Posts for November 2005

gist graphical identity support


gist.jpg(infosthetics @ dux 2005) a new method of analyzing the visual appearance of websites. it identifies variations (& similarities) in the appearance of individual web pages to show design features that could not easily be recognised or checked in any other way. GIST is given an initial sample of pages from a website & then follows the hyperlinks on them to build up a large sample of the site's content. GIST then generates an interactive map of the samples pages which uses distance & color to show design differences & similarities. []


Hmm... Would be interesting to use this with Jodi, Paperrad, Screenfull/Abe Linkoln/ Jimpunk, and others...

Originally posted on information aesthetics by infosthetics




Atomic Culture Within Radically Externalised Computation

xxxxx call for papers, texts and spoken word recordings expanding the thematics of xxxxx and extending towards the performative; xxxxx call for related demonstrations and screening material such as documentation or short film/video; xxxxx call for live audio performance; xxxxx call for actions, outdoor events, workshops.

xxxxx will exercise rigorous development of the concerns of the post_crash event [London 2005] centering on speech, screening and audio performance at the ICA London and with related subevents in East London during March 2006.

xxxxx exposes a radical new space for software/computation and examines links to theories of endodata, holographic programming and auto-destructive art by way of the absolute destruction embedded within the history of computation, and furthers the expansive address of computation to the current universe; atomic culture within radically externalised computation, outside the observed system.

Papers will broach performance issues with finegrained input from participants. Performances will advance the collision of theory with practice within a third delineated space, again with an emphasis on constructivist noise, audible systematics and process, destruction. Collaboration is the new order of the day with works produced by chunked interdisciplanarians.

In this instance xxxxx builds from multiple components and sources, varying modes of revelation. The format of parallel performances/presentations with screenings will disinter xxxxx's rich thematics across a range of spaces. Further exterior distributed xxxxx ad-hoc subevents [such as walks, talks, and workshops] will be programmed around the main event throughout March 2005.

xxxxx the sign of the double integral
xxxxx substance and software
xxxxx final revelations for a holographic binding OS [VALIS]
xxxxx melancholia, [auto] destruction and m
xxxxx supreme abstraction + machinic representation
xxxxx the computational revolution in art
xxxxx contemporary monadology
xxxxx the executable's song
crash the game of life and los alamos ...


Originally posted on networked_performance by jo

Review: ‘Das Netz’ __ein Film von Lutz Dammbeck


Review of 'Das Netz', a new documentary by Lutz Dammbeck on the darker backstory of the American Internet.


Originally posted on by Rhizome



Arch-OS constructs a virtual architecture from the activities that take place within the Portland Square Development (Plymouth, UK). This "software for buildings" has been developed to manifest the life of a building and provide artists, engineers and scientists with a tool for developing transdisciplinary work and public art.

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Embedded technologies capture audio-visual and raw digital data from the building through:
• the ‘Building Energy Management System (BEMS);
• computer and communications networks;
• the flow of people and social interactions;
• ambient noise levels.

This data is then manipulated (using computer simulation, visualisation and audio technologies) and replayed through projection systems incorporated into the architecture and broadcast using streaming internet technologies.

Developed by the Institute of Digital Art & Technology.

Via Interactive Architecture (just discovered this brilliant source of information, though if the author could give credit to the blogs nad websites where he find his stories, it would be cool.)


Originally posted on we make money not art by Regine

Room with Edited Soundscape


Akitsugu Maebayashi's new sound installation "4Pieces for Object, Sound, Space and Body - 'Radio,' 'Window,' 'Metronome,' 'Darkness,'" is now exhibited at NTT ICC Museum in Tokyo. Looks like it's based on Radio Room (photo).

[Radio Room.]

When you sit and wear a headphone in Radio Room, you start hearing sound from the radio in front of you. Then you start hearing the sound of leaves on the floor, and now you realize you are listening to the sound from the trees outside the room. The careful design of the sound space provides a unique multimodal experience.

(Yeah, well, writing about sound is like dancing about architecture isn't it?)

His installation is part of the exhibition called "Possible Futures: Japanese Post-War Art and Technology".

Nikkei recently wrote a nice article summarizing Maebayashi's works including: Radio Room, Disclavier, Audible Distance, Sonic Interface, [I/O] white room, [I/O] warehouse, [I/O] distant place, Velocity, and Motto Darwin. If you want, check out the article to at least see various photos.


Originally posted on we make money not art by manekineko

Musical droplets


Aqueous is a meditative space that encourages perception of small things.

In a dark room, visitor can see lights near the floor and on the ceiling and hear soft water sounds from every part of the space. As the sound gains and loses musicality, they can also catch glimpses of tonal, rhythmic and spatial patterns.


Water droplets fall through the space into 25 water-filled tubes that are approximately tuned in an equal-temperament scale spanning two octaves. Each tube is lit from the bottom by an LED, creating a glow in the ceiling that shimmers and flickers when the water surface is distorted. The release of droplets is hidden above the ceiling, allowing the ceiling to act as a canvas.

The actuation of the droplets is controlled by a computer program, whose algorithm constructs note sequences that resemble noise at times and music at other times. Because of the physics of the installation, the volume and timbre of each drop vary since the droplets do not always fall in the same exact location. Perturbations during droplet formation, atmospheric disturbances and water surface conditions inside the tube all affect the nature of the resultant sound. The chance occurrence in aqueous is a combination of computed randomness and nature.

By Zehao Chang (see also Collective Subconscious.)


Originally posted on we make money not art by Regine

Everything I Know


the historic 42 hour lecture sessions from Buckminster Fuller.

"During the last two weeks of January 1975 Buckminster Fuller gave an extraordinary series of lectures concerning his entire life’s work. These thinking out loud lectures span 42 hours and examine in depth all of Fuller's major inventions and discoveries from the 1927 Dymaxion house, car and bathroom, through the Wichita House, geodesic domes, and tensegrity structures, as well as the contents of Synergetics. Autobiographical in parts, Fuller recounts his own personal history in the context of the history of science and industrialization. The stories behind his Dymaxion car, geodesic domes, World Game and integration of science and humanism are lucidly communicated with continuous reference to his synergetic geometry. Permeating the entire series is his unique comprehensive design approach to solving the problems of the world. Some of the topics Fuller covered in this wide ranging discourse include: architecture, design, philosophy, education, mathematics, geometry, cartography, economics, history, structure, industry, housing and engineering.

This printed work before you is a transcript of those lectures. Painstakingly typed word for word from audiotapes, these transcripts are minimally edited and maximally Fuller."


Originally posted on unmediated by

Pavu - Playhouse of the Absurd


pavu thai ming
Thai Ming (2005, 4.2MB, 3 min.)  is Paul Dupouy, Jean-Philippe Halgand and Clément Thomas. they are the funniest and most ridiculous, whimsical and crazy gang of artists.  Always Pavu! below, from  laptoPlancha  - an introduction to the post promethean philosophy.

pavu mm movie (2004, 2.54MB, 43 sec.)


Originally posted on DVblog by admin

Tenure Track Position in Film - Syracuse University


Doug Easterly:

The Film Program in the Department of Transmedia, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University is searching for a senior faculty in film, Associate or Full Professor. Tenure is possible for highly qualified candidate. Salary will be commensurate with experience and professional status.

Applicant should have a well established record of excellence in teaching and production and exhibition of creative filmmaking. We are looking for a person able to teach all aspects of 16mm, super 16mm and digital filmmaking as well as some areas within history/theory/criticism. Collegiality and collaboration is critical in a department that includes video, computer art, and photography and encourages cross discipline studies.

Applicant should send a letter of intent, full CV, tape or DVD of creative work (full works, not sample reels), several course syllabi, and names of references and a SASE to:

Film Search Committee, Syracuse University, Department of Transmedia, 102 Shaffer Art Building, Syracuse, NY 13244-1210.

Deadline: December 15, 2005.

Syracuse University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Originally posted on Raw by Doug Easterly

Calling Experimental Artists, Writers, Musicians


Todd Brooks:

Pendu Gallery is an online gallery exhibiting contemporary works by emerging and established international artists who work in a variety of media. It is our mission to provide a professional space to promote innovative artists who are uninhibited to experiment with unique approaches to making art. The Gallery is working to obtain a physical space in the future.

Pendu Gallery exhibits sound-art (experimental, creative, noise, sound poetry, etc) text/writings (hypertext, flash text, concrete, abstract, experimental poetry, etc) and images/surrogates (painting, photography, video art, installations, new media, etc)

If you are a visual artist, sound artist, or a writer interested in exhibiting your work on this website, please send a cd-r for review that includes:
-project files+info (title, date, material, size, etc.)
-statement of intention,
-short bio,
-and list of previous exhibitions

Please do not send artwork via attachments in e-mail (that means no JPGs, GIFs, MP3's, etc.). If you would like me to preview your work before sending hardcopy, send a URL link.

Once you have been added to the site, you will be given your own URL @

Send Hardcopy Submissions:
Pendu Gallery
C/O Todd Brooks
435 E. 4th St. #3
Brooklyn, NY 11218

Send URL Submissions:

+Sound Art Submissions - Please send no more than 9 high-quality MP3's (192kbps) on a CD-R. [no .wav files please] [20mb file limit per track]
+Text Submissions - Please send in Rich Text Format or MS Word format. JPGs and GIFs are also acceptable.
+New Media Submissions - please send in .fla or .mov file format with a .txt file explanation for the piece.
+Image Submissions - Please send 6 - 18 large format (300dpi) .jpeg or .tiff files on a CD-R.

In accepting submissions, Pendu Gallery places emphasis on multiculturalism, pluralism, and ...


Originally posted on Raw by Todd Brooks