Rachel Greene
Since the beginning
Works in New York, Nebraska United States of America

Rhizome is friends and family for Rachel, who has been involved with the org. in one capacity or another since 1997 when it was rhizome.com!!
Rachel wrote a book on internet art for thames & hudson's well-known WORLD OF ART series: it was published in June 2004. She was a consultant and catalogue author for the 2004 Whitney Biennial. She has also written for publications including frieze, artforum, timeout and bomb.
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Mongrel launch AROUNDHEAD and LUNGS

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> From: "richard" <richard@jelliedeel.org>
> Date: April 26, 2005 8:03:13 PM EDT
> To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:;>
> Subject: Mongrel launch AROUNDHEAD and LUNGS - Sat May 7th, Southend
> Mongrel invites you to the launch of two new projects at the
> Jelliedeel Shed in Southend-on-Sea:
> 18:00pm to 21:00pm
> Saturday May 7th, 2005.
> -----------------------------------
> "ARoundhead"
> Oliver Cromwell's head is passed around the telephone system of a
> Scottish
> mental hospital. A telephony installation first developed for the
> staff of
> the Royal Edinburgh psychiatric hospital, commissioned by Artlink for
> Functionsuite.
> "Lungs"
> A software poem memorial to the slave labour that worked in the
> ex-munitions
> factory in Karlsruhe during WWII. By computing the vital lung capacity
> of
> these forced workers, the program emits their last breath of air. First
> commissioned by ZKM, Karlsruhe for "Making Things Public".
> ___________________________
> The Jelliedeel Shed,
> Unit 38, Grainger Road Industrial Estate,
> Southend-on-Sea,
> Essex, SS2 5DD.
> T: 01702 460590
> http://www.jelliedeel.org
> Getting there:
> Trains from Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria. (15, 34 and 55
> minutes
> past the hour, journey time - one hour).
> Grainger Road estate is 5 mins walk away - turn left out of the
> station,
> across the B&Q car park and take the right fork at the corner shop into
> Milton Str. Grainger Road is first on the left.
> http://www.jelliedeel.org/images/jelliedeel-map.jpg
> RSVP to: admin@jelliedeel.org
> ========================
> Supported by Arts Council England.


IMAGINARY FUTURES - A presentation by Richard Barbrook

> Saturday April 23
> The Thing at Postmasters
> 459 West 19th Street
> 6:30pm
> 'Imaginary Futures.'
> A presentation by Richard Barbrook
> Respondent: Trebor Scholz
> In the modern world, our understanding of the present is often shaped
> by
> sci-fi fantasies about what is to come.
> Ironically, the most influential of these visions of the future are
> already decades old. We are already living in the times when they were
> supposed to have come true. In his presentations, Richard Barbrook will
> analyze the origins and evolution of three imaginary futures:
> artificial
> intelligence; the information society; and the gift culture. By showing
> that the future is what it used to be, he will argue that it is time
> for
> us to invent new futures.
> Dr. Richard Barbrook was educated at Cambridge, Essex and Kent
> universities. During the early-1980s, he was involved in pirate and
> community radio broadcasting. He helped to set up Spectrum Radio, a
> multi-lingual station operating in London, and published extensively on
> radio issues. In the late-1980s and early-1990s, Richard worked for a
> research institute at the University of Westminster on media regulation
> within the EU. Some of this research was later published in 'Media
> Freedom: the contradictions of communications in the age of
> modernity' (Pluto Press, London 1995). Richard is currently
> researcher-in-residence at the Institute for Distributed Creativity
> (http://distributedcreativity.org).
> Since the mid-1990s, Richard has been coordinator of the Hypermedia
> Research Centre at the University of Westminster and is course leader
> of
> its MA in Hypermedia Studies. In collaboration with Andy Cameron, he
> wrote 'The Californian Ideology' which was a pioneering critique of the
> neo-liberal politics of 'Wired' magazine. In the last few years,
> Richard
> has written a series of articles exploring the impact of the sharing of
> information over the Net, including 'The Hi-Tech Gift Economy' and
> 'Cyber-communism'. He is presently working on a book - 'Imaginary
> Futures'


[Fwd: AV.06: First Announcement - Call for Expressions of Interest]

---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: AV.06: First Announcement - Call for Expressions of Interest
From: "Honor Harger" <HHarger@tynecine.org>
Date: Thu, April 14, 2005 4:16 am

Dear Friends,

Firstly, please accept my sincere apologies if you receive this email more
than once.

Please find below the first announcement for AV.06, the second
audiovisual festival in the North East of England.

The AV Festival is a new bi-annual international festival of digital art,
moving image, music and new media convergence. AV.06 will take place
across three cities during the first two weeks of March 2006, and will
examine one of the key issues within creative and scientific
practice - Life.

AV are commissioning a small number of new projects, and will also be
presenting existing projects related to the festival theme. To this end,
we have just released a Call for Expressions of Interest

I hope this is of interest to some of you and that you'll consider
responding to the call.

If you do not wish to receive any more information about the AV
Festival, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Very best wishes

Honor Harger

Consultant Director
AV Festival
Email: honor@avfest.co.uk



AV.06: the second audiovisual festival
March 2006
NewcastleGateshead, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, UK

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 27 May 2005

The AV Festival is a new bi-annual international festival of digital art,
moving image, music and new media convergence which takes place in the
North East of England. The second AV festival - AV.06 - will take place
across three cities in the North East of England during the first two
weeks of March 2006. It will examine one of the key issues within creative
and scientific practice - life.

AV.06 will include internationally renowned artists, filmmakers,
researchers, technicians and musicians as well as emerging
practitioners. Concerts, performances and exhibitions will be
complemented by a conference and an education programme.

AV.06 will feature:

- new commissions of film, digital arts, music and games
- outdoor projects which will transform landmark public buildings or
- live performance events at the Sage Gateshead and other concert venues
- a major strand of activity focussing on computer games
- a screening programme
- exhibitions and installations
- an international conference
- an education programme of workshops, seminars and lectures
- a programme of club events and parties
- a radio station broadcasting on-air and online
- digital projects for the region's public transport system

AV.06 is providing creative practitioners with an opportunity to
contribute ideas to the programme. If you have an existing project which
could fit the thematic context of the programme, or an idea for a new
work, we would like to hear about it.

___AV.06 : thematics

The theme of AV.06 is Life. The festival will explore the interplay
between digital and biological life as explored by audiovisual
practitioners from all disciplines.

In an increasingly technologised society, we find ourselves surrounded by,
and immersed in, virtual and artificial worlds. Evolutionary
computational techniques and genetic algorithms correlate the processes of
the computer with the processes we observe in biology. Digital technology
has allowed for entire environments to be modelled within the computer.
The internet has created a culture, where societies of users can inhabit
these synthetic environments. Games, online communities and immersive
interactive environments have become worlds within worlds.

At the same time, genetic engineering is allowing for the creation of
synthetic biological worlds, which are constructed in the laboratory.
Biotechnology raises passions, hopes, fears and fascinations. On the
cutting edge of science and ethics, it offers many promises, but prompts
anxiety also. Fields such as stem cell research, genetic modification and
reproductive cloning intrigue and perturb us, provoking questions about
the status of life itself.

The North East of England has become a bioresearch centre of
international repute, with scientists at the Centre for Stem Cell
Biology and Developmental Genetics at the University of Newcastle
engaged in human embryonic stem cell research, and medical researchers at
the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough working on reproductive
treatments for patients. The often troubling ethical and political
implications of this work are considered and communicated by
organisations such as the Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre
(PEALs) and the Centre for Life.

Artists also have a role to play in considering the changing nature of
life. Artificial life and emergent systems have long been subjects for new
media artists, exemplified by the work of Kenneth Rinaldo (USA), William
Latham (UK/USA) and Jon McCormack (Australia). Now,
practitioners such as the Critical Art Ensemble (USA) and Oron Catts &
Ionat Zuur (Australia), are beginning to work directly with living
biological systems. With artists and scientists alike fabricating new
life-forms and ecologies, our understanding of what life is and where it
can happen is shifting, evolving and mutating.

AV.06 will explore and present new ways of thinking about Life. The
festival will interrogate the boundaries of what is 'natural' and what is
'synthetic' in this context, aiming to extend and rework these
notions. It will probe digital and biological 'lifeforms' and 'living
systems', and ask such questions as: what do these 'creations' look, sound
and feel like? What is it like to 'inhabit' these systems? Who are the
demiurges of the artificial age?

Areas which may inform the exploration of Life within AV.06 include (but
are not restricted to):

- bioscience and biotechnology
- artificial life
- evolutionary computation and genetic algorithms
- technologically mediated ecosystems, ecologies and environments -
virtual or networked spaces as social 'living' environments
- life processes as tools for discovery and learning
- evolutionary approaches to narrative within film
- algorithmic techniques within music composition and audio
- philosophical and ethical explorations of the boundaries of nature

AV.06 will also include a major strand on gaming, which will explore, as
part of its focus, the way that multi-player games, are increasingly
evolving into highly complex social "living" environments

___AV.06: submissions

AV will be commissioning new works especially for the festival, as well as
presenting creative work which has already been produced. AV is now
calling for expressions of interest from artists, filmmakers, musicians,
DJs, VJs, designers, games developers, theorists, curators,
technologists, scientists, philosophers and others interested in this field.

You are invited to submit a short proposal for:

- a new work which you would like to make specifically for the festival
- an existing project which you would like to present at the

The Application Form and Guidelines document are available on the AV website:

Expressions of Interest must be sent via email.

Please include: "expression of interest: AV.06" in the subject line.

Examples of work can be sent via post, if necessary, as per the
Guidelines on the website.


Email proposals to:


___AV: the story so far

The first AV Festival was held in Newcastle, Middlesbrough and
Sunderland, 8 - 22 November 2003, organised by the Tyneside Cinema,
Middlesbrough Council, the University of Teesside and Sunderland City
Council. The festival delivered over one hundred events across three towns
in two weeks, and included performances by the Cinematic
Orchestra, DJ Food, Tina Frank and General Magic, screenings of Matthew
Barney's Cremaster Cycle, a Mike Figgis film retrospective, onedotzero
screenings and a lively programme of workshops and lectures. Over 35 new
works were commissioned, including new pieces by filmmaker, Richard
Fenwick and The Light Surgeons.

AV.03 proved to be one of the biggest new media, digital arts and
digital music festival in the UK, and is the only festival event to occur
in each major population centre in the North East region. The AV.03
website is archived at: http://www.avfest.co.uk/new/index4.html

___AV: collaborators

AV brings together some of the most creative people and organisations in
the region. The North-East's top universities have joined forces with
three City Councils and an independent cinema with an eye firmly on the
future. AV is in partnership with:
- Middlesbrough Council <http://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk> and their
Arts Development team
- Sunderland City Council <http://www.sunderland.gov.uk> and their
Arts Development team
- Tyneside Cinema <http://www.tynecine.org/>, the key independent
cinema in the North East region.
- University of Teesside <http://www.tees.ac.uk/>, an important centre
for teaching, learning and research, based in Middlesbrough.

AV is also working with the Sage Gateshead
<http://www.thesagegateshead.com/>, a new home for music that is
bringing about a widespread and lasting enrichment of music in the North
of England, CultureLab at the University of Newcastle
<http://www.ncl.ac.uk/niassh/culturelab/> and the University of

___AV: supporters

The development of the AV festival is supported by:
- The Arts Council of England
- Codeworks
- Newcastle City Council
- Northern Film and Media
- Northern Rock Foundation
- UK Film Council

___AV.06: contacts

Honor Harger
Consultant Director

AV Festival
c/-Tyneside Cinema
10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Tel: +44 (0)191 2328289, ext 112
Email: honor@avfest.co.uk


Fwd: Web/Systems Manager Position

Wed Apr 13, 2005 14:40

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Debra Singer"
> Date: April 13, 2005 4:24:44 PM EDT
> To: "Debra Singer"
> Subject: Web/Systems Manager Position
> Hi All,
> If you know of anyone who might be interested in this half-time
> position, please pass this along this job description and tell them to
> email me their resume. Thanks for spreading the word!
> Best,
> Deb



---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
From: "Robb Kelly" <robb@rawspace.org>
Date: Sun, April 10, 2005 6:18 pm
To: rachel@rhizome.org

RAW space residencies

Interested in working with artists from all around the world for
4 weeks? Raw Space is offering 48 artists this opportunity, making it
Australia's largest artist run residency program.

Raw Space Residencies is a group residency program where 4
artists can come together, share ideas & explore their practice away from
the day-to-day distractions of life.

The group will include 1 international & 3 Australian artists.
The 4 artists will live in our residential space & work in our moving
image studios in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Each artist is required to make at least one screen based moving
image work during the residency. This new work will then be exhibited in
our new moving image gallery in the heart of Brisbane City. Artists do not
need to be a moving image artist to apply.

Raw Space will provide artists with accommodation for 4 weeks,
use of a moving image studio, gallery hire for a 4-week exhibition,
production of a final DVD, printing of promotional material, basic
training, documentation in an online catalogue newsletter & inclusion in
our bound colour catalogue.

Raw Space will be hosting 12 of these group residencies from
June 2005 to May 2006. For more information & details on how to apply
visit our website