Simon Biggs
Since the beginning
Works in Edinburgh United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

PORTFOLIO (6)
BIO
Born in 1957 Adelaide, Australia, Simon Biggs has been working as an artist since 1976.

He began using computers to make images in 1978, developing graphics-dedicated computer system in 1979, and began to produce computer animations in 1980.

Simon Biggs works with computer-based interactive installation, animation, CD-ROMs, the World Wide Web and related media.

He has lived and worked in the UK, since 1986 and is currently Professor of Art at the Edinburgh College of Art

http://www.littlepig.org.uk
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SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline for Abstracts: 10th Sept '03

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EVENT

Tristero


Dates:
Mon Aug 05, 2002 00:00 - Sun Aug 04, 2002

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TRISTERO
A Film and Video Umbrella online project
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http://www.tristero.co.uk

A 'mail-art' project in which online artists-in-residence are creatively
're-cycling' unwanted digital material deposited by subscribers to the
Tristero website.

Thomas Pynchon's late-Sixties state-of-America novel 'The Crying of Lot 49'
revolves around a phenomenon called the Tristero: a clandestine mail system
which operates under the radar of the US Postal Service, whose initiates
covertly inscribe and re-direct apparently innocent letters as a way of
sending coded messages to each other. The Tristero is a kind of hacker
underworld before the fact, a secret network of marginalised, dissident
elements who take pride in the creative re-purposing of overlooked or
discarded material, transforming dead-letters and junk mail into
multi-layered carriers of meaning.

At a time when junk email is reaching epidemic proportions, this Film and
Video Umbrella online project attempts to put some of the Tristero's ideas
into practice.

Marketing communications agency, The Big Group have developed a customised
digital image depository to which subscribers to the Tristero website can
donate waste material from their mailboxes or hard drives in the hope that
it will be transformed into ready-made, Merz-style artworks by artists.

The first artist-in-residence, Nick Crowe has been creating work throughout
July, and will be replaced by Simon Biggs on 5th August.

Forthcoming artists include Jacqueline Donachie and Michael Landy.

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DISCUSSION

TRISTERO


******************************************
TRISTERO
A Film and Video Umbrella online project
******************************************

http://www.tristero.co.uk

A 'mail-art' project in which online artists-in-residence are creatively
're-cycling' unwanted digital material deposited by subscribers to the
Tristero website.

Thomas Pynchon's late-Sixties state-of-America novel 'The Crying of Lot 49'
revolves around a phenomenon called the Tristero: a clandestine mail system
which operates under the radar of the US Postal Service, whose initiates
covertly inscribe and re-direct apparently innocent letters as a way of
sending coded messages to each other. The Tristero is a kind of hacker
underworld before the fact, a secret network of marginalised, dissident
elements who take pride in the creative re-purposing of overlooked or
discarded material, transforming dead-letters and junk mail into
multi-layered carriers of meaning.

At a time when junk email is reaching epidemic proportions, this Film and
Video Umbrella online project attempts to put some of the Tristero's ideas
into practice.

Marketing communications agency, The Big Group have developed a customised
digital image depository to which subscribers to the Tristero website can
donate waste material from their mailboxes or hard drives in the hope that
it will be transformed into ready-made, Merz-style artworks by artists.

The first artist-in-residence, Nick Crowe has been creating work throughout
July, and will be replaced by Simon Biggs on 5th August.

Forthcoming artists include Jacqueline Donachie and Michael Landy.

======================================================================
This bulletin has been sent to you by Film and Video Umbrella.

If you do not wish to receive information on Film and Video Umbrella
projects, please reply to this mail with "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the message
body.
======================================================================

A direct link to Simon Biggs' version is at:
http://hosted.simonbiggs.easynet.co.uk/tristero/

Simon Biggs

simon@littlepig.org.uk
http://www.littlepig.org.uk/
http://www.greatwall.org.uk/
http://www.babel.uk.net/

Research Professor
Art and Design Research Centre
Sheffield Hallam University, UK
s.biggs@shu.ac.uk
http://www.shu.ac.uk/

OPPORTUNITY

Call for studentship submissions


Deadline:
Sat Jul 27, 2002 00:00

Call for submissions:

This is a call for applications for a studentship at Sheffield Hallam University in researching and developing Interactive Environments. For details of the research program see URL listed below.

We are looking for suitable applicants for a PhD studentship. The 3 year studentship is funded internally by the Digital Technology Research Centre (studentship fees paid in full, a maintenance award of


DISCUSSION

call for submissions for studentship


Call for submissions:

This is a call for applications for a studentship at Sheffield Hallam
University in researching and developing Interactive Environments. For
details of the research program see URL listed below.

We are looking for suitable applicants for a PhD studentship. The 3 year
studentship is funded internally by the Digital Technology Research Centre
(studentship fees paid in full, a maintenance award of