Christiane Paul
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Still frame from Cory Arcangel, Various Self Playing Bowling Games (2011), as featured in Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools, curated by Christiane Paul for the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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What I appreciate about Rhizome is that even as it continues to evolve and reinvent itself year after year, seeking out emerging ideas, artists, and areas of practice, it remains firmly rooted in a historical context. This can be seen not only in its pioneering work in the field of digital preservation, but also in programming and writing that finds contemporary relevance in media archives and brings different generations into dialogue.

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EVENT

jihui Digital Salon presents Timothy Druckrey and Mark Stafford -- 11/22, 7PM


Dates:
Fri Nov 22, 2002 00:00 - Tue Nov 12, 2002

jihui - Digital Salon
presents
A Dialogue: Timothy Druckrey and Mark Stafford

Friday, November 22, 2002 7 PM
@ Parsons Center for New Design
55 West 13th Street, 9th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
Live Webcast @ http://netart-init.org starts 7pm EST.

The Question Concerning Media Technology

The history of media theory has been primarily rooted in attempts to legitimize the potential of surfaces and effects as signifiers of the 'radical' possibilities of representation. This privileging of form, or, in the 'media arts,' the implementation of form as effect, creates vexing problems that differentiate between communication and expression.

This 'difference' emerges time-and-again in the development of 'theories' of interactivity and so-called 'net.art.' Because of the intricate reciprocity evident in an 'art of exchanges,' a theory of media cannot adequately frame issues without a rethinking of representation in terms of its transformed function, its shifting relationship with visibility, its probing of the 'immaterial,' its reformulation of reception (and cognition), its understanding of the 'mechanization of the world picture,' or its conceptualization of a philosophy rather than a theory of communication.

This dialogue will pose the issue in discursive form and on examples of works that rupture or disrupt the flow of effects...

Timothy Druckrey is a curator, writer, and editor living in New York City. He lectures internationally about the social impact of electronic media, the transformation of representation, and communication in interactive and networked environments. He co-organized the international symposium "Ideologies of Technology" at the Dia Center of the Arts and co-edited the book Culture on the Brink: Ideologies of Technology (Bay Press). He curated the exhibition "Iterations: The New Image" at the International Center of Photography and edited the book by the same name published by MIT Press. He edited Electronic Culture: Technology and Visual Representation and is Series Editor for Electronic Culture: History, Theory, Practice published by the MIT Press that includes Ars Electronica: Facing the Future, net_condition: art and global media, Dark Fiber (by Geert Lovink), as well as Future Cinema: the Cinematic Imaginary after Film (edited by Jeffrey Shaw and Peter Weibel) and The Un-archaeology of the Media (by Siegfreid Zielinski), both forthcoming.

Mark Stafford is a psychoanalyst and a member of Apres-Coup Psychoanalytic Association. His recent research work has focused on the relationship between aesthetic practice and the subjective experience of the boundaries of the human body. He is particularly interested in the relation between media production and the ideological implications of science. Mark Stafford teaches at MFA Design and Technology program at Parsons. He also lectures at the School of Visual Arts.

jihui (the meeting point), a self-regulated digital salon, invites all
interested people to send ideas for discussion/performance/etc.
jihui is where your voice is heard and your vision shared.
jihui is sponsored by Digital Design Department and Center for New
Design @ Parsons School of Design

jihui is organized by agent.netart, a joint public program by NETART
INITIATIVE and INTELLIGENT AGENT


EVENT

Brad Paley @ jihui - digital salon, Fri 11/1, 7PM


Dates:
Fri Nov 01, 2002 00:00 - Sun Oct 27, 2002

jihui – Digital Salon
presents Brad Paley
Friday, November 1, 2002, 7PM
55 West 13th Street, 9th Fl.
moderated by Christiane Paul

Brad will discuss and demonstrate his "toys" (including work installed at Tonic, a downtown experimental music venue), his design work (including work done for the Museum of Modern Art and tools that are being used on a daily basis on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange), and his art work (including TextArc, soon to be installed in the New York Public Library; and CodeProfiles, a commission for the Whitney Museum of American Art).

He'll outline his mind-science inspired "Designer's Checklist" or "Knowledge Acquisition Pipeline" -- a synthesis of ideas ranging from Psychophysics through the Cognitive Neurosciences to Psycholinguistics (but without the big words) – which helps him to focus on human mechanisms of understanding in very specific ways. He will show how it works vis-a-vis the demonstrations and how it directly dictates the kinds of craft needed to reach his objective: information-rich displays that still retain the calm layering of information and depth of meaning visible in natural scenes.

Brad will also talk about the distinctions and overlaps between toys, design, and art. He hopes that discussion with the audience will help test and clarify those distinctions.

@jihui
Parsons Center for New Design
Friday, November 1, 2002 7 PM
55 West 13th Street, 9th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
Live Webcast starts 7pm EST.
Live Webcast @ http://netart-init.org starts 7pm EST.

jihui (the meeting point), a self-regulated digital salon, invites all interested people to send ideas for discussion/performance/etc.
jihui is where your voice is heard and your vision shared.
jihui is sponsored by Digital Design Department and Center for New Design @ Parsons School of Design
jihui is organized by agent.netart, a joint public program by NETART INITIATIVE and INTELLIGENT AGENT

W. Bradford Paley is an artist and interaction designer whose focus in both worlds is the visual interpretation of patterns hidden in information. His work has three primary goals: to create visual filters which let different subjects express their differences; to make the work readable enough that the viewer can gain specific insights; and to reveal complexity in a way that's matched to human perceptual abilities. His visual representations are inspired by the calm but richly layered information in natural scenes. He tries to build with the simplest filters, as if to say "look how little the filter is doing--the beauty must be in the subject itself." He did his first photography in 1968, his first computer imagery in 1973, and founded Digital Image Design Incorporated in 1982. He has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art; he created TextArc.org; he is in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art; and his designs are at work every day in the hands of brokers on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. He is frequently asked to speak on the subject of interaction design, and pursues an integrated career where design jobs inspire art and art techniques inform design.


DISCUSSION

Jody Zellen -- Crowds and Power


Jody Zellen: "Crowds and Power"
october02 artport gate page
http://artport.whitney.org

Jody Zellen's "Crowds and Power" is a visual and textual reflection on the
relationship of crowds and the individual, unfolding in the public space of
the Web. The project explores the effects of mediation by breaking down the
crowd as totality into individual fragments of imagery and text.

DISCUSSION

CODeDOC -- launched today at artport


CODeDOC
An online exhibition
at the Whitney Museum's artport
http://artport.whitney.org
http://artport.whitney.org/commissions/codedoc/

Participating artists: Sawad Brooks, Mary Flanagan, Alex Galloway, John
Klima, Golan Levin, Kevin McCoy, Mark Napier, Brad Paley, Scott Snibbe,
Camille Utterback, Martin Wattenberg, Maciej Wisniewski

CODeDOC takes a reverse look at 'software art' projects by focusing on and
comparing the 'back end' of the code that drives the artwork's 'front
end'--the result of the code, be it visuals or a more abstract communication
process. A dozen artists coded a specific assignment in a language of their
choice and were asked to exchange the code with each other for comments. The
results of the programming are made visible only after the code--what
visitors to this site encounter first is a text document of code from which
they can launch the front end of the project. CODeDOC is an endeavor to take
a closer look at the process of this particular artistic practice, and to
raise questions about the parameters of artistic creation.

EVENT

agent.netart presents Shu Lea Cheang @ jihui, 7PM


Dates:
Fri Sep 20, 2002 00:00 - Mon Sep 16, 2002

jihui -- the meeting point"
a monthly program by agent.netart (http://agent.netart-init.org)
presents
A discussion with Shu Lea Cheang

Shu Lea Cheang, self styled digital nomadic artist, discusses digital commons and shared bandwidth with her 2 current online projects -- GARLIC=RICH AIR , presented by New York's Creative Time; and Kingdom of Piracy , , her
co-curatorial project(with Armin Medosch and Yukiko Shikata), presented by Ars Electronica,2002.

Shu Lea, who is currently based in Europe, will also discuss Theatrum Digitalis, a media-performance lab project in development with Amsterdam's WaagSociety.

@jihui
Parsons Center for New Design
Friday, Sept. 20, 2002 7 PM
55 West 13th Street, 9th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
Live Webcast starts 7pm EST.
Live Webcast @ http://netart-init.org starts 7pm EST.

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jihui is a monthly program by agent.netart (http://agent.netart-init.org),
a joint public program by Netart Initiative (http://netart-init.org)
and Intelligent Agent (http://www.intelligentagent.com)

jihui (the meeting point), a self-regulated digital salon, invites all interested people to send ideas for discussion/performance/etc.
jihui is sponsored by Digital Design Department and Center for New Design @ Parsons School of Design
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