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Próximas actividades / Upcoming Activities · 15/02/10 – 21/02/10

Taller Open Up: proyectos para la fachada digital de Medialab-Prado
9 – 23 febrero
Conferencias y taller internacional de desarrollo colaborativo de siete proyectos para dotar de contenido a la fachada digital de Medialab-Prado. Profesores del taller: Jordi Claramonte, Chandler McWilliams, Casey Reas y Víctor Viña. Dirigido por Nerea Calvillo.

Martes, 16 febrero / 19:00h

En el marco del taller se celebra la conferencia de Jennifer Steimkamp (Orbits) y la presentación del profesor Chandler Mcwilliams (Repetición repetición) [streaming en directo] [+info]
Imagen: “Loom” de Jennifer Steinkamp, 2003


Taller Licencias para vivir
25, 26 y 27 febrero

Reflexión sobre los dispositivos conceptuales y jurídicos destinados a reforzar la autonomía de las comunidades rurales, indígenas o populares y urbanas cuya creatividad no parece verse ni reflejada ni protegida en las leyes de derecho de autor en vigor. Invitamos a participar a cualquier persona o colectivo interesado en aportar propuestas y debatir casos de estudio relacionados. Dirigido por Carolina Botero y Jordi Claramonte. [+info]

Encuentro FLOSSManuals en español
2 – 6 marzo

Sprint de traducción al español de los manuales Floss “Inkscape Manual” y “Collaborative Futures”. Para participar es necesario inscripción previa. Organizado por FLOSSmanuals y Medialab-Prado, en colaboración con la Escuela de Arte 10 de Madrid. Coordinado por Jennifer Dopazo. [+info]


Interactivos? LABoral: When Process Becomes Paradigm
Convocatoria para proyectos
Cierre de la convocatoria: 22 febrero
Fechas del taller: 8 al 20 abril

Convocatoria para la presentación de proyectos para participar en Interactivos? When Process Becomes Paradigm, dentro del programa destinado a artistas y creadores de LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Gijón). Se seleccionarán un máximo de ocho propuestas para su desarrollo colaborativo en el taller previo a la exposición When Process Becomes Paradigm, el 23 de abril de 2010. En colaboración con Medialab-Prado. [+info]

Convocatoria de Ayudas a la Creación Contemporánea – Matadero Madrid 2010
Recepción de solicitudes: hasta 16 febrero

Matadero Madrid convoca ayudas a la creación contemporánea por un total de 355.000 euros con tres modalidades de participación: A) Programa de espacios y agentes culturales independientes; B) Programa de creadores: destinado a la producción de obra de creadores individuales y colectivos; y C) Programa Matadero Madrid (incluye ayudas para proyectos dirigidos a la fachada digital de Medialab-Prado).
Bases y formulario de solicitud disponibles en:

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Open Up Workshop – projects for the digital facade of Medialab-Prado
February 9 through 23

International workshop for the collaborative development of seven projects for the digital facade of Medialab-Prado. Teachers: Jordi Claramonte, Chandler McWilliams, Casey Reas, and Víctor Viña. Directed by Nerea Calvillo.

Tuesday, February 16 / 7:00 pm

Within the framework of the workshop there will be a lecture by Jennifer Steimkamp (Orbits) and a presentation by tutor Chandler Mcwilliams (Repetition Repetition). [Live Streaming] [+info]
Image: “Loom” by Jennifer Steinkamp, 2003


Licenses to Live Workshop
February 25, 26 and 27

Reflection about conceptual and law concepts to reinforce the autonomy of rural, indigenous and popular communities whose creativity seems not to be protected by copyright licenses. We invite everyone to present proposals and debate case studies. Directed by Carolina Botero and Jordi Claramonte. [+info]

Meeting: FLOSSManuals in Spanish
March 2 through 6

Sprint of translation into Spanish of “Inkscape Manual” and “Collaborative Futures” Floss manuals. Registration required. Organized by FLOSSmanuals and Medialab-Prado, in collaboration with Escuela de Arte 10 of Madrid. Coordinated by Jennifer Dopazo. [+info]


Interactivos? LABoral: When Process Becomes Paradigm
Call for projects
Deadline: February 22
Dates of the workshop: April 8 through 20

Call for the presentation of projects to take part in Interactivos? When Process Becomes Paradigm, as part of the programme for artists and creators of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Gijon, Spain). A maximum of eight proposals will be selected to be collaboratively developed in the workshop that will take place prior to the opening of the exhibition When Process Becomes Paradigm, on April 23, 2010. In collaboration with Medialab-Prado. [+info]

Grants Matadero Madrid 2010
Deadline: February 16

Matadero Madrid issues a call for grants for contemporary creation. For this call, the total available funds are 355,000 euros, distributed in three programmes: A) Programme for spaces and independent cultural agents; B) Creators’ Programme; C) Matadero Madrid Programme (includes grants for projects for the digital facade of Medialab-Prado). Guidelines and submission form:

More information:

Call for collaborators, Open Up Workshop: projects for the digital façade of Medialab-Prado

Deadline: February 8, 2010
Dates of the workshop: February 9 through 23, 2010
Venue: Medialab-Prado in Madrid (Spain)

Join us for the Open Up international workshop! This event is focused on the development of 8 selected projects for the digital façade in Medialab-Prado cultural center’s building. The goals of the workshop are to explore the relationship between the urban screen and public space, to experiment with the screen’s communicative, narrative and visual capacities, and to investigate its potential to offer new forms of participation.

According to its field of interest, each collaborator can be part of any team, bringing his/her knowledge and ideas to the workgroup and, at the same time, learning from the group and the teachers: Jordi Claramonte, Chandler McWilliams, Casey Reas, and Víctor Viña. Directed and coordinated by Nerea Calvillo.

For residents out of Madrid, Medialab-Prado will cover for the stay of a limited number of participants at a Youth Hostel during the workshop.

No entry fees.

More information, call guidelines and submission form:
Selected projects:
Email: medianeralab (at)

Plaza de las Letras
Calle Alameda, 15
28014 Madrid (Spain)

International Workshop/Seminar/BUDAPEST/HUNGARY, 2010

A.I.R./International Artist Residencies, Budapest, Hungary
The Hungarian Multicultural Center (HMC) is currently accepting applications for 2010.

AIR/HMC, Budapest residency unlike any other
“understanding of world cultures”

Program Dates:
Tuesday May 11, 2010 – Thursday, June 3, 2010 –Deadline (must be received) by February 6. 2010* Artist fee $1,450)
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 – Thursday, July 1, 2010 –Deadline (must be received) by March 6. 2010* Artist fee $1,450)
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 – Thursday, July 29, 2010 –Deadline (must be received) by March 6. 2010* Artist fee $1,450)
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 – Thursday August 26, 2010 –Deadline (must be received) by March 6. 2010* Artist fee $1,450)
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 – Tuesday, October 05, 2010 –Deadline (must be received) by June 16. 2010* Artist fee $950)
Monday, December 27, 2010 – Tuesday, January 11, 2011 –Deadline (must be received) by September 6. 2010* Artist fee $950)

While HMC does not provide funding for residencies, we are helping to facilitate the creation of program, the cost of the exhibitions and cover %40 of total cost, artists cover %60. We encourage the applicants to apply for a grant or scholarship.

For questions, application form:

The Public School: News and 5 Classes Coming Up

There are several new classes coming up soon at The Public School.

but first, have a look at a piece about Telic and the school that we like on the Art21 blog, written by Lily Simonson:

Also, over the past couple months, we’ve been participating in the launch of three new chapters of The Public School in New York, Paris, and most recently, Brussels. If you are visiting there, or maybe already ARE in any of these cities, there are great classes to take!

But here’s what we’ve got coming up in Los Angeles at our new space at 951 Chung King Road:


Performance / Performativity / Enactment, taught by Liz Glynn beginning Saturday at 2pm, explores the theoretical construct of performance and performativity.

Beyond Ikea and Carl Larsson: Exploring the wide (wild) world of contemporary Swedish Design meets only once, on Sunday at 10:30am

Also, we’re offering three workshops at the Mobile Media conference with the Department of Design | Media Arts at UCLA, but these are already full… you can check out the event here


Ranciere: The Emancipated Spectator is a two-session class beginning November 21 that focuses on Ranciere’s essay; discussion led by Robert Summers.

Kultural Kapital, facilitated by Christina Ulke and Sean Dockray, begins the next day, at noon. It investigates, among other things, the ethics of collaborative cultural practice.


Cinecultural Practice and the Political Avant-Garde is a six-month series of screenings and discussions… more information about this coming soon.

Telic Arts Exchange
951 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012
T: 213.344.6137

micro_research workshops:27

A series of weekly working groups and workshops at_____-micro_research [Berlin]; an independent research centre focusing on the expanded construction and experience of free software and open hardware.


October 16/17th 2PM/12PM: /mode +v noise with GOTO10

October 17th 8PM: GOTO10 at General Public

Forthcoming matter:

tv programming, micro-cuisine, data carving, plotting, handmade logic

//< ----------------------------------------------- ** October 16/17th 2PM/12PM: /mode +v noise with GOTO10 ?/mode +v noise? is a project of GOTO10, a collective of international artists and computer programmers. It is based on IRC, the oldest text-based Internet chat environment. This intervention will transform an IRC chat room/channel into a simple, collaborative, text-based online system for making music. Since IRC allows ?chat bots?- computer programs that pretend to be human conversation partners -, we will program such a bot to create a collective musical composition environment based on Internet chats. In this workshop, participants will explore two parts of the project: designing sound generators in Supercollider that they can control via a simple IRC bot written in Python. Workshop is taught by Aymeric Mansoux and Jan-Kees van Kampen from GOTO10. PREREQUISITES: This workshop is aimed to beginners, no previous knowledge is required but a basic understanding of computers and an unconditional love for command line and text based interfaces is mandatory! To bring: * bring your own Laptop (PC based, macbook/mactel, recent imac, etc. We can't provide support for PPC based Mac such as the old G3-4-5-...) * bring your own headphones Cost: ?20 per participant for both days (this includes food) Please email to reserve a place (strictly limited to 8) ==== Day 1 ==== * 14:00 - 15:00: hands on demo of the "/mode +v noise" platform and experiment, using the Puredyne GNU/Linux live distro. * 15:00 - 17:00: Intro to Supercollider's project botsynth, how to change patterns and synths, explanation of different hardcoded synthdef (from super simple, to more complicated examples). * 17:00 - 17:30: break * 17:30 - 19:50: make your own synth + play it through chat using local default bot * 19:50 - 20:00: vote for the best synthdef and win a pack of stropwaffel ==== Day 2 ==== * 12:00 - 13:00: python crash course * 13:00 - 15:00: reviewing the IRC bot features including OSC, IRC and mode+v classes * 15:00 - 15:30: break * 15:30 - 17:50: pimp your bot by combining existing code or writting your own * 17:50 - 18:00: vote for the best bot and win a pack of stropwaffel The workshop will be followed by performances at General Public, Sch?nhauser Allee 167c: Details to follow! === About Supercollider === SuperCollider is an environment and programming language originally released in 1996 by James McCartney for real time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition. Since then it has been evolving into a system used and further developed by both scientists and artists working with sound. It is an efficient and expressive dynamic programming language which makes it an interesting framework for acoustic research, algorithmic music and interactive programming. We will deal with practical sound-synthesis, jitlib (rapid prototyping), and get ourselves sounding ready for the irc-jam on the second day. === About Python === Python is a general-purpose high-level programming language. Its design philosophy emphasizes code readability. Python claims to "[combine] remarkable power with very clear syntax", and its standard library is large and comprehensive. === About Puredyne === Puredyne is an operating system developed to provide media artists with a complete set of tools for realtime audio and video processing. Puredyne is a live distribution, you don't need to install anything. Simply boot your computer using the live CD or USB and you're ready to start using software such as Pure Data, Supercollider, Icecast, Csound, Fluxus, Processing, Arduino and much much more. === About GOTO10 === GOTO10 aims to support and grow digital art projects and tools for artistic creation, located on the blurry line between software programming and art. GOTO10's members have backgrounds in visual arts, sound art, music technology, physical computing and programming. They have worked around the theme of FLOSS+Art since 2003, using performances, workshops, installations, print, and code repositories as their medium. *
* irc:// channel: #goto10



Workshops led by field-expert practitioners extend over realms of code and embedded code, environmental code, noise, transmission and reception, and electromysticism. Workshops solely utilise free software and GNU toolbase.

Practitioners at pickledfeet have included Martin Kuentz
(, Julian Oliver (, Derek
Holzer (, Jeff Mann (,
Martin Howse (, Kathrin Guenter
(, Alice Miceli
(, Fredrik
Olofsson (, Florian Cramer
(, Brendan Howell, jo FRGMNT
grys(, mikomikona, Antony Hall
(, Gijs Gieskes (, Alexei
Blinov (, Valentina Vuksic
(, Dave Griffiths
(, Marc Boon (,
Christian Faubel, Cordula K?rber, and Ralf Schreiber
(, Roman H?feli and Olsen Wolf

_____-micro_research, pickledfeet, Linienstrasse 54, Berlin 10119

U2, Rosa-Luxemburg-Pl.
U8, Rosenthaler Pl.

Telephone: 3050187482.

_____-micro_research is supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin 2009

Mixed Relations / Technesexual – Mixed Reality Live Audio Performances, and Workshops

Elle Mehrmand and Micha Cardenas
Oct. 2th, 4th, 15-17th, 2009

CONTACT: Micha Cardenas, 619-750-8851,
Elle Mehrmand, 714-287-2237,

Micha Cardenas and Elle Mehrmand will be doing a performance called Technesexual that uses DIY biometric sensors that were made by hand to create live audio which will be heard in real space and virtual space at the same time. It is a Mixed Reality performance exploring relationality between people and between people and technology.

Cardenas and Mehrmand will be performing Technesexual in Tijuana at Entijuanarte at the Centro Cultural de Tijuana (CECUT), in San Francisco at Arse Elektronika and in Montreal at Artivistic. They will also be doing a 3 day workshop in Montreal, sharing the technology used for the performance with workshop participants including DIY electronics, Second Life and Puredata.

More info and photos here:

Entijuanarte 09 at CECUT – – *entijuanarte* es una plataforma artística y cultural que busca alentar la exposición, promoción y venta de arte contemporáneo de artistas nacionales y extranjeros, individuales y colectivos. Su convocatoria incluye disciplinas y medios diversos como pintura, escultura, fotografía, dibujo, grabado, medios digitales, instalación y performance. Este año, en su quinta edición, entijuanarte 09, refrenda su compromiso y expande el papel que su presencia ha ido conformando con las pasadas ediciones dentro del escenario artístico y cultural regional y nacional.

Arse Elektronika – – Of Intercourse and Intracourse = Sexuality, Genetics, Biotech, Wetware, Body mods =Scottish SF author Iain Banks created a fictitious group-civilisation called “Culture” in his eponymous narrative. The vast majority of humanoid people in the “Culture” are born with greatly altered glands housed within their central nervous systems, who secrete – on command – mood- and sensory-appreciation-altering compounds into the person’s bloodstream. Additionally many inhabitants have subtly altered reproductive organs – and control over the associated nerves – to enhance sexual pleasure. Ovulation is at will in the female, and a fetus up to a certain stage may be re-absorbed, aborted, or held at a static point in its development; again, as willed. Also, a viral change from one sex into the other, is possible. And there is a convention that each person should give birth to one child in their lives. It may sound strange, but Banks states that a society in which it is so easy to change sex will rapidly find out if it is treating one gender better than the other. Pressure for change within society would presumably build up until some form of sexual equality and hence numerical parity will be established. Does this set-up sound too futuristic? Too utopian? Too bizarre?

Artivistic 2009 – TURN*ON – – The world to come is so sexy. We are unstoppable for we are fueled with an incredible urge to embrace the pleasure provided by difference, exchange and liberation. Our actions today are charged with an energy that is animated by the rise of change and a movement that is simply irresistible. For its upcoming fourth edition, Artivistic is going sexy. From October 15 to 17, 2009, we invite participants to discuss, question, and imagine the proxemics of sexuality, technology and politics. While keeping issues of power and control in question, we want to turn to the potency of pleasure, curiosity, humor, and desire in order to TURN*ON that which has yet to be thought and experienced differently.

MEDIALAB PRADO: Próximas actividades / Upcoming Activities · 08/06/09 – 14/06/09

INTERACTIVOS?’09 ARTELEKU: Convocatoria para proyectos

Convocatoria abierta para la recepción de proyectos para el taller INTERACTIVOS?09 ARTELEKU: Episodios mixtos en soportes híbridos, que se celebra en Arteleku (Donostia-San Sebastián) del 16 al 30 de julio de 2009. Dirigido por David Cuartielles y Moisés Mañas. Cierre: 10 junio. [+info]
Imagen: Foto de Moisés Mañas de una obra de Emanuel Mazza


Taller de electrónica creativa
12 al 14 y 18 al 21 junio

Curso de iniciación a la electrónica para aplicaciones creativas. Inscripción cerrada. [+info]

Instalación interactiva en la Plaza de las Letras
Todos los días / 22:00h – 01:00h

Plazanimada superpone la red y la calle, ofreciendo una plataforma abierta para la expresión pública en la ciudad a través de
Los dibujos enviados por los usuarios a través de la web son proyectados en el espacio físico de la Plaza de las Letras. [+info]


Taller II: Cuerpo Común – European TelePlateaus
26 – 28 junio

Experimentación con conceptos de presencia corporal telemática, potenciando sensaciones espaciales, sonoras y visualmente amorfas. Inscripción abierta. [+info]

Formas de hacer. Aproximaciones, manuales, tácticas, estrategias y arte operacional
10 – 16 agosto en el Sommercamp 2009 de Berlín

Tres talleres que explorarán tres maneras de aproximarse a la producción cultural contemporánea. Pre-inscripciones abiertas. Organiza: Medialab-Prado. [+info]

Becas en la Residencia de Estudiantes 2009 / 2010
La Residencia de Estudiantes convoca 18 becas del Ayuntamiento de Madrid para jóvenes artistas, creadores e investigadores. Cierre de solicitudes: 26 junio. [+info]

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Last days! · International project development workshop

Open call for the reception of projects to be collaboratively developed within the workshop INTERACTIVOS?’09 ARTELEKU: Mixed episodes in Hybrid Bases, that will take place in Arteleku (Donostia-San Sebastian) from July 16 to 30, 2009. Directors: David Cuartielles and Moisés Mañas. Deadline: June 10. [+info] Image: work by Emanuel Mazza, picture by Moisés Mañas


Creative Electronics Workshop
June 12 – 14 and 18 – 21

Course about electronics for creative purposes for beginners. Closed registration. [+info]

Interactive Installation at the Plaza de las Letras
Every Evening / 10:00 pm – 1:00 am

Plazanimada overlaps the net and the street, acting like a open space for public expression in the city through
Drawings sent by users are projected in a public way and share by the users in the actual space of the Plaza de las Letras. [+info]


Workshop II: Common Body – European TelePlateaus
June 26 – 28

Experimentation with concepts such as telematic physical presence, highlighting spacial, sound and visual sensations, within the context of the European TelePlateaus Project. Open registration. [+info]

Ways of Doing. Approaches, Manuals, Tactics, Strategies and the Operational Art
August 10 – 16 at Sommercamp 2009 Berlin

Three workshops that will approach in three different ways contemporary cultural production. Pre-registration is open. Organizer: Medialab-Prado. [+info]

Grants at Residencia de Estudiantes 2009 / 2010
Residencia de Estudiantes offers 18 grants of the Madrid City Council for young artists, creators and researchers. Deadline for applications: June 26. [+info]

More information:

Transborder California Digital Mapping Project – Workshop May 27 2009

Workshop May 27 2009

Mapping Project 2009-2012

Nayan Shah
History Department UCSD

This collaborative initiative gathers researchers in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and computer engineering to share diverse research of the Transborder California region. New technologies in digital communication will be harnessed to create a shared platform to share divergent data, perspectives, epistemologies, and agendas with the purpose of generating a dynamic layered mapping of the region across time and space.

The scope of Transborder California is the historical and geographic region that encompasses the bordered region that in 1848 divided Alta California and Baja California between the nation-states of the United States and Mexico. The project acknowledges the contours of administrative geography and political rule but is not driven by the political calculus of the administrative geography of the Spanish Empire, Mexico, or the United States or subsidiary regional governments of San Diego County, Imperial County and Baja Norte. However, the research inquiry attends to the intensifying traffic, circulation, and barriers over the 160 years.

The project is attentive to the divergent and convergent manifestation of human mobility, transformation, and meaning making. This project will create a new venue to trace unexpected conjunctions, correspondences and juxtapositions between different research projects. The objective is to share research findings, opening up new connections and modes of collaborative research inquiry and unsettle assumptions of putative boundaries of space, people and research. This long-term project engages and connects researchers (graduate, advanced undergraduate, faculty, artists and activist) through a platform for sharing data and research projects. Layered mapping serves as a pathway to engage new ways of developing and deliver interpretive content through new technologies of gaming, digital mining and visualization, video documentation, and digital archives.

The goal of the project is to produced a shared platform for collaboration sustaining research sharing with researchers in qualitative research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Artistic creation and inquiry and researchers developing new platforms and digital communication at UCSD in Visual Arts, GIS Lab, CalIT2, and Software Studies. This outcome of the project is make possible a web-based portal to share these collaborations with the public.

The cluster of research endeavors that could be connected by this project of layered digital mapping

Environmental change, ecosystems and human impact
Militarization and military infrastructure
Migration routes, itineraries and creations
Biotechnology and allopathic and pharmacological medicine
Pathways of international, national and regional migration
Displacement and refugee communities
Residential concentration and segregation
Indigenous cultural sites and spiritual transits
Production and consumption economies and distributions
Visual and audio cultures and their spatial and social distribution

Wednesday May 27 Workshop

Co-sponsored by the generous support of the UCSD Humanities Center, Dean of Arts and Humanities, California Cultures in Comparative Perspective, UC Latino Research, History Department and Visual Arts Department as well as other units not yet confirmed.

The workshop on Wednesday May 27th brings together scholars from UC Davis, USC, UCI as well as affords an opportunity for experts and innovators at UCSD to share the ideas and experiences with how they have developed interactive digital analytical projects and employed a variety of platforms. We will also consider the merits and challenges of a variety of outputs from co-authored digital articles in peer-reviewed journals, e-publications, publishing the database maps, and socially book-marked websites with broad public access.

Atkinson Hall, Rm 4004

10:30-12:00 interactive session of digital research and dissemination (scholars who have published in vectors, digital archives, cultural analytics and data mining)

12:00-1:30 Break for Lunch

1:30-4 p.m. interactive session on different strategies of layered digital mapping and spatial architecture (Hypercities project, T-RACES, Diaspora project)

4-4:30 Lev Manovich demonstration on cultural analytics projects and possibilities on the HIPerSpace Wall , 2nd Floor

4:30-6 p.m. Reception/Brainstorming ideas (Pub)

Invited Participants Alta California

Phil Ethington USC History
Tara McPherson, USC, Editor Vectors
Caren Kaplan, UC Davis, Cultural Studies/Humanities Center
Todd Presner, UCLA, German Literature
Colin Milburn, UC Davis, Literature
Jennifer Terry, UCI, Women‚s Studies
Jamila Moore-Penu UC Davis

Invited Participants Baja California

Raul Cardenas, Torolab, Tijuana
Felipe Zuniga, Tijuana
Everadro Agustin Garduno Ruiz, UABC, Mexicali
Luis Arturo Ongay Flores, UABC, Mexicali
1 or 2 additional not yet confirmed

UCSD faculty participants (provisional list)

Luis Alvarez, History
Roberto Alvarez, Ethnic Studies/Cal Cultures
Benjamin Bratton, Visual Arts/Digital Policy
Teddy Cruz, Visual Arts
Ricardo Dominguez, Visual Arts
Jeremy Douglass, Software Studies postdoc
Yen Espiritu, Ethnic Studies
Ross Frank, Ethnic Studies
Cathy Gere, History
Brian Goldfarb, Communications
David, Gutierrez, History
Tracey Hughes, GIS Lab, Library
Lisa Lowe, Literature
Lev Manovich, Vis Arts/Software Studies
Naomi Oreskes, Sixth College Provost/History
Keith Pezzoli, Urban Studies
David Serlin, Communications
Nayan Shah, History
Brett Stalbaum, Visual Arts
Stefan Tanaka, History
Danny Widener, History

Graduate Students have been identified in Literature, Visual Arts, History, Communications, Sociology, Anthropology and Ethnic Studies


Seminario Internacional

Admisión de comunicaciones hasta el 31 de mayo de 2009
Fechas: Del 6 al 10 de julio de 2009 en Medialab-Prado (Madrid, España)

Medialab-Prado convoca a la presentación de trabajos teóricos para el 4º Encuentro Internacional Inclusiva-net, centrado en el análisis de las redes y procesos en red “de igual a igual”, así como en los potenciales sociales que albergan los sistemas cooperativos basados en las estructuras y dinámicas propias de este tipo de redes.

Las comunicaciones seleccionadas serán presentadas públicamente en el marco de un programa que contará también con ponentes invitados y mesas de debate.

Se abordaran cuestiones como la democratización del acceso a los contenidos culturales, los conflictos legales entre instituciones y redes P2P, las aplicaciones educativas y artísticas, el papel de estos procesos en el contexto de los países emergentes, así como todas aquellas perspectivas que hagan posible una reflexión más amplia acerca de las dinámicas propias de las redes P2P .

Más información y envío de propuestas:

Contacto: inclusiva2009 [arroba]

*Archimedia* Experimental workshops/SOUNDTRACKS

Upcoming workshop with David Cox and Molly Hankwitz @ ATA
When: Saturday, 5/16 1 – 5pm.
Where: ATA 992 Valencia Street, SF CA
Contact: 415 283 7757 or 401 5227

Consider making mini movies using what you have – use old camcorder, old webcams, new phone cams, and other types of portable cameras and devices to make films. Work around the limits of the small screen, limited frame rates, limits of storage and battery time. Improvise tripods and other stabilization devices. Bring your own tools or works in progress. Participants make media, show their media, learn production tips and are given useful production information.

$40.00 per student. Informal “lab” environment in artists’ gallery.

Learn the basic principles of as well as hands-on animation techniques. Practice drawn animation with the zoetrope, ip books and other methods. Learn how to set up a basic animation facility at home. Discover what freeware solutions are available for 2D drawn animation on a computer,
as well as stop motion programs which let you turn a digital camcorder and a computer into a puppet/object stop motion animation system.

By the end of the class you will have learned the basics of traditional animation, and how to apply the methods yourself at home using what tools you have. Taught by award winning animator and lm maker David Cox. $40 per student. Limited to 8 students.

Saturday 4/11 and 5/30 — GEOTAGGING: MAPPING AND MEDIA
An overview of the available useful, free mapping resources and the benets and drawbacks
to each, including Google maps, Yahoo maps, MapQuest, and others. Examine the role these play in the development of geography-based art. Experiment with GPS and geotagging; using portable screens for locative media. Learn the basics and the culture. $40 per student. Limited to 10 participants.
Saturday 4/18 and 6/6 — SOUNDTRACKS Develop the art of listening and expressing with sound. Sound sources, recording techniques,
how to produce primitive sound efx, aesthetics of audio will be studied in this brief immersion into sound design.
Non-lmmakers welcome. Make your own short soundtrack before picking up a camera, and identify audio sources on the Internet.
Good fun for lmmakers and non lmmakers alike. $40.00 student. Limited to 10 participants.
Saturday 4/25 and 6/13 — WEB STUDIES SEMINAR
This discussion-based workshop oers an in depth overview of the World Wide Web as an historic
medium for the delivery of ideas. Presented as a three Part lecture/discussion, topics will include: Mark up language, Hypertext, the emergence of the Browser and the URL, Cyberspace, public commons, multimedia/rich media, transformations in the concepts of networks, spimes, blogs and databases.

Great overview of the Web. A must for new media writers and aspiring culturalists.
$20.00 fee. No limit on enrollment.
Saturday 5/2 and 6/20 — USE WHAT YOU HAVE!!!– TOOLS SKILL-UP
Many people have new portable computing and digital gadgets.
Most gadgets are never used up to their full potential and so called “old” tools see the dumpster too soon. This workshop promotes sharing
of ideas about what to do with old and used tools, unusual or obsolete technology, and oers tips, skills, and information on what kind of
power lurks in your personal communications technologies. Find out how much media power you actually have and let your inner geek out!!!!
$50 per student, limited to enrollment of 10.
Registration is non refundable and is confirmed by advance payment in full by check or money order with a note or email stating your
preferred classes and dates. Please include a list of what you intend to work with, and what you are interested in working on.
Checks should be made out to: Molly Hankwitz/Archimedia and mailed to:
3288 21st Street, #28, SF CA, 94110. Please no returned items.
Questions? Drop an email with your information to All classes are held at Artists Television Access,
992 Valencia Street, SF CA 94110. Confirm registration by email or check in mail to the above address. Note: ATA is not set up to
take calls re: Archimedia workshops.
Please contact us:
or call at 415 401 5227, or 415 283 7757 (cells) Course dates may be subject to change.
Learn to make mini movies using what you have – use old camcorders, old webcams, new phone cams, and other types of cameras to make lms.
Work around the limits of small screens, limited frame rates, limits of storage and battery time. Improvise tripods and other stabilization devices made
from ordinary objects and learn production techniques for the small screen. Put your cell phone video into a form you can edit digitally.
Bring your own tools or works in progress. $40 per student.
Limited to 8 participants.