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2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Mark Amerika’a seminal online artwork GRAMMATRON, and in turn the Computer Arts Society is holding two days of events. Mark Amerika is an American artists and Professor of Art and Art history, having exhibited works internationally. In 2000, his net artwork GRAMMATRON was selected for the Whitney Biennial of

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Call for Proposals from Furtherfield and NEoN Digital Arts Festival


The CryptoDetectorist – coins, trades & hoards Call for Proposals from Furtherfield and NEoN Digital Arts Festival Deadline for submissions 4th September For exhibition 9th November Fee and production costs £2500 While archaeology has often understood cultures through excavations of hoards and coins, what will today’s digital currencies tell future archaeologists about the way we live

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NEoN caught up with Scott Kildall


NEoN caught up with Scott Kildall, an artist from San Francisco who has been working with a high-pressure waterjet cutting machine to recreate the dispersal patterns of meteorites and etch them into stone. The pieces, collectively entitled ‘Strewn Field’ will be exhibited during the festival in November. What is a Strewn Field? A strewn field

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Daring Curating forum for Fak’ugesi Festival


The Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival is an electrifying ten day program, from the 6th to 16th of September, celebrating innovative collaboration and digital practices. The Festival, as well as the name Fak’ugesi, represents urban youth culture, innovation and creativity in technology for Africans. This annual festival was first launched in 2014, aiming to bring

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Whale by Yolande Harris


In Whale (2017) oceanic voices – bowhead whales, bearded seals, beluga whales, and narwhals – spoke directly into our ears from ice-covered arctic waters. They become the agents, the guides, the voices of knowledge beyond our immediate experience. The Whale headphones were roped with local Dundee jute using a Celtic 16-strand hollow braiding technique. The cultural lives of cetacean and human

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Ei Wada and Usaginingen win World of OMOSIROI Award


We are delighted to hear that two of NEoN 2015’s artists, Ei Wada and Usaginingen, have scooped up the third World OMOSIROI Award. Bestowed to artists each year, the international award spreads the concept of ‘OMOSIROI’, a core value of Japan’s Knowledge Capital. The accolade showcases people from around the world whose pioneering activities epitomise

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