Posts for June 2006

Circulation by ZDEN


Circulation by ZDEN
Circulation (2003, 56.1MB, 3:24 min)

ZDEN is a Slovakian artist and a pioneer in real-time
video performing - VJing . His live visuals are produced by a
self-developed post-production tool called CIRCULATION,
a software-based real-time 3 source video mixing engine.
Visit his site.
Lots more to follow -watch this space.


Originally posted on DVblog by doron golan





UPGRADE! BOSTON: ERYK SALVAGGIO -- Join us for a presentation by net artist Eryk Salvaggio followed by a dialogue between Eryk and Brooke A. Knight. WHEN: June 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m. [details]

Called "The Harry Potter of the Digital Avant Garde" by the Dutch Press, Eryk Salvaggio has been creating internet art since he was 17 years old. His work has been compared to "a more human Andy Warhol," and strictly adheres to his own "6 Rules Toward a New Internet Art." This formula has led to articles in the New York Times* as well as mentions in ArtForum, alongside several international exhibitions and talks.

Turbulence commissioned Salvaggio's "American Internet" in 2002, and he curated "Duchamp's Ideal Children's Children: Net.Art's Brat Pack" for Turbulence's Guest Curator series in 2003. He's currently working on "MySpaces," a piece about the projection of self onto social networking sites such as friendster and myspace, and a degree in New Media and Journalism at the University of Maine.

Artist and educator BROOKE A. KNIGHT has been working with digital media for over a dozen years. His current interests include webcams, the landscape, and text in all forms. Knight is Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College, Boston. He received his MFA in photography from CalArts in 1995.


*September 11, 2001
American Internet
Duchamp's Ideal Children's Children: Net.Art's Brat Pack
Eryk Salvaggio
Brooke A. Knight

WHEN: June 29, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Art Interactive< />

="">Upgrade! Boston's schedule is available here:


Originally posted on networked_performance by jo

Summary of the Mobile Studio Web Conference, May 26, 2006



The Challenges of Curating Net Art

Summary of the Mobile Studio The Challenges of Curating Net Art Web Conference, May 26, 2006: After several attempts to connect all four parties with the festoon video conferencing system, which seemed to run quite unstable as a beta version, we switched over to the skype audio conferencing module.

Helen Thorington from in Boston opened the discussion with a quote by Steve Dietz: "Internet art projects are art projects for which the net is both a sufficient and necessary condition of viewing/ expressing/ participating." This brought the talk immediately into the question of what net art actually is, versus new media versus contemporary art and what it means to all of us to work with this terminology.


Originally posted on networked_performance by jo

the science of driving directions


How do Mapquest and Google maps work and where did they come from? Nick Paumgarten investigates in this article on the science of driving directions in a recent issue of the New Yorker.

read more


Originally posted on - network culture by kazys

state of the planet infographics


a small collection of beautiful information graphics documenting the current state of the planet.
see also gapminder & 3d data globe.


Originally posted on information aesthetics by infosthetics

[-empyre-] Liquid Narrative for June 2006


Christina McPhee:

hi all, I am not sure we got this message out to Rhizome!

Please join our guests this month, Dene Grigar (US), Jim Barrett
(AU/SE), Lucio Santaella (BR), and Sergio Basbaum (BR) , with
moderator Marcus Bastos (BR), for a spirited discussion of "Liquid
Narratives" ----- digital media story telling with a dash, perhaps,
of 'aura' .

Here's the intro from Marcus:

The topic of June at the - empyre - mailing list will be Liquid Narratives. The concept of 'liquid narrative' is interesting in that it allows to think about the unfoldings of contemporary languages beyond tech achievements, by relating user controlled applications with formats such as the essay (as described by Adorno in "Der Essay als Form", The essay as a form) and procedures related to the figure of the narrator (as described by Benjamin in his writings about Nikolai Leskov). Both authors are accute critics of modern culture, but a lot of his ideas can be expanded towards contemporary culture. As a matter of fact, one of the main concerns in Benjamin's essay is a description of how the rise of modernism happens on account of an increasing nprivilege of information over knowledge, which is even more intense nowadays. To understand this proposal, it is important to remember how Benjamin distinguishes between an oral oriented knowledge, that results from 'an experience that goes from person to person' and is sometimes anonymous, from the information and authoritative oriented print culture. One of the aspects of this discussion is how contemporary networked culture rescues this 'person to person' dimension, given the distributed and non-authoritative procedures that technologies such as the GPS, mobile phones and others stimulate.


Originally posted on Raw by Christina McPhee

Link-a. Policies of affectivity, aesthetics of biopower


MTAA's Five Small Videos About Interruption and Disappearing in a net group show:


Originally posted on MTAA Reference Resource by M.River

Move into the Domain of Post Autonomy - (Part of Jump into Cold Water)


This on-line project is part of the group exhibition "Jump into Cold water" currently taking place at the Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland.

Date:2.6. -30.7.06

Title: Move into the domain of Post Autonomy

(Website, and English language version)

A project about developing a new model (of art), which we will call Post Autonomy - constructed with the assistance of a public, using language, art, ideas and discussion to examine developing this new model.

The idea is to use the two months of the exhibition to develop a collective, participatory idea of an actual space of Post Autonomy - through discussion, and the exploration of interactive tools.


Originally posted on Post Autonomy - The Future of Art by Rhizome

[Helmut Smits]



"The Real Thing" is an installation to filter Coca-Cola into clean drinking water. By Helmut Smits from 2006.



"LP Bike" from 1999 plays a record attached to the front wheel. The cycling speed influences the sound. Another project by Helmut Smits.


Originally posted on VVORK by Rhizome

New Tools For New Towns


Planned communities are all around us, and are often the object of scorn. What might be difficult to imagine today is that at one time, a certain breed of planned communities prevalent in the United Kingdom, called 'New Towns' were guided by optimistic visions of the future. East Kilbride was Scotland's first New Town, and is documented in rich detail by artist Sylvia Grace Borda. The artist spent ten months living in and documenting East Kilbride, and the resulting digital archive is presented online as an interactive map. Borda's project could prove to be an excellent resource to practitioners in several disciplines--including photography, architecture, and urban planning. The structure of her project is perhaps the most interesting aspect of all, in terms of the futuristic aspirations of archiving itself. By making the East Kilbride project an online archive, it is accessible to many, never 'closes,' and any original documents are unharmed. Borda's work ultimately poses the question of whether the utopian visions manifested in New Town architecture mirror our hopes for our territories online. - Michelle Kasprzak