Leonardo Electronic Almanac talks about Cymatics

Leonardo Electronic Almanac dedicated an article to the sculpture Cymatics by Suguru Goto.

Cymatics is the second production of the project Action Sharing, sponsored by the Torino Chamber of commerce.
Cymatics is a kinetic sculpture and sound installation that expresses the artist’s vision of nature through a series of symbolic elements that are used harmoniously in a technological context.
LEA Volume 18 Issue 3?Volume Editors: Lanfranco Aceti, Janis Jefferies, Irini Papadimitriou?Editors: Jonathan Munro and Özden ?ahin
ISBN: 978-1-906897-18-5?ISSN: 1071-4391
Reference: Simona Lodi and Luca Barbeni, “Suguru Goto, Cymatics, 2011 – An Action Sharing Production,” eds. Lanfranco Aceti, Janis Jefferies and Irini Papadimitriou, Leonardo Electronic Almanac (Touch and Go) 18, no. 3 (2012): 10-25.?&?Reference: Paul Squires, “Suguru Goto in conversation with Paul Squires,” eds. Lanfranco Aceti, Janis Jefferies and Irini Papadimitriou, Leonardo Electronic Almanac (Touch and Go) 18, no. 3 (2012): 28-29.

More information and the pdf of the article can be found here.

OPEN YOUR CITY – Thanks for Coming

Dear Share Festival friends,
thanks for coming this year in such strong numbers! Over 11,000 of you came in person to take part in events.
The Share Festival continues to be a one and only event in Italy that is enjoying growing popularity with an ever wider public attracted by art in the digital age.
The 8th Share Festival—OPEN YOUR CITY—engaged and captured audiences’ interest, featuring this year 20 artists, 25 panellists, 2 exhibitions, 1 special project, 3 performances, and 25 events in 12 consecutive festival days.
This year we collaborated closely with Paratissima and the Architects’ Association, as well as with the host museum, building on and proving the value of joint planning and networking with all the different people who joined forces to create a very special fortnight in Turin. Through their works, the artists explored a number of possible worlds to open our cities. At the conferences, panellists presented their points of view from different perspectives, converging on the fundamental need to empower people and culture to play a leading role in the innovative transformation of the society, communities and territories we live in.
Key words shaping the topics and debates addressed by our international guests included the commons, knowledge, tactical media, new media art, interaction design, mobility, connectivity, the green economy, awareness, interfaces, responsibility, the open city, ubiquity, community, data flows, citizenship, sustainability, and urban screens.
The festival was an inspiration for all—for guests, artists, panellists and the public. A project was officially opened to draw up a Smart City Manifesto, which over the course of the Share Festival was transformed into the Open City Manifesto.
The aim of the Open City Manifesto is to shed critical light on the dynamics that emerge in the intersection of social practices, urban architecture, open technologies and approaches to contemporary art. The idea is show how the growing importance of information systems situated in cities needs to be focused on enhancing not only production capacity but above all our social and environmental capital.
Is this the city that we want, imagine and hope for?
We hope that YOU will be inspired too!
Here we would also like to thank all the guests and artists who participated, but what we would like most is to hear from them and from you, the Share Festival friends, what inspired you all most at this year’s festival, by posting your comments on the Share Festival website.
The leading role of the Piemonte Share Festival in terms of content and the cutting edge focus of its perspectives were also applauded by the local and national media, which dedicated significant space and flattering words in their coverage of the festival.

We invite you to download the OPEN YOUR CITY catalogue here in PDF.

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Art and Innovation for the Sustainable City

At Restructura 2012, at Lingotto Fiere from 29th November to 2nd December, Polight—the sustainable building and hydrogen industry cluster managed by the Environment Park—will be showcasing Piedmont’s sustainable building industry, in an exhibition space designed specially by Action Sharing, produced by VASS Technologies, and featuring Cymatics, by Suguru Goto.

For the occasion, Action Sharing has chosen to promote “Art and Innovation” by presenting Polight’s companies and sustainable building materials alongside Cymatics, by Suguru Goto, in what has become an increasingly synergistic partnership transforming artistic and business excellence into astounding works of art.

The combination of nature and innovation is proudly sponsored by the Torino Chamber of Commerce, with the support of the Regional Museum of Natural Science, the Environment Park and Vass Technologies.

 

Download the press release:
http://www.toshare.it/cymatics/press/Restructura2012.pdf

For more information:
www.toshare.it/cymatics

www.envipark.com

The Playable City Award 2013

 

 

 

Watershed is very excited to offer artists and creatives from across the world a unique opportunity to make something wonderful using creative technologies. The 2013 award will produce a work which surprises, challenges and engages people in exploring the playable city.

Pushing the boundaries and encouraging experimentation, this international award sits at the intersections of technology and culture and will champion Bristol as an international hub for cutting-edge creativity.

The commissioned work will cross cultural contexts and will be toured. It will use technology in an integrated and interesting way. It will inject a sense of wonder and meaning into public space.

Find out more and how to apply here.