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<nettime-ann> UPGRADE! BOSTON: NISBET, FRID-JIMENEZ, AND EXCHANGE 2006
Turbulence on Fri, 16 Jun 2006 21:33:39 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime-ann> UPGRADE! BOSTON: NISBET, FRID-JIMENEZ, AND EXCHANGE 2006


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1. UPGRADE! BOSTON: NANCY NISBET AND AMBER FRID-JIMENEZ
2. EXCHANGE 2006
3. NEW MEDIA AND THE POETICS OF COMMUNICATION


1. UPGRADE! BOSTON: NANCY NISBET AND AMBER FRID-JIMENEZ

WHEN: June 29, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Art Interactive, 130 Bishop Allen Drive, at the corner of Prospect
Street, Cambridge. [Red Line to Central Square]

<<<< NANCY NISBET >>>>
http://www.turbulence.org/upgrade/archives/06_29NN.html

Nancy Nisbet is a Vancouver-based artist. From a disturbing paintball gun
performance enacting the chaotic fluctuation in the cost of crude oil during
the lead up to the US-led War in Iraq/War on Terror to the surgical
implantation of 'identity' microchips into her hands, much of her work
considers the political, the technological and the personal. Of specific
consideration in her mixed-media work are issues of power, economics, and
surveillance and their cultural influences on entertainment/leisure,
identity and community. Exchange 2006 is a large scale project currently
underway. Nisbet received her MFA in Photography from the California
Institute of the Arts. Nancy Nisbet is Assistant Professor of Visual Art in
the Department of Art History, Visual Arts & Theory at the University of
British Columbia.

<<< AMBER FRID-JIMENEZ >>>
http://www.turbulence.org/upgrade/archives/06_29AFJ.html

Amber Frid-Jimenez is an artist and researcher working towards a masters in
Media Arts and Sciences with Professor John Maeda in Physical Language
Workshop at the MIT Media Laboratory. Prior to beginning her degree, she
spent a year as a research designer in the Cognitive Machines Group at MIT,
where she designed software systems visualizing large bodies of literature.
Frid-Jimenez was a visiting artist at the Banff New Media Institute in 2005
and artist-in-residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in
2003. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Washington D.C.,
and Boston. She has received grants from MIT Council for the Arts for her
collaborative work with Joe Dahmen, Ben Dalton, and Noah Fields. She has won
awards from the Art Director's Club, the American Association of University
Presses and the Smithsonian for her book and exhibit designs.

2. << EXCHANGE 2006 >>
http://www.turbulence.org/upgrade/nisbet/nisbet.pdf
http://www.turbulence.org/upgrade/nisbet/Upgrade_nisbet.doc

Upgrade! Boston and Turbulence.org, in partnership with Art Interactive,
proudly present a performance of EXCHANGE 2006 by Nancy Nisbet. Trade your
goods for Nancy's!

WHEN: June 29 - July 2, 2006
WHERE: in the parking lot opposite Art Interactive, corner of Bishop Allen
Drive and Prospect Street.

EXCHANGE 2006 replaces the studio with roads, truck stops, border crossings
and cities. For 6 to 9 months Nisbet's Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
tagged and inventoried personal belongings are being hauled in a commercial
shipping container to be freely traded throughout Canada, the United States
and Mexico. The performance includes the day-to-day travel and activities
associated with driving a commercial transport truck and the contact with
people and communities along the way.

"At each scheduled stop on the route, the team parks the truck, lowers the
ramps, unloads at least half of the crates and invites viewers to peruse the
goods. If a person happens to find something that tickles their fancy, they
take it to the "mini house," temporary tech centre that operates on wireless
technology, where the customer checks out the item while checking in
something of theirs to replace their "purchase." Each item is tracked using
RFID technology and logged into a database. In addition to the object
exchange, the customer also relays the story behind their giveaway object to
the crew, which is saved as an audio file, and in exchange Nisbet tells them
the story behind their newly acquired item, sort of like an anecdotal gift
wrap."* (National Post, canada.com)

The trip and exchanges are being extensively documented and published at
http://exchangeproject.ca.

3. < NEW MEDIA AND THE POETICS OF COMMUNICATION >
http://www.turbulence.org/upgrade/archives/08_01SIGG.html

WHEN: August 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Art Interactive, 130 Bishop Allen Drive, at the corner of Prospect
Street, Cambridge. [Red Line to Central Square]

A panel discussion with Adam Brown, Martha CC Gabriel and Michael Takeo
Magruder, moderated by Bonnie Mitchell.


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