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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Glitch As Symbolic Form


Glitch As Symbolic Form

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Image by David Szauder (http://pixelnoizz.wordpress.com)

Rob Myers takes us on a short historical journey of Glitch as an aesthetic signifier of technological presence that dates back at least to the 1980s. Referencing the Vaught-Kampf machine in Blade Runner (1982), the titular character in Max Headroom (1985). And how the use of Glitch as an artistic aesthetic in itself has accelerated with the democratisation of new technologies.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/articles/glitch-symbolic-form

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The Impulse of the Geocities Archive: One Terabyte Of Kilobyte Age.


The Impulse of the Geocities Archive: One Terabyte Of Kilobyte Age.

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Daniel Rourke visits the Photographers' Gallery in central London and reviews their latest exhibit One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age by artists Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied, on THE WALL. Over an eight week period (18 April - 17 June 2013) they feature a non-stop stream of video captures of what they term as the lost city and its archival ruins. A documentation of a past visual culture of the web and the creativity of its users with new pages changing every 5 minutes. The project provides a glimpse into web publishing when users were in charge of design and narration in contrast to the automated templates of Facebook, YouTube and Flickr.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/impulse-geocities-archive-one-terabyte-kilobyte-age

Moscow-born artist Olia Lialina has, for the past decade, produced many influential works of network-based art: My Boyfriend Came Back from the War (1996), Agatha Appears (1997), First Real Net Art Gallery (1998), and Last Real Net Art Museum (2000). Currently she is a professor at Merz Akademie in Germany. Lialina writes on digital culture, net art and web vernacular. http://art.teleportacia.org/

Dragan Espenschied, born in Germany. His music and online art has received international acclaim. He co-founded the home computer band Bodenständig 2000 that toured and released records throughout Europe and the USA. He has also won the Webby Awards People's Voice NET ART (2004), and the ZKM International Media Art Award (2001). http://1x-upon.com/~despens/

Daniel Rourke is undertaking a PhD in Art (and writing) Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London. My research project explores digital autonomy, (post)human error and glitches in Things. As well as writing for Furtherfield, he recently started writing for Rhizome.org. He is also a visiting lecturer in Writing Contexts for the History of Art, Design and Film (BA) at Kingston University, London. http://machinemachine.net/

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McKenzie Wark presents his latest book The Spectacle of Disintegration


McKenzie Wark presents his latest book The Spectacle of Disintegration

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Reason #732 to Learn How to Speak French: The Guy Debord Cineaste streams

BOOK A PLACE for May 25th
This event has limited availability, to book a place please contact: ale@furtherfield.org

http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/event/authors-talk-spectacle-disintegration

McKenzie Wark, author of The Beach Beneath the Street, will give a talk at Furtherfield Gallery (London) about his latest book The Spectacle of Disintegration - Situationist Passages Out of the 20th Century.

Writer and academic Dr Richard Barbrook will give a short introduction to Wark's work and to Situationism and its relevance to contemporary culture.

Following his acclaimed history of the SI, The Beach Beneath the Street, McKenzie Wark continues the story after the failures of May 1968. Charting its post-sixties legacy and putting the late work of the Situationists in a broader, deeper context, Wark locates their contemporary relevance, as digital culture opens up new possibilities of experience and new terrains of struggle.

The Spectacle of Disintegration takes the reader through Guy Debord’s late films and his surprising work as a game designer, the political aesthetics of former Situationist T.J. Clark, the Fourierist utopia of Raoul Vaneigem, René Viénet’s earthy situationist cinema, Gianfranco Sanguinetti’s pranking of the Italian ruling class, and Alice Becker-Ho’s account of the anonymous language of the Romany.

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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