Filippo Rosati interviews Refik Anadol on Zoom

Refik Anadol is a pioneering multimedia artist in data aesthetics and artificial intelligence. His work addresses the challenges and possibilities that new technologies have imposed on humanity and what it means to be human in the age of artificial intelligence.

Taking the data around us as primary material and the neural networks as a collaborator, Anadol and his team paint with an intelligent and artificial brush, offering us radical visualisations of our digitised dreams and expanding the possibilities of architecture, fiction and our own body.
For Machine Hallucination, 113 million publicly available images of New York City were used to imagine…

Interior View of the Grand Hall of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall in Hamburg | Photo: Iwan Baan

Umanesimo Artificiale: Hello Mr. Koren, thank you for accepting our interview. It is an honour for us. Let’s start by introducing your broad and diverse background: you have studied architecture, film and music at New York University, the University of Miami, the Architectural Association in London and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. How has your background influenced what you do today?
Benjamin Koren: In a certain way, music taught me how to be an architect. Music and architecture are linked by the same mathematical principles that govern harmony, proportions, and ideal beauty. The relationship between music and geometry, extolled…

Light, time, and autonomy are recurring motifs in the research of Japanese multimedia artist Shohei Fujimoto.
Abstract in nature and minimalist in form, his works reveal to the viewer the elaborate and invisible systems that underlie our reality, making visible the powerful forces that shape our every moment. Often, he refers to code and the mathematical operations as the invisible markers that create form. Sculpting imagery not in a particular shape, but sculpting the mathematical operations behind the image to give shape.

Fujimoto’s work has been shown around the world, in galleries in Japan, Switzerland, Iran, Australia and the United…

Conceptualized for the Instagram stories

“What does it mean to be human in the era of artificial intelligence?

‘15 or less SHOWCASE’ live on Umanesimo Artificiale Instagram stories

What does it mean to be human in a World where intelligent computers are taking over tasks that for centuries have belonged to human beings, and that have been identified with the concept of “being human”?

The intent of 15s or less SHOWCASE was to present computer programming as an artistic and performative language, a new medium for creation. Artworks were intended to inform, inspire and make the audience think and reflect upon (near) future scenarios…

Veil is an audiovisual experiment by Claudio Bellini and Michele Deiana, powered by Umanesimo Artificiale.

Filippo Rosati: Ciao Claudio, thank you for accepting to answer these few questions and for running us through the creative process of Veil.

Claudio Bellini: Ciao Filippo, my pleasure!

FR: Let’s start from the concept behind Veil and what does it represent.

CB: Veil was born from the idea of connection, which we all feel strongly in this period: we are connected to others by virtual networks where we are the nodes and the links are formed by our relationships. I was inspired by the mesh of computer graphics where the vertices are the fundamental element, their position in space…

An in-depth conversation before “Yearning for the Infinite” Italian Première show on January 6th, 2020 at Teatro della Fortuna, Fano, presented by Umanesimo Artificiale.

Filippo Rosati (Umanesimo Artificiale) interviews Max Cooper | Photo: Mattia Galvani

Versione italiana pubblicata su Soundwall

Few have been so successful in interrogating and furthering the intersection between electronic music, visual art, technology and science in the past decade as Max Cooper. Working with collaborators and large-scale institutions like the Barbican, Zaha Hadid Architects and Dolby Atmos, Cooper has developed a mixed-media approach to creation. Whether walk-through light installations, groundbreaking use of 4D sound, or club-ready techno releases, Cooper’s output of electronic exploration makes use of available technology while referencing that which came before it, and does so in a human way.

Filippo Rosati: Thank you Max for agreeing to have…

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