META/DATA, A Digital Poetics
New book by Mark Amerika
A collection of textual mixes on net art, VJing, technology, theory
and personal fictional narrative.
Intercontinental Skype Discussion with VJ Theory:
1-3 pm, Saturday, May 26th at the VIVO (Video In | Video Out), 1965
Main Street, Vancouver
Here you will find the text
chat that took place online at the same time and the video chat
with VIVO in Vancouver.
We expect this presentation will be of interest to practitioners
and people interested in the area of vjing and realtime interaction
(theorists, developers, programmers, artists, activists).
This presentation/discussion hopes to create awareness and get
people interested in the vjtheory project. We would also like to
receive feedback from the participants on the work done so far and
ways in which it could expand, specifically, what people want in
terms of interacting with each other online about vjing.
We would like to focus our presentation on the subject of community
development: How does VJ Theory become a platform for the development
of theory informed by individual and collective practice and theory
originated by a community instead of an author or group of defined
Participants should expect to get more familiar with the vjtheory
project and people involved (contributors and editorial body), providing
the opportunity to ask questions to the editors about contributions
or any other relevant subject. People can also participate by introducing
examples of communities they are familiar with and expressing their
ideas on what kinds of interaction they may like to find in a site
such as vjtheory.net.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED
Philosophy and Theory of VJing and Realtime Interaction
Editors: Ana Carvalho and Brendan Byrne
Co-editors: Lara Houston and Paul Mumford
The Escape Artists Society
(T.E.A.S.) is a small Vancouver media performance society, putting
works of media art, performance media, music/sound art, and visual
art events into predominantly unusual locations inserting
Œour¹ world into Œthere¹ world penetrating
public perceptions of culture, genre and form. www.escapeartists.ca
VIVO Media Arts
(Video In | Video Out) is a 33 year old media
centre focusing on the exhibition, production, education and distribution
of video and interdisciplinary media art. www.vivomediaarts.com
From April 26th to May 13th 2007.
VJ Theory will be presenting the project on the 4th of May at the
BAC at 17:00
know more, visit Mapping Festival website
About realtime interaction
We would like to invite you to participate on the discussion/chats
VJ Theory is organizing.
For this project, six of our contributors moderate six chats online.
Each chat last one hour and has as subject a specific theme within
the area of realtime interaction.
Know more about these events
iRes Research Salon with Andrew Bucksbarg
Open Research Meetings facilitate the developing network of art
practitioners interested in interactive art in and around University
College Falmouth. Meetings occur when particular themes are proposed.
Andrew Bucksbarg aka N_Drew creates audio-visual/VJ performance
and interactive works, exploring digital-organic forms, live A/V
processes and participatory technoculture, enthralling audiences
with images, beats, ambient sounds and pixilated atmospheres. The
artist performs with custom interfaces and game joystics to mix
and manipulate audio-visual material in real-time. As a researcher
and writer, Andrew reflects in an innovative way on networks and
technology within social structures. Bucksbarg's practice is informed
by and informs his writings.
Hosted by iRes researchers Ana Carvalho and Brendan Byrne as part
of their ongoing research into VJ Theory.
To reserve your place, please email email@example.com
(somewhat informal) Call for Works - Copyleft and
FLOSS-Made Audiovisual Works
The Brazilian International Free Software Forum of this year will
have an internal TV circuit dedicated to the exhibition of copyleft
and FLOSS-made audiovisual works, as well as to live presentations.
Anything goes: short fictional movies, feature films, videoclips,
documentaries, animations, VJing showreels, video recordings of
seminars and roundtables, etc. Any genre, format or duration.
The submissions can be made through by e-mail. Please, send a PVT
wit your work to Gabriel Menotti at the following e-mail address:
PULSE by RAY-XXXX
PULSE is the first collaboration between Alain Thibault (audio)
and Matthew Biederman a.k.a. DelRay (imagery). Through the performance
they seek to induce a series of psychological states through improvised
compositions of tightly coupled pulsations of light and sound. The
performance is entirely live; no pre-recorded video segments are
used - they are instead, synthesized in real-time via Biederman's
custom software written specifically for the performances,
which is highly inspired by early video hardware synthesizers.
To be presented at FILE festival in RIO, Brasil March 24th, DONAU
Festival in KREMS, Austria, April 27th and ELEKTRA Festival in Montreal,
Canada, May 9th-13th
more about this performance
What is VJing and realtime interaction
We are asking you to send us an e-mail back with your personal description
of VJing or/and realtime interaction. Rather than reifying a single
definition we are looking for individual perspectives. The description
can be a short paragraph or even a single sentence, an image (600X400,
jpeg max) or a small video (send us the link to the video hosted
on the Internet together with an image to link to from our website).
We will put all contributions on VJTheory.net.
Each contribution should be accompanied with your name, e-mail address
Please feel free to send this to anyone who you think might come
up with a good idea.
A day about Vjing and realtime interaction.
25th January 2007
University College Falmouth.
Live networked performance at VisitorsStudio.
2nd September 2006. Joberg-Derby-London.
Launch of VJ Theory website
Phase 1 is structured and ready to accept content. Visitors
to the website can have an idea about the project.
New Call for texts
You might have already heard of, or even already be a contributor
to, the VJ Theory project.
If you haven't then the project falls into two areas:
samples of work from the forthcoming book and the project/community
which lives at: vjtheory.net
Although we have received an excellent response in contributions
for the book, there are also areas that, we as editors, feel need
to be developed more.
Areas we still need material:
+ Politics (activism, guerrilla, community focused realtime interaction
+ Intellectual property
+ DIY culture
+ Realtime interaction and performance as developing tools (pd/GEM/Arduino
or MAX/MSP/Jitter as used in performance programming for example)
If you know of any text which address these areas in relation
to realtime interaction (either published or not) then please
let us know.
We also welcome other contributions you might have to the content
of the web site
We are accepting full texts, between 3000 and 5000 words. Deadline
for submissions:31st August.
Hybrid methodologies in VJing and real time interaction
VJ Theory will present a discussion document which explores some
of the initial questions and ideas which have been raised during
the collection of articles for the VJ Theory Book and related project.
The paper concentrates on a key area which is the increased use
of multiple methodological approaches in attempting to examine the
new processes of real time interactions.
We hope to gather views from other participants in the session which
can be fed back to this site.
A draft of the paper to be presented will be available on this site
at the beginning of September.
Perform.Media is an international media arts festival and symposium
creating an innovative venue for creative and intellectual work
around the momentary process and performance in new media art and
culture. Perform.Media is a festival of work on networks, in spaces,
perfomances and symposia.
Bloomington, Indiana University
September 29th to October 14th, 2006