Archive for the ‘Announcement’ Category

The Virtuale Exhibition, Digital Art Weeks @ SIGGRAPH Asia 2013

November 19, 2013

Hong Kong, November 20–22, 2013.


The Virtuale Exhibition stands for Virtual Biennale and is brought to you by Digital Art Weeks International via SIGGRAPH Asia. The Virtuale Exhibition is an exhibition of Augmented Reality (AR) artworks for public space using new digital tools not only to view the artworks and to interact with them, but also to design the experience of participation itself. The exhibition encompasses artworks using AR and focuses on the use of public space, mobile communication technologies, and explores the types of audiences found in public space, as well as inventing “playful” new strategies to bring the public into the exhibit as “real” visitors being offered a unique experience.

Including Flotsam & Jetsam, John Craig Freeman


Flotsam & Jetsam is a virtual meta-commentary on global warming, expected sea level rise and the spread of plastic debris field gyres. More.

and Orators, Rostrums, and Propaganda Stands, John Craig Freeman


Orators, Rostrums, and Propaganda Stands, is based on the work of Gustav Gustavovich Klucis, including his designs for Screen-radio Orators, Rostrums, and Propaganda Stands from 1922. More.


Janine Antoni In BU

November 13, 2013

When: Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 6:30pm
Where: 855 Commonwealth Avenue (CFA Concert Hall)

Part of the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series. Free and open to the public.


Janine Antoni is a contemporary artist working in performance art, sculpture and photography. Antoni’s work is process-driven, and relates deeply to the artist’s body as both subject and mode of production. She has made drawings with her eyelashes, used her hair as a paintbrush, cast full body self-portraits in soap, and slept in a gallery for 28 days. Her seductive, culturally loaded materials—chocolate, cosmetics, the artist’s own body—reveal an interest in identity, power, and representations of the feminine in contemporary society. Her work is constantly evolving, pushing the boundaries that separate art from everyday life and objects, while simultaneously challenging her viewers’ assumptions about the world around them.

Collection of articles about Live Visuals

November 12, 2013

Live visuals have become a pervasive component of our contemporary lives; either as visible interfaces that re-connect citizens and buildings overlaying new contextual meaning or as invisible ubiquitous narratives that are discovered through interactive actions and mediating screens. The contemporary re-design of the environment we live in is in terms of visuals and visualizations, software interfaces and new modes of engagement and consumption. This LEA volume presents a series of seminal papers in the fi•eld, off–ering the reader a new perspective on the future role of Live Visuals.


Included is a particularly good article regarding simulating synesthesia.

I Occupy

November 7, 2013

Kasa Galeri, Istanbul
In association with the Museum of Contemporary Cuts
November 15th – December 31st, 2013

With John Craig Freeman, Mark Skwarek, Will Pappenheimer and Tamiko Thiel, and Nicholas Mirzoeff

Lead Curator: Lanfranco Aceti, Senior Curators: Pat Badani, Nicholas Mirzoeff and Marquard Smith


I Occupy, the new exhibition of Kasa Gallery in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Cuts surveys, analyzes and questions, current trends in interventionist art and Augmented Reality Art which, by intervening within the urban and socio-political landscape, contribute to redefine the aesthetic and cultural understanding of the environments we operate in. More.

Kate Trenerry

November 2, 2013

Kate will be sitting in on class Monday so I had her create a brief blogpost about her previous work.

I am a photographer and writer focused on exploring questions of space, power, and history in borderlands and places of division.

My current project, Walking Walls, took me to Israel/Palestine, Cyprus, and Northern Ireland to document contested sites of political partition. I shot for the project January-April 2012 and am currently editing and writing for a book as the culmination of the project.


My senior thesis in Cinema and Media Studies at Carleton College was an web-based examination of rephotography, rooted in the writings of Roland Barthes, and stretching into 21st century new media applications like Google Earth. In addition to an essay exploring this link, I created a series of rephotographs along the former Iron Curtain in Germany, superimposed on the old image through short timelapse-like videos. The rephotographs are also embedded in a Google Earth Tour that connects the sites examined.

Some of her other work can be viewed at


Walking Walls

History Vision: Rephotographing the Iron Curtain

Basement Media Festival/Spectacle Theater

October 29, 2013

A former student of mine, LJ Frezza dropped by my office today. He has curated the Basement Media Festival, which will be presented tonight.

October 29th, 2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Paramount Center
Bright Family Screening Room

The Basement Media Festival is a survey of contemporary artists working with lo-def, lo-tech, and lo-fi motion pix techniques. Founded in response to the commercial race for hi-res and true-to-life IMG quality, Basement is a celebration of the mediated experience as an aesthetic experience. Equal parts glitched digital videos, fuzzy VHS, and grimy 16mm film, this year’s screening ought to plaza any connoisseur of experimental .MOVs. Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

Also importantly, LJ curates the screening program at Spectacle Theater in Williamsburg, New York. The are accepting submissions. I encourage you all to submit your work.

Collision20-Art submission

October 21, 2013

COLLISIONcollective is looking for your experimental technology-based artwork.

The 20th COLLISIONcollective exhibition will open at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery (Boston, MA) on Friday, January 17, 2014. Formed by artists and technologists, the COLLISIONcollective is premised on the sometimes abrupt intersection between art and technology. Its practitioners are drawn to this synthesis as the epicenter of forward-looking cultural adaptation. Boston Cyberarts Gallery is a non-profit space focusing on new and experimental media. Read more.

Sophie Calle at the Gardner

October 16, 2013

Sophie Calle’s Last Seen will be on display at the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum October 24 – March 3.

Unfortunately Sophie’s lecture opening day is already sold out…


Read more.

Media Tech Events around Boston

October 11, 2013

Future of Virtual Reality w/ OculusVR: Educators, Entrepreneurs, Employment

Oculus VR™ (Irvine, CA) is currently developing the Oculus Rift, a ground-breaking virtual reality headset for immersive gaming, in an effort to revolutionize the way people experience interactive content. Tickets and more.

Wicked Good Ruby Conf

Join us for a two day, double track Ruby conference at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA! Read more, but it is sold out.

Level 257: A Digital Zine for All Sorts of Media (Brandon)

October 10, 2013

In my work at the Engagement Game Lab I’m starting a journal to exhibit art and scholarship related to games and play.  We’re open to games, video, essays, poetry, anything you want to create, but we do have a well of ideas if you want to do something but aren’t sure what.

We’re also looking for help with interface and web design, outreach, the usual necessitities of a periodical, if that’s more up your alley. If you want any more information, please let me know.  Thanks.