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Archive for July, 2007

Crates

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No, this is not de_dust Public Space intervention by Aram Bartholl. It’s a pic from the streets of NY taken by Jonah. The very classic crate in everyday life, nice!

There will be more crates (in SL style) at Ars this year.

Thx for the pic Jonah!

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July 30th, 2007 at 10:19 pm

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Vacation

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I will be on vacation for the next two weeks. More news and links in August. Take care.

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July 13th, 2007 at 12:04 pm

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Silver Cell at "Our Cyborg Futures: Me or Machine?"

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Silver Cell mobile phone pouches will be part of this exhibition at Newcastle’s Discovery Museum , opening mid august.

Our Cyborg Futures: Me or Machine? looks at the shrinking divide between us and the technology we use. From prosthetic body parts, to smart textiles and wearable computing, a range of technologies is penetrating the different ‘skins’ we surround ourselves with – from our biological skin, to the clothes we wear, the buildings we live in, and the communication networks we connect through.
The Cyborg show will range from robots designed to help elderly people, through state-of-the-art devices for health, care, fashion and sport, to devices that connect our minds to communication networks….

via and read on at http://www.dott07.com

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July 12th, 2007 at 2:01 pm

David in action!

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Good old friend David, conceptual artist is performing. Nice!

Piece for solo dancer and solo musician created by Matthew Shlomowitz and performed by Mark Knoop and David Helbich at the University of York in July 2007. check also: http://www.shlom.com/ , http://www.markknoop.com/ , http://davidhelbich.blogspot.com/

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July 12th, 2007 at 11:31 am

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Second City at Ars Electronica 2007

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Ars Electronica invited me as main artist of “Second City” which is part of the festival this year (4.-11.9.07). I am developing a concept and design involving other artists in collaboration. Besides some solo pieces like the “Tree” installation or “Chat” intervention there will be a series of workshops and installations. Most of them are especially developed for 2nd city, some like “WoW” are already known. As the title “Second City” implies metaverses like Second Life are the main topic of this part of the festival. Second City takes place in a deserted shopping street in the center of Linz. Shopping, trading and creating stuff in workshops is one of the undelaying themes in 2nd City. Beside Meatvers related pieces there will be also the the theme exhibtion and more stuff in Marienstrasse.

Artists in collaboration are: Linda Kostowski & Sascha Pohflepp, Eva & Franco Mattes, Joachim Stein, Walter Langelaar, Andreas Lange as well as Jan Northof & Tobias Neiseke and Jürgen Höbarth in the workshop and Second Life support team.

More detailed infos to come….

Second City

This year’s festival is “going public” too before the backdrop of our (involuntary) digital transparency and the (voluntary) relinquishment of our privacy. “We are very intentionally running this “public sphere risk” because this step—going public, going into the public realm—is the only logical and consistent way to approach GOODBYE PRIVACY,” said Ars Electronica Artistic Director Gerfried Stocker. In going about this, urban spaces and infrastructure serve not only as a stage but also as a medium that blends with artistic interventions and, in turn, becomes a message. The epicenter of this “infiltration” is Marienstraße, a street that seems to be a dead zone in the middle of downtown Linz. The prevalence of vacant retail spaces here strongly evokes the atmosphere of a stage set and makes pedestrians feel like they’re walking past the artificial buildings of a virtual city. Ars Electronica will put these premises to use and transform Marienstraße into Second City, into the portal between reality and artificiality. What will be staged here during the week of September 5-11 is not some sort of urban renewal program; rather, this initiative has a strictly transient, virtual character. It is real artificiality and, conversely, artificial reality. The festival’s traditional propagation is thus endowed with a new quality—not just out into the city but throughout the cityscape.

www.aec.at

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July 11th, 2007 at 5:54 pm

Toilet paper

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Is this a new form of street art? Found at Nordbahnhof Berlin this morning.

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July 10th, 2007 at 10:29 am

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Tesla – time´s up hub – salon III

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This looks like an intersting panel discussion at tesla on thursday. Several berlin based (media)art institutions/groups present their way of working, artist practices and share experiences. I am afraid I won't have time to join but.

do 12.07.07 um 20:30
time´s up hub
salon III

ideale bedingungen: organisation, produktion und vermittlung

verschiedene berliner projekträume, initiativen und institutionen stellen ihre künstlerischen ansätze und organisationsformen vor: welche produktionsbedingungen und vermittlungsmodelle werden gedacht? welche erfahrungen zeigt die praxis?

mit:
carsten seiffarth [tesla]
jan rohlf / oliver baurhenn [disk/general public] http://www.generalpublic.de
torsten oetken / michael weinholzer [m12] http://m12.visomat.com
gregor hotz [ausland] http://www.ausland-berlin.de
stephen kovats [transmediale.de] http://www.transmediale.de
martin howse [pickled feet] http://1010.co.uk
anschlaege.de http://www.anschlaege.de

moderation: meike jansen [taz]

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July 9th, 2007 at 9:37 pm

Fire extinguisher

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First fire extinguisher piece in KR style I have seen in Berlin so far. (But maybe I don’t pay attention enough.)

Linienstr./Kleine Auguststr.

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July 8th, 2007 at 1:02 pm

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White glove

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White Glove Tracking is an open source project initiated by Evan Roth and Ben Engebreth with support from the Rhizome Commissions Program and the Eyebeam OpenLab. Zach Lieberman used this White Glove Tracking Project to reedit this 1983 performance of Billie Jean around the real star of the show: the white glove. More at http://whiteglovetracking.com/

I love this video

via turbulence.org

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July 7th, 2007 at 2:52 pm

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Big Brother is tracking you.

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A GPS / gsm tracking device of BKA (german FBI) found on a car of a G8 oponent will be sold during an auction/party at SO36 Berlin 7.7.07.
Big brother in a very classic way.

read german article here.

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July 6th, 2007 at 8:54 pm

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