Posts for November 2005

Online video workshop @ Interactive Film Lab

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Mediamatic with the Impakt festival and the Utrecht Academy of Arts organizes a workshop on online databased film. In this 5-day workshop you and 15 other film-, tv-, radio, new media makers from all over Europe use your own footage to make an online interactive film, and explore how to integrate the viewer's choices in a meaningful way.

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Rhizome


Shoot me if you can: korean location-based game

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Via cscout, this cool location-based game from Korea: Shoot Me If You Can (Taeyoon Choi):

Shoot me if you can is an urban game inspired by first person shooting online video game. Replace gun with fun, and shoot the opponent team with a cellular phone equipped with a digital camera. Participants; shooters are given team color and phone number printed on the sticker. Shooters are ought to take a picture of the opponent team. If successful, she/he sends the picture to the opponent team member, via multimedia SMS system. Different rules exist for variations in game. Tactics is important part as well as team work and understanding of the urban environment. This work is a commentary on abundance of digital image in our culture, desire to photograph and violence of surveillance camera. Active public participation in encouraged through website and the game.

Why do I blog this? it sounds like an interesting example of urban computing game!

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I really appreciate that this blogger always tells us why he's blogging something. Thanks, blogger!

Originally posted on pasta and vinegar by Rhizome


Cory Arcangel, Allan D'Arcangelo

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Cory Arcangel - Driving Game GIF 2



Interesting factoid I just learned: Cory Arcangel, whose hacked Nintendo cartridge piece Japanese Driving Game is depicted in the GIF above, is a relative of Pop artist Allan D'Arcangelo. Not sure the exact kinship--a cousin, but no one in the family's exactly sure how many steps removed. D'Arcangelo passed away in the '90s (and since we're talking about a distant cousin, this isn't a story of art world dynasty building, much as that might disappoint the dish-minded); some images via google are below. A frequent theme of D'Arcangelo's was road signs and American auto culture. The affinity between his art and the above piece of Arcangel's--which subtracted the cars from an '80s video game leaving the highway, signage, and surrounding landscape--is amusing. D'Arcangelo isn't as well known Lichtenstein or Warhol, but I've always liked his work. He's one of those "impure Pop" artists, like John Wesley, whose personal style usually peeks out from behind the genre's bland corporate facade.

Alan D'Arcangelo 1

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I found this an interesting post by Tom Moody, who was recently interviewed by Cory Arcangel, for Rhizome. Click-through for more images of Allan D'Arcangelo's work.

PS Check out this photo- and gif-annotated version of the interview, on Myspace, by Robert at the Modern Theory & Contemporary Criticism forum... It's fun to watch things grow on the internet!

PPS It's not too late to pick up some of Cory's work by donating to Rhizome's Community Campaign!

Originally posted on Tom Moody by tom moody


Rhizome Promotion: Hosting Prognosis

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Multiple Personalities got you down? These days it seems everyone's wearing many hats online, from their blogs to their dayjobs, their art to their aliases. Rhizome's got the perfect remedy for your identity crisis: Aggregate your many projects on a single site served by Broadspire, Rhizome's trusty host. Broadspire now offers you affordable web services and a chance to drop a dime in our donation box by mentioning 'Rhizome.org' on your registration form. Check out the vital signs on their starter plan... For a low $65 annual payment, you'll get 350MB disk storage, 1GB data transfer a month, POP email, free setup, and daily content back-ups. They also offer larger plans for those whose lives split in more bandwidth-heavy directions. As a special thank-you for signing up, Rhizome will link to your URL and the name or alias of your choice on our front page. Any doctor would approve of this prescription! - Rhizome.org

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psychedelic 'data visualization'

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psychedelic.jpga series of psychedelic images, that explore the real purpose of aesthetic data visualization, or the difference between artful visualization & visualization art.
in fact, these colorful pictures actually are 'accurate visualizations of statistical data tracking the US domestic production of shoes & slippers from 1960-1998 in 31 categories. while technically a clinical graphing, every effort was made to conform the data to serve an aesthetic purpose rather than provide a useful visual mapping'. [salavon.com|via dataisnature.com]

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Originally posted on information aesthetics by infosthetics


Aspect - the Chronicle of New Media Volume VI:

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On Location

Aspect - the Chronicle of New Media Volume VI: On Location--Synopsis: Without a fixed physical or temporal locus, Aspect Magazine maximizes the fluidity of its ephemeral site in Volume 6: On Location. Extending from the momentary to the monumental, terrestrial to celestial, micro to macro, and personal to cultural, this issue explores the vast concept of location. Where beyond the genre of new media art could so many different interpretations of location exist? Included in this issue:

KENSETH ARMSTEAD: in_authentic_b (an invisible cities excerpt) with audio commentary by Andrew Perchuk * C5: The C5 Landscape Initiative with audio commentary by Christiane Paul * RICHARD CLAR: COLLISION II with audio commentary by Jean-Luc Soret * SHELLEY ESHKAR AND PAUL KAISER: Pedestrian with audio commentary by George Fifield * PETE GOMES: Stedelijk Drawing with audio commentary by Jelle Bouwhuis * MTAA (M.RIVER & T.WHID ART ASSOCIATES): 1 Year Performance Video (aka samHsiehUpdate) with audio commentary by Marisa Olson * DOUGLAS WEATHERSBY: GSG Office Project with audio commentary by James Hull. [....]

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


2 posts: School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University

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Marisa Olson:

Two posts available in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon.University: One in Art in Context/Public Art; the other in Electronic and Time Based Art. [More....]

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Click-through for full job announcements. Both could be filled by media arts people...

Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Marisa Olson


Job Posting: Assistant/Associate Professor of New Media Art

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carlos rosas:
Penn State mark

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New Media Art, Early Career Position
The Pennsylvania State University
State College, Pennsylvania

NEW MEDIA ARTIST - Assistant Professor or untenured Associate Professor. This is a permanent, tenure-track position.

Qualifications: Graduate degree and at least two years of college-level teaching experience beyond graduate assistantship. [More....]

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by carlos rosas


Remix and Remixability

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Sampling Flash

Lev Manovich:

The dramatic increase in quantity of information greatly speeded up by Internet has been accompanied by another fundamental development. Imagine water running down a mountain. If the quantity of water keeps continuously increasing, it will find numerous new paths and these paths will keep getting wider. Something similar is happening as the amount of information keeps growing - except these paths are also all connected to each other and they go in all directions; up, down, sideways. Here are some of these new paths which facilitate movement of information between people, listed in no particular order: SMS, forward and redirect function in email clients, mailing lists, Web links, RSS, blogs, social bookmarking, tagging, publishing (as in publishing oneĀ¹s playlist on a web site), peer-to-peer networks, Web services, Firewire, Bluetooth. These paths stimulate people to draw information from all kinds of sources into their own space, remix and make it available to others, as well as to collaborate or at least play on a common information platform (Wikipedia, Flickr). Barb Dybwad introduces a nice term 'collaborative remixability' to talk about this process: I think the most interesting aspects of Web 2.0 are new tools that explore the continuum between the personal and the social, and tools that are endowed with a certain flexibility and modularity which enables collaborative remixability--a transformative process in which the information and media we've organized and shared can be recombined and built on to create new forms, concepts, ideas, mashups and services. [More....]

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Click through for comments on the historical precedents of remixability and its contemporary status...

Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Lev Manovich


Sound and Sensibility

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Her Noise, the season of sound and art currently taking place at venues throughout London, was inspired by a simple question. Looking around at the contemporary music scene in 2001, the future organizers of Her Noise, The Wire editor Anne Hilde-Neset and Electra curator Lina Dzuverovic, asked 'where are the women?' Answering this question led them to the international roster of artists now assembled under the Her Noise umbrella, a broad presentation of approaches to sound that ranges from a multi-media symphony (orchestrated by Marina Rosenfeld) to an ongoing archive (led by British artist Emma Hedditch). Alongside events and performances, the Her Noise exhibition at the South London Gallery features projects that render audible soundscapes that would otherwise be muted. Included are Christina Kubisch's installation that amplifies electro-acoustic field recordings the artist collected in her international travels and Jutta Koether and Kim Gordon's 'Reverse Karaoke,' a project that seeks to demystify the music-making process by inviting participants to create their own soundtracks from fragments of Gordon's music. See the Her Noise site for details, and turn your dial to a steady stream of women-made sounds. - Lauren Cornell

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