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REWIRE

Wednesday, September 28 at 9:00am - September 30 at 9:00pm
Liverpool John Moore’s University Design Academy

Duckinfield Street, Off Brownlow Hill
Liverpool, United Kingdom
The fourth International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology, Rewire, will be hosted by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and held in Liverpool, UK, from 28-30 September, 2011, In collaboration with academic partners: Liverpool John Moores University, CRUMB at the University of Sunderland, the Universities of the West of Scotland and Lancaster, and the Database of Virtual Art at the Dept. for Image Science, Danube University.

A new widespread condition of sociability invites a questioning of the role of media art practice and new media histories in the context of wider cultural and technological developments, and Rewire aspires to do just that.

The Open Hardware Scholarship







    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Open Hardware Scholarship!
    Do you have the next big Open Hardware idea, but just don?t have the funds
    for it?

    The Open Hardware Summit (OHS) is announcing its first Open Hardware
    scholarship this year! The purpose of the OHS scholarship is to support
    emerging artists/inventors and developers by providing funding for works
    that are released as Open Source Hardware. Granting these funds is an
    opportunity to draw attention to the Open Source Hardware movement, to give
    back to the DIY community, and to give you the chance to join a growing
    roster of gamechangers in Open Source Hardware history. If you have a
    project that is in the spirit of the OHS and supports the OHSW definition,
    we welcome your submissions.

    PRIZE
    Upwards of $2000 will be awarded. The scholarship is made available by the
    generous individuals and sponsors who have made the Open Hardware Summit
    possible.

    PUBLIC VOTE
    The winner will be chosen by the public. All projects will be viewable
    online and votes will be collected during the week of the summit. People
    will be able to vote on their favorite project remotely or onsite. A check
    will be presented to the winning artist/group at the conclusion of OHS on
    September 15th at the New York Hall of Science

    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. upload a 30 second (maximum) video clip to youtube that showcases the
    concept of your project. The title of the video MUST be the title of the
    work

    2. include a short paragraph in the description of the video. Your
    description must start with the following sentence, and go on to explain
    your project in less than 500 characters.
    Example:
    ?The following project is a submission to the Open Hardware Scholarship
    awarded by the Open Hardware Summit 2011.
    Project title: ?
    Project Description:..?

    3. email the following information to hirumi.n@gmail.com :

    name of artist/collaborative group
    email address
    place of resident (city, state/province, country)
    title of project
    summary of project (500 characters max)
    URL of video clip
    URL of project site that includes your application of the OSHW Definition
    (optional)
    DEADLINE
    For submissions is 12:01am, September 14th EST. NO EXCEPTIONS

    NOTES:
    Please feel free to email hirumi.n@gmail.com if you have any questions.

    Where does the money come from? We had $2,000 USD left over from our funds
    last year and we thought the best way to use it is to give it back to the
    community.

    Good luck!

    Hirumi Nanayakkara
    Scholarship Chair
    Open Hardware Summit 2011

PUBLIC ARTS FUNDING UPDATE from Createquity blog

state of art

photo by simon cox

http://createquity.com/2011/05/public-arts-funding-update-may.html

LEA backed Exhibition on MAPPING

<http://www.leoalmanac.org/index.php/lea/exhibition/lea_new_media_exhibition/>http://www.leoalmanac.org/index.php/lea/exhibition/lea_new_media_exhibition/

LEA New Media Exhibition
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.

The selected artists are:

Kate Armstrong, Alan Bigelow, Louisa Bufardeci, Laura Beloff, J.R
Carpenter, Jonah Brucker Cohen, Vuk Cosic, Fallen Fruit, Luka Frelih,
Buckminster Fuller, Rolf Van Gelder, Natalie Jeremijenko, Carmin Kurasic,
Paula Levine, Mez, Lize Mogel, Jason Nelson, Christian Nold, Esther Polak,
Proboscis, Kate Pullinger, Carlo Ratti, Douglas Repetto, Teri Rueb,
Stanza, Jen Southern, Kai Syng Tan, Jeffrey Valance, Sarah Willams, Jeremy
Wood, Tim Wright.

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. It is how we see and share
information, communicate, react and remember. The sea change is occurring
right now and it is being led by the ideas of works of these radical
thinkers and others who are making the static map and our sense of space
open up.

The range of works in this exhibit have not only shown in Biennials in
some cases or started whole fields of work in others, but more
importantly, show in them a connectivity of exploration and practice
between many people and works in differently named fields. Data is not
just cold measure; place is not static; function can be many fold and
startlingly so by intention. Space and location are not simply to be
marked or named. There are histories, tensions, conflicts, stories, many
types of data and ways of measure.

This show will exhibit 2 new important artists/practitioners each week
from several different fields.

We begin with locative pioneer, Teri Rueb, and cross platform provocateur,
Jonah Brucker Cohen. Both look at space, data and why we should be more
aware and inquisitive but in very different styles and aesthetics.

Exhibition Schedule

Week 1: Jonah Brucker Cohen, Teri Rueb
Week 2: Carlo Ratti, Sarah Willams
Week 3: Stanza, Lize Mogel
Week 4: Jeremy Wood, Mez
Week 5: Rolf Van Gelder, Carmin Kurasic, Kai Syng Tan
Week 6: Jason Nelson, Vuk Cosic
Week 7: Kate Pullinger, Tim Wright
Week 8: Douglas Repetto, Alan Bigelow
Week 9: Christian Nold, Esther Polak
Week 10: Laura Beloff, J.R Carpenter
Week 11: Proboscis, Kate Armstrong
Week 12: Jen Southern, Buckminster Fuller
Week 13: Jeffrey Valance, Natalie Jeremijenko
Week 14: Fallen Fruit, Louisa Bufardeci
Week 15: Luka Frelih, Paula Levine

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Videoakt Open Call/ Convocatoria Videoakt

OPEN CALL VIDEOAKT / CONVOCATORIA VIDEOAKT

(Spanish below)

Dear friends,

homesession participates to the second edition of VIDEOAKT, Videoart International Biennial – Barcelona, May 2011, among the celebration of Loop videoart Festival and Fair.

We are glad to announce their open call for videoart. A jury of experts will be in charge of the selection and of awarding a video: the winner will receive the AMISTER Art Friendly award granted as in the last edition, by AMiSTER Collection. The prize consists of the purchase of the winner work by the AMISTER Collection, travel, and hotel expenses.

Everyone is invited to participate without any limit of age or nationality/residence. The deadline is 15-02-2011 (referential date concided with the stamp).

More information: http://www.videoaktbiennal.com

We warmly invite you to inform you about this event and the bases.

Estimados amigos,

homesession participa a la segunda edición de VIDEOAKT, Bienal internacional de videoarte – Barcelona, Mayo 2011, en el marco de la celebración del festival y de la feria Loop de videoarte.

Nos complace anunciar su open call para videoarte: un jurado formado por expertos del videoarte seleccionará algunas de las obras presentadas tanto para selección como para ganador a concurso. La obra ganadora será acreedora del premio AMISTER Art Friendly, otorgado como en la versión anterior por la Colección del HOTEL AMISTER. Que consiste en la compra de la obra para la colección, pasaje y hotel al ganador para las fechas del evento.

Estáis todos invitados a participar sin límite de edad, ni procedencia.

Más información: http://www.videoaktbiennal.com

Os invitamos cordialmente a informaros sobre este evento y las bases de participación.

media sponsors videoakt

Demilit, September 16th

 

 

#DEMILIT in San José, Ca. Sept. 16
Among many symptoms, San José is home to 10 government and 67 company locations on the Washington Post’s map of Top Secret America. We’ll study this creeping militarization through entry points such as drones, defense corporations, uses of force, gang profiling, and military bases. We’ll also take visitors on an outdoor exploration of downtown SJ with a focus on the security landscape. 

Guests:
• Charlotte Casey, San Jose Peace & Justice Center and San José Code Pink
• Katherine Chandler, UC Berkeley, Rhetoric Department
• Raj Jayadev, Silicon Valley Debug
 
Presented by the Demilit team in conjunction with 01SJ Biennial and (OP)Space, CCA Architecture URBANlab.

WORKS GALLERY
451 South First Street
San José, Ca.
95113-2816
THURS SEPT 16

See http://bit.ly/demilit for more info. More Details below….

Full Abstract
The crisis of the contemporary spatial condition is produced in part by the hyper-expansion of militarization into all areas of life. Demilit, short for Decoding Military Landscapes, is an open pedagogical project aiming to know how the military and militarization affects society and space. We at Demilit (DM) take stock of the military presence in both routine and unexpected ways by using research, sound recordings, images and more. Among other symptoms, San José is home to 10 government and 67 company locations on the Washington Post’s map of Top Secret America. We’ll unpack this military presence through topics such as drones, defense corporations, uses of force, gang profiling, military bases, and much more. We will also take visitors on an outdoor exploration in downtown SJ focusing on the security landscape.

To find out more visit http://bit.ly/demilit or follow @demilit on Twitter.

With:
Charlotte Casey, San Jose Peace & Justice Center and San Jose Code Pink
“The CIA’s Travel Agent in Downtown San Jose: Jeppesen’s Involvement in the Torture Flights”
http://www.sanjosepeace.org/

Katherine Chandler, UC Berkeley, Rhetoric Department
Visual artist. On drones, methods of recording, and creative non-violence
http://laclau.templeofmessages.com/?p=62

Raj Jayadev, Silicon Valley De-bug
…On “gang enhancement” criminal charges, uses of force, and SJPD arresting practices
http://www.siliconvalleydebug.org/

And the Demilit team (Bryan Finoki, Nick Sowers, Javier Arbona)
Schedule (subject to modifications):
10:30am Bagels & chat

11am  An intro by Javier Arbona and Bryan Finoki: Landscapes, Archives, and Crypto-geography

12:00pm  Raj Jayadev  |  Charlotte Casey
(visitors: feel free to bring a lunch!)

1:30pm  “Base edges: practices of listening, seeing and action” with Katherine Chandler & Nick Sowers

3-5pm   A guided walk and recording expedition in the vicinity of downtown.
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Share: http://bit.ly/demilit or follow @demilit on Twitter for news and updates

Interview with National Arts Advocates

Recent video and audio interviews with Ian David Moss, Research Director at Fractured Atlas, integrated national arts and culture pundit, and collaborating designer/project manager on the Bay Area Cultural Assets Map, supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, can be found here on the National Art Strategies website.

Interview material from AllNonProfitsConsidered can also be found at Createquity.com.

Creative Rights & Artists

Ian David Moss | Jul 20, 2010 4:47 pm

This week, Fractured Atlas is partnering with our friends at ArtsJournal, Future of Music Coalition, and the National Alliance for Media Arts + Culture to host a discussion about artists’ creative rights and arts policy / advocacy more generally. Fractured Atlas’s Director of Technology Programs, Justin Karr, and I are two of the 22 featured bloggers. If you’re [...]

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Hackerspaces and Bioscience projects

 

BioCurious – A hackerspace for biotech – The Community Space for Citizen Science”experiment with friends” Open PCR! – Read and Write !  http://www.biocurious.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

DIYBio – an organization that aims to help make biology a worthwhile pursuit for citizen scientists, amateur biologists, and DIY biological engineers who value openness and safety. http://diybio.org

Hacker Dojo – Mountain View hacker space offering events, classes, e-mail list, discussion list, and other inroads.   http://hackerdojo.com

Noisebridge – Making waves in San Francisco. Cross pollination with Europe and many interesting events held at their space – modding, hacking, cooking, and other artforms. DIY computing, ecology, techno art. www.noisebridge.org

Pearl Biotech – Do you dream of hacking your own genome? Smart tools for the modern genetic explorer
www.pearlbiotech.com