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DIGITAL QUEBEC – London 2015 / 12-13 March

After the successful joint festival edition EM15 in Montréal in 2014, ELEKTRA and MUTEK team up once again to organize DIGITAL QUEBEC. This event will include artistic performances, presentations and professional activities, presented under the banner of the BFI’s Sonic Cinema project. The International Marketplace for Digital Arts (IMDA), a format developed by ELEKTRA since […]

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School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe

School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe is an organisation dedicated to the imaginative and non-sensical exploration of art and technology. Passionate about interactivity and storytelling. they enjoy learning and playing with tools that make our brains and our dreams come to life. Happening directly after Belgrade’s beloved Resonate Festival, from April 20th-May 22nd, 2015, with a unique mix of talents hailing from the RCA […]

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Nineteen by Nils Völker on display at M0Bi – Groningen

The biggest installation yet by Nils Völker is comprised of nineteen huge golden cushions hung in the temporary art space “M0Bi” in Groningen (The Netherlands). The cushions are made from mylar foil and are selectively inflated and deflated in controlled rhythms to create a sizzling and constantly changing soundscape in the exhibition space. The exhibition runs until mid […]

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Sónar+D inviting applications for MarketLab 2015

Sónar+D is inviting applications to participate at the upcoming MarketLab 2015 (18-20 June, Barcelona). Technology companies, start-ups, creative labs, developers, universities and organizations of all kinds working with creative technologies based on music, audiovisuals, new media and video games, exploring new forms of creation, production, distribution or marketing are all welcome.

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Fortune by Zach Gage

Originally conceived and built as a physical installation piece back in 2013, Fortune is the latest in Zach Gage‘s series of twitter bots that started in 2009 with Best Day Ever, and the first to live in a context outside of twitter. Fortune a new kind of Fortune Teller — one that auto-generates fortunes based of content from twitter. […]

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The Cathedral of Computation – Ian Bogost

In this essay Ian Bogost discusses the problems behind algorithms as ‘devotional phenomenon’ akin to god and the way these metaphors tunnel into culture making ‘us forget that particular computational systems are abstractions, caricatures of the world, one perspective among many”. The algorithmic metaphor is just a special version of the machine metaphor, one specifying a particular kind […]

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Predominantly

Conceived, designed and built by Open Work, Predominantly brings an element of serendipity back into the search for music. We all want to have special, unique experiences with our music, we love having “our” music, and discovery is a big part of that. But when did that last happen? In the days of iTunes and […]

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Blowup Reader 8: New Materials New Methods

New Materials New Methods, is the eighth in the Rotterdam-based V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media’s series of Blowup Readers. The (free) eBook explores the relationship between innovation, art and science, and simultaneously speculates future opportunities while scanning the past. V2_ Curator Michelle Kasprzak introduces the collection of essays’ (and a related workshop’s) origin as being partially […]