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

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

Recorded on 2019-04-18

The artist evokes is a journey into photography, films and music, and the technology he used over the years for each discipline.Moreover, he talks about his loft in New York where concert of ‘new’ music took place through Experimental Intermedia organization. Interview in Berlin, May 2018 by Luca Forcucci for u(bqt)lab. Bumper by Luca Forcucci

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Re-thinking the Leonardo Journal [EN]

Recorded on 2015-09-01

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]

Recorded on 2015-08-17

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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Neil Rolnick Remembers IRCAM, iEAR and Early Days in Art/Technology [ENG]

Recorded on 2015-07-26

Art and Technology Pioneer Neil Rolnick discusses his early career in music as a classic composer and then with technology that led him to work at IRCAM soon after its founding , he was hired at Rensselaer Polytechnic Insitute in 1981 and went on to help set up the iEAR and MFA in Integrated Electronic […]

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Jacques Mandelbrojt se rappelle à voix haute [FR]

Recorded on 2015-07-06

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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Jacques Mandelbrojt : Leçons de Liberté [FR]

Recorded on 2015-07-06

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

Recorded on 2014-10-20

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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Parallels and Contrasts between Artificial Life and Computer Art

Recorded on 2014-10-20

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 1

Recorded on 2014-10-20

Fabrice Lapelletrie speaks with artist and writer Reg Gadney about his introduction to engineer/artist Frank Malina, his relationships with Malina and famed Hungarian artist Nicolas Schöffer, and his opinions on artistic criticism.

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Modern Art’s Unsung Pioneer: Gadney on Malina Part 2

Recorded on 2014-10-20

Reg Gadney continues his conversation with Fabrice Lapelletrie, specifically addressing his personal insights into Frank Malina’s artistic method, work ethic, and legacy in the context of 21st century collaborations between the arts and technology.

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The Work and Legacy of Liliane Lijn, Part 3

Recorded on 2014-09-06

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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The Work and Legacy of Liliane Lijn, Part 2

Recorded on 2014-09-06

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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