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I know new media art when I see it...

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Trebor Scholz and Judith Rodenbeck bring up an interesting topic in their dialogue on Collaborative Mapping (the bittorent video will be available here shortly). It's a topic that needs much more exploration and their's is a start: When will new media be accepted by the art establishment?

Rodenbeck gave a solid, if academic, rundown of historical "participatory" art forms while Scholz gave examples of current practices. Unfortunately not much was resolved, but it's a start towards a much needed discourse, something we hope to nurture here.


Mark Pesce on Hyperdistribution

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Mark Pesce, creator of Virtual Reality Markup Language (VRML), on BitTorrent, hyperdistribution and on why piracy may be good for business:

Piracy is Good?
How Battlestar Galactica Killed Broadcast TV


Daily Source Code for May 13th 2005

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Daily Source Code for May 13th 2005
Shownotes:
• From The 'Downs' in back of Curry Cottage in Guildford UK
• Direct link to the show
• 411 Podcast interview with John Edwards
• Inside the bomb shelter in our back yard
• Podcast Specification Working Group [Site]


ANNOUNCEMENTS: May 14 & 15, 2005

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VJ-BOOK.COM Launched

IT'S OFFICIAL. VJ-BOOK is one of the first books to be published on VJ culture, and potentially the first to theorize VJing in a way that breaks down the practice and reception of live visuals in a systematic, structured way.

VJ-BOOK: Jockeying and Post-Cinema (tentative title) begins its inquiry where Godard and Peter Greenaway leave theirs in proclaiming that ‘cinema is dead.' The cinematic language is a rich, engrossing one that remains unexplored in traditional Hollywood-style narratives. Contemporary VJs (video-jockeys) are the first group in the 21st century to seriously engage and question the potentials and limitations of the cinematic medium in a wide variety of formats and contexts.


The international journal of surveillance studies

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The international journal of surveillance studies

http://www.surveillance-and-society.org

'Surveillance and Violent Conflict' - extended deadline

Although we have had a good response to our call for pieces on the theme of 'Surveillance and Violent Conflict', we would still like to encourage submissions in some areas, particularly the military origins of surveillance technologies and their translation into civil applications or vice versa, the intensification of surveillance in the context of "new wars" and sub-national conflicts, and resistance to militarised surveillance.


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Podshow Test Run

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Adam Curry does a test run of his new Podshow on Sirius radio.

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A lecture by Dr. Judith Rodenbeck and Trebor Scholz

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"I know new media art when I see it."
The Art of Participation: Collaborative Mapping

Monday, May 16, 6:30pm
The Thing at Postmasters
459 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011

A lecture by Dr. Judith Rodenbeck and Trebor Scholz

Museum curators often frame new media art in modernist terms that attempt to provide easy and familiar rules for institutional inclusion or exclusion. Yet while many emerging participatory mapping projects can be experienced at art festivals such as Transmediale, ISEA, and Ars Electronica, when it comes to more traditional art institutions their validity as art is often questioned. Emerging art needs new venues and old venues need a new definition of art.


Art Dirt Redux -- 3 Months Out

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Art Dirt Redux – 3 Months Out
by GH Hovagimyan


I had been toying with the idea of a podcast when Robbin Murphy came back into New York to start upgrading The Thing’s web portal post.thing.net. Rob & I and Adrianne Wortzel were doing Art Dirt in the 90’s out of Pseudo as a webcast. Rob & I thought it would be interesting to do an “on location” Art Dirt podcast. Thus the name Art Dirt Redux. The original Art Dirt was a round table talk show that began as one of the first audio webcasts and later was upgraded to streaming video. Pseudo’s head Josh Harris was a visionary and had the idea of setting up a media outlet using the internet that would compete with broadcast and cable TV. The programs on pseudo were structured like mass media programs with commercial breaks.


Jack Goldstein at Metro Pictures and Mitchell-Innes & Nash

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The ghost of Jack Goldstein is haunting New York right now with films, records and paintings at Mitchell-Innes & Nash uptown and paintings from the early '80s at Metro Pictures in Chelsea. His suicide two years ago went practically unnoticed by a contemporary art world deep in debt to him (details: here).


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