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Locative Media

[Re: ] magazine has launched its first edition. The theme of this international new media online magazine is locative media. Locative Media -recently becoming more popular in Media Art discourses- has roots dating back to the dawn of history. Early myths like the Gilgamesch Epic or – more specific – Homer’s Odyssee deal with issues of location and the recording of movement on earth’s surface…

Developments since then include mediaeval cartography as well as the Situationists’ approach to mapping a city. Nowadays Locative Media uses technology to trigger artworks in a specific physical space. The magazine features an depth interview with locative media artist Jeremy Hight about a new form of dissent utilizing smart mobs, on line community and locative media. [posted on RANDOM] Continue reading


Oct 31, 08:53
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Deb Todd Wheeler:

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Live Experiments in Human Energy Exchange

Deb Todd Wheeler: Live Experiments in Human Energy Exchange (endurable velocipede, version 3) :: Green Street Gallery :: October 31 – December 14, 2006 :: Opening Reception: November 10, 2006 >> 7 – 9:30 pm :: >> Artist’s Talk: Saturday, December 2 @ 6 pm.

This exhibition, part utopian fantasy, part meditation on possibilities and impossibilities in sustainability, concerns technology as a mediator for human interaction with the environment. Working in the 21st century means being captive to 21st century technologies, which for the most part rely on the electrical grid. In this installation, the power to fuel the kinetic sculptures comes from an alternate source: human power.

The experiments begin >> October 31 during gallery hours. We need Volunteer energy generators!! (come by and ride the bike….) Sign up at the gallery. Come by at 6pm to make grocery bag flowers!

Central to the installation is a modified bicycle, which is hooked up to a generator and various rigs, gears and pulleys. By pedaling the bike, the rider (a gallery volunteer) activates the installation, generating light, wind, sound, and motion to fuel a series of kinetic studies on the fraught relationships between nature and technology. In one piece the bike powers a DC generator that in turn powers fluorescent lights embedded in hacked ant farms, in which worker-ant tunnels are dug beneath looming silhouettes of 1964 World’s Fair pavillions. Continue reading


Oct 30, 16:49
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OPENLAB 3

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Free Software Culture

OPENLAB 3 :: Group Show, 4/11-11/11/2006, 1-7pm :: Opening Event and Private View 4/11/2006, 4 -12 pm :: Closing Event 11/11/2006, 4-12 pm :: Auto-Italia South London Gallery, 82-86 Queens Road, SE152QX Peckham, London.

OpenLab is delighted to present OpenLab3, an group exhibition with an opening and closing event featuring musical performances by more than 20 artists and musicians of the OpenLab collective. OpenLab engages in the aesthetics and politics of Free Open Source Software Culture. Free Software Culture seeks to emphasise transparency of the creative process by making all stages of development available to others, enabling them to learn how the creation works and alter it for their own purposes. When this idea is applied to artistic practices, the boundaries between the artistic usage of software tools and their collaborative development become blurred. The workings of the artist’s tools are exposed, and the artists are actively engaged in developing media technologies. They can modify them to suit their goals, rather than creating works by using existing tools that impose “their way of doing things” on the artwork. Continue reading


Oct 30, 16:28
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Natural Habitat

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Art + Nature + Technology

Natural Habitat: What happens if art and nature and technology come together? Are new worlds created? Is the distinction between nature and technology still visible, or do the two increasingly merge with one another?

In the Natural Habitat project artists are working at the interface of nature and technology. Here they investigate the extent to which nature and technology complement each other, and show possitive ideas of a new nature. In Natural Habitat the boundaries between nature, culture and technology become increasingly blurred. The project consists of an exhibition Natural Habitat, from November 4 untill December 16 (opening November 4, 15.00 hour) and a seminar Art and Science in their Natural Habitat on Saturday November 11 from 13.00 – 17.30 hour. Information about the Art and Science in their Natural Habitat seminar. Continue reading


Oct 30, 16:14
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net.tv

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An Art Browser (browser as art work)

Net.tv, by Garrett Lynch, is a cross between a browser and a streaming media player designed to view the internet as it really is, code or more specifically markup, not a series of web pages designed under a print metaphor. It makes no attempt to interpret the code into an organised layout as do conventional browsers, instead it displays the code as an audio-visual stream of indeterminate length.

Why reduce the internet to an audio-visual stream? Simply to provoke thought around our use and consumption of different media, linear push media such as television and non-linear interactive pull media such as websites, which have been converging for sometime now. Net.tv’s purpose is to highlight the way we as users continually construct self made narratives when we use the internet through choices based on an interact / react model. It does this by removing our ability to chose and act on those choices. Users enter a chosen url, click go and from there on the experience of ‘surfing’ is automated and dictated by a preprogrammed rule: Continue reading


Oct 30, 15:59
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Ken Feingold:

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Eros and Thanatos Falling/Flying

Ken Feingold: Eros and Thanatos Falling/Flying :: Exhibition at Mejan Labs :: 2nd November – 10th December 2006 :: Opening on November 2nd 5-8 pm. :: Mejan Labs, Akademigränd 3, Stockholm.

For Mejan Labs Ken Feingold will premiere a new work in his Eros and Thanatos series, titled Eros and Thanatos Falling/Flying. Here he suspends two ventriloquist puppets, one in each room of Mejan Labs, from the ceiling so they appear to fly or fall. This ambivalence, a balance between two opposites, is something you can find in several of Feingold’s pieces. The mythical characters of Eros and Thanatos were used by Freud in his formulation of drive theory to metaphorically represent the fundamental biological energies of, on the one hand, Eros: life, creativity, growth, and increase in tension, and on the other, Thanatos: that of the movement towards homeostasis (elimination of all tensions), dissolution, negation, and death. Psychoanalysts who follow FreudÂ’s ideas have characterized these in many different ways, but fundamentally agree that we are constantly driven between stimulation and action by a balance of the forces of these energies, neither one ever found in completely pure state. Continue reading


Oct 30, 15:55
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NEW MEDIA ART

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THE LAST AVANT-GARDE

Rough version of an interview with Mark Tribe & Reena Jana, authors of NEW MEDIA ART (Taschen, 2006). A shorter version has been published in Flash Art Italia, Issue 260, October – November 2006, p. 73.

Domenico Quaranta: Even from an editorial point of view, your book describes new media art as a movement (such as Surrealism or
Conceptualism) rather than a mere possibility of the medium. This is a very interesting point. Do you believe in it or is this a marketing strategy? Is new media art the last avant-garde, and why?

Mark Tribe: Before we discuss New Media art as a movement, we describe it more generically in terms of “projects that make use of emerging media technologies and are concerned with the cultural, political, and aesthetic possibilities of these tools.” I think this is more-or-less what you mean by “a possibility of the medium.” We go on to write, “New Media art is not defined by the technologies discussed here; on the contrary, by deploying these technologies for critical or experimental purposes, New Media artists redefine them as art media.” We then talk about New Media art as an art movement because, from our perspective, that is an important aspect of the historical context that has been largely ignored. In order to understand the work that was made by people who called themselves “New Media artists” and thought of what they made as “New Media art,” it is crucial to consider the historical specificity of that term (it’s relation to the corporate New Media industry, the Dot com boom and bust cycle, etc.), as well as the place of New Media art practices within a broader art-historical framework. Continue reading


Oct 30, 15:42
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ART CAKE:

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THE DELICIOUS TRANSIENT NEW MEDIUM

AXIOM Gallery presents: ART CAKE: THE DELICIOUS TRANSIENT NEW MEDIUM :: One night show and Opening Reception – November 3rd 6-9pm :: AXIOM Gallery 186 Hampshire Street, Cambridge Corner of Hampshire and Prospect Sts in Inman Square.

ART CAKE: THE DELICIOUS TRANSIENT NEW MEDIUM: features work from eight artists and teams selected from an open call. Artists were asked to get creative and use new media, sound, video, and theory in order to create an interactive cake piece.

Featuring: Rob Coshow, Catherine Dechico and Emily Su, Heloisa Escudero, George Fifield, Mary Greenfield and Taylor Hayward, Brian and Rebecca Higgins, Ravi Jain, Georgina Lewis Continue reading


Oct 30, 12:05
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Mil i una veus-Mil y una voces

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Thousand and one voices

Orquestra del Caos presents the sound art festival MIL I UNA VEUS (thousand and one voices) next 3rd and 4th of November in CCCB (Contemporary Culture Centre in Barcelona), focused on the research of unconventional and artistic use of the human voice.

Featuring concerts by David Moss and José Iges. Presentations by Bartolomé Ferrando and Eduard Escoffet, and a selection of over 150 sound pieces by other artists organized in four collections for individual consultation: “Text Sound“, “Radio Radio“, “Linebreak“, “Música electroacústica i veu” and “Camí fressat: itineraris per les escriptures contemporànies”; and two collections for public audition with eight loudspeakers: “Le sixte livre dit éléctroacoustique de François Rabelais” (GMEB) and “Octofonies per a Veus” (Simon Fraser University). Continue reading


Oct 30, 08:02
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re:place 2007

sreplace07.pngre:place 2007: The Second International Conference on the Histories of Media, Art, Science and Technology :: Berlin, 15 – 18 November 2007.

re:place 2007, the Second International Conference on the Histories of Media, Art, Science and Technology, will take place in Berlin from 15 – 18 November 2007 as a project of Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt. This conference is a sequel to ‘Refresh!’, the first in this series, chaired by Oliver Grau and produced by the Database of Virtual Art, Leonardo, and Banff New Media Institute, and held at the Banff Center in Canada in September 2005, which brought together several hundred artists, scientists, researchers, curators and theoreticians of different disciplines. Continue reading


Oct 30, 08:01
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