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The value of art

The value of art

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in News | 0 comments

A painting begins a journey from the moment it is created: it moves from the artist’s studio to the gallery, then possibly to an art fair, the residence of a collector, a museum, a warehouse or an auction house. Throughout its existence (which is often longer than that of the actual artist), the work is an object of contemplation, desire and continual...

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Hello World! Creation and open source

Hello World! Creation and open source

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Planeta VIDA, the platform designed for viewing the Art and Artificial Life International Awards that can be consulted on this website, was developed by Ultra-lab, who have now begun a series of documentaries on Processing programming languages, Open Frameworks and Pure data. They have called it Hello World! (which refers to the first sentence used to...

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Interview with Ralf Baecker

Interview with Ralf Baecker

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Artist and programmer with a background in Computer Science, Ralf Baecker has focused his artistic research in unfolding the different processes that take place underneath the illusory interfaces of the devices we use everyday. Exploring the materiality of our current information technology, he turns machines inside out and creates installations in which...

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Cesar Harada, innovating for a more sustainable world

Cesar Harada, innovating for a more sustainable world

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Cesar Harada, who won Third Prize at the VIDA 13.2 Awards with his Protei project – an innovative vessel designed to combat crude oil spills at sea –, is now taking part in an innovative entrepreneurs meeting. Unreasonable at Sea is an initiative promoted by the Unreasonable Institute and the Institute of Design of Stanford University, which consists of...

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Mission Eternity: memory as artifical life

Mission Eternity: memory as artifical life

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Article | 0 comments

In 2005, the Swiss art collective etoy.CORPORATION launched Mission Eternity (winner of the first prize at VIDA 10.0), an ambitious project spanning various decades which seeks to explore life after death through a system that enables the conservation of digital files containing people’s memories. The idea is based on the inescapable fact that when a...

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