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Live Stage: Chris Cuellar [us Chicago]

Upgrade! Chicago: Chris Cuellar :: October 4, 2011; 7:00 pm :: The Nightingale 1084 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL.

Chris Cuellar will be presenting on a series he recently organized for the Art21 blog where he transformed the guest column into a practical art-making resource as well as a vehicle for the un-distribution of existing works. He asked a small group of artists to give away their secrets in the form of online tutorials. Each how-to is meant to give the reader enough information to accurately reproduce the project presented. Furthermore, in order to reduce issues of artistic ownership, each artist’s contribution has been more or less ‘anonymized’ before posting, with as many overt references to the the individual artist or original project removed as possible. Continue reading


Sep 30, 14:36
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A Complicated Relation, part II [se Kalmar]

A Complicated Relation, part II :: until November 20th :: Kalmar Konstmuseum, Stadsparken, SE 392 33, Kalmar, Sweden.

Kalmar Konstmuseum is proud to present the second part of the museum’s major fall exhibition, A Complicated Relation. The exhibition follows on the heels of the widely noted and highly acclaimed exhibition Friction and Conflict – Cultural exchange and influences within North Eastern Europe presented by Kalmar Konstmuseum in the fall of 2008.

The impetus for A Complicated Relation, part II is how many artists today are basing their work on given social and political contexts. The participating artists share a common desire to engage in — and involve their art in — a real social context. They want to contribute to change and to social development. Continue reading


Sep 30, 14:26
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Antoni Muntadas [es Barcelona]

Antoni Muntadas — Between the Frames: The Forum (Barcelona), 1983–1993 :: until April 2012 :: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, MACBA Collection, Plaça dels Àngels, 1, 08001 Barcelona.

‘Art, as part of our time, culture and society, shares and is affected by rules, structures and tics like other economic, political and social systems in our environment.’ So began the interviews given by Antoni Muntadas between 1983 and 1991 to one hundred and sixty agents from the international art circuit, and compiled in the installation Between the Frames: The Forum (Barcelona), 1983–1993 (2011). Continue reading


Sep 30, 14:20
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“Immersion Into Noise” by Joseph Nechvatal

Immersion Into Noise by Joseph Nechvatal, Open Humanities Press:

The noise factor is the ratio of signal to noise of an input signal to that of the output signal. Noise can block or interfere with the meaning of a message in both human and electronic communication. But in Information Theory, noise is still considered to be information.

By refining the definition of noise as that which addresses us outside of our preferred comfort zone, Joseph Nechvatal’s Immersion Into Noise investigates multiple aspects of cultural noise by applying the audio understanding of noise to the visual, architectural and cognitive domains. Nechvatal expands and extends our understanding of the function of cultural noise by taking the reader through the immersive and phenomenal aspects of noise into algorithmic and network contexts, beginning with his experience in the Abside of the Grotte de Lascaux. Continue reading


Sep 25, 15:22
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Data as Documentary Workshop [uk Liverpool]

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) presents Data as Documentary: Workshop led by Graham Harwood :: October 1, 2011; 11:00 am – 2:00 pm :: FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ.

Databases carry the same seeds of creativity that early documentary makers saw in film. Both can empower people by helping them to master information; equally, both can be misread for the purposes of propaganda and deception. This workshop explores how art and its methods can critically reflect on the power of databases, taking as its first case study the record of birth registrations held by the Office of National Statistics. Produced in collaboration with Primary Care Trust Liverpool and YoHa. Continue reading


Sep 25, 15:13
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Social Text: Call for Visual Works

Social Text: Call for Visual Works — Deadline: October 15, 2011.

Debt is arguably the central economic and political issue of our times. Since the recession triggered by the crisis subprime mortgage crisis in 2008, political economists have spent much time bringing to light the arcane financial instruments (e.g. Collateralized Debt Obligations) that have driven the crisis. Yet relatively little attention has been paid to the questions which debt and credit raise for culture and everyday life. To address these key issues of our time, Social Text is publishing a dossier of essays on debt that builds on recent work by Michael Denning and the Yale Working Group on Globalization and Culture. Continue reading


Sep 22, 19:29
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Field_Notes – Cultivating Ground [fi Lapland]

Field_Notes – Cultivating Ground :: September 26 – October 2, 2011 :: Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, Kilpisjärvi, Lapland, Finland.

Field_Notes – Cultivating Grounds is a week long field laboratory for theory and practice on art&science work. Five expert groups (Arctic Waters, Biological Milieu, Body Nature, Environmental Computing, Second Order) will develop, test and evaluate specific artistic approaches based on the interplay of art&science.

With: Anu Osva, Andrew Paterson, Anne Lehtelä, Antti Tenetz, Beatrize da Costa, Benjamin Pothier, Continue reading


Sep 22, 19:10
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Hacking the Academy

Hacking the Academy: A Book Crowdsourced in One Week: MPublishing, the publishing division of the University of Michigan Library, is pleased to announce the open-access version of Hacking the Academy, The Edited Volume. The volume is forthcoming in print under the University of Michigan Press digitalculturebooks imprint.

This volume was assembled and edited by Dan Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt from the best of over 300 submissions received during a spirited week when the two editors actively solicited ideas for how the academy could be beneficially reformed using digital media and technology. For more on the unusual way this book was put together, please start with Cohen and Scheinfeldt’s preface. Continue reading


Sep 22, 17:52
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Online Gamers Crack Enzyme Riddle

[HIV-1, coloured green, budding from a cultured lymphocyte. Photo: HIV-1, coloured green, budding from a cultured lymphocyte. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.] Online gamers crack enzyme riddle, from ABC News:

Online gamers have achieved a feat beyond the realm of Second Life or World of Warcraft: they have deciphered the structure of an enzyme of an AIDS-like virus that had thwarted scientists for a decade.

The exploit was detailed on Sunday in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, where — exceptionally in scientific publishing — both gamers and researchers are honoured as co-authors.” More >>


Sep 22, 17:17
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“Learning from YouTube” by Alexandra Juhasz

Learning from YouTube by Alexandra Juhasz, the first video-book published by MIT Press:

YouTube is a mess. YouTube is for amateurs. YouTube dissolves the real. YouTube is host to inconceivable combos. YouTube is best for corporate-made community. YouTube is badly baked. These are a few of the things Media Studies professor Alexandra Juhasz (and her class) learned about YouTube when she set out to investigate what actually happens within new media settings that proclaim to be radically “democratized.” Why is what could be a tool for political change used mostly to spoof mainstream media?

Learning from YouTube investigates these questions with a series of more than 200 texts and videos: “texteos.” Continue reading


Sep 22, 16:48
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