Richard Widerberg & Zeenath Hasan (FIN)
This mobile music work is an aural architecture for socio-cultural exchange. Sonic realities of the everyday are improvised live in a non-linear mode. Local and remote audiences contribute and access open content. IMPROVe explores the role of the mobile phone user as a creator of her/ his own content. It attempts to define the mobile device as a tool for environment awareness by making the user conscious of their immediate sonic surrounding. By exploring the role of the mobile phone as a medium of sonic content creation and exchange, we propose the understanding of the music making mobile device as a medium of empowerment.
improve blog http://mlab.uiah.fi/improve/
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BODY DEGREE ZERO - THE ANATOMY OF AN INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE
Paul Woodrow (University of Calgary, Canada) &
Alan Dunning (Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada)
The Project's works establish a recursive loop in which the invisible actions of the body are manifest and an inhabitant is required to monitor both the changing environment and the body that manifests it. This is achieved through the use of a relational vocabulary of representation, in which identities are lost and gained, subsumed by a non-identifiable collection of other identities.
One interesting consequence of this is that body-degree-zero comes to represent a functional alternative to the Cartesian or Lacanian constructions of self.
No longer are minds fed back onto the self-reflection of psychology or philosophy, but rather "bodies" are fed back upon themselves - experiencing the data derived from a physical presence that at one and the same time is theirs and not theirs. Heartbeats form not only the internal rhythm of living, but an external soundscape; brainwaves, stripped of privacy, begin to girate on electronic screens; and McLuhan's prophecy fulfilled as the data-skeleton of autonomic bodily processes becomes clothing worn, subject to all the same rules of designer fashion and aesthetic self-fashioning.
at DAW06 in Zurich
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PICNIC ’06 Cross Media Week widely supported by Dutch and international industry associations and cultural institutions active in cross media, advertising and design
Major associations and institutions to host workshops during PICNIC ’06 and promote event to members
August 3, 2006 – Amsterdam – The Cross Media Week Foundation today announced the line-up of Dutch and international industry associations and cultural institutions which are actively participating in the conference program and the marketing of PICNIC ’06 Cross Media Week. PICNIC '06 is Amsterdam's new annual event focused on creativity in cross media content and technology, specifically in the fields of media and entertainment.
Participating industry associations and cultural institutions include: Alternate Reality Gaming Network, Amsterdam International Fashion Week, Association of Dutch Advertisers (BVA), Association of Dutch Communications Agencies (VEA), Association of Dutch Designers (BNO), Association of Full-Service Dutch Internet Agencies (PIBN), Berkeley Cybersalon, Chinese Radio, Club of Amsterdam, Dutch Dialogue Marketing Association (DDMA), East of England Multimedia Alliance, European Archive, European Journalism Centre, Europrix Top Talent Award, Federation of European Direct and Interactive Marketing (FEDMA), Global IT Association for Telecommunications (ETIS), Immovator Cross Media Network, Innovatieveiling, Interactive Professional Association Netherlands (IPAN), International Advertising Association (IAA) Netherlands, Internet Society (ISOC) Netherlands, Kendra Initiative, Mediagilde, Mediamatic, MultimediaN, Nederlands Instituut voor Marketing (NIMA), Orange Alert Dutch Design NYC, Paradiso, Stichting Internet Reclame (STIR), Syntens, Virtual Institute for Research into Media Culture Amsterdam (VIRMA), Virtueel Platform, World Summit Award, Utrecht School of the Arts and Waag Society.
All participating groups have agreed to promote the event and will receive special discounted registration rates for their members.
Marleen Stikker, Co-Founder of the Cross Media Week Foundation, says, “The involvement of these associations and cultural institutions is strategic. They play a key role in ensuring that PICNIC '06 attracts a diverse and top creative audience of professionals who are involved in the development of the most innovative cross media content, formats and channels.”
Through these partnerships, certain groups will host specialty workshops for their members and conference delegates during PICNIC ’06 at the event venue, the Westergasfabriek. Workshop topics include Avoiding the Digital Memory Loss, Cities as Digital Communities, Craftworld: the Art of Television and Gaming, Chat Robots, The Power of Mobile Media, Location-Based Thinking, Broadband Vital Advertisers, Re:set 11: A New Definition of Creativity, Innovation Journalism, Online Revenue Assurance, TV Transformations, Machinima Salon, OOG, and Color Bites, amongst others.
One of the participating associations, the Association of Dutch Advertisers (BVA), will host a workshop for advertisers, agencies and media owners during PICNIC ’06 entitled “Broadband Vital Advertisers” - The workshop will explore how advertisers can adapt to changes caused by IPTV and digital TV trends.
According to Helen Faasse, Director of the BVA, “Our association is thrilled to be part of this exciting new event. PICNIC ’06 is a unique gathering of creative geniuses from all over the world. It’s a great opportunity to offer our members the chance to network with professionals from other cross media disciplines and to be inspired.”
About PICNIC ’06 Cross Media Week
PICNIC '06 is Amsterdam's new annual event focused on creativity in cross media content and technology, specifically in the fields of entertainment and communication. The event will take place from September 27 - 29 at the Westergasfabriek, a cultural facility located in a former gas factory in Amsterdam.
PICNIC ’06 will include a conference for paying delegates as well as a public program which includes lectures, an exhibition, art installations and parties. PICNIC ’06 is being supported by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the City of Amsterdam and a variety of corporate and service partners.
For complete information about the event, visit www.crossmediaweek.org
About the Cross Media Week Foundation
Founded by Bas Verhart and Marleen Stikker, the Foundation is mandated to bring top creative professionals from around the world together in Amsterdam to create new partnerships and opportunities, as well as to establish international networks.
Please note: PICNIC ’06 is still accepting applications from industry associations and non-profits to become network partners -To apply, please visit www.crossmediaweek.org/networkpartners
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SAN FRANCISCO - A freelance journalist and blogger has been jailed after refusing to turn over video he took at an anti-capitalist protest last summer and after refusing to testify before a grand jury looking into alleged crimes committed at the protest.
Hi, I’m Liz Wolf-Spada, Josh’s mom. Although the July 20th hearing seemed promising, today the judge, Judge Alsop ruled against all motions including 5th amendment rights, rights coming under freedom of the press, against bail or a stay......
via Herald Tribune
sul blog un annuncio della madre :
Josh is in Dublin federal prison, in the East Bay area of the San Francisco Bay. I don’t have any other information at this time, but his lawyer is planning to file an appeal to the federal 9th circuit court. That filing alone costs almost $500, so if you can donate any little bit helps with the expenses of legal counsel and money for Josh while in jail. If you believe in prayer or good thoughts please send them to Josh. Thanks, Liz
http://www.joshwolf.net/blog/- the revolution will be televised
other article Journalist Could Be Jailed for refusing to surrender video to judicial authorities (July 31, 2006)