Runs Thursday April 24th to Saturday April 26th.
Each concert is $10.
A Festival Pass to all events is available for $25.
87 Lafayette St (map)
New York, NY, 10013
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The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) is a very interesting and prolific nonprofit organization "dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge about how the nation's lands are apportioned, utilized and perceived." At times they work like an artist collective, exhibiting research-based work, while at other times they are residency providers, educators, and an informational clearinghouse. Their programs have been based largely in Los Angeles, as well as their recently opened center in Houston, but they've also managed to examine the "lay of the land" in regions countrywide. In fact, this is the title of their quarterly publication, of which the Spring 2008 issue was just released. Copies are available online (though a small donation gets you a print copy and goes a long way in supporting CLUI's work), and each issue is jam-packed with fascinating info on the issues around which CLUI's work revolves. There is a clear concern for the health of the environment and communities in each of their projects, which include educational tours of overlooked spaces, scientific field research, and copious photo documentation of the often surreal effects of transportation lust, pollution, and other societal "advances" upon the national landscape. Highlights in the current issue of Lay of the Land include a study of the American parking space, a discussion of garbage with filmmaker Heather Rogers, numerous field trip reports, an analysis of the hovercraft, and insights on Minneapolis--which just might prove helpful for anyone interested in this Republican National Host City's relationship to change, political or geographic. Of course, CLUI's maps indicate that there's always an overlap in the two. - Marisa Olson
Image Credit: CLUI photo
Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery
38 Marcy Avenue
Williamsburg / Greenpoint / Bushwick
April 25 - May 31, 2008
"Does the flap of a butterfly's wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?" - Edward Lorenz
An installation inspired by the theories of Edward Lorenz opens one week after his death. This one man's giant impact on contemporary thinking leaves everything after him forever changed.
Branching Systems(butterfly hurricane) Masses of robotic leaves flutter like butterflies, transforming the gallery space into a jungle-like network of complex, serendipitious motion. Individual viewers have an impact on this motion, and their physical interactions with the piece ripple out across the network like wind.
Branching Systems (butterfly hurricane) is an interactive installation exploring Lorenz's famous "butterfly effect" which signalled the beginnings of modern chaos theory. It tangibly reimagines cause and effect wrapped into a single moment, and demonstrates how small variations of the initial condition of a nonlinear dynamic system may produce large variations in the long term behavior of the system.
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In the late 1940s, Bebe Barron (née Charlotte May Wind) and her husband Louis opened the first electronic recording studio in the United States, filling their Greenwich Village apartment with cutting-edge equipment, much of it self-created. There, the couple created the first electronic composition recorded to magnetic tape, entitled Heavenly Menagerie, around 1950. Inspired by the writings of Norbert Weiner (who coined the term "cybernetics" in the 1940s), Barrons built unique, hand-soldered circuits for each repeating sound (Bebe said each had "a particular sort of nervous system"); since the circuits had limited but unpredictable life spans, the couple recorded hours of raw loops to tape, then composed through editing. Their studio soon catered to the close-knit world of the downtown avant-garde; they created scores for the experimental films of Shirley Clarke and Ian Hugo (husband of Anaïs Nin, a friend of Bebe's), assisted Teiji Ito with the soundtrack for Maya Deren's The Very Eye of Night, and provided the raw materials for John Cage's first two tape pieces, Imaginary Landscape No. 5 and Williams Mix. The Barrons most famous work was the soundtrack to the canonical atomic-age science fiction film Forbidden Planet (1956)-- the first fully electronic score for a feature film. A dreamlike soup of bubbling, organic bleeps and bloops, the soundtrack generated widespread critical praise, but the musicians' union refused to accept the work, so the couple were credited as creators of "electronic tonalites" rather than music. (Despite the Barron's centrality to the art scene, Cage wasn't too generous either: in his 1961 book Silence he states that the Barrons "are not properly termed avant-garde since they maintain conventions and accepted values.") Bebe Barron, who passed away April 20 at age 82, created her last composition in 2000, perhaps tellingly entitled ...
Hi All, The Ars Electronica FutureLab search for new hires is almost certainly the biggest hiring spree in the history of media arts. They've asked me to help with shaping the announcement and spreading the word. -M http://www.naimark.net
JOBS @ ARS ELECTRONICA
Ars Electronica Futurelab is hiring artists and researchers
- artists /software engineers (openGL, C++)
- artists / hardware engineers (sensors and programming)
- artists / modelers (3D, real time graphics)
- technical planners (software and/or hardware and CAD)
- project managers (software, exhibition)
- designers / architects (exhibits and media in architecture)
Ars Electronica Futurelab, the R&D division of Ars Electronica founded in 1996, is an atelier/lab for media art, design, research, and production. Members of the Ars Electronica Futurelab represent a broad variety of different disciplines and nationalities, working in such areas as computer vision, sound analysis, mobile computing, generative graphics, computer controls, and computer networks.
Ars Electronica is embedded in the activities for Linz, Austria. As the European Capital of Culture in 2009, a continuously growing, vital cultural environment is guaranteed both in the city and as the working environment at the lab.
Ars Electronica Futurelab is hiring 12 to 20 new members to be part of the creation team of the new exhibits at the Ars Electronica Center as well as other projects. We are seeking both junior and senior level team members. Partially academic, partially production oriented, experts share their knowledge in workshops we call "LabAcademies," thus we are seeking both experienced teachers and avid students.
Interested persons should prepare to stay for a period of at least 12 months in Linz Austria. There is a possibility for some positions to stay even longer or become permanent. The languages spoken in the Lab are English or German.
Ars Electronica will assist foreigners to obtain work permits for ...
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