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Plutopia 2009

  • Deadline:
    Jan. 15, 2009, midnight
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Call for Artists

This year at SXSW Interactive the Plutopia Party on 16th March 2009 will Focus on “Living Systems Theory.” We are looking for Art in all media that underscores the Integrated and Interconnected nature of all Living Systems from Biological and Cybernetic Organisms to Socio-cultural Networks and International Organizations. We seek to explore:

The Biological Substrata of Technology
Human Machine Interfaces
Biological and Self-Perpetuating Living Art
Viewer Interactive Experiences
Reproduction and Recycling
Holism and Emergence
Convergence and Divergence
Interdisciplinary Analysis
Biological Metaphors for Technological Innovations
From Fiber to Cyber
Complexity and Reductionism
Artists are responsible for transport, installation, removal and sponsorship of their own art. Stipends are not available. Promotional space at the event for sales and artist info will be available. As an official SXSW Interactive After-Party we are offering an outstanding opportunity to display your art to the International Tech, Film and Music Communities.

Contact: art2009 [at] plutopia [dot] org
Leave a brief description of your work and a phone or email for reply.


Scott Blake Jan. 3 2009 12:58Reply

My name is Scott Blake and I make art with barcodes.
I would like to setup my interactive Barcode Art at the 2009 Plutopia Party.

My traveling Barcode Art show is completely portable, stand-alone art exhibit. I use backdrop stands to make 8 foot tall light boxes that are quite impressive. Some familiar faces include: Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ozzy Osbourne, and Bruce Lee. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9widLwDym78

With each scan of a barcode comes a surprise. I have developed an barcode scanning interface which brings the portraits to life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEWXawLXZHM

It takes me about 2 hours to setup the entire exhibit and 45 minutes to take it down. I can setup almost anywhere. I recently set up in a gymnasium. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISUAYrZcYTg

Scott Blake Jan. 29 2009 21:02Reply

Woo Hoo! I'm going to SXSW Plutopia Party.

Thanks Rhizome for Call For Proposals.