Posts for 2007

Doug Henderson @ Gigantic Art Space

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The one and only Doug Henderson is a part of [silence] group show in Gigantic Art Space
(59 Franklin St. downtown). If you have never seen his "untitled 2004" speakers filled with water this may be the last chance before they fly away to Europe! The sound going through the speakers generates amazing patterns on the water surface, no actual sound is audible...
Great piece, which premiered at vertexList two years ago.
[silence] is an intriguing show of conceptual sound art, revolving around silence and capacity of sound to be experienced via other senses. The exhibition was curated by Galen Joseph-Hunter and Dylan J. Gauthier. I will be back to check it out, the opening reception was super-packed!



Douglas Henderson (untitled 2004) Water, speakers, low frequency sine waves, 79:00

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Originally posted on vertexlistblog by Rhizome


Do It With Others (DIWO): E-Mail-Art at NetBehaviour

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marc garrett:

Do It With Others (DIWO): E-Mail-Art at NetBehaviour ========================================= An E-Mail-Art project on the NetBehaviour email list culminating in an exhibition at the HTTP Gallery in London.

Open Call for contributions from 31st January to 28th February 2007 via NetBehaviour email list: Subscribe here http://www.netbehaviour.org/DIWO.htm Exhibition at HTTP Gallery, London : http://www.http.uk.net Initiated by Furtherfield.org : http://www.furtherfield.org =========================================

The Do It With Others (DIWO) E-Mail-Art exhibition aims to highlight the already thriving imaginations of those who use social networks and digital networks on the Internet as a form of distribution. Just like Mail Art, E-Mail-Art bridges the divide between artists and non artists to share a freely accessible form of distribution.

The Mail Art projects of the 60s, 70s and 80s demonstrated Fluxus artists’ common disregard for the distinctions of ‘high’ and ‘low’ art and a disdain for what they saw as the elitist gate-keeping of the ‘high’ art world. They often took the form of themed, ‘open calls’, in which all submissions were exhibited and catalogued. Mail Art has always been a useful way to bypass curatorial restrictions for those who wish to create active and imaginative exchange on their own terms; this form of activity usually flourishes outside of the gallery system.

This E-Mail-Art exhibition, intends to follow the spirit of past Mail Art endeavours by asking those submitting their works to open themselves to a shared dialogue as part of the process and medium on the NetBehaviour mail list, as a playful platform for experimentation together at the same time.

The theme of this E-Mail-Art project is Do It With Others (DIWO).

This project suggests that we extend the DIY ethos of some early net art and tactical media (said to be motivated by curiosity, activism ...

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by marc garrett


Remix Theory Launch

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Eduardo Navas:

http://remixtheory.net http://remixtheory.org http://remixtheory.com

Remix Theory is an online resource by Eduardo Navas that offers some of his research on Remix.

Navas focuses on Remix itself as opposed to Remix Culture. In this site you will find a brief definition of Remix, which is examined more extensively in essays that will be added to this website as they become available.

Remix Theory is not meant to function on a daily basis. It is a resource updated periodically, according to the flow of research. It does not focus on the latest information, but on relevant material to the history of Remix, some which may have been published years ago. The site contains material that is obtained from other online sources, with the proper reference to the original source. The content of the site consists of reviews, articles, projects and images relevant to Remix. The site also features reviews, criticisms and preliminary theories by Eduardo Navas.

Remix Theory is designed to move towards a remix of itself, by recombining much of the material that is archived to put to test the possibilities of Remix. This will become transparent as the database grows, and specific projects are developed. The site is designed to host, archive and promote projects which explore the current possibilities of Remix online and offline; it is prepared to become a repository of collaborations with different people and institutions.

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Eduardo Navas


An origami remote control and the Emotoscope

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Two lovely gadgets from the Work in Progress Show of Design Interactions in London.

First one is an Origami TV Remote Control Interface, by Hayeon Yoo.

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According to a research, most children who face a TV remote control for the first time tend to fear using it: there are often two or three remote controls for every TV, and each one has too many buttons. Most of these buttons are not really necessary for kids. Besides, the shapes or modality of the remote control might not relate to them.

The Origami TV Remote Control enables children to learn only the essential functions such as "Channel Selection" and "Volume Control" through a paper playing method. The prototype was developed from 1-week Electronics and 1-week Software workshop and a wireless sensor board and Max/MSP are used as main tools.

It was indeed very fun to control the volume of the TV with the origami, i couldn't stop raising and lowering the volume actually.

Emotoscope, by Kenichi Okada, is a lovely, poetic and 19th Century-looking device designed to give users an experience of missing time.

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Digital cameras or video cameras make it possible for us to take thousands of pictures or videos with high quality image, but on the other hand, we might be losing the opportunity of looking at things more carefully.

0emoto1.jpgThat's why Okada sometimes uses an analog film camera to shoot his everyday life and plays the films with a projector. "Every time I watch film, it gives me nostalgic and emotional feelings," he writes. "Then I start to miss the moment that I was there. The experiences become very precious to me."

Emotoscope is designed to help you see present moments as if they were precious memories from the past. You watch the world around you ...

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Originally posted on we make money not art by Rhizome


Rhizome seeks a part-time web designer

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Lauren Cornell:

please circulate! thank you, Lauren

Designer

Rhizome, a leading art and technology organization, seeks a part-time (18/hour a week) web designer on an ongoing basis. Rhizome has a dynamic and participatory website currently poised for growth. The designer will be charged with upgrading elements of the site, developing interfaces for new features as well as web production. Candidates will be asked to contribute to the overall strategy of the organization, and engage in a collaborative, team environment. HTML and CSS skills necessary; experience with project management, information architecture, and usability are preferred.

Rate commensurate with experience.

Please email resume and cover letter to designjob at rhizome.org

http://www.rhizome.org

Lauren Cornell
Executive Director
Rhizome

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Lauren Cornell


Hazardous:

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Second Front watches "Strange Culture"

This week we were invited to attend the premiere of "Strange Culture", an independent film by Lynn Hershman which discusses the infamous case of the arrest and pending trial of Steve Kurtz from the Critical Art Ensemble. The film will be shown at the Sundance Film Festival this week and has the distinction of being the first-ever feature film shown in Second Life.

It seemed altogether appropriate to have the first-ever performance art group in Second Life present at opening night (afternoon). We decided to don hazmat suits and gas masks to show our support for the defense in the ongoing Kurtz case. Second Front was unusually subdued in its urge to create a large-scale performance. We sat quietly and watched the film. The only sound besides the movie soundtrack was the constant clicking of the Second Life cameras as we documented this historic event.

Watching a movie in Second Life was totally weird. When you get to the movie theater, you hit the play movie control on your SL window. We're all watching the same film, but a different times! That seems like the most significant difference from a traditional cinema. Continue reading Hazardous: Second Front watches "Strange Culture" by Great Escape, Second Front.

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


Where Do Art & Fashion Meet Hi-Tech?

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WearNow :: ‘TECH’ is the new ‘BLACK’

While most Australians sun themselves on summer holidays wondering whether there was more to the ipod, 7 international and local facilitators and 20 specially selected artists and designers will be busy indoors stitching the worlds of textile and technology together over 3 intensive weeks at the Australian Network for Art and Technology’s (ANAT) reSkin media lab series.

By no means a simple sewing circle, reSkin will see artists and facilitators research, develop and rapid-prototype sensor, time based and reactive clothing. It’s jewellery-shoes-bags-personal-environmental-you-name-it designs, gadgets, gizmos and devices; anything wearable and technologically integrated.

Designer of ZiZi, the affectionate couch, Stephen Barrass, will lecture alongside leading Australian sound artist Alistair Riddell, Montreal-based squishy circuit designer Joanna Berzowska and fellow MIT media lab alumni, LA-based multimedia designer and programmer Elise Co. The sessions will delve into cutting edge concepts of “smart” artefacts, exploring embedded electronics within the design of everyday objects.

The innovative and extensive reSkin Lab project will conclude with an exciting opportunity for the public to join in the debates that will shape our digidesign future, with the WearNow forum which will be hosted over two days at the National Museum of Australia.



Fri 2nd @ ANU Gallery
Sat 3rd @ National Museum of Australia
ANAT’s WearNow public forum of critical discourse around wearable futures.


To register, please go to www.anat.org.au/reskin
or email: tamara@anat.org.au

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Rhizome


Transforming e-waste into art

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Erica Ogg @ News.com has a great write up of last weekend's SF Recycling & Disposal Artist in Residence program exhibit... I'm putting this in the "News from the Future" category, what a great program for artists and cities... There is so much stuff, it seems art is a natural fit...

"It's said that one man's trash is another's treasure. Never was that more true than Saturday at the SF Recycling & Disposal Artist in Residence Program show here.

I can't say I ever imagined myself venturing to the dump and recycling plant just south of San Francisco--or any waste disposal site, really--to take in a little post-post-modern inspiration. But that's where I was this weekend, heading down an uneven road pockmarked with potholes still filled with last night's rain, past rows of battered white garbage trucks parked behind chain link fences topped with barbed wire. " - Link & more.

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It may sound funny, but having lived there, I can tell you that a lot of great work has come out of SF dump residencies. Jon Brumit and Marc Horowitz are two of my favorite dump alums. ~mo

Originally posted on MAKE Magazine by Rhizome


Collision 11

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Call for Entries

Collision 11 is looking for experimental technology based artwork. Collision 11 will be held in conjunction with the Cambridge Science Festival and the Boston Cyberarts Festival.

[Click-through for guidelines....]

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


Call for Residency Applications Summer 2007

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Eyebeam is now accepting applications for six-month Residency opportunities. Artists, hackers, designers, engineers and creative technologists are invited to apply to be Residents at Eyebeam, to work for six months on projects or research of artistic endeavor or creative expression. The ideal Resident has experience working with and generating innovative technological art and/or creative technology projects and has a passion for interdisciplinary exchange. Application deadline is Feb. 26.

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Originally posted on Eyebeam reBlog by perry