roBOt festival: digital paths into art and music

In Haka Agenda

Di seguito la dichiarazione del Presidente del Cnr, prof. Luciano Maiani, sul collaudo di Lhc.

An international event dedicated to digital art and electronic music. In Bologna (Italy) from 2 to 5 october.

The theme of roBOt06:

So-called Big Data phenomenon has focus on the relationship between individuality and cumulonimbus of information. Nearly a new waste crisis.
Moreover, experts invite us to criticize and reshape the encyclopedic knowledge organizations, systems and infrastructures because of web information are guided by criteria that are too tied to market interests.
We have to build new paradigms. There can no longer be trusted.

Okay, so: destroy cardinal points.
Let’s skip the certainties, tumble barriers, assign the boundaries, sky falls.
Deactivate the autopilot.
Rekindle the memory and try to repair the error system.

But …. is it even possible?

While Matrix was holding the rudder, where are we shipwrecked?
Without the algorithms that have deceived us, how can we orient ourselves in the jungles of www? How not to get lost in the nebulae alphanumeric? Does anyone know how to use a compass?
Where have we put our more intimate? Data, memories, images, songs, tastes, preferences? And the access keys? Where are they?

For the 2013 edition roBOt festival search eclectic solutions able to induce uncontrolled, hidden, irrational and hallucinatory feelings in the viewer using, just to mention a few examples: the fog, smoke, condensation, the labyrinth, the distortion, psychedelia, and conversely the technicolor, saturation, mythology, heat.
roBOt invites its participants to outline, through the digital arts, forms that embodying the primal instincts, fears and feelings of a post-modern Spleen, generated by the lost of inibitions.