nicholas economos
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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.

atc @ ucb: fall 06 - spring 07 program


Although Grigori Perelman has apparently resolved Poincare's Conjecture, many other conjectures remain open. Help us evaluate wild hunches and unexpected perspectives during our Tenth Anniversary Season:

The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium of Berkeley's Center for New Media

Fall 2006 - Spring 2007 Monday Evenings, 7:30-9:00pm, 160 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley =============================================================

2006 Sep 11 Making Faces: Theatrical Materiality and Technological Embodiment Pamela Z, Performance Artist, SF

Sep 25 Mediatic Performance: New Technologies for Old Theater Marianne Weems, Director, The Builders Association, NY

Oct 16 Recent Experiments in Modern Composition, Software, and Stand-Up Comedy Cory Arcangel, Artist, NYC (*)

Oct 30 Extraterrestrial Aesthetics, Divine Genetics, and Other Thought Experiments Jonathon Keats, Artist, SF

Nov 13 Stop Making Sense: Contextualizing Media Art Rudolf Frieling, Media Arts Curator, SFMOMA

2007 Jan 22 ANALOG Pierre Huyghe, Artist, Paris ()

Feb 12 The Re-Dematerialization of the Art Object Matmos, Musicians and Sound Artists, SF

Mar 12 The Twilight of Posterity Kaja Silverman, Rhetoric and Film Studies, UC Berkeley

Apr 23 Can You Say...2007 ? Doug Aitken, Artist, LA

ATC Director: Ken Goldberg ATC Assoc. Director: Greg Niemeyer ATC Grad. Associate: Irene Chien Curated with: ATC Advisory Board

Sponsored by: * Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost * Center for New Media (CNM) * Intel Research Labs * Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive * Townsend Center for the Humanities * Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) * College of Engineering, Interdisciplinary Studies Program * Consortium for the Arts

(*) in conjunction with Dept of Art Practice "Interventions" Lecture Series () co-sponsored by California College of Arts, SF (Talk location TBA)

For updated information, please see: http://atc.berkeley.edu/ Contact: goldberg@berkeley.edu, or phone: (510) 643-9565

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Cinema Lebanon: Benefit Screening In De Balie Sep 9


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 9 September | 18.00 h, 20.00 h, 22.00 h Cinema Libanon: Charity Screening Entrance: euro 10,- | combination ticket euro 25,- Location: De Balie, Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam URL: www. balie.nl

With introductions by Pierre Sarraf (director Né à Beyrouth) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Lebanon, and more specifically Beirut, still conjure two very dichotomous and cliché images in the West: either the lamented former glory of the pearl of the Middle East, or the atrocities of a 15-year protracted civil war. With the media saturation of the recent war between Israel and Hizbullah still fresh, and the shaky promise of a brittle ceasefire, Lebanon once again risks to fall prey to stereotyping. In defiance of the war and in solidarity with the humanitarian crisis in Lebanon, De Balie organises an evening of films, documentaries and videos by Lebanese makers, in collaboration with the Lebanese production house and film festival Né à Beyrouth. The selection of films are testimony to the resistance of Lebanese artists to a historical and cultural amnesia, and show that being rooted in contemporary Lebanon is as much a commemoration of an untold past, as it is a reflection on and of the present.

With thanks to: Pierre Sarraf (Né à Beyrouth), Joanna Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Celluloid Dreams, Akram Zaatari, and other participating artists. Ticket sale donated to humantiarian relief causes in Lebanon.

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Opening Digital Bodies Saturday Sept 2nd 4 - 6 PM


http:nznl.org/
digital_bodies/
Digital Bodies.html

NOTES ON THE TRANSITION FROM THE DIGITAL
TO THE PHYSICAL (AND BACK AGAIN)

GEERT DEKKERS (NL)
FOOFWA D'IMOBILIT=C9 (CH)
MOGENS JACOBSEN (DK)
JAN ROBERT LEEGTE (NL)
ALAN SONDHEIM (USA)

you are cordially invited for the opening
Saturday 2 09 / 16 h / 18 h

reutengalerie amsterdam
fokke simonszstraat 49
wo/za 13 h/18 h

2 09 / 7 10 06

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You are invited to contribute to the creation of a Free Press


Free Press

This summer and fall you are invited to contribute to the creation of
an open-access publishing house, a "Free Press," to be launched at
Röda Sten contemporary art center in Göteborg, Sweden. A project of
artist Sal Randolph, Free Press will accept all kinds of writing from
the public; contributions in any language can be as short as a single
word or as long as an encyclopedia and can include manifestos,
statements, documentations, studies, stories, recipes, poems and
whatever you can imagine.

"Even in the age of the internet, book publishing is a walled garden
where editors and commercial interests filter out most of what is
written," says Randolph. "To publish is to 'make public,' and the
published materials of the world create their own kind of public
space, a city of books where readers and writers are citizens. Free
Press aims to open up access to that public space. Like any city,
Free Press is bound to include both ugliness and beauty, though the
definitions of each will certainly differ."

All participating manuscripts will be published as printed books in
the Free Press series, available in the project's library and reading
room at Röda Sten, where events and discussions will also take place.
Additional copies will be placed on shelves in local bookstores and
libraries. Readers will be able to download copies from the website
and order them at cost from an internet book printer.

Free Press builds on several earlier projects by the artist -- in
particular, Free Words, where 3000 copies of a free book were
infiltrated onto the shelves of bookstores and libraries by a
worldwide network of volunteers, Opsound, a gift economy of music,
and Free Biennial/Free Manifesta, in which the form of an art
biennale was appropriated and ...

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Rooftop Films 2006 Summer Series Week 11 & 12


Check out what’s going on for Week 11!

Full details and schedule available at:
http://www.RooftopFilms.com

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WEEK 11
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Fri., Aug. 11
@ Solar One (pier in Manhattan)
8:30pm (live music)
9:00pm (showtime)

THE SHUTKA BOOK OF RECORDS

Which Macedonian is best at protecting the community from evil spirits, who the greatest duck-fighter of all?
(Documentary feature)


Sat., Aug. 12
@ Solar One (pier in Manhattan)
8:30pm (live music)
9:00pm (showtime)

The Music:
TBD (check back to RooftopFilms.com)


HI/LO FILM FESTIVAL

High-concept, low-budget selections from the 2006 Hi/Lo Film Festival
(Shorts program)


The Music:
Bradford Reed never fails to entertain and inspire. This Brooklyn-based composer, performer and producer fights and tames the idiosyncrasies of the pencilina, an original instrument of his own design and construction.

Visit him online, www.Pencilina.com

At Rooftop Films, we bring the underground outdoors, with great independent movies and live music at each screening.

Check out what’s going on for Week 12!

Full details and schedule available at:
http://www.RooftopFilms.com

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WEEK 12
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Fri., Aug. 18
@ Automotive High School (Williamsburg)
8:30pm (live music)
9:00pm (showtime)

FOUND FOOTAGE FEST

Hysterical detritus from the video revolution.
Short found footage program.


Sat., Aug. 19*
@ Fort Greene Park
8:30pm (DJ L-Mani V)
9:00pm (showtime)

BEYOND BEATS & RHYMES

A hip-hop head calls out his culture on issues of manhood, sexism and homophobia.
(Documentary feature)

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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