espace Pierre Cardin, from October 21st to 23rd 2013. Dedicated to digital arts, the fair featured artworks of more than 50 international artists and welcomed numerous visitors. Dominique Moulon, Show Off Art Director, says more: ...

[News from NYC] Digital art occupies the auction house

Who says you can't teach an old auction house new media? ...

UNPAINTED - Münich's very first Media Art Fair

A new unmissable event ? ...

[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] BRIC: Building Renovation Inaugurates Change

"Armchair Parade" by Julian Crouch, Mark Stewart, Ragnar Freidank. What does BRIC stand for these days? (Hint: it's not Brazil Russia India China.) Bespoke Recycled Indie Couture? Too Williamsburg. Believe Radically In Community? Too Brownsville. Brooklyn Reinvents Itself Creatively? A bit too Bushwick, but we're getting there. ...

[Festival] KIKK 2013, creativity in digital cultures

The third edition of KIKK, international festival of creativity in digital cultures, takes place in Namur (Belgium) from November 7 to 9, 2013. It's a mix of technology, visual arts, music, architecture, design and interactive media. The program includes conferences, workshops, an exhibition with digital art & prototypes, a creative contest and a party with live performances.   ...

[News from NYC] Dumbo Arts Festival 2013: Dressed up to get messed up

It's the festival that everyone is talking about, at least from North Williamsburg to the East Village. It's that time of year when the tiny, tony district of Dumbo becomes the furiously beating heart of Brooklyn, if only for one weekend. And, after the neighborhood was severely flooded by hurricane Sandy last autumn, causing many of its street-level storefronts and galleries to close indefinitely, it was especially heartwarming to see all local operations fully recovered, restored and revived for Dumbo Arts Festival 2013. ...

[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. ...
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