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SPOTWORKS DVD Release Party

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POSTED BY: Spot Draves | Tue Mar 23rd, 2004 1:36 a.m.

This DVD contains 3 documentaries including artistic,
technical, and conceptual descriptions of the Electric
Sheep and Bomb software art projects. It also has 90
minutes of visual music made with the software. If you
are in the SF Bay area, please come to the release party,
if not you can buy the DVD online. thank you, -spot

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the evolution of visuals
DVD release party

www.spotworks.com

wednesday march 31st 7pm-2am StudioZ
314 11th st @ folsom san francisco
415.252.7666 www.studioz.tv 21+ w/ID
free admission

featuring the soundz of Spool, jhno, mbb,
dj vordo, and Kenji Williams/ABA Structure

djz
ammon - rhythm society
rhythmystic - groove garden
shanti - rhythm society
phil - vibrant

vjs
max + vj Science
okeanos visual immersions
videojon - infinite kaos

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A special autographed edition of the DVD will be
for sale at a discount at the party. On it you
will find 87 minutes of hypnotic retinal bliss
by San Francisco VJ and software artist Spot,
a.k.a. Scott Draves. Five video tracks sync
with electronic music by jhno, Spool, dj vordo,
and mbb. Three more tracks sync with music by
trance sensation ABA Structure, including an
original track not released elsewhere. Plus,
three documentaries explain how the graphics
were made and what it all means. See Electric
Sheep, Dub Visuals, and Bomb. Includes looping
tracks with solid backgrounds for use by VJs.

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This isn't just tripppy wallpaper---it's not
even just art. This is garage-band artificial
life. Draves is cooking up a new species made of
code, decisions and cooperation, and this disc
is a petri dish swimming with the organisms that
deserve to succeed us here on Earth. I for one
welcome our new a-life masters. --Cory Doctorow,
Author of Eastern Standard Tribe and co-editor
of Boing Boing (http://boingboing.net)

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With the spiked eye candy and fractal arabesques
of Spotworks, Scott Draves has significantly
raised the bar on digital psychedelia and the
broader category of abstract animation. His
electric sheep are the fluttering Gaian spawn of
networked computers and genetic algorithms,
while his visual 'dubs' of Ernst Haeckel's
fin-de-siecle scientific lithographs add a
resonant historical dimension to trippy
visuals. Mind-melting stuff, and refreshingly
devoid of the usual fungal kitsch. --Erik Davis,
author of Techgnosis and contributing writer to
Wired Magazine (http://techgnosis.com)

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