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Live Stage: “besides,” by Annie Abrahams + Martina Ruhsam [online] Commission: besides, by Annie Abrahams and Martina Ruhsam :: June 11, 12, 13; 19:00 (CET), 1:00 pm (EDT) (find your local time) :: ONLINE at Streaming Ivan Chabanaud /

Three online experiments by Annie Abrahams and Martina Ruhsam, who will investigate the performative potential of computer-mediated performance. By listening to each other’s gestures (in a visual and acoustic sense) they will choreograph each other despite being geographically far away from each other – Annie will be in Montpellier, Martina in Berlin.

besides, is a 2015 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its website. It was made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Continue reading

Jun 4, 14:06
Comments (0) Commission: “The Xanadu Hijack” by Curt Cloninger Commission: The Xanadu Hijack by Curt Cloninger:

Curt and Jordan Cloninger have created a logo that will hijack the proper noun “Xanadu” in Google Images; so that a Google Images search for “Xanadu” returns a tiled collage of Xanadu Hijack logos. At the Xanadu Hijack website, various versions of the Xanadu logo are available for participants to download, manipulate, watermark, tag, and upload. Or, they can simply use the social media buttons to tag and repost the logos. Curt has also provided several pre-watermarked, Xanadu-related images – Olivia Newton John, Kubla Khan, Citizen Kane, Ted Nelson, the New Jersey Mall – which can be reposted and tagged as well. If you want to hijack Cloninger’s hijack by associating the logo with cats or unicorns that would be wonderful. Participants who demonstrate a lot of network influence or just have clever ideas will be paid, until the money runs out. Continue reading

Jun 2, 17:04
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Turbulence Commission: “A More Subtle Perplex” by Ben Dean

Turbulence Commission: A More Subtle Perplex by Ben Dean [This is an open source project: you can contribute to the Perplex here]:

A More Subtle Perplex is an experiment in quasi-linguistic formalism, in gibberish. Borrowing and inverting techniques from computer science and analytic linguistics, it blindly strives to produce the outer appearance of language — to be all form and no content. The Perplex produces synthetic languages, or at least their syntactic forms, by writing letters to you. The production of the text and the production of a given language are interdependent. Continue reading

Apr 2, 16:40
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Everything is TEMP

TEMP Art Space is pleased to announce Everything is TEMP, an exhibition curated by Alex Ahn and Ari Lipkis featuring work by nine emerging artists who explore the fleeting nature of digital art. The idea ultimately reflects the inherent ephemerality of technology and life. Artists include Yonatan Ben-Simhon, Tyler Healy, Jack Kalish, Rune Madsen, Marisa Prefer, Byron Peters, Matthew Ostrowski, Ryan Raffa, and Timo Toots.

In the novel Nineteen Eight-Four, George Orwell created a fictional language “Newspeak,” intended to be used by the dystopian rulers of his world to limit and control free thought. Orwell masterfully demonstrated that the development of language could either hold back mankind’s advancement or pull it forward. Arduino, C, C++, CSS, HTML, Java, Javascript, PHP, Processing, Python, UNIX, XML, etc. – these are the new languages of today used to program the technologies that now run our lives, these are the advancement of language. Continue reading

Jun 24, 12:50
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Turbulence Commission: “Crow Sourcing” by Andy Deck

Turbulence Commission: Crow Sourcing by Andy Deck:

How does the crow fly? Eager beaver, take the bull by the horns. Talk turkey and get on your high horse. Clear up the hogwash contributed by the birdbrains. Monkey around and make them eat crow. If you know a hawk from a handsaw, or have the memory of an elephant, well then, make a bee-line for the website and separate the sheep from the goats until you’re dog tired. It’s the cat’s meow. Crow Sourcing engages collective memory and insight to demystify and reanimate a dizzying array of sayings, idioms, and expressions that will be discussed and collected via Web, mobile, and social media until the end of 2012. The results will then be presented as printed matter. Continue reading

Sep 11, 12:28
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Turbulence Commission: “Word Market” by Belen Gache

Turbulence Commission: Word Market by Belen Gache [Sign up for a free account]:

Word Market (WM) is an Internet portal dedicated to buying and selling words, using a unique currency, the ‘Wollar’. In times of increasing privatization of public spaces and the profusion of copyright laws, WM allows you to own, trade and profit from words as their value fluctuates. WM offers you attractive discounts and promotions. Don’t hold back! Increase your linguistic wealth. Become the owner of your words! And most importantly, prevent others from using them! Continue reading

Sep 3, 17:09
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Translating E-Literature [fr Saint-Denis]

[Image: Les Belles Infidèles by Ethan Ham, et al] International Conference: Translating E-Literature :: June 12-14, 2012 :: Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis, France :: Call for Papers - Deadline: March 15.

Translating E-Literature is organized by OTNI: Objets textuels non identifiés (UTO: Unidentified Textual Objects), a research project into the evolution of textuality in the digital age. It is supported by the Electronic Literature Organization.

E-literature is an emphatically global phenomenon. Its authors are of many different nationalities. Sometimes they write in a form of global English. Continue reading

Feb 18, 15:41
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RiTa† by Daniel Howe

RiTa† is an easy-to-use natural language library that provides simple tools for experimenting with generative literature. The philosophy behind the API is to be as simple and intuitive as possible, while still providing adequate flexibility for more advanced users. The download comes in two flavors: 1) the ‘core’ package, containing the jar files and documentation, and 2) the ‘TTS’ package that adds text-to-speech support. Additionally, statistical models for tagging, chunking, and parsing are available for more advanced users (see ‘Stat-Models’). RiTa optionally integrates with Processing and is both free and open-source. Continue reading

Nov 15, 20:26
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Live Stage: The Body Electric [us Portland]

The Body Electric: An Evening with Jesse Malmed :: July 20, 2011; 7:00 pm (reception to follow) :: Whitsell Auditorium, The Northwest Film Center, Portland Art Museum.

Whip smart, blissfully dense and multipronged cinema and performance; conceptual poetics, direct address, participatory movie song. Jesse Malmed presents a fascinating and manifold mix of conceptually rich video L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetics, process-intensive bi-fidelity abstractedelia and participatory installations such as the multiple iterations of CONVERSATIONAL KARAOKE!! (in which audience members perform dizzying, strange and incisive texts of the artist’s design). Continue reading

Jul 13, 17:04
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Digital Natives [ca Vancouver]

Other Sights for Artists’ Projects is pleased to announce Digital Natives, a public art project on the electronic billboard at the Burrard Street Bridge, in Vancouver, Canada from April 4–30, 2011.

Located on Skwxwú7mesh territory in the heart of the city, the digital signs, facing north and south, flash a static advertisement every ten seconds. Their scale, and their proximity to the bridge makes for an assertive relationship to the pedestrians, cyclists and motorists entering and departing downtown, and this occupation of visual space has been the subject of considerable controversy.

For Digital Natives — curated by Lorna Brown and Clint Burnham — the billboard becomes a space for exchange between native and non-native communities in an exploration of language in public space. Continue reading

Apr 17, 12:11
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A More Subtle Perplex A Temporary Memorial Project for Jobbers' Canyon Built with ConAgra Products A Travel Guide A.B.S.M.L. Ars Virtua Artist-in-Residence (AVAIR) (2007) Awkward_NYC besides, Bonding Energy Bronx Rhymes Cell Tagging Channel TWo: NY Condition:Used Constellation Over Playas Data Diaries Domain of Mount Greylock—Video Portal Eclipse Empire State Endgame: A Cold War Love Story From the Valley of the Deer FUJI spaces and other places Global Direct Google Variations Gothamberg Grafik Dynamo Grow Old Handheld Histories as Hyper-Monuments html_butoh I am unable to tell you I'm Not Stalking You; I'm Socializing iLib Shakespeare (the perturbed sonnet project) INTERP Invisible Influenced iPak - 10,000 songs, 10,000 images, 10,000 abuses iSkyTV Journal of Journal Performance Studies Killbox L-Carrier Les Belles Infidèles look art Lumens My Beating Blog MYPOCKET No Time Machine Nothing Happens: a performance in three acts Nothing You Have Done Deserves Such Praise Oil Standard Panemoticon Peripheral n°2: KEYBOARD Playing Duchamp Plazaville Psychographics: Consumer Survey Recollecting Adams School of Perpetual Training Searching for Michelle/SFM Self-Portrait Shadow Play: Tales of Urbanization of China ShiftSpace Commissions Program Social Relay Mail Space Video Spectral Quartet Superfund365, A Site-A-Day text_ocean The Xanadu Hijack This and that thought. Touching Gravity 2/Tilt Tumbarumba Tweet 4 Action Urban Attractors and Private Distractors We Ping Good Things To Life Wikireuse Without A Trace WoodEar Word Market You Don't Know Me [ openspace ] wilderness []
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