Posts for July 2005

Touch, hear and see for yourself

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Touch, hear and see for yourself…The Canadian Film Centre’s Habitat New Media Lab presents:The 2005 INTERACTIVE Prototype Launch & Exhibition

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Rhizome


From Image to Interface:

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Preemptive Media

"The Preemptive Media Collective (PM) reengineers your thinking about mobile digital technologies imbedded in everyday environments. In live performances and real time actions, the PM art, technology and activist collective disturbs, dislodges, and redesigns new media technologies that we often ignore, like the bar codes on driver's licenses or radio frequency information devices used for EZ pass on highways...

At the forefront of what is called locative media, Preemptive Media repositions highly specialized technologies within the democratic discourse of low-tech amateurism. The emerging locative media movement has gathered steam and attention since 9/11 and the 2001 Patriot Act, which authorizes unprecedented data mining, invasions of privacy, wiretapping, and internet surveillance." Read From Image to Interface: Preemptive Media by Patricia R. Zimmermann, MediaChannel.org, July 8, 2005.

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


Maywa Denki in Paris

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NAKI, TSUKUBA, and EDELWEISS

Maywa Denki is performing at Quartier d'ete Festival in Paris on July 21,22 and 23. This art unit, which is produced by Nobumichi Tosa, has been inventing a number of hard-to-describe electric devices by transforming the history and culture of small electrics manufacturers in Japan's high-growth period (about 40 years ago) into three product lines of interactive art objects: NAKI, TSUKUBA, and EDELWEISS.

They've "manufactured" various kinds of musical instruments including Pachimoku, which Nobumichi Tosa wears in the photo, and Koi-Beat, which could be interpreted as "love beat" as well as "carp beat."

Pachimoku is operated by finger snapping motion, which is sensed and transmitted to beater bars of the two Mokugyo's (wodden drums used in Zen rituals) at the top, through rather thick wires, which would withstand high voltage (e.g., AC 100 Volts, commonly used for home appliances in Japan).

Koi-beat (see this page) is a carp-shaped rhythm machine with 16x4 monotonous square electric switches and it generates groovy rhythms at 100 Volts.

They play music with the various instruments they've invented – You'll see if you get a chance to go to that event in Paris. For the rest of us, hopefully they'll record the event and turn it into another "manufactured product" of theirs (in short, a CD or a DVD). [blogged by manekineko on we-make-money-not]

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MUSEUM OF THE ESSENTIAL AND BEYOND THAT, a Cake and a surprise gift

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Regina Celia Pinto:
July, 19th 2005

Dear Friends,

Today is the Museum of the Essential and Beyond That's anniversary. It is its third anniversary and it has grown a lot since its lauchment in 2002. It is a quite dynamic structure well known in the whole cyber-world. We have much to celebrate!

The comemoration of this year involves a virtual cake created by the artists Muriel Frega (http://murielfrega.com.ar/) and Zaida Frega. A very sweet gift this one which we received from Muriel and Zaida. You are invited to eat a slice of this cake with us at:

http://arteonline.arq.br/cake/

Visiting the cake you will know about a surprise gift you should receive, the gift is comemorative of the museum's third anniversary.

Regina Célia Pinto

http://arteonline.arq.br
http://arteonline.arq.br/library.htm
http://bigsheep.blogspot.com (A NEW Blog - The Big Sheep! Big What?)

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Regina Celia Pinto


Front page

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Hi everyone:

Our new publishing system -- a modified version of the reBlog
(www.eyebeam.org/reblog) - is now live on the front page. Many thanks to
Francis Hwang for making this happen, and also to our Superusers for
adapting to this new system.

Best,
Lauren



Lauren Cornell
Executive Director, Rhizome.org
New Museum of Contemporary Art

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Lauren Cornell


Portable iPod / Discman Speakers with LoVid at Eyebeam

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Portable iPod / Discman Speakers
Lovid / Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus
July 28, 2005
6:30-8:30pm
Drinks and discussion 8:30-9:00pm

Reverse the intimate, individual experience of listening to music on an iPod or Discman by creating a shared communal experience with wearable speaker pins that plug into headphone jack outputs. This workshop will include technical tasks of building the attachment cables and a visual component during which the participants will accessorize their speakers with tape, fabric, paper laminates, etc. Participants may make their own designs or respond to the theme of Merit badges and other elements of Boy Scouts uniforms. Parts of this project will be included in a group show at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts opening in October 2005.

Workshops fees are $25 ($20 for Eyebeam members) with participation limited and available on a first come, first served basis. All workshops take place at Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues in Chelsea. For more information and online registration please visit http://www.eyebeam.org/learning/learning.php?page=workshops

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Rhizome


Next at HTTP//_The Summer of Folk.

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Open by appointment from 19th July to August 28th 2005 The Summer of Folk at HTTP is a re-evaluation of the conventional exhibition experience, combining intellectual and sensual activities. Visitors are invited to contribute to a Physical Folksonomy - to browse, borrow and organise books and journals from ThE DiStRiBuTeD LiBrArY whilst savouring delicious Iranian sweets and a cup of El Salvadorian coffee supplied by Feral Trade, traded along social networks. Visitors of all backgrounds and experiences are requested to suggest and demonstrate their ideas for displaying, categorising and borrowing books from the library. All contributions will be documented and made accessible on the wiki, as well as in the gallery space

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by marc garrett


CALL FOR ART Graphite 2005 New Zealand

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The Graphite Art Gallery exhibition will take place at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand from the 29th November to 3rd December 2005.

Graphite 2005 Digital Art Gallery is looking for digitally based works that explore the nature of creative practice, especially works that deal with the dialectic notions of local/global, digital/physical,internal/external, the body/the machine, or other technologically framed dialectic pairings that contain a digital, computer, or electronic component within the process of creation.

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Jacki Morie


Mediating Private Matters

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Statistics have shown that the majority of violent acts against people are committed not by random strangers such as serial killers, but by people whom the victims consider acquaintances, friends and family. Often, such violence occurs in the private realm of domestic settings, where it is all but invisible as a widespread and international condition that disproportionately affects women. Perhaps it is fitting then, that an art exhibition would take on the subject of domestic violence using technologies that are more and more becoming part of domestic life: personal computers and the Internet. "Violencia sin Cuerpos" ("Violence without Bodies"), a web-based exhibition of artworks organized by Spanish writer and curator Remedios Zafra, explores sites where this ubiquitous violence against women and digital communication technologies collide. Featuring several online works by artists, such as subRosa, Sony Rapoport, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, and Tina La Porta, just to name a few, "Violence without Bodies" is one component of "Cárcel de Amor" ("Prison of Love: Cultural stories on Gender Violence"), a show of video and film currently traveling in Spain. - Ryan Griffis

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Sixty Years of Memex

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CubicStar writes "Sixty years ago, Vannnevar Bush published on 'Atlantic Monthly' his seminal article on the Memex, that computer-like device which would provide access to a huge amount of interlinked information. At the time computers were experimental and secret but a visionary (with a shadowy edge) proposed something which even today looks at least influential."

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Originally posted on Slashdot by timothy