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The Eighth Lamp: Ruskin Studies Today

The Eighth Lamp: Ruskin Studies Today is an online refereed journal, published biannually by Rivendale Press UK, under the aegis of The Oscholar group of journals. It can be accessed via the following link: The scope of the journal is multidisciplinary and it welcomes submissions related to art, religion, historiography, social criticism, tourism, economics, philosophy, science, architecture, photography, preservation, cinema, and theatre. It reports research, publications, and events related to John Ruskin; and it publishes papers, abstracts, book reviews, creative essays, and art works by scholars interested in the teachings of Ruskin.
Editors: Dr Anuradha Chatterjee University of New South Wales, Australia, and Dr Laurence Roussillon-Constanty Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France.
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Digimag is the electronic arts and digital culture monthly magazine, published by Digicult.

All Issues of Digimag are included in this archive, from its first Issue of February 2005 to its latest monthly Issue.

DIGICULT is an Italian platform created to spread digital art and culture worldwide. It focuses on the impact of new technologies and modern sciences on art design culture and contemporary society. DIGICULT is the editor of the magazine DIGIMAG which focuses on cultural and artistic issues e.g. art & science software art design etc. Please visit <>  & <>  for more information

The following titles by Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou are included in the Digimag archive. These are critical essays, conference reports and interviews, with a particular focus on spatial practices and research at the intersection of art, technology and science:

Art and architecture: investigation at the boundaries of space - Digimag 52

Chora platonica and digital matrix - Digimag 55

Isea 2010 ruhr. unfolding space - Digimag 57

Interruptive site-specificity in contemporary digital art - Digimag 59

"tracing" infra-spaces: complicated beginnings & elliptical ends - Digimag 60

"tracing" infra-spaces. complicated beginnings & elliptical ends - Digimag 61

Urban transcripts 2010. over the skin of the city - Digimag 62

Revealing interstitial spaces. part 1 - Digimag 63

Revealing interstitial spaces. part 2 - Digimag 64

Revealing interstitial spaces. part 3 - Digimag 65

Operative transformations. part 1 - Digimag 66

Operative transformations. part 2 - Digimag 67

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Les Roberts, University of Liverpool

 a Cinematic Geography of Liverpool
 ‘This is the most interesting film book I have read in years… consistently interesting, theoretically smart, and a pleasure to read.' Ben Highmore, University of Sussex.
 Re-evaluating the significance of location in contemporary film practice and urban cultural theory, Film,  Mobility and Urban Space explores the role of moving images in representations and perceptions of everyday urban landscapes. The arguments put forward in the book are based on a case study of Liverpool in the north west of England and draw from a unique spatial database of over 1700 archive films of the city from 1897 to the present day. Theoretically wide-ranging in scope, Les Roberts’s study combines critical spatial analysis, archival research and qualitative methods to navigate a city’s cinematic geographies as mapped across a broad spectrum of film genres, including amateur film, travelogues, newsreels, promotional films, documentaries and features. As the second most filmed city in the UK  Liverpool boasts a rich industrial, architectural and maritime heritage that has positioned the city at the forefront of current debates on regeneration, visuality and cultural memory. The tension between the city as spectacle and the city as archive, and the contradictions that underpin the growing ‘cinematization’ of postmodern urban space are at the core of the arguments developed throughout the book.  
 1. Cinematic Geography: Mobilizing the Archive City
 2. An Incriminated Medium? The City as Urban Spectacle
 3. Cityscapes: Panoramas and the Mobile Gaze
 4. City Limits: Crossing Boundaries of Place and Identity
 5. Movie-mapping: Cinematographic Tourism and Place-marketing
 6. World in One City: Travel, Globalization and Placeless Space
 7. Cinematic Cartography: Mapping the Archive City 

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Interstitiality in Contemporary Art & Architecture: An Inter-passage from Delineating to Unfolding

Eugenia Fratzeskou

The present study offers an investigation into the notion of interstitial space and its creative exploration in architecture and site-specific art, realized through digital technology. Based on cosmology, Quantum Physics and information theory, instead of being perceived as a ‘ground zero’, space is evolving and heterogeneous as it comprises of multiple interacting layers of virtuality and reality. Contemporary site-specific art is marked by a growing interest in exploring emerging interstitial spaces including transitional and unsettling in-between spaces, the emergence of which, deeply challenges spatial and disciplinary boundaries. Such an investigation includes a creative exploration of the possible inter-relationships between various types of reality and the dynamic and unsettling points of intersection enabling various kinds of exchange between those realities. The emphasis is placed on the ways in which, potential interstitial spaces can be creatively revealed through various modes of innovative spatial intervention such as mixed realities, parallel sites, inter-spaces, infra-spaces.

LAP – Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012 (ISBN: 978-3-8383-7501-4) 

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John Ruskin - Building Ruskin’s Italy: Watching Architecture

Stephen Kite

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Diagramming Interstitiality

Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou’s latest essay "Diagramming Interstitiality" is featured under the theme ‘Diagram’ in Le Journal Spéciale’Z No. 4. The Journal is published by the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris and distributed worldwide by the leading distributer Bruil & van de Staaij. The Journal is included in the ARCHIZINES world-touring exhibition.

The Journal explores architecture’s complex contemporary context. Each issue is structured around four thematic questions critical to current debate on the built environment, bringing together contributions by researchers and practitioners – artists, architects and urbanists. Le Journal mediates the wider cultural experiences that feed into the knowledge-culture of spatiality. Open calls for submissions ensure a dialogue between emerging and established voices with articles appearing in either English or French. Recent contributions include writing by Claude Parent, CJ Lim, Odile Decq and Andri Gerber; photographs by Matthieu Gafsou and Jing Quek; and projects by Palace, Angel Cubero and the Office for Subversive Architecture.

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