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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DISCUSSION

5 Minute Romp thru the IP (1971)


The Distribution Religion was created between 1971 - 1973 by Phil Morton + Dan Sandin. this document consists of the schematic plans for building your own copy of a Sandin Image Processor, a patch-programmable analog computer optimized for video processing + synthesis. Sandin open sourced his Image Processor, releasing the Distribution Religion freely + incorporating any new modifications into the document. The Distribution Religion was also released under Morton’s COPY-IT-RIGHT ethic and as such presents an important predecessor to current Free and Open Source approaches to Media Art.

in 2005 we (criticalartware *) digitized + rereleased the Distribution Religion "in order to honor the innovative [hystory/future] of the ImageProcessor and the DistributionReligion."

The Distribution Religion - Dan Sandin + Phil Morton (1971 - 1973) as digitized + rereleased by criticalartware (2005)
http://tinyurl.com/nf22d8

// jonCates
Assistant Professor
Film, Video & New Media
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
http://systemsapproach.net

* criticalartware was a collaborative media art histories research & artware development lab based in Chicago from 2002 - 2007. we interviewed + facilitated discourse between Kate Horsfield, low-fi, Sherry Miller Hocking, Peter Luining, Dan Sandin, Josh Goldberg, Jane Veeder, Josh Kit Clayton, Tom Betts, Golan Levin, Olga Goriunova, Alexei Shulgin, matthew fuller, Rene Beekman, Joe Gilmore, Simon Yuill, Sergey Teterin, LoVid, JODI, FM3 + Netochka Nezvanova to name a few. @ the turn of the 21rst century we defended + proposed hyperthreaded hystories of [connections/ruptures/dislocations] between early moments of Artware + other instruction sets such as Fluxus, Conceptualism, early Video Art, etc...

from 2007 - present, criticalartware is an artware demo crew from Chicago. we can be found @ NOTACON + BLOCKPARTY + online: http://criticalartware.net

DISCUSSION

Colorful Colorado (1974) - Phil Morton


Colorful Colorado by Phil Morton is among the works being made available, preserved + archived through the Phil Morton Memorial Research Archive that i founded in 2007 after receiving a generous donation of Phil Morton's personal video archive/database from Morton's surviving partner Barb Abramo. the Phil Morton Memorial Research Archive is located in The Film, Video & New Media Department of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. videos + original research are available online:

COPY-IT-RIGHT: the Phil Morton Memorial Research Archive - jonCates (2007 - present)
http://copyitright.wordpress.com

// jonCates
Assistant Professor
Film, Video & New Media
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
http://systemsapproach.net

* criticalartware was a collaborative media art histories research & artware development lab based in Chicago from 2002 - 2007. we interviewed + facilitated discourse between Kate Horsfield, low-fi, Sherry Miller Hocking, Peter Luining, Dan Sandin, Josh Goldberg, Jane Veeder, Josh Kit Clayton, Tom Betts, Golan Levin, Olga Goriunova, Alexei Shulgin, matthew fuller, Rene Beekman, Joe Gilmore, Simon Yuill, Sergey Teterin, LoVid, JODI, FM3 + Netochka Nezvanova to name a few. @ the turn of the 21rst century we defended + proposed hyperthreaded hystories of [connections/ruptures/dislocations] between early moments of Artware + other instruction sets such as Fluxus, Conceptualism, early Video Art, etc...

from 2007 - present, criticalartware is an artware demo crew from Chicago. we can be found @ NOTACON + BLOCKPARTY + online: http://criticalartware.net

DISCUSSION

Floater Final Sequence (1983) - Jane Veeder


Jane Veeder discusses her individual + collaborative projects, working w/the ZGrass programming language, the Sandin Image Processor + Phil Morton in the interview that we (criticalartware *) did w/her in 2003:

Jane Veeder - criticalartware (2003)
http://tinyurl.com/mkchyn

// jonCates
Assistant Professor
Film, Video & New Media
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
http://systemsapproach.net

* criticalartware was a collaborative media art histories research & artware development lab based in Chicago from 2002 - 2007. we interviewed + facilitated discourse between Kate Horsfield, low-fi, Sherry Miller Hocking, Peter Luining, Dan Sandin, Josh Goldberg, Jane Veeder, Josh Kit Clayton, Tom Betts, Golan Levin, Olga Goriunova, Alexei Shulgin, matthew fuller, Rene Beekman, Joe Gilmore, Simon Yuill, Sergey Teterin, LoVid, JODI, FM3 + Netochka Nezvanova to name a few. @ the turn of the 21rst century we defended + proposed hyperthreaded hystories of [connections/ruptures/dislocations] between early moments of Artware + other instruction sets such as Fluxus, Conceptualism, early Video Art, etc...

from 2007 - present, criticalartware is an artware demo crew from Chicago. we can be found @ NOTACON + BLOCKPARTY + online: http://criticalartware.net

EVENT

Sandra Rosas Ridolfi @ dorkbot Chicago!


Dates:
Thu Jul 30, 2009 00:00 - Tue Jul 28, 2009

Sandra Rosas Ridolfi rips open some audio circuits and leads a hands-on workshop building Voltage-Controlled Envelope generators from scratch at July's dorkbot Chicago. Grab a soldering iron, wire strippers and some components and get ready to hear yourself audio processing!

http://sandraridolfi.com/

DATE:

Thursday July 30th 2009

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

Mark Beasley and Tamas Kemenczy @ dorkbot Chicago!


Dates:
Thu Jun 25, 2009 00:00 - Mon Jun 22, 2009

Mark Beasley and Tamas Kemenczy @ dorkbot Chicago!

This Thursday @ dorkbot Chicago, Mark Beasley and Tamas Kemenczy will explain how they hack into and bend old-skool CRT (cathode ray tube) computer monitors using Arduino microcontrollers! Beasley and Kemenczy recently collaborated in the MAGIC MATRIX MIXER MOUNTAIN event @ Lampo in Chicago, using their bent and hacked CRT and microcontroller techniques to break back into the beige days and reprogram CRT consciousness!

Mark Beasley is an artist/educator making software, video, performance and web art.
http://mark-beasley.com

Tamas Kemenczy branches and merges interactive fiction, the demoscene and programmable spells.
http://copythatfloppy.net

DATE:

Thursday June 25th 2009

TIME:

7 PM

LOCATION:

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

COST:

FREE

dorkbot Chicago:
http://dorkbot.org/dorkbotchi