WINNERS OF THE THIRD ANNUAL PRIX NET ART

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JURY STATEMENT
For the last three years, Rhizome and Chronus Art Center (Shanghai) have partnered to present the Prix Net Art, a cash prize that goes to artists who are committed to working online and who represent important directions in contemporary net art practice. In the past, two artists have been awarded, but this year, after much deliberation, the jury—comprising Zhang Ga, Artistic Director of Chronus Art Center, Distinguished Professor at China Central Academy of Fine Arts; Lauren Cornell, Associate Director of Technology Initiatives and Curator at the New Museum; Christiane Paul, Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies at the New School and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art; and Aria Dean, assistant curator of net art and digital culture at Rhizome—elected to recognize three recipients, each of whom will receive $5,000.

After considering a rich field of candidates nominated by the general public and invited expert nominators, the jury selected two artists and an artist duo who represent differently formulated but intersecting concerns and directions in the field of net art. Read more »

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ART PROJECTS

Ciro Múseres: projects

Yes we are

Ciro Múseres. I would like to share some of my artwork with you.

Untitledocument
2005
http://www.untitledocument.com.ar
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Spamky
2007-2008. blogart
http://www.spamky.blogspot.com/
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Yes we are
2008
http://yesweare.info
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3HASHTAG SINTÍTULO
2011
http://museres-ciro.com.ar/portfolio/3ht/

Pages in the middle of nowhere (former First and only real net art gallery

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Launch Teleportacia

Art Teleportacia, a web gallery of the works of Olia Lialina, which also features links to remakes of her most famous work "My boyfriend came back from the war"

Noplace

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noplace locates numerous utopian inputs from the Internet and uses these data feeds to create virtual architectures. Photo and audio streams of opposing utopias are played side-by-side; the text descriptions of the content used to synchronize divergent paradises to create a narrative flow.

noplace online has now finished. The movie archive: noplace online

Nobody here

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A blog reconfigured as an interactive experience, Nobody Here. The viewer is invited to play, though the goofy fun of the interactive elements is balanced by the emotional weight of the writing. Visitors can also choose an insect icon to represent themselves, then leave comments on individual pages. If you encounter Herman the hermit crab, try shaking him out of his shell.

Nonrepetitive

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Sound artwork: Nonrepetitive by Achim Wollscheid

Through the graphical interface the user/participant can influence the parameters of a sound data generator, effecting things like sound colour, density and complexity. The impact of the change can be seen on the interface by other users visiting at the same time, in another place and they may also mutually interfere through the interface, in order to change the generation of sound.

Once you grab the line - representing the present wave spectrum of what is to be heard - and change it, any other user online on this page will witness the alteration. In other words, this piece is not an applet that you download, but an online piece that you actually change on the server while others can watch, listen, and equally interact. The piece is thus subject to a play or negotiation between partners.

exq=.s.te =n.c&de/s

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Jimpunk latest user generated project, exq=.s.te =n.c&de/s is a Twitter feed that anyone can post to. Using a customized keyboard, comprised solely of unicode symbols, users can easily create and tweet status updates.

SOD

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Launch SOD

JoDi's SOD is a modification of the game Wolfenstein. You can actually attempt to play the game, but everything is scrampled. SOD is a modification or "hack" of id Software’s action game Wolfenstein 3D. The goal is to escape from a Nazi dungeon.

The game is a space that is loosely architectural and extremely disorienting. It is easy to get lost, and it can be difficult to distinguish the walls from the targets one is supposed to shoot. JODI complements the game-play difficulties with a cryptic interface (setting game preferences is no easy task!) and tongue-in-cheek game instructions along the lines of "If you are tough, press N. If not, press Y daintily."

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NEWS

Nominees announcement: transmediale Award 2011 & Open Web Award 2011

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Nominees announcement: transmediale Award 2011 & Open Web Award 2011

This weekend, transmediale and CTM (club transmediale) announced the nominees for the transmediale Award 2011. For the first time this year, together with the Mozilla Foundation/Drumbeat, transmediale announced the inaugural Open Web Award. In a session lasting several days, the international jury nominated the most outstanding works from an impressive pool of more than 1000 submissions. This years jury members are Defne Ayas (Shanghai), Micz Flor (Berlin), Marisa Olson (New York), Brandon LaBelle (Berlin) and Matteo Pasquinelli (Amsterdam) Read more »

Moments of inertia

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Launch Moments of inertia

Moments of inertia are ways of describing an object's resistance to change. To take a simple example, we can compute how much force it would take an already spinning wheel to change direction, depending on where and in what manner we apply pressure. Looked at from a certain way, this value is analogous to an object's mass; the higher its value, the more effort required to effect change upon it. In this piece, I'm looking at the problem of calculating moments of inertia metaphorically. Rather than examining a plane and discovering how much effort it would take to spin it, or looking at a cylinder and figuring out how to reverse its direction, imagine if we could discuss this phenomenon as a social one. How much effort does it take to change your life's direction? How do you calculate the inertia of your relationships or your career? How do you determine the effort required to move across the country to be with someone you love, or move three barstools down to talk to someone you find attractive? What is the resistance value of making eye contact, or of saying you're sorry? Even in a society that prides itself on mobility, we all have our moments of inertia. Read more »

Google Alarm: Firefox add-on

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Google is collecting a lot of data about how we use the web. The new Google Alarm Firefox addon visually & audibly alerts you whenever your personal information is being sent to Google servers. Read more »

International Streaming Festival The Hague: Systems

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Launch project

A journey through style and independent filmmaking.

This program - a reflection on today's artists whose abilities allow them to integrate the cinematic process from writing to editing with stunning results - will take you on a journey through style and independent filmmaking, from the outright eerie but captivating atmosphere and visual techniques of "Helping Johnny remember", via the collage of 8mm footage, letters and pictures that were used in the video-essay "Mimesis" to the powerful animated feature "The return of John Frum" with an equally powerful sound design, made by Christian Schlaeffer.

Meanwhile, Matt Frodsham and Mat Lloyds approach independent filmmaking differently by combining words and visuals to create a critical verse that will leave you thinking long after the last frame has passed in the film "2 Inches to the Right".
Lastly, immerse yourself in the richly awarded and critically acclaimed "Polish your shoes" by Sam Huntley - whose effective cinematic language brings this adventure into style and independent filmmaking back to its beginning.

Cease & Desist Art: yes, this is illegal!

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lists Simona Lodi

Italy - Torino
live at liveperformersmeeting.net

Cease & Desist Art: yes, this is illegal!
curated by Simona Lodi

For some years now, it has become common among digital artists to focus on illegal art practices. Countless Cease & Desist letters have been sent out by companies to pirates, plagiarists, hackers and disturbers, which are shown off as trophies in exhibitions, web communities and mailing lists. Action artists promote controversial forms of art, using guerilla tactics to protest against the fairness of copyright and intellectual property laws.
Receiving a Cease & Desist letter has become the latest badge in championing the freedom to create in the Corporation Age. Any artist interested in taking part in the movement chooses a good lawyer rather than a good gallery owner. What is happening to the future of art? What rights and freedoms are these artists championing? Does all this have something to do with the end of techno-utopias?
In what way has business co-opted the values of hackers, exploiting open source initiatives, web freedom and on-line equality and sparking the use of these practices?

List of Artists and works:
0100101110101101.ORG | Eva & Franco Mattes Read more »

Performmikka Internettikka (internet performance)

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An evening with internet/teleperformances by Annie Abrahams, Christophe Bruno, Constant Dullaart, Robin Nicolas and Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman, focused on the relations between contemporary performance practice and the internet.

With performances by:
Annie Abrahams, Huis Clos : No Exit - On Translation
Christophe Bruno, Human Browser
Constant Dullaart, Arranged online moments
Robin Nicolas, Removal, about an event that occurred (video-versie)
Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman, Ballettikka Internettikka Insecttikka

Performmikka Internettikka focuses on recent new possibilities surrounding tele- or internet performance. With the increased speed of internet connections in recent years and the omnipresence of the net, it has not only provided these media artists with inspiration, but also with a platform and a medium. In their work the participating artists respond in various ways to the technical possibilities and limitations of the internet, and to the implications the medium has for content. How does a simultaneous and collective performance being carried out at different places around the world look? What does the delay and distance contribute to the chances and limitations? How does an audience deal with viewing a live 'event' with illegal recorded images that are being made at that moment somewhere else in the world? In addition, the artists respond with irony to the Internet as a source of entertainment, and as a capitalist instrument. In short, what does the internet contribute to contemporary performance art practice in terms of inspiration, mediation and as a platform? Read more »

IRFAK: Fat to Food Recycling

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IRFAK: Fat to Food Recycling

Over the past few years, IRFAK had developed an optimal production system for making excess human fatty tissue acquired by liposuction suitable for human consumption. This tissue has been acquired by IRFAK by means of donations. In this, IRFAK had the support of several international clinics which have a broad spectrum of liposuction treatments at their patients’ disposal. One of our business partners is Gerven en van Iersel Cosmetic Surgeons. Read more »