Brooke Singer
Since the beginning
brooke@bsing.net
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

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BIO
Brooke Singer is a media artist based in New York City. She is Associate Professor of New Media, Purchase College, State University of New York, and a fellow at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center.
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OPPORTUNITY

Job: New Media Tech @ SUNY Purchase


Deadline:
Sat May 28, 2005 09:04

We are looking for a New Media Tech at SUNY Purchase. To find out about the program, please visit http://www.purchase.edu/academics/interdisc/new_media.asp. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Please circulate.

Sincerely, Brooke Singer
brooke@bsing.net

Job Description and Application Information:

New Media Computer Technician - $40k deadline: July 1, 2005. Position to be filled by August 15th 2005

Purchase College/State University of New York seeks to hire an experienced computer technician to serve the New Media Program.

Requirements: The successful applicant will have at least a bachelor's degree, solid computer skills, including experience in video post-production and server administration, and the ability to communicate and work with faculty, student and technical staff.

Primary duties expected of the successful applicant include:

1. Maintain, administer, backup and supervise:

A 24 seat PC computer lab Adobe CS, Macromedia Flash and Dreamweaver, Java, MIDI and more

A 12 seat PC video editing/3D computer lab.

A Cross platform research lab of 4 workstations running appropriate software for student and faculty projects

Web servers used for class and program support.

2. Consult with the department faculty and participate in the planning, designing and equipping of the new digital media facilities as well as develop long range resource upgrade strategies.

3. Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to devise and support the successful implementation of technology in the classroom, including managing the allocation of server space.

4. Identify, train and supervise College Lab Assistants and student assistants appointed to the areas and facilities, which utilize computers and digital technology systems.

5. Help plan and then manage anticipated new technologies. Future capabilities could include running streaming audio and video and supporting peer-to-peer applications.

6. In addition to above technical responsibilities, the person would be available during specified hours to help students with video post-production and senior projects as well as mentor student technical workers.

Secondary duties include working with the Natural Sciences Computer Engineer on joint networking and computing efforts.

As the facilities evolve, there is a requirement as well as opportunity for continual learning and professional growth.

Send a letter describing qualifications and experience with a current resume and names of three references to:

Barbara Gianoplus

c/o New Media Tech Support

Human Resources Office

Purchase College

Purchase, NY 10577

human.resources@purchase.edu

Women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.


OPPORTUNITY

Adjunct Needed for Web Class at Purchase College


Deadline:
Thu Dec 16, 2004 17:53

An adjunct is needed to teach Creating Web Documents, a required course for New Media majors and an elective for others at Purchase College. This class is an introduction to web production. Students learn how to handcode HTML, CSS and javascript. The course also covers how the web works, digital imaging for web pages and the legal issues related to online publishing.

The course meets 1 evening a week, Tuesdays, 7 to 10:20, starting Jan. 25. Assignments include class exercises, homework, quizzes and 2-3 projects. Students can choose the topic of the projects with the approval of the teacher.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Jeanine Meyer at Jeanine.Meyer@purchase.edu.


EVENT

BIOFEEDBACK: Benefit for Critical Art Ensemble at Tonic


Dates:
Thu Oct 21, 2004 00:00 - Thu Oct 14, 2004

BIOFEEDBACK: Give Me Back My Lab and My Freedom of Speech!
A Benefit for Steve Kurtz and Critical Art Ensemble

Featuring Tony Conrad + HangedUp, Dj Olive + Toshio Kajiwara + Markus Miller + Dj North Guinea Hills, Tyondai Braxton, Services, New Humans, Dub Trio, Talibam and special appearance by Barbara Bush (aka Martha Wilson)

Thursday, October 21, 8pm, $12 (two floors of music)

Tonic, 107 Norfolk Street (between Rivington and Delancy)

More Event Info: http://www.caedefensefund.org/biofeedback.html
Contact: Dion Workman (dionATtinynumbers.com), Brooke Singer (brookeATbsing.net)

The Benefit:
"Biofeedback: Give Me Back My Lab and My Freedom of Speech!" is an energetic round-up of musicians, entertainers and visual artists who are creating loud and clear feedback in support of Steve Kurtz and the Critical Art Ensemble (CAE). This benefit will help raise money for Kurtz's legal fees in a case of FBI harassment and silencing dissent. To date, the CAE Defense Fund has raised an impressive $30,000, but projected costs are estimated at $150,000. There is still hope that the court will realize the absurdity of the case and dismiss Kurtz of charges in December; if this does happen, the fund will be used to help others who may find themselves in a similar unfortunate position of political scrutiny.

For more information about the case, visit www.caedefensefund.org. And for information about CAE’s projects, visit www.critical-art.net.


OPPORTUNITY

Flash Art Submissions Sought for WiFi.ArtCache


Deadline:
Sun Sep 26, 2004 00:00

From Julian Bleecker:

WiFi.ArtCache is a platform for experimenting with location and proximity
based digital art media. Using Macromedia Flash, Art-Technologists are able
develop digital art that respond to a variety of physical and social
parameters.

This is a call for contributions for art-technologists interested in
contributing to the WiFi.ArtCache during its exhibition at Spectropolis
October 1-4, 2004. Deadline for submissions is September 26th.

Please send submissions, questions and inquiries to wifiartcache at
techkwondo dot com.

By simply coding to a provided ActionScript 2.0 API, Flash artists are able
to create an interactive experience that changes based on how many people
have downloaded their art object, how many people are currently interacting
with their art object, or whether their art object is currently in range of
the WiFi.ArtCache. Such parameters as how many people are communicating
with the node at a particular moment, how many individual pieces of media
have been downloaded can be used as indicators as to how “socially active”
is the physical area surrounding the WiFi.ArtCache. Likewise, individual
pieces of media can have a “precious” quality through a mechanism that
limits how many of a specific piece can be in use at any particular moment.

The WiFi.ArtCache is a physical object — a server containing a standard WiFi
802.11 access point. When exhibited at the Spectropolis event at New York’s
City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan, the WiFi.ArtCache will contain a
storehouse of art objects. Visitors to the event can download these art
objects onto their 802.11 equipped laptops and experience the artists’
interpretation of location and proximity effects.

Developer documentation and downloads can be found at:
http://wifiartcache.techkwondo.com/overview.jsp

General information about the WiFi.ArtCache concept can be found at:
http://www.techkwondo.com/projects/artcache/

Additionally, the WiFi.ArtCache will contain a generic storehouse of digital
ephemera that visitors can upload and download to the server. Scratchy
audio, yellowed digital documents, discolored image files and spoiled emails
can all be found and dropped off at the WiFi.ArtCache.
WiFi.ArtCache was developed by Julian Bleecker with support from Eyebeam
Atelier. This exhibition is sponsored by the Downtown Alliance, NYCWireless,
the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Spectropolis.
Spectropolis is curated by Wayne Ashley, Yury Gitman and Brooke Singer

http://spectropolis.info
http://www.techkwondo.com/projects/artcache
http://www.eyebeam.org
http://www.nycwireless.org
http://www.lmcc.net


EVENT

Spectropolis: Mobile Media, Art and the City


Dates:
Fri Oct 01, 2004 00:00 - Mon Aug 23, 2004

Spectropolis: Mobile Media, Art and the City is a three-day event (OCT 1-3, 2004) in Lower Manhattan that highlights the diverse ways artists, technical innovators and activists are using communication technologies to generate urban experiences and public voice. The increasing presence of mobile communication technologies is transforming the ways we live, construct and move through our built environment. The participants of Spectropolis make obvious or play with this shift, creating new urban perceptions and social interactions with cell phones, laptops, wireless internet, PDAs and radio.

In addition to twelve projects presented in City Hall Park, there will be several hands-on workshops and two panels free to the public.

Spectropolis is curated by Wayne Ashley, LMCC's curator of new media and public programs, and artists Yury Gitman and Brooke Singer.

Spectropolis is produced by Dana Spiegel, Director of NYCwireless, Jordan Silbert, and Jordan Schuster; and co-sponsored by the Downtown Alliance, NYCwireless, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

The Brooklyn Museum, Pace University and the New School University are generously hosting Spectropolis events.

For more information, please visit http://www.spectropolis.info.