nicholas economos
Since the beginning
Works in Shaker Heights, Ohio United States of America

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BIO
Nicholas Economos is an artist and educator living in sunny Cleveland, Ohio, USA. His art practice includes work in software art, reactive media art, sound, video, and animation. He is an Editor Emeritus for Rhizome.org at The New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC, previously editing content for the web site and the Rhizome Rare email list over numerous years. His awards include an Individual Artist Project Grant in Film, Media, and New Technology Production from the New York State Council on the Arts and an Individual Excellence Award in Media Arts from the Ohio Arts Council.

He has exhibited at Art Interactive in Cambridge, MA, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo, NY, Art in General in New York City, Fylkingen in Stockholm, Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, SESI Gallery in Sao Paulo City, Window Project Space in Auckland, New Zealand, Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, Chiangmai New Media Art Festival in Thailand, DigiFest DXNet in Toronto, and the Cyberarts Festival in Boston. He has been a frequent artist-in-residence at the Experimental Television Center in Owego, New York and is included in the DVD anthology, "ETC: 1969 - 2009" covering 40 years of video arts at ETC. He was previously a visiting professor with the Department of Expanded Media at the School of Art and Design at Alfred University in Alfred, NY and now teaches in the T.I.M.E.-Digital Arts Department at The Cleveland Institute of Art.

Call for Participation: IEEE Visualization 2006


Call for Participation
IEEE Visualization 2006

Art Exhibit Submissions
Information visualization is traditionally viewed as a tool for data exploration and hypothesis formation. Because of its roots in scientific reasoning, visualization work has, until recently, been limited to a role of analytical tool for sensemaking.

In recent years, however, both the mainstreaming of computer graphics and the democratization of data sources on the Internet have had important repercussions in the field of information visualization. With the ability to create visual representations of data on home computers, artists and designers have taken matters into their own hands and expanded the conceptual horizon of infovis as artistic practice.

In its first edition, the InfoVis Art Exhibit examines the merging of artistic intention and visualization technique. We are looking for artwork that reveals data patterns in aesthetic, innovative ways. The goal of the exhibit is to steer viewers towards greater introspection about what information is worth visualizing and why.

The InfoVis Art Exhibit will consider the following types of work:

interactive CD/DVD-ROM work interactive web-based work printed artwork Requirements

Interactive pieces should run on a standard computer configuration (Windows Operating System, 512 MB RAM, 20 GB hard drive, 1024 by 768 pixels monitor resolution) as such systems will be available at the exhibit.

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AREA Infrastructure Talk#2 (6.12.06): S.European HackLabs, Intellectual Property + Internet Activism


Join the discussion!

INFRASTRUCTURE SERIES : "Hackmeeting and Hacklabs: technopolitics and reality hacking in south-european autonomous networks"

Presenter: Xabier Barandiaran - Series Talk #2 Monday June 12, 7-9pm Polvo - 1458 W. 18th St. 1R | Chicago IL | www.polvo.org Co-Sponsored by AREA Chicago Art/Education/Activism and
CriticalArtWare www.areachicago.com | www.criticalartware.net

Details Below: Title and Abstract of the talk Short Bio of Xabier Barandiaran About the INFRASTRUCTURE SERIES

Title and Abstract of the talk: "Hackmeeting and Hacklabs: technopolitics and reality hacking in south-european autonomous networks"

For the last 6 years a number of autonomous collectives called HackLabs (hacker or hacktivist laboratories) have been created at different squat social centers and other self-managed spaces around europe. The network of hacklabs has now more than 40 nodes (most of them located in Spain and Italy) dedicated to build-up community based free-software and open access spaces for skill sharing and collective intelligence, technopolitic experimentation and direct action on several digital struggles (cybercontrol, digital rights, intelectual property, etc.). HackLabs were born as a result of Hackmeetings: underground self-organized hacktivist meetings where grassroot activist and geek culture meet to discuss, exchange and coordinate different knowledge, resources and initiatives around technologies and politics. The talk will focus on a set of trajectories within the hacklabs and hackmeeting networks: the experience of Metabolik (one of the first hacklabs in europe), the distributed and self-managed organization of spanish and european hackmeetings and the recent direct action campaing against intellectual property (CompartirEsBueno.Net). Emphasys will be made on philosophical background, discussion on technopolitical tactics and opportunities for coordination.

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GIVING PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT - Glassbox, Paris


Lauren Cornell:

New exhibition by London-based curator Hanne Mugaas

- Glassbox, Paris

GIVING PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT - GLASSBOX, PARIS Curated by Hanne Mugaas and Ida Ekblad

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Takeshi Murata | Cory Arcangel | Marius Engh | Fredrik Soderberg | Michael Bell-Smith | Anders Nordby | Paper Rad | Ida Ekblad | Fayçal Baghriche | Jonas Ohlsson | Lars Laumann | Jean-Paul Newman | Lina Viste Groenli | Are Mokkelbost | Daniel Jensen | Matthieu Clainchard |

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May 25th 2006 - from 18.00 The project is a commission by The Comissariat

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Question notions of the object, of authorship and distribution

To arrange and rearrange information is to personally or administratively produce or document history

Either using real documents, close copies or absolute fakes, information exist to create meaning and commentary inside or beyond context. Truth and evidence may be questioned, but the information is still there. We have entered a culture of choice, emphasizing the importance of availability; how to choose, arrange and use. Distribute. Being an expert means to be confident there is always an easier way to do it, that there is always a more direct confrontation with reality which might yield an interesting spin-off, that there is always the possibility of an incalculable effect, which might turn everything upside down.

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GLASSBOX

113bis, rue Oberkampf Paris 11ème · M° Parmentier/Ménilmontant t 01 43 38 02 82 · glassbox@free.fr ouvert du vendredi au dimanche de 15h à 19h

Glassbox bénéficie du soutien du Ministère de la Culture (Drac Ile-de-France), le Café Charbon, le Nouveau Casino et l'Espace Paul Ricard.

le commissariat : 13 passage Sainte Anne Popincourt. paris 11ème www.lecommissariat.org

***** ******** Attached: Video still; "Proof that Paul McCartney is already Dead" by Cory Arcangel.

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ARTIFICIAL LIFE IS IMPOSSIBLE IN A COMPUTER


ARTIFICIAL LIFE IS IMPOSSIBLE IN A COMPUTER A public lecture by spurse for the RISD Digital+Media Program

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ARTIFICIAL LIFE IS IMPOSSIBLE IN A COMPUTER RISD Auditorium 7 p.m.

In this lecture, spurse will definitively define the following concepts:

1) emergence 2) artificial life 3) digital 4) analog 5) algorithm 6) cooking 7) bacteria 8) computer

In addition to RISD Digital+Media students, this lecture will also be
of interest to: architects, philosophers, scientists, gardeners and
the hospitality industry.

ABOUT SPURSE Spurse is an international collective composed of individuals with
experience in a wide variety of fields. spurse has no (fixed) content
or members -- rather it is a viral multiplicity that is continuously
reforming itself as it becomes new projects and new events. In this,
it is open to change, contradiction, multiplicity, tangents,
infection, and betrayal. Spurse is interested in considering the
public as that which must be continually constructed as a part of the
invention of public space. In this we are interested in emergent
forms of individuality -- swarms, crowds, the person, groups, and
ecosystems.

http://www.spurse.org http://dm.risd.edu

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[FRAY] Conference + After (Party) Event


// jonCates:

[FRAY] Conference SATURDAY MAY 13 @ 2 PM http://fvnm.info/fray/2006.05.13 Film, Video & New Media Dept @ The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Room 1307 in the MacLean Building 112 S. Michigan Ave CHI IL .US FREE

Join [FRAY] for discussions and presentations on connective and collaborative New Media and Digital Arts with Annette Barbier (UNREAL-ESTATES and Interactive Arts and Media Department Columbia College), Ryan Griffis (The Temporary Travel Office and The School of Art & Design University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana), Mark Hansen (Professor in English Language & Literature, Cinema & Media Studies; University of Chicago), Lynn Marie Kirby (California College of the Arts), Rob Ray (DEADTECH and dorkbot Chicago), Lincoln Schatz (The Upgrade! Chicago) and Daniel Tucker (AREA Chicago).

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THE TANK FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION CAMPAIGN


this a FWD from my email today...

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
http://www.thetanknyc.org/giving.html

as most of you know, the tank is a nonprofit performing arts space in lower manhattan. we believe in maintaining a space for artists in manhattan where they can perform and explore without feeling the financial pressures that manhattan increasingly brings.
We have been in our new home in Tribeca with Collective:Unconscious for almost a year now (!) and it is so nice to not be writing you all on a weekly basis telling you we are losing our home, like we had to do for the first few years of existence.
However, we are still struggling to get by in the big city. But we dont plan on staying that way! oh no.

To that end, we are proud to be launching our Freedom of Expression Campaign. The goal is to raise $100,000 over the next few months to help us secure our somewhat tenuous foothold on the big apple, increase and stabilize our administrative staff, and continue bringing you fantastic, affordable programming for the years to come.

SO HERES HOW IT WORKS
we have secured a few amazing patrons who are collectively willing to donate $65,000 IF (and yes, this here is THE RUB) IF we are able to get 1,000 additional individual donations. Thats right, if 1,000 of our friends, artists, and loved ones donate even $12 to the tank this year, then these donors will unlock the $65,000 they have pledged and we will reach our goal. they want to see that we are loved. can you show them we are loved? yes, you can!
PRETTY NEAT, YES? YES!

But 1000 people is a lot. ive only got like 14 myspace friends and that includes Tom, so thats just not gonna cut it.

so weve got a website. you can go there now and donate any amount of money, become a tank member, get some free stuff in exchange, and generally know youve done your part in securing the future of a place you care about.

YOU CAN EVEN SETUP A MONTHLY DONATION OF $1 ON YOUR CREDIT CARD.
WOULD YOU EVEN NOTICE AN EXTRA $1 ON YOUR CREDIT CARD STATEMENT EACH MONTH? NO, YOU WOULD PROBABLY NOT!

READY? Just do it right now while you're thinking about it. Think how good it will feel!! IT WILL FEEL GREAT!

http://www.thetanknyc.org/giving.html

Thanks folks. and if the tank is a place you care about or has been good to you, please consider spreading the word and letting people know...stick it on your blog or your myspace page or whatever. Thanks Thanks Thanks!

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UPCOMING SHOWS AND EVENTS

Tonight and Tomorrow Night (thats wed 11/15 and thurs 11/16) we are having happy hour / mixer events in our basement lounge. cheap booze and lots of good people. come after work and say hey. also a convenient place/time to donate in person if you'd rather give cash...

5:30 - 7pm both tonight and tomorrow.
The Tank Basement, 279 Church Street btwn Franklin and White

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Thursday November 16, 9:30pm
COREY DARGEL + KAMALA SANKARAM WITH SQUEEZEBOX
The Tank, 279 Church Street btwn Franklin and White
http://www.thetanknyc.org

In addition to songs from his critically acclaimed debut album Less Famous Than You (Use Your Teeth), Corey Dargel will perform new and unreleased material including

DISCUSSION

Re: Re: Columbia Art & Technology Lecture--Manuel DeLanda


hi John,
the thumbnail was sampled from the cover of DeLanda's "A Thousand years of Nonlinear History" and reduced in a GIF color table.
nicholas

John Geraci wrote:

> DeLanda's piece shown here is visually pretty similar to a piece I
> submitted to Rhizome a few years ago.
> (http://rhizome.org/object.rhiz?9436). Does anyone have more info on
> it?
>
> John Geraci
> ITP, NYU
>
>
>
> Jennifer Estaris wrote:
>
> > COLUMBIA ART & TECHNOLOGY LECTURES
> >
> > Manuel DeLanda
> > Thursday, April 8, 2004, 6pm
> > LeRoy Neiman Gallery, 310 Dodge Hall
> > Columbia University, New York, NY
> >
> > Free and open to the public
> >
> > Manuel DeLanda was born in 1952 in Mexico City and has lived in
> > Manhattan since 1975. He began his career in the mid-seventies as an
> > independent filmmaker, showing his films in cine-clubs and museums
> > around the world. In 1980 he acquired an industrial-grade computer
> and
> > became a programmer and computer artist, writing his own software
> for
> > several years. His philosophical essays have appeared in many
> journals
> > and he currently lectures extensively in the United States and
> Europe
> > on nonlinear dynamics, theories of self-organization, Artificial
> > Intelligence and Artificial Life. He is author of the books War in
> the
> > Age of Intelligent Machines, A Thousand years of Nonlinear History
> and
> > Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy. He has contributed to
> > numerous collections, including A Thousand Plateaus by G. Deleuze
> and
> > F. Guattari, and Ecological Imperialism by Alfred Crosby and
> > Self-Organizing Systems, edited by Eugene Yates.
> >
> > The Art & Technology Lectures will culminate with Ricardo Dominguez,
> a
> > tactical media artist, on May 12.
> >
> > For more information, see
> > http://www.columbia.edu/cu/arts/dmc/docs/lectureseries.html
> > Or email art-tech-lecture@music.columbia.edu
> >
> > Co-presented by the Digital Media Center and Computer Music Center
> at
> > Columbia University

DISCUSSION

Re: Re: thoughts on Appropriation versus Sampling


joy,
yes, i agree...
I really don't have a simple thought that doesn't involve appropriation or sampling on some level. your painting and the photograph involve both but are different resolutions. Refusing that doesn't have to be a generational thing, as in when you were born or what sort of music you have been exposed to. Being able to accept it may be a bent of mind that is reinforced from being creative with a computer though, i hope so, but unfortunately the person suing you hasn't been bitten by that yet.
nicholas

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joywar pow-bang


hello joy,
yesterday i sat frustrated to respond. my backwoods ISP was doing server maintaince. but here's some now....

http://www.wallcloud.com/molotovpow.html

mirror:

http://www.wallcloud.com/molotov.html

nicholas

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Re: the fashion of


hello Mark,
does Mel Gibson really have a scene where his pec implants are slowly removed in that flick?
nicholas