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Mashup Cultures

[Image: ‘Nine Steps to Collaborative Composites’ qthomasbower @flickr] Mashup Cultures, Sonvilla-Weiss. Stefan (Ed.), Springeren: This volume brings together cutting-edge thinkers and scholars together with young researchers and students, proposing a colourful spectrum of media-theoretical, -practical and -educational approaches to current creative practices and techniques of production and consumption on and off the web. Along with the exploration of some of the emerging social media concepts, the book unveils some of the key drivers leading to participatory engagement of the User.

Mashup Cultures presents a broader view of the effects and consequences of current remix practices and the recombination of existing digital cultural content. Continue reading


Apr 28, 21:14
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Something I Hope To Understand

TODAY, TOO, I EXPERIENCED SOMETHING I HOPE TO UNDERSTAND IN A FEW DAYS is an art project by James Coupe, commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices. The project uses status updates and demographic profiles from Facebook to automatically generate video narratives. Continue reading


Apr 10, 11:48
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Understanding Machinima: Essays on Filmmaking in Virtual Worlds

[Image: Merry-go-Round by Lily & Honglei] Understanding Machinima: Essays on Filmmaking in Virtual Worlds :: Call for Papers — Deadline: August 30, 2010.

Submissions are invited for an edited book with the working title Understanding Machinima: Essays on Filmmaking in Virtual Worlds. Machinima – referring to “filmmaking within a real-time, 3D virtual environment, often using 3D video-game technologies” as well as works which use this animation technique, including videos recorded in computer games or virtual worlds – is challenging the notion of the moving image in numerous media contexts, such as video games, animation, digital cinema and virtual worlds. Continue reading


Feb 25, 19:27
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Live Stage: Ephemeral City [ca Montréal]

Ephemeral City: Speakers: Kora Van den Bulcke and Thomas Soetens (Workspace Unlimited), Jason Crow, M.Arch Ph.D. candidate, Department of Architecture, McGill University; Direction: Chris Salter :: December 3, 2009; 6:00 – 8:00 pm :: CCA/Centre Canadien d’Architecture, Maison Shaughnessy. 1920, rue Baile, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

What can games and gaming experience reveal about the city? How does play in public spaces differ from solitary play. What new aesthetic social practices might arise as a result of the mixing between the physical urban space and the digital realm. This forum will feature research and artistic projects that take gaming beyond the single computer screen and into the urban realm, both real and imaginary. Continue reading


Dec 3, 09:01
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“After Media (Hot and Cold)” by Eduardo Navas

[Image capture, July 11, 2009, http://hulu.com] The following text was originally published during the month of August, 2009 as part of Drain’s Cold issue… The text is republished in full on Remix Theory with permission.

In 1964 Marshal McLuhan published his essay “Media Hot and Cold,” in one of his most influential books, Understanding Media.[1] The essay considers the concepts of hot and cold as metaphors to define how people before and during the sixties related to the ongoing development of media, not only in Canada and the United States but also throughout the world.[2] Since the sixties, the terms hot and cold have become constant points of reference in media studies. However, these principles, as defined by McLuhan, have changed since he first introduced them. What follows is a reflection on such changes during the development of media in 2009.” Continue reading at Remix Theory >>


Oct 17, 16:11
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Network as a Space & Medium for Collaborative Interdisciplinary Art Practice [no Bergen]

Conference and Performanes: Network as a Space & Medium for Collaborative Interdisciplinary Art Practice :: November 8 – 10, 2009 :: University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.

This conference will focus on the increasing use of the network as a space and medium for collaborative interdisciplinary art practices including electronic literature and other network based art forms. Researchers will present papers exploring new network-based creative practices that involve the cooperation of small to large-scale groups of writers, artists, performers, and programmers to create online projects that defy simple generic definitions and disciplinary boundaries. Continue reading


Oct 2, 11:28
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Invitation to Contribute

Artists Tara Rebele (USA), Miljana Peric (Serbia) and Suzon Fuks (Australia) invite you to contribute to and participate in a new work commissioned for the 090909 UpStage Festival, a curated cyberformance event for live online audiences and proximal audiences at RL venues around the world to take place on September 9, 2009.

The piece is a poetic, abstract, participatory performance. Part live intermedia cyberformance exquisite corpse, part virtual poetic installation, this work will explore the poetic, lyrical, polyvocal, participatory possibilities of the UpStage venue — collaging visuals, sound, text and live audience participation. Text and media contributions will be collected, produced for UpStage, and added to the mashup in the live event. Continue reading


Jul 24, 14:18
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Live Stage: They Told You So [us NYC]

They Told You SoJon Thomson and Alison Craighead, John Menick, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Roee Rosen, and Brina Thurston :: July 16 – August 14, 2009 :: Opening Reception: July 16, 6:00 – 8:30 pm :: bitforms gallery nyc, 529 West 20th Street, New York City.

The works selected in the exhibition share a process akin to what the Situationists International have referred to as détournement; a term that implies a reuse of well known media to deliver a message opposed to the original. The artworks gathered have studied a very specific form of rhetoric, one shaped and disseminated as a tool for the political and economic industries. The artworks in the exhibition They Told You So invert, expand, and parody the rhetoric of power. Continue reading


Jul 13, 19:22
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Culture Machine #10: Pirate Philosophy

“‘Pirate Philosophy’ explores how the development of various forms of so-called internet piracy is affecting ideas of the author, the book, the scholarly journal, peer review, intellectual property, copyright law, content creation and cultural production that were established pre-internet. To this end it contains a number of contributions that engage with the philosophy of internet piracy, as well as the emergence out of peer-to-peer file sharing networks of actual social movements – even a number of political ‘Pirate Parties’.1

So much so usual for a publication on the topic perhaps. What makes this issue of Culture Machine a little different is, firstly, its refusal to ascribe an intrinsic or essential value to piracy… ” Introduction to Pirate Philosophy by Gary Hall, Culture Machine, Vol. 10 (2009). Continue reading


Jul 9, 14:44
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Nula: Filecasts

Nula is the source of a ser­ies of file­casts, each con­sist­ing of an as­semb­lage of sounds, im­ages, or words, made avail­ab­le for down­load, shar­ing, com­men­tary, and fur­ther man­i­pu­la­tion. File­casts are gen­er­al­ly, tho not ex­clus­ive­ly, cre­ated from found ma­ter­ial. It would per­haps be coun­ter­pro­duc­tive to de­lim­it what this ma­ter­ial may con­sist of, or what trans­for­ma­tions it may un­der­go. the ten­den­cy here will simp­ly be to let the work speak for it­self as much as it can.

The word ‘nula’ means ‘zero’ or ‘nothing’ in several languages; notably Czech, which I point out only because I am based in Prague. The esthetic impulse behind Nula emphasizes “showing” or “alluding” rather than “expressing”. Continue reading


Jun 29, 16:46
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