Since the beginning
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America


Artists M. River and T. Whid formed MTAA in 1996 and soon after began to explore the internet, video, software and sculpture as mediums for their conceptually-based art. The duo’s exhibition history includes group shows and screenings at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Postmasters Gallery and Artists Space, all in New York City, and at The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. In "New Media Art" (Taschen, 2006), authors Mark Tribe and Reena Jana describe MTAA’s "One Year Performance Video (aka samHsiehUpdate)" as “a deftly transparent demonstration of new media’s ability to manipulate our perceptions of time.” The collaboration has earned grants and awards from Creative Capital,, Eyebeam, New Radio & Performing Arts, Inc. and The Whitney Museum of American Art.

Diane Ludin at Upgrade! August 4

Upgrade! is delighted to have Diane Ludin for a second talk. Diane gave her first Upgrade! talk in July 2000. This time, Diane will present two projects: Memoryflesh 2.0, a Turbulence commission about the Human Genome and iBPE, her Patent database project.

An artist and writer, Diane Ludin has been using the internet as a resource since 1996. She draws together voices of intimacy, confession and fragmented illusion. Her collections focus on the changing nature of "embodiment", representation and communication as determined by publicly available information.


Bill Dolson - Heaven and Earth (launch)

mp3 download
Heaven and Earth at Postmasters Bill Dolson is stirring up the Earth Art scene with some mega-scale project proposals. For this launch party he's enlisted a few of the gang to help with the realization. These include;Blackhawk (Peter von Brandenburg) Director, Vice President,Sally Beers, Director, Secretary/Treasurer, Liza Sabater, Media Relations - Founder,, Robbin Murphy, Development - Artist and Artistic Director of The Thing, Inc. Also seen at the party were, Zhang Ga, Mark Napier and Yael Kanarek.

GH is back with Art Dirt, this time as a podcast. Subscribe to the RSS 2.0 feed in your favorite podcatcher. Follow the link to see photos of the event.
- T.Whid


intelligent agent Vol. 5 No. 1 -- Special Issue: Artistic Virtual Environments

Christiane Paul:
intelligent agent Vol. 5 No. 1 -- Special Issue: Artistic Virtual Environments
Articles now available at

intelligent agent is published in a modular format:
+Thematic threads
Special Issue Vol. 5 No. 1:
//artistic virtual environments//
+reviews of games, exhibitions, books

All content is available in html and as pdf files.


Celebrating Turbulence's Networked_Performance Blog

Jo-Anne Green:
July 27, 2005
Celebrating Turbulence's Networked_Performance Blog

The networked_performance blog is now one year old. With 1,100 entries,
and 1,200 visits per day (and climbing), networked_performance has
become an important resource for practitioners, scholars and the general
blogosphere. Our Guest Bloggers have included Nathaniel Stern (South
Africa), Michelle Kasprzak (Canada), Régine Debatty (Belgium), Yukihiko
Yoshida (Japan), and Adriana de Souza e Silva (US); Luís Silva
(Portugal) will begin in September. Renowned author, Howard Rheingold
("The Virtual Community" and "Smart Mobs"), said "Networked Performance
(is) one of my favorite blogs about location-based experiments beyond
the usual boring stuff."

Helen Thorington and Michelle Riel have been guests on "empyre" this
month (, presenting
their analysis of the blog contents, and they'll be moderating the
"Networked Performance: How Does Art Affect Technology and Vice Versa?"
panel at SIGGRAPH 2005 on Monday, August 1 from 3:45-5:30 p.m.


Beta Launch of Processing

Jessica Ivins:

Processing is an open source programming language and environment for
people who want to program images, animation, and sound. It is used by
students, artists, designers, architects, researchers, and hobbyists for
learning, prototyping, and production. It is created to teach fundamentals
of computer programming within a visual context and to serve as a software
sketchbook and professional production tool. Processing is developed by
artists and designers as an alternative to commercial software tools in
the same domain.

The beta software for Processing 1.0 was released 20 April 2005 and can be
downloaded here. Bug fixes are being made as we head toward the 1.0
release. Processing is free to download and available for Linux, Mac OS X,
and Windows. Please help in releasing version 1.0!

Processing is an open project initiated by Ben Fry (Broad Institute) and
Casey Reas (UCLA Design | Media Arts). Processing evolved from ideas
explored in the Aesthetics and Computation Group at the MIT Media Lab.

Please visit our sister projects:
Wiring, a programming environment and i/o board for prototyping with
electronics and constructing physical machines and interfaces. (coming soon)
Processing Mobile, a programming environment and library for writing
software for mobile phones.

Jessica Ivins


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Jack Goldstein, GIF Artist?

FWIW, Ed Halter presented Goldstein's loops at "The Wheel of The Devil (aka the loop lecture)" at MTAA's Over The Opening back in 2009. Announced exactly 4 years ago today :-)



The New

Great job guys. Congrats!


You Do Not Know What You Are Talking About #mtaa

Sat Oct 02, 2010 00:00 - Wed Sep 29, 2010

United States of America


Two performances!
Watch it live on-line here!

Saturday at 2:45PM Eastern Time and Sunday at 3:45PM as part of Filament Festival.

Two performances!


We, like you, have often wished while listening to a lecture, panel, speech or newscast to stand up and tell the speaker, "You do not know what you are talking about!"

The artists sit behind a desk with two laptops and two microphones before them. Behind them a projection screen displays the text "#mtaa" and a timer.

They announce the title of the performance, "You Do Not Know What You Are Talking About," and explain that for the duration of the performance, they will read any, only and all text sent to Twitter with the hash tag "#mtaa."

The audience is invited to start twittering.

MTAA need your tweets!

Watch it live on-line here!


ARTBarn, East

Fri Oct 01, 2010 00:00 - Wed Sep 29, 2010

United States of America


Artists MTAA are conducting an old-fashioned barn-raising using high-tech techniques. The general public group-decides design, architectural, structural and aesthetic choices using a commercially-available barn-making kit as the starting point.

The duo then conducts this 21st century barn-raising with volunteers — perhaps including you — on October 1, 2010 on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's campus. Will it be structure? A deconstructed sculpture? Some combination thereof? That's for the you to choose.