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Introducing ImagePlot Software: explore patterns in large image collections

Image: 883 Manga series from the scanlation site OneManga.com.
Total number of pages: 1,074,790

Lev Manovich and Jeremy Douglass, 2010.

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ImagePlot is a free software tool that visualizes collections of images and video of any size. (The largest set we tried so was: 1,074,790 one megabyte images).

DOWNLOAD IMAGEPLOT 0.9

ImagePlot works on Mac, Windows, and Lunix.
Max visualization resolution: 2.5 GB (2,684,354,560 grayscale pixels, or 671,088,640 RGB pixels).

ImagePlot was developed by the Software Studies Initiative (softwarestudies.com) with support from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH), the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), and the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA).

Along with the program, we also distribute a number of articles by Lev Manovich, Jeremy Douglass and Tara Zepel that address methodologies for exploring large visual cultural data sets, and discuss our digital humanities projects which use ImagePlot. (The articles can be also downloaded directly from softwarestudies.com.)

Visualizations created with ImagePlot have been shown in science centers, art and design museums, and art galleries, including Graphic Design Museum (Breda, Netherlands), Gwangju Design Biennale (Korea), and The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art.

ImagePlot software was developed as part of our Cultural Analytics research program.

Learn more about Imageplot at Software Studies.

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.

WATERWHEEL

Call for Performances/presentations

WATERWHEEL will be launched on 22 August, in Brisbane (Australia) AND will take place live online on the TAP at 6.30pm – find your time here – Media release attached.

The TAP is an online, real-time venue and forum, workshop and stage for live networked performance and presentation. Here you can create and collaborate, rehearse and remix, present and exchange, participate and communicate—privately as a crew or publicly with an audience. The Tap provides tools for live networking and real-time media mixing.

This is a call for proposals for performances/presentations (of 5 minutes each maximum) for the launch of WATERWHEEL – with a deadline for proposals of 12 August 2011. The entire performance/presentation program will be no longer than 30-45min.  Below some info on how to use WATERWHEEL. Do not hesitate in contacting us for more details or a guided tour of the TAP.

Suzon Fuks
Australia Council for the Arts Fellow
skype: suzonfuks
http://suzonfuks.nethttp://www.igneous.org.au
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WHAT IS WATERWHEEL
A new online platform exploring ‘water’ as a topic and metaphor. Here is a short video presentation about it – check our vimeo account for a new video coming soon showing the TAP in its latest development!  See also media release attached and info below.
All you need is a computer with internet access and a web browser with the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. To contribute and collaborate via the Tap, you might also need a webcam and headset depending on your performance/presentation.
* sign up, you will receive an email with a link
* Activate the link, you can create your TAP (please give it a title) and upload on the WHEEL (check also your junk/spam box, maybe email goes there)
For details, please download pdf document about upload requirements & how to use the TAP.


HOW TO UPLOAD
Video tutorial here.
You can upload: Image (JPG, PNG)  | Video (MP4) | Animation/Slideshow (SWF) | Audio (MP3) | Document (RTF, PDF, DOC, XLS) : all media about ‘water’ as a topic or metaphor

HOW TO USE THE TAP
* once you signed up and activated the link received by email
* you can create your TAP (please give it a title) and upload on the WHEEL (check also your junk/spam box, maybe email goes there)
* If you want to invite someone on your TAP, add that user in your crew
* user will receive an invitation by email with a link
* link has to be activated
* user will log in
* then click on ‘My Taps’ & on the table, there will be ‘superD’ TAP or another titled TAP you’ve been invited to
* On the right side of the table, you have a link ‘ENTER’. Click on it.
* the TAP will load on your webpage (patience, it might take a few minutes – you might be asked to update your flash player to new version, that doesn’t take much time. Just follow the prompt. But you might need to re-log-in)
* You can go with or without webcam. You will need to go on the top menu and select a tab (webcam, visuals, audio) and within each tab, an icon that you will drag onto the stage below. If you want to type chat, go on the write side at the bottom, there is an entry for public and crew. And in the middle on the right, there is another entry for a crew private chat (not seen by audience).
* if you click on a media (once it is dragged on the white page), you will see a palette of tools – first row from top: keep your mouse down when you select one of the tools, second row: resetting tools, third row: just a click on the tool you need, volume icon: keep your mouse down and go down to diminish the volume.

This project is initiated by Suzon Fuks as part of a Fellowship assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; in collaboration with INKAHOOTS and IGNEOUS, supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, Brisbane City Council, the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts, Ausdance Queensland, Youth Arts Queensland & iMAL. Creative Sparks is a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. People collaborating so far on the project are from NZ, Australia, Indonesia, India, Serbia, Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, UK, Canada & USA.

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The Mobile City


EVENT: Interaces and metropolises 8th encounter between French and Swiss urban planners, Lausanne, 8 July2011

QUAM 2011 | WIKPOLIS. Cartografies i construccions col·lectives

QUAM 2011 | WIKPOLIS
FÓRUM. 08-09.07.2011.

Seminari internacional amb la participació de Mona Fawaz/Ahmad Gharbieh, Stalker-Primavera Romana. (Giulia Fiocca, Lorenzo Romito), Iconoclasistas. (Pablo Ares, Julia Risler), Neil Cumings, Jordi Canudas/Carme Carbonell, Francisco Jarauta, Santiago Cirugeda, Straddle 3 (David Juàrez Latimer-Knowles), Todo por la praxis (Diego Peris), Hackitectura.net, Efraín Foglia i participants seleccionats en convocatòria oberta (recepció de projectes i comunicacions fins 17.06.2011 -aquí per a més informació).

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Visualizar’11: Understanding Infrastructures | International Seminar

MEDIALAB-PRADO
Plaza de las Letras
C/ Alameda, 15 · 28014 Madrid
+34 913 692 303
www.medialab-prado.es

International Seminar
Visualizar’11: Understanding Infrastructures

06.14.2011, 06.15.2011 and 06.27.2011

@ Medialab Prado · Plaza de las Letras, C/ Alameda, 15 Madrid (Spain) http://medialab-prado.es

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The Birth of the Electronic Man

The birth of the Electronic Man | La nascita dell’Uomo Elettronico

[italiano in fondo]

*** Something wonderful is about to happen.

http://electronicman.artisopensource.net/index.php?i=1

100 years after McLuhan’s birth we all have the chance of becoming part of the body and mind of the Electronic Man.

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Turbulence.org Commissions Open Call

New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. is now accepting proposals for its Turbulence.org Commissions Program (http://turbulence.org)
Deadline: June 30, 2011
Application Guidelines: http://turbulence.org/guidelines.html

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First Monday published the May 2011 (volume 16, number 5) issue

http://firstmonday.org/issue/current

This issue marks the 15th anniversary of First Monday. The first issue appeared on the first Monday of May 1996. With the contents of the May 2011 issue, First Monday has published 1,114 papers in 178 issues, written by 1,428 different authors.

The following papers are included in this month’s issue:

First Monday
Volume 16, number 5 – 2 May 2011

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Próximas actividades / Upcoming Activities · 10.05.2011 – 15.05.2011

:: DESTACADO ::

Primera Semana de Obras Libres (SOL1)

13.05.2011 – 19.05.2011

Semana de actividades independientes organizadas en múltiples espacios de la ciudad alrededor de la cultura y las licencias libres, que incluye exposiciones, proyecciones, conferencias, debates, conciertos, etc. Medialab-Prado ha participado en la coordinación junto con CAMON Madrid, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos y la Escuela de Organización Industrial. [+info]

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