Posts for October 2005

DR | token

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A very decent couple of streaming radio stations on DR - the Danish National Radio. I can highly recommend the Electronica channel. No advertising, no talking. Great. They are planning on upgrading the bitrate, too.

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Originally posted on KALIBER10000 by Rhizome


colorcalm ambient visuals

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colorcalm.jpga new approach to media-driven interior decoration through 'programming positive atmospheres' that display aesthetic visual effects on a television screen. the company called 'colorcalm' sells DVDs that show ambient computer-generated effects created by various multimedia artists, similar to those dynamic visualizations of your favorite music player (only much slower). the newest DVD seems to feature famous people, including John Maeda (title 'Food Coloring', music by Ryuichi Sakamoto), Irma Boom ('Barcodes', with music by Michael Nyman) & Peter Saville ('Colour Wheel', music by New Order/Terranova). the next DVD is already in development & will feature the winning submissions determined by a competition. watch a small video snippet at the 'via' link. [colorcalm.com|via mocoloco.com]

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Originally posted on information aesthetics by infosthetics


Get Zapped

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Just in time for Hallowe'en, you are invited to visit Andrea Zapp's 'Storyrooms,' a group of installations by seven new media artists: Zapp, Susan Collins, Paul DeMarinis, Ken Goldberg, Paul Sermon, Cornelia Solfrank, and Tan Teck Weng. Here, Surrealism and interactivity merge in eerie and fascinating ways. Zapp's ongoing preoccupation with the intersection of interior and exterior spaces continues with 'Human Avatars.' Visitors enter a wooden hut and a live image of them is projected into a remote model of the space, where other visitors can spy on them through a small window. A camera in the model projects the peering faces back onto the larger shed's window. In Susan Collins's 'The Spectrascope,' images collected from inside a real haunted house combine with an infrasound 'fear frequency' audio component to create an uncanny effect. Twenty-six poncho-clad skeletons whisper and dance in Paul DeMarinis's 'The Messenger.' Held at the Museum of Science & Industry, in Manchester (UK), the exhibition runs through January 15, 2006. Show up and star in your own ghost story. - Peggy MacKinnon

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Sold Out

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DiY Survival

For four days in Shoreditch c6 present SOLD OUT a series of lectures, art works and live events, in a shop-front showcase of challenging, innovative interactive art. Each day sees a different exhibit installed into the gallery accompanied by a presentation from the artists and an evening program of music and visuals.

C6 return to London bringing with them Want & Need, currently touring Europe, their latest software release Echo, as well as the launch of the “DiY Survival

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


Easily create pop-up windows with embedded video!

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Check this out: Video Pop-Up Link Maker

What does it do?

This is a little wizard that writes the code for you to generate pop-up windows with embedded videos. Paste in your video URL, give it a title, and paste an image URL if you'd like. Then copy and paste the
generated code into your blog entry -- Shazzam!

The code generated will launch a small pop up window with your video embedded. Its still a little experimental, but basically works with most video types that play using Quicktime or Windows Media plugins.

Why do I need to do this?

You don't... but you might want to think about it. [More....]

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Originally posted on unmediated by jkinberg


RELEASE: Walking Tour of Brooklyn Waterfront Politics

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> FOR IMMEDIATE LISTINGS RELEASE
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> The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) presents
> A Walking Tour of Brooklyn Waterfront Politics
> Saturday, October 22, 2:00‟5:00 pm
> Free and open to the public
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> New York, NY, October 10, 2005 ‟ The Center for Urban Pedagogy, a

> nonprofit design and education organization, invites you to explore

> the politics that shape the Brooklyn waterfront. This walking tour,

> led by Dan Wiley, will introduce you to the infrastructure,

> buildings, open spaces, and people involved in countless

> discussions and debates on the future of our city.
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> Saturday, October 22, 2005
> A Walking Tour of Brooklyn Waterfront Politics
> 2:00 PM, starting at the Rotunda Gallery
> 33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn Heights
> A/C to High Street, 2/3/4/5 to Borough Hall, R/M to Court Street
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> Admission is free, but space is limited.
> For details and reservations, please call the Rotunda Gallery at

> (718) 875-4047 x11
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> RAIN DATE: Sunday, October 23, 2:00 pm at the Rotunda Gallery


> CUP's Brooklyn Waterfront Walking Tour is produced in association

> with "Post-Everything," an exhibition at Brooklyn's Rotunda

> Gallery, curated by Janine Cirincione.
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> # # #
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> MEDIA CONTACT: Damon Rich, The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)
> T: (718) 596‟7721 or (917) 741‟2640 or damon@anothercupdevelopment.org


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see also radical urban theory site @ http://www.rut.com/index.html

Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Rhizome


Placing Voices

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mobile-sound-blog

Voices of strangers heard in passing are key threads in the fabric of urban experience, subconsciously coloring our perception of a place. Yet such features are inherently unrepeatable, unique to every individual's listening experience, and, unlike a photograph, the location of a recording is difficult to recognize. Placing Voices, by Brian House, is a mobile-sound-blog software which uses the built-in sound recording feature of mobile phones (which is optimized for voice) and MMS messaging to place these fragments on a web-accessible map of the city as they occur. The objective is to express a map in terms of these experiences, to restore some claim to my memory of physical spaces over the transient voices heard within them.

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


Negadon: The Monster from Mars

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Negadon is a full CG retro-styled short (not unlike the six minute short Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow which became the basis for the film), only instead of looking back to late 30s serials, Negadon looks back to both the Sci-Fi and the Godzilla monster style films of the 50s. Negadon is scheduled to be screened at the Tokyo International Fantastic Film Festival 2005 on October 16th.

Negadon: The Monster from Mars

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Originally posted on Screenhead by Rhizome


CC in Review: Lawrence Lessig on How it All Began

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[This email is part of a weekly series written by Lawrence Lessig and others about the history and future of Creative Commons.]

CC: Aims and Lessons

So what problem was Creative Commons trying to solve? And from what in the past did we learn?

Creative Commons took its idea — give away free copyright licenses — from the Free Software Movement. But the problem we aimed to solve was somewhat different. {More....]

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Originally posted on Creative Commons Blog - rss by Lawrence Lessig


iPods, mobile phones and community

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Barry Wellman NetLab Director of the Centre for Urban & Community Studies of the University of Toronto was interviewed for a thoughtful long feature of Kenneth Kidd in Sunday's Toronto Star about how iPods and mobile phones are affecting public/private boundaries of community. [More....]

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Originally posted on unmediated by Smart Mobs