Posts for October 2005

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Join me at Opsound's Open Sound Exchange, Art Interactive Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Oct 14-Dec 11, 2004


Collision 8

Sal Randolph:
Hello friends,

Opsound is in residence this fall at Art Interactive gallery in
Cambridge, Massachusetts & I'd love to see you.

Beginning October 14, Opsound will be part of Glowlab's "Open Lab",
an exhibition and festival of psychogeographic explorations
headquartered at Art Interactive. Opsound will be collecting and
generating a sound portrait of Cambridge and Boston through
recordings in the gallery, sound gathering walks through various
neighborhoods, and via contributions from sound artists and musicians
over the internet. All the collected material will be broadcast as a
24/7 internet radio stream -- a special edition of the 'opstream' --
that will grow throughout the exhibition.

I'll be in residence several weekends of the show, and I'd be
delighted if you stopped by to have some coffee, chat, contribute
sounds, and walk with me through interesting parts of the city.

Click through for more info --FH


Originally posted on Raw by Sal Randolph

Found Sound in D.C.



Crisscross a City

[Unrelated photo: a port-a-potty-based public address system at the MACBA, Barcelona, 2005.]

A public art project called FOUND SOUND will be featuring works from artists in sound booths ('reconfigured' Port-a-Potties) on sidewalks in public locations throughout Washington, D.C. from Oct 14-Nov 5. Participating artists include Richard Chartier, Joseph Grigely, Alberto Gaitán, Jennie C. Jones, Helmut Kopetzky, Brandon Morse, Robin Rose, and Alex Van Oss. Actor and part-time New Orleans resident Harry Shearer (The Simpsons, Spinal Tap, HuffPo) is contributing a piece on Hurricane Katrina, and Calvin Trillin has contributed a poem as well. The press release quotes this from an essay by Nora Halpern at Americans for the Arts:

FOUND SOUND entices the listener to crisscross a city to experience fully this collection of work. As one leaves a destination for anotherówhether by foot, car, bus, or Metroóthe heightened audio awareness encouraged by each piece should continue, like a musical riff, through all the spaces in between.

Thatís great and all, but in most of the places where these will be, 'heightened audio awareness' might not be a good thing. Downtown D.C.ís not known for its street life ó but we have plenty of nice, loud traffic and construction. Maybe they should make a podcast available for walking in between. Local galleries including Fusebox, Conner Contemporary Art, the Goethe Institute, and DCAC are collaborating. No map seems to be available yet but weíll link when it turns up online. No word on whether any of the port-a-potties will be performing their originally intended public service as well, but consider it highly unlikely. [blogged by Tim on]


Originally posted on networked_performance by jo

atc @ ucb: bruno latour monday


Ken Goldberg:

The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium
of UC Berkeley's Center for New Media Presents:

From Object to Things: How to Represent the Parliament of Nature?
Bruno Latour, Professor and Curator, Ecole des Mines, Paris

NOTE Special Room and Time
Monday, October 17th, 101 Morgan Hall
6:30-7:30pm, Screening of Film: "Making Things Public"
7:30-9:00pm, Lecture
* Free and open to the public.


Originally posted on Raw by Ken Goldberg

Earthquake site


News reports the "international Red Cross today opened up an internet site to help relatives who are trying to get in touch with family members living in areas affected by the earthquake in South Asia.The website allows people in the region to register as "safe and well", either directly or through local Red Crescent staff, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said in a statement. Relatives can also consult the list of those who have registered and search for names. Information from the website will also be displayed in public places locally in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan or broadcast by radio, the ICRC said".

Red Cross launches quake site


Originally posted on Smart Mobs by Jim_Downing

Game Break


Breaking the Game, is “a series of interdisciplinary workshops and online symposium that bring together competing theorists and practitioners to build, debate and reflect on virtual worlds, computer gaming, immersive technologies, and new possibilities for artistic practice and experience. Taking place both online and offline, the workshops will open up the art of game modification to the contingencies of everyday life, where virtual technologies increasingly mediate physical spaces and human movements in very complex and dynamic ways…. Networked across multiple cities, the symposium will be organized around three core themes: “Hybridity", “Overclocking the City


Originally posted on coin-operated by Rhizome



Portuguese Platform For Debating Art And Technology

Virose is a Portuguese, artist run platform dedicated to debating the relation between art and technology in contemporary societies. It was created in 1997 and since then has spread its reach. Nowadays it features an architecture department called arch.virose and publishes regularly vector, an open to participation e-zine that includes both theoretical and critical texts as well as new media art projects specifically made for Virose.

Another goal of this platform is to share its own resources and, for that, has room in its server for artists having difficulties in putting their work online. Two hosting departments are available: a permanent one, hanta, and hospedaria, for temporary hosting.

Virose is also responsible for arena, a discussion list about art and technology, and infovir, a mailing list informing its subscribers of Virose's own activities, news and projects.

Virose Organization
Porto, Portugal


Originally posted on networked_performance by luis

Glow Positioning System



At the General Post Office, Mumbai

There are many ways to locate a city. One way is to distance oneself from it- to look it up in an atlas, a picture, or to go out to sea or up a hill to watch the twinkling lights, and point out the streets we know. Another way is to move within the streets themselves; to awaken the more proximate senses, to touch the city itself. The historical space between and across these two extremes is richly populated: by maps, movies, mondo nuovo, grids and drifts, 'oramas and 'oscopes, flaneurs, heterotopias, travelling shots and shooting travelers.

In recent times, Global Positioning Systems (developed originally for US military use) have allowed for an unprecedented connection between the mover and the map. GPS devices tell us where we are at all times, everywhere on the globe. Implying that we will travel, globally. In Glow Positioning System--by Ashok Sukumaran--a different kind of travel is implied. This is an interior voyage, a circular tourism of a place we know.

A 1000-foot ring of lights encircles the General Post Office intersection in Fort, Mumbai. The lights travel between buildings, across roads and onto trees and lampposts, forming an image-scape that is starkly visible at night. A hand-crank mounted on the pavement provides a way for the audience to "scroll" this landscape. It allows the physical length of the view to become a chronological one- to be viewed at a speed determined by the user.

The ring responds to panoramic desire, that age-old search for an image to immerse our selves in. From Cycloramas to VR (via the tradition of urban panoramas in painting and photography), the "surround view " has been a recurring element of urban and cinematic manifestos. Of course, the city surrounds us already. Here ...


Originally posted on networked_performance by jo

Man Ray's Emak Bakia


Worship The Glitch has a great post on surrealist image monger Man Ray's "cameraless" film Emak Bakia.

"In Emak Bakia, the mischievous dadaist and surrealist Man Ray pioneered the technique of cameraless filmmaking, exposing lengths of film to light after sprinkling them with pins, grains of salt and other common objects. - Individual images are striking for their humor and originality, but Ray still apparently felt it necessary to impose a conventionally readable theme -the car ride -to hold the film together."

The film, as well as Television's Tom Verlaine score for it and a collection of Man Ray's work is linked to from the Worship The Glitch post. Well worth the check-out.

Man Ray's Emak Bakia [Worship The Glitch]


Originally posted on Screenhead by Rhizome

SXSW Interactive Awards | karen s ingram


SXSW Interactive Awards, open for submissions! $10 til this Friday (October 15), so start submitting! Application fee until December 16 is $25.


Originally posted on KALIBER10000 by Rhizome