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FANTOM 3 is out now

With portfolios by Yumiko Utsu, Yao Lu, Petra Feriancova, Reza Aramesh and Taisuke Koyama, introduced by Selva Barni. Cay Sophie Rabinowitz in conversation with Elad Lassry. A dialogue between photographers Alec Soth and Lester B. Morrison. A short essay on Lisa Oppenheim’s Lunagrams by Christian Rattemeyer. The private collection of Adrian-Silvan Ionescu exposed by Francesco Zanot. Fabienne Stephan on Liz Cohen. RongRong on his Three Shadows Photography Center in Beijing. Emma Reeves on America’s Favorites. Vvork by Alex Gartenfeld. The paintings of Megan Francis Sullivan.

The cover – as usual – is a preview of Fantom’s forthcoming issue and features an image from the previously unpublished Flippers series (1977-78) by Olivo Barbieri.

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FANTOMBOOK 2: Guido Guidi

The second Fantombook is ready to ship. Buy your copy of Fiume by Guido Guidi here.

FANTOMBOOK 1 has sold out

The first Fantombook Vedove/Widows by Takashi Homma has sold out. You can still try and find it through these stores:
Paris (France)
Librairie du Palais de Tokyo
13 avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 75116.
Osaka (Japan)
Standard Bookstore
Crysta Grand Building 2-2-12, Nishi-Shinsaibashi Chuo-Ku, Osaka 542-0086.
Santa Fe (U.S.A.)
Photo-Eye Bookstore
370 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
Tokyo (Japan)
Now Idea by Utrecht
5-3-8-201, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062.

FANTOM is happy to be a media partner of The New York Photo Festival, which will be on view May 13-16 in Dumbo, Brooklyn. This year’s curators are Vince Aletti, Erik Kessels, Fred Ritchin and Lou Reed.

FANTOM is also a media partner of the 3rd International Photobook in Kassel, Germany. Apart from the main activities of the festival, well-known guests such as Alec Soth (featured in the current issue of Fantom magazine), Joachim Schmid, Lieko Shiga, Paul Graham, Rinko Kawauchi, Rob Hornstra and others will present their photobooks. May 13-16.

First Monday published the April 2010 (volume 15, number 4) issue

The following papers are included in this month’s issue:

First Monday
Volume 15, number 4 – 5 April 2010

Digital reading spaces: How expert readers handle books, the Web and
electronic paper
by Terje Hillesund

Video pollution on the Web
Fabricio Benevenuto, Tiago Rodrigues, Virgilio Almeida, Jussara Almeida,
Marcos Goncalves, and Keith Ross

Emotion homophily in social network site messages
by Mike Thelwall

Singapore teens’ perceived ownership of online sources and credibility
Andrew Duffy, Tan Liying, and Larissa Ong

Evaluating quality control of Wikipedia’s feature articles
by David Lindsey

First Monday Published the March 2010 (volume 15, number 3) Issue

The following papers are included in this month’s issue:

First Monday
Volume 15, number 3 – 1 March 2010

Individual focus and knowledge contribution
by Lada A. Adamic, Xiao Wei, Jiang Yang, Sean Gerrish, Kevin K. Nam, and
Gavin S. Clarkson

How today‚s college students use Wikipedia for course-related research
by Alison J. Head and Michael B. Eisenberg

Identifying and understanding the problems of Wikipedia‚s peer governance:
The case of inclusionists versus deletionists
by Vasilis Kostakis

The role of advertising in financing open access journals
by Jan Erik Frantsvag

Vanguard, laggard or relic? The possible futures of higher education after
the Epistemic Revolution
by Dion Dennis and Jabbar Al-Obaidi

Announcing Vague Terrain 16: Architecture/Action

The latest of edition of Vague Terrain presents a timely and nuanced consideration of ubiquitous computing. Guest curated by the American artist/programmer Joshua Noble, the issue provides a window into the practices of several leading researchers. Given the arrival of gestural interfaces and preliminary deployments of augmented reality technology and “intelligent” architecture, it is an important moment for thinking about the relationship between technology and the body. Noble on this current milieu: “All technologies reshape the body and the space around the body, from the bow and arrow to the steam engine to the telephone. It may be that we are beginning to truly see how computing and ubiquitous devices will once again reshape our bodies and our conceptions of ourselves in space.”

The issue features text, interview and project contributions from: Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Golan Levin, Pierre Proske, Mark Shepard and Marilena Skvara.

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Greg J. Smith & Neil Wiernik

M/C – Media and Culture s calling for contributors to the ‘ambient’ issue of M/C Journal

M/C – Media and Culture
is calling for contributors to the ‘ambient’ issue of
M/C Journal

M/C Journal is looking for new contributors. Founded in 1998, M/C is a crossover journal between the popular and the academic, and a blind- and peer-reviewed journal. Our Website at provides open access to all past issues.

To find out how and in what format to contribute your work, visit

Call for Papers: ‘ambient’
Edited by Luke Jaaniste

Ambience is all around us. Wherever we are. Conditioned as we are as being-in-the-world, we are always surrounded. A surrounding that affords meaningful pathways and places of action and thought, that is intelligently geared up with us. The fundamental surroundings might be the earth itself, upon which multiple worlds, spaces, zones, nets, webs, districts, precincts and the like occupy our lives, as we occupy them.

Ambience can be contrasted with salience. What is salient is what is of immediate interest and attention. Before us right now, taken up. Hopefully, dear reader, these words you are reading have particular salience for you. Right now. But when something is taken up in our field of attention and action, there is so much that remains, always already there, in the background, in the periphery, in the ether, in the air. So when Brian Eno famously coined the term ‘ambient music’ in the 1970s – and triggered off a whole raft of terms like ambient video, ambient art, ambient architecture, ambient tv, ambient media, ambient marketing, ambient journalism, ambient computing, ambient screens, ambient poetics and ambient literature – he was doing something a little odd. Making ambience salient. In his music and in his discourse about it.

Ambience has been palpably in place, since the dawn of time, but as way of talking about the world is helps gear us towards the all-around and how so much of being human is conditioned and affected by our surrounds, in a age when place and place-making has changed in dramatic ways, locally and globally. In this issue, we ask: what ideas and interaction take place in ambience?

Please send a 100-word abstract to the editors at Articles of 3,000 words in length should be submitted online at and should be prepared in accordance with the M/C Journal style guidelines, available at

Article deadline: 5 Mar. 2010
Issue release date: 5 May 2010

M/C Journal was founded (as “M/C – A Journal of Media and Culture”) in 1998 as a place of public intellectualism analysing and critiquing the meeting of media and culture. Contributors are directed to past issues of M/C Journal for examples of style and content, and to the submissions page for comprehensive article submission guidelines. M/C Journal articles are blind peer-reviewed.

Neural: New Issue and Other News

1. A new Neural issue (#34) is out! Subscribe now [] supporting us directly, or buy the magazine from the closest of the more than 200 stores (Neural is from now on distributed by Central Books in Europe and Asia, by Ubiquity in USA and by Selectair in Australia and New Zealand). A back issues pack is also available []. Issue’s index below (pass it to friends if you want).

2. Neural has a new ISSN: 2037-108X

3. Neural is now a no-profit association

4. Neural is now printed on FSC Certified Papers (mixed source, recycled and from new and well managed forests).

Issue #34, winter 2009
ISSN: 2037-108X

Centerfold: ‘20.12.53 – 10.08.04’ by Moira Ricci.

.Yes Men
.Janez Jansa
.Lieutenant Murnau
.Les Liens Invisibles

.False Files
.Too Good to Be True
.The Onion News Network

.Abandon Normal Devices .

.news: Tardigotchi, Pa++ern, Amatagana, Sk8monkey, Tim Tate’s Reliquaries, Heavy Metal Moshpit, Pitch Control, scoreLight, STiMULiNE, SoleNoid beta, Pirate Kiosk, Netless, Can’t You See I’m busy, 21st Century Home, Embroidered Text Messages.

..books/dvds: Lund/Audio.Visual, Minilogue/Animals The Movie, Mulder, Brouwer/Dick Raaymakers, Rainer, Rolling, Daniels, Ammer/See This Sound, Gilfillan/Pieces of Sound, Doctorow/©ontent, Castells/Communication Power, Sollfrank/Expanded Original, Turkle/Simulation and Its Discontents, Wasik/And Then There’s This, Shanken/Art and Electronic Media, Hauser/SK-INTERFACES, Leopoldserer, Schopf, Stocker/The Network for Art Technology and Society, Arns, Ruyter, HKMV/Awake Are Only The Spirits, Harrison/Confessions of a Recovering Data Collector. .

.cd reviews: An Anthology of Chinese Experimental Music, Autistici, Stephan Moore, Daphne Oram, Anne Laplantine, Tom Hamilton, Herbert Friedl, Gregg Kowalsky, Marcus Maeder, Denis Tricot, Eric Cordier, Mudboy, Gintas K, Audrey Chen + Robert Van Heumen, Robert Hampson, Jorge Haro, Yutaka Makino, EVOL, Gesellschaft Zur Emanzipation Des Sample, Noise Vs. Subversive Computing, Feeding the Transmitter.


E’ online la nuova Issue di Novembre di DigiMag, mensile online di arte e cultura digitale del progetto Digicult. Un altro numero unico, ricchissimo di contenuti, che continua a sorprendere i suoi stessi creatori per partecipazione e competenza da parte di autori vecchi e nuovi, nonchè per disponibilità e volontà di partecipazione da parte degli artisti e delle realtà culturali incontrate.

E ancora, non potevano mancare i report di alcuni festival, eventi e mostre che i membri del Network di Digicult hanno seguito in tutto il mondo. Il festival di cinema sperimentazione e live media di Gent, Almost Cinema, la ventesima edizione di Art Futura a Barcellona, la seconda edizione del Future Places di Porto, il resoconto del progetto RomaEuropaWebFactory, un report dall’interno dell’Istituto CCID di Copenhagen e infine il report di un critico d’arte in giro per mostra nell’ottobre Londinese, tra Frieze ed Ed Rusha.

I consueti approfondimenti critici, nobilitano anche questo numero della rivista. La descrizione del nuovo progetto Woyzeck di William Kentridge apre le porte ad un analisi del lavoro cinematografico di Kenneth Anger così come della monografia in video dell’artista e inventore Trimpin. Senza dimenticare l’analisi dell’incontro svoltosi a Londra con Joy Ito sul futuro della musica in Rete, del progetto attivista Emergencia in Messico, del fenomeno delle cam girls e del sesso a pagamento su Second Life, nonchè infine delle origini della cibernetica e del rapporto tra arte e scienza.

Marco Mancuso

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Stelarc, da “L’estracorpo di Stelarc: la chimera tecnologica” di Serena Cangiano

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– STELARC – leggi l’articolo – di Serena Cangiano
– SCOTT ARFORD – leggi l’articolo – di Claudia D’Alonzo e Marco Mancuso
– SOSOLIMITED – leggi l’articolo – di Marco Mancuso
– BOONE OAKLEY – leggi l’articolo – di Giulia Simi
– TEATRINO ELETTRICO PIGRECO – leggi l’articolo – di Marco Mancuso


– FUTURE PLACES: – di Lucrezia Cippitelli
– ALMOST CINEMA 09 – di Lucrezia Cippitelli
– ART FUTURA 2009 – di Barbara Sansone
– DA FRIEZE AD ED RUSHA – di Stefano Raimondi
– REFF/REWF – leggi l’articolo – di Penelope.di.Pixel
– ISTITUTO CIID COPENHAGEN – leggi l’articolo – di Elena Granulla


– WILLIAM KENTRIDGE – leggi l’articolo – di Annamaria Monteverdi
– KENNETH ANGER – leggi l’articolo – di Francesco Bertocco
– JOY ITO – leggi l’articolo – di Giulia Baldi
– TRIMPIN: THE SOUND OF INNOVATION – leggi l’articolo – di Alessandra Migani
– EMERGENCIA / AGENZIA EMERGENTE – leggi l’articolo – di Micha Cardenas


– CLIMATTIVISTA!- leggi l’articolo – di Alex Foti
– IN PRINCIPIO FU LA CIBERNETICA – leggi l’articolo – di Teresa De Feo
– CAM GIRLS E SESSO SU SECOND LIFE – leggi l’articolo – di Marco Riciputi


Ryoichi Kurokawa

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DIGIMAG e’ un magazine elettronico con pubblicazione mensile sui temi della cultura elettronica e delle arti digitali, distribuito mediante protocollo Http 4.01. DIGIMAG e’ un e-mag con lo scopo preciso di informare e approfondire tutte le tematiche relative al mondo della cultura, delle arti e delle tecnologie elettroniche, mettendo in evidenza le differenti realta’ esistenti e le sinergie che tra esse si creano.

Argomenti di approfondimento del magazine sono: Net Art, Hack Art, Software Art, Video Art, Electronica, Audio Video, Performing Art, Arte e Scienza, Design, New Media

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– Marco Mancuso – direttore

– Luca Restifo – consulenza tecnica

– Riccardo Vescovo – graphic design

– Laurea Magistrale in Traduzione Specialistica, Università IULM – editing

– Claudia D’Alonzo – ufficio stampa

– Giuseppe Cordaro – podcast

– Mauro Minnone e Luigi Ghezzi – strategie web 2.0


Tatiana Bazzichelli, Bertram Niessen, Teresa De Feo, Luigi Ghezzi, Giulia Baldi, Domenico Quaranta, Massimo Schiavoni, Monica Ponzini, Valentina Tanni, Annamaria Monteverdi, Tiziana Gemin, Lucrezia Cippitelli, Silvia Bianchi, Francesca Valsecchi, Claudia D’Alonzo, Barbara Sansone, Giulia Simi, Silvia Scaravaggi, Maresa Lippolis, Alessandra Migani, Alessio Galbiati, Giuseppe Cordaro, Antonio Caronia, Clemente Pestelli, Davide Anni,Donata Marletta, Valeria Merlini, Loretta Borrelli, Stefano Raimondi, Otherehto, Carla Langella, Stefano Bertocco, Elena Granulla, Matteo Milani, Marco Riciputi, Jeremy Levine, Mark Hancock, Marvin Milanese, Penelope.di.pixel, Alex Foti, Serena Cangiano


Emanuela Cassol, Chiara Resmini, Luisa Bertolatti, Monica Fontana, Philippa Barr, Giulia Tiddens, Sara Cavagna, Valeria Grillo

First Monday published the October 2009 (volume 14, number 10) Issue

The following papers are included in this month’s issue:

First Monday
Volume 14, number 10 – 5 October 2009

Everyday life, online: U.S. college students‚ use of the Internet
by Steve Jones, Camille Johnson-Yale, Sarah Millermaier, and Francisco
Seoane Perez

Gaydar: Facebook friendships expose sexual orientation
by Carter Jernigan and Behram F.T. Mistree

Patterns of online behaviour in the United Kingdom and Japan: Insights
based on asynchronous online conversations
by Milen Martchev

Toward global measurement of the information society: A U.S.-China
comparison of national government surveys
by Kate Williams and and Hui Yan

Political video mashups as allegories of citizen empowerment
by Richard L. Edwards and Chuck Tryon

Insidious pedagogy: How course management systems impact teaching
by Lisa M. Lane

First Monday Published the September 2009 (volume 14, number 9) Issue

The following papers are included in this month’s issue:

First Monday
Volume 14, number 9 – 7 September 2009

Reinventing academic publishing online.
Part II: A Socio-technical vision
by Brian Whitworth and Rob Friedman

Presidential Web sites and the Georgian-Russian War, 8-16 August 2008
by Robert W. Vaagan

Latinas cross the IT border: Understanding gender as a boundary object
between information worlds
by Kathleen Burnett, Manimegalai M. Subramaniam, and Amelia Gibson

The voice from the base(ment): Stridency, referential structure, and
partisan conformity in the political blogosphere
by Elizabeth Anne Roodhouse

The relationship between public libraries and Google: Too much
by Vivienne Waller

What value do users derive from social networking applications?
by Larry Neale and Rebekah Russell-Bennett

From PDF to MP3: Motivations for creating derivative works
by John Hilton III

First Monday has just Published the June 2009 (volume 14, number 6) Issue

The following papers are included in this month’s issue:

First Monday
Volume 14, number 6 – 1 June 2009

Storytelling in new media: The case of alternate reality games, 2001-2009
by Jeffrey Kim, Elan Lee, Timothy Thomas, and Caroline Dombrowski

Running code as part of an open standards policy
by Rajiv Shah and Jay Kesan

Remediating cultural services in Second Life: The case of Info Island DK
by Simon B. Heilesen

Why Lakoff still matters: Framing the debate on copyright law and digital
by Diane Gurman

Wikidentities: Young people collaborating on virtual identities in social
network sites
by Kerry Mallan and Natasha Giardina

A critical examination of Blackboard’s e-learning environment
by Stephanie J. Coopman