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Geolocalizing NetArt events ?


We have a "Live Stage" feature on both Networked_Performance (http://turbulence.org/blog/) and Networked_Music_Review (http://turbulence.org/networked_music_review/). Events are organized by time and place. I'm hoping to make the category searchable by country/city soon, but in the meantime you can browse the "Live Stage" category for performances, lectures, conferences, festivals, exhibition openings, etc.

Regards,
Jo

DISCUSSION

"Flou" by Jason Freeman, et al


Networked_Music_Review Commission: <a href="http://turbulence.org/works/flou/">Flou</a> by Jason Freeman
with Andrew Beck, Xiang Cao, Mark Godfrey, Jagadeeswaran Jayaprakash, Al Matthews, Rachel Ponder, Alex Rae, and Sriram Viswanathan

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Flou (pronounced "flew") is not exactly a game; you do fly a ship through space, but you cannot shoot anything, score points, or win or lose. The focus, rather, is on the soundtrack: as you navigate through a 3D world and zoom through objects in space, you add loops and apply effects to an ever-evolving musical mix. You can also design your own worlds to fly through and share them with other Flou users.

Flou is a 2007 commission of <a href="http://new-radio.org">New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.</a> for <a href="http://turbulence.org/networked_music_review">Networked_Music_Review</a>. It was made possible with funding from the New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

BIOGRAPHIES

<a href="http://www.jasonfreeman.net">Jason Freeman</a> uses new technology and unconventional notation to break down barriers between composers, performers, and listeners, creating music that "stands as an example of the Web's mind-expanding possibilities" (Billboard) and helps to "bring composition into the Xbox age" (Wired). Recent projects include "Flock", a full-evening performance for saxophone quartet, dancers, and audience participation commissioned by Carnival Center for the Performing Arts in Miami; "Graph Theory", a solo violin and web-based work commissioned by Turbulence; "iTunes Signature Maker", a software artwork commissioned by Rhizome; and "Glimmer", an audience-participation piece commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra. Freeman received his B.A. in music from Yale University and his M.A. and D.M.A. in composition from Columbia University. He is currently an assistant professor at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, where he teaches in the Music Department in the College of Architecture.

The students in Freeman's Networked Music course at Georgia Tech (Andrew Beck, Xiang Cao, Mark Godfrey, Jagadeeswaran Jayaprakash, Al Matthews, Rachel Ponder, Alex Rae, and Sriram Viswanathan) are currently pursuing M.S. degrees in music technology, digital media, and human-computer interaction, and they have diverse backgrounds as composers and performers of experimental and popular music, as computer scientists, and as engineers. Over the course of the fall 2007 semester, they collaborated to develop the concept for "Flou", to design its user interface, visual components, and sound worlds, and to write, test, and deploy the software. They are currently creating a live-performance version of the work for presentation in spring 2008.

More <a href="http://turbulence.org/networked_music_review/tags/nmr_commission">Networked_Music_Review Commissions</a>.

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Turbulence Commission: "MYPOCKET" by Burak Arikan


Turbulence Commission: "MYPOCKET" by Burak Arikan
http://turbulence.org/works/mypocket
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"MYPOCKET" discloses the artist's personal financial records to the world by
exploring and revealing essential patterns in the daily transactions of his
bank account. These are the records that we usually keep secret, whereas
financial institutions intensively analyze them to score our credibility.
Archived on the site, the artist's two years of spending history is analyzed
by the custom software to predict future spending; these predictions
sometimes determine his future choices, creating a system in which both the
software and the artist adapt to one another. Influenced by today's
techno-cultural milieu, "MYPOCKET" presents a hybrid interface to a living
physical/digital process.

"MYPOCKET" is a 2007 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.

BIOGRAPHY

Burak Arikan is an artist and designer creating networked systems that
evolve with the interactions of people and machines. He shows the instances
of these systems through diverse media including prints, animation,
software, electronics, and physical materials. His work has recently been
shown at Ars Electronica, Venice Biennale, and Art Interactive in Cambridge.

Arikan completed his master's degree at the MIT Media Laboratory in the
Physical Language Workshop (PLW) led by John Maeda. While at MIT, he pursued
research exploring systems that address the transition from connectivity to
collectivity in the context of creative expression. Sparked by this
research, Arikan initiated the "Open I/O" platform for artists and designers
to collaborate through composing distributed electronic objects and space
over the Internet.

Prior to MIT, he worked as an information architect and visual designer in
the United States and Turkey. He received an MA degree in Visual
Communication Design from Istanbul Bilgi University in 2004, and a BS degree
in Civil Engineering from Yildiz Technical University in 2001.

For more Turbulence Commissions please visit http://turbulence.org

Jo-Anne Green, Co-Director
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.: http://new-radio.org
New York: 917.548.7780 . Boston: 617.522.3856
Turbulence: http://turbulence.org
Networked_Performance Blog: http://turbulence.org/blog
Networked_Music_Review: http://turbulence.org/networked_music_review
Upgrade! Boston: http://turbulence.org/upgrade
New American Radio: http://somewhere.org

DISCUSSION

Turbulence Spotlight: "Tulsita" by the Wa-KOW! Collective


Turbulence Spotlight: "Tulsita" by the Wa-KOW! Collective
http://turbulence.org/spotlight/tulsita
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The Wa-KOW! Collective was founded on the idea that the distinctions between
artistic media are problematic and productive rather than essential. Their
primary goal is to find ways to blur those boundaries. The group--made up of
poets, musicians, and photographers--works in and around the borders between
text, sound, and image, exploring the relations between the three media and
the nature of each type of media. Their artistic process evolved through
organic collaboration. They visited specific sites in Tulsa and collected
raw materials through writing, audio recording, and photography. The group
then altered, edited, and arranged these materials, meanwhile incorporating
samples from songs, films, texts and images related to Tulsa. The result of
this collaboration is "Tulsita," an online flash-based environment that
explores the cultural, ethical, and aesthetic experiences they have had
living in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

BIOGRAPHIES

NATHAN HALVERSON works with found, sampled and original audio using various
methods and processes to produce new sounds. His work combines elements of
film, literature and popular culture which he uses to investigate the
boundaries that divide and connect various media, their reception and our
perception of them. A CD of his work, Nurse Shark, was released in September
2007 on the Peapod label.

G. MATTHEW JENKINS teaches poetry and writing at The University of Tulsa.
His writing explores the visual form of language and the page as a unit of
measure. He has worked with several visual artists, including painter Sheila
Giolitti. Their collaborations appeared at the Old Dominion University
Literary Festival and at the Hampton University Museum. Flash has become
his latest poetic medium.

DAVID GOLDSTEIN teaches creative writing and Renaissance literature at York
University. He is the author of the poetry chapbook Been Raw Diction
(Dusie), and his poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals,
including The Paris Review, Jubilat, Typo, Pinstripe Fedora, Alice Blue
Review, and Epoch.

MINDY STRICKE is a photographer, artist and entrepreneur whose photographs
have been exhibited throughout the US and Canada, most recently at the
Safe-T Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Her portraits and other work have been
featured in national and international publications including the New York
Times, Time, Time Out New York, Newsweek, PDNedu and Voce. In 2008 her work
will be seen in Click! Photography Changes Everything, an exhibit curated by
the Smithsonian Photography Initiative.

For more Turbulence Spotlights, visit http://turbulence.org/spotlight

Jo-Anne Green, Co-Director
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.: http://new-radio.org
New York: 917.548.7780 . Boston: 617.522.3856
Turbulence: http://turbulence.org
Networked_Performance Blog: http://turbulence.org/blog
Networked_Music_Review: http://turbulence.org/networked_music_review
Upgrade! Boston: http://turbulence.org/upgrade
New American Radio: http://somewhere.org

DISCUSSION

Networked Music Review Commission: "You're Not My Father" by Paul Slocum


January 11, 2008
Networked_Music_Review Commission: "You're Not My Father" by Paul Slocum
http://turbulence.org/works/notmyfather/
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"You're Not My Father" is composed of a sequence of recreations of a 10
second scene from the television show "Full House," overlaid with sound
loops from the scene's original music. The crews who re-shot the scene were
recruited through Internet message boards and Craigslist; each was paid
$150. Instructions for shooting the scene and delivering the footage were
issued to the crews. To-date, the project includes participants from Austin,
Cincinnati, Chicago, Dallas, Denton, London, and San Francisco. You can read
more about the process here: http://tinyurl.com/2qd3nw

Although the commission money has been exhausted, Slocum is still accepting
submissions. If you are interested in participating, read the PDF document
on the website. Your footage will be added to the video sequence online and
exhibited in future gallery exhibitions.

"You're Not My Father" is included in Slocum's solo show "More House" which
opens tonight at Dunn and Brown Contemporary, 5020 Tracy Street, Dallas,
Texas.

"You're Not My Father" is a 2007 commission of New Radio and Performing
Arts, Inc. for Networked_Music_Review. It was made possible with funding
from the New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State
Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

BIOGRAPHY

Paul Slocum is a musician and new media artist living in Dallas. Computers
and computer culture are often the medium and subject of his work. Some of
his projects are "The Dot Matrix Synth", an 80's dot matrix printer with
re-programmed firmware to transform it into a musical instrument, "The
Century Callback Project", a phone number that calls you back 8 times in a
century, and "The Time-Lapse Homepage", a video made with HTML. He is also
half of the "Tree Wave" project that creates music and video with obsolete
assembly-language-programmed computer and video game gear. Paul is the
director and co-founder of "And/Or Gallery" in Dallas, a gallery that
specializes in new media artwork. Some of Paul's performances and
exhibitions include Transitio MX in Mexico City, The New Museum of
Contemporary Art, Deitch Projects, and Eyebeam in New York, Le Confort
Moderne in France, README 2005 in Denmark, and The Liverpool Biennial.

For more Networked_Music_Review Commissions please visit
http://turbulence.org/networked_music_review/tags/nmr_commission

Jo-Anne Green, Co-Director
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.: http://new-radio.org
New York: 917.548.7780 . Boston: 617.522.3856
Turbulence: http://turbulence.org
Networked_Performance Blog: http://turbulence.org/blog
Networked_Music_Review: http://turbulence.org/networked_music_review
Upgrade! Boston: http://turbulence.org/upgrade
New American Radio: http://somewhere.org