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Andy Deck Talk at the Dana Centre.

RARE OPPORTUNITY to meet and hear from leading net artist Andy Deck, at
the
Science Museum's Dana Centre, informal cafe-bar.

Wednesday March 8, 2006. Two part event:
5:30 - 6:30pm: Informal opportunity to meet the artist, with the curators
of
his forthcoming HTTP Gallery exhibition, Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett,
and
interact live with key online works.

7 - 8:30pm: Artist's presentation.
Free but BOOKING ESSENTIAL as numbers limited. Call 020 7942 4040.
www.danacentre.org.uk
The Science Museum's Dana Centre.
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London, SW7 5HD.
A collaboration between HTTP Gallery and Science Museum Arts Programme.

Andy Deck has been making art software, public art for the internet,
since
1990. Deck's collaborative drawing spaces, game-like search engines,
problematic interfaces and informative art resist generic categorisation:
he
uses the internet, the gallery and public space to challenge corporate
control over communication, tools and software, and by extension the
social
imagination. Deck works with the web using the sites; artcontext.net,
andyland.net

He has received online commissions from New Radio and Performing Arts,
Rhizome.org, the Whitney Artport and the Tate, and exhibited
internationally
at: Machida City Museum, ZKM, PS1, Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona,
Walker Art Center and Ars Electronica.

Andy Deck's solo show, 'Open Vice/Virtue: The Online Art Context' runs
at
HTTP Gallery from 9 March - 22 April 2006.
Preview: Thursday 9 March 7 - 9pm.
http://http.uk.net/

Part of the NODE.London season of media arts. www.nodel.org

Works on display at the Dana Centre include:

Open Studio:
An online graphic software which allows for public
contributions.  Visitors can go online, create a drawing, and have the
option to save the drawing.  The website acts as a databank for all
contributions, which can be seen animated on the site.  
 
Imprimatur:
Consists of online 'groupware' for poster illustration and layout
accessible through a computer workstation installed in the gallery
space.
This piece provides a framework for visitors/participants to launch a
personal poster campaign based on their own social and political
concerns.
Visitors can use the software to create their own poster in
collaboration
with their online counterparts.

Icontext:
A free space on the Web that presents visitors with an
open-ended interplay of words and pictures. What you do with your
keyboard
and mouse determines what appears on the screen and what subsequent
visitors
see and read. It sets up a fluid correspondence between keystrokes and
blocks of colour. For example, when you type "dog," the word "dog"
appears,
and so does a series of three colour blocks. Icontext also works on
other
levels, allowing visitors to collaborate with each other and to upload,
archive, and reconfigure "icontexts."

glyphiti:
An online collaborative drawing project. A large-scale
projection forms an evolving graffiti wall and visitors to the space are
invited to edit and add graphical units or 'glyphs', which compose the
image, in real time. 
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