About

Silvio Lorusso is an Italian artist and designer. His ongoing PhD research in Design Sciences at Iuav University of Venice is focused on the intersections between publishing and digital technology from the perspective of art and design. He regularly collaborates with the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam. After receiving his MA in Visual and Multimedia Communications in 2011, he spent a period of study at the Networked Media course of the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. He took part in exhibitions and events such as Transmediale (Berlin, Germany), Off the Press (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Fahrenheit39 (Ravenna, Italy). Some of his works are included in the Rhizome ArtBase Selection. He has written for blogs and magazines such as Progetto Grafico and Doppiozero. Since 2013, he manages the Post-Digital Publishing Archive (p-dpa.net).

Based in Milan, Italy.
Contact: s [at] silviolorusso [dot] com

Exhibitions and Events

Texts and Images

  • UPCOMING: “Critical Publishing Il progetto come strumento di indagine degli ecosistemi editoriali nell’era dell’utente emancipato”, Diid 57|14: Design Open Source
  • ‘Silvio Lorusso on “The Art of Hybrid Publishing”’, Interview by the Hybrid Publishing Lab, 2014
  • “What does learning, and learning design, mean to you?”, with Giulia Ciliberto, About Learning and Design, bu.press, 2014
  • “Off the Press – A Report from the Field of E-Publishing”, Metropolis M, June 2014
  • “From browser’s cache to the human genome. Towards an extended notion of publishing”, Digicult, May 2014
  • “          ”, See Nothing Volume Three, 2014
  • “Collate and the Future of Publishing”, Collate, 2014
  • “Dalla cache al genoma umano – Verso una nozione estesa del pubblicare”, Fahrenheit 39, 2014
  • “Dal white cube all’Apple Store”, Doppiozero, October 2013
  • “56 Broken Kindle Screens”, with Sebastian Schmieg, Krisis | Orientation, 2013
  • “Roberto Casati e il progetto della lettura”, Doppiozero, June 2013
  • “The Book as Directory”, Digital Publishing Toolkit, May 2013
  • “Quando il lettore diventa utente”, Doppiozero, May 2013
  • “Brevi note sulle risposte artistiche ai mutamenti nel campo dell’editoria”, Fahrenheit 39, 2013
  • “Back to Students”, Abitare 529, February 2013
  • “Interstizi”, OFFSET – Visioni e manifesti sulla città di Ravenna, 2012
  • “Carboni e Barilla – Innovazione nella tradizione”, Progetto Grafico 20, 2011

Education

  • Study period at Networked Media course at the Piet Zwart Institute of Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Visual and Multimedia Communication MA at Iuav University of Venice, Italy
  • Exchange at METU, Middle East Technical University of Ankara, Turkey
  • Industrial Design BA at Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Selected Press

  • BuzzFeed | Can You Guess The Google Search Term By Its Image Results?
  • Eye Magazine | Content Aware typography makes Adobe’s software ‘fail’ in the most interesting way
  • Rivista Studio | Un concentrato di lettura
  • Dangerous Minds | Photoshop’s Content-Aware Fill Feature is Surprisingly Punk
  • Gizmodo | When Photoshop’s Content-Aware Fill Screws Up It Makes Art
  • It’s Nice That | Using the Content Aware tool to really mess up famous typography
  • Digitcult | Ashes of the Web: Interview with Silvio Lorusso
  • Newcity Art | Review: Structures for Reading/Center for Book and Paper Arts
  • BuzzFeed | A Celebration Of Pimping Your WinAmp Skin
  • FastCoDesign | See Where Websites Live
  • Gizmodo | Find Out Where That Internet On Your Computer Really Came From
  • Motherboard | A Tour of the Internet from a Thousand Feet Up
  • BuzzFeed | Silvio Lorusso, An Artist Of Delightful Internet Things
  • Boing Boing | 56 Broken Kindle Screens: book and video
  • The Verge | Broken Kindles as art, in book form
  • Wired | Showtime: Silvio Lorusso and Sebastian Schmieg, ’56 Broken Kindle Screens’
  • Triangulation Blog | 56 Broken Kindle Screens
  • Creative Applications | Kindle as an Art Object
  • Huffington Post | Ending Left Handed Discrimination In Google Chrome With Silvio Lorusso’s Cursor Plug-In
  • Makeuseof | Internet For Left-Handers: Turns Right-Hand Mouse Coursor into Left-Hand Cursor