Posts for October 2005

motion picture revisited

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Michael Szpakowski:
Hi
Anyone remotely diverted by last weeks b&w 'motion
picture', you might like to try this full colour
version - there's more visual variety too.

http://www.somedancersandmusicians.com/motion_picture/index.html

carries a bit more weight, this one, at 15Kb
best
michael


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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Michael Szpakowski


Mobile Phone Abusers Anonymous

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Mobile Phone Abusers Anonymous, a project by Hwa Young Jung, takes a critical look at mobile technology and how it influences social behaviour. She re-engineered a series of mobile phoness to challenge the idea of "being in touch".

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One of MPAA performances is Town Crier. The Crier, equipped with micro-phone camera, transmits overheard mobile phone converstaions/visuals to the radio in the room. She picks conversations in public places to question the idea of inhabiting two spaces at once, and the effect on others who share our physical space.

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Originally posted on we make money not art by Regine


artist similarity visualization

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worldofmusic.jpga data visualization showing 9,276 artists & how they are related to each other. the artist relation data is mined from 150,000 users with 2.5 million ratings of artists in the Yahoo! Music service. this dataset is complex because the relationships between artists are typically divided by a power law distribution, i.e. there are few nodes with a high degree & many nodes with a low degree. a technique is used called 'semidefinite programming' to layout & cluster the data, which maps high dimensional data into a lower dimensional euclidean vector space. see also music plasma for a similar but more interactive approach. [stanford.edu(pdf)|via sun.com]

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My brain hurts after reading this. It's a fancy way to tell that Justin Timberlake listened to a lot of Michael Jackson, as a kid...

Originally posted on information aesthetics by infosthetics


Rhizome 04-05 Commissions event on October 18th

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Rhizome2005 Commissions
Lauren Cornell:
To Rhizome members based in the NYC area or passing through on the night of October 18th:

Please come celebrate Rhizome's 2004-2005 Commissions! All seven of the works--by Warren Sack, Carlo Zanni, Jason Van Anden, Paul Catanese, Kabir Carter, Michael Wilson and Luis Hernandez Galvan--will be on view and drinks will be served.

For more information on the 04-05 Commissions, and the artists go to: http://rhizome.org/commissions/2005.rhiz -

The reception is from 7-9pm on October 18th at the New Museum which is located at 556 West 22nd street at Eleventh Ave. Please RSVP in advance to rsvp@rhizome.org. Thanks.

Yours,
Lauren

Lauren Cornell
Executive Director
Rhizome.org
tel. 212.219.1222 X 208

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Lauren Cornell


free103point9 Interview

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Nick Stillman:
AN INTERVIEW WITH FREE103POINT9 By Nick Stillman

free103point9 has an array of goals toward which it is perpetually working, each ultimately focused on expanding the scope of radio's possibilities and advancing the genre of Transmission Arts. The nonprofit organization's online radio transmissions introduce audiences to aggressive and challenging contemporary music and also include diverse sets like Field Recordings (found sounds, weird abstract noise) and live performances from artists visiting free103point9's new Greene County, NY Wave Farm site. A pioneering Transmission Arts presenter, free103point9 originated in Brooklyn, in 1997, as a quasi-collective of artists, musicians, and community members dedicated to providing an airwave alternative to corporate radio. The organization's center has recently migrated north, to Wave Farm, offering them a vastly greater amount of physical space. They have implemented an artist residency program, and by 2007 (their tenth anniversary) will have completed the construction of a study center, studio, and archive dedicated to Transmission Arts. Over the course of several days, NYFA Current Editor and Artforum.com contributor Nick Stillman exchanged emails with Galen Joseph-Hunter and Tom Roe, Executive Director and Program Director, respectively, of this dedicated, vital organization. [More...]

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Commissioned by Rhizome.org. Be sure to submit to the Rhizome/ Free103 Transmission exhibition!

Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Nick Stillman


Triggered by RFID

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Mediamatic workshop
Triggered by RFID 2
November 7| 8| 9| 2005
@ Amsterdam
Mobtagging

Are you tired of standing in line in front of the cash desk? Lost your luggage at the airport? Your cat is missing again? Or could’nt find your favorite parfume on the store shells anymore? RFID seems to be the solution!

RFID is the barcode of the future, equipping individual objects with IP addresses. Metadata for physical objects will make an internet of things possible.

After a succesfull RFID workshop in July, Mediamatic introduces the ideas and technology behind RFID for the second time in November. It seizes initiative to adopt RFID for artistic and social purposes and is designed for artists, designers and researchers, who want to look beyond the logistical horizon of this emerging technology.

In 3 days, theoretical views are combined with practical experiments. You will learn all about the technical components with an RFID set of tags, readers, and database in your hands. There is enough space to develop your own ideas and discuss them with like-minded fellows and professionals.

For further information and registration visit www.mediamatic.net/workshops, call Klaas Kuitenbrouwer: +31 20 6389901 or mail to workshops@mediamatic.nl.


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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Rhizome


Generative knitting fiends

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In case you’re looking for more complex knitting algorithms, Lucia Liljegren has a list of knitting pattern generators on her Knitting fiend blog. The Knitting Together site has a page describing advances in knitting technology. The manufacturer Shima Seiki has an interview with Masahiro Shima on the quest for ultimate knitwear, the ultimate here being their WHOLEGARMENT 3D seamless knitting technology, simply awe-inspiring stuff.

It would seem that the recent BoingBoing-propagated pastafarianism meme has struck the knitting community hard, the Flying Spaghetti Monster obviously appealing to habituees of the curly yarn…

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Digital Preservation

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The Have and the Have Nots got posted today on the Hanging Together blog about digital preservation of collections. Smart thoughts and resources in advance of the Museum Computer Network Conference. It’s in Boston this year.

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Originally posted on New Media Initiatives Blog by Rhizome


Tijuana calling

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Tijuana Calling is an online exhibition of 5 projects that explore various features of the Tijuana/San Diego border region, including cultural tourism, border dentistry, transborder narco-tunnels, vigilante surveillance drones, and the journalistic hype surrounding border crime.

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Although the projects exist online, they adopt several artistic strategies ranging from gameplay to tactical literature.

Via ade*e*e/sinapsis.

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This show is curated by Rhizome founder Mark Tribe!

Originally posted on we make money not art by Regine


Mega64

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Mega64 - live reenactments of classic video games. Pictured above is a shot of their version of Paperboy, complete with fire jugglers, a guy on his ass in the middle of the road having a fit, and a mummy.

Mega64

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Originally posted on Screenhead by Rhizome