[spectre] Reminder: Activities V2_ in November

marije marije at v2.nl
Mon Nov 17 16:11:03 CET 2003

1. Seminar 'Open Systems, What happens the day after the Internet ... ?'
2. Workshop 'Tools & Creators', Call for Participation
3. Installation 'Amodal Suspension' by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (CDN/MEX)

1. 'Open Systems, What happens the day after the Internet ... ?'
Seminar (in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Rotterdam)
Date: Thursday 27 November 2003
Time: 11:00 - 17.00 hours
Admission: 10 Euro, students 7 Euro
Location: Goethe-Institut Rotterdam, Westersingel 9, The Netherlands
Registration: please mail to workshop at v2.nl

The Internet has become the indisputable arena of truly open and global 
artistic expression and cultural activity. However as global usership and 
technology expand, so do external attempts at control, monitoring, and 
censorship, which threaten the Net's basic structural integrity. The OPEN 
SYSTEM, that is the Internet's fundamental "user logic", is being 
transformed into a mechanism of restriction and surveillance in danger of 
becoming a network of exclusive "digital gated communities". The seminar 
will examine how the emergent fields of intelligent and generative systems, 
swarm technologies, free networks, and open source models are being 
developed to keep the System Open and annihilation free.

Armin Medosch (A/GB), writer, curator and media artist.
Drazen Pantic (YU/USA), media theorist and 'open source' product developer.
Seda Guerses (D), computer scientist.
Julian Priest (GB), media activist, artist and writer.
Michael Bitterman (D/NL), architect and media theorist.
Jo Walsh (GB), programmer, media artist and activist.
Prof. Marco Dorigo (I/B) computer scientist.

Introduction and moderation:
Stephen Kovats (CDN/NL), program developer V2_.

Prof. Rainer Kuhlen (D), German Chair for Communication UNESCO.
Alexei Shulgin (RUS), media activist, artist and theorist.

The seminar will be streamed live via the website http://www.v2.nl/live 
with an irc chatroom available for direct online participation. Online 
(Interactive Stream) Participation: radioqualia (Honor Harger, Adam Hyde) 
on Tactical Media Initiatives (live: Johannesburg) Institute Inf. Science 
(Ilya Eric Lee) on Open Networks in Closed Societies (live: Taipei).

More information on: http://www.v2.nl/2003

2. 'Tools & Creators'
Workshop (in collaboration with exStream)
Date: Friday 28 November 2003
Time: 14:00 - 17:00 hours
Admission: 15 Euro, students 12 Euro
Location: V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Registration: please mail to workshop at v2.nl

The workshop examines the tools available for the creation of interactive 
and non-linear media. Technologists and artists are brought together to 
inform each other and to understand how pressing artists work and how 
engineers build software tools.

The interaction process and the open scenarios applied in interactive media 
projects are often pre-determined by the possibilities of the tools used 
for its creation. It can even be argued that the tools used for the 
creation play a major role in the aesthetic layers of the work. 
Demonstrations and discussions in 'Tools & Creators' could enlighten the 
involved people to understand what should be considered relevant for the 
design of tools, and which new features could be considered for future 

The workshop will host demonstrations of three open source multimedia 
software applications by its designers or engineers, followed by a panel 

'V2_Jam' by V2_Lab, part of V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media: Antoine 
van de Ven (NL), project leader, Artem Baguinski (RUS/NL) programmer and 
Simon de Bakker (NL) programmer.

'Jahshaka' by Jah Shaka (USA)

'Streaming Studio' by InterSpace, a media art center in Sofia: Petko 
Dourmana (BG) media artist and project developer, co-founder and director 
of InterSpace and Stoyan Kostadinov (BG), media artist and software developer.

Introduction and moderation:
Anne Nigten (NL), manager V2_Lab

More information on: http://www.v2.nl/2003

3. 'Amodal Suspension'
Installation by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (CDN/MEX)
Date: 1 - 24 November 2003
Time: Tuesday - Saturday, 12:00 - 18:00 hours.
Entrance: free
Location: V2_Store, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

On 1 November 2003, in Yamaguchi, Japan, the new centre for art and media 
YCAM opens its doors. For this occasion, artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer 
developed the spectacular interactive installation 'Amodal Suspension'. In 
the sky above the new centre huge search lights will project a choreography 
of light is controlled by SMS messages and e-mails that people send to each 
other from all over the world via the website http://www.amodal.net/. At 
thirteen designated locations all over the world, so-called "Access Pods" 
are placed. Visitors sending messages via these "Pods" will have their 
messages be displayed in the installation without delay and can be watched 
at the "Pod" location on a large screen. One of these "Access Pods" will is 
situated in the V2_Store.

More information on http://www.v2.nl/2003 

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