Posts for July 2005

copyright and blogs

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The Internet continually forces us to test the application and flexibility of current copyright law to new modes of communications and media. The Internet has already spawned debate and lawsuits about hyper-linking, P2P file sharing, and the removal of copyright management information and technological protections. A newer Internet activity, blogging resulting in Weblogs, is now being discussed in the copyright arena.

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Plasma Studii


FLORIAN CRAMER | WORDS MADE FLESH

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Algorithmic instruction code can be found, centuries before the invention of the computer, in Latin poetry, the Kabbalah, Western composed music and several forms of experimental poetry from the 17th to the 20th century, thus forming an important, but often neglected historical pretext of contemporary computer arts.This extensive online publication tries to sketch its rich and very contradictory history from Pythagorean mathematics to contemporary digital art and culture, showing how the idea and phantasm of the word becoming flesh is both written forth and transformed from kabbalistic spells to computer viruses. Available as a PDF, LaTeX or HTML file.

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by mez breeze


LACE Announces New Director

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caryn:

Today LACE announced (click continue reading to read the whole press release) their new Executive Director, Carol Stakenas. Ms. Stakenas officially begins her new position on September 1st.

Ms. Stakenas was the Deputy Director and Curator of Creative Time, New York City's adventurous public arts presenter. Throughout her tenure, she worked with a broad range of artists including Asymptote, Antenna Design, Haluk Akakçe, Natalie Bookchin, Cai Guo-Qiang, Granular Synthesis, Julian LaVerdiere and Paul Myoda, Shu Lea Cheang, Vik Muniz, Takashi Murakami, Marjetica Potrç, Toshi Reagon, and Erwin Redl. She curated and produced multidisciplinary public art at sites such as Massless Medium and Music in the Anchorage in the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage; Consuming Places in DUMBO Brooklyn; the DNA Deli Cups and the DNAid Billboards; PDPal, a mobile mapping project commission in Times Square; and Shimon Attie's Between Dreams and History on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

Continued reading LACE Announces New Director...

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Carol, while at Creative Time in NYC, was an early promoter of the web and Internet as an expanded space for public art. Congrats Carol
- Twhid

Originally posted on art.blogging.la by Caryn


Notes for a Liberated Computer Language

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alex galloway:
backdoor TARGET.
Installs a backdoor in the machine specified in TARGET. If no target is
provided, the backdoor is installed in the local machine.

bandwidth AMOUNT.
Enlarges or reduces bandwidth by AMOUNT.

bitflip DATA, NUMBER.
Randomly flips a specified number of bits in the data source named by
DATA.

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click thru to read the rest

Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by alex galloway


Wearable Futures: international conference uniting disciplines in wearable techonologies

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This two day International conference will aim to contextualise the future potential of Wearable Technologies in a variety of fields ranging from military application to fine art. Wearable Futures is an interdisciplinary conference, which aims to bring together practitioners, inventors, and theorists in the field of soft technology and wearables including those concerned with fashion, textiles, sportswear,interaction design, media and live arts, medical textiles, wellness,perception and psychology, IPR,polymer science, nanotechnology, military, and other relevant research strands.

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Helen Sloan


Eyebeam's "Circuit" - A new program for emerging artists

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Eyebeam has developed Circuit in response to the need for emerging artists, particularly those exiting graduate-level programs (ie artists who have not shown their work in a professional setting or outside of university) to exhibit work and receive professional critique and exposure to networks within the art and technology community. This three-day intensive program offers a particular group of artists working and experimenting with new tools and practices.

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Jessica Ivins


Canadian Film Centre's Habitat New Media Lab 2005 Info Soiree and Prototype Launch

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Connect with the new media community! Transform yourself and your career!

Join us for an evening social dedicated to the exchange of ideas and experiences. Find out what's happening in the Canadian Film Centre's Habitat New Media Lab and chat to alumni, faculty, or even your next employer.During this session meet our fifteen latest New Media visionaries and storytellers and experience their five prototypes. Discover what you can make happen in the world of New Media!

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Deborah Hession


Vacancy at FACT, Liverpool, UK

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Based in Liverpool, European Capital of Culture 2008, FACT is dedicated to the support, development and presentation of artists¹ work in film, video and new media.

This is a unique opportunity for someone with a strong background in visual and media arts education and a passion for artists¹ film, video and new media work.

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Sheindal Cohen


Drawing Center may quit WTC

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Amid a storm of controversy over plans for the Ground Zero cultural centers, the Drawing Center says it has put the entire planning process for its move downtown on hold and is considering whether it should pull out of the site.

via: Crain’s New York Business

Good. They should. To paraphrase NWA, fuck The art police!

Found the link via Greg.org.

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Originally posted on MTAA Reference Resource by T.Whid


Kristin Lucas performance at the San Jose Museum of Art

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IT’S ALIIIVE! A NIGHT OF PERFORMANCE WITH KRISTIN LUCAS

Friday, September 16, 2005 8pm
Members $8 / General Public $15
Buy tickets online at www.sanjosemuseumofart.org or call 408.291.5386

Come enjoy a unique evening of scintillating performance by new media artist KRISTIN LUCAS, recognized as one of the most intriguing and explosive new artists of her generation. She uses video installation, performance and the Web to decipher her complex relationship with new technologies and their psychological effects on personal interactions. This special “one-time-only

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