Barry Jones
Since 2003
Works in Clarksville, Tennessee United States of America

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BIO
My work is about ethics and it asks the oldest of questions: what does it mean to live a good life?
What is our responsibility to each other, to our families, to those with disabilities, to the past? In the
face of tragedy how do we reaffirm that life is good. These are the themes of my work.

I am an associate professor at Austin Peay State University and live in Clarksville, TN with my wife, Jennifer,
and our four children, Marlena, Aidan, Hope and Elliott.

I also work in the audio/ video collaborative Black & Jones and perform in the vj duo [ fladry + jones ].
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EVENT

Terminal Announces the Launch of "Horror Stories" by Jillian Mcdonald


Dates:
Tue May 15, 2012 08:55 - Wed Dec 25, 2019

Location:
Tennessee
United States of America

Terminal is pleased to announce the launch of Horror Stories by Jillian Mcdonald. Mcdonald is a winner of a 12-13 Terminal Award.

Horror Stories is a web-based artwork that enables an interactive and collaborative film-making experience. The work is not a film per se, it is a contemporary update and visual equivalent to ghost stories told around a campfire. That everyone wants to shoot a horror film might be an exaggeration, but the genre’s signature low budgets, repetitive motifs, and minimal narratives make the feat possible for many amateurs and fans. In Horror Stories the viewer’s experience depends on his or her own expectations of horror films. Programming by Julie Gill.


EVENT

Terminal is Pleased to Announce the Launch of Soyaball by the WRMC Collaborative


Dates:
Fri Apr 27, 2012 14:15 - Sat Jan 26, 2019

SoyaBall is an online fortune telling and fortune gathering site. Inspired by the popular Magic 8 Ball and Google’s auto-complete function, we seek to create a seemingly all-knowing device. Rooted in Dada and Surrealist games like the exquisite corpse and borrowing from notions of Oulipo poetry, SoyaBall juxtaposes two seemingly incongruous ideas through an extraction and recombination of data. The site takes gathered fortunes input by previous users and pairs them with questions asked by other users. SoyaBall questions the acquisition and distribution of how we find the answers to life’s questions. The site consists of two sections: one where participants ask a question and receive what the software perceives to be the best answer from the pool of available fortunes, the second section takes questions asked by previous users and asks new users to provide an answer. The two sections feed each other, as they have a cyclical relationship in generating content. Questions asked in one are answered in the other. SoyaBall is set up as a double-blind experiment in that the users are unaware that their questions and answers are feeding the disconnected databases.Users are limited to inquiry once a day to foster thoughtful questions and answers, as opposed to simply being a dumping ground for life’s less-challenging questions. SoyaBall puts technology, and specifically the internet, in the role of psychic figure as it offers the best answer based on the pool of information it has. Given the desire for most to simply jump online to find an answer, SoyaBall critiques the ways that we seek knowledge. SoyaBall lives online, but in our quest to blur the line between digital and physical space, the second phase of the project will involve constructing a portable device to take SoyaBall into public space. To spread knowledge of and access to SoyaBall, we will create and distribute QR codes that direct those with SmartPhones to a mobile version of the site. Users empower SoyaBall to give them definitive answers. SoyaBall playfully subverts our desire to find definitive answers and quench our uncertainty simply by taking any answer and labeling it as definitive.


EVENT

Terminal Is Pleased to Announce the Winners of the 2012- 2013 Terminal Awards


Dates:
Tue Aug 28, 2012 21:35 - Wed May 01, 2013

Each year, Terminal awards four artists an award to help in the completion of internet based art works. Funding is made possible by the generous support of the Center of Excellence in the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University. Special thanks go to this year's jurors, xtine burrough and Stephanie Rothenberg.

Award Recipients:

Benjamin Grosser

http://bengrosser.com/

Benjamin Grosser, an artist and a composer, is currently pursuing an MFA in New Media at the University of Illinois. Previously he earned degrees in music composition from Illinois before moving to the Beckman Institute, where he directed the Imaging Technology Group. His artistic work has been covered widely in the online press, including articles on Boing Boing, the Make Blog, Engadget, Fast Company, and Juxtapoz. The Huffington Post said of his Interactive Robotic Painting Machine that "Grosser may have unknowingly birthed the apocalypse." The St. Louis Riverfront Times called his music “very loud and ugly.”

project: The Facebook Demetricator

This software will enable Facebook's users to utilize the site as they always have, but without any of the parenthetical quantifiers that populate the interface. They'll see who their friends are, but would have to count them by hand to know how many the have. They'll be able to see who comments on their status, but will only see their names instead of their aggregate value.




Jillian Mcdonald
http://jillianmcdonald.net/

Jillian Mcdonald lives and works in New York and Canada. Her work in performance, video, and new media has been show in venues such as Edith Russ Haus in Germany, Montehermoso in Spain, the Western Front in Canada, Lilith Performance Studio in Sweden, and Hallwalls in Buffalo. She lectures regularly about her work across North America and beyond, and teaches at Pace University. Since 2006 she has watched an unhealthy amount of horror films.

project: Horror Stories

Horror Stories is a web project that enables a personally tailored and/or collaborative film-making experience. The work is not a film per se, it is a contemporary update and visual equivalent to ghost stories told around the campfire. Web visitors are invited to make choices based on various parameters including monsters, location, mood, weather, etc, and the compiled story is displayed as a custom mini horror film.




Angela Washko
http://angelawashko.com/

Through an interdisciplinary practice spanning performance, video, collaborative actions, and installation, Angela Washko investigates how attitudes and stereotypes regarding the representation of women manifest in narratives within media, advertising, and video games. In response to an environment in which everything from women to sunshine have been commodified, she creates playfully critical videos which highlight the absurdity of accepting a feminine identity built on purchases and representations of women in the media. Frequently deconstructing objects that have already been introduced into culture, her works are a call-to-action, bringing light to patterns and habits we have implicitly disregarded and demanding a drastic attitude change in our collective consciousness.

project: Founding the 'Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness' in World of Warcraft.

I, among many other female gamers (2) frequently witnessed offensive, exploitative, and explicit language used to discuss women in World of Warcraft. This project aims to bring light to these isolated communities and their bizarre social climates residing in epic virtual landscapes – communities that are blatantly politically incorrect, frequently abusive, and characterized by application-based guilds filled with fascinating hierarchies. The final result will be a series of videos documenting my in-game actions and performances.




Angela Watters
http://www.angelawatters.com/

Angela Watters is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Carbondale, Illinois. She received her B.F.A. in Photography from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and her M.F.A. from Columbia College Chicago. She was a recipient of the Union League Civic and Arts Foundation fellowship in 2005 and 2006. As founding member and lead organizer of The Foster Collective she organized a collective response to the 2010 Gulf oil spill on gas station paper towels. This summer she will have a solo show at ACRE projects in Chicago and be artist-in-residence at the Luminary Center in St. Louis.

project: The Poorhouse/______Million Dollar Home

The Poorhouse/ _______Million Dollar Home is a multi- disciplinary experiment in radical wealth redistribution. The project examines the student loan debt problem and the inequities of the art market using sculpture, performance, photography, and new media.


EVENT

Terminal Announces the Launch of "From Here" by Joel Swanson and Ben Jacobson


Dates:
Tue Feb 21, 2012 21:50 - Mon Dec 31, 2012

Terminal is pleased to announce the launch of “From Here” by Joel Swanson and Ben Jacobson. The project is a 11 – 12 Terminal Award Winner. Each year, Terminal awards four artists or artist teams an award to help in the completion of internet based art works.

From Here is a networked art project that explores adjectival nouns of place. Language is a mutable system that only works when people agree to its conventions, but there are certain areas where these conventions break down, and that is where language gets interesting. Specifically, for certain locations and locales, there is disagreement regarding adjectival nouns, or how someone refers to themselves as “from that place.” So go ahead, add your vote, and see how it stocks up against the conventions of language.

Joel Swanson is an artist and writer who is currently the Director of the Technology, Arts & Media Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He teaches courses on digital art, media theory, and the history of design. He received his MFA in digital art at the University of California, San Diego. His art work is motivated by literary theory and exists as a series of installations, both real and virtual, that explore the nature of language and its embodiment.

Ben Jacobson interned as a PM at Microsoft for the Office UX Team. He co-founded Y Combinator funded Apigy Inc and developed Agile Tools at Rally Software. He majored in Computer Science at the University of Colorado and has taught there in the Technology, Arts, and Media Program. He is currently an engineer at LinkSmart


OPPORTUNITY

Call for 12 - 13 Terminal Awards


Deadline:
Wed Feb 15, 2012 23:59

During the 2012 – 2013 academic year, Terminal http://www.terminalapsu.org will award four – $500 stipends to assist in the creation of new internet based art works.

The submission deadline is February 15, 2012

Submissions are open to anyone.

Terminal can provide webspace for completed projects, or the artists may elect to host the project themselves (with Terminal retaining a copy for archiving). We simply ask that Terminal be acknowledged with a link from the project.

In an e-mail to: jonesb@apsu.edu include
1. Artist or Artists full name
2. Address
3. E-mail address
4. Short bio ( 100 words max )
5. Links to on-line projects ( 5 urls max )
6. Proposed project title and description ( 500 words max )
7. Documentation that supports the proposal (images, diagrams, prototypes, etc)

This information may be included in the text of the e-mail or as an attachment

jurors:

xtine burrough

xtine is a media artist and educator. She is the editor of Net Works: Case Studies in Web Art and Design (Routledge 2011) and co-author of Digital Foundations (New Riders/AIGA 2009).

Informed by the history of conceptual art, she uses social networking, databases, search engines, blogs, and applications in combination with popular sites like Facebook, YouTube, or Mechanical Turk, to create web communities promoting interpretation and autonomy.

xtine believes art shapes social experiences by mediating consumer culture with rebellious practices. As an associate professor of communication at CSUF, she bridges the gap between histories, theories, and production in design and new media education.

http://www.missconceptions.net/

Stephanie Rothenberg

Stephanie Rothenberg creates provocative interactions that question the boundaries and social constructs of manufactured desires. Through participatory performance, installation and networked media, her work investigates the mediation of the physical, analog body through the digital interfaces of commodity culture. Adopting the role of cultural anthropologist, the medium of the techno-sphere itself becomes a laboratory for raising critical questions about our interpersonal relationship to technology and its broader socio-political implications.

Stephanie has exhibited, performed and lectured in the US and internationally at venues including the Sundance Film Festival, MASS MoCA, Whitney Museum of American Art, Banff New Media Institute and LABoral Center for Art & Industry. She has received numerous awards
including a 2011 Harpo and a 2009 Creative Capital in Emerging Fields. She has been in residence at art & technology centers such as Eyebeam, Harvestworks and free103point9 Wave Farm in upstate NY.

In addition to her position as Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Studies at SUNY Buffalo, Stephanie is Artistic Co-Director of REV-, a non-profit organization based in New York City, that furthers socially-engaged art, design, and pedagogy.

www.pan-o-matic.com
http://rev-it.org/