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Book Review: Immersion Into Noise by Joseph Nechvatal

Reviewed by Yuting Zou

Published in 2011

University of Michigan Library’s Scholarly Publishing Office in conjunction with Open Humanities Press

“Chance has its reason” – Petronius

Immersion Into Noise is an informative and alluring book that inspires readers to step into self-exploration, and to engage in an ongoing investigation of the connected self.

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Form + Code, Book Review

Written by Eduardo Navas

This is a snippet from my review of Form + Code.  You can read the entire text on Vodule.


Form and Code in Design, Art and Architecture, as the book’s cover proposes, is a “guide to computational aesthetics.”  As such it lives up to its promise, which one must accept with the understanding that the authors selected projects that are, in their view, representative of larger movements.

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Uncovering the insect logic that informs contemporary media technologies and the network society

Uncovering the insect logic that informs contemporary media technologies and the network society
By Jussi Parikka
University of Minnesota Press | 320 pages | 2010
ISBN 978-0-8166-6740-6 | paperback | $25.00
ISBN 978-0-8166-6739-0 | hardcover  | $75.00
Posthumanities Series, volume 11

Insect Media analyzes how insect forms of social organization—swarms, hives, webs, and distributed intelligence—have been used to structure modern media technologies and the network society. Through close engagement with the pioneering work of insect ethologists, posthumanist philosophers, media theorists, and contemporary filmmakers and artists, Jussi Parikka provides a radical new perspective on the interconnection of biology and technology.

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Book Release event October 30th 17:30 – 22:30 ’t Gemaal Pretorialaan 141 Rotterdam

The Patching Zone and TENT would like to invite you for the book presentation, discussion, demonstrations and networking event of: ‘Real projects for real people Volume 1’

The first copy of the book will be handed out to Dominic Schrijer (City council Rotterdam)
This will be followed by lectures and discussions around two chapters of the book; making as research and playing as research. The debate focuses on making and playing as research in urban transformations processes, while this will be connected with our practice by the demonstrations and work in progress presentation.

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“Form+Code” book launch / Future of the Public School

September 4-5, 2010

This weekend, we’ll be reopening our space at 951 Chung King Road with two events that we’re very excited about: the Form+Code book launch and a class called Future of the Public School.

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Printed Matter presents the fifth annual NY Art Book Fair, November 5–7 at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. Free and open to the public, the Fair hosts over 200 international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers, artists and publishers from twenty countries, offering the best in contemporary art-book publishing.

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Thinkings: How computers change the way we see

Southern Exposure will be hosting my three-part discussion series
called Thinkings: How computers change the way we see by altering the
way we think.

Tuesday, September 21, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Tuesday, October 19, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Tuesday, November 16, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Over the course of three evenings, participants will work through concepts that are crucial to understanding the computer’s significance: the automation of variation, the automation of the sublime, and the automation of the image itself. The book produced for the series is meant to focus attention on these visual aspects of computational culture and to stimulate discussion.

Purchase of the book is required ($35.00, scholarships available based on need). Participants are encouraged to attend all three events. There is limited space, so sign up in advance by calling Southern Exposure at 415-863-2141.

See the SoEx
website for more information.

Brad Borevitz

Hackerspaces and Bioscience projects


BioCurious – A hackerspace for biotech – The Community Space for Citizen Science”experiment with friends” Open PCR! – Read and Write !

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.

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

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.

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

Another Science Fiction

Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957-62
New book by Megan Prelinger
Will be described and illustrated in a lively 35-minute author talk and slideshow, with q&a to follow. Two upcoming local performance dates, one each in San Francisco and the East Bay:
SAN FRANCISCO – June 17, This Thursday! Get Lost Travel Books –, 7 p.m.
BERKELEY – July 12, Moe’s Books –, 7:30 p.m. This is a *different*, longer author talk and slideshow than the one performed May 4.

More information at:

Future Exhibitions, No. 2 Available Now

A publication seeking answers to tomorrow’s questions.

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2009 Swedish Travelling Exhibitions launched Future Exhibitions – a publication concerned with searching the world for signs of what is to come. Given the visitor’s experiences, life choices and dreams, what is the probable future of the exhibition as a medium, a voice, experience and contemporary fountain of knowledge? And what future do we who are working in the field hope to see?

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