Yael Kanarek
Since the beginning
Works in New York, New York United States of America

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BIO
b. 1967, United States; raised in Israel
Lives and works in New York City

Yael Kanarek’s creative practice centers on the evolution of the Modern Self to the Networked Self. She works in many media including net art, silicone and videoclocks. She often works with multiple languages, shuffling their physical properties (matter, shape, sound) and creating videoclocks.

Selected for the 2002 Whitney Biennial, exhibitions of Kanarek's work also include The Drawing Center, New York; Beral Madra Contemporary Art, Istanbul; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; CU Museum, Boulder; Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University; The Jewish Museum, New York; Exit Art; The Kitchen; American Museum of the Moving Image, New York; LIMN Gallery, San Francisco; Holster Projects, London; Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh; bitforms gallery, New York; Nelly Aman, Tel Aviv; Boston CyberArts Festival; HVCCA, Peekskill; Arena 1, Santa Monica; California College of the Arts, San Francisco; Orsini Palace, Bomarzo; and Sala Uno Gallery, Rome. Kanarek’s work has also been shown in New York at Kenny Schachter Contemporary, Silverstein Gallery, Ronald Feldman Gallery, Derek Eller Gallery, A.I.R Gallery, 303 Gallery, and Schroeder Romero Gallery. Kanarek is represented by bitforms gallery.

In addition to a Rockefeller New Media Fellowship and an Eyebeam Honorary Fellowship, Kanarek is the recipient of grants from the Jerome Foundation Media Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts; commissions from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Turbulence.org, and The Alternative Museum; Kanarek’s distinctions also include a Harvestworks residency. In 1999, she founded Upgrade! International. She holds an MFA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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DISCUSSION

The Upgrade! w/ Julian Bleecker, MONDAY July 26


Dear all,

We're getting together next MONDAY, July 26 to hear Julian Bleecker
discuss some of his current WiFi-based art-technology projects.

WiFi.Bedouin, currently in development as part of a Fellowship
at the Annenberg Center's Institute for Media Literacy, is a mobile,
portable WiFi-based service that is deliberately not on the public
internet.
This project is designed to investigate the possibilities for new kinds
of
social software that takes advantage of the proliferation of
WiFi-enabled technology.

WiFi.ArtCache, which will be featured at the Lower Manhattan Cultural
Council's Spectropolis art event in October, is a "disconnected" WiFi
node that contains digital Flash-based media that changes its behaviors
based on the activity of people participating. Because it is off the
public internet, one must be in physical proximity to interact with the
media. In this way, the project intends to create a social experience
that mixes physical and virtual idioms.

Julian Bleecker has been involved in technology design for over 15
years, creating mobile, wireless, and networked-based applications for a
range of organizations within the entertainment, brand marketing, and
advertising industries. His expertise is technology implementation,
innovation and concept development. This fall, he begins a faculty
appointment at the University of Southern California in the Interactive
Media Division and the Critical Theory departments. He has a Ph.D. from
the History of Consciousness Board at the University of California Santa
Cruz, has a Masters of Engineering from the University of Washington,
Seattle, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

URL: http://www.techkwondo.com

When/Where:
Monday, July 26, 7:30 PM
Eyebeam
540-548 west 21st street (bet 10 & 11 Ave)

Best,
Yael Kanarek

About our host: Eyebeam is a not-for-profit organization established in
1996.
Through its Education, Moving Image and Exhibition divisions the
organization
works to expand the public's appreciation and understanding of media
art. As part
of its mission and efforts to provide support for artists working
within the intersection
of art, science, and technology, Eyebeam is excited to act as host for
The Upgrade!
events and activities since April 2000.

Yael Kanarek :: NYC
:: WORLD OF AWE = http://www.worldofawe.net
:: new media initiatives = http://www.treasurecrumbs.com

DISCUSSION

The Upgrade! w/ Yury Gitman next Monday


Dear all,

We're gathering next week on Monday, June 28, for a talk with Yury
Gitman.

Yury Gitman is a wireless and emerging-media artist. He engages WiFi,
readymade objects, and the culture around wireless to create expressive
pieces and art interventions. He has exhibited work with Eyebeam and
The New Museum among many others. Noderunner, a wireless game he
co-created about chasing down open WiFi nodes, was awarded the Ars
Electronica Golden Nica for Net Vision in 2003. He remains one of the
first people to ever use the Internet in the New York subway, by
employing a network of Magicbikes ("wireless bicycle hotspots"). He
started and heads the Arts group at NYCWireless and is currently
curating a wireless festival in conjunction with the Lower Manhattan
Cultural Council and the Downtown Alliance for late summer in downtown
New York. Most recently, he worked as an adjunct professor for graduate
students at the Parsons School of Design's Design Technology Program.
He received a Masters degree from New York University's Interactive
Telecommunication Program and a BS in Science, Technology, and Culture
from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Yury will talk about wireless art and design and show video art from
98' or 99' . He'll Give an insider's view of wireless projects like
Noderunner and Magicbike. He'll talk about the technology (Ubicotious
Computing), art (Transient Nodes), and design of wireless bicycles.
Bicycles and wireless networking enthusistes, fanatics, heads are
strongly encouraged to attend.

URLs:
http://www.magicbike.net
http://www.noderunner.com

When/Where:
Monday, June 28, 7:30 PM
Eyebeam
540-548 west 21st street (bet 10 & 11 Ave)

Best,
Yael Kanarek

About our host: Eyebeam is a not-for-profit organization established in
1996.
Through its Education, Moving Image and Exhibition divisions the
organization
works to expand the public's appreciation and understanding of media
art. As part
of its mission and efforts to provide support for artists working
within the intersection
of art, science, and technology, Eyebeam is excited to act as host for
The Upgrade!
events and activities since April 2000.

Yael Kanarek :: NYC
:: net.art = http://www.worldofawe.net
:: initiatives = http://www.treasurecrumbs.com

DISCUSSION

The Upgrade tonight


Dear all,

A quick note reminder. Tonight is we're gathering with Margot Lovejoy
and
her collaborators at Eyebeam 7:30 PM. 540-548 west 21st street (bet 10
& 11 Ave).

Best,
Yael Kanarek

Yael Kanarek :: NYC
:: net.art = http://www.worldofawe.net
:: initiatives = http://www.treasurecrumbs.com

DISCUSSION

May 1: The Upgrade Anniversary Brunch!!


Dear All,

Please join us for brunch to celebrate The Upgrade! Anniversary on
Saturday, May 1st
between 12:00-2:00. RSVP at rsvp@eyebeam.org.

The brunch is a joint event between The Upgrade! and the Eyebeam A.I.R
program.
First Jennifer and Kevin Mccoy will discuss new projects and thereafter
KnoWear, Jenny Marketou and neuroTransmitter will introduce us to the
projects they're working on during their residencies at Eyebeam.

About the McCoys
Jennifer and Kevin McCoy are Brooklyn-based artists who make projects
about how
our thoughts, experiences and memories are structured through genre and
repetition.

DISCUSSION

Re: Hello


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