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Pixelated Words (Barcelona, Spain)

Translated via Google

Digital literature is a form of literary creation technology which already has a large tradition , the specificity of which can be explained on the basis of the various elements of complexity presents: the physical complexity ( what and how ) the complexity of authorship (who makes the programmer , machine … ) , complexity receptive ( the logic of reading the digital environment and the formats used by various creators determine ) the typological complexity ( variety and confusion genres , hybridization of a writing here and now ) and perceptual complexity ( as read with what we do , etc.).

Artists

Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Mark Saporta, Augusto and Haroldo de Campos, Apollinaire/Salvat Papasseit/Guillermo, Ana María Uribe, Ramon Dachs, Grupo 63, Oulipo Group, Christopher Strachey, Philippe Bootz, Michaelm, Joyce, Shelley Jackson, Marjorie Luesebrink, Deena Larsen, Ariana-Sophia Karsonis, Christine Wilks, Serge Bouchardon, Domenico Chiappe, Alison Clifford, Jaime Alejandro Rodríguez, Rui Torres, David Clark, Stuart Moulthrop, Luís Calvo/Pedro Valdeolmillos, Laura Borràs, Ton Ferret, Isaías Herrero, Berta Rubio, Màrius Sampere, Les formigues, Stephanie Strickland and Cynthia Lawson, Jörg Piringer, T.S. Eliot, Octavio Paz, Aya Karpinska, Erik Loyer, Bruno Nadeau, Bruno Nadeau, Camille Utterback, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Bryan Barrachina and Calamar e-kids, Jason Nelson, Roderick Coover/Nick Montfort and Scoot, Eugenio Tisselli, María Mencia, Jerome Fletcher, Isaías Herrero

MADATAC 07 (2016) (Madrid, Spain)

MADATAC 07 OFFICIAL TRAILER/TEASER from MADATAC on Vimeo.

“Art for a quantum of time”

From 20 to 24 January, Madrid will become a platform of video art and new media with Sample Digital Audiovisual Arts and Technology Acontemporáneas (MADATAC), which this year celebrates its seventh edition with the title “Art for a quantum of time “, having poured in Spain with-a benchmark of digital culture and the most experimental art. More than 120 video artists from 30 countries will showcase the most innovative, risky while origi-nal and poetic currently being done at the level of media art worldwide, through exhibitions, screenings, lectures and talks, performances interactive, videoins-installations, audiovisual concerts and workshops taking place in CentroCentro Palacio de Cibeles, Circulo de Bellas Artes and Complutense University of Madrid thanks to the co-financing of Europe Creative European Community 2015-2018 (Avnode) Program. From an interdisciplinary perspective, and merging the world of art with imagination, MA-DATAC defies conventional cinematic narrative offering the transformer audiovisual art, in a bid to risk and beauty. Not surprisingly MADATAC has recently been recognized by an international jury in Brussels for the 2015-2016 EFFE distinction as the artistic quality of the shows and have a significant impact locally, nationally and internationally.

Flux 2016. Auteur independent video creation festival (Barcelona, Spain)

Tenth edition of the FLUX auteur video creation festival, which has been characterized from the beginning by highlighting creators connected with the city of Barcelona, in the field of video creation (video art, creative documentary, video installation, etc.).

In this tenth edition, leading creators at the festival include JimJak, Mabel Palacín and Elisabet Prandi, all artists from very different backgrounds, each involved in a unique way with the field of art, video creation, video installation, documentary, or audiovisual experimentation. There will be INDIVIDUAL SCREENINGS, INTERVIEWS with the creators and launch of their PORTRAITS, as well as unpublished works exclusive to the festival.

We will also be presenting the silent video installation FLUX MUTE, created by Julián Álvarez, and the group video installation FLUX VIDEOBOX experimenting with alternative formats of video exhibition, including unpublished videos by creatorsMiguel Andrés, Arturo Bastón, Angie Bonino, Lalo García & Raimon Lorda, Kikol Grau, Félix Pérez Hita, Rrose Present, Sra. Audiovisual, Pía Sommer and Morrosko Vila-San-Juan.

http://www.fluxfestival.org

Materia Prima – Experiments on Digital Art & Science (Gijon, Spain)

In our present time which is so essentially dominated by technology in which science has taken over the leading role in culture and in many cases replaced religion, the growing attention for the collaboration or even more synthesis of art and science seems to be just logical and to many it appears to be the avantgarde of our time. But of course art and science have always had a very close relationship and many would say that in the beginning they were not separated at all and they still originate in the same human desires. Humans will always make art and always do science and this is probably one of the most defining characteristics of our species.

Materia prima presents outstanding work at the nexus of art and science but it is also a showcase for the notoriously curious and as such the whole exhibition space serves as an inspiring laboratory environment which in a literal way has a set of visitor labs as its central core. This hybrid form of presentation is a clear commitment to the didactic and inspirational potential of art and science and an expression of our wholehearted believe in the impact that art and science can unfold beyond their own territories and in the power and creative energy which can be derived from the collaboration of art and science.

Artists:
Nelo Akamatsu
ARTSAT: Art and Satellite Project
María Castellanos / Alberto Valverde
Teresa Dillon / Naomi Griffin-Murtagh / Claire Dempsey / Aisling McCrudden
Econodos
María Edwards
Nick Ervinck
Shiho Fukuhara / Georg Tremmel
Matthew Gardiner
Andy Gracie
Cornelia Hesse-Honegger
Jon McCormack
Agnes Meyer-Brandis
Kono Michinari / Takayuki Hoshi / Yasuaki Kakehi
Patricia Piccinini
Rüdiger Trojok

Curator: Gerfried Stocker, Director Artístico de Ars Electronica

ArtFutura 2015: Collective Intelligence

The ArtFutura festival is organized as a network where all the cities involved share a common theme, catalog, website and the same audiovisual program.

ArtFutura 2015 edition will start on November 5th and will arrive to more than 20 cities.

The screenings are programmable over the following six months and the local calendar is defined at the discretion of each center or museum.

Bangkok
Barcelona
Berlin
Bogotá
Buenos Aires
Granada
Guayaquil
Vitoria
Lisbon
London
Madrid
Mexico DF
Montevideo
Murcia
Palma (Mallorca)
Zaragoza
Punta del Este
Saint Brieuc
Santiago de Chile
Sao Paulo
Tenerife
Torino
Vigo

HUMAN+ The Future of Our Species at CCCB (Barcelona, Spain)

Cyborgs, superhumans and clones. Evolution or extinction? What does it mean to be a human today? What will it feel like to be a human a hundred years from now? Technological capabilities are increasing at a rapid pace—should we continue to embrace modifications to our minds, bodies and daily lives, or are there boundaries we shouldn’t overstep?

This exhibition explores potential future trajectories of our species by considering both historical and emerging technologies, as well as their cultural and ethical contexts. What does it mean to be human today? From Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) to human digital remains, our lives are mediated and defined by our tools and scientific discoveries. However, this exhibition is not a blind celebration of technology, but is intended to present a range of imagined and real possibilities, allowing visitors to make up their own mind about the preferred future of the human species.

Some of the artistic projects included in the exhibition are: Portraits of Aimée Mullins (Howard Schatz), Oblique. Images from Stelarc’s Extra Ear Surgery (Nina Sellars), Strategies for Copy Prevention (Center for PostNatural History), The Human Pollination Project (Laura Allcorn), Tardigotchi (S.W.A.M.P., Tiago Rorke), Foragers (Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby), Area V5 (Louis Philippe Demers), Human Version (Yves Gellie), Euthanasia Coaster (Julijonas Urbonas); Optimization of Parenthood (Addie Wagenknecht), Semi-Living Worry Dolls (Tissue Culture and Art Project- Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr), Transfigurations (Agatha Haines), AfterLife (Auger / Loizeau); Misbehaving Machines (Heidi Kumao), The Machine to Be Another (BeAnotherLab) and Cyborgism (Cyborg Foundation).

The Girona International Mapping Festival 2015 (Girona, Spain)

This is the second edition of the festival.

The city and its historical and artistic heritage will be the setting for videoart in which different artists from all over the world will compete in a competition for their work to become part of a route through some of the city’s emblematic spaces.

The II International LightArt Congress 2015 (Oviedo, Spain)

On July 2014 the First International LightArt Congress City of Oviedo was held, and there were lightpainters from all over the world, photographers, enthusiasts, art lovers, curious, etc. who shared knowledge, experiences, worked together, enjoyed exhibitions, workshops, photocalls … and all this in a great friendly atmosphere

That is why we have the great pleasure to confirm that there will be a second congress next year, on the first weekend of July 2015, the II INTERNATIONAL LIGHTART CONGRESS CITY OF OVIEDO – 5th WORLD LIGHT PAINTING EXHIBITION.

Sonar+D (Barcelona, Spain)

Sónar+D is the international conference for creativity and technology, designed to promote talent and business opportunities in the digital culture environment.

Sónar+D is held in Barcelona together with Sónar by Day at the Palau de Congressos in Fira Montjuïc. It brings together experts from around the world (technologists, entrepreneurs, artists, companies and researchers) to present and transmit initiatives and tools that will help to shape future creative experiences in the areas of music, image, interactive content, and transmedia platforms.

Check out the video from 2014:

OFFF Barcelona 2015 (Barcelona, Spain)

15th Anniversary Special Edition

During the past 15 years, we’ve been trying to define what OFFF really represents. OFFF has proudly joined artists such as Joshua Davis, Stefan Sagmeister, John Maeda, Neville Brody, Kyle Cooper, The Mill, Digital Kitchen, Ben Fry & Casey Reas, Golan Levin, Chris Milk, Rob Chiu, Julien Vallée, Paula Scher, Rick Poynor, Erik Spiekermann, Dvein, Erik Natzke, Casey Neistat and the list goes on. It is more than just a Festival hosting innovative and international speakers, it is more than a meeting point for all talents around the world to collaborate, it is more than feeding the future.

OFFF is a community inviting all those who are eager to learn to participate and get inspired in a three-day journey of conferences, workshops, activities and performances. What is it about exactly? It’s a combination of Offline/Online designers, Motion Designers, Thinkers, Sound Designers, Graphic Designers, Theorists, Developers, Professionals, Students… Putting the titles aside, OFFF is made for the curious.

OFFF takes place in Barcelona annually while it tours the world as OFFF on Tour for the rest of the year.