Posted by Jon & Alison Thomson & Craighead | Fri Nov 21st 2003 5:19 a.m.


We hope you can join us at either one of the launch events for this year's
net art commissions. The evenings will include: net art;installations;
gaming; performance.

7pm, 27 Nov at BALTIC, the centre for contemporary art, Gateshead
7pm, 29 Nov at Limehouse Town Hall, E14, London

[] entrance to both events is free.
[] everyone is welcome.
[] info on locations/travel below.
[] pay bar at both venues.

The commissioned projects are:

[] Vertical Scroll - by Cavan Convery
[] Rethinking Wargames - by Ruth Catlow
[] SimpleTEXT - by Jonah Brucker-Cohen & Tim Redfern

Vertical Scroll investigates the relationship between text and communication
technology by allowing remote web users to remotely control a webcam which
moves up and down in front of a page. Viewers can then mechanically scroll
to read the text.

Rethinking Wargames is a three player on-line chess game in which the pawns
join forces against the more powerful pieces, subverting the usual
hierarchical structure of the game. This new version was developed by Ruth
Catlow after asking players questions on online chess forums.

SimpleTEXT is a live audio/visual performance mixing sound, text and photos;
which are input by the audience through their mobile phones or PDAs.

[] Travel/location info for the venues

7pm, 27 November
BALTIC The Centre for Contemporary Art
South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA

7pm, 29 November
Limehouse Town Hall
646 Commercial Road, London, E14 7HA
Nearest Tube: Limehouse DLR
Bus Routes: 15, 115, D6, D3

[]NB. For the Limehouse event on the 29, please either email us to have your
name put on a guestlist or print out this mail and bring it with you.

[] net art locator
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