Posts for June 2006

Sketcher

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Grafitting the web


Sketcher is a firefox extension that allows you to draw graphic comments over web pages. You can link 'sketches' to other 'sketches', webpages or files, organize sketches by topic and add in-line comments. A tool for web-research. Or for grafitting the web.

For a Quick Start visit the Getting Started Chapter on the Help menu

'Sketcher' was a Gonçalo Tavares idea, awarded by Atmosferas 'criação digital' competition.

Credits
Made by: Atmosferas, Digital Arts Center
A project by Gonçalo Tavares
Producer: Sofia Oliveira (Atmosferas)
Developers: Pedro Afonso, Hugo Barbosa

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Originally posted on networked_performance by luis


Bidoun presents: Art and Politics, part I

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Fine Print: Bidoun
Thursday, June 29, 6:30 pm

Bidoun presents:
Art and Politics, part I

The first in a series of events devoted to the intersection of art and politics.

via PS1:
Comprised of editors and contributors based around the world, Bidoun's concern is the arts and culture of the Middle East. The magazine is dedicated to serving as an open forum for exchange on and about ideas related to that part of the world, and far beyond. For Fine Print, Bidoun hosts the first in a series of events devoted to the intersection of art and politics. Tracking the CIA's "Torture Planes," a talk by artist and geographer Trevor Paglen on the CIA's use of civilian planes to 'render' and 'disappear' suspected terrorists. Paglen will also take on his recent trip to Kabul on the trail of secret prisons, black sites in the US, as well as what unmarked airplanes can tell us, and what they cannot. Thomas Keenan, head of Bard College's Human Rights Project, will act as respondent.

Fine Print: Alternative Media at P.S.1
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center presents Fine Print: Alternative Media at P.S.1, a series of public programs co-organized with innovative publications from New York and nationwide. Participating publications include The Believer, Bidoun, Cabinet, Clear Cut Press, Esopus, Influence, The Journal of Aesthetics & Protest, Mass Appeal, n+1, The Relay Project, and Topic.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Tickets may be picked up in the Main Lobby of P.S.1 the day of this event.

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Originally posted on NEWSgrist - where spin is art by joy garnett


The Influencers festival / Barcelona 6-7-8 july 2006

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Franco Mattes:

Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG and Bani present:


THE INFLUENCERS
Festival of media action and radical entertainment

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July 6 7 8 - 2006
Center of Contemporary Culture Barcelona
http://d-i-n-a.net/influencers
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with VUK COSIC, PAUL D. MILLER / DJ SPOOKY, MOLLEINDUSTRIA, IRWIN /
NEUE SLOWENISCHE KUNST, VINCENZO SPARAGNA, OSCAR BRAHIM, CHICKS ON
SPEED
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program: http://d-i-n-a.net/influencers/06/en
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Welcome to episode three of The Influencers series, the live talk show you won't see on TV! With us tonight, we have media pranksters, star remixers of ideas, saboteurs of academic categories and reality agitators of every stripe.

Over the next three days, our 7 guests will present their work and discuss it with us. They will take us into stories of collective hallucinations that turn into reality and vice versa, like the time a Nazi icon was used to celebrate the patron-hero of a socialist state, or that fun time we spent bribing scientists and crushing workers so that our junk food company would come out on top (at least in a videogame).

And more: porn movies transformed into sequences of letters and numbers, fake newspapers announcing the end of the Polish communist regime and a new king Wojtyla, stolen web pages, an apologia for copying, DIY artists who have cracked the top ten, masked insects hanging from the billboards of corrupt presidents...

Our 7 guests will talk about the origins of their projects, their challenges and objectives, giving us all the dirt on the strategies that work while suggesting clues we can use to explore subterranean affinities through different periods, disciplines and cultural contexts. Acquisition of other identities on a mass scale and a trip through the turbulences of information flows are our recommended remedies to July sunburn and other nuisances.

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Franco Mattes


[Rhizome] Digicult_DigiMag 15 // June 06_english version online

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The english version of Digimag 15, Italian monthly e-magazine of digital culture and electronic arts, is available online.


DIGIMAG ENGLISH VERSION - #ISSUE 15 - JUNE 06 -


[Interviews]: Lemur, Sabrina Raaf, Giuseppe Ielasi

[Featuring]: Jaron Lanier, Mixed Media, Offf Festival, Minimalist Monday, Loop Festival, Television Serrana, C.Stem, 2ManyVjs, Matthew Barney, Jodi

[Themes]: When the dj goes to the cinema, Music in Second Life, Online video, Collaboration paradox

[Cover]: Arianna D'Angelica

[Artwork]: Mixed Media

[Translations]: Giulia Artioli, Ian Bolton, Micaela Genchi, Ornella Pesenti, Roberta Virgilio

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Digicult:=20
http://www.digicult.it/index_eng.htm

Digipod:
http://www.digicult.it/podcast

Digimag
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/index.html

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Toshio Iwai performance at Sonar

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As part of Sonarama's celebration of "the year of japan," Toshio Iwai had been invited to make a performance of the Nintendo musical game electroplankton and of the sound + light musical instrument Tenori-On.

I don't need much to be convinced that the man is a genius. He could come on the stage and do absolutely nothing else that dance the flamenco and i would still clap my hands enthousiastically. People with more common sense than me were nevertheless mesmerized by his show. And i've got good news for you if you were not in Barcelona. Toshio Iwai will make another performance in Manchester as part of the Futuresonic festival at Academy 2, on Friday 21st July. I won't miss that, can't think of a better way to celebrate Belgium's National Day ;-)

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The point wasn't to make wonderful music that you could listen to with your eyes closed but to show the possibilities of the instruments he developed. There were three of them on stage:

Iwai, Yu Nishibori, in charge of the Tenori-on project at YAMAHA were both playing Tenori-on and electroplankton, and Naoaki Kojima was playing Sound-Lens.

Sound-Lens, created by Iwai in 2001, is a mobile type art piece which converts light into sound. First realised as an installation piece, Sound-Lens was used at Sonar as a musical instrument. For the installation version, the participant is given a SOUND-LENS receiver and headset. They can then walk around the exhibit in search of light sources which are fixed on the walls and ceilings. When the receiver lens is held up against the lights, sounds which are hidden in the lights can be heard through the headset. Furthermore, each participant can enjoy the transformation of sounds interactively by moving the SOUND-LENS receiver around, adjusting its ...

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Originally posted on we make money not art by Rhizome


An Age-Old Binary

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The relationship between sound and image has been a ripe area of artistic practice for at least a century. The philosophical difference between the two 'objects' has often been debated, as have our processes for transmitting and perceiving them. The exhibition, Sound Visions, organized for the Willage Festival by the Upgrade branch in Lisbon, Portugal, carries these questions into the digital realm. They ask, in their statement, when 'everything can be thought of as zeros and ones, as information in its most abstract and immaterial version... what happens to the apparently ontological difference between sound and image?' Sound Visions makes a case for the conflation of these categories--and then presents work that reifies the distinctions. Artists Andre Gonsalves and Andre Sier create projects in which 'sound is generating images that generates sound that again generates new images.' Such audio/ visual feedback loops attest to the cycle of spectatorship by which we are all party to technological development. If you're in the area, you can see and hear the show for yourself, through July 15. - Marisa Olson

http://www.lisboa20.pt/upgrade/06b_06.html

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Originally posted on Rhizome News by Rhizome


Smoke Signals Installation

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Smoke Signals is based on one of the oldest forms of communication in recorded history dating back over 5,000 years. The project works as a hybrid system that explores the dynamic and spatial capacities of smoke and light in relation to contemporary mobile SMS technologies of messaging today. The project examines a dynamic real-time interaction that writes space. Smoke and light setup the condition for developing a typographic ambient / responsive environment.

Participants are invited to communicate with the project by sending SMS messages to one of two smoke signals located at the event. Remote participants can send messages through our Real-Time Virtual Interface located at www.memorycloud.com

Minimaforms was founded in 2002 by brothers Stephen and Theodore Spyropoulos as an experimental design practice that explores design that provokes and facilitates new means of communication.

For more info check out:
www.memorycloud.com
www.fasterthansound.com
www.minimaforms.com

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Rhizome


Smoke Signals

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Writing Space and Memory Clouds

June 24, 2006 at 9:28 p.m. (GMT): Smoke Signals--by Minimaforms--is based on one of the oldest forms of communication in recorded history dating back over 5,000 years. The project works as a hybrid system that explores the dynamic and spatial capacities of smoke and light in relation to contemporary mobile SMS technologies of messaging today. Smoke Signals examines a dynamic real-time interaction that writes space. Smoke and light setup the condition for developing a typographic ambient / responsive environment.

Participants are invited to communicate with the project by sending SMS messages to one of two smoke signals located at the event. Remote participants can send messages through our Real-Time Virtual Interface located at memorycloud.com

Minimaforms was founded in 2002 by brothers Stephen and Theodore Spyropoulos as an experimental design practice that explores design that provokes and facilitates new means of communication. Also see www.fasterthansound.com.

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


Dispatx New Edition | Call for Submissions

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Dispatx Art Collective are pleased to announce the publication of our fifth edition, The Plague of Language. Fifteen projects related to the theme can be seen online at www.dispatx.com, featuring poetry by JH Prynne and Rod Mengham, sound pieces from Paul Whitty and Chris Mann, and a full length interview with Marc D Hauser of Harvard University.

More : http://dispatx.com/current/

We are also actively seeking proposals for collaborative projects related to the new theme in exploration : Improvised Maps. This theme explores correlation, translation and recursion. It relates closely to the creative method – the organising process which translates creative vision into creative output.

More : http://www.dispatx.com/wip/

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Review of Curating Immateriality by Luis Silva

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Lui­s Silva:

+Commissioned by Rhizome.org+
Review of Curating Immateriality
(Autonomedia, 2006, edited by Joasia Krysa)
by Luis Silva

'Curating Immateriality: the work of the curator in the age of network systems' is the third volume of Autonomedia's DATA browser series, after Economizing Culture and Engineering Culture. Edited by Joasia Krysa, co-editor of the book series, curator, and teacher at the Faculty of Technology, University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom, Curating Immateriality features texts that are to a large extent based on the papers presented at Curating, Immateriality, Systems, an event held at Tate Modern in June 2005, but re-edited for the purpose of publication. The book features articles by Joasia Krysa, Tiziana Terranova, Marina Vishmidt, Grzesiek Sedek, Geoff Cox, Christiane Paul, Eva Grubinger, Jacob, Lillemose, Josephine Berry Slater, 0100101110101101.org & [epidemiC], Alexander R. Galloway & Eugene Thacker, Franziska Nori, low-fi, Trebor Scholz, Beryl Graham, Piotr Krajewski, Olga Goriunova & Alexei Shulgin and Matteo Pasquinelli.

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Lui­s Silva