(SCENE) Announces a Call-for-Proposals: 3D and 4D art
- Peter Richards [ 2/27/2008 - 17:12 ] #(SCENE) Metrospace Announces a Call-for-Proposals for a Themed Exhibit of Sculpture and Time-based Artwork
Lansing's alternative art space, (SCENE) Metrospace announces a
call-for-proposals for an upcoming exhibit of artwork which engages
time and physical space. All artists over the age of 18 are invited to
submit proposals. Proposals will be accepted through Friday, March 18,
The exhibit, which will be displayed May 3 - June 15, 2008,
is titled “3-D/4-D,” and will focus on three-dimensional and
four-dimensional works of art, in other words, the gallery’s interior
space will be occupied by sculpture, kinetic artworks, and hybrid
artworks that explore notions of time, change, and/or physical space.
Artists are invited to submit any number of pieces that explore this
The “3-D/4-D” theme may be interpreted through an
assortment of medias and styles including but not limited to:
sculpture, performance, video, sound, graphic design, photography,
collage, painting, installation, interactive or kinetic works of art,
and drawing. Artwork in any media or any combination of media will be
reviewed. Artists of all types are invited to submit current, original
works for this exhibit.
Entry materials must include a current
artist's biography and/or artist resume, as well as an artistic
statement to accompany proposed artwork(s). Proposals may include
images (.jpegs or .gifs) of actual or representative works, either on a
CD mailed to the address above, or e-mailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org. All entry materials are due Friday, March
18, 2008 in order to be considered for the exhibit (submissions with
missing information cannot be considered). Artists must also include a
SASE for the return of their materials. There is no entrance fee. Early
submissions are encouraged.
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Films 4 [Conservation]
- Ben Gaydos [ 11/7/2006 - 12:46 ] #
Our good friends, Nick Lyon and Evie Wright, have just initiated a
wonderful web-based resource for conservation, photography and
film/video. Nick and Evie (who contributed an audio piece on jomas v.1) created Cockroach Productions nearly 2
years ago and have since made a huge impact with their work. They
almost singled handly changed the UK's Palm Oil market from one that
encourages the destruction of Indonesia's rainforests and orangutan habitats to a sustainable one. Their new initiative is www.films4.org a hub for conservation media, wildlife film and photography with specialized pages in ape, tiger and elephant conservation. From Nick & Evie:
Films4.org is an experimental resource for conservationists, filmmakers and
photographers dedicated to conservation of our enviroment and wildlife [ed]. Currently
running as a BETA test.
The idea of this site is that it becomes
a lively and dynamic first port of call for your daily web browsing. We
aim to collect all the news that you find most interesting and which
will be kept up to date with RSS web feeds.
We are trying to make the most of the
beauty of the internet and the democratisation of information through
new ways of finding information and spreading it. We encourage
conservation groups to take advantage of free internet tools available
to them to spread their message - not just through their own websites -
but through others like this - do you have a blog? do you run RSS
feeds? if you don't you are missing out on the chance to reach new
audiences and supporters. Have a look at the live news feeds below to
find out why.
We are also trying to make available some of the
most exciting media available - video - this can be locally or
internationally targetted - but if you have educational conservation videos
available online then tell us about it so we can collect them here.
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once in a while you find something truely extraordinary...
- Ben Gaydos [ 8/11/2006 - 18:22 ] #
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Seven Days of Art and Interconnectivity in San Jose AUGUST 7-13, 2006
- Asli Ors [ 8/7/2006 - 18:39 ] #
"You meet a squirrel—he wants you to do karaoke. A South African artist
wants to turn your skateboard into a musical instrument. What is going
on? It's the ZeroOne festival, and it's a full-scale art attack on San
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- thanks asli! nice to see you here!
- Thanks Ben! I just got back from Ryoji Ikeda audiovisual concert , which was par...more
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interactive digital stuff
- Julia Yezbick [ 7/13/2006 - 10:32 ] #
When Ben and I were in Mexico City recently, we saw an exhibit at the Rufino Tamayo Museum that just blew my mind! This artist, whose name is I believe Santiago Ortiz, uses sound and images, put together through what seem to my simple mind very mathematical processes, to bring you hours of fun! These are all digital interactive "sound and energy" pieces that are part of a larger collection of interactive computer pieces. Who could pass up something with a name like "music over fractal land" and "sound sticky elastica structure?" Wish I could explian it all better, but maybe someone else, who understands the mechanics of it all can add on a little tidbit of information for those of us whose last computer class was before e-mail even came about...
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- that's NEAT-O.
p.s. I heard something exciting about you...
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- Ben Gaydos [ 7/3/2006 - 12:53 ] #
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- Ande Johnston [ 6/12/2006 - 00:04 ] #
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Folk Songs for the Five Points
- Ben Gaydos [ 2/28/2006 - 16:22 ] #
Folk Songs for the Five Points is a digital arts project that allows you to create your own “folk
songs” by remixing and overlaying a range of sounds taken from New
York’s Lower East Side.
The SoundMap features a visual
representation of the Lower East Side, overlaid with a series of dots.
Each dot represents an audio sample recorded at that particular place.
To select a sample, click and drag one of circles over the chosen dot.
The sample will then automatically start playing.
Folk Songs for the Five Points is a celebration of cultural diversity and change, using “folk songs”
as a metaphor to explore immigration and the formation of identity in
New York’s Lower East Side.
The project isn’t about absolute answers or clear
definitions. We are celebrating the unexpected richness that confronts
you at every turn – from the many languages of Canal St to the endless
complexity contained in words like “immigrant” and “folk song”.
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- Peter Richards [ 10/14/2005 - 12:17 ] # "Congratulations! You've been selected to win a FREE* iPod Nano!"
How many times a day do you see that message or a similar one (Free
gas for a year! Free
frontal lobotomy!) in an obnoxiously flashing ad banner or pop-up
window on your browser? Well after ignoring them for years, I finally
decided to see what the asterisk in "Free" was all about. My task:
throwing a football through a swinging tire swing. After a little
practice (and I'm talking about maybe 30 seconds of practice) I was
able to nail the throw every time. Wow! Wish I could do that in reality.
time, I was redirected to a page (accompanied by tinny applause to
celebrate my deadeye-accurate cyber toss) that said something along the
lines of "You must participate in 6 different things, which may involve
making small purchases, filling out surveys, or applying for credit
Read: Here's a shiny, shiny shovel. Start digging.
Define "small." Tell me how applying for a credit card that I did not do the rate homework on benefits me?
It's a little bit like saying "Free paycheck*!"
exchange for forty hours of work each week, hours to be determined by
employer. Company dress-code must be adhered to. Participation required.
like to see some control over the word "Free" by the folks that monitor
truth in advertising. Free can be with no strings attached -- like when
Fugazi gave away copies of their first CD and played free shows. Free
can be "value-added," like "buy one, get one free" offers. Maybe these
internet adverts think this is a "value add-on." If so, say so. But if
I have to jump through hoops with my wallet conveniently splayed open, it's not free.
Yes, I'm advocating dreaded regulation:
a regulation in service of truth.
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- The new, Halloween-themed one is "flick the spider." Someone call PET...more
- The White Horse DVD will be offered free (donations accepted!) at our upcoming s...more
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- Peter Richards [ 10/10/2005 - 12:26 ] #
The internet is a world-wide information network ideal for
communication, diaspora of potentially world-altering ideas, and a rich
research resource. It is also home to a lot of silliness, such as
the Cyborg Name Decoder
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- Biomechanical Electronic Neohuman.
- Artificial Neohuman Designed for Exploration
- Journeying Electronic Assassination Neohuman
- Networked Individual Calibrated for Killing
- I always knew that about you, Nick.
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Artist Video Series
- Ben Gaydos [ 10/6/2005 - 10:18 ] #
Artist video series
Reading about artists can be moving. Seeing their work can be
inspiring and, at times, can provoke us to action. Hillman Curtis,
his video series, allows us to experience leading designers through
sound and motion, uncovering what it is about them that inspires him.
Curtis profiles such luminaries as Stefan Sagmiester, Billy
Bragg, Paula Scher, Badly Drawn Boy and Pentagram as well as profiling
some of his favorite movies like LA Doce Vita and Spinal Tap.
Curtis has even more videos on his site. See the entire series.
"The starting point is never to make something ugly, or to make it hard
to read, or to make it award-winning, or to make it pretty. The
starting point is to try to interpret something." Time: 3:50
"And I am still astonished. Things still amaze me. And I think that's
the great benefit of being in the arts: where the possibility of
learning never disappears. Where you basically have to admit you never
learn it." Time: 5:55
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The Signal Processing Chain is here!
- Ben Gaydos [ 8/29/2005 - 11:37 ] #
Participation in the Longest Chain of Human Audio Processing: Phase 1
4th, 2005 - 5:00pm-7:00pm
Where: Green Brain Comics - Dearborn,
This is going to be the 1st run (bigger and more public ones to
follow) of the Signal Processing Chain - a grand experiment in sound and
Please take part...here's what you need...
one device that you can manipulate audio with that accept and send an audio
signal. It would be best if you bring a device that can accept and
send 1/4" to 1/4" connection. Also, if possible, bring something that
runs on batteries.
2) If you are going to need power, please bring a
power strip with you.
3) You may want to bring a cushion or a blanket to
sit on. Please expect to sit on the floor.
4) Bring a 1/4" to
1/4" audio cable that is around 3 feet in length.
5) Head phones to
monitor yourself if you want.
We would also like to get a count of how
many people we should be expecting. If you can please e'mail email@example.com to say that you be coming, that would be
If you have any questions, send me an
**Directions to Greenbrain Comics**
is located at
13210 MICHIGAN AVENUE
3 BLOCKS EAST OF
1/2 MILE WEST OF I-94
Alright...We'll see you all there!
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Earth as Art
- Natalie Zebula [ 7/30/2005 - 18:57 ] #
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- Ben Gaydos [ 7/20/2005 - 21:57 ] #
I found this interesting website:
Re-title.com is a website for the active community of professionals
working in contemporary art. This includes artists, artist-run project spaces and curatorial projects
as well as the emerging, young and established contemporary art galleries. It enables artists and galleries to broaden their connections
in contemporary art and communicate to a larger audience.
Though registration (a personal webpage and newsletters) costs
about $50/year (!), it's a good way of
checkiing out what other artists are doing across the globe, however
limited it is so far (currently only a handful of South Africans are
listed for the entire continent of Africa).
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Art and Science Collaborations
- Peter Richards [ 7/5/2005 - 18:02 ] #
Synapse.net is an Australian web-based organization that promotes the interface between science and art:
The Synapse database is an online resource promoting
the nexus of art and science.
Synapse encourages creative and experimental collaborations
between artists and scientists. It has been developed by ANAT
(Australian Network for Art and Technology) as a major component
of the Australia Council's New Media Arts Board Synapse Art
and Science Initiative.
The database can be searched by artist, project or science
organisation. It contains information on exhibitions, collaborative
projects and areas of science interest and includes a showcase
of artworks in the online gallery.
The Synapse database is a resource for artists, scientists,
researchers, curators and industry to develop innovative and
dynamic collaborations and connections.
Feedback is welcome and we invite submissions from Australian
artists, scientists and organisations to be included in the
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- Ben Gaydos [ 6/7/2005 - 17:02 ] #
It's almost time for the JOMAS release party
The Journal of Motion and Sound is available for pre-order, with a special price, if purchased online before this Friday's release party at 555 arts in Detroit, jomas;series.01
$35.00 USD - Regular Price
$30.00 USD - Pre-order price (before this Friday's release party - 6/10)
We'll start shipping on Saturday, 6/11/2005 and will send tracking numbers via email.
IMPORTANT: If you're going to be attending the release party, contact us
and let us know how many copies you'd like. We'll send you a link in email to purchase through PayPal. We can save you money on shipping, by bringing them to you.
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- Ben Gaydos [ 6/5/2005 - 21:48 ] #
nick hooked us up with a really nice home for JOMAS. we'll be using it
to promote the compilation, any "jomas; series" shows (like the one on June
10th), AND, most importantly, it'll be a great way to promote you
guys! we tried to provide hyperlinks to each artist's website (if you
have a site and you're not linked to it, contact us), and we'll be
profiling individual artists on the site each month or so. check back
often and spread the word!
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- nick, it looks AMAZING!!! swell job!
- thanks julia! I had fun... :)
- Hi Ben, Nick and Julia, Wow... the Jomas release party was very impressive. Cong...more
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gizoogle fo' mah bizzles
- Ande Johnston [ 5/26/2005 - 12:12 ] #
how can google be any mizzy fabulous? makes it ghetto fabulous!
check out tha bling bling of gizoogle.
hizere's a shawty transizlizzles of tha OCC's nickIzzle's posts.
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straight up hard core giziggles. you've really out done yourself,...more
- My posts are so much cooler with gizoogle!
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jomas release party!
- Ben Gaydos [ 5/23/2005 - 13:43 ] #
June 10th, 2005, 8pm
4884 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48208
The international artist’s collective, Outside Circle (www.outsidecircle.com), is celebrating the release of their first edition of the Journal of Motion and Sound (JOMAS), with an experimental media event featuring artists from the double DVD/CD compilation. The event, jomas;series.01, will feature live audio-visual performances from Potter-Belmar Labs, The Shenanigans, and Calliope (with film jockeying by Julie Meitz), DJing by Chuck Sipperley, poetry by Tim Lane, and cutting edge films from around the world. Suggested $5 donation at the door. 8pm, 06.10.05.
Hope to see you all there!
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- This is big news!
- i'll be done teaching by then and it's on a friday night! yay! i'll totally be...more
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a new interactive piece by Louis Rawlins
- Nick Gaydos [ 5/16/2005 - 19:52 ] #
A big thank you to Outside Circle artist Louis Rawlins
who created the new mainpage for our website.
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- hell yeah, louis!
- it's so good it makes me twitch.
- looks great, Louis!! thanks so much for doing that!
- i've been waiting a long time to see this again. i'm glad it finally found a ho...more
- hi! thank you. it was fun times.
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Lost Formats Preservation Society
- Ben Gaydos [ 5/15/2005 - 22:55 ] #
The society was founded by design group, Experimental Jetset, in 2000 with the design of Emigre issue no. 57. It's sole purpose is to save formats from obscurity.
This overview of Lost Formats is not presented in any particular order and not in any way complete. Anyone can nominate their own beloved format by sending a picture and specifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Shown here: Viewmaster, Travan, Compact Cassette).
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- nostalgia, i love it!
- there needs to be more worm (write once read many) devices in life!
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From the Makers of the Cybernetic Parrot Sausage.
- Ben Gaydos [ 5/11/2005 - 17:54 ] # Z Productions is a company founded by electronic artist Paul Granjon in 1988. Z Productions is specialised in low technology applied to electronic arts.
The output of Z Productions consists mostly of robots for performance or exhibition, short video films and internet related activities.
The Cybernetic Parrot Sausage.
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- I hate to say what this looks like on first glance.
- what? it doesn't look like a cybernetic parrot sausage to you?
- I'm in the dark...what does it look like on first glance?
- how can you type in the dark?
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Biting the Apple
- Peter Richards [ 4/28/2005 - 02:15 ] #
I love my new Apple G5 iMac. It is both beautiful and
powerful. And iTunes is the nearest thing to realizing my dream
of cataloguing my massive music collection and setting it on random
play. But it seems most dreams contain an edge of nightmare, as
this statement from http://www.computertakeback.com/bad_apple/bad
would seem to indicate:
The iLife isn't quite
as harmonious as it seems. Lurking beneath Apple's beautifully
designed digital music players and computers are poisonous chemicals
like lead and mercury that can cause birth defects and
disabilities. When the millions of Apple's obsolete computers and
other electronic products hit the landfills and incinerators, millions
of pounds of toxic lead and other highly toxic materials will be dumped
into our air, land, and water. Apple should live up to its
ethical reputation and take leadership to stop the growing mountain of
toxic electronic waste from poisoning our families and
communities. It should develop the best recycling system for its
used machines and build cleaner and safer electronic products.
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Adobe Aquires Macromedia.
- Ben Gaydos [ 4/26/2005 - 14:38 ] #
And if you thought there wasn't enough competition between design based software...
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Photoshop, Illustrator, Go Live, etc) today announced a definitive agreement to
acquire Macromedia (Flash, Director, Freehand, etc) in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately
The combination of Adobe and Macromedia will
provide customers a more powerful set of solutions for creating,
managing and delivering compelling content and experiences across
multiple operating systems, devices and media. Together, the two
companies will meet a wider set of customer needs and have a
significantly greater opportunity to grow into new markets,
particularly in the mobile and enterprise segments.
are calling for integrated software solutions that enable them to
create, manage and deliver a wide range of compelling content and
applications – from documents and images to audio and video," said
Bruce Chizen, chief executive officer of Adobe. "By combining our
powerful development, authoring and collaboration software – along with
the complementary functionality of PDF and Flash – Adobe has the
opportunity to bring this vision to life with an industry-defining
"In one dystopia, we project ourselves into the artstore of the near
future. The wind howls through the room, whose shelves are empty but
for three small cartons: Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator. For today's
digital designers- many of whom have eagerly adopted the narrow
horizons dictated by this small handfull of commercial products- the
vision is, I claim, already a reality. And the unquestioned hegemony of
these tools has launched an unprecedented proliferation of homgenous
and disposable electronic designs."
Golan Levin, Graphic Design for the 21st Century
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AIGA Design Archives
- Ben Gaydos [ 4/21/2005 - 02:44 ] #
The AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Design Archives
are a record of annual juried selections of design excellence and the
work of designers honored by AIGA. These intereactive archives provide
broad accesibility to an extensive collection of contemporary design
for research and reference. This definitive resource on American design
will continue to expand with each year's new selections and the
addition of special archives.
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