Art

Digital Discussions Episode 10

Episode 10: Creative Bondage in Digital Phenomena This the tenth episode of our podcast titled ‘Digital Discussions’, in which we discuss topics about the digital, humanities, and digital humanities. As the host of this episode, Emma introduces a discussion about differences between ‘classical’ and digital in art, artspaces, artistic approval and artistic standards. How does art and it’s creation develop in the…

Tools to understand cyborgs

In this video the notion of what it means to be a human and what it means to be a cyborg is explored through the analysis of video art. Charlotte Moorman performs with Paik’s TV Cello: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9lnbIGHzUM My thumb is fatter than my finger but just as agile by Miguel Ángel Cárdenas: https://www.li-ma.nl/lima/catalogue/art/miguel-ngel-crdenas/my-thumb-is-fatter-than-my-finger-but-just-as/10082# Deus Ex Machina by Arno Coenen & René Bosma:…

Digital Art: Expression Beyond Capability

“Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries…” – Neville Brody Last weekend I had the amazing opportunity to visit NXT Museum in Amsterdam, a first of its kind concept museum dedicated entirely to digital media art. What I walked away with was a broadening of my artistic horizons like I’ve never experienced before.  Digital Art is a very fluid…

Cyborgs and the Grotesque

A history on how the mechanical and digital influenced the human body The digital is a very broad and abstract concept that is constantly evolving. From artificial intelligence up to VR-experiences and digital art, the concept and the options for the future seem endless. With new technologies in the making that can change our DNA or even create a flesh-like object that…

Digital Communities: A Pandemic Era Lifeline

In April of this year, Nintendo unveiled Animal Crossing: New Horizons for its highly popular Switch console. A revamped version of its series, Animal Crossing can be best described as a “social simulation game” that revolves around a players character interacting with the digital environment, constructing the island they inhabit, making friends, visiting others and typically being an engaged member of a…

toasty digital and why Kanye is the gift that keeps on giving.

The album. “It is the year 2049. Kanye West has been missing for nearly 30 years. Rising global temperatures threaten to end human civilisation as we know it. Meanwhile, the president has just made contact with an alternate universe— a utopian version of earth that prevented its own global warming long ago. Through time and space, the alternate universe has sent a…