La historia de los mapas es la historia de todas las visiones del mundo. La historia de lo que se muestra y lo que se esconde. De los relatos de poder y de nuevas narrativas ciudadanas. Del mundo del atlas como si la Tierra cupiese en un papel al mundo en el que puedes visitar […]
Please touch the artefacts: 3D technology is changing museums The Conversation 3D technologies have been around for years – but it's only now that 3D scanning and printing devices have become both accessible and affordable for many users.
WIRED sat down with Joi Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab, to discuss this phenomenon of convergence, where digital bits from the computer world are fusing with atoms here in the physical world (see gallery above). The trend is advancing, he says, and it won't stop at gadgets. For Ito, the next great engineering platform will be living matter itself.
This book reflects on anti-copyright, porn, creative industries, post- punk, Arts and Crafts and constructivism, cooking as contemporary art, Oulipo, post-digitality, mezangelle, Anonymous and 4chan, Fluxus, amateurism, file sharing networks, pop culture, 17th century poetry, electroacoustic music, Neonazi communication guerilla, Rotterdam, romanticism, electronic literature, Mail Art, ontology, Super 8, Rosicrucianism and conceptual art.
Florian Cramer is a practice-oriented research professor for new communication technologies, their cultures and their impact on art and design professions at Creating 010, Rotterdam University of Applied Science. He also is dean of the Parallel University of WORM, Rotterdam’s Institute of Avant-gardistic Recreation.
True beauty pleases the eye and the mind – but can it help us to become better people?
Schiller thinks of human nature as an arena in which two powerful psychological drives are at work. On the one hand, there is the ‘sense’ drive which lives in the moment and seeks immediate gratification. It craves contact and possession. It can be coarse, as when one yearns to swig great draughts of beer; but it can also be elevated. Schiller associated the sense drive with his friend Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who longed to see things with his own eyes. Goethe was a direct observer, a natural empiricist who immersed himself in practical detail.
The second drive identified by Schiller was the ‘form’ drive: the inner demand for coherence over time, for abstract understanding and rational order. This drive, thought Schiller, seeks to leave behind the peculiarities of one’s own experience and discover universal principles. It is at the heart of justice – which is not about getting what you want for yourself – and is animated by principle. When we think that a person is entitled to a fair trial, we are motivated, Schiller says, by the rational ‘form’ drive. We are loyal to the abstract, general ideal of due process.
What he’s calling the sense drive and the form drive are powerful impulses in us. But they are often in conflict. The demands of the short term are at odds with the hopes of the longer view. Comfort and ease struggle against a sense of duty and responsibility. The allure of freedom clashes with the longing to be steadfast and rooted in existing commitments.
The work of artist Olga Ziemska has a special relationship with the natural world. Natural materials such as wood, sand, and stone comprise much of her work. However, it is in synthesizing aspects of humanity with the natural world that Ziemska’s work is especially effective.
In this extract from his new book When Google Met Wikileaks, WikiLeaks' publisher Julian Assange describes the special relationship between Google, Hillary Clinton and the State Department -- and what that means for the future of the internet.
Building upon our Top 10 Apps for Architects, this collection brings together some of the best quality and most valued technical apps for designing, sketching, calculating and collaborating. Although the majority of those featured here are designed solely for the iOS platform, every time we collate lists such as these it’s clear that more and more high quality apps for the Android and Windows platforms are being developed. From condensed versions of large scale software packages that architects and designers use every day, to blank canvases to scratch ideas down onto, you might just find an app that could improve the way you work.
From limitations come creativity. It’s an age-old adage that’s been repeated in almost every industry. And it rings true for the Netherland-based artist Peter Gentenaar, whose billowing paper sculptures were born out of what he couldn’t do with
"Artistes de laboratoire – Recherche et création à l'ère numérique" de Jean-Paul Fourmentraux, nouvelle édition parue aux éditions Hermann dans la collection Cultures numériques.
Jean-Paul Fourmentraux est sociologue, Maître de conférences-Hdr à l’Université de Lille 3 et chercheur associé à l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales de Paris (CRAL EHESS). Il mène aujourd’hui des recherches comparatives sur les interfaces entre création artistique, recherche technologique et innovation sociale. Il est l’auteur des ouvrages Art et internet (CNRS, 2010), Artistes de laboratoire (Hermann, 2011), L'Ère Post-media (Hermann, 2012), Art et Science (CNRS, 2012), L'œuvre commune (Presses du réel, 2013), L'œuvre virale (La Lettre Volée, 2013).
Waking up after almost three years of hibernation, a comet-chasing spacecraft sent its first signal back to Earth on Monday, prompting cheers from scientists who hope to use it to land the first space lander onto a comet.