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(Im)Mobility Exploring the Boundaries of Hypermobility

Open 21: (Im)Mobility Exploring the Boundaries of Hypermobility:

Advanced communications technologies seem to be paving the way for an increase in physical and motorized mobility. At the same time, these accelerating flows of data and commodities stand in sharp contrast to the elbow room afforded to the biological body, which in fact is forced to a standstill. And while data, goods and capital have been freed of their territorial restrictions, the opposite is true for a growing proportion of the world’s population: border regimes, surveillance and identity control are being intensified at a rapid pace. In short, we are seeing both an uncurbed and uncontrolled increase of mobility and segregating filtrations. This issue of Open explores the internal contradictions of prevailing mobility regimes and their effects on social and physical space. Continue reading

May 27, 13:39
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Hyper-Public: A Symposium on Designing Privacy and Public Space [us Cambridge, MA]

Hyper-Public: A Symposium on Designing Privacy and Public Space :: June 9-10, 2011 :: Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US.

Technology is transforming privacy and reshaping what it means to be in public. Our interactions — personal, professional, financial, etc. — increasingly take place online, where they are archived, searchable, and easily replicated. Discussions of privacy often focus solely on the question of how to protect privacy. But a thriving public sphere, whether physical or virtual, is also essential to society. Continue reading

May 19, 17:50
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Live Stage: Dietmar Offenhuber [us Cambridge, MA]

Upgrade! Boston: Dietmar Offenhuber: Diagrammatic Reasoning :: May 24, 2011; 7:00 pm :: MIT Media Lab (E14), 6th Floor, Room 633, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts (map).

Abstract: Charles Sanders Peirce conceived the notion of diagrammatic reasoning as a method of inquiry through diagrammatic operations, emphasizing the fundamentally spatial and sensory nature of language and thought. This talk will show a selection of my projects that employ diagrammatic principles in a variety of time-based, spatial, and software formats.

Dietmar Offenhuber is a media artist and research fellow in the Senseable City Lab at the Department for Urban Studies and Planning, MIT. He has backgrounds in architecture, urban studies and digital media and works on the spatial aspects of cognition, representation and behavior. Continue reading

May 8, 15:17
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Orbitando Satélites / Orbiting Satellites [es Gijón]

Plataforma Cero of LABoral presents Orbitando Satélites / Orbiting Satellitesa critical and artistic investigation of satellites :: May 10-14, 2011 :: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Los Prados, 121, 33394 Gijón (Asturias) Spain.

Orbitando Satélites proposes an exercise in the visualisation and investigation of these “rarae aves” that operate in habitually imperceptible frequencies and distances. We listen to them with DIY antenas and radios, showing how to locate them and observe them with free hardware and software.

In the tradition of the independent groups involved in the creation of free/libre infrastructures the meeting unites amateurs and experts, from various countries and cultures, to develop a declaration which poetically sketches this occult ring that surrounds us. Continue reading

May 8, 12:21
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Re-Drawing Boundaries

Re-Drawing Boundaries :: Curator: Jeremy Hight :: Senior Curators: Lanfranco Aceti and Christiane Paul.

This exhibition presents key innovators in Locative Media, New Media and Mapping in a show that works to display not only fields and works but more of cross pollinations, progressions, the need to move beyond labels just like the importance of reconsidering borders on maps, what space is and what pragmatic tools and previous forms can do.

We are in an age of cartographic awareness that is arguably unprecedented, but is of a malleable map, of layered spaces, of maps in new contexts. Boundaries are not the only things that are being reconsidered on maps: mapping systems and our base sense of space. Continue reading

Apr 30, 10:15
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Live Stage: Sonic Unconscious + [us Brooklyn]

Sonic Unconscious — Yolande Harris, Scorescapes :: April 16, 2011; 7:00 pm :: Issue Project Room, At the Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY .

The Sonic Unconscious brings together three artists whose work begins in the field: Jana Winderen, Yolande Harris and Gina Badger.

Yolande Harris’s Scorescapes is a program including the pieces Tuning In / Spacing Out, a collaboration with Edward Shanken, Fishing for Sound, and S.W.A.M.P., with Kato Hideki, Jim Pugliese, & William Lang. Tuning In / Spacing Out: Collaboration with Edward Shanken. Continue reading

Apr 11, 12:47
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Code/Space: Software and Everyday Life

Code/Space: Software and Everyday Life by Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge:

After little more than half a century since its initial development, computer code is extensively and intimately woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. From the digital alarm clock that wakes us to the air traffic control system that guides our plane in for a landing, software is shaping our world: it creates new ways of undertaking tasks, speeds up and automates existing practices, transforms social and economic relations, and offers new forms of cultural activity, personal empowerment, and modes of play. In Code/Space, Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge examine software from a spatial perspective, analyzing the dyadic relationship of software and space. The production of space, they argue, is increasingly dependent on code, and code is written to produce space. Continue reading

Mar 23, 11:41
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Stealing the Senses [nz Aotearoa]

Stealing the Senses :: March 12 – June 6, 2011 :: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Cnr Queen and King Sts, New Plymouth 4342, Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Inhabiting their own potential moment of encounter, certain artworks have the capacity to create heterotopias of the senses. Remembering Foucault’s concept in human geography, heterotopia describes place and spaces of otherness. This exhibition offers an accumulation of work by international and Aotearoa New Zealand artists whose practices offer sensory and immersive encounters and thus propose new avenues to our phenomenological experience of the world.

Included are Brook Andrew’s room-sized participatory inflatable The Cell; a participatory accumulative project, Passage, by Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan; Continue reading

Mar 7, 13:11
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The Waterwheel: Call for Participation

(French version below) After a year of preparation, 2011: The Waterwheel starts turning! Welcome! Be a part of this new online collaborative space without borders: from teachers to students, performers to scientists, producers, programmers, curators, visual artists, composers, activists and everyone in between. All ages welcome!

The upcoming Waterwheel project revolves around water as a topic and metaphor – what you want to share, say, or debate about this fundamental element. It includes:

  • The Waterwheel – an interactive website
  • The Tap – an online performance & collaborative venue
  • Fountains – outcomes that well up from the project

The Waterwheel interactive website will give you the power to collaborate, explore ideas, research and gather feedback by uploading and sharing media about water: images, video, music, text or sound. Continue reading

Jan 18, 13:35
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“Re-Locating” by Yasmine Abbas

networked.jpgRead | Write Re-Locating by Yasmine Abbas — in Networked: a (networked_book) about (networked_art):

ABSTRACT: Stress is an undesirable offshoot of any kind of travel, forced or voluntary. To soothe the stress of travel, today’s mobile individuals — neo-nomads — engage in tactics of re:location, the practice of re-assembling a familiar and cushioned personal space, an image of home. The spaces and objects we design with mobility in mind should focus on bringing comfort to these mobile individuals. We learn however that in today’s consumerist, “liquid” and hypermobile world, linkages between PIGS — People, Information, Goods and Spaces — matter more than PIGS themselves. The territories of neo-nomads relate to linkages and are dynamic as a result.

Jan 6, 14:33
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