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SWITCH : The online New Media Art Journal of the CADRE Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University

http://switch.sjsu.edu
switch@cadre.sjsu.edu

SWITCH Journal is proud to announce the launch of Issue 22: A Special
Preview Edition to ISEA 2006/ ZeroOne San Jose.

As San Jose State University and the CADRE Laboratory are serving as
the academic host for the ZeroOne San Jose /ISEA 2006 Symposium,
SWITCH has dedicated itself to serving as an official media
correspondent of the Festival and Symposium. SWITCH has focused the
past three issues of publication prior to ZeroOne San Jose/ISEA2006
on publishing content reflecting on the themes of the symposium. Our
editorial staff has interviewed and reported on artists, theorists,
and practitioners interested in the intersections of Art & Technology
as related to the themes of ZeroOne San Jose/ ISEA 2006. While some
of those featured in SWITCH are part of the festival and symposium,
others provide a complimentary perspective.

Issue 22 focuses on the intersections of CADRE and ZeroOne San Jose/
ISEA 2006. Over the past year, students at the CADRE Laboratory for
New Media have been working intensely with artists on two different
residency projects for the festival – “Social Networking” with Antoni
Muntadas and the City as Interface Residency, “Karaoke Ice” with
Nancy Nowacek, Marina Zurkow & Katie Salen. Carlos Castellanos,
James Morgan, Aaron Siegel, all give us a sneak preview of their
projects which will be featured at the ISEA 2006 exhibition. Alumni
Sheila Malone introduces ex_XX:: post position, an exhibition
celebrating the 20th anniversary of the CADRE Institute that will run
as a parallel exhibition to ZeroOne San Jose/ ISEA 2006. LeE
Montgomery provides a preview of NPR (Neighborhood Public Radio)
presence at the festival including a special daily show collaboration
with our SWITCH Team. San Jose State University and CADRE are proud
to host the Pacific Rim New Media Summit prior to the Symposium on
August 7th and 8th.

In addition to these special issues, SWITCH will be covering the
Festival and Symposium by updating their current issue with fresh
content during ZeroOne San Jose/ ISEA2006; providing pod casts of
events, interviews, and happenings throughout out downtown San Jose;
and working with NPR (Neighborhood Public Radio) to broadcast our own
daily news show throughout the week of ZeroOne San Jose/ISEA2006.

About SWITCH

SWITCH is the new media art journal of the CADRE Laboratory for New
Media of the School of Art and Design at San Jose State University.
It has been published on the Web since 1995. SWITCH is interested in
fostering a critical viewpoint on issues and developments in the
multiple crossovers between art and technology. Its main focus in on
questioning and analyzing, as well as reporting and discussing these
new art forms as they develop, in hopes of encouraging dialogue and
possible collaboration with others who are working and considering
similar issues. SWITCH aims to critically evaluate developments in
art and technology in order to contribute to the formation of
alternative viewpoints with the intention of expanding the arena in
which new art and technology emerge. SWITCH is overseen by CADRE
faculty Joel Slayton and Rachel Beth Egenhoefer.

Thanks,
Carlos Castellanos
SWITCH
Managing Editor

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Carlos Castellanos
carlos@ccastellanos.com
http://ccastellanos.com
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Originally posted on Rhizome.org

TEXTS: Audio on the Move, Series edited by Molly Hankwitz

AUDIO ON THE MOVE

Responding to a series of ideas which have appeared in various net contexts, New Media Fix will be featuring an ongoing editorial project on sound and audio-based artworks which utilize ‘audio’ as a means to break spatial conventions and/or to problematize the idea of ‘location. ‘Audio on the Move’ features creative projects which question and explore notions of public space, space as interface, social ritual, and/or artistic and self expression.

Edited by artist/curator Molly Hankwitz, ‘Audio on the Move’ starts in June, with revolving projects and comment. Projects may be submitted for inclusion to: editor@newmediafix.net

“Karaoke Ice” (http://www.o-matic.com/isea/) is a cheeky ‘mobile audio’ work selected for the ISEA 2006 ‘Interactive City’ commission. “Karaoke Ice”, the first project highlighted for ‘Audio on the Move’ was conceived by artists Nancy Nowacek, Marina Zurkow, Katie Salen. They conceptualize the work as follows:

“Karaoke Ice” originated at the confluence of two rituals: one, the ghetto Ice Cream TruckËœan essential New York summertime street character trolling the streets, its broken soundtrack an infectious siren call gathering packs of kids and adults curbsideËœwith another, the increasingly popular social ritual of karaoke. We believed the marriage a necessity: the Ice Cream Truck needs a better soundtrack, and karaoke singers need an audience. Performance meets broadcast. Ice cream meets microphone.”

This project demonstraties how sounds of cities contribute to, and are part of, the experience and making of spatial organization and convention. Individually or collectively produced, sounds are the audible evidence of patterns, of social ritual and locations embedded in life, history, and memory. By articulating two strands (at least) of sound making, “Karaoke Ice” sweetly invites listeners to engage the city from the inside out, suggesting through interface with popular activities and their audio how cities are comprised of multiple, entwined and emotionally emanating cultures.

For an interview with the artists:
http://switch.sjsu.edu/mambo/switch_21/karaoke_ice_.html

FEATURE: Pacific Rim Visual Directory, editorial by Molly Hankwitz

Also see: FEATURE: Pacific Rim Visual Directory By Aaron Siegel

Dear NMF readers,

The editors of New Media Fix -http://newmediafix.net – are pleased to announce
the Pacific Rim Visual Directory – a project by Aaron Siegel.

The Pacific Rim Visual Directory attempts to address several different facets of the Pacific Rim new media arts community. In one aspect it acts as a tool for analyzing trends in regionally associated individuals creative interests, in another way it acts as a social networking tool for discovering artists with the same interests as you, and in yet another way it acts as an emergent organization of collaborations and organizations.

The visual directory makes associations between relationships by drawing a yellow line for a shared interest, an orange line for a shared organization affiliation, and a red line if the two artists have collaborated together. By clicking on a red dot you can explore a short profile of the artist that it represents. To add yourself to the directory, simply zoom in on your location and press the shift button while clicking, and you will be prompted with an input form.

Pacific Rim Visual Directory
http://switch.sjsu.edu/mambo/pacrimdirectory/

Please take a moment to make yourself a location on the Directory map!


The Pacific Rim Visual Directory was first published in SWITCH, an online journal of new media arts activities run by graduate students enrolled in the CADRE Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University. SWITCH aims to critically evaluate developments in art and technology in order to contribute to the formation of alternative viewpoints with the intention of expanding the arena in which new art and technology emerge.

Switch 21
http://switch.sjsu.edu/mambo/
index.php?option=com_
content&task=view&id=12&Itemid=30

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Aaron Siegel is a new media artist, currently residing in San Jose, California, while completing his BFA in Digital Media Art at the CADRE Laboratory for New Media. His current work follows the ideals of presenting unbiased information in a format that is easy for visual deconstruction and understanding. He aims to achieve an overlapping relationship with aesthetic representations of data and scientific empiricism. His work strives to display relationships and correlations within information systems that would remain unseen from any other perspective.

Portfolio: www.datadreamer.com

FEATURE: Pacific Rim Visual Directory By Aaron Siegel

Pacific Rim Visual Directory
http://switch.sjsu.edu/mambo/pacrimdirectory/

The Pacific Rim Visual Directory attempts to address several different facets of
the pacific rim new media arts community. In one aspect it acts as a tool for analyzing trends in regionally associated individuals creative interests, in another way it acts as a social networking tool for discovering artists with the same interests as you, and in yet another way it acts as an emergent organization of collaborations and organizations.

The visual directory makes associations between relationships by drawing a yellow line for a shared interest, an orange line for a shared organization affiliation, and a red line if the two artists have collaborated together. By clicking on a red dot you can explore a short profile of the artist that it represents. To add yourself to the directory, simply zoom in on your location and press the shift button while clicking, and you will be prompted with an input form.

____
Aaron Siegel is a new media artist, currently residing in San Jose, California, while completing his BFA in Digital Media Art at the CADRE Laboratory for New Media. His current work follows the ideals of presenting unbiased information in a format that is easy for visual deconstruction and understanding. He aims to achieve an overlapping relationship with aesthetic representations of data and scientific empiricism. His work strives to display relationships and correlations within information systems that would remain unseen from any other perspective.

Portfolio: www.datadreamer.com