Posts for August 2006

abstractmachine.v87D6

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Douglas Edric Stanley's abstractmachine.v87D6 installation at the Transvergence exhibition of ZeroOne looks pretty cool. It includes 'cubed', a Rubik's Cube-driven interface that generates breakcore(!).

See also this interview with Douglas Edric Stanley on wmmna -ADM

Originally posted by adm from del.icio.us/tag/eyebeam-reblog, ReBlogged by admeyers on Aug 9, 2006 at 12:23 PM

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Originally posted on Eyebeam reBlog by adm


Faultlines Online Exhibition

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Marisa Olson:

Coinciding with the launch of Rhizome's Tenth Anniversary Festival of Art & Technology is the opening of 'Faultlines,' a Rhizome-curated online exhibition that is the first in Time Shares, our joint series with the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Details below...

FAULTLINES http://www.rhizome.org/events/timeshares/

Over the past decade, as the Internet has become a mass medium, a number of large, dynamic communities have sprung up online. For instance, social networking sites like MySpace and Xanga boast millions of subscribers (mostly teenagers or young adults) and Second Life, which is both a game and a virtual civilization where players can do anything from organize art shows to buy condominiums, currently has upwards of 366,662 residents. Rhizome, itself, was founded as a global, Internet-based community in 1996. Here, as in societies offline, community is expressed as a dynamic, complicated, disharmonious and productive place. The works in Faultlines consider the desires, fictions and anxieties embedded in online communities and also reveal how "real-world" issues, such as commerce and international politics, drive relationships in the virtual sphere just as they do offline.

Artists: Mauricio Arango, Anil Dash, Takuji Kogo, Golan Levin with Kamal Nigam and Jonathan Feinberg, Guthrie Lonergan, Warren Sack, Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead.

Faultlines is a parallel program with ISEA2006/ZeroOne San Jose (01sj.org).

TIME SHARES Organized by Rhizome and co-presented the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Time Shares is a series of online exhibitions dedicated to exploring the diversity of contemporary art based on the Internet. Every six weeks, Rhizome and invited curators will launch a new exhibition featuring an international group of artists.

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Marisa Olson
Editor & Curator
Rhizome.org at the
New Museum of Contemporary Art

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Marisa Olson


Rhizome 10th Anniversary Festival

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Marisa Olson:

It is with tremendous excitement that Rhizome launches our Tenth Anniversary Festival of Art & Technology, this week. We've developed a seven-month season of diverse programs, in partnership with some fantastic organizations committed to supporting new media art.

You can check out the Festival, here: http://www.rhizome.org/events/tenyear/

Though this Festival is really about looking ahead, this is a good moment to reflect and say thanks. We're proud of what Rhizome's done and become, in the last ten years. The organization has grown from a mailing list to an active membership organization serving a wide audience with multiple programs. We have our community, especially our members, to thank for this.

Speaking of community, we also want to encourage you to participate in Keylines, the Festival's collaborative writing project in which seed posts on the topics of new media histories & genres, feminism, the environment, politics, communities, and innovation have already been planted. We hope you'll help these lines of discussion grow...

Other Festival highlights include Time Shares, a series of online exhibitions co-presented with the New Museum of Contemporary Art to emphasize our ongoing commitment to internet-based art, and a number of offline exhibitions, performances, panel discussions, book launches, and more.

A big thank-you to all the artists, writers, venues, and sponsors who've leant their support to the Festival.

We'll be sending out individual announcements about programs as they come up on the calendar.

With thanks,
The Rhizome Team

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Marisa Olson
Editor & Curator
Rhizome.org at the
New Museum of Contemporary Art

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Please reblog, cross-post, forward, and help us spread the exciting word! See you at Keylines, I hope...

Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Marisa Olson


The Eclectic Tech Carnival 2006:

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The Learning Bazaar

The Eclectic Tech Carnival 2006: The Learning Bazaar :: Five days and nights of collaborative learning, sharing, installing and experimenting with computer technology - by women, for women :: DATES: Monday 4th - Friday 8th September :: MAIN PLACE: Galeria H.Arta, Strada Iuliu Maniu nr.3, et.2, Timisoara, Romania :: COST: sliding fee scale in ecorates - see the web site for details :: REGISTRATION :: LANGUAGE: English, with Romanian translations :: CONTACT: info[at]eclectictechcarnival.org

The Eclectic Tech Carnival (/etc) is an annual nomadic event organised by an international collective of women into free technology and free culture. It's about - women learning with women - using and understanding FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) - DIY culture and collaborative information sharing - gender and technology - creating and distributing our own content.

The /etc features a programme of computer workshops during the day and cultural activities in the evening. The full programme will be on the web site closer to the time of the festival and will include the following:

- computer hardware course: take it apart, name it, and put it back together again
- Linux: learn the basics, install or share and extend your skills
- FLOSS: what is it and how you can use it?
- HTML: hand-coding web pages
- other scripting languages: Perl, Python, CSS etc
- computers as creative tools for communication: UpStage, audio and video streaming
- lecture on Creative Commons
& other random analogue elements of creativity that sizzle during the event

Public Presentations - everyone invited: Tuesday 5th, 18.00 - 20.00: 'Open Discussion' :: Friday 8th, from 18.00: 'Closing Carnival'

Presented by the WAITS Foundation in collaboration with D Media and H.Arta.

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


Opposition

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Another interactive kinetic sculpture from Jonathan Schipper , 2 participants are taken from the audience and buckled into the saddles on either end of the machine. The participants are then lifted into the air. Both participants are provided hand controllers that allow them to control the movement of the saddles, which are on pneumatically powered gimbals, and the central rotation of the machine. Some movements are shared and some affect only one or the other of the two participants. The function of each input button on the controllers is changed by a computer on a regular basis so that the participants can not gain full control of the machine. 

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A rock and roll band is playing electric instruments near by. The amplification for the band is turned on by the machine while the machine is in the air. The band members (Outside Man) wear helmets that isolate the band, who can not hear anything other than their own sounds. After a few minutes the participants are brought back to the ground and released from the machine.  The band is turned off and the machine is ready for the next cycle.

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Originally posted on Interactive Architecture dot Org by Rhizome


Uncut bonus footage (all alone in the computer lab)

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This is uncut footage from 2 of my 9 short music videos, direct from DV tape. Both were shot in the computer labs at school, which look pretty dull and lifeless - but in a charming way (?) .. The labs were in a temporary building for the department which had lots of loud fluorescent lights, cheap plastic floors, and windows that couldn't open.

Being the nerd I am, I'd be in these labs for hours and hours... and after folks cleared out, I'd move all the computers and monitors around and film them doing stupid things! The disc tray stuff was fun because I had to hit the eject button on one keyboard and then run really fast to hit it on the other one (the cables wouldn't reach.) With the screen savers, I'd set the idle/waiting time settings to 3 minutes on all the computers, smack all the keyboards along with the music, watch the clock for a bit, and then start filming right as the monitors all fade to screensavers in sync and on beat. I ruled the computer labs! (...unfortnately, I just graduated - so no more access to all that cool stuff...)

Technical note: I think I compressed the videos in Quicktime 7 formats so plz let me know if they don't work for you, and I'll never do it again :)

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Originally posted on Guthrie by Rhizome


Scanner et al. - Night Jam

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NightJam
NightJam (2006, 26.4MB, 11:28 min.)

An Artangel commissioned project involving sound artist Scanner
working with clients of London’s New Horizons
Youth Centre, devoted to work with homeless youth.
The musical collaborators are MC Utta, MC Marcel,
MC Quick Latino, MC Magic and MC Sweetie.

Undoubtedly evocative, if a tad derivative, especially
considering the resources at play here.
The multilingual MCing is great though!

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Originally posted on DVblog by michael szpakowski


RHIZOME TURNS 10!

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This week, Rhizome launched our Tenth Anniversary Festival of Art & Technology, in celebration of our own growth and ongoing advancements in the field of new media art. Ten years after our birth as a net art-related email discussion list, Rhizome has grown into a full-fledged membership organization with a variety of programs and services for the broader community. The Festival includes a seven-month season of exhibits, performances, talks, and other events, and two of its major components are web-based. 'Times Shares' is a series of online exhibitions co-presented with the New Museum of Contemporary Art to underscore our ongoing commitment to internet-based art. The collaborative writing project, 'Keylines,' is a site at which readers can chat and post essays about topics of importance to the field. It's already been 'seeded' with essays by a number of actively engaged writers and we're eager for you to join us in the discussion. Meanwhile, we thank you for your support. - Rhizome.org

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INTERVIEW: Local: 0, Global: 1.

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Igor Stromajer by Ignacio Nieto

INTERVIEW: Local: 0, Global: 1. Igor Stromajer / Entrevista a Igor Stromajer by Ignacio Nieto :: This interview is published in Spanish and English ::

Ignacio Nieto: In an interview for the 24th issue of Neural, you said that you prefer low-tech software for use by the public; do you think that a big part of technology that has been commercialized since the 90s no longer has any relevance today? And if it is so; which and why, would be for you, the models and/or protocols that are out of this marketing logic?

Igor Stromajer: Today nothing is outside the marketing logic, not even free software. Nowadays also the basic democracy is expensive and is a part of the logic of the capital. You have to pay for nature, for water and for intimacy; therefore it's normal that there is no such thing as non-marketable protocol or software. But since we can't do bigger revolutionary steps anymore, small steps are of an extreme importance. We have to be very flexible, dynamic, inventive and resourceful, learning how to use time-limited free software, freeware and shareware programs, beta versions and demos. By actively and constantly following this development on the Internet market, we're able to do almost everything with our computers, without paying anything. That includes guerrilla tactics, of course, and learning modern marketing strategies. [continue reading at newmediaFIX]

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


Symphonic House

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Symphonic House  is a joint experiment between David Hanawalt, Architect and Bill Close, Sonic Installation Artist; The House explores the integration of site, sight and sound through the creation of architecture as musical instruments.

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The house is set up with a series of musical instruments. The Architecture becomes the structure, bridge and resonator for these giant instruments created using specially developed brass and piano wire as “the strings” of the instruments. The use of long string technologies developed by Bill Close allow for the instruments to be architectural in scale. The complex patterns of strings are extensions of the architectural lines of the house and become an integral part of the visual experience. 

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Originally posted on Interactive Architecture dot Org by Rhizome