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Posted: April 2nd, 2007
at 7:51pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: computers,photo

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dialtones (a telesymphony)

Dialtones is a large-scale concert performance whose sounds are wholly produced through the carefully choreographed dialing and ringing of the audience’s own mobile phones. Because the exact location and tone of each participant’s mobile phone can be known in advance, Dialtones affords a diverse range of unprecedented sonic phenomena and musically interesting structures. Moreover, by directing our attention to the unexplored musical potential of a ubiquitous modern appliance, Dialtones inverts our understandings of private sound, public space, electromagnetic etiquette, and the fabric of the communications network which connects us.

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Posted: April 2nd, 2007
at 7:28pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: music,cell phones

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The people’s panorama

Entitled The People’s Panorama, the giant collage has been masterminded by London artist Ben Johnson and comprises five panels measuring 4ft x 4ft to create a large panoramic image of London.

The artist, who is known for his architectural painting and city commissions around the world, based the work on a photograph he took from the top of Canary Wharf. He divided the image into 1280 squares measuring three inches each. Members of the public were then invited to contribute a pencil drawing on an A4 paper based on a specific section of the picture.

The People’s Panorama was created for the national launch of The Big Draw 2006 held at Somerset House last September, when visitors, led by architect Lord Foster, added their piece of London to the panorama. It then moved to the Museum of London for four days and many contributors returned to see the work develop and reach its completion.

"The project was made with huge enthusiasm," says Ben Johnson.

"There was a great sense of concentration as people did their individual squares and then a sense of pride at being part of a collective experience.

"There was not one bad drawing among them and each was unique and special to the person that made it. Even the initially reluctant surprised themselves and many people’s enthusiasm to do multiple squares had to be restrained. It truly is The Peoplea€™s Panorama.’

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Posted: April 1st, 2007
at 9:32pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,art,photo

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Independent Robotic Community

In a special edition of El Pais Digital reporting the Arco festival in 2001, the Spanish artist Ricardo Iglesias, one of the net art pioneers in his country, said that nothing or almost nothing ("only clichA©") can be said about net art in five or six lines. However he mentioned a series of isolated topics that interconnected, related to each other, that’d really express net art: the network, the global and decentralized communication, interactivity, the virtual spaces, telepresence, the chaos theory, the active and interactive principle, the telematic interfaces, the post-biological culture, the hypertextual perspective, on line-chat, the rhizome image and the state of uncertainty.

His latest artwork, Independent Robotic Community, is a sum of all of the above. Developed with Gerald Kogler the project focuses on new forms of interaction between robots and humans on two levels.The first one features a community of 20 small robots divided in two groups. Each group has a primary level of socialization and a series of sounds conforming with a single vocabulary. Each robot’s initial state consists of a very simple movement within a delimitated spatial environment. When it comes across other robots, it swaps data about its state with sounds and increases its degree of socialization and the complexity of its movements. On a second level humans can interact with robots using mobile phones and Internet, communicating with them in real time and further influencing the socialization process within the independent groups. The result is an original visual representation of a social network that includes both the subjective point of view of a spy camera and the graphic display of social statistics. As to confirm that net art is the art of networking.

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Posted: April 1st, 2007
at 9:19pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: art,web,cell phones,robots

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simon heijdens

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Posted: April 1st, 2007
at 9:09pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: green,design

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