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Interface Critique 4
Johanna Drucker, Dora Đurkesac, Sabine Wirth, Jonathan Zong, and other interdisciplinary contributors explore the semiotics of information visualization and the history of diagrammatically organized interaction.
Red Team Blues
Prolific Canadian sci-fi writer and tech pundit Doctorow kicks off a new series, about a legendary scam-busting forensic accountant that gets caught up in an elaborate cryptocurrency caper.
The Videogame Industry Does Not Exist
Australian researcher Keogh engages independent developers, contractors, artist collectives, hobbyists, and students—not AAA game makers—to tell the story of the medium.
James E. Dobson
The Birth of Computer Vision
Providing a “genealogy of image-recognition techniques and technologies,” cultural critic Dobson reveals the Cold War origins and enduring biases that continue to shape automated perception.
The Language of Trees
Inspired by forests, trees, leaves, and seeds, Holten compiles an illustrated “Rewilding of Literature and Landscape” featuring writings from over 50 contributors including Ursula K. Le Guin, Ada Limón, Robert Macfarlane, Zadie Smith, Radiohead, and Elizabeth Kolbert.
In his investigation of the emergence of Latin American media technologies, the Colombian artist and scholar constructs a “historiographical and theoretical framework for understanding the work of creators who have been geographically and historically marginalized.”
Pevere, Schubert, Żyniewicz
Membranes Out of Order
Part exhibition catalog and part philosophical inquriy, Berlin-based bio artists Margherita Pevere, Theresa Schubert, and Karolina Żyniewicz expand on their recent self-survey together with philosopher Margrit Shildrick and art historian Olga Majcen Linn.
The Posthumanist 2
Rhythms / Rhythmen
The sophomore issue of the English and German periodical of more-than-human perspectives, featuring art, poetry, and essays from contributors including Delal Seker Bulut, Gertrude Gibbons, Eryk Salvaggio, Helene Schulze, and Elvia Wilk.
An analysis of how our sense of time is structured by the relentless demands of capitalism, and a counterproposition arguing for “different rhythms of life.”
Guest-editors Daphne Dragona and Jussi Parikka explore weather and the disrupted climate as sites for digital culture and artistic intervention. Highlights include interviews with Karolina Sobecka, Superflux, open-weather, Lise Autogena & Joshua Portway, and Jana Winderen.
Showcasing key works from Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Nam June Paik, Heather Phillipson, Wu Tsang, and other innovators, author and curator Omar Kholeif traces the history of internet art, from the emergence of browser-based experiments to the dawn of NFTs.
Peter Weibel (ed)
Discussing the works over 60 contributing artists and institutions, Weibel anthologizes the ZKM Karlsruhe’s 2021-22 “BioMedia” research exhibition that surveyed “The Age of Media with Life-like Behavior”
Alison Hearst (ed)
I’ll Be Your Mirror
The catalogue for the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s survey of 50 years of screen-based art, works by Petra Cortright, Cao Fei, Nam June Paik, Lillian Schwartz, Hito Steyerl (and dozens more) are framed by Hearst and writers Omar Kholeif and Tina Rivers Ryan.
In Praise of Disorder
Answering the question “what if rather than fearing disorder, we embraced it?,” cultural theorist and UKAI Projects researcher McGrath argues for relinquishing control rather than clinging to it.
Air Age Blueprint
In their latest novel co-written with GPT-3, Allado-McDowell weaves fiction, memoir, theory and travelogue into an animist cybernetics: a secret human-machine experiment in intelligence entanglement called Shaman.AI remakes our technologies, identities, and deepest beliefs.
From the writings of Donna Haraway, to VNS Matrix’s games and poetry, to the biohacks of Mary Maggic—the 700 entry-strong hard copy of Seu’s eponymous online archive compiles an anti-canonical guide to cyberfeminism’s long-ignored origins and expansive legacy.
A compilation of interviews with artists Joana Moll, Vladan Joler, DISNOVATION.ORG, and Ben Grosser conducted as part of Aksioma’s eponymous exhibition and conference program in 2022
Proof of Work
A compendium of essays and fiction, artworks, and “blockchain provocations” produced by the pioneering conceptual artist over the last decade
A treatise on how mathematics and physics emerge from the underlying computational structure of what Wolfram calls the ruliad (“the entangled limit of everything”)
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