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May 10, 2007

Upgrade! New York


Michael Mandiberg

Upgrade! New York: Michael Mandiberg :: Thursday, May 10, 7:30 PM :: @ Eyebeam, 540-548 west 21st street (bet 10 & 11 Ave).

Michael Mandiberg will be giving a talk + workshop about his new project Real Costs. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop to play along. Programming knowledge useful, but not necessary. This hybrid talk/workshop will include a 30 minute presentation of the project, and how it relates to Michael's previous work, followed by guided mod'ing of the script. Michael will provide a focused walk through of the code, and then set everyone free to make some modifications and provide feedback for the project.

Michael Mandiberg is an artist, computer programmer and rogue economist who uses the Internet, video and performance to explore subjectivity, labor and commerce. Michael’s most recent project, Oil Standard, created a browser plug-in that converts all prices on any web page to their equivalent value in barrels of oil. He will continue this vein of work at Eyebeam, employing devices such as Firefox plug-ins and open API platforms to highlight real environmental costs in a global economy.

Posted by jo at May 10, 2007 11:35 AM