星期三, 7月 23, 2008

Creative MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) works by Brad Smith

Brad Smith's work cross-over radiology and visual art.
His main works are on MRI embryo visualization and cardiovascular study.
His beautiful animation works are stunning and he looks for sound artists to build soundtrack to the time based works.

星期日, 7月 20, 2008

Interesting links this week

What is interesting is inspiring and different to me. I think I can't be satisfied with one simple thing is also making me appreciate the add on values to very standard events such as book fairs or shopping at IKEA, here are some links that I would like to bookmark for myself: (Listing sometime is also a big thing, looking at Listmania, and of course that lead me think of marketing.)

1. Trench watching: this will be such a great way to start a business. The first step is really get yourself feel for it.
2. I think I need to find a way in dealing with all these data. Data mining is out and there is so much data that just throw in to you and the bad news is that so much of them relevant and useful.
3. What about product design, event design, I mean if I need to invent a new way or hack the trade : http://trendwatching.com/trends/hygienia.htm#creativedestruction
4. If you can break down of what you want now, you may find the person to finish the job for you.

星期五, 7月 18, 2008

Congraulation to Keith

SIG團員theDemos的作品 "moving mario" 榮獲 Ars Electronica Honorary Mention
上年在Microwave International New Media Arts Festival 展出的作品 Moving Mario榮獲電子藝術界桂冠Ars Electronica , interactive arts(互動藝術)組別的 Honorary Mention (奧地利電子藝術節)。作品將於今年的Ars Electronica CyberArts 藝術節於OK Center for Contemporary Art (Linz, Austria)展出。是首位香港獨立藝術家在此組別獲得此殊榮!


星期四, 7月 17, 2008

Call for contributor to write Digital Artists’ Handbook article on “Video Editing with Open Source Tools”

The Handbook aims to give artists information about the available tools but also about the practicalities related to Free Software and Open Content, such as collaborative development and licenses. All this to facilitate exchange between artists, to take away some of the fears of artists when it comes to open content licenses, sharing code, and allowing them to have a look at various ways of working and collaborating. The focus is on practical consequences, not on political implications.

The Handbook was launched in March 2008. A number of articles were commissioned for this launch, including introductions to all the main handbook sections. One area we are seeking to increase the depth of content in is "Working with Digital Video", and we are looking for someone to write an article on the topic of "Video Editing with Open Source Tools". An introduction to "Working with Digital Video" has been published at www.digitalartistshandbook.org/node/28. We would like the article to pick up on the ideas introduced in the final paragraph of the introduction, using a number of tools in way of examples:

"When you start working with free software as a videomaker, it is likely that you need to invest some time and energy in understanding certain basics of the video production process. Sometimes this might mean you have to look for alternative workflows, to dive 'under the hood' of a digital tool, or reconfigure an existing solution to suit your needs. Investigating the tools you use as a video maker is an important part of the job, it can help gain insights, it can be an inspiration to explore new ways of working and imagemaking." Peter Westenberg, Working with Digital Video, Digital Artists' Handbook, October 2007.

More information
For application, fee and more go to: www.folly.co.uk/node/1132

THE OPEN WALL- competition

The Open Wall, a 90 x 30 pixels resolution 201 inch LED screen.

ITovation, a project by the Faculty for Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, NTNU, and Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre, TEKS, invites you to an open art competition!

The Open Wall is a wall-mounted LED installation consisting of 96 circuit boards containing 25 orange LED lights each, 2400 in total, with 5 cm distance in all directions to the next light. The wall is 480 cm long and 180 cm high. One goal of the Open Wall project is to inspire reflection about Information and Communication Technology with focus on openness, copyrights, and authorship. The source code governing the Open Wall is available as an open source project on sourceforge.


The artist perspective for the contest is to exploit the artistic potential of possible technologies that can be implemented in the The Open Wall. Boundaries between digital art expressions and computer gaming are vanishing. We will in particular ask the contesters to investigate in artistic concepts that applies to the wall being an interactive and “living” object.

We aim at raising awareness and curiosity about multidisciplinary issues at the intersection between art and technology. Artistic expressions for the contest may look into ways of establishing interactive dialogs between an audience at sight or/and remote located, and the LED wall.

Project contributions can be expressed as a combination of sensor and actuator technologies that by example reads data from sources like sound, movement, climate, GPS, social mapping etc., as well as other methods for fetching external data information. Actuators in addition to the LEDs, if you find that necessary for your project, can be anything from sound output to robotic technologies. Your imagination is the limit!

The suggested artistic concept and content will be the jury’s main factor to consider. This means that though the technical aspects are vital for realizing this project, the contest will focus on the artistic concepts and ideas. We are therefore accepting contributions where the techniques necessary for realizing your project aren’t fully developed or in detail described. The jury expects nevertheless all technologies suggested by the contesters to be technical realizable.

The Open Wall project provides an interface for exploring possibilities for further development of artistic expressions used for permanent public installations. This contest is part of Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre´s strategy for trying to develop permanent interactive installations in the public space of the Trondheim region. The Open Wall can therefore be considered as a fragment of a greater installation. As this is a concept competition, we accept contributions that aren’t limited in size to this particular physical wall as such.

Contesters will have the opportunity to start a dialog with Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre independently of the contest result for further development of projects.

The price award will take place at this year’s festival for art and technology in Trondheim, Trondheim Matchmaking, the 16th - 18th of October.

The contest is divided in two prize categories:
- The Open Wall open contest.
1st prize 2000 €, 2nd prize 1500 €, 3rd prize 1000 €.
- The Open Wall Student Contest.
3 prizes of 2000 NOK each.
The jury consist of five members:

* Stacey Spiegel, Artist, President of Parallel World Labs Inc
* Trine Eidsmo, Artist, Director of Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre
* Per Platou, Artist, Coordinator of The Production Network of Electronic Arts Norway
* Bjørn Alterhaug, professor, Department for Music, NTNU
* Letizia Jaccheri, professor, Department for Computer and Information Science, NTNU
Latest date for submissions is Monday the 15th of September 2008.

Contest submissions must contain a 2-300 words description of your project in addition to technical information, all formatted as PDF documents. Other necessary illustrative material of your choice are accepted. All material must be digital, and sent by email to thewall@list.stud.ntnu.no with “The Open Wall” as the subject.

In addition you can deliver software and other necessary files for running your project on the wall if you like. The technical documentation of the project is available. The source code governing the Open Wall is available as an open source project on sourceforge.
Contact information:
* e-mail: thewall@list.stud.ntnu.no.
All about the competition: http://org.ntnu.no/thewall
Other links:

Call for works of art developed with artificial life technologies and related disciplines

VIDA 11.0 rewards works of art developed with artificial life technologies and related disciplines: robotics, artificial intelligence, etc. We are looking for works of art with emerging behaviours, which evolve over time, react with their environment
and seem to have a life of their own. VIDA 11.0 is searching for projects that relate technology with biology and that research the synthetic characteristics of modern life.

In previous editions, prizes have been awarded to artistic projects created with robots, avatars, recursive chaotic algorithms, knowbots, cellular automata, computer viruses, virtual ecologies that evolve with user interaction, interactive architectures, augmented reality pieces and works that explore the social aspects of A-life.

A total of €40,000 will be awarded to the three projects selected by the jury: First prize: €18,000(*), Second prize: €14,000(*), Third prize: €8,000(*). The winning pieces may be exhibited at Fundación Telefónica´s Virtual Museum and in the exhibitions related to art and new technologies it organises or takes part in.

More information and entry

Make Art -FLOSS based Art

Make Art is an international festival dedicated to the integration of Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) in digital art. The third edition of make art - OpenOS - will take place in Poitiers (FR), from the 24th to the 30th of November 2008.

make art offers performances, presentations, workshops and an exhibition, focused on the blurred line between art and software programming.

The festival is currently seeking new, innovative FLOSS based works and projects: music and audiovisual performances, presentations, software
demos, and installations.

This year make art focuses on the *OpenOS*: artistic, free, creative use of the Operating System, hackability and modularity of FLOSS and GNU/Linux, scripts as digital glue between applications, enhanced possibilities for the technical expression of ideas, user empowerment and
artistic freedom.

For more details, please visit makeart.goto10.org/call

星期六, 7月 12, 2008


The 25th Conference on Shamanism and Alternative Modes of Healing will take place on Labor Day weekend, August 30 through September 1, 2008. at Santa Sabina Center, San Rafael, California.
The conference is was founded in 1984 by Dr. Ruth-Inge Heinze to preserve and further the integrity of shamanism and share the latest insights in the field of alternative healing.

Anyone going ?

星期二, 7月 08, 2008

It is so gorgous that they speak Italian

Peter Greenaway -A scene from drowning by numbers.

星期一, 7月 07, 2008

biotechnology projects two years ago,

Do you think that biotechnology is old stuff ?
In 2006 summer students in the three-week long Digital Day Camp (DDC) and participants in the Summer School workshop series have explored the relevance of and issues surrounding biotechnology projects by artists and activists. Students studied the fundamentals and ethics behind biological research (ie animal testing, germ warfare, bacteria and vaccines, dna, food growth and nano-technology) and green design, including the politics and groups involved in executing such projects.

Starting July 19 projects developed by students, workshops participants and teaching artists will begin to be installed in Eyebeam's exhibition space as part of a "growing" exhibition.

Included in the exhibition and in conjunction with the Panorama Screening Living Culture will be artist Justine Cooper's four channel video installation Scynescape. The images are real-time recordings of the artist manipulating samples of her hair and skin cells on a scanning electron microscope.

The 7th Gwangju Biennale

Would you go this time ?

A Year in Exhibitions

Duration: September 5 – November 9, 2008
Professional Preview: September 4 and 5, 2008
Artistic Director: Okwui Enwezor
Co-Curators: Hyunjin Kim, Ranjit Hoskote
Position Papers Curators: Patrick D. Flores, Jang Un Kim,
Abdellah Karroum, Sung-Hyen Park, Claire Tancons
Venues: Biennale Hall, Gwangju Museum of Art,
Uijae Museum of Korean Art, Cinema Gwangju, Daein Traditional Market

Annual Report is developed around three principal components. The first part, On the Road, through a series of travelling exhibitions will serve as a report on cultural manifestations occuring between 2007 and 2008. The second component, Position Papers, is a platform dedicated to a series of five focused, small scale curatorial proposals and experiments in exhibition practice by a diverse group of curators. The third element, Insertions, will take the format of a series of new projects commissioned or invited specifically for the biennale.

Participating Artists

On the Road / Insertions / Position Papers

Adel Abdessemed (Algeria, lives in Paris)
Bani Abidi (Pakistan, lives in Delhi, Karachi, London)
David Adjaye (Ghana/UK, lives in London)
Raymundo Albano (Philippines, 1947-1985)
Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla (USA, live in Puerto Rico)
Lara Almarcegui (Spain, lives in Rotterdam)
Francis Alÿs (Belgium, lives in Mexico City)
Area Park (South Korea, lives in Seoul/Tokyo)
Stefano Arienti (Italy, lives in Milan)
Kaoru Arima (Japan, lives in Nagoya)
Mario Benjamin (Haiti, lives in Port-au-Prince)
Sadie Benning (USA, lives in Chicago)
Huma Bhabha (Pakistan/USA, lives in New York)
Ursula Biemann (Switzerland, lives in Zürich)
Bingyi Huang (China/USA, lives in Buffalo and Beijing)
Tania Bruguera & Arte Conducta (Cuba, live in Chicago and Havana)
Mariana Bunimov (Venezuela, lives in Caracas)
Gerard Byrne (Ireland, lives in Dublin)
Byron Kim (USA, lives in New York)
Chen Shaoxiong (China, lives in Guangzhou)
Chen Qiulin (China, lives in Beijing)
Chung seoyoung (South Korea, lives in Seoul)
Bruce Conner (USA, lives in San Francisco)
Thomas Demand (Germany, lives in Berlin)
Atul Dodiya (India, lives in Bombay)
Donghee Koo (South Korea, lives in Seoul)
Lili Dujourie (Belgium, lives in Brussels)
Felipe Dulzaides & Roberto Gottardi (Cuba and Italy, live in Havana)
Eunji cho (South Korea, lives in Seoul)
Seamus Farrell (Ireland, lives in Paris and Cadiz, Spain)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Germany, 1945-1982)
Daniel Faust (USA, lives in New York)
Vincent Feria: Françoise Vincent & Eloy Feria (France & Venezuela, live in Caracas)
Nina Fischer & Maroan El Sani (Germany, lives in Sapporo, Japan)
Peter Friedl (Austria, lives in Berlin)
Gao Shiqiang (China, Llves in Hangzhou)
Marlon Griffith (Trinidad and Tobago, lives in Port of Spain)
Hu-ju Gu (Korea, lives in Busan)
Tamar Guimaraes (Brazil, lives in Copenhagen and Mälmo)
Shilpa Gupta (India, lives in Bombay)
Hans Haacke (Germany, lives in New York)
Lothar Hempel (Germany, lives in Berlin)
Jan Henle (USA, lives in New York and Puerto Rico)
Chi Young Hwang (South Korea, lives in Gwangju)
Iman Issa (Egypt, lives in Cairo)
Haejun Jo and Donghwan Jo (South Korea, live in Seoul)
Isaac Julien (U.K., lives in London)
Taehun Kang (South Korea, lives in Busan)
Hassan Khan (Egypt, lives in Cairo)
Sonia Khurana (India, lives in New Delhi)
Kim, Sung Hwan (South Korea, lives in New York)
Seung wook Koh (Korea, lives in Seoul)
Abdoulaye Konaté (Mali, lives in Bamako)
David Lamelas (Argentina, lives in Los Angeles)
Larnet: In Ae Lim & Eun Young Hong (Korea, live in Busan)
Jin Won Lee (aka GAZAEBAL), Musician (Korea, lives in Seoul)
Seulgi Lee (Korea, lives in Paris)
Sherrie Levine (USA, lives in New York)
Christelle Lheureux (France, lives in Paris)
Glenn Ligon (USA, lives in New York)
Jarbas Lopes (Brazil, lives in Rio de Janeiro)
Reagan Louie (USA, lives in San Francisco)
Ken Lum (Canada, lives in Vancouver)
Mun-ho Ma (Korea, lives in Naju)
MAP Office: Laurent Gutierrez and Valérie Portefaix (France, live in Hong Kong)
Kerry James Marshall (USA, lives in Chicago)
Mona Marzouk (Egypt, lives in Cairo)
Gordon Matta Clark (USA, 1943-1978)
Steve McQueen (UK, lives in Amsterdam)
Daniel Medina (Venezuela, lives in Caracas)
Luis Molina Pantin (Venezuela, lives in Caracas)
Matthew Monahan (USA, lives in Los Angeles)
Movement, Contingency and Community (Group Exhibition)
MY-DA-DA (based in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego)
HwaYeon Nam (South Korea, lives in Seoul)
Oil 21 (Germany, based in Berlin)
Karyn Olivier (Trinidad and Tobago/USA, lives in New York)
Els Opsomer (Belgium, lives in Brussels)
Jina Park (South Korea, lives in Seoul)
Jooyeon Park (South Korea, lives in Seoul)
Munjong Park (Korea, lives in Damyang)
Kiyoung Peik (Korea, lives in Ansan)
Redza Piyadasa (Malaysia, 1939-2007)
Apinan Poshyananda (Thailand, lives in Bangkok)
Jo Ractliffe (South Africa, lives in Johannesburg)
Mandla Reuter (Germany, lives in Berlin)
Jewyo Rhii (South Korea, lives in Seoul)
Walid Sadek (Lebanon, lives in Beirut)
Joachim Schoenfeldt (South Africa, lives in Johannesburg)
Fatou Kande Senghor (Senegal, lives in Dakar)
Ho-yoon Shin (Korea, lives in Gwangju)
Taryn Simon (USA, lives in New York)
Dayanita Singh (India, lives in New Delhi)
Praneet Soi (India, lives in Amsterdam)
Hiroshi Sugito (Japan, lives in Nagoya)
Catherine Sullivan (USA, lives in Los Angeles)
Sungyoon Yang (South Korea, lives in Seoul)
Jim Supangkat (Indonesia, lives in Bandung)
Koki Tanaka (Japan, lives in Tokyo)
José Toirac (Cuba, lives in Havana)
Caecilia Tripp, Filmmaker (Germany, lives in Paris)
Uijae Huh, Baikryun (South Korea, 1891-1977)
Jacques Villeglé (France, lives in Paris)
Alfred Wenemoser (Austria, lives in Caracas)
Sislej Xhafa (Kosovo, lives in New York)
Lynette Yiadom Boakye (U.K., lives in London)
Bruce Yonemoto (USA, lives in Los Angeles)
Kohei Yoshiyuki (Japan, lives in Tokyo)
Zarina (India/USA, lives in New York)
Dolores Zinny & Juan Maidagan (Argentina, live in Berlin)
John Zurier (USA, lives in Berkeley)

For detailed information on the biennale and participating artists please visit the website: http://www.gb.or.kr

For press information please contact:

The Gwangju Biennale Foundation
Jin-Kyung Jeong
Biennale 2-gil Buk-gu Gwangju, South Korea
Tel +82 62 608 4264 / Fax +82 62 608 4269

星期五, 7月 04, 2008

new media @VAC

VAC is very active in promoting new media art. In this month,the programme, Sense of a Place, will focus on works of US based new media artists - Sala Wong and Peter Williams. On 12 July @ 3:00pm they will give an Artist Talk on 'Locative Art' and, a
fun-filled interactive art demo (19 July @ 3:00pm) in which you will create
a piece of interactive work with the little help from a digital foto keyholder.

星期四, 7月 03, 2008

Optical Illusion

Animated Optical Illusion! - The funniest bloopers are right here
It is a cool video !!! It is also amazing that the producer can earn 900+ US for all the video he posted.