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

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 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.

Digital Culture in Brazil

Digital Culture in Brazil:

monochrom and the Austrian Green Party organized a panel discussion about Brazil's open source and digital rights programme.

Guests: Claudio Prado, Coordinator of Digital Policy of the Ministry of Culture of Brazil Eva Lichtenberger, Member of European Parliament Marie Ringler, Member of the City Parliament of Vienna, Culture and Technology Host: Michel Reimon.

Thanks to Radio Netwatcher the talk is now online.



"Two Thousand + SIX"-symposium on performance and technology in Belfast

I am happy to announce the final line-up for "Two Thousand + SIX" - a one-day symposium on performance and technology at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) in Belfast. Date: 29th of April 2006. Venue: SARC/Belfast, Multimedia Suite Schedule:

You can register on the day: includes free access to all th events/concerts that day. The late evening concerts will feature Anthony Braxton (who will also be giving a talk during the day).

The symposium runs during the 2006 edition of the Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music: Please check sites for further information.

With a line-up such as Fred Frith, Chris Cutler, Anthony Braxton, Gareth Davis, Elisabeth Smalt, Bob Gilmore, Carlos Zingaro, Rafael Toral, Telectu, Richard Barrett, Paul Obermeyer, Atau Tanaka, Eric Lyon, The Ulster Orchestra amongst many others, Sonorities 2006 promises to be one of the more exciting events of this year's contemporary music scene!

Hope to see you all there.


f r a n z i s k a s c h r o e d e r Initiatrice of "Two Thousand + SIX"

Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music


"The Wealth of Networks" Booklaunch with Yochai Benkler @ Eyebeam, NYC

"The Wealth of Networks" Booklaunch with Yochai Benkler


April 14, 2006 - 6-8PM 540 West 21st Street New York, NY 10011

Please join Yale Professor Yochai Benkler for the launch of his new
book, "The Wealth of Networks," exploring how a new form of
distributed collaboration is transforming the world economy. In this
comprehensive social theory of the Internet and the networked
information economy, Benkler describes how patterns of information,
knowledge and cultural production are changing and shows that the way
information and knowledge are made available can either limit or
enlarge the ways people can create and express themselves.

The evening starts at 6pm with wine, cheese, and informal
conversation. At 7pm Jonah Peretti, Eyebeam's Director of R&D, will
introduce Benkler and give a quick tour of important and emerging
open source and collaborative projects. Then at 7:15pm, Benkler will
give a brief talk presenting the core ideas of his new book.

"The Wealth of Networks" examines distributed collaboration's
transformation of the world economy, heralded by innovations such as: 1) Open Source software like Linux and Apache that have surpassed
commercial software made by huge corporations 2) A free, collaboratively authored encyclopedia called Wikipedia
that rivals Encyclopedia Britannica, and 3) Volunteer research projects like NASA Clicks that are as accurate
as the work of paid scientists.

Benkler does not see these projects as isolated examples, but rather
as exemplars of an emerging mode of economic production. His book
shows why labor done outside the constraints of free markets and
giant corporations can still have a huge impact on the economy and
social relations. He argues that a "third mode of production" offers
the promise of a more free society, but only if we make the right
collective decisions.

"The Wealth of ...


Rhizome Raw...RU READY TO ROCK?. I said...RU READY?

M. River:

My dearest Rhizome,

(actually, this post will NOT rock, but here it

To Be Listened To(2bl2) is now
open for you to enjoy and activate. Big thanks to the
artist who supplied 2bl2 with "seed" work to get
things going. Please feel free to jump in and add some

To Be Listened To... (2bl2 for short) is an open relay
for sound art, audio blogs, mashups, re-mixes, dance
mixes or any other sort of experimental audio. 2bl2 is
comprised of 10 thematic podcast feeds with 8 open
feeds to which anyone may post an audio file. Each
feed's name, along with the original 'seed' post, sets
its tone.[...]


Perpetual Art Machine @ Scope New York - Mar 10-13


Perpetual Art Machine @ Scope New York
Plus - Cinemascope Featured Projects

10th -13th March 2006
Daily 11am-8pm
636 Eleventh Avenue, NYC
(Between 46th and 47th Street)
For a schedule of events go to

Featured Cinemascope Projects

[PAM] the Perpetual Art Machine
Presented by Lee Wells in collaboration with Chris Borkowski, Aaron Miller
and Raphaele Shirley.

PAM is an interactive multimedia experience and research project, examining
a cross-section of over 500 videos from over 300 international film, video
and new media artists. Through the use of custom designed software and
participant submitted data, [PAM] creates a dynamic sensory environment that
allows the participating artists and the viewer to contribute to the
curatorial process both at ~scope and on the web.
For more information please go to:

PAM has been generously supported by Tekserve, CTL Electronics, Tinjail,
Bbone9, RS Design, IFAC, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.


All Systems Go! - Curated by Marisa Olson of
Featuring high-tech, low-tech, and hybrid work exploring digital,
representational, political, and social systems. This exhibition constitutes
an expansion of Rhizome��'��"�s mission to connect artand technology. The artists
comment on systems, in their various forms,with works ranging from computer,
video, and electronic installations to drawings, paintings, and sculpture.
Here, technology is not the sole tool or object at play, but is often an
indirect subject-��'�"a backdrop on the social landscape within which all art
practice now occurs. The harmony or dischord between these installations
pinpoint areas of overlap between the various systems now navigated by each
of us living in a technological society. The show is, thus, an update on the
established field of systems art, from the perspective of contemporary
culture and practice.

Artists include [dNASAb], Brody Condon, Desiree Holman, Shane Hope, Instant
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this a FWD from my email today...


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.

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!

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.


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

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!



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


Thursday November 16, 9:30pm
The Tank, 279 Church Street btwn Franklin and White

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


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.

John Geraci wrote:

> DeLanda's piece shown here is visually pretty similar to a piece I
> submitted to Rhizome a few years ago.
> ( Does anyone have more info on
> it?
> John Geraci
> Jennifer Estaris wrote:
> >
> > 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
> >
> > Or email
> >
> > Co-presented by the Digital Media Center and Computer Music Center
> at
> > Columbia University


Re: Re: thoughts on Appropriation versus Sampling

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.


joywar pow-bang

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




Re: the fashion of

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