marc garrett
Since the beginning
Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BIO
Net artist, media artist, curator, writer, street artist, activist, educationalist and musician. Emerging in the late 80's from the streets exploring creativity via agit-art tactics. Using unofficial, experimental platforms such as the streets, pirate radio such as the locally popular 'Savage Yet Tender' alternative broadcasting 1980's group, net broadcasts, BBS systems, performance, intervention, events, pamphlets, warehouses and gallery spaces. In the early nineties, was co-sysop (systems operator) for a while with Heath Bunting on Cybercafe BBS, dedicated to arts, technology and hacking.

Co-director and co-founder, with artist Ruth Catlow of the net arts collectives and communities- furtherfield.org, furthernoise.org, netbehaviour.org, also cofounder and co-curator/director of the gallery space called HTTP Gallery in London, UK. Currently involved in co-running, collaborating with many others on Node.London. Also co-curating various contemporary Media Arts exhibitions, nationally and Internationally such as Game/play a touring exhibiton.
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DISCUSSION

A Life in AdWords, Algorithms & Data Exhaust.


A Life in AdWords, Algorithms & Data Exhaust.

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An interview with Erica Scourti.

By Marc Garrett.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/life-adwords-algorithms-data-exhaust-interview-erica-scourti

Millions are blissfully unaware of the technological forces at work behind the scenes when we use social network platforms, mobile phones and search engines. What lies behind the content of the systems we use everyday are algorithms, designed to mine and sort through all the influx of diverse data. The byproduct of this mass online activity is described by marketing companies as data exhaust and seen as a deluge of passively produced data.

Felix Stalder and Konrad Becker, editors of Deep Search: The Politics of Search Beyond Google,[1] ask whether our autonomies are at risk as we constantly adapt and tailor our interactions to the demands of surveillance and manipulation through social sorting. We consciously and unconsciously collide with the algorithm as it affects every field of human endeavour. Deep Search illuminates the politics and power play that surround the development and use of search engines.

But, what can we learn from other explorers and their own real-life adventures in a world where a battle of consciousness between human and machine is fought out daily?

Artist Erica Scourti spent months of her life in this hazy twilight zone. I was intrigued to know more about her strange adventure and the chronicling of a life within the ad-triggering keywords of the “free” Internet marketing economy.

About Erica Scourti

Erica Scourti’s work addresses the mediation of personal and collective experience through language and technology in the net-worked regime of contemporary culture. Using autobiographical source material, as well as found text collected from the internet displaced into social space, her work explores communication, and particularly the mediated intimacy engendered by a digital paradigm. The variable status and job of the artist is humorously fore-grounded in her work, assuming alternating between the role activist, ‘always-on’ freelancer, healer of social bonds and a self-obsessed documenter of quotidian experience. http://www.ericascourti.com/art_pages/biography.html

[1] Deep Search. The Politics of Search Beyond Google. Editor's Konrad Becker & Felix Stalder. Publisher: Studien Verlag (Dec 2009).

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Glitch Art 0P3NR3P0.NET Open Call


Glitch Art 0P3NR3P0.NET Open Call at Furtherfield

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The Furtherfield Gallery will be hosting an IRL exhibition of glitch worx submitted to the 0P3NR3P0 as part of the Glitch Moment/ums exhibition from June 8th - July 28th, 2013.

All works will be accessible on the net & also shown in real-time at the space during the show.

To include your work in the 0P3NR3P0 component of Glitch Moment/ums visit 0p3nr3p0.net and submit a link to any visually wwweb based file (html, jpg, gif, youtube, vimeo, etc.) your piece will automatically be included in the line-up (one work per artist).

submit && show on 0P3NR3P0.NET - http://0p3nr3p0.net/

a Glitch Art repository conceived by Nick Briz, Rosa Menkman and Jon Satrom.

More about the exhibition
http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/exhibition/glitch-momentums

DISCUSSION

A Cavalier History of Situationism: An Interview with McKenzie Wark


At last, an interview on here relating to social stuff!

Much thanks for this...

marc

DISCUSSION

Exhibition - Glitch Moment/ums


Glitch Moment/ums

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Spinning Desktop by Antonio Roberts

Saturday 08 June 2013, 2-5pm
Exhibition & Events Opening Event
Saturday 08 June 2013, 2-5pm
with glitch performance by Antonio Roberts at 3pm

Exhibition Opening times
Sunday 09 June - Sunday 28 July 2013
Open Friday to Sunday 11-5pm

Curated by Rosa Menkman & Furtherfield.

Featuring: Alma Alloro, Melissa Baron, Nick Briz, Benjamin Gaulon, José Irion Neto, Antonio Roberts and Ant Scott

“The glitch makes the computer itself suddenly appear unconventionally deep, in contrast to the more banal, predictable surface-level behaviours of ‘normal’ machines and systems. In this way, glitches announce a crazy and dangerous kind of moment(um) instantiated and dictated by the machine itself.” Rosa Menkman, 2011.

Glitches are commonly understood as malfunctions, bugs or sudden disruptions to the normal running of machine hardware and computer networks. Artists have been tweaking these technologies to deliberately produce glitches that generate new meanings and forms. The high-speed networks of creation and distribution across the Internet have provided the perfect compost to feed this international craze. This exhibition shows various approaches by artists hacking familiar hardware and their devices which include mobile phones, and kindles. They disrupt both the softwares and the digital artefacts produced by these softwares whether it be in the form of video, sound, drawing or woven glitch textiles.

More information about the exhibition
http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/exhibition/glitch-momentums

DISCUSSION

Jennifer Chan Interview: Interpassivity & Internet Pop Culture.


Jennifer Chan Interview: Interpassivity & Internet Pop Culture.

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Interviewed by Marc Garrett.

Some have proposed Jennifer Chan to be part of what has been termed as the post-internet era. But, this is an inadequate representation of the spirit, criticality and adventure at play in her work. Chan's awareness and use of the Internet reflects a way of life, that situates its networks as a primary resource. Chan lives amongst various worlds and engages in different shades of being; a self-described ‘amateur cultural critic', a net artist, a media artist, and academic. Her work exists both online and in physical realms, it is always present and contemporary. This is because her work lives in a world where the scripting of official art definitions loses its power. People have exploited technology to facilitate new behaviors where the artist or art amateur redefine what art is on their own terms. We are now in a post-art context. It reflects a very real, societal shift. Mainstream art culture no longer owns the consciousness of art, Chan and others like her are pulling it apart.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/jennifer-chan-interview-interpassivity-internet-pop-culture