Posts for December 2006

SEVEN SCREENS

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Reprojected

Reprojected - Mader/Stublic/Wiermann: A new site-specific light installation in Munich :: Until 31 March 2007.

Artificial light changes how we see cities, both in functional and, increasingly, in aesthetic terms. Its fascination for artists, designers and architects derives from the fundamental role played by light in human perception. Light can create spaces that exist independently of architectural constructions. Without light, images could not be generated, perceived or reproduced, in films, videos or anywhere else. The latest LED technology even permits images to be made from light. This approach has been adopted now in Munich by realizing the new OSRAM light platform SEVEN SCREENS which combines arts with cutting-edge technologies presented in the public space. In future, and up to twice a year, artists will be invited by OSRAM to develop works referring to the specific context.

Reprojected by Media artists Mader and Stublic, and architect Wiermann, based in Berlin / Karlsruhe, engages in a site-specific and medium-specific way with visual perception. The artists have created a virtual space around the seven light steles. Light apparently coming from elsewhere seems to strike the steles like a spotlight. For the viewer, real space and virtual space appear to co-exist, the two realms intersecting at the masts. Computer-generated figures appear in front of the light and are reproduced as silhouettes on the masts, before disappearing into the surrounding darkness.

Curator of the new OSRAM SEVEN SCREENS is art historian Christian Schoen, director of CIA.IS - Centre for Icelandic Art, Reykjavik, since 2005 and curator of the Icelandic contribution to the 2007 Venice Biennale. Schoen has headed the OSRAM GALLERY since 2001.

Mader/Stublic/Wiermann

Holger Mader (born in Basel in 1970 and based in Berlin), Alexander Stublic (born in Saarbrucken in 1967 and based in Karlsruhe [ZKM] and Berlin) and Heike Wiermann (born ...

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


CC2007 - Extended Deadline

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ACM

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CREATIVITY & COGNITION 2007 Seeding Creativity: Tools, Media, and Environments

June 13-15, 2007 Washington DC, USA http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/CC2007/

Sponsored by ACM SIGCHI Industry Sponsors include IBM, Microsoft, SAP and Google ********

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline: December 22, 2006 (Full papers and Demonstration Proposals)   (EXTENDED!) Author notification: February 19, 2007 Final formatted papers due: March 19, 2007

CREATIVITY & COGNITION 2007 June 13-15, 2007 Washington DC, USA http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/CC2007/

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by martin


On and Off Net Art Show

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London-based Low-Fi is an artist collective focused on net art and systems of mediation and distribution. In order to provide access and visibility to other artists, they invite guests to curate monthly online exhibitions. The recently-opened 'Offline Art Show' was curated by Cory Arcangel, who challenged himself to make his selections based on his personal memory, rather than that of his computer or del.icio.us bookmarks. 'If I can't remember it, it wasn't worth remembering in the first place,' he reasons. It's easy to see unforgettable qualities in the five projects he highlights, including Ben Engebreth's 'Personal Kyoto' calculator; the films of Jack Goldstein as presented on the avant garde archive site, UbuWeb; and John Michael Boling's 'Four weddings and a funeral,' a collection of videos that is a play on the words in a famous film title. The selections are contextualized with trademark Arcangel witticisms, as when he says that a cable access show (John Kilduff's 'Let's Paint, Exercise & Blend Drinks TV!) 'in which the host does the show on a treadmill, while teaching people how to paint, also while teaching people how to make blended drinks' offers 'proof Western civilization is not anywhere near being over...' Nonetheless, he also says that the YouTube video, 'Granny Machine Gun' makes him 'proud to be an American!' As one might expect of an artist whose practice often involves responding to popular media, his curatorial statement establishes a refusal to distinguish what is and is not Art. 'We are past that moment so let's all please get over it...' - Marisa Olson

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Quiet Stiff

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Joel and Guthrie noted this collection of found pics and web junk on the nastynets del.icio.us page. Wish it had a calendar or something but it rewards a lot of “next page” clicking. Really good taste in net ephemera/weirdness on display here. An eye that even Charles Saatchi could envy if…oh never mind.

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Originally posted on nasty nets by tom moody


after and before

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Originally posted on nasty nets by guthrie


CADRE MFA Accepting Applications

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Joel Slayton:

CADRE Laboratory for New Media MFA Digital Media Art Program at San Jose State University http://cadre.sjsu.edu

The CADRE Laboratory is now accepting applications for MFA Digital
Media Art through February 5th, 2007.

The CADRE Laboratory for New Media is an interdisciplinary academic
and research program dedicated to the experimental use of information
technology and art. Established in 1984 CADRE is a renown center for
creativity, research and practice involving digital media. The MFA
program in Digital Media Art focuses on the experimental application
of new media and information technologies, and is informed by
historical, cultural, and theoretical study. Desired focus areas
include but are not limited to: imaging, mobility, gaming, mapping,
social networks, net art and information visualization. The CADRE
Laboratory is located in the School of Art and Design at San Jose
State University, the oldest public institution of higher education
in California. The city of San Jose is in the heart of Silicon Valley
and reflects the entrepreneurial culture and diversity of the region.

The MFA is a 2-3 year program of study including seminars, art
history, studio courses and independent study. Student progress is
monitored through a series of open faculty reviews and exhibition of
works. A final exhibition in the University Art Gallery is required.
Students are encouraged to take courses outside of the School of Art
and Design as may be appropriate to their development. CADRE is the
publisher of SWITCH <switch.sjsu.edu> an on-line journal examining
critical and theoretical discourses involving new media. SWITCH
provides opportunity for students to publish scholarly texts, develop
curatorial projects and to present their art works to an
international audience.

CADRE offers a variety programming involving exhibitions, symposia
and a visiting artists in residency which compliment the MFA
program. CADRE was host to ...

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Joel Slayton


[10th Videomedeja Awards]

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monochrom award // Soviet Unterzögersdorf @ Videomedeja 2006: Our adventure game "Soviet Unterzögersdorf" got a special mention at the 10th Videomedeja Awards in Novi Sad, Serbia for the 'Net/Software' category. Great!



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Originally posted on monochrom by Rhizome


Turbulence Commission:

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WhoWhatWhenAir

Turbulence Commission: WhoWhatWhenAir by John Snavely :: WhoWhatWhenAir is an interactive, pneumatic sculpture that users can communicate with via a web-based interface. Each user makes a series of choices to determine the order in which the 16 hoses inflate and to what degree. Once the sequence is saved, the hoses or "muscles" perform it. Clicking on the "play" button brings the sculpture to life. It exhales deeply before moving on to the next sequence in the queue. Coordinated efforts between online users can produce unexpected choreographies. In physical space, interaction is proximate, learned, and social. On exhibit at Art Interactive, Cambridge, Massachusetts, until January 14, 2007; open weekends from 12-6 pm.

"WhoWhatWhenAir" is a 2006 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the LEF Foundation.

BIOGRAPHY: John Snavely is a Masters of Architecture Candidate in the Department of Architecture at MIT. He holds dual degrees in Computer Science and Sculpture from Dartmouth College.

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


Artists Give Community Something To Talk About

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The People Speak is a London-based collection utilizing and 'updating' various communication techniques to facilitate exchange among residents of the city. They first gained widespread attention, online, for their radio show, 'Traffic-island disks: sounding out the city,' in which they stopped pedestrians wearing headphones to chat with them about what they were listening to. The project makes people aware of the protective social and personal spheres they build for themselves, within cities. More recently, 'Who Wants to Be?' is a spoof on the American game show 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,' in which the artists use a game-like system of polls to address questions of democracy within poor communities. TPS's 'dicshunary.com' site tracks the etymology of emergent, locally-used vocabularies, while 'Directionless Enquiries' establishes a peer-to-peer network of mobile phone users who can count on each other for help and random advice. The group now offers a downloadable toolkit for carrying out community-building DIY media projects in your own neighborhood. Check it out today and start doing good his weekend! - Elizabeth Johnston

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Fish playing brass horns

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Keny Marshall's ongoing exhibition at SPACE Gallery in Pittsburgh is called Apophenia and the eye-catcher is "electro-acoustic experiments", a pair of small puffer fish in a glass bowl. By swimming, they compose a symphony of reconfigured brass horns, attached to bellows and placed throughout the gallery.

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Two video cameras keep track of the fish bowl and transmit their signals to two monitors. The monitors are in turn monitored by eight photo cells, which are triggered whenever a fish swims across the video screen. When it happens, the signal is sent to one of the bellows, causing it to inhale and exhale, forcing air through its horn(s) and filling the gallery with a swelling tone. The continuous movement of the fish creates a continually shifting aural composition that reverberates throughout the gallery space.

0brasshorn.jpgFlashing LEDs indicate when the photo cells are working, and wires running to and from them place them in a legible context. For Marshall, this unveiling of high-tech mechanisms provides insight into their ideological constructions: the framework of thought that propels their creation. In a world hell-bent on microchips, nanotechnology and plastic shells to conceal it all, the artist's approach is a playful protest against our rarely questioned immersion in man-made environments we can't attempt to understand.

Apophenia continues through Dec. 31. , SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh.

Images by Ricardo Miranda Z�º�±iga.
More information and images in Structural Patterns, Digging Pitt and Pittsburg City Paper.

And fish! More fish: John Klima's Fish, Ken Rinaldo's Augmented Fish Reality, Communicating with electric fish, Bamboostic, Vehicle piloted by a fish and Fish, Plant, Rack.

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Originally posted on we make money not art by Rhizome