Posts for December 2006

Furtherfield/Reviews/Amazon Noir/UBERMORGEN

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Reviews/Amazon Noir/UBERMORGEN



Franz Thalmair interviews Amazon Noir Crew about the framework of their project, its coding, art historical background, official feedback and copyright issues.
Review by: Franz Thalmair
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Originally posted on Furtherfield by Zara Hughes


www.mockingbirdproject.com

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Last year I collaborated with interactive agency Allentium last year and we built this virtual soundscape site. It is a streaming, real-time, non-repeating, self-generating experiment in sound. I have loaded in some of my own sounds but the most exciting part to me is the ability for you Rhizomers to contribute your own small sound clips to the system. I hope that as word gets out about the site people from around the world will contribute thus making it a truly global soundscape. Enjoy. And pass the word... www.mockingbirdproject.com

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Rhizome


Education between Humboldt and McJob

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"Who would not want to sit at this conference table?" With this question the symposium on new media education at the University of Hamburg kicked off last Friday.

<http://mms.uni-hamburg.de/blogs/symposion2006/?page_id=5>

Following the description of the organizers, the title "Bildung im Neuen Medium" referred to 15 years of discussion about the "new medium." The singular "medium" could have been interpreted as a reference to the Internet but that was not made explicit.

"New media," in an anglophone context is often understood as a paradigm pointing to a shifting target rather than a specific emerging technology, exploring processes that accompany the emergence of any "new" media, from the telegraph and film to the Internet.

This intensive two-day interdisciplinary symposium was followed by one a one-day workshop. The focus of the symposium was not on educational tool building but rather on the broader implications that discourses in new media education (nme) exert on fields like cultural studies, the arts, communications, media theory, informatics, and the history of culture. The workshop provided a platform to introduce educational technologies.

Arriving in Hamburg I wandered through its streets under dark skies. Graffiti on campus called for a strike against the introduction of student fees. One slogan outside the cafeteria read, "Enjoy your lunch. What do the student fees taste like?" The students looked relaxed and untroubled. The fact that women make up the vast majority at most German universities was apparent also in the crowded campus cafe.

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Lights, Camera, Subscribe

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Move over Ze Frank, legendary experimental filmmaker Jonas Mekas is gearing up to start an ambitious video podcast project in 2007. Mekas plans to make a 3-7 minute video each day of year that will be available as a free podcast download. The content will most likely be in the personal diary style the artist has developed over his long career. -- A style which often includes hand-held cameras, voice overs, and music; is often set in New York City; and is always brilliantly edited and ineffably poetic. As with his previous work, which is smattered with guest appearances by the artists' famous friends (John Lennon, Allen Ginsberg) the new podcast is rumored to have guest spots by the likes of Martin Scorsese and Jim Jarmusch! Follow the link below to get a glimpse of Mekas' past films and subscribe to his newsletter for announcements on the upcoming podcast. - Rick Silva

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From Buffalo To Karlsruhe: Media Studies

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The new Mind Frames exhibition, at Karlsruhe, Germany's ZKM, takes an historical look at the Department of Media Studies, at the State University of New York-Buffalo. The show presents work by those who taught at what ZKM calls the 'most influential school for media in the twentieth century,' between 1973-1990. Artists include department founder Gerald O'Grady and James Blue, Tony Conrad, Hollis Frampton, Paul Sharits, Steina, Woody Vasulka, and Peter Weibel--the last three of whom also curated the exhibition. Each of these artists have played the role of media theorist as much as practitioners, thus contributing to the shape of the program, which was noted for its engagement with both analysis and production. The framework of the curriculum positioned media art in relationship to photography, film, video, and performance, while also venturing out into graphic illustration and interactive projects. A lab-like model promoted collaboration and dialogue, and a space for consideration of the broader political implications of media art among the many students who passed through SUNY-Buffalo's halls. It's no wonder that ZKM argues that the department has been just as influential on art history as the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College, and similar institutions. If you can't visit the show, stay tuned, next year, for MIT Press's publication of a book on the department and the works and theories that emerged from it. - James Petrie

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Woodpixel - Create your own pixel art... from wood

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Woodpixels are six sided blocks with different shades on each side, you can make your own pixel art (Mario, Pac-Man ghosts, etc). Wouldn't be that hard to make a DIY version either... [via] - Link.

Related:

  • HOW TO - Make pixel art - Link.
  • Make Pixel Art - Link.
  • 3D pixel Duck Hunt, in real-life - Link.
  • The Complete Guide to Isometric Pixel Art - Link.

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Originally posted on MAKE Magazine by Rhizome


TONIGHT! MoMA: MediaScope: An Evening with Ou Ning

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when:Mon 12.11 (8pm)
where:MoMA (11 W 53rd St, 212.708.9400)
price:$10

It's a disheartening story familiar to city residents: the government declares imminent domain and a historic neighborhood is leveled in the name of modernization. Documentary filmmaker and graphic designer Ou Ning and artist Cao Fei co-produced the Da Zha Lan Project, which chronicles the fate of Beijing's historic quarter and its residents as the city renovates in preparation for the 2008 Olympics. Situated near Tiananmen Square, Da Zha Lan was a throwback to the days of the Emperor's rule, with winding streets and traditional restaurants, but has become home to the city's poor because of unsanitary conditions. Artist, activist, and lecturer, Ou Ning has taken the Da Zha Lan Project on the road to discuss the film. ~

Dedicated to experimentation with cinematic form and content, MediaScope presents emerging and recognized artists who discuss their work with the audience. The program explores filmmaking and videomaking, as well as Web-based, installation, and digital art practices.

MediaScope is organized by Sally Berger, Assistant Curator; Jytte Jensen, Curator; Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator; and Joshua Siegel, Assistant Curator, Department of Film; and Barbara London, Associate Curator; Department of Media.

MediaScope is supported by Jennifer McSweeney. Special thanks to First Run Features.

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Originally posted on del.icio.us/kick_out_the_internet_jams by kick_out_the_internet_jams


The Bruce Springsteen Born to Run Glockenspiel Addendum (mp3s)

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I have recently completed a new composition titled The Bruce Springsteen "Born to Run" Glockenspiel Addendum. For those not in the know, Bruce's Born to Run record is littered with glockenspiel. For example, the famous melody from the song Born to Run is actually a guitar DOUBLED by a glockenspiel. Yes, I know what you are thinking,...awesome, awesome, & awesome. The Born to Run record itself contains 3 songs that feature the glockenspiel, ... For this project, I decided to create an addendum to the original and compose, play, and record glockenspiel parts for the songs on Born to Run that do not already feature the instrument (Tenth Avenue Freeze Out, Backstreets, She's the One, Meeting Across the River and Jungleland).

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Originally posted on Cory's Web LOG by Rhizome


woof woof

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Travis Hallenbeck's livejournal: one of my all time favorite websites of all time ever!!!!

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Originally posted on del.icio.us/53os by 53os


wipeouts

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that's right, my collection of 14 distinct midi versions of "Wipeout" (but who did the original version anyway?)..... (i suggest playing with the pause button and clicking around in the timeline, quicktime goes nuts, its awesome)

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Originally posted on del.icio.us/guthrie by guthrie