Carolyn Kane
Since 2006
Works in New York University, Nyc, New York United States of America

BIO
Carolyn Kane is an aficionado of synthetic color in new media art. She also writes about art and technology, makes videos, and teaches new media theory at New York University. She has previously written for *Leonardo*; *Theory, Culture and Society*; and *New Media and Society*. Her video art has been shown in Canada, the U.S., Australia, and Europe. Carolyn is a PhD candidate at NYU, where she is writing about color systems in computer art from 1965 until the present.

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Artist Dan Graham (born 1942) has embraced a wide range of media and genres including film, video, performance, installation, architecture (he collaborated with Jeff Wall in 1989 to build Children’s Pavilion), women’s magazines (Figurative—made in 1965 and reproduced in Harper’s Bazaar in 1968), and rock music (where he has collaborated with musicians such as Glenn Branca and Sonic Youth). Graham is well known for his documentary Rock My Religion (1982-84), a fifty-two minute video that explores the religious and spiritual tendencies underlying the American obsession with rock music. In the exhibition catalog for Don’t Trust Anyone Over Thirty, Diedrich Diederichsen claims that this video is “one of the most important texts on the theory of rock music.” Rock My Religion, as well as many other of these interdisciplinary projects are included in Graham’s current solo show, Dan Graham: Beyond, at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.


Brody Condon's "Without Sun" at Machine Project


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Image: Brody Condon, Without Sun, 2008 (Still)

Artist Brody Condon will be exhibiting and presenting a performance of his recent work Without Sun (2008) on July 18, 2009 at Machine Project in Los Angeles. Without Sun (2008) is 15-minute single channel videotape comprised of a series of performances found on the Internet. The tape displays several young people on psychedelic drugs, recounting and documenting, to the best of their ability, their experience for the camera.

The title, Without Sun is inspired by Chris Marker’s classic experimental documentary, Sans Soleil (1983), a film which examines the fallibility of human memory. For Condon, Marker’s piece invokes questions of “faulty and mediated” memory, as well as the theme of travel as a “travelogue [and] destabilization.” From here, Condon explains, the “relevance to kids taking inner journeys and recording themselves then posting the vid[eo] online to preserve the moment seemed clear.”

A transcript of Without Sun can be found on Condon’s website. It reads like a list of utterances without meaning. For instance, phrases such as, “it’s trying to spiral me all in it with it man. Oh. Uh uh. Ahhhh. What the fuck?” Or, “But there is something. Weird. This is weird. You can’t even begin. Everything feels nuts. Like touching stuff….” In another sequence, a young boy in his room explains to the camera, “I don’t even. I’m not controlling my hands. (laugh) this is going to be the best video ever I can already tell. Because. I mean. Ayyy. I forgot there was even …” The incomprehensibility of the phrases are just what you might expect from someone on such a psychedelic journey.

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Image: Brody Condon, Without Sun, 2008 (Still)

However, reading them as a transcription shifts the focus--when one reads one expects trajectory ...

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The Question of Freedom at the Open Video Conference


Does free video uploading and downloading equal democracy? I asked myself this question during the recent Open Video Conference, organized by the Information Society Project at the Yale Law School and the Open Video Alliance, an umbrella coalition for the development of an “open video ecosystem”: a “movement to promote free expression and innovation in online video.” Conference sponsors include Mozilla, Redhat, Intelligent Television, and Livestream. The conference was held at New York University’s Vanderbilt Hall, home of the NYU Law School from June 19-21, 2009. I attended several of the panels at the conference, although it was primarily Yochai Benkler’s opening keynote that was of concern.


Dispatches from No Soul For Sale


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Roxana Pérez-Méndez, Caridad, 2009 (Installation at Vox Populi booth at No Soul For Sale)

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Roxana Pérez-Méndez, Caridad, 2009 (Installation at Vox Populi booth at No Soul For Sale)

Roxana Pérez-Méndez is a multi-media performance artist who works closely on the fragility of contemporary identity. Her recent piece, Caridad (April, 2009) is on display this week during No Soul For Sale at the Philadelphia-based nonprofit artist collective and gallery Vox Populi's space on the fourth floor. Caridad is a intricate installation that combines DVD video, a pepper-ghost hologram, and model dingy boat and mechanical fan. - Carolyn Kane

Can you tell me about this work and this strange screen?

A pepper-ghost hologram is a two-way glass mirror that was originally developed in 1860s and used for creating illusions, known as “ghosts,” in theatrical performances. It was also used up by Disney in their production of the Haunted Mansion. The peppers ghost screen acts as both a mirror and reflecting medium, simultaneously producing reality and illusion.

The first aspect of the installation is my performance, a continuous shot of me rowing. This performance was shot on green screen with the background removed in post-production. The image is then played on a DVD and monitor that is reflected onto the pepper screen, at a 45-degree angle. Next, on the other side of the screen there is a model dingy boat, mechanical fan, and blue strips of paper that fly like moving water. This scene is also reflected in the two-way mirror, but from the reverse side. In short, both sides are caught in the center of the same image, sandwiched there, giving the illusion, and producing the reality, of being one.

This triangular structure is also echoed thematically. From a frontal point of view, the pepper screen appears to convey only one image ...

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Light Art Museumified


Renowned light artist James Turrell (1943, Los Angeles) was first associated with the American Minimalists that emerged in the 1960s such as Donald Judd, Robert Morris, and Frank Stella. Today Turrell is known more as an installation artist who uses colored lights to sculpt space and disorient perception. Currently Turrell lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, near the Navaho reservations, where he continues to oversee the completion of his monumental land art project at Roden Crater, an extinct volcano that the artist has “been transforming into a sky observatory for over three decades. In honor of the recently opened James Turrell Museum in Colomé, Argentina, the only museum worldwide dedicated specifically to the artist's career, this article discusses highlights from Turrell’s rich body of work and introduces the new Turrell Museum, where many of these pieces reside.



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JOB

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Media Advocacy, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication NYU


Deadline:
Tue Oct 20, 2009 23:06

Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track

Media Advocacy

The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2010.
We are seeking a scholar who researches the use of media and technology in social advocacy campaigns. Qualified candidates should have a PhD with research specialization in one or more of the following fields: public health, disability studies, and human rights. Preferred candidates will have a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary scholarship and current philosophical and theoretical debates in relevant fields.
NYU’s dynamic Global Network University includes NYU Abu Dhabi and international programs and academic centers around the world. NYU Steinhardt faculty may be afforded the opportunity to work at these global study and research sites.

Responsibilities will include: an active agenda of research and publication; undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising; and department and university service.

Applicants should send a cover letter discussing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, copies of publications, and three letters of reference, and samples of work to:

Search Committee Chair

Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

New York University

239 Greene St, 7th floor

New York NY 10012

Deadline for applications: November 17, 2009 or until the position is filled.

New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment.

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Carolyn Kane
PhD Candidate Media, Culture, and Communication
239 Greene St. 7th Floor
New York University
clk267@nyu.edu
https://files.nyu.edu/clk267/public/


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HTML Color Codes


Hi Everyone,

Thanks so much for these links—they are especially helpful for my ongoing research and writing on electronic color—stay in touch! Let me know what you are doing with color…

best,
Carolyn
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Carolyn Kane
PhD Candidate Media, Culture, and Communication
239 Greene St. 7th Floor
New York University
clk267@nyu.edu
https://files.nyu.edu/clk267/public/

JOB

Fwd: Job Posting New Media or Hybrid Arts Professor, tenure track


Deadline:
Wed Dec 03, 2008 18:09

> From: Julie Harrison
> Date: December 3, 2008 2:57:32 PM EST
> To: Julie Harrison
> Subject: Job Posting -- please circulate widely
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> Job Posting -- please circulate widely
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> STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Hoboken, NJ
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> New Media or Hybrid Arts Professor, tenure track
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> Technology is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position in New Media or Hybrid Arts at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate for this position should be a dynamic and innovative artist/scholar engaged in advanced digital or spatial experimental arts as well as research and scholarship with a national reputation. A terminal degree is required. Our candidate will have significant input into the philosophy and development of the ARTC program, and could potentially serve as co-director. Fields we are interested in include: bio-art, computational art, interactive installation, spatial m! edia, Int /font>art, video art, robotic and kinetic sculpture, among others.
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> Newly established in 2004, ARTC is a small but growing program in the New York City area that spans across mu! ltiple&nb bsp;includes students from the technical, scientific, entertainment, design and fine arts communities. Our goal is to create a hybrid research environment with opportunities for ! ;artists& nbsp;with scientists and technologists at Stevens, one of the premier centers for the study and innovation of science, technology, and entrepreneurship. Candidates must be comfortable working in an atmosphere uniquely devoted to these areas.
> Please send cover letter, CV, URL and/or other documentation of your ! work, and tee, Art and Technology Program, College of Arts and Letters, Stevens Institute of Technology, Castle Point on Hudson, Hoboken, NJ 07030. Deadline: Feb. 1, 2009. For further information about the program, see http://www.stevens.edu/cal/art/. Stevens is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP


RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Areas of focus: Multidisciplinary study of privacy, security, social
dimensions of digital networks, values in computing and information
system design

The NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication is pleased to
announce a Research Fellowship/Scientist opportunity in the philosophy
and politics of computing, digital media, and information systems, with
a special focus on NSF funded research in privacy, security, and social
dimensions of networking.

This one-year postdoctoral position is renewable for a second year and
carries a teaching load of one course per year, or possibly two, as
preferred.

The Fellow will be expected to pursue collaborative and individual
research in the advertised areas but the position is open to applicants
with diverse disciplinary training. In addition to research, the fellow
will assist in project-related administration and events. We encourage
applicants with Ph.D., or equivalent, degrees in any of the following:
media studies, information science, science and technology studies,
computer science and engineering, law, or traditional humanities and
social sciences with demonstrated expertise in relevant areas.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter
with a statement of research interests, a writing sample or
representative publication, and request three letters of recommendation
be sent to:

Professor Helen Nissenbaum
Department of Media, Culture and Communication
New York University
239 Greene Street, 7th floor
New York, NY 10003
Inquiries: Helen.nissenbaum@nyu.edu <mailto:Helen.nissenbaum@nyu.edu>

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2009

** NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer **

JOB

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP


Deadline:
Mon Nov 17, 2008 18:11

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Areas of focus: Multidisciplinary study of privacy, security, social
dimensions of digital networks, values in computing and information
system design

The NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication is pleased to
announce a Research Fellowship/Scientist opportunity in the philosophy
and politics of computing, digital media, and information systems, with
a special focus on NSF funded research in privacy, security, and social
dimensions of networking.

This one-year postdoctoral position is renewable for a second year and
carries a teaching load of one course per year, or possibly two, as
preferred.

The Fellow will be expected to pursue collaborative and individual
research in the advertised areas but the position is open to applicants
with diverse disciplinary training. In addition to research, the fellow
will assist in project-related administration and events. We encourage
applicants with Ph.D., or equivalent, degrees in any of the following:
media studies, information science, science and technology studies,
computer science and engineering, law, or traditional humanities and
social sciences with demonstrated expertise in relevant areas.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter
with a statement of research interests, a writing sample or
representative publication, and request three letters of recommendation
be sent to:

Professor Helen Nissenbaum
Department of Media, Culture and Communication
New York University
239 Greene Street, 7th floor
New York, NY 10003
Inquiries: Helen.nissenbaum@nyu.edu

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2009

** NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer **
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