WINNERS OF THE THIRD ANNUAL PRIX NET ART

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JURY STATEMENT
For the last three years, Rhizome and Chronus Art Center (Shanghai) have partnered to present the Prix Net Art, a cash prize that goes to artists who are committed to working online and who represent important directions in contemporary net art practice. In the past, two artists have been awarded, but this year, after much deliberation, the jury—comprising Zhang Ga, Artistic Director of Chronus Art Center, Distinguished Professor at China Central Academy of Fine Arts; Lauren Cornell, Associate Director of Technology Initiatives and Curator at the New Museum; Christiane Paul, Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies at the New School and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art; and Aria Dean, assistant curator of net art and digital culture at Rhizome—elected to recognize three recipients, each of whom will receive $5,000.

After considering a rich field of candidates nominated by the general public and invited expert nominators, the jury selected two artists and an artist duo who represent differently formulated but intersecting concerns and directions in the field of net art. Read more »

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ART PROJECTS

Sensity

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launch Sensity by Stanza.

A series of artworks based on sensing the environment. The results are the visualisation and sonification of real time spaces.

Sensity artworks are made from the data that is collected across the urban and environment infrastructure. The sensors interpret the micro-data of the interactive city. The output from the sensors display the "emotional" state of the city online in real time and the information is also used to create offline installations and sculptural artworks. Read more »

Spook

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Spook... is a distributed web based artwork which explores issues of surveillance, tracking and covert activity on the web in an interactive website based on the conventions of computer games.

On June 1st 1999 an unusual pattern of hits was noticed on the Stunned ArtZine server. Stunned ArtZine a contemporary visual art site does not normally receive a large number of hits from military sites yet unusual activity from a military server known by the identifier "gate1.mcbbutler.usmc.mil" was logged.

In response to this activity a server trace was initiated using the Stunned Spook-Bot™. Spook-Bot™ over time tracked this military server's path through the net, mapping and logging it's activities. Spook-Bot's continuing activities are an important ongoing part of this project.

This project seeks to analysis this raw data and establish a purpose for this activity. As part of this we invite visitors to submit their theories on the purpose of this server activity in the feedback section.

A version 4 browser is required. There is some Flash and some Real Audio and video, these are not essential but they add to the experience. To get the free plugins follow the links to the left of the page

IMPORTANT - don't kill the pop-up window it's your navigation not an ad! Read more »

Photomontage

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Photomontage an interactive art exhibit of collage works and multimedia art projects

We unconsciously demand the application of certain elementary principles in the arrangements which surround us in daily life. These principles are so simple that when they are complied with, one is not even aware of the source of one's satisfaction. On the other hand the violation of these simple principles will give rise to a feeling of disappointment which is none the less actual for being, sometimes, quite undefinable.

The success of each project in my site, photomontage.com depends in a measure on correct balance in every sense this medium - digital art/web site - has to offer. What I build is a collage or an assemblage of interrelated short art pieces that although seemingly detached from each other, in whole, express a complete thought or statement. My site remains in a "work in progress".

Codeorgan

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THE CODEORGAN ANALYSES THE *BODY* CONTENT OF ANY WEB PAGE AND TRANSLATES THAT CONTENT INTO MUSIC. THE CODEORGAN USES A COMPLEX ALGORITHM TO DEFINE THE KEY, SYNTH STYLE AND DRUM PATTERN MOST APPROPRIATE TO THE PAGE CONTENT.

FIRSTLY, THE CODEORGAN SCANS THE PAGE CONTENTS AND REMOVES ALL
CHARACTERS NOT FOUND IN THE MUSICAL SCALE (A TO G), AND THEN ANALYSES THE REMAINING CHARACTERS TO FIND THE MOST COMMONLY USED 'NOTE'. IF THIS IS AN EVEN NUMBER THE PAGE IS TRANSLATED IN TO THE MAJOR PENTATONIC SCALE OF THAT PARTICULAR NOTE, IT BECOMES MINOR IF THERE IS AN UNEVEN NUMBER. Read more »

Furniture Porn



Click Here to Visit Furniture Porn!

1.I understand that by clicking "Enter" I am acknowledging that I am a computer nerd over the legal adult lawful age of consent in my country, state, county, city and/or incorporated village and too scared to go inside a store and buy real pornography.

2. (to be filled in later)

3. I indemnify and hold blameless the godless creators of this morally reprehensible garbage for any and all damages which may result, either directly or indirectly, from accessing this material. I further assume all liability for any damages which might result from viewing, accessing, visiting this site or allowing others to do so, including having my eyes melt off my face, my brain turn into Jell-O Brand Gelatin Dessert or an increased desire to shoot at people from a book depository with a Mannlicher-Carcano. Read more »

I-see

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launch I-see, iSee is a web-based application charting the locations of closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance cameras in urban environments. With iSee, users can find routes that avoid these cameras ("paths of least surveillance") allowing them to walk around their cities without fear of being "caught on tape" by unregulated security monitors.

Instutute of applied Autonomy
The Institute for Applied Autonomy (IAA) was founded in 1998 as a technological research and development organization dedicated to the cause of individual and collective self-determination. Our mission is to study the forces and structures which affect self-determination and to provide technologies which extend the autonomy of human activists.

Google will eat itself (GWEI)

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launch Google Will Eat Itself

We generate money by serving Google text advertisments on a network of hidden Websites. With this money we automatically buy Google shares. We buy Google via their own advertisment! Google eats itself - but in the end "we" own it!

By establishing this autocannibalistic model we deconstruct the new global advertisment mechanisms by rendering them into a surreal click-based economic model.

After this process we hand over the common ownership of "our" Google Shares to the GTTP Ltd. [Google To The People Public Company] which distributes them back to the users (clickers) / public.

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NEWS

Now showing on Tank.tv: Open End

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To add to this year of solo exhibitions, tank.tv will end 2009 with a group show, Open End.
Selected from recent discoveries and the great number of submissions they received throughout the year.

Now showing Open End 15th December 2009 - 7th January 2010: Andrew Cross / Dean Kissick / Oreet Ashery / Michael Fortune / Jon Purnell / Oliver Michaels / Mark Shorey / Michael van den Abeele / Matthew Johnstone / Nicholas O'Brien / Katja Aglert / Steven Eastwood / Simon Woolham / Jonathan Monaghan.

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Web 2.0 Suicide machine

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Tired of your Social Network? After the launch of Seppukoo now also web 2.0 Suicide machine.

Liberate your newbie friends with a Web2.0 suicide! This machine lets you delete all your energy sucking social-networking profiles, kill your fake virtual friends, and completely do away with your Web2.0 alterego. The machine is just a metaphor for the website which moddr_ is hosting; the belly of the beast where the web2.0 suicide scripts are maintained. Our services currently runs with facebook.com, myspace.com and LinkedIn.com! Commit NOW!

JavaMuseum celebrates net-art

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10 Years JavaMuseum - the 10th anniversary - a reason to celebrate!

JavaMuseum invites artists active on the field of new, digital and electronic media who created or create “netart” to submit their Internet based works orginating from the past 10 years (2000-2010).

This call is ongoing and valid from 1 September 2009-1 September 2010. JavaMuseum is planning to launch in autumn 2010 a comprehensive show on netart, entitled: “Celebrate! Read more »

CologneOFF V - Taboo! Taboo?

launch CologneOFF V

CologneOFF is a mobil film & video festival which is organised simultaneously online and offline via physical screenings & cooperations.

CologneOFF V is invited to present three screening programs in the framework of “unCraftivism” - a project context by Rui Guerra running on 12 & 13 December 2009 at Arnolfini Bristol/UK
Craftivism and Arnolfini

See more details on the screening programs: 1st progam –> 2nd program –> 3rd program –> this program includes One Minute Films
guest curator –> Ali Zaidi (Motiroti(London) Read more »

ARTIFICIAL PARADISE,INC.

Artificial Paradise, Inc is an experimental film anticipating a future where a major corporation has developed an unique software, based on organic virtual reality, which holds all the lost memories of humankind. A user connects to this database of the forgotten…what is he searching for?

http://www.frenayjp.be/

Production : Condor
Director / editor / compositing : Jean-Paul Frenay
Main 3D artist / compositing : Sandro Paoli
3D artists : Sylvain Jorget and Sébastien Desmet
Additional 3D operators : Otto Heinen and Okke Voerman
Sound Design : Seal Phüric feat. Neptunian8

Questionnaire about preservation of display and playback equipment

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PACKED - Platform for the Archiving and Preservation of Audiovisual Arts (Brussels) and the Netherlands Media Art Institute (Amsterdam) currently execute a research project into the preservation of display and playback equipment for video art. As part of this research project PACKED and NIMk ask the cooperation from organizations, archives and individuals.

Since the emergence of the medium video, different recording, playback and display systems have been developed that got obsolete afterwards due to the technological evolution. This equipment (video recorders, monitors, projectors, .) has often become rare. But at the same time access to it is crucial to exhibit old video works and safeguard them for the future. Read more »

In memoriam Millie Niss (1973 - 2009)

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Launch Oulipoems

Millie Niss has been making web-based computer art since 2000. Her work has been published on wordcircuits.com, bannerart.org, Rhizomes/hyperrhiz, The Museum of the Essential and Beyond That, trAce, thirdplacehgallery.org, and others. A list of her publications on the web is at www.sporkworld.org/webpub.html

She was a new media artist whose work is primarily web-based, although her writing and designs have also been published in print including in The Buffalo News, Artvoice, The New York Times, Friends' Journal, New York City Voices (print), and futhertxt.org, unlikelystories.org, Beehive, poetz.com, Big Bridge, sidereality, poetrysz, m.a.g., and others. Many of her projects address social issues including disability, poverty, conservation and the environment.

Milli Niss was 36 years old.
see also For Millie Niss by Jim Andrews (Vispo)