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Archive for April, 2007

Urban Interfaces Berlin: Berliner Stimmen and Mitting

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It is really nice to have Urban Interfaces right around the corner these days. Yesterday I joined Daniel Jolliffe on a tour of “Berliner Stimmen”. This project attracts quite some attention in the streets. Afterwards we had a beautiful wireless-headphone-group-experience taking part in Oliver Hangls “Mitting” performance in public space.

See also Regine’s review about Urban Interfaces.

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April 27th, 2007 at 11:25 pm

Press: Bauwelt on Transmediale, Random Screen and Second Life

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Bauwelt is the weekly german standard in architecture. Thanks to Matthias Böttger who wrote this article about the Transmediale07 talking about my piece “Random Screen” and the Second Life panel I was on.

Bauwelt 17/2007 Page 4

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April 27th, 2007 at 11:08 pm

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More video documentations on Laboral: Gameworld, Feedback and Labcyberspace

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Douglas Edric did a very nice job in video documenting the three exhibitions at Laboral: Gameworld, Feedback and Labcyberspace. His piece Invaders is a lot of fun to play.

left:Feedback, right:Labcyberspace

left:Gameworld right:Invaders by Douglas Edric

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April 26th, 2007 at 11:27 am

“Mitting” performance by Oliver Hangl during Urban Interfaces Berlin

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The ongoing Urban Interface exhibition in Berlin features some really nice public space pieces and performances. Tomorrow I will definately check out the Mitting performance by Oliver Hangl. I saw his talk at TESLA some days ago and his wireless headphone walk concept for 70 people seamed to be very promising. Who wants to join? By the way I like the name Mitting. A nice combination of Mitte and Wedding.

Thu, April 26, 6 pm Performance-tour Mitting, starting point: uib headquarters. Torstraße 161, Berlin-Mitte. The tour lasts 2-3 hours. the number of participants is limited to 70. Please bring your ID for deposit.

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April 25th, 2007 at 4:36 pm

EMAF Media Festifal Osnabrueck DE

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Today the EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL OSNABRÜCK starts and is ongoing untill the 29.4.2007.

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April 25th, 2007 at 4:26 pm

Continental Airlines headphone -> headset hack

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Continetal Airlines provides these very high quality headphones on the airplane which have a really ugly dubble mono = stereo plug to prevent you to use these nice headphones somewhere else than in the airplane. But recently I found out that this dubble plug perfectly fits into my laptop headphone and microphone input. This turns the Continental Airlines headphones into a perfect high quality headset! You just have to abuse one of these small speakers as a microphone.
(Yes, I know you have to shout into that little speaker and the quality is really poor, but it does work!)

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April 24th, 2007 at 11:38 am

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Illustrator Rinah Lang, web relaunch

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Another good friend did relaunch her website www.signorinah.de today. Rinah Lang is an illustrator and has a very beautiful style. I love her stuff. If you need some professional illustrations just ask her. The website paper style is great, too.

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April 23rd, 2007 at 10:04 am

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"Double Room" by Susanne Schuricht

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Susanne Schuricht, a good friend of mine is showing her new piece “Double Room” next week in a new gallery space “gillian morris” on Brunnenstrasse 3 , Berlin, opening 27.4.2007 18:00 h.
I am curious to experience this piece on privacy and intimacy in relation to public space.

“Double Room – Prototype 01 – Installation by the artist Susanne Schuricht, is an interactive installation in public space attempting to make its “users” look at their surrounding from a fresh perspective and enabling them to become aware of the appearance of their environment, its state of permanent change and the relation to ones fellow citizens.
By moving sliding wall partitions, participants essentially re-framethe surrounding view. By interacting with double room, visitors are prompted to define their relationship to their everyday environment. A “pavilion” is the central element of a series of experiments. The very first setting will be pure analog. The next setting will have additional technology: A video camera records activities from an outside perspective and displays them with a delay. Activities of a predecessor become visible on a display, while own activities will become visible for future visitors….”

continue reading, pics

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April 21st, 2007 at 7:56 pm

Press: Another TV interview on Second Life

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You may have noticed that I am working down a pile of press stuff. I hope it is not anoying to watch all these Second Life reports but this time I am showing the “First Person Shooter” glasses. The editor wanted me to take the counter part in the interview. The report is mainly about the Corecon Center run by Katja Schwab. The TV team ( three guys) from RBB had a lot of fun exploring the sex areas in Second Life. RBB “bizz” 26.2.07 ( german) , editor Jörg Oberwittler.

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April 19th, 2007 at 5:18 pm

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Tea candle lights rule!

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“Energie ist mehr als Strom” – “Energy is more then electricity” a very nice candle stand by Bea Seggering. I saw this beautiful piece/product in action accros the street at cafe “Mörder” where all the neighbours and offices are hanging out during the day. Of course I am a big fan of tea candle lights.

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April 18th, 2007 at 10:48 pm

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