Urban Games: Real Action in the World of Reality

EYEBEAM is presenting an open forum talk regarding urban games. EYEBEAM is holding the talk in conjunction with Jenny Marketou's exhibition Work in Progress so as to "understand live action game play; to analyze the role of locative media in the live action urban game industry and how it can be used in a critical, radical and entertaining way to create games which offer a new kind of social imagination; how to use locative media to express an index of spatial relationships and create physical net works; to discuss the future of live action urban games that engage a general public of gamers; to provide an opportunity to discuss women’s involvement in the urban game industry and play; to present and discuss some of the latest live action urban game research and projects."

Other panel contributors are: Jonah Brucker- Cohen - Katherine Moriwaki (Networking and Telecommunications Research Group (NTRG) at Trinity College Dublin), McKenzie Wark (New School University), Amos Bloomberg (PAC-MAN), Christina Ray (Glowlab), Jenny Marketou, artist in residence at Eyebeam, AIR (Cooper Union School of Art) and Katie Salen (Director Graduate Design and Technology Program at Parsons School of Design).

The discussion will take place on February 17, 2005 at Eyebeam, 21st Street from 6:30 pm to 8: 30 pm. The event is free to the public.

For more information please contact: EYEBEAM or

jmarketou "at" yahoo "dot" com

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AlgoMantra 2005

AlgoMantra 2005: but of course -- it's "The Planetary Conference Of Shanti-Chanting Skeletons"...

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Call for Papers at Carnegie Mellon

Carnegie Mellon University's Center for the Arts in Society department is extending their call for entries deadline to January 15, 2005. In addition to papers the department will consider "practicing artists in all fields of the visual and performing arts, scholars in the various humanities, together with experts in curation and preservation to address the relationship between art and time both historically and in the contemporary world. Issues will be addressed in papers, exhibits, artistic productions, and informal performances, with the goal of achieving lively dialogue across disciplines, cultures, and media."

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Small Press Center

Saturday Dec. 4th and Sunday Dec. 5th Small Press Center in Manhattan is hosting a free fair for independent publishing.

Sunday Dec. 5th @ 4 PM there is a panel discussion taking place at the with Glowlab friends Streetmemes.com and RELAPSED.NET being represented.

Street Seen: Documenting Street Art
Sunday, December 5, 2004, 4:00-4:50pm

Small Press Center, 20 West 44th Street

“Panelists Alice Arnold, Anera, Michael De Feo, Abe Lincoln, Jr., Vinnie Ray, Marc and Sarah Schiller (the Wooster Collective), Skewville, Swoon, Ryan Watkins-Hughes and Dan Witz discuss the history of street art and graffiti, the state of the current scene, and the ways in which the art form, so much a part of its particular environs, can be documented on page or screen and shared with the world. The panel is moderated by anthropologist Justin Armstrong.”

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[LECTURE]: Raqs Media Collective

[Sent to Glowlab via EYEBEAM and LMCC]

November 10, 7:00 PM, Multi-Purpose Room at Pace University, 3 Spruce Street

Artists Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Monica Narula and Jeebesh Bagchi,
collectively known as Raqs Media Collective describe their work as 'examining the changing relations between old and new media and tactical media practices in the city of Delhi'. The Raqs group has moved from strict documentary to new media installations based on video and website interactions, all of which interrogate aspects of the invisible city that lies underneath and outside and, in legal terms, beyond the sanctioned city.

This talk is presented in conjunction with their exhibition Imposter in
the Waiting Room on view from November 9 - December 30, 2004 at the Bose Pacia gallery in Chelsea.

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Geostash_2Toronto is a hot spot these days. "GEOSTASH is a public art project that uses the city of Toronto as its inspiration and utilises Global Positioning Technology (GPS) and the web as a means to achieve its creative goals. Geostash takes its cues from the practice of Geocaching - a sort of high-tech treasure hunt that was originally conceived in 2000, and has spread worldwide through websites promoting this activity."

Each artist will hide a "stash" somewhere in the city and post the GPS co-ordinates of where the stash is hidden on the Geostash website. The stash may contain a set of instructions requesting an in-situ performance, or could contain objects, materials and a manual to create temporary public art. Once the stashes have all been placed in the city, each participating artist will be randomly assigned another
artists' stash to find using a GPS receiver. Once found, the artist will transform the contents of the stash into a performance or ephemeral work of public art.

The artists will be producing their projects October 29-31, please check the Geostash blog (http://www.year01.com/geostash/blog) for updates during the project, and documentation after the project is finished!

The Artists:
Jason Van Horne + Duncan Walker
Shawn Micallef + Gabe Sawhney
Slavica Ceperkovic
Paola Poletto + Jon Sasaki
Willy Le Maitre

The Curators:
Michelle Kasprzak and Michael Alstad


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Andrea Moed's article on the Conflux

Adrift on Memory Bliss, a review of the 2004 Conflux by Andrea Moed, has just been published by the University of Minnesota's Design Institute.

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Burning Man Media Camp 2004

[Note: here's the latest from Glowlab's friend and blog author J Gabriel Lloyd, who is headed to Burning Man. He'll be covering the festival in our featured projects column. Stay tuned for his latest updates. And now, here's Gabe...]

04brc_mapbigMedia Camp 2004 is now organized! The list of who I'll be living with next week just came out! It has people anywhere from the LA Times to students doing film documentaries. My entire little application to be in the camp has been published, so you can see exactly what I hope to be doing.

I have to pack! Cheers!

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Science in the City, BA Festival of Science 2004, Exeter University, UK

cis_r1_c1Sent to us by Glowlab friends Wrights & Sites, an invitation to Science in the City, BA Festival of Science 2004, Exeter University, UK.

“The gap” is a multi-faceted event and artwork that will turn parts of Exeter's city centre into living maths and geometry for the 2004 BA Festival of Science. Visual artist Tony Weaver, mathematician Matthew Watkins and writer Phil Smith create a special walking performance through parts of Exeter, celebrating the work and personality of the innovative and passionate 19th Century mathematician William Kingdon Clifford who grew up at 82 Longbrook Street. They will also be placing a specially created visual artwork in Longbrook Street as a permanent record.

“The Gap” is a joint commission of the BA and Phoenix Media."

Please read the rest of this Glowlab post for more details and how to get there!

part walk part performance - The Gap is based on the life and ideas of the extraordinary mathematician and philosopher William Kingdon Clifford, the pre-emptor of Einstein's theory of General Relativity

The Gap begins at 82 Longbrook Street, Exeter, Clifford's childhood home, from where it will swing round lamposts, plunder the storerooms of booksellers and seek out non-commutativity in Exeter's backstreets.
The performance explores the mental leap to non-Euclidean geometry and the revival of Clifford algebras in cutting edge cosmology: can we understand everything as shape?

performed by mathematician Matthew Watkins and theatre-maker Phil Smith - re-walking their own wanderings (mental and physical) in the steps of Clifford's fairy story The Giant's Shoes - the performance will be accompanied by a permanent artefact erected in Longbrook Street created by visual artist Tony Weaver.

The performances are at 16.30 and 18.30 on the 5th, 6th and 7th of September

They all begin at 82 Longbrook Street, Exeter (opposite the New Horizon

The performance lasts approximately an hour

There is no charge but numbers are limited so you will need a ticket.

Time: Sunday 5th, Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th of September at 4.30 and 6.30pm. The walks will last approximately 60 minutes.

Meeting place: The walks will begin outside William Kingdon Clifford's childhood home at 82 Longbrook Street (opposite the New Horizon Cafe).

Tickets: Numbers who can take part in the walk are limited to 14, so please book early although spectators can just turn up and watch

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July Glowlounge: Intel Research Berkeley

We recently visited Intel's research lab in Berkeley for a one-day conference called "Street Talk" [see our first post with photos]. For the July Glowlounge column, we present a detailed look at the day's events.

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