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! :-)
And now... let's start with proposals, ideas, projects, writings... :-)
Here Noema Board of Direction
PRESIDENT & EDITOR IN CHIEF
Pier Luigi Capucci
Pier Luigi Capucci is a teacher, media expert and journalist. Since the early ‘80 he has been concerned with the communication’s studies, the new media and the new art forms, and with the relationships among arts, sciences and technologies. His theoretical activity is concerned with the technologies of representation and communication, with the technoscience-based art forms and with the media studies. His applied research is in the fields of online communications and media. He has been a teacher at the universities of Rome “La Sapienza”, Bologna, Florence, Urbino, at the SUPSI in Lugano, and at the fine arts academies of Carrara and NABA in Milan. Since 2013 he is the Director of Studies of the T-Node Ph.D. Research Program of the Planetary Collegium (University of Plymouth), and currently he is a teacher at the Fine Arts Academy of Urbino. He published the books Realtà del virtuale (1993) on virtual technologies and the relationships between culture and representation; Il corpo tecnologico (1994) on the impact of technologies on the human body; and Arte & tecnologie (1996) about arts, sciences and technologies. He has extensively and internationally published in books, magazines and conference papers, he organized exhibitions, managed projects and participated to conferences worldwide. In 1994 he founded and directed the first Italian online magazine, NetMagazine, later MagNet, on the relationships between arts and technologies. In 2000 he started Noema, an online magazine devoted to culture-sciences-technologies interrelations and influences. http://plc.noemalab.eu/plc/
Giovanni Anceschi (1939), artist, Communication Designer, Scholar and Manager of the Culture of Multimodality. Teacher at IUAV Venice, Faculty of Arts and Design; coordinator of the Ph.D. Program in Product and Communication Design / Design sciences; director of the graduate degree Program in visual and multimedia design; director of the Design Research Unit “Graphic and Multimodal Systems (GaMS)”. In 1993 he founded, with Tomás Maldonado and others, the Design Faculty at the Politecnico in Milan. As an artist he founded the International Kinetic and Programmed Art Movement (with Jaacov Agam, Bruno Munari, François Morellet, Gruppo T, Gruppo N, Bridget Riley, and others) 1959-1965. As a Communication Designer Anceschi received the Compasso d’Oro award and the Honorary Selection at the 18th Compasso d’Oro, ADI, Milan, 1998 and Icograda Excellence Award 1999, to the Career. Anceschi published Monogrammi e figure, Florence, la Casa Usher, 1981; L’oggetto della raffigurazione, Milan, EtasLibri, 1992; “Visibility in progress”, in Design Issues, MIT Press, vol. 12, n. 3, 1996. Anceschi published the first Book in Italy on interfaces and Interaction Design: Il progetto delle interfacce. Oggetti colloquiali e protesi virtuali, Milan, Domus Academy, 1993. In 2006 he published (with Massimo Botta and Maria Amata Garito), L’ambiente dell’apprendimento. Web design e processi cognitivi, Milan, McGraw-Hill, 2006.
Roy Ascott (1934) is a British artist, who works with cybernetics and telematics, on an art which is technoetic, focusing on the impact of digital and telecommunications networks on consciousness. Since the 1960s, Roy Ascott has been a practitioner of interactive computer art, electronic art, cybernetic art and telematic art. He is President of the Planetary Collegium, and DeTao Master of Technoetic Arts at the DeTao Masters Academy in Shanghai. He is the founding editor of the research journal Technoetic Arts, and an honorary editor of Leonardo Journal. He authored the books The Future is Now: Art, Technology, and Consciousness. 2012.Beijing: Gold Wall Press. 2012; Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology, and Consciousness. Ed. and Intro by Edward A. Shanken. Berkeley: University of California Press. 2007; Technoetic Arts (trans: YI, Won-Kon), (Media & Art Series no. 6, Institute of Media Art, Yonsei University). Yonsei: Yonsei University Press. 2002; Art & Telematics: toward the Construction of New Aesthetics. (trans: E. Fujihara). Tokyo: NTT Publishing Co. 1998. He has advised new media arts organisations in Brazil, Japan, Korea, Europe and North America, as well as UNESCO, and was Visiting Professor (VI), Design|Media Arts, University of California Los Angeles (2003–07) at the UCLA School of the Arts. Ascott was an International Commissioner for the XLII Venice Biennale of 1986 (Planetary Network and Laboratorio Ubiqua). His Golden Nica award is for “those men and women whose artistic, technological and social achievements have decisively influenced and advanced the development of new artistic directions.” He is recipient of the Ars Electronica Golden Nica award for Visionary Pioneer of Media Art 2014. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Ascott
Louis Bec was born in Algeria in 1936 and lives in Sorgues (F). He is an artist and a biologist and in the last decades his research was focused on the study of the interrelationships among art and science. He became one of the main researchers in this field, through his projects, keen on a dialogue between the biological evolution and the new simulated life forms. His research in new zoomorph typologies and communication ways between natural and artificial species, lead him to found an imaginary research center, named “Institute Scientifique de Recherche Paranaturaliste”. Bec was the first to introduce the issues of artificial life in the artistic research, and in this field he collaborated with many scholars, scientists and artists, among others with the philosopher Vilém Flusser. He presented his researches and studies in many events, symposia and festivals and his texts has been published in specialized magazines. He is Inspector in charge of New Technologies in the French Ministry of Culture, Department of Artistic Creation.
Giuseppe O. Longo
Giuseppe O. Longo (1941) obtained university degrees in Electronic Engineering in 1964 and in Mathematics in 1968. In 1969 he received a Ph.D. in Cybernetics and Information Theory and in 1975 he became full professor of Information Theory at the University of Trieste, where he has been teaching courses on information theory and coding, a subject that he has introduced in Italy back in the Sixties. He participated to many international conferences on information theory and related topics, reading papers and chairing sessions. He organized the 1979 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory in Italy. He has carried out teaching and research activity in several universities and scientific institutions in Europe, United States and Asia. Currently his scientific interests are mainly devoted to epistemology, artificial intelligence, communication, and the social impact of technology. He is very active in giving lectures and publishing papers on such topics. He published several books on the cultural and anthropological consequences of the new technologies: Il nuovo Golem: come il computer cambia la nostra cultura, Laterza, Rome-Bari, 1998; Homo Technologicus, Meltemi, Rome, 2001; Il Simbionte: prove di umanità futura, Meltemi, Rome, 2003; Il senso e la narrazione, Springer Verlag Italia, Milan, 2008. Also, he has acted as director of the section Scientific and literary languages of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of the ISAS (International School for Advanced Studies) in Trieste. He has translated books from English and German into Italian, including works by Bateson, Minsky, Dennett, Hofstadter, and Eibl-Eibesfeld. Longo is also a writer who published novels and short stories that received prizes and awards, translated into French, English, German, Gaelic and Portuguese. http://www2.units.it/giuseppelongo/english.htm
Paolo Chighine is Associate Director at Strategic Advice. In 2012 he was Managing Director at the European Alliance for Innovation in Ghent. From 2007 to 2010 he has been External Relations Director and Executive Director respectively at Enel and Enel Energie in Romania; in 2006 Enel communication manager for Russia. Previously he was Enel Chief E-learning Editor. Moreover he taught as Adjunct Professor at the University of L’Aquila and in Masters courses for some universities in Italy. He is Knight of the Italy’ Star Order.
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Elif Ayiter, aka Alpha Auer, is a designer, educator and researcher whose interests are based in three dimensional online virtual worlds and avatars and in developing hybrid educational methodologies between art, design and computer science. She teaches at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey and is the holder of a PhD from the Planetary Collegium, CAiiA. Her texts have been published in academic journals and she has authored several book chapters in academic anthologies. She has presented creative as well as research output at venues including ISEA2011, Siggraph, Creativity and Cognition, Computational Aesthetics and Cyberworlds; she is the chief editor of the journal Metaverse Creativity (Intellect Journals, UK). http://www.citrinitas.com/
Laura Beloff is a researcher and artist working in the cross section of art / technology / science. Her primary focus has been a human in the global society trying to adapt to complex technologically enhanced world. Currently she is an associate professor at the IT-University, Copenhagen.
Roberta Buiani is a researcher, activist and media artist based in Toronto, Canada. She is founder and chair of the interdisciplinary series ArtSci Salon (University of Toronto), and acts as program advisor for the Subtle Technologies Festival. Her work balances theoretical and applied research at the intersection of science, technology and creative resistance, and converges on the analysis of techno-scientific ecologies. Her recent itinerant community project, “The Sandbox project” challenges concepts of sustainability in face-to-face and online collaborations, in network and social media configurations. You can read her work in Fibreculture, Invisible Culture, Cultural Studies and Digicult.
Dmitry Bulatov is an artist, curator and art theorist. His research focuses on interdisciplinary art media, as well as on submediality aesthetics. His artworks have been presented internationally, including 49th and 50th Venice Biennale (2001, 2003), Ars Electronica Festival (ORF, 2002) and many others. He has taken part in numerous international contemporary art conferences and given lectures in Russia, USA, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Singapore and Hong Kong. In 2007 his artwork has been selected by Wired magazine as the world’s 10 top innovations. In 2009 he has been awarded the National Innovation Award for Contemporary Visual Arts. He has curated about more than twenty major exhibitions in Russia and abroad, including “SOFT CONTROL: Art, Science and the Technological Unconscious” as part of the Maribor European Capital of Culture 2012. Since 1998 Bulatov is the curator at the Baltic Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Russia).
Gabriela Galati is a researcher, art historian and editor currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Plymouth, Planetary Collegium/T-Node. She is currently Assistant Professor in Theory and Methodology of Mass Media at NABA, Milan; and was Adjunct Professor in Semio-Epistemology in Social Science at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and at the Universidad del Museo Social Argentino. She recently published and presented scholarly papers in Liverpool, Milan, Istanbul, Newcastle, Paris, Kefalonia and Zurich.
Theoretical physicist, scientific director at ISEM (Institute for Scientific Methodology) of Palermo for interdisciplinary studies, he teaches Theory of Complexity for Cognitive Science at the University of Messina. He works on the foundations of quantum theory, cosmology, dissipative quantum field theories, physics of emergence and information, complexity in biological systems and cognition. He is a member of the Academy of Sciences in New York, CIE Computability in Europe, AIEMS Italian Association of Systemic Epistemology and Methodology, Honorary Member of the Italian Society of Neuroaesthetics. He wrote and edited books about Quantum Physics, logic of the mind, complexity, art and science. Being convinced that epistemology is not an a posteriori knowledge, but a constant awareness of the critical micro-paradigms through the research, he has extensively worked in the direction of the inter-disciplinary dialogue. Link: http://goo.gl/OcqqQ
Alan N. Shapiro
Alan N. Shapiro is a trans-disciplinary thinker who studied science-technology at MIT and philosophy-history-literature at Cornell University. He teaches advanced seminars in media theory, television, history of visual communication, simulation, and computational art at the Art and Design University in Offenbach, at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, at the NABA University in Milan, and at the Arts University in Berlin. He is the author of Star Trek: Technologies of Disappearance (2004) and Software of the Future (2013), and the editor/translator of The Technological Herbarium (2010).
Franco Torriani (Turin, Italy 1942) after graduating in Economics at the Turin University, concentrated on the connections and interferences among economy, cultural and social environment. Independent consultant in external relations and communication strategy, he contributed on setting up several events and to many European publications. He has been, from the ’70s, studying the interactions among arts, sciences, technology, old and new media, focusing from the 1990′ on arts and life sciences. He was member of Ars Technica (Paris) and co-founder of Ars Lab (Turin). He is vice-chairman of Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes (Saint-Cloud, France; chairman 1998-2007). He is in the advisory board of Noema.
Massimiliano Viel is a composer, musician and researcher. His manifold activities as a composer, a keyboard player and a sound designer brought him to realise performances in close contact with theatre, visual art, dance, to collaborate with festivals, ensembles, orchestras and with composers such as L. Berio and K. Stockhausen in concerts, events and tours in and outside Europe. He has written books and articles in the field of musicology and music education. He is a professor at the Conservatory of Bolzano, Italy and PhD candidate at the Planetary Collegium T-Node, University of Plymouth, UK.
Kasia Wozniak studied History of Art, History of Theatre and Literature at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and History of Art and Image Science at the Humboldt University in Berlin, where she is PhD candidate. Since 2009 she has been working as a researcher with Martin Kemp, professor of History of Art at Oxford University and world-renowned authority on Leonardo da Vinci. Her main research focus is on La Bella Principessa – the newly discovered female portrait attributed to Leonardo. She is Guest Researcher in the Department of Design and Technology of Parsons The New School for Design in New York, and Scholarship Holder at Humboldt University, Goethe Institute, British Council. She was nominated to the International Young Visual Arts Entrepreneur Award 2008 (British Council). She is curator in contemporary art and Art & Science for numerous international institutions, cultural Journalist for ZDF German Television and art consultant for National Geographic and PBS Nova.