Posts for June 2006

Hexasion II

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Here's a nice event going on this weekend that my friend Andy Brown is putting on. The picture above is a still from my animation piece.

Hexasion is a quarterly listening/viewing party at the Portland Art Center where we play experimental audio and video from local and international artist. Beer and wine will be available. We're very excited about this event where we will present works by:

Daniel Menche - intense audio experience
Paint and Copter - mesmerizing audio/video haze
E*Rock - tripped out animation
Loscil - beautiful, hypnotic sound and visuals
Sunn 0))) and Boris - insane heaviness, world premier track from recent colaboration. Visuals by Jason Frank.

Where: Portland Art Center, 5th and NW Couch (Goldsmith Building)
When: Saturday, June 17th, 8:30 - 10:00 (early so you can go out afterwards!)

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Originally posted on Light and Sound by Rhizome


INTERVIEW: LOREN CHASSE

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PHOTOGRAPHING ACOUSTIC SPACES

"The American Loren Chasse is one of the most important international artists working in the areas of environment and sound. His ability to listen and to transform an object into 'musical instrument' is the most identifying feature of his work.

If field recordings are more and more common in 'experimental' music, then Loren Chasse does not only have a different way of using sound, but he manages to 'photograph' with his microphone the acoustic spaces in which he works.

Chasse shifts the traditional frontier of art by blurring the differences between music and sound art, if it can even be assumed that they exist. Beyond his activities as a musician and his several collaborations, he is a teacher in the San Francisco School District where he organizes workshops on skilled and creative listening." From INTERVIEW: LOREN CHASSE, PHOTOGRAPHING ACOUSTIC SPACES by Luca Bergero. This text is republished in collaboration with Digicult.it. It was released on March 2006, and has been edited for republication on newmediaFIX.

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


Cinema-Scope Hamptons Last Minute Call for Video and New Media

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LEE WELLS:

Cinema-Scope Hamptons Last Minute Call for Video and New Media Deadline: Monday July 3, 2006 -- (FUTURE PERFECT) The future perfect is used to describe an event that has not yet happened but is expected or planned to happen.

"Think of it. We are blessed with technology that would be indescribable to our forefathers. We have the wherewithal, the know-it-all to feed everybody, clothe everybody, and give every human on Earth a chance. We know now what we could never have known before -- that we now have the option for all humanity to make it successfully on this planet in this lifetime. Whether it is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment." BUCKMINSTER FULLER, Critical Path

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This year in the Hamptons we will have an impressive video art complex featuring some really top notch international artists striving to be ahead of the curve. We will also be featuring the 2nd incarnation of the "Perpetual Art Machine" interactive video installation. For more info goto: http://www.perpetualartmachine.com (sign up its free)

We are looking for additional screen based videos (HD and SD) no longer than 10 minutes and computer based new media projects, websites, vblogs and anything else that you would consider to be art on a computer.

All projects must have been created after 2001.

Video Requirements Quicktime (.mov) or NTSC video DVD

New Media Requirement Internet URL or Stand alone MAC formatted applications (Special thanks to Tekserve NYC for sponsoring us with the Cinema-scope MAC New Media Gallery) -- Deadline: All work must arrive by Monday July 3, 2006 Late entries will not be accepted --

Please send your entry to: Lee Wells / Cinema-scope Scope Art Fair 521 West 26th Street New York, NY 10001

T: 917 723 2524 ...

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by LEE WELLS


Geeks in the Gallery: An Interview with Artists Tom Moody and Michael Bell-Smith (Part Three of Three)

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Geeks in the Gallery is a three part discussion series on the work of Michael Bell-Smith and Tom Moody, which will run on Art Fag City from Monday June 12 � Wednesday, June 14, 2006. Comments this series are welcome, and will be hosted on Tom Moody's blog.

If you are just tuning into the interview now, you can read part one of the interview series here, and part two here, (or just scroll down to the next post).


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-Click thru for transcription of part 3

Originally posted on Art Fag City by Rhizome


Waag Society: 10 Years

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Waag Bazaar

On the 21st of June it will be 10 years ago that Waag Society opened the doors of the Waag building that had been vacant for several years. A lot has happened since then. Waag Society evolved into an international acknowledged institution where technology is connected to social and cultural issues.

To celebrate our 10th anniversary there will be a Waag Bazaar on the 21st of June with music, performances, installations, debates, art, and a number of our projects. The program starts at 1.00 PM and ends with a debate at 6.00 PM.

The program in the restaurant contains the Storytelling table, a Lock-picker workshop by Toools, Robot Mobi, The Robot Vodka Bar, Neighborhood Cinema, The Animation Table, Simuze performances, the ScratchWorx console with VJ/DJ workshops and more.

On the first floor a real Waag museum will be open for that day with projects from the past and the present: storytelling activities, keyworx installation and connected experiments.

During the day several debates will take place in the Theatrum Anatomicum; topics range from the Nieuwmarkt neighborhood, Creative cities and the 'Ars Combinatoire'. All discussions will be in Dutch.

We invite you all..

where: Waag building, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012CR Amsterdam
when: 21st of June, 1.00 PM - 7.00 PM
stream: http://connect.waag.org

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


Art & Mapping

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The North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) has released a special issue of their journal, Cartographic Perspectives:
Art and Mapping Issue 53, Winter 2006 Edited by Denis Wood and and John Krygier Price: $25
The issue includes articles by kanarinka, Denis Wood, Dalia Varanka and John Krygier, and an extensive catalogue of map artists compiled by Denis Wood.

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Image: The Moveable Feast A map of weekly gatherings that travel from restaurant to restaurant throughout the Twin Cities, so people can meet to eat, talk and build community. Kali Nikitas, Richard Shelton

Originally posted on Critical Spatial Practice by Rhizome


SWITCH: Issue 22

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Carlos Castellanos:

HI everyone. Just wanted to announce the new issue of SWITCH:

SWITCH : The online New Media Art Journal of the CADRE Laboratory for
New Media at San Jose State University

http://switch.sjsu.edu switch@cadre.sjsu.edu

SWITCH Journal is proud to announce the launch of Issue 22: A Special
Preview Edition to ISEA 2006/ ZeroOne San Jose.

As San Jose State University and the CADRE Laboratory are serving as
the academic host for the ZeroOne San Jose /ISEA 2006 Symposium,
SWITCH has dedicated itself to serving as an official media
correspondent of the Festival and Symposium. SWITCH has focused the
past three issues of publication prior to ZeroOne San Jose/ISEA2006
on publishing content reflecting on the themes of the symposium. Our
editorial staff has interviewed and reported on artists, theorists,
and practitioners interested in the intersections of Art & Technology
as related to the themes of ZeroOne San Jose/ ISEA 2006. While some
of those featured in SWITCH are part of the festival and symposium,
others provide a complimentary perspective.

Issue 22 focuses on the intersections of CADRE and ZeroOne San Jose/
ISEA 2006. Over the past year, students at the CADRE Laboratory for
New Media have been working intensely with artists on two different
residency projects for the festival – “Social Networking” with Antoni
Muntadas and the City as Interface Residency, “Karaoke Ice” with
Nancy Nowacek, Marina Zurkow & Katie Salen. Carlos Castellanos,
James Morgan, Aaron Siegel, all give us a sneak preview of their
projects which will be featured at the ISEA 2006 exhibition. Alumni
Sheila Malone introduces ex_XX:: post position, an exhibition
celebrating the 20th anniversary of the CADRE Institute that will run
as a parallel exhibition to ZeroOne San Jose/ ISEA 2006. LeE
Montgomery provides a preview of NPR (Neighborhood Public Radio)
presence at ...

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Carlos Castellanos


Is MySpace a Place?

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Networked Performance pointed me toward an interview (download in PDF)with Networked Publics speaker Henry Jenkins and Networked Publics friend danah boyd about Myspace. The site, popular with teenagers, has become increasingly controversial as parents and the press raise concerns about the openness of information on the site and the vulnerability this supposedly poses to predators (Henry points out that only .1% of abductions are by strangers) and the behavior of teens towards each other (certainly nothing new, only now in persistent form). In another essay on Identity Production in Networked Culture, danah suggests that Myspace is popular not only because the technology makes new forms of interaction possible, but because older hang-outs such as the mall and the convenience store are prohibiting teens from congregating and roller rinks and burger joints are disappearing.

This begs the question, is Myspace media or is it space? Architecture theorists have long had this thorn in their side. "This will kill that," wrote Victor Hugo with respect to the book and the building. In the early 1990s, concern about a dwindling public culture and the character of late twentieth century urban space led us to investigate Jürgen Habermas's idea of the public sphere. But the public sphere, for Habermas is a forum, something that, for the most part, emerges in media and in the institutions of the state:

The bourgeois public sphere may be conceived above all as the sphere of private people come together as a public; they soon claimed the public sphere regulated from above against the public authorities themselves, to engage them in a debate over the general rules governing relations in the basically privatized but publicly relevant sphere of commodity exchange and social labor. The medium of this political confrontation was peculiar and without historical precedent: people's ...

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Originally posted on varnelis.net - network culture by kazys


[Meridith Pingree]

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“One Minute” by Meridith Pingree. Participants generate portraits of their physical personality when they wear a strap-on video pinhole camera headband for one minute. The movement of the camera is translated into a three-dimensional line drawing and output as an object by a 3-D printer.

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Originally posted on VVORK by Rhizome


One Link, Much Great Art

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The online exhibition, 'Link-A' reinstates the good old-fashioned web portal in providing access to eleven important and engaging internet-based art projects. Organized by Media Lab Madrid, the show's site is intensely minimal, with each artwork's title and link arranged in a frame, symbolically encompassing the show's heavy subtitle: 'policies of affectivity, aesthetics of biopower.' Each work is included on the basis of its demonstration of 'contemporary affectivity and its technological mediation.' The international roster of participating artists is about as heavy-hitting as the subtitle, and includes Rob Bevan in collaboration with Tim Wright, Laura Bey, Candy Factory, Collective 8552, David Crawford, Jess Loseby, MTAA, Akira Mori, and Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries. Together, their works construct romantic, melancholy, and otherwise richly dramatic narratives about the past, present, and future of individuals and their intersubjective relationships. The show is accompanied by a trio of very thoughtful essays by Franco Berardi, Michael Hardt, and Juan Martin Prada. A broadband access point is offered for the exhibition, at Madrid's Centro Cultural Conde Duuque, through July 23rd, but considering that this is the online equivalent of a blockbuster museum show, you might consider scoping things out from the comfort of your own internet connection. - Marisa Olson

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