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Turbulence Commission: “Empire State” by Steve Klise

Turbulence Commission: Empire State by Steve Klise [To observe, visit after sunset EST. To create, visit anytime]

Empire State transmits camera flashes from the Empire State Building’s observation deck in New York City to the virtual observation deck of your computer screen. It also provides step-by-step instructions on how to create a LEGO replica of the iconic building, which lights up every time a visitor takes a photograph of Manhattan at night. Empire State is a continuous feedback loop of physical and virtual architectures (building/model/code) and of the perceptions of sightseers both on-site and on-line. The actual is recorded, translated, transmitted, and received. The observers are the observed. Continue reading


Jun 9, 15:58
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Turbulence Commission: “Psychographics” by Dane Watkins

Turbulence Commission: Psychographics: Consumer Survey by Dane Watkins: 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 and discover your archetype!

Psychographics: Consumer Survey is a 2014 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence website. It was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Continue reading


Feb 17, 15:23
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“In Production (A Narrative Inquiry on Interactive Art)” by Nathaniel Stern

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In Production (A Narrative Inquiry on Interactive Art) is a free, digital companion chapter to Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance (2013, an Arts Future Book with Gylphi Press).

“In the book, I argue that interactive art suspends and amplifies the ways in which we experience embodiment as per-formed, relational, and emergent. I provide many in-depth case studies of contemporary artworks that develop a practice of embodied philosophy, setting a stage to explore how we inter-act and relate with the world. I offer a critical framework for analyzing interactive artworks and what’s at stake in our encounters with them, which can be applied to a wide range of complex and emerging art forms. Continue reading


Jul 17, 12:19
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“Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance” by Nathaniel Stern

Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance by Nathaniel Stern, Arts Future Book, Gylphi Limited, 2013:

What is interactive art? Is this a genre? A medium? An art movement? Must a work be physically active to be classified as such, or do we interact when we sense and make sense? Is a switch-throw or link-click enough — I do this, and that happens — or must subjects and objects be confused over time? Is interaction multiple in its engagements (relational), or a one-to-one reaction (programmed)? Are interactive designs somehow more democratic and individualized than others, or is that merely a commercial strategy to sell products and ideas?

This book argues that interactive art frames moving-thinking-feeling as embodiment; the body is addressed as it is formed, and in relation. Continue reading


Jul 17, 11:38
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Everything is TEMP

TEMP Art Space is pleased to announce Everything is TEMP, an exhibition curated by Alex Ahn and Ari Lipkis featuring work by nine emerging artists who explore the fleeting nature of digital art. The idea ultimately reflects the inherent ephemerality of technology and life. Artists include Yonatan Ben-Simhon, Tyler Healy, Jack Kalish, Rune Madsen, Marisa Prefer, Byron Peters, Matthew Ostrowski, Ryan Raffa, and Timo Toots.

In the novel Nineteen Eight-Four, George Orwell created a fictional language “Newspeak,” intended to be used by the dystopian rulers of his world to limit and control free thought. Orwell masterfully demonstrated that the development of language could either hold back mankind’s advancement or pull it forward. Arduino, C, C++, CSS, HTML, Java, Javascript, PHP, Processing, Python, UNIX, XML, etc. – these are the new languages of today used to program the technologies that now run our lives, these are the advancement of language. Continue reading


Jun 24, 12:50
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Meaning Motion: Nathaniel Stern and Tegan Bristow [za Johannesburg]

Meaning Motion: Nathaniel Stern and Tegan Bristow :: June 12 - August 18, 2013 :: Wits Art Museum, Bertha + Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa.

How does movement perform meaning?

Digital artists Tegan Bristow and Nathaniel Stern use cutting-edge technologies to ask this question in a highly innovative exhibition of interactive art. Participants use their full bodies to trigger custom-made software in seven large-scale installations, exploring, experiencing and practicing how we make meaning, through movement. Continue reading


Jun 14, 15:51
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Resonate [de Karlsruhe]

Resonate - An Interactive Light And Sound Installation :: Opening: September 7, 2012; 7:00 pm :: ZKM_Subspace, Lorenzstraße 19, Karlsruhe, Germany.

The sound persists – the exhibition “Sound Art. Sound as a Medium of Art” continues to draw a large crowd. As of 8 September, a further installation will enrich the exhibition: sound strings, stretched and illuminated, draw in visitors to the ZKM_Subspace; the spatial composition “resonate” allows visitors to experience in a unique way this unity of form, light, and sound.

The installation “resonate” consists of several kilometers of sound strings and eight interactive bodies containing a total of 1600 controllable LED lights. Continue reading


Aug 25, 12:06
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Live Stage: {Crowdsourced} Noir [uk Finsbury Park]

{Crowdsourced} Noir / Love Beyond Recognition — Josefina Posch in collaboration with Mike Blackman :: September 8, 2012; 12:00 - 6:00 pm :: Furtherfield Gallery, McKenzie Pavillion, Finsbury Park, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Come and help Swedish artist Josefina Posch and her UK collaborator and new media artist Mike Blackman shape the interactive, live stream project to be shown at Furtherfield Gallery in December. Join our drop-in “clipsourcing” workshop and use our computer application specifically created for the project to rate short movie clips from a Film Noir archive of stylish Hollywood crime dramas from the 1940-50s. Continue reading


Aug 25, 11:46
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Dual [uk Nottingham]

The Cutting Room presents Dual, a digital exhibition to compliment The Importance of Being Earnest :: September 5 - October 30, 2012 :: Nottingham Playhouse, Wellington Circus, Nottingham, NG1 5AF, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Continue reading


Aug 17, 11:55
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ScrollTV, a Bookmarklet for Social Media Broadcasting

ScrollTV, a Bookmarklet for Social Media Broadcasting by Silvio Lorusso:

Finally you can enjoy the spectacle of social media without bothersome interactions, in the fashion of modern, broadcast media. Continue reading


Jul 21, 14:58
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Turbulence Works

These are some of the latest works commissioned by Turbulence.org's net art commission program.
A More Subtle Perplex A Temporary Memorial Project for Jobbers' Canyon Built with ConAgra Products ABSML Ars Virtua Artist-in-Residence (AVAIR) (2007) Awkward_NYC Bonding Energy Bronx Rhymes Cell Tagging (2006) Channel TWo: NY Constellation Over Playas Data Diaries Domain of Mount Greylock—Video Portal Eclipse Empire State Endgame: A Cold War Love Story by Tal Halpern From the Valley of the Deer FUJI spaces and other places by Nurit Bar-Shai Google Variations by Leonardo Solaas Gothamberg (2007) Grafik Dynamo (2005) Grow Old Handheld Histories as Hyper-Monuments (2007) html_butoh (2007) I am unable to tell you I'm Not Stalking You; I'm Socializing by Liz Filardi iLib Shakespeare (the perturbed sonnet project) INTERP Invisible Influenced by Will Pappenheimer and Chipp Jansen iPak - 10,000 songs, 10,000 images, 10,000 abuses by Ajaykumar iSkyTV Journal of Journal Performance Studies L-Carrier Les Belles Infidèles look art Lumens My Beating Blog (2006) MYPOCKET by Burak Arikan No Time Machine by Daniel C. Howe and Aya Karpinska Nothing Happens: a performance in three acts (2006) Nothing You Have Done Deserves Such Praise Oil Standard (2006) Panemoticon Peripheral n°2: KEYBOARD (2006) Playing Duchamp by Scott Kildall Plazaville Psychographics: Consumer Survey Recollecting Adams School of Perpetual Training Searching for Michelle/SFM Self-Portrait (2006) Shadow Play: Tales of Urbanization of China ShiftSpace Social Relay Mail Space Video Spectral Quartet Superfund365, A Site-A-Day (2007) This and that thought. Touching Gravity 2/Tilt Tumbarumba Tweet 4 Action Urban Attractors and Private Distractors (2007) We Ping Good Things To Life Wikireuse Without A Trace WoodEar Word Market Yeas and Nays You Don't Know Me [ openspace ] wilderness [meme.garden] (2006)
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