Digital Culture in China

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Investigación llevada a cabo en China, Shanghai entre 2014-2015

Con más de 564 millones de usuarios, China cuenta con la mayor red de ciudadanos conectados del mundo. Internet se implantó en China en el año 1994, encauzando con el proceso de reforma iniciado después de la Revolución Cultural. La economía de mercado socialista consiste en la apertura del país a capitales extranjeros y la implantación de las nuevas tecnologías. Una política que dio lugar a lo que Rodney Wai-chi Chu y Chung-tai Cheng denominan «doble conmoción» (double juggernaut), la acelerada y simultánea capitalización y cibernetización del país. Esta investigación se materializa en la publicación de una serie de artículos centrados en el desarrollo y uso de Internet en este pais. El florecimiento del Novimiento Maker y la Implantación de Internet de las Cosas.

Artículos publicados:

La otra red tras la gran muralla (I)

La otra red tras la gran muralla (II)

La cultura maker en China (I): XinCheJian, un Hackerspace con características chinas

La cultura maker en China (II): Shanzhai, innovación emergente en un ecosistema de manufactura abierto

La cultura maker en China (III): Con las manos en la materia, por el progreso económico y social

mas contenidos en preparación

 

 

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Labyrinth City installed in the Museum Hong-Gah, Taipei

 

Labyrinth City, the urban virtual world created by Sandra Álvaro, has evolved into a multichannel video installation.

The Labyrinth City installation is exhibited in the Hong-Gah Museum (Taipei) from 12th April to 11th May 2014.

Exhibition:

VIDEOsPAIN
Venue: 15:00 h – 12/04/2014
Hong-Gah Museum
(11F, No166, Da-ye Road, Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan

 

 

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New article in Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research

Álvaro, S. (2013), ‘Complexity, multi-perspectivism and tracking: A  brief history of the meaning of image from the Postmedia to the Postdigital ages’, Technoetic Arts: A  Journal of Speculative Research 11: 3, pp. 199–207, doi: 10.1386/tear.11.3.199_1

Abstract:

The meaning and function of the image has been evolving over all time. This has been separated from mimesis and given greater openness and an emergent meaning to be adapted to the fluxes that characterize our contemporary society. Throughout this process Art has lost the primacy and exclusivity of the image to share it with science and its visualization procedures and with a social function, now disseminated trough social networks. This article points out the decisive moments – and illustrates them with examples – through the evolution from the image in Postmodernity to the open and co-participated meaning of the Postmedia age image, and the new relation with the real world that characterizes the image of the Postdigital situation. Finally, we propose that the Postdigital Condition, related to new advances such as augmented reality (AR), geopositioning devices and ubiquitous informatics, is making the appearance of a new image type possible, here called Tracking-Image. This Tracking-Image is self-generated with data, from the flux of inputs generated in physical space and registered by networked users and sensors, becoming the protagonist of a new encounter with the physical fluid reality that characterizes the Postdigital situation.

Keywords:
allegory,electronic image,interactivity,open-ended semiosis,Postdigital Art,Postmedia Art

 

Go to the publication on Intellect Ltd:

Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research,

Volume 11 Issue 13

 

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New article: “Topologies of Art in the Information Age” in Artnodes

ÁLVARO, Sandra (2013). “Topologías del arte en la era de la información”. En: Pau Alsina (coord.). “Historia(s) del arte de los medios” [nodo en línea]. Artnodes. Nº13, pág. 96-102. UOC

http://journals.uoc.edu/ojs/index.php/artnodes/article/view/n13-alvaro

http://dx.doi.org/10.7238/a.v0i13.2016

Abstract:

Developments in recent years in electronic art and the new media can be characterized in many ways, among them with discourses based on their development in parallel with the technologies they use or based on the development of specific features such as interactivity, communication, synaesthesia and their relationship with the virtual. This article proposes a hybrid perspective, along the lines of the discourse of Edward Shanken, with new media art and contemporary art – especially as related to vanguard movements such as kinetic art, conceptual art, performance, the Fluxus movement, Dadaism, Situationism and experimental film – being more simultaneous than continuous. Media art and contemporary art both develop from a topological thought – as expressed by authors like Bergson, Deleuze, Serres, Agamben and Latour – that is pushed into movement. Objects and stable boundaries disappear and we have, rather, a complex world, with relationships, intensities and connections as defining elements and with an ability to simultaneously generate new, mutable territories. In this setting, life feeds on information exchange and art leaves behind the stable place it formerly inhabited to venture into the creation of new contexts and forms of interaction and the production of emergent meanings, and taking account of the kinetic and immersive spaces of multimedia installations, urban space and virtual and ubiquitous web space, the coexistence of urban and web space in augmented reality, and, finally, the ecology of a connected world where technology, life, culture, nature and the local – with its global implications – are all brought together.

Keywords:

art, new media, topology, interactivity

read on-line

 

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Postdigital Art: building appropriable information apparatuses at re-new 2013 Conference proceedings

Sandra Álvaro (2013): Postdigital Art: building appropriable information apparatuses at re-new 2013 Conference proceedings, Framing Media — p. 242-247.

published by re-new digital arts forum www.re-new.org

ISSN 2245-7801

Abstract:

The interface is leaving the desktop, making it possible to access information everywhere and in everything, through the developing systems of ambient informatics and ubiquitous computing. This new interaction paradigm is being debated: it increases our collective intelligence but at the same time can be a perfect accomplishment of the Control Society. The aesthetics of matters-of-concern replaces representation for the tracking of the process that gives form to our reality in each moment, while Postdigital Art produces works capable of merging virtual and physical spaces. Both these related fields show and articulate the complex informational system embedded in our reality making it appropriable and subject to profanation. This visualization operation displaces the capacities of the system of ubiquitous computing, from perfect control to an increasing capacity of individuals to intervene and perform in their environment by interacting with it.

Proceedings on-line at:

http://www.l–l.dk/downloadables/re-new_2013_conference_proceeding.pdf

 

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Lecture at the RE-NEW 2013

Lecture at the RE-NEW 2013 Arts Festival

re-new 2013 is organized by re-new digital arts forum in collaboration with Aalborg University, CIID, The IT University and the Athelas New Music Festival.

The annual re-new media art confest is a meeting-point for all those active in the art- science-technology amalgam. The event is a platform for artists, technologists, curators, researchers and scientists alike, and facilitates networking, knowledge sharing and dissemination.
The Big Picture.

The 7th international celebration of interactive media art will take place at PB43 and other venues in Copenhagen, Denmark. Scientists, researchers, technologists, curators and media artists working in digital media in its many forms will meet, present and discuss their work during the event, which takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark on
October 28 – November 3, 2013

More info and program: http://re-new.org/cal/

Postdigital Art:

building appropriable information apparatuses

 

Sandra Álvaro Sánchez

 

Abstract. The interface is leaving the desktop, making it possible to access information everywhere and in everything, through the developing systems of ambient informatics and ubiquitous computing. This new interaction paradigm is being debated: it increases our collective intelligence but at the same time can be a perfect accomplishment of the Control Society. The aesthetics of matters-of-concern replaces representation for the tracking of the process that gives form to our reality in each moment, while Postdigital Art produces works capable of merging virtual and physical spaces. Both these related fields show and articulate the complex informational system embedded in our reality making it appropriable and subject to profanation. This visualization operation displaces the capacities of the system of ubiquitous computing, from perfect control to an increasing capacity of individuals to intervene and perform in their environment by interacting with it.

 

 


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REALIDAD||REFLEJO en ALART

REALIDAD||REFLEJO forma parte de ALART 2013, la Nit de l’Art d’Alaro (Noche del Arte) que se inaugura este viernes 9 de agosto a las 20:00h. en diferentes sedes de esta localidad de la isla de Mallorca.

La obra de Sandra Álvaro forma parte de la colectiva “La Arquitectura como pretexto” que se exhibe en la primera planta del Casal Son Tugores ( Clastra de Son Tugores, 2) donde podrá verse hasta el 15 de septiembre.

Entidades colaboradoras: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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El arte nómada. La interacción más allá de la pantalla, en DF

Sandra Álvaro (2013): El arte nómada. La interacción más allá de la pantalla, en: DEFORMA cultura on line, 6/5/2013

read on: http://www.deforma.info/es/product.php?id_product=142

Abstract: El arte nómada surca el mundo complejo y en movimiento de la era informacional para activar afectividades y proponer experimentos, donde puedan surgir nuevos eventos; nuevos sentidos que puedan designar nuevos referentes y ampliar nuestra comprensión del entorno y nuestra capacidad de acción en el mismo. En este artículo el arte nómada se muestra como resultado de un proceso que se va apropiando de los nuevos medios de producción para implicarse en la percepción, producción y operatibilidad de nuestro mundo. Un proceso que se encamina de lo virtual a lo actual, saltando del espacio delimitado de la pantalla hacia espacios interactivos, hasta llegar a embeberse en un espacio urbano híbrido.

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Labyrinth City en MashRome Festival y MUDAFEST

© Sandra Álvaro-2013

Durante el próximo mes de mayo Labyrinth City podrá verse en
los festivales MashRome y MUDAFEST, formando parte del programa VIDEOsPAIN seleccionado por MADATAC.

El festival de video MashRome, dedicado al remix como forma de creación, tendrá lugar en la ciudad de Roma, Italia, del 8 al 11 de mayo.

http://www.mashrome.org/ 

MUDAFEST, Festival dedicado a la expresión sin diálogos se celebrará en Madeira, Portugal, del 24 al 26 de mayo.

Más información sobre la obra en  http://enlaciutat.es/wordpress/?p=212

Labyrint City screening at MashRome Festival and MUDAFEST

During May, Labyrinth City will be projected at MashRome and MUDAFEST festivals, as part of the MADATAC videoart program VIDEOsPAIN
The MashRome Festival, dedicated to remix as a creation form, will be hold in Rome, Italy, from May 8th to 11th
http://www.mashrome.org/
MUDAFEST, Festival about expression without dialogues will be hold in Madeira, Portugal, from May 24th to 26th
More information about the Labyrinth City project on: http://enlaciutat.es/wordpress/?p=212

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Lecture at the 13th Consciousness Reframed International Research Conference:”Behind the Image and Beyond”

International Conference on Digital Arts within the International Research Conference in the Series Consciousness Reframed: Art and Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era. In cooperation with the Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth, England, The German University in Cairo, Egypt are hosting the 13th Consciousness Reframed International Research Conference, entitled “Behind the Image and Beyond”. The conference is part of the Di-Egy Fest 0.1, and will take place at German
University in Cairo, New Cairo, Egypt, from March 31 to April 2, 2013. http://www.di-egyfest.com/conference.html

 

Complexity,
multi-perspectivism and Tracking: A brief history of the meaning of image from
the Postmedia to the Postdigital ages

Sandra Álvaro

Abstract: The meaning and function of the image has been evolving over all time. This has been separated from mimesis and given greater openness and an emergent meaning, to be adapted to the fluxes that characterise our contemporary society. Throughout this
process Art has lost the primacy and exclusivity of the image to share it with science and its visualization procedures and with a social function, now disseminated trough social networks.

This paper points out the decisive moments – and illustrates them with examples- through the evolution from the image in Postmodernity to the open and co-participated meaning of the Postmedia age image and the new relation with the real world that characterises the image of the Postdigital situation; a situation where Postdigital art overtly challenges the image’s status of semiotic stability and rhetorical determinism, and empowers the viewer to transform and transcend what is seen through. Finally, we propose that the Postdigital condition, related to new advances such as augmented reality (AR), geopositioning devices, and ubiquitous informatics, is making the appearance of a new image type possible, here called Tracking-Image. This Tracking-Image is self-generated with data, from the flux of inputs generated in physical space and registered by networked users and sensors. These tracks are visualized on interfaces showing a complex and always evolving reality. This image becomes the protagonist of a new encounter with the physical fluid reality that characterises the Postdigital situation.

Keywords:
Allegory, Electronic Image, Interactivity, Open-Ended semiosis, Postdigital Art, Postmedia Art, Tangible Computing.

Abstracts on-line at:

http://issuu.com/samehaltawil6/docs/di-egy-fest-c1-book

Acknowledgments: the participation in this conference has been partially founded by the Roberto Cimetta Founds.  http://www.cimettafund.org/

 

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