Variations on a theme by Casey & Finch


performance of an interpretation of a cd skipping.

    <a href="">Originally</a> posted by connor from <a href=""></a>, ReBlogged by connor_mike on <a href="">Feb 19, 2006 at 07:58 PM</a>


Originally posted on Thousands of Colors by Rhizome

biot(h)ing - Invisibles


An interactive installation exhibited at the Prague Biennale. "Invisibles" by biot(h)ing uses holosonic speakers to create sound patterns projected into an interactive space. These speakers isolate individual cones of sound, creating a counterintuitive experience for the visitors as they move through different vibrations of sonar projections. At the same time LCD Screens display streams of information as it crystallizes and becomes visible through pulses of dynamic morphologies of 3D Cells scripted in animation software.

These crystallized streams may also be affected by the physical environment through an interactive sensor field. At the core of the audio/visual/physical interface is an interactive sound-programming environment that alters conventional forms of musical composition through the incorporation of algorithmically based processes.

biot(h)ing is the research-design laboratory of alisa andrasek - creating and studying algorithmically derived structures in virtual and physical environments.


Originally posted on Interactive Architecture dot Org by Ruairi

Waxman/Rakowitz lecture in Chicago


Ryan Griffis covers Glowlab friends Lori Waxman and Michael Rakowitz's recent talk in Chicago focusing on "the economics of art and the possibility for engagement through mundane and 'everyday' processes."


Originally posted on Glowlab by Rhizome

What the US Air Force learned from Punk


Everything we need to know about program management, we learned from punk rock is a wonderfully surreal article by two air force majors in which they outline how a punk attitude can help them build a better bomb. Even more alarming is that they actually know something about punk music.

via things magazine


Interesting, in light of recent Rhizome Raw list discussion about cyberpunkery and the new media community's relation to the military industrial complex... ~marisa

Originally posted on Stunned by stunned

Computer paintings 4


IBM 370 mod. 168, West germany 1973

What is funny in this picture shot on 1973, is to see how much the scene, the computer, the hairdress and clothes of the characters are so outdated. On the other hands, the light and the object are bringing a kind of ireal and quite fictionous atmosphere:
People who are not informed about computer history, in front of this picture, they would never think, they're facing a real scene with real objects, but they would think they're facing a kind of fictionous picture from a Science Fiction comic or novel.
When history is becoming a fiction, and it seems to be specific to computer history.
I guess that it may be the same when we are talking about "net art history" when today it has gotten the same statu of these old computers.

Valéry Grancher


Originally posted on by Valéry

At the Museum of Art & Design, NYC


Museum of Art & Design

Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art
A traveling exhibition co-oraganized by the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago and iCI, New York. Curated by Stephaine Smith

February 2


Originally posted on see art / make art by ann

Tissue technologies as a medium for artistic expression.


This is an intriguing project carried out by Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr in Collaboration with Guy Ben-Ary. It's an artistic research and development project into the use of tissue technologies as a medium for artistic expression.

In the last five years, we have grown tissue sculptures, "semi-living" objects, by culturing cells on artificial scaffolds in bioreactors. Ultimately, the goal of this work is to culture and sustain, for long periods, tissue constructs of varying geometrical complexity and size, and by that creating a new artistic palette.[....]

More information about it on the website of the Pig Wing Project:



Originally posted on pasta and vinegar by Rhizome

The Fibreculture Journal, Issue 7



Distributed Aesthetics

Distributed Aesthetics edited by Lisa Gye, Anna Munster and Ingrid Richardson--Abstracts: ...and Beyond: Anticipating Distributed Aesthetics by Darren Tofts; Theses on Distributed Aesthetics. Or, What a Network is Not by Anna Munster & Geert Lovink; Sharing Styles: New Media, Creative Communities and the Evidence of an Open Source Design Movement by Greg Turner-Rahman; Excerpts From "Portrait Of The VJ" by Mark Amerika; Multiple Perspectives/Multiple Readings by Simon Biggs; Beyond the Museum Walls: Situating Art in Virtual Space (Polemic Overlay and Three Movements) by Vince Dzekian; Reshaping Spectatorship: Immersive and Distributed Aesthetics by Edwina Bartlem; Entropy And Digital Installation by Susan Ballard; Intimate Transactions: The Evolution of an Ecosophical Networked Practice by Keith Armstrong.

Finding new terminology for emerging art and cultural practices or for media and technological constellations is bound to be contentious.  On lists, blogs and during face-to-face forums and conferences we continue to debate what the term new media entails, let alone whether this provides an umbrella for wearable computing, smart materials, mobile phone movies or bioart. It is clear that computational culture is drifting, fragmenting and laterally expanding: terminals are no longer dedicated; cultural producers are now recurrent and mobile multi-taskers; art is online, on the street, on a screen and coming at you from a million different places, now.

Rather than try to define the terminology or taxonomy of distributed art theories and practices we have proposed instead a descriptor for the "aesthesia" of contemporary networked encounters.  Distributed aesthetics, then, concerns experiences that are sensed, lived and produced in more than one place and time. This might equally be a sketch of reconsiderations of the operations of cultural memory or of phenomena such as endurance performances. But what we propose, through gathering together the disparate pieces in this fibreculture journal issue, is that techno-social networks are ...


Originally posted on networked_performance by jo