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The mutant abstractions of Quayola

  Aesthete of connection between figurative art and digital abstraction, the Italian artist Davide Quayola turns classical Western tradition of pictures and landscape to new audiovisual dimensions, in direct contact with technological disruptions of our time. ...

The immersive show of Satosphère

Launched in 2011, the Satosphere of the Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT) of Montreal – a 360-degree spherical projection dome – stays one of the most impressive audiovisual experience to live nowadays in terms of immersive digital cinema. A spatialized stimulation of spectator’s perceptions that doubles up with a large flexibility of contents as Sat Fest 2016 is still currently revealing. ...

ELECTRON 2016: Electronic Cultures Festival in Geneva

Exhibitions, concerts, performances and contemporary dance… From Brian Eno to Carl Craig, from a Torture Garden party to sound-systems, Electron Festival offers an outstanding line-up for its 13th edition; perhaps the best since its 10th anniversary. Listed below are the main features of this event that will take place from 24th to 27th March over the Easter weekend in Geneva. ...

Digital Choc 2016: spotlight on Franco-Japanese creation

From 19th February to 21st March 2016, Digital Choc is back for its 5th edition. Responsible for organising the Tokyo festival, the Institut français in Japan has a strictly Franco-Japanese programme lined up. Through a theme called “futurama,” the artists invited explore the future and raise questions through their disparate perspectives. This bi-national combination and the resulting cultural differences, make it a particularly interesting event. ...

Technological innovations that will change relationships with music in terms of use

  Hybrid SmartInstruments, applications creating new interactions between artists and listeners or devising new principles of community between listeners, technological innovations in the process of being developed also explore changes in relationships with music in terms of use. ...

19th Japan Media Arts Festival – a must

    The Japan Media Arts Festival holds a prominent position amongst Asian digital arts festivals. The 19th edition, taking place from 3rd to 14th February 2016, features contemporary digital creation, animation and video games. On this occasion Award-winning Works, currently one of the finest international exhibitions, assembles all works awarded prizes by the festival in 2015.  ...

Transmediale 2016: Anxiously Digital Berlin

Called ‘Conversation Piece’, Transmediale 2016 seeks to reboot the format of this big annual gathering of post-digital international culture, by transforming it into a truly ephemeral forum for discussion around the anxious nature of our post-capitalist world. Interview with Kristoffer Gansing, artistic director of Transmediale since 2012.   ...

Moscow’s MediaArtLab: interview with Olga Shishko

The first stage of a mini-tour around the world of media labs takes us east. We interviewed Olga Shishko, the curator and artistic director of Moscow’s MediaArtLab about the activities of this structure mainly dedicated to image and, more generally, about the future of digital art in Russia. ...
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