Posts for 2005

MAGMART ¦ video under volcano international video art festival

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In January 2006, there will occur in Naples, Italy, the first edition of Magmart ¦ video under volcano, an international video art festival, a studio tad production, with partnership of Stella Film, Casoria International Contemporary Art Museum and GenomART. The festival is open to international video artists, and the program schedule four steps: - the submission, by website - the online show, [...]

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Originally posted on newmediafix.net by Rhizome


FEATURES: selections of recent online projects

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The following are online projects which have been circulating in various online communities. They are gathered here in no particular order. Pavu recently updated their website: http://pavu.com (image above) http://www.coniglioviola.com: La collezione dei sei Rabbit Pad - i mouse pad prodotti da ConiglioViola come multiplo d’autore delle sei opere in esposizione presso la galleria Dieffe di Torino fino al [...]

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Originally posted on newmediafix.net by Rhizome


Call for Papers the Fibreculture Journal General Issue, 2006

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http://journal.fibreculture.org/ :: fibreculture:: has established itself as Australasia’s leading forum for discussion of internet theory, criticism, and research. The Fibreculture Journal is a peer reviewed journal that explores the issues and ideas of concern and interest to both the Fibreculture network and wider social formations. Themes of recent issues of the journal have included: Contagion and the Diseases of Information; Multitudes, Creative [...]

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Originally posted on newmediafix.net by Rhizome


Mona Lisa's emotions decoded

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David Pescovitz: MonaScientists used a new algorithm to analyze the emotion reflected in Mona Lisa's smile. New Scientist reports that the software, developed by the University of Amsterdam and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, measures lip curvature and eye wrinkles and then rates the face based on six emotions. Apparently, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa was 83 percent happy, 9 percent disgusted, 6 percent fearful and 2 percent angry.
Link (Thanks, Bob Pescovitz!)

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Originally posted on Boing Boing by David Pescovitz


glitch browser

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glitchbrowser.jpg
an online browser that 'glitches' & 'aberrates' all the images on the web pages requested by users. 'lovely discolorations, dislocations, pixellations & color bands infect the original image & invariably beautify content through this intentional corruption.' [glitchbrowser.com|via dataisnature.com]

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Originally posted on information aesthetics by infosthetics


60 wrd/min art critic does MTAA

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For the launch event of The Believer’s Dec/Jan issue (vol. 3, no. 10), the magazine asked a few of the contributors to do some presentations. Caitlin Jones, who wrote a great piece called “MY ART WORLD IS BIGGER THAN YOUR ART WORLD

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Originally posted on MTAA Reference Resource by T.Whid


NYT art critic reviews Pixar exhibition at MoMA

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patrick lichty:

Here's the problem with this show-
BTW, my masters have unshackled me for 3 weeks from my MFA studies at
which time they will finish polishing the institutional gem they've been
reshaping for the last 18 months. >:o

(or, at least, trying to! For God's sake, Patrick, stop shooting the
art!)

Case in point: Bowling Green State University - which has been my happy
home for that time.

When we woo potential undergrads, the dream for half of them is, what?
PIXAR. "Oh, I wanna work at PIXAR." I just want to make
shaders/textures/meshes, monsters, entertainment, etc. This is enough
to get a New Media high/conceptual artist ready to slam their head
through a titanium wall after hearing it for the 1xxxxxth time. Almost
as bad as hearing the Foundations students wanting to "express their
creativity", and a priori assumption, being they're not enrolled in bake
sale management...

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The exhibition is made possible by Intel Corporation and Porsche AG.

Additional support is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Media sponsorship is provided by Wired Magazine.

Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by patrick lichty


Fair Use Best Practices - Filmmaking and Beyond

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This is old news now, but I want to talk about it anyway.

Last month, American University released a document called Best Practices in Fair Use. Authored by filmmaker groups and endorsed by more, the guide lays out principles for “best practices

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Originally posted on Free Culture blog by Gavin Baker


ARTificial Intelligence

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In 1968, an evil computer named HAL took a power trip, in Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey,' that epitomized the subconscious fears Americans had about artificial intelligence. Twenty-five years later, those same issues seem even more relevant. In the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art's latest exhibition, 'southwestNET:techno,' nine artists use modern technology to explore an ever-lurking Kubrickian paranoia. The show focuses on society's love-hate relationship with technology, posing the question, 'with techno-machines mediating so many of our experiences and interactions, do we exert control over them or do they control us?' The installations incorporate all manner of modern conveniences and the philosophical questions that they raise, blurring the dividing line between human and machine. The fact that the show harnesses the same technology practices that it critiques substantially ups the irony factor. What a trip! - Peggy MacKinnon

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United We Stand

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United We Stand
0100101110101101.ORG's fake movie hits the streets of your city ...and your mind


"United We Stand. Europe has a mission" is the punchy title of the non-existent, fully EU-produced Hollywood-style blockbuster: "A brilliant mix of espionage and sci-fi political stereotypes in which Europe, not the USA, saves the world from impending doom". The project that consists in the invention and promotion of this nonexistent movie is hitting public and media space all over the world through city-scale urban installations and viral communication tactics.

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Public disclosure

Since December 10th, Postmasters Gallery in New York has been the first of a series of art venues to host the disclosed side of the United We Stand project. The exhibition will run parallel to the ongoing communication strategy. "We are working simultaneously on this double track, the "fictional" and the "real" - explains Franco Mattes - in this sense, spectators in the gallery who are aware of the multiple layers are passive voyeurs, while the unaware "spectator", or passerby, is actually part of the artwork".


About the authors

Eva and Franco Mattes - internationally known as 0100101110101101.ORG - are a couple of restless European con-artists who use non-conventional communication tactics to obtain the largest visibility with the minimum effort. Past works include inventing and promoting a nonexistent artist; spreading a computer virus as a work of art; challenging and defeating Nike Corporation in a legal battle for a fake advertising campaign.

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Click through to read the entire press release
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To contact Eva and Franco Mattes: Contact @ 0100101110101101.ORG

http://www.0100101110101101.ORG

http://www.UnitedWeStandMovie.com

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by 0100101110101101.ORG