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Joyce Walks Call

1000 Joyce Walks Call for participation :: When: Bloomsday June 16th 2008 :: Where: Any city in the world :: How: Generate a map and walk in your city.

Participants are now sought for the 1000 Joyce Walks project taking place on June 16th (Bloomsday) 2008. 1000 Joyce Walks is a participatory global intervention which aims to create a day of psychogeographical exploration with 1000 interventions in 24 hours across the globe.

The project uses the Joyce Walks project to remap routes from James Joyce’s Ulysses to any city in the world to be used as the basis of walks which navigate urban space in a new and unexpected way. Continue reading

May 30, 14:35
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Berkeley Big Bang Update

Update! Berkeley Big Bang 08 :: Big Bang ’08 is very happy to announce that Philip Rosedale, Creator of Second Life and Founder and Chairman of the Board at Linden Lab, will be giving the plenary talk at Embodiment: A Symposium on New Media and the Body, June 2, presented by the Berkeley Art Museum and the Berkeley Center for New Media. Embodiment is a public discussion and inquiry into the relationship between the human body and new media, and Second Life is an emerging theme of the symposium.

Hubert Dreyfus, Berkeley Professor of Philosophy will deliver the keynote talk on the same day in which he analyzes Second Life from a philosophical perspective, exploring how thinkers such as Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, and Heidegger would respond to the virtual embodiment enabled by such systems. Continue reading

May 30, 14:06
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Live Stage: Living Light [ca Toronto]

Living Light :: electroluminescent and bioluminescent installations :: Diane Willow + Experientiae Electricae :: co-presented by Year Zero One and Pixel Gallery for the Subtle Technologies Festival :: curated by Camille Turner :: Venue: Pixel Gallery :: 156 Augusta Avenue, (at Wales Avenue), Toronto, Canada :: May 29 – June 15 :: Opening Reception: May 31st, 2008.

Living Light is an exhibition of sensuously engaging electroluminescent and bioluminescent installations. Biological and technological beings of light are used as live sculptural elements and the gallery is transformed into a meditative space.

‘Light Sensitive’ by Diane Willow is a new participatory artwork that engages people in contemplation as an interactive, social experience. The focal phenomenon for contemplation in Light Sensitive is bioluminescence. Within this installation, microscopic bioluminescent algae inhabit a series of interactive, sculptural vessels that contain seawater. Continue reading

May 30, 11:51
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Structures of Participation in Digital Culture

Structures of Participation in Digital Culture — free download scholarly essay. From Cory Doctorow’s May 22, 2008 post on Boing Boing:

“Danah sez, “The Social Science Research Council has made Structures of Participation in Digital Culture available for free download. This is a collection of fabulous scholarly articles on topics like gaming, DRM and filters, digital commodities, social network sites, contagious media, media remix, etc. It’s a fabulous book.”

Structures of Participation in Digital Culture, edited by SSRC Program Director Joe Karaganis, explores digital technologies that are engines of cultural innovation, from the virtualization of group networks and social identities to the digital convergence of textural and audio-visual media. Continue reading

May 29, 13:04
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Live Stage: Ars Virtua Second Life Workshop at 01sj [us San Jose, CA]

Ars Virtua & The CADRE Laboratory for New Media will host a workshop on open source alternatives to the Second Life(TM) grid, in conjunction with the 2nd Biennial 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge.

This two hour workshop provides an overview of open-source, third-party virtual-world server technology based on Second Life(TM), and the opportunities afforded to artists and experimenters who are now able to cheaply host tailored synthetic spaces.

The first hour will be devoted to a brief overview of Second Life and the “OpenMetaverse” initiatives (libsl, opensim, etc.) Bennett Goble of Ars Virtua will discuss features and show demos of the most popular alternatives (OpenSim, OpenLife & realXtend), their qualities, strengths etc. Continue reading

May 29, 12:39
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Live Stage: New Life Berlin [de Berlin]

The very first WOOLOO.ORG festival — NEW LIFE BERLIN – will open Saturday, May 31st, 2008 in Berlin :: Time: 6 PM :: Address: Choriner Strasse 85, Berlin-Mitte :: U-bahn: Rosenthaler Platz (U8)

Featuring a site-specific installation by Nathan Peter from the WOOLOO.ORG community, the opening night will mark the beginning of two exciting weeks in Berlin. Taking place all around the city, NEW LIFE BERLIN will from June 1st to 15th take up the challenge of connecting the transnational resources of WOOLOO.ORG with the physical geography of Berlin to directly address the mechanisms of globalization. Continue reading

May 25, 15:28
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Live Stage: Slow Clothes [ca Montreal]

The Sense Lab presents: Slow Clothes :: a performance installation event :: Sunday May 25 2008 :: 2-5 pm :: 1197 St. Laurent :: Société des arts technologiques, Art & D :: Montreal, Canada

Slow Clothes is a performance installation, a movement experiment, a fabric collection and an experience of tactility. It is a participatory event: people are invited to compose with fabric, to dress themselves, to move through the space, to eat and drink, to create mobile environmental platforms.
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May 23, 09:02
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Call for Papers: Evaluating Player Experience [uk Liverpool]

CALL FOR PAPERS :: WORKSHOP :: Evaluating Player Experiences in Location Aware Games ::: Culture, Creativity, Interaction :: 1-5 Sept. 2008 :: Liverpool, John Moores University, UK :: Submission Deadline: June 15, 2008

Location aware technologies such as widespread mobile computers and varying location sensors open up a massive range of possibilities for extending game playing into streets, buildings and even the rural landscape. New and extended forms of location-aware games including mobile or pervasive phone games, smart toys, role-playing games as well as Mixed Reality (MR) games all demonstrate promising new forms of game play. Substantial work has also gone into new game concepts, sophisticated technology and viable business models. However, research on the methodological issues of studying mobile player experiences, pervasive game activity and ubiquitous interaction has become necessary. Continue reading

May 22, 11:51
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Call: Papers on the Challenge of Preservation [ca Quebec]

Call for Papers :: For Symposium: Media in Motion: The Challenge of Preservation in the Digital Age :: McGill University :: Montreal, Quebec Canada :: Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2008

The DOCAM (Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts Heritage) Research Alliance and Media@McGill invite submissions of abstracts for the presentation of papers at the inaugural Media in Motion Symposium. The interdisciplinary event aims to bring together scholars,professionals, and graduate students across the sciences, humanities, and social sciences in order to explore the many facets of media art preservation. To that end, submissions related to the conference theme, ”The Challenge of Preservation in the Digital Age,” are strongly encouraged.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to: Continue reading

May 22, 11:27
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Tributaries & Text-Fed Streams by J.R. Carpenter

headflodplain.jpgTurbulence Guest Curators: Tributaries & Text-Fed Streams: A Feed-Reading of The Capilano Review by J.R. Carpenter; curated by Kate Armstrong

What are the creative and poetic possibilities of RSS syndication and how might the introduction of omnipresent, iterative publishing processes affect our experience of digital literature? How can a book be transformed and reworked through an exploration of the formal and aesthetic structure of the stream? Continue reading

May 19, 09:42
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