Posts for December 2006

DANCE MOViES Commission Launched by EMPAC


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EMPAC - the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – announces the launch of the EMPAC DANCE MOViES Commission, a new commissioning program to support the creation of new works in the field of experimental dance for the screen.

Through the DANCE MOViES Commission, EMPAC is specifically targeting artists based in North America and South America to encourage the development of the genre of dance film and video. The DANCE MOViES Commission will fund several projects per year with awards in the range of $8,000 - $50,000.

The deadline to submit artist proposals is February 1, 2007, with applications available on the EMPAC website:


What are DANCE MOViES?

The works shown in the DANCE MOViES series and supported by the DANCE MOViES Commission are experimental works for the screen which vary widely in content and form, yet are united by the fact that the image on the screen was crafted by, or in collaboration with, a choreographer or movement-based artist.

The works span a large range, include film, video, and other audio-visual formats, and tend to be from 2 minutes to 30 minutes in duration. Some of the works may be narrative-driven, using the conventions of filmic story-telling; some may be abstract works; some may not even feature “dance” as is generally defined, but contain a powerful sense of how movement unfurls in time; some may take advantage of tools such as computer processing, motion capture, simulation, animation, image processing, and post-production technologies; and some may extend the confines of the single screen to multiple screens or projections.

However the artists create or present their work, the defining characteristic of these works remains that they are audio-visual works made by dance artists, with all the richness and potential of that specific medium meeting ...


Originally posted on Raw by Rhizome

CFP for MiT5: Creativity, Ownership, Collaboration


The Media in Transition Project at MIT now seeks submissions for MiT5: Creativity, Ownership, and Collaboration in the Digital Age:

(submission deadline: Jan. 5, 2007)

Our understanding of the technical and social processes by which culture is made and reproduced is being challenged and enlarged by digital technologies. An emerging generation of media producers is sampling and remixing existing materials as core ingredients in their own work. Networked culture is enabling both small and large collaborations among artists who may never encounter each other face to face. Readers are actively reshaping media content as they personalize it for their own use or customize it for the needs of grassroots and online communities. Bloggers are appropriating and recontextualizing news stories; fans are rewriting stories from popular culture; and rappers and techno artists are sampling and remixing sounds.

These and related cultural practices have generated heated contention and debate. What constitutes fair use of another’s intellectual property? What ethical issues are posed when sounds, images, and stories move from one culture or subculture to another? Or when materials created by a community or religious or ethnic tradition are appropriated by technologically powerful outsiders? What constitutes creativity and originality in expressive formats based on sampling and remixing? What obligations do artists owe to those who have inspired and informed their work and how much creative freedom should they exercise over their borrowed or shared materials?

One source of answers to such questions lies in the past � in the ways in which traditional printed texts � and films and TV shows as well � invoke, allude to and define themselves against their rivals and ancestors; and � perhaps even more saliently � in the ways in which ...


Originally posted on Grand Text Auto by nick

Upgrade! Seattle-- Thursday Night, Dec 14


Come join us for the December Upgrade! Seattle meeting featuring Caleb Larsen and Brett Walker on Thursday December 14 at 7pm at 911 Media Arts Center.

Upgrade! Seattle is a once a month event for new media artists working in the Seattle area. Every second Thursday of each month Upgrade! Seattle invites artists/curators/thinkers/everyone to gather at 911 Media Arts Center to see and critically discuss new media work. Upgrade! Seattle is hosted by the 911 artists2artists group and is affiliated with the Upgrade! International network.


Originally posted on Raw by Rhizome

Deuteronomy & The Godlove Museum



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Entropy8Zuper! launch the final chapter of The Godlove Museum and release a complete remake of their Magnum Opus as a software download.

Gent, Belgium, 9 December 2006

Created by Auriea Harvey ( en Michaël Samyn (, The Godlove Museum has been a continuous artistic project from 1999 until now. It consists of five web-based artworks combining the stories from the first books of the Bible with personal romantic fantasies and social commentary.

The series started with Genesis in 1999, one of the first pieces created by the authors together and the start of a long an fruitful carreer that continues to this very day. Later that same year, when Auriea left her home to come and live with Michaël, it seemed only appropriate to make Exodus. In Leviticus (2000) it became clear that Auriea and Michaël's idyllic affair did not come without a price to pay. And in Numbers (2002) it was war. A personal struggle to deal with their cultural roots, against the backdrop of the Global War on Terror. Now, with Deuteronomy (2006), some kind of peace has been achieved. They can sanely look at their lives and realize that the Promised Land didn't turn out to be what they thought it would. Time to move on.

After the Browser Wars and especially with the Second Coming of the Web ("web 2.0"), the early pieces of The Godlove Museum started to deteriorate. They made sophisticated use of techniques that were high tech at the time but abandoned by the Engineers Who Rule The World later. As a result, Genesis and Exodus, and to ...


Originally posted on Raw by womanonfire



Flexicon is an experiment in algorithmic language. It is a word generator which creates words by randomly picking real words from the system dictionary, slicing them into parts and then re-combining the parts into a new word (you can see the original words by checking the Show Process option). You can also add any of the generated words to a pubic database, complete with a definition, it's part of speech, and a sample sentence, to help create an on-line dictionary of new words.


Originally posted on by alxklo

Art in the Instant City


Michael Connor at ZeroOne San Jose/ISEA2006

ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge & the 13th International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA2006) August 7-13,


Originally posted on by catshive

Zach Lieberman talk and performance at UPF


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Zach Lieberman will be presenting (talking and performing) his work tomorrow at the University Pompeu Fabra. He will be talking, among other things, about openframeworks, his “open-source library to help other artists produce works through coding.” in c++, which I’m totally in love with.


ink & c++ for dinner
a performance and talk by zach lieberman
Friday 15th, 6pm

Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Auditori Edifici Fran�§a

Estaci�³ de Fran�§a
Passeig de Circumval�·laci�³, 8
08003 Barcelona
Bus: 14, 39, 51
Metro: L4 (Barceloneta)


See you there!

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Originally posted on Processing Blogs by Rhizome

[John Michael Boling and Javier Morales]



"the church of the future" and


"body magic" by Javier Morales and John Michael Boling.


"canterbury tales rap" and


"accidentalbluescreen" by John Michael Boling of


Originally posted on VVORK by Rhizome

A decade of Surveillance camera playing


We all wish their work was obsolete... The Surveillance Camera Players (famous for manifesting their opposition to the culture of surveillance by performing silent, specially adapted plays directly in front of surveillance cameras) have just published a book that documents their performances and comments on the right to privacy, the militarization of the police, the ideology of transparency, the mass psychology of fascism, the society of the spectacle, the PATRIOT Act, Rudy Giuliani, September 11th, face recognition software, reality TV, webcams and wireless systems, among other topics.

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Images above from their 10th anniversary performance

Via empty streets.


Originally posted on we make money not art by Rhizome

Remember, Giving is a Performance Art


Hot on the heels of Regine at We Make Money Not Art, AFC throws a little support to our good friends at Rhizome. The online new media organization is currently raising funds for their end of the year community campaign. Your donations means greater support for new media artists, and more art for us to discuss here. [....]


Thanks, Paddy!

Originally posted on Art Fag City by Rhizome