Pier Luigi Capucci
Mi occupo di sistemi e linguaggi di comunicazione e, dai primi anni Ottanta, di relazioni tra tecnologie, cultura e società e tra forme artistiche, scienze e tecnologie. La mia attività teorica riguarda i linguaggi, le tecniche e le tecnologie di rappresentazione, nella comunicazione e nell'arte, e le forme espressive tecnoscientifiche. Nel campo della ricerca applicata lavoro sulle opportunità relazionali e sociali dei network. Ho numerose pubblicazioni tra libri, saggi e articoli e partecipazioni a conferenze internazionali. Attualmente insegno alla NABA a Milano e in altre istituzioni.
Since the early '80 I have been concerned with the communication’s studies, the new media and the new art forms, and with the relations among arts, sciences and technologies. My theoretical activity is concerned with the technologies of representation and communication in the communication and art realms, and with the technoscience-based art forms. In the field of applied research I work on the opportunities of social relations raised by the networks. I have many publications among books, essays and articles and participations to international conferences. Currently I am a teacher at NABA in Milan and in other Institutions.
Also this year Roberta Buiani from Toronto attended the Subtle Technologies Festival's events and made a great reportage in NoemaLab's n.blog, with reviews, interviews, images, videos... This 16th edition took place in June 8-9, 2013, and explored the art and science of Immortality. Through presentations, panels, a workshop, exhibition and screening, the Festival investigated ways in which artists explore archiving memories; scientific techniques for bringing extinct animals back to life; a search for extending youth; ancient landscape as sonic memory; vampires in pop culture and so on. Follow the reportage in NoemaLab's n.blog.
Until now I really had no way for sharing my work, except, in part, NoemaLab. Some years ago I signed to Academia.edu but I never had time to fill it with my stuff, so it appeared like some sort of void phantom. Now I have finally resetted and restarted from zero my Academia.edu profile, and I have put some material there (more stuff as soon as I have more time). Stuff means documents like texts, slides, videos and so on, both in Italian and in English, because I think the main sense of Academia.edu is of sharing real documents.
Here my Academia.edu page.
È in corso di pubblicazione, nella collana <mediaversi> da me diretta e coprodotta da NoemaLab presso l'editore CLUEB, il volume Expanded Cinema, di Gene Youngblood. Il libro, pubblicato nel 1970 con la prefazione di Buckminster Fuller, viene tradotto per la prima volta in italiano (la traduzione è curata da Simonetta Fadda), ed è una riflessione straordinaria e anticipatrice, a tutto campo e senza steccati o confini, sul cinema e la sua evoluzione, e una lettura fondamentale anche per chi si occupa di multimedia, di new media, di audiovisivi in generale. A chiusura dell'edizione italiana del volume c'è un ampio glossario scritto da Francesco Monico, ricco di rimandi alla contemporaneità e alle sue grandi tematiche culturali, che attualizza alcuni dei concetti chiave del libro.
Da Nazione Indiana:
Since a long time I have been wondering about the idea of the future, and sometimes I have put some considerations about this topic in my interventions (for instance here and here). I think that reasoning about the future is particularly important today, in times of global crisis, especially in Europe, and in Italy in particular. Only expressing a viable idea of the future and being able to raise the gaze onward, it will be possible to go beyond the constraints of the present times. In 2012 I was in Linz at Ars Electronica, with some friends, and together we started the idea of creating some projects and activities aiming at reflecting on this topic. Fivewordsforthefuture, we just started, is the first one.
From the website:
The release 4 of Noema is proceeding. The Board of Direction has been published, although it is not complete yet and some people will enter the board in a near future. Noema's Board of Direction is organized in a Scientific Committee, an Advisory Board and a Steering Committee (both remain in charge 2 years, renewable), and an editorial and media staff. We are very proud for all those incredible people that joined the Board! Thank you all for sharing our passion and questions... The new release of Noema is more focused on what has always been its main mission, maybe not so evident in the past, that essentially is that of envisaging, reflecting on and shaping the future. Some very special topics and outstanding projects are on the way. Stay tuned! :-)
E' online (parte 1 e 2) la versione inglese della mia introduzione alla mostra "Art can save us (probably)" (Udine, 4 aprile - 19 maggio 2012), pubblicata in italiano sulla rivista di arte e cultura contemporanea D'Ars. Di seguito il testo in inglese.
It is online (part 1 and 2) the English version of my foreword to the exhibition "Art can save us (probably)" (Udine, April 4 to May 19, 2012), published in Italian in the contemporary art and culture magazine D'Ars. Hereafter the English text.
On November 23, I delivered the lecture "The Nature of Technologies. Technologies as Nature (Towards the Third Life)" in Maribor (Slovenia) at Kibla, Association for Culture and Education. The lecture takes place in the realm of the exhibition and the events related to the topic of “Soft Control - Art, Science and the Technological Unconscious”, curated by Dmitry Bulatov (director of the Museum of Kaliningrad), in occasion of Maribor European Cultural Capital 2012. I wrote about this lecture in a previous post, hereafter the image there is the foreword of my lecture.
Image Courtesy by Kibla
I participated to the International Summit "Internet as Innovation Eco-System", on October 4, 2012, Riva del Garda. Organized by the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI), the aim of the summit was of bringing together worldwide participation, offering opportunities to succeed through innovation and cooperation. As the website states, "From individuals to the largest organizations, innovators come to EAI Summits to discuss ideas, apply knowledge, expand networks, and to learn and be recognized." My intervention was in the "Future Scenarios Session", with Martha G. Russell, Executive Director of Media X Program, Stanford University, and Valerio Eletti, Scientific Director of LABeL Cattid Lab, University of Rome “La Sapienza”. My speech was about the effect that art can have on economy, innovation and technologies.
Limina n.2 raccoglie gli atti del convegno "Always Already New", 16 – 18 Dicembre 2010, Milano, organizzato da Planetary Collegium, M-Node & NABA Media Design & New Media Art, in collaborazione con NoemaLab. E' possibile scaricare gratuitamente la rivista.
Limina n.2 collects the proceedings of "Always Already New" conference, December 16 – 18, 2010, Milan, organized by Planetary Collegium, M-Node & NABA Media Design & New Media Art, in collaborazione con NoemaLab. You can download the magazine for free.
Presentazione / Presentation (English below)
E' pronta la nuova versione di Noema ma il vecchio sito rimane online e diventa un enorme archivio di contenuti (2000-2011). Dato che le origini di Noema risalgono al 1994 (NetMagazine e poi MagNet), questa esperienza copre quasi vent'anni di online publishing e di riflessioni sulle relazioni tra cultura e tecnologie. E accompagna anche quasi vent'anni della mia vita :-)
The new release of Noema is ready, but the old website remains online as a huge archive of contents (2000-2011). Since Noema's roots date back to 1994 (NetMagazine and MagNet), this experience covers almost twenty years of online publishing and of remarks on the relations between culture and technology. And it also accompanies almost twenty years of my life :-)
I have been invited to give a lecture at "Kibla 2012, Soft Control: Art, Science and the Technological Unconscious", an exhibition and a symposium curated by Dmitry Bulatov that will take place in next November in Maribor, Slovenia, European Capital of Culture 2012. As the website states, "the exhibition showcases ideas of a modern post-biological society which are modified and spread over the borders of our reality and identity. Emphasis is given to art works being created with the help of robotics, biomedicine, and nanotechnology within the strict domain of visual arts. The artists strive to discover the source of the modern technological myth which is based on values such as efficacy, control, technological development, and economic influence."
From the website:
Dall'Ars Electronica FutureLab mi è stato commissionato un testo da inserire in una installazione artistica presso il nuovo terminale dell'Aeroporto di Vienna. Il tema dell'installazione è "Zeit/Raum" ("Tempo/Spazio"), ed è stato realizzato anche un e-book con tutti i contributi. Di seguito parte del mio testo.
From the Ars Electronica FutureLab I have been commissioned a text to be included an art installation in the new terminal of the Vienna Airport. The theme of the installation is "Zeit/Raum" ("Time/Space"), and an e-book has been made with all the texts. Hereafter an excerpt of my text (in Italian only).
E' online sul sito di Anja Puntari il mio testo di presentazione della mostra "Art can save us (probably)", (Udine, 4 aprile - maggio 2012) alla Galleria Ultra dell'Associazione non-profit "Arte ex dono". Di seguito ecco il testo pubblicato (solo in italiano).
It is online, on Anja Puntari's website, a text of mine I wrote for the exhibition "Art can save us (probably)". The exhibition took place in Udine from April 4 to May 19, 2012, in the Ultra gallery of the non profit Association "Arte Ex Dono". Hereafter the text (in Italian only).