A collective volume, a tool for navigation and understanding of contemporary artistic practice in the relationship with technology and scientific research. starting from the experience of the Digicult observatory.

The book is based on the experience of Digicult, one of the most important independent international online platforms, which over the last fifteen years has monitored the evolution and impact of technologies and science on art, design and society. Contemporary. Through a series of essays written by some of its most important authors and a rich collection of interviews with sixty artists and designers who have marked the history of New Media Art from 2005 to today, the volume highlights how the codes and languages ​​of technological art are the ideal tools for a multidisciplinary approach, a radical observation and a profound understanding of the cultural and expressive reality that characterizes the new millennium. Based on a plurality of voices and perspectives, as a completely unique collection of reflections, experiences and practices of a generation of artists, designers, critics and curators, the book aims to recover the experience of the Digicult observatory by certifying its importance in contexts of national and international New Media Art and highlighting the uniqueness of his experience of cultural activism.

Buy the book from the publisher (Mimesis, 2020)

The proceeds from the book will be donated for research on the clinical and social effects of Covid-19, carried out at the Center for Neuroscience and Neurotechnology, Department of Excellence of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neuroscience Sciences of the Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Press review and presentations

Thursday 25 February 2020


With Zoe de Luca, Claudia D'Alonzo

Wednesday 3 February 2020

Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Milano)

Scuola di Nuove Tecnologie dell’Arte

With Cecilia Guida

Wednesday 20 January 2020

Triennale (Milano)

With Lorenza Baroncelli, Pier Luigi Sacco, Bertram Niessen

Monday 18 January 2020

Libreria Bocca (Milano)

With Vera Agosti

Friday 15 January 2020
MudaC Carrara
With Laura Barreca, Emilio Vavarella

Thursday 3 December 2020
Mambo (Bologna)
With Lorenzo Balbi, Claudio Musso, Daniela Tozzi

Wednesday 21 October 2020
Combo (Torino)
With Matteo Milaneschi



Review on CheFare
Curated by Bertram Niessen


Review on Artslife
Curated by Lorenzo Peroni


Review and interview on Exibart
Curated by Gabriela Galati and Anna Laura Esposito

Review and interview on Nybramedia

Curated by Armando Adolgiso  

Review on Arshake

Curated by Elena Giulia Rossi

Review on Il Sole 24 Ore
Curated by Luca de Biase

Review on Osservatorio Futura

Curated by Marta Maria Acciaro

What is the impact technologies and sciences have on art, design and contemporary culture? This book takes a form of a complex and comprehensive analysis, between art criticism and culture journalism, in which the scenarios and research fields of contemporary New Media Art are described.

The time we live in, the time of constant cultural, aesthetic and moral evolution of the relationship progress-humans-environment, offers to each and every one of us the following question: what is the impact technologies and sciences have on art, design and contemporary culture? This book, absolutely unique in the Italian editorial art criticism panorama, guides the reader though the elements of the interdisciplinary context made up of independent self-productions, institutions, workshops and industries, a context that explores the relationship between hybrid markets at the confluence of art, design, architecture, sound, fashion, performance, scientific research and technological innovation. The book presents an exploration of protagonists and experiences in the contemporary, an exploration which is enriched by the interviews with the field experts. This analysis is aimed at examining experiences and highlighting strategies as well as at sharing a possible economic model for art and culture.

Buy the book from the publisher (Mimesis, 2018)


Press Review and Presentations

Thursday 18 July 2019

Manifattura Tabacchi (Cagliari)
Parco Tecnologico Sardegna Ricerche 

EIA - Artificial Intelligence in Art

Wednesday 5 June 2019
Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Milan)
Scuola di Nuove Tecnologie dell’Arte
With Cecilia Guida

Saturday 25 May 2019
Libreria b-r-u-n-o (Venice)
With Francesco Bergamo, Stefano Coletto, Francesca Franco

Wednesday 15 May 2019
Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Milan)
Scuola di Arti Visive e Comunicazione e Didattica dell’Arte
With Lucrezia Cippitelli

Saturday 4 May 2019
Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (Rome)
With Elena Giulia Rossi, Valerio Mannucci, Valentina Tanni

Saturday 6 April 2019
La Triennale di Milano
With Bertram Niessen, Claudia D'Alonzo, Roberto Pinto

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti di Genova

Libreria Falso Demetrio (Genova)

With Simona Barbera and Carlotta Pezzolo

Thursday 10 January 2019
Libreria Verso (Milan)
With Claudio Musso and Marco Enrico Giacomelli

Wednesday 12 December 2018
NABA (Milan)
With Lorenza Pignatti and Gabriela Galati

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Adiacenze (Bologna)

With Claudio Musso and Angel Moya Garcia


Review and interview on Nybramedia
Curated by Armando Adolgiso

Review and interview on Artribune
Curated by Davide Dal Sasso


Reporting on Il Sole 24ore

Curated by Simone Arcagni

Review and interview on Espoarte
Curated by Livia Savorelli

Review (special #1) on AD - Architectural Digest

Curated by Sonia S. Braga  

Review (special #2) on AD - Architectural Digest

Curated by Sonia S. Braga

Interview (special #3) on AD - Architectural Digest

Curated by Sonia S. Braga

Review on Alfabeta2

Curated by Cecilia Guida

Review and interview on Motherboard / Vice Italy

Curated by Antonella Di Biase

Review on cheFare
Curated by Daniele Gambit


Reporting on Arte

Curated by Cara Ronza

Review on PhilosophyKitchen

Curated by Gabriela Galati

Reporting on Artribune
"I 20 migliori libri d'arte usciti nel 2019"

Curated by Marco Enrico Giacomelli