Posts for 2006

CC2007 - Extended Deadline

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ACM

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CREATIVITY & COGNITION 2007 Seeding Creativity: Tools, Media, and Environments

June 13-15, 2007 Washington DC, USA http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/CC2007/

Sponsored by ACM SIGCHI Industry Sponsors include IBM, Microsoft, SAP and Google ********

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline: December 22, 2006 (Full papers and Demonstration Proposals)   (EXTENDED!) Author notification: February 19, 2007 Final formatted papers due: March 19, 2007

CREATIVITY & COGNITION 2007 June 13-15, 2007 Washington DC, USA http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/CC2007/

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by martin


SEVEN SCREENS

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Reprojected

Reprojected - Mader/Stublic/Wiermann: A new site-specific light installation in Munich :: Until 31 March 2007.

Artificial light changes how we see cities, both in functional and, increasingly, in aesthetic terms. Its fascination for artists, designers and architects derives from the fundamental role played by light in human perception. Light can create spaces that exist independently of architectural constructions. Without light, images could not be generated, perceived or reproduced, in films, videos or anywhere else. The latest LED technology even permits images to be made from light. This approach has been adopted now in Munich by realizing the new OSRAM light platform SEVEN SCREENS which combines arts with cutting-edge technologies presented in the public space. In future, and up to twice a year, artists will be invited by OSRAM to develop works referring to the specific context.

Reprojected by Media artists Mader and Stublic, and architect Wiermann, based in Berlin / Karlsruhe, engages in a site-specific and medium-specific way with visual perception. The artists have created a virtual space around the seven light steles. Light apparently coming from elsewhere seems to strike the steles like a spotlight. For the viewer, real space and virtual space appear to co-exist, the two realms intersecting at the masts. Computer-generated figures appear in front of the light and are reproduced as silhouettes on the masts, before disappearing into the surrounding darkness.

Curator of the new OSRAM SEVEN SCREENS is art historian Christian Schoen, director of CIA.IS - Centre for Icelandic Art, Reykjavik, since 2005 and curator of the Icelandic contribution to the 2007 Venice Biennale. Schoen has headed the OSRAM GALLERY since 2001.

Mader/Stublic/Wiermann

Holger Mader (born in Basel in 1970 and based in Berlin), Alexander Stublic (born in Saarbrucken in 1967 and based in Karlsruhe [ZKM] and Berlin) and Heike Wiermann (born ...

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


announcing vague terrain 05: minimalism

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Greg Smith:

Vagueterrain.net the Toronto-based digital arts quarterly, has just launched its fifth issue: vague terrain 05: minimalism. This issue is dedicated to an exploration of minimalism and technology through various texts and multimedia projects which document and explore reductionism.

This diverse body of work contains contributions spanning multiple mediums from: aidan baker, bleupulp, clinker, granny'ark, greg j. smith, gregory shakar, i8u, jan jelinek (interview by greg j. smith), martin john callanan, michaela schwentner, monolake (interview by corina macdonald), patrick lichty, steven read and tobias c. van veen.

To view the journal please visit http://www.vagueterrain.net

-- greg j. smith http://serialconsign.com/ http://www.vagueterrain.net 416.877.4281 smith@serialconsign.com

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Greg Smith


DIY or DIE, organized by Upgrade! New York, Turbulence and Rhizome

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Lauren Cornell:

Hello all,

I'm pleased to announce the launch of a new online exhibition: DIY or DIE. This exhibition was organized in collaboration with Upgrade! New York and Turbulence, in honor of our shared anniversaries, and features artworks that we've commissioned or presented over our respective histories.

You can visit DIY or DIE here: http://rhizome.org/art/exhibition/diy_or_die/

And, if you are located in or passing through Oklahoma City, the exhibition is on view at Individual Artists of Oklahoma (URL) until January 15th.

Best,
Lauren

Executive Director
Rhizome

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Lauren Cornell


Turbulence Artists' Studios

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Alan Bigelow

Turbulence Artists' Studios: Alan Bigelow :: Using text, photographs, audio, video, and other elements, Alan Bigelow's fictions go beyond simple hypertext; they create visual and audio environments in which stories can unfold. His work is based on three basic premises: 1) the fictions should be multimedia events; 2) they should be easy to navigate; and 3) they should be interactive. In addition to navigating through the stories--and triggering certain Flash events --users can also write into some of these narratives, giving them the opportunity to contribute to the creation and continued growth of the stories.

BIOGRAPHY: Originally a fiction writer in traditional text genres, Alan Bigelow started working in Flash in 2000. With hard copy fiction increasingly difficult to publish, and many writers moving to vanity presses and desktop publishing, it appeared that the Web offered a free market of new genres and, within digital fiction, a relatively undiscovered area of exploration. Bigelow's work, and his conversations concerning interactive fiction, have appeared in Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, DreamingMethods.com, BlazeVox.org, and elsewhere. Recently, he was a visiting online lecturer in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort University, UK. He has a Ph.D. from SUNY at Buffalo (USA), and teaches at Medaille College.

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


Open Access All Areas: an Interview with James Wallbank

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Charlotte Frost

From an early interest in recycling ‘obsolete’ computers, James Wallbank’s mission to demystify the black box of technology has grown into a desire to ‘open source’ creativity in general and media in specific. Here he talks to Charlotte Frost about Access Space, a community media space he co-founded and runs in Sheffield, and their travelling Grow Your Own Media Lab project

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Matthieu Clainchard

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Originally posted on del.icio.us/kick_out_the_internet_jams by kick_out_the_internet_jams


wipe-out! (more mashing up, this time with easy listening records)

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this image is totally unintentionally perfect, too.  It took me about 1.5 minutes to do this.  It’s all about easy listening composers head shots being so exactly the same so that no matter how close they are to the camera, their eyes line up, and their hands thoughfully caress their beautiful mutant visage. top to bottom:  nelson riddle, burt bacharach.

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Originally posted on supercentral by tom


Popol Vuh

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Improvisation (1971)


d, durational part of the theme, here is a modular improvisation by Florian Fricke and Holger Trulzsch, pioneers of electronic music as Popol Vuh, from 1971.

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Originally posted on Expanded Cinema by Rhizome


Video 101: Presaging the Network

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Few institutions have a collection of video work that can match Paris' Centre George Pompidou in its historical scope and comprehensiveness. The museum's holdings range from early video used to document performances to later work that explores formal properties specific to the medium, and recent video that borrows narrative strategies from experimental film. The exhibition 'Centre Pompidou Video Art: 1965-2005' takes a 40-year look at the medium, pulling work from all areas of the collection. Founding father Nam June Paik anchors the show with The Moon is the Oldest TV (the oldest work in the Pompidou's 'New Media' collection) but, in addition to greatest hits from video history, the exhibition includes a few surprising precursors to contemporary Web-based practices. Valie Export's use of video to both stage and disseminate events, for example, presages networked performances, while Thierry Kuntzel's studies of the temporal and electronic foundations of on-screen images looks ahead to work that grapples with provisional arrangements of digital information. The touring exhibition's current stop, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia through February 25, is a rare chance to see those seldom-shown but influential works on that continent. - Bill Hanley

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