AJAX for artists


Plasma Studii:

sorry if i wasn't clear. not what i meant by "just keep quiet". meant, "don't tell anybody, you are just doing it for no reason". glad people (and you) say stuff (even when i disagree). am mostly devils advocate who wants everybody to think hard about why they do what they do. so few admit the most trivial things to themselves.

and it is cool posting the "template" for folks to use and not have to figure out.

do think there's a weird imbalance of support for popularity over support for utility. group mentality is often a bad thing. (which is another reason to always be skeptical, i guess)

On Feb 6, 2006, at 11:03 AM, Jason Van Anden wrote:

Plasma Studii,

You bring up some really good points about past trends - I can certainly understand feeling burned by over-hyped new tech. Been there, done that.

I have been programming (not html coding, but programming) since around 1979 - making my living with it since 1990. I am not sure I need to justify my free advice beyond that.

Jason Van Anden

On 2/6/06, Plasma Studii wrote: ha ha. "to Ajax or not to Ajax" will probably be a moot point in a few years anyway. that's really not my question though. no, i don't mind obsoletism. though higher end tech, rarely becomes obsolete. C was around before most of us were born. Perl was probably around before the net. Java has existed since it was created. PHP is relatively new, but i do hope it survives (not because i can't learn a new thing?) but because it's a useful solution. (CGI bins can be a pain for everyone, not just the server programmer)[...]


Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Plasma Studii

OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPATION - Inbox/Outbox, logistics of the public sphere


Inbox/Outbox is an e-mail institution operating and establishing connections between virtual and real public spheres as a means to propelling public access. Characterized by its temporary function as an agent, I/O avoids institutional incorporation of its subjects, thus removing itself from the final context, as well as allowing internal institutions and contexts to occur. I/O is based on a division into two binary functions, Inbox and Outbox, Inbox being the receiver of virtual data, which in turn is processed by Outbox and "forwarded" to public spaces.

Inbox/Outbox is currently channelling its activities through Centrifug, an exhibition space within Konsthall C in Stockholm, Sweden. The selection of exhibitions at Centrifug is based on a public booking list, released once every year. The Inbox/Outbox exhibition period is February 22nd - March 5th. I/O is for this occasion calling for participation. Admission will not be limited in any way, neither by amount of data, number of participants nor by any other criteria for selection, given the condition that submitted content doesn't infringe upon laws or regulations.

Submitted data must be suited for printing onto plain (A4) paper or for writing to audio-CD. Deadline is set for February 20th. Submit your data to inbox@inboxoutbox.org

Feel free to forward this invitation. See also: http://www.inboxoutbox.org


Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Rhizome

Open call for Submissions - Net/Web Art


Tosoma is a website specializing in creating and showcasing online based public art projects http://www.tosoma.org consisting of a panel of 25 established and emerging international professionals from a wide range of new media fields.

Open Call of Submissions for 'Orgasmos' a Net + Web Art Project

Deadline for submissions: March 10th 2006

Announcement of selected works: April 10th 2006

This project is an open call for artists working in Net and Web Art, to create and submit a Net or Web Art piece that portrays the sensation of an orgasm.

Selection and Awards:

Exhibition of works - 10 works only will be selected by our international panel, to be showcased online on tosoma.org from April 10th 2006


Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by EBnefsi

Furthernoise/Featured Noisemakers/Reviews/Public Record releases, Ultra-red and Dont Rhine interview


Featured Noisemakers/Reviews/Public Record releases, Ultra-red and Dont Rhine interview

Public Record is an archive of sound that has recently been made available by the Ultra-Red group. Ultra-red was founded by two AIDS activists in 1994 and through radio broadcasts, installations, residencies, performances and CD releases has sort to combine sound art with political activity by asking the simple question: "What is the relationship between artists and the world they inhabit?"


Originally posted on Furtherfield by Zara Hughes

How to build an iPod dock out of Legos


Lego fan Matt built a dock for his iPod with spare blocks and posted a Flickr set of his creation for all to enjoy.

I admit this is probably only fun and useful to the most hardcore Lego fans, but...


Originally posted on Lifehacker by Rhizome

Thoughtful Transmissions


There are a handful of digital art and culture journals currently accessible online. A few of them occasionally pair critical texts with thematic volumes of interactive projects. Since its launch in the Winter of 2005, the web-based academic journal Vectors has explored the possibilities of combining audio-visual interactivity and analytical writings. The publication's USC-based editorial/creative team, consisting of new media theorists and practitioners Tara McPherson, Steve Anderson, Raegan Kelly, Eric Loyer, and Craig Dietrich, have recently released their second issue, titled 'Mobility.' The journal provides a multifaceted look at this concept, from David Lloyd's projection of 19th Century Irish migrant workers, in 'Mobile Figures,' to Todd Presner's 'Hypermedia Berlin,' a layered mapping of the city through historical and subjective filters. Other contributions, such as Lisa Lynch and Elena Razlogova's 'The Guantanomobile Project' and Julian Bleeker's 'WiFi.Bedouin,' tackle mobility within the politicized contexts of global information access. But unlike many of its academic journal relatives, Vectors turns new media in on itself, where the critical potential of the form isn't left to mere descriptions. - Ryan Griffis


Flux Smile Machine


Smile Machines, the main exhibition at Transmediale presents a mix of --nearly-- vintage and very recent works which reflect on the relationship between art, humour and technology.


One of my favourite (although since i left my boring work i don't feel the need to buy one anymore) is the Flux Smile Machine that George Maciunas (one of the original Fluxus artists) ideated in 1972. This kind of gag forces you to smile or rather to makes an awful grimace, "making it an atavistic and threatening gesture directed against bourgeois society."



Originally posted on we make money not art by Rhizome

Friends in Memory of Nam June Paik - Yoko Ono


Yoko Nam June Paik
Yoko on Nam June Paik (2006, 19.9MB, 3:44 min)

extract from a memorial service for Nam June Paik.
New York, Feb.3, 2006


Originally posted on DVblog by doron