YZO Blog

  • 05.23.2010

    Symphony #2 for dot matrix printers

    [The User] is opening the 11th edition of the Mutek festival in Montréal with a rare performance of the Symphony #2 for dot matrix printers. Wednesday 2 June 2010, 8 pm Monument national, Salle Ludger-Duvernay 1182 St-Laurent The Symphony for dot matrix printers transforms obsolete office technology into an instrument for musical performance. Fifteen vintage […]

  • 05.20.2010

    Whose Map is it? new mapping by artists

    Nine contemporary international artists question the underlying structures and hierarchies that inform traditional mapmaking. They provide individual insights that inscribe new, often omitted perspectives onto the map. Film, installation, print and audio are used to challenge the authority of the map and explore wider social and political issues. Whose Map is it? includes three new […]

  • 05.10.2010

    Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media @ OCAD

    The OCAD Faculty of Art presents: Wednesday, May 19 Talk: 6 p.m. in Rm 284 Reception and book launch: 7 to 8 p.m. in Rm 187 The Criticism & Curatorial Practice program in the Faculty of Art and the Criticism & Curatorial Practice Graduate program at the Ontario College of Art & Design are pleased […]

  • 05.04.2010

    Open Data Ottawa

    On April 24th I attended a hackfest at Ottawa’s City Hall organized by the Open Data Ottawa group. ‘Open Data’ is a growing movement to encourage governments of all levels to release public data in open and machine-readable formats which allow for reuse and development. A few examples of data that could be made available […]

  • 05.04.2010

    Colours in Cultures

    What colour is happiness in China? Or good luck in Africa? Or anger in Eastern Europe? Are any colour meanings universal across cultures and continents? A visualisation of the meanings of different colours in different cultures by David McCandless and AlwaysWithHonor.com. via: Information is Beautiful

  • 05.03.2010

    Tracing Mobility: Cartography + Migration in Networked Space

    Nottingham, UK : May 14th, 2010 Trampoline will present the first in a new series of platform events, called Territorial Play. This event will launch the Tracing Mobility programme and seeks to illustrate and annotate the critical debate of the Tracing Mobility Symposia by presenting a day long event of performances, screenings, live music, pervasive […]

  • 05.01.2010

    ARTIST COMMITS SUICIDE ONLINE AS A WORK OF ART (WELL, SORT OF)

    Thousands of people watched powerless while a person was hanging from the ceiling, slowly swinging, for hours and hours. It happened yesterday, in the popular website Chatroulette, where people from all over the world can anonymously and randomly see each other through their webcams and chat with perfect strangers. The hanging man was in fact […]

  • 04.30.2010

    Adaptation Festival: Hybrid Cities

    What, where and when As part of the Adaptation Festival, The Mobile City and Virtueel Platform organize ‘Designing the Hybrid City’. This is an event that focuses on the role of digital media and technologies in urban design. It takes place in the Dutch Culture Centre in Shanghai, August 16-17 2010. Main theme: how do […]

  • 04.29.2010

    Indiemapper

    While similar applications like SpatialKey are aimed at business intelligence and interaction, indiemapper is built for cartographers slash designers who want to make static maps. via FlowingData

  • 04.26.2010

    Airspace Rebooted

    Airspace Rebooted from ItoWorld on Vimeo. A visualisation of the northern European airspace returning to use after being closed due to volcanic ash. Due to varying ash density across Europe, the first flights can be seen in some areas on the 18th and by the 20th everywhere is open.