ryan griffis
Since 2002
Works in United States of America

Ryan Griffis currently teaches new media art at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He often works under the name Temporary Travel Office and collaborates with many other writers, artists, activists and interesting people in the Midwest Radical Culture Corridor.
The Temporary Travel Office produces a variety of services relating to tourism and technology aimed at exploring the non-rational connections existing between public and private spaces. The Travel Office has operated in a variety of locations, including Missouri, Chicago, Southern California and Norway.

atc @ ucb: bruno latour monday

Ken Goldberg:

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

From Object to Things: How to Represent the Parliament of Nature?
Bruno Latour, Professor and Curator, Ecole des Mines, Paris

NOTE Special Room and Time
Monday, October 17th, 101 Morgan Hall
6:30-7:30pm, Screening of Film: "Making Things Public"
7:30-9:00pm, Lecture
* Free and open to the public.


gnom & ecolanguage update

gnomupdate.jpgtwo interesting data visualization projects that were blogged before have been updated recently: the gnom gene visualization now includes two impressive interactive prototypes that allow users to actively explore & browse through different gene functional relationships & structural descriptions, in 2D as well as in 3D.
similarly, ecolanguage now has been broadened to 7 different animated infographics (or so-called 'symbols-in-motion') that visually explain a wide range of complex subjects, such as macro-economics, elementary nature studies & 'the Bush tax cuts'. [moebio.com & ecolanguage.net]


Cut-up.media.magazine: special issue on the art and politics of netporn

Marjan van Mourik: In cooperation with the Institute of Network Cultures, Cut-up.media.magazine (http://www.cut-up.com) has produced a special issue on the art and politics of netporn. Although a growing number of theoretical and historical porn studies have appeared over the last decades, few have focused on the analysis of netporn as complex networks and its embedment within digital media environments. By publishing five new articles based on original research online and freely accessible to all, we hope to contribute to a climate of critical research surrounding the topic of netporn.

The five new articles are: - Nishant Shah, "Playblog: Pornography, Performance, and Cyberspace"
- Manuel Bonik and Andreas Schaale, "The Naked Truth: Internet-Eroticism
and The Search"
- Bert de Muynck, "The Art of Adult Architecture or the Politics of
Pornographic Planning"
- Tim Noonan, "Netporn and the Politics of Disability: A Catalyst for
Access, Inclusion and Acceptance"
- Mireille Miller-Young, "'Because I'm Sexy and Smart!': Black Web
Mistresses Hack Cyberporn"

Publication data: "Special Issue: The Art and Politics of Netporn", ed. by Bas van Heur, Cut-up.media.magazine, issue 20 (2005).
Stable URL: http://www.cut-up.com/news/issues.php?issue=20


"Poor Duke - he can't shoot his way out of this one."

Kevin Hamilton:

This morning, as I sat by the open window at my laptop, engrossed in a departmental email, one of my senses - sight, smell, hearing? - pricked, and I looked to the immediate right of my lap to see a large and twittery squirrel, on the sill of our screenless window. I jumped and yelled HEY, causing the contents of my coffee cup to go shooting up and over everything in sight - powerbook, papers, window. During the requisite freakout-session of careful cleaning of my laptop to keep coffee from getting inside the thing, I noticed a nut the squirrel had left behind, on the sill - he was looking for a place to stow it, I suppose.

Of course last weekend's challenging and enlightening New Forms Festival in Vancouver came to mind, where the 2005 theme was "Ecosystems." Biological metaphors are nothing new to this community or to some of the more theoretically(academically?)-minded in new media. But Niranjan Rajah and the other conference organizers put together a collection of presenters and panels that gave the subject a deep, difficult examination, unlike any I have experienced...


Panorama Film Screening: Africa Wired at Eyebeam October 6th

Eyebeam’s Panorama Screening Series present
Youth Culture, Hip Hop & Digital Culture Remixed
curated by Isolde Brielmaier and Tumelo Mosaka
7pm Thursday, October 6, 2005

Eyebeam’s Panorama Screening Series presents AFRICA WIRED: Youth Culture, Hip Hop & Digital Culture Remixed , a screening, performance and exhibition exploring the relationships between youth culture, hip hop and digital culture in Africa. Thursday October 6th at 7pm. AFRICA WIRED will feature a series of short films curated by Isolde Brielmaier and Tumelo Mosaka, with a live performance by artists Mendi and Keith Obadike. The event will conclude with a reception and live DJ. The event takes place at Eyebeam, 540 W 21st Street between 10th & 11th Aves.), and is free with a suggested donation of $5.

As part of AFRICA WIRED two new multi-media installations by the Obadikes, Internet Ikeng and The Uli Suite, will be on view in Eyebeam's exhibition space October 4-8, 12-6pm. This exhibition is open to the public free of charge.

540 W. 21st Street
New York, NY 10011