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V2 Institute for the Unstable Media

V2 Institute for the Unstable Media

Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Description V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media, founded in 1981, is an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam . V2_ presents, produces, archives and publishes about art made with new technologies and encourages the debate on these issues. It offers a platform where artists, scientists, developers of software and hardware, researchers and theorists from various disciplines can share their findings. It is the main organizer of the Dutch Electronic Art Festival, which grew out of the Manifestations for the Unstable Media that V2_ organized since 1987.Over the years V2_ has collaborated with many artists and theorists, including for instance: Stelarc, Orlan, Symbiotica, Dick Raaymakers, Michel Waisvisz, Francisco López, Brian Massumi, Manuel de Landa, Paul Virilio, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Knowbotic Research, and Rem Koolhaas.PublicationsV2_ has published a number of books on interactive art and related subjects like sociology, media theory, biology, and technological innovation.Giving and Taking, 2014On the Threshold of Beauty, 2014Vital Beauty, 2012The Sympathy of Things, 2011The Politics of the Impure, 2010Dick Raaijmakers, Monografie, 2008The Architecture of Continuity, 2008Interact or Die!, 2007aRt&D, 2005Feelings Are Always Local, 2004Understanding Media Theory, 2004My First Recession, 2003Making Art of Databases, 2003Information Is Alive, 2003TransUrbanism, 2002Machine Times, 2000Book for the Electronic Arts, 2000The Art of the Accident, 1998TechnoMorphica, 1997Interfacing Realities, 1997Book for the Unstable Media, 1992

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