Myron Turner
Since the beginning
Works in Winnipeg United States of America

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BIO
My work for the web has been included in Rhizome's Artbase, runme.org, no-org.net, Machinista 2003/Artificial Intelligence and Art, javamuseum.org, sendecki.com, newmediafest.org. It has been shown at the Fredericton Independent Film & Video Alliance Conference, and supported by the Banff Centre's New Media program. In 2005 one of my pieces was nominated for a Viper International award. My project "Bstat Zero" will be featured in February 2006 as an Artport project of the Whitney Museum Of Art. I have been a guest panelist at Banff and founded Manitoba Visual Arts Network in 1994. I've been a member of Rhizome from its first year. My personal web site is http://room535.org

I started my career as a printmaker, moved into photo-based art, and in 1990 began using computers in my work. My work has appeared throughout Canada both in public galleries and artist-run centers. I have also exhibited in the U.S., Great Britain and South America. My woodcut prints interpreting zoomed digital images have twice won awards at the Boston Printmakers' "North American Print" biennial and have been shown in various print competitions and venues, including The Print Center (Philadelphia) and International Print Center New York.
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OPPORTUNITY

ArsRSS


Deadline:
Tue Jun 30, 2009 00:00

ArsRSS maintains a searchable database of approximately 120 RSS news feeds dedicated to the visual arts and new media. It re-reads the feeds every four hours, caches them, so that they are immediately available; and it creates a database of just about all of the words found in the feeds. This makes for extremely fast searches across feeds and for fast access to individual feeds.

You can also create your own individualized news feeds, based on your own search criteria. ArsRSS will create a dedicated feed url which you can plug into your news reader, and every time the news reader updates the feed, ArsRSS will do a new search and bring back the most recent results.

At present, what you see when you come to the site is the "front-end" of the project. But the behind-the scenes, ArsRSS is a database project and keeps track of such things as: the terms queried, the frequency with which they are queried, where the queries come from geographically, and how often the individual feeds are accessed. The aim is to get some understanding of what interests us, what we consider worthwhile news, whether there are topics that are of more interest in some parts of the globe than in others, etc. Since I initiated the site, people have begun to use it. But the more people who make use of it, the richer its results.

Thanks.

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DISCUSSION

ArtRSS: Fast, searchable access to art and new media feeds


In an earlier post, I described ArsRSS (previously ArtRSS but the name is already taken). ArsRSS is a searchable database of approximately 120 art and new media related news feeds, which is updated every four hours.
http://net18reaching.org/artrss/index.php

It occurred to me that people who use news readers might like to create permanent news feeds based on specific search criteria which they could plug into their news readers. This means you would be periodically updated on a particular search without having to go to the ArsRSS web site.

If you would like to create a news feed based on specific criteria, go to:

http://net18reaching.org/artrss/make_url.php

DISCUSSION

ArtRSS: searchable access to art and new media feeds


ArtRSS re-reads between 100 and 120 art and new media related RSS feeds every four hours, caches the feeds and completely re-writes its database of words found in the feeds. This makes for fast response times both for searching across feeds and for accessing individual feeds. And it is always current.

In the background, ArtRSS collects data about the terms queried, what parts of the globe the queries come from, and the frequency with which individual feeds are accessed. The data will become part of a larger ongoing media project.

You will find ArtRSS at the following url:
http://net18reaching.org/artrss/index.php

DISCUSSION

Invitation to participate


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This is an invitation to participate in Cityscapes.

Cityscapes offers a common ground where people can share their experiences of the places where they live and have lived, or have visited. Or places they've imagined, read about, hope or have hoped to visit. In other words, Cityscapes is not only the reflection of physical space but of a shared imaginative space.

Its theoretical basis lies in ideas of locative art and pyschogeography. The camera and descriptive text are its locative technologies, and the pyschogeography consists of the spaces we inhabit as a global community. Cityscapes is a browser-based application. It embeds mapping software and geographical locating services in a wiki framework, which enables multiple users to contribute texts and images to a common project.

Cityscapes is built entirely on open source components and cost-free Internet services, most prominently DokuWiki, Google maps, geonames.org, and the FCKeditor. This truly remarkable freedom of technical access is important to how Cityscapes has been conceived, as inhabiting a shared imaginative space made possible by the Internet.

We hope that you will visit Cityscapes and, even more, that you will take the time to contribute. The wiki is set up so that only you have editing access to your posts; you can always come back to them, revise them, even delete them.

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Cityscapes


Dates:
Tue Apr 15, 2008 00:00 - Tue Apr 15, 2008

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Cityscapes offers a common ground where people can share their experiences of the places where they live and have lived, or have visited. Or places they've imagined, read about, hope or have hoped to visit. In other words, Cityscapes is not only the reflection of physical space but of a shared imaginative space.

Its theoretical basis lies in ideas of locative art and pyschogeography. The camera and descriptive text are its locative technologies, and the pyschogeography consists of the spaces we inhabit as a global community. Cityscapes is a browser-based application. It embeds mapping software and geographical locating services in a wiki framework, which enables multiple users to contribute texts and images to a common project.

Cityscapes is built entirely on open source components and cost-free Internet services, most prominently DokuWiki, Google maps, geonames.org, and the FCKeditor. This truly remarkable freedom of technical access is important to how Cityscapes has been conceived, as inhabiting a shared imaginative space made possible by the Internet.

We hope that you will visit Cityscapes and, even more, that you will take the time to contribute. The wiki is set up so that only you have editing access to your posts; you can always come back to them, revise them, even delete them.



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