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Online Memorial and a Protest



Artist Joseph DeLappe presents documentation of a work-in-progress of online gaming intervention – dead-in-iraq. The project involves connecting to America’s Army, the online first person shooter game/recruiting/PR tool of the US Army; DeLappe logs into the game using the screen name “dead-in-iraq” and, rather than have his character participate in the proscribed mission to seek and destroy opponents, DeLappeÂ’s soldier functions as a passive participant. While his soldier is standing in place, DeLappe proceeds to type, using the gameÂ’s text messaging system, the name and date of death of all the soldiers who have died in Iraq, one line at a time. The text information appears on all team memberÂ’s screens interspersed with other messages from players and a running accounting of the progress of the game. “dead-in-iraq” is eventually killed by opposing players. A new game commences and the process continues. To date, over 300 names have been typed live into the gamespace. The project will continue until the end of the war. This work is intended as an online memorial and a protest. Continue reading

Apr 29, 12:47
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Workshop Interactive Dance Film @ Mediamatic

Workshop Interactive Dance Film – Cinedans 2006; June 25-29 @ Mediamatic; 1 July presentation of results.

THE WORKSHOP: Together with the Cinedans Festival, Mediamatic organizes a workshop on interactive dance film. In this workshop, 16 international dance filmers, editors and choreographers make interactive online dance films or dance film installations, using their own footage.

Interactive film offers interesting new forms of contact between the film and its viewer, but also requires other ways of shooting and editing the material. The participants research the relations between the paths of the camera, the movements of filmed bodies, the dramaturgy of the viewer and its movements on the screen or through space (in case of an installation), that together make up the form of the interactive dance film. Continue reading

Apr 28, 12:18
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Radio_Copernicus Archives at Media Library/ZKM Karlsruhe


Radio Station gets a new Home

Radio_Copernicus Archives at Media Library/ZKM Karlsruhe: Starting on April 28th 2006, the audio archives from Radio_Copernicus, the independent and mobile German-Polish Artists Radio Station will be accessible to the public as a permanent exhibit in ZKM/Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. Nearly the entire program that ran on air for almost six months from July until December 2005 in Polish, German and English can now be selected and heard at the Media Library at ZKM Karlsruhe. Not only is it possible to research artists, program content, background information, time slots and dates on site, but also on the internet (under The visitors of the ZKM can lean back comfortably in the listening-chairs (by Dieter Mankau for documenta 8)at the ZKM Media Library and listen to the numerous artist’s talks, readings, soundscapes, interviews, live-sessions as well as the 27 commissioned works of the artists radio station. Continue reading

Apr 28, 11:44
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Subtle Technologies 2006 Festival Toronto, Canada



June 1-4, 2006: Subtle Technologies Symposium; May 30-June 1, 2006: CDRN Parametric Design Workshop. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN *Register by May 7, 2006 for discount*

How do responsive systems affect us? Interactive art, scientific research in complex systems and leading ideas in architecture and design come together in this 9th annual international forum. We invite artists, architects, designers, engineers, scientists, and the general public to join us in this dialogue. Research presentations and artist talks will be complemented by exhibitions and workshops.

Keynote lecture by Steven Vogel, author of the pioneering text ‘Life in Moving Fluids.’ The Symposium is preceded by the Canadian Design Research Network Parametric Design Workshop. Continue reading

Apr 28, 11:39
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Call for Submissions


Dislocate: Trampoline in Tokyo

Dislocate Exhibition in Ginza and Koiwa, Tokyo; 28th July- 18th August 2006; curated by Emma Lewis in association with Trampoline and Ginza Art Laboratory. Call for Submissions. Deadline: 31st May.

We constantly swim through an invisible sea of hidden reality – our environment is not formed only by our physical surroundings but of its multiplicity of insubstantial networks – constantly transmitting and receiving. Physical geography is being transcended, psycho-geography is extended. We are never located in just one space. Here is not just here but also there.

‘Dislocate’ is an exhibition examining the tensions between the local and the global – the elements and identity of one local space which are simultaneously intersected by countless global links and influences. Continue reading

Apr 28, 08:08
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Eyebeam Exhibition and Event


The Aphrodite Project: Platforms

The Aphrodite Project: Platforms is an integrated system of shoes and online services that combines the rich mythology of Aphrodite with the safety and advertising concerns of contemporary sex workers on the street. On view in Eyebeam’s gallery May 2-13 will be a prototype of a silver-leather platform sandal with integrated LCD screen, speakers, internet connection and GPS tracking system. On May 13 visitors to the gallery will be able to track a model in real-time as she traverses the city wearing the platform prototype and join in a panel discussion between artists, technologists and sex work advocates. This event will conclude with a reading by Tracy Quan, performance by Ana Voog, Echo Transgression, and Melissa Gira, and live music by Natural Sphere. This event is open to the public free of charge with a suggested donation and will take place at Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st Street between 10th & 11th Aves. Continue reading

Apr 27, 13:34
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Circle dancing meets mobile technologies

Corposcopio is an experimental collaborative performance that associates circle dance and mobile technologies. The purpose of the interactive performance is to stimulate, simultaneously, the perception of the media in contemporary reality and the collective body emergence. Corposcopio departs from the experience of circle dance, a very ancient group activity, present in different cultures in the world, and aggregates real time image manipulation, software art, VJ, and remix aesthetics. Continue reading

Apr 27, 12:50
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Among the Audience

The era of mass media is giving way to one of personal and participatory media, says Andreas Kluth. That will profoundly change both the media industry and society as a whole.

As with the media revolution of 1448, the wider implications for society will become visible gradually over a period of decades. With participatory media, the boundaries between audiences and creators become blurred and often invisible. In the words of David Sifry, the founder of Technorati, a search engine for blogs, one-to-many “lectures” (ie, from media companies to their audiences) are transformed into “conversations” among “the people formerly known as the audience”. This changes the tone of public discussions. The mainstream media, says David Weinberger, a blogger, author and fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Centre, “don’t get how subversive it is to take institutions and turn them into conversations”. That is because institutions are closed, assume a hierarchy and have trouble admitting fallibility, he says, whereas conversations are open-ended, assume equality and eagerly concede fallibility.” From Among the audience, SURVEY: NEW MEDIA, The Economist print edition, Apr 20th 2006. Continue reading

Apr 27, 11:22
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CTheory Live:


Stelarc in Conversation with Arthur & Marilouise Kroker

Dear CTheory Readers,

We are very pleased to invite you to the first installation of CTheory Live, a continuing series of conversations with leading artists and theorists from around the world. We begin with an interview with Stelarc, an Australian-based performance artist, whose artistic imagination is on the cutting-edge of new ways of understanding issues related to body, technology and the question of the interface. The interview was conducted between Australia and CTheory’s office at the Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture at the University of Victoria, Canada.

The conversation with Stelarc can be found at: Continue reading

Apr 27, 11:21
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Lecture Series



How I Learned to Love RFID: Hartware MedienKunstVerein at the PHOENIX Halle, Dortmund Public lectures (in English), HMKV, Dortmund, in cooperation with RIXC, Riga Saturday, May 20, 2006, 10:00 – 18:00

The series of lectures brings together approaches and projects that artistically and critically deal with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology – a technology that is significantly being developed and advanced by companies and research institutes in Dortmund. This technology which at first glance seems to be a simple further development of the bar code (well known from the supermarket) is much more powerful that the good old bar code technology. RFID tags are passive radio transmitters, which upon receiving a minor wireless energy impulse are sending back the information stored on their memory. Today, this information can be read already at a distance of six meters – without the process getting noticed. In addition, with its unique identification numbering system, this technology will allow for a precise identification of every object worldwide. What will it be like to live in a world where all the objects constantly will be talking to each other? Continue reading

Apr 27, 10:18
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