El proyecto busca cartografiar y comparar ejemplos de buenas y malas prácticas urbanísticas

 

Antoni Abad lanza la red social Punto de Vista Ciego

R. BOSCO / S. CALDANA – Barcelona – 04/01/2011

“En teoría es un semáforo acústico, pero no funciona. Tardan meses en arreglarlos”. El comentario audio acompaña una foto de la esquina entre las calles Mallorca y Roger de Llúria, en Barcelona, y su localización en Google Maps. En otro lugar se indica que “unas jardineras molestan el acceso a un paso peatonal para invidentes”. En la web Punto de Vista Ciego, una red social concebida para personas ciegas o con visión reducida, ya hay decenas de indicaciones que forman una cartografía de Barcelona a medida de invidentes. Se trata del último proyecto de Antoni Abad, un artista que utiliza las nuevas tecnologías para dar voz y visibilidad a los colectivos más desfavorecidos.

Punto de Vista Ciego se basa en un software para teléfonos móviles con GPS integrado, realizado por Lluís Gómez y un sitio web especialmente adaptado para personas con discapacidad visual, elaborado por Eugenio Tisselli. Estas dos herramientas permiten a los participantes grabar y publicar en Internet textos, imágenes y sonidos (geolocalizados por Google Maps) de obstáculos y barreras arquitectónicas -y también ejemplos de buenas prácticas- con los que se encuentran en su vida diaria. El proyecto es una evolución de Barcelona *Accesible, una red para personas con discapacidades motoras, que le valió a Abad el premio Golden Nica en el apartado Comunidades Digitales de los prestigiosos Ars Electronica Prix de Linz (Austria).

“Para los ciegos la tecnología es fundamental, pero al principio produce cierto rechazo porque el aprendizaje es más largo y genera frustración. Además, había el problema de las fotos. Sabemos que vivimos en una sociedad de imágenes y entendemos su importancia para explicar la situación que queremos denunciar y para establecer un puente con los videntes, pero nos costó empezar a utilizar la cámara”, explica Meritxell Aymerich, con 29 años y una licenciatura en Periodismo.

Aunque el programa instalado en el teléfono le comunica oralmente el lugar donde se encuentra, antes de publicar una imagen Aymerich prefiere que alguien de su confianza verifique que ha conseguido captar exactamente lo que se proponía. Sin embargo, desde los móviles es posible enviar instantáneamente las fotos a la web del proyecto, acompañándolas con breves explicaciones orales o textuales. “Tengo un programa que me lee la información, pero aún hay pocas webs que incluyen descripciones de las imágenes”, explica Aymerich. “El prototipo ya está preparado para realizar comparaciones entre ciudades”.

Abad, que cuenta con el apoyo de la Fundación La Caixa y del Centro Cívico Golferichs, incita a transmitir experiencias y relatos de su vida diaria, para ofrecer a los videntes una idea más amplia de los problemas cotidianos de este colectivo.

 

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/Pantallas/Antoni/Abad/lanza/red/social/Punto/Vista/Ciego/elpepirtv/20110104elpepirtv_2/Tes

 

PIKSEL 10 cartographies

:: (Un)stable

The 8th annual Piksel festival for Electronic Art and Technological Freedom
– exhibitions – workshops – live art – presentations
– November 18-21, Bergen (NO)
http://piksel.no/p10

The 8th edition of Piksel celebrates the unstable as a source of creativity,
revolt and development. At the edge of a new decennium, 100 years after
futurism and dada permanently changed the artworld, we are again at a point in
time where instability grows and anything can happen.
The festival theme, (Un)stable, points to the temporarily placed and unsteady
constructions, mobile spaces, code in constant development,  a globally
charged political climate and how these factors are changing the production of
art today.

Program:

EXHIBITIONS @ Galleri 3,14, KNIPSU, Entrèe & StudioUSF
http://www.piksel.no/p10/exhibition

Gijs Gieskes (NL), Øyvind Mellbye (NO), Signe Lidén (NO), Michal Kindernay
(CZ),Korinna Lindinger (AT), Martinka Bobrikova (SK), Oscar de Carmen (ES),
Victor Mazon (ES), Ben Dembroski (GB), Ben Woodeson (GB),Emanuel Andel (AT),
Christian Gũtzer (AT), Jorge Luis Crowe  (AR), Richard Schwarz (AT), Malte
Steiner (DE), Luca Carrubba (ES), Anis Haron (MY)

WORKSHOPS @ KNIPSU, StudioUSF & PikselHut
http://www.piksel.no/p10/workshops

Psychedelic D.i.Y. Toilet Roll Goggles, Arduino Synthesizers, CHEAP, FAT +
OPEN, Functional live coding, Hack your own radio, NoiZe bouyZ: Workshop and
Guerilla Installation, Mouse and keyboard hack, Spectral Analysis and
Processing in Pure Data

LIVE ART @ StudioUSF, Entrèe &Galleri 3,14
http://www.piksel.no/p10/liveart

ALejandra Perez (CL), Shu Lea Cheang (FR), Ryan Jordan (UK), Geraldine McEwan
(UK), Eleonora Oreggia (IT), Andy Bolus (FR), Miho (JP), Jorge Luis Crowe
(AR), Brendan Howell (DE), Jonathan Kemp (UK), Alex McLean (UK), Dave Griffiths
(UK), Claude Heiland-Allen (UK), Cristiano Rosa (BR), Alexandre Torres Porres
(BR), Julien Ottavi (FR), Luca Carrubba (ES), Oscar Martin Correa (ES),
Joachim Montessuis (FR), Alexandre Quessy (CA), Tristan Matthews (CA), Alo
Allik (EE), Martin Howse (UK), Anthony Iles (UK), Signe Lidén (NO), Michal
Kindernay (CZ), Audun Eriksen (NO), Arnfinn Killingtveit (NO), d.R.e.G.S (ES)

PRESENTATIONS @ StudioUSF
http://www.piksel.no/p10/presentations

RDEX, Cartografia Sonora Antartica, Reflecting about ArTe, Golden Shield Music –
Sonification of IT censorship technologies, How to build a Capitalistic Robot,
Scenic: Telepresence software for live performances and installations, The
White People, Scratch, Naked on Pluto


more info and complete program:
http://piksel.no/p10

Piksel10 is supported by The Norwegian Art Council, Bergen Municipality,
Hordaland County Council, PNEK, OCA, UD – Music from the south, BEK, Bergen
Kunsthall/Landmark, The Norwegian embassy in Belgium and the Austrian embassy
in Norway.

PIKSEL :: FREE AS IN ART!
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Piksel is an international event for artists and developers working with
free and open technologies in artistic practice.
Part workshop, part festival, it is organised in Bergen, Norway, and
involves participants from more than a dozen countries exchanging ideas,
coding, presenting art and software projects, doing workshops, performances
and discussions on the aesthetics and politics of free technologies & art.
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BLOG www.piksel.no
TECH www.piksel.org
WIKI   www.piksel.no/pwiki
IRC    #piksel (irc.freenode.net)
LISTS www.piksel.no/pwiki/MailingLists


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Dear all,
Piksel team just released a full video of my recent presentation in Norway for Piksel 2010.
The talk focused on the current state of IT censorship technologies and a related sonification work titled Golden Shield Music (http://marcodonnarumma.com/works/golden-shield-music/).

If it could be of interest, please check the video at:

http://blip.tv/file/4520632

Piksel team published many other videos related to the exhibition, performances and presentations hosted at Piksel 2010.
You’ll find many interesting projects on the Piksel blip.tv channel at:

http://piksel.blip.tv/

(among the other projects you will also find the full video of UKI – a viral performance by Shu Lea Cheang with Martin Howse.
Sonicscape with participation of Piksel10 artists Oscar Martin Correa, Marco Donnarumma, Joachim Montessuis, Alejandra Perez, Eleonora Oreggia, Julien Ottavi)

Best wishes,


Marco Donnarumma aka TheSAD
Independent New Media Arts Professional, Performer, Teacher
Ongoing MSc by Research, University of Edinburgh, UK

PORTFOLIO: http://marcodonnarumma.com
LAB: http://www.thesaddj.comhttp://cntrl.sourceforge.nethttp://www.flxer.net
EVENT: http://www.liveperformersmeeting.net

http://www.thesaddj.com/report-piksel-festival-bergen-norway-2010/

mapping serpentine gallery

map marathon – coinciding with frieze 2010

Marina Abramović,

David Adjaye,

Etel Adnan,

John Akomfrah,

Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri,

Julieta Aranda,

Kader Attia,

Nanni Balestrini and Morgan Bennett Balestrini,

Artur Barrio,

Peter Barber,

Rosi Braidotti,

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge,

John Brockman,

Mariana Castillo Deball and Amalia Pica,

Adam Chodzko,

Céline Condorelli,

Michael Craig-Martin,

Marcus du Sautoy,

Simon Fujiwara,

Gilbert & George,

Goldin+Senneby,

Joost Grootens,

Pancho Guedes,

Richard Hamilton and Eyal Weizman,

Mona Hatoum,

Susan Hiller,

Russell Hoban with Eleanor Bron,

Claire Hooper,

Marine Hugonnier,

Amar Kanwar,

Anish Kapoor,

Janice Kerbel,

Scott King,

Aaron Koblin,

Suzanne Lacy,

Klara Lidén,

Luigi Ontani,

Claude Parent and Nathanael Dorent,

Katie Paterson,

Adriano Pedrosa,

Julia Peyton-Jones,

C. E. B. Reas,

Marwan Rechmaoui,

Pedro Reyes,

Alex Rich,

Tim Robinson and Simon Cutts,

Jacques Roubaud,

David Rowan,

Anri Sala,

Dimitar Sasselov,

Annemarie Sauzeau,

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian,

Timothy Taylor/Krysztina Tautendorfer with Tom Frankland,

Rirkrit Tiravanija,

Oraib Toukan,

Adrián Villar Rojas,

Ai Weiwei,

Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa

and Cerith Wyn Evans

Yoko Ono

Ben Vautier,

elsine Sturtevant

Terence Koh,

Hilary Koob-Sassen

Athanasios Argianas

Andrea Branzi,

Peter Cook,

Charles Jencks,

Claude Parent

Rem Koolhaas;

Eric Hobsbawm

Agnès Varda;

Brian Eno.

Vivienne Westwood’s manifesto Active Resistance to Propaganda

Marina Abramović

Olafur Eliasson

 

frieze new media art projects

seventeen gallery http://www.seventeengallery.com/

Thursday 14th Oct – Sunday 17th Oct 2010

OLIVER LARIC – VERSIONS AT FRIEZE ART FAIR

OLIVER LARIC 

The constellation of works presented at Frieze by Oliver Laric is the latest manifestation ofVersions – the artist’s ongoing project aimed at exploring historical and contemporary notions of image hierarchies.

A series of cast sculpture takes its cue from Reformation period iconoclastic vandalism. For Laric, iconoclasm is fundamentally ‘productive’. In our networked Internet age, in which bootlegs, copies, samples and remixes now hold equal footing with the original in terms of cultural production, Laric suggests that iconoclasm is not the termination of an image, but rather the multiplication of that image into another possibility. In this sense, the original image becomes a ‘version’ of itself created by the iconoclast’s vandalism.

A video montage composed of recycled footage functions as a veiled key for the sculptural works, and for the Versions project as a whole. Narrated by a cold, synthetic female voice, the video journeys from ancient sculpture to the Internet meme (via Walt Disney) in order to plot an idiosyncratic timeline of image appropriations, clashes and multiplications.

 

Gentili Apri, Daniel Keller and Nik Kosmas (Aids-3D)

Gentili Apri at Frieze Art Fair, London, presenting new works by Daniel Keller and Nik Kosmas (Aids-3D) Oct 13 – 17

http://www.domenicoquaranta.net/

http://domenicoquaranta.com/

Miller-Urey Bong

without comments

Dimension/Next* (Paul B. Davis and AIDS-3D), Miller-Urey Bong, 2010.

“Miller-Urey Bong allows experimentation with genesis models of the early Earth atmosphere by re-creating the Miller-Urey experiment with the additional functionality of adding any combustive material to the atmospheric simulation. The material is heated using a high-powered laser and the vaporized remnants are drawn into the experimental apparatus through the combined use of a specially designed stem system, carburetion port, and user provided suction. Employing the same suction, users can also orally sample the experiment’s contents at any time for further analysis.”

http://spawnofthesurreal.blogspot.com/

 

Art in the Age of Pervasive Data

Electri-CITY

(…) Another strategy conducted by artist is the work with urban sensors, monitor temperature, sounds, light, movement, humidity and gps. Also solar panels and LED screen façade are used. Wireless, sensor network and environmental data make the City space become a fabric, a database of sounds and data, sensing the environment. That open source environment visualizations build a Holistic city system where information & data about weather, noise, traffic, are building Datacities, an emergent cities where Big Brother is under control of everything, where movement, sound and data are monitored, stored, analyzed, logged. To archive data, to produce sound streams, to display security systems for saver and healthy conditions of urban live citizens, that is what datacities are doing. Also Electri-city is conducting traffic publicity and information under lighting conditions with software structured in city public places. Datacities are developing as well the Real time visualisation through generative softwares and sensor working with Databases installed in cityspace.

On the other hand, new urban and architectural design is represented by LaN – Live Architecture Network. A network made up of architects, who all met  at the IaaC (Institution of advanced architecture of Catalonia). They develop tools in workshops contributing on building the global machine, which tends towards the parameterization of the informal and of the invisible forces that move the world. It also evolves the idea about architecture, developing a version of architectural practice. In these investigations, LaN develop the role in associative design, fabrication, and education infrony of disaster situations, in order to address the manner in which architecture can respond to disasters through informal technologies and digital fabrication. Each LaN project is being coordinated in collaboration among a well-structured network of professionals: cell biologists, tree doctors, neurological scientists.

According to that future media city, it has to be considered the field of artistic film and video related to architecture and urban space; it means to understand the inherent qualities of moving images and its relationship to urban culture. There is a moving images’ influence on urban architecture, altogether with an urban architecture’s relationship to avant-garde film, an intention that is building the city as a source for artistic film and video, a reflections on urban architecture in film and video art as well. Considering the globally expanding urban developments and the increasingly fluid borders between research in architecture and moving images, a cross-disciplinary inquire in the fields of architecture and visual practice.

Concluding, it has to be considered the existing infrastructure of urban screens and media facades sited in public spaces. Artists and media designers screenings are developing Broadcasting Events to connect public audiences virtually and also screening projects based in simultaneity and interaction in Datacities.  Urban Activism is Reclaiming the Screens, as an activist approach to opening screens for the urban community. That Screens will be visualising on media facades our Organic Cities, the Public Data projects that uses information from the environments and developing a real-time software programmes for live streaming.

http://www.stanza.co.uk/

http://www.livearchitecture.net/

http://www.design-modelling-symposium.de/intro/

http://www.mediafacades.eu/

tesla sound music electromagnetism electricity deconstruction

raster noton

there is a new book available on raster-noton online store:

tesla berlin media>art<laboratory

order nr: r-n104-2
published: august 2010
publisheder: alexander verlag berlin
format: book + cd (signal/pact systems wardenclyffe)
download + online shop – free worldwide shipping: htts://shop.raster-noton.net

TESLA media-art-laboratory turned a palace into a laboratory – for three years the podewils’sche palais close to berlin’s alexanderplatz was a central place for media arts. the house quickly became an open meeting place for both established and young artists, providing a platform for the development of production processes, joint projects and partnerships. it offered a discussion space for public contemplation and artistic reflection on contemporary art. the relationship between art and science, between the old and the new, analogue and digital media were researched and debated. this book documents the work of tesla from 2005 to 2007 through the presentation of selected artistic projects, through listings of all events and artists involved, as well as through personal reports by resident artists about their experiences at tesla.

raster-noton’s signal (olaf bender/frank bretschneider/carsten nicolai) took part at tesla with their wardenclyffe project in 2006:

the engineer nikola tesla established a “world system” on the us american east coast (wardenclyffe, long island), a never-completed installation of transmission masts intended to open the aether to a world-encompassing communication and energy system. “wardenclyffe” is a session project between pact systems (mark peljhan/aljosa abrahamsberg, slovenia) and raster-noton’s signal (olaf bender/frank bretschneider/carsten nicolai, germany). “wardenclyffe” was brought to life in 1997 in the shadow of the documenta x. the collective has since been experimenting on tesla’s visionary interconnectedness under musical conditions in selected locations.

the book (224 pages, 210 photos, colour, english/german) was published by alexander verlag berlin and comes with a cd containing the last life session of signal/pact systems’ wardenclyffe project in march 2006.

COMING SOON:

R-N122 – SENKING. PONG
R-N121 – ANBB: ALVA NOTO & BLIXA BARGELD. MIMIKRY
R-N124 – KANGDING RAY. PRUITT IGOE
R-N125 – MARK FELL. MULTISTABILITY