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Dear Friends,

Please forgive my slow and intermittent contribution to networked_performance. I am still recovering from back surgery, and hope to be back full-time soon.



Jun 30, 13:15
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My Yard Our Message – Create, Submit Designs

MY YARD OUR MESSAGE is a collaboration of the Walker Art Center and for the UnConvention and Dialog City during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

Beginning May 23, artists and designers are invited to submit yard signs to around the theme of what it means to actively participate in a democracy. Starting July 1, the public will be invited to vote on the artist-created design submissions. Continue reading

Jun 27, 22:01
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Replicating Architecture

Replicating Architecture is an interactive video installation that Chiara Passa is developing for a site-specific place. The time is variable. Replicating Architecture shows how the net art feeds (for example the rhizome news) can influence and reshape an architecture placed in a real urban environment. In fact, through the patch ‘RSS Downloader’ in Quartz Composer, she can manage the RSS feeds received from a web site and convert them into a sort of variable texture that she’s constructed and shaped as a DNA structure. It is made by aggregated lines connected to a several other patches that determine: phases, amplitudes, light environment, colours, xyz rotations, etc… Continue reading

Jun 27, 17:13
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“Fashionable Technology” now available

The book Fashionable Technology, edited by Sabine Seymour is available on Amazon. Among others, Cati Vaucelle presents her work on fashion garments designed in the context of technology – including the Touch Sensitive apparel she developed with Yasmine Abbas.

Abstract: The interplay of electronic textiles and wearable technology, wearables for short, and fashion, design and science is a highly promising and topical subject. Offered here is a compact survey of the theory involved and an explanation of the role technology plays in a fabric or article of clothing. Continue reading

Jun 26, 13:12
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Urban Versioning System 1.0

Situated Technologies Pamphlets 2: Urban Versioning System 1.0 :: Matthew Fuller and Usman Haque (Illustrations by David Cuesta).

The second volume of the Situated Technologies Pamphlet Series asks the question: what lessons can architecture learn from software development, and more specifically, from the Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) movement? Written in the form of a quasi-license, Urban Versioning System 1.0 posits seven constraints that, if followed, will contribute to an open source urbanism that radically challenges the conventional ways in which cities are constructed. Continue reading

Jun 24, 15:18
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40°, 73°: Works at the Intersection of Art and Ecology

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: For its upcoming public art series entitled 40°, 73°: Works at the Intersection of Art and Ecology, The Canary Project seeks 3 artists to create site-specific works in Brooklyn (40°N, 73°W), that engage the public in experiencing global ecology on a local level. The work should resonate with specific places throughout Brooklyn and the daily lives of the people that live there. The projects will be implemented during a one- to three-week period in late September to early October 2008 and will culminate in a presentation at the Old American Can Factory in Brooklyn. Following the artists’ presentations, a panel consisting of community leaders, arts practitioners, and local ecologists will respond to the work. Continue reading

Jun 24, 15:08
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Live Stage: The Accidental Artist [secondlife Second Life]

Odyssey (Second Life) presents: THE ACCIDENTAL ARTIST by Alan Sondheim with Sandy Baldwin :: June – December 2008 :: Performances: June 25, 2008; 10:00 pm EDT + June 26; 10:00 pm CET :: PERFORMERS: Foofwa d’Imobilite, Azure Carter, Kira Sedlock, David Bello, Alan Sondheim ::

WRITE HOME: ACCIDENTS HAPPEN! Poor little avatars hide behind poor little avatars! Avatars ab/use! Avatars don’t need air! You can’t weigh them! They don’t know the meaning of the word! THESE avatars don’t know anything! They’re weighed down by coordinates! Continue reading

Jun 24, 11:58
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Live Stage: Defense Co-op [secondlife Second Life]

Red76 and Ars Virtua invite the Second Life Builders and Arts communities to an informal gathering to discuss a new crowd-sourced socially responsible project, Defense Co-op :: June 26, 2008; 6:30 pm (PDT/SLT – Second Life Time) :: Liberty Hall, Second Life.

Defense Coop is a forum that connects Second Life artists and builders with public defense attorneys throughout the United States to help illustrate scenarios, using 3d graphic movies (machinima), for the defense of indigent clients at trial.

When a defendant stands trial, it is an agonizing experience. She faces the accusations of the District Attorney, the police, and any independent witnesses the State brings to testify against him. Continue reading

Jun 23, 12:27
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6 Avatars in Quest of an Author [fr Annecy-le-Vieux]

6 Avatars in Quest of an Author – A box interactive project made with iClone Studio, by Daniel Bouillot :: June 30, 2008; 6:00 pm :: IMUS / Annecy-le-Vieux.

Concept: The reasoning of the project takes into account the relation between the actor and the author, the relation of the character towards the actor, as well as the identification of a virtual character. On the main interface, there are 6 avatars waiting for the user to choose them. According to his / her choices, the avatar(s) will act one performance, each of them being a reference to literature, theatre, cinema, work of art.. etc and dealing with the question of identity. Continue reading

Jun 23, 12:19
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Live Stage: SpeedDataRadio [uk London]

SpeedDataRadio and Faceless; Cecilia Wee and Resonance FM :: July 1, 2008; 6 – 9:30 pm :: The Lift, Southbank Centre Square, London.

A round-table discussion mixed live to air on Resonance104.4 FM. Join Cecilia Wee and her three-dozen guests as they discuss surveillance, the art of seeing and the art of being seen. Eavesdrop on multiple fascinating conversations at once and, if a chair becomes free, direct the discussion yourself. Part conference, part absurdist theatre, SpeedDataRadio is the activity of minds travelling at the speed of sound. Continue reading

Jun 23, 12:07
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