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   13th International Symposium of Electronic Art
   http://01sj.org/content/blogcategory/13/102/

 P L E A S E   D I S T R I B U T E   B R O A D L Y.
    (apologies for cross and multi postings)
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   (7) ISEA WORKSHOPS - SAN JOSE, CA ? August 2006
Tix: http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=110251
NOTE:  scroll halfway down the ISEA ticket side bar to get to workshops
ticket area.
[*Special student rate of $5 applies to some workshops*.  Contact
Brenda McHenry at (408) 286-2600 X23 to request a student rate.]

ISEA Venue map:  http://01sj.org/content/blogcategory/0/190/

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1)  Sound in Public Space: signal | process Workshop*  {AT}  $25 general/$5
students
Monday and Tuesday, August 7 + 8, 10 AM ? 6 PM
McEnery Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose
[Between Almaden Boulevard and Market Street]
Presenter:  Sophea Lerner

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2)  WetWare Hackers Workshop  {AT}  $100
A Series of Hands-On How-To Workshops on Biotech Art and Wet Lab Procedures.
Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 7 + 8; 10 AM ? 5 PM Garage Building near
Parkside Hall, 180 W San Carlos St., San Jose
Presented by:  Beatriz da Costa and Tau-Mu Yi/UC Irvine; Oron
Catts/Univ. of Western Australia; Paul Vanouse/SUNY Buffalo; and
Natalie Jeremijenko/UC San Diego

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3)  Landstream: public visualization Workshop  {AT}  $25 gen/$5 student*
Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 7 + 8, 9 AM ? 6 PM, South Hall, 435 South Market St.
San Jose	  	 Pressenter:  Olga Kisseleva

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4) DIY Urban Challenge Workshop  {AT}  $10
August 7 + 8, 9 AM ? 6 PM
Presenters: Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Katherine Moriwaki

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5) Computer Vision for Artists: San Jose Remixed Workshop  {AT}  $25
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 9 AM ? 6 PM, Parkside Hall, 180 W San Carlos St., San Jose
Presenter:  Andrew Senior

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6) From Crisis to Bliss Workshops - $25 Every Day Pass/$5 daily pass
Monday - Friday, Aug. 7 - 11, open 3-6 PM, workshops at 4 PM VIP Suite,
McEnery Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose
[Between Almaden Boulevard and Market Street] Curators:  Sarah Cook and
Beryl Graham/CRUMB

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7) Transparent City: Augmenting your neighborhood with everyday media,
FREE Northside Community Center, 488 N 6th St, San Jose Saturday, Aug.
5, 10 AM ? 3 PM
Presenter:  Lotte Meijer and Adam Hyde


========================================== D E S C R I P T I O N S ? L I N K S:

1)  Sound in Public Space: signal | process Workshop*  {AT}  $25 general/$5
students
Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 7 + 8, 10 AM ? 6 PM
McEnery Convention Center
Presenter:  Sophea Lerner
 	  	 What kinds of public space exist in your city? Who can use these
spaces and how? Who controls the sounds you hear in public spaces?  How
is sound involved in the control and flow of spaces around us?  How can
we participate in the sonic life of our cities? What signals can we
find and process and transmit? Come and explore and participate in the
sonic landscape of San Jose with Australian sonic media artist Sophea
Lerner.

Over two days of discussions, presentations and practical workshops you
are invited to engage in listening as an active research tool for
exploring the city around you and find ways to respond to or intervene
critically in the sonic environment. Using simple DIY electronics to
draw out unheard elements of the electromagnetic and acoustic
environment, participants will work in groups to prototype ideas and
undertake processes of negotiation with the various stakeholders in the
spaces at hand in order to actualize a work in  progress in and around
the Signal | Process workshop and the context  of ISEA
2006http://01sj.org/content/view/630/114/

Sophea Lerner is an Australian sonic media artist working with sound
and movement in public space, networked participatory audio performance
and experimental open content radio broadcasting.
signal | process workshop - helsinki 2004: http://aura.siba.fi/signalprocess

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2)  WetWare Hackers Workshop  {AT}  $100
A Series of Hands-On How-To Workshops on Biotech Art and Wet Lab Procedures.
Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 7 + 8; 10 AM ? 5 PM Garage Building near
Parkside Hall
Presented by:  Beatriz da Costa and Tau-Mu Yi/UC Irvine; Oron
Catts/Univ. of Western Australia; Paul Vanouse/Univ. SUNY Buffalo; and
Natalie Jeremijenko/UC San Diego

Over the past 20 years, biotechnology has revolutionized the
pharmaceutical industry, the agricultural industry and the field of
animal and human medicine. As such, its impacts on human life are
tremendous and biotechnology implementations direct areas such food
production and consumption, global trade agreements, human and animal
reproduction, environmental concerns as well as biosecurity and
biodefense. The Human Genome Project, as well as other International
Genome Initiatives, stimulated the merging of computational research
with areas of the life sciences. Simultaneously, a number of artists
originating in the field of new media art have shifted their attention
from experimenting, hacking and reverse engineering digital code and
electronics to similar explorations using micro-organisms and molecular
biology. Similar developments also took place amongst artists,
designers and other interested individuals originating outside the
field of emergent technology art (including biologists bioengineers
becoming interested in the usage of living materials within social and
artistic contexts). As an emerging media form, many of the issues are
similar: How do we re-imagine cultural production with wetware as a
medium and explore its full tactical and signifying potential? However,
many of the wetlab procedures needed in order to conduct this type of
work remain opaque and abstract to the general public and artists who
don?t have access to life science research facilities and expertise.
?Wetware Hackers? is a series of hands-on workshops open to ISEA
attendees taught by practitioners in the field. Workshops will be
conducted in moderately equipped facilities and are designed for
motivated non-experts. Rather than promoting only well-established
techniques, ?Wetware Hackers? encourages modification and play with
respect to wetware projects.
http://wetwarehackers.parasitelab.net/index.php

A Two-Day Workshop divided into Four Sections:
Monday, Aug. 7: 10am-1pm: Construct and test a yeast based Pollution
Sensor. (da Costa, Yi, Kim) 1pm-2pm: lunch break 2pm-5pm: Tissue
engineering workshop for artists. (Catts, Ross)

Tuesday, Aug. 8: 10am-1pm: DNA separation, visualization and
interpretation. (Vanouse) 1pm-2pm: lunch break 2pm-5pm: Cloning Tree
Bicycle Tour (Jeremijenko)

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3) LANDSTREAM Workshop  {AT}  $25 gen/$5 student*
Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 7 + 8, 9 AM ? 6 PM, South Hall 	  	 Presenter:
 Olga Kisseleva  	  	 LANDSTREAM it is an experimental program, which
creates a representation of landscape through the analysis of flows
(stream) which cross a space (land), in this « landscapes » the initial
scientific data are transformed into a visual information by urban
graffers. Today, when our identity is defined especially by our
position in the network, by the information which we emit and which we
receive, we fix our attention on these invisible flows and we try to
determine their importance, their form and their direction. Thus, the
landscape - LAND(scape) - is not any more one simple relief. It becomes
an association of the waves and signals (STREAM): LANDSTREAM.
http://01sj.org/content/view/639/114/
Olga Kisseleva is an accomplished Russian artist dealing with the
development of digital technologies.  http://www.kisseleva.org
	 =================	 	  	 4)  DIY Urban Challenge Workshop August 7 +
8, 9 AM ? 6 PM
Sign up: http://www.scrapyardchallenge.com/signup
Presenters: Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Katherine Moriwaki
 	  	 DIY Urban Challenge DIY Urban Challenge is a workshop in which
participants 'hack' the streets of San Jose, creating objects that
interject themselves into the urban fabric, to stimulate new
experiences of the city. During a two day workshop participants will
traverse San Jose detailing points of intersection and friction, and
will use recycled and cast-off materials as well as wireless
technologies to develop objects which can be installed within the
cityscape. Some of the questions we will ask with this workshop, will
center on urban awareness and possible alternative 'services' which
could result in increased interactions between people in the city.
http://www.scrapyardchallenge.com

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5) Computer Vision for Artists: San Jose Remixed Workshop  {AT}  $25
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 9 AM ? 6 PM, Parkside Hall
Presenter:  Andrew Senior
	  	 An Open Source Interactive Narrative Workshop Steve Anderson This
full-day, hands-on workshop introduces participants to the Korsakow
System, an easy-to-learn program for creating sophisticated interactive
narratives, which does not require an actual database or programming
knowledge. Each participant will leave the session with a completed
interactive narrative composed of video clips collectively gathered by
ISEA participants and San Jose residents using low-res video devices
(cell phones, PDAs, digital still cameras, etc.). The resulting
projects will thus serve as both an opportunity for interaction between
ISEA participants and the San Jose community and an innovative form of
interactive documentation of the symposium.

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring laptops and a webcam to
the workshop to be able to participate. Alternatively another digital
video source (such as a video camera and framegrabber or video files)
may be appropriate.  http://01sj.org/content/view/629/114/

Andrew Senior is a British computer vision researcher and new-media
artist based in New York. http://andrewsenior.com

=================	  	  	 6)  From Crisis to Bliss Workshops - $25 Every
Day Pass/$5 daily pass
Monday - Friday, Aug. 7 - 11, open 3-6 PM, Workshops at 4 PM McEnery
Convention Center VIP Suite         Sarah Cook and Beryl Graham/CRUMB

The Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss (CRUMB) will be hosting
workshops based around 'a nice cup of tea and a sit down' at ISEA.
Their self-styled 'Crisis to Bliss Centre' and blog hopes to address
the various crises practitioners in the new media art field (artist,
curator, festival organizer) have or are experiencing. Therapeutic
activities will include eating home-made cookies and drinking tea,
napping, unplugging, stretching, screaming, talking, reading and
general problem solving. Doctors (of the academic kind) will be on hand
to dispense advice, review work and suggest collaborative solutions to
crises of all kinds. http://01sj.org/content/view/636/114/

Workshop 1 (Monday August 7, 4pm)
Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead on strategies for how to balance art
and life, online and off.

Workshop 2 (Tuesday August 8, 4pm)
Saul Albert and Wojciech Kosma invite you to play some interactive
games and participate in some democratic, media-tastic decision-making
processes to address the various financial and personal volunteerism
crises in the new media art field.

Workshop 3 (Wednesday August 9, 4pm)
facilitator TBC (or perhaps not needed at all!) for a discussion about
the role of a curator in a field where the work is distributed through
alternative networks and channels to the gallery/museum.

Workshop 4 (Thursday August 10, 4pm)
Caitlin Jones and some confidence building games for new media curators
who have been outsourced from their institutions.

Workshop 5 (Friday August 11, 4pm)
A special guest appearance by Sandy Stone and some impromptu theatrics
designed to tease out the tensions between a critical avant-garde edge
and assimilation into a canon.

Numbers are limited so you need to register and buy tickets from ISEA
for the 4pm workshops. Drop-in sessions are on a first come, first
served basis and additional hours can be arranged according to need. If
the workshops are oversubscribed, additional teatime sessions will be
arranged for the weekend. Check the blog for cookie recipes and
details: http://www.crisistobliss.net
http://www.crumbweb.org

=================

7)  Transparent City
Northside Community Center
Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 AM ? 3 PM
Augmenting your neighborhood with everyday media
Presenter:  Lotte Meijer and Adam Hyde

In the workshop, local participants will be invited to record stories
of their neighborhood onto audio-postcards. These postcards are placed
throughout the neighborhood, in locations that are connected to the
story. The same participants create a photograph, which will be
photocopied onto a transparency (postcard-size) which will function as
a locative device. The public can find the places of the audio-stories
by matching the photograph on the transparency with the buildings in
the neighborhood. From this point they will be able to easily find the
audio-storyboards. By opening the audio-postcards on the storyboards,
the public can hear the narration about an event that occurred on that
site as told by a local resident.
http://01sj.org/content/view/632/160/

Lotte Meijer develops projects which combine new media technologies and
theories with 'old media' and non-screen based objects.
http://www.lottemeijer.com

Adam Hyde is a digital artist (radioqualia) who works with software,
online audio and video, sound art, new technologies and more
traditional forms of broadcast.  http://www.radioqualia.net/


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I hope to see you there.  Carol.

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