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.

Chicago Hackmeeting Call For Participation!


// i am involved in the collective organizing of this event // + i think it is gonna be aweSum! we are trying to widely // circulate this announcement for the Chicago Hackmeeting // so please feel encouraged to resend this out to people. // this is an open call + participation is open to // self-organizing on the Chicago Hackmeeting Wiki // linked below, so login + propose plans for this // FIRST CHICAGO HACKMEETING in October // (2006.10.13 - 2006.10.15) CHI IL .US // @ the new dai5ychain space in Pilsen // jonCates

DEVELOP THE FIRST ANNUAL GREAT LAKES REGION CHICAGO HACKMEETING!

Calling all free-wheeling free-information free-reproductionistas!

Attention to the hackers who love the streets!

Activists that just want to share resources!

Militant media makers in search of free and open access to knowledge
and ideas!

Develop the first annual Great Lakes Region Chicago-based Hackmeeting!

Give and goto presentations on Free and Open Source Software,
workshops on independent media, hacktivist skill shares, share
socially engaged art projects, brainstorm and develop an agenda for
the technological support of radical social movements in the Great
Lakes Region and beyond!

GOTO THE CHICAGO HACKMEETING WIKI:

http://hackmeetingwiki.dai5ychain.net

TO PROPOSE PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS, SKILL SHARES, SCREENINGS,
PERFORMANCES, ETC... + START DEVELOPING THE 2006.10.13 - 2006.10.15
CHICAGO HACKMEETING!

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Call for Proposals - LMJ 17: My Favorite Things: The Joy of the Gizmo


Leonardo Music Journal Call for Proposals
LMJ 17: My Favorite Things: The Joy of the Gizmo

If, as Marshall McLuhan so famously suggested, the medium is the message, then the gizmo must be the one-liner. From baroque violinists to laptoppers, sound artists have long fetishized the tools of their trade, the mere naming of which can provoke an instant reaction: Shout "LA-2A," "TR-808," "JTM45" or "Tube Screamer" in a room full of musicians, and you will notice the eyes brighten, the breath shorten and the anecdotes pour forth. But only to a point: Many a "secret weapon" is held close to the chest.

This is the chance to get that secret off your chest: LMJ 17 will address the significance of physical objects in music and sound art in a time of increasing emphasis on software and file exchange. We are soliciting papers (2,000--5,000 words) and briefer artist's statements (500-1,000 words) on the role of purchased or homemade instruments, effect boxes, pieces of studio gear, "bent" toys, self-built circuits, and so on, in your work as a composer, performer, artist, producer, recording engineer, etc. Wherever possible, please include photographs of your subjects (300 ppi TIFFs preferred).

Please submit a brief proposal by 23 October 2006 to Nicolas Collins at <ncollins@artic.edu>. Final texts and all materials (text, image, sound file) must be received by 2 January 2007. Contact Nicolas Collins <ncollins@artic.edu> with any questions.

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Reentry: New York City at EYEBEAM


Reentry: New York City merges iconic night cityscapes with HD computer simulations in a series of studies for a daring new public art project: synthetic meteor showers in the Manhattan sky. Evoking the spectacle of the Apocalyptic Sublime painting movement and the audacity of Land Art, these new simulations created by Bill Dolson during his Eyebeam residency will be on view Sept. 21 through Oct. 21, with a special opening reception Sept. 21, 6-8pm. The exhibition is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 12-6pm and is free of charge with a suggested donation. Eyebeam is located at 540 W. 21st Street between 10th & 11th Aves in Chelsea.

Reentry: New York City contains twelve HD videos of synthetic meteor showers envisioned as luminous, ephemeral drawings in the upper atmosphere that will persist for only seconds or at most, minutes. While quite fantastic, the studies are conceived to demonstrate the technological feasibility of the project, established with the contributions of scientists at agencies such as NASA, Ames Research Center and Los Alamos National Laboratory, among many others. Technical and conceptual background information will be explained in an animated demo, short documentary and printed handouts accompanying the exhibition.

Reentry: New York City uses new technologies to draw on the tradition of the early large scale land art first produced in the 1970s by such innovators as Michael Heizer, Robert Smithson, Robert Morris and Walter de Maria, evoking the same sense of daring, wonder and existential awareness which the scale of these seminal works produced. Updated in a scientifically inspired gesture, the synthetic meteors avoid the permanent monumentalism of earlier land art by their dynamic and ephemeral nature.

Reentry New York City recalls the Apocalyptic Sublime, a painting genre of the late 18th and early 19th centuries in Britain, in both content ...

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Drunken Boat Announces Issue#8 - A Triple Feature on the PanLit, Oulipo & Canadian Strange


http://drunkenboat.com

Announcing the premiere of Drunken Boat, the international online journal of the arts, Issue #8. A special triple issue dedicated to the inaugural PanLiterary Awards Winners in seven genres; the spreading potentiality of the Oulipo; and the very strangest of current Canadian Arts and Letters.


Featuring over 125 contributors, including a radio play by Mark Rudman and Martha Plimpton, ambigrams by Doug Hofstadter, archival material from Raymond Queneau and Marcel Duchamp, translations by Cole Swenson and Keith and Rosemarie Waldrop, video from Adeena Karasick, photos by Allyson Clay and Gabor Szilasi, among many others.


Including new work from the PanLiterary Judges: PEN/Faulkner Award winner Sabina Murray, conceptual artist and musician DJ Spooky, poet, translator and librettist, Annie Finch, Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, Alexandra Tolstoy, trace/Alt-X New Media Award winner Talan Memmott, and video art pioneer and TV interventionist David Hall.


Congratulations to Scott Withiam, Christiana Langenberg, Jason Nelson, Erik Bünger, John Fillwalk, Geoffrey Demarquet and Jacques Leslie for winning the inaugural PanLiterary Awards and thanks to guest curators Jean-Jacques Poucel, Sina Queyras and designer Shawn McKinney for the special folios.


Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to Drunken Boat to help keep the arts alive online:


http://drunkenboat.com/db8/donate.html

Enjoy the issue and let us know what you think. Happy navigating!

-The Editors
http://www.drunkenboat.com

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Ravi Shankar
Poet-in-Residence
Assistant Professor
CCSU - English Dept.
860-832-2766
shankarr@ccsu.edu


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"Project netarts.org 2006" - 2nd announcement


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"Project netarts.org 2006" - 2nd announcement

1. The "Project netarts.org 2006"

2. Call for the nomination

3. Nomination Form

4. The schedule

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1. The "Project netarts.org 2006"

From 1995 to 2003, The Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts hosted the " Art on the Net" project promoting the Internet as a space for artistic expression. After the nine years of "Art on the Net," we launched a new event called the "Project Netarts.org" 2004. The "Project netarts.org" has been calling on artists around the world to investigate together the relationship between Art, the Internet and the Society.

The Exhibition section of the project will feature recent developments in Internet Art and is open to all forms of creative expression that use the Internet as their primary medium.

Although this project is focused on the latest developments in the field of Internet Art, we are also very interested in considering contributions that reflect the influence of Internet Art production on the wider fields of Media-Art, Digital Art, curatorial practice, digital pedagogy, and online publishing.

2. Call for the nomination.

This year, the artworks for the exhibition and the "netarts.org 2006 prize" will be chosen by our Selection Committee. The members of our committee are;

Mark Amerika, Susan Hazen, Agnese Trocchi, Marco Deseriis, Zeljko Blace and You Minowa.

The theme this year is "Tagging the Present."

The members will make their own nominations, but we will accept nominations from the web also. Please send your nomination to us directly to irix@kk.iij4u.or.jp .

The prize fee for the top selection will be 200,000 yen.

3. Nomination Form

To nominate, please e-mail the following information to us directly:

1. The URL address of your nomination

2. If you are the copyright holder of the nomination, your ...

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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

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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

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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