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Global Direct by Paolo Cirio Global Direct
by Paolo Cirio
with funds from the Jerome Foundation, now celebrating 50 years
of the creative spirit of emerging artists

Promoting global, participatory democracy Global Direct is a political philosophy driven by information technology and the failure of current political systems to respond to the complexities, crises, and speed of contemporary life. Inspired by the tradition of utopian artistic visions, and informed by extensive research, Cirio's fifteen organograms illustrate alternative protocols, procedures and policies for actualizing a global democratic system. On the website you will also find an invitation to "Suggest a Slogan," video statements by prominent advocates of participatory politics, and more. The slogans and printed posters of the Global Direct campaign will be disseminated through social networks and in physical public spaces. Global Direct showcases how distributed networking technologies can be used for participatory decision-making, transparent accountability, and civil awareness.
"Making Love: Poetry In Motion" by Omer & Tal Golan Making Love: Poetry In Motion
by OMTA (Omer & Tal Golan)
with funds from the Jerome Foundation, now celebrating 50 years
of the creative spirit of emerging artists

We cannot predict whom we will fall in love with, where s/he will be from, or in what language we will hear words that stir our emotions and excite us to our core. Poetry In Motion appropriates real time tweets about love from http://twitter.com and – by using semantic analysis algorithms – generates an endless, variable poem based on random choices made by each reader's computer. Thus, Poetry In Motion relies on global telecommunications networks and social groups to crowdsource poetry and reveals all the love in the world at any given moment. [Sound on. Optimized for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari]
A Travel Guide by Allison Parrish A Travel Guide
by Allison Parrish
with funds from the Jerome Foundation, now celebrating 50 years
of the creative spirit of emerging artists

A Travel Guide is a web-based, location-based, mobile-centric application for randomly creating short, poetic texts in the style of the travel guide. A Travel Guide has as its goal to give its visitors an alternate reading of place, through the serendipitous juxtaposition of their current location with evocative procedural text. [Enable/Allow Geolocation in your browser]
Turbulence Commission: Condition:Used by Anna Pinkas Condition:Used
by Anna Pinkas
with funds from the Jerome Foundation, now celebrating 50 years
of the creative spirit of emerging artists

Condition:Used gathers bits and pieces of intimate spaces found online to create domestic scenes made out of paper. The pieces of furniture comprising these uncanny miniatures are replicas of items for sale on eBay: The listings’ images were transformed into printable/foldable paper templates, assembled to form intricate scenes, photographed, and displayed on the Condition:Used website. The visitors can click on each element in the dioramas to get a detailed view and a screenshot of its original eBay page. They are also invited to download and print any of the templates to create their own "paper doll house."
Turbulence Commission: "Grow Old" by Jason Freeman Shadow Play: Tales of Urbanization of China
by Lily & Honglei
with funds from the Jerome Foundation, now celebrating 50 years
of the creative spirit of emerging artists

Over the past few decades China has been urbanizing at an astounding pace. In 2013, the People's Republic unveiled its plan to relocate 260 million people from China's countryside to one of 21 "mega regions" by 2020 (cbsnews.com). Such a significant shift will undoubtedly transform China's national character, which has been predominantly agrarian for millennia. Shadow Play weaves three interfaces, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Physical Reality (PR), and combines the past and present – through time-honored imagery, paint, shadow play, and new media technologies – to immerse participants in the realities of contemporary China. [Download Second Life for desktop and Layar for mobile devices]
Turbulence Commission: "INTERP" by Jeff Thompson INTERP
by Jeff Thompson
with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts

INTERP is a series of digital sculptures generated by blending 100 unrelated photographs, placing them into simulated three-dimensional space, and importing them into photogrammetry software, tricking it into thinking that the photographs were of a single object. Thompson is interested in "useless" and culturally-derived data sets, so rather than use an arbitrary archive of photographs (a Google image search for a particular term, for example), it seemed more natural to use a finite set that he had generated himself (approximately 12,000 images when he began the project in 2012). Every photograph was used.
Turbulence Commission: "Grow Old" by Jason Freeman Grow Old
by Jason Freeman
with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts

Grow Old is a streaming EP that reflects upon the malleability of digital audio in a cloud-based musical world. The music, regenerated daily by a simple computer program, changes subtly from one day to the next and more dramatically over the course of weeks, months, and years. So just as we constantly bring new perspectives and experiences to the music we hear, the music itself also changes over time. The web site includes the current version of each of the EP's four tracks, extensive notes on each track, the computer source code used to generate each track, and subscription links to automatically receive new versions as a podcast.
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Thanks to the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the LEF Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a State agency, mediaThe foundation inc., the Murray G. and Beatrice H. Sherman Charitable Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Music Fund, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Greenwall Foundation, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding for their support.

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