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October at The Upgrade! Boston: Morgan Schwartz and Cat Mazza/microRevolt

By Jo-Anne Green

Jo-Anne Green:
October at The Upgrade! Boston: Morgan Schwartz and Cat Mazza/microRevolt http://turbulence.org/upgrade/

When: October 24, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Art Interactive, 130 Bishop Allen Drive, at the corner of Prospect Street, Cambridge

Morgan Schwartz creates video installations, single-channel videos, urban actions and interactive media projects. He works collaboratively on projects in response to specific sites or cultural systems. In collaboration with Glowlab, he developed "One Block Radius", an online interactive archive commissioned for New York's New Museum of Contemporary Art (oneblockradius.org). Morgan organized The Hope. Project, an urban performance and skywriting public art project made in response to September 11th. His work has been presented at the DUMBO Short Film/Video Festival, NY 2004, Participant Gallery, NY 2004; The Kitchen, NY 2003; Boston Cyber Arts Festival 2003, 2001; ArtRages: Mobius, Boston 2003; Berwick Research Institute, Boston 2002; Aquinas College, Grand Rapids 2002; Aidekman Arts Center, Boston 2002; Tisch School of Visual Art, NY 2001; Gallery@ Green Street, Boston 2001. Morgan earned a BSE in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University in 1996 and his MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2002. He is an Assistant Professor of Digital Multimedia at Marymount Manhattan College.

microRevolt projects investigate the dawn of sweatshops in early industrial capitalism to inform the current crisis of global expansion and the feminization of labor. microRevolt developed web application knitPro, a protest tool that generates knit patterns of sweatshop offenders. It was founded in 2003 by knit hobbyist Cat Mazza.


* Morgan Schwartz and Sal Randolph are both participants in "Glowlab: Open Lab," an eight-week psychogeography festival and exhibition at Art Interactive, October 14 - December 11, 2005. For more information about this event, please click here.

REPORT FROM UPGRADE! INTERNATIONAL by Catherine D'Ignazio http://turbulence.org/upgrade/report05/index.html

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