YZO Blog

  • 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 […]

  • 08.05.2010

    Call For Entries: GLI.TC/H

    DOWNLOAD PDF http://gli.tc/h/glitchcon_cfe_rough_7_10_10_em.pdf CALL FOR ENTRIES: GLI.TC/H **********http://gli.tc/h *********** GLI.TC/H is an international gathering of noise & new media practitioners in Chicago from September 29 thru October 03, 2010! GLI.TC/H is a physical and virtual assembly of artists, hackers, moshers, dirty mediators, noise makers, circuit benders, p/h/i/l/o/s/o/p/h/e/r/s, and those who find wonder in that which […]

  • 08.03.2010

    doing it for the lulz

    doing it for the lulz featuring presentations by: Jeremy Bailey, ginger coons, and Jon Rafman A series of presentations about making things on and for the internet. The internet is bigger than ever. With consumption and production pushed into such close proximity, XPACE has asked Jeremy Bailey, ginger coons, and Jon Rafman to talk about […]

  • 06.21.2010

    Géographies Variables

    Created by Julie Morel from incident.net and LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE, Géographies Variables is a French-Quebecer program of crossed exchanges art residencies in Web/digital art. Its goal is to facilitate exchanges between the artistic communities and is especially intended for practices bound to Internet. Scheduled for two years, Géographies Variables will allow 24 artists to realize […]

  • 06.14.2010

    Made In Internet

    Made in Internet: an online showcase featuring 23 international web based artists. June 11-28, 2010, Krakow, Poland Featuring works by: 0100101110101101.org, Tamas Banovich, Michael Bell Smith, Petra Cortright, Paul B. Davis, Ursula Endlicher, Eteam, Joel Holmberg,  JODI, Guthrie Lonergan, Kristin Lucas, Joe McKay, Tom Moody, MTAA, Luke Murphy, Marisa Olson, Paul Slocum, Jessie Stead, Harm Van […]

  • 06.02.2010

    subtle technologies highlights

    So this is it, Subtletek week and as the festival draws near, we’ve been intensifying our blogging. Our latest posts on the contingent ecologies blog have varied from biotek for kids to eco art and green cities. So far we’ve had a workshop on making electricity from junk to power devices like cellphones. On Friday […]

  • 05.25.2010

    geoweb: a body of artistic works on the geographic web

    On Wednesday,  May 26, 2010, at the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT ] in Montreal, Agence TOPO launches a body of four web art projects exploring the thematic of the geographic web. Nowadays, popular cartographic and earth visualization tools have become an increasingly tangible component of how we experience the web. Moreover, the use […]

  • 05.23.2010

    Craig Venter unveils synthetic life

    Craig Venter and team make a historic announcement: they’ve created the first fully functioning, reproducing cell controlled by synthetic DNA. He explains how they did it and why the achievement marks the beginning of a new era for science.