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

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BIO
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: IntelligentDesigner@MonkeyTown


Correction: Date are June 9th and 15th.

~ j

On 6/8/06, Jason Van Anden <jason@smileproject.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
>
> I have been super busy getting IntelligentDesigner* (ID) ready for general consumption. Officially its due this Fall - but you can check out its most recent iteration at two upcoming events. If you are in Pittsburgh (PA, USA), it will be part of The Urban Garden Party at the Mattress Factory this Friday, May 9th. If you are in Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY, USA) next Friday, May 15th, the show with the ChristianScienceMinotaur is sure to be a trip. (links with details follow).
>
> The Mattress Factory event will incorporate dance, projection and sound, as performance artists move their bodies in relation to the living sounds manipulated in real time.
>
> At Monkeytown ID will be aurally and visually woven into the improvisational musical act of ChristianScienceMinotaur. By way of a bongo-height touch screen kiosk, audience members can alter the music that Nat and Leo (XSM duo) play. The audience gets to DJ with live living musicians.
>
> I am diligently working on getting my website in order to better communicate what this is all about. In the meantime, the best way to understand this new musical paradigm is to go check it out for yourself.
>
> Mattress Factory:
> http://www.mattress.org/index.cfm?event=ShowFeature&id=2
>
> MonkeyTown:
> http://www.monkeytownhq.com/littlefury.html
>
> ChristianScienceMinotaur:
> http://www.littlefurythings.net/
>
> Jason Van Anden's website:
> http://www.smileproject.com
>
>
> * IntelligentDesigner is net software that enables pretty much anyone to control things in an uncontrollable way. ID was originally invented to enable improvisational behavior simulating human emotional mechanics between his life-size emotive robots Neil and Iona. In its current incarnation, ID can be used to easily create rich multilayered living music from samples, with many more esoteric applications coming down the pike. Details will be found on Jason Van Anden's website, smileproject.com, soon.
>
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DISCUSSION

IntelligentDesigner@MonkeyTown


Hello All,

I have been super busy getting IntelligentDesigner* (ID) ready for general consumption. Officially its due this Fall - but you can check out its most recent iteration at two upcoming events. If you are in Pittsburgh (PA, USA), it will be part of The Urban Garden Party at the Mattress Factory this Friday, May 9th. If you are in Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY, USA) next Friday, May 15th, the show with the ChristianScienceMinotaur is sure to be a trip. (links with details follow).

The Mattress Factory event will incorporate dance, projection and sound, as performance artists move their bodies in relation to the living sounds manipulated in real time.

At Monkeytown ID will be aurally and visually woven into the improvisational musical act of ChristianScienceMinotaur. By way of a bongo-height touch screen kiosk, audience members can alter the music that Nat and Leo (XSM duo) play. The audience gets to DJ with live living musicians.

I am diligently working on getting my website in order to better communicate what this is all about. In the meantime, the best way to understand this new musical paradigm is to go check it out for yourself.

Mattress Factory:
http://www.mattress.org/index.cfm?event=ShowFeature&id=2

MonkeyTown:
http://www.monkeytownhq.com/littlefury.html

ChristianScienceMinotaur:
http://www.littlefurythings.net/

Jason Van Anden's website:
http://www.smileproject.com

* IntelligentDesigner is net software that enables pretty much anyone to control things in an uncontrollable way. ID was originally invented to enable improvisational behavior simulating human emotional mechanics between his life-size emotive robots Neil and Iona. In its current incarnation, ID can be used to easily create rich multilayered living music from samples, with many more esoteric applications coming down the pike. Details will be found on Jason Van Anden's website, smileproject.com, soon.

Jason Van Anden
www.smileproject.com

OPPORTUNITY

Java Intern Opportunity


Deadline:
Mon May 22, 2006 06:33

Hi All,

I am looking for a summer intern/assistant to help with getting IntelligentDesigner ready for prime time. Interested in trading training and experience for programming time.

Following is my Craigslist listing...

Practicing Artist/Technologist/RobotMaker is looking for help developing his next thing-a-ma-bob. Seeking someone with some Java programming training who is interested in gaining real world experience sinking their teeth into an exciting, high profile project (fun too). You will be guided by a really great programming teacher. Most projects will be assigned and critiqued homework style via email with occasional meetings. Looking for a 10 hour per week commitment through September.

Anyone out there who is interested please get in touch soon!

Thank You,
Jason Van Anden
www.smileproject.com


EVENT

Jason Van Anden: IntelligentDesigner Preview at Dorkbot NYC May 3rd


Dates:
Wed May 03, 2006 00:00 - Sun Apr 30, 2006

Dear Friends and Collegues,

I will be previewing my new software at the next Dorkbot meeting, this Wednesday, May 3rd at 7pm in Soho in New York City at Location One Gallery. The press release follows, as well as links with details.

I hope to see you there!
Jason Van Anden

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Jason Van Anden: IntelligentDesigner Preview at Dorkbot May 3rd

What do you get when you combine probablistic programming paradigms, computers with feelings and a room full of the gifted and talented? Artist/Technologist/Robot Maker Jason Van Anden will demonstrate the beta of his newest creation (code named IntelligentDesigner) - software that enables pretty much anyone to control things in an uncontrollable way. ID was originally invented to enable improvisational behavior simulating human emotional mechanics between his life-size emotive robots Neil and Iona. In its current incarnation, ID can be used to easily create rich multilayered living music from samples, with many more esoteric applications coming down the pike. Jason hopes to get feedback of ID beta from the Dorkbot ranks and recruit some early adopters to start making things with it before its official release this Fall.

Directions to Location One: http://www.location1.org/gallery.html
Details about Dorkbot: http://dorkbot.org/dorkbotnyc/03.may.2006/
Jason Van Anden's website: http://www.smileproject.com


DISCUSSION

Re: Hey you kids - get off my lawn.


Dear Sunday Morning Curmudgeon:

Nice missive ... please provide details:

Which artwork from six years ago? Flight 93? What video? Video iPod?

Still around, just super busy prepping for May 3rd Dorkbot:
http://dorkbot.org/dorkbotnyc/03.may.2006/

Digging the threads,
Jason Van Anden
www.smileproject.com

On 4/23/06, Mark River <mriver102@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> ...around 12 out of 195
>
> I'm not interested in your MFA
>
> Straight video delivered via the internet is called
> youtube.
>
> If someone already made the same artwork 6 years ago,
> why should you get money for it?
>
> Asking for money based on some else's suffering is
> called United 93, the movie.
>
> It's Sunday morning and I have not had coffee.
>
> M.River of MTAA, making friends on the internet since
> 97'
>
>
> http://mteww.com
> http://tinjail.com
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