:: Friday, May 27, 2005 ::

The Institute for Infinitely Small Things is bringing "CORPORATE COMMANDS" to Providence, RI. We will be among 200 artists and groups from nine countries participating at Provflux 2005 (The Providence Initiative for Psychogeographic Studies - PIPS).


GALLERY: CUBE2 (230 Westminster St.)See our instructional video on finding, performing and cataloguing CORPORATE
COMMANDS and contribute to our research by filling out performance suggestions on our cards.

Sat. May 28th, 2PM @ CUBE2 (230 Westminster St., downtown), Providence, RI Come and walk with us while we embark on yet another expedition finding corporate commands. Wear comfortable shoes and we will provide you with one of our researcher lab coats and appropriate tools.

Sun. May 29th, 2PM @ TBD (based on the Saturday's find) Come observe, help us document or participate in the performance.

Senior Researcher, The Institute for Infinitely Small Things
Ph: 617-501-6538
Email: info@ikatun.com

========PROVFLUX 2005: May 27-29

What is psychogeography?
Psychogeography is the hidden landscape of atmospheres, histories, actions
and characters which charge environments. Learn more about psychogeography

What is PIPS?
PIPS grew out of a small group of people looking to investigate the urban
environment in detail. Many experiments, small and large, have been
undertaken since 2001. Our numbers have grown and links to other groups
(such as Glowlab) have given us inspiration for further investigation.
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Art.O5 is the eighth edition of dLux media arts acclaimed annual showcase of recent Australian and International single channel, short experimental digital film and video, web and sound art. As a member of dLux media arts, we?d like to invite you to submit your work!

dLux media arts is calling for works for the following categories of d>Art.O5:

- d>Art.O5 Screen: Open to Australian citizens or permanent residents only
- d>Art.O5 Sound: Open to Australian and International artists
- d>Art.O5 Web: Open to Australian and International artists

Submitting work is free and all artists included in the d>Art.O5 program will receive a screening/exhibition fee.

Under the theme "Distributed Art" d>Art.O5 will focus on art forms that have an inherently distributed nature (web art, mobile phone art) and investigate new methods for distribution of digital art. (podcasting, BitTorrent, Bluetooth etc.).

d>Art.O5 will consist of an exhibition of sound, web, and mobile phone art and a screening program of experimental film and video art. The exhibition will take place at the Sydney Opera House Exhibition Hall in August/September 2005. The screening program will be presented at Chauvel Cinema during the same period.

During the exhibition the sound and mobile phone art will be available for distribution to the private devices (mp3 players, mobile phones) of the visitors. After the exhibition period, the sound and screen works will be distributed online through podcasting and BitTorrent, respectively. The web works will be presented in an online gallery on the dLux media arts website. All distribution will be under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-noDerivs License.

The call for entries closed on June 15. No entries will be accepted after this date. Entrants will be notified of the selection results by July 1st.

For more information and to submit work to d>Art.O5, please visit http://www.dlux.org.au/

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:: Thursday, May 26, 2005 ::
International media art festival at ACCEA (Armenian Center Contemporary Experimental Art),  Yerevan, Armenia, August 9-30th, 2005.

DEADLINE: July 20, 2005

The festival will be ACCEA's second extensive media art exhibition. The festival will present internet, video and sound-installations, highlighting new aesthetic concepts using digital technologies. The festival will provide a focus highlighting the autonomous use of digital technologies as a means of expression by individuals or individual groups.

For more information go to:

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Check out Ana Boa Ventura's contribution below in the Weekly Features Section. The contribution is part of an onging thematic on "Art and Mobile Tech" being edited through July by Contributin Editor Molly Hankwitz. To read other contributions on this subject visit our Weeklies Page.
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:: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 ::
June 05 gatepage=20
artport, the Whitney Museum's portal to Internet art
the C5 GPS Media Player

The C5 GPS Media Player was developed in conjunction with "The C5 Landscape Initiative," a series of projects initiated by C5 that involve mapping, navigation and search of the landscape using GIS (Geographic Information Systems). "The Landscape Initiative" examines the changing conception of the landscape as we move from the aesthetics of representation to those of information visualization and interface.=20
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:: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 ::
So, Net Art is dead according to Mark Tribe, as published in the InSite 05 press release. Check Murphy's blog and the thread at the thing.
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Municipality wants to ban hacker gathering

The organisers of 'What the Hack', the 2005 edition of a series of famous Dutch outdoor hacker conferences, were told that their conference will not receive the municipal permit needed for the event to happen. 'What the Hack" is planned to take place on a large event-campground in Liempde=20 (The Netherlands), between the 28th and 31st of July 2005. About 3.000 participants from all over the world are expected. 'What The Hack' is appealing the decision.

What The Hack is scheduled to take place near Boxtel, a village near Den Bosch in the south of The Netherlands. The mayor of Boxtel, J.A.M. van Homelen, cites "fear of disturbances of law and order and danger to public safety". This is noteworthy because the previous editions of the event saw no incidents of any kind -- neither at the event itself nor on the Internet.
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Rhizome is once again free, archives are accessible to non-members only for one year.
Below is Lauren Cornell letter to the members:

I am pleased to announce the launch of our new membership policy. Every individual Member should be receiving a dedicated email about this shortly, but I would also like to bring attention to the new policy on the list to get your thoughts and feedback.

This change was prompted by a reconsideration of our current membership system. When we enacted a $5 membership requirement in January 2003, we thought that such a policy would balance our need for a stable revenue source with our mission to serve new media arts communities around the world. However, having reviewed Rhizome's usage and subscription statistics, we concluded that our membership policy was stifling wide-scale participation in our online programs. We have rethought and restructured our membership policy to make Rhizome more inclusive, relevant, and open.

Under our new policy, anyone, regardless of whether they have donated to Rhizome or not, will be able to post or access Rhizome content from the last year simply by signing up. Its completely free to sign up - all you have to do is register an email address and password.

Artworks and texts that are *more than one year old* will reside in the Rhizome Archives. Only Rhizome Members will be able to access the Archives. Members will also be able to maintain a Member Page in the Community Directory, create Member-Curated Exhibits, and use special features such as Advanced Search. In the coming months, we will roll out innovative features to keep our membership program dynamic and worthwhile.

All current Members will retain their membership status under the new policy. When your membership expires, you will still be able to subscribe to Rhizome lists and browse the site. But, in order to retain member benefits, you will be asked to renew your membership at an annual level of $25. I hope you will consider continuing your membership at this level. Rhizome is just as reliant on our base of Members for financial support now as ever before.

In announcing our new membership, I would also like to acknowledge the vision and work of the Rhizome staff, Francis Hwang, Kevin McGarry and particularly former Executive Director Rachel Greene, who initiated and developed the plans for this new policy.

We feel confident that everyone involved with Rhizome will benefit from our expanded availability, and we hope you agree.

Thanks for reading this, and thank you for sticking with us as we try to find the best system to support our programs and organization.


Lauren Cornell
Executive Director
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:: Monday, May 23, 2005 ::

The Radiator Festival for New Technology Art is inviting experienced,
dynamic and motivated people to join the festival team from summer onwards.
We are looking for 3 part-time positions:

1. Arts Administrator
2. Marketing / Press Person
3. Trampoline Coordinator / Curator

For details, please check their website www.radiator-festival.org under "JOBS"

::Mark R Hancock::
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Turbulence Spotlight: "Voice Mosaic" by Martha Carrer Cruz Gabriel

"Voice Mosaic" is a web-art application that converges speech and image, building a visual mosaic on the web with the chosen colors and recorded voices of people who interact with it from any place around the globe. The voice interface, developed with open-standards in speech synthesis and voice recognition technologies, works through phone calls from any telephone.
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:: Sunday, May 22, 2005 ::
Check out the brand spanking new look of post.thing.net. the new section of the thing now features blogs by Ricardo Dominquez, Murphy, and G.H. Hovagimyan.
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