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Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta has been considered an important musician, architect, writer, photographer and intermedia artist in the beginning of the third millennium - according to statements written by personalities like John Cage, Ornette Coleman, Merce Cunningham, René Berger, Daniel Charles, Dove Bradshaw, Phill Niblock or William Anastasi among others. With several international prizes, more than seventy published books, many electronic books and thirty audio compact discs, his works are included in some of the most important art collections and world-wide recognized institutions like the Whitney Museum of New York, the ARS AEVI Contemporary Art Museum, the Biennale of Venice, the Computer Art Museum of Seattle, the Kunsthaus Zurich, the Durini Contemporary Art Collection, the Bibliotèque Nationale of Paris and the MART - Modern Art Museum of Rovereto and Trento among others. His works are also included in the Universalis Encyclopedia (Britannica) since 1991, in the Sloninsky Baker's Dictionary (Berkeley), the Charles Hall's Chronology of the Western Classical Music, as well as in the All Music Guide - The Expert's Guide to the Best Cds. Legendary musicians like John Cage, David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi, John Tilbury, Christian Wolff, Maurizio Barbetti, Audrey Riley and the Manhattan Quartet among others have performed his compositions. He collaborated with John Cage, as commissioned composer for Merce Cunningham, from 1985 until his disappearance in 1992. He remained composer for Merce Cunningham along more than twenty-five years, Emanuel Pimenta coined the concept of virtual architecture and designed the first virtual planet in history. He is member of the New York Academy of Sciences, of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, of the Space Architecture Technical Committee of the American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics, of the SACD Paris, of the Council of Architects in Brazil and of the Order of Architects in Portugal among other institutions. He is founder, with Leonel Moura, of the SA2 Space Art Association; he is also founder and director of the Arts, Sciences and Technology Foundation - Observatory, in Trancoso, Portugal ( He is co-founder and director of the HOLOTOPIA Academy, in the Amalfi Coast, Italy ( Emanuel Pimenta lives in Locarno, Switzerland - but he is also based in New York and Lisbon. His website is

René Berger

Knight of the Invisible

Authored by Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta

René Berger was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. Besides a great humanist, he has been considered the first cyberphilosopher. René Berger devoted his life to art, science and philosophy, as tools of world peace. In 1987, he met the architect and composer Emanuel Pimenta and for over twenty years they developed various projects, culminating with an opera inspired by the discussions and experiences on Higgs field and particle. When they met, Pimenta was working with John Cage and Merce Cunningham. Together with Rinaldo Bianda, Berger created the first festival of video art and electronic art in the world, bringing together personalities like Nan June Paik, Bill Viola, Daniel Charles, Francis Ford Coppola, Edgar Morin and many more. In 2015 Emanuel Pimenta wrote "René Berger - Knight of the Invisible" as a celebration of the centenary of his friend philosopher. It is a fascinating book, which includes many never published photos, the exchange of correspondence between Berger and Pimenta, the project of the Opera and much more. The book portrays a fascinating historical period of the planet, through the launch of the Internet, weaving an enchanting trip of dream and discoveries.

Publication Date:
1515331180 / 9781515331186
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.06" x 7.81"
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Biography & Autobiography / Philosophers

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