MITH - Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities:
"U.B. PROFESSOR WINS INTERNATIONAL PRIZES FOR ELECTRONIC LITERATURE
The jury of 3rd International Digital Literature Award Ciutat de Vinaròs has awarded its 2007 prize in Narrative to Stuart Moulthrop for his work “Deep Surface.” A second piece by Moulthrop, “Under Language,” shares the 2007 prize in Poetry with “Universo Molecula,” by the Catalan writer Isaias Herrero Florensa.
The Vinaròs prizes have been awarded since 2005 for outstanding work in literature produced and delivered with computational media. The prize is administered by the Hermeneia research group at the Open University of Catalonia ( http://www.uoc.edu/in3/hermeneia/eng /)."
"Gratuité des musées: l'expérimentation
L'expérimentation de la gratuité des musées, lancée formellement au 1er janvier qui était un mardi, jour traditionnel de fermeture, a démarré en pratique aujourd'hui dans 14 musées et monuments de toute la France. Ce test concerne uniquement les collections permanentes et se déroulera sur six mois."
su Le Figaro
'Robin', el ciberamigo sanitario ·
"Robin busca amigos. El robot ha sido creado por 'hombrecillos verdes para ayudar a los jóvenes a comprender algunos temas de salud pública'. O al menos, eso dice. Pero detrás de Robin -que tiene como dirección electrónica email@example.com-, están el Ministerio de Sanidad y Microsoft.
Su objetivo es crear un personaje virtual que sirva para que los adolescentes consulten sus dudas acerca del sexo y el alcohol, de momento. Luego se incorporarán drogas y tabaco ....
Pero Robin aprenderá de sus errores, dijo Íñigo Asiaín, de Microsoft. La idea es que cada vez sepa más, insistió el ministro de Sanidad." read all su ELPAÍS.com
Animata | Kitchen:
"Animata is a real-time animation software for live performance, with the aid of which we can easily create scenes with virtual puppets. Creating and moving characters is as simple as loading an image and attaching a skeleton to it. Images can be placed in different depths of field so that they have a three-dimensional effect. We can move among the layers of various depth, creating a spatial effect, with the help of the camera, covering various segments of the scenes. The characters’ movements are controlled by external devices. Combined with a pattern recognition system, the characters might even be controlled by live actors. Furthermore, Animata allows a multi-user collaboration via the internet, thus providing an opportunity for the collective editing and creating of the performance."
A Worldwide Screening Program of International Short Films, Videos and Digital Works
Curated by Microcinema International and Asthmatic Kitty Records - San Francisco
Presented by Panasonic Broadcast
"What We Are Looking For: We are considering short video, film and digital-media submissions of 15 minutes or less and are seeking narrative, artistic, humorous, dramatic, animation, documentary, experimental, alternative, avant-garde, ambient, music videos, and underground works of all genres, formats, and styles.
We are primarily interested in innovative artistic presentation and storytelling.
Deadline For Submission: February 29, 2008"
For more information and to submit, please go to independentexposure.com
For full program information, rules, selection criteria, prizes, and how to submit:
SOME POSSIBLE – BUT MOSTLY REFUTED – QUOTES AND OPENING SENTENCES FOR A PRESS RELEASE OF JOSH SMITH
1.) The unpersonal is personal (again).
2.) Karl Kraus: "The more closely you look at a word the more distantly it looks back."
3.) This exhibition will consist of twelve large and twenty small paintings made between 2007 and 2008.
4.) There are two artists named Josh Smith. This is the other one.
5.) In Josh Smith's paintings traditional categories of ‘representation’ and ‘abstraction’ lose their value, for – as described by the French art historian and writer Hubert Damisch – "the purpose of awakening in the spectator the uneasiness with which the perception of a painting should be accompanied".
6.) As if stuck on repeat, the 20 canvases occupying the first wall in this exhibition give the same message: "JOSH SMITH, UNSTABLE IDEAS, STANDARD OSLO 17.01.-16.02.2008"
7.) The personal is unpersonal (again).
8.) The exhibition "Unstable Ideas" sees Josh Smith continue his discussion of production, reproduction and non-production in regards to 'the readymade painting'.
9.) Frank Black: "Hang on to Your Ego"
10.) Wikipedia.org: "Disambiguate |ˌdisamˈbigyoōˌāt| verb [ trans. ]: remove uncertainty of meaning from (an ambiguous sentence, phrase, or other linguistic unit)."
11.) In Josh Smith's collage paintings – layered newspaper ads, concert posters and take-out menus, intertwined with printouts of the artist's works – there is a transformation as much as an appropriation of material, allowing these to become more sculptural and performative.
12.) Josh Smith’s paintings are fairly easy to identify: they have his name painted all over them.
This is Josh Smith's second solo exhibition at STANDARD (OSLO). Since graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1998, Smith's works have been subject to a number of gallery exhibitions in Paris, Oslo, London, Brussels, New York, Detroit and Chicago, as well as museum solo exhibitions such as "Dial J for Josh" at The Power House in Memphis. Other recent exhibitions include last year's Lyon Biennial, in addition to "USA Today" at the Saatchi Gallery / Royal Academy of Arts, London, "The New Yorker" at Kunsthalle Zürich, "Uncertain States of America" at the Astrup-Fearnley Museum, Oslo, and the Serpentine Gallery in London. This year Smith will also have a solo exhibition with the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig in Vienna.
For further information please visit our webpage: www.standardoslo.no
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Make Me A Supermodel: Season 1 –
"Bravotv.com is on the hunt for the next great Supermodels with hosts Niki Taylor and Tyson Beckford. It begins by unveiling the top 24 beautiful and talented men and women who will compete for a spot on the new reality competition series 'Make Me A Supermodel'"
The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project
"More than a hundred years ago an extraordinary mechanism was found by sponge divers at the bottom of the sea near the island of Antikythera. It astonished the whole international community of experts on the ancient world. Was it an astrolabe? Was in an orrery or an astronomical clock? Or something else?
For decades, scientific investigation failed to yield much light and relied more on imagination than the facts. However research over the last half century has begun to reveal its secrets. It dates from around the 1st century B.C. and is the most sophisticated mechanism known from the ancient world. Nothing as complex is known for the next thousand years. The Antikythera Mechanism is now understood to be dedicated to astronomical phenomena and operates as a complex mechanical 'computer' which tracks the cycles of the Solar System."
The Antikythera Mechanism is also the name given to a graphic-fueled experimental narrative journey, traversing snow covered alien desert landscapes, fractured forests, and hyper-futuristic cities. In this re-imagining of the discovery of the Antikythera Mechanism (an ancient mechanical computer - dating back to 150-100 BCE), our surreal fairy tale follows our guide as she unearths a mysterious object that acts as a catalyst to unfold reality and open up a series of answers in the form of worlds ranging from distorted natural vistas to stylized synthetic futurescapes. The film was featured on BT’s 2006 DVD release This Binary Universe. (see video appleTV )
"Music Celebrities and the Music 2.0 sites that they develop.
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"The Open Web Awards, hosted by Mashable.com, are the first ever online, open collaboration awards event, to recognize the best online communities representing web 2.0. This unique approach to an online event is about communities, so we've taken a collaborative approach to finding a winner, enabling other blogs and websites to take part.
The competition is officially over. For a full list of the winners, please see the following post. Thank you to all the participants, from the sponsors and the blog partners to the nominees and most importantly the people who voted. Next up is the Live Open Web Awards event at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, on January 10th, 2008. Please stay tuned for further details."