Jim Andrews
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Works in Victoria Canada

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Jim Andrews does http://vispo.com . He is a poet-programmer and audio guy. His work explores the new media possibilities of poetry, and seeks to synthesize the poetical with other arts and media.
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ART-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING 2


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International Symposium
PARIS, SORBONNE, 19 and 20 October 2007

Friday 19 October 2007 from 3 to 8:15 pm
Saturday 20 October 2007 from 9:30 am to 8:30

DISCUSSION

Re: RHIZOME_RAW: SL, Tools and Art


> something like Word, there's no one claiming it's a work of art. it's a
> tool. why? because it doesn't do too much toward shaping the user's
> creation toward its own unique ends, and it supplies hardly any of the
> content.
>
> ...
>
> is there any work of art in sl more impressive than sl itself? sl as a
> piece of net art?
>
> ************************************************************************
> ****
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> IMO, that's like saying asking what the difference between Word Perfect
> and Finnegan's Wake is. That's the difference between a pencil and a
> love letter. Cadmium Red canvas and brush, and Fragonard's Swing, a
> clarinet and Rhapsody in Blue.
>
> I took the bait, knowing this was a rhetorical question.

The difference between old tools/instruments and art is quite a bit wider
than it is in many net art works, of course.

Net art has changed in many ways over the last few years. One of the ways is
that the art of the net app is now 'entertained' at the corporate level;
apps such as SL not only create a tool for others to create virtual worlds
in which people communicate, but the corporation creates much of the art
itself of that world--and many of the communications to the inhabitants also
are from the corporation.

The idea of SL as a net art work is of course also related to Mark Tribe's
claim of Rhizome as social sculpture. It will be resented by those within
the world but, seen from the outside...

Concerning art, I suppose one of the questions is 'Who profits from it?'
The corporation, mainly, or the artists? Also, which shines brightest? The
artists' art, or the 'social sculpture'?

Also, can the virtual world actually support art created at or above the
level of the virtual world itself (or the 'social sculpture') created by the
corporation?

The answers to these questions are rather complex, it seems to me.

ja?
http://vispo.com

DISCUSSION

International Media Poetry contest


From Jean-Pierre Balpe
Director
BIPVAL (Biennale Internationale des Poetes en Val-de-Marne)

For its tenth edition (May 2009), the International Poetry Biennial is
pleased to announce an International Media Poetry Contest.

Works considered "media poetry" are those that place contemporary
technologies at the service of poetry, be it within the framework of a
performance or in that of a recorded and projectable work. Among the many
forms accepted are included videopoetry, digital poetry, multimedia poetry,
sound poetry, interactive poetry, and poetic installations in physical space
or on the Internet. Works that illustrate a poem will not be considered
(these are works that use sound or images to represent or complement a poem,
for example). There are no restrictions regarding the form or content of the
media poems submitted.

Work presented shall not exceed 15 minutes and can be presented in the form
CD, DVD, or on the Internet.

Application: Candidates willing to submit their work to the International of
Media Poetry Contest shall express their intention via email before December
31st, 2007. To do so they shall write an email to:
direction@biennaledespoetes.fr

The works submitted shall arrive at the Poetry Biennial's office (11 rue
Ferdinand Roussel 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine France) before December 31st, 2008.
If the work is online, the Internet address shall arrive via email before
this date.

A jury made up of eleven international artists (see list below) will examine
the works and will allot the Media Poetry Prize 2009. The prize will be
given to the winner during a special ceremony to be realized during the
Poetry Biennial.

The prize winner will choose between being invited to Paris for one week
with all expenses paid during the Poetry Biennial or the equivalent amount
in cash.

Participation in the contest automatically authorizes the Biennial to
publicly exhibit submitted works. Unless otherwise specified, the copyright
of the works remains with the artists.

Jurors:
1. Baboni-Schilingi Iacopo
2. Beiguelman Giselle
3. Benayoun Maurice
4. Cayley John
5. Chatonsky Gregory
6. Chevalier Miguel
7. Dumond Frederic
8. Giraudon Liliane
9. Jaffrennou Michel
10. Kac Eduardo
11. Piringer Joerg

DISCUSSION

Re: RHIZOME_RAW: cheesy SL


what is the difference between a tool and a work of art?

something like Word, there's no one claiming it's a work of art. it's a tool. why? because it doesn't do too much toward shaping the user's creation toward its own unique ends, and it supplies hardly any of the content.

the forms Word supports are not unique to Word. they're all about print forms and html forms, forms that are entirely independent from Word.

also, Word doesn't supply much of the content itself in any unique way. you supply the text and the graphics--and the code, if you want it to do macros or viruses--though here there's more pre-written stuff to choose from.

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is there any work of art in sl more impressive than sl itself? sl as a piece of net art?

ja?
http://vispo.com

DISCUSSION

Re: RHIZOME_RAW: cheesy SL


Could somebody who knows SL really well please send some URLs to strong art in SL?

I'm not very familiar with SL, have only visited a couple of times, but would like to see some interesting SL work.

Not 'you should have been there' types of links, but 'here is the real thing, and it's there for all to see whenever they want' sorts of links.

Thanks,
ja
http://vispo.com