Posts for October 2005

Remote

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Creativity, Technology and Remoteness

Remote - Creativity, Technology and Remoteness, Bloc Press; edited by Emma Posey--Remote is a collection of essays by a distinguished group of academics, artists, business consultants, sociologists, philosophers, arts organisers and curators.

The essays which span a broad range of subjects, explore the recently integrated field of creativity, technology and remoteness. The publication considers the new geographies that information proximity and material distance have produced. REMOTE will interest professionals and students engaged with culture, technical innovation and social theory. Authors include: JAMES COUPE, ALAN DUNN, CAMILLA JACKSON, BRITT JORGENSEN JAMES GOODMAN, LUCY KIMBELL, CELIA LURY, ROB PEPPERELL MICHAEL PUNT, and PAUL TAYLOR. [More....]

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


The Medium is the Material

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Transmission art, much like new media, is deeply impacted by the evolution of technology. Taking airwaves as its source material, this ethereal medium has traveled a historical route that began with morse code at the turn of the past century and runs through text messaging at the start of this one, all the while encompassing a broad range of formal and conceptual strategies. For the exhibition Open Call, Rhizome has teamed up with free103point9, a nonprofit organization who've pioneered the study and practice of transmission art, to create a context for art works that explore transmission along the wireless spectrum. Open Call seeks projects that engage the idea of transmission art via the Internet or GPS systems or mobile phones, or any other wireless technology, and exist as art works online. The organizations have called out to artists in their respective communities to submit works for the exhibition which will take place from January through March 06, and be elaborated in a live, accompanying event. So, whip your nearest frequency into an ephemeral art frenzy, and contribute to the ongoing exploration of the waves that bind us. - Lauren Cornell

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stitched dos commands

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stitcheddos.jpga hand-stitched version of the 'tracert' DOS command, which is normally used to trace the specific network points that join one computer with another computer on the Internet network. the electronic tracert journey is determined by IP addresses of destinations, & how many milliseconds it takes to reach them. for those appreciating the art of data visualization stitching, see also lorenz manifold. [endfile.com]

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Originally posted on information aesthetics by infosthetics


ASCII Carpets For Sale

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networked objects for the home

carpet/s is an internet based project by Lithuanian net artist mi ga that allows you to purchase a personalised carpet made out of ascii. It is based on a php application where internet resources are used as yarn to make ascii cloths. The user's influence is as small as a click of a mouse. All the rest is done by a machine. The program generates textual output based on the time when the user goes to a web site. The time in a form of hh:mm:ss is then used as a keyword for the results taken from a google search engine. The program downloads the contents of a second given result, rejects html tags and white spaces and puts all textual content into a carpet-like form. The produced carpet-like image can be printed out, signed by the artist and then sent to the purchaser.

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I see a pattern emerging....

Originally posted on networked_performance by luis


C-Theory: 1000 Days 016

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The Rebirth of the Author

"Roland Barthes’s famous prediction about the death of the author has come to pass, but not because the author is nowhere, but rather because she is everywhere. Indeed, the author has grown and multiplied in direct proportion to academic dismissals and denunciations of her presence; the more roundly and confidently the author has been dismissed as a myth, a construction, an act of bad faith, the more strongly she has emerged. The recent surge in personal websites and blogs — rather than diluting the author concept — has helped to create a tyrannical authorship presence, where the elevation of the personal and private to the public level has only compounded the cult of the author. We are all authors today. We are all ~auteurs~. We are all writers. We are all filmmakers. And we are all theorists, because what we make theorizes itself." From The Rebirth of the Author by Nicholas Rombes, C-THEORY, VOL 28, NO 3, 06/10/2005; Editors: Arthur and Marilouise Kroker.

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


Skin conductivity music event

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Make A Baby, by Lucky Dragons, is an ongoing series of experiments into the possibilities of using skin contact between performers as a means of transmitting and controlling data and creating a positive social environment.

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Using a knit and applique rug with woven circuits as the touch controller, audience members are invited to participate, building up and breaking down resistive networks by 'passing' signals from skin to skin. Measured changes in these networks are used to play a series of software instruments, allowing for spontaneous bands of touchers to crystallize and disperse all over the place, at once, over and over.

Lucky Dragons - Make a Baby
October 7, 2005 8pm
Machine Project, Los Angeles.

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Originally posted on we make money not art by Regine


monochrom event update // FAKE: Critique Of Pure I...

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monochrom event update // FAKE: Critique Of Pure Image: monochrom is taking part in "FAKE", an interesting interdisciplinary project in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. monochrom is part of the symposium and the exhibition (Georg Paul Thomann). A live performance about Soviet Unterzoegersdorf / Sector 1 is scheduled for Saturday.



Info: >>In its definition of notions, the project makes use of the term of “technics

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Originally posted on monochrom by Rhizome


The Electronic Literature Collection

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The Electronic Literature Organization has just announced a new project, the Electronic Literature Collection. The Electronic Literature Collection will be an annual publication of current and older electronic literature intended for individual, library, and classroom use — and will be open to interactive fiction, interactive drama, literary games, and other forms of interest to GTxA folks. [...]

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Originally posted on Grand Text Auto by noah


Fire Dance/Perfect World

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A short looped music video made in 2 hours in a collaboration with visitors to a video workshop at the 20/21 Visual Arts Centre on Saturday morning last. All artwork, still and moving photography by Anna, Brian, David, Jade, Kitty, Leigh, Nathan (Zippee), Sonya, Yasmin & Zak. Final edit by Michael.

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Woah! My compliments to the artists! 2nd video at the link...

Originally posted on DVblog by michael


Means and Meanings

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ARC Co-director Iliyana Nedkova is to deliver a talk at Dundee Contemporary Arts as part of the public lecture programme of the School of Television and Imaging, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee.

‘’In 1995 I travelled to the ‘UK’s largest international festival of new media art’ and realised that a schism was starting in the art world - a section called new media art had branched out. Divergence was in. A decade later convergence is in the air and we can visit festivals of ‘the art formerly known as new media’.. I would argue that within the last ten years we have moved from curating media-specific art to one which privileges meanings to means.’’

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Originally posted on Art Research Communication by illie