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Lucas Gutierrez: Dystopias and Chaotic Metaphysics

Lucas Gutierrez is an Argentinean industrial designer and digital artist who has experimented in a variety of mediums, such as audiovisual performances, and video art projects that explore the new paradigms in digital culture. He is deeply immersed in the remix culture, mixing influences from various contexts, such as post-work anthropology and abstract quotes from …

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Mario Klingemann: Neurography

Using cutting-edge methods, German artist Mario Klingemann, a pioneer in the fields of artificial intelligence, computer learning, and neural networks, explores enduring issues with creativity, culture, and perception. Klingemann, who was born in 1970, grew up throughout the introduction of home computers and video games. Klingemann started learning computer programming in the 1980s with the …

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Cyberculture: Hackers, Bots and Datascape

In his 1984 novel “Neuromancer”, cyberpunk novelist William Gibson famously coined the term “cyberspace” to describe the fictional “datascape” that his characters entered by “jacking in” – connecting their consciousness directly to networked computers. “Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by millions of legitimate operators. . . . A graphic representation of data abstracted from …

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Sounds Of The Metaverse: A Brief History of Virtual Reality Music Instruments and Virtual Music Venues

Introduction In 1932 Antonin Artaud published “Theatre of cruelty” manifesto. It was the first time when the phrase “virtual reality” was ever used. It described how Artaud thought about the new format of modern theatre. In Artaud’s manifesto there is a passage concerning musical instruments: MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: They will be treated as objects and as …

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Visual Transhumanism, Hybrid Realities and Immersion Traps: Sketch to the Index of Polish Artists

The Emergence of Digital Reality on the Polish Scene I will attempt to outline a juxtaposition of contemporary Polish activities and artistic projects which combine the use of current tools such as 3D, photogrammetry gaming engines, virtual and augmented reality, in the context of the search for authorial aesthetic values, new ways of building storytelling …

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What is Synthetic Media?

Introduction Synthetic media is an interconnected field of AI-generative media. This rapidly growing field is directly connected to generative adversarial networks. It is a modification of data by automated means. And even though it is mostly associated with the latest more popular implementations such as deepfakes it has a much wider spectrum including text to …

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