星期日, 12月 24, 2006
1988年，一群年轻的英国艺术家在伦敦东部的一个仓库里面展示了他们的作品。在接下来9年的时间里面，他们精彩的、富有创造力的作品在全世界范围内引起了一股热潮。1997年，他们在伦敦最负盛名的皇家艺术学院举办了一场名为“感觉”的展览，吸引了30万名观众。Damien Hirst(达明安赫斯特)、Tracey Emin (翠西 艾敏)和Chris Ofili(克里斯•奥菲利)等已成为在英国乃至世界都家喻户晓的艺术家名字。他们的作品也被世界最出名的收藏家们所钟爱和收藏，其中就有广告业的亿万富翁和画廊拥有者Charles Saatchi(查尔斯•萨其)。
“年轻的英国艺术家”［YBA，Young British Artists］几乎在世界范围内同时成为前卫艺术和时尚的代名词。通过年轻艺术家的崛起，当代艺术也不再是只存在于艺术家工作室、画廊和博物馆中的高雅文化，而是成为大众传媒和公众广泛谈论的话题。
Young British Artists，或者叫Brit artists，Britart，是一群曾经在英国伦敦Goldsmith college进修的概念艺术家，画家，雕塑家，装置艺术家。他们的名字包括：Chris Ofili (克里斯•奥菲利 )，Cornelia Parker (科妮莉亚•帕克)， Mona Hatoum (莫娜•哈透姆)， Damien Hirst (达明安•赫斯特)，Douglas Gordon (道格拉斯•高登)，Glenn Brown(葛兰•布朗)，Sarah Lucas(莎拉 卢卡斯)，Gillian Wearing(吉莉安•韦英)等等。
I am going around noon on 25th Dec. Anybody wants to go together, leave yr msg.
星期六, 12月 23, 2006
星期五, 12月 22, 2006
英 國 科 學 權 威 雜 誌 《 新 科 學 家 》
（ New Scientist ） 列 出 八 種 由 互 聯 網 引 發的 心癮 和 病 態 ， 如 果 出 現 以 上 「 病 徵 」 ， 就 代表 你 「 上 癮 」 已 深 ， 是 時 候 醒 覺 了 ！
自 大 瀏 覽 （ Ego Surfing ）
當你 在 雅 虎 或 Google 等 搜 尋 器 上 ， 經 常 輸 入自 己 的 姓 名 ， 按 鍵 搜 索 ， 就 是 「 自 大 瀏覽」 。 在 網 上 搜 尋 自 己 姓 名 其 實 沒 有 甚 麼 大不 了 ， 但 經 常 這 樣 做 卻 是 要 滿 足 虛 榮 心，從 而 衍 生 出 自 大 或 自 卑 感 ， 則 屬 於 心 理 不健 康 。
不 少 「 自 大 瀏 覽 者 」 發 現自 己 「 大 名 」 出現 在 網 上 ， 甚 至 排 列 在 較 前 的 搜 尋 結 果 位置 ， 會 沾 沾 自 喜 ； 如 果 發現 同 名 同 姓 者 ，成 就 或 搜 尋 位 置 高 過 自 己 ， 心 就 不 是 味 兒。 此 類 「 自 大 瀏 覽 者 」 全 球 比 比 皆 是 ，1997 年 成 立 的 「 自 大 瀏 覽 者 」 專 用 網 站EgoSurf ， 每 月 就 有 200 萬 人 登 入 。
網 誌 裸 跑 （ Blog Streaking ）
把 自 己 私 隱 公 諸 於 世 ， 那 怕 是 最 羞 於 齒 的東 西 ， 在 網 上 也 可 以 公 開 展 示 ， 所 以 《 新科 學 家 》 稱 這 種 行 為 「 網 誌 裸 跑 」 ，因 為對 於 大 部份 人 來 說 ， 這 些 私 隱 應 永 遠 收 藏心 中 ， 絕 不 應 公 開 。
網 誌 是 一個 跟 其 他 人 分 享 感 受 的 平 台 ， 網客 多 用 日 記 或 散 文 形 式 ， 將 生 活 中 的 點 滴展 示 在 網上 ， 此 舉 原 本 無 傷 大 雅 ， 但 在 一些 徵 友 網 站 中 ， 部 份 「 熱 切 」 渴 望 交 友 的網 客 ， 不惜 袒 胸 露 乳 ， 公 布 自 己 三 圍 數 字， 也 有 網 客 喜 歡 炫 耀 自 己 艷 遇 ， 在 網 上 跟他 人 大 談獵 艷 之 路， 圖 文 並 茂 ， 令 人 咋 舌。
Google 窺 探 （ Google Stalking ）
利用 搜 尋 器 Google ， 查 閱 一 些 早 已 失 去 聯 絡的 故 友 舊 愛 ， 這 情 況 也 適 用 於 明 星 ， 追星者 希 望 搜 尋 出 偶 像 們 的 聯 絡 方 法 ， 甚 至 住址 ， 故 稱之 為 「 Google 窺 探 」 。
「 Google 窺 探 」 出 於 刺 探 人 家 底 細 的 需 要 ，對 象 可 能 是 同 行 競 爭 對 手 ， 或 者 情 敵 ，起初 是 基 於 知 己 知 彼 的 需 要 ， 但 久 而 久 之 ，對 一 些 無 關 痛 癢 人 士 也 要 進 行 「 起 底 」，反 映 窺 探 心 理 愈 來 愈 強 ， 已 到 了 一 發 不 可收 拾 地 步 。
狂 熱 BlackBerry 迷 （ Crackberry ）
現代 人 重 視 資 訊 和 講 求 速 度 ， 一 部 BlackBerry在 手 ， 不 出 戶 可 知 天 下 事 ， 但 用 得 多卻 會上 癮 。 《 新 科 學 家 》 貼 切 地 形 容 這 些 狂 熱BlackBerry 迷 ， 指 他 們 「 即 使 出 席至 親 葬 禮 ，也 埋 首 用 BlackBerry ， 不 能 自 拔 」 ， 正 是BlackBerry 上 癮 者 最 佳 寫 照。
英 國 有 研 究 指 出 ， 約 1/3 的 BlackBerry 用 戶 會 出現 長 期 失 眠 、 精 神 不 振 和腰 痠 骨 痛 ， 這 就是 用 上 癮 的 後 遺 症 。 本 港 著 名 食 家 蔡 瀾 早前 接 受 訪 問 時 直 認 BlackBerry 是 他 的 至 愛 ， 但它 始 終 是 機 器 ， 人 不 應 受 其 控 制 。
下 載 歌 曲 狂 （ Cheesepodder ）
指下 載 歌 曲 成 癮 的 人 。 蘋 果 電 腦 （ Apple ）推 出 型 人 數 碼 音 樂 播 放 機 iPod 和 音 樂 下載 網站 iTunes ， 讓 網 民 從 iTunes 下 載 一 首 歌 只 需 79便 士 （ 約 港 幣 12 元 ） ， 既 方便 又 省 錢 ， 不少 人 從 此 下 載 成 癮 。 這 班cheesepodder 首 先 是下 載 自 己 愛 聽 的 經 典樂 曲 ， 其 後 範 圍 愈 聽愈 廣 泛 ， 終 於 一 發 不 可 收 拾 ， 就 連 以 前 不屑 一 顧 的 歌 手 也 要 大聽 特 聽 。
偷 看 他 人 相 片 （ Photolurking ）
網上 素 未 謀 面 者 數 以 億 計 ， 很 多 人 在 網 上有 自 己 的 相 簿 ， 存 放 畢 業 相 、 結 婚 相 或 者旅行 相 ， 你 會 否 打 開 這 些 陌 生 人 的 相 簿 ，瀏 覽 一 番 呢 ？ 試 過 的 話 ， 你 就 擁 有 偷 看 相片的 心 癮 。 偷 看 人 家 相 簿 ， 主 要 是 諸 事 八卦 心 理 作 祟 ， 但 互 聯 網 卻 令 這 股 好 奇 心 無限膨 脹 。 為 了 一 窺 別 人 相 簿 ， 不 惜 花 盡 心思 破 解 別 人 的 密 碼 ， 看 完 人 家 相 簿 後 ， 更
將它 公 諸 同 好 。 例 如 Yahoo 旗 下 網 站 Flickr ， 就是 專 門 用 來 搜 尋 陌 生 人 相 片 ， 部 份網 民 更廢 寢 忘 餐 搜 尋 。
維 基 百 科 狂 （ Wikipediholism ）
指那 些 過 度 沉 迷 編 寫 維 基 百 科 的 人 。 《 新科 學 家 》 指 出 ， 加 拿 大 科 學 儀 器 銷 售 員 德克林 （ Bryan Derksen ） 每 日 花 兩 小 時 編 寫 維基 百 科 ，至 今 已 寫 了 7 萬 多 篇 文 章 ，他 認為 這 是 建 立 人 類 知 識 寶 庫 的 浩 大 工 程 ， 工作 充 滿 意 義 ， 即 使 被 外 人 認 為 他 過 度沉 溺， 也 屬 於 有 益 的 沉 迷 。 他 說 ： 「 只 計 算 編寫 文 章 數 目 ， 我 可 以 列 入 前 十 名 。 我也 經常 跟 其 他 人 講 ， 他 們 也 大 感 驚 奇 。 我 重 申無 意 以 此 炫 耀 ， 只 有 想 跟 他 人 分 享 。」
上 網 自 診 狂 （ Cyberchondriac ）
泛指 在 網 上 尋 找 健 康 和 病 痛 的 參 考 資 料 。但 千 萬 記 住 ， 這 只 是 「 參 考 」 ， 不 是 定 案。網 上 資 訊 浩 瀚 如 海 ， 互 相 貫 連 ， 無 限 引申 ， 例 如 查 閱 頭 痛 和 出 紅 疹 的 根 源 ， 互 聯網可 以 連 結 到 癌 症 ， 所 以 盡 信 網 上 資 訊 而不 求 醫 的 人 士 ， 可 能 會 被 一 些 假 資 訊 誤 導，導 致 惶 恐 終 日 ， 小 病 都 會 變 大 病 。
Infornography：You're beyond being a healthy "infovore": acquiring and
sharing information has become an addiction for you
You Tube narcissism：Not even your closest family want to see hours of
your holiday videos
MySpace impersonation：Many of us pretend to be someone we're not when
we are online, but some will pretend to be a well-known figure
Powerpointlessness：One too many flashy slides
In 2008 curators Lawrence English and Zoe Butt will be presenting an exhibition of sound art from chinese artists. The exhibition will be a touring one, to be shown in a variety of cities in Australia, New Zealand and other Asian centres. We are currently seeking artists for this exhibition and are hoping that artists can contribute works on cd or for installations send documentation/catalogues/cds etc of the works for consideration. - contact can be made via Dickson Dee/Noise Asia or by sending mail to the address below.
2008年, lawrence english 和 zoe butt 將舉辦中國聲音藝術的巡迴展覽. 地點包括澳洲, 新西蘭以及其他亞洲國家的主要城市. 目前, 我們正尋找藝術家參與是次展覽. 希望有興趣的藝術家可以提供他們的作品 CD, 文字介紹, 目錄等相關資料以供審議. 聯絡方式可通過 Dickson Dee/Noise Asia 或去信至以下地址:
::ROOM40:: LAWRENCE ENGLISH
PO BOX 771 HAMILTON CENTRAL
QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA 4007
Dickson Dee / Noise Asia
POBox 34867 King’s Road Hong Kong CHINA
sex, one of the most basic human acts and instincts, is a main topic of exploration for many talented people in the creation of artwork. this course is not about hardcore pornography. it’s about the way we portray sex, through our creative process. lessons feature thought provoking essays and inspiring examples from art, to photography, to graphic- and industrial
course introduction: 10 lessons
sex(taboo subject in society?)
the boundaries of politically correct(normalization of pornography)
'sex sells'(how advertising walks the fine line between prudish and vulgar imagery).
some things never change(sex, drugs and rock’n roll)
history of the nude
(the queen of sex shops)
creativity skills / general training practise: 10 lessons
compulsively visual and tactile
highly overt versus extremely subtle
fucking brilliant or just a shitty idea?
obsession and fantasy
sex in the design context: 10 lessons
in the realm of the senses(sex and graphic design)
design is his way(sex and typography)
porno or erotic art?(sex and photography)
in everyday life(sex and design)
the lolita phenomenon(sex and fashion)
adornment and body modification(sex and jewelry)
the phallus(sex and architecture)
aphrodisiacs(sex and food)
in the social swim(sex and interior design)
high end tools(sex toys by designers)
星期三, 12月 20, 2006
星期一, 12月 18, 2006
一口氣, 為天星碼頭做了很多功夫. 資料沒有好好整理, 擺得很亂, 我只好破天荒在一天出第四篇文, recap一下資料.
事情發展到這個地步, 鐘樓能否救回, 我們不大樂觀. 但人死於冤獄, 後世也會為他討回公道! 天星即使毀掉, 我們也得為她討回公道, 為廣大被屈"沒有反對過"的市民討回公道, 為歷史討回公道, 為這幾天的示威者討回公道.
根據統計學, 我不相信, 全香港有十五萬人在同一日去追思天星碼頭, 竟然沒有一個專業人士反對過拆卸鐘樓! 究竟幕後有甚麼事發生?
我做的還不夠, 如果大家還有甚麼資料, 緊記廣傳."
星期六, 12月 16, 2006
星期五, 12月 15, 2006
Unique event of audiovisual exploration, DêRAPAGE invite each year everyone from every
field of work to create a non-narrative audiovisual production of 3 minutes or less.
The SELECTED videos submited for the event before march 5th 2007 will be presented
during the great derapage screening night/party on april 12th at the Design Center of
- the video must be original and non-narrative.
- It must have sound. The soundtrack must be an original production.
- It must be between 30 secondes and 3 minutes.
- Every VIDÉOS must be submited in Quicktime DATA format DV_NTSC 720 x 480 pixels,
48 Khz stereo.
- Dérapage Award
- Best first video
- Best Animation
- Best Video editing
- Best Sound editing
- Call for video: december 1st 2006
- Décalage, the night: feb. 23th 2007
- Deadline (to submit your video) : march 5th 2007
- The GREAT (big!) Dérapage screening night : avril 12th 2007
êcole de design de l'UQAM
1440, rue Sanguinet
Montréal (Québec) H2X 3X9
The book represents a first tentative reconstruction of the history of artistic networking in Italy, through an analysis of the realities which during the past twenty years have given way to a creative, shared and aware use of technologies, from video to computers, contributing to the formation of Italian hacker communities.
Written by Tatiana Bazzichelli, with the preface of Derrick De Kerckhove and the epilogue of the videoartist Simonetta Fadda.
Networking means to create nets of relations, by sharing experiences and ideas in order to communicate and experiment artistically and where the publisher and the reader, the artist and the public, act on the same level.
In Italy, thanks to the alternative use of Internet, during the past twenty years of experimentation a vast national network of people who share political, cultural and artistic views has been formed. Active in underground environments, these projects use diverse media (computers, video, television, radio and magazines) and deal with technological experimentation, or hacktivism, depending on the terminology used in Italy, where the political component is a central theme.
The Italian network proposes a form of critical information, diffused through independent and collective projects where the idea of freedom of expression is also a central theme.
The book describes the evolution of the italian hacktiviam and net culture from the Eighties till today. At the same time, it builds a reflection on the new role of the artist and author who become networker, operating in collective nets, reconnecting to neoavant-garde artistic practices of the 1960’s (first and foremost Fluxus), but also Mail art, Neoism and Luther Blissett.
A path which began in BBS, alternative web platforms diffused in Italy half way through the 1980's even before Internet even existed, and then moved on to Hackmeetings, to Telestreet and networking art of different artists such as 0100101110101101.ORG, [epidemiC], Jaromil, Giacomo Verde, Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici, Correnti Magnetiche, Candida TV, Tommaso Tozzi, Federico Bucalossi, Massimo Contrasto, Mariano Equizzi, Pigreca, Molleindustria, Guerriglia Marketing, Sexyshock, Phag Off and many others.
This 336 page book is in Italian and is published by Costa & Nolan publisher (Milan) you can download a copy here.
星期一, 12月 04, 2006
It's neat to see how these web collaboration principles are moving out of purely electronic products into the "real world". The boat looks good too. ..."
星期三, 11月 29, 2006
And now the debate continues: starting with the conviction that there must surely be a history to news and an archaeology to the news of news (the undifferentiated present), I invited Stehanie Moisdon and Hans Ulrich Obrist to reflect upon this challenge and conceive the 2007 Lyon Biennial. Their ambition is clear: to open the century and name the decade, but with humour. The 2007 Biennial will thus be a game, played as it should be with the utmost seriousness; it will explore issues to do with players, of course, but also with polyphony and, especially, the essential place occupied by the artist.
Artistic director, Lyon Biennial
The 21st century hasn't yet begun, the century has to begin!
The next Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art will open on 17 September 2007. The project devised for this 9th edition by Sethanie Moisdon and Hans Ulrich Obrist is a history book written by a number of people. The history of a decade yet to be named; of a present that is endlessly arriving.
The project is structured like a grand game, with rules for selecting and casting the roles; a game in which some 50 players from around the world are invited to invite an essential artist of this decade. The ultimate purpose of this game, in which invitation is the rule, is to produce together an original landscape, to rethink the format and grammar of contemporary art biennials, and to create living matter from the archaeology of now.
This history book, published on the occasion of the biennial, is both the project's origin and its horizon. It is conceived as a space open to different voices and trajectories. It will comprise essays by philosophers, critics and historians, and the manifesto texts of each player, centred on a particular vision of the present and of what is happening on the contemporary creative scene. The dynamic system which develops through the formation of this community, enables us to reach beyond generational, geographical and thematic axes and to shift the hierarchies and conventions of knowledge into a feedback loop.
星期二, 11月 28, 2006
International Upgrade! organizations and their artists will converge in Oklahoma City to present art and ideas to each other and the community in the second annual international symposium. Included in the event will be workshops on art and technology, audio/video performances and presentations, and exhibitions of works by international and regional artists representing this year’s theme: DIY (Do-It-Yourself). Upgrade! Boston will contribute the following:
DIY or Die: An Upgrade! New York, Turbulence, and Rhizome Net Art Exhibition
In celebration of their respective ten-year anniversaries, Turbulence and Rhizome collaborated with Upgrade! New York to present an exhibition of works that they commissioned or presented over the course of their histories. The term D.I.Y. (or do-it-yourself) expresses an independent ethos, one that encourages cultural producers to create and distribute work outside mainstream or commercial systems and often in direct confrontation with them. In this case, D.I.Y refers not only to works in the show, many of which create alternate models for collaborative artmaking, community building, and media distribution, but to the organizations themselves whose missions--to commission and present digital art work--had no tradition or cultural niche to call upon. Historically, net artists have included audiences in their work; many created calls to action that compel their audiences to intervene and contribute their own ideas, stories and histories. From re-purposed commercial software to homegrown digital knitting applications and works that offer alternative constructions of identity and nationality, D.I.Y. OR DIE presents a cross-section of Internet-based art that, much like punk and grassroots activism has the urgency and invention required to change existing standards of art practice.
Imaging Oklahoma City by John (Craig) Freeman
Participants will go out into the streets to produce the material for "Imaging Oklahoma City." "Imaging Place," is a place-based, virtual reality art project that takes the form of a user navigated, interactive computer program combining panoramic photography, digital video, and three-dimensional technologies to investigate and document situations where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in local communities.
Artist and educator John (Craig) Freeman's work has been exhibited internationally including at the Kaliningrad Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts, Russia; and Ciberart Bilbao, Spain. In 1992 he was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Lucy Lippard cites Freeman's work in "The Lure of the Local".
networked_performance: participatory art by Helen Thorington
The networked_performance blog (http://turbulence.org/blog) chronicles network-enabled practice, discloses a wide range of perspectives, and uncovers commonalities. Artists are utilizing technologies that are inexpensive, mobile and wirelessly networked. Thorington will review works - from telematic and locative events to wearables, and responsive objects and environments - and show how they use objects and events from everyday life to create work that is characteristically hybrid, performative and relational.
Helen Thorington is a writer, sound composer, and radio producer whose radio documentary, dramatic work, and sound/music compositions have been aired nationally and internationally. Thorington has created compositions for film, installation and dance. She performed with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company at The Kitchen, New York City in 2003. Her articles on networked musical performances are published in the December 2005 and February/April 2006 issues of Contemporary Music Review.
Participation, Technology, and Musical Performance by Jason Freeman
Jason Freeman breaks down conventional barriers between composers, performers, and listeners, using new technology and unconventional notation to turn audiences and musicians into compositional collaborators. He will discuss "Glimmer", "N.A.G.", and "Graph Theory" which connects composition, listening, and concert performance by coupling an acoustic work for solo violin/cello to an interactive web site. There will be a ten minute performance of "Graph Theory."
Jason Freeman received his D.M.A. in composition from Columbia University. His music has been performed by the American Composers Orchestra, Speculum Musicae, the So Percussion Group, the Nieuw Ensemble, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, and Evan Ziporyn; and his interactive installations and software art have been exhibited at the Lincoln Center Festival, and the Transmediale Festival.
A Day in the Life with Burak Arikan
Boston, Istanbul, Munich and Oklahoma City will be connected via internet with simultaneous live streaming video performances from each location.
Upgrade! International: DIY Oklahoma City
John (Craig) Freeman
A Day in the Life
DIY or DIE
DIY Recipe [PDF] [catalogue entry for Upgrade! Boston]
The festival which will be taking place 3 – 8 May is now open for submissions for the 2007 competition. Deadline for submissions is 15 January 2007 (postmark), and there is no entry fee.
Further information about the festival and entry details can be found on the Oberhausen Festival website http://www.kurzfilmtage.de/
re:place 2007, the Second International Conference on the Histories of Media, Art, Science and Technology, will take place in Berlin
re:place 2007, the Second International Conference on the Histories of Media, Art, Science and Technology, will take place in Berlin from 15 - 18 November 2007 as a project of Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt. This conference is a sequel to‘Refresh!, the first in this series, chaired by Oliver Grau and produced by the Database of Virtual Art, Leonardo, and Banff New Media Institute, and held at the Banff Center in Canada in September 2005, which brought together several hundred artists, scientists, researchers, curators and theoreticians of different disciplines.
re:place 2007 will be an international forum for the presentation and the discussion of exemplary approaches to the rapport between art, media, science and technology.
With the title, ‘re:place, we propose a thematic focus on locatedness and the migration of knowledge and knowledge production in the interdisciplinary contexts of art, historiography, science and technology.
The re:place 2007 conference will be devoted to examining the manifold connections between art, science and technology, connections which have come into view more sharply through the growing attention to media art and its histories over the past years. It will address historical contexts and artistic explorations of new technologies as well as the historical and contemporary research into the mutual influences between artistic work, scientific research and technological developments.
This research concerns such diverse fields as cybernetics, artificial intelligence, robotics, nano-technology, and bio-technology, as well as investigations in the humanities including art history, visual culture, musicology, comparative literature, media archaeology, media theory, science studies, and sociology.
Call for proposals
re:place 2007 (Berlin, 15 - 18 November 2007) welcomes contributions from established as well as from emerging researchers in diverse fields. The conference will be of interest to those working in, but not limited to, the following areas: art history and theory, literary studies, cultural studies, film and media studies, theatre, dance and performance studies, philosophy, history, gender studies, human-computer interaction, contemporary art, musicology, sound studies, anthropology, sociology, geography, science, technology and society studies, history of science, and history of technology.
We are especially keen on empirical, conceptual, and historical contributions that exemplify and expand the diverse methodological and thematic concerns of this extended interdisciplinary area. These might include contributions to:
- institutional histories of centers, sites, or events that have helped to concretize and engender the intersections between media, art, science and technology. Some broad areas could be: experimental arts spaces, collaborative research labs, significant exhibitions, etc.
- ‘place studies’ that highlight significant locations or situations where such interdisciplinary intersections or significant historical episodes have occurred. A few examples might be:‘Tesla in Budapest","Flusser in Brazil", "USSR in the 1920s", ‘Japan between 1950s-1970s,’ etc.
- historiographical issues, methods, and debates that pose critical questions in the formulation of the histories of the ‘media arts'. These might include: archaeology, genealogy or variantology as methodological tools, bridging the divide between art and media history, sociologies of interactivity, etc.
- theoretical frameworks from various philosophical and disciplinary positions. Topics might include the exemplary role of film studies or musicology for the study of media arts, or the significance of cultural specificities and location in media and technologies, etc.
- the migration of knowledges and practices from different contexts, whether disciplinary,institutional, geographical or cultural. Topics might include: the role of migrant artists in the development of new discourses and practices; the movement and adoption of disciplinary ideas from science into art contexts or vice versa, etc.
A dedicated website and online paper submission system will be ready for submissions from 1st December 2006. Abstracts of proposals, panel presentations and posters will have to be submitted in either Text, RTF, Word or PDF formats.
The deadline for submissions will be 15 January 2007.
Information about the submission process and general information can be found at: http://tamtam.mi2.hr/replace
星期日, 11月 26, 2006
unitednationsplaza is pleased to present a seminar and a video festival organized by Martha Rosler: Art & Social Life; The Case of Video Art. The program will begin with a public lecture by Marta Rosler on Sunday, December 10th at 6 pm.
The video festival will present a selection of early video works, dating from 1968 to present, from the personal archive of Martha Rosler, including numerous works rarely seen and largely excluded from the canonical history of video art, and others that form the backbone of early video histories as now written.
The video program will be free and open to the public daily from 2 - 6 pm at the screening room of the unitednationsplaza, starting Monday, December 11th through Friday, December 15. The schedule of screenings will be posted shortly at http://www.unitednationsplaza.org
Martha Rosler: Art & Social Life; The Case of Video Art
December 10 - 15, 2006
The early history of autonomous video art is a pivot point in the internal culture wars of the art world. Starting in the late 1960s through the early 1970s, artists with quite diverse practices experimented with the new (but not yet widely available) portable video apparatuses.
Film had by mid-century superseded both architecture and music as the queen of the arts. But by the 1950s the broadcast television industry and its structures of celebrity were challenging the social status of high art. Television was a problem… and then the Portapak was invented. Video suggested varieties of freedom to artists restive about or dismissive of traditional studio practices. Video promised a sort of gesamtkunstwerk on the ruins of a high modernism that had demanded a strict separation between forms. Video offered not just the experience of time married to the illusion of space accompanied by sound; because of poor image quality, video also offered relative freedom even from the concerns of cinema/ art film/movies. It provided the opportunity to sketch or to perform, to record a gesture or a narrative, to sing in the shower or dance in the studio, abetted by simple in-camera edits. Artists could, without commitment, break free of the studio if they chose, and, in the political ferment and upheavals of the era, while look around, report, raise a voice, show a face, register anger, offer an opinion, analyze social structures and events, tell a joke, join with friends, and yell back at the mind-melting products of broadcast television while nevertheless making use of its capacity for instantaneous, unrecorded transmission and endless flow or using a recorded format that was easily reproducible and could be widely disseminated. The international potentials of this form were immediately obvious to artists and even museum administrators, to judge by the range of international 'video opens' of the mid-1970s-
The wide-open field of early video may arguably be the typical condition of a medium at birth (compare the internet, on its way from being a utopian arena of activity to a gated compound locked down by corporate toll takers, if the latter get their way). Despite the competition of sites like Youtube, video as an art form has become, by definition, an expensive captive of the gallery and museum, the black box inside the white box. But the transformative impulses that drove utopian hopes in the earliest days have not completely evaporated. It is absolutely vital to revisit early video works and their context (including the texts of the era), to provide a deep slice into the moment of origin and see what may be refurbished and adapted for the present —beyond the stylish appropriations of the 70s “look.”
In the face of the Society of the Spectacle, taking back/talking back to the media was a watchword of the era, offering the hope of social transformation through art, activism, and community interventions. This hope animates many today, in whatever form and medium it may be furthered.
Martha Rosler was born in Brooklyn, New York, where she now lives, after spending the 1970s in California. She works in video, photo-text, installation, sculpture, and performance, and writes on aspects of culture. She is a renowned teacher and has lectured widely, nationally and internationally. Rosler's work is centered on everyday life and the public sphere, often with an eye to women's experience. Recurrent concerns are the media and war as well as architecture and the built environment, from housing and homelessness to systems of transport. Her work has been seen in the Venice Biennale of 2003; the Liverpool Biennial and the Taipei Biennial (both 2004); as well as many major international survey shows, including Open Systems at the Tate Modern (2005). Her work has been included in the Documenta exhibition in Kassel, Germany, and several Whitney biennials, and she has had numerous solo exhibitions. She has been invited to participate in Skulptur Projekte 07 in Münster as well as in documenta xii. A retrospective of her work, ‚Positions in the Life World,’ toured Western Europe and was shown at two New York museums from 1998 to 2000. Rosler has published fourteen books of photography, art, and writing. Among them are Decoys and Disruptions: Selected Essays 1975–2001 (MIT Press, 2004, An October Book, in conjunction with the International Center of Photography), the photo books Passionate Signals (Cantz, 2005), In the Place of the Public: Airport Series (Cantz, 1997), and Rights of Passage (NYFA, 1995). Sur/Sous le Pave (Rennes, 2006), like the much earlier If You Lived Here (Free Press, 1991) addresses the urban landscape and focuses on housing, homelessness, and urban life. Rosler has been awarded the Spectrum International Prize in Photography for 2005, the Oskar-Kokoschka Prize (Austria’s highest fine arts award) in 2006, and an Anonymous Was a Woman Award for 2007. Her solo exhibition, L ondon Garage Sale, was held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in 2005. Her installation Kriegeschaüplatze (Theaters of War) was shown in Berlin (Christian Nagel) in 2006, and a selected retrospective of her work was shown at the University of Rennes.
unitednationsplaza is exhibition as school. Structured as a seminar/residency program in the city of Berlin, it involves collaboration with approximately 60 artists, writers, theorists and a wide range of audiences for a period of one year. In the tradition of Free Universities, most of its events are open to all those interested to take part. unitednationsplaza is organized by Anton Vidokle in collaboration with Liam Gillick, Boris Groys, Martha Rosler, Walid Raad, Jalal Toufic, Nikolaus Hirsch, Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Tirdad Zolghadr.
星期六, 11月 25, 2006
Date: 25 Nov 2006 (Sat)
Venue: Y302, 3/F, Y Core, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Mark Amerika will present a sampling of his digital art work composed over the last 15 years. The presentation will include a mix of personal narrative, philosophical inquiry, spontaneous theories, and cyberpunk fictions, locating the emerging spaces where new media artists operate when distributing their digital personas.
Mark Amerika, who has been named a ʺTime Magazine 100 Innovator,ʺ has had four retrospectives of his digital art work. He is a Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His net art, DVD surround sound installations, and VJ performances have been exhibited and featured all over the world including the Whitney Biennial, the ICA in London, and the Walker Arts Center. His DVD installation CODEWORK is part of the permanent collection at the Denver Art Museum. He is the author of two novels, has edited three published anthologies, and is the Founder and Publisher of the Alt‐X Online Network, a net art and new media writing site started on the Internet in 1993 (www.altx.com). His forthcoming book of artist writings, entitled META/DATA: A Digital Poetics, will be published by The MIT Press later this year. Mark Amerika is currently directing his first feature‐length film, entitled MY AUTOEROTIC MUSE. His website is markamerika.com.
A Swarm of Angels updates the current filmmaking models of Hollywood and independent film to create cult cinema for the digital age.
Vote on major decisions, including which of two scripts goes into production. Post on the forum.
* Open source
Contribute to development and production through script input, materials creation, or be part of our distributed film crew.
* Creative Commons-licensed
Freely share the film. Sample project visuals for your own work.
Feedback into the production, use your expertise, and become part of the team.
Whether you call it Cinema 2.0, or Open source cinema, it’s an innovative participatory experience you can be part of.
Our vision is to bring filmmaker and fan together into entertainment communities making distinctive films based on artistic choices not marketing ones. This is not about making a couple of bucks, but about making cinematic history.
A Swarm of Angels is a third way between the top-down approach of traditional filmmaking and the bottom-up nature of user-generated content. A way for anyone to influence the creation of a professional £1 million+ ($1.8M+) feature film.
We are gathering 50,000 people in a giant new media experiment to be part of an exclusive community which funds and helps make this film. We want people to freely download, share and remix the feature film and all original media made for this project and have embraced the flexible digital-age copyright of Creative Commons toward this end.
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F.wish is a new online project commissioned by Folly by Boredom Research based on the Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees. In Hong Kong near the Tin Hou Temple you can visit these trees, write your wish on a “bao die”, tie it to an orange and throw it up into the branches. If your wish is caught in the branches it is said to come true. The tree used to be a camphor tree where a tablet for worshipping Pak Kung was placed before it withered and became hollow. The myth goes that a worshiper prayed to the tree to fix his son who was slow in learning. The granted wish led to many more wishes being made of the tree.
F.wish has the same warm and friendly characteristics of all of Boredom Research’s work. Processing has not so much changed the style of their work but added to it allowing a greater amount of diversity than what is possible using Director, which although respected has been shied into being seen as a multimedia presentation platform that lacks the support of Java and Flash, especially on the internet. Some of the animated elements in f.wish move with a fluidity this author knows very well: the increasingly popular physics library for Processing. The “bao die” have been given a playful elastic nature and the text seems to drift in a blow away delightfully. I sent some questions to Boredom Research about their new piece and they were kind enough to give me some very exhaustive replies.
Read the interview.
星期五, 11月 24, 2006
Workshop 2.12.2006 (Sat)
Goethe-Gallery, Goethe-Institut Hongkong
14/F Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wanchai
Pictures : Bjørn Melhus, No Sunshine, Germany, 1997 |Rosemarie Trockel, Buffalo Billy + Milly, Germany, 2000 | Joseph Beuys, Filz-TV, Germany, 1970
10:00am - 12:30pm
Welcome note by Michael Müller-Verweyen, Director, Goethe-Institut Hongkong
Session 1 - Flash back to the last 40 years of Video Art
- The discovery of video art and the establishment of a video art archive
- Wulf Herzogenrath, Director, Kunsthalle Bremen; Curator of 40 Years of Video Art
- Ellen Pao, Founder, Videotage
12:30pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Session 2 - The impact of video art on the traditional art and vice versa
- How did the new technical options change our concept of art?
- What do people find challenging with new technology?
- Does technology bring video art to an end?
- Video Art vs Amateur Video
- Isaac Leung, Programme Director, Videotage
- Yip Yuk-yiu, Assistant Professor, School of Creative Media, City University Hong Kong
3:15pm - 4:00pm
- Coffee break
Intermission - screening of video art works at Goethe-Studio
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Session 3 - Is video art the antiquity of new media art?
- How did video art change the definition of art, from its original documentary form to its new focus on visual impact?
- Internet distribution: how does the new trend of internet distribution influence video art (e.g. You Tube)?
- Is video art becoming a traditional art form (such as painting and sculpture)?
- Tobias Berger, Executive Director, Para/Site Art Space
- May Fung, Video artist
- Wulf Herzogenrath, Director, Kunsthalle Bremen; Curator of 40 Years of Video Art
Programme subject to change.
Conducted in English. Admission free.
The '40 Years of Video Art - Digital Heritage' installation which takes place at the Goethe-Gallery from 2.12.2006 - 15.1.2007 focuses on saving, maintaining and mediating the cultural heritage of Video Art, which has become one of the most influential art forms of the 20th century. The works were shown in Germany earlier at the ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe and the K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf before coming to Hong Kong, among them videos by Marina Abramovic, Joseph Beuys, Rebecca Horn, Christian Jankowski, Nam June Paik... etc. Apart from the package curated by Wulf Herzogenrath, Director of Kunsthalle Bremen in Germany, an overview of Hongkong-based video and new media art collective Videotage's own archive from the past 20 years will also be showcased in the installation.
Installation at Goethe-Gallery designed by: Laurent Gutierrez and Valerie Portefaix
星期三, 11月 22, 2006
The blog and podcast workshop was openned last week at VAC. The main idea to introduce blog and podcast is to see these as creative media. We will try to delvelop critical and creative skill together. The first homework is to find and introduce three recommended blog sites:
Here is my selection:
Art And Technologies blog
1. Turbulence -a research blog about network-enabled performance. They included any form of networking in which computational devices speak to each other and create a feedback loop. They also qualified networked performance as being live, or experienced at the moment of creation or reception.
What the blog revealed and continues to reveal is an explosion of creative experimental pursuits made possible by the migration of computation out of the desktop PC and into the physical world (where it is becoming increasingly woven into the fabric of our lives), and by the continuing advances in internet technologies, wireless telecommunications, sensor technologies and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
2.A news and review blog- We make money not art (In China, we need money not art, translate wmmna plus their own news-- highly recommended) Another same family name but not the same character is we make art not money by China's web enterpreneur Isaac Mao.
3. Curated content by networked contributorsReblog by Eyebeam, hosted by a rotation of rebloggers, they are usually artists, enterpreneurs, technologists or theorists, These rebloggers will selected and reviewed interested news from blogspheres.
3 more blogs for resources and inspirations
1. newmediaFIX recommends online resources and projects; it offers news and occasional reviews, and periodically releases indepth texts on new media culture
2. Boing Boing
Magazine about media and popular culture.
3. Furtherfield is an online platform for the creation, promotion, and criticism of adventurous digital/net art work for public viewing, experience and interaction.
Just found blogs : To view and review/Media/ art/ work
1. (Older media art work)Expanded Cinema
Curated platform focused mainly on experimental film, early video, and sound-based, durational work. All of the material is being pulled from available media online elsewhere, as part of emphasizing an overlooked facet of the archival function of new media.
2. (Lectures and discussions)The research of the Institute for Distributed Creativity (iDC) focuses on collaboration in media art, technology, and theory with an emphasis on social contexts.
3. (Links to work)blog-art:
A blog of 'blog art' - blog-based art projects and other self-reflexively creative blogs. Blog Art is a project of Abe Linkoln & Marisa Olson.
星期三, 11月 15, 2006
Tate Modern presents the first UK survey of work by video pioneer Charles Atlas, one of the the most acclaimed interpreters of dance, theatre and performance on video. His vibrant, provocative pastiches of narrative, performance and documentary have featured collaborations with international artists, performers and choreographers, including Merce Cunningham, Michael Clark, Leigh Bowery, Yvonne Rainer, Marina Abramovic, John Kelly, Sonic Youth, and Karole Armitage. For Atlas, the theatricality and physicality of dance and performance are points of inquiry into artifice, fiction and reality. This series features legendary videos, including Hail the New Puritan, Because We Must, Put Blood in the Music, and Rainer Variations.
For more information about the programme of screenings visit http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/eventseducation/film/charlesatlashailthenewpuritan.htm
The survey coincides with the European tour of Turning, Atlas’s new collaboration with Antony and the Johnsons ( http://www.forma.org.uk ), and Atlas’s solo exhibition Instant Fame!, which takes place 23 November – 3 December 2006 at Vilma Gold ( http://www.vilmagold.com ). Charles Atlas is a recipient of the John Cage Award 2006.
Currently the new feature doesn’t support OPML import yet. To add blogs into personal collections, users should search exsiting blogs or add new blogs one by one. New added blogs need to be verified before showing up in search result.
On landing page of blogs, users can change or vote for description words and logo image. This is China Web2.0 Review on Douban.
The idea of this feature is to find interesting blog from persons with similar interests. Personaly I think blog entry recommendation is more useful than recommending a whole blog to me. But certainly this is a cheap way to discover new blogs.
Douban was founded on March 6, 2005. Currenly it has more than 300,000 registered users, 1.2 million pageviews per day. See our previous coverage of Douban here. And this is an interview of Yang Bo by Xinhuanet several days ago.
On 28th and 29th last month, I was in Hongzhou not for the film awards but went to the 2nd chinese blogger conference.
One of the organiser, Isaac Mao, from The social Brain Foundation wrote "在年会上向大家介绍美国Blogger行为和网志空间特性的Deborah Fallows 来自Pew Internet &
Society研究所，PEW研究中心，加州大学伯克莱分校新闻研究生院和Middlebury学院正在研究中文Blog空间的写作和传播行为。在年会期间已经开始启动的调研工作是一个很好的开头，通过参与这些精心设计的调研问题，你也可以更好地了解自己的Blog行为和Blog环境，同样也支持了研究工作。" (Please support Pew)
Rebecca MacKinnon from www.GlobalVoicesOnline.org wrote in her blog her reflections on China's 2nd annual blogger conference.
Two speakers from Hong Kong :
Hong Kong Polytechnic University香港理工大学教授和游戏/创意技术专家 Gino Yu（于积理）在年会的Creative 2.0 板块（由孙田主持）和欧洲的艺术家进行了对话，并且分享了自己对Blog和Web 2.0的看法，以及用自己的家庭观念阐述了对生命2.0的理解。
Another HK person comes from Inmedia talks about freedom of speech and the organisation.
星期日, 11月 12, 2006
星期六, 11月 11, 2006
星期三, 11月 08, 2006
星期二, 10月 31, 2006
这次来的艺术家们都是颇有点名气的:Daniel Shiffman,搞Processing的朋友应该知道他吧;Jin Yon Muk,那个做Music Box出名的韩国艺术家;Rafael Lozano-Hemmer,我最欣赏的公共艺术家之一;Camille Utterback,互动影像艺术家等等. 除了这些艺术家的作品展出之外, 艺术节还组织了对今年刚过世的韩国新媒体艺术家白南准Nam June Paik(就是那个做电视墙的)的作品回顾.
星期一, 10月 30, 2006
aaajiaostarts we need money not art
Oh No Blog, about design, arch., tech, exhibition, new media art event news and more. Highly recommended.
Playin' wit IT (Keso)(Just seen him at Chinese blogger conference, friendly and highly respected person among bloggers)
Engadget (chinese version) (Also saw Ice Chan in the blogger conference)
Discussion on MAX/MSP and other tech/ art (some good comments and discussion)
阿修 and his blog on Flash, mobile application and rich internet application
Lezplay = Let’s Play, 設計資訊站
that produce office live and won the Prix Ars of Ars Electronica 2006, interactive art award. And check out their portfolio
In the pic. from left to right : Zhang Qing, Gino Yu, aaajiao aka WNMNA
on 28th Oct., 2006 in Hongzhou: CREATIVITY 2.0 The event features Régine Debatty, whose weblog is a pioneering platform for critical media art and cultural discourse. The panel will engage activist writers in China and beyond developing the ‘blog’ as open medium of expression to establish unrestricted forms of dialogue, cultural enterprise and community.
Moderators: Tian Sun in Hangzhou, Stephen Kovats in Rotterdam, Vera Tollmann online. Panelists: Regine Debatty, Gino YU, Zhang Qing. Remote panelists: WNMNA, Kuan Huang
星期五, 10月 27, 2006
星期三, 10月 25, 2006
By Timothy McNulty, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Arts organizations -- dance companies, classical music ensembles, art museums and the like -- are by their nature old-fashioned. They also depend on attracting a constant flow of ticket-buyers and other funding to survive.
Some 120 arts officials from around the nation came to Pittsburgh for two days last week to look at the cutting-edge techniques for bridging the old world to the new, and drawing new people and energy to the arts, at a Technology in the Arts conference at Carnegie Mellon University.
The question at the conference -- hosted by Carnegie Mellon's Center for Arts Management and Technology -- was not whether technology should be part of how people see, experience and support art. It already is. Instead, the challenge was how to adopt it best, given the dwindling staff and budgets non-profit arts organizations are facing nationwide.
The good news is there is plenty going on in technology to help artists create new works, arts organizations to support them and ultimately for art fans to experience them.
One of the coolest things discussed was www.chicagoartistsresource.org, a Web site launched last year that lists massive amounts of information to help artists thrive.
The site is constantly updated, often with information from artists and other users of the site -- both of those components (updates and user-generated content) are increasingly becoming keys to all thriving Web sites, tech experts said....Read More
LONDON - An exhibition featuring new work from The Saatchi Gallery by forty young American artists, will be brought together at the Royal Academy of Arts in USA Today. Over 150 new works of art will be presented including paintings, sculptures and photographs. The exhibition will run from 6 October – 4 November 2006 at the Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Gardens.
USA Today features a new generation of American artists, together with other young artists who have moved from Europe, Asia, Africa and other parts of the world to work in the United States. The subjects of these recently made art works, most of which are no more than two years old, focus on the artists’ views of world events and America’s place in global society. Many of the artists and their works have already attracted attention through their political references.
Photo from http://www.artknowledgenews.com/Peter_Fischli-David_Weiss.html
While we are in London, we saw this favourite show. Highly recommended, full of wisdom, humorous and contemporary.
"The first major retrospective of Swiss artists Peter Fischli (b1952) and David Weiss (b1946) to take place in the UK will go on display at Tate Modern in October 2006. The artists’creative partnership began in the late 1970s and this exhibition will span nearly three decades of their collaborative practice bringing together more than twenty significant bodies of work."
星期五, 10月 20, 2006
Exhibitions: (2006.Nov.11 - Nov.25)
Theme: Harmony & Innovation
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Symposium: (2006.Nov.11 - Nov.12)
Theme: Value & Creation
Venue: Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University. Beijing, China
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星期三, 10月 18, 2006
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第四節 :城市的公共空間 ----------------------杜永德先生香港大學建築系; 源耀邦先生香港及加拿大註冊建築師
星期五, 10月 13, 2006
"...Web 2.0 到底有沒有什麼標準形象？ 有沒有什麼 tips 讓 Web 2.0 看起來像 Web 2.0 呢？有的有的，整體來說，Web 2.0 要表現的不外乎幾個重點：親和、開放、互動、人性科技；從許多典型的 web 2.0 網站來看，不難分辨出幾個視覺重點，小寫字母取代嚴肅的大寫字母、顏色通常鮮明亮麗，許多的粉色調，開闊的天藍，活潑的橙色，還有，被戲稱為 Web 2.0 的國民色 lime green檸檬綠，這裡有位Ludwig Gatzke's compilation在他的格裡狂載了400餘個 web 2.0 站台的 logos, 相當有參考價值的 research，可以看出 2.0 的形象輪廓。
I also find this which is a logo listing of web 2.0 applications. You can click on the logo and find out what they are doing on the same page.
Another listing with tag bookmarking so that you can find useful web 2.0 tool directly.
For mapping web 2.0 technology,a buzz cloud is build by Markus Angermeier. A multi language version is avaliable here.
A chinese version is translated by Lauren Lee an editor from Beijing major magazine.
An article (5 pages)that gives a more serious description and analyse of web 2.0.
"...In collaboration with the Second Chinese Bloggers Conference, to be
held in Hangzhou China October 28/29, V2_Institute for the Unstable Media is hosting an ‘extra-territorial’ online satellite to the conference in Rotterdam. By examining the role played by the exploding use of weblogs or ‘blogs’ in establishing new forms of dialogue and community, Creativity 2.0 discusses the rise of the blog as an open medium of expression above and beyond the grasp and control of governmental mechanisms.
Recently, and during the past year in particular, it has become increasingly popular to use new tools and expanded online facilities via ‘Blogs’ to create new social identities, define cultural practices and create active communities beyond the physical constraints of urban or national structures. This is especially the case in countries such as the People’s Republic of China in which a new ‘middle landscape’ of an increasingly affluent and mobile citizenry has zealously and enthusiastically attuned to the latest in global technology and telecommunications. Forming a significant part of the ‘Web 2.0′ phenomenon Blogs pick up the faded myth of the Internet as a user generated space of exchange with both cultural and commercial repercussions.
Associated online tools and services such as, YouTube, Biku, Flickr
and del.icio.us augment the omnipresence of Blogs into complex global communities of users linked via an infinite number of personal backgrounds, interests and goals and create new forms of social, cultural, artistic and economic networks. In areas where traditional forms of monitoring and control of information is pervasive the complexity and diversity of blogging’s reach drives the creation of new platforms and forms of expression. Blogs brought to life by anyone anytime are now creating a blogosphere rapidly replacing traditional information structures by unifying in cross-media frameworks the same mechanisms of text and visual tagging, cross-referencing of information, and opinion gathering established with the Internet over a decade ago. But how do these structures originate, who do they serve, and how are the bloggers covered by‘traditional’ or local media? Beyond global entertainment and free-for-all journalism can Blogs instill new cultural identities and open up new zones of dialogue and critique? Can they lead to cultural and artistic production per se, or drown in parody and hasty mash-ups during their authors’ 5 minute bursts of fame?
Creativity 2.0 links the worlds of blogging between Europe, Asia and beyond in a live and online dialogue hosting players active in defining and sharpening both active local communities and establishing new contexts of transnational dialogue."
2nd China Bloggers Conference
Hangzhou, China October 28/29, 2006
Live Rotterdam Satellite Saturday October 28, 10.00 - 14.00 (CEST)
There is a numbers of media coverage on HK blogsphere in this year, starting from the first coverage from Next Magazine to TV media and now to english press. BC magazine had a update report on the 5th Oct issue. Here is an online version.
I try to list the more popular /recommended / referenced blogs here:
Top Blog with audio
Sidekick http://sidekick.mysinablog.com/ (Named Queen of HK bloggers by CMM林子揚)
林子揚CMM http://www.bloggers.com.hk/cmm/ (audio blog)
Angus Ho 香港仔公國Dukedom of Aberdeen (blog.age.com.hk).(politics, film critics)
葉一知: 刁民公園 http://diumanpark.mysinablog.com/index.php (Politics)
星屑醫生http://singsit01.mysinablog.com/ (medical, health living, family & christianity)
Agnes 微 塵 點 滴 http://agneslth.mysinablog.com/ (christianity, family, illustration)
Charles Mok (charlesmok.blogspot.com)chairman of the Hong Kong Internet Society
Central Blogger (centralblogger.blogspot.com), also a columnist for the free am730 daily
Media Interviewed Blogger
網絡暴民 Jacky’s Blog http://jacky.seezone.net/ (politics and film)
Alex Chow 聞.見.思.錄 http://blog.hoiking.org/ (politics)
Poon wing hang Moliulogy 我那無聊文字 http://moliuology.mysinablog.com/index.php (HK bloggers)
Roland Soong - bridgeing chinese and english reader: EastSouthWestNorth blog (www.zonaeuropa.com)
Cultural worker's blog
江康泉 Kongkee飯氣劇場 http://ricegas.blogspot.com/ (comics and writing)
陳志華，孤草 http://gucao.net/blog/ (電影筆記 , cultural workers' / writers' circle)
何故 with students in Chinese University http://www.cuhkacs.org/~hegu/Bo-Blog/index.php (Japanese culture, film, comix)
李智海 http://www.chihoi.net/ (news , comics)
廿九几 http://29s.blogspot.com/ (comic, poetry and writing)
Blog-You Collective columists such as 光影筆記 http://www.hkbloggers.org/
Free Media http://thefreemedia.com/hk/ (politics, culture, chinese, may be out dated)
錄影力量 http://www.videopower.org.hk/ (social activist, documentary)
香港獨立媒體網 http://www.inmediahk.net/public/index (social, cultural activist)
More than one http://mto.age.com.hk/ (ex http://morethanone.blogspot.com/ )
3 non pro designer 飛磚會 http://flyingbricks.blogsome.com/2005/06/19/aboutus/
2 pro artists 彭 倩 幗 & friend http://www.frombeetobee.net/
Jan's Tech Blog http://www.azuremedia.net/tech/history/blog/ (IT, Tech)
二元之間 2 http://element_2_1.mysinablog.com/index.php?op=ViewArticle&articleId=203982 (HK blogger culture and history)
踢爆香港傳媒 Http://hkmediabuster.blogspot.com/ (media commentary)
壹盞燈創作有限公司 (Light Up Creative Works Limited) :istage -podcast news and interview on performance http://www.istage.hk/
Radio 7.1 http://www.radio71.hk/
開台 Open radio http://www.openradiohk.com/
香港人民廣播電台 People's Radio Hong Kong http://www.prhk.org/
RTHK artblog http://www.rthk.org.hk/special/artblog/ (TV program)
Other Cooperate blog
Cantonese Podcaster in Canada
Pigcast 豬欄 http://pigcast.blogspot.com/
Rumour that ISP banded the site, Not The South China Morning Post (www.ntscmp.com)
星期日, 10月 08, 2006
星期五, 10月 06, 2006
Chinese Blogger means that I am chinese or I write in chinese or I live in China. Anyway all three are semi true to me. Here is the news:
The second Chinese Blogger Conference will be held on 28th and 29th October in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
Chinese Blogger Conference is an annual event sponsored by Social Brain Foundation, and organized by volunteers online, for weblog enthusiasts and entrepreneurs to gather together to discuss interesting topics. I attended last year’s first Chinese blogger con in Shanghai, it has been a fantastic experience for me. I made some wrap-up reports (1, 2) on this blog.
I’m sure the 2nd cnbloggercon will also be a very successful event for idea sharing and brain storming. From the proposed schedule, the topics will cover blogging, web 2.0 starups, wikipedia, pocasting, education, cracking skype protocol and many others. The speakers include Keso, the most famous IT blogger in China, Jeremy Goldkorn, chief editor of Danwei.org, and Bo Yang, founder of Douban. I’ll also be a panelist for a panel named “web 2.0: startups and investment” on 29 Oct.
ps. If anyone who is interested in sponsor this event, you can contact email@example.com.
A talk by PC Home @Taiwan and portal 2.0. to promote portal 2.0 (using firefox engine)
詹宏志(ex PC Home Taiwan)：如果說Web1.0是下載、瀏覽、搜尋，Web2.0就是上傳、分享與建造連接關係。Web2.0也預告著傳統網路商業模式即將面臨巨大的轉變，為了因應Web2.0由使用者主導的潮流，不僅網路服務要更具有Web2.0的精神，連網路經營者的心態都要隨之改變。
About Portal 2.0
星期一, 10月 02, 2006
Well, it is finished and all I know is firefox is worst than IE in security and My Fock just closes as it wishes. But I remember Danah and her site.
I find this site to see Danah in person. It also have Wiki 's Jimmy Wales. Even though they are a bit dated but it is a good source of people that is related to technology, economy, government, and culture.
Not to be missed also Lawerence Lessig, the Harvard Professor that give us Creative Commons, it was back in 1998...so were we online then?
星期四, 9月 28, 2006
Online art and culture magazine
Artkrush is a bimonthly email magazine covering the key figures, exhibitions, and trends in international art and design http://beta.artkrush.com/
ART-e-FACT : STRATEGIES OF RESISTANCE / / an online magazine for contemporary art & cultureISSN 1845-5301 http://artefact.mi2.hr/index_en.htmNew Media art, cyberculture journal
Peer review journal-
First Monday http://www.firstmonday.org/
New art and culture journal -Vague Terrain : http://www.vagueterrain.net/
Online since 1997, digitalsouls.com is one of the longest continuously running online galleries and e-zines dedicated to new media art, digital culture and philosophy. http://www.digitalsouls.com/
Collective reviews and critics
New media Reviews ;http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/
Critics everything, http://blogcritics.org/
Community Art Network (a range of disciplines and topics - from dance to policy ) http://www.communityarts.net/readingroom/
Hong Kong's http://www.blog-you.com/ including (光影筆記 哲學散文 攝影手札 文思泉湧 港飲港食 科技講場 遊戲部落)
Using web 2.0
Create your own critics column and get in touch with your reader http://www.rottentomatoes.com/
Film critics BLOG
影评博客圈 草根看电影 http://blog.sina.com.cn/m/mvsalon
A young designer's blog grow up to a portal http://www.designloveme.com/archives
Writing with Sources by Gordon Harvey download zip
The Elements of Style by Strunk & White
A Brief Guide to MLA Parenthetical Citation and Works Cited Pages
Citations! A guide to citing online sources UC Berkeley
The one-day conference, planned for late-Feb-early-March in LA, will discuss the business, financial and economic aspects arising out of this, emerging business models and how that is changing the dynamics of these three industries.
Our definition or perspective on this is by no means definite…it is evolving as fast as the industry."