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Archive for October, 2007

“Space Time Play” book presentation

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The editors of “Space Time Play”: Friedrich von Borries, Steffen P. Walz and Matthias Böttger presented their new book yesterday at the book store Pro-QM Berlin. The media theorist Stephan Günzel and myself have been invited to join the presentation and to talk about our work. The book is a collection of over 180 different articles of 140 different authors on the relationship of computer games, space and architecture. A must read for everybody who works in this field.

“SPACE TIME PLAY” IS A JOURNEY
THROUGH THE PAST, PRESENT
AND POTENTIAL SPACES OF
COMPUTER AND VIDEO GAMES.

Have you ever wondered what’s behind a perfect Tetris-wall?
Have you ever freed a 3D world from terrorists?
Have you ever made polygon friends in networked fantasy realms?
And do you know what happens when these games never end?


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October 31st, 2007 at 4:06 pm

Lab30 pics

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The Lab30 festival was a lot of fun. Good projects, nice people and fun workshops. I got a nanoloop cartridge for my gameboy from oliver. 8bit sound rulez! I did love the show of Gameboymusicclub. Finally I saw Juliens Demi-pas performance, amazing. Jana Linke did win the lab30 award with the project click and glue, congrats. On saturday we had 4 workshops: nanoloop programming by Gameboymusicclub, overheadbot workshop by Ralf Schreiber and Christian Faubel and
, Jeff Mann‘s LiveForm:Telekinetics workshop and my Random Screen workshop. Of course there were many more interesting projects to see and to hear.

Take a look at the full program and all my pics on flickr.

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October 30th, 2007 at 10:49 am

“Sandbox Berlin” movie

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The Sandbox Berlin took place 3.-14.10.2007.

Better quailty quicktime here.

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October 23rd, 2007 at 7:14 pm

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"Map" during "Sandbox Berlin"

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I just updated the Sandbox Berlin page with new pictures. Although this pic was taken during Sandbox Berlin I am not showing it on the sandbox page. I still have the Google “Map” marker in my “Inventory”, so I took the opportunity to set it up during the sandbox workshop.

Nice pic, thx Ariel!

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October 23rd, 2007 at 1:56 pm

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"Random Screen" at Lab30

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I will show Random Screen including a build your own pixel workshop at the media art festival

Lab30 Augsburg, DE.
25.-27.10.2007

The program looks quite promising.

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October 22nd, 2007 at 1:00 pm

Pic of the day: Cursor kite

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Beautiful cursor in the sky!
Thx for the link Marius!

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October 21st, 2007 at 6:45 pm

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E-mail.quest

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Good friend David did send me this beauttifully hand written email. It seems to be a quest art project. All german speaking readers are invited to help me finding out what’s going on. I love that header. :-)

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October 20th, 2007 at 10:37 pm

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Good bye! *snif*

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My very last glas from Roter Krebs just said good bye. See you next year again.

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October 19th, 2007 at 7:58 pm

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Talk at “Telefonica Ambassadors for Innovation”

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Shari Swan founder of Streative Branding who I met at Picnic07 invited me to talk about my projects at “Telefonica Ambassadors for Innovation” Madrid 19/20.10.07. Streative Branding is organizing a brainstorm sofa session/conference commissioned Telefonica Innovation on “Community an Innovation”. On this mobile business background I will concentrate on my locative media projects like: plazemark, silver cell or berlin east/west.

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October 17th, 2007 at 5:05 pm

Sandbox Berlin – Pics

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Sandbox Berlin workshop last week was great fun. Before we started I gave a lecture on Second Life sandbox phenonemon at NewBerlin flaggstore at brand new Alexa shopping center. Tobias an Jan have a great off space within this bizzar shopping mall. The following 2 days we were busy building a series of different geometrical objects relating to Second Life sandbox. The formerly part of Berlin Wall is a classic non defined space and perfect spot to create a Sandbox. We had many interesting conversations and reactions with people from the neighbourhood. I also took the opportunity to put up my Google map pin from project Map which I still had in my inventory ;-)

It’s fun to see how objects are moved or manipulated over the night. The yellow cube became a house with a “door” and four “windows” in the first night. I am curious for the result on sunday.

Gino who is living next to the sandbox offered me to reuse the sandbox wood after the exhibition for his 100 meter, 4 tracks slotcar racing track he is setting up with some friends. Perfect transformation for theSandbox Berlin.

Sandbox exhibition is still running till sunday 14.10.07. Don’t miss it.

All the pics of Sandbox Berlin on flickr.

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October 10th, 2007 at 4:28 pm

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