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This e-mail is in English only, because all presentations and events will be in English. Open Territories Tuesday 25 February until Saturday 01 March 2003 Location: ARENA @ Pakhuis Las Palmas (first floor), Wilhelminakade 66-68 (Kop van Zuid), Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Admission: Tickets to presentations 7,-- Discount (student, cjp, RotterdamPas, 65+) € 5,- (Open Workspace times free) The Open Territories are part of the Dutch Electronic Arts Festival - DEAF03, organized by V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, 25 February - 9 March 2003 More information can be found on the festival website http://deaf.v2.nl Tickets and reservation: On line via http://deaf.v2.nl (Direct Payment procedure only) or by phone (from 21 February on) +31 (0)10 750 15 15 For educational programs and/or guided tours during DEAF03 please contact Valentijn Webbers, email@example.com or +31 (0)10 750 15 18 OPEN TERRITORIES PROGRAM ***************************************** Tuesday 25 February 19:00 - 20:00: Opening ‘Open Territories Workspaces’ Wednesday 26 February, 11:00 - 13:00 Open Workspace Introductions: Kingdom of Piracy - /LOG/ (GB/USA/J), Rhizome.org (USA), Subtract the Sky (USA) Wednesday 26 February: 14:00 - 16:00: Project Presentations - PART 1: H.I.D.E. Human Database Emulation (Vienna, A), The Privacy Card (Bielefeld, D), BuBL Space (Amsterdam, NL), Code Zebra (Banff, CDN) Wednesday 26 February, 16:00 - 18:00: Open Territories Workspaces continue Thursday 27 February: 18:00 - 20:00: Open Territories Workspaces continue Friday 28 February: 11:00 - 13:00 Project Presentations - PART 2, ETAWARE (Zürich, CH), Ars Memoria System (Amsterdam, NL), Radiotopia (Graz, A) Friday 28 February, 14:00 - 19:00: Open Territories Workspaces continue Saturday 1 March: 11:00 - 14:00: Open Territories Workspaces continue Saturday 1 March: 14:00 - 17:00: Open Territories Workspaces Presentations: KOP/LOG/output, Substract the Sky: Emergent Cartography, rhizome.org: Live EuropaNode Webconference w/ IRC chat (irc.v2.nl) ********************************************* GENERAL INFORMATION ON OPEN TERRITORIES @ DEAF03_ARENA OPEN TERRITORIES @ DEAF03_ARENA offer a diverse public forum of debate and investigation through the presentation of individual art works alongside a series of three user interactive workspace projects engaged in public domain and data based interventions. Each project carries its own agenda and vision concerning the freedom of movement within data environments in relation to DEAF03's Data Knitting theme and engage the visitor to explore the ever expanding networked, wireless and cartographic data-realms tracking and forming our communications space. In the sense that an open territory implies the navigation and manipulation of a space devoid of the constraints of ordered data structures, the projects and presentations question the commonly perceived notions of data collection, secure identities and communications tracing. The ARENA, DEAF03's presentation and event space, provides a freeform environment for examining and discussing the festival's issues and projects. Conceived and assembled by award winning Rotterdam design interventionists Atelier van Lieshout, the ARENA, as a public forum, will be hosting the Open Territories presentations and workspaces, as well as the Media Academy Day and the 'Evenings of' presentations. AVL's goal of creating autonomous spaces where a multiplicity of actions may emerge reflects the Arena's function as DEAF's conceptually Open Territory. Seven artworks and media projects will be given the Arena stage for the Open Territories presentations while three specially selected international projects will stake out individual Arena Territories as workspaces open to public participation and interaction during the entire program. Enter the Arena, explore the Open Territories, leave your Trace ... Most events will be streamed live, and some, including the Academy Day and Open Territories final presentations, will also be open for online participation on IRCnet at irc.v2.nl. All presentations and events will be in English. Program coordinated and moderated by Stephen Kovats <firstname.lastname@example.org> For more detailed information on the projects presented during the Open Territories, please read the information below and/or consult http://deaf.v2.nl ******************************************* Open Workspace Projects The Open Territories Workspaces are comprised of three projects that will occupy fixed areas within the ARENA. The projects, described below, have been selected for the manner in which they visualise, utilise or define archival structures and data realms in ways which engage the public in an active process of data-based investigation and intervention. The Workspaces will make introductory and production presentations, and be open daily for active participation between other ARENA events. (Please refer to schedule above) Kingdom of Piracy - /LOG/ (GB/USA/J) http://residence.aec.at/kop/ presented by Shu Lea Cheang (USA), Armin Medosch (GB), Yukiko Shikata (J) with the participation of Todd Matsumoto and Victoria Donkersloot (Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam) <KOP> is an online workspace exploring the free sharing of digital content - often condemned as piracy - as the net's ultimate art form. A floating kingdom adrift in the codified open source open sea, K.O.P. proposes an installation/performance "LOG" as a "piracy" enactment of the governments' data stealing initiatives. K.O.P. invites DEAF participants to log into V2_ 's server, through which the visitors IPs will be tracked, the resulting data being retained and mapped and further 'processed ' and 'broadcast'. A wireless antenna network 'powers' the Open Territories into becoming a public access network zone, taking the Arena into the public domain. KOP encourages the public to bring their airport/lan supported laptops into the public realm to create the Kingdom's traceable paths of data ... which will be reprocessed and emitted as a series data interventions resonating with random drop out , graphic transformations, patent infringements, distortion and likely 'threatening' signals. The Kingdom of Piracy <KOP> was originally created as an online exhibition project in Taiwan. 14 art works and 3 writers projects were commissioned to deal with Intellectual Property issues ranging from bio-piracy, censorship and control of the internet to demos, games and new interfaces for file-sharing. <KOP> is now expanding as a floating kingdom with each of its docking stations, creating LOG for DEAF and BURN and DIVE for the media lounge at FACT, Liverpool. <KOP> curators and collaborators will discuss the curatorial framework with regard to past and future projects, engage in public performances and present the output of the LOG workspace. Rhizome.org (USA) www.rhizome.org presented by Mark Tribe (USA), Francis Hwang (USA) This New York based nonprofit organization picks up on the idea of the organic rhizome - a root-like stem that extends multi-directionally underground and connects plants in a living network. Rhizome.org creates networks and occupies media space by ceaselessly establishing "connections between semiotic chains, organization of power, and circumstances relative to the arts, sciences, and social struggles." Appearing at DEAF as a tentative transatlantic appendage, Rhizome.org seeks to establish a European node of activity to extend its programs and support the creation, presentation, discussion and preservation of new media art in Europe. As an Open Territories Wokspace Rhizome.org invites the public to enter their archival territories - ArtBase, TextBase and the not-yet-public Ephemera Archive - as well as to discuss the emergence of such a European base of operation. The Rhizome.org wrap-up event at DEAF - the establishment of a Europa_node will take place in the form of a live interactive and streamed event on Saturday March 01 @ 15.00. Subtract the Sky (US) www.subtractthesky.org presented by: Sharon Daniel (USA) and Mark Bartlett (US) with Olga Trusova (USA) and the participation of Ana Gabriela Jimenez (Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam) SUBTRACT THE SKY provides individuals and groups with an online environment for collective and emergent methods of mapping. Mapping is inter-subjective communication - the visualization or representation of data and information. Subtract the Sky invites participants to become cartographers, enabled with the tools they need to produce an archive of maps that trace their own histories and re-map their own social and political worlds. Participants create this archive by contributing data, creating categories and associations, and re-interpreting existing data using a multi-user image editor and a real-time visualization of Subtract the Sky's evolving database. SUBTRACT THE SKY by Sharon Daniel and Mark Bartlett, with John Jacobs, Olga Trusova, Adam Hiatt and Victor Dods. Project development has been supported, in part, by the Daniel Langlois Foundation, the Banff Center for the Arts, the France-Berkeley Fund and the University of California. ******************************************* Open Territories Project Presentations Part 1 Wednesday, February 26, ARENA 14.00 - 16.00 H.I.D.E. Human Identity Database Emulation www.automat.at Jürgen Bauer, Stephan Müller (AUTOMAT, Vienna, A) The web-based art project H.I.D.E. addresses the current issue surrounding the collection and storage of individual biometric characteristics. The connection of this visual information with relation to the use of person-based facts and figures within the growing landscape of network abstracts are creating comprehensive, and increasingly concealed databanking systems. Via the live recording and compilation of an individual's facial characteristics within H.I.D.E., the art group AUTOMAT simulates such biometric signatures, each recorded visitor receiving an individual coding. The Privacy Card www.foebud.org/texte/aktion/privacy-card Rena Tangens, padeluun (FoeBuD Germany and German Big Brother Awards) The Privacy Card action was an elegant hack of the biggest loyalty card in Germany. The presentation, which highlights this event that brought knowledge to people and fun back to resistance also includes the artists's current prototype of a game on data collection and privacy. BuBL Space www.bubl-space.com Arthur Elsenaar (NL), Taco Stolk (NL) Do you need a break from the daily mobile soap? Surround yourself with soothing space. Simply press your pocket-size BuBL device. Release a bubble of silence. You'll feel pleasantly isolated inside, even in a crowded place. Evaporate all phone signals up to three meters around. Enjoy the silence. CodeZebra www.codezebra.net Sara Diamond (Banff Centre for the Arts, CDN) CZOS is a web based visual chat that enables conversations between different individuals and groups on the Internet. CodeZebra employs animal print metaphors and biological camouflage - a reference to the technological jungle in which human survival is increasingly reliant on communication skills. Its pattern recognition function is a new way to visualize the herds that naturally converge around any prey or subject CZOS helps user/players to link ideas, see and create relationships, and consider the emotional qualities of a discussion. Patterns are meaningful; these show relationships between postings and measure various stylistic dynamics such as speed, word length, and subject relatedness, frequency of posting, corrections. The software provides a series of provocative language toys and games that can shift the dynamics of a conversation. It can be used in conferences, on-line chats, and live performances and as a fashion accessory. Sara Diamond, who initiated and leads the CodeZebra project will discuss the project, show video documentation of events and the collaboration that has led to the current collaboration with V2 and DEAF. ****************************************** Open Territories Project Presentations Part 2 Friday, February 28, ARENA 11.00 - 13.00 ETAWARE http://etaware.ath.cx Christian Huebler (Knowbotic Research/ HGK Zürich) ETAWARE is a system for the enacting of timebased archives through: - Groupware: the free and open modular groupware to edit and process audiostreams of online-media-archives - Collaborative software: ETAWARE provides a collaborative software plattform to access audio streaming archives, and offers different modes for the collaborative editing of these materials. - Modular toolkit: ETAWARE consists of a set of tools/modules to access, (non destructive) edit, annotate, share, communicate and perform audiostreams. The toolkit offers online cartographies to collaborate on the individual processed audiomaterials with other archive editors/users and web based publication and invitation tools to create project based communities. - New vocabulary for interaction with archives: ETAWARE connects existing online- archives with practices of the archive editors/users and creates a new vocabulary for the open content processing and social knowledge exchange in online media_archives. Ars Memoria System http://ImaginaryMuseum.org Tjebbe van Tijen (Imaginary Museum Projects IMP, Amsterdam) The Ars Memoria creates a framework of experiences and ideas for an information system that ties the realm of paper information and museum like tangible objects to the dematerialized digital world: looking for new ideas in old things and relating old principles to the latest discoveries. It works to enhance recall, reuse and reconfigure experiences and ideas by: - combining objectifying knowledge systems with idiosyncrasies of personal insights and; - allowing associative interplay between tactile, textual, pictorial and auditory information items; - tracing sources up- or down-stream through a delta of connections or drifting of arteries; - easing the repetitive tasks of track keeping thus freeing time and energy for discoveries and insights through a 'combinatory art' (ars combinatoria). This is an ever lasting 'work in progress' evolving from paper based filing and organising techniques to computer based methods and combinations thereof, over thirty years, for projects in the fields of art, action and academia. Radiotopia www.aec.at/radiotopia Rupert Huber (Austria) The idea of a landscape, of the layout of a city, played a major role in conceptualizing the multi-layered, situational and decentralized character of the radiotopia sound/network project. Behind every sound is an idea, a world of words and definitions. The one big experience within radiotopia is the PEACEFULL confrontation of all the world's sounds, audio artists, concepts, sights and sometimes ideologies. The presentation will make connections between project inherent concepts, their correlating sound-language and the disregard toward this material; simply the creation of sounds and networks for the sake of the audio landscapes it produces. The second aspect of the presentation will address the issue of sound in space and the influence this has on the aforementioned creation of sound material. ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (email@example.com).