Posts for September 2006

In Reblogging Conclusion

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In as much as I would like to discuss �the art� of reblogging, I have decided anything more than a hundred words on a horse I have already flogged is a self indulgence I am not willing to allow myself. In addition to this I feel I can say with some certainty that it is the dullest topic in the world for anyone other than rebloggers. I will leave it to the readers of the Eyebeam reblog to decide if I did a good job, and say only this on the subject: In addition to the goal I initially articulated to mix traditional and new mediums, I made it a point not to reblog anything ipod related (which represented at least a third of the tech content coming in from the news feeds.) I don�t care how cool that gadget is, I don�t want to have to read about it anywhere other than on the subway.

Addendum: A shout out to Marisa Olson, the Rhizome reblogger/superuser, whose talents I now have a special appreciation for.

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Art Fag City blogger Paddy Johnson reflecting on her stint as Eyebeam's reblogger (see http://eyebeam.org/reblog/ for more)

Originally posted on Art Fag City by Rhizome


Supernatural presents...Digital Art - a new renaissance at Tate Modern

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King Kong

The second in the series of lectures hosted by Supernatural Studios at Tate Modern in London on visual effects and computer animation. The speakers will include Joe Letteri, VFX Supervisor on King Kong, Scott Eaton, Escape Studios' Creative Technical Director and the heads of 3D from post-production fcilities the Mill and Glassworks as well as director, Johnny Harstaff.

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Rhizome


More moolah for artists

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United States Artists is going to start dropping $50k on individual american artists as reported by the NYT. Nice.

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Originally posted on MTAA Reference Resource by T.Whid


The Art of Networks

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Next week, Montreal's Oboro Gallery will open 'Deconstructing Networks,' a solo exhibition by the very active American new media artist Jonah Brucker-Cohen. The works included in this show provide an excellent overview of Brucker-Cohen's insightful and witty approach to complex questions about networks, as we stare down the barrel of Web 3.0 and beyond. He vividly illustrates the possible physical applications of network structures and concepts, as with the Alerting Infrastructure project, where hits to a website are manifested in physical 'hits' to a building; in the Crank the Web project, a browser that requires elbow grease to run; and in IPO Madness, a slot machine that also acts as a domain name generator for the IPO of your dreams. The traces and trails generated by data are explored in SpeakerPhone, an arrangement of speakers that spatialize the data it receives. Any internet user will find insights into issues of anonymity, autonomy, and security in projects such as PoliceState, a group of radio-controlled police cars that react when they detect suspicious keywords on a local network, and WiFiHog, a tool that allows a single user to dominate any wireless hotspot. Visitors can directly and spontaneously contribute to the SimpleTEXT audiovisual performance at 3PM on the 16th, so be sure to bring your mobile phone along, and don't forget a sense of play and an inquisitive state of mind, as the underlying intent of the exhibition is to interrogate our participation and implication in the networks that surround us. - Michelle Kasprzak

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Assistant Professor 3D Design/Graphics : UNC Asheville

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curt cloninger:

POSITION DESCRIPTION Assistant Professor – 3D Design/Graphics

The Multimedia Arts and Sciences (MMAS) Program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville is seeking a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning in August, 2007. UNC Asheville, the designated public liberal arts university in the UNC system, emphasizes academic excellence. Asheville is a creative and active city located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Qualified candidates will have a M.F.A. or related terminal degree. Ability to teach core courses in 3D animation, 3D modeling, and digital print design at the undergraduate level is required. Knowledge of new media theory and application, and 2D digital design is expected. Candidates will possess expert skills and technical knowledge in related software. The nominal teaching load is 24 credit hours per year. Participation in departmental and university activities, as well as advising, is expected of all faculty. Preference will be given to individuals with professional exhibition record and demonstrable teaching effectiveness. Industry experience is beneficial.

Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, samples of student work, documentation of creative work, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair of Search Committee, Multimedia Arts and Sciences Program, UNC Asheville, One University Heights, CPO 2115, Asheville, NC 28804-8509. Deadline January 15, 2007. UNC Asheville is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

http://mmas.unca.edu

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by curt cloninger


The Art of Networks

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Next week, Montreal's Oboro Gallery will open 'Deconstructing Networks,' a solo exhibition by the very active American new media artist Jonah Brucker-Cohen. The works included in this show provide an excellent overview of Brucker-Cohen's insightful and witty approach to complex questions about networks, as we stare down the barrel of Web 3.0 and beyond. He vividly illustrates the possible physical applications of network structures and concepts, as with the Alerting Infrastructure project, where hits to a website are manifested in physical 'hits' to a building; in the Crank the Web project, a browser that requires elbow grease to run; and in IPO Madness, a slot machine that also acts as a domain name generator for the IPO of your dreams. The traces and trails generated by data are explored in SpeakerPhone, an arrangement of speakers that spatialize the data it receives. Any internet user will find insights into issues of anonymity, autonomy, and security in projects such as PoliceState, a group of radio-controlled police cars that react when they detect suspicious keywords on a local network, and WiFiHog, a tool that allows a single user to dominate any wireless hotspot. Visitors can directly and spontaneously contribute to the SimpleTEXT audiovisual performance at 3PM on the 16th, so be sure to bring your mobile phone along, and don't forget a sense of play and an inquisitive state of mind, as the underlying intent of the exhibition is to interrogate our participation and implication in the networks that surround us. - Michelle Kasprzak

http://www.oboro.net/archive/exhib0607/j_b_cohen/e.php

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org: Rhizome News by Rhizome


"Project netarts.org 2006" - 2nd announcement

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"Project netarts.org 2006" - 2nd announcement

1. The "Project netarts.org 2006"

2. Call for the nomination

3. Nomination Form

4. The schedule

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1. The "Project netarts.org 2006"

From 1995 to 2003, The Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts hosted the " Art on the Net" project promoting the Internet as a space for artistic expression. After the nine years of "Art on the Net," we launched a new event called the "Project Netarts.org" 2004. The "Project netarts.org" has been calling on artists around the world to investigate together the relationship between Art, the Internet and the Society.

The Exhibition section of the project will feature recent developments in Internet Art and is open to all forms of creative expression that use the Internet as their primary medium.

Although this project is focused on the latest developments in the field of Internet Art, we are also very interested in considering contributions that reflect the influence of Internet Art production on the wider fields of Media-Art, Digital Art, curatorial practice, digital pedagogy, and online publishing.

2. Call for the nomination.

This year, the artworks for the exhibition and the "netarts.org 2006 prize" will be chosen by our Selection Committee. The members of our committee are;

Mark Amerika, Susan Hazen, Agnese Trocchi, Marco Deseriis, Zeljko Blace and You Minowa.

The theme this year is "Tagging the Present."

The members will make their own nominations, but we will accept nominations from the web also. Please send your nomination to us directly to irix@kk.iij4u.or.jp .

The prize fee for the top selection will be 200,000 yen.

3. Nomination Form

To nominate, please e-mail the following information to us directly:

1. The URL address of your nomination

2. If you are the copyright holder of the nomination, your ...

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Rhizome


Reorient - Migrating Architectures

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interactive architecture

"Re:orient – migrating architectures" explores the local aspects of China 's global significance and increasing influence. The project seeks to forecast possibilities which are now detectable only along retail channels, but which will, in all likelihood, determine the built environment, which transforms under the pressure of ever cheaper products. The project follows up this train of thought with the presentation of spaces, architectural devices and materials that create new contents, and indicate ways of turning these constraints of the market to our benefit, demonstrating how to infuse the mass products, which are designed to have a short life-span, with lasting cultural values.

interactive architecture

The Hungarian entry for this year's Venice Architecture Biennial is an installation that presents an alternative contemporary architectural experience built from thousands of functioning networked Chinese toys.

interactive architecture

Instead of form they focus on the system, as an alternative to authored design they created DIY methods, re-appropriating cheap and ubiquitous technologies.

interactive architecture

The website provides growing in-depth information about the different parts to the project as well as the system qualities of their architectural experiment in Venice and all the code used is provided open source. I only wish I could make it to Venice to see it.

interactive architecture

Chief co-ordinator is Attila Nemes along with Adam Somlai-Fischer co-ordinating the installation and Samu Szemerey the website. A selection of the research texts are available to read here. A full list of the people involved can be found here. Below are the links to the individual projects that make up the whole installation.

Cat bricks

Ultrasonic garden

Cellular sound wall

Mist kitchen

Radio arbour

LED Lilies

Wired cars

Gate

Shading waves

Flair™ folding

Beeping bushes

Bluespot

interactive architecture

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Originally posted on Interactive Architecture dot Org by Rhizome


Game replays as art

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Track Mania

The 1K Project II is created by an artist called Blackshark (forum member) using the physics based driving game Track Mania. 1000 replays were recorded, then played back merged together using the reply editor. The result is a polished video of flocking swarming cars. Watch here.

Older videos:
The 1k Project I, 3k Project.
(low-res & not by the same people)

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Originally posted on Pixelsumo by Chris OShea


[Charles Broskoski]

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The myspace biennale.

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Page of animated GIF’s. By Charles Broskoski.

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Originally posted on VVORK by Rhizome