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Second Life – Becoming Dragon – Micha Cardenas

@: Call for Works

@ :: Call for Works — Deadline: January 26, 2009.

Concurrent with the New Media Caucus panel Space: The New Frontier at the National CAA 2009, @ is an exhibition that examines space and site. With simultaneous locations in Los Angeles and Second Life (SL), @ challenges artists to consider place & placelessness from within the context of networked culture.

The physical gallery space will be replicated within SL, featuring an actual window between the virtual and real worlds to observe and be observed. The exhibition space will feature a floor-to-ceiling projection and a streaming video camera. This wall will serve as the interface between the Real Life (RL) in the gallery and its replication in Second Life. Continue reading

Dec 30, 19:43
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Interviewing the crisis

[Image: 29, the symphony, by Luca Bertini] Interviewing the crisis is a series of articles hosted on in which Salvatore Iaconesi and penelope.di.pixel analyze some of the issues of the rising financial crisis through a sequence of reports and interviews.

The project starts out with an introduction. The first interview is with Helen Thorington and Jo-Anne Green of Next will be Marc Garrett of Furtherfield, followed by Simona Lodi of Torino Share Festival.

The focus is on the crisis’ impact on art and, specifically, on new media art disciplines, organizations, artists. Continue reading

Dec 30, 19:10
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Network Cultures Winter Camp [nl Amsterdam]

Upgrade! International has been invited to participate in Network Cultures Winter Camp, an event organized by the Institute of Network Cultures that will take place from March 3-7, 2009 in Amsterdam. The other participants are Blender Foundation, Bricolabs,, Edufactory, Floss Manuals, freeDimensional network, Genderchangers, MyCreativity, and Planetart.

When a network settles down, and is not so new anymore, it can be quite a challenge to keep it’s activity level. Should a network then transform into a so-called ‘organized network’? Organizing a network does not necessarily mean decreasing the level of spontaneity to make way for rules and hierarchy: it can provide a place for sustainable knowledge sharing and production. Continue reading

Dec 30, 18:53
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Plutopia: Living Systems Theory [us Austin]

9th Annual EFF-Austin SXSWi Party — Plutopia: Living Systems Theory :: March 16, 2009 :: Austin, Texas :: Call for Artists — Deadline for Intent to Submit: January 15, 2009.

This year at SXSW Interactive the Plutopia Party will focus on Living Systems Theory. We are looking for art in all media that underscores the Integrated and Interconnected nature of all Living Systems from Biological and Cybernetic Organisms to Socio-cultural Networks and International Organizations.

We seek to explore: The Biological Substrata of Technology :: Human Machine Interfaces :: Biological and Self-Perpetuating Living Art Continue reading

Dec 30, 14:44
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Hacking at Random [nl Vierhouten]

Hacking at Random (HAR2009) — International Technology & Security Conference :: August 13-16, 2009 :: near Vierhouten, The Netherlands :: Call for Papers – Deadline: May 1, 2009.

From the ancient days long before the first wayback-machine snapshot, hackers have a track record for appropriating technology that was meant for something completely different and putting it to alternative uses. And every four years since 1989, the international hacker community has descended upon The Netherlands in great numbers for a conference that focuses on contemporary and future issues surrounding technology and its social and political consequences. Continue reading

Dec 30, 14:35
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Performance, Technology, & Science

Performance, Technology, & Science by Johannes Birringer: This ground-breaking work of scholarship explores convergences between performance and science through an investigation of new technologies that drive computer-mediated, interactive art. In tracing the evolution of digital performance within a particular history of engineering and theatre that now expands to a wide range of practices in dance, design, architecture, fashion, games, music, robotics, telematic performance, and “post-production”-theatre, the author focuses on interactive performance, installation and Internet art.

Internationally known practitioners and their works are introduced to formulate provocative ideas on computation, complexity, emergence and self-organizing systems in contemporary performance which are inspired by biology and biotechnology. Continue reading

Dec 30, 14:26
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One Day Left …

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We know for a fact that many of you use our resources to teach digital art and new media. And many others have written to tell us how great an impact we’ve had on their careers. Please, show us how much we matter by making a donation right now. Continue reading

Dec 19, 17:25
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Live Stage: Wall & City [secondlife Second Life]

Wall & City by Lily & Honglei :: December 21 – March 21, 2009, :: Closing Reception/Artist Talk: March 21; 7:00 -8:00 pm (EST) (4:00 -5:00 pm STL) :: Exhibition Hall, Monash College, Melbourne, Australia and Second Life: Monash University [SLURL].

Wall & City is a machinima of Second Life performance and installations. The film contains three main scenes, namely Grand View Garden in eastern section where concubine Yang played her famous “drunk dance”, Great Fire Wall in western section where Queen Baosi was entertained by the ultimate chaos in the history of China, and Underwater City that swallowed beautiful Xishi’s youth and beauty and left her lonely soul wandering around in the submerged city in Three Gorges. Continue reading

Dec 19, 17:19
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Jenny Holzer: PROTECT PROTECT [us Chicago]

Jenny Holzer: PROTECT PROTECT :: until February 1, 2009 :: Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.

Jenny Holzer: PROTECT PROTECT unites political bravura with visual sensitivity and beauty, centering on Holzer’s work since the 1990s. The exhibition is not a conventional survey; it offers several distinct but related bodies of work in a range of media in which Holzer has worked in recent years. These include major new works using LED technology, sculpture, light projection pieces, and groupings of new paintings of government documents made available through the Freedom of Information Act. Continue reading

Dec 19, 16:46
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