Jason Van Anden
Since 2004
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

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Jason Van Anden is a new media activist, artist, inventor and robot maker. His creations are exhibited internationally, receiving recognition in the art, science, technology and gaming communities. More about Jason and his work can be found at his website www.smileproject.com.
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DISCUSSION

Re: on bad digital art


Hi Pall,

What about art that leverages technology as means of human expression?

Or is this a way of restating #1?

~j

On 8/9/06, Pall Thayer <p_thay@alcor.concordia.ca> wrote:
>
> Something occured to me last night and I'm going to toss it out there and
> see what people think.
>
> I was thinking about why I dislike a lot of digital and net art and came
> to the conclusion that digital and net art can be separated into two
> distinct categories. I'm not going to explain them in detail. Make what you
> want of my descriptions and state what you think. Here are the two
> categories:
>
> Art that uses the utility of technology as a medium.
> Art that uses technology as a medium.
>
> I prefer the latter.
>
> Pall Thayer
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DISCUSSION

Jason Van Anden @ Real Art Ways


Super last minute announcement (the opening is tomorrow night) but ... Neil and Iona (my emotive robotic sculptures) are being exhibited at Real Art Ways accompanied by projections of their emotional topographies updated in real time! If you are in the Hartford CT (or passing through) the show is from July 29th until September 25th. This is one of three solo shows opening the 29th - I am thrilled to be exhibiting with Nina Levy and Bill DeLottie.

Details here: http://www.realartways.org/visualarts.htm

Jason Van Anden
www.smileproject.com

DISCUSSION

Re: 2006-2007 Rhizome Commissions


Ditto Lee's congrats!

Thrilled and amazed how it all worked out and really looking forward
to see the resulting artworks. It seems that each year the quality
of the proposals gets better and better - truly inspiring.

That being said... it seems to me given all of the confusion that took
place at the start (and some questions about what actually took place
during) that a community post-mortem on this year's process might be a
good idea sooner than later - perhaps while its still fresh in the
minds of those involved but maybe after the shock and delight has
faded.

Jason Van Anden
www.smileproject.com

On 6/30/06, Lee Wells <lee@leewells.org> wrote:
> Congratulations to you all.
> Cant wait to see the rockin projects.
> Cheers,
> Lee
>
>
> --
> Lee Wells
>
> http://www.leewells.org
> http://www.ifac-arts.org
> http://www.perpetualartmachine.com
>
> Brooklyn 11222
> 917 723 2524
>
>
> On 6/30/06 3:11 PM, "Lauren Cornell" <laurencornell@rhizome.org> wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > On behalf of Rhizome, I'm pleased to announce that eleven international
> > artists/groups have been awarded commissions to assist them in creating
> > original works of Internet-based art. Each commission will range from $1000
> > -- $2500.
> >
> > The selected artists are Annie Abrahams and Igor Stromajer, Nadia Anderson
> > and Fritz Donnelly, Adam Brown and Andrew Fagg, Corey Jackson and Aaron
> > Meyers, Zach Lieberman, Michael Mandiberg, the Institute for Applied
> > Autonomy and Trevor Paglen, Evan Roth and Ben Engebre, SLOWLab (Carolyn
> > Strauss and Julian Bleecker), Marek Walczak and Martin Wattenberg and
> > YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES.
> >
> > Rhizome Commissions are jury awarded, and one is determined by Rhizome
> > Members through an open community vote. This year, Michael Mandiberg's
> > project Real Costs was selected by the Member vote.
> >
> > Project descriptions and artists' biographies are available at:
> >
> > http://rhizome.org/commissions/2006.rhiz
> >
> > Rhizome would like to thank our Members and the jury for lending their time,
> > opinions and insight to the selection process.
> >
> > All best, Lauren
> >
>
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DISCUSSION

Re: Istanbul Contemporary Art Suggestions-xurban.net


thank you - will give it a whirl.

j

On 6/10/06, utku omeroglu <utku_omeroglu@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> exibition at the gallery is interacting with practice of law
> and void....
> ( name of exibition) is interacting with practice of civil law in
> istiklal street's reconstruction in the name of exibition..... interacting
> with different labours... works, healing ambivalent zones and identities...
>
>
> utku omeroglu <utku_omeroglu@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> cleaning big city's air as istanbul is a labour for all the area of
> life...however mainly life as art and practice art-like theory...
>
> i recommend... exibition of xurban-net at platform -garanti
> bank..beyoglu..istiklal street ...
>
>
> art---life, theory---practice, nature--culture, humanity--antihumanity are
> neither accepted as dualities nor accepted as a lifeless concept to let us
> just some conversations after the exhibitions in the name of.scientific
> and/or in the name even artworks affairs etc. and in the name of an
> exibition..
>
>
> xurban's exibition is practicing art-like theory as well as art-life
> practice at the same time....
>
> nature-culture., humanity--antihumanity?
> xurban collective share its artistic method with us.
> what is artistic method is a question holding a great imporance...
> and with its written paper and/or may we say audio-visual academic?
> thesis...
> (they'll decide, we'll decide, you'll decide)
>
> it is possible to recognize that xurban's exibition wanderings around as
> well as its placing at gallery.
>
>
> exibition at the gallery is interacting with practice of law
> and void
> ( name of exibition) it is interacting with practice of civil law in
> istiklal street's reconstruction in the name of exibition.....with different
> art works...
>
>
>
> Void, real time call of anatolia itself without caring authoritarian
> disiplinaire procedures and buraucracy....
>
> best
>
> utku omeroglu <utku_omeroglu@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> televisual opinions motivates violence and ambivalence on socio economic
> classes, gender discrimination-motivated basic primitif sexual desire are
> terrible that many contemporary artists spends all their energy for cleaning
> the city's air to make able us breathing...
>
> if you are asking is there any theatrical side of this situation by your
> words 'contemporary art scenes in istanbul'....i say yes due to the fact
> that istanbul is excessively televisual opinion motivated and decorated
> city that it seems theatrical.
>
> Jason Van Anden <jason@smileproject.com> wrote:
> I understand that there is an exciting contemporary art scene in Istanbul. I
> will be in Istanbul for the next week - leaving tonight.
>
> I would be grateful if someone familiar with Istanbul could tune me in to
> what to check out while I am there.
>
> Thank You!
> Jason Van Anden
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DISCUSSION

Istanbul Contemporary Art Suggestions


I understand that there is an exciting contemporary art scene in Istanbul. I will be in Istanbul for the next week - leaving tonight.

I would be grateful if someone familiar with Istanbul could tune me in to what to check out while I am there.

Thank You!
Jason Van Anden
www.smileproject.com