Pioneers and Pathbreakers

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Art, Music & Sound art, and Technology

Pioneers and Pathbreakers proposes testimonies and investigations by artists, curators, engineers, art critics, historians, scientists and other creative minds about the history of digital art, new media arts and new technologies including computer art, bioart and nanotech.

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Episodes

Re-thinking the Leonardo Journal [EN]

Pamela Grant Ryan tells the story of her work as managing editor of the Leonardo Journal since 1984- including the rapid transformation into fully digital multimeda publications and the rapid growth of the Leonardo Journal that has accompanied the explosive growth of the international art-science-technology audience over the past 50 years. Her discussant is Roger […]

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Artiste Pyrotechnicien P A Hubert discute ses feux d’artifice et musique dans les espaces urbains [FR]

L’ artificier Pierre Alain Hubert, pionnier des arts, des sciences et des nouvelles technologies s’entretient avec Roger Malina. Il revient sur ses premiers contacts avec l’art cinétique dans les années 70 et sur sa passion pour la création d’œuvres d’art monumentales qui servent aussi d’illuminations dans les espaces publics. Dès son arrivée à Marseille, Pierre-Alain […]

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Jacques Mandelbrojt : Leçons de Liberté [FR]

Jacques Mandelbrojt est physicien a la retraite de l’Université de Aix Marseille mais a eu toute sa vie une d’artiste professionnel. Le podcast débute avec l’idée de Jacques Monod que son processus n’était pas verbal mais visuel et musculaire, ou Monod disait qu’il arrivait a s’identifier avec une molécule. Il discuter son long parcours entre […]

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Jacques Mandelbrojt se rappelle à voix haute [FR]

Jacques Mandelbrojt est physicien à la retraite de l’Université d’Aix-Marseille mais a eu durant toute sa carrière une vie d’artiste professionel. Il explique sa decouverte personnelle des ressemblances du processus créatif en art et en science. Il relie ainsi les idées de Piaget et de Cézanne qui parlait de “ce que les yeux pensent” alors […]

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Parallels and Contrasts between Artificial Life and Computer Art

Although they both involve generative algorithms, randomness and computational processes (among other principles), the art of artificial life is not considered a part of the computer art forms as described by pioneering computer artist Frieder Nake. Yvan Tina sits down with Nake to briefly discuss some of the intertwining issues between the two fields.

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Modern Art’s Unsung Pioneer: Gadney on Malina Part 3

Bronac Ferran and Reg Gadney discuss the latter’s decision to first begin writing about kinetic art, the cross-pollination of art influences during the 1950s and 1960s, and kinetic art’s (and Frank Malina’s) critical and economic status among the visual and literary arts.

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The Work and Legacy of Liliane Lijn, Part 2

Bronac Ferran and Fabrice Lapelletrie continue picking the brain of artist Liliane Lijn. Here, Lijn offers her opinions on classifying her own artwork, collaboration with fellow artists, and inspirations that led to some of her more unique creations. Home

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The Work and Legacy of Liliane Lijn, Part 3

In this final part of Creative Disturbance’s featured discussion on and with artist Liliane Lijn, the conversation moves to Lijn’s take on the artistic atmosphere during the volatile ’60s and her fifty-year-long legacy as a pioneer in kinetic art. Home

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Phill Niblock: the life of a living icon in experimental intermedia

Phill Niblock (b. 1933, USA) is an artist whose fifty-year career spans minimalist and experimental music, film and photography. Since 1985, he has served as director of Experimental Intermedia, a foundation for avant-garde music based in New York with a branch in Ghent, and curator of the foundation’s record label XI. Known for his thick, loud […]

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