Taina Bucher interviews Julian Oliver, the Berlin-based media artist and programmer at the Subtle Technologies festival in Toronto. Where he taught a workshop on the Network as Material. The aim of the workshop reflects Oliver’s artistic and pedagogical philosophy nicely; to not only make people aware of the hidden technical infrastructures of everyday life but also to provide people with tools to interrogate these constructed and governed public spaces.
Furtherfield recently received a hard copy of The Telekommunist Manifesto in the post, written by Dmytri Kleiner. After reading the Manifesto it was obvious that it was pushing the debate further regarding networked, commons-based and collaborative endevours. Marc Garrett interviews Dmytri about the Manifesto, its concepts and other projects created by the Telekommunist Collective.
The Sound of eBay completes UBERMORGEN.COM's trilogy that also includes Amazon Noir and Google Will Eat Itself (GWEI)(1). In order to understand the significance of this work, a brief look at recent Net.Art history is helpful.
An insight into border-crossing in a borderless space, Tijuana Calling is an on-line exhibition that features five commissioned projects by artists living on both sides of the border Mexico and the U.S.
Victims? Symptom, commissioned by LabforCulture and curated by Ana Peraica (Croatia/The Netherlands), goes live today at http://victims.labforculture.org. The project explores the concept and image of 'the victim' as it is used in contemporary society. Is the cultural production of victims preventing us from seeing the actual victims? Why does the mass media prefer to talk in terms of numbers? Are we losing our capacity for
Thorrific I create web-based interactive audiovisual artworks, make music, take photographs, perform, create installations, paint, draw and sculpt. The works deal with the pathologies of modern culture. To create my work I use Synthetik's Studio Artist & MSG Evolver, PureData & GEM, Flash, Reason, MetaSynth, Moog Rogue, Moog Prodigy, Didgeridoo.
in absentia is a site-specific web-based project by J. R. Carpenter presented by Dare-Dare. in absentia hacks the Google Maps API to address issues of gentrification and its erasures in the Mile End neighbourhood of Montreal. A satellite view of the neighbourhood is haunted by postcard stories to and from former tenants forced out of the neighbourhood by economically motivated decisions made in their absence.
When traditional systems become obsolete, they evolve into the facilitator of their own crash. The initial position of the nine debuting artists is the shift- and notions of values within the current...
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