Francis Hwang
Since 2003
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

Francis Hwang is an artist, writer, and software engineer. He was Rhizome's Director of Technology from 2003 to 2006.



Pocket Shorts, the UK's only independent mobile phone film production fund, will be celebrating its first birthday this November by commissioning up to ten short films. This is a Blink initiative aimed at filmmakers who have graduated in the last five years and live in Yorkshire, the North West and the North East of England.

Blink is calling for Pocket Shorts applications from all forms of moving image makers working in animation, games design, advertising, 3D design, music video, motion graphics, graphic design as well as traditional artists and filmmakers.

Succesful applicants will be awarded up to £2,000 production funding to create short films of four x fifteen seconds or sixty seconds in length. Awardees will also be matched with a compatible industry partner to provide mentoring and guidance through the production process. DEADLINE 30 NOVEMBER.

Prior to the application deadline, free mobile phone filmmaking workshops are being held in each of the three regions. The workshops are a great opportunity for filmmakers to view examples of short moving image work, find out about the distribution channels for the finished films and discuss their ideas with Lisa Roberts and Andrew Wilson from Blink.

Filmmakers from Yorkshire are invited to the following workshop at:

Sheffield Independent Film, 5 Brown Street S1 2BS

27 October, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

For more Pocket Shorts info contact Blink

T:01484 301805


ISEA2006 :: Call for Participation :: Pacific Rim

Kristin O'Friel:

This is an invitation by the ISEA2006 Symposium and ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge to groups and individuals to submit proposals for exhibition of interactive art work and projects reflecting on the thematic of the Pacific Rim. This is the second and final call for artworks in this category.
Proposals Due: December 15th, 2005
Final Decisions: Feb 10, 2006


The political and economic space of the Pacific Rim represents a dynamic context for innovation and creativity. Convergent and divergent practices involving art, science, architecture and urban planning, engineering, industrial and interior design, communications, literature and performance are being manifested in new forms of cultural production and social experiences.

The complex relations and diversity of Pacific Rim nations is exemplified throughout the hybridized communities that comprise Silicon Valley including local indigenous peoples. As the 10th largest city in the United States, San Jose is an important portal on the eastern edge of the Pacific region, which shares deep historical and cultural connections that range from Latin America and the South Pacific to Southeast Asia and Asia. ISEA2006 and ZeroOne San Jose Festival are highlighting the Pacific Rim defined in the broadest possible sense to include not only those states and nations that border the Pacific Ocean but also the geo-political, economic, social and historical frameworks of which they are part.

We are seeking proposals that address, but are not limited to, art work that emphasize radical and alternative responses to contemporary cultural conditions throughout the Pacific Rim. We want to encourage proposals specifically from emerging artists. Of particular interest are projects that focus on engagements and interaction strategies with Diaspora communities and local context as well as work that enable new discourses, platforms and explorations ...


"MobLab: Japanese-German media camp 2005"

Deutschland in Japan 2005/2006
"MobLab: Japanese-German media camp 2005"
A live art & communication project with young artists from Japan and Germany (MobNauts),who develop creative ideas with mobile technology while traveling Japan in a bus.Welcome to the mobile laboratory!


Invitation to an Art Project (Public Reception & Expert Calibration)

You are Cordially Invited to


an Art Project by Jonathon Keats

Public Reception & Expert Calibration
Thursday, October 27th
5:30 to 8:00 pm

Modernism Gallery
685 Market Street
San Francisco
415 541 0461

Refreshments Will Be Served


Advance Press Release


Conceptual Artist Offers Consumers Personalized Kilogram, Watt, Calorie... First Revolutionary Change to Weights and Measures Since 1793... Major Victory for Democracy in the 21st Century...

SAN FRANCISCO - Following several years of highly-secretive privately-funded research, conceptual artist Jonathon Keats announces comprehensive improvements to the metric system, anticipated finally to make the meter a viable unit of measure in the United States. The system will be introduced to the public at Modernism Gallery, in San Francisco, on October 27, 2005. Mr. Keats will be available to provide expert calibration. ...


October at The Upgrade! Boston: Morgan Schwartz and Cat Mazza/microRevolt

Jo-Anne Green:
October at The Upgrade! Boston: Morgan Schwartz and Cat Mazza/microRevolt

When: October 24, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Art Interactive, 130 Bishop Allen Drive, at the corner of Prospect Street, Cambridge


Morgan Schwartz creates video installations, single-channel videos, urban actions and interactive media projects. He works collaboratively on projects in response to specific sites or cultural systems. In collaboration with Glowlab, he developed "One Block Radius", an online interactive archive commissioned for New York's New Museum of Contemporary Art ( Morgan organized The Hope. Project, an urban performance and skywriting public art project made in response to September 11th. His work has been presented at the DUMBO Short Film/Video Festival, NY 2004, Participant Gallery, NY 2004; The Kitchen, NY 2003; Boston Cyber Arts Festival 2003, 2001; ArtRages: Mobius, Boston 2003; Berwick Research Institute, Boston 2002; Aquinas College, Grand Rapids 2002; Aidekman Arts Center, Boston 2002; Tisch School of Visual Art, NY 2001; Gallery@ Green Street, Boston 2001. Morgan earned a BSE in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University in 1996 and his MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2002. He is an Assistant Professor of Digital Multimedia at Marymount Manhattan College.


microRevolt projects investigate the dawn of sweatshops in early industrial capitalism to inform the current crisis of global expansion and the feminization of labor. microRevolt developed web application knitPro, a protest tool that generates knit patterns of sweatshop offenders. It was founded in 2003 by knit hobbyist Cat Mazza.


Sal Randolph: Carmin Karasic:

* Morgan Schwartz ...