Media Experiment #1
Thursday, December 1, 7-10 PM at
AnnouncementRMX: Media Experiment #1
KEYWORDS: 15 SF-based artists, remix, sound, net culture, rx gallery
Rx Gallery (www.rxgallery.com)
132 Eddy Street @ Mason
San Francisco, CA 94102
Thursday, December 1, 2005, 7-10 PM
*FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*
Fifteen San Francisco-based artists present their work around the concepts of
contemporary net culture, sound and remix this Thursday, December 1, 2005 from
7-10 PM at the Rx Gallery (www.rxgallery.com). The show, which features
installations, projections, and performances, is a quick one night remix of the
pre-existing work in the space and the participating artists in this "media
experiment #1," the first in a series of on-going media experiments over the
The night begins promptly at 7 PM with four experimental video shorts such as
Ashanti's "Meditative Pulse in Flux" explores through montage, examples of
general rhythms from South-East Asia to San Francisco. "Intertitle" by Todd
Daniel Fiore re-examines the film Nosferatu with contemporary audio-visual
layering and folding while Jose-Luis Mejia's work collages visual features of
people of different ethnicities in a sonic urban landscape.
Sound performances during the night include "The Big Beat" by Darby
Kaighin-Shields and Rafael Canedo. This work presents live sound cut-ups,
experimental mixing with multiple turntables, and live fabrication of wax LPs.
"Diamond Scratch" by Mike Daddona is a group performance that amplifies
various found objects not normally considered musical or aural. Both of these
projects are open to participation by people attending the event.
Installed in the space is Deer Fang's "The Unique Dancer" that projects
pre-recorded individual dancing and encourages people to contribute their own
to the mix. Josh Pavlick's "Selectron The Arbitrator" collects audio inside one
three foot clear latex helium balloon. This is then transmitted to the primary
sound mixer for the night, Jacob Sperber, who is doing a "RMX of RMX" using
audio output from the participating artists and the sounds in the space to
create an audio atmosphere.
This partial list of projects serves to contextualize all work in the show as
"Media Experiments" of differing diverse viewpoints through multiple media
remixed in the Rx Gallery, a cozy lounge complete with wine and sake bar.
The artists presenting work are Ashanti, Rafael Canedo, Darby D, Kanako
Shibata, Deer Fang, Todd Daniel, Jen Rabon, Jose-Luis Mejia, Sarah Williams,
Han Choi, Jsun McCarty, It Lives, Jacob Sperber, Josh Pavlick, Dax Henderson
and Mike Daddona (Sabreteeth). The show is produced by Jon Phillips
Ashanti, Rafael Canedo, Darby D, Kanako Shibata, Deer Fang, Todd Daniel, Jen Rabon, Jose-Luis Mejia, Sarah Williams, Han Choi, Jsun McCarty, It Lives, Jacob Sperber, Josh Pavlick, Dax Henderson, Mike Daddona, Jon Phillips
Media Experiment #1
------------------------------------------------------------------------5UPER.NET CUISINE DIGITALE: CALL FOR WORKSongoing solo-exhibitions, Museumsquartier Vienna------------------------------------------------------------------------From January 2006 5uper.net offers the possibility to exhibit works of international and national media artists in one of the ten largest cultural complexes in the world, The Viennese "Museumsquartier".5uper.net asks for submissions of artists which work in the field of electronic, digital - as well as computer based art.Accepted works are:* interactive works,* installations,* netart* CD/DVD* and Videoor any other kind of related digital works.Selected artistic work will be presented for at least three weeks up to 6 weeks in a solo-exhibition to an international audience of peers, critics, producers, academics, local industry partners and the broader public. Per exhibition it's possible to exhibit ONE work. Furthermore we provide the opportunity to organize workshops, lectures, talks and presentations referring to the exhibited work.Submissions and proposals for possible cooperations for the fields mentioned below should be sent via our submission formexhibition space data:13 qm (3.4m x 3.8m)2.6m highglassfrontopening hours: daily 10.00am to 8.00 pmAccomodation for app. 1 week can be provided. Regrettably travelcosts cannot be refunded.5uper.net creates and deals with networks, of digital, social, local and global nature: A metadisciplinary international forum for communication, to connect anybody involved or not (yet) involved in the areas of media, architecture, art and technology. Transparency of new media is the primary aim, with is achieved with workshops, events, symposia and publications.Furthermore 5uper.net develops and researches on man-machine interfaces, optimization of existing media channels, exploring new methods of communication and new and alternative ways of distribution. There is a constant creative discourse to provide a network for enhancing the exchange of substantial and non-material resources.LINKSsubmission form - http://cuisinedigitale.5uper.net/application.phpcuisine digitale - http://cuisinedigitale.5uper.net/index.php5uper.net - http://5uper.net/
New Voices Call
Submission deadline is January 31, 2006 – 5:00pm EST
digifest aims to encourage excellence in interactive digital media design, art and technology and supports the creators of new applications and content that will provide lasting economic, cultural and social benefits to Canadians. The New Voices call is an opportunity for emerging and mid-career designers, artists, and technologists to showcase their latest innovations in digital media technologies.
New technologies and News: Convergences and Divergences
Call for submissionsDeadline: 30/04/2006
Call for Contributions
New technologies and News: Convergences and Divergences
A special issue of 'Scan', edited by Chris Atton & Graham MeikleN.B.
This is a slightly revised CFP from that appearing earlier this year. Potential contributors who have already submitted work for consideration need not resubmit. Due to a revised publication schedule at Scan, we are able to extend the deadline for submissions to 30 April 2006.
The study of news has always been central to the study of the media.
But while the rise of new technologies such as the Net, mobile phones and digital TV has attracted enormous scholarly interest and has reinvigorated the field, there has not as yet been as much research on news and these new technologies as there might be.
Some recent research has emphasised online journalism as a set of professional practices developed from existing journalistic philosophies and routines, though often privileging the dialogical nature of the medium to generate news agendas with media audiences (Deuze and Dimoudi, 2002).
Other work emphasises journalism as a set of deprofessionalised practices that privilege grassroots 'native reporting' as a distinctive feature of an 'alternative journalism' (Atton, 2003). Such research highlights the potential of new technology use to enable new configurations of news production, distribution and reception; new modes of authorship and audiencehood; new kinds of producer and consumer.
This special issue of 'Scan' invites contributions that are able to push forward our thinking about the modalities of news production and reception. We are particularly interested in papers that combine theory and practice to critically explore the claims made for the various manifestations of these practices.Who uses online news? What do they use it for? How is credibility judged? To what extent are relationships changing between reporters and readers, between news outlets and consumers, in a media environment that can be customised?
How significant are participatory news and discussion projects such as Indymedia (http://www.indymedia.org/en/index.shtml), Wikinews (http://en.wikinews.org), OhmyNews (http://english.ohmynews.com/) or Slashdot (http://slashdot.org/)?
What of news values and news content? What contributions are made to the discussion of news by online art and satire projects such as Tenbyten (http://www.tenbyten.org), News Reader (http://turbulence.org/works/twotxt/nr-index.htm) or The Onion (http://www.theonion.com)? And what of blogging?
The blog may be just as much the province of the professional journalist as the amateur and, indeed, the much-vaunted 'independence' of blogs is often curtailed by a reliance on dominant news agendas and framing mechanisms (Haas, 2005).
Submission details and style guidelines are at http://www.scan.net.au/scan/about/journal_submissions.php
Maximum length is 6,000 words.
'Scan' (http://www.scan.net.au) is a refereed quarterly online journal of media arts and culture, hosted by the Media Department at Macquarie University, Sydney.
European Media Art Festival 2006
Call for entries: Film, Video and Interactive Media
A maximum of three works per author can be entered for the film and video competition in the film-formats 16 and 35 mm (projections with seperate sound are not possible). Video-works in VHS, Beta SP-PAL, mini DV or DVD.
For installations, performances and other projects, a cost calculation, as well as a detailed description, photos and if available a video documentation must be provided.
Only film and video contributions realised after 1st of January 2005 are applicable. Concepts for installations and other projects should also have taken place after this date. In particular circumstances, exceptions can be made.
In 2004, the festival launches the EMAF-Award for the best international and trend-setting Media-Arts Production also the Prize of the German Film Critics for the best German experimental film or video will be awarded.
Filmprints in 16mm and 35mm will be insured at print value during the period of the festival. Any claims for replacement due to damage are to be pleaded no later than 10 days after return from the festival (Legal domicile is Osnabrück).
The costs for postage and return postage for preview material takes place at the expense of the sender (unfranked material will not be accepted). Material posted from abroad the EU must be marked with the comment: Artwork – Only for Cultural Purposes – Not for Commercial Use. Empfänger ist Selbstverzoller!.
The attached proforma-invoice should state a maximum value of € 10 or $10 US. Costs which occur due to custom charges or handling costs by courier will be charged by the EMAF from the sender. Beyond this, it is recommended that the nescessary reimportation documents be issued by the respective customs office before shipping.
All Preview material will remain in the EMAF archive if no return postage of € 10 (for EU countries) or $15 US (for non EU countries) either in the form of cash-money or as an international money order check has to be attached to the application.
All applications including the preview material (only VHS, mini DV or DVD), text- and photo-material for the catalogue have to reach Osnabrück also before the deadline.
Screening copies (film and video) must reach Osnabrück not later than 30th of April 2006 and will be returned with a catalogue of EMAF 2006 after the festival to the address filled in the application.
The application of the work implies the acceptance of the regulations of the European Media Art Festival. In case of doubt the German version applies. (Legal domicile is Osnabrück).
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS, INTERVENTIONS AND COLLABORATION:
Hacklab: Technology, Creativity, Social Organisation A weekend gathering for
collaborative and creative reflection February 3/4/5 â€“ 2006 Institute for
Advanced Studies Lancaster University, North West England.
(knowledgelab.org.uk coming soon)
(see also http://www.hacklab.org.uk)
You are happily invited to the â€œHacklabâ€, which is a follow-up event to
(sadly titled?) â€œMaking Global Civil Societyâ€ (the funders liked it)
that took place in Lancaster, November 4/5/6. It is hosted at and with the
support of the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) at Lancaster University.
Since the gathering will be defined by those who get involved in preparing
it, the lists below are merely suggestions.
The plan is to experiment with formats and settings, looking for helpful,
creative moments. Suggestions so far include smaller groups, with intimate,
intense, and longer discussions about a particular topic. For instance,
10-12 people in a room for 3-4 hours, discussing a human rights article in
relation to social movements, a question, some concept, whatever - and, for
example, write a declaration, compile a CD, or?? based on note taking and
The ideal is to go beyond conventions.
To play and to experiment there wil also be themed spaces (hacklab setup
with alt/DIY media intros/hands-on stuff) - suggest something!
We imagine talks and discussions about things like:
*technology and social organisation, such as novel â€œmanagementâ€ and
organisation within free software projects or hacklabs, as well as DIY media
*freedom of information & communication and related social, political, or
*digital divides and tribal connections
* nanotechnology and genetic modification: resistance and/or
* sustainable/renewable/alternative (hippie) technologies
* anarchism, cryptography, privacy and identity in cyberspace
*the EU Software Patent Directive (swpat.ffii.org) as enclosure
*feminism and information technology
*primitivism (as a technology?)
*organic composition in music and elsewhere?
Additionally, we hope to create spaces for hands-on workshops, get in touch
if you have skills to
*how to use Free Software for everyday purposes, like emailing (Thunderbird,
Evolution), web surfing (Firefox), text writing
(OpenOffice.org) and photo manipulations (GIMP) etc.
*installation of GNU/Linux operating systems (to â€œdual-bootâ€ with or to
replace M$ Windows)
*using the command line interface: the basics
*learning (to write) code: from sys-admin scripts to wherever your skills
may take you
*system security, privacy, encryption, set up a â€œsafeâ€ computer network
at home or at work
*women demystifying the box: understanding components to repair hardware and
*recycle computers: provide access to the public and for artistic
installations, such as VJ-ing
*any other hacks
Participation is limited to a hundred people.
A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TRAVEL GRANTS AND FREE ACCOMODATION IS AVAILABLE. SEND
SUGGESTIONS FOR WORKSHOPS, PRESENTATIONS, AND PAPERS (MAX. 1 PAGE) TO:
n.moeller at lancaster . ac . uk
Costs, incl. (predominantly organic and vegan by 'the fat olive') Friday
dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner:
Unfunded students: Donation
Funded students, Lancaster academics: Â£20 (additional donation welcome!)
Representatives of "smaller" NGOs: Â£35 (negotiable) Representatives of
"bigger" NGOs: Â£65
http://knowledgelab.pbwiki.com/FrontPage - currently migrating to
www.knowledgelab.org.uk via http://knowledgelab.iskra.net/wiki/Main_Page
chat: irc.indymedia.org #research - quick link:
Some people are rumoured to be working on multimedia installations: music,
video and other altered states of mind. Live improvised piano and more
Saturday night: make it the Institute of Advanced Creativity and
There is also a session being planned about how academic research projects
can learn from grassroots movements' and other cyberspace groups' use of ICT
for collaborative projects (and knowledge creation) with the view to form a
collective to provide such services for academic research projects, -like
community servers do for cultural, social and political projects. The
"profits" that could maybe be accumulated from "research contracts" would go
into a fund to have more knowledge lab events. A kind of self-sustainable
think tank, a parasite/pirate/autonomous university?
Chiara Passa is working on a pretty interesting project:
Art Calling-Digital Art Stories is a public art project which aim is to bring people closer to digital art in an easy way.
The idea is to proposes people to go to city phone booths and listen to stories about digital art. They would only have to dial a phone number (found on a sticker on the booth) linked to a switchboard with various vocal options and audio files. The interaction is the usual one: you hear the options; pick up, say, "software art" which correspond to the number 5; so you press the 5 on the phone.
The stories would tell about the most interesting artists, artworks and events about interactive art, software art, modified video games, demo scene, hacking tools, digital installation, video animation, sound art from the beginning of the disciplines until today.
The audio files would contain also additional material such as bibliography, webgraphy, festivals, resources, infor about artists, etc.
Think you've seen everything Pixar has ever made? Think again. In December, the animation studio unveils more than 500 behind-the-scenes drawings, paintings, and sculptural models for an exhibit at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Pixar: 20 Years of Animation also features projected displays of the studio's movie landscapes and life-like cartoon eyes - and, if completed on time, a zoetrope that uses sculptures, a rotating platform, and a strobe light to create the illusion of continuous-motion animation of characters from Toy Story. Want more? Catch the preview of a new short, One Man Band. The film, about street musicians who take multitasking to extremes, is slated to appear in theaters next summer with Pixar's feature-length Cars. Get in line now, geeks!
- Reena Jana on wired magazine http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.12/play.html?pg=12
It seems no one is safe: Google is doing Wi-Fi; Google is searching inside books; Google has a plan for ecommerce.
Of course, Google has always wanted to be more than a search engine. Even in the early days, its ultimate goal was extravagant: to organize the world's information. High-minded as that sounds, Google's ever-expanding agenda has put it on a collision course with nearly every company in the information technology industry: Amazon.com, Comcast, eBay, Yahoo!, even Microsoft.
In less than a decade, Google has gone from guerrilla startup to 800-pound gorilla. In some ways, the company is a gentle giant. Whereas Microsoft infamously smothered new and open standards, Google is famous for supporting them. And the firm is softening its image, launching a philanthropic arm, Google.org, with nearly $1 billion earmarked for social causes. But that doesn't reduce the fear factor, and Google knows it. Omid Kordestani, the company's global sales guru, said at a recent conference, "We're trying to find ways so we are not viewed as a gorilla." Given its outsize ambitions, that's one search Google might not be able to handle.
Is the sky falling? That's how it looks to panicked tech companies across the Valley as they contend with Google's ever-expanding power and ambition.
VIDEOToday, Google Video is a motley mix: clips of monkeys performing karate and robot dogs attacking iguanas. Tomorrow? No one knows, but everyone is worried.Who's threatened: Comcast and other cable providers, Yahoo!, TV networks that still shun the NetSigns of panic: Comcast wants to be the Google of television. Yahoo! bristles at any mention of Google Video. Networks were stunned to find Google compiling a database of their programs.Reality check: Google Video is up and running. The question is, How much content can it attract - or pay for - to fill the database. Watch for a strategic acquisition, even something big. TiVo?
CLASSIFIEDSWhen secrecy-obsessed Google let news of "Google Base" slip, it looked like an aggressive entrée into online classifieds. The test service can search ads like used-car and personals listings, which would mesh with Google Local and might even kick-start Orkut, Google's social network.Who's threatened: craigslist, eBay, Monster, Tribe.net Signs of panic: Within hours of the Base bombshell, eBay's market value dropped by almost $2 billion. And even before that, the classified sites were nervous. CareerBuilder and others fretted about letting Google host their feeds. Reality check: This may be an extension of Froogle rather than a stand-alone product. But it could expand to everything from travel to eBay-like offerings.
TELECOMFree Wi-Fi in San Francisco, instant-messaging software, a widely anticipated VoIP foray - Google's telecom initiatives seem designed to make life radically easier for users.Who's threatened: Comcast, SBC, Verizon, Vonage, what's left of AOLSigns of panic: Surprisingly few so far, partially because Google says it has no plans to offer Wi-Fi beyond San Francisco. Still, Comcast coined the word Comcastic - is that its answer to Googlicious?Reality check: Something's clearly afoot, and it could be big. With great power comes great regulation - so Google recently opened a DC lobbying shop to combat "centralized control by network operators."
OPERATING SYSTEMSIf anyone can fulfill the dream of turning the Internet into the operating system, it's Google. If the company chooses to develop an OS, the move will cement Google's other initiatives into a powerful whole.Who's threatened: Apple, MicrosoftSigns of panic: When one of Microsoft's key operating system engineers defected to Google last year, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer threw a chair across an office and vowed to kill Google.Reality check: The migration of applications from PCs to the Net is already happening - and it's key to Google's future. But the likelihood of a Google OS depends on what Microsoft accomplishes with its new OS, Vista.
PRINTWhat if a search engine trolled not just every page on the Web, but every page in every book? Amazon.com tried it first, then Google said it would "make the full text of all the world's books searchable by anyone."Who's threatened: Amazon, Microsoft, book publishersSigns of panic: Against the interests of a legion of obscure writers, the Authors Guild sued Google. The Association of American Publishers, with more to fear, did the same. Microsoft and Yahoo! have joined a group that's creating its own book search service.Reality check: Making every book searchable sends a clear signal that Google has the brawn to organize the world's information. But a vicious backlash could drown out that message.
PRODUCTIVITY PROGRAMSGoogle joined with Sun Microsystems in October to jointly promote and distribute apps like the Google Toolbar and Sun's free OpenOffice software. Wider distribution of the toolbar, Google's most potent Trojan horse, gives the search engine access to a world of desktops.Who's threatened: Apple, Corel, MicrosoftSigns of panic: Microsoft launched its own toolbar and protested the decision of the Massachusetts Information Technology Department to dump Office for open source alternatives.Reality check: It may be a fiendishly clever way to attack one of Microsoft's highest-margin products, but this tactic can't be a top priority. Google Toolbar will thrive without Sun.
ECOMMERCEFroogle threatens no one yet. But what if, as the development of Google Wallet suggests, Google handled your every online transaction? The potential revenue from Google's cut of each purchase would make AdSense look like AdCents. Who's threatened: Amazon, Buy.com, eBaySigns of panic: After reports speculated that Google might take on PayPal, eBay said it would pay up to $4.1 billion for VoIP rebel Skype. Wall Street's read: With PayPal under fire, eBay needed a new growth area.Reality check: Rather than take on PayPal directly, the company may start with something less ambitious, like handling payments for premium video content. But after that? Watch out.
font WIRED http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.12/google.html