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Origination and Metacreation: A Conversation with Ben Bogart

Origination and Metacreation: A Conversation with Ben Bogart, Vague Terrain:

Ben Bogart is a Canadian artist whose works encompass science, machine creativity and open source ethics. His innovative and fascinating investigations on artificial imagination and machine learning are effectively demonstrated through his body of work, which is neatly underpinned and strongly characterized by a critical analysis of the paradigm of creativity.

Marco Donnarumma: Ben, to what extent can creativity be investigated through algorithmic means and which of your works best embodies such a practice? In which ways can the development of creative machines foster a better understanding of individuals as makers? Continue reading


Sep 9, 15:11
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Live Stage: Re-Rooting Digital Culture [uk London]

Un-Conference: Re-Rooting Digital Culture - Media Art Ecologies :: May 13, 2011; 6:00 - 8:00 pm :: CREAM (Centre for Research in Education Art and Media), University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street Campus, RS 152 Cayley Room, UK :: Book now! email ale[at]furtherfield[dot]org.

Over the last decade the awareness of anthropogenic climate change has emerged in parallel with global digital communication networks. In the context of environmental and economic collapse people around the world are seeking alternative visions of prosperity and sustainable ways of living. While the legacy of the carbon fuelled Industrial Revolution plays itself out, we find ourselves grappling with questions about the future implications of fast-evolving global digital infrastructure. Continue reading


Apr 17, 13:50
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Open Video Conference [us NYC]

The Open Video Alliance presents: Open Video Conference :: October 1-2, 2010:: New York City :: Call for Proposals — Deadline: June 7, 2010. Travel funding is available.

We are now accepting proposals for panels, presentations, workshop sessions, demo sessions, and other programming. Join us and over 1000 participants during our groundbreaking two-day conference and take part in the discussions that are driving the future of the online video medium. Open video is the idea that the moving image should belong to everyone. This vision requires not only free and open video technologies, but also that viewers are empowered to go beyond just watching — creating, sharing, and engaging in the multimedia public sphere they now inhabit. Continue reading


May 12, 13:29
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May You Live in Interesting Times [uk Cardiff]

May You Live in Interesting Times: Festival of Creative Technology :: October 22-24, 2009 :: Cardiff, Wales.

May You Live in Interesting Times is a biennial Festival that is all about ‘do-it-yourself’ and features a programme that celebrates the latest intriguing uses of everyday technology and social innovation, enabled through shared ideas. There’s a fantastic range of commissions, exhibitions, a Maker Faire, discussions, workshops, screenings and participant-driven events. Highlights include: Alfred Sirleaf: Analogue Blogger, from Liberia; Eddo Stern’s first solo exhibition in the UK; Ghana Think Tank solving Wales’ problems; a dynamic, participant driven game show featuring The People Speak; an unConference that explores Technological Tinkering, Wales’ first Maker Faire and a range of new commissions from artists based in Wales. Continue reading


Oct 2, 11:52
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Live Stage: PubliCamp [uk London]

Critical Practice presents Parade: PublicnessPubliCamp :: July, 5, 2009; 2:00 - 5:00 pm :: Kennington Park, Kennington, London SE11, England.

We intend to explore different conceptions of the publicness — historical, cultural, political, social, architectural and digital. We aim to develop a shared ethic towards the notion of public goods and will not be deterred by the disagreeable, contentious, messy, inefficient, live, improvisatory and provisional nature of Being in Public. Public, common or shared resources are like muscles, they become stronger with exercise. Continue reading


Jun 29, 16:37
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[iDC] A Reflection on the Activist Strategies in the Web 2.0 Era

A Reflection on the Activist Strategies in the Web 2.0 Era — Towards a new language criticism by Tatiana Bazzichelli

A networking art platform

The ahaCamping took place on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of October 2008 at the S.A.L.E independent exhibition space in Venice (The Salt Warehouses, Dorsoduro 187-188). It was organized and managed directly by the subscribers of the AHA mailing list (aha [at] ecn.org), which is hosted by the Italian independent server Isole Nella Rete (Islands in the Net). The AHA mailing list is the core of the networking project AHA:Activism-Hacking-Artivism, which I founded in Rome in 2001 and later developed in Berlin from 2003 to 2008.

The AHA project is a networking art platform created to promote hacktivism and art on the Internet related to the Italian net culture and underground movement. Continue reading


Jan 9, 18:53
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Civilmedia 08 - UnConference [at Salzburg]

Civilmedia 08: Cultures – Participation – Dialogue :: December 4 – 6, 2008 :: Jugend-und Familiengästehaus Nonntal, Josef-Preis-Allee 14, Salzburg :: UnConference Call for Participation.

The Civilmedia will be a landmark at the end of the “European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008”. In bringing together international and national alternative media practitioners, researchers, policy makers, activists, and community development workers, we will review the importance of community media and Web 2.0 for intercultural dialogue in Europe. Continue reading


Nov 15, 11:09
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