Posts for July 2005

TRANSMEDIA :29:59

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Year Zero One is pleased to announce the launch of TRANSMEDIA :29:59, a year long programme on the pedestrian level video billboard at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto. Beginning August 1st 2005, one minute video works will be broadcast 24/7 every half hour on the 29th and 59th minutes.

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WORLD CULTURE FORUM

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Organized under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, the WCF convening at the Dead Sea will serve as: (1) a consultative process to stimulate creativity and to mainstream culture in development planning and international cooperation, (2) a program of action for the development of cultural enterprises; and (3) a global platform or convening where representatives from the civil society, government and private sector interact to address critical issues in the field of culture and development.

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Telling Tales

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7am: my alarm forces me out of bed on a dark winter's morning. Across the globe, the summer sun is setting on Paris and Barbara Campbell is about to deliver episode 31 of "1001 Nights Cast," a durational webcast performance inspired by Sheherezade's legendary survival strategy. Each day, Campbell selects words from Middle East news reports, renders them in water colour and posts the resulting image online as a writing prompt to visitors. She then selects and adapts one or several of these stories for that evening's performance script. Previous episodes are archived on the site and reflect diverse origins, themes and characters. The performance I witnessed stemmed from "focus of all lenses." The story interweaves a Western schoolboy's teenage dilemmas with a glimpse of homoeroticism amid the turmoil of another bombing: human tenderness against a backdrop of violence. These are real people we're talking about. The webcam shows a close-up of Campbell's mouth as she calmly reads the story. A human mouth from which issues forth a story. I am drawn into another life, other experiences. 970 to go, and then, still, all the stories will not have been told. - Helen Varley Jamieson.

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Curator and Project Manager at Art Center Nabi

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Art Center Nabi, a new media art center in Seoul, Korea, is seeking for a new media art curator and a project manager for its lab. Since 2000, Nabi has been leading the field of media arts in Korea through production, exhibition, education, and research on the cross platform of art, technology and social science. (For more information, http://www.nabi.or.kr)

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Hye-young Shim


Low-fi exhibition opens at Stills, Edinburgh next week!

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Stills invites you to the opening of our Festival Show on 05th August 7-9pm

Low-fi
new works by international artists using networked media

06 August 02 October 2005 FREE
Stills, 23 Cockburn St, Edinburgh, EH1 1BP
Open daily 11am - 6pm

Featuring;
Mauricio Arango (Colombia/US)
Cavan Convery (UK)
James Coupe (UK)
Radarboy (South Africa/Japan)
Kate Rich (UK)
UK Museum of Ordure (UK)

Low-fi commissions exist to support the production of new artworks that use networked technologies. Although these artworks thrive on the internet, in this exhibition the artists use sound, projection and other methods to inhabit the physical space of the gallery. They work in tangible, engaging and sensory ways to convey ideas about our relationships with the media, technology and digital and commercial networks.

Among the works, Kate Rich forges new routes of import while Mauricio Arango's map of the world reveals how international news media is creating new cartography. James Coupe's sound installation dispenses wisdom gathered from metaphysical travels on the net, while the UK Museum of Ordure invite you to add to their gradually degrading sound files. Throughout the exhibition, the works react and grow in response to visitors' input -unroll familiar contemporary technologies as one would ancient scrolls in Cavan Convery's Vertical Scroll and take responsibility for the maintenance of radarboy's Big Five Digital Zoo.

Low-fi is an artist collective focused on net art, mediation and distribution systems (http://www.low-fi.org.uk)

STILLS is one of Scotland’s leading centres for research, production and exhibition of contemporary art inspired by existing and emerging technologies (http://www.stills.org)

More info...
http://www.stills.org/exh_current.html

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Jon Thomson


Bill Dolson - Heaven and Earth (launch)

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Heaven and Earth at Postmasters Bill Dolson is stirring up the Earth Art scene with some mega-scale project proposals. For this launch party he's enlisted a few of the gang to help with the realization. These include;Blackhawk (Peter von Brandenburg) Director, Vice President,Sally Beers, Director, Secretary/Treasurer, Liza Sabater, Media Relations - Founder, culturekitchen.com, Robbin Murphy, Development - Artist and Artistic Director of The Thing, Inc. Also seen at the party were, Zhang Ga, Mark Napier and Yael Kanarek.

GH is back with Art Dirt, this time as a podcast. Subscribe to the RSS 2.0 feed in your favorite podcatcher. Follow the link to see photos of the event.
- T.Whid

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Radio and the blog

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"A new Public Radio International program,"Open Source from PRI," will test whether the collective intelligence permeating the Web can make not just loud radio,but smart radio",this IHT article says."Not only does the program pull from unfiltered voices and opinions found on blogs,Open Source uses its own blog, at radioopensource, for ideas and sources from its listeners.Listeners are invited to make suggestions on Open Source's blog,where they are openly posted along with ideas from the program's five producers".

Talk radio starts chat by tapping into blogs

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Originally posted on Smart Mobs by Jim_Downing


Prog:Me Review (Rio de Janeiro 2005)

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by Trebor Scholz

Rio de Janeiro currently presents its first media art festival. Four floors in the newly opened Centro Cultural Telemar are dedicated to "Prog:Me." Tickets are free for this venue that focuses on art and technology and the crowds of Rio are coming-- from kids who interact with game art pieces to youngsters who return to see the daily changing video program. This festival does not compete with the Electronic Language International Festival (FILE) that was founded in Sao Paolo in 2000 because mobility is still limited for most people here. The exhibition hopping art nomad is not far as common in Brazil as she may be in Europe or the United States. For the local context this festival offers an introduction to interactive media art installations, net art, and critical artist games. The symposium that is organized in tandem with the exhibition launched with a series of artist talks and presentations by media theorists from Brazil and North America.

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