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7th International Conference on Art and Technology, October 1st – 12th, 2008, Museu Nacional do Complexo Cultural da Republica, Brasilia, Brazil
I’ll be exhibiting some new video work and presenting:
Open Source Art: Proposals for Hyper-Collaborative Artworks in a Connected World
The internet, low cost cell phones, cheap laptops, and readily available electronic parts now allow giant groups of people, dispersed across the planet, to team up and create massive events.
How can we harness the power of these technologies to create meaningful art pieces? What are the cultural barriers which need to be crossed in order to get millions of people to co-operate with each other to create something together? How can a diverse and massive group of people come to a consensus on what the piece should be, and who, if anyone, should claim ownership?
The open source movement has a proven record of success in the software field, and has been instrumental to helping the growth of the internet. In this presentation, I will discuss a proposal for applying open source methodology to create the worlds largest sculpture, the Very Large Display (VLD), and the human and technological challenges facing such a large scale collaborative project.
I look forward to a fantastic symposium and exhibition. Thanks in to Tania Fraga and everyone at Universidade de Brasilia and Museu Nacional do Complexo Cultual da Republica for helping to put this event together.
Study for hands free iMonica music assist integrated head up display device.
The Very Large Display is the inverse of the Very Large Array.
The Very Large Display (VLD) sends a strong message outbound to intelligent species in the universe.
It is a large scale open source wide area hyper-participatory circuit-bent synchronous gps light sculpture, designed as an outreach campaign to raise awareness.
See also: 7art
I was honored to participate in the exhibition, and delighted to meet so many incredible artists, including Verdensteatret, Kurt Hentschläger, f18 institute, Edwin van der Heide, Blendid, Herwig Weiser, and David Rokeby.
For more information on 16 Birds, see this page on the Amorphic website and this page from an earlier exhibition in New York City.
Photo credit: Arrow
This was my second year as a participant, and I hope not my last.
It’s such a pleasure to have a creative spacetime to work and communicate with so many talented artists. I get to meet and share ideas with some of today’s top musicians and electronic artists. It is truly inspiring.
Special thanks to everyone involved, including:
DJsounds caught up with the US conceptual/video artist Gardner Post to talk about art + technology at the Remix Hotel, at The National in South Beach. The interview is followed by a trip to a nearby apartment to get a special, behind-the-scenes insight into what Gardner’s working on this year – complete with words from celebrity DJ Tom Laroc!
Gardner was in South Beach with his Baby Grand Master creation (an acclaimed DJ/VJ masterpiece, modestly tagged the king of ‘video instruments’) to collaborate with the New York-born, Miami-based hip-hop DJ Tom Laroc/United Content Providers.
DJsounds last spoke to Gardner in 2007 at the Optronica festival, so it was great to see his vision for Baby Grand Master-style video mash-up materialising in such full-on splendour. Enjoy the show.