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

Out Now! FurtherNews.


Furtherfield's latest Newsletter. Issue 10, October 2012.

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Consisting of the latest info on projects, reviews, articles, conferences and events - relating to Furtherfield, its networked community and many others.

Read it. Share it & be a part of it!

http://www.furtherfield.org/content/furthernews-issue-10-october-2012

DISCUSSION

Uploaded, the 1st 3 dog Dérives at Furtherfield, London.


Laika’s Dérive/Dog’s DeTour (2011) is a new media locative data-mapping work by Sarah Waterson.

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Uploaded, the 1st 3 dog Dérives at Furtherfield.
http://laikasderive.sarahwaterson.net/

Part of the 'WWW: World Wild Web' exhibition at Furtherfield
Paula Crutchlow & Helen Varley Jamieson, Andy Deck, Mary Flanagan, Genetic Moo, Dominic Smith, and Sarah Waterson

To be alive is to be wild. And we humans have a will that shapes the world with language, song, lust, labour and play. And for those of us who connect with it, a network of machines now extends our reach, amplifies our urges and quickens our exchanges.

The artists in this exhibition work and play with living organisms and technical things, systems and language, to explore how our relation to the natural world is changing. They introduce us to the unruly life going on in other natural webs of communication, knowledge and feral exchange. Gallery visitors (humans and dogs) are invited to view videos, interact with art installations and social media and undertake walks in the surrounding park with its other animals and edible plants.

http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/exhibition/www-world-wild-web

DISCUSSION

The Crystal World: Algorithms, Inhuman Speed and Complexity.


The Crystal World: Algorithms, Inhuman Speed and Complexity.

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Rob Myers reviews an experimental exhibition by Martin Howse, Ryan Jordan and Jonathan Kemp. As they recrystalise the mineral content of computers with a Ballardian twist in "The Crystal World" at The White Building in London, walking distance of the 2012 Olympic stadium in post-industrial, post-regeneration London.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/crystal-world-algorithms-inhuman-speed-and-complexity

"Our contemporary technological society is founded upon computers that are highly ordered sets of minerals. The Crystal World sets out to stem the flow by reversing the action, and extracting the minerals to build its own systems. The exhibition followed on from a 5-day intensive public laboratory, extracting minerals from computers and re-crystallising them through experiments. The exhibition took the experiments from the laboratory as base creations, as the starting point for a living experimental exhibition."

DISCUSSION

Writing Your Own Instructions, New Media Approaches for 2022 (Rethinking Foundations)


Writing Your Own Instructions, New Media Approaches for 2022 (Rethinking Foundations)

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Presented @ “Rethinking Foundations: Ideals, Purposes, Needs” @ the 2012 Middle America College Art Association Conference Wayne State University, Detroit MI, Thursday October 4.

authors: Adam Trowbridge and Jessica Westbrook
contact: everybody@onchanneltwo.com

Prologue: init NewMedia = “There are no words for what we do”.

As always, when defining the boundaries between chaos and order, we are limited by language. Is any dynamic artist, designer or scholar ever comfortable or satisfied with a label for their research, beyond the most general? Post-structuralism and post-modernism are replete with those who reject even being included in these categories. This is also true of new media/interactive art/media art/technology art/digital art/.../transmedia. Already, some reading this are making notes for a rebuttal that denies that these fields are even remotely related. We ask your indulgence because as artists&&designers working across many fields of research and practice, we feel that there are no words for what we do. We have no specific field but we must speak. We ask that you allow us the use of “new media” as a variable, a phrase that will hold different data (and may even contain the wrong data at times).

http://www.furtherfield.org/blog/channeltwo/writing-your-own-instructions-new-media-approaches-2022-rethinking-foundations

DISCUSSION

The Digital and Analogue Subversion of monochrom


The Digital and Analogue Subversion of monochrom.

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Review by Natascha Fuchs.

Natascha Fuchs interviews Günther Friesinger, one of the founders of monochrom - an art-tech-philosophy group located in Vienna, Austria. monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science and political activism.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/digital-and-analogue-subversion-monochrom