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“The Last Pictures” by Trevor Paglen

The Last Pictures by Trevor Paglen — an ultra-archival disc of images capable of lasting in space for billions of years:

In 1963 NASA launched the first communications satellite “Syncom 2″ into a geosynchronous orbit over the Atlantic Ocean. Since then, humans have slowly and methodically added to this space-based communications infrastructure. Currently, more than 800 spacecraft in geosynchronous orbit form a man-made ring of satellites around Earth at an altitude of 36,000 kilometers. Most of these spacecraft powered down long ago, yet continue to float aimlessly around the planet. Geostationary satellites are so far from earth that their orbits never decay. Continue reading


Aug 29, 16:35
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Visualizar el sonido (Visualizing Sound) [es Gijón]

Visualizar el sonido [Visualizing sound]: Representations of Sound in Contemporary Creation :: until June 25, 2012 :: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creacion Industrial, Los Prados 121, 33394 Gijón (Asturias), Spain. Continue reading


Apr 1, 16:29
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Living in the End Times According to Slavoj Zizek


Mar 29, 17:49
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Actionable Image: Agency of Image, Performance of Body, Apparatus of Spectating [hr Zagreb]

[BADco. "Responsibility for Things Seen", 2011, photo: Dinko Rupčić] Symposium: Actionable Image: Agency of Image, Performance of Body, Apparatus of Spectating :: March 16-17, 2012 ::  Zagreb, Croatia :: Call for Participation - Deadline: February 10, 2012.

This symposium and its topic are a continuation of BADco.’s artistic interest to relate performance and image. More concretely, it was motivated by our most recent work Responsibility for Things Seen that was presented in 2011 within the Croatian participation at the Biennale di Venezia. The work required us, in the absence of performers in the six-months exhibition, to pursue the idea of ‘theater by other means’ and to custom develop a database video system that unfolds a particular nexus of body, image and technology. Continue reading


Feb 1, 16:34
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Interference Strategies for Art [au Melbourne]

The Second International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture :: June 22-23, 2012 :: Victorian College of the Arts, Federation Hall, Grant Street, Southbank, Melbourne 3006 :: Call for Papers: Interference Strategies for Art - Deadline for Abstracts: March 30, 2012.

The Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference seeks papers that explore the theme of ‘Interference’ within practices of contemporary image making. Continue reading


Jan 28, 18:12
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Imagery in the 21st Century

Imagery in the 21st Century, edited by Oliver Grau, with Thomas Veigl, MIT Press:

We are surrounded by images as never before: on Flickr, Facebook, and YouTube; on thousands of television channels; in digital games and virtual worlds; in media art and science. Without new efforts to visualize complex ideas, structures, and systems, today’s information explosion would be unmanageable. The digital image represents endless options for manipulation; images seem capable of changing interactively or even autonomously. This volume offers systematic and interdisciplinary reflections on these new image worlds and new analytical approaches to the visual.

Imagery in the 21st Century examines this revolution in various fields, with researchers from the natural sciences and the humanities meeting to achieve a deeper understanding of the meaning and impact of the image in our time. Continue reading


Aug 21, 20:13
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TinEye: Search for Images using Images

TinEye is the first image search engine on the web to use image identification technology rather than keywords, metadata or watermarks. Via TinEye: when robots start to look for and at pictures by Tjebbe van Tijen.


May 12, 17:40
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Live Stage: DLD Conference - Public Panels [de Munich]

[Image: Tomás Saraceno, "Flying Garden," 2006.*] DLD Conference - Public Panels :: January 24, 2011, 5:00 – 9:00 pm :: Hypo Kulturforum, Kardinal- Faulhaber Strasse 1, 80333 München.

5:00 – 6:00 pm — Iconic Turn: The Digital Wunderkammer: Browsing his latest publication “The Digital Wunderkammer - 10 Chapters on the Iconic Turn” publisher Hubert Burda, in conversation with Yale computer scientist David Gelernter, addresses our changing perception and the altering weight of images and visual information in the Digital Age. How did the traditional concept of meaning of an image change through the ages and what has changed today in view of such an increase of digital images? What function do images have in their respective contexts? Continue reading


Jan 23, 14:36
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Live Stage: The Real Real Thing [us Philadelphia]

The Real Real Thing: Wendy Steiner in Conversation :: February 3, 2011; 6:30 pm :: Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA.

Our culture is fixated on the pose, the state of existing simultaneously as artifice and the real thing. In this reading and conversation, Penn literary scholar Wendy Steiner discusses her latest book, The Real Real Thing: The Model in the Mirror of Art. Joining Steiner in conversation are Jeffrey E. Green, Jim English, and Jean-Michel Rabaté. A book signing will follow.

Why do so many contemporary visual artists use models — often themselves — when for much of the twentieth-century, explicitly model-based representation was relatively uncommon? What is a model, and what role do models play in the creative process? Continue reading


Jan 19, 14:20
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Live Stage: Fingerprints… by Paul Vanouse [de Berlin]

Fingerprints… — Biomedia Art by Paul Vanouse | curated by Jens Hauser :: January 28 - March 26, 2011 :: Schering Stiftung, Unter den Linden 32-34, 10117 Berlin, Germany :: See related transmediale events below.

The exhibition Fingerprints… at the Ernst Schering Foundation’s project space will showcase the performative installations and live laboratories by US-American biomedia artist Paul Vanouse. Curated by Jens Hauser, the exhibition presents the world premiere of the Suspect Inversion Center, an operational laboratory in which Vanouse creates identical ‘genetic fingerprints’ of criminals and celebrities from his own DNA. Continue reading


Jan 17, 11:55
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