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We Make Money Not Art

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Using respiration to mine crypto-currencies

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:58:26 +0000

Breath (BRH) explores how the body can perform the computational process of mining crypto-currencies by converting lung exhalation into a computer’s hashing rate. The velocity of human exhalation determines the hashing rate of a small micro computer that is mining on the XMR (monero) blockchain

IDFA DocLab: my favourite interactive documentaries

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:55:11 +0000

As usual, this year’s program was packed with dramatic commissions and entertaining debates but it was also anchored in today’s most pressing concerns: the plight of refugees in Europe, the legacies of colonialism, the plague of fake news, violation of human rights, climate change, etc.

Smart guide for connected objects, activism on the dance floor, cooking with phones, a human Alexa. Just another edition of the DocLab conference

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:01:03 +0000

The conference brought together leading artists and thinkers from the world of art, technology, science and documentary. The food was a bit revolting. Everything else was amazing

DocLab exhibition asks “Are robots imitating us or are we imitating robots?”

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:45:27 +0000

Robots and computers are acting more and more like people. They’re driving around in cars, hooking us up with new lovers and talking to us out of the blue. But is the opposite also true— are people acting more and more like robots?

Proper and Improper Names: Identity in the Information Society

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:22:26 +0000

What aesthetic and political strategies may counter the quest for collecting data and measuring and predicting human behaviour, characteristic of informational capitalism?

Pazugoo, the 3D printed evil spirits of nuclear waste storage

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:31:51 +0000

Pazugoo, a gooey, collectively modifiable uranium glow-stick waving Pazuzu, the Sumero-Asyrrian demon of contagion, epidemic and dust, is proposed as a marker for the presence of nuclear waste products

Artists Re:Thinking the Blockchain

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 17:22:07 +0000

"It is perhaps in the post-human space away from ‘the money’ that the blockchain and smart contracts have the most original things to offer." Artists and researchers explore, unpack and critque the blockchain

Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša explore the “collateral effects” and damages of name change

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:47:33 +0000

In 2007, three artists officially changed their names and adopted the one of Janez Janša, a very powerful, right-wing and generally unpleasant political figure embroiled in accusations of corruption and authoritarianism. The administrative procedure not only turned their lives into a perpetual performance but it also altered their private, civil and artistic lives in ways they had not always foreseen

How artists and designers are “materialising the Internet”

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:25:02 +0000

The internet is everywhere. Set free from the websites and the screens, it now penetrates our thoughts and our bodies and everything around us. Each day, the digital and physical become more integrated – but how does this effect our experience and how do we express the new, augmented reality?

Ecovention Europe: Art to Transform Ecologies, 1957-2017 (part 2)

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:34:29 +0000

Man-made virgin forest, plants that remove toxic substances from polluted waters, community urban orchards, mobile library, etc. Today’s short selection will focus on artistic attempts (many of them successful) to restore environmental damage