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The Mother of All Video Chats: A Hole in Space LA-NY (1980)

In 1980, artists Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz created a Hole in Space by linking bigger-than-life displays in New York and LA with a satellite feed. Related >> and >>


Jul 8, 18:38
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Turbulence Commission: “iLib Shakespeare (the perturbed sonnet project)”

Turbulence Commission: iLib Shakespeare (the perturbed sonnet project) by Scot Gresham-Lancaster and Tim Perkis:

iLib Shakespeare (the perturbed sonnet project) is a social media mashup that uses the dynamic input of users to continuously rewrite a sonnet of William Shakespeare. The user phonetically rhymes a word or short phrase, which is added to the database of variations available to other users. For instance unhappily forsworn can be rhymed as so snappily untorn. Each time the page is loaded, a different selection of user-defined substitutions is used. A transposed midi version of “Lachrimae” or “Seven Tears,” by John Dowland (1563-1626), can be heard as well, with “perturbations” that increase as the sonnet text is modified. Continue reading


Apr 13, 17:24
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Turbulence Commission: “[ openspace ] wilderness” by Andrew Lyman

Turbulence Commission: [ openspace ] wilderness by Andrew Lyman:

[ openspace ] wilderness is a virtual nature preserve for a deserted section of internet. It is inhabited by more than 6,000 blogs that have been silent for 6 or more years. Whereas abandoned neighborhoods of cities — like Detroit — are undergoing rewilding (to restore and protect natural processes), what manner of new life is possible for vacated internet spaces? Visitors to [ openspace ] wilderness are invited to tag and explore its contents, and engage with the park’s active population of predators and foragers. [ openspace ] wilderness is a finite and consumable space: it may be mapped and preserved, or overrun and overgrazed depending on the actions of its visitors. Read a review. Continue reading


Mar 24, 11:16
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Participatory Composition: Video Culture, Writing, and Electracy

Participatory Composition: Video Culture, Writing, and Electracy by Sarah J. Arroyo:

Like. Share. Comment. Subscribe. Embed. Upload. Check in. The commands of the modern online world relentlessly prompt participation and encourage collaboration, connecting people in ways not possible even five years ago. This connectedness no doubt influences college writing courses in both form and content, creating possibilities for investigating new forms of writing and student participation. In this innovative volume, Sarah J. Arroyo argues for a “participatory composition,” inspired by the culture of online video sharing and framed by theorist Gregory Ulmer’s concept of electracy.

Electracy, according to Ulmer, “is to digital media what literacy is to alphabetic writing.” Continue reading


Jun 24, 13:47
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FM-Scenario - The Listener’s Voice

FM-Scenario - The Listener’s Voice :: June 22 – August 4, 2013 :: ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Lorenzstrasse 19, 76135 Karlsruhe, Germany.

The inter-media project FM-Scenario - The Listener’s Voice uses the Internet as a production site for generating content for further media – more specifically: radio stations, exhibitions and publications. The project’s starting point comprises Eran Schaerf’s news radio plays from the years 1997 to 2011, as well as new texts. The Listener’s Voice (2002), a fictitious radio station, moderated by a computer program is exemplary of Eran Schaerf’s news radio plays. Here, Schaerf uses the newscast format in order to indicate the relativity of its objectivity claim: newscasts not only describe apparent facts, but allow such coverage to be one narrative account among many. Continue reading


Jun 24, 12:40
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“Awkward_NYC/Awkward_Everywhere” by Zannah Marsh

Turbulence Commission: Awkward_NYC / Awkward_Everywhere by Zannah Marsh:

“Awkward_NYC” is now “Awkward_Everywhere.” It is a collaborative online map for reporting social accidents and small interpersonal traumas that occur unexpectedly in public spaces. Anyone can add a story to the map. The map pinpoints sites in the New York Metropolitan or anywhere in the world where misunderstandings, outbursts, physical altercations, arguments between friends or strangers, and romantic spats or break-ups have occurred. It taps into the confessional, voyeuristic, narrative impulses that typify online behavior and subverts the notion of mapping as reductive, objective, and authoritative. As stories are added to the map, a series of data visualizations depicting the emotional terrain of various cities will be generated. Continue reading


Mar 25, 18:39
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Live Stage: Enlisting Participation Online [us NYC]

Enlisting Participation Online: Andy Deck and Zannah Marsh :: April 14, 2013; 3:00 - 6:00 pm :: Harvestworks, NYC and Live Streamed.

Following a brief introduction by Turbulence.org’s Co-Director, Helen Thorington, artists Andy Deck and Zannah Marsh will present their recent net art commissions, Crow Sourcing and Awkward_NYC/ Awkward_Everywhere. Both artists designed participatory platforms and enlisted participation using Twitter and other online social networking services. A discussion with the audience will follow.

Organized and co-presented by Turbulence.org and Harvestworks. This project is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts’ Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes:


Mar 25, 18:39
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Live Stage: Yono Pixel-Art Jam [online]

Yono Pixel-Art Jam/Hangout Online with Ed Stastny: I’d like to invite you to come hangout with us Sunday (October 21) while we doodle and code. Continue reading


Oct 15, 11:36
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Open Air [us Philadelphia]

Association for Public Art Presents Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Open Air :: until October 14, 2012; Nightly, 8:00-11:00 pm :: Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA.

The Association for Public Art in Philadelphia (aPA, formerly the Fairmount Park Art Association) presents the world premiere of Open Air by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Open Air is a spectacular interactive light experience directed by participants’ voices and GPS locations, illuminating the night sky from Philadelphia’s historic Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Inspired by the city’s rich tradition of democracy and respect for free speech, Open Air was created specifically for Philadelphia and for participation by the general public. Continue reading


Oct 2, 14:36
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Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship

Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship — A searing critique of participatory art by an iconoclastic historian, Claire Bishop, Verso Books:

Since the 1990s, critics and curators have broadly accepted the notion that participatory art is the ultimate political art: that by encouraging an audience to take part an artist can promote new emancipatory social relations. Around the world, the champions of this form of expression are numerous, ranging from art historians such as Grant Kester, curators such as Nicolas Bourriaud and Nato Thompson, to performance theorists such as Shannon Jackson.

Artificial Hells is the first historical and theoretical overview of socially engaged participatory art, known in the US as “social practice.” Continue reading


Sep 23, 11:09
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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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