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 submissions net_sight 2006


mur.at NetWorkArt Contest „net_sight“ 2006

Idea

Since 1998 mur.at has been working on a virtual NetSculpture which is constantly growing and branching out. This widely ramified Net – the leased line net – offers a democratic and unbureaucratic access to new communication and information technologies to people engaged in the artistic and cultural sector in the area of Graz apart from e-business and e-commerce. The NetNodeSculpture includes an infrastructure which allows continuous work of art organisations and people engaged in the cultural sector.

In order to be able to experience the virtual space in real public space, mur.at initiates a contest for making this virtual sculpture - which is spread over Graz like a network - visible for all.

Target of the contest

For the promotion of NetArt and NetCulture mur.at offers the possibility to deal with the community in an artistic way and to implement the winning project.
The virtual sculpture will be transferred to a tangible space in order to be visible also as real locality. Therewith the virtual sculpture becomes a sculpture that can be conceived with all senses in the public space of Graz. The sculpture shall be developed and implemented in various media.

Desired form of submitted projects

desired are...

..artistic projects, which refer and use the contents and infrastructure of mur.at, the nodes and/or the mur.at-community.

..artistic projects which excel at using unconventional ideas of „Visualization“.

..unrealised projects from the various areas of art; projects which deal with the subject of a NetSculpture. This can be projected in form of media- and space- installations, sound projects, memorial tablets, photo or video projects, as long as it appears meaningful with regard to the subject.
The expression „Visualization“ shall be considered a metaphor and the type of realisation shall not be limited to ...

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Concrete Stir Fry Poems by Marko Niemi


CONCRETE STIR FRY POEMS by Marko Niemi http://vispo.com/StirFryTexts/marko

Marko Niemi (Finland) has written five "Concrete Stir Fry Poems" that extend the notion of the stir fry form into graphics. Of letters. He has also re-written the programming of the stir fry form in these concrete works. These five works play on relationship, stasis, and dynamism/transformation, among other things. For instance, "still-life" consists of the letters in the word LIFE discombobulatable into parts of each other via moving the mouse over the piece. "four musicians" consists of the letters in the word ECHO. These pieces are quite "concrete" in the Noigandrean sense concerning their simplicity and iconic nature; but they are also contemporary in their algorithmic, generative construction as things written in programming code and graphics of letters. The "Concrete Stir Fry Poems" extend the algorithmic exploration of language and other media implicit in the stir fry form and explores its relations with the earlier work of the concrete poets.

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Art, Play and Community on Sept 8th


If you're in NYC on September 8th, please join us at ³Art, Play, and Community² which will celebrate the release of Joline Blais and Jon Ippolito¹s At the Edge of Art and Alex Galloway¹s Gaming. The event will take place at the New Museum Store on September 8th from 6:30-8:30, and will include a brief dialogue with the authors at 7pm. This event is open to non-Members and there is no admission charge. All details can be found here:

http://rhizome.org/events/cnms/part3.rhiz

All best, Lauren

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LIVE NETWORKED_PERFORMANCE - VisitorsStudio. 2nd September 2006.


LIVE NETWORKED_PERFORMANCE - VisitorsStudio. 2nd September 2006. Joberg-Derby-London

Date: Saturday, 2nd September 2006. Time: 4pm (BST) & 5pm (SA time).

http://www.visitorsstudio.org

A live-online collaborative performance on VisitorsStudio by Nathaniel Stern, Marc Garrett and Ruth Catlow.

Followed by open laptop mixing by audiences and invited local artists at:-

- The Premises Gallery (Johannesburg) - HTTP Gallery (London) - Q Arts (Derby)

The Performance: Nathaniel Stern, Marc Garrett and Ruth Catlow - will peform together for 30 minutes on the VisitorsStudio. Creating an AudioVisual mix, on the theme of UTOPIA - in response to the discussions that has been taking place on the Game/Play blog (http://blog.game-play.org.uk).

After the 30 minute performance: Everyone is invited to join in and upload their own content to networked, real-time platform, to mix and collaborate from the 3 different venues. Others who cannot make it to the venues are invited to join in and connect from their own homes. Remember, the VisitorsStudio has been designed to allow anyone with a 56k modem to access it from anywhere in the world.

About Files and Software: Get the latest flash player on your computer. File types supported are jpg, png, mp3, flv and swf files, as long as they are under 200k.

All are welcome :-)

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PROJECT « » /THE SECOND ROUND / Synchro-Sys: Vienna-Tokyo


THE SECOND ROUND IS COMING UP
if you havent´t participated in round one, we are pleased to invite you to the project:

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Dune & Devil
http://www.dune-n-devil.com
Synchronization System Vienna – Tokyo


Upcoming streaming dates of the project:

01. Sept. 2006 - Vienna 9:00 a.m. / Tokyo 4:00 p.m.
02. Sept. 2006 - Vienna 9:00 a.m. / Tokyo 4:00 p.m.
03. Sept. 2006 - Vienna 9:00 a.m. / Tokyo 4:00 p.m.
04. Sept. 2006 - Vienna 9:00 a.m. / Tokyo 4:00 p.m.

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Description:

Dune & Devil are working on the project «•» since 2003. The general idea explores a space- and timebased phenomenon through communicational technoculture. The aggregation of «•» applies different structures like global positioning systems, audiovisual media, mobile technology, telecommunication tools and specialized software, to experience the stereotopographical synchronization of  two individuals in different urban situations. We are trying to translate this spacial experiment under the condition of a unique geosocial application to translate this individual, cultural and technological impact in our DIY-habitat. The project produces a sociographic disposition of a mixed reality which can be observed through the interface of dune-n-devil.com. 

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Dune & Devil
Tina van Duyne & Grischinka Teufl

http://www.dune-n-devil.com
office@dune-n-devil.com

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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

DISCUSSION

Re: the fashion of


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