Cultural Interfaces in Naples

Art is Open Source will be in Naples on April 11th, at the Federico II University, at the Department of Social Sciences, for the Interfacce culturali e sensorialità digitali meeting (Cultural Interfaces and digital sensorialities) to to discuss the roles of interfaces in our cultural transformation and evolution.

Interfacce Culturali, Napoli

Interfacce Culturali, Napoli

The meeting is curated by Prof. Dario De Notaris (Web Design Laboratory), and performed in collaboration with Prof. Derrick de Kerckhove (Sociology of Digital Cultures) and with Prof. Lello Savonardo (Theory and Technique for Communication, Youth Cultures and Communication).

For Information and joining in: “Interfacce Culturali” on Facebook

From the introduction to the meetings:

At the light of the growing diffusion of digital devices in the practices of our daily lives, we intend to offer to student a conceptual scheme for a critical analysis of these technologies, in their relationship with human beings, computers and culture.

This series of meetings will focus on the sensorial relationships which these technological devices, through their interfaces, establish with users in the processes of transcoding cultural products.

Traversing the traditional literature of primary and secondary orality (W. J. Ong), of interface cultures (S. Johnson), of tertiary sensorialities (D. de Kerckhove) and of software cultures (M. Manovich), we will offer students the theoretical and technical tools to research technologies across society.

Multimedia productions and “priviledged testimonies” will enable us to trace the history of modern and contemporary communication tools: technical/graphical interfaces become cultural interfaces.

The meetings will focus of the analysis of the 5 senses of human beings, and on their digital relation/interaction.

Enlarge Your Consciousness at JustMad, ARCO Madrid, on El Paìs

A wonderful article has appeared on the blog of El Paìs describing the Enlarge Your Consciousness in 4 Days 4 Free project.

Identities on sale: this is the main theme of the article, as suggested by the action through which we are trying to support the discussion on the new forms of privacy and publicness which are promoted by social network and, on a wider scope, by the whole of digitally interconnected humanity.

The sale of internet users profiles, which become your personal human tamagotchi, describes this situation.

Enlarge Your Consciousness is currently exhibited at JustMad, part of the ARCO Madrid art fair, with BTF Gallery, our companions in this project.

more info on the project:

http://www.artisopensource.net/category/projects/enlarge-your-consciousness/

Enlarge Your Consciousness at JustMad

Enlarge Your Consciousness at JustMad