Art in The Technosphere

Leading Editor:
Marek Wasilewski

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Section: Art in The Technosphere

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The text is a discussion of new artistic form and theoretical reflection over techsphere: critical studies of the consequences of the information architecture and technical infrastructure (e.g. fibre-optic cables). It presents examples of researching the “prehistory of cloud” (Tung-Hui Hu) and creation of “internet landscapes” through artistic actions in geophysical space related to the functioning of the Internet. Research methods combine the following fields: geography, ecological activism and telematic art. Such attitude may be called techno-essentialism, as it consists in searching for the essence of phenomena metaphorised as non-material in techno-cultural rhetoric.

Section: Art in The Technosphere

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The development, transformations and reorganisation of research of memory led to the creation of a new complex of cultural studies, which supplement the deliberations on memory. The span thereof, the dynamics and most of all the meaning, proclaimed yet another cultural notion: archival turn. In the current of archival art emerged from the direct combination of the interest in the issue of memory and the strategy of giving a work the form of a collection or some kind of database. The author describes the form of the archival trend in the field of new media art on the example of the works of Masaki Fujihata and Luz María Sánchez

Section: Art in The Technosphere

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Applications such as Google Street View help participate in the creation of the digital representation of the world around us. This Google service establishes most of the aspects (perspectives) of our reality, based on the visual contents shared. It is also the most common and well-known such application in the world. The purpose of the article is to reflect over the visual contents shared there and the impact social networks and modern technologies make on our privacy.

Section: Art in The Technosphere

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The Processing programming language is widely used by artists across the world. This tool, deeply emerged in culture, is an extraordinary bridge between science, technology, art and society. As such, it becomes a starting point for analyses of contemporary culture. The article presents a proposal to analyse programming languages in many aspects, drawing attention to their social, educational or political dimension. Software transcends contemporary culture and becomes a material context for humanistic research.

Section: Art in The Technosphere

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The article is a reflection on the conditions for artistic research to appear in contemporary art. The purpose of the analysis is to propose new conceptual framework, to help observe contemporary relations between art and science, in particular social sciences and humanities. The issues discussed in the paper cover: the definition of artistic research with regard to artistic and scientific activities; the context of technological transformations within the infrastructure of art and science; the interpretation of how the reference to values and activities assigned, by tradition, to the world of science, may constitute a strategy adhering to other “rules of the game” in the field of the arts.