Digimag: Digital Art, Design & Culture magazine
Herman Kolgen - Dust (2010)
DIGIMAG 55 - JUNE 2010
Digimag 55 - June 2010
Digimag is the monthly magazine of the project Digicult, which focuses on the impact of new technologies and modern sciences on art, design, culture and contemporary society.
'...The rumors about a 'manoeuvre', these days spread by the press, is particularly concerned with the intervention looming on many public research institutions including ISFOL, IAS, ISAE, ISPESL, which foresee their suppression. The 'anti-crisis' decree which aims to stifle public research would a huge damage to the country. It wants to shut down several research institutions whose activities have an important role in the development of knowledge within the economic and social spheres. Despite, questionably, saving us money, such an operation would deprive us of those instruments of knowledge and technical support to those policies which are fundamental to the support of the people, especially in a time of crisis such as this one. The impact of 'manoeuvre anti-crisis' on our future is therefore clear: it would silence the free, authoritative and independent voice which, in its most acute moment of the current international economic crisis, could help revive the Country, telling what happens...'
Valentina Gualtieri, from 'The Euthanasia of Knowledge'
- RADIOGRAPHY OF THE MATTER. HERMAN KOLGEN AND THE SOUND PERCEPTION
Among the interesting figures of the artistic panorama, Herman Kolgen lives in Montreal (Quebec, Canada). Audiokinetic sculptor, he works starting from the relationship between sound and image creating, from their divergence, works presented as installations, performances, sound sculptures, videos and cinematographic works
by Enrico Pitozzi
- DEEP AMBIGUITY. A CONVERSATION WITH BEN HOUGE
Ben Houge has written amounts of linear music, pop music, soundtracks, music for string quartets, choral music, exploring nonlinear structures of the sound
by Robin Peckham
- SCIENCE AND MIND. MIKAEL METTHEY'S INTERACTION DESIGN
Mikael Metthey artistic practice consists in the creation of interaction design products, those being not just merely functional but 'work' integrally
by Henriette Vittadini
- CHORA PLATONICA AND DIGITAL MATRIX
Chora has set the foundations of the concept of spatiality, place and placing, while the influence of Plato's cosmology is evident even in contemporary science.
by Eugenia Fratzeskou
- VJING FOR LIGHTS AND COLORS. THE SKETCH PROJECTOR OF SHANTELL MARTIN
Shantell Martin is an illustrator and Vj who has fused technology and media in a new and unique style through which she creates performances using her drawings.
by Silvia Bianchi
- THE IMAL CENTRE. CULTURE & TECHNO IN THE HEART OF EUROPE
IMAL is an association created in 1999. From 2007 has inaugurated a centre for digital & technological culture, a space that reaches 600 mq in the heart of Brussels
by Silvia Bertolotti
- VERBO: AMONG GRAFFITI & DIGITAL. PLOTTERFLUX, VIDEO RAIDS AND MAPPING
At first there was the bomb, the bomb was the writing. But then light came. Nothing easier than creating a word play when the writer is named Verbo
by Claudio Musso
- ATHANASIUS KIRCHER. ARCA MUSARITHMICA AND MANY SOUND DEVICES
Researching possible origins and theoretical roots of Sound Sculpture and Sound Art it isn't rare to get to face the oeuvre of Jesuit priest Athanasius Kircher
by Claudia Maina
- NUEUE MUSIK IN MILAN. THE RAI'S INSTITUTE OF PHONOLOGY MEMORY
After more than fifty years from the birth of analog magnetic bands music recording, a new space dedicated to Rai's Institute of Phonology was inaugurated.
by Matteo Milani
- FAIR TRADE SOCIAL NETWORKS. SOLIDARIETY AS KEY FACTOR
In the recent Internet relational ferment, a must-have is a social network clearly dedicated to 'fair trade' nets engaged in fair trade projects.
by Luigi Ghezzi
- WHEN ARCHIVE BECOMES ART. MEGALOOP: THIRTY YEARS OF TAM
The exhibition for thirty years of Teatromusica is an anthologic curated by Riccardo Cardura at Altinate Cultural Centre in Padova
by Annamaria Monteverdi
- A MOVIE ABOUT THE REVOLUTION: SEIZE THE TIME
Nowadays, 'Seize the Time' could be labelled as a docufiction about the Black Panther movement made in 1970 by the Italian filmmaker Antonello Branca
by Alessio Galbiati
- SONARCINEMA 2010. MUSIC FOR EYES AND BRAINS
One of the most interesting experiences at Sonar Festival is offered by the chance to discover quality music videos and documentaries.
by Giulia Baldi
- LOOKAT FESTIVAL. BETWEEN INTERACTIVITY AND CONTEMPLATION
LookAt Festival has reached this year its fourth edition. It is an event dedicated to video art and electronic music, hosted this year in the charming rooms of Fondazione Ragghianti in Lucca.
by Giulia Simi
- Herman Kolgen - Dust (2010)
- Valentina Gualtieri - THE EUTHANASIA OF KNOWLEDGE -
DIGICULT is an online/offline Italian platform, created to spread digital art and culture worldwide. It focuses on the impact of new technologies and modern sciences on art, design, culture and contemporary society. DIGICULT is based on participation of more than 40 professionals, representing a wide Italian Network of critics, curators and journalists in the field. DIGICULT is the editor of the magazine DIGIMAG, which focuses on some cultural and artistic issues like internet art, hacktivism, electronica, video art, audiovideo, art & science, design, new media, software art, performing art
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Marco Mancuso (Digicult project Director and Teacher at New Academy of Fine Arts / Naba of Milan) ; Claudia D'Alonzo (International Doctorship in Audiovisual Studies, University of Udine) ; Bertram Niessen (Researcher at Sociology Deparment of Statale University Milan - Bicocca) ; Lucrezia Cippitelli (Phd at Sapienza University Rome and Teacher at Fine Arts Academy of L'Aquila)
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Luca Restifo (Technical Consultancy) ; Claudia D'Alonzo (Press Office) ; Giulia Baldi & Luigi Ghezzi (Social Networks) ; Giuseppe Cordaro (Podcast Editing) ; Riccardo Vescovo ; Laurea Magistrale in Traduzione Specialistica, Università IULM di Milano (Website Translations) ; Francesca Lattanzi - Sara Cavagna - Henriette Vittadini - Mimi Peña - Jessica Williams (Magazine Translations)
Tatiana Bazzichelli ; Bertram Niessen ; Teresa De Feo ; Luigi Ghezzi ; Giulia Baldi ; Domenico Quaranta ; Massimo Schiavoni ; Monica Ponzini ; Annamaria Monteverdi; Valentina Tanni ; Lucrezia Cippitelli ; Silvia Bianchi ; Claudia D'Alonzo; Barbara Sansone ; Giulia Simi ; Silvia Scaravaggi ; Maresa Lippolis ;Alessio Galbiati ; Antonio Caronia ; Clemente Pestelli ; Donata Marletta ; Valeria Merlini ; Stefano Raimondi ; Loretta Borrelli ; Carla Langella ; Marco Riciputi ; Elena Gianni ; Matteo Milani ; Francesco Bertocco ; Silvia Casini ; Jeremy Levine ; Alex Foti ; Serena Cangiano ; Micha Cardenas , Mark Hencock , Pasquale Napolitano ; Simona Fiore ; Zoe Romano ; Enrico Pitozzi ; Eugenia Fratzeskou ; Mattia Casalegno ; Robin Peckam ; Sabina Cuccibar ; Silvia Bertolotti ; Simone Broglia ; Claudio Musso ; Elena Biserna ; Claudia Maina ; Henriette Vittadini
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