Berkeley Big Bang Podcasts Now Online

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Berkeley Big Bang 08 was three days of new media and art, June 1-3, 2008, hosted by BAM/PFA and the Berkeley Center for New Media, timed to link with 01SJ: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge, a new media art biennial in San Jose. Occurring together for the first time, these two events combined to create one of the nation�s largest gatherings of new media art.

The Berkeley Big Bang program included a one-day symposium, Embodiment, New Media and the Body, in partnership with Berkeley Center for New Media and a second symposium, Re-Mix: From Science to Art and Back, presented with Leonardo: The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology. The symposia was taped in its entirety and the podcasts, now online, include a thoughtful deconstruction of Second Life by Philosopher Hubert Dreyfus and Dreyfus in lively conversation with Second Life founder, Philip Rosedale.

To view the podcasts, see http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/podcasts/art/bigbang08

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Radio Action III CD release at New Museum

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Performances from: Damian Catera, Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson, The Dust Dive & Latitude Longitude, Joshua Fried & Todd Merrell, Tianna Kennedy, LoVid with Howard Huang, Tom Roe, and others at 7:30 p.m. Thu. Aug. 7 at the New Museum in Manhattan. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Radio Action III with admission. Join free103point9, in collaboration with Radio Web MACBA, Barbara Held and Pilar Subirá, for a live performance celebrating Radio Action III, an online radio program produced for RWM and the next free103point9 Audio Dispatch CD Release. Radio Action III features 12 five-minute soundworks conceptually tied to the idea of "radio" as an instrument or theme, composed by free103point9 transmission artists working in collaborative teams. RWM is a radio-phonic project on the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) website that explores the possibilities of the internet and radio as spaces of synthesis and exhibition. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Live web stream at www.free103point9.org. CD cover photo by David LaSpina.

Radio Action III track listing:
01 The Dust Dive & Latitude/Longitude, "PARTY COVE"
02 radio_ruido and ben owen, "Dandelions (c/clocked)"
03 LoVid & Michelle Rosenberg, in collaboration with Howard Huang, "Ring in the New"
04 Tom Roe & Scanner, "Airscape"
05 Damian Catera, "deComposition USA"
06 Joshua Fried & Todd Merrell, "Pistol Shrimp"
07 neuroTransmitter, "Chronicle"
08 Anna Friz & Tianna Kennedy, "When radios sleep what dreams may come"
09 Michelle Nagai, in collaboration with Kenta Nagai, "Sleep Radio"
10 Melissa Dubbin & Aaron S. Davidson, "You Love Me Truly"
11 31 Down & Matt Bua, "Wireless Electric Chair"
12 Alexis Bhagat & Sophea Lerner, ".00011574 Hz"

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Originally posted on free103point9 Newsroom by Rhizome


Content Producer - New York, August 5, 8pm

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@ Light Industry
Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 8pm
55 33rd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue....aka Sunset Park), 3rd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11232

Hey, FYI, I will be playing for the first time the COMPLETE Bruce Springsteen Born to Run Glockenspiel Addendum in Brooklyn next week....below is a little bit I wrote about what I am doing.........

In 2006, on a whim, I decided to go uptown to Sam Ash music store, buy a Glockenspiel and record glockenspiel parts for the songs on Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run record that did not already feature that instrument. Most everything I have ever made has been ignited from a similar semi-destructive whim. A certain idea, most often against my better judgment, mixes with my slight OCD, and I can't stop thinking about it until it is completed. Some people count their steps on the way to work...I do this. This project took a few weeks (the glockenspiel turned out a little more difficult to play then it would seem) and eventually ended up as a 12inch vinyl sold off of my website. This release featured just my Glockenspiel playing and a lot of silence in between. The intent was that people were supposed to play my record and the original at the same time. Once I sold out of these I released a FREE mix CD. This featured my Glockenspiel tracks mixed back into Bruce's original. To most people, this second version sounds just like Springsteen. This free CD has been distributed over the past year or so, at galleries, performances, and to friends. Since it is tagged by computers automatically, it has circulated as Springsteen. My thoughts on this version were based on the fact that my own artwork for years had floated around the ...

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Rencontres Internationales Paris / Berlin / Madrid

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Rencontres Internationales Paris / Berlin / Madrid :: Call for Entries - Deadline: August 25, 2008.

Rencontres Internationales will take place at the Centre Pompidou, at the Jeu de Paume national museum and in other key locations in Paris in November 2008. The same program will be presented in Madrid in April 2009 and in Berlin in June 2009.

Those three events will propose an international programming focusing on film, video and multimedia, gathering works of artists and filmmakers acknowledged on the international scene along with young artists and filmmakers.

ANY INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANISATION CAN SUBMIT ONE OR SEVERAL PROPOSALS. THE CALL FOR ENTRIES IS OPEN TO FILM, VIDEO AND MULTIMEDIA CYCLES, without any restriction of length or genre. All submissions are free, without any limitation of geographic origin.

CINEMA AND VIDEO CYCLES (all film and video formats)
* Video / Experimental video / Video art
* Fiction - short, medium and feature length
* Documentary, experimental documentary
* Experimental Film
* Animation movie

MULTIMEDIA CYCLES
* Installation * Net art * Multimedia performance and concert


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Intervention

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William Lamson (2007-2008)

via Wrong Distance

- Anne

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The Next Big Thing in Humanities, Arts and Social Science Computing: Cultural Analytics

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Hypertext. Hypermedia. High Performance Computing. It's enough to make a humanities scholar hyperventilate. A debate has raged in the last decade (at least) about whether or not the Digital Age will see the death of The Book, The Library and perhaps, The Humanities more broadly. Part of the debate resides in the historical separation that began with Erasmus and the Renaissance, where "hard" was divorced from the "soft" sciences and arts -- a division that is still visible both geographically and intellectually on university campuses, as well as amongst scholarly disciplines themselves. But some see the reciprocal and perhaps limitless possibilities of emergent technologies and humanities scholarship -- how digital technology cuts across disciplines, creates new ways of looking at artifacts, as well as producing new forms itself.

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A lengthy interview with artist and academic Lev Manovich appeared in HPCwire this week. In it, Manovich discusses his research and interest in cultural analytics.

Originally posted on Features by Rhizome


August @ - empyre - : Models and perspectives for Media Centers and Net Art organizations

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Lately, a number of institutions, based on more or less conventional models, seem to be focusing on fomenting art and culture created with digital, networked and portable devices. This is not a new phenomenon, but there seem to be different approaches, and a variety of unfoldings that shift away from the classic MediaLAB models, as the convergence of art, science and technology no longer seems to be dominant on a field nowadays diverse enough to range from social and educational perspectives to artistic experimentation of all kinds. There are mixed scenarios, on this context, in which digital culture reaches places such as China and India, while mobile and wireless networks adds layers of complexity to our connected society. At the same time open source communities grow, as well as approaches to alternative / recycled devices, and a number of organizations seem to provide air for those developments to consolidate, despite their distance from the corporate agendas. To discuss possible models and perspectives for media centers and net art organizations, representatives from institutions or independent initiatives in Brazil, England and US will share their experiences, aiming to debate differences and similarities as well as possible challenges and / or local peculiarities. How are we reacting to an epoch when, says Ned Rossiter, "there is urgent need for new institutional forms that reflect "relational" processes to challenge existing systems of governance and outmoded representational structures"? - empyre -'s guests for this month are Anne Nigten (V2, Rotterdam / Netherlands), Gabriel Menotti (Cinefalcatrua, Vitoria/ Brazil), Gisela Domschke (MediaLAB MIS, Sao Paulo / Brazil), Marc Garrett (Furtherfield, London / UK) and Sarah Cook (Eyebeam, New York / US). Later on the month, Amanda McDonald Crowley, also from Eyebeam and already an - empyre - guest on former discussions, will join the debate. To follow the discussion, subscribe to - empyre - @ https://mail.cofa.unsw ...

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Jenny Holzer’s PROJECTIONS at MASS MOCA

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Jenny Holzer


Web cam of the install through November 16, 2008

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Modern Ruin

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Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle
Always After (The Glass House) (still) 2006
Super 16mm film, transferred to HD digital video, single-channel projection exhibited from HD DVD, 16:9, colour, mono, 9:41 minute loop
Image courtesy: The artist and Galeri­a Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid.
Copy right: Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle



Queensland Art Gallery Modern Ruin
An Australian Cinematheque exhibition and film program
12 July - 12 October 2008 Stanley Place
South Bank
Brisbane
Australia
http://www.qag.qld.gov.au/home

A rich vein of contemporary artistic practice revaluates the utopian dreams of the modern period. "Modern Ruin" brings together artists and filmmakers who look back to modern art, architecture and design in order to visually and critically explore their historical failures. The profusion of recent images of modern ruins in art and film can be seen both as a response to particular physical and aesthetic qualities, and also as a metaphor for loss. The works in the exhibition and film program speak of living in the ruins of Modernism; some translate a mood of disappointment, while others are imbued with a melancholy sense of dreams half-remembered. They examine the decay, detritus and survivals of historical modernity.

Ruination is the shadow of progress and utopian thinking. From the Enlightenment, the idea of the modern was associated with the creation of new bodies of knowledge, progress and the perfection of self and society. From the second half of the nineteenth century, modernity came to signify industrialisation and urbanisation. Modernism as a movement in art, literature, architecture and design, is associated with the avant-gardes of the early twentieth century, with radical innovation and the creation of new languages. A return by artists and filmmakers to Modernism's purified forms and autonomous objects represents an attempt to imagine new meanings for them. The forms of the past ...

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Originally posted on e-flux shows :: rss by Rhizome


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Installation view of "Passé Immédiat", 2007 by Christian Philipp Müller. About 600 outdated computers, monitors, keyboards, printers… (partly running).

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Originally posted on VVORK by Rhizome