Posts for June 2006

V1D3O H4CK P4CK

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Inside jokes are rarely funny to a general audience, but in French internet artist Jimpunk's 'DVblogH4ck,' the public is invited in on the joke. Dvblog.org is one of the web's most popular Quicktime video sites. Such a distinction might imply that its content would consist more exclusively of memes, but the vlog is actually loaded with new and classic artist's videos. This balance made it perfect fodder for Jimpunk, who recently started his own vlog where he posts remixes of Dvblog videos. The increasing popularity of video websites might seem to enable anyone with a US$20 Quicktime Pro account to make movie magic, but Jimpunk's hacks are highly-polished gems resulting from various strains of shredding and pixel-popping. Each takes the medium's realist tradition for a ride and yet maintains an index of its origin. Adding to the fun is English artist Michael Szpakowski, co-manager of DV Blog with Doron Golan, whose 'DVblog H4ck B4ck' remixed Jimpunk's remixes until these indices of origin gave way to abstract geometries of light and color. Collectively, internet users are given three times the stimulation of a single screening. Start in the middle and work your way out. - James Petrie

http://dvblogh4ck.blogspot.com/

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Originally posted on Rhizome News by Rhizome


Dorkbot Washington DC Meeting

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Thomas Edwards:

Interested in technological art, robots, or just creating advanced technology?

Dorkbot (http://www.dorkbot.org) is an international organization to explore all uses of technology in the development and discussion of art and creative exercise. This can involve practices ranging from virtual and interactive art to video and audio landscapes.

The first organizational meeting of the Dorkbot Washington, DC chapter will be on Tuesday, June 20, at 7PM at the Dupont North Starbucks (1700 Connecticut Avenue NW). Look for the people with circuits!

Email dorkbotdc@dorkbot.org to RSVP and for more info.

http://www.dorkbot.org/dorkbotdc

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Thomas Edwards


Time Frame at Ps1

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I am in a show at Ps1 in Queens called Time Frame, curated by Neville Wakefield, ... the opening is the 25th. It also features the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Nancy Holt, Roni Horn, Paul Pfeiffer, John Pilson, Thiago Rocha Pitta, Robert Smithson, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Andy Warhol so CHECK IT.

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Originally posted on Cory's Web LOG by Rhizome


Portable earth player

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Jens Brand's G-Player (Global player) works like a CD-player. But instead of playing CDs, it plays the globe. The device knows the postion of more than a thousand satellites and enables you, by the use if a virtual 3D planetary model, to listen to an imaginary trace of a selected flying object.

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SonaMatica was showing the portable version of the G-Player which is unsurprisingly called g-Pod. Select one satellite on the menu (400 satellite orbits are available) and the device will analyse in real time the topographical profile of the region that satellite is flying over at the moment. gPod/G-Player will then translate this data into sound. Oceans have no sound, flat topographies produce high frequencies and mountains regions low ones.

If you have an old i-pod that you want to get rid of, Brand might modify it for you with their "satnav" application.

More images.

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Originally posted on we make money not art by Rhizome


Furtherfield/Reviews/A remix of preoccupations/Camille Baker

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Camille writes about her interests, explorations in Database video art, Performance Video, Live Cinema and VJing, and has been investigating live or performance video, both as an artist,producer and as a curator.

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Originally posted on Furtherfield by Zara Hughes


Hz #8 - new media articles and net art

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sachiko hayashi:

http://www.hz-journal.org
Hz #8 presents:

[Articles]

AUGMENTED BODY AND VIRTUAL BODY
by Suguru Goto

FLOATING POINTS: LOCATIVE MEDIA, PERSPECTIVE, FLIGHT AND THE
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
by Jeremy Hight

GLOBAL vs. LOCAL: THE ART OF TRANSLOCALITY
TECHNOLOGY AS IF
by Annika Olofsdotter Bergstrom

MAN MACHINE
by Bjorn Norberg
"WHERE ARE YOU FROM?": THE NETWORKED APHERE
by Pat Badani

THE PROSTHETIC COMPONENT INTERFACE SERIES or PCI
by Andrew Bucksbarg

CONTINUUM
by Tom Badley

SEARCHING IN THE BOX
by Francesca Roncagliolo

THEUSE.INFO
by Chris Mann

ZINHAR
by Babel

Hz is an on-line journal published by the non-profit art organization Fylkingen in Stockholm. Established in 1933, Fylkingen is the oldest forum for experimental music and intermedia art in Sweden. Throughout
its history Fylkingen has been known to be a driving force in the Swedish art scene to introduce and promote yet-to-be-established art forms, the examples of which include the music of Bartok, the video works of Nam June Paik, Electro-Acoustic music during the '50s as well as the New Media performance of Stelarc in recent years. Our members are leading composers, musicians, dancers, performance artists and visual artists in Sweden.

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by sachiko hayashi


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Originally posted on Interactive Architecture dot Org by Ruairi


Point, Line, Surface computed in seconds - Lab[au]

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LAb[au]'s installation "Point, Line, Surface computed in seconds ", (2005) the user creates out of simple interactions a sound and image environment. Interaction is similar to drawing on a plane. A sonic / visual composition is gradually build out of the drawing movements of the user resulting not only in visual objects moving on the screen and the projection but also to sounds moving thanks to the 4 speakers setup and sound spatialization algorithms. The installation is an instrument which like any instrument has its own codes and modalities. The aesthetic work consists here to build this codes, linking shapes [ shapes are "types" or "topologies", in this case: point, lines, planes, ] with colors and sounds. Out of this linking is created an aesthetic order producing meaning.

Each created soundscape can be recorded and called back at any moment. The recording takes in account the parameter of time [third axis=z] in the creation of a 3d display of the composition. Each of these times based towers are place on a common grid according to two parameters: 1: the % of density and the % of motion. These two parameters qualify in different manners the audience interaction while confronting it to time/space related parameters of the sonic construct. The common grid slowly creates a geometric pattern of space-time indexed objects_ the sound towers. Here the grid directly refers to Mondriaans synaesthetic ideas of the "boggie woggie", in-between color sound and space, as on indexing parameters, the two dimensional grid. But the simple display of the grid and the isometric towers turns spatial through the topprojection and quadraphonic sound, immerging the user in his individual space of sound & motion as on the common level in a collective space, the installation as the grid indexing, the collective sound database.

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Originally posted on Interactive Architecture dot Org by Ruairi


Pete Baldes: Hypertemps

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a href="http://procurate.com/">Pete Baldes slices video into thin horizontal strips of animated GIFS that are stacked back into the original video's frame, but the GIFs are out of synch, coalescing into a image and then falling apart again. Prosthetic Leg is a terrific example (warning: large download)- the figure is constantly moving but pulling in different directions so going nowhere, stuck in time, barely pulling parts of itself together and never quite being whole again. The image itself reminds me of a scene in the film Contact, starring Jodie Foster: when she travels forward in time and lands on a beach she sees in the distance a hazy amoebic form moving towards her which gradually turns into her father. It's a very moving moment. Prosthetic Leg reminds me of that moment without the culmination.

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Originally posted on Look, See by chrisashley


The Sound Artist Bill Fontana Amplifies the Tate Modern's Millennium Bridge

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The San Francisco-based American artist Bill Fontana will use the amplified sounds of the Millenium Bridge's vibrations in a sound sculpture aptly titled "Harmonic Bridge."

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Originally posted on NYT > Arts by Rhizome