Archive for 2010

  • 09.20.2010

    Soundcities by Stanza

    The first online open source database of city sounds and soundmaps from around the world, using found sounds and field recording. The sounds can be listened to, used in performances on laptops, or played on mobiles via wireless networks. Initially all sounds by UK artist Stanza you can now contribute your own found sounds onto […]

  • 09.18.2010

    Arduino + Motorcycle = Motoduino

    Motoduino from David X on Vimeo. Heatsync Labs member Rene Sanchez built this kicking motoduino bike computer for his motorcycle, using a bunch of parts from Adafruit, a custom welded enclosure, Makerbotted connectors, and some ingenuity. The resulting device provides GPS coordinates, bearing, temperature (probably always registering hot in Phoenix) to the driver, while still […]

  • 09.17.2010

    FACTORIA

    photo credit: Eileen Murray In late August I was in Saskatoon to participate in a short research/production residency for a Canada Council for the Arts sponsored Artist and Community Collaboration Program, connecting the College Art Galleries with the Meewasin Valley Authority, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture. The work produced during the residency is part of […]

  • 09.16.2010

    VIDA 13.0 – Call for Submissions

    Fundación Telefónica announces the VIDA 13.0 Art & Artificial Life International Competition, which for the last twelve years has awarded prizes for artistic projects using technological mediums offering innovative approaches to research into artificial life. The projects may be based on systems which emulate, imitate or speculate on the notion of life through current research […]

  • 09.14.2010

    Formerly Exit Five: Portable Monuments to Recent History

    September 17 – December 17, 2010 College Art Galleries ÷ Kenderdine Art Gallery University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Artists: Vahram Aghasyan, Michael Alstad, Cyprien Gaillard, Sara Graham, Paul Griffin, Isabelle Hayeur, Craig Leonard, Andrew King + Angela Silver, David Rokeby, Denyse Thomasos Curated by Shauna McCabe While place and history retain currency, contemporary landscapes are defined […]

  • 09.05.2010

    Christopher Meerdo: Reiteration + Stalemate

    Chicago based artist Christopher Meerdo, whose Backyards piece screened at Dundas Square for one month during the Transmedia 29:59 project in Toronto, has two exhibitions opening this month.  Reiteration, at Harper College Exhibition Space is a range of current and older photographs, lightboxes, and video works. Stalemate, at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts is […]

  • 08.27.2010

    McLuhan in Europe 2011

    2011 is the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Canadian media and communications visionary Marshall McLuhan. In Europe transmediale festival and the Marshall McLuhan Salon of the Canadian Embassy in Berlin are producing a year-long programme of activity to recognise the Centenary. The cultural network project McLuhan in Europe 2011 will explore, critique and celebrate […]

  • 08.20.2010

    Reverse-Engineering of Human Brain Likely by 2020

    Reverse-engineering the human brain so we can simulate it using computers may be only a decade away, says Ray Kurzweil, artificial intelligence expert and author of the best-selling book The Singularity is Near. It would be the first step toward creating machines that are more powerful than the human brain. These supercomputers could be networked […]

  • 08.18.2010

    call for proposals: ISEA 2011 Instanbul

    ISEA2011 Istanbul calls for proposals for their conference next year. See below for more information, to apply visit the original call here. Deadline is December 1, 2010. We invite proposals for panels, artworks, papers and workshops form artists, scientist and academics interested in how the digital and electronic media are re-shaping contemporary society and behaviors. […]

  • 08.11.2010

    WikiLeak War Data Visualisations

    NYU political science grad student  Drew Conway used an open source statistical programming language called R and a graphical plotting software tool. The results are unnerving, like stop-motion photography of a freeway wreck. Above is the latest example: a graph showing the spread of combat from 2004 to 2009. It’s exactly what you wouldn’t want […]