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Next on Turbulence.org April: Jeff Thompson, Interpolated>3-D Models :: May: Jason Freeman, GrowOld :: Steve Klise, This Empire August: Lily & Honglei, Shadow Play: Tales of Urbanization of China September: Anna Pinkas, Abodes December: Paolo Cirio, Participatory Global Governance.
Turbulence Commission: Psychographics by Dane Watkins

A More Subtle Perplex
by Ben Dean
with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts

A More Subtle Perplex is an experiment in quasi-linguistic formalism, in gibberish. Borrowing and inverting techniques from computer science and analytic linguistics, it blindly strives to produce the outer appearance of language – to be all form and no content. The Perplex produces synthetic languages, or at least their syntactic forms, by writing letters to you. The production of the text and the production of a given language are interdependent. The Perplex is an open source project: you can contribute to it here.

Turbulence Commission: Psychographics by Dane Watkins

iLib Shakespeare (a perturbed sonnet project)
by Scot Gresham-Lancaster and Tim Perkis
with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts

iLib Shakespeare is a social media mashup that uses the dynamic input of users to continuously rewrite a sonnet of William Shakespeare. The user phonetically rhymes a word or short phrase, which is added to the database of variations available to other users. For instance unhappily forsworn can be rhymed as snappily untorn. Each time the page is loaded, a different selection of user-defined substitutions is used. A transposed midi version of "Lachrimae" or "Seven Tears," by John Dowland (1563-1626), can be heard as well, with "perturbations" that increase as the sonnet text is modified.

Turbulence Commission: Psychographics by Dane Watkins

[openspace ] wilderness
by Andrew Lyman
with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts

[ openspace ] wilderness is a virtual nature preserve for a deserted section of internet. It is inhabited by more than 6,000 blogs that have been silent for 6 or more years. Whereas abandoned neighborhoods of cities – like Detroit – are undergoing rewilding (to restore and protect natural processes), what manner of new life is possible for vacated internet spaces? Visitors to [ openspace ] wilderness are invited to tag and explore its contents, and engage with the park's active population of predators and foragers. [ openspace ] wilderness is a finite and consumable space: it may be mapped and preserved, or overrun and overgrazed depending on the actions of its visitors.

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Turbulence Commission: Psychographics by Dane Watkins Psychographics: Consumer Survey
by Dane Watkins
with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts

Corporations use state of the art technology to examine every aspect of your lifestyle and generate a unique psychological and demographic consumer profile. There are three archetypes of consumerism: "Basic Consumer – Merchandiser"; "Average Consumer – Passive Spectator"; and "Advanced Consumer – Networker". Psychographics is an online survey that helps you to evaluate your consumer status. Take the survey to discover your archetype!
From the Valley of the Deer From the Valley of the Deer
by Jillian McDonald
with funds from the Jerome Foundation

From the Valley of the Deer is an augmented reality artwork based on Valley of the Deer, a video installation produced in Scotland in 2013. In each city where the installation is exhibited, local GPS coordinates will be haunted by characters and scenes from the video, discoverable on walking tours near the exhibition site. These apparitions may also be stumbled upon as 'Points of Interest' by passersby, the locations visited long after by spirits of a distant valley. [For mobile devices]
Constellation Over Playas Logo Constellations Over Playas
by Joseph Moore and Stephanie Vella
with funds from the Jerome Foundation

Since 2003 the United States has enacted simulated terrorist attacks against the abandoned mining town, Playas, New Mexico. Constellations Over Playas proposes that we look at this place as an imaginary stage for the dramatization and repetition of collective traumas, a stage where the recreation of the past is used to control the future. Constellations generates iterations of associative networks pulled from the source material the artists have accumulated on their journeys through the area, providing an ephemeral travelogue through the colonial, material, military, imaginary, and cinematic trails that intersect with their investigations of Playas.
iSkyTV Logo iSkyTV
by the Institute for Infinitely Small Things
with Sophia Brueckner

with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts

iSkyTV is a networked art project that detects the user's location and animates the Google Street View sky above their heads. The project is a reimagining of Sky TV – Yoko Ono's famed video work from 1966 – that brought the outside space inside the gallery. In contrast, iSkyTV brings the interior space of the database outside and invites viewers to reflect on a world in which our natural resources and landscapes have been digitized, databased, copyrighted and archived. [For desktops and mobile devices]
Nothing You Have Done Deserves Such Praise Logo Nothing You Have Done Deserves Such Praise
by Jason Nelson
with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts

Nothing You Have Done Deserves Such Praise is an art/ poetry/ adventuring game, a playland for exploring our ever-present desire for constant and over-blown rewards. Our worlds (digital and breathing) are filled with needless and unearned praise, we are built to love exploding trophies for fifth place. This art/poetry game satisfies your compliment addiction by celebrating your walking/jumping/falling through strange and wondrous anatomical lands. [Needs Speakers/Headphones]

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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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