Mark Tribe
Since 2004
Works in New York, New York United States of America

Mark Tribe is an artist whose work explores the intersection of media technology and politics. His photographs, installations, videos, and performances are exhibited widely, including recent solo projects at Momenta Art in New York, the San Diego Museum of Art, G-MK in Zagreb, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Tribe is the author of two books, The Port Huron Project: Reenactments of New Left Protest Speeches (Charta, 2010) and New Media Art (Taschen, 2006), and numerous articles. He is Chair of the MFA Fine Arts Department at School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 1996, Tribe founded Rhizome, an organization that supports the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology.
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Lecture by Jon Ippolito at Columbia

Thu Dec 02, 2004 00:00 - Mon Nov 29, 2004

Columbia University School of the Arts Presents

A Lecture by Jon Ippolito

"How To Hack Copyright for Fun and Profit"

Thursday, December 2
6:00 PM
702 Hamilton Hall
Columbia University
116th and Broadway
New York City

Jon Ippolito is an artist, a curator at the Guggenheim museum, and co-founder of the Still Water program for network art and culture at the University of Maine where he is an Assistant Professor of new media.

This is the fourth lecture in a series on Open Source Culture. The series will conclude with a lecture by Cory Arcangel on December 16.

The Art & Technology Lectures are organized by the Digital Media Center and sponsored by the Computer Music Center. Streaming video of the lectures is produced in partnership with the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.

For more information about upcoming speakers, and streaming video of previous lectures, please visit


Conference: The Phantom Limb Phenomena @ Goldsmiths College in London

Sat Jan 15, 2005 00:00 - Wed Nov 24, 2004

For Immediate Release:

The Phantom Limb Phenomena: A Neurobiological Diagnosis With Aesthetic Cultural and Philosophical Implications.

A conference to be held at Goldsmiths College, Saturday and Sunday, January 15th, and 16th, 2005.

Organized by Warren Neidich, Department of Visual Arts, Goldsmiths College and Jules Davidoff, Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths College

Since its original description in 1866 by the Neurologist S. Mitchell the phantom limb phenomena has attracted many scholars across a broad spectrum of discourses. It describes the condition, found in many amputees, in which sensation of the removed limb persists. As such it has served as a metaphor for many ideas in other fields beyond the scope of neurobiology and neuro-psychology, such as, philosophy, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, anthropology, visual cultural, literature, film and art.

This conference will investigate the following: 1.The Cognitive Neuroscientific and Neuropsychological Implications of the Phantom Limb 2. The Psychoanalytic and Philosophical Implications of the Phantom Limb 3.The Phantom Limb as Cultural Probe 4: Artistic Responses to the Phantom Limb.

Participants include: Peter Brugger- Professor Neurology, University of Zurich, Switzerland, Elizabeth Cohen-University of Rochester, Chris Frith-Wellcome Principal Research Fellow Professor in Neuropsychology, Deputy Director, Leopold Muller Functional Imaging Laboratory, Eleanor Kaufman-Dept of Comparative Literature, UCLA, Norman Klein- California Institute of the Arts, Scott Lash- Director of the Center for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, James Leach-Dept. of Anthropology, Cambridge, Mac MacLachlan -Co-Director of the Dublin Psychoprosthetics Group, Dave
McGonigle- Center National Research Scientific,LENA, France Arnold
Modell- Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Andrew Patrizio-Director of Research Development, Edinburgh College of Art, Marq Smith, Editor, Visual Culture Magazine Vivian Sobchack-Associate Dean and Professor of Critical Studies in Film and Television at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Janet
Sternburg- California Institute of the Arts Simon Cohn, Dept. of Anthropology, Goldsmiths College, Nicholas Wade-Professor of Visual Psychology, University of Dundee, Andreas Weber- Institute for Cultural Studies, Humboldt University Zu, Berlin, Robert Zimmer- Chairman Department of Computing, Goldsmiths College.

For more information and sign up application form go to, upcoming events. Or contact or


ACM Multimedia Interactive Art Program Exhibition

Tue Oct 12, 2004 00:00 - Thu Aug 26, 2004

ACM Multimedia 2004

October 10-16, New York, NY USA

DIGITAL BOUNDARIES: Multiculturalism, Identity, and Awareness

ACM Multimedia, the premier multimedia conference, in conjunction with Macy Gallery of the Art and Art Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University is pleased to announce "Digital Boundaries: Multiculturalism, Identity, and Awareness," a group exhibition of interactive multimedia art featuring the work of 16 international artists and their collaborators. The exhibition opens on Wednesday, September 29 and closes on Friday, October 15 with a reception for the artists on Tuesday, October 12 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

At no time in history has technology had the prospect of making a stronger cross-border impact on culture. Technology can be used to create or reinforce boundaries (being fingerprinted and photographed at an airport-a multimedia experience), as well as to dissolve them (we are bombarded by images and sounds from all over the world). Many of us are being empowered with the ability to easily create digital content, document and share our own experiences and those of others, challenging the roles of art (passive vs. interactive) and revolutionizing the way we see and hear the world. At the same time, only a small percentage of people have access to technology (boundaries of the haves and the have-nots).

Multimedia content and technology are of special consideration because they appeal directly to our senses, elevating the age-old dilemma of the distinction between reality and representations of reality. Does this new proliferation and imbalance of multimedia technology help reinforce boundaries and cultural differences? Does it contribute to define cultural identity in a new age in which everyone talks about multiculturalism? Does it raise cultural awareness or simply numb our senses making us take deep cultural differences for granted because what we "see" or "hear" is commonplace in this "new" multicultural world? Does it create new boundaries in art or help unify multiple art forms? How can art, in its many roles, make use of the same technology that raises these issues to address them?

The following artists are featured in the exhibition: Carroll Parrott Blue, Marc Bohlen, Sheldon Brown, Bob Gluck, Michael Hohl, Brian Ireson, Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo, Shawn Lawson, J.T. Rinker, Cynthia Rubin, Andrew Senior, Patrick Tarrant, Roxanne Wolanczyk, Stephen Wilson, Winston Yang, and Ricardo Miranda Zuniga.

The works selected span a wide range of artistic practices, techniques, and methods to address different issues related to the exhibition theme. Blue intermixes traditional print and electronic interactive multimedia in an autobiographical reflection of racism's impact on one African American mother and daughter's relationship and invites the viewer to co-create its narrative and dialogue about its issues. Bohlen and Rinker use the whistle as a form of trans-cultural communication. Brown seeks a digital representation of urbanization in an area in which two cultures are in constant flux. Hohl detects participants' presence on a world map and plays radio stations from different parts of the world. Ireson uses motion sensors to augment the volume of competing videos, exploring the apparent notion of the inherent conflict between Christian West and the Muslim East. C. Lawson Jaramillo uses the web to present participants with a "mixed reality" and explore issues deeply rooted in contemporary Colombian identity. S. Lawson's computer vision interface questions our conceptions about interactive art: the participant's non-motion shows the video details of a traditional Japanese scroll painting. Rubin and Gluck's work is based on a Medieval Hebrew biblical manuscript that reflects on the convergence of cultures in Islamic Spain. Senior's work explores the cultural barriers enforced by pronunciation differences of culturally charged words. Tarrant uses a personal multimedia collection to explore issues of memory and narrative. Wolanczyk's work questions vertical cultural barriers as represented by an imaginary character that makes a living creating junk mail. Wilson's work investigates the image search process and keywords associated with images in relation to culture. Yang finds a spatial digital representation for images that is based on research into architectural grids and culture. Zuniga places multimedia content in a physical space (a video game in a food vendor cart) to raise questions about culture as!
on by immigrants to the U.S.

Works in the exhibition underwent a rigorous selection process by an international technical committee and by the curatorial committee: Mark Tribe (Columbia University, USA), Christina Yang (The Kitchen, USA), Pamela Jennings (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) and Alejandro Jaimes (FXPal, Fuji Xerox, Japan).

For further information please contact Hugo Ortega ( Tel. +1 917-861-8525), exhibition coordinator and Macy Gallery Director, Teachers College, or Mark Tribe ( Tel. +1 212-854-8882), member of the curatorial committee.

Macy Gallery - Teachers College, Columbia University Art and Art Education Program
444 Macy Building - 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027
Phone: +1 212-678-3296


ISEA 2004

Sat Aug 14, 2004 00:00 - Sat Aug 07, 2004


For one week in mid August 2004 Baltic Sea becomes the center of electronic music, new media research, art and design. ISEA2004 is the 12th Symposium on Electronic Arts, organised for the first time in two capital cities and a ferry between them. ISEA2004 is built from three event elements:
SEA [15-16/08/04]:

ISEA2004 CRUISE connects Baltic cities (Helsinki, Stockholm, Mariehamn, Tallinn) with a substantial programme that mixes an excellent line up of electronic music with sound art, networking sessions, performances and interactive installations. 1400 participants enjoying the programme turn Silja Opera ferry into an amazing hub for new media creative practices and industries. ISEA2004 CRUISE is a great party where you can talk, dance, drink, eat, sunbathe and relax with the most innovative group of peole that have ever set on sail.
TAL [17-18/08/04]:

ISEA2004 TALLINN, Estonia, launches the full scale symposium programme with Wearable experience conference, exhibitions, a club night, performances and more in major venues in the city.
HEL [19-22/08/04]:

ISEA2004 HELSINKI completes the ISEA2004 JOURNEY with the themes Wireless Experience, Histories of the New, Open Source and Software as Culture explored in the conference at media centre LUME and at the exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.
Koneisto [13-14/08/04]

Festival for electronic music and arts just before ISEA2004 offers a rich variety of electronic music. At Koneisto, ISEA2004 highlights from MUTEK festival mark an inspiring start for the whole week of programme.

ISEA2004 is a unique opportunity to experience new technologies and their cultural practices. The "new" is always afloat, yet we feel that there is a strong need also to keep one's feet grounded. ISEA2004 higlights the latest work in wireless, networked and wearable in the cultural domain of new media. We emphasize experience over technology, history and analytical vision over hype.

In Tallinn and in Helsinki, ISEA2004 focuses, besides the conferences, on several public interfaces: the exibition, concerts, and work in the city space. We expect 1600 hundred professionals and nearly 200 000 visitors to attend different parts of the event. In order for research and innovation in new technologies to matter, it needs to be something that people can experience and find meaningful in their every day lives. This is what ISEA2004 is about: the culture of new technologies.

ISEA2004 will break new ground for new media culture, arts, and research as it travels through fresh waters as a physical, critical, and creative event. Join the ISEA2004 experience!

Tapio Makela
ISEA2004 programme chair
m-cult, Helsinki

Mare Tralla
ISEA2004 Tallinn programme chair
Estonian Academy of Arts


"'I will be on the ferry" - Lev Manovich re. ISEA2004

'I will be on the ferry because when I attended the ISEA94 in Helsinki, as a
part of the conference we also had a 3 day ferry trip to St. Petersburg.
It was the best conference experience I had in my life!'
-Lev Manovich, Associate Professor, Visual Arts Department, UCLA


ISEA2004 conferences in Helsinki and Tallinn, and on a luxurious cruiser
ferry connecting them, are key elements of the 12th International Symposium
on Electronic Arts (August 14th-22nd). ISEA2004 starts with the electrified
Interfacing Sound cruise from Helsinki to Stockholm, after which the
Networked Experience cruise from Stockholm to Tallinn via Mariehamn inspires
a range of panels, poster sessions and workshops. Networking sessions will
also, for example, be hosted by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
the Asia Europe Foundation..

After two dazzling nights on the ferry, ISEA2004 participants convene in
Tallinn to cover the themes of Wearable Experience, Geopolitics of Media and
Critical Interdisciplines: research/science, art and collaboration.
Wearable technologies are explored through project presentations of
state-of-the art ubiquitous computing in fashion and cultural practices.
Issues of technology and embodiment provide a critical context to this
discussion. Geopolitics of media looks at the ways in which new media
practices reflect diverse media geographies and their relation to real life
locations, globalization and activism. Part of the agenda of ISEA2004 is to
assess where new media culture and arts are at the moment. To this end the
Critical Interdisciplines theme digs deep into the questions of
relationships of computer engineering, design, media studies, anthropology
and new theories emanating from natural sciences in relation to networked
and other new media practices. Tallinn keynote speakers include Arturo
Escobar (Colombia/USA) and Sarah Kember (UK).

After Tallinn sessions, ISEA2004 culminates in Helsinki, exactly ten years
after ISEA94, when the net was still an emergent field. This time Wireless
Experience, Histories of the New, Open Source and Software as Culture and
Critical Interaction Design will be explored.

Wireless experience maps current emerging cultural and social practices of
mobile and other wireless media such as radio and WiFi networks. A key theme
is how wireless experience is enabling new ways to approach urban cultures
and turn public spaces into "writable and participatory media".
Histories of the new is a key theme to unravel not only the recent ten years
of change within the Networked experience, but to look at diverse local
histories of creative "new" media use since the 1960s. The theme also
explores the very logic of how new technologies become integrated into the
social and the cultural "sediments" of everyday life experience.

Critical interaction design seeks to foreground critical discourse and work
around sensitive, contextual, critical work on interactivity. It is also a
platform for dialogue bringing together interface designers, computer
scientists, media and cultural theorists as well as media artists (who are
often hybrids of these). Open source software as culture addresses politics,
economical or legal logic, and various cultural and social politics
regarding open source, and software at large. The theme positions software
as a cultural and a political object and as a subject for debate.
Helsinki keynotes include Erkki Huhtamo (Finland/USA), Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
(USA), Shuddhabrata Sengupta (India) and Matthew Fuller (UK).

***To download the conference programme by sessions, visit our website:***


By combining the conference with the cruise, you will not only experience
the full journey but save money on tickets. Our FULL EXPERIENCE offer to you

- ISEA2004 conferences in Tallinn and Helsinki: 100,00 euros

- ISEA2004 cruise: 2 nights, 2 buffet dinners, 2 breakfasts on the ferry:
204,00 euros

- Fast ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki: 20,00 euros

--- !!! Your entire ISEA2004 package, a full week of business and
pleasure;-) 324,00 EUROS PER PERSON !!! ---


Book on-line before FRIDAY MAY 28 at
Please note that there is a limited availability in this cabin category. On
the website, you will find more information on pricing, including different
cabin categories and accommodation possibilities in Tallinn and Helsinki.


If you wish to make a group reservation for several cabins, contact me at or by telephone +358 40 719 2280. I am happy to save your
time and take care of your booking arrangements.

Warm regards,
Mika Minetti + ISEA2004 crew