Jess Loseby
Since the beginning
Works in United States of America

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BIO
Jess Loseby is a digital artist from the UK whose main medium is the internet. Her work ranges from small and intimate online installationsto large scale digital projections and video. In a relatively brief time, her work has become known internationally such as the ‘cyber-kitchen’ (lead artist and co-curator) and ‘the Digital Pocket’ (lead artist and co-curator), which is currently listed in the Whitney Artport. In August 2003, she became the first virtual artist in residence at Furtherfield.org (FurtherStudio) one of the first virtual artists residencies of its kind. She has exhibited in digital festivals such as the Split Film Festival, Pixxelpoint 2003, FILE 2003 and the Stuttgart Filmwinter. In 2003 she created interactive digital sets for the production of ‘The Dadaists’ at The Met Theater in Hollywood. Also in 2003 she was also awarded a grant from the Daniel Langlois Foundation, with the resulting work 'views from the ground floor...' being currently exhibited internationally.

Thematically, her projects continue her fascination with borderlands and ‘beautiful seams’ between the ubiquitous worlds of computing and the ‘real’ (domestic). A staunch opponent of new media's absorption with VR, her on and offline installations create flows and streams in the relational space of art and technology. Loseby’s unashamedly low-tech approach to new media build comparisons of the network and digitally (in its frustrations, attention to triviality and repetition) as absurdly compatible to the female domestic routine.

Jess Loseby has 3 children, 2 wheels, 1 husband and 0 days off.

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OPPORTUNITY

doc_u project: participate


Deadline:
Mon May 16, 2005 05:51

http://www.doc-u.co.uk

doc-u is an interactive installation made up of visual self-documentation. The project exploits user-friendly technology (mobile phone cams and Macromedia Flash) to allow multiple images to be shown simultaneously. The project focuses on the beauty of the ordinary, the domestic and the lo-tech .The installation draws on popular culture and a viewer's familiarity with concepts of self-documentation, video diaries and docu- soaps to encourage participation and overcome fear of technology.

Jess Loseby and the Babylon Gallery (http://www.babylongallery.co.uk/) have been holding workshops with schools and community groups local to the gallery using 5 mobile camera phones. The participants were asked to randomly document themselves and their environment in a set time. They were encouraged not to delete or alter any images, as part of the aesthetic of the installation was to highlight the beautiful 'accidents' and to dismiss attempts to 'make art'. The project is now open across the Internet to everyone. If you would like to participate please see the guidelines below. There is no age limit, focus or geographical restriction placed on the submissions. The youngest participant in the project is currently 3 years old - the oldest, 70!

Doc_u is online now at http://www.doc-u.co.uk and will be shown at the Babylon Gallery Saturday 11 June - Sunday 24 July

Participate [and win a phone!]

doc_u is now open to anyone who would like to participate in the project. You can enter a doc_u by yourself or in small (3 or under) groups. If you would like to participate you will need:1. A mobile phone with a camera (If you live in the UK, near the Babylon gallery you can borrow a "library phone" to use in the project. Email jess@rssgallery.com for more details.]2. An email account3. If you are under 16, you will also need a signed consent form from a parent or guardian. These are available at this url:
http://www.doc-u.co.uk/permission.htm

Participants will be entered into a Competition to win the 5 mobile camera and video phones used in the making of this artwork (winners from groups will still win a phone each). To be eligible for the competition you must:
a) include a contact email or phone number with your submission
b) if under 16, you must have returned a signed consent form from a parent or guardian (http://www.doc-u.co.uk/permission.htm).

Please see http://www.doc-u.co.uk for guidelines, online or email submission and information.

doc_u

Internet and Babylon Gallery 2005

Jess Loseby

http://www.doc-u.co.uk


DISCUSSION

Re: adobe acquires macromedia


> I think they should just take all of Macromedias stuff and give it to the
> open-source community. That would be cool. That would make me love adobe.
>
>
yes, very cool

*sings tunelessly* dreaming, dream, dream dreeee-am, dreaaamming

:)

DISCUSSION

Re: adobe acquires macromedia


> I think they should just take all of Macromedias stuff and give it to the
> open-source community. That would be cool. That would make me love adobe.
>
>
yes, very cool

*sings tunelessly* dreaming, dream, dream dreeee-am, dreaaamming

:)

DISCUSSION

Re: adobe acquires macromedia


What I'd really like to see is adobe drawing tools in Flash - that'll be nice (and save me
the "multi-app shuffle" on my desktop)

Fireworks has sat on my machine for years until recently, funny enough, when I needed
to convert large vids into gifs for "eating canvas" (yeah, I know you "shouldn't" do that
but how else do you embed vid into html so you can layer it without a plugin??). All
trusty photoshop apps rolled over and laughed when trying to render them but fireworks
managed it. strange.

Personally, I hate pdfs but that's usually because people try and crash my in-box with
them.

jess.

> I can see things like Freehand folding into Illustrator. Adobe has the ace
> in Illustrator, there. I'm not aware of an Adobe tool, however, that's
> comparable to Director--except Flash. But Flash is mainly for Web stuff and
> interesting as it is, it doesn't have the framerate that you can get in
> Director.

DISCUSSION

Re: adobe acquires macromedia


> I think they should just take all of Macromedias stuff and give it to the
> open-source community. That would be cool. That would make me love adobe.
>
>
yes, very cool

*sings tunelessly* dreaming, dream, dream dreeee-am, dreaaamming

:)