Idensity® @ MIT Leonardo Electronic Almanac

To reinforce the significance of public space we have to deal with at least two “public”, the global and the local public, by creating spheres where local and global public space can fuse and interchange.

Publication Idensity® @ MIT Leonardo Electronic Almanac, New Spatial Paradigms, Boston, USA, 1 July 2005

According to the traditional (bourgeois) concept of privacy, identity is based on private individuality. It is, however, important to be aware of the historicity of such a concept.

As John Lukacs writes “Domesticity, privacy, comfort, the concept of the home and of the family [1] are, literally, principal achievements of the Bourgeois Age.” [2] The notion of the “privy chamber” emerged in 17th century English literature at the same time as new private physical spaces came into being, when the introduction of the corridor layout in English interiors of the 17th century enabled the development of “private quarters.” But the expression “privy chamber” is also used metaphorically for the soul. The “privy chamber” is the container of (private) identity.

New Media Arts, Technology and Education @ MAAP Singapore 2004 by Hock Soon Seah and Kim Machan

New Forms for 21st Century Conceptualis by Dew Harrison
Virtual Campus-It is Fun and Educational by Alexei Sourin, Konstantin Levinski & Qi Liu
Astral Travel in Virtual Realms: Evaluating Conceptual Understanding in Digital Reconstructions of Past Cultures by Erik Malcolm Champion
In Between Institution and Market – the Role of Media Art and Infrastructure in the Era of Post-Regional Integration by Andrew H. K. Lam and Andy Tam T. K.
Digital Speculations by Bharat Dave
Idensity® by Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Frans Vogelaar

Leornardo Reviews
After Adorno: Rethinking Music Sociology reviewed by David Beer
The Transparent Body: A Cultural Analysis of Medical Imaging reviewed by Jan Baetens
Liminal Lives: Imagining the Human at the Frontiers of Bioscience reviewed by Eugene Thacker

Leornardo Journal
Contents and Abstracts: *Leonardo* Vol. 38, No. 4
Leonardo Electronic Almanac / Volume 13, No. 6-7 / June-July 2005

Lanfranco Aceti is known for his social activism and extensive career as artist, curator, and academic. He is a research affiliate and visiting professor at ACT @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology and director of the Arts Administration Program at Boston University. He is also the Editor in Chief of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac, The MIT Press. He has exhibited numerous personal projects including Car Park, a public performance in the UK at the John Hansard Gallery; Who The People?, an installation artwork acquired in its entirety by the Chetham’s Library and Museum in Manchester; Sowing and Reaping, installation artworks acquired in their entirety by the National Museum of Contemporary Art of Cyprus; and Hope Coming On, a site-specific choral performance he designed for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with the collaboration of the Boston Children’s Chorus, and realized in front of Turner’s Slave Ship (Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying, Typhoon Coming On). In 2017, Aceti prepared a series of new artworks for an exhibition entitled Shimmer and curated by Irini Papadimitriou (V&A) at the Tobazi Mansion in Hydra, a new large choral performance titled Accursed for the Thessaloniki Biennial in Greece; and Knock, Knock, Knocking a public space installation in the Mediterranean Garden Pavilion of the New Sea Waterfront of Thessaloniki.

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