Monday, March 23, 2009

Artists Links March 19

Me, as a Simpson: I am accessing your own database of pop culture.

Man with a Movie Camera as Database:

Redundant Technology Iniative

Most wanted paintings:

Rafael Lozano-Hemner, body movies

Jackie Sawatsky
RGB Project

Man with a movie camera

dj spooky

The Apartment



giver of names

Artists Links March 12

Mobile Feelings:
(look at images, watch movies)

Life writer:

Space Invaders: Early abstract game interface

Melies: Magic Whiskers

Artists intervening in standardized apparatus: Matt Wheeler

Scientific images and visual imagination:

Spectacle of Lumiere's train film:

Exiting the factory

Garden scene 1888

Baby bath


Montage: Battleship Potempkin

Preconditioning imagination:

Claude Monet,
Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare, 1877

Lateral thinking:

Muybridge: Photography as Empirical Evidence

Visibility is also about bringing the inanimate to life.

Monday, March 9, 2009

March 5 Artists Links

CRUMB: Curatorial Research for Upstart Media Bliss

And Exxon Secrets:


Mapping the Web Infome
see Shredder and p-Soup

Art Mobs

Institutions showcasing online art:

Some independent initiatives on the web are perhaps more appropriate models:



The problem of the history of the web is addressed by the wayback machine:
Search for

Networked Activism, Networked Collective Performance
Improv everywhere:

Slo-mo Home Depot:

Reclaiming Public Spaces:

Japanese Device Art

Friday, February 20, 2009

Feb 12 Artists

Optic Processes: a prehistory of automated techniques

Albrect Durer's Perspectograph

Picasso. Woman Playing the Mandolin (1909).

Camera Obscura

Early cinema’s most prolific star, Annabelle Moore. Appeared in films for Edison and biograph between 1894 and 1897, starred in the first film in the Kinetoscope’s first showing in London in 1894. Sales boosted when it was rumoured she would appear nude at a private dinner party in New York.

The Kantian Sublime:
Caspar David Friedrich. Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog. 1817.

The Game of Life
Play first one
See: Bodies Movies (Second video) and Underscan

"Interacting with an Intelligent Dancing Figure: Artistic Experiments at the Crossroads between Art and Cognitive Science" Leonardo. February 2005, Vol. 38, No. 1, Pages 46-53

Monday, February 9, 2009

Natalie Jeremijenko OCAD Artist Talk


M.C. McCain Design Speaker Series presents
Natalie Jeremijenko

Thursday, February 12, at 6:45 p.m.

Ontario College of Art & Design
Auditorium, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto | 416-977-6000

All are welcome to attend, and admission is free. Seating is limited; guests are advised to arrive early.

Natalie Jeremijenko is Director of the xDesign Environmental Health Clinic at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, where she is an assistant professor in Art, and affiliated with the Computer Science Department. She is also a visiting professor at the Royal College of Art in London, England and an artist not-in-residence at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, California. Previously she taught visual arts at the University of California, San Diego and engineering at Yale University.

Jeremijenko, whose background includes studies in biochemistry, physics, neuroscience and precision engineering, creates work described as experimental design, as it explores opportunities presented by new technologies for non-violent social change. Her research centres on structures of participation in the production of knowledge and information, and the political and social possibilities (and limitations) of information and emerging technologies - mostly through public experiments. In this vein, her work spans a range of media from statistical indices (such as the Despondency Index, which linked the Dow Jones to the suicide rate at San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge) to biological substrates (such as the installations of cloned trees in pairs in various urban micro-climates) to robotics (such as the development of feral robotic dog packs to investigate environmental hazards). Her permanent installation on th

Media inquiries:
Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Coordinator, OCAD , 416-977-6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Interspecies Collaboration

Lisa Jevbratt
"Online Participatory Research to Interspecies Collaboration:
Creating New Understandings of the World Through Artistic Collaborations"

Thursday, February 5, 2009, 6:45 p.m.

Ontario College of Art & Design
Auditorium, 100 McCaul Street | 416-977-6000

All are welcome to attend, and admission is free.

Lisa Jevbratt is Associate Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her work, ranging from Internet visualization software to biofeedback and interspecies collaboration, is concerned with collectives and systems, the languages and conditions that generate them, and the exchanges within them. Her projects explore alternative, distributed and unintentional collaborations and the expressions of the collectives they create.

Jevbratt will discuss her online participatory art projects and her exploration of "interspecies collaboration," including her current project, "ZooMorph," a series of Adobe Photoshop plug-in filters that simulate how a large selection of animals see, generating pictures that allows viewers to experience the world through the eyes of another species. At the core of interspecies collaboration is an urge to become an intellectual, emotional and spiritual partner with the species around us in the quest for a sustainable environment.

Media inquiries:
Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Coordinator, OCAD , 416-977-6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Jan 22 Artist Links: Bio Art

Bio Art Links:


Tissue Culture and Art Project:

Mauro Annuziato A.L. drawings:

Eduardo Kac and Alba, the GFP bunny:

Natalie Jermijenko, One Trees:

Ima Traveller, as cellular automata:

Jan 22 Artist Links: Interactive Art, Chapter 5

Review including Brian Massumi quote, calling or "movement, sensation, and qualities of experience" to be put back into our understandings of embodiment.

Rhizome is an excellent resource!

Rafael Lozano-Hemner's relational architecture:

Feminist play with the tactile body. Here, Valie Export and Peter Weibel's Tapp und Taskino

Video game interface for interactive art installation: