Posts for August 2006

11th Annual Webby Awards Call For Entries


Keep your eyes peeled and mark your calendars for the 11th Annual Webby Awards Call For Entries. Entries will be accepted starting on September 19th, 2006. Be sure to look out for new and updated categories as the Webbys enter their second decade. Join the ranks of the most prestigious sites on the Internet, in categories as diverse as Automotive and Music to Sports and Weird.


Originally posted on New Media & Interactivity by Rhizome

LiveBox gallery Open CAll


LiveBox Gallery

Mod 70s Show OPEN CALL

LiveBox Gallery issues an open call for its’ Mod 70s show. Single channel video and animation interpreting or inspired by the pop culture happening labeled “MOD 70s”, will be screened at Hejfina, in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago. Hejfina is a boutique on a main shopping street in Chicago. The space also serves as an interactive design lab, hosting installations by up and coming Chicago artists and various speakers on current topics in art and architecture. All submissions must be suitable for open public viewing. Work will be screened through Hejfina’s shop window and inside the store. Work screened on the window monitor will not have audio. Inside monitors will have audio and video.

Submissions must be received by October 1st.

Format: All entries must include a "digital" (CD) resume, bio, artist statement and short synopsis of the project, and jpg images. Video should be NTSC DVD, if your piece is in PAL, please send mini DV tape. Please use a standard DVD case (7”X5”) not a cassette case, and pack in bubble envelop. Note materials will not be returned, unless specifically requested. Please note whether you would be willing to screen your work silently on the window monitor.

For additional information, check submissions on the website
Or contact Catherine Forster at (815) 236 5692.

Send to:
Catherine Forster
LiveBox submissions
1031 North Shore Dr
Crystal lake, IL 60014


Originally posted on Raw by Rhizome

Rooftop Films 2006 Summer Series Week 11 & 12


Check out what’s going on for Week 11!

Full details and schedule available at:


Fri., Aug. 11
@ Solar One (pier in Manhattan)
8:30pm (live music)
9:00pm (showtime)


Which Macedonian is best at protecting the community from evil spirits, who the greatest duck-fighter of all?
(Documentary feature)

Sat., Aug. 12
@ Solar One (pier in Manhattan)
8:30pm (live music)
9:00pm (showtime)

The Music:
TBD (check back to


High-concept, low-budget selections from the 2006 Hi/Lo Film Festival
(Shorts program)

The Music:
Bradford Reed never fails to entertain and inspire. This Brooklyn-based composer, performer and producer fights and tames the idiosyncrasies of the pencilina, an original instrument of his own design and construction.

Visit him online,

At Rooftop Films, we bring the underground outdoors, with great independent movies and live music at each screening.

Check out what’s going on for Week 12!

Full details and schedule available at:


Fri., Aug. 18
@ Automotive High School (Williamsburg)
8:30pm (live music)
9:00pm (showtime)


Hysterical detritus from the video revolution.
Short found footage program.

Sat., Aug. 19*
@ Fort Greene Park
8:30pm (DJ L-Mani V)
9:00pm (showtime)


A hip-hop head calls out his culture on issues of manhood, sexism and homophobia.
(Documentary feature)


Originally posted on Raw by Rhizome

You are invited to contribute to the creation of a Free Press


Free Press

This summer and fall you are invited to contribute to the creation of
an open-access publishing house, a "Free Press," to be launched at
Röda Sten contemporary art center in Göteborg, Sweden. A project of
artist Sal Randolph, Free Press will accept all kinds of writing from
the public; contributions in any language can be as short as a single
word or as long as an encyclopedia and can include manifestos,
statements, documentations, studies, stories, recipes, poems and
whatever you can imagine.

"Even in the age of the internet, book publishing is a walled garden
where editors and commercial interests filter out most of what is
written," says Randolph. "To publish is to 'make public,' and the
published materials of the world create their own kind of public
space, a city of books where readers and writers are citizens. Free
Press aims to open up access to that public space. Like any city,
Free Press is bound to include both ugliness and beauty, though the
definitions of each will certainly differ."

All participating manuscripts will be published as printed books in
the Free Press series, available in the project's library and reading
room at Röda Sten, where events and discussions will also take place.
Additional copies will be placed on shelves in local bookstores and
libraries. Readers will be able to download copies from the website
and order them at cost from an internet book printer.

Free Press builds on several earlier projects by the artist -- in
particular, Free Words, where 3000 copies of a free book were
infiltrated onto the shelves of bookstores and libraries by a
worldwide network of volunteers, Opsound, a gift economy of music,
and Free Biennial/Free Manifesta, in which the form of an art
biennale was appropriated and ...


Originally posted on Raw by Sal Randolph

Conflux, NYc festival for psychogeography


4swirewwess.jpgConflux, the annual New York festival for contemporary psychogeography, will take place in Brooklyn, NYC, September 14-17.

At Conflux, participants turn NYc into a playground, a laboratory and a space for the development of new networks and communities. All events are free and open to the public. They include walks and tours, lectures, workshops, street games and tech-enabled expeditions, interactive performance, public art installations, movies, etc.

I've spotted a few interesting projects in the programme:

2.4GHz scape (image on the left), by Sawako Kato, will let audiences experience the realtime sonification of 2.4GHz signal (spectrum used for WiFi, microwave ovens, bluetooth, baby monitors, cordless game controllers etc.) around the place. People will also be invited to join the soundscape using their laptop or bluetooth devices such as the mobile phones to make the signal interference.

The Anti-Advertising Agency's Portable Sound Units are small sound-systems triggered only when pedestrians pass by them. They playback on-the-street interviews with the public about their opinions on outdoor advertising. Sara Dierck, Michael Dodge, and Steve Lambert from the AAA conducted hours of audio interviews about issues surrounding outdoor advertising with the public but also with selected individuals in the fields of advertising, conservation, and social criticism. They compiled and edited down the interviews into very short clips that raise questions about the role of advertising in culture. During Conflux, the units will be temporarily installed in various locations around the festival and area streets.

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AAA Portable Sound Units

Also on the programme: Sue Huang's Street Cut-ups that uses text found on the street and remixes it to find surprising new meanings; Caroline Woolard will affix 'seats' into the u-channel of the no parking and stop sign posts implanted in the sidewalk; Toby Lee and Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga will invite you to ...


Originally posted on we make money not art by Rhizome

[Pil and Galia Kollectiv]


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Two ASBOS Watching a Film and Two ASBOS and a Dead Dog by Pil and Galia Kollectiv.


Originally posted on VVORK by Rhizome

los angeles artist jason rhoades dies


click here and here (22pics)


Originally posted on Happy Famous Artists by Rhizome



Been looking for a good book to read lately? Margot, one of our Summer '06 interns, has put the finishing touches on a page of the CC wiki devoted to listing the various books that have been published under a Creative Commons license. The page is split into categories. The first, more conventional types of books - being "works over 35,000 words that are or have been commercially available in hardcopy and have an ISBN," both fiction and non-fiction. Then there is also a section highlighting CC-licensed works on Lulu (who we recently featured), including the always fun "55 Ways to Have Fun With Google" by Philipp Lenssen, which is licensed to the public under the CC BY-NC-SA. And finally, a category for "online books" such as "GAM3R 7H30RY" by McKenzie Wark which introduces some of us to the concept of a "networked book."

See any we missed? Log in and add them.


Originally posted on Creative Commons Blog - rss by Mia Garlick

At ZeroOne, Paintings Are So Last Century - New York Times



A two-pager previewing some of the art projects selected for ISEA2006.

Originally posted on by marisaolson

Conspicuous Casualties


An online exhibition entitled 'Panic in Detroit' presents five works by San Francisco-based artist Shane Carroll that visualize data related to current US military actions. Culling from a variety of news sources and RSS feeds, Carroll's works ponder whether 'the staggering amount of data available to citizens in a wired society [can] be distilled and set in motion in ways that reveal essential aspects of that data.' Implied in this trajectory is the notion that there is a reciprocal relationship between policy, violence, and the data points that represent both. The public's consumption of war machine propaganda and mass-mediated representations of global issues is also put on display, as in 'PR redux,' which explores 'democracy as product,' in its survey of news coverage of the Iran 'crisis.' While many 'data visualization' art projects make their essential subject secondary, Carroll's illustrations employ multiple strategies to outline similar sad details. For instance, 'Home Front' subtly 'reveals US military casualties in Iraq by State,' while 'March 03' uses XML feeds, more elaborately, to 'drive the animation of discrete units to show each casualty, the sweep of each month and the cumulative effect.' The show will be hosted online by SF's TART Gallery, through August 24. - Marisa Olson