Amy Alexander
Since 2009
Works in United States of America

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BIO
Amy Alexander is a new media, audiovisual and performance artist who has also worked in film, video, music and information technology. Her current and recent work approaches digital media art from a performing arts perspective, often sitting at the intersection of art and popular culture. Amy’s projects have been presented on the Internet, in clubs and on the street as well as in festivals and museums. She is an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego. In summer and fall 2012, she'll be Artist-in-Residence at iotaCenter in Los Angeles.

Amy – who has also worked under the names Cue P. Doll and VJ Übergeek – was a dinos^H^H^H pioneer in the development of software-based net art, beginning in 1996 with the Webby-nominated Multi-Cultural Recycler, a project that spoofed both net celebrity and faux multi-culturalism on the web. In addition to her art projects, she was also a co-founder and moderator of the Runme.org software art repository and has been active in software art curation.

Amy’s projects have been exhibited at venues ranging from The Whitney Museum, Prix Ars Electronica, Transmediale, SIGGRAPH, and the New Museum to club performances at Sonar (Barcelona), First Avenue (Minneapolis) and Melkweg (Amsterdam). She has performed on the streets of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, Zürich, and Aberdeen, Scotland. Her work has been discussed in publications including Wired, The New York Times, Slashdot, Ecrans, Leonardo, The Boston Globe and the Washingon Post.

Amy’s work has been influenced by her background in musical performance, and she’s recently expanded her performance endeavors by studying and performing standup comedy. Besides continuing her VJ performances, she’s recently published texts on audiovisual performance history. In collaboration with Annina Rüst and composer Cristyn Magnus, she created Discotrope, an audiovisual performance involving solar energy and various histories of dance in cinema. She is currently working on a research and performance project that combines performative cinema with various forms of percussion gestures.
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Discordia celebrates ...


Samhain/Halloween/Dias de los Muertos/Allerheiligen ...

Take your pick and come by from October 29 to November 3 to leave an
epitaph, parting wishes, wise thoughts and witty words as Discordia
prepares to depart for the netherworld, the other side, perpetual
archivization and/or possible future reincarnations.

http://discordia.us

Discordificiously,
-Discordia Collective

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CyberSpaceLand Software Home Edition Public Beta is Released


Well, it's taken awhile, but the public beta of CyberSpaceLand Software -
Home Edition is finally available. The same software used in VJ Ubergeek's
CyberSpaceLand Text VJ shows, performed in nightclubs from Here to There -
direct to your computer screen, but without the smokey club haze!

CyberSpaceLand is inspired by leisure culture's shift towards resembling
work - and vice versa. CyberSpaceLand turns tedious typing and timorous
text (from the internet and beyond) into a flamboyant and funky club
performance. Special features for the Home edition include a new music
visualizer option and CyberPOP, which lets you use CyberSpaceLand as
psychedelic e-mail software. And, there's even an option to modify
CyberSpaceLand to work with any custom text you choose.

Software, new sample videos and more available now at:
http://cyberspaceland.org

By the way, if you're coming to Sonar in Barcelona, stop by the
CyberSpaceLand show with VJ Ubergeek and DJ Donna Maya
(http://www.diepatinnen.de/)
in the Sonarama area, Thursday, June 17th, at 9:15 PM.

Hope to see you there!

CyberSpaceLand Home Edition: Join the Textperience...

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VJ_Ubergeek_2nd_Minneapolis_show_added_


Second Minneapolis Geek VJ show added this weekend!

Saturday, May 1st at
First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
http://www.first-avenue.com/
(Sometime after 10pm)

as well as the previously announced Thursday show:

VJ Ubergeek performs her CyberSpaceLand Geek VJ set this
Thursday April 29th, at the
"CrossFaded Thursdays" 3-year Anniversary show:
Dinkytowner Cafe
412 1/2 14th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(Doors open 9pm)

http://www.dinkytowner.com/crossfaded.htm
http://cyberspaceland.org

CyberSpaceLand: Post-Dotcom Entertainment

DISCUSSION

VJ_Ubergeek_Minneapolis_CyberSpaceLand_show_


VJ Ubergeek performs her CyberSpaceLand Geek VJ set this
Thursday April 29th, at the
"CrossFaded Thursdays" 3-year Anniversary show:
Dinkytowner Cafe
412 1/2 14th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(Doors open 9pm)

http://www.dinkytowner.com/crossfaded.htm
http://cyberspaceland.org

CyberSpaceLand: Post-Dotcom Entertainment

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Discordia welcomes guest host: Ignacio Nieto


Discordia welcomes guest host: Ignacio Nieto
http://discordia.us

Discordia welcomes Ignacio Nieto as Guest Host. His contribution "Two
Observations Between Receiver and Emitter" addresses the question of
the relationship between art and audience, biotechnology and medicine,
or digital governments and hidden political agendas.

Discordia's "Frequently Asked Questions" have been translated into Spanish
to widen the discussion field to other language circles.

Discordia, experimento de filtracion social de moderacion colaborativa y de
diferentes estilos de comunicacion ha sido traducido al espanol para ampliar
el campo de discusion a otros idiomas y aprovecha dar la bienvenida a
Ignacio Nieto en la seccion rincon de hospedaje del invitado con el tema
Dos Observaciones Entre el Receptor y el Emisor que plantea que la obra del
arte ejerce un control sobre el receptor tal como lo esta haciendo la
biotecnologia con medicamentos o los gobiernos digitales con propaganda
encubierta por gestos politicos.

Ademas invita a las personas a inscribirse para poder votar y abrir la
discusion sobre este texto anadiendole otros textos que esten relacionados o
seguir la discusion en otras historias escritas en otros idiomas ocupando el
traductor Babel Filter.

Ignacio Nieto, 1973
Nieto is a visual artist who lives and works in Santiago, Chile. He
has been presenting his works since 1999 and frequently contributes to
seminars, creates software art and online works. Over the past years
his investigations are positioned at the intersection of hacking, art
and activism.

Ignacio Nieto, 1973
Artista Visual. He expuesto en diferentes espacios desde 1999. A partir del
nuevo milenio ha enfocado su investigacion en arte y tecnologia
participando en semiarios acerca de disciplinas cruzadas entre el hacker,
arte y activismo. Recientemente a trabajado en construcciones de programas
de arte y trabajos en linea. Vive, trabaja en Santiago.

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