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BIO
Complexity theory is not new to art or to our culture. It migrated from computer science and biology to economics and art and, with the advent of the world wide web, it invaded our collective subconscious. Analogous seeks to support complexity-driven art and artists playing under this conceptual umbrella of "Interaction Art". Progress occurs by metaphor and analogy: Their hope is (by bringing together people and projects irrespective of media and genre) to enable philosophical crosstalk.

Analogous events and performances have been reviewed in The Wire, Make Magazine, Time Out New York, and The Village Voice. They received a Village Voice Best-of-NYC Award in October 2008 for "Best Arts Organization Centered Around Recycling". For more information about Analogous and current Analogous projects, visit http://AnalogousProjects.org.
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EVENT

Digital Intelligence & Analogous Interactions


Dates:
Wed Jun 02, 2010 00:00 - Fri May 28, 2010

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DIGITAL INTELLIGENCE & ANALOGOUS INTERACTIONS
digital emergence and social-interaction analogues..

5:00 p.m., Monday, June 2nd, 2010

With a participatory and performative social activity:
Shoals (Scott McLaughlin)
at 6:00 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m.
Bring a WiFi-enabled laptop or smartphone with audible sound to participate!

Map to Devotion Gallery
54 Maujer Street
Brooklyn NY 11206
(L to Lorimer / G to Metropolitan)

NEW YORK - Analogous Projects is pleased to present Digital Intelligence & Analogous Interactions, a group show opening at 5:00 p.m. on June 2nd at Devotion Gallery in Williamsburg, as part of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC). Works include three committee-selected ICMC AI pieces by Brett Balogh (Chora), Scott Mc Laughlin (Shoals), and Steve Bull + Scot Gresham-Lancaster (Cellphonia), as well as additional complexity-driven works by Nick Lesley (Epic Doom) and Philip Galanter (RGBCA).

The audiovisual installations and performative social activities present evolutionary- and generative-art as a tool for social sculpture and immersive gaming. An ICMC AI concert will take place on May 31st at Issue Project Room as a preface to the exhibition, with committee-selected works by Arne Eigenfeldt (In Equilibrio), Jon Weinel (Entoptic Phenomena), Will Orzo (Giraffe). Together, these ICMC AI events draw inspiration from performative ecologies, musical improvisation, reality-based games, social experiments, neural networks, and swarm-optimization.

Digital Intelligence & Analogous Interactions opens at 5:00 p.m. on June 2nd at Devotion Gallery (54 Maujer Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11206) with a performative social activity by Scott McLaughlin (Shoals). Please bring a laptop with WiFi capability and audible sound. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

At 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 at Devotion gallery on 54 Maujer Street in Williamsburg. Admission is free and open to the public.

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ICMC AI COMMITTEE
http://www.icmc2010.org/open-call.html#analogous

Marie Evelyn (Chair)
Jenny Torino (Assistant Chair)
Douglas Repetto
Galen Joseph-Hunter
James McDermott
Kurt Gottschalk
Philip Galanter
Zach Layton

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ABOUT ANALOGOUS PROJECTS
http://AnalogousProjects.org

Complexity theory is not new to art or to our culture. It migrated from computer science and biology to economics and art and, with the advent of the world wide web, it invaded our collective subconscious. Analogous seeks to support complexity-driven art and artists playing under this conceptual umbrella of "Interaction Art". Progress occurs by metaphor and analogy: Their hope is (by bringing together people and projects irrespective of media and genre) to enable philosophical crosstalk.

Analogous events and performances have been reviewed in The Wire, Make Magazine, Time Out New York, and The Village Voice. They received a Village Voice Best-of-NYC Award in October 2008 for "Best Arts Organization Centered Around Recycling". For more information about Analogous and current Analogous projects, visit http://AnalogousProjects.org.

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ABOUT THE ICMA
http://ComputerMusic.org

The International Computer Music Association is an international affiliation of individuals and institutions involved in the technical, creative, and performance aspects of computer music. It serves composers, engineers, researchers and musicians who are interested in the integration of music and technology.

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ABOUT DEVOTION GALLERY
http://AreYouDevoted.com

Devotion is a new gallery in Williamsburg focusing on the intersection of art, science, new media, and design. We present cross-disciplinary work that draws from architecture, computation, gaming, biology, fabrication, interface design, open-source communities, cloud computing, sound, science, design, emergence, and complexity. We are always seeking out artists who use new technologies or introduce new paradigms.

Devotion has two co-directors: Phoenix Perry is an artist, musician, and game designer. Marie Evelyn is an artist, curator, and computational biologist. They came together with the distinct purpose of giving the New York arts community a venue that radically re-envisions how art and technology negotiate relationships within our culture. Together, they are fostering a community that generates dialogue between art, technology, and scientific research.

The Devotion Board consists of Margaret Schedel (Ph.D. and Professor of Sound Art at SUNY), Brian Jackson (philosopher, educator, and electronic musician), and David Last (musician and artist). Phillip Stearns (circuit bender, hacker, gardener, and new media artist) is the current Gallery Assistant.

Devotion Gallery publicly opened at 54 Maujer Street in Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY) on Halloween, 2009.

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EVENT

Analogous Interactions: ICMC 2010 Welcome Concert


Dates:
Mon May 31, 2010 00:00 - Mon May 24, 2010

Location:
United States of America

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ANALOGOUS INTERACTIONS: ICMC 2010 WELCOME CONCERT
At the intersection of computer music and emergent phenomena..

8:00 p.m., Monday, May 31st, 2010

With performances by
Arne Eigenfeldt
Jon Weinel
Will Orzo

Map to Issue Project Room
232 3rd Street
Brooklyn NY 11215-2714
(M/R to Union)

NEW YORK - Analogous Projects and Issue Project Room present three selected submissions exploring the intersection of computer music and emergent phenomena, as part of the International Computer Music Conference 2010. Drawing inspiration from performative ecologies, musical improvisation, reality-based games, biomedical hacking, and chaordic systems, each nondeterministic work will be performed live following a short conceptual introduction by the composer:

In Equilibrio (Arne Eigenfeldt) is a realtime generative composition for either Disklavier or sampled piano, created by Kinetic Engine, a multiagent software designed by the composer. Responding to control over density, the first set of six agents interact to create an evolutionary rhythmic structure, communicating amongst themselves and altering their patterns in an effort to balance their own goals with those of the other agents. Rhythmic events are passed to a second set of six agents, which assign specific pitches: these decisions are mediated by their own desire to explore their environments, while balancing the ensemble goal of an artificial harmonic balance.

Entoptic Phenomena (Jon Weinel) is one of several works which utilise The Atomizer, a specially designed live electronics patch for laptop which facilitates the improvisational production of streams of Sonic Atoms. Sonic Atoms are a concept created by the artist La Peste for his flashcore music, and are considered as a means through which to explore complexity through micro rhythmic pulses.

Giraffe (Will Orzo) is centered on a program which, in real-time, generates unique and audible solutions to a problem of post-tonal music theory and composition: How can one traverse pitch-class space in the most musically meaningful way? Giraffe (written in Pure Data) generates emergence via the interaction of rule-based agents, to produce a harmonically rich four-part texture. Agents detect several quantified musical features in the context of predetermined thresholds, and fire in response to critical values. Using this neural-like algorithm, Giraffe addresses the issue of creating musical coherence through emergence, thereby navigating the tetrachords in an aesthetically compelling manner. This performance of Giraffe illustrates the concept of integrative levels, by building upon the emergence already inherent in the program itself: A group of improvising musicians interact with Giraffe for the first time, before a live audience.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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ICMC AI COMMITTEE
http://www.icmc2010.org/open-call.html#analogous

Marie Evelyn (Chair)
Jenny Torino (Assistant Chair)
Douglas Repetto
Galen Joseph-Hunter
James McDermott
Kurt Gottschalk
Philip Galanter
Zach Layton

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ABOUT ANALOGOUS PROJECTS
http://AnalogousProjects.org

Complexity theory is not new to art or to our culture. It migrated from computer science and biology to economics and art and, with the advent of the world wide web, it invaded our collective subconscious. Analogous seeks to support complexity-driven art and artists playing under this conceptual umbrella of "Interaction Art". Progress occurs by metaphor and analogy: Their hope is (by bringing together people and projects irrespective of media and genre) to enable philosophical crosstalk.

Analogous events and performances have been reviewed in The Wire, Make Magazine, Time Out New York, and The Village Voice. They received a Village Voice Best-of-NYC Award in October 2008 for "Best Arts Organization Centered Around Recycling". For more information about Analogous and current Analogous projects, visit http://AnalogousProjects.org.

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ABOUT THE ICMA
http://ComputerMusic.org

The International Computer Music Association is an international affiliation of individuals and institutions involved in the technical, creative, and performance aspects of computer music. It serves composers, engineers, researchers and musicians who are interested in the integration of music and technology.

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ABOUT ISSUE PROJECT ROOM
http://IssueProjectRoom.org

Issue Project Room provides an open and versatile environment where both established and emerging artists can conduct, exhibit and perform new and site-specific work according to their respective visions. Through an evolving collaboration with curators, artists and educators, ISSUE Project Room fosters a wide-range of artistic projects that challenge and expand conventional practices in art. ISSUE Project Room fulfills its mission through a series of innovative programs, events, exhibitions, performances, talks and concerts.

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EVENT

ScrapCycle(reUSE/reCOMBINE)


Dates:
Fri May 07, 2010 00:00 - Sun May 02, 2010

imageSCRAPCYCLE(REUSE/RECOMBINE)
creative reuse through recombination


Opens 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 7th, 2010

With upcycled and handmade performances by
Bora Yoon
Ranjit Bhatnagar and the Glass Bees
Tom Vanderwall

Map to Devotion Gallery
54 Maujer Street
(L to Lorimer or G to Metropolitan)

NEW YORK - Analogous Projects is pleased to present ScrapCycle(reUSE/reCOMBINE), a group show opening at 7:00 p.m. on May 7th at Devotion Gallery in Williamsburg, with works by Aricoco (Ari Tabei), Katherine Liberovskaya + o.blaat (Keiko Uenishi), LoVid (Kyle Lapidus + Tali Hinkis), Philip Galanter, Phillip Stearns, Pollie Barden, Ranjit Bhatnagar, Torino:Margolis (Jenny Torino + Ben Margolis).

ScrapCycle is an ongoing project devoted to the creative reuse of refuse. This annual one-night event has been reinterpreted as a group exhibition, ScrapCycle(reUSE/reCOMBINE). In addition to featuring upcycled artworks and performances, workshops will take place throughout the month in order to underscore the participatory nature of the ScrapCycle series.

All events require a piece of refuse for reuse as the price of admission. Materials are used for on-site installations, directed toward local upcycling artists, or repurposed as holiday gift wrap. These action-based economic and environmental aspects of ScrapCycle refer to the act of reuse as requiring us to approach everyday decisions from a use-value perspective, which is in opposition to our collective exchange-value upbringing.

ScrapCycle places an exchange-value on upcycled and reused materials, in order to probe the environmental effects of economic perspective. By presenting concrete implementations of reuse and recombination, ScrapCycle(reUSE/reCOMBINE) serves to liken the small pervasive effects of social sculpture, environmental activism, and economic perspective to a fine-tuning of interdependent parameters with global results. The exhibition references complexity science as it relates to political economy, ecology, and methods of reuse and recombination (i.e., small-world networks, social systems theory, ecological systems theory, evolutionary computation, genetic algorithms, neural networking).

ScrapCycle(reUSE/reCOMBINE) opens at 7:00 p.m. on May 7th at Devotion Gallery (54 Maujer Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11206) with performances by Bora Yoon, Ranjit Bhatnagar and the Glass Bees, and Tom Vanderwall. Admission is a used water bottle for reuse, and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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-> Opening Flyer
-> Press Release
-> Media Release
-> Press Kit
-> Marie@AnalogousProjects.org
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OPPORTUNITY

Artificial Intelligence and Analogous Interactions at the International Computer Music Conference 2010


Deadline:
Thu Dec 31, 2009 00:00

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ANALOGOUS INTERACTIONS AT ICMC 2010
http://ICMC2010.org/open-call.html#analogous

Complexity theory is not new to art or to our culture.  It migrated from computer science and biology to economics and art and, with the advent of the world wide web, it invaded our collective subconscious.  Analogous seeks to support complexity-driven art and artists playing under this conceptual umbrella of "Interaction Art".

Analogous invites proposals for presentation at Analogous Interactions events for the International Computer Music Conference, taking place in New York City in June 2010.  Works should explore the intersection of computer music and emergent phenomena -- including, but not limited to, generative sound- and video-works, performative ecologies and installations, live-coding and musical improvisation, reality-based games and social experiments, biomedical hacking and new technology, artificial intelligence and chaordic systems.  Works should be "nondeterministic", having an unpredictable and/or live element, and should be appropriate for a performance, an installation, or a social event.  (Both works-in-progress and finished works will be considered.)

Visit http://music.oc.cct.lsu.edu/author/submit.php to submit work for ICMC 2010.  Applicants may submit more than one work, however, a separate proposal must be made for each.  Select Analogous Interactions for AI-related works.  The deadline for submissions is December 31st, 2009.

Submissions must include the following:
  * Title of Work.
  * Artist(s) Contact Information.
  * Topic Area:  Select Analogous Interactions.
  * Project Keywords.
  * Project Abstract.
  * PDF file containing:
        * Type of work:  Choose from Performance, Installation, or Social Activity.
        * An Artist Biography (250-word maximum).
        * An Artist Statement (250-word maximum).
        * A Project Description (350-word maximum).
        * Detailed Technical Specifications (100-word maximum).
  * Zipped folder containing three appropriate excerpts and/or other samples of the work to be presented (MP3-formatted audio files, MP4-formatted video files, and/or PDF schematics).

(Visit http://ICMC2010.org/open-call.html#analogous to view the official ICMC Call for Works.  Visit http://ICMC2010.org for information regarding the International Computer Music Conference.  Please direct all eligibility questions and other ICMC- or AI-related inquiries to Marie@AnalogousProjects.org.)


EVENT

Action Potential // Analogous Projects Interaction Art Incubator


Dates:
Thu Nov 19, 2009 00:00 - Mon Nov 09, 2009

Location:
Norway

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      Action Potential: A Work-In-Progress Presentation
              Giving voice to human free will
A work-in-progress performance by Torino:Margolis
        at PikselFest09 on Thursday, November 19th, 2009

NORWAY  --  Analogous Projects is excited to announce the participation of Torino:Margolis's Action Potential in PikselFest09Action Potential is a new media work giving voice to human free will, and will be presented as a work-in-progress at PikselFest09 on November 19th.

Volitional movement is produced as a result of conscious choice.  For this Interaction Art Incubator project, biomedical artists Torino:Margolis -- together with sound-artist/programmer Lee Azzarello and choreographer/dancer Dana Kotler -- will detect this expression of free will and transform it into sound.

Action Potential: A work-In-Progress Presentation will take place at 9:00 p.m. on November 19th at PikselFest09 in Bergen, Norway.  Please visit http://piksel.no/festival/p09/live-events for complete event info.

Contact Marie at Marie@AnalogousProjects.org for press materials.