2006 IGF Main Competition Finalists Announced!
Following an amazing set of entries for this year's IGF, we're pleased to announced that the judges have picked this year's Independent Games Festival finalists, and they are as follows:Seumas McNally Grand Prize: Darwinia, Dofus, Professor Fizzwizzle, Weird Worlds: Return To Infinite Space, Wildlife Tycoon: Venture Africa.
Best Web Browser Game: Dodge That Anvil, Moleculous, Dad 'N Me.
Innovation In Game Design: Rumble Box, Strange Attractors, Braid, The Witch's Yarn, Darwinia.
Technical Excellence: Saints & Sinners Bowling, Tribal Trouble, Tube Twist, Darwinia, Crazy Ball.
Innovation In Visual Art: Dofus, Darwinia, Putt Nutz, Glow Worm, Thomas And The Magical Words
Innovation In Audio: Professor Fizzwizzle, Saints & Sinners Bowling, Dodge That Anvil, Glow Worm, Weird Worlds: Return To Infinite Space.
All finalists are eligible for the IGF 2006 Audience Award. Each eventual award winner in these categories will receive a prize of $2,500, with the Seumas McNally Grand Prize being worth $20,000, and all finalists will be demonstrating their titles on the IGF Pavilion at GDC 2006 in San Jose next March, where awards will be handed out. [Please note - the other finalist announcements (Mod Competition finalists, Student Showcase winners) will occur on January 15, 2006.]
2006 IGF Main Competition Finalists Announced!
Call for entries - digital sparks 2006>> „TANGIBLE – HEARABLE – VISIBLE: BRINGING THE DIGITAL INTO THE SPACE“>>>
For the fourth time the MARS Exploratory Media Lab of the > Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication is organising the > digital sparks - higher education competition, on the Internet > platform netzspannung.org.>> digital sparks 06 is aimed at media art, media design, media IT and > media architecture - students at universities in Germany, Austria > and Switzerland.>> digital sparks is a competition for students and graduates of all > disciplines whose work is linked to media art, media design, media > IT and media architecture. The objective is to find interactive and > experimental work which demonstrates an innovative approach to > digital culture technologies and manages the transfer to the > physical space: „Tangible – Hearable – Visible: Bringing the > Digital into the Space“>> The aim of the competition is to nurture “new media” students and > at the same time to chart the training given in media studies.
>> Submission:> Deadline: February 15th, 2006>
Online at: http://netzspannung.org/digital-sparks/06/>>
The winners will have the opportunity to present their work at ZKM > Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe in the exhibition “Art Computer > Works” and in context of the activities of the eCulture Factory in > Bremen (Germany).>>
> About the competition digital sparks> http://netzspannung.org/digital-sparks/en> Interactive map with all digital sparks submissions > (German):> http://netzspannung.org/digital-sparks/flashmap/>
Press photos:> http://netzspannung.org/about/press/press-images/? > currentpage=3〈=de#>
About Fraunhofer IMK MARS> http://www.imk.fraunhofer.de/en/mars
> About eCulture Factory (German):> http://eculturefactory.de/
> About netzspannung.org:> http://netzspannung.org/about/en> http://netzspannung.org/video/netzspannung/english.rm>>
-- Activist Media Landscape
We fly over the terrain. But each light cone of our searchlightsrenders a different area. Sometimes, this territoryis claimed to be the entire forest. What would we find ifwe pin note pads to a map of resistant practicesin today's networked media landscape? I took some timeto outline what I see as sites of resistance. They comedown from a birds-eye view to lists of concrete examples.
All acts are political in their consequences. It did nottake Brecht to teach us that. There is no outside. Thereis no snow-white innocence of an absolute non-involvement.Many are vehement in their critique of the universityas corporate vehicle. They cancel it out as site of oppositionality.It does not take much historical wandering to question thisargument. Just take the German political theorist HerbertMarcuse who taught at the conservative,small, private Brandeis University for 8 years. We could add manyOther examples. In similar ways to critique of academia others leave nospace or potentiality for affective resistant practices within the (evencommercial) art world.
The separation of work time and leisure that I wrote aboutearlier is a major site of contestation. Here I see a personallocale for resistance. We need time to dream, reflect, and think.http://collectivate.net/journalisms/2005/11/19/downtime.html
Grant brought up the question of duration in art. I recommend Grant's book"Conversation Pieces: Community and Communication in Modern Art" (2004)highly!
1) CIVIC USES OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES
2) TACTICAL MEDIA
3) MEDIA ART/DISTRIBUTED CREATIVITY
4) PROTEST CULTURE
6) CULTURE JAMMING
7) (TRADITIONAL) ART WORLD
8) EVENT-BASED CULTURAL PRACTICE
9) EXTREME SHARING NETWORKS and the their OPEN ARCHIVES
10) (MEDIA ART) EDUCATION
11) ALTERNATIVE ECONOMIES/ COMMONS-BASED PEER PRODUCTION.
1) CIVIC USES OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Communal web pages, mailing lists, blogs, grass-roots journalism,pod casts, cell phones, open access journals
IndymediaCitizen journalism is the act of citizens "playing an active role in theprocess of collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news andinformation.
OhmyNewsSouth Korea's OhmyNews website (new type of democratic journalism)
TxtMobA free service that lets you send SMS text messages to a group of people. http://www.txtmob.com/
Fahamu African Global Call to Action against Poverty usesSMS messaging as a tool for mobilization.http://www.fahamu.org/
Bytesforall - http://www.bytesforall.org/
Blogosphere/ Rise of the online Citizen - http://www.eff.org/bloggers/
Daoud Kuttab's Blog - http://www.daoudkuttab.com/
Blog on the Commons - http://www.onthecommons.org/
Audio Activism Podcast - http://www.audioactivism.org/
Journals Neural - http://www.neural.it/english/
Google Bombing - A Google bomb stands for the willful manipulation of the ranking of a givenpage in results returned by the Google search engine (i.e. google "Miserable failure").
Short-term, spontaneous interruptions of daily life through creative re-useof mostly cheap consumer electronics.
Personal Sousveillance (pronounced "Sou Veil Lance," Steve Mann) refers bothto inverse surveillance, as well as to the recording of an activity from theperspective of a participant in the activity (i.e. personal experiencecapture).
Carbon Defense League - http://www.carbondefense.org/
MEDIA ART/DISTRIBUTED CREATIVITY
Internet Art "Nukorea" by Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries - http://www.yhchang.com/OPERATION_NUKOREA.html
and the classic: "The Struggle Continues" - http://www.yhchang.com/THE_STRUGGLE_CONTINUES.html
RadioTransit Wellen by schleuser.net - http://www.transitwellen.net/de/p1_0_0.php
GamesagoraXchange - http://www.agoraxchange.net/index.php?page=218
Games with political intent - http://www.selectparks.net/modules.php?name=News&new_topic=2
Transforming aesthetics, conference, Sydney 2005 - http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/aaanz/program
Demonstrations, new organizational forms
Democratic globalization movementSeattle, Genoa, Davos, ...
Virtual March - http://www.stopglobalwarming.org/default.asp
Denial of service attacks - http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/ecd.html
Protest.net lists upcoming protests - http://protest.net/
Copyright Issues/Creative Commons/ GPL
Creative Commons-- nonprofit organizationthat offers flexible copyright licenses for creative works.
CC Mixter - http://ccmixter.org/
Archive.org/ (also see: Ourmedia.org) - http://archive.org/
Bittorrent - There is a decisive disregard of copyright law by millionsof Internet users every day on file sharing networks like Bittorrent. http://www.bittorrent.com/
AdbustersAdbusters is a political magazine - http://adbusters.org/
Bush in 30 Seconds - http://www.bushin30seconds.org/
Billionaires For Bush - Billionaires For Bush is a culture jamming political street theaterorganization that satirically purports to support George W. Bush - http://billionairesforbush.com/
The Yes Men - http://www.theyesmen.org/
The Party party Satire Remix Culture - http://www.thepartyparty.com/
The Meatri - http://www.themeatrix.com/
Bush & Blair by US Department of Art & Technology - http://ia.us.archive.org/0/items/bush_blair/bush_blair.mov
Homeland Security Threat Monitor - http://hewgill.com/threat/
Gatt.org - http://gatt.or/
Whitehouse.org - http://whitehouse.org/
Politics in the game Second Life
Conceptual Political Art/ Public Interventionist
Alfredo Jaar - http://www.alfredojaar.net/
Temporary Services - http://www.temporaryservices.org/
Ultra Red - http://www.ultrared.org/
BL4CKH4M - http://www.bl4ckh4m.com/
nikeground - http://www.nikeground.com/
EVENT-BASED CULTURAL PRACTICE
Conference in Budapest, October 2005 - mokk.bme.hu
International conference on Information and Communication Technologies andDevelopment, Berkeley 2006 - http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/events/ictd2006/
Make World - http://www.makeworlds.org/1/index.html
Share, Share Widely- Conference on Media Art Education - http://newmediaeducation.org
EXTREME SHARING NETWORKS and OPEN ARCHIVESEXTREME SHARING NETWORKS are social networks that are able to reproducethemselves. They takes the idea of extreme programming to autonomous socialnetworking. Extreme Programming is a popular development methodology used toimplement software engineering projects. It claims to have the potential toavoid personal burnout and develop a more sustainable software developmentculture.
FibreCulture - http://fibreculture.org/http://journal.fibreculture.org/
Cactus Network - http://www.cactusnetwork.org.uk/collective.htm
Sarai - https://mail.sarai.net/mailman/listinfo/reader-list
Argentinean Electronic Network - http://raec.clacso.edu.ar/
Interactivist Info Exchange - http://slash.autonomedia.org/
(MEDIA ART) EDUCATION
-Transformative power of human encounters in the class room-Analysis of neoliberalism-Teaching of human rights, civil society related to network society-Empower students to use the networked commons-Reeingineering, hacktivism (programming + critical thinking for socialchange)
Distributed Learning ProjectsH2O, Connexions, ShareWidely
ALTERNATIVE ECONOMIES/ COMMONS-BASED PEER PRODUCTION(non-proprietary cooperative production of information)
Anonymous P2P file sharingGNUnet file sharing applicatio - http://gnunet.org/
Friend-to-friend networks/ Community Informaticscommunity networking, electronic community networking
Production & Use of Free, Libre, and Open Source Applications
FreshMeat - http://freshmeat.net/
Freshmeat is probably the largest open archive of open sourceand free software projects.
WikipediaFree, user contributed encyclopedia. http://wikipedia.org/
FreeNetFreenet is free software that lets you publish and obtain informationon the Internet without fear of censorship. Contributors stay anonymous.- http://freenet.sourceforge.net/
12th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature: McGillUniversity, Montreal
Theme: Permeability and Selfhood
March 11-12, 2006
This call for papers is for a panel to be held at Permeability and Selfhood,the McGill Graduate Conference on Language and Literature, which will takeplace March 11-12 at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Selfhood in a Posthuman Context This panel will address fictional representations of the "posthuman" intwentieth-century narrative prose and/or film. Concepts of the posthumanattempt to theorize the human being as a multiplicity of selves: from aplethora of cyberselves coded in ones and zeros (in email, text messages,weblogs, etc.), to a combination of DNA molecules, to a biological, embodiedindividual, to a consciousness with an independent will. The posthumanunderstands humanity as being involved in a process of combination orreplacement by such entities as cybernetic mechanisms, computer simulations,nanotechnologies and robots. A number of theorists work to reclaim the human body for the posthumanbeing; however, many narratives nostalgically construct the posthumansubject as essentially a cluster of significations (transferable or evendownloadable consciousness, DNA codes, etc.) and therefore as not embodied.This panel is interested in how such narratives hark back to late-nineteenthand early-twentieth-century ideas about human beings as essentiallyconsciousnesses, which do not depend upon a body for survival. For example,papers might address characters' resistance to the many biological,technological and economic networks that progressively diminish theiragency. Turning on fiction of the late-nineteenth and early-twentiethcenturies, theories of the posthuman sensitize us to the following kinds ofquestions: How does the human in twentieth-century fiction attempt to assertor, at the very least, understand itself in a context resistant toindividual selfhood? In what ways does the writing subject, as well as theresulting narrative in which the human being is represented, support anunderstanding of the human being as signified and signifiable informationand thereby undermine the embodiment of the posthuman subject?
The deadline for paper proposals is January 10, 2006. Please send abstractsof approximately 300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org. The keynote speaker for the conference will beTerry Castle, Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at StanfordUniversity. More information about the conference is available at<http://www.arts.mcgill.ca/programs/english/grad/gradsymp/
Independent Exposure 2006 -
Call For Worksto view the page on our website please go here:http://www.microcinema.com/
An international touring exhibition of moving image art
Presented by Microcinema International Curators: Microcinema International
Judges: Addictive TV (United Kingdom)
Deadline: Must be Received by March 31, 2006
Independent Exposure 2006
An Ongoing Microcinema Screening Program of International Short Films,Videos and Digital Works Independent Exposure is based in San Francisco and Houston. The program,held continuously since 1996, has presented the short moving image worksof over 1500 artists from all over the world.
Beyond the San Francisco and Houston screenings, Independent Exposure tours many worldwidevenues, in many places where independent films are rarely screened. Independent Exposure has been presented hundreds of times in 43countries plus Palestine and Antarctica and a base camp on Mt. Everest. 2006 is the ELEVENTH season.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
For our Independent Exposure 2006 compilation series we accept shortvideo, film and digital media submissions of 15 minutes or less and arecurrently looking for narrative, humorous, dramatic, animation,documentary, experimental, alternative, avant-garde, music videos,erotic, gay/lesbian, and underground works of all genres and styles. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES and CHECKLIST see our Submission FAQsee the Submission Checklist at www.micrcinema.com/index/checklist
Talk Digger is a new way to find, follow and join discussions evolving on the Internet.
It is simple. You have in hand the URL of a piece of news of the BBC, a blog post, a product page, or any other web page, and you want to know who is talking about it, you want to know what people have to say about it. You copy that URL, paste it in the Talk Digger search box and press Dig it! Talk Digger will then return results from various search engines. All the results returned contain a link to the URL. This is what we call a conversation: a multitude of people, all over the Internet, linking to a specific URL. The following schema describe what a conversation found by Talk Digger is.
Etichette: talk digger
now accepting submission
NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) is the largest film festival in the world. Founded in 1993 by entertainment impresario Stuart Alson, NYIIFVF has been recognized by the film and entertainment industry as one of the leading film events on the festival calendar. Each festival showcases over 300 films from around the world, including world premieres, features, shorts, documentaries and animations.
NYNYIIFVF now exhibits in the four entertainment capitals of America: New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami. Traditionally the event kicks off with a huge networking party, followed by 10 days of screenings, red carpet premieres, panels with industry executives and after-parties in premier locations. NYIIFVF always attracts many global entries, including, Australia, Baghdad, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Holland, Iceland, India, Ireland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Tunisia, the UK and all over the US. The scope of the festival ranges from high profile to novice, so audiences can experience an array of films and individuals driven by independent movie making.
Past Festivals have included the work of Abel Ferrara, Andy Garcia, Benjamin Bratt, Calista Flockhart, Cameron Diaz, Chad Allen, Christopher Walken, Daryl Hannah, Drea de Matteo, Dominique Swain, Eva Herzigova, Guy Pearce, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Modine, Melanie Griffith, Meryl Streep, Michelle Philips, Rod Steiger, Susan Sarandon, Tippi Hedren, Tony Danza, Vin Diesel, and Willem Defoe.
The NYIIFVF is a competitive event and is dedicated to making things happen for emerging filmmakers and screenwriters. The festival has cultivated excellent relationships with thousands of companies in all four cities. We are constantly following up with acquisitions representatives from Miramax, Fineline Features, LionsGate, Sony Pictures Classics, Comedy Central, Metro Golden Meyer in the hope that buyers will acquire and distribute product from our extensive library.The festival is known as 'the voice for independent film' and receives extensive coverage in all major media, including: Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Fox 5, CNN, New York Observer, New York Times, Newsday, LA Times, LA Weekly, Time Out NY, E News, NY Daily News, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Movie Maker, Star Magazine, Screentalk Magazine, to name a few. As indie guru Abel Ferrara famously quoted in an interview with Movie Maker "This festival is the real deal; everybody else just talks about doing it and these guys just do it."
The festival's distribution wing, ITN Distribution, Inc. travels to all major film and television markets and has successfully acquired and sold quality product from all over the world. Headquartered in Las Vegas, the company has quickly established itself as a major player in the world of distribution and specializes in negotiating the best deal possible for international filmmakers and buyers. ITN's objective is to become a top source for attracting, acquiring, understanding and selling product and their international presence at Cannes, MIPCOM, MIFED, NAPTE and AFM has shaped a realistic approach to selling, programming and closing deals with buyers worldwide.
PodART December 9, 2005 - January 17, 2005at FINE ART IN SPACE
Opening Reception:December 9, 2005, 7 to 9pm.
Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9am. to 5pm.Fine Art in Space10-47 48th AvenueLong Island City, NY 11101(718) 392-
Fine Art in Space is pleased to present in collaboration with 31GRAND, the first group exhibition of video art intended to be viewed and sold solely on the iPod. Apple, the computer of choice by much of the art world is the inspiration for our new exhibition.This curatorial exploration was inspired by the introduction of the latest iPod, which now plays video. In recent years, Video art has been growing rapidly in popularity. Their ongoing introduction of more technologically advanced products has resulted in the acceptance and accessibility of this media. Apple's latest achievements with the iPod have garnered this art form even more portability.Artists featured in PodART will include the work of: Gogol Bordello, Th' Legendary Shack*Shakers Jason Clay Lewis, Nelson Loskamp, MTAA, Marisa Olson, Eugenio Percossi, Jean Pigozzi, Adam Stennett, Lee Walton, and Jeff Wyckoff.
Gogol Bordello, the critically acclaimed gypsy punk rock collective, has long been embraced by the art world for their cathartic live performances and innovative sound. In addition to performing in major rock venues and festivals including the upcoming Unlimited Sunshine Tour this January, Gogol Bordello have performed at some of the world's most prestigious art institutions including the Whitney Biennial, The Venice Bienniale and The Tate Modern. Gogol Bordello is currently touring in support of their most recent album “GYPSY PUNKS” (Sideonedummy Records), a 15-track salvo that expands the band's fusion of Gypsy sounds with punk rock and dub-wise sound effects that pay tribute to the classic sounds of Jamaica. Th' Legendary Shack*Shakers started their hell-for-leather, Penta-caustic roadshow just over three years ago and have earned quite a name for themselves with their unique brand of New American Gothic that is all-at-once irreverent, revisionist, dangerous, and fun. Led by charismatic frontman, J.D. Wilkes, th' Shack*Shakers are a four man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of the blues, punk, rock and country have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true believers. In addition, Wilkes is also recognized as an accomplished illustrator and painter. The band's third full-length recording Pandelirium will be released on Yep Roc this February. Jason Clay Lewis is an installation artist whose work stems from his own tales of “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”. Widely known for his show “The Black Death” which was reviewed in Art in America, Lewis has just recently completed a very successful run with his current project “Devour”. Jason's work has been shown internationally in many places such as New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, Prague, Zagreb and London. MTAA is an art duo working on and off-line and are known for their conceptual and often humorous art projects. Past exhibitions have been at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, The Getty Research Institute, and Postmasters gallery.Based in San Francisco, Marisa Olson's work has been commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art and she has most recently performed or exhibited at the New Museum for Contemporary Art, the Berkeley Art Museum/ Pacific Film Archive, Side Cinema-Newcastle, New Langton Arts, Southern Exposure, Foxy Productions, Debs & Co, Galapagos, Flux Factory, 667 Shotwell, Pond, the international Futuresonic, Electrofringe, Cinemascope-London, Machinista, Scope, and VIPER festivals, and elsewhere. She has held residencies and fellowships at Goldsmiths, the New School, Northwestern University, the Technical University-Dresden, and the Banff Centre for the Arts. She participated in an exhibition which Artforum highlighted among their "Best of 2004" and while Wired has called her both funny and humorous,the New York Times has called her work "anything but stupid."Eugenio Percossi is a multitalented artist whose work often deals with death, depression, and personal loss. His working mediums range from photography, installation and video. Percossi's artworks have been shown throughout Italy, Czech Republic, and New York. He currently divides his time between Rome and Prague.Adam Stennett will include his new video work in this exhibition, "Prospect Park Fight Fuck" 2005. As with Adam's paintings, this body of work concentrates on the balance between calm and panic, beauty and ugliness, renewal and destruction; so as to reveal the instant when everything starts to unravel. Small-unnoticed moments, absurdity, sexual tension, humor and obliviousness are key components. "I intend for my work to give people a little shove out of their comfort zone, to encourage them to take a second look at things that are all around us, but that we often prefer to ignore."-Adam Stennett Stennett's work has been shown extensively throughout the US and Europe. His most current solo exhibition, “hold me down and under” at 31GRAND, has been extended through Jan. 29, 2006 and has recently been featured in Black Book Magazine. Adam Stennett splits time between Brooklyn, New York and a cabin/studio in the mountains of Northern California.Lee Walton is an Experientialist whose projects and performances are full of humor, detailed planning, and interaction with the outside world. After a two-year affiliation with the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin, Walton has received many accolades, from the Video Selections at the 8th Havana Biennale, to multiple residencies and fellowships as well as an induction into the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. Walton has exhibited at numerous venues both nationally and internationally, most recently at the Museum of Contemporary Art Berlin and Clubs Project Inc., Australia. He has been invited to lecture and lead projects at various institutions, including the Reykjavik Museum in Iceland and the Psy-Geo-Conflux in New York.Jeff Wyckoff is an artist and scientist whose video work includes intravital imaging, cancer research and often music. Mr. Wyckoff has an upcoming lecture at MIT in February and exhibitions in Belgrade, Antwerp, and is currently working with the Art and Genome Center in Amsterdam. Jeff will also have an upcoming exhibition at Presbyterian College in S.C. in January 2006. Each video object is a limited edition and is sold in iPod format with the player.