Posts for 2005

parsing the state of the union

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a collection of simple but effective data visualizations that compare different textual features within the State of the Union speeches of various US presidents. Users can visually compare sentence length or word count, & interactively explore 'word incidence' of specific keywords: graphs show the relative positions & the amount of times specific keywords (such as 'freedom', 'war', 'liberty', 'tax', 'economy' & so on) appear within all the important speeches of George W. Bush, or within the historical speeches of past US presidents.
see also the interactive geographical maps representing the elections in Iraq from the same great developer, Jonathan Corum. [style.org & style.org]

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Originally posted on information aesthetics by infosthetics


Images from Bill Viola Show

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Images from Bill Viola Show (2005, 17MB, 3:12 min.)

The New York gallery James Cohan is currently presenting an exhibition of new works by pioneering video artist- Bill Viola.
gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10-6 PM. (until Dec. 22 2005).

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Originally posted on DVblog by admin


Turbulence Commission:

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“mimoSa: Urban Intervention and Information Correctional Machine” by Alexandre Freire, Etienne Delacroix, Giuliano Djahdjah, Luis “Asa” Fagundes, Murmur, Ricardo Ruiz, Romano, and Tatiana Wells http://turbulence.org/works/mimoSa/ Needs the VLC Media Player (see main page for URL) “mimoSa” is based on the concept that people start to think critically about media when they produce and distribute it themselves. In Brazil, new systems of media production [...]

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Originally posted on newmediafix.net by Rhizome


Lev Manovich 5 questions about digital culture - Only 5 days left

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Lev Manovich 5 questions about digital culture - Only 5 days left Vito Campanelli and Danilo Capasso are working to a new book. They are approaching aesthetic and cultural implications of digital culture, towards 5 questions suggested by the new media theoric Lev Manovich. Your answers (the most interesting), will be published on the book, so if [...]

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Originally posted on newmediafix.net by Rhizome


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: eco-poetics

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Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York. Deadline: January , 2006. Deadline: January 3, 2006. The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival seeks seek finished projects of electronic art, ready to be mounted on-line, on the theme of eco-poetics. Selected artistic interventions on electronic interfaces between sustainability and environmental thought will [...]

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Originally posted on newmediafix.net by Rhizome


Mendi+Keith live audio stream: Four Electric Ghosts

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Dear friends, Please listen in as we present songs and stories from our new work Four Electric Ghosts, created in collaboration with students in the Princeton Atelier. Inspired by Amos Tutuola’s 1954 novel My Life in the Bush of Ghosts and Pac-Man (the videogame created by Toru Iwatani in 1980), Four Electric Ghosts considers the [...]

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Originally posted on newmediafix.net by Rhizome


December on Empyre: Art and cognition- empyre december

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———- Forwarded message ———- From: “raquel renno” To: Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2005 02:28:28 +0100 Subject: art and cognition- empyre december Art and cognition- empyre december There are many approaches to the art and cognition theme that we hope that will take place according to the different points-of-view of the guests (Luigi Pagliarini, David Cuartielles,Andy Gracie and Raquel Paricio) and empyre members. [...]

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Originally posted on newmediafix.net by Rhizome


Pivot, Turn, Lift!

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Many artists & curators have a love-hate relationship with their viewers... We do everything we can to woo the public, then they respond in ways that we don't expect, want, or even understand. Trapped too long inside the white cube, we expect visitors to see through the lens of our own overschooled understanding. And can they help it if they don't know the steps to our interpretive dance? Of course not--but that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun with them. Jennifer Crowe and Scott Paterson have done so with 'Follow Through,' their portable media player-based artwork created in response to the Whitney Museum's Permanent Collection. The project targets 'the discrepancy the artists found between the active and energetic art on view in the galleries and the rather passive and languid body language of museum visitors looking at that art.' In order to maximize the art-viewing experience, 'Follow Through' offers museum-goers a tongue-in-cheek programme of sports training-type exercises complete with diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions. Accessible through January 29, the cleverly self-reflexive 'Follow Through' is an in-house anthem to art snobs everywhere. - Peggy MacKinnon

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All Together Now:

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Collective Knowledge... Narratives... Architectures of Participation

"ABSTRACT: This essay is an exploration of the history and methodologies of collective narrative projects, and their relationship to collective knowledge projects and methodologies. By examining different forms of conscious, contributory, and unwitting participation, the essay attempts to develop a richer understanding of successful large-scale collaborative projects. The essay then examines largescale architectures of participation in Wikipedia and Flickr to extrapolate from those observations potential methodologies for the creation of collective narratives.

Keywords: Collective, social, systems, literary, collaboration, hypertext, constructive, constraints, writing, process, architecture, participation, narrative, literature." From All Together Now: Collective Knowledge, Collective Narratives, and Architectures of Participation by Scott Rettberg, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Arts and Humanities, Literature Program. Presented at DAC 2005. [via elo]

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


Scenes of Provincial Life - A Generative QuickTime Movie by Michael Szpakowski

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Scenes of Provincial Life (2005, 3.5MB, each loop 25 sec.)

Well, it does what it says on the box - let it loop and pretty
much every cycle will be different, both image & sound.
#87 in a continuing sequence, my first but definitely won’t
be my last to use Sprite Tracks to create generativity.

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Originally posted on DVblog by michael