jake elliott
Since 2003
Works in Chicago, Illinois United States of America

PORTFOLIO (1)
BIO
Jake Elliott lives in Chicago, studying and working with computer systems for data reinterpretation. His output is evenly divided between sonic performances and software interfaces, each approached as a system for information processing and re-contextualization. In addition to a regular performance schedule collaborating local improvisers, he works on a number of web-based projects including co-curating art space gallery1f [http://structuredsound.net/gallery1f/].

site: [http://structuredsound.net/jake/]
Discussions (4) Opportunities (1) Events (2) Jobs (0)
EVENT

chicago hackmeeting 003


Dates:
Sat Mar 17, 2007 00:00 - Sun Mar 04, 2007

Hackers, activists, artists, educators: come develop the third Chicago/great lakes hackmeeting - March 17-18 2007 at the flowershop (2159 w 21st place, Chicago IL 60608). Free workshops, discussions and presentations on art, activism & technology; free vegan food all weekend.

Web-Flyer: http://hackmeetingwiki.dai5ychain.net/images/chi_hm_003_flyer.png

Chicago hackmeetings are free conferences organized collaboratively by a rotating crew of hackers, activists and artists to host skillsharing workshops, critical discussions and presentations on hacktivist projects.

Scheduling and organizing Chicago hackmeetings is a public activity, open to anyone to contribute at public meetings or on the website: http://hackmeeting.dai5ychain.net/

This third Chicago hackmeeting is loosely themed around education as a component of radical social practice and educational institutions as sites of resistance. Talks/workshops/discussions already being planned include:

+ Inside the One Laptop Per Child project (laptop.org) and how electronic constructivist educational theories are being put into practice.
+ Counter-recruitment in chicago schools.
+ Workshops on circuit-bending, net graffiti and electronic civil disobedience.
+ Open hack sessions : live coding collaborative software projects.
+ Live performances and screenings Saturday night and an Artware Deathmatch Sunday night.

Come contribute to the hackmeeting-in-process at http://hackmeeting.dai5ychain.net/ and join us on March 17-18th at the Flowershop (2159 w 21st pl chi.il.us). Workshops start Saturday morning at 11AM and run until Sunday night at 10PM.

This Chicago hackmeeting is hosted by Daisychain and BUSKER and organized by the people.


DISCUSSION

threadcloud call for contribution


this is an open call to contribute to threadcloud at http://threadcloud.info

==

DISCUSSION

BLIT:SCREEN [invitation/announcement]


invite(*, BLIT:SCREEN) {

BLIT:SCREEN == http://blitscreen.criticalartware.net

this is an open invitation to collectives, clans, classes, cabals, crews + colleagues to contribute+participate+activate BLIT:SCREEN!

blit /blit/ vt. 1. [common] To copy a large array of bits from one part of a computer's memory to another part, particularly when the memory is being used to determine what is shown on a display screen.
-- jargon file, [http://catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/B/blit.html]

BLIT:SCREEN is a [webApp|system|artware] running on the criticalartware platform. localized groups (collectives, clans, classes, cabals etc.) sign up, register a mailing address + media playback capabilities + then receive media from randomized sources throughout the WWWorld. once a month, the BLIT:SCREEN system sends each group an email with the mailing address of another group to which to mail media. as a result, every group who participates in this physical exchange receives a DVD-R or CD-R or VHS or VinylRecord or any other media type delivered in any other appropriate format from 01 other participating group every month. likewise every group sends 01 instance of BLIT:SCREEN out to 01 group (whom BLIT:SCREEN has suggested), thereby creating a deeply distributed + dynamic 01 to 01 network.

BLIT:SCREEN is both a distribution system + a distributed archive. in this way the system is grid distribution + grid archiving. nothing is prescribed about participating groups; a group might be a hacker collective living in a squat, an experimental television station [+/or] a professor collecting + distributing student work. media distributed through BLIT:SCREEN could include completed projects, artworks, raw materials for production+remix, critical txts, unearthed archives, shared cultural resources, &c&c. the BLIT:SCREEN system assumes no prescriptions [+/or] standards as to what participants do with the material they receive, however, screening+discussion+archiving are encouraged. BLIT:SCREEN draws connections from the hystories + technologies of bicycling physical video tapes during the early video art moment, {sneaker|floppy|walk}-nets + onLine {communication|development} [channels/paths] in demoscenes + BBS culture as well as {highlighting|suggesting} contemporary possibilities for the role of decentralized distribution modalities + resource sharing.

BLIT:SCREEN runs on the criticalartware applat ([application/platform]). criticalartware develops new media discourse by engaging early moments of {code|concept}-based experimental [media art/artware], conversing with + interviewing those active in these early moments ++ sharing cultural resources connecting these conversations. criticalartware as a crew of core.developers is also a [user/participant] in the BLIT:SCREEN system. as such criticalartware core.dvrs will send, receive + BLIT:SCREEN media. BLIT:SCREEN as a project has been initiated by criticalartware core.dvr jake elliott + {continues|extends} criticalartware's commitment to open exchanges + criticalConspiracies.

register + BLIT -> http://blitscreen.criticalartware.net

}

DISCUSSION

BLIT:SCREEN [invitation/announcement]


invite(*, BLIT:SCREEN) {

BLIT:SCREEN == http://blitscreen.criticalartware.net

this is an open invitation to collectives, clans, classes, cabals, crews + colleagues to contribute+participate+activate BLIT:SCREEN!

blit /blit/ vt. 1. [common] To copy a large array of bits from one part of a computer's memory to another part, particularly when the memory is being used to determine what is shown on a display screen.
-- jargon file, [http://catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/B/blit.html]

BLIT:SCREEN is a [webApp|system|artware] running on the criticalartware platform. localized groups (collectives, clans, classes, cabals etc.) sign up, register a mailing address + media playback capabilities + then receive media from randomized sources throughout the WWWorld. once a month, the BLIT:SCREEN system sends each group an email with the mailing address of another group to which to mail media. as a result, every group who participates in this physical exchange receives a DVD-R or CD-R or VHS or VinylRecord or any other media type delivered in any other appropriate format from 01 other participating group every month. likewise every group sends 01 instance of BLIT:SCREEN out to 01 group (whom BLIT:SCREEN has suggested), thereby creating a deeply distributed + dynamic 01 to 01 network.

BLIT:SCREEN is both a distribution system + a distributed archive. in this way the system is grid distribution + grid archiving. nothing is prescribed about participating groups; a group might be a hacker collective living in a squat, an experimental television station [+/or] a professor collecting + distributing student work. media distributed through BLIT:SCREEN could include completed projects, artworks, raw materials for production+remix, critical txts, unearthed archives, shared cultural resources, &c&c. the BLIT:SCREEN system assumes no prescriptions [+/or] standards as to what participants do with the material they receive, however, screening+discussion+archiving are encouraged. BLIT:SCREEN draws connections from the hystories + technologies of bicycling physical video tapes during the early video art moment, {sneaker|floppy|walk}-nets + onLine {communication|development} [channels/paths] in demoscenes + BBS culture as well as {highlighting|suggesting} contemporary possibilities for the role of decentralized distribution modalities + resource sharing.

BLIT:SCREEN runs on the criticalartware applat ([application/platform]). criticalartware develops new media discourse by engaging early moments of {code|concept}-based experimental [media art/artware], conversing with + interviewing those active in these early moments ++ sharing cultural resources connecting these conversations. criticalartware as a crew of core.developers is also a [user/participant] in the BLIT:SCREEN system. as such criticalartware core.dvrs will send, receive + BLIT:SCREEN media. BLIT:SCREEN as a project has been initiated by criticalartware core.dvr jake elliott + {continues|extends} criticalartware's commitment to open exchanges + criticalConspiracies.

register + BLIT -> http://blitscreen.criticalartware.net

}

DISCUSSION

Gallery1F presents format.fetish


Gallery1F is very excited to announce our second web-only exhibition, 'format.fetish,' featuring work by jonCates [.US] and ant scott [.UK], and invite you to our open reception in a pop-up window with music by net.dee.jay christian rieben.

URI: http://gallery1f.org/

format.fetish highlights patterned choices of file formats and data structures byemploying multiple (some disparate, some related) digital systems by which to contextualize work by jonCates and Ant Scott. The exhibition presents the art works in a reduced but highly valent framework. In its collection of a variety of formats, format.fetish does not assume a maximal approach, but employs these formats as preparatorial limitations, filters of and windows into the work.

With both contemporaries and predecessors in code-based artwork as inspiration, Chicago based artist jonCates manipulates files to both create art products and to re-frame the hystorical conditions of net.art. format.fetish presents the premier of his My Mini AVI. A complex space in which jonCates' alter-self, a seeming mini-jonCates, talks the viewer through a room designed after the Korean Internet community game 'cyworld'. In his room the mini-Cates is surrounded by television sets arranged like a Nam June Paik video installation. Each television screen plays a different video file reformatted from recordings jonCates made while in residency at The Experimental Television Center feeding the .co.kr iteration of net artist duo JODI's %WRONG Browser piece through a video system developed by Nam June Paik Shuya Abe called the 'Wobbulator.'

Hypnotic and surreal jpgs, gifs and photographs created by British artist Ant Scott encourage visceral viewing as objects, outputs and side effects of Scott's transformations of computer dysfunctions (crashes and viruses) into digital and tangible images. Intuitively, Scott manipulates computer data and employs painterly abstraction onscreen; and through photo-paper transfers images off computer screens onto physical gallery walls. This recent digital-to-analog process makes a file format of paper. In format.fetish, Scott presents only digital renderings, permitting viewers to explore the images between the pixels.

During the 48 hour opening reception, Gallery1F is joined by net.dee.jay. Christian Rieben with a performance of his set, 'Robot-Rock'.

this programme will run for 02 months, from 2006-03-10 -> 2006-05-10.

thanks!
gallery1f