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Archive for November, 2009

“Map” – City Centre Series

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"Map" City Centre Series , Szczecin, Poland 2009 from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.

It took me a while but finally I managed to edit the Map documentation from Szczecin, Poland.

Map – City Centre Series
5,50 x 3,40 x 0,15 m
pine wood, paint

inSPIRACJE Festival 19.3.-25.3.2009
Map installation March – June 2009
Szczecin, Poland

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November 27th, 2009 at 2:21 am

Intrusion Detection

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( found this nice sculpture today on Invalidenstr, Berlin. It reminded me of a TV set from a while ago. Any ideas for a name to start flickr group? ;- )

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November 25th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

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Zweinull fürs Web: Mythos, Mode oder Medienhype?

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I’ ll participate in a radio panel discussion tonight.  “Myth and media hype of Web2.0” Info Radio RBB.
Feel free to join at the Film and TV museum, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, 7:30 pm.

Zweinull fürs Web: Mythos, Mode oder Medienhype? ( Update: incl. Podcast)

51. Zukunftsgespräch am 18.11.2009

Beim kommenden Zukunftsgespräch soll es um das Web 2.0 gehen.
Welche Anwendungen gibt es und wer nutzt sie? Wie werden Informationen verbreitet und wahrgenommen? Wie hat es das Verhalten der (aktiven und passiven) Nutzer verändert? Kann man damit Geld verdienen? Wie sehen Arbeits- und Lebenswelten im Zeichen von Web 2.0 aus? Und was kann und soll Web 3.0?

Für das Podium sind angefragt:
Regine Haschka-Helmer, Consultant interactive media
Aram Bartholl, Medienkünstler und -aktivist
Markus Beckedahl, newthinking communications
Sven Assmann, interface Berlin
Moderation: Harald Asel, Inforadio

Öffentliche Podiumsdiskussion und Aufzeichnung einer Radiosendung. Im Museum für Film und Fernsehen. Beginn: 19:30 Uhr. Eintritt frei. In Zusammenarbeit mit Inforadio des rbb.

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November 18th, 2009 at 12:48 pm

How to build a pair of “First Person Shooter” glasses under consideration of health & safety regulations

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This video addresses all curators and production managers who are interested in showing Aram Bartholl’s art piece “First Person Shooter” in a public exhibition but who are at the same time concerned about health and security issues. Yes, it is possible to show this piece with all it’s features and DIY part in a public place! Some simple rules and classic tools will prevent that exhibition visitors run amok or commit suicide in the show.

First released on

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November 17th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Senior Citizen Tagging A Train

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Hilarious!!! Did you encourge them Ariel!?!! haha …

found by Ariel

A grandpa is tagging a train with his wife lipstick, on his way to visit his grandchildren somewhere in Poland.

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November 13th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

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4 Google self-portraits

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A Google Portrait is a drawing which contains the Google URL search string of the portrayed person in encoded form. Any camera smart phone is capable to decode the matrix-code with the help of barcode reader like software. The result points the mobile phone browser to a a search on the portrayed person’s name at Google…

full text and more pictures on Google Portrait series project page.

4 Google self-portraits commissioned by Microwave Festival, Hong Kong , 2009

‘Aram Bartholl’, search german
75 x 75 cm, transparent paper, edding 850

‘Aram Bartholl’, search english
75 x 75 cm, transparent paper, edding 750

‘Aram Bartholl’, search chinese
75 x 75 cm, transparent paper stamp, stamp ink

‘Aram Bartholl’, search korean
75 x 75 cm, transparent paperpastel chalk

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November 12th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

“Nature Transformer”

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I am showing 4 new self-portraits of the ‘Google portrait series‘ commissioned by Microwave at the project room exhibition, Microwave festival, Hong Kong. Visitors are invited to draw their own Google self-portrait in a drop-in workshop during the festival.

“Nature Transformer”
Microwave festival
Hong Kong


Participating Artists:

Aram Bartholl / Germany
Petko Dourmana / Bulgaria
Tiffany Holmes / USA
Colin Ives / Canada
Natalie Jeremijenko / USA
Akio Kamisato, Satoshi Shibata, Takehisa Mashimo / Japan
Kult / Singapore
Joao Vasco / Hong Kong
Victoria Vesna / USA

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November 12th, 2009 at 4:46 pm


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lose/lose from zach gage on Vimeo.

Haha very nice! Love it! …
via @philipsteffan

by Zach Gage

Lose/Lose is a video-game with real life consequences. Each alien in the game is created based on a random file on the players computer. If the player kills the alien, the file it is based on is deleted. If the players ship is destroyed, the application itself is deleted……

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November 12th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

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“How to make money out of an empty fridge”

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Check Ariel’s new VVANK project! A DIY fridge vending machine for your shared studio! The beauty of simplicity! Nice!

Hey Ariel, F.A.T. could use that machine to cover some costs during Transmediale 2010  selling drinks … haha

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November 10th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

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The Drop Shadow Talks

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take a look at the The Drop Shadow Talks page Johannes setup for the talk series. It is much nicer than my copy-paste post here …

Artistic practice in the age of user experience

The digital drop shadow is the most popular effect in computer graphics today. Easily applied, it made its way to modern graphic design and advertising. It raises typography and objects from a flattened background into three-dimensionality—and thus significance.

With the current generation of operating systems the drop shadow effect entered the graphical user interface to a new extent. In this context it raises not only windows from background wallpapers; it also stands for a visually enriched interface that strives towards three-dimensionality. Loaded with rich imagery, photorealistic icons and pseudo three-dimensional configurations the graphical user interface yet remains tied to its flat medium.

Bewildered by this paradox, the graphical user interface leaves the office it was made for and becomes a pop culture phenomenon.

This semester the Drop Shadow Talks reply to current developments on the visually enriched layer for machine interaction. In the shades of evening lectures the Drop Shadow Talks will present art and projects influenced and inspired by the baroque graphical user interface.

Artist talk, Nov 10 Tuesday 19:00
‘Fuck 3D’ Aram Bartholl, Datenform, Berlin

BTK’s campus is located at Bernburger Straße 24-25, very close to Potsdamer Platz.
U-Bahn: U2 to station Potsdamer Platz or to Mendelsson-Bartholdy-Park.
S-Bahn: S1, S2 or S25 to station Anhalter Bahnhof or to Potsdamer Platz.

Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule at Google Maps.

All talks will take place in room J/K on the second floor.
Admission is free.

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November 9th, 2009 at 1:09 pm