50 Coolest Websites 2005
How do we come up with our 50 best? Short answer: we take your suggestions, probe friends and colleagues about their favorite online haunts and then surf like mad. This year's finalists are a mix of newcomers, new discoveries and veterans that have learned some new tricks
By MARYANNE MURRAY BUECHNER
The Longest Page on the Internet
is a digital art worm created by the artists here at Blue Sfear with the goal of creating the largest graphics worm on the internet.
Il progetto nasce e si autopromuove attraverso la Rete a partire dal 2003, in maniera assolutamente indipendente, ed è interamente prodotto da ConiglioViola e da TVZ - The Violet Zoo : network di musicisti "elettronici" fondato da ConiglioViola nel 2004.
"Recuperate Le Vostre Radici Quadrate" è un progetto multimediale e multipiattaforma che comprende:
un cd audio contenente 15 brani resi celebri dalle più feroci dive italiane degli anni 80 e riattauliazzati dagli arrangiamenti elettronici di TVZ e dall'interpretazione di Donatello (già autore e leader dei Modho)
15 videos... al confine tra videoclip e videoart firmati ConiglioViola
Un concerto-spettacolo multimediale
Una mostra d'arte
Il progetto è ideato e diretto da Fabrice Coniglio.
Tra i nomi più noti che hanno aderito al network di musicisti TVZ: Johnson Righeira e Mao,
Perché le donne e perché gli anni ‘80?
Se da un lato la cultura musicale-visiva di oggi, in particolare attraverso la televisione, esalta una continua associazione tra musica e immagine, soprattutto con l'affermazione del videoclip, è anche vero che l'immagine proposta è generalmente uno specchio e una replica della quotidianità. Per questo motivo un'operazione di recupero e riattualizzazione degli anni 80 ci appare così necessaria e così contemporanea. Gli anni 80 sono ancora un periodo in cui l'unione tra musica e immagine va ben oltre l'estetica dell'apparenza e ha piuttosto a che fare con la creazione dell'identità. In particolare le grandi interpreti legate a questo periodo (Bertè, Rettore, Patty Pravo, Marcella, Alice, Giuni Russo, Oxa, Mannoia, Milva, Mia Martini per citare solo alcune delle artiste omaggiate) rappresentano figure a tutto tondo, in grado di unire sinesteticamente e “mitologicamente” la musica e l'immagine, il look e la voce, per creare vere e proprie "icone".Tutto ciò diventa pretesto per un'analisi borderline sul confine trai generi: tra videoart e videoclip, tra musica e teatro, tra opere d'arte e di consumo, attraverso un progetto trasversale che mette in gioco contemporanemente teatro, musica, video, arte, web, e che coinvolge numerosi artisti, musicisti e performers.
From today on, Tesla-Berlin is presenting areconstruction of the 1958 'Poeme electronique', and a variety of programmes and concerts related to it, in cooperation with the Electronic Studio of TUBerlin and Ultraschall, Festival for New Music.
Further info at http://www.tesla-berlin.de
Marlon Barrios Solano is a Venezuelan dance/new media artist, teacher and researcher, US-based since 1994. He directs, performs, researches and designs improvisational digital real-time performances and environments; recent projects include collaborations with Dennis Delzotto and Walter Froetscher at Share (NYC); Patrick Delges at STEIM; and choreographer Bebe Miller. Residencies include The Advanced Computing Center for Arts and Design (Ohio State University); Interaktionslabor 2004, Denison University; and STEIM (The Netherlands), ZKM (Germany) and Digital Cultures Lab (UK). He has lectured extensively on improvisation, interactive media and embodiment in South America, Europe and the USA.
He has performed with choreographers Susan Marshal, Lynn Shapiro, Merian Soto, Dean Moos, Bill Young, and musicians John Zorn, Philip Glass and Eric Friedlander. He holds an MFA in Dance and Technology (OSU).
an exhibit of fake abstract art and fake art criticism
to be held in The Faketropolitan Museum of Art, a virtual museum which will come to www.sporkworld.org in Spring 2006
Sporkworld.org will host a new collaborative exhibit of computer-generated digital abstract paintings, to open in Spring 2006. The exhibit will consist of computer-generated paintings which are different on each viewing, accompanied by computer-generated art criticism, and a dynamically-generated soundtrack made up of visitor comments about art, recorded in many languages.
Artists may contribute to this project in four ways. The first two options are for artist/programmers to contribute programs to generate paintings or texts about paintings, while the third option simply requires recording your voice. The fourth option is a call to photographers and visual artists to create images of museum visitors.
All Digital brings together outstanding examples of computer generated art by eight artists from around the world. By engaging digital technologies in their work, these artists have exponentially expanded the expressive and aesthetic possibilities of art, radically extended the "palette" and materials available to them, the forms that works of art can take, and the dimension or dimensions in which they can exist. Their art is kinetic, it can be interactive, its imagery can evolve over time, or in some cases, ad infinitum, perpetually reproducing and mutating.
Curated by Margo A. Crutchfield, Senior Curator
Ted Nelson speaking at DMU
Ted Nelson will be a guest of the Institute of Creative Technologies at De Montfort University Leicester, UK, at 5pm on Tuesday February 21st 2006 when he will give a seminar about his new projects. There are a few places available to the public by invitation only. To request an invitation please email Professor Andrew Hugill
Excerpt from Wikipedia:
Theodor Holm Nelson (born circa 1939) invented the term "hypertext" in 1963 and published it in 1965, and is a pioneer of information technology.
He also coined the words hypermedia, transclusion, virtuality, intertwingularity and teledildonics. The main thrust of his work has been to make computers easily accessible to ordinary people.
His motto is: "A user interface should be so simple that a beginner in an emergency can understand it within ten seconds."
Nelson is currently a visiting professor at Oxford University, and a philosopher who works in the fields of information, computers, and human-machine interfaces. He founded Project Xanadu in 1960 with the goal of creating such a system on a computer network, further documented in his 1974 book Computer Lib / Dream Machines and the 1981 Literary Machines. Much of his adult life has been devoted to working on Xanadu and advocating it.
Watch a webcast of Ted's recent talk at the Oxford Internet Institute
More information at http://writing.typepad.com/digital_life/2006/01/ted_nelson_spea.html
Le arti delle reti
a cura di Tommaso Tozzi
PolloO is an opening poll pool. Any opinion could be posted in polloo. The poster is responsible for the content who posted it in polloo. The results of the total posted opinions will show the basic preference or trend for the topic posted on polloo from the population posting on polloo
An Opening Poll Pool! Anytime you come here, PolloO cares about you. The first regard is "Are you happy?" Just think about yourself, then answer it by clicking the happy face or the unhappy face. PolloO also cares about the reason why you are happy or not. Just write down anything you want to say. You will find the same people as your reason. You are not alone in the world.
loop pool 06
Idea: A loop is a magic moment that never ends: a "perpetual mobile" of visual emotion.
Invitation: You are cordially invited to participate in the loop pool project by "Raum fuer Projektion" (space for projection). We would be very happy for you to create a video loop for this project. Do something new or use material that you have already shot / produced.
Final product: The final product will be a DVD & a Screening Tape of Video Loops by different Video Artists & Filmmakers. loop pool will be released as a DVD and will be shown on different screenings by "Raum fuer Projektion". During the Screenings there will be a DJ or Live Music. loop pool 06 is the second edition of the project. Find more information about the first release at www.raumfuerprojektion.de
Presentation: loop pool will be presented for the first time during four nights at the Festival Lounge of "International Short Film Festival Oberhausen" (5th-8th of May 2006). More info: www.kurzfilmtage.de
ART TECH MEDIA 06
Calling on all artists of the world to participate in ART TECH MEDIA 06 and exhibit their works in a variety of Spanish Museums.
Artworks will be accepted from the following categories:
- Video art- Net-art- Computer Animation
Works must have been produced after January 1st, 2005.-
The number of works is not limited.- Works may be presented in any language. The transcript of dialogues must be included in Spanish or English, in case of being selected.- The organization may use parts of the works for media broadcasting, within the promotional framework of ART TECH MEDIA 06.- Following the process of selection, all participants will be notified in writing of the result, and the required presentation formats of their work, preferably on DVD.- Authors will be responsible for copyright of their works.- Works selected will be exhibited in all the Museums taking part in ART TECH MEDIA 06.- A catalogue will be produced in Spanish and English, including all the works.- Artists with works selected shall agree to assign a copy to ART TECH MEDIA 06, which may be used in the subsequent exhibitions.
- Submission of a work implies the acceptance of these regulations.
ENTRY All submissions must be received by February 15th, 2006.
The works should be sent by registered mail to:
ART TECH MEDIA 06C/ Méndez Núñez,
102 - 6º D38001 Santa Cruz de Tenerife