WWW: World Wild Web exhibition now open!
See images of the opening on Flickr.
A warm thanks to all who came along to the opening of WWW: World Wild Web, and special thanks to the Festival of Mint crew for spicing it up with some delicious organic mint mojitos and their live music. It was like a mini-festival. And for those who couldn't make it, there's still plenty of time: we are open till Sat 01 December!
A new media locative data-mapping work by Sarah Waterson.
As part of the current WWW: World Wild Web exhibition, dogs of Finsbury Park (followed by their human companions) have visited the space and put photograhic equipment on their backs. These cameras take images of their own journey around the park. First images just in...
+ More images of Finsbury Park dogs' tours here.
Michael Szpakowski talks about A Collective Memory of Childhood in this video on PARK ART in Haringey - an alternative, multi-venue sculpture park project for the London Borough of Haringey, produced by UP Projects and Furtherfield in partnership with Haringey Council for summer 2012.
"Nestled in the heart of Finsbury Park is the Furtherfield Gallery dedicated to highlighting the crossover between art and technology — a genre that continues to grow in popularity. Its latest exhibition features six artworks that are extremely diverse yet share a knowing sense of humour and are a tribute to geekdom." Tabish Khan, Londonist
+ Read review
The Crystal World: Algorithms, Inhuman Speed and Complexity. By Rob Myers
Rob Myers explores an experimental exhibition by Martin Howse, Ryan Jordan and Jonathan Kemp. As they recrystalise the mineral content of computers with a Ballardian twist in "The Crystal World" at The White Building in London, walking distance of the 2012 Olympic stadium in post-industrial, post-regeneration London.
The Digital and Analogue Subversion of monochrom. By Natascha Fuchs
Natascha Fuchs interviews Günther Friesinger, one of the founders of monochrom - an art-tech-philosophy group located in Vienna, Austria. monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science and political activism.
Mixing it: Michael Szpakowski's 12 Remixes. By Edward Picot
Edward Picot reviews Michael Szpakowski's 12 Remixes, a series of 12 pieces mixing audio and sometimes video, that the artist submitted to a competition every month. Picot carefully analyses Szpakowski's creative method and shows how in almost every instance Szpakowski's remixes have a more resonant and spacious feel than the originals; the sounds are dirtier, fuzzier, more textured; and the rhythms are more complex.
Post-Static: Realtime Performances by jonCates and Jon Satrom By Channel TWo
On September 20, 2012, Chicago dirty new media artists jonCates and Jon Satrom each presented a performance as an intersection with the exhibition "Ex-Static: George Kagan's Radios" at Intuit, the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art in Chicago, IL. Their performances serve as examples of new media employed as a tactic in support of art rather than "new media art" as a condition represented by infatuation with expensive, new devices.
La Cura: An Open Source Cure. An interview with Salvatore Iaconesi. By Patrick Lichty
Patrick Lichty interviews Salvatore Iaconesi about his diagnosed brain cancer [glioma, a tumor] and his seeking of a cure. Iaconesi asks us all to create a video, an artwork, a map, a text, a poem, a game, or try to find a solution to his health problem. Artists, designers, hackers, scientists, doctors, videomakers, musicians, writers. By going beyond the walls of hospitals and physicians’ offices, Iaconesi challenges each of us to use his medical information plus imagination to create something of meaning in response to his diagnosis.
Dual: Crossovers between virtual and physical worlds. By Rob Myers
Rob Myers reviews a show at Nottingham playhouse assembled by curatorial duo 'The Cutting Room' (Clare Harris and Jennifer Ross) showcasing artists who explore the crossovers between the virtual and physical worlds with pieces in virtual realms, telematic film sets, game systems and interactive environments. The works begin to question the use of modern digital devices and how they enable us to transform and interact within hybrid spaces.
Recently: Furtherfield at Digital Aesthetic 3
Harris Museum & Art Gallery and UCLAN, Preston
Furtherfield's own Ruth Catlow participated in Digital Aesthetic 3, an international exhibition and conference about 'the impact that the digital has on our sense of self and our relationship to the physical world'. Ruth's presentation Being social and distributing ourselves, featured work by artists Annie Abrahams and Liz Sterry and a channelling of Karen Blissett. Other speakers and exhibitors included Mark Amerika (USA), Peter Callas (Australia), Sophie Calle (France), Maria Chatzichristodoulou (UK/Greece), Paul Coldwell (UK), Sarah Cook (UK), Sean Cubitt (UK), Brendan Dawes (UK), Arthur Elsenaar (Netherlands), Terry Flaxton (UK), Beryl Graham (UK), Chris Meigh Andrews (UK), Harrison and Wood (UK), Takahiko Iimura (Japan), Marilene Oliver (UK), Lindsay Taylor (UK), Alexa Wright (UK), Lee Yongbaek (Korea).
+ Digital Aesthetic 3 is reviewed here.
+ Conference reviewed here.
Artist and filmmaker Pete Gomes (Furtherfield) was at the Roundhouse last Sunday 21st of October with a group of young people (14-19) unpacking the mysteries of online story telling. The workshop began using the Screenwriter and Director Alexander MacKendrick's "Once upon a time..." game to verbally improvised a series of stories to examine how story structures work to precise and concise rules. The a discussion started on how this traditional story structure changes within online environments; non linearity; using existing material and images; fiction and non fiction combined; and distributed stories developed by more than one person. The workshop culminated with experiments using storify.com and individuals developing their own story outlines.
Digicult is a project totally free since 2005. As many who have followed them in the past years know, Digicult is an ambitious project, offering a dynamic and critical online platform for communication, which requires daily and constant commitment to run. Without any help from institutions or private investors, Digicult is in constant need of support from the members of its community, its readership and its fans.
Upcoming: FLOSSIE's Open Source Career Taster
National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park, 29-31 October 2012
Women with successful careers in FLOSS development will be giving 3 days of beginners' workshops, informal talks about their own careers and there will be a women's tour of the National Museum of Computing. All for £15!
1-3 November 2012
Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with New Media Scotland and University College Falmouth Ruth and Marc will be presenting their paper DIWO: Do It With Others – No Ecology without Social Ecology Ruth will also be participating in Huis Clos / No Exit, a networked performance over 4 days by Annie Abrahams.
Hybrid Pedagogy’s Jesse Stommel and our very own Charlotte Frost rethink academic life and writing productivity in this on-going series of hints, tips and hacks.