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Turbulence Commission: “Panemoticon” by Ali Miharbi and John Priestley

Turbulence Commission: Panemoticon by Ali Miharbi and John Priestley [Needs Firefox (16 or later recommended), headphones/speakers, mouse/trackpad]:

We know how you feel. Panemoticon observes your behavior, makes a few inferences about your emotional state, and plays music to match your mood. Your mouse/trackpad use says a lot about your energy level, confidence, and perceived control over your environment. Panemoticon tracks and analyzes these data to create an image of your mood, and then generates music, adjusting properties such as tonality (major/minor), harmonic & rhythmic complexity, tempo, timbre, and proximity. Collective mood is calculated for all Panemoticon users on a given site. Continue reading


Jan 22, 15:37
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Interception 5: Opticon

Interception 5 by Roch Forowicz: Opticon is a visualization based on transformation of a 3D glassy solid. With its oval and organic shape, the transparent form generated many optical illusions and caustic reflections during the transformation process.

As a part of an artistic action entitled Interception 5, Opticon was illegally embedded in the CCTV monitoring system at The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. The image from one of the CCTV cameras was intercepted, connected with the visualization and then implemented into the system again. The security guards could see the visualization overlaying the view of the monitored space on their screen. Continue reading


Aug 5, 16:10
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Surveillance Chess: Hijacking CCTV Cameras in London


Surveillance Chess: Hijacking CCTV Cameras in London: Equipped with an interfering transmitter Mediengruppe Bitnik hacks surveillance cameras in pre-Olympic London and assumes control. The artist collective replaces real-time surveillance images with an invitation to play a game of chess. The security staff’s surveillance monitor located in the control room becomes a game console. Continue reading


Aug 5, 12:33
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Reblogged Zwischenräume, The Deviant Surveillance

Negative Dialectics in the Google Era: A Conversation with Trevor Paglen

Negative Dialectics in the Google Era: A Conversation with Trevor Paglen by Julian Stallabrass :: OCTOBER 138, Fall 2011, pp. 3–14.

In the last seven years, in a series of performances, publications, exhibitions, and installations, Trevor Paglen has explored the world of hidden military projects and infrastructure. One of his best-known series is Limit Telephotography, for which he trained lenses designed for astronomical photography on secret military bases in the U.S., using their very-long-range photographic capabilities to capture images that would otherwise be hidden to civilian eyes. These are the “limits” that lie at the heart of Paglen’s project: the limits of democracy, secrecy, visibility, and the knowable. Continue reading


Jan 28, 17:08
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Architecture of Fear: Access [online]

Interact with Access online — part of Architecture of Fear :: November 8-25, 2011; 8:00 am - 8:00 pm (GMT +1) :: Z33 - House for Contemporary Art, PHL University College, Hasselt, Belgium.

Access (by Marie Sester) is a public art installation that applies web and surveillance technologies, allowing web users to track individuals in public spaces with a unique robotic spotlight and acoustic beam system, without people wearing any gear, exploring the ambiguities among surveillance, control, visibility and celebrity.

Architecture of Fear explores how feelings of fear pervade daily life in the contemporary media society. The cause of fear seems interchangeable and constantly fluctuating. Continue reading


Nov 8, 20:36
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Live Stage: LoVid and Jill Magid [us NYC]

LoVid and Jill Magid :: October 4-28, 2011 :: Opening Reception: October 4; 5:00 - 7:00 pm :: Pace Digital Gallery, Pace University, 163 William Street, New York, New York.

LoVid: 486 Shorts (2006) stems from a personal interaction with an ordinarily closed off part of a common machine. By getting inside the black box (the casing of an archaic 486 computer), LoVid reached the physical location where signals are passed. Wire was used to make connections on the circuit board of the video card, to produce short videos. Recordings made from these shorts were then edited into 486 short clips, each corresponding to one of the physical shorts. 486 Shorts was recorded during a residency at iEAR in 2006 and released on Analogous in 2009. Continue reading


Oct 2, 13:31
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Antoni Muntadas [es Barcelona]

Antoni Muntadas — Between the Frames: The Forum (Barcelona), 1983–1993 :: until April 2012 :: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, MACBA Collection, Plaça dels Àngels, 1, 08001 Barcelona.

‘Art, as part of our time, culture and society, shares and is affected by rules, structures and tics like other economic, political and social systems in our environment.’ So began the interviews given by Antoni Muntadas between 1983 and 1991 to one hundred and sixty agents from the international art circuit, and compiled in the installation Between the Frames: The Forum (Barcelona), 1983–1993 (2011). Continue reading


Sep 30, 14:20
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Live Stage: Surveillance Cinema [us Seattle]

Surveillance Cinema: James Coupe :: August 11, 2011; 7:00 - 8:00 pm :: Henry Auditorium, University of Washington, 15th Ave NE and NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA.

In conjunction with the exhibition The Talent Show (through August 21), The Henry Art Gallery invites you to join artist James Coupe for a screening and discussion of the artist’s recent work with ’surveillance cinema’ in (re)collector, Surveillance Suite, and the web-based work Today, too, I experienced something… I hope to understand in a few days.

James Coupe is an artist whose work focuses on emergent systems, aesthetic machines, autonomy, and networks. Educated in Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) and Creative Technology at the University of Salford (England), his recent projects have included appropriative powerline networks, parasitical cellular phone agents, autonomous robot systems, self-organizing telephone call centres, and installations in which computers use spam to search for the meaning of the Internet. Continue reading


Aug 5, 18:38
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Interception 3: Vandalism Against Surveillance

The Interception series of actions consists of the illegal interception of CCTV cameras monitoring urban areas. Continue reading


Aug 5, 17:01
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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 Condition:Used 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 Global Direct 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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