Posts for May 2011

Seven on Seven Teams: Michael Bell-Smith and Andy Baio

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Michael Bell-Smith, Glitter Bend (2008) HD Digital Video Loop

This week, we will be announcing the pairings of artists and technologists for Seven on Seven. The first team is Andy Baio & Michael Bell-Smith. They will collaborate on developing something new—be it an application, social media, artwork, product, or whatever they imagine—over the course of a single day. Also, there are still artist and member tickets available at a discount...

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Stan Vanderbeek: The Computer Generation (1972)

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Documentary from 1972 by John Musilli.

Gygory Kepes’ dream for the new MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies was to create a thriving laboratory for the creation of new artworks and artistic research within the context of MIT. Established in 1967, the Center appointed several long-term fellows in its first decade, including the pioneering experimental filmmaker Stan VanDerBeek.

VanDerBeek became enthralled with MIT’s digital universe. Everywhere, he found computers and intensely creative engineers and scientists pushing the absolute limits of technology. VanDerBeek was as interested in how computers were shaping MIT and the larger society as he was in conducting his own experiments. The Computer Generation is a documentary that captures VanDerBeek’s expansive and fascinating ideas about computers and society and that features clips of his own investigations conducted largely at MIT. “What does an artist do with a machine?” he asks in the film. “Amplify the artist’s thought. And at last the artist is in the electronic matrix, no longer confined to his studio.” via Network Awesome

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Andrey Yazev and Emilio Gomariz at Fach & Asendorf Gallery

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Stills from Emilio Gomariz Lady Glitch (2010)

Architect and artist Ole Fach and the media artist Kim Asendorf just launched Fach & Asendorf Gallery, an online exhibition gallery for original "net.art, media art, digital madness and satisfaction."

Current exhibitions:

Andrey Yazev - Untitled Scrollbars
Emilio Gomariz - Lady Glitch & Dragon Glitch

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Seven on Seven Teams: Emily Roysdon and Kellan Elliott-McCrea

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Emily Roysdon, Story of History (2009)

Continuing our announcing the pairings of artists and technologists for Seven on Seven: Emily Roysdon & Kellan Elliott-McCrea are teaming up. The artist and the technologist both explore a broad range of ideas in their work, from activism to collaborative works...

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Le Révélateur - Bleu Nuit (2011) / Video by Sabrina Ratté

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Bleu Nuit is made using video feedbacks as basic material. Through various processes of image manipulations, colors emerged from electronic light to create improbable landscapes. It is also a collaboration with Le Révélateur, who’s music was the primal inspiration for the completion of this video. Bleu Nuit is a track from Le Révélateur's forthcoming LP on Gneiss Things, Fictions. - DIAMOND VARIATIONS

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Seven on Seven Teams: Liz Magic Laser and Ben Cerveny

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Liz Magic Laser, Chase (2009-2010), (2 min excerpt.)

Liz Magic Laser & Ben Cerveny are our third team as we announce the pairings of artists and technologists for Seven on Seven. Both the artist and technologist explore ideas of urban space, play, interaction, and performance...

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Seven on Seven Teams: Zach Lieberman and Bre Pettis

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The EyeWriter, Zachary Lieberman with F.A.T, OpenFrameworks, & Graffiti Research Lab

This week we are announcing the pairings of artists and technologists for Seven on Seven. Teammates Zachary Lieberman & Bre Pettis are both experienced tinkerers, building functional devices and conceiving new ideas for them. Lieberman's work in augmented reality and Pettis' innovations in 3D printing are examples of how the teammates explore issues related to materialization and representation...

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Publications from the Whole Earth Catalog at MoMA

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The Last Supplement to the Whole Earth Catalog, 1971

Access to Tools: Publications from the Whole Earth Catalog, 1968–1974
April 18–July 26, 2011

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3D ASCII Animated GIF from Japan

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Japanese tech news publication Weekly ASCII has an animated gif tutorial including this 3D ASCII gif.

via Prosthetic Knowledge

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Seven on Seven Teams: Rashaad Newsome and Jeri Ellsworth

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Rashaad Newsome, Status Symbol #31 (2010)

Continuing with our announcing the artists and technologists paired for Seven on Seven, our next team is Rashaad Newsome & Jeri Ellsworth. Rashaad Newsome once hacked a Nintendo Wii controller for real-time remixing of the performance "Shade Compositions" at The Kitchen. Jeri Ellsworth invented a Commodore 64 emulator within a joystick.

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