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Live Stage: Handmade Jam [us Brooklyn, NY]

10731_296677105197_900580197_9375160_802500_n.jpgJam Session @ 3rd Ward Brooklyn :: October 15, 2009, 7:30 – 10:00 pm :: at 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY

[image: Wearable sonic dress with felted patch cords – patch cord by Sarah and Lara Grant]

The party celebrates the people making original tools to make original music, this one another grab bag of unusual inventive sonic technologies. Such as:

GREAT TIGER is an electro rock duo from Brooklyn. They get the party started with the help of The Box, a homemade MIDI controller made out of arcade buttons. Taking inspiration from Daft Punk to Deep Purple, GREAT TIGER fuses themselves into your brain with the help of bright lasers and poison-gas fog machines. Continue reading

Oct 15, 2009
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Call for Papers: Artech 2010 [pt Guimarães]

call.jpgArtech 2010: Envisioning Digital Spaces, the 5th International Conference of Digital Arts :: April, 21 – 23, 2010 – Guimarães, Portugal :: Full papers submission: November 27, 2009.

Artech 2010 is the fifth international conference held on the topic of Digital Arts. It aims at promoting contacts between Iberian and International contributors concerned with the concept, production and dissemination of Digital and Electronic Art. Continue reading

Oct 12, 2009
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Espacio Enter Canarias [es Tenerife]

lu.jpgEspacio Enter Canarias :: September 22-27, 2009 :: TEA, Espacio de las Artes and Auditorio de Tenerife, Tenerife, Canary Islands.

image: Loud Objects — USA

Espacio Enter Canarias is a International Meeting for all sectors related to art and digital culture, for ideas that will allow us to design the future of technological innovation. Espacio Enter Canarias will embrace contemporary artistic expression related to innovation and new media and also the Future Now Symposium. It aims to strengthen the linkage between Art, Science, Innovation, Technology and Enterprise in order to construct Knowledge Society for all citizens. Continue reading

Sep 15, 2009
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Live Stage: Tensions [au Adelaide]

shoot.jpgTensions by Tristan Louth-Robins and Shoot (Jen Brazier, Charissa Davies, Edward James and Ryan Sims together with guest artist Lauren Playfair) :: June 26 – July 25, 2009 :: Opening: June 25; 6:00 pm :: Artists Gallery Talk: July 9; 3:00 pm :: Electronic Art Foundation, The Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace (West End) Adelaide, South Australia.

Sound artist Tristan Louth-Robins and new-media arts collective Shoot will collaborate to produce Tensions. With original soundscapes, performance and projected imagery the exhibition will explore emotion and tension through the use of personal technological devices — what they transmit, store and receive, the emotional implications for the user, and how this ultimately influences society. Continue reading

Jun 22, 2009
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Sometimes Always: Listening in on Audio Art [ca Nova Scotia]

448px_sometimesalways2_1000.jpg[Image: Craig Leonard, Adventures on the Wheels of Steel, 2009] Sometimes Always: Listening in on Audio Art :: June 5- August 30, 2009 :: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Obsolete technologies and anachronistic electronic devices are cleverly resuscitated by 10 international artists in Sometimes Always. Co-organized with the Centre for Art Tapes and presented in tandem with Sound Bytes, Halifax’s month-long audio art festival, the show harnesses the nostalgia associated with outmoded media to reflect on our shifting emotional connections to technology.

Several projects reinvest antiquated technologies such as eight-track players and audio cassettes with new artistic potential. Local artist Craig Leonard modifies bicycle wheels into low-fi musical instruments by adding duct-tape patterns to the spokes. Continue reading

Jun 18, 2009
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Live Stage: Futuresonic 2009 [uk Manchester]

fut.jpgFUTURESONIC 2009 — Urban Festival of Art, Music and Ideas :: May 13-16, 2009 :: Manchester, UK.

Now in its 14th year, Futuresonic is an international festival featuring world premiers of astonishing artworks, an explosive city-wide music programme, and visionary thinkers from around the world. Featuring 50,000 festival visitors and 300 artists at 100 events in a city-wide urban festival experience.

Art: Futuresonic’s 2009 art programme is more ambitious and relevant than ever. A forest in the gallery grown from Joseph Beuys’ acorns, a project engaging the population of Manchester in monitoring climate and biodiversity, and John Lennon’s Imagine ringing out on cathedral bells in Liverpool. Themes include society, technology and the city plus this year Environment 2.0. Art exhibition across Manchester and beyond, centred at the CUBE Gallery. Continue reading

Mar 30, 2009
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Net_Music_Weekly: Stephen Hurrel

beneath.jpgStephen Hurrel’s Beneath and Beyond: Seismic Sounds is an audio visual installation at Glasgow’s Tranway, as part of the annual GI festival for Visual Art. The installation presents a realtime feed of seismic shifts recorded from data of 100 of so seismic monitoring stations around the Earth. We are presented with the sound of the various vibrations going on within the Earth’s core at that very moment. We also see two visual screens showing graphical displays of particularly large tectonic shifts or events at that one time. Continue reading

Jan 29, 2009
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Live Stage: Minitek, Electronic Music + Innovation Festival [us NYC]

finalminiteklogowithnyc-2.jpgMinitek , New York’s Electronic Music + Innovation Festival :: September 12-14, 2008 :: Penn Plaza – 401 7th avenue (between 33rd and 34th St.), New York City and downtown.

Minitek is a new concept and combines the best of electronic music (featuring international top headliners as well as emerging talent) as well as innovation projects in the areas of art, design and technology.

Over three days and two different locations, one outdoor and one indoor, the event will feature two music stages and experimental art and technology installations in the innovation pavillion throughout the day while visual artists will take advantage the night to showcase the latest in projection art on 360 degree screens around the performing stage and dance floor. Continue reading

Aug 23, 2008
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smartpen_x220.jpg“A new smartpen could change the way people practice mobile computing by bringing processing power to traditional pen and paper. Made by Livescribe, of Oakland, CA, the smartpen is designed to digitize the words and drawings that a user puts down on paper and bring them to life.

So long as the user writes on paper printed with a special pattern, the smartpen transforms what is written into interactive text. For example, the pen has a recording function, called paper replay, that can record sound and connect it to what the user writes while the sounds are being recorded. Later, the user can tap the pen over what she wrote and replay the associated sounds. “We’re starting to make the whole world of printable surfaces accessible and functional,” says Livescribe CEO Jim Marggraff.” Continue reading Computing on Paper – Livescribe’s smartpen turns a sheet of paper into a computer by Erica Naone, Technology Review.

Dec 13, 2007
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Nanotube Radio

nanotuberadio.jpgWorld’s smallest radio fits in the palm of the hand…of an ant – Harnessing the electrical and mechanical properties of the carbon nanotube, a team of researchers has crafted a working radio from a single fiber of that material, according to Eurekalert, the news service of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Fixed between two electrodes, the vibrating tube successfully performed the four critical roles of a radio–antenna, tunable filter, amplifier and demodulator–to tune in a radio signal generated in the room and play it back through an attached speaker. Functional across a bandwidth widely used for commercial radio, the tiny device could have applications far beyond novelty, from radio- controlled devices that could flow in the human bloodstream to highly efficient, miniscule, cell phone devices. Continue reading

Nov 5, 2007
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