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DISCUSSION

We Cannot Continue Without Your Support


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Dear Friends,

Mark Amerika says: “Turbulence is a permanent part of the digital art and electronic literature curriculum I have developed at the University of Colorado and a major component of our special topics courses too. The students who pass through our media arts program are amazed at everything Turbulence has achieved over the years. A common response is something like “I had no idea artists made work like this.” And then, with a little more direction, they too begin making networked art projects. To us, Turbulence is one of the most important cultural institutions on the planet! (Helen) and Jo have single (double)-handedly played a huge role in making it possible for higher arts educators like myself to successfully teach the networked arts.”

We know for a fact that many of you use our resources to teach digital art and new media. And many others have written to tell us how great an impact we’ve had on their careers. Please, show us how much we matter by making a donation right now.

2008 was our most active year yet. We launched 30 COMMISSIONED works on Turbulence.org and Networked\_Music\_Review; co-presented two exhibitions - MIXED REALITIES (with Ars Virtua and Huret & Spector Gallery) and LUMENS (with Greylock Arts and MCLA Gallery 51); co-presented two symposia - FLOATING POINTS 5: MIXED REALITIES (with Emerson College) and PROGRAMMABLE MEDIA II: NETWORKED\_MUSIC (with Pace Digital Gallery); co-presented UPGRADE! BOSTON (with Massachusetts College of Art and Design); and participated in Upgrade! International: CHAIN REACTION (Skopje Macedonia).

WE WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO CONTINUE, BUT CANNOT WITHOUT YOUR HELP.

No amount is too small!

Pay via PayPal on http://turbulence.org or send a check to New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., 124 Bourne Street, Roslindale, MA 02131.

Thanks for your generous support.

Warm Regards,

Jo-Anne Green and Helen Thorington,
Co-directors, New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.

DISCUSSION

Campaign for Sustainability


[img]http://transition.turbulence.org/blog/images/2008/11/fundraiser08b.jpg[/img]

Dear Friends,

We are well into our annual Fundraising Campaign. Once again, we need your support. Several artists have donated prints, posters, books, musical scores, DVDs and more. Visit http://turbulence.org/fundraiser\_08.

2008 was our most active year yet. We launched [b]30 COMMISSIONED[/b] works on Turbulence.org and Networked\_Music\_Review; co-presented two exhibitions - [b]MIXED REALITIES[/b] (with Ars Virtua and Huret & Spector Gallery) and [b]LUMENS[/b] (with Greylock Arts and MCLA Gallery 51); co-presented two symposia - [b]FLOATING POINTS 5: MIXED REALITIES[/b] (with Emerson College) and [b]PROGRAMMABLE MEDIA II: NETWORKED\_MUSIC[/b] (with Pace Digital Gallery); co-presented [b]UPGRADE! BOSTON[/b] (with Massachusetts College of Art and Design); and participated in [b]Upgrade! International: CHAIN REACTION[/b] (Skopje Macedonia).

[u]What You Can Expect In 2009[/u]

1. [b]NETWORKED: A (NETWORKED\_BOOK) ABOUT (NETWORKED\_ART)[/b]: we are breaking ground once again with this innovative project that received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Currently underway is an international competition in which five writers will be commissioned ($3,000 US each) to develop “chapters” that will be open for revision, commentary, and translation by online collaborators. http://turbulence.org/networked

2. [b]FLOATING POINTS 6: GAME OF CULTURE | ART OF GAMES[/b]: the sixth in our annual speaker series with Emerson College, this will be a day-long symposium with world-renowned speakers. We will also be screening Marcin Ramocki and Justin Strawhand's 8 BIT documentary (March 20-21).

3. [b]PACE DIGITAL GALLERY[/b] (New York): three new works by New York artists commissioned especially for this exhibition (spring).

4. [b]UPGRADE! BOSTON[/b]: now in its 5th year, our monthly speaker series continues at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
http://turbulence.org/upgrade

5. [b]TURBULENCE.ORG[/b]: new commissions, new works launched.
http://turbulence.org/

6. [b]NETWORKED\_PERFORMANCE[/b] and NETWORKED\_MUSIC\_REVIEW[/b]: we will continue to bring you news, interviews, projects, events, and publications of interest.
http://turbulence.org/blog
http://turbulence.org/networked\_music\_review/

If you value these resources and wish to have access to them in the future PLEASE MAKE A DONATION NOW! (tax deductible for US residents). No amount is too small! Pay via the PayPal button on the Turbulence homepage: http://turbulence.org. Or send a check to New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., 124 Bourne Street, Roslindale, MA 02131.

Thanks for your generous support.

Warm Regards,

Jo-Anne Green and Helen Thorington
Co-Directors
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.
http://new-radio.org

OPPORTUNITY

Campaign for Sustainability


Deadline:
Wed Dec 31, 2008 00:00

[img]http://transition.turbulence.org/blog/images/2008/11/fundraiser08b.jpg[/img]

Dear Friends,

We are well into our annual Fundraising Campaign. Once again, we need your support. Several artists have donated prints, posters, books, musical scores, DVDs and more. Visit http://turbulence.org/fundraiser\_08.

2008 was our most active year yet. We launched [b]30 COMMISSIONED[/b] works on Turbulence.org and Networked\_Music\_Review; co-presented two exhibitions - [b]MIXED REALITIES[/b] (with Ars Virtua and Huret & Spector Gallery) and [b]LUMENS[/b] (with Greylock Arts and MCLA Gallery 51); co-presented two symposia - [b]FLOATING POINTS 5: MIXED REALITIES[/b] (with Emerson College) and [b]PROGRAMMABLE MEDIA II: NETWORKED\_MUSIC[/b] (with Pace Digital Gallery); co-presented [b]UPGRADE! BOSTON[/b] (with Massachusetts College of Art and Design); and participated in [b]Upgrade! International: CHAIN REACTION[/b] (Skopje Macedonia).

[u]What You Can Expect In 2009[/u]

1. [b]NETWORKED: A (NETWORKED\_BOOK) ABOUT (NETWORKED\_ART)[/b]: we are breaking ground once again with this innovative project that received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Currently underway is an international competition in which five writers will be commissioned ($3,000 US each) to develop “chapters” that will be open for revision, commentary, and translation by online collaborators. http://turbulence.org/networked

2. [b]FLOATING POINTS 6: GAME OF CULTURE | ART OF GAMES[/b]: the sixth in our annual speaker series with Emerson College, this will be a day-long symposium with world-renowned speakers. We will also be screening Marcin Ramocki and Justin Strawhand's 8 BIT documentary (March 20-21).

3. [b]PACE DIGITAL GALLERY[/b] (New York): three new works by New York artists commissioned especially for this exhibition (spring).

4. [b]UPGRADE! BOSTON[/b]: now in its 5th year, our monthly speaker series continues at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
http://turbulence.org/upgrade

5. [b]TURBULENCE.ORG[/b]: new commissions, new works launched.
http://turbulence.org/

6. [b]NETWORKED\_PERFORMANCE[/b] and NETWORKED\_MUSIC\_REVIEW[/b]: we will continue to bring you news, interviews, projects, events, and publications of interest.
http://turbulence.org/blog
http://turbulence.org/networked\_music\_review/

If you value these resources and wish to have access to them in the future PLEASE MAKE A DONATION NOW! (tax deductible for US residents). No amount is too small! Pay via the PayPal button on the Turbulence homepage: http://turbulence.org. Or send a check to New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., 124 Bourne Street, Roslindale, MA 02131.

Thanks for your generous support.

Warm Regards,

Jo-Anne Green and Helen Thorington
Co-Directors
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.
http://new-radio.org


DISCUSSION

"Reflection (hope and reconciliation)" by Michael Takeo Magruder


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Turbulence Artists’ Studios: Reflection (hope and reconciliation)
by Michael Takeo Magruder
http://turbulence.org/studios/takeo
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Pervasive mass-media in the information age offers us a continuous stream of mediated realities. Countless events of varying and often questionable significance emerge as scrolling columns of headline news and then quickly fade into the soon-forgotten annals of our time. Within this saturated datascape of history, there are singular defining moments that rise above the ubiquitous monotony of the everyday. These events shape the consciousness of individuals and nations alike by transcending their epoch, and are indelibly situated within greater historical overviews that inform the perceptions of both present and future generations. In an era of unjust wars and monumental acts of terror, some of these events have eroded our most precious institutions and sustained fear within all strata of society, while others have instilled within us hope and offered us a means to reconcile our past transgressions. Reflection (hope and reconciliation) re-mediates one such moment. Through the distillation of its aesthetic elements - images, words, voice, music - we experience the event with changed, but undiminished intensity. http://www.takeo.org/nspace/ns028/

BIOGRAPHY

Michael Takeo Magruder is an American artist based in the UK working with new and technological media within contemporary arts practice. He is a long-standing member of King's Visualisation Lab located in the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London. His artworks have been showcased in over 200 exhibitions and 30 countries. His work blends information age technologies with modernist-like aesthetics to explore the formal structures and conceptual paradigms of the networked, digital world. He seeks to create artworks in which there are no divisions between technologies, aesthetics, and concepts.

For more Turbulence Artists’ Studios, please visit http://turbulence.org/studios

DISCUSSION

"Bronx Rhymes" by Claudia Bernett + Maria Ioveva


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Turbulence Commission: Bronx Rhymes
by Claudia Bernett and Maria Ioveva
http://turbulence.org/works/bronx\_rhymes/

Bronx Rhymes illuminates the history and significance of Hip Hop in the Bronx by tagging important locations for Hip Hop (1520 Sedgwick, for example) with posters. Each poster describes the historical significance of that location in the form of a rhyme, and invites people walking by to join in a rhyming battle by txt-ing their own rhyme from their mobile phone. The website bronxrhymes.org displays the artists and locations along with all the submitted rhymes elevating the most recent submission. Eventually, visitors to the website will be able to rate existing rhymes, and add their own.

Bronx Rhymes is a 2008 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

BIOGRAPHIES

Claudia Bernett is an artist and designer living and working in New York City. Since receiving her MFA from Parsons School of Design in 2000, she has been creating work that operates at the intersection of the digital and physical realms, and explores cognitive responses to human-computer interaction. She also works as an interaction designer in the Mobile and Emerging Platforms group at R/GA where she leads the user interface development on a wide variety of digital tools, toys, and experiences.

Maria Ioveva is an interaction designer and motion graphics artist. Her interest in urban narratives has led her to the creation of "after-images" of the city - animated dreamscapes in which past, present and fantasy intertwine. In her projects she has reimagined classic New York silhouettes such as the Brooklyn water-towers and the abandoned High Line rail line. She received an MFA degree from Parsons School of Design in 2005, and currently works as an Interaction Designer at R/GA for the Nike+ account.