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Re-engineering the web – Review of the Othernet Workshop of Danja Vasiliev @ Weise7

from neural In times of increasing online networked surveillance, the need for our disconnection and emancipation from centralized technological platforms becomes more and more crucial. One no longer feels safe when it comes to data. The news is out and the mere charm of constant connectivity is long gone. The growing possibilities of today’s data-driven […]

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[Blank] Project by Soichiro Michara, an experience of the unfelt

first published on http://neural.it/2014/04/blank-project-an-experience-of-the-unfelt/   A changing sculpture of bubbles and a weirdly constructed bell catch the visitor’s eye when confronted with Soichiro Michara’s [Blank] project. The environment seems quiet, subtle and cryptic. But on closer inspection one realises that the components of the work, which are both physical and analogue, build two functioning systems […]

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Loophole for All

Paolo Cirio likes exploits. One could say that he is a real virtuoso of today’s networks as he is constantly studying them in order to expose their mechanisms, locate their vulnerabilities and subvert their modes of functioning. In his latest project, Loophole for All, Cirio focused on an obscure side of today’s networked economy, the […]

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Unmanned, playing tolerance to reality

            [short review for neural] Molleindustria’ s games have traditionally aimed to put the player in a rather uncomfortable or unusual position. Previous games have asked users to run McDonald’s businesses, to hide church scandals in Italy, or to supervise child labour in Congo. The team of radical Italian game […]

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