Since 2008

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

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


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.


THURS JULY 29 2010


7 PM


Enemy Sound
1550 N. Milwaukee Ave 3rd Fl.
Chicago, IL 60622




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!



Twitter Art is Dead, Long Live Twitter Art!

thnx for yr reply Curt

yes, abs'ly unheimlich! && yes, i def'ly agree + i thin/feel you have deeply interconnected der roter Faden when you describe I Pretended as collectively schizo-analyzing contemporary human/digital culture

it is also Elliott's most recent Artware mashup machine/Algorithmic Art account in his series of projects, so i thin/feel it is also safe to say that he is refining the process as he moves from each concurrent experiment/lesson/project

// jonCates


Twitter Art is Dead, Long Live Twitter Art!

hi Curt + all

i have just written a new Furtherfield blog entry on Jake Elliott's (aka @jakevsrobots) Artware RSS projects in which i respond to this reply: http://bit.ly/9wDUrE

looking fwd to the continued conversations

// jonCates


2 weeks left to _INFECT_ .US!


beginning just over 2 weeks ago, the IN.F3XXX10N.US online art exhibition is now infected by over 30 exhibiting artists/identities/projects/accounts such as: Anonymous, Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp, ANON, Rrose Sélavy, 4chan, dump.fm, TRIPTYCH.TV, Shane Mecklenburger, ARAM BARTHOLL, POP.NET.ART, René Magritte, Rosa Menkman, maxcapacity, Wolf D. Schreiber, veterraga, Sian Amoy, The Internet Traveler, kittenglitches, ipretended, i thought i had a virus, etc...

we remain up + running in a realtime stream of multiple collective subjective consciousness @ IN.F3XXX10N.US + we invite yawl to infect .us via:


OUR EXHIBITION LOGIN: http://www.tumblr.com/login


TRIPTYCH.TV (AKA jimpunk, abe linkoln + mr tamale) +/or those who may be representing themselves as if they are TRIPTYCH.TV, Shane Mecklenburger + Anonymous have been among the most active agents infecting us so far, participating in partially confrontational but always creative, conversational + constructive dialogues

thru IN.F3XXX10N.US we are creating an ongoing & animated conversation in which we produce a process, an exhibition, an ongoing exchange of media/moments/memes

2 weeks remain to infect us via the login + password information above. the exhibition runs online until July 31 2010 when the IN.F3XXX10N.US domain expires, effectively ending our control of the exhibition but opening the opportunity to anyOne who wishes to purchase the domain and continue the project in whatever form(s) they may imagine best

looking fwd to yr infections!

// jonCates && Jake Elliot
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