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(SCENE) Announces a Call-for-Proposals: 3D and 4D art

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(SCENE) Metrospace Announces a Call-for-Proposals for a Themed Exhibit of Sculpture and Time-based Artwork

East 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, 2008

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 theme.

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 scenemetrospace@gmail.com. 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]

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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...

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it
appears
as if
it is
all
here:
                  ubu



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Seven Days of Art and Interconnectivity in San Jose AUGUST 7-13, 2006

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"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 Jose."

http://01sj.org/content/blogsection/14/49/





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  • thanks asli! nice to see you here!
    - [ben]
  • Thanks Ben! I just got back from Ryoji Ikeda audiovisual concert , which was par...more
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interactive digital stuff

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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...

Enjoy!



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  • that's NEAT-O. p.s. I heard something exciting about you...
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Buddha Machine

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levityproductions.com

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Folk Songs for the Five Points

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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”.


http://www.tenement.org/folksongs/


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Redefining FREE*

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"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 XBox! 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.

Each 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 cards."

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*!"

*in exchange for forty hours of work each week, hours to be determined by employer. Company dress-code must be adhered to. Participation required.

I'd 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
    - [stargrazer]
  • The White Horse DVD will be offered free (donations accepted!) at our upcoming s...more
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Silliness...

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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.

P.E.T.E.R.: Positronic Electronic Troubleshooting and Exploration Replicant


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  • Biomechanical Electronic Neohuman.
    - [ben]
  • Artificial Neohuman Designed for Exploration
    - [Ande]
  • Journeying Electronic Assassination Neohuman
    - [Jeanne]
  • Networked Individual Calibrated for Killing
    - [nick]
  • I always knew that about you, Nick.
    - [stargrazer]

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Artist Video Series

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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, in 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
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David Carson
"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

More...
Milton Glaser
"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

More...

from AIGA.


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The Signal Processing Chain is here!

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Participation in the Longest Chain of Human Audio Processing: Phase 1


When: September 4th, 2005 - 5:00pm-7:00pm
Where: Green Brain Comics - Dearborn, MI

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 collaboration.

Please take part...here's what you need...

1) 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 jengling@umich.edu to say that you be coming, that would be great!

If you have any questions, send me an e'mail!


**Directions to Greenbrain Comics**

GREEN BRAIN COMICS
is located at
13210 MICHIGAN AVENUE
3 BLOCKS EAST OF SCHAEFER
1/2 MILE WEST OF I-94
DEARBORN, MICHIGAN
313-582-9444
http://www.greenbrain.biz

Alright...We'll see you all there!

-The dorkbot.detroit crew
http://dorkbot.org/dorkbotdetroit/



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Earth as Art

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re-title

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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

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Synapse.net
is an Australian web-based organization that promotes the interface between science and art:


go back to gallery
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 database.




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  • Anyone out there from the Lascaux Project?
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JOMAS Pre-Order!

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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.
 
The journal features two Motion DVDs and one Sound CD in white on white handpainted packaging.


$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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  • Excellent job on the packaging! Good flow to the (very diverse) content as well...more
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www.outsidecircle.com/jomas

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JOMAS Volume 001 JOMAS Series 01
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!

http://www.outsidecircle.com/jomas


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  • nick, it looks AMAZING!!! swell job!
    - [pax]
  • thanks julia! I had fun... :)
    - [nick]
  • Hi Ben, Nick and Julia, Wow... the Jomas release party was very impressive. Cong...more
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gizoogle fo' mah bizzles

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how can google be any mizzy fabulous?  makes it ghetto fabulous!

check out tha bling bling of gizoogle.

word!

hizere's a shawty transizlizzles of tha OCC's nickIzzle's posts.



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  • ohhh myyy.... straight up hard core giziggles. you've really out done yourself,...more
    - [ben]
  • My posts are so much cooler with gizoogle!
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jomas release party!

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jomas;series.01

June 10th, 2005, 8pm
555 Gallery
4884 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48208
www.555arts.org

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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  • yea! an event on a night i don't have to work. i can't wait to see folks again!...more
    - [Ande]
  • This is big news!
    - [nick]
  • i'll be done teaching by then and it's on a friday night! yay! i'll totally be...more
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  • Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!
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a new interactive piece by Louis Rawlins

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A big thank you to Outside Circle artist Louis Rawlins who created the new mainpage for our website.



His javascript and typography wizardry bring a unique perspective.


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  • hell yeah, louis!
    - [stargrazer]
  • it's so good it makes me twitch.
    - [ben]
  • looks great, Louis!! thanks so much for doing that!
    - [pax]
  • i've been waiting a long time to see this again. i'm glad it finally found a ho...more
    - [Ande]
  • hi! thank you. it was fun times.
    - [name not provided]

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Lost Formats Preservation Society

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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 formats@jetset.nl. (Shown here: Viewmaster, Travan, Compact Cassette).



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  • Is that a viewmaster wheel I see? Wow, haven't seen one of those in over two de...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • nostalgia, i love it!
    - [Ande]
  • there needs to be more worm (write once read many) devices in life!
    - [Ande]

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From the Makers of the Cybernetic Parrot Sausage.

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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.
    - [nick]
  • what? it doesn't look like a cybernetic parrot sausage to you?
    - [ben]
  • I'm in the dark...what does it look like on first glance?
    - [stargrazer]
  • how can you type in the dark?
    - [ben]

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Biting the Apple

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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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  • Peter, thanks for this post. I went to the site and followed the steps. As I am...more
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  • The people behind this campaign seem to want to cast Apple in the light of villa...more
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Adobe Aquires Macromedia.

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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 $3.4 billion.

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.

"Customers 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 technology platform."

[more]

"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

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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.


view the AIGA Design Archives
view 2004's selctions for
365: AIGA Year in Design 25





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