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.

Radio and the blog

"A new Public Radio International program,"Open Source from PRI," will test whether the collective intelligence permeating the Web can make not just loud radio,but smart radio",this IHT article says."Not only does the program pull from unfiltered voices and opinions found on blogs,Open Source uses its own blog, at radioopensource, for ideas and sources from its listeners.Listeners are invited to make suggestions on Open Source's blog,where they are openly posted along with ideas from the program's five producers".

Talk radio starts chat by tapping into blogs


Watch Me Do This and That Online

Ian Mills has promised a video a day on his vlog, the 05 Project

By SARAH BOXER, Published: July 25, 2005. Vlogs, or video blogs, are beginning to look a lot like television, and like the medium, have problems coming up with fresh programming on a regular basis.


Report From Artbots 2005


Jonah Brucker-Cohen:
Report from Artbots 2005, July 15-17, 2005

Held for the first time outside of the US, the 4th annual "Artbots: The Robot Talent Show" took place in Saints Michael and John church in Dublin, Ireland. During an unusually warm summer in Dublin, the yearly event showcased over 20 projects from 10 countries ranging from kinetic art-producing robots to solar robot and scrapyard sound workshops. Organized by Douglas Irving Repetto and curated this year with Michael John Gorman and Marie Redmond, the event featured an even more international group of artists than from previous years coming from as far as South America, Europe, US, and the Middle East.
The show was held in conjunction with the larger, summer-long "Save The Robots" festival about the culture and history of robots organized by The Ark, a cultural center for children located in the heart of Dublin's Temple Bar district.


Next at HTTP//_The Summer of Folk.

Open by appointment from 19th July to August 28th 2005 The Summer of Folk at HTTP is a re-evaluation of the conventional exhibition experience, combining intellectual and sensual activities. Visitors are invited to contribute to a Physical Folksonomy - to browse, borrow and organise books and journals from ThE DiStRiBuTeD LiBrArY whilst savouring delicious Iranian sweets and a cup of El Salvadorian coffee supplied by Feral Trade, traded along social networks. Visitors of all backgrounds and experiences are requested to suggest and demonstrate their ideas for displaying, categorising and borrowing books from the library. All contributions will be documented and made accessible on the wiki, as well as in the gallery space


PBS to release NerdTV under a Creative Commons License

I'm always amazed at how far the power of invention mixed with a determination to realize your idea on a large scale can take you. That's why the new PBS one hour television series about the people who are shaping technology and the Silicon Valley landscape seems so interesting. PBS will be launching NerdTV, the first downloadable, web-exclusive series, beginning Sept. 6th. You can check it out here. NerdTV viewers are encouraged to download and copy the shows, share them with friends and even post them on their own Web sites - all legally.