Artist Robot Signs Own Work
RAP (Robotic Action Painter) is a new generation of painting robots designed for Museum or long exhibition displays. It is completely autonomous and need very little assistance and maintenance.
RAP creates it's own paintings based on an artificial intelligence algorithm, it decides when the work is ready and signs in the right bottom corner with its distinctive signature.
The algorithm combines initial randomness, positive feedback and a positive/negative increment of 'color as pheromone' mechanism based on a grid of nine RGB sensors.
Also the 'sense of rightness' - to determine when the painting is ready - is achieved not by any linear method, time or sum, but through a kind of pattern recognition system.
Robotic Action Painter
Leonel Moura (with IdMind), 2006
The Media Art Friesland Festival 2006, which takes place from September
the 13th till October the 1st, is the tenth edition of the festival.
This anniversary will be celebrated with a special and large programme.
Recent work from all over the world will be shown in film and video
screenings, presentations, exhibitions, conferences and performances.
Do you want to participate in the 10th edition of the festival? Media
Art Friesland asks all artists and students to send in their work;
video, film, cd-rom and internet projects, installations and
Deadline for the entries is 1st June 2006!
For more information, visit our website at www.mediaartfriesland.nl or
send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programme of the 10th Media Art Friesland Festival
The Video Salon presents an international program with a high-quality
selection of recent experimental short films and videos, animations,
new forms of narration and documentation, accompanied by special
Multimedia installations by graduation students of Dutch Academies of
Art, Media Technology and Design are presented in the exhibition Young
Talent and the exhibition Spotlight shows work by artists worldwide.
In the Artist in Residence program young talented artists are given the
possibility for personal development and presentation of work made in
The Computer Gallery presents non-linear works on CD-Rom, DVD and
Internet by international artists.
Sound Vision is filled with multimedia stage shows as well as other
live acts that have become part of audiovisual arts.
The Experience gives insight into current media trends and projects.
The cross over of various genres and different disciplines bridge the
conventional divide between art, science and technology. Experts answer
questions on cultural understanding and present training concepts.
Artists, visual designers and developers show their work. In
co-operation with Dutch Media Colleges the Experience presents the
various positions ...
Sound Art is everywhere these days. Peter Sinclair and his
experimental soundlab Locus Sonus have a video up on the web called
<http://nujus.net:8000/locus/perfLS0406.mp4> I'm trying to get
Locus Sonus over here for the Digit Festival in August.
<http://www.artsalliancesite.org/> The grant forms are in and we
are keeping our fingers crossed.
MTAA has a podcast blog called To Be Listened To...
<http://mtaa.net/2bl2/> It's also a sort of audio exquisite corps.
You can upload a sound work of your own to anyone of the 8 original
feeds. I checked out my seed which is called, In a park in Europe as
you wait for the sun to rise and the snow to stop. There was one
other upload from
Anni Abrahams & Jan de Weille. <http://www.bram.org/sound/
index.html> It's a really terrific bit of electronica. This site is
quite interesting and taking the time to explore the sound art is
very rewarding. The bonus is that if you make sound art you can add
your file to the database.
Internet video is also quite big, especially viral video. A good
place to look is Doron Golan's DVblog. <http://www.dvblog.org>
Doron's doing a terrific job of presenting a good mix of experimental
videos and oddities. This site has become so popular that Doron had
to go to a bigger server.
My video Smart House <http://www.dvblog.org/?submit=Search&s=Smart
+House> got 5,000 downloads in one week.
I put up two new rants for RANTAPOD <http://spaghetti.nujus.net> I've
added some simple video techniques and editing chops to enhance the
impact. I've been working with the idea of using digital ...
Exhibition in Ginza and Koiwa, Tokyo
28th July- 18th August 2006
curated by Emma Lewis
In association with Trampoline and Ginza Art Laboratory
Call for Submissions
Deadline 31st May
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