Posts for January 2006

Call for experimental video: ADTV


patrick lichty:

Post widely:
Call for Experimental Video: ADTV

In the ever-accelerating media culture, how can video art explore the
contemporary cultural milieu? For that matter, how can it interface with
genres like New Media to create novel modes of audience engagement?

ADTV (Attention Deficit TV) is an experimental television program created in
the spirit of Dada, the Situationists, and Fluxus to address the disjoint
nature of contemporary culture in a playful manner. Mixing elements of the
attentive, the inattentive, the frenetic, and the discontinuous, ADTV seeks
to challenge the established protocols of television, motion graphic

design, video art, and New Media.

ADTV will consist of 1-3 30-minute pilot episodes which will be 'broadcast'
from an top-secret media laboratory deep beneath the bowels of a Midwestern
US university. Each episode will be of an ad hoc format of segments rarely
longer than 30-90 seconds each, with the exact configuration depending on
the content and daily occurrences surrounding the show's creative process.

Hosted by creators Patrick Lichty and Nathan Murray (with Gregory Little),
ADTV wants to provide a potent palaver for the undulating underground of the
transmodern mediascape.

In the end, our goal is to deliver 20-30 minutes of content akin to the
irresistible media train wreck that changes channels every 30 seconds. No
need to flip the channel - we'll do it for you.

The resulting ADTV episodes will be broadcast on WBGU-TV and distributed via
V-Podcast through

ADTV be a high colonic for what ails you?
ADTV be a palate cleanser or an after-dinner aperitif?
ADTV be a cutting-edge critique of contemporary culture?
ADTV be a mirror of a surface-deep media milieu?
We have no idea. Our goal is the solely the process of ADTV's media stream-
of-consciousness firehose.

ADTV Call for Content!
While ...


Originally posted on Raw by patrick lichty



Marisa Olson:

Yes! We're having so much fun! Please join us!

The project will be part of Surge, the Free103Point9/Rhizome show,
later this month, but we hope you'll also check in while the whole
thing is going down... And post comments! Reblog it! Have fun! Trip

It's Universal Acid... It can't be contained!!

Feliz navidad!!!!!


PS Big thanks to MTAA, Lee Walton, Doron Golan, Free103, Lauren
Cornell, and Francis Hwang...

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check it out a couple of days late for a real trippy retro experience.

Originally posted on Raw by Marisa Olson

U Mean Competitor!!


Can you remember your earliest html experiences? The magic of colored text that transported you elsewhere or linked you with people in separate times and spaces; the spectacle of graphic image files that brought bits to life... All of these once novel wonders have passed their way through various utopian and dystopian digestive systems--housed in the collective corpus of computer culture--to be regurgitated (most frequently) in the form of nostalgic references to better, simpler, more awesome times. San Francisco-based artist 893's blog, 'U Mean Competitor,' manages to reawaken that sense of awe and wonder so many of us forgot about in the last century, without denying the anxieties, obsessions, and pop cultural developments that have emerged in a high tech society at war and on edge. Each blog post revolves around gif's he calls 'Giffords,' his trademark blend of iconic yet banal, Google-derived images blown out, overlapped, mirrored, metamorphosized, and mangled to perfection. Laced around these frenzied images is a pageant of prose spewing random facts, developing ongoing paranoid plots and prank-like narratives, and often self-reflexively exploiting the function of hypertext links to send readers in obscure or even dead-end directions. The artist recently posted instructions on how to make your own Giffords, so whether you're inclined to go DIY or simply to be swept away, 'U Mean Competitor' promises to satisfy. - Marisa Olson


yahoo netrospective


An interactive visual interface that shows the 'top 100 moments' of the web from 1995 to 2005 to celebrate the first 10 years of the Internet. inspired by the original 10x10 concept, a real-time data visualization of popular, international news pictures & headlines. []


Originally posted on information aesthetics by infosthetics

Pandilovski in conversation with Holubizky 1/2



MP: For the past twenty-five years, you've assumed the roles of an art critic, curator, gallery director [for the private and public art sectors], performance artist, musician etc. You started out in history and political science, but have specialised in art and technology. It reminds me a bit of the situation in Australia, where people frequently wear numerous hats. In your case, was this because of survival or the absolute inner need to express yourself in different roles?

IH: The many-hat scenario was of the times, a personal, formative period, as everyone has a coming-of-age or consciousness. For the art and cultural scene in Toronto [Canada for that matter], the 1960s was a 'heady' time [the centenary of nationhood was in 1967] and had resonance into the 1970s. I was still in high school in the 1960s. [You make choices, learn to live with them, make something of them, otherwise you live in denial.] I studied political science and history at university, with an emphasis on non-Western histories and the development of the Labor Union movement-because of 'the times'. If you didn't chose a career path, or were not an outright slacker, you lined up on the side of social change, believing that change was necessary and that things could change. The Vietnam War had a lot to do with the radicalisation of that time, as did the Civil Rights Movement in the USA. These were not just 'American Problems'.[...]


Originally posted on Raw by Rhizome




Pure Data networked jam sessions

PD (acronym of Pure Data) has recently emerged amongst the many software devoted to real time sampling and audio/video streaming, mostly thanks to its flexibility during live performances. It's a real time coding environment suitable for video, audio and graphic editing. Roman Haefeli has developed an environment made for facilitating electronic musicians' jam sessions on a network basing on PD. It's a client-server system, so it works on any network (internet included), and its name, NetPD, derives from this feature. But this is not intended as a platform for creating sounds, but as an environment where every client (i.e. every computer connected to a NetPD server) can share its music patches. The most interesting part is that the same patches can be played through NetPD, and this implemented feature triggers the jam sessions, welcoming all the different contributions. A further peculiarity is that you can't share sound files (even if they are embedded in a patch). On one hand this makes samples sharing impossible, but on the other hand it handles the real innovative significance of the generative music. [Vito Campanelli, neural]


Originally posted on networked_performance by jo

The Year In The Internet 2005



The Year in the Internet 2005!!!!!!!!1 Me and my friend Cory Arcangel asked a bunch of people what their ten favorite things on the web were in 2005. This is what they said....


Originally posted on The Copyright Convention by mbs

Frosty Brainwave Blog


So often, when reading blogs via RSS feeds, the visual character of the site gets lost. This isn't the case with 'Frozen Niki,' a new project by veteran internet artists Dragan Espenchied and Olia Lialina. 'Nikolaj's Personal Blog' contains the visual diary of the cosmonaut Nikolaj Osinin, who is fated to spend 20 years cryogenically frozen in order to stay in shape during the Russian Federation Zvezdostella Mission to the Magellanic Clouds. Niki's brainwaves are being monitored and transmitted in images. While each blog post has tags and other text associated with it, Niki's RSS feeds are simply horizontal bands of ASCII images, sweet gifs, and wallpaper-style bits of patterns. Looking back over a few feeds, one can see roots that stretch for days before blossoming, and cosmic snowflakes that fall upon an infinite, starry background. Each piece fits together to form an alternative model of the 'branching narrative.' Indeed, the space traversed by Niki's rocket ship seems to have exponentially more layers than Dante's Inferno--and it certainly looks chillier. Fortunately, there are a few fancy gif fires flickering along the Zvezdostella crew's path. - Marisa Olson


Art - Place - Technology Symposium, Liverpool


Art - Place - Technology ident

ARC Co-directors Iliyana Nedkova and Chris Byrne are working with Professor Colin Fallows of Liverpool School of Art & Design, towards an international symposium on new media art curating and theory, Art - Place - Technology, taking place in Liverpool 30 March - 1 April 2006.

New media art is a global phenomenon: a rapidly changing and dynamic field of creative practice which crosses conventional categories and disciplinary boundaries challenging our assumptions about art.

How do curators engage with new media art?
What makes a good curator of new media art?
What can we learn from the pioneers of this field?
What does the future hold for curating new media art?
What common ground exists with other disciplines?

These and other issues will be explored at Art - Place - Technology. Speakers who are shaping the practice and theory of curating new media art include Amanda McDonald Crowley, Director of Eyebeam; Charlie Gere, Reader in New Media Research at the Institute for Cultural Research, Lancaster University; and Trebor Scholz, founder of the Institute for Distributed Creativity.

Art - Place - Technology will look at historical and current projects by some of the world’s leading curators of new media art, and discuss how curating new media art creates interfaces with the art world, museum culture, media, publishing and academia. The symposium proceedings will be published in 2007.

To register online for Art - Place - Technology and for further information about the Symposium, follow this link.

Major partners in organising the symposium are Liverpool School of Art & Design, Liverpool John Moores University; Arts Council England, North West; FACT and Art Research Communication.


Originally posted on Art Research Communication by chris

TRANSMEDIA :29:59 - January


+media art in public urban space+

January 1 - 31th, 2006:
29th minute: Christopher Meerdo - 'Backyards (Chicago)'
59th minute: Donna Szoke + Isabelle No=EBl - 'like'
Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto

Year Zero One is pleased to present TRANSMEDIA :29:59, a year long exhibition on the pedestrian level video billboard at Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto. Launched August 1st 2005, TRANSMEDIA :29:59 features one minute video works 24/7 every half hour on the 29th and 59th minutes.

Featured for the month of January is Donna Szoke + Isabelle No=EBl 'like' and Christopher Meerdo's 'Backyards (Chicago)'. [...]

TRANSMEDIA :29:59 is curated by Michael Alstad + Michelle Kasprzak

Year Zero One gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Arts Council,Yonge-Dundas Square and Clearchannel for their support of Transmedia :29:59

YEAR ZERO ONE is an artist run site which operates as a network for the dissemination of digital culture and new media through web based exhibitions, site-specific public art projects, an extensive media arts directory and the Year01 Forum.


Originally posted on Raw by Rhizome