Brett Stalbaum
Since the beginning
Works in La Jolla, California United States of America

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BIO
Brett Stalbaum, Lecturer, LSOE
Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts Major (ICAM)

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
Department of Visual Arts
9500 GILMAN DR. # 0084
La Jolla CA 92093-0084

C5 research theorist (www.c5corp.com) 1997-2007
Graduate (MFA) of the CADRE Digital Media Laboratory at San Jose State
University.
Professional affiliations:
Electronic Disturbance Theater
C5
paintersflat.net

http://www.paintersflat.net/

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DISCUSSION

Primary and Other Remote Locations: the video


We recently finished a short video describing a project we started last
summer (2K5), and that was completed early this summer. Just recently I
posted it to youtube. It is somewhere at the intersection of database,
painting, diy gis, walking work and locative media. Does painting put
the taint on new media or new media the taint on painting, or both? But
we don't worry very much about mixing oil (paint) with (scarce) water.
Exploring the confluence of new and old media, as well as the virtual
and real, is where we have been working recently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7scfdbC1tvU

DISCUSSION

Re: Fwd: FRAUDSTERS DUPE NAGIN, BLANCO, EXECUTIVES, CNN


St. Oswin is the patron saint of betrayal victims.

joy.garnett@gmail.com wrote:
> ahem:
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: hudpublicaffairs@hano.us <mailto:hudpublicaffairs@hano.us>
> To: 'joyeria-walrus.com <http://joyeria-walrus.com>' <
> joyeria@walrus.com <mailto:joyeria@walrus.com>>
> Sent: Tue Aug 29 5:13
> Subject: Fwd: FRAUDSTERS DUPE NAGIN, BLANCO, EXECUTIVES, CNN
>
>
> 01:00 AM CDT
> TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2006
>
> FRAUDSTERS DUPE NAGIN, BLANCO, EXECUTIVES, CNN;
> GROSSLY MISREPRESENT HUD, DoE, WAL-MART, EXXON POSITIONS;
> SPAWN FALSE HOPES AMONG BLACKS
>
> Article: http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/08/28/hud.hoax/
> False announcement in full: http://www.hano.us/falsehopes.html
> Video of false announcement: http://www.hano.us/hudsmall.mpg
>
> An irresponsible, unemployed, middle-class huckster posed as an
> assistant to HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson and insinuated himself
> into a Gulf Coast Reconstruction Conference yesterday.
>
> Speaking alongside New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Louisiana Governor
> Kathleen Blanco, the poorly-coiffed scofflaw announced that HUD was
> reopening all public housing in New Orleans to former residents.
>
> "It is terribly sad that someone would perpetrate such a cruel hoax
> and play on the fears and anxieties of families who are desperate to
> return to their homes," said HUD spokesperson Donna White.
> ( http://www.hud.gov/news/release.cfm?content=pr06-neworleansph.cfm)
>
> "We are destroying those homes for good reason," White continued. "It
> is terribly sad that some people can't understand that. That lack of
> understanding speaks for the low level of government education in
> this country."
>
> HUD would like to make the following points perfectly clear once and
> for all:
>
> * HUD will NOT refrain from demolishing 5000 units of undamaged
> public housing simply because they are undamaged.
>
> * HUD will NOT let people come home simply because they want to, are
> part of the city, and constitute a much-needed workforce.
>
> * HUD is NOT encouraging Wal-Mart to withdraw from low-income
> neighborhoods in order to "stanch" the flow of money out of these
> neighborhoods, nor does it prefer "local" businesses.
>
> * There is NO partnership between HUD, health departments and the CDC
> to provide adequate health care to low-income residents.
>
> * A national tax base for public schools is NOT on the horizon of HUD
> or the Department of Education. U.S. public schools will continue to
> be funded from local taxes, which will continue to mean commensurate
> and proportionate levels of funding for schools in rich and poor
> neighborhoods. HUD does NOT believe equality of opportunity must
> begin in grade one, but believes it is a far more flexible concept.
>
> * Also, Exxon has asked HUD to make clear that it will NOT pay $8.6
> billion from its $35 billion in profits this year to close down the
> Mississippi River Gulf Outlet and otherwise repair the damage caused
> by the oil industry to the natural protections surrounding New
> Orleans.
>
> These are all lies, monstrously cruel, generative of oceans of false
> hopes and sadness.
>
> The cruelty of fostering false hopes among a population long
> victimized by U.S. government policies is unfathomable. Virginia L.,
> a would-be resident of the St. Bernard housing project, expressed her
> disappointment succinctly. "George W. Bush lives in public housing,"
> she said. "Why don't they evict him?"
>
> A contractor was equally critical. "I'm not angry at them for pulling
> this joke, I'm angry that it's not for real." (See video.)
>
> May God afflict the perpetrators of this cruel hoax with all the
> varieties of damage they so amply deserve.
>
> Media Contacts:
>
> Donna M. White
> U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
> 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, DC 20410
> 202-708-0980
>
> Rene Oswin
> U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
> 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, DC 20410
> r_oswin@hano.us <mailto:r_oswin@hano.us>
>
> # 30 #
>
>
>
>
>
> ---- Msg sent via Walrus Internet Webmail ----
>
> --
> 530 laguardia place #5, nyc 10012
> http://joygarnett.com

--
Brett Stalbaum, Lecturer, PSOE
Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts Major (ICAM)
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
Department of Visual Arts
9500 GILMAN DR. # 0084
La Jolla CA 92093-0084
http://www.c5corp.com
http://www.paintersflat.net

DISCUSSION

ISEA/ZeroOne on Youtube


In my position my primary responsibility is undergraduate education. I
did a lot over the course of the past year to convince our undergraduate
students that going to festivals like zeroOne and generally looking at a
lot of art (and reading rhizome!) are important ways to understand
emerging new media art world(s) which are constantly in flux. Not
surprisingly, I saw a great many UCSD students in San Jose, but
interestingly and probably not surprisingly, I only saw our *graduate*
students. I did not see one of our undergrads (that I knew), even after
a year of communication with them. (And, indeed, many of our students
are from San Jose or the South Bay Area.) This left me wondering how I
could use ops like isea/zeroOne (which only rarely come to our relative
neighborhood), as teaching opportunities for undergrads.

After the conference was over, I started searching around youtube and
realized that looking at isea/zeroOne through the lens of youtube is a
pretty good way to get some sense of the variety of practices that
constitute new media. So I put some selected youtube videos on a page
that I will show my large intro lecture classes this year as part of an
introduction to new media. (I expect it to change as more is posted...)
Much of the documentation is raw, often unedited clips from cell phones,
but having been there the various clips do seem to constitute some
reasonable sample of what what a very large festival with over 400
artists is like... and indeed youtube also filled me in on some of the
events I missed, (like the dj/vj work at the Glo nightclub.)

Anyway, for what it is worth: http://dimension.ucsd.edu/~bstalbaum/isea.html
Of course, searching for isea or zeroOne on youtube is a better
interface for exploring.

Brett

--
Brett Stalbaum, Lecturer, PSOE
Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts Major (ICAM)
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
Department of Visual Arts
9500 GILMAN DR. # 0084
La Jolla CA 92093-0084
http://www.c5corp.com
http://www.paintersflat.net

DISCUSSION

C5 Landscape Database API version 2.0


C5 Landscape Database API 2.0
An Open Source GIS API for Digital Elevation Model processing and performance
http://www.c5corp.com/research/demtool/index.shtml

C5, in association with Futuresonic 2006, is proud to release the C5
Landscape Database 2.0 API to the public, in celebration of ten years of
Futuresonic!
http://www.futuresonic.com/

*New Release*
C5 Landscape Database API 2.0

New Features in version 2.0:

* Virtual Hikers
* Support for GPS data such as track logs and waypoints
* Ability to image GPS data onto dem data
* Java3d support
* Ability to read land use data (CTG files)
* New analytic capabilities for landscape searching

Version 1.0.3 features:

* DEM input packages
* RDBMS packages for DEM data
* Support for processing DEM data dynamically
* Analytic table support for landscape searching
* Simple GUI (demtool) for viewing DEMs
* Support for data export and management

(c) C5 corporation 2002-2006, under the GNU Lesser Public License (pre-2.0
libraries) and C5/UCSD AESTHETIC USE LICENCE (2.0 libraries: see source
code for details)

DISCUSSION

Re: capturing screenshots from SOD and Wolfenstein


Hi all,

Glad you found an option. But I wanted also to share this project that
some of my students did last year, which was to capture documentation
(videos) of the game mods (many of them for Marathon Infinity, Mac) that
were done for th Cracking the Maze exhibition in 1999, curated by
Anne-Marie Schleiner, which was the first exhibition of game mods as
art. SOD is one of the games they were able to document.

http://dimension.ucsd.edu/~mazearcheology/
Project by UCSD undergrads David Finzi, Melissa Manlutac, and John Elberson.

Here is the original Cracking the Maze website:
http://switch.sjsu.edu/CrackingtheMaze/

Brett

Andrei Thomaz wrote:
> hello, Patrick and Giselle,
>
> dosbox did the job, thanks for the tip ;-)
>
> []'s
> andrei
>
>
> On 6/20/06, *Patrick May* < patrick@rhizome.org
> <mailto:patrick@rhizome.org>> wrote:
>
> Andrei,
>
> Have you tried running SOD with dosbox:
>
> http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/
>
> Cheers,
>
> Patrick
>
> --
> Patrick May
> Director of Technology
> Rhizome.org <http://Rhizome.org>
> phone: (212) 219-1288 x202
> AIM: cyclochew
> + + +
>
>
> On Jun 19, 2006, at 9:44 PM, Andrei Thomaz wrote:
>
> > hello list,
> >
> > I need to make some images from SOD (by JODI) and Wolfenstein, but
> > I can't capture anything using PrintScreen. Do you now some
> > software I can use to make the images? I tried some DOS softwares,
> > made to capture screens under DOS, but this didn't work too.
> >
> > thanks,
> > andrei
>
>

--
Brett Stalbaum, Lecturer, PSOE
Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts Major (ICAM)
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
Department of Visual Arts
9500 GILMAN DR. # 0084
La Jolla CA 92093-0084
http://www.c5corp.com
http://www.paintersflat.net