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<nettime-ann> UPGRADE! BOSTON: Turbulence New England Initiative II Artist Talks

UPGRADE! BOSTON: Turbulence New England Initiative II Artist Talks: 
Brooke A. Knight, Mobius and John Snavely

WHEN: December 14, 7 pm
WHERE: Art Interactive, 130 Bishop Allen Drive, at the corner of Prospect
Street, Cambridge. Free parking in the lot on the corner or take the T to
Central Square and walk 1 block.

< Turbulence New England Initiative II >

Turbulence.org's competition for networked, hybrid projects awarded three
commissions: "Cell Tagging" by Brooke A. Knight, "Variations VII: FishNet"
by Mobius, and "WhoWhatWhenAir" by John Snavely. The projects will be
exhibited at Art Interactive from December 8 through January 14. Jurors of
the competition were Julian Bleecker, Michelle Thursz, and Helen Thorington.
Turbulence NE Initiative II is supported by Art Interactive, the LEF
Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

"Cell Tagging" by Brooke A. Knight

The mobile phone occupies a space that is both connecting and distancing.
Seemingly ubiquitous, it has become an increasingly powerful tool,
functioning as a phone, PDA, browser, and camera. With "Cell Tagging" it
becomes a remote control that allows users to dial, draw, and speak. Cell
phone users "graffiti" the sound-space around them, making every place their

"Variations VII: FishNet" by Mobius

In "Variations VII: FishNet," the primary component is an autonomous
networked space in which users "fish" among myriad live audio/visual
internet feeds. Sources include air traffic controllers, police and fire
departments, horse races, and webcams. The project will also make use of
live, distributed input from cell phones. FishNet is inspired by John Cage's
Variations VII, a pioneering "art and engineering" performance event from

"WhoWhatWhenAir" by John Snavely

An interactive, kinetic sculpture that users can communicate with via a
bicycle pump. Next to this direct interaction, a web-based, distant
interaction connects the digital with the physical. Coordinated efforts
produce unexpected structural choreographies.


<< Upgrade! Boston: ShiftSpace and OPENSTUDIO >>

January 11, 2007; 7 pm.

Panel discussion with Mushon Zer-Aviv and Dan Phiffer (ShiftSpace) and
members of MIT's OPENSTUDIO project. http://shiftspace.org/

Upgrade! Boston (http://www.turbulence.org/upgrade/about.html) is curated by
Jo-Anne Green for Turbulence.org (http://turbulence.org) in partnership with
Art Interactive (http://artinteractive.org). It is one of 22 nodes currently
active in Upgrade! International (http://theupgrade.net), an emerging
network of autonomous nodes united by art, technology, and a commitment to
bridging cultural divides. If you would like to present your work or get
involved, please email jo@turbulence.org.

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