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

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BIO

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, Rhizome.org, Eyebeam, New Radio & Performing Arts, Inc. and The Whitney Museum of American Art.

Internationalizing Internet Studies


Call for papers for a edited collection by Gerard Goggin (University of Sydney) & Mark McLelland (University of Wollongong) From the mid-1990s onwards, the Internet has shifted fundamentally from its co-ordinates in English-speaking countries, especially North America, to become an essential medium in a wide range of countries, cultures, and languages. According to October 2005 statistics, Chinese language now represents 14% [...]

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The December 2005 issue of First Monday (volume 10, number 12) is now available


http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue10_12/ ——- Table of Contents Volume 10, Number 12 - December 5th 2005 Ringtones, or the auditory logic of globalization by Sumanth Gopinath http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue10_12/gopinath/ Abstract: This essay attempts to provide a description of the global ringtone industry, to determine and assess the numerous cultural consequences of the ringtone’s appearance and development, and to situate the ringtone within the context of contemporary capitalism. At its broadest, my assertion [...]

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Call for artist-in-residence proposals: V2_Lab


Call for artist-in-residence proposals: Disembodiment in Virtual Environments Deadline: 15 January 2006 http://www.v2.nl/disembodiment V2_Lab, the artistic research & development (aRt&D) department of V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, has a vacancy for an artist-in-residence funded by the Pauwhof Fonds in 2006. V2_Lab is a workspace for artists, scientists and technicians emphasizing the encounter and exchange between different disciplines. Main areas [...]

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The Department of Visual Arts and New Media at SUNY College at Fredonia seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Media Arts


The Department of Visual Arts and New Media at SUNY College at Fredonia seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Media Arts. This program is the only comprehensive Media Arts undergraduate program in the SUNY system, and is an interdisciplinary program exploring the frontiers of artistic expression with new media in the fields of visual arts, [...]

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Marcin Ramocki at artMoving Projects


Marcin Ramocki

An interactive computer piece by Marcin Ramocki, still in development, currently on view at artMoving Projects in Brooklyn. A gallery visitor is typing a straight line of text across the top of the screen. As he types the letters fall slowly to the bottom, just like snow, fall leaves, or advancing Space Invaders. When he reaches the right hand side, a carriage return sound cha-chings and he can type no more till all letters have settled to the bottom. After many more left-to-right sweeps the letters pile up, but even after days of straight typing, the pile will never fill more than half the screen because the alphabet "soil" is slowly decaying--again, like leaves on a forest floor. Much hand coding lies behind this deceptively low-tech-looking piece, which melds the naturalism of Thoreau and the futility of Beckett in a medium somewhere between concrete poetry and Intellivision.

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Discussions (875) Opportunities (2) Events (9) Jobs (1)
DISCUSSION

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 :-)

http://www.tinjail.com/over_the_opening/shows/the-wheel-of-the-devil-aka-the-loop-lecture

~and~

http://www.tinjail.com/over_the_opening/photos/photos-from-the-loop-lecture

DISCUSSION

The New Rhizome.org


Great job guys. Congrats!

EVENT

You Do Not Know What You Are Talking About #mtaa


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

Location:
United States of America

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Two performances!
Watch it live on-line here! http://mtaa.net/art/ydk

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

Two performances!

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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! http://mtaa.net/art/ydk


EVENT

ARTBarn, East


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

Location:
United States of America

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http://artbarn.mtaa.net/

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.

http://artbarn.mtaa.net/