G.H. Hovagimyan:

Sound Art is everywhere these days. Peter Sinclair and his
experimental soundlab Locus Sonus have a video up on the web called
Audio Geo.
<> I'm trying to get
Locus Sonus over here for the Digit Festival in August.
<> The grant forms are in and we
are keeping our fingers crossed.

MTAA has a podcast blog called To Be Listened To...
<> It's also a sort of audio exquisite corps.
You can upload a sound work of your own to anyone of the 8 original
feeds. I checked out my seed which is called, In a park in Europe as
you wait for the sun to rise and the snow to stop. There was one
other upload from
Anni Abrahams & Jan de Weille. <
index.html> It's a really terrific bit of electronica. This site is
quite interesting and taking the time to explore the sound art is
very rewarding. The bonus is that if you make sound art you can add
your file to the database.

Internet video is also quite big, especially viral video. A good
place to look is Doron Golan's DVblog. <>
Doron's doing a terrific job of presenting a good mix of experimental
videos and oddities. This site has become so popular that Doron had
to go to a bigger server.
My video Smart House <
+House> got 5,000 downloads in one week.

I put up two new rants for RANTAPOD <> I've
added some simple video techniques and editing chops to enhance the
impact. I've been working with the idea of using digital sound and
video to enhance, isolate and amplify performative gestures. The
affect is quite startling.

I've added a direct mp4 link from the rantapod page so that if you
are on a linux box or can't click the quicktime video enclosure you
can click on the mp4 link. I've also redesigned the rantapod web/
blog interface making it it simpler and cleaner. You can grab the
direct rss feed at the bottom of the page or you can subscribe via
iTunes here<

Finally, one of my favorite media artists, Christina Mc Phee is
having an exhibition in Finland <
> Christina is on her way to becoming a major force in the new media