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.

Music Video Art on the Hudson River


MUSIC VIDEO ART on the river & under the stars

Celebrate summer with EAI at a special open-air video screening on the Hudson River at Pier 63 Maritime.

Wednesday, June 28th 9:00 pm Pier 63 Maritime 23rd Street and the Hudson River (directions below) New York City Admission free

Please join EAI for an outdoor program of alternative music videos and music-based video by artists. The screening will include works by Cory Arcangel, Charles Atlas, Michael Bell-Smith, Johanna Billing, Dara Birnbaum, Meredith Danluck, Devin Flynn, Shana Moulton, Tony Oursler with Sonic Youth, Ara Peterson, Seth Price , and William Wegman.

The videos will be screened on the tented stage at Pier 63 Maritime, the public access pier on the Hudson River. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the pier.

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The artist-made music videos in the program include Charles Atlas' new music video for Antony and the Johnsons, Ara Peterson's pulsing abstract video for Black Dice, Devin Fynn's animated epic for Erase Errata, William Wegman and Robert Breer's classic video for New Order's Blue Monday, and Tony Oursler and Sonic Youth's 1990 tribute to '70s pop star Karen Carpenter.

Other artists manipulate or re-conceive footage from appropriated music videos or live music performances. Cory Arcangel tries to take Simon out of Simon and Garfunkel's 1984 Central Park performance, while Michael Bell-Smith makes an entire R. Kelly DVD happen all at once. Dara Birnbaum integrates the audience and even the weather in her rendition of performances by Radio Fire Fight at the legendary Mudd Club and Glenn Branca.

Other works playfully subvert the music video format, reworking and reinterpreting its rules and strategies. Seth Price uses analogue video graphics to map out a pop history of the music genre ...

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DRU CreativeLab workshops at Futuresonic, Manchester, UK



Digital Research Unit presents:

******4 WORKSHOPS @ FUTURESONIC******

http://goto10.org/img/FS_goforth_s.jpg

17 - 21 July 2006
Monday - Friday, 11:00 - 17:00 pm
Registration fee: FREE!

**now accepting applications***

WORKSHOP #1 "Game modification - games as audiovisual tools"
BY: Tom Betts & Alison Mealey
WHEN: 17 - 18 - 19 July
Through this workshop you'll learn about game modification and how to
use game generated data as input for audio and/or visuals. We'll look
at level design, game engines and game data, and how to use specific
game generated data (i.e. coordinates) in a Digital Signal Processing
application.

http://goto10.org/img/FS_physcom_s.jpg

WORKSHOP #2 "Introduction to physical computing"
WHEN: 18 - 19 July
BY: Tuomo Tammenpää & Daniel Blackburn
Interested in making a custom hardware interface for your software
instrument or embedding electronics to your art project but don't know
where to start? Two intensive days will give you an introduction to
physical computing. We will push buttons, lit LED's, make sounds,
detect movement and interface with computer.

WORKSHOP #3 "Controlling sound with the Blender game engine"
WHEN: 19 - 20 - 21 July
BY: Enrike Hurtado & Andy Gracie
This workshop is all about the creation of simple game environments, and
using them to generate sound. During the workshop, a whole system for
game play and audio will be developed and, most important, played
with! The game you'll develop will be playable individually and
over the network.

WORKSHOP #4 "Go Forth! - real-time graphics and 8bit sound"
WHEN: 20 - 21 July
BY: Tom Schouten, Aymeric Mansoux & Marloes de Valk (GOTO10)
Go Forth! is a 2 day workshop in which you will build your own mini 8bit
synthesizer using a PIC chip. Because fresh tunes simply taste better
with some eye candy, we'll also teach you how to make real-time
graphics. Go Forth! is based on 100% FLOSS (Free Libre Open ...

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6/29 Thu : one over three: the NY premiere of 1-bit audiovisual ensemble


1/3 - one over three: 1-bit audiovisual ensemble

when: Thur 6.29 (7:30 & 10pm)
where: Monkey Town (58 N 3rd St, Wburg, 781.384.1369)
price: $5
links: http://monkeytownhq.com/mux.html
After the 7:30pm show, there will be a brief Q&A with audiences.

Featuring:

c.h.i.a.k.i. aka chiaki watanabe(live visuals), http://www.nicknack.org

Tristan Perich of 1BIT music, http://www.onebitmusic.com

Sylwia Mincewicz of The Ambitious Orchestra, http://www.ambitiousorchestra.com

*1/3 is made possible with support from: The Experimental Television Center and Flux Factory

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Augmented Reality - My Name is Madison


My Name is Madison
Artist - Matthew Slaats

Taking Madison, WI as its subject, My Name is Madison is an Augmented Reality Game that allows users to explore and interact with the urban landscape from a multitude of perspectives. This project approachs the city as a layered environment. Players understand the development of place through the eyes of history, culture and fantasy.

Using GPS enabled hand held computers, participants take on the roles of both recipient and creator, performance in context. While walking about the streets, they are provided with information that enhances their understanding of the environment and then gives them the tools to create their own interpretations of place. Documentation of these events will be posted to www.mynameismadison.blogspot.com.

The project opens as a part of the Games, Learning and Society Conference taking place in Madison, WI June 15-16. www.glsconference.org


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REMINDER: Lenka Dolanova on the Vasulkas tonite


REMINDER: Lenka Dolanova on the Vasulkas tonite @ Messhall in CHI IL .US FREE + OPEN

tonite @ Messhall criticalartware is facilitating a presentation by
Lenka Dolanova on the experimental Media Artists collaborative Woody
+ Steina Vasulka:

http://criticalartware.net/evnt/2006.06.13

Woody + Steina Vasulka have been active in the experimental Media
Artists, Video Art + New Media for nearly 40 years + are, as Lenka
Dolanova writes, committed to "openness to incoming information and
self-transformation through dialog with the machine." Their work
operates from an ethics of sharing and exchange that anticipated the
Open Source movement as well as involving early forms of hardware
hacking, analog computing + machine coding systems to create artware
tools. Dolanova will discuss the Vasulkas art works in relation to
revolutionary politics, access to the tools of production, personal
transformation through technology + hystories of alternative art spaces.

q{

"I want to point to the primary level of codes, notably the binary
code operation, as a principle of imaging and image processing. This
may require accepting and incorporating this primitive structure (the
binary code) into our views of literacy, in the form of binary
language, in order to maintain communication with the primary
materials at all levels and from any distance. The dramatic moment of
the transformation into a binary code of energy events in time, as
they may be derived from light, or the molecular communication of
sound, or from a force field, gravity, or other physical initiation,
has to be realized, in order to appreciate the power of the
organization and transformation of a code."

data.src:

title: A Syntax of Binary Images dvr: Woody Vasulka date: 1978 uri: http://www.vdb.org/resources/chrishill.html

};

join us for a BYOB Potluck Dinner @ 6 PM + Lenka Dolanova's
presentation @ 7:30 PM. Messhall is located @ 6932 North Glenwood ...

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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