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Digimag Journal – Issue 73 / Autumn 2012 PLACES & SPACES

Digimag Journal – Issue 73 / Autumn 2012



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Digimag focuses on all topics related to the world of digital art and culture, emphasising the diverse realities and their synergies. It provides readers with in-depth comprehensive accounts of the latest advancements in the international digital art scene and culture, through a rich spectrum of interviews, articles, reviews, reports, research and critical essays. Topics range from art on the internet to hacking and hacktivism, from audiovisual art to electronic music, from performing arts to design and architecture, from software art to social media, from art-science to video art.  The growing recognition of the significance of Digimag’s contribution in the last 5 years, is reflected in its inclusion in major international academic Archives, Networks and institutions, including MIT WorldCat, Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft SIK-ISEA, Zürich, Switzerland and Rhizome.

DIGIMAG JOURNAL
Issue 73
November 2012
Editor-in-Chief: Marco Mancuso
Advisory Board: Lucrezia Cippitelli, Claudia D’Alonzo, Marco Mancuso, Bertram Niessen, Roberta Buiani
Editing:Roberta Buiani, Berna Ekim, Marco Mancuso 
Cover: Jonathan Harris - The Whale Hunt (http://thewhalehunt.org/)
Contributing Authors:Alessandro Barchiesi, Martin Conrads, Laura Plana Gracia, Miriam La Rosa, Nina Leo, Donata Marletta, Janet Marles, Melinda Sipos, Selena Savicic, Judson Wright
Publisher: Digicult - Digital Art, Design & Culture. Largo Murani 4, 20122 Milano. http://www.digicult.it
Editorial Press registered at Milan Court, number N°240 of 10/04/06. ISSN Code: 2037-2256
Licenses: Creative Commons, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons 2.5. Italy (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5). Printed and distributed by Lulu.com: ISBN: 978-1-291-19610-8

CONTENT . Digimag Journal 73 . November 2012
6 . SEARCHING NEW SPACES. For unstable mediaBy Donata Marletta
12 .CONSTRUCTING NON-SELF. Language, Trance and Space. By Judson Wright
22 . THE POLITICS OF SMELL. How scent technologies are affecting the way we experience space, sense of place and one anotherBy Nina Leo
31 . TRANSNATIONAL, COLLABORATIVE ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY PROGRAMMES. A practice-led evaluation with suggestions and recommendations. By Annet Dekker, Gisela Domschke, Angela Plohman, Clare Reddington, Melinda Sipos, Victoria Tillotson, Annette Wolfsberge
45 . IMMATERIAL PUBLIC SPACE. The emperor’s new architecture. by Selena Savicic
56 . LOOKING FORWARD. From augmented reality to augmented. museums. By Miriam La Rosa
63 .EXCELLENT LOCATION. In Berlin Mitte, property near the Forein Office”. Real-estate Prose as a Locational Disadvantage. By Martin Conrads
70 . SPATIAL AESTHETICS. An investigation into art and space. By Laura Plana Gracia
77 . DATABASE NARRATIVES. Possibility Spaces: Shape-shifting and interactivity in digital documentary. By Janet Marles
93 . SINLAB. A new Renaissance. By Alessandro Barchiesi


“PLACES AND SPACES”
The birth, growth and development of spaces open to the creative and experimental use of Media and Digital technologies have affected the production and dissemination of contents, have enriched the art system and its boundaries, have provided new methodologies of production, modes of art display and creative practices (and the daily work of individuals engaged in the field). These groundbreaking practices span visual art and design, science and technology innovation, social studies and polit àics, ecology and economy, music and architecture. The context where they take place is hybrid: hacklabs and bureau of research; mailing lists; virtual and physical exhibition spaces; media centers and museums.
This call for contributions wishes to assess these emergent places of innovations and this rich proliferation of research, critical thinking and radical praxis based on horizontal cooperation.
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The call considered, but was not limited to, the following questions:
- How have the reciprocal relationship between spaces, research and creative/artistic processes been transformed? Is it possible to map the historical contexts that gave rise to spaces involved in creative practices based on Media?
- How to describe, from a critical perspective, the tension between public and private, institutional and independent space?
- What kind of economies have emerged from these spaces working with new media creative practices? What are the links (if any) between these spaces and contemporary art, culture markets and immaterial culture and the city? The institutionalization of independent spaces and their long term development has been in most cases supported by public fundings. Given the recent cuts, what new strategies of survival are available?
- How has Media culture affected mainstream culture and its spaces? And in turn, how have spaces been affected by issues of production and dissemination of art and knowledge? Are there new objectives and strategies to be followed by spaces and institutions involved in these fields?
- What spaces could (and can today) be considered most relevant to the development of production, exhibition, research and archiving of Media Art? How are methodologies and practices of archiving, preserving and disseminating Media Art evolved? What displaying techniques created by institutional and independent spaces can be considered the most significant and experimental?
- How has Media culture affected mainstream culture and its spaces? And in turn, how have spaces been affected by issues of production and dissemination of art and knowledge? Are there new objectives and strategies to be followed by spaces and institutions involved in these fields? 
- What spaces could (and can today) be considered most relevant to the development of production,exhibition, research and archiving of Media Art? How are methodologies and practices of archiving,preserving and disseminating Media Art evolved? What displaying techniques created by institutional and independent spaces can be considered the most significant and experimental?
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DIGIMAG JOURNAL
PLACES AND SPACES”
Issue 73 – Autumn 2012

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:
Marco Mancuso

EDITING:

Roberta Buiani, Berna Ekim, Marco Mancuso
ADVISORY BOARD:

Lucrezia Cippitelli, Claudia D’Alonzo, Marco Mancuso, Bertram Niessen, Roberta Buiani
CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS:

Alessandro Barchiesi, Martin Conrads, Laura Plana Gracia, Miriam La Rosa, Nina Leo, Donata Marletta, Janet Marles, Melinda Sipos (Annet Dekker, Gisela Domschke, Angela Plohman, Clare Reddington, Victoria Tillotson, Annette Wolfsberger), Selena Savicic, Judson Wright


PLACES AND SPACES” - THE CALL:

The birth, growth and development of spaces open to the creative and experimental use of Media and Digital technologies have affected the production and dissemination of contents, have enriched the art system and its boundaries, have provided new methodologies of production, modes of art display and creative practices (and the daily work of individuals engaged in the field).

Read more: http://www.digicult.it/media/journal/journal-call-for-papers/

WHAT IS DIGIMAG JOURNAL:
Digimag Journal is a new interdisciplinary peer-reviewed online publication, seeking high-standard articles and reviews at the intersection between digital art and contemporary art production, the impact of the last technological and scientific developments on modern society, economy, design, communication and third millennium creativity.
Read more: http://www.digicult.it/media/journal/
DIGICULT PUBLISHING
Digicult Publishing is a publishing initiative of the Digicult project, whose goal is to be active in the publication of the Digimag Journal, but also critical and theoretical essays commissioned to international authors, university thesis of special interest, publications edited in collaboration with other national and international publishers, conference proceedings and classes materials connected to educational activities, as well as peer-reviewed publications with institutional partners. Digicult Publishing uses all the tools of a contemporary dynamic digital publishing: the print on demand (POD) approach through the Digicult Edition platform on Lulu (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/digiculteditions), the electronic publication initiatives according to The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) standards through the Online Shop on Flows (http://www.flows.tv/digicultshop), always giving the chance to join all the prevwievs through the Digicult Library on Issuu http://issuu.com/digicultlibrary). All contents by Digicult Publishing are circulating under CC Licences: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0.
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