RE: [-empyre-] neural

1st of all sorry for being quite absent and very late, but, even out of time here are some answers:

Alessandro, your has been up for a few years, I know, and was, for
some time, available solely in Italian ( ). Now it is available
in English also ( ). How does that work? I note that
the Italian and English versions are a bit different from one another, but I
haven't noted whether the English is a subset of the Italian content, or
whether they have different material, also.

They have some different material. In English there are more intereviews and essays.
One out of 4 daily news is translated in English and the others are reported as link.
The voluntary resources, till now, can't allow more.

Is the audience quite broadly international, or do you find more visitors
from Italy than anywhere else? The work you cover is from all over the
place, which I like.

There are more visitors from abroad than from Italy. And this was true (surprisingly) even when everything was in Italian.
In november there were 46.000 unique visitors to, and it's growing every month.
I always try to have an international perspective, without any kind of boundaries.

What sort of community is there where you live concerning digital art?

Talking of Bari (Italy), where I live, it's not so huge, but it's a circle of persons. Sometimes new persons come in, sometimes old friends come out. It's a small but live communitiy interested in digital culture.

note that you cover a fairly large proportion of offline projects, so I'm
wondering where you get your information about those? Are there galleries of
digital art or other art centres where you live that you frequent and get
information from, or is your information mostly from online sources?

Most of the information comes from online sources. But you have to consider that after 10 years of printing the magazine and online communication, Neural is known by lots of artists and institutions that regularly tell me about their projects and sometimes send me stuff by post (that I much appreciate).

What other sites would you recommend that regularly 'cover' and
digital art with reviews and criticism?

Even if it would seem obvious, Nettime, Rhizome, Spectre, Webartery, AHA mailing lists are full of good news and critical texts.
But if you want to deeply search for digital culture, you have to check many sources, as I do, from mainstream (CNet) to the underground (Slashdot) for mining what would trigger and inspire your work.

Alessandro Ludovico - daily updated news + reviews English content - Suoni Futuri Digitali -

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