(Apologies for any cross posting)
We take great pleasure in announcing that The Artvertiser source code is now
(finally) available, licensed under the GPLv3.
The Artvertiser is an Improved Reality platform, designed for the live
substitution of advertisements in a video stream with alternative 2D content.
The code was initially developed by Julian Oliver before being significantly
improved by Damian Stewart.
A typical application of The Artvertiser at work might be the Product
Replacement of street billboards with 2D art using a laptop with webcam or
camera-enabled mobile device. You might also want to have your own personal
exhibition in the Louvre, substituting well known paintings with your own
creations and inviting others to enjoy the show.
Counter-propaganda operations are also well suited to the platform, like
changing the imagery of a disliked political campaigner before uploading the
recorded result for all to see. Alternatively, it can be used to product replace
planar images in archival video, like a HollyWood movie or TV advert, using
popular films as an 'exhibition surface'.
You can see a couple of examples of The Artvertiser at work using our own
specially crafted digital binoculars, The Billboard Interception Unit, on the
The entire project tree exists as a git repository, cloned like so on your local
git clone git://repo.or.cz/The-Artvertiser.git
The code should currently build on any modern Linux-based OS with the addition
of a couple of dependencies and - thanks to Damian - should also compile on OS X
with the correct prior tweaks in place. See the README file in the top-level
directory for more information.
A special 'mob' user has been set up allowing complete Read/Write access for
anyone at all. Once you've cloned the repository as above, just:
git checkout mob
.. to move to the mob branch. It's all yours!
We look forward to your improvements, forks, derivations and vandalisms.
Happy (urban) hacking!
Julian and Damian
home: New Zealand
based: Berlin, Germany
currently: Berlin, Germany
Envisage 4 – ‘Audio Tech’
Date: Thursday 30th September
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: AUT Conference center, WA224, AUT University, City Campus
Cost: Complementary Event (no charge)
Registration essential: Katrina.bell(a)aut.ac.nz or (09) 921 2566
CoLab, in partnership with FILM AUCKLAND invite you to attend our
fourth Envisage Program focusing on new developments and opportunities
in SOUND and ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGIES. With award-winning sound
designers including Digipost - New Zealand’s most experienced
post-production and visual effects company for the film, advertising and
television industries, this is your chance to hear about the latest
cutting edge Audio Technologies for digital media!
Saturday 9 Oct 6.30pm - doors open 5.30pm
Tickets through ticketek
BLOODBATH is a collaborative distributed artwork by Bump Projects in
association with the Sydney Roller Derby League. BLOODBATH features
five artists - Linda Dement, Nancy Mauro-Flude, Kate Richards,
Francesca da Rimini and Sarah Waterson. At an all girl flat track
roller derby game, sensors on the helmets of players feed data to the
five artworks, generating digital elaborations of the moves and
collisions on track.
All girl flat track roller derby is a raucous, irreverent game that
usually results in minor injuries. It runs in bouts of 30 minutes,
each bout being made up of 2 minute ‘jams’ in which one member of each
team, the ‘jammer’, attempts to pass the pack and so score points.
For Bloodbath, the packs also have a virtual life, from robust
wireless sensors (wiimotes) installed on the heads of players,
collision, speed and rotational information is sent to a server and
from there, on to data driven artworks. The artists are making their
artworks live on site, in real-time, and these are projected as the
game is played out.
Bloodbath builds on investigations into our human tendency towards,
and attraction to, violence - these trajectories creating
technological elaborations of our delighted riveted engagement in
battle and its dynamics of attack, revenge, defence, collapse,
victory, deceit and subterfuge. The artists will be working with
digital manifestations of speeding flesh and programmed digital
activity. These works both follow and break the rules, embodying the
generative repercussions of a fracas.
Artists: Linda Dement, Nancy Mauro-Flude, Kate Richards, Francesca da
Rimini, Sarah Waterson Producers: Linda Dement, Kate Richards Original
idea: Linda Dement Technical development: Mr. Snow, House of Laudanum
Publicity: Deborah Turnbull, New Media Curation
Begin forwarded message:
> From: A Dupla Informação <aduplainformacao(a)gmail.com>
> Date: 20 September 2010 6:25:43 AM
> To: undisclosed-recipients:;
> Subject: Interactivos? '10 BH - Open Call for projects
> Interactivos? ‘10 BH ‘High End Low Tech has opened its international
> call for projects to select proposals to participate of the
> production workshop to be held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, between
> November 21st and December 8th.
> The call will select up to 8 proposals – local, national and
> international – that develop and creatively apply simple and
> accessible technological resources in artistic and educational
> projects. Those interested may apply until September 30th through
> the online form available at: interactivos.marginalialab.com.
> The event will provide materials and infrastructure necessary for
> the development of its selected proposals. Authors of the selected
> proposals that don’t live in Belo Horizonte will also get travelling
> tickets and lodging to participate of the two weeks workshop - to
> one member, in case the proposal is made by a group. The developing
> teams will be formed by volunteer collaborators, enrolled through a
> posterior international call (10/20-11/20), in an open and
> interdisciplinary methodology of exchange.
> Activities will be guided by tutors Fernando Rabelo (Brazil), Kiko
> Mayorga (Peru) and Arturo Castro (Spain) – artists and educators
> with internationally renowned works, connected with important
> projects in development in fields related to the event’s theme.
> Interactivos? ‘10 BH ‘High End Low Tech will also include a seminar
> with the participation of the instructors and invited collaborators,
> as a way to present and discuss different approaches about the
> proposed theme. At the end of the production workshop, the achieved
> results will be shown in a one week exhibition, enabling its access
> to the public.
> Conceived by the Spanish lab Medialab-Prado, the model for
> Interactivos? events has been replicated in different places around
> the world since 2006, forming a networked platform of initiatives
> related to this field.
> The event is organized in Belo Horizonte through a partnership
> between Marginalia+Lab and the project Ocupar Espaços, integrating
> the cultural program Vivo Arte.Mov. The event is sponsored by VIVO
> through the State Law of Cultural Incentive of Minas Gerais. The
> event also counts with the collaboration of Medialab-Prado and
> Centro Cultural da Espanha em São Paulo.
> Del 1 al 30 de septiembre permanece abierta la convocatoria
> internacional de proyectos para el taller de producción
> Interactivos?’10 BH – Baja Tecnología de Punta, que tendrá lugar en
> Belo Horizonte, Brasil, entre el 21 de noviembre y el 8 de diciembre
> de 2010.
> Se seleccionará un máximo de 8 propuestas –locales, nacionales e
> internacionales– que desarrollen y apliquen creativamente recursos
> tecnológicos simples y accesibles en proyectos artísticos y
> educativos. Los interesados pueden inscribir sus propuestas a través
> del formulario disponible en la web: interactivos.marginalialab.com.
> Se apoyará a las propuestas seleccionadas con el material y la
> infraestructura necesaria para su desarrollo. A los autores de los
> proyectos seleccionados que no sean residentes en Belo Horizonte se
> les pagarán los gastos de desplazamiento y el alojamiento durante
> las dos semanas de duración del evento -una persona como máximo por
> proyecto-. Para favorecer una metodología abierta e interdisciplinar
> de intercambio de conocimiento, los equipos de producción estarán
> formados por colaboradores voluntarios, que podrán inscribirse a
> través otra convocatoria internacional entre el 20 de octubre y el
> 20 de noviembre.
> Las actividades contarán con la orientación de los instructores
> Fernando Rabelo (Brasil), Kiko Mayorga (Perú) y Arturo Castro
> (España), artistas y educadores con una actividad internacionalmente
> reconocida y vinculada a importantes proyectos de desarrollo en este
> Interactivos?’10 BH – Baja Tecnología de Punta se completará con un
> seminario, que contará con la participación de los instructores y
> colaboradores invitados, con el objetivo de presentar y debatir
> distintas lecturas del tema propuesto. Al final del taller, los
> resultados alcanzados por los proyectos seleccionados serán
> mostrados al público durante una semana.
> Desarrollado en el centro español Medialab-Prado, el modelo de
> evento Interactivos? ha sido replicado en diversas ciudades desde
> 2006, formando una plataforma en red de iniciativas en este campo.
> El evento se celebrará en Belo Horizonte gracias a la asociación
> entre Marginalia+Lab y el proyecto Ocupar Espaços, integrando en el
> programa cultural Vivo Arte.Mov, con patrocinio de VIVO a través de
> la Ley Estadual de Incentivo a la Cultura de Minas Gerais.
> Interactivos?’10 BH cuenta con la colaboración del Medialab-Prado de
> Madrid, y del Centro Cultural da Espanha em São Paulo.
> Local | Location | Local
> Marginalia+Lab, Belo Horizonte, Brasil | Brazil
> Datas | Dates | Fechas
> Convoc. Intern. de Proj. | Intern. Call for Proj. | Convoc. Intern.
> de Proy. ; 01>30.SEpT
> Convoc. Intern. de Colabor. | Intern. Call for Collab. | Convoc.
> Intern. de Colab. ; 20.OuCT > 20.NOV
> Seminário | Seminar | Seminario ; 21-22.NOV
> Laboratório | Workshop | Taller ; 23.NOV > 08.DEzC
> Exposição | Exhibition | Exposición ; 08>15.DEzC
> Instrutores | Tutors | Tutores
> Fernando Rabelo (Brasil | Brazil | Brasil)
> Kiko Mayorga (Peru | Peru | Perú)
> Arturo Castro (Espanha | Spain | España)
> - -
> Url interactivos.marginalialab.com
> Email interactivos(a)marginalialab.com
> Twitter @marginalia_lab
> Facebook marginalia lab
> - -
> Apresentação | Presentation | Presentación
> vivo arte.mov
> Organização | Organization | Organización
> marginalia project
> ocupar espaços
> 88 produções
> Colaboração | Collaboration| Colaboración
> centro cultural da espanha - são saulo
> Patrocínio | Sponsoring | Patrocínio
> projeto executado por meio da lei estadual de incentivo à cultura
Open Call for SoundGate – A part of Port2010, taking place in Aalborg, Denmark
in oct/nov 2010.
Please forward in your network and/or on mailinglists.
The idea behind SoundGate is to create a platform where artists globally can
contribute with their sound works and partake in the exhibition that willbe
presented physically in the town of Aalborg, Denmark, more specifically at
Kunsten (the museum of modern art), Utzon Centre (the architectural centre) and
Platform4 (a great space where creative people can realize their projects). With
this selection of spaces, the aim is to target a broad audience in order to
promote sound art and “cutting edge”-music to new and hopefully curious ears.
At the selected spaces, listening posts will be set up. The audience willonly
be able to access the sound through high quality headphones and track
information will be displayed on a screen. This means that there's no audience
interaction such as skipping, fast-forwarding or stopping. This clearly
challenges new concepts such as ”on-demand” and requires old school skills such
as patience, and thus hopefully stimulates focus on the actual work. The
projects only requires one action from the ”user”: Listening!
The soundworks can be of any type, ambient, experimental, soundscapes,
microsound etc. as long as thought and effort has been put into the works.
If you, as the artist, choose to upload your work, beware that this is not a
file sharing project. Your work will be streamed at above mentioned spaces and
it will be available online. It will not be possible to download tracks just
like any kind of user interaction will be disabled on the website. You can
upload and/or listen.
If you, as an artist, are registered with any copyright organisation, such as
KODA (Denmark), GEMA (Germany) or TONO (Norway) to name a few, you will receive
payment for the use of your tracks.
The exhibition runs 15th October - 14th November with an option of extending the
period. At the end of the exhibition all tracks will be deleted and will no
longer be available from Soundgate.
You can upload directly at soundgate.dk or alternatively use our account at
soundcloud.com/soundgate2010. Please upload only mp3 files and do remember to
tag them correct.
The project is initiated on an open call from port2010.dk. Port2010 is an
ambitious exhibition project involving the entire north of Jutland. Soundgate
has been kindly supported by Port2010 and Kunststyrelsen.
Main organizer behind Soundgate is Lars Lundehave Hansen, who has spend more
than a decade promoting sound art and other noise-related activities through,
the now defunct, legendary organisation Noisejihad. An organization founded in
1997, having since then presented numerous notabilities in Denmark and promoted
Danish acts abroad.
Lars Lundehaven Hansen is also the brain behind renowned Danish drone act
Wäldchengarten; - a joint venture-project with Dennis L. Hansen. Wäldchengarten
has had several releases on various international labels such as Desolation
House / Relapse, Drone Records and Phisteria as well as extensive touringall
over the world.
Contact: piper(a)soundgate.dk - www.soundgate.dk - www.soundcloud.com/soundgate2010
Apologies for cross-posting
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Media Studies
School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Term of Contract Permanent
Closing Date 15 October 2010
Position Overview Victoria University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in the Media Studies programme.
The appointee will be expected to contribute to the development of the programme’s postgraduate studies, contribute actively to the research culture of the programme, and teach in the existing range of courses at undergraduate level, including first-year.
A primary expertise in one or more of the following areas is desirable: new media, media industries and institutions, and media policy.
The appointee will have a PhD in media studies or a related field. At Lecturer level, candidates will be new researchers with evidence of an emerging research profile and a record of successful teaching. At Senior Lecturer level, candidates will need to demonstrate a strong record of publication and be recognised within the international research community, have been responsible for supervision of postgraduate students to completion (MA and PhD), and have a record of administrative leadership.
Candidates are requested to submit a copy of a recent publication up to a maximum of 20 pages and provide a short statement of no more than 400 words saying why they have chosen this publication to represent their research.
Information about the Media Studies Programme is available on the School website: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/seftms/
Further information about this role can be obtained from: Assoc Professor Peter Whiteford, Head of English, Film, Theatre & Media Studies DDI: +64 4 463 6820 email peter.whiteford(a)vuw.ac.nz<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. Queries may also be directed to Dr Thierry Jutel, Media Studies Programme, DDI: +64 4 463 9737 or email thierry.jutel(a)vuw.ac.nz<mailto:email@example.com>.
Full details: http://vacancies.vuw.ac.nz/positiondetail.asp?p=5401
Dr. Geoff Stahl
Lecturer, Media Studies
81 Fairlie Terrace, Room 102
Victoria University of Wellington, P.O. Box 600
Wellington, Aotearoa-New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 463 5233 (ext. 7472)
Call for entries: VIDA 13.0 Art and artificial life international awards
Fundación Telefonica 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 life and artificial life.
At a time when the notion of life is once again located in an uncertain
domain, a wide range of artistic initiatives come together to illustrate and
investigate this phenomenon; they examine the impact on the collective
conscience and the way it is manifested in cultural, technological and
Over the last decade, in the same formal space, VIDA has been bringing
together interdisciplinary projects that respond to this situation. By means
of formal strategies that defy the boundaries between existing practices,
these projects offer new ways of reflecting on what we understand by life
and artificial life.
As in previous years there are two categories to the competition:
In this category VIDA 13.0 will award prizes to artistic ALife projects
developed after 2008.
The sum of 40,000 Euros will be shared between the projects selected by the
First Prize: 18,000 Euros
Second Prize: 14,000 Euros
Third Prize: 8,000 Euros.
In addition seven honourable mentions will be awarded.
In this category VIDA 13.0 helps to fund artistic ALife projects that have
not yet been produced. This is aimed at citizens or residents of countries
comprising Latin America, Spain and Portugal. The sum of 40,000 Euros will
be shared between the selected projects.
You will find the competition guidelines and the on line entry form in VIDA
The period for submission of projects will end on 7th November 2010.
We would appreciate your help in spreading this initiative and encourage you
Should you need any further information. Please do not hesitate to contact
us at vida(a)telefonica.es
mónica bello bugallo
artistic director of VIDA
art and artificial life international competition
Plaza de las Letras
C/ Alameda, 15 · 28014 Madrid
+34 913 692 303
Interactivos?'10 Belo Horizonte: High End Low Tech
Call for Projects
*Deadline: September 30, 2010*
*Call for collaborators: October 20 - November 20, **2010*
*Dates of the workshop: November 21 - December 8, **2010*
*Projects Showcase: December 8 - 15, **2010*
/Interactivos?/ is an interactive projects production workshop and a
space of reflection, research and collaborative work. In this new
edition in Belo Horizonte (Brazil) a maximum of 8 proposals --local,
national, and international-- will be selected. These proposals should
develop and creatively apply simple and accessible technological
resources in artistic and educational projects.
Those interested may apply until September 30 through the online form
available at interactivos.marginalialab.com
Activities will be guided by tutors Fernando Rabelo (Brazil), Kiko
Mayorga (Peru), and Arturo Castro (Spain) --artists and educators with
internationally renowned works, connected with important projects in
development in fields related to the event's theme.
/Interactivos?'10 BH: High End Low Tech/ will also include a seminar
with the participation of the instructors and invited collaborators, as
a way to present and discuss different approaches about the proposed
theme. At the end of the production workshop, the achieved results will
be shown in a one week exhibition, enabling its access to the public.
Organizer: Marginalia+Lab y Ocupar Espaços, integrated in the Vivo
Arte.Mov cultural program. Sponsor: Vivo through the Ley Estadual de
Incentivo a la Cultura de Minas Gerais. Collaborators: Medialab-Prado
and the Cultural Center of Spain in São Paulo. Interactivos?
<http://medialab-prado.es/interactivos> is a platform developed by
Hey AF and ADA members,
Thought I'd let you know about an online sound-project running for the
next couple months, courtesy of The Big Idea and CoLab.
I'm collecting recordings of work/live spaces, to be used in an online
sound work at the end of the residency - an interface where users can
combine, isolate and juxtapose the acoustics of various spaces.
I'd love to receive recordings of your spaces - while I'm very happy
to get lo-fi recordings from the public, it would be great to mix in
some higher fidelity audio from the AF and ADA communities - putting
that sound/tech savvy to good use! :-)
To contribute, just upload a wav, mp3, or aiff here, with a very brief
description. Image is optional of course.
For more info on the project, please see