Posts for November 2005

VJ Jackie Passmore Tours with Ladytron, Armed with PowerBook

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Jackie Passmore is a talented VJ touring with Ladytron (and, in spring 2006, Stereolab). There are some talented genes in this family: her brother was the lead programmer of loop software Acid. Thanks to sponsorship from Korg, she accompanies her Apple laptop with a Korg video mixer and microKONTROL keyboard. The heart of the setup is the superb Vidvox GRID2 software; Vidvox has a great interview with Jackie. (Watch for our own profile here soon.)

Vidvox Featured Artists: Jackie Passmore

Below: Jackie in China with Ladytron, showing off her rig. (Thanks, Jackie!)

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Created Digital Music is starting a whole series on VJ's in art & music (and apparently will be starting a blog on the same topic, soon). It's an interesting series and since female VJ's hardly ever get blog-play, I thought I'd use this post to alert you to the conversation at CDM...

Originally posted on createdigitalmusic.com by editor@createdigitalmusic.com


War On Text

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Watching: <a href="http://pouringdown.blogspot.com/2005/11/war-on-text-brief-response.html">A

videoblogged comment by Daniel Liss about the War On Text.

There is a futurist cliche that we will control computers with our voices or faces. I don't believe that is likely; text and GUI controls work great and cost less. The war on text is not that.

Listening and looking are our most natural form of communication. As the internet becomes capable of running mainly on non-text forms like audio, video, and still pictures, text will be relegated to the same snooty ghetto online as it is offline.

Videoblogs, photoblogs, and audioblogs; in-browser voicemail and videomail; audio or video mailing lists, wikis and chat. Text online will be the same kind of functional tool as it is in the real world -- useful for road signs and labels, but otherwise ignored by the masses.

A comment I made in the videoblogging group about the war on text:

I'll be sad when that happens. I love writing and the way that the internet has gotten me to write all the time. I remember when the internet first blew up that I was exercising my writing muscles more than I ever had, but that's not going to be the case when things are mainly seeing and hearing.

(Also see Marc Davis: "Garage Cinema and the Future of Media Technology" [PDF] from way back when. -kc.)

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This is kind of an interesting theoretical debate--with practical implications...

Originally posted on unmediated by the weblog of Lucas Gonze


more Pavu

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Friss
Friss (el miedo) (2005, 4.2MB, 2:36 min)

Third piece showing in Pavu’s ‘Metaphysic Motion Square Film Festival’
this pretty much defies commentary, except perhaps to observe just
how polished it looks - Neo Dada with Hollywood production values.
A hoot.

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Originally posted on DVblog by michael


Mobile video interventions in urban space

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Fernando Llanos has built [vi video] a wearable projection system that allows him to screen videos in any context: an endless kiss on the walls and the bodies of a prostitution area, images of plane accidents on the facade of an airport, real people over the silhouette of a classical sculpture. The system is made of a camera, 2 decks miniDVs, a computer, a projector and batteries.

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The artist is at the V Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brasil, through December 4.

Images.
Via Ad*e*e/sinapsis.

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The Madrid-based artists collective "El Perro" did something like this, but from a car...(see Virtual Demoliton Mobile - http://elperro.info/vdm/)

Originally posted on we make money not art by Rhizome


The Googleberg Galaxy

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The New York Public Library recently hosted a symposium on Google's Print Library Project, which is now available as a webcast.

The panel features Google's David Drummond, Wired's Chris Anderson and Lawrence Lessig, the initiator of Creative Commons. The occasionally pretty heated debate gives an interesting overview of intellectual property-issues related to the future of the written word (and possibly everything else).

Via David Byrne's Blog.

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Originally posted on we make money not art by Sascha


La Machine de Lombroso

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“La Machine de Lombroso

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Originally posted on WiFi-ArT.com by Iggy


FOLLOW THROUGH by Jennifer Crowe and Scott Paterson, Whitney Museum

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Christiane Paul:

FOLLOW THROUGH, A MOBILE MEDIA PROJECT
by Jennifer Crowe and Scott Paterson
December 1, 2005-January 29, 2006
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Ave.
5th fl.


Artists Jennifer Crowe and Scott Paterson have created a mobile, audio-visual project that will be accessible to visitors on portable media players in the Museum's 5th Floor Permanent Collection galleries. The project is inspired by the discrepancy the artists found between the dynamics of the art on view in the galleries and the rather passive and languid body language of museum visitors looking at that art.

Referencing the structure of the existing audio tour, the artists invite visitors to engage in a set of exercises designed to bring well-established behavioral codes of museum attendance into relief. Visitors are prompted by visual instructions that appear on the screens of the handheld players. The project's title has its roots in sports terminology where the term "follow-through" describes the act of carrying a motion to its natural completion. With "Follow Through," the artists are inviting visitors to complete the dynamics in the galleries in an experience that goes beyond the mental act of contemplating or interpreting artworks.

The exhibition was co-commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art and Antenna Audio and is sponsored by Antenna Audio.

Documentation of the project will be accessible online at
www.whitney.org artport.whitney.org and www.antennaaudio.com [More....]

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Christiane Paul


REFRESH! complete conference stream launched

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Marisa Olson:
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From: Kennard, Susan

Banff New Media Institute launches webcast for Refresh! conference on new media art, science, technology

In late September, more than 200 new media practitioners from around the world gathered at the Banff New Media Institute (BNMI) at The Banff Centre for the first Refresh! international conference on the history of media art, science, and technology. Today marks the launch of an educational resource for new media artists, researchers, historians and students across the globe - access to the Refresh! conference online:

http://www.banffcentre.ca/bnmi/programs/archives/2005/refresh/

Visit this comprehensive archive to watch and listen to discussion on the relationship between new media and the disciplines of art history, anthropology, computing sciences, media studies, and other intercultural contexts. [More....]

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Marisa Olson


Wireless Media call for entry San Francisco International Film Festival

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Marisa Olson:


From: Sean Uyehara


Wireless Media Call for Entries
http://www.sffs.org/festival/wireless06.html

This is an invitation to submit work to the San Francisco Film Society for consideration to be included in the 49th San Francisco International Film Festival taking place April 20 ­ May 4, 2006. In specific, this call is for a program that will focus on a series of visual works made by and/or for wireless media devices and signals. Roughly this breaks down into three categories:

1. Works made by mobile devices
2. Works made to be specifically viewed on mobile devices.
3. Works that use wireless signals a new aesthetic medium.

Submissions due: January 3, 2006
Final Decisions: February 17, 2006

SUBMISSIONS
URL ­ http://www.sffs.org/festival/wireless06.html

[More....]

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Marisa Olson


FLACK ATTACK MAGAZINE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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Christiane Paul:

FLACK ATTACK: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

We invite you to contribute to Flack Attack, a new magazine coming out of The Port (http://www.theport.tv/), a community-driven space initiated by Simon Goldin & Jakob Senneby inside the online 3D world Second Life (http://secondlife.com/). The production process of Flack Attack will be continually featured on artport (http://artport.whitney.org/), the Whitney Museum's portal to Internet Art, as a gate page during the month of December 2005. Using The Port as a point of departure we are pursuing a series of investigations into the potential of networked public spheres and the organization of participatory production.

PRODUCTION
The production model of Flack Attack magazine is based on the wiki concept and the workflow starts with the set-up of the wiki at http://www.flackattack.org.=20

Theme
The theme of the first issue is "Flack Attack on Autonomy" [More....]

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Christiane Paul