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The Printing Dress: You Are What You Tweet

The Printing Dress by Asta Roseway and Sheridan Martin Small: You are probably familiar with the old saying, “You are what you eat” but how about, “You are what you tweet?” What if this concept were incorporated into garments of the future? Would you censor yourself, knowing you would reveal your statements to the world around you?

The Printing Dress is an artistic piece that explores the notion of wearable text and its potential impact on the future of fashion, as well as our social identity. Built almost entirely of paper, the dress enables the wearer to enter “thoughts” on to its fabric and wear them as public art. By selecting materials and technologies that draw on the past, present, and future of communication media, we encourage viewers to reflect on the path that has brought us to ubiquitous digital communication and to contemplate its forward evolution. [PDF]


Oct 15, 19:18
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Third Hand Plays: “automatype” by Daniel C. Howe

Third Hand Plays: “automatype” by Daniel C. Howe by Brian Stefans:

Daniel C. Howe, like joerg piringer and Erik Loyer, can be described as both an artist and a researcher. His homepage lists a number of projects, many in progress, some merely sketches, bu he doesn’t make any clear division between research and art, not surprising given his array of degrees and residencies. An early project involved developing a series of 3D fonts, which puts him in a tradition of experimental font makers including the previously mentioned Paul Chan, who replaced individual letters with words, scribbles, or abstract shapes, Peter Cho with his Letterscapes, and Just van Rossum and Erik van Blokland, who created the first “RandomFonts,” which resemble conventional letters but with visual variations — added noise, slight warps in the lines and points — with each click of the key.” More >>


Sep 13, 20:47
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Alone or Not: Perception, Body and Social Media

Alone or Not: Perception, Body and Social Media is a choreographic frame for creating and exchanging bodily experiences. Participants send short SMS messages or tweets about their movement, actions and perceptions to each other. Together they create a social network of bodily movement that becomes a shared choreography that is documented in Twitter and the project’s website.

Owing to technical reasons the SMS message exchange works only through Finnish telephone operators and mobile phone numbers with the country code (+358) that are used in Finland. If you want to join the SMS group you should enroll by the 12th of September 2011 at info [at] aloneornot.org. You can also participate directly through Twitter.

…send kinaesthetic tweets and improvise wherever you may be.” Susan Kozel


Sep 7, 16:31
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Live Stage: La Plissure du Texte [tr Istanbul]

ISEA Istanbul presents La Plissure du Texte — Chair Per­son: Elif Ayiter; Pre­sen­ters: Roy As­cott, Jan Baetens, Elif Ayiter, Max Moswitzer, Selavy Oh :: Sep­tem­ber 17, 2011; 1:00 – 2:30 pm :: Sa­banci Cen­ter Room 1, Sa­banci Cen­ter, Lev­ent.

This panel will un­der­take a close scrutiny of La Plis­sure du Texte, tak­ing into ac­count both its cre­ation in 1983 and its re-cre­ation in 2010, dis­cussing the work in its role as a land­mark of New Media Art His­tory as well as an art work which has shown the ca­pa­bil­ity of re­gen­er­at­ing it­self as an en­tirely novel man­i­fes­ta­tion based upon the con­cepts of dis­trib­uted au­thor­ship, tex­tual mo­bil­ity, emer­gent semi­o­sis, mul­ti­ple iden­tity, and par­tic­i­pa­tory poe­sis. Continue reading


Aug 31, 15:19
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Fluid Nexus: Mobile Messaging without Centralized Networks

Fluid Nexus is an application for Android phones and desktop computers enabling exchange of messages without the need for centralized mobile networks. Messages are transferred by short-range networking technologies like bluetooth and through the movement of people from one location to another.

In the second decade of the twenty-first century, networks continue to be defined by their stable topology represented in an image or graph. Peer-to-peer technologies promised new arrangements absent centralized control, but they still rely on stationary devices. Mobile phones remain wedded to conventional network providers. Continue reading


Aug 18, 11:43
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Information Department: what news

From July 31 – August 7, Information Department contributor Jacob Wick will be driving along the indirect route from Asheville, NC to San Francisco, CA. Along the way, he will be performing a participatory score entitled what news.

Send him a text, he’ll send you a postcard.

To participate: Send a text to Information Department at 575-446-3676 in the following format: what news [a name] [an address]. If you are comfortable with Wick taking a photograph of your postcard and posting it on his Tumblr, please also include a “Y” (please note: if your postcard is photographed, your name & address will be visible). Continue reading


Jul 28, 20:16
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Live Stage: “look art” MUD Exhibition [online]

Turbulence Commission: look art – a MUD/MUSH* exhibition curated by James Morgan, with works by Thomas Asmuth, Alejandro Duque, and Christopher Poff :: Openings: July 16, 2011 at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm PST [Needs Software Download. Follow Directions to Connect]

* MUSH is a pun on MUD — most often expanded as Multi-User Shared Hallucination, though Multi-User Shared Hack, Habitat, and Holodeck are also observed — a text-based online social medium to which multiple users are connected simultaneously.

Built on MUSH code, look art is a contemporary consideration of the Multi-User Dungeon (MUD), a pervasive late-twentieth century, text-based, online environment that was a precursor to today’s Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (such as “World of Warcraft” and “Second Life”). Continue reading


Jul 15, 15:31
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Turbulence Commission: “look art” by Ars Virtua

Ars Virtua is pleased to announce the opening of look art, an art show in a multi-user dungeon commissioned by Turbulence.org. Featured artists are Thomas Asmuth, Alejo Duque, and Christopher Poff. The artwork represents a conceptual re-interpretation of the portrait through ascii text, a distopian data exchange platform and an interactive artists manifesto.

Receptions are scheduled in the space on July 16, 2011 at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm Pacific time.

You can connect as a visitor via telnet or mud application our server is named turbulence.sjsu.edu and our public port is 2860. Request an account http://bit.ly/look-art-login to have your own login/password. We also have a http to telnet gateway from Mosha.net (works with firefox and IE): connect as visitor, or to connect and enter credentials (your login and password).

For more information “look” at the site on July 13 at 5:00 pm.


Jul 13, 10:57
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Reading Machines: Toward an Algorithmic Criticism

Reading Machines: Toward an Algorithmic Criticism by Stephen Ramsay:

Rethinking digital literary criticism by situating computational work within the broader context of the humanities.

Besides familiar and now-commonplace tasks that computers do all the time, what else are they capable of? Stephen Ramsay’s intriguing study of computational text analysis examines how computers can be used as “reading machines” to open up entirely new possibilities for literary critics. Computer-based text analysis has been employed for the past several decades as a way of searching, collating, and indexing texts. Despite this, the digital revolution has not penetrated the core activity of literary studies: interpretive analysis of written texts. Continue reading


Jun 20, 14:42
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“R-Shief” by VJ Um Amel

R-Shief is a digital platform that provides real-time analysis of opinion in the Arab world about late-breaking issues. By using aggregate data from Twitter and the Web, R-Shief can dissect how people in Egypt are reacting to, say, the latest changes to the constitutional process, or how Libyans perceive the presence of NATO forces and Bahrainis perceive the presence of Saudi military, or how the pro-regime supporters in Syria are acting out on social media platforms. We are achieving this through the results of our Pan-Arab Internet aggregator as well as Twitter data mining tools, and by publishing data visualizations based on findings. Continue reading


Jun 10, 18:29
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