kanarinka akanarinak
Since the beginning
kanarinka@ikatun.com
Works in Waltham, Massachusetts United States of America

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BIO
kanarinka, a.k.a. Catherine D’Ignazio, is an artist and educator. Her artwork is participatory and distributed – a single project might take place online, in the street and in a gallery, and involve multiple audiences participating in different ways for different reasons. Her practice is collaborative even when she says it’s not. Her artwork has been exhibited at the ICA Boston, Eyebeam, MASSMoCA, and the Western Front among other locations.

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EVENT

Drift Relay @ ISEA


Dates:
Mon Aug 07, 2006 00:00 - Wed Aug 02, 2006

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DRIFT RELAY
24 HOURS. 24 PLAYS. 12 TEAMS. 1 CITY.

Drift Relay turns the city into a playing field over the course of 24 hours as our Coaches and Playbook guide Designated Drifters relay-style through San Jose.

Project headquarters at ISEA will continually broadcast relay location and status.

MAKE YOUR PLAY IN SAN JOSE
You decide how to:
ASSIST . BIRDIE . BREAK . DEFEND . FOUL . FUMBLE . INTERFERE . KEEP . LEAD OBSTRUCT . PASS . SCORE . SERVE . SHUT OUT . SUBSTITUTE . TIE . TURNOVER...

Presented by Glowlab for the ISEA/Zero One Festival . San Jose . August 07 - 13, 2006.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 08, 10am - Wednesday, August 09 10am. Participate for as few as 2 or as many as 24 hours.

WHERE: Throughout San Jose. Teams leave from the Drift Relay HQ at SJ Convention Center South Hall, 435 S. Market Street.

SIGN UP TO DRIFT WITH US:
http://glowlab.com/driftrelay

Team Drift is: Christina Ray . Sarah Pace . Morgan Schwartz . Catherine D'Ignazio . D. Jean Hester . Brian House . Savic Rasovic . Jessica Thompson . Lee Walton

Glowlab
http://glowlab.com

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DISCUSSION

Art & Mapping - special issue of Cartographic Perspectives


ART & MAPPING

The National Assocation of America Cartographers (NACIS) has released
a special issue of their journal, Cartographic Perspectives:

Art and Mapping
Issue 53, Winter 2006
Edited by Denis Wood and John Krygier
Price: $25

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DETAILS
The issue includes articles by kanarinka, Denis Wood, Dalia Varanka
and John Krygier, and an extensive catalogue of map artists compiled
by Denis Wood. See abstracts below.

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TO ORDER
Send a check for $25 (US) for the special issue of Cartographic
Perspectives on Art & Mapping (Number 53, Winter 2006) to NACIS.
Payment includes 1st class postage.

Mail check to:

NACIS
PO Box 399
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0399 USA

Include "for Art & Mapping, CP 53, Winter 2006" on check. Also
include your name, mailing address, and email address. Outside of US:
you may use a credit card. Please contact Susan Peschel: sqp@uwm.edu.00

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ABSTRACTS

Map Art
Denis Wood

Artists make maps. Inspired by maps made by the Surrealists,
by the Situationists, by Pop Artists, and especially by
Conceptualists of every stripe, artists in increasing
numbers have taken up the map as an expressive medium. In an
age less and less enamored of traditional forms of
representation

EVENT

ARTIFICIAL LIFE IS IMPOSSIBLE IN A COMPUTER


Dates:
Tue May 16, 2006 00:00 - Mon May 15, 2006

ARTIFICIAL LIFE IS IMPOSSIBLE IN A COMPUTER
A public lecture by spurse for the RISD Digital+Media Program

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ARTIFICIAL LIFE IS IMPOSSIBLE IN A COMPUTER
RISD Auditorium 7 p.m.

In this lecture, spurse will definitively define the following concepts:

1) emergence
2) artificial life
3) digital
4) analog
5) algorithm
6) cooking
7) bacteria
8) computer

In addition to RISD Digital+Media students, this lecture will also be
of interest to: architects, philosophers, scientists, gardeners and
the hospitality industry.

ABOUT SPURSE
Spurse is an international collective composed of individuals with
experience in a wide variety of fields. spurse has no (fixed) content
or members


DISCUSSION

Wendy Chun lecture at RISD


Programmable Visions: On the Emergence of Computer and Biological
Code-Scripts"
Lecture by Wendy Chun
Tuesday May 2nd
RISD Auditorium, 7PM

"Programmable Visions: On the Emergence of Computer and Biological
Code-Scripts"
Why are images proliferating at a time when their power to index
reality is waning? How and why have non-transparent technologies,
such as computers, become conflated with transparency? This talk
argues that the answer to these questions lies in the unforeseen
emergence of programming languages. Drawing connections between
early genetics and computer engineering, this talk argues that
digital computing's "programmability"-its return to a "clock-work"
universe-encapsulated mid-twentieth century dreams of biological
heredity. Rather than foreshadowing DNA, as many have argued, early
ruminations on the existence of a genetic code-script that conflated
execution and legislation, such as Schrodinger's What is Life?,
foreshadowed the emergence of a code-based causality, which software-
not DNA-would, and could only, instantiate.

About Wendy Chun
Wendy Chun is an associate professor of Modern Culture and Media at
Brown University. She has studied both Systems Design Engineering and
English Literature, which she combines and mutates in her current
work on digital media. She is author of _Control and Freedom: Power
and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics_ (MIT, 2006), and co-editor
(with Thomas Keenan) of _New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory
Reader (Routledge, 2005). She has been a fellow at the Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard and a Wriston Fellow at
Brown. She is currently working on a monograph entitled _Programmed
Visions: Software, DNA, Race_ (forthcoming MIT, 2008).

More information:
www.brown.edu/Departments/MCM/people/chun/

DISCUSSION

Fwd: Opening in Harvard Square & Cartography in Chicago


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57 THINGS TO DO FOR FREE IN HARVARD SQUARE
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WHEN: March 1st - March 31st, All day, All the time
WHERE: Outside the T station in Harvard Square on plasma screens
attached to
the info kiosk

WHAT: A public video project by the Institute for Infinitely Small
Things
commissioned by lumen eclipse. The project consists of a video guidebook
that presents research that the Institute conducted from September
2005 -
February 2006. Each "thing" is something that one can do for leisure,
entertainment, enjoyment or relaxation but none of them cost money.

MORE INFO: http://www.ikatun.com/57/

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DESIGNING FOR THE TOTALLY INCONCEIVABLE
Mods, Hacks and other Unexpected Uses of Maps by Artists (and other
Regular People)
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WHEN: Wednesday, March 8th. 10AM to 11:40AM
WHERE: Palmer House Hilton Hotel. Chicago, IL.

WHAT: How to design for indeterminate futures. Presentation for the
Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. Panel is
part of
the "Experiments with Territories: Post Cartographic Map Design"
session.

MORE INFO: http://makingmaps.owu.edu/postcarto-aag06.html

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About the Institute for Infinitely Small Things
www.infinitelysmallthings.net
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The Institute for Infinitely Small Things is a research organization
whose
mission is to invent and distribute new practices of political
engagement in
everyday life. While the macropolitical realm of issues, parties and
policy
is important, it begins with asking social and political questions about
tiny things, such as, "What can you do for free in Harvard Square?" and,
"What happens when you do what an advertisement tells you?" The
Institute's
methodology is to complexify small things rather than simplifying large
ones.

The Institute creates software tools, kits and archives (online &
offline),
leads public expeditions (interventions), and publishes "books" and
articles
for free distribution. The Institute's membership is fluid and
interdisciplinary, often involving artists, anthropologists, software
engineers, filmmakers, historians and architects. Current research
interests
include: performing corporate language in public space, creating
definitions
of "cartography," destabilizing consumer architectures, hacking maps and
lying to people about art.

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About iKatun
www.ikatun.com
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In South Slavic, "katun" means "temporary village" and is used to
designate
seasonal communities near pastures and bodies of water. iKatun's
mission is
to foster and develop temporary communities that experiment with art,
geography and political engagement in everyday life. iKatun provides
fiscal
sponsorship to artists, produces experimental educational gatherings
such as
conferences, walks and reading groups, and conducts field research
with the
Institute for Infinitely Small Things.
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