Gallery1F is very excited to announce our second web-only exhibition,
'format.fetish' featuring work by jonCates [.US] and ant scott [.UK],
and invite you to our open reception in a pop-up window with music by
net.dee.jay christian rieben.
March 15, 2006
Turbulence Commission: "Oil Standard" by Michael Mandiberg
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Turbulence Commission: "Knitoscope Testimonies" by Cat Mazza
URBAN EYES public prototype exhibition at NODE London
A project by Marcus Kirsch and Jussi Ängeslevä - In collaboration with Arts Council England, Furtherfield and V2
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MA (RCA) Interaction Designer and Technoartist
RED BULL BEAT BATTLE
SWORDS - First Robots To Break Asimov's First Law Of Robotics
If you think that fully autonomous killing robots are a decade away,take a look at a home-brew device that really does pick out a target and shoot to kill all by itself; see the Robotic Sentry Gun from USMechatronics.
For me, the bottom line on this article is that SWORDS is a machine that is sent to stand in the place of a man and kill people.)
Next month [February, 2005], the US Army will be putting robot soldiers in the field in Iraq. The SWORDS (Special Weapons Observation Reconnaissance Detection Systems) robots are fully armed; when the human operator verifies that a suitable target is within sight, it fires.
They are equipped with either the M249 (which fires 5.56-millimeter rounds at 750 rounds per minute) or the M240 (which fires 7.62-millimeter rounds at up to 1,000 per minute).
These robots are poised be the first working robots that are actually designed to break Isaac Asimov's First Law of Robotics:
"A robot may not injure a human being, or through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm."
The three-foot tall bots are not autonomous killing machines; they are modified Talon robots that have been used by the military for at least four years. SWORD robots are more accurate than human soldiers; the gun is mounted on a stable platform and fired electronically, eliminating trigger recoil, anticipation problems and timing the breathing cycle when firing. At present, the SWORD robot is operated with a thirty-pound control unit with two joysticks, buttons and a video screen.
“SNIFFIN VIDEO PROJECT”
Everywhere we go CCTV cameras are watching what we do and how we do it.
Video Sniffin is a way for us to experience how they see the world and
the people in it. Using a hot-wired video receiver the MediaShed will
be working with young people to create a film promoting Free Media by
tapping into CCTV broadcasts around Southend.
Shooting in April, the finished short film will become a multi-screen
installation in the Atrium at South East Essex College as part of the
Being Here Final Event on April 29th.
“Hairy MPs” is a project to increase hair growth for Members of
Parliament based on their parliamentary
attendance records. Mongrel guarantees that the sight of your favourite
Member of Parliament sprouting extra follicles will dispel your fears
for the democratic process.
In Central Africa people defy media censorship by sharing news using
'radio trottoire' or 'pavement radio'. "Telephone Trottoire" uses the
telephone system to take this idea forward. Built in collaboration with
the radio programmes Nostalgie Ya Mboka and Londres Na Biso
(http://www.nostalgieyamboka.net/), it encourages London's Congolese
community to share and pass around news issues and discuss them over
their mobile phones.
Node London Season of Media Arts
A satellite jockey.
28 year old brazilian rick silva. uses the software google earth like adj or vj would use turntables or a video mixer. i capture satellite video of pixilated landscapes and glitchy fly-overs and use them as source material for live audio/visual performances and installations.
my various artworks and projects have shown at media festivals and museums in 5 continents including transmediale (berlin), dotmov (sapporo), videobrazil (sao paulo), d>art 04 (sydney) and senet (seoul).
my work has been written about in the new york times, the guardian uk, el pais, and most recently featured on the cbs evening news
Call for entries CYNETart competition 2006
CYNETart award 2006 - International Competition Dresden
Announcing the call for entries / Deadline March 20, 2006 Dresden
Call for entries CYNETart competition 2006
CYNETart_06humane - International competition for computer-based art
CYNETart festival and the perception of the human body
Sites and Para-sites: Networking Art.
The ICA, Brandon Room
The London Consortium, the ICA and NODE.London present a conversation on how networks make artworks.
Why might (or might not) media artists and organisations choose to utilise networks to generate and distribute artworks? What does the prevalence of networks in media arts reflect about the increasingly networked character of contemporary culture and society? What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the network model in comparison to other organisational structures? A panel of professionals with differing relationships to media arts and its networks will examine these questions and invite discussion from the audience.
Ruth Catlow, artist, co-founder and co-director of Furtherfield.org and HTTP
[House of Technologically Termed Practice] and a Voluntary Organiser for Node.London ;
Kelli Dipple, integrated media and performance artist and Webcasting Curator at Tate;
Shu Lea Cheang, digital artist working in the field of net-based installation, social interface
and film production;
Tom Corby, artist, writer, curator, academic at the University of Westminster, and editor
"Network Art: Practices and Positions," recently published by Routledge;
Helen Sloan, director of SCAN, the new media art agency in the South of England; and moderator, Professor Steven Connor, Academic Director of the London Consortium.
finalised prolific line-up for xxxxx march 24 ica london 5pm to 11pm:
Andy Bolus [Evil Moisture]
Kevin Drummpxp [Farmers Manual]
Russell Haswell and Florian Hecker: UPIC diffusion
Toshio Kajiwara and Adriana Sa
Terminalbeach [Erich Berger and Pure]
AGAIN FOR TOMORROW
17 March - 9 April 2006
Royal College of Art Galleries
Artists in the exhibition include Martin Boyce (Scotland), Ulla von
Brandenburg (Germany), Gorka Eizagirre (Spain), Christoph Keller (Germany),
Joachim Koester (Denmark), Chris Kubick and Anne Walsh (US), Matts
Leiderstam (Sweden), David Maljkovic (Croatia), Missingbooks (Netherlands),
Alex Morrison (Canada), Adrian Paci (Albania/Italy), Philippe Parreno and
Rirkrit Tiravanija (France/Thailand) Lia Perjovschi (Romania), Mai-Thu
Perret (Switzerland), Trama (Argentina).
Full details are given on the exhibition website http://www.cca.rca.ac.uk/againfortomorrow.
Reaching out to the newer new media
Avenue A Razorfish, the Seattle interactive agency, addresses many of these issues in its 2006 media outlook report issued last week. Jeff Lanctot, vice president and general manager of Avenue A Razorfish, talks with Media Life about the significance of the video iPod, the insignificance of blogs, and why America Online earned the agency’s most improved award.