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.
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% [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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.