Greg J. Smith
Since 2003
smith@serialconsign.com
Works in Toronto Canada

BIO
Greg J. Smith is a Toronto-based designer and researcher with interests in media theory and digital culture. Extending from a background in architecture, his research considers how contemporary information paradigms affect representational and spatial systems. Greg is a designer at Mission Specialist and is a managing editor of the digital arts publication Vague Terrain. His writing has appeared in a variety of publications including: Creative Applications, Current Intelligence, Rhizome, Vectors and the Handbook of Research on Computational Arts and Creative Informatics.

Greg has presented work at venues and institutions including EYEO Festival (Minneapolis), the Western Front (Vancouver), DIY Citizenship (Toronto), Medialab-Prado (Madrid) and Postopolis! LA. He is an adjunct instructor in the CCIT program (University of Toronto/Sheridan College) and has taught courses for CSMM (McMaster University) and OCAD University.

Jean Baudrillard brought to Second Life



Jean Baudrillard brought to Second Life
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Odyssey/195/146/26

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Ester Dreier and Lamb Lamont are proud to announce that Jean Baudrillard has been caught while floating around the Odyssey art gallery. Look at the amazing philosopher, take pictures and click on him to let him talk about death, life, and how is it to be a simulacrum!

Baudrillard will be available in Odyssey art gallery as long as we can retain his soul.

Exactly one month after his Real Life death, Jean Baudrillard was brought to Second Life by:Ester Dreier (a.k.a. Paolo Ruffino), Lamb Lamont (a.k.a. Lamberto Azzariti), script by Masami Kuramoto, texts by Matteo Bittanti

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CFP: 2007 Vectors Call for Fellows


Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular is pleased to announce its fourth annual summer fellowship program to take place June 18-22, 2007 at the University of Southern California's Institute for Multimedia Literacy. We are seeking proposals for projects related to upcoming issues devoted to the themes of Reading (vol. 4 no. 1) and Noise (vol. 4 no. 2). Vectors publishes work which need necessarily exist online, ranging from archival to experimental projects.

We invite you to consider submitting an application or to circulate this email to your peers and graduate students. Vectors' fellows not only attend our summer workshop but also have the opportunity to work over several months with a world-class design team in realizing the scholar's vision for online scholarship.

You may download the Call For Proposals for the 2007 Vectors Summer Fellowships here:

http://www.vectorsjournal.org/pdf/VectorsCFP2007.pdf

Please feel free to circulate this document widely. Completed proposals are due by April 15, 2007.

http://www.vectorsjournal.org

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Yo Sniff This - Thursday March 29, 2007, 7 pm


Yo Sniff This
Thursday March 29, 2007, 7 pm
InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre
9 Ossington Ave, Toronto
FREE!

PORTAGE - Ontario College of Art & Design's first major locative technology research project - in partnership with InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, invite you to an evening of discussion concerning the use of wireless internet technologies {WiFi} by artists.

Joining us are:

Carlos J. Gómez de Llarena - New York City Architect turned interaction designer and winner of Ars Electronica's Net Vision Award. He is a locative artist/blogger working in installation, video, sound, wireless networks, and programming.

Gabe Sawhney - Toronto hacker working at the edges of code and culture. He is the co-founder of Wireless Toronto, a community group offering free-to-use hotspots in publicly-accessible spaces in the city.


InterAccess Info: http://www.interaccess.org | 416-599-7206
OCAD Info: http://www.ocad.ca | 416-977-6000

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Unmarked Planes and Hidden Geographies




Unmarked Planes and Hidden Geographies is a sustained investigation of a fleet of unmarked aircraft that use the callsign "JANET" in civilian airspace. Operated by the Air Force, the Janet Fleet exists in order to transport workers to- and from- a network of secret military installations in the southwestern United States. Unmarked Planes and Hidden Geographies uses flight-tracking data provided by the Federal Aviation Administration to follow the movements of this fleet in near real-time, slowly building up a historical geography of the aircrafts movements over time.

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the periodic table reassembled



Jena Osman’s 2002-2003 digital poem “The Periodic Table as Assembled by Dr. Zhivago, Oculist” has been offline for a while, but thanks to David Ayre’s application of galvanic force and use of leet skillz, it is back online. Do take a look at it and enjoy working the now-working piece.

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