NYC's privately owned public spaces
The Village Voice's list of privately owned public spaces in the city is packed with adjectives like "claustrophobic", "snooty", "sterile", "corporate" and "drab." Do you agree? Know of any they missed?
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The rest of the Voice's Annual Manual is worth checking out too...
real public spaces
In the new issue of republicart: real public spaces.
Coming up on Glowlab: an internet dérive, brought to you by Sal Randolph. Read Sal's latest post >>
David Crawford / SMS - Tokyo
David Crawford's SMS - Tokyo considers the subway "as a stage upon which social dynamics and individual behavior are increasingly mediated by digital technology."
G.P.S. Drawing, one of the projects presented at Glowlab's 2003 Psy.Geo.Conflux, makes the New York Times:
"Now come Jeremy Wood and Hugh Pryor, a young British duo who use the Global Positioning System's network of 24 satellites, which can track a person's location on the planet to within a few yards, to produce virtual art on the Internet."
Read the NT Times article >>
A Day In The Life
Take a photo an hour to illustrate your day...
A Day In The Life : New Years Eve 2003
Glowlab Winter Rendezvous invites you...
location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
date: Thursday, December 18, 2003
time: 8pm - late
Plan to arrive at the L train Bedford Avenue station between 8 and 9pm. You will meet your first agent near the ticket window inside. Bring a snapshot [of yourself, a friend, a lover, a stranger] to exchange for further instructions. With a good eye and the help of our agents, it shouldn't take you longer than 15 minutes to find us.
Once you arrive, you'll find a warm and friendly gathering of artists, urban explorers, social architects, psychogeographers and maybe some other people we can't vouch for. The Glowlab crew -- Christina Ray, Dave Mandl, Holly Tavel, Sharilyn Neidhardt and others -- will be happy to see you and offer a toast to your psychogeographic skills.
The party is free and all are welcome; no rsvp necessary; there will be a cash bar. Agents will only be out on the street from 8 to 9pm; after that, the late or the lost should call voice mail #415.305.8940 for the spoiler [directions]. Questions? Ask: rendezvous [at] glowlab.com.
Can't wait to see you.
The Outlaw Series
"Inspired by New York's pre-Giuliani era Outlaw Parties, which were entirely illegal events taking place throughout the NY Metro area in the mid 1980s, this Guerilla-style exhibition features works that are placed, performed, installed or simply occurring in unorthodox settings." [December 13 - 20, 2003]
Hey my Friend, What's the Matter?
"Hey my Friend, What's the Matter?" is a net piece by Pino Boresta. The project combines established art strategies, such as documentation of a past event (photo stills), performance (the actual act that was photographed), and user interactivity (visitors to the site being invited to contribute an opinion).