Posts for May 2006

Article - a nordic biannual exhibition for unstable and electronic artforms


juha huuskonen:


- a nordic biannual exhibition for unstable and electronic artforms

Call for artistic contributions

i/o/lab and the curatorial team of Article hereby invite you to submit proposals for artistic work and conference talks to be included in Article 2006.

We are interested in productions from areas including but not limited to:

- interactive objects
- work for mobile devices
- video or concepts for broadcast television
- internet-based work
- installations for public spaces
- installations for gallery spaces
- public actions
- social events
- workshops

We are primarily interested in completed productions but will give equal merit to incomplete/suggested work and proposals in the evaluation of applications.

Article wishes to present work which is either site- or context-specific, or intended for traditional display spaces, work which explores and exploits the potential for artistic expression in everyday surroundings and objects.

The artists/groups we invite will receive artists fees and funding for travel and board. We will also offer some production support, technical as well as financial.

Article will be launched in the last half of November 2006.


-Read thru for full call and information.

Originally posted on Raw by juha huuskonen

Radio Map


Radio Map, by Michael Hohl and Stephan Huber, is an immersive telematic environment that enables participants to walk about a projected photorealistic image of the Earth and listen to live internet radio programs that are located at the corresponding locations all over the world.

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Once a person walks about the map, a graphic element is placed into the direction of movement. Called the PoI (Point of Interest), it is used to select radio stations. Should more participants enter the space, all their lines connect to this single element, creating a shared PoI, which is placed in the calculated middle of all participants. The individuals have to collaborate to navigate the PoI. This encourages complete strangers to act as a group while exploring the map for radio stations.

As the PoI approaches the location of a radio station its volume increases giving the impression of "tuning in" to it. If the PoI is located between two or more stations that are close together their signals would mix. This creates potential for surprising "mixing" of the sound. Yet participants are always able to accurately


Originally posted on we make money not art by Rhizome

Rhizome Promotion: Join Us!


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blue shift, a short movie.


Michael Szpakowski:

blue shift, a short movie.

http://www.somedancersandmusicians. com/vlog/ScenesOfProvincialLife.cgi/2006/05/14#post89



Originally posted on Raw by Michael Szpakowski

Swiftly Flow the Years


The genre of the traveler's tale is one with a longstanding history. One of its most identifiable tropes is that it often takes a long time to narrate. This is certainly true of World of Awe, Yael Kanarek's multi-media narrative on which she's been working for over five years. Her story revolves around a protagonist scouring a parallel world for lost treasure--another ancient trope. Over time, the tale has led the audience on their own sojourn for the crumbs of sub-plots that 'lament over the absence of a lover' or humorously declare 'loyalty to a floppy disk.' World of Awe has taken a range of forms, online and in physical space. The project began as a journal, written in English, Hebrew, and Arabic, expanded with a series of desert landscapes mapping the terrain to the traveler's quest, and even mutated into an email-based series of love letters. Next week, Kanarek and her collaborators will release 'Bit by Bit/ Cell by Cell,' an album of 'songs for voice and Atari 800XL' inspired by narratives from the original journal and described as an 'enigmatic Postmodern opera.' With each new twist, Kanarek pushes boundaries and, in the parlance of the Atari gamer, takes things to a 'new level.' Log on to her site to see what's beyond the next dusty hill. - Marisa Olson


Distributed Aesthetics


Today, the field of distributed aesthetics is falsely associated with exaggerated rumors of net art's demise. The entire landscape is severely under-studied. In Berlin, last week, a small group of people met for an intensive workshop to respond to this situation. Just returned back to New York what follows is an academic/journalistic quick-response and a follow-up on some strings of the discussion that branched out like a tree.


This is a great long post by Trebor Scholz about what sounds like an interesting meeting of folks in Berlin...

Originally posted on 'journalisms' by Rhizome

Art Dirt Redux: Interview with Marc Garrett


GH talks with Marc Garrett via Skype about and NODE.London.

Art Dirt Redux Marc Garrett interview part 1, part 2

A discussion of NODE.London from the New Media Curating


Originally posted on - A lean, mean, media machine. by Rhizome

Call For Work: State of Exception


Studio 27, a micro-cinema showcasing experimental media in the San Francisco Bay Area, is looking for recent short videos and films. Our next screening, in July, takes its title and theme from the book State of Exception by Georgio Agamben. Agamben describes a political condition that has a compelling contemporary resonance in the United States. In states of siege or war, governmental institutions have justified the suspension of civil law, arguing that the higher law of sustaining the state��'��"�s well-being requires that certain civil liberties be withheld. We are interested in showing documentary and experimental media that responds to this condition, or that opens a dialogue for discussing the necessity or consequences of the current administration��'��"�s direction. We welcome work from all sides of the political spectrum.

Possible themes might include: human rights and responsibilities, conditions of crisis that are under-represented, the impact of terrorism on everyday life, subversive action and celebration, the degradation of basic civil liberties, the resurgence of racism and discrimination, nationalism and xenophobia, $ymbols for a better tomorrow, new techniques for keeping the public anxious or apathetic, how enhanced surveillance technologies are eroding our privacy, immigration and alienation, and incarceration without due process.

For more information on our ongoing quarterly series visit

We will accept work under 30 minutes in length on data DVDs (as a Quicktime movie file, especially for digital animations), playable DVDs (all region), or MiniDVs (ntsc).

Submission Deadline (received by): June 30, 2006

Include with your submission a brief written description of the work, and a short filmmaker bio. Also include a SASE if you would like your materials returned to you (only U.S. mail will be returned).

Mail to:

Wago Kreider
Studio 27
633 Post Street, #11
San Francisco, CA 94109

Please direct questions to ...


Originally posted on Raw by Rhizome

Wilderness Information Network: Featuring the work of over thirty international sound artists


Cary Peppermint:

An environmental installation featuring the work of over thirty international sound artists selected to create a sonic field of information produced with renewable energy, digital technologies, and ecological imagination. Hikers to the back woods location will use bluetooth-enabled devices or transistor radios to receive sonic information through digital downloads and radio transmissions.

Saturday, May 27th, 2006, at 4:00pm (Rain date: June 10).
At the Pine Lake Environmental Campus of Hartwick College, 940 acres of woods in the upper Catskills of New York State, USA. Visitors to the opening are encouraged to spend the night onsite experiencing the audio transmissions and to bring along their camping gear and a Bluetooth enabled device or a transistor radio. Directions and additional information available on the website. Installation will be active May 27th through June 27th, 2006.

The project was initiated and curated by Cary Peppermint and The Department of Ecology Art and Technology, a performative collaborative of artists seeking to create works that explore issues that lie at the intersection between digital media technologies and the environment.

Featuring the sound works of:
Dirk Adams - Tamara Albaitis - Sheinagh Anderson - Tanguy Arnaud - Steven Matthew Brown - Hillary Charnas - Catherine Clover - Richard Curtis - Jan de Weille - The Dry Heeves - Ivan Elezovic - Jeff Gburek - Josh Goldman - David Hahn - Scott F. Hall - Francis Heery - Fabrice Janssens - Mike Johnson - David Kasdorf - François Martig - Eric Morrill - Andrea Polli - Joao Ricardo - Tara Rodgers - Leif Sandberg - Laura Solari - Charles Stankievech - Michael Trommer - The UN in Unnatural - Juha Valkeapää - Thomans Parker Williams

If we encountered a pod-cast, or a streaming radio server in the woods, in the "natural" environment, what kind of information would be distributed? If there was an entity, a life-form, or a ...


Originally posted on Raw by Cary Peppermint



ARTIFICIAL LIFE IS IMPOSSIBLE IN A COMPUTER A public lecture by spurse for the RISD Digital+Media Program



In this lecture, spurse will definitively define the following concepts:

1) emergence 2) artificial life 3) digital 4) analog 5) algorithm 6) cooking 7) bacteria 8) computer

In addition to RISD Digital+Media students, this lecture will also be
of interest to: architects, philosophers, scientists, gardeners and
the hospitality industry.

ABOUT SPURSE Spurse is an international collective composed of individuals with
experience in a wide variety of fields. spurse has no (fixed) content
or members -- rather it is a viral multiplicity that is continuously
reforming itself as it becomes new projects and new events. In this,
it is open to change, contradiction, multiplicity, tangents,
infection, and betrayal. Spurse is interested in considering the
public as that which must be continually constructed as a part of the
invention of public space. In this we are interested in emergent
forms of individuality -- swarms, crowds, the person, groups, and


The presentation is Tuesday May 16, 2006, RISD Auditorium at 7:00pm.

Originally posted on Raw by Kanarinka