The Archive of Digital Art expands its field and includes scholars in its documentation. Scholars are invited to become members of the online community and set up their own ADA entry!
Scholars have the possibility to upload publications and text pdfs, announce upcoming events, post comments, document exhibitions, conferences and other relevant events and be represented in the Archive.
The community features also allow the active exchange of professional information with peers and the new “Light box” tool facilitates the examination and comparison of images for research and teaching.
To ensure a high academic standard 5 published articles and/or curated exhibitions are requisite for scholars to become members of the ADA community. Interested scholars may apply for an account here.
Lanfranco Aceti works as an academic, artist and curator and is the founder of The Studium: Lanfranco Aceti Inc. He is the founder and Director of OCR (Operational and Curatorial Research in Contemporary Art, Design, Science and Technology) and
Rene Beekman 30.09.2016 MIT ACT open positions:
Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is seeking an individual with an emerging international reputation to join the faculty of its Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT). We seek a colleague who is a practicing artist, designer, curator or creative producer, who has significant experience, knowledge, and accomplishments in the areas of Media, New Visual Practice, and/or Media Performance, who is an artist with strong skills and experience in teaching at the college, university, or art school academic level, and who will be inspired by the broad range of cultural, scientific, and technological disciplines at MIT. Applications should be submitted via Interfolio, at https://apply.interfolio.com/37146. (Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor Job Description)
Tenured Associate or Full Professor
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is seeking an individual of international standing to join the faculty of its Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT). We seek a colleague who is a practicing artist, designer, curator, or creative producer, who has demonstrated capacity for team building and visionary leadership, who is internationally recognized with strong experience teaching at the college, university, or art school level, who has clear administrative experience (ideally within the context of an institute of higher education), and has the capacity to build bridges between institutions and communities. Applications should be submitted via Interfolio, at https://apply.interfolio.com/37349. (Tenured Associate or Full Professor Job Description)
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has an ongoing search for colleagues who are practicing artists and have experience teaching at the college, university or art school level to join the teaching community as a Lecturer in its Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT). The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced foundational courses in contemporary art. (Lecturer Job Description)
File Hipersonica 29.09.2016 FILE 2017 | Call for Entries
For 2017, artists and researchers can submit their works in the three main categories: Interactive Art, Digital Language and Electronic Sonority. The novelty of this year’s edition is that FILE will distribute 06 symbolic awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd places; and 3 honorable mentions) in the following categories: animation, video art, GIF and games; for artworks to be presented in single-channel.
More information: http://file.org.br/highlight/file-2017-call-for-entries/
Katharina Gsöllpointner 27.09.2016 DIGITAL SYNESTHESIA book launch in Vienna on October 13:
Lara Pearl 26.09.2016 @ArtFutura 2016 #London From VR to 3D Internet. Next 27 & 29 October Hackney Picturehouse - @TheAttic. Find tickets online for £5,00 each session.
Two days with a different choice from #animation, #virals, #computergraphics, #futuristic, #newmedia.
Come and enjoy a session with the best digital images !!!!!!
Zaven Paré 25.09.2016 L'ÂGE D'OR DE LA ROBOTIQUE JAPONAISE
Auteur : Zaven Paré
Editeur : Belles Lettres
Collection : Japon
Nombre de pages : 369
Les japonais ne cessent de donner forme et vie à des croyances et à des récits qui leur sont propres. Les poupées, les automates puis les robots se sont tour à tour inscrits dans cette longue filiation d'histoires proprement japonaises, mais ces derniers semblent aujourd'hui également destinés à participer à la construction d'un nouveau grand récit. La paradoxale cohabitation de la nature et des traditions avec une automatisation présente partout tient sans doute aussi dans la filiation qui, dans l'archipel, existe entre le vivant et l'artificiel ou dans l'absence de contradiction que l'on y rencontre entre conservation et progrès . Dans cet ouvrage, l'auteur décrit et questionne la manière dont, au cours des premières années du XXIe siècle, un extraordinaire mouvement de curiosité étayé par des progrès techniques et technologiques importants a permis d'accélérer le développement et la fabrication de robots souvent surprenants, parfois inquiétants, mais, pour la plupart, surtout vecteurs d'enchantement. Cette décennie, véritable âge d'or de la robotique au Japon, a vu l'autonomie des robots être réellement envisagée sur le plan technique et les expérimentations sortir des laboratoires de robotique pour gagner tous les champs disciplinaires, des diverses branches de l'ingénierie à la fabrication des objets du quotidien, en même temps que les robots devenaient partout visibles, dans les médias comme dans la réflexion philosophique ou encore dans les arts, par exemple au théâtre.
Zaven Paré est un artiste roboticien. Il est à l'origine des premières marionnettes électroniques utilisées au théâtre. Il fut lauréat de la Villa Kujoyama et de la bourse de la Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS/CNRS), en tant que collaborateur du Robot Actors Project, dès sa création, au sein des laboratoires du professeur Ishiguro Hiroshi à l'université d'Ôsaka et à l'Advanced Telecommunication Research International Institute (ATR) de Kyôto. Ses robots figurent notamment dans les collections du Ballard Institute dans le Connecticut, du Museo internazionale delle marionette de Palerme et dans les collections du Musée des marionnettes du monde de Lyon. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206265344666995&set=gm.908773809229359&type=3
Mel Alexenberg 22.09.2016 "Photograph God: Creating a Spiritual Blog of Your Life" http://photographgod.com is an adventuresome book that develops conceptual and practical tools for creatively photographing God as divine light reflected from every facet of life. It teaches how to weave these photos of God into a blog that draws on the wisdom of kabbalah in a networked world to craft a vibrant dialogue between the blogger’s story and the biblical narrative. The author was art professor at Columbia Univeristy and research fellow at MIT. His artworks media art are in the collections of 40 museums worldwide. http://photographgod.com/
Luca Leggero 21.09.2016 New performance:
SMART MUSIC FOR SMART LIGHT DANCERS
by Luca Leggero
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Livenel - performingartsfestival
Palazzo ex Enel, Via Santa Franca 36, Piacenza
Curated by PLACENTIA ARTE
Live interaction between the artist's smartphone and those of the audience is the crucial moment of Leggero's performance. By using different kinds of applications on his cellphone (synth, drum machine, ringtones) Leggero composes a short piece of music, lighting up screens and flashes of the audience devices in tempo. The performance contains a preliminary explanation in which the artist gives instructions as to how to install the application needed. It soon becomes an occasion to transform a familiar device into an instrument for an unusual live concert.
Leggero's performance at the Livenel Festival follows his two previous works "Over 425,000 ways to make noise with your smartphone" and "Untitled (party light)" recalling and extending the concept of an alternative use of smartphones.
Il fulcro della performance è l’interazione live tra lo smartphone dell’artista e quelli del pubblico: attraverso l’utilizzo di diverse applicazioni (sintetizzatori, drum machine, suonerie), Leggero realizza un breve composizione musicale con il suo cellulare, facendo illuminare a tempo gli schermi e i flash dei device del pubblico. L’azione, che comprende una parte “didattica”, durante la quale l’artista guida il pubblico all’installazione dell’app luminosa, si appropria dei dispositivi che più accompagnano la nostra quotidianità, trasformandoli in strumenti per un concerto live condivisa.
La performace di Leggero al Livenel Festival segue la sperimentazione intrapresa con i suoi due precedenti lavori "Over 425,000 ways to make noise with your smartphone" and "Untitled (party light)", richiamando ed estendendo il concetto di un uso alternativo di smartphone.
Oliver Grau 19.09.2016 APPLICATIONS possible now for MediaArtHistories Master: International low residency program in New Media Arts starting May 2017
The MediaArtHistories MA at Danube University is the only international Master of Arts program focusing on preparing art professionals and researchers through a deep exploration of the diverse histories of Media Art, Science and Technology. The program is a two-year low-residency,either 90 or 120 ECTS Master’s degree offered in English. In addition to individual study and project work at your home location, students gather twice a year for two-week seminars with internationally noted media artists and scholars.The connections and community that are formed during the two-week modules are maintained with online networking and project collaboration throughout the year.
BRAIN TRUST – Faculty of the MediaArtHistories program have included: Erkki HUHTAMO, Lev MANOVICH, Christiane PAUL, Roger MALINA, Jens HAUSER, Jeffrey SHAW, Jussi PARIKKA, Sean CUBITT, Oliver GRAU, Christa SOMMERER, Edward SHANKEN, Frieder NAKE, Machiko KUSAHARA, Nat MULLER, Monika FLEISCHMANN, Knowbotic Research, Andreas LANGE, Christopher SALTER, Darko FRITZ and others.
CONTENT - Media Art History offers a basis for understanding evolutionary history of audiovisual media, from historic examples such as the Laterna Magica of the 17th century to the algorithmic art of recent decades. Key approaches and methods from Image Science, Media Archaeology and the History of Science & Technology are explored in depth. Courses cover subjects such as computer animation, net art, interactive, telematic and genetic art as well as the most recent reflections on nano art, bio art, video games as art, and digital gender theory.
==> APPLICATION (digital) and FUNDING POSSIBILITIES - application form, a letter of motivation, copies of previous degree(s), copy of passport and a Europass CV. An application interview is required, which may be conducted in person or through internet videoconferencing. Resources for funding possibilities and estimated costs: www.donau-uni.ac.at/mah/funding
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Marco Curatore 18.09.2016 OPEN CALL: SUMMER SCHOOL IN CURATORIAL STUDIES DURING THE VENICE BIENNALE 2017
5th June – 30th September 2017
The School for Curatorial Studies Venice is an ambitious and challenging project promoted since 2004 and conceived as a school committed to experimentation and interdisciplinary thinking. The main goals are to spread the knowledge in the field of visual arts and to introduce the students to the professions related to the art world, focusing on contemporary curatorial theory and practice and contemporary museology. The School’s activities are meant for all those interested and passionate in art, graduated students or professionals who want to deepen their knowledge and improve their practical skills. The School’s teaching staff is formed by Italian and international professionals, scholars, historians and art critics of recognized experience. Among them: Agnes Kohlmeyer (curator), Angela Vettese (art critic), Luca Massimo Barbero (Peggy Guggenheim Collection), Francesca Colasante (Pinault Foundation), Andrea Goffo (Found. Prada), Nicola Lees (Serpentine London).
The Summer School in Curatorial Practice will take place during the International Art Biennale Venice. With an interdisciplinary approach, the course provides practical training and experience within museums and exhibition settings. Its international faculty includes curators and museum professionals, artists and critics. The course is designed to increase students understanding of the intellectual and technical tasks of the curator figure. English-taught lectures cover both theoretical and practical topics that go from the history of contemporary visual arts and practices of exhibition-making, to Exhibition Management. The students will participate in weekly activities, such as artist studio visits, tours of exhibition spaces, networking events and workshops. The program culminates with the set up of the exhibition and the publication of a printed catalogue.
The Summer School includes visits of specific art venues all over the city of Venice during the International Art Biennale. A series of selected case studies will offer the students an opportunity to observe the development of contemporary art. The School’s goal is to align these specific theoretical lectures with a practical approach. Besides the theoretical lectures, a series of laboratories and workshops aims to introduce the students to the work of critical text writing, press releases and to structure all the different aspects of publishing. The students will be offered the possibility of a gallery training and of setting up together - with one of our tutors, their exhibition in Venice, as a final project of the course.
The first module:
June 5th – August 4th, 2016
The first module involves 350 contact hours:
1. History of Curatorial Practices
2. Exhibition Design
3. Aesthetics and Cultural Theory
4. Contemporary Art History
5. Cultural Events Management and Organization
6. Curating Exhibitions
7. Fine Arts Management.
8. Fundraising and Marketing / Workshop
9. Communication Strategies and Artistic Events Promotion / Workshop
10. New Media and Digital Technologies
11. Workshop on Critical Writing
12. Artist Studio Visits and Visits of the International Art Biennale
Optional: Trip to Documenta in Kassel and Munster Skulptur projekte: August 7th –14th , 2017
The second module:
August 31st – September 20th, 2017
The second module is dedicated to researching and structuring the final project. The work will be discussed with the curators and project managers during several meetings hold once and twice a week. The weekly overhauls are moments of confrontation and examination of the theoretical and practical work produced by the students through autonomous research. During this period of time the students will have to face practical duties, such as coordinating the artists, managing transportation and insurance policies, promoting and curating the final publication.
The third module:
September 24th – 30th, 2017
The last part of the course lies in the production of the event. During this period of time all the work concerning the final event will take place. The students will coordinate the arrival and the display of the works of art and supervise all the different aspects related to the event, such as promotion, organization, last details about the publication, opening. After the presentation to the public, the student will be given the tools to professionally document the event.
Duration and structure
The course has a duration of 450 hours. The participants will develop themes as well as concepts, organization, acquisition, communication and the concrete implementation of their skills together with the course director and international guests (artists, curators, architects, critics, fine arts scientists and publishers of art journals).
Application deadline: March, 31th 2017.
The application form must be sent by e-mail before the deadline (March 31th 2017) of the Curatorial Program to:
Xac – School for Curatorial Studies
San Marco, 3073, 30124 Venice
Tel: +39 0412770466
The application form can be downloaded at www.corsocuratori.com, where you can find more information about our curatorial program and your stay in Venice.