Posts for 2005

Counter-Surveillance Headdress

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Become a Target of Heightened Surveillance

The purpose of the Counter-Surveillance Headdress, by Gloria Sed, is to empower the wearer by allowing him/her to claim a moment of privacy in the Big Brother world.

The design of the headdress borrows from Islamic and Hindu fashion to comment on the racial profiling of Arab and Arab-looking citizens that occurred post-9/11. The design of the headdress is thus a contradiction: while its goal is to hide the wearer, it makes the wearer a target of heightened surveillance.

The laser tikka (forehead ornament) is attached to a hooded vest and reflective shawl. The laser is activated by pressing a button on the left shoulder of the vest. When pointed directly into a camera lens, the laser creates a burst of light masking the wearer

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


Future of Television Conference

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Satellite provider EchoStar has launched a mosaic video application (showcase) that will enable viewers to watch six TV thumbnailed video channels and access an interactive menu concurrently, reports CED Magazine.

Powered by OpenTV set-top software, the mosaic and interactive elements, offered on channel 100, follow some earlier work with the technology by EchoStar. In 2004, the DBS service provider offered mosaics to support the Summer Olympics and for coverage of the Presidential elections.

A mosaic thumbnail, once selected by a customer, will be transitioned to full-screen video.

Cable also has some grand plans for mosaic video applications. The Comcast Media Center and GuideWorks, the Comcast/Gemstar-TV Guide joint venture, are developing "video-rich navigation" enhancements for interactive program guides.

Cable has a technological advantage over satellite because signals can be sent two ways. Without a two-way path, satellite operators can offer simultaneous viewing of channels or provide VOD via cable PVR boxes. Programming can be downloaded and stored for later retrieval. That's what DVB-H does, too.

How long until WiFi, WiMax or DVB-H deliver multi-media for Playstation Portables? You decide.

Related DailyWireless stories include; IP-TV Networking, Bricklin Installs FiOS, The Verizon/Yahoo DSL Deal: $14.95, SBC Picks IP-TV Settops, The Free Triple Play, VDSL-2 Ratified, IPTV: Is It Soup Yet?, IP-TV Settops, Legislators: Don't Mess With SBC, DirecTV + WiMax?, Duopoly Laws, Mobile TV Expands, Video Search and Big Media Mobilizes.

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Originally posted on unmediated by Rhizome


Silence of the Lands

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Silence of the Lands enables participants to collect ambient sounds, then to create and share individual and collective cartographies. These sounds represent subjective interpretations of the soundscape of the urban or natural settings that affect the everyday life of the community, and act as conversation pieces about natural quiet.

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1. Data catching: ambient sounds are collected using a PDA. The sounds are linked to the person that collected them, and associated to GPS data.
2. Data description: the sounds are then stored in a database, visualized on a GIS map, and made available for audio-streaming in the web community as individual soundscapes. Participants can access, manage, and eventually modify their own individual soundscapes, associating to them several descriptors.
3. Data interpretation: participants can interact with the collective soundscape. By playing with physical objects in an interactive environment, participants are encouraged to interpret the collective soundscape and create an idealized, virtual one.

A project by Elisa Giaccardi in collaboration with Gianluca Sabena, Hal Eden, and Gruppo Sfera. Currently under development at the Center for LifeLong Learning & Design, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Thanks Konomi.

Related: Streetscape.

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Originally posted on we make money not art by Regine


ITP Winter Show 2005

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It’s that time of year again… the show is on now! yesterday and today evening.

ITP Winter Show 2005
Sunday, December 18 2-6 PM
Monday, December 19 5-9 PM

A two day exhibition of interactive sight, sound and physical objects from the student artists of ITP.

This event is free and open to the public. No need to RSVP.

itp.nyu.edu/show/

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Originally posted on see art / make art by ann


VITALOGY by Carlo Zanni, The Perfect Gift for Your Mind !

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VITALOGY by Carlo Zanni, The Perfect Gift for Your Mind !

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Published on the occasion of Italian born Carlo Zanni's first solo show in England at ICA, London (6 October - 6 November 2005) this title features Zanni’s digital works (in many cases works aesthetically determined by a data flux gathered in real time from the Internet). It takes the form of a ‘project book’, rather than a catalogue and the main idea is to start a series of 35 volumes following the historic "Enciclopedie" of Diderot and D'Alembert (probably the first example of rhizomatic publication). This first volume, numbered VIII G (read G8), is a light anthology of six Internet works done by the artist in the past five years.

Contains six texts by Italian new media scholar Carlo Giordano where he writes about the pieces, covering both technical and semiotic issues. Also includes an introduction by ICA Director of Performing Arts and Digital Media, Vivienne Gaskin.

English, Italian and Chinese text.

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by zanni.org


Neon Lights

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While Berlin may be the capital of Germany, it has surprisingly few outdoor billboards and public screens, compared to other megatropolises. Except for the (unfortunately) temporary 'Blinkenlights' project and the odd TV Tower laser show, Berlin is not looking forward to any hyper-illuminated Bladerunner-type landscape scenarios. While the city is generally 'dark,' the new SPOTS installation, situated on the historic Potsdamer Platz, is set to shift things and is being hailed as the largest media facade in the world. Created by realites:united and John deKron--who also designed the BIX facade for Peter Cook's Kunsthaus, in Graz--it is composed of 1800 fluorescent lights controlled by a central computer. SPOTS covers all 11 stories of a glass building and, over the next 18 months, the work of artists Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Jim Campbell, and Carsten Nicolai will be presented on its massive walls. SPOTS has been curated by Andreas Broeckmann (curator of the Transmediale festival) but the question remains as to what its function will be after the art has passed... Football World Cup tickets anyone? - Joni Taylor

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0100101110101101.org - United We Stand - VIDEO

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United We Stand (2005, 35.5MB, 4:06 min.)

‘United We Stand’ is a project by Eva and Franco Mattes from -0100101110101101.org.
The project is a non-existent, fully EU - produced Hollywood-style blockbuster movie that was promoted in public spaces all over the world through city-scale urban installations and viral communication tactics. at postmasters gallery, NYC, until January 21, 2006

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This post comprises video documentation of the postering campaign.

Originally posted on DVblog by admin


Super Mario Clouds

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Cory Arcangel's Super Mario Clouds (a hacked NES Super Mario cartridge with everything but the clouds removed) tutorial.

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Originally posted on Stunned by Rhizome


TURBULENCE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

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New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA) will be 25 years old in 2006; Turbulence will be 10 years old. Despite the expansion of our projects, the acceleration of our support for net artists, and the valuable resources we provide in our networked_performance blog and New American Radio archive, NRPA has seen a decline in its operating support. As a result, much of our hard work forgoes compensation. Of equal concern is the dual role our server is forced to perform: archiving work produced since 1996 and supporting new commissions that require cutting edge technologies and later versions of its current software. It's time for a new server!

We need your support. Please help us preserve our archives and support emerging artists and technologies. Numerous Turbulence artists have generously donated DVDs, CDs, archival prints, T-Shirts and more. Choose from this impressive array or simply make a donation today.

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


D>Art.06

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Condition of Emergence

D>Art.06 is the ninth edition of Australia's premier screen and digital media arts festival. This year's festival will feature new and experimental video and web art as well as works using mobile technologies presented in a month-long program of screenings, a forum and an exhibition at the Sydney Opera House Studio and Exhibition Hall in April 2006.

Under the theme Condition of Emergence, dLux media arts is now calling for works in the following categories of D>Art.06: D>Art.06 Screen: Experimental video works with a maximum duration of 15 minutes; D>Art.06 Web: Online works suitable for exhibition in a gallery environment; D>Art.06 Locative/Mobile: Artworks specifically made with or for mobile technologies. The nature of the artwork may range from video to games to locative and social networking applications.

All works submitted must have been completed in 2005 or 2006.

The call for entries closes on February 18th 2006. Any entries not received by this date will not be accepted.

For more information, detailed entry conditions and to submit your work to D>Art.06, please visit http://www.dlux.org.au/dart06

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo