jcates
Since 2008

BIO
jonCates makes, organizes and teaches experimental New Media Art. His projects have been presented internationally at various events in locations such as Beijing, Madrid and Mexico City; nationally in Chicago, New York and Boston and are widely distributed online. Art Games, experimental Machinima, Computer Witchcraft, digitalPunk and Noise music are some of the unstable categories that his work playfully moves through.
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EVENT

Brett Ian Balogh @ dorkbot Chicago on Thursday March 25th 2010 @ 7PM!


Dates:
Thu Mar 25, 2010 00:00 - Tue Mar 23, 2010

Brett Ian Balogh @ dorkbot Chicago on Thursday March 25th 2010 @ 7PM!

In this era of unprecedented media conglomeration, it has become important for the public to take media into their own hands. This dorkbot presentation takes a do-it-yourself approach to broadcast media where participants will learn to construct their own low-power FM radio transmitters. Participants will also learn about the issues of legality surrounding micro-power broadcasting as well as artistic/activist uses of the medium.

Brett Ian Balogh is an artist and an instructor at both the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology, teaching courses in DIY broadcasting, digital fabrication and acoustics.

NOTE: This is a hands-on workshop in which we'll be building low-power FM transmitters. Brett has ordered the required parts for 15 transmitters, which will be available for $15. If you'd like to order/bring your own parts, or build more than one transmitter, Brett has compiled a Jameco order you can use, available here: http://usrbin.info/jameco_radio_parts.pdf

Also PLEASE BRING SOLDERING IRONS and 9-VOLT BATTERIES!

DATE:

THURS MAR 25 2010

TIME:

7 PM

LOCATION:

Enemy Sound
1550 N. Milwaukee Ave 3rd Fl.
Chicago, IL 60622
http://www.enemysound.com

COST:

FREE

WTF:

What is a "dorkbot"?! The idea of the international dorkbot network is "people doing strange things with electricity" and meeting in informal, friendly environments to discuss their projects. These projects could include hardware hacks, New Media Art projects, creative code, circuit bent musical instruments or wild DIY garage science!


EVENT

Patrick Lichty presents @ Upgrade! Chicago


Dates:
Tue Apr 13, 2010 00:00 - Tue Mar 23, 2010

Patrick Lichty presents @ Upgrade! Chicago Tuesday April 13, 7 PM FREE!

Patrick Lichty is a conceptually-based artist, writer, curator, and activist. He has been exhibiting internationally since 1990, and is best known for his 3D animations with the activist group, The Yes Men, and as Editor in-Chief of Intelligent Agent Magazine in NYC. He is currently a member of the faculty of the Interactive Art & Media Department of Columbia College, Chicago.

http://www.patricklichty.com

Upgrade! Chicago is the local Chicago-based node of the international Upgrade! network, an emerging network of autonomous nodes united by art, technology, and a commitment to bridging cultural divides. Its decentralized, non-hierarchical structure ensures that Upgrade! (i) operates according to local interests and their available resources; and (ii) reflects current creative engagement with cutting edge technologies. Upgrade! Chicago presents new media projects, engages in informal critique, and fosters dialogue and collaboration between individual artists. Upgrade! International functions as an online, global network that gathers annually in different cities to meet one another, showcase local art, and work on the agenda for the following year.

http://upgradechicago.org

Upgrade! Chicago meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month @ The Nightingale 1084 N. Milwuakee, Chicago, IL 60642

The Nightingale is a rough and ready microcinema dedicated to screening emerging work across film, video, and new media genres and aims to support Chicago vibrant cinema community.

http://nightingaletheatre.org


EVENT

TONITE: Mitchell F Chan @ dorkbot Chicago!


Dates:
Thu Feb 25, 2010 00:00 - Thu Feb 25, 2010

Mitchell F Chan @ dorkbot Chicago on THURS FEB 25 2010 @ 7 PM!

Mitchell F Chan is a Canadian artist currently based in Chicago, and co-founder of art collective Studio F-Minus. The project he will be presenting, A Dream of Pastures, is an interactive projection machine created from a clever assembly of 6 streetlamp bulbs, an old exercise bike, and a dozen wooden cut-outs. The project debuted in 2008 to a one-night audience of over sixty thousand engaged viewers and participants, and in April will feature in the exhibition Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change, organized by the Corcoran Gallery in Washinton DC and later travelling to the SFMoMA and Tate Britain. At Dorkbot Chicago, Chan will walk through the history of the project to discuss principles of light projection and shadow-casting, project durability for high-volume interactive exhibits, and finding funding and art-world audiences for DIY experimental media.

DATE:

THURS FEB 25 2010

TIME:

7 PM

LOCATION:

Enemy Sound
1550 N. Milwaukee Ave 3rd Fl.
Chicago, IL 60622
http://www.enemysound.com

COST:

FREE

WTF:

What is a "dorkbot"?! The idea of the international dorkbot network is "people doing strange things with electricity" and meeting in informal, friendly environments to discuss their projects. These projects could include hardware hacks, New Media Art projects, creative code, circuit bent musical instruments or wild DIY garage science!
http://dorkbotchicago.blogspot.com


DISCUSSION

Tobias Bernstrup and Palle Torsson interview - jonCates (2007)


i am currently releasing an interview that i did w/Tobias Bernstrup and Palle Torsson on the Art Game Studies platform which i introduced here:

http://bit.ly/apCkM8

Bernstrup and Torsson collaboratively created a series of Art Games in the form of Art Mods called Museum Meltdown from 1996 to 1999. these Art Mods are among the first of their kind, New Media Art interventions into the site of their own exhibition which utilize the possibilities presented by First Person Shooters and level editing. i interviewed Bernstrup and Torsson in 2007 to discuss these Media Art Histories for an essay of mine called Running and Gunning in the Gallery: Art Mods, Art Institutions and the Artists that Destroy Them, which will appear in From Diversion to Subversion: Games, Play, and Twentieth-Century Art, edited by David Getsy. our discussion is both technical and conceptual, involving questions of Institutional Critique, site specificity and personal reflections of the often self-relfexive process of making museums meltdown...

jonCates
Chicago
2010

EVENT

Danielle Wilde: Swing that Thing


Dates:
Tue Feb 09, 2010 00:00 - Sat Feb 06, 2010

hi all!
please join us this upcoming Tuesday for Danielle Wilde, an Australian artist and scholar, who will present on her projects which engage New Media, wearables, dance, movement, performance, poetics + humor in wonderful ways.
// jonCates
Upgrade! Chicago co-organizer
http://upgradechicago.org

Film, Video & New Media and the Upgrade! Chicago present:

Danielle Wilde!
Swing that Thing : moving to move
pairing technology with the body to poeticise experience

…a presentation on Wilde’s New Media Art of “body-worn devices for performance and play, that encourage people to move in unusual ways”!

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9th 2010 6 PM FREE

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
MacLean building, Room 1307, 13th floor
112 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603

Australian artist and scholar Danielle Wilde will elaborate an emergent definition of poetic body-worn devices for performance and play, that encourage people to move in unusual ways; and a series of non-augmented devices that explore how we might conceive of and develop technologies that we can’t yet imagine. By extending the body, mechanically, gesturally and sensorially we can encourage people to move in extra-normal ways, so view and experience their bodies from perhaps hitherto unknown perspectives. This affords insight into how our bodies can move and what this feels like, and the idiosyncratic nature of personal, corporeal expressiveness… extends the body with soft prosthetics to remind us of an inner state and encourage magical thinking!

Danielle Wilde has an MA in Interaction Design from the Royal College of Art in London, and is completing a practice-based PhD at Monash University, Melbourne; at the CSIRO, Belmont; and from March 2010, at Tokyo University, Japan. Her investigation is concerned with how extending the body with technology might extend our poetic and expressive potential, and what this might mean. Outcomes include cultural artefacts, as well as tools for supporting an integration of the poetic in Rehabilitation and Disability - engaging the body through the imagination and the imagination through the body to form an emergent, embodied, creative feedback loop that can impact experiences in everyday life. Underlying these concerns is a pragmatic examination of the impact of different choices relevant to the development of physically engaging body-worn technologies, including interface; interaction; and where the attention of observer and participant might lie at any time.

http://www.daniellewilde.com
http://upgradechicago.org
http://www.saic.edu/degrees\_resources/departments/fvnm/