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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Review of Post-Static: Realtime Performances by jonCates and Jon Satrom


Review of Post-Static: Realtime Performances by jonCates and Jon Satrom

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Post-Static: Realtime Performances by jonCates and Jon Satrom @ Intuit,
the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art (Chicago).
September 20, 2012. Programmed by Christy LeMaster

Reviewed by channeltwo.
http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/post-static-realtime-performances-joncates-and-jon-satrom

On September 20, 2012, Chicago dirty new media artists jonCates (http://systemsapproach.net/) and Jon Satrom (http://jonsatrom.com/) each presented a performance as an intersection with the exhibition "Ex-Static: George Kagan's Radios" at Intuit, the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art in Chicago, IL. Their performances serve as examples of new media employed as a tactic in support of art rather than "new media art" as a condition represented by infatuation with expensive, new devices.

Channel TWo is Adam Trowbridge and Jessica Westbrook, artists currently living in Chicago and working under the name Channel TWo. They received a 2012 Rhizome Commission, a 2011 Turbulence Commission for “NYC on Channel TWo.” They co-edited “Dynamic Coupling,” Fall 2010, Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus, addressing issues of collaboration in research, practice, and academia. Select recent projects/installations include: Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC; Pace Digital Gallery, NYC; University of Wisconsin Madison, gli.tc/h/ festival, Kinsey Institute, Hyde Park Art Center, and the Block Museum. Westbrook and Trowbridge are Assistant Professors in The Department of Contemporary Practices at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. http://www.onchanneltwo.com/

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Lumière and Son – A Discussion, a Selective Commentary & Some Remarks.


Lumière and Son – A Discussion, a Selective Commentary & Some Remarks.

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http://tinyurl.com/brc8hvr

Michael Szpakowski reviews the online collaboration between Danish architect and video maker Sam Renseiw and British artist and composer Philip Sanderson. Building on a format excavated from the pioneer years of cinema in the 19th century and repurposed for the 21st, Lumière and Son is packed with networked playfulness and wit and, perhaps unexpectedly for something that is so much fun, a profound humanity.

"Sam Renseiw and Philip Sanderson’s Lumière & Son project is a near perfect and altogether exhilarating sequence of moving image lyric poetry (though lyric here does not exclude humour or the grotesque) and a demonstration of how seriality and fragment - an unfolding over time, the diaristic - has quietly become one of the fundamental modes brought stage centre by the network (so much more than the rather dull ‘interactive’ which has so quickly become the standby of the monetised digital). Impossible to watch one of these pieces without the desire to watch just one more." Szpakowski.

Michael Szpakowski is an artist, composer & writer. His music has been performed all over the UK, in Russia & the USA. He has exhibited work in galleries in the UK, mainland Europe & the USA. His short films (http://www.somedancersandmusicians.com/vlog/ScenesOfProvincialLife.cgi) have been shown throughout the world. He is a joint editor of the online video resource DVblog (http://www.dvblog.org/).

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La Cura: An Open Source Cure. An interview with Salvatore Iaconesi.


La Cura: An Open Source Cure. An interview with Salvatore Iaconesi.

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http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/la-cura-open-source-cure-interview-salvatore-iaconesi

Patrick Lichty interviews Salvatore Iaconesi about his diagnosed brain cancer [glioma, a tumor] and his seeking of a cure. Iaconesi asks us all to create a video, an artwork, a map, a text, a poem, a game, or try to find a solution to his health problem. Artists, designers, hackers, scientists, doctors, videomakers, musicians, writers. By going beyond the walls of hospitals and physicians’ offices, Iaconesi challenges each of us to use his medical information plus imagination to create something of meaning in response to his diagnosis.

Salvatore Iaconesi is an engineer, artist, hacker and interaction designer. He is a TED Fellow (2012), and teaches Interaction Design and Digital Design at Rome’s University “La Sapienza”, at ISIA Design Florence, at RUFA, Rome University of Fine Arts, at IED, Istituto Europeo di Design. He has extensive experience in the areas of strategic design, expert and decision support systems, knowledge management and sharing systems, technological platforms for multicultural communities, ubiquitous technologies, interactive experiences and innovation processes. More than 300 projects in the areas of cutting edge technologies. http://www.artisopensource.net/salvatore-iaconesi/

Patrick Lichty is a technologically-based media artist, writer, independent curator, co-founder of the performance art group Second Front, animator for the activist group, The Yes Men, and Executive Editor of Intelligent Agent Magazine. He began showing technological media art in 1989, and deals with works and writing that explore the social relations between us and media. Venues in which Lichty has been involved with solo and collaborative works include the Whitney & Turin Biennials, Maribor Triennial, Performa Performance Biennial, Ars Electronica, and the International Symposium on the Electronic Arts (ISEA). He is also an Assistant Professor of Interactive Arts & Media at Columbia College Chicago. http://patricklichty.com/

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Tweets in Space: An interview with Scott Kildall and Nathaniel Stern


Tweets in Space: An interview with Scott Kildall and Nathaniel Stern.

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Marc Garrett interviews Scott Kildall and Nathaniel Stern about their project 'Tweets in Space'. A networked performance event — which beams Twitter messages to a nearby exoplanet that might support human-like, biological life. Anyone with an Internet connection can Tweet with the hashtag #tweetsinspace during the performance time, and their messages will be included in their shotgun blast to the stars.

"Tweets in Space beams Twitter discussions from participants worldwide towards GJ667Cc - an exoplanet 22 light years away that might support extraterrestrial life. By engaging the millions of voices in the Twitterverse and dispatching them into the larger Universe, Tweets in Space activates a potent conversation about communication and life that traverses beyond our borders or understanding." (Kildall & Stern)

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/tweets-space-interview-scott-kildall-and-nathaniel-stern

About Scott Kildall and Nathaniel Stern.

Scott Kildall is a cross-disciplinary artist working with video, installation, prints, sculpture and performance.
http://www.kildall.com/

Nathaniel Stern is an artist working with experimental installation and video, net art, and print.
http://nathanielstern.com/

DISCUSSION

Community without Community in Digital Culture: An interview with Charlie Gere.


Community without Community in Digital Culture: An interview with Charlie Gere.


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http://www.furtherfield.org/sites/furtherfield.org/files/imagecache/content_width_598px/charlie_green1.jpg

Marc Garrett interviews Charlie Gere on Digital Culture in the Twenty-first Century, and two of Gere's publications 'Digital Culture' (2002) and 'Community without Community in Digital Culture' (2012).

Charlie Gere is a Professor of Media Theory and History in the Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University. Co-curator of FutureEverybody the 2012 FutureEverything exhibition in Manchester. In 2007 he co-curated Feedback, a major exhibition on art responsive to instructions, input, or its environment, in Gijon, Northern Spain. He has given talks at many major arts institutions, including the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, the Architectural League in New York, Tate Britain, and Tate Modern. Gere's new book, Community without Community in Digital Culture (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012), is out now.

Previous titles include: Digital Culture (Reaktion Books, 2002), Art, Time and Technology (Berg, 2006), Non-relational Aesthetics, with Michael Corris (Artwords, 2009). Gere was co-editor of White Heat Cold Logic (MIT Press, 2009), and Art Practice in a Digital Culture (Ashgate, 2010), as well as writing many papers on questions of technology, media and art. He is also co-editing with Robin Boast an anthology entitled Allegories of the Information Age (forthcoming).