Owen Mundy
Since 2004
Works in Tallahassee, Florida United States of America

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BIO
Owen Mundy is an artist, designer, and programmer who investigates public space and its relationship to data. His artwork highlights inconspicuous trends and offers tools to make hackers out of everyday users. He has an MFA in Visual Art from the University of California, San Diego and is an Assistant Professor of Art at Florida State University.


The Unconscious Performance of Identity: A Review of Johannes P. Osterhoff’s “Google”


As part of this year’s Transmediale festival in Berlin, media artist Johannes P. Osterhoff organized an online collaborative performance of search engine queries, simply titled, “Google.” For one week, Osterhof convinced myself and 36 other participants to add a unique search method to our default web browsers so that everything we “googled”—from the personal to the mundane—became instantly visible online at google-performance.org.

The performers, who are mostly artists or technologists or both, recorded 1,322 searches over seven days. Search queries were displayed chronologically with their sequence number, date and time, participant name, and search tool used. The text of the search and participant name were also hyperlinked, so searches can be explored by keyword or participant.

Many queries reflect content from the Transmediale conference. Others reveal users engaging in play, submitting insider messages or odd one-liners. Most searches are about business as usual, as evidenced by the high number of phrases referencing programming or technology. Reading through them, by time or participant or keyword, gives the impression of a conscious stream of thought. They are a random series of words and phrases that make irrational leaps from noun to verb to sentence, only occasionally creating a complete thought when a participant repeats parts of phrases in their quest for the intended outcome.

The queries are often poetic, like these from my own stream:

xmas

 release serial ports

release serial ports arduino

chariot sidecar

pull down resistor

Others are strangely suggestive, like this snippit from Osterhof’s searches:

mspro

jennie garth

chrome french download

extrem wohlgeformet google suchanfragen mit poetischer kraft

ed2000

Sometimes they are coincidental, like these which share the common keyword, “python:”

python copy file os

Monty Python New Movie

python random coin flip

python do while

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JOB

Director, Facility for Arts Research, Florida State University


Deadline:
Sun Apr 27, 2014 00:00

Location:
TALLAHASSEE, Florida
United States of America

Position #00057585 / Job Opening #37068

The College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance seeks applicants for Director of the Facility for Arts Research (FAR). The position would report to the Dean and is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position.

The Facility for Arts Research supports rigorous investigation and inquiry across artistic media and disciplines with a focus on technological innovation. FAR incorporates formLab, which gives artists, designers and scientists access to a variety of tools to engage in hybrid digital/physical practices, and Small Craft Advisory Press (SCAP), which blends traditional and digital printmaking processes to create collaborative artists’ books. FAR’s mission is to develop and share arts research-related resources with Florida State University and the larger community, providing a variety of classroom experiences, residencies, exhibitions, internship/volunteer opportunities and workshops.

For more information, please visit: http://artsresearch.fsu.edu/

The Facility is housed within the College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance: http://cvatd.fsu.edu/

Qualifications

Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts (MFA) or equivalent and should have a strong record of creative activity within the areas of sculpture, digital media, or other related disciplines. Candidates’ records must demonstrate work with a national scope (through exhibitions, publications, speaking engagements, etc). Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to successfully acquire external funding through grants and/or fundraising activities.

Preferred

Previous academic experience is preferred, as is experience directing or leading a center, institute, organization, or program within the arts. Preferred candidates will have a record of distinguished artistic and creative activity with an international scope.

Responsibilities

Research, service, teaching, and administrative activities as Director of the Facility for Arts Research. The Director will provide vision and leadership to build the Facility’s regional, national, and international reputation.

  • Develop and implement a strategic vision to build and increase research stature at regional, national, and international levels
  • Foster a research culture that encourages creativity and originality while promoting interdisciplinary activities
  • Successfully pursue grant funding and fundraising to support the Facility’s mission and scope
  • Identify new research and creative activity opportunities with the potential to bring significant recognition
  • Design and implement a cohesive visiting artists and scholars program, ensuring quality and diversity of creative contributors
  • Increase intra-College participation in FAR activities while seeking out opportunities for collaboration across the FSU and beyond (such as with institutes, universities, businesses, and governmental agencies)
  • Promote ethics and integrity in scholarship, research, and creative activities; ensure regulatory compliance where applicable
  • Contribute to the scholarly and creative activity of FAR
  • Oversee the development of procedures to enhance and track research and creative activity productivity
  • Provide direction and oversight for personnel and fiscal management
  • Teach approximately two to three courses per year within the Department of Art


Anticipated Salary Range

Negotiable based upon qualifications, education, and experience.

How to Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific vacancy as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu; search for Job Opening ID 37068.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include work history and education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resume.

Candidates must submit a statement outlining the philosophy they would apply to directing the Facility for Arts Research as well as a Curriculum Vita Images of work should also be submitted to the committee for review. These documents should be submitted via the online application process or by mail to:

Office of the Dean, College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance
Florida State University
PO Box 3061170
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1170

Materials must be postmarked on or before 4/27/2014

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran employer. FSU’s equal opportunity statement can be viewed at: http://wwww.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.


JOB

Assistant Professor of Art - Interdisciplinary Designer / Artist


Deadline:
Mon Jan 07, 2013 00:00

Assistant Professor of Art - Interdisciplinary Designer / Artist

Florida State University, Department of Art
http://art.fsu.edu/

The Department of Art at Florida State University (FSU) seeks an interdisciplinary artist / designer for an Assistant Professor position. The applicant will use text in relationship to the future of design and art in an interdisciplinary program. This is a tenure-track position with a 3/2 teaching load.

QUALIFICATIONS: MFA or equivalent in the visual arts, an emerging or established recognition in their field, clear record of excellence in teaching and strong communication skills, and an understanding of a wide array of curricular and artistic methodologies.

Candidates will have a commitment to sustained investigation of intellectual issues in contemporary art. Primary creative research involves using text in some way, and may include but is not limited to: book arts, computational design, criticism, digital printing, information design, installation, new media art, printmaking, public art, sculpture, time-based media, typography, and web art. Ideal candidates will be comfortable working across disciplines and encompassing broader approaches to art practice and teaching.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The candidate will have responsibilities in research/creative activity, teaching in both graduate and undergraduate courses, and service. This candidate will have teaching duties in the Print+Media focus area, an interdisciplinary art and design focus on using new media tools to produce various outcomes (2D, 3D and/or Time based), as well as additional courses related to their specialty.

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS: The Department of Art offers undergraduate programs (BA, BFA) in Studio Art, and a 3-year MFA program in Studio Art. Our programs encourage interdisciplinary freedom through a wide range of emerging and traditional art practices, while also offering concentrations in digital media, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, photographic and artist books, ceramics and sculpture. Both BFA and MFA programs provide students large personal studios and exhibition spaces.

FSU is a public, fully accredited, coeducational research institution with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, with strong support for faculty research and exhibition and is committed to fostering an academic community of excellence. Faculty grants offer up to $20,000 to first-year faculty. There are many opportunities for inter and cross-disciplinary collaboration at Florida State including the History of Text Technologies (HoTT) program, Small Craft Advisory Press (SCAP), and the Facility for Arts Research (FAR).

Salary and benefits competitive.

To apply: Please send the following on CD or DVD (JPG/PNG, PDF, or MOV formats only):

Cover letter of interest that addresses how credentials and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position, contact information, CV, artist statement, teaching statement, 20 images/videos (< 3:00 min each or approx. 1024x768 JPG) of recent work with list of image titles and media, 20 images of student work, relevant syllabi of courses you have taught, names and contact information for 3 references.

Send materials to:

Interdisciplinary Designer / Artist Search Committee

FSU Department of Art/ 220 FAB,

530 West Call Street, Tallahassee FL 32306-1150.

Applicants must also go to https://jobs.fsu.edu to complete an on-line application. The e-Recruit Job Opening number is 35030

Consideration of applications begins January 7, 2013.

The Florida State University is an equal employment opportunity employer and educational provider committed to a policy of non-discrimination.


JOB

Assistant Professor of Photography/Video


Deadline:
Fri Feb 01, 2013 00:00

Call for Applications

Assistant Professor of Photography/Video – tenure -track
Florida State University, Department of Art
http://art.fsu.edu/

The Department of Art at the Florida State University (FSU) seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor in Photography /Video. This is a tenure-track position with a 3/2 teaching load that begins August 2013.

QUALIFICATIONS: MFA or equivalent in the visual arts, an emerging or established recognition in the field of photography, with additional skills in contemporary video art, a clear record of excellence in teaching and strong communication skills, and an understanding of a wide array of curricular and artistic methodologies.

Candidates will have a commitment to sustained investigation of intellectual issues in contemporary art, with primary artistic research in photography and video art. Ideal candidates will be comfortable working across disciplines and encompassing broader approaches to art practice and teaching.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The candidate will have responsibilities in research/creative activity, teaching and service. Teaching includes introductory and advanced graduate and undergraduate courses that address concepts and practices in both photography and video.

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS: The Department of Art offers undergraduate programs (BA, BFA) in Studio Art, and a 3-year MFA program in Studio Art. Our programs encourage interdisciplinary freedom through a wide range of emerging and traditional art practices, while also offering concentrations in digital media, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, photographic and artist books, ceramics and sculpture. Both BFA and MFA programs provide students large personal studios and exhibition spaces.

FSU is a public, fully accredited, coeducational research institution with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, with strong support for faculty research and exhibition and is committed to fostering an academic community of excellence. Faculty grants offer up to $20,000 to first-year faculty. Collaboration amongst faculty and across departments is highly encouraged through grants and special facilities like our facility for Fine Arts Research (FAR) and other cross-department specialized facilities.

Salary and benefits competitive.

To apply: Send the following on CD or DVD (JPG, PDF, PNG, or MOV formats only):
Cover letter with contact information, CV, artist statement, teaching statement, 20 images/videos (< 3:00 min each or approx. 1024x768 JPG) of recent work with list of image titles and media, 20 images of student work, relevant syllabi of courses you have taught, names and contact information for 3 references.

Send materials to:
Photography Search Committee
FSU Department of Art/ 220 FAB,
530 West Call Street, Tallahassee FL 32306-1150.

Applicants must also go to https://jobs.fsu.edu to complete an on-line application. The e-Recruit Job Opening number is 34917

Consideration of applications begins December 15, 2012.

The Florida State University is an equal employment opportunity employer and educational provider committed to a policy of non-discrimination.



EVENT

A Single Composite


Dates:
Sat May 07, 2011 12:50 - Fri Jun 24, 2011

Location:
Berlin, Germany

A Single Composite
Owen Mundy
May 7–June 24
Vernissage (opening): May 7, 19:00+
Finissage (closing): June 23, 19:00+
“Nothing now distinguishes the function of the weapon and the eye; the projectile’s image and the image’s projectile form a single composite.”—Paul Virilio in “War & Cinema”
A Single Composite is a kinetic installation and multi-projection/viewing apparatus consisting of one 100cm wide film strip stretched, twisted, and looped through multiple spaces by reconstituted digital printer chassis. This cinematic enterprise, a sprawling film through which declassified and other found reconnaissance footage is projected on walls, ceilings, and floors, forms a series of individual moments of surveillance and implied violence.
Bauer&Ewald
Lenaustraße 20
12047 Neukölln-Berlin
u8 schönleinstraße, u7/u8 hermannplatz
http://bauerundewald.com
Öffnungszeiten (open hours):
Mo-Sa ab 18:00, So ab 16:00
jeweils bis spätnachts (until late)


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