星期四, 6月 11, 2009

Are you looking for a Muse, a Flatmate, a one–night Adventure or a Sponsor? Mediamatic dating is safe, free and open for everyone.

Mediamatic is the media art organisation in Holland that hosts exhibitions and workshops. I was surprise to see that they have dating service.
Follow this link :

You have to be a member of the website to participate. If you are not a member yet, the website will help you to register first when you click the "New dating profile" link.

Is it an art project?

Yes. You're at Mediamatic.
Is it real?

Of course. You're at Mediamatic.
Is it anonymous?

You can use a pseudonym for your dating profile and even have multiple personalities if you wish! However, always remember that the internet is not the best place for keeping secrets:-) Also, if we detect malicious use, we'll find on you.
What are the rules?

Be NICE. For people that are less civilised: Dutch law applies so no threats, spam, slander, kiddie porn, identity theft or other mayhem please. There are more pleasant ways of being naughty.
Will you sell my data?

How do I get in touch with the other daters?

If you have a dating profile, you can leave messages for others. Your real name will not be revealed. That'll be up to you when you think it's time...
How can I edit my dating profile?

Just click on "EDIT THIS PAGE" at the top left of your profile. (you have to be logged in to do this)
Can I put my own pictures?

Yes. in edit mode, just click the grey camera icon and upload.
How can I delete my Dating Profile?

Choose "Your content" in the grey menu bar. Find your profile in the list and click "delete".
How is the dating site related to the Gastarbeider Dating project?

The Gastarbeider Dating project was the reason to launch this website in January 2008. The Dating site is also part of the Mediamatic Cultural dating project. In this project we explore the potential of cultural organisations as social hubs.
Will the dating site stay after the Gastarbeider project has ended?

Yes. We will continue to support and develop it.
Is this dating project a waste of arts funding?

We don't think so for 3 reasons.
1: The project is sponsored by Mediamatic Lab. That makes it affordable for a small organisation like Mediamatic Foundation.
2: The money and time we do spend on it is well spent because we seriously research and develop the social challenges of the arts and heritage sector with this project. Also the project is an art project in the sense that it forces the user to reconsider their perceptions and preconceptions of their contemporary surroundings. And actually, we feel it is innovative and beautiful too.
3: The project attracts visitors to our website that will also take notice of our other activities. It is effective cultural marketing.
Where can I get more help with using the dating site?

Just play with it. You won't break anything. If you avoid putting your portrait or your name in your dating profile, you probably won't even hurt your reputation with it:-).

Call for Artists: ESSENCE / BORDERS

Deadline for applications: June 30, 2009

email: lucacurci@lucacurci.com

International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting video/short.films to include in the next 2009 Exhibitions, November 14-16, 2009:

ESSENCE / BORDERS - 5th water homage - Culturagua organization at the Institut Alexander Von Humboldt at Villa de Leyva, Boyaca - Colombia (November 14-16, 2009). The deadline for applications is June 30, 2009.

Culturagua is a non-profit organization. The main goal is to educate and make aware through the arts. In order to do it a large area has been dedicated to educating and informing the wider community. This space is called "Tribute to Water" which has been developed since 2005, with presentations of theatres, music concerts, field trips, environmental conferences, art exhibitions, presentation of videos and documentaries.

The number of works with you can participate is unlimited. All works must be on DVD (PAL or NTSC), no matter what the original source medium. The duration may be any, with a preference given to a max lenght of 15 minutes. If you are interested, send your video submissions (Name/Surname, City/Country, Film title, Running time, Brief film synopsis) with a CV/biography, videography and an introduction about the piece to:

arch. Luca Curci
via Casamassima, 75
70010 - Capurso (Bari) - Italy

International ArtExpo is a not for profit organization that provides a significant forum for cultural dialogue between all artists from different cultures and countries. We depend on the support of you. ArtExpo is grateful to all of the institutions, corporations, and individuals who support our efforts. We work with a number of national and international galleries as well as publishers, museums, curators and writers from all over the world. We help artists through solo and group exhibitions, gallery representation, magazine reviews and advertisements, press releases, internet promotion, as well as various curatorial projects.

Participation open to: professional artists, architects and designers, associate groups and studios.

星期日, 6月 07, 2009

Who Are Our Peers? A Conversation Across Creative Disciplines

Sat, Jun 13, 2009
3:00 PM
New Museum Theater, NYC
Rob Giampietro, Marco Roth, and Astra Taylor discuss generational coherence, generational self-consciousness, peer networks, and other themes related to the exhibition The Generational: Younger Than Jesus. Do the definitions of “youth,” “emerging,” and other terms used in the contemporary art world translate to the worlds of graphic design, literary criticism, and independent filmmaking?

Rob Giampietro is a New York-based designer, writer, and teacher. He has written essays and criticism for BusinessWeek, Dot Dot Dot, Design Observer, and Emigre; worked as a designer at Winterhouse, Pentagram, The New York Times Magazine, and elsewhere; and from 2003 to 2008 he was co-founder and principal of the award-winning design studio Giampietro+Smith. He teaches at Parsons The New School for Design and at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is the vice president of AIGA/NY.

Marco Roth is a New York-based editor and critic. He is a founding editor of n+1 magazine, where he currently serves as editor at large. His essays and reviews have appeared in n+1, The Nation, The Guardian, The New York Sun, and elsewhere, and a memoir was published in 2007 in Nextbook. He teaches literature and writing at The New School's Eugene Lang College.

Astra Taylor is a writer and documentarian. She was named one of the twenty-five New Faces to Watch in independent cinema by Filmmaker Magazine in 2006. She co-directed The Miracle Tree, a short documentary about infant malnutrition in Senegal, and directed Žižek! (2003). Her latest film is Examined Life (2008), in which she accompanies some of today’s most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas. She is the co-founder of Hidden Drive productions.

Knowing that there are four artists of Hong Kong presented in this show, namely Doris Wong,Dozer Pak, Adrian Wong, Eric Siu, what do you think? Who can be the most promising artists in HK?

星期三, 6月 03, 2009

China blocks social media ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

via and the following link
BEIJING - Two days before the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, mainland netizens have been blocked from using social networking sites including Twitter, Flickr, Hotmail and Microsoft's new search engine Bing.

According to China sources, Twitter became inaccessible in the country at 5pm on Tuesday, widely noticed to be blocked after access of popular external programmes Tweet Deck and Twhirl also became patchy or non-existent.

“We started to notice an even more random and broader approach to website filtering in Beijing over the long weekend just passed. Those of us in the China marketing community are accustomed to heavy-handed filtering of blameless as well as politically sensitive websites, but this week, with the 20th anniversary on Thursday, has largely rendered the web unusable for us,” said Simon Cousins, chief executive of PR agency Illuminant Partners, describing the internet’s performance as “off kilter” all week.

“This latest block of Twitter and Flickr really hurts us, and our ability to service our clients in the mainland. They’re both important business tools.”

Cousins added that access to Tweetie, an iPhone application, via China Mobile was also blocked.

A Beijing-based agency source added that the 2 June blockage was “particularly bad” because his company’s external server based in San Francisco was also unable to process requests for Twitter and Flickr URLs.

The block is a setback for Bing, which only debuted its Chinese-language site this week.

The event followed reports that users on social networking sites also experienced difficulty as pages either stalled or had delayed loading times.

A representative from Yahoo, owner of Flickr, could not be reached in time for press.