Posts for November 2005

art talks nov 10 - jonah brucker-cohen + art clay


jillian mcdonald:

The Pace Digital Gallery is pleased to present:
Fall evening art talks with new media artists.

6pm. Thursday Nov 10 :: Jonah Brucker-Cohen + Art Clay
location: Rm 313, 163 William Street between Ann and Beekman, Pace University, NYC
More info, maps, and images at
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Free admission, please join us!< />

Jonah Brucker-Cohen will discuss his work in the theme of  "Deconstructing Networks"  in both physical and online instantiations. [....] Art Clay will perform will present short film clips, shown as important examples of the collaborative processes between varied fields of knowledge, and between two or more genre.


Originally posted on Raw by jillian mcdonald

Proximity Lab


Proximity Lab is a participatory installation and experimental interface platform designed to visualize relationships between users and mediated spaces.


The 8-foot by 16-foot walkable surface is fitted with RFID technology. Participants wear shoes fitted with RFID tags, enabling the system to track and record their positions in real-time. Images projected directly onto the floor are accompanied by stereo sound as a continuous response to the actions and interactions of participants.


Proximity Lab can discern the individual identities of participants regardless of how or where they move. Conceived as an experimental physical interface system, it allows architects with diverse intentions and aesthetic goals to create repeatable experiments in physical interaction.

By Evan Karatzas.


Originally posted on we make money not art by Regine

Create & remix like a teenager


Many people have written to tell us about the Pew Internet & American Life report on Teen Content Creators and Consumers, which found an astounding 57 percent of online teens in the U.S. create online content and 19 percent are remixers.

The report doesn't mention Creative Commons, though the implications are apparently obvious to our correspondents and many in the media, for example this BBC article on the study, which lists Creative Commons as one of two related links (the other being the study itself): participatory culture is only just getting started and flexible copyright licenses are a necessary part of the equation.


Originally posted on Creative Commons Blog - rss by Mike Linksvayer

Radiator & DC Symposium - book now


Anette Schaefer:

3 weeks to go - places still available - book now

Radiator and Digital Cultures Symposium on Performance, Dance, and Technology Art

2 - 4 Dec 2005 Nottingham / Fri & Sat 10am - 6.30pm / Sun 10am- 4pm

This three day international symposium aims to bring into focus artistic practices of live performance that make use of digital technology in the form of lens-based, networked or locative media. Due to the abundance and accessibility of previously unaffordable technologies, new possibilities have been experimented with and new practice has developed. Real time transmission of observable, transcodable data and the ability of extending the reach of one's hand across the globe have created entirely new stages on which artists can play. At the same time, new techniques have extended body perception through the sensory apparatus of the computer creating new physicalities to explore. [More....]


Click through for full info and an impressive list of participants...

Originally posted on Raw by Anette Schaefer

Bill Viola Opening


doron golan:

New Works
Nov 5 - Dec 22, 2005

Opening Reception
November 11, 6PM - 8PM

James Cohan Gallery
533 West 26th Street New York NY 10001
TEL 212 714 9500 FAX 212 714 9510
HOURS Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 6 PM


Originally posted on Raw by doron golan

Where the Power REALLY Lies


Last Saturday afternoon we walk into P.S.1 at 3:45. The sign at the admission desk says the Turrell room will be open at 4:45.

We wander for a while, looking at the new shows. Mrs. FtF (usually pretty charitable in her opinions) says of one group exhibition, "This is horrible." She's right. It is.

By 4:30 we've seen enough. But I want to see the Turrell. So we sit down in the hallway outside the room to wait. Soon a crowd starts to form. At 4:45 it's me, the wife and kid, and a group of 20 German tourists. I can understand exactly three words of what they are saying among themselves: "Turrell," "Roden," and "Crater."

At 4:55 the door still isn't open. The Germans are getting restless. One of them starts making paper hats for the kid out of the floor plans they are all carrying. Security staff members are pacing the hallway. Mrs. FtF overhears them discussing the problem. They've lost the key to the door. Brilliant. You put a major piece of contemporary art behind a locked door, and you don't keep a spare key around?

I'm about ready to pack it in when along comes one of the art handlers. He's been installing a show in another gallery on the floor. He sizes up the situation, pulls a Five-in-One painter's tool out of his pocket, sticks it between the door and the jamb, gives a little pull, and pops the door open for us.

Now I know who really holds the keys to the art world kingdom. It's that anonymous guy who nobody trusts with a key but who's always got the right tool in his back pocket.


Originally posted on From the Floor by Rhizome





Bump--In the project "bump", two wooden bridges in two different cities form the meeting point for large public events. When someone steps on one of these bridges, this person's weight triggers an impulse that is transmitted through a data transmission cable to the wooden bridge in the other city, thus moving the corresponding plank by a few centimeters.


click thru for more --fh

Originally posted on networked_performance by jo

Tell us what to do


MTAA’s “10 Pre-Rejected, Pre-Approved Performances


Yes, yes... it's a bit of a conflict of interest to abuse my superuser-itude to publish my own stuff. BUT, Marisa Olson, Rhizome editor-at-large is also mentioned in the announcement so it would be an even greater conflict of interest for her to publish it. So I'm actually helping instead of cravenly abusing the superuser publishing power.

Originally posted on MTAA Reference Resource by T.Whid

Pioneer DJ Goes Software; Making QWERTY Cool


Pioneer, known for their DJ software (and their superb video scratching hardware, the DXJ-X1 as covered here previously) have opted to release a software-only solution.
[....] So if I'm so bored by this and it's two weeks old anyway, why am I bringing it to your attention? Because you get to enjoy . . . (drum roll) . . .

Pioneer's Groundbreaking Explanation of the QWERTY Keyboard!

"The DJ can assign basic functions to a particular key on the PC keyboard. By doing this for frequently used functions, the DJ can establish his or her own playing style - on a keyboard."

Other software developers, you're on notice. Pioneer has discovered that by assigning functions to QWERTY keys you can . . . press . . . QWERTY keys and . . . do stuff. If you want to look cool: get a nice big shoulder strap for a Bluetooth wireless QWERTY and play it Keytar style. (Sadly, this works better for QWERTY-mapped synth lines, not DJing. It also helps if you wear a Devo hat.)



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Trees can play games too


Lumberjacked! allows game player to play computer games against Trees. By using the Tree Game Controller Unit (image below) it is possible to link a tree up to a pc or laptop and play specially designed games against it. The T.G.C.U. translates the movement of the tree into movement in the game.


Lumberjacked! was designed with trees in mind but can be played with any plant. For example, the developer of the game has played against bonsai trees indoors.


By Dan Young.
Via alt_imagen


I quite like this project. It was added to the Rhizome ArtBase, this summer...

Originally posted on we make money not art by Regine