Posts for February 2006

SVEN Surveillance Video Entertainment Network

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SVEN the Surveillance Video Entertainment Network is a custom computer vision application that tracks pedestrians and detects their characteristics, and a real-time video processing application that receives this information and uses it to generate music-video like visuals from the live camera feed. The resulting video and audio are displayed on a monitor in the public space, interrupting the standard security camera type display each time a potential rock star is detected.
Hmmm now all I need is some way to use that technology into the second generation Bono Probability Positioning System which is under development.

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Originally posted on Stunned by Rhizome


Food Force on Wired

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It's been a while since Food Force has been launched but people are still talking about it. Now it's the turn of Wired to discuss the game. I must say that when I first saw the description of the article on the news aggregator "Food Force[...] tops the game download charts on Yahoo -- despite being more "edu" than "tainment."

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Originally posted on Water Cooler Games by Rhizome


Maya to Google Earth exporter

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Maya2GoogleEarth is an open-source, cross-platform tool developed at Eyebeam for exporting 3D models from Maya into Google Earth. You can use it to load your own 3D models or you can use it in conjunction with OGLE to capture your in game character and place it into Google Earth. There will be a prize for the first person to make Godzilla attacking Tokyo.

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This project was developed at the Eyebeam Production Studio by Theodore Watson, Cathy Shive and Evan Harper.

Originally posted on Eyebeam reBlog by theo


Super Cool is Cary Peppermint

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Super Cool (2005, 14.4MB, 2:30 min)

humorous faux interview of sorts with Cary Peppermint and Christine Nadir.

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Originally posted on DVblog by admin


EXPERIMENTA 06

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A New Movement in India Cinema

You are invited to attend Bombay's own radical film festival, and participate in the beginnings of a new movement in India cinema. EXPERIMENTA 2006 - the 4th festival of experimental cinema in India returns to Bombay with a compelling selection of films and videos crafted by Indian and international artists.

EXPERIMENTA 2006 has been designed and curated by Shai Heredia. This year's guest curators, Kamal Swaroop (Bombay, India), Amrit Gangar (Bombay, India), Marcel Schwierin (Oberhausen, Germany), Karen Mirza and Brad Butler (No.w.here, UK) will present a selection of 50 films, along with video and film installations.

Main screenings will be held at the auditorium of the Cultural Centre of Russia (formerly The House of Soviet Culture). From hosting the world's first woman cosmonaut to screening Tarkovsky classics, this venue has played an important role in Bombay's history. Film and video installations will be presented at The Fourth Floor, Kitab Mahal. [....]

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


Gimcrack’d: an interview with writer Chris Klimas

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Originally posted on WRT: Writer Response Theory by Jeremy Douglass


aperture installation.

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aperture is a facade installation with interactive and narrative displaying modes. Consisting of an iris diaphragm matrix, the facade's surface with its apertures' variable opening diameters is enriched by a dynamic translucency, that creates new imagery.


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Originally posted on unmediated by Rhizome


Reality Hacking : The Art of Peter Regli

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If you google Reality Hacking, the highest ranked site is Swiss artist Peter Regli's realityhacking.com Regli has been working on the theme of "Reality Hacking" for ten years now, undertaking subtle, humorous, weird, and sometimes not-so-subtle interventions into everyday reality that he subsequently records on his site. More about Regli in this ArtForum article.

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Originally posted on varnelis.net - network culture by kazys


Internet Neutrality

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A hugely important topic. Much of what we enjoy about the Internet is hardwired into law. Now telecom providers try to speed up their own services over that of others using (and already paying for) their network. Recently, I was surprised how little debate with the Verizon representative there was when I cancelled my home phone with them. "I am just using my cell phone." They were just fine with that as they also occupy the cell phone market. (Try canceling your American Express credit card: good luck. It will take at least 20 minutes until they take no for an answer.) On C-Span I followed the debate on Internet Neutrality. The proposal was that congress should pass law forbidding discrimination against competing Web services. The CEO of Google and Larry Lessig, among others, gave testimony. If a company like Google introduces video applications- should they (ie. Google) have to pay the ISP for the extra bandwidth that the users of this service use up? The same issue comes up with voice over (ip)telephony. Download Lessig'a testimony here (pdf).


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Originally posted on 'journalisms' by Rhizome


HTTP Gallery

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Invitation to Create and Exhibit Posters

You are invited to create posters through Andy Deck's Imprimatur http://turbulence.org/Works/imprimatur/. All posters created during February, March and April will be displayed at HTTP Gallery and the surrounding public spaces for the next exhibition, 'Open Vice Virtue: the online art context'. Also photographs of posters displayed in public locations will be documented on the HTTP website. So please download, print out and paste up archived posters in your own localities - send your photos to info[at]http.uk.net

"Imprimatur consists of an online 'groupware' for poster illustration and layout accessible through a computer workstation installed in the gallery space. Visitors can use the software to create their own poster in collaboration with their online counterparts. This piece provides a framework for visitors/ participants to launch a personal poster campaign based on their own social and political concerns. This DIY approach revives the tradition of poster-making as a medium of mass communication and persuasion developed during the 20th century. The posters will by displayed as part of the exhibition and will circulate freely beyond the gallery walls, appearing in surrounding streets, schools, libraries, kitchens and bedrooms."

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo