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

Joey Carr @ dorkbot Chicago!


Dates:
Thu Mar 31, 2011 19:00 - Thu Mar 31, 2011

Location:
Chicago, Illinois
United States of America

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Joey Carr at dorkbot Chicago on Thursday March 31 at 7pm
A demonstration of techniques related to the algorithmic production of
electronic noises and a discussion of the computer as an aesthetic
model of cognition and culture.
"Live coding is not about tools. Algorithms are thoughts. Chainsaws
are tools." -- the TOPLAP manifesto. I'm gonna present work and
explain techniques related to miniature computer programs that
beatbox, speak nonsense, and sing off key. I'll also discuss some
ongoing "research" into stuff like linguistics, artificial
intelligence, and cultural studies, and the way these disciplines
inform my interpretation of live coding work.
DATE:
THURSDAY MARCH 31 2011
TIME:
7 PM - 9 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!
........................................................................
.........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........
..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
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OPPORTUNITY

Upgrade! Chicago presents Jon Satrom + Ben Syverson!


Deadline:
Tue Mar 08, 2011 19:00

Location:
Chicago, Illinois
United States of America

Jon Satrom + Ben Syverson
Upgrade! Chicago
2011.03.08
The Nightingale
7PM
FREE
The Nightingale
1084 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60642
Jon Satrom and Ben Syverson created the sOS or Satromizer Operating System, the world’s first “100% problem-based operating system” which was recently exhibited and performed in the Funware exhibition at MU in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Combining humor and criticality, Satrom and Syverson’s projects cross boundaries between code-based approaches, functional commercial artware, Glitch Art, Noise and New Media Art:
http://satromizer.com/sOS/
http://aaaan.net/funware/mu-eindhoven-nl-funware/
Jon Satrom performs realtime audio/video, spends time data-bending, makes kludgey work-flows, creates colorful glitch-ware:
http://jonsatrom.com
Ben Syverson created the Satromizer for iPhone™, the world’s first multitouch glitch tool:
http://satromizer.com
Nick Briz will facilitate a discussion following their presentations.
Nick Briz, an organizer of GLI.TC/H and curator/participant in the Critical Glitch Artware event, will moderate the discussion following presentations by the artists:
http://www.nickbriz.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 @ The Nightingale 1084 N. Milwaukee, 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

Rosa Menkman: Glitched at Conversations At The Edge


Dates:
Thu Sep 30, 2010 00:00 - Thu Sep 30, 2010

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Rosa Menkman: Glitched
Thursday, September 30, 6 p.m | Rosa Menkman in person!

Every technology possesses its own inherent accidents. Rosa Menkman is a Dutch artist and theorist whose focus is on visual artifacts created by accidents in digital media specifically. She describes these as “the uncanny, brutal structures that come to the surface during a break of the flow within a technology; they are the primal data-screams of the machine.” Working at the experimental junction of glitch, noise, and new media art, Menkman creates glitch work and writes texts about codecs, interpolation, and compression going awry. This evening, Menkman will introduce a selection of videos followed by a real-time performance. Rest assured, the equipment is working, though it may not look like it is. This presentation coincides with GLI.TC/H, an international noise and new media conference taking place from September 29 to October 3 at various locations around Chicago. Visit http://gli.tc/h. Rosa Menkman, 2006-10, Netherlands, multiple formats, ca. 75 min (plus discussion).

ROSA MENKMAN (1983, Arnhem, Netherlands) is the leading international theory-practitioner of glitch art. She has written extensively on digital artifacts and noise, including the Glitch Studies Manifesto (2010). Her videos and real-time performances have been included in festivals like Blip, Europe and U.S.; Haip, Ljubljana; Cimatics, Brussels; Video Vortex, Amsterdam and Brussels; and Pasofest, Ankara. She has collaborated on art projects together with Alexander Galloway, little-scale, Govcom.org, Goto80 and the Internet art collective, Jodi.org. Menkman received her Master’s degree in 2009 and is currently a PhD student at KHM Cologne, writing on the subject of Artifacts.

Conversations at the Edge is a weekly series of screenings, artist talks, and performances by some of the most compelling media artists of yesterday and today.

CATE is organized by SAIC's Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center and the Video Data Bank.

Programs take place Thursdays at 6 p.m. at the Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State / Chicago, IL / 312.846.2600), unless otherwise noted.

http://conversationsattheedge.org


EVENT

Joe Hocking @ Upgrade! Chicago TONITE


Dates:
Tue Sep 14, 2010 00:00 - Tue Sep 14, 2010

Joe Hocking @ Upgrade! Chicago Tuesday September 14th, 7 PM FREE!

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Joseph Hocking presents his collaborative Augmented Reality project “”the leak in your home town” which he is developing w/Mark Skwarek, as part of the ongoing New Media Art series Upgrade! Chicago, @ The Nightingale on Tuesday September 14th, 7 PM. This event is FREE and open to anyone interested in New Media Art, Augmented Reality, hacking our corporate landscape and critical interventions in the form of iPhone applications.

“the leak in your home town — a work in progress by Mark Skwarek and Joseph Hocking — is an iPhone app that lets users see the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill whenever they see a BP logo. A user simply launches the app and aims their iPhone’s camera at the nearest BP logo. What the user sees is one of the broken BP pipes coming out of the BP logo, and out of the pipe comes the oil, pluming upward.

This work mixes computer generated 3d graphics with the iPhone’s video camera to create an augmented reality. The user is able to see the computer generated 3d objects at specific locations in the real world. The 3d graphics create the broken BP pipe which comes out of the BP logo.

A important component of the project is that it uses BP’s corporate logo as a marker, to orient the computer-generated 3-D graphics. Basically turning their own logo against them. This re-purposing of corporate icons will offer future artists and activists a powerful means of expression which will be easily accessible to the masses and at the same time will be safe and nondestructive.”

http://theleakinyourhometown.wordpress.com/

http://www.newarteest.com/ar/ar.html
http://www.newarteest.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

Jodie Mack @ dorkbot Chicago on Thursday July 29th 2010 @ 7pm!


Dates:
Thu Jul 29, 2010 00:00 - Fri Jul 23, 2010

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Jodie Mack @ dorkbot Chicago on Thursday July 29th 2010 @ 7pm!

Jodie Mack presents a DIY zoetrope workshop in which we will make zoetropes (both slit and strobe) with record players, motors, etc; a thaumatrope workshop where we will make the actual discs (using drills to make them spin instead of string); and then a digital thaumatrope excercise where we take two unrelated images and explore alternating them in rapid sequences until the viewer sees a combined image!

PLEASE BRING: old cds and dvds, things that have turning motors (record players, fans, drills, blenders, other automata) and strobe lights if you have them! Jodie will be bringing buckets, discs, one record player, one drill, and two motors (that may need rewiring)

Jodie Mack is a Chicago-based artist working in various forms of cut-out and stop-motion animation. She works with young filmmakers and spends her free time making pop-up cards and coordinating screenings and film festivals.

DATE:

THURS JULY 29 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!