Originally posted on DVblog by mica
I met Bruce from "The Tao of motion control" he makes incredible X,Y machines "The purpose of this site is to suggest that motion control is also an emerging medium for artistic expression. Despite the universal use of motion control in industrial settings, its use by artists has been hampered by the enormous cost of commercial equipment. Because access to the tools of this medium is crucial for its exploration, one strategy open to motivated artists is building their own equipment from scrapped components flowing out of industrial sources." This one moves a metal ball over sand to make a zen garden. Link.
Originally posted on MAKE Magazine by Rhizome
WILD INFORMATION NETWORK
The Department of Ecology, Art, and Technology
Open Call for Sound Works In Mp3 Format - Deadline April 1, 2006
If we encountered a pod-cast, or a streaming radio server in the woods, in the “natural
Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Cary Peppermint
According to James Nachlin, New York City's streets are full of interesting and potentially useful things that have been thrown out.
If you like to snoop around garbage and dig up something good, snap a picture of it with your camera phone, add a description + location and email it to GarbageScout. It will be added on a Yahoo Maps for others to go and fetch it (treasures include so far: a rowing machine, a mirror, candy canes an electric heater, etc).
To keep up with the latest from the bins, there are even feeds.
I think the idea is brilliant, i remember arriving in a new flat, new city and thinking "if only i could find one discarded chair to make do until i'm settled and want better furniture."
Originally posted on we make money not art by Rhizome
TSA Career Opportunity
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Toronto School of Art
The Toronto School of Art, (www.tsa-art.ca) a=20
non-profit organization serving the arts=20
community for over 37 years, is seeking=20
applicants and referrals for the position of=20
Reporting to the President of the Board of=20
Directors, the Executive Director is the senior=20
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financial management, facility management,=20
general administration, and working harmoniously=20
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=85 A minimum of three years of senior management=20
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=85 A proven ability to work effectively and=20
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=85 Excellent communication skills;
=85 A graduate degree or equivalent in administration or management preferr=
=85 Advanced computer and data base Skills=20
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XP (Word, Excel), Mac OS 10, and Adobe Creative=20
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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Miklos Legrady
art & new media
13 > 18 February 2006 - STUK arts centre Leuven, Belgium
During the ARTEFACT festival for art and new media, the STUK building will be reinvented by Belgian and international artists. For six days they will use images, sounds and technology to build a fascinating and poetic world.
The program consists of installations, concerts, theatre & performances, a symposium and a software / video exhibition. ARTEFACT will connect to other locations over the internet, one of the highlights of the selection will, to a large extent, be an online experience.
Physical space and how it is perceived will be the common element in the program. All participating artists are looking for surprising forms of presentation, sublime moments, corporeal experiences and emotional technology. Artists and scientists will research space, place & distance and translate it into new forms.
The varied musical program of ARTEFACT features the encounter of architecture and music: sounds become places, and spaces become music.
more info & program: www.artefact-festival.be
Lawrence Malstaf (BE) - Kurt d' Haeseleer (BE) - Mateusz Herczka (PL) - Dominique Leroy (FR) - Tale of Tales (BE/US) - LAb[au] (BE) - Ief Spincemaille (BE) - Michael J. Schumacher (US)
Crew (BE) - Orthographe (IT)
/// SOFTWARE SPACE
Casey Reas (US) - Peter Luining (NL) - Seidel & Stiermann (AT) - Justin Manor (US) - Eddo Stern (IS/US) - Stewart Smith (US) - Bas Van Koolwijk (NL)
Maryanne Amacher (US) - Michael J. Schumacher (US) - Chris Watson (UK) - Olivia Block (US) - Pole (DE) - Jan Jelinek (DE) - Andrew Pekler (DE) - Apparat (DE) - Rotorscoop (BE) - Champ d’Action (BE) - Carsten Nicolai (DE) - aMute (BE) - Ricardo Villalobos (CL) - Rhythm & Sound (DE)
lectures by Timothy Druckey (US) - Simon Pope (UK) - Tale of Tales (BE/US) - Thomas Laureyssens (BE)
Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Pieter-Paul Mortier
Answers.com profits of those of us who contribute to Wikipedia! Many talk about the potential of free, user-driven web spaces. Sharing blossoms! Free Culture flourishes! Knowledge repositories like Wikipedia have hundreds of thousands of contributors who believe in what Yochai Benkler called the unregulated commons. Complaints surfaced when BBC allegedly put up a fake entry in Wikipedia to promote one of their programs. Yesterday In an online search I came across the fact that Answers.com plugs into Wikipedia. I was stunned! "Answers.com is an ad-supported reference search service, which displays concise answers drawn from over 100 encyclopedias, dictionaries, glossaries and atlases." I have not read any complaints about this feeding practice yet. This is surprising as the online-many who put their blood, sweat and tears into creating all these Wikipedia entries surely did not intend for their labor to be commercialized by the Answers Corporation. (Answers.com is "ad supported").
In the Wikipedia entry for Answers.com it states that: "Advertising revenues in March totaled approximately $91,000 in comparison to revenues of $16,000 in January and February. For the second quarter of 2005, revenues rose to $424,552 and in the next quarter rose to $563,576, a 33% growth." The economies are comparable to that of Google. (Google Base is a good example. But also Google Video milks the content provided by the many online.) Search engines as leeches? One thing is clear-- money is made from our voluntary, unpaid participation in centralized web-based databases.
Originally posted on 'journalisms' by Rhizome
The Making Music blog has posted a nice roundup of free software for making music.
The list covers mostly Windows programs. I know that when I was in college I would have been plenty excited to...
Originally posted on Lifehacker by Rhizome