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Networked Media Graduation show, projects and public workshops of the Master Media Design, Piet Zwart Institute of the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University Location: CBK Rotterdam | Nieuwe Binnenweg 75 | 3014 GE Rotterdam Opening: Friday, July 3, 20:00 - 24:00 exhibition continues: July 4- July 12, 12:00-17:00 closed on Monday July 6th Contact: Leslie Robbins <L.J.Drost-Robbins@hro.nl> This year, the Media Design graduation show is hosted by CBK (Centrum Beeldende Kunst) Rotterdam. As an institution and communal space built on the concept of the arts as a democratic means of social exchange, it provides common ground with our Master programme and its focus on media in their social context. "Networked Media" is the title of this exhibition and project week, and will be the official caption of the Master programme after this summer. Between the 3rd and 12th of July, we will present - an exposition of all eight 2009 Master graduation projects - works by first year Master students developed for "Build, Break and Broadcast", a thematic project on do-it-yourself hacking and recycling of electronic hardware. - a series of public, free workshops and lectures given by artists, designers and media activists associated to our study programme (see below). +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Friday, 03. July 'Networked Media" Official Opening Graduation exhibition 2009 20:00h doors open for viewing the exhibition at (CBK) The Centre of Visual Art, Nieuwe Binnenweg 75, 3014 GE Rotterdam 20:30h Official Opening by Richard E. Ouwerkerk, Chairman of the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University With speakers Florian Cramer, lector Piet Zwart Institute, course director Media Design and Communication, WdKA and Sergei Versteeg, Managing director of The Centre of Visual Art, Rotterdam 21:00h Official Graduation Catalogue 2009 Presentation "Huh? Oops... F*ck! Oh, no! Wait... Again", a catalogue of all 2009 Master of Media Design graduation projects designed by Luna Maurer and Roel Wouters, and printed on the stencil press of Knust /Extrapool in Nijmegen. The first three catalogues will be presented to Arie Altena, Media researcher and essayist; Stephan Saaltink, Director WdKA and Richard E. Ouwerkerk. 21:30h Marc Chia, Bufferrrbreakkkdownnn Arkestra Bufferrrbreakingggdownnn A sound-based performance orchestrated by streaming networks and processor overloads. "What you are about to hear is a performance with the use of my voice and all sounds my gestures make during the performance assisted by 8 interconnected audio streams and the inadequacies of digital technology." 21:45h Aymeric Mansoux, 4NX A performance where sound is image is sound 22:00h - 1:00h Mixmaster Fader DJ set. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Catalogue: The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue designed by Luna Maurer and Roel Wouters, and printed on the stencil press of Knust /Extrapool in Nijmegen. Next to the documentation of the projects and an essay by Arie Altena, this book contains more than 48,000 individual page numbers hand-drawn with charcoal by the students, staffers and designers over the course of a year. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Workshops and Events Programme Location: CBK Rotterdam, Nieuwe Binnenweg 75, 3014 GE Rotterdam Participation is public and free. Sunday, 05.07 12:00 - 17:00h The Computer Hardware Crash course is a project by Genderchangers Tutors: Donna Metzlar & Audrey Samson The Computer Hardware Crash course will consist of taking apart a computer and putting it back together again. We will blow life into jargon like: ports, plugs, bus, interface, printed circuit board, card, integrated, processor, memory, storage, cache, master, slave, the BIOS and booting. Bring along some paper, a pencil and your questions. We will provide the computers and screwdrivers. The workshop is 4 to 5 hours long and includes a break of about 20 minutes. www.genderchangers.org participants: 12 max. | language spoken: English booking mandatory: Audrey Samson <firstname.lastname@example.org > before Thursday, July 2nd +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Wednesday, 08.07 & Thursday, 09.07 12:00 - 17:00h workshop | "/mode +v noise" is a project by GOTO10 Tutors: Aymeric Mansoux & Jan-Kees van Kampen "/mode +v noise" is a project of GOTO10, a collective of international artists and computer programmers. It is based on IRC, the oldest text-based Internet chat environment. This intervention will transform an IRC chat room/channel into a simple, collaborative, text-based online system for making music. Since IRC allows 'chat bots'- computer programs that pretend to be human conversation partners -, we will program such a bot to create a collective musical composition environment based on Internet chats. In this workshop, participants will explore two parts of the project: designing sound generators in Supercollider that they can control via a simple IRC bot written in Python. http://goto10.org/ Level: Intermediate limited places: 8 Max | Language spoken: English booking mandatory: send short bio to Leslie Robbins <email@example.com> before Monday, 06 July +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Thursday, 09.07 22:00 - 24:00h FEED: is a project by De Geuzen Riek Sijbring, Femke Snelting and Renée Turner [the exhibition can be viewed between 20:30 - 24:00h] Turbo image and slogan mixing, fed from near and remote locations, projected on to the CBK windows. Contribute from your home via http://feed.geuzen.org or join the wifi bubble located directly in front of the building. De Geuzen is a foundation for multi-visual research and the collaborative identity of Riek Sijbring, Femke Snelting and Renée Turner. Since 1996 they have employed a variety of tactics to explore female identity, narratives of the archive and media image ecologies. Their work has been featured in events, publications and spaces such as Manifesta 2, Mute, NIMK, Peacock Visual Arts and Furtherfield.org. Exhibitions, workshops and online projects operate as thematic framing devices where the group investigates and tests ideas collectively with different publics. Characterizing what they do as research, their work is open-ended and values processes of exchange and critical interrogation. http://www.geuzen.org +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Graduation projects in the exhibition Alexandre Leray, Oroborus A manifesto on processual design, consisting both of its text and a self-written piece of computer software for visual and code-based graphic design: "Processual design is not about individualized luxury objects, but it is design for everyone. - [...] - Processual design empowers the designers and the public". Dennis de Bel, Re:deFineArt This project was specifically created for the CBK. It invites visitors to vote for their favourite, still available art work in the CBK collection, resulting in a continuously updated list of successful artworks on location and through the Internet. All data gathered from the votes will result in a definition of the perfect home art work. It will be published as a handbook for artists to create perfect works for inclusion into the CBK collection, thus completing the circle. This project is part of the launch of CBK's new online catalogue. Voters have the chance of winning a one-year rental free of the highest-rated artwork. So please come and vote to help creating better art, and a better CBK collection in the future! Leonie Urff, Expo[re]view An alternative, online exhibition catalogue based on allowing people to capture their own visit with a small video camera on a giant pixel tie. The result will be based on people's personal experience instead of a curator's view of an exhibition. This project is influenced by Japanese "Device Art", a movement of playful media design at the threshold of art, technology, science and entertainment. Marc Chia, Bufferrrbreakkkdownnn Arkestra Bufferrrbreakingggdownnn A self-descriptive audio and spoken word performance using overloaded personal computers and Internet connections for the orchestration of its sounds. Sauli Warmenhoven, Mimetrics A website that offers a variety of alternative ways of visually displaying and analyzing a film, exposing - for example - its visual texture and density of dialogue, and allowing to see, display, and represent films in new ways. Serena Williams, Dictionary of Dutch Design A website and book that researches, analyzes and maps the jargon of Dutch graphic design, proving that its discourse is based on subjective judgments, made-up terminology and doublespeak. Stéphanie Vilayphiou, Blind Carbon Copy Experimental design hacks both in print and on the web that reflect and circumvent intellectual property restrictions. Ray Bradbury's novel "Fahrenheit 451" is modified by several text and typographic filters, resulting in books and texts that are more or less legal to freely distribute. Timo Klok, You Only Live Forever An exploration of database cinema - films that are no longer following a linear narrative but whose scenes are rearranged records in a database. In this piece, the database consists of old James Bond movies. A computer program combines their scenes into new films based on the standard narrative elements and logic of the film series. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ First year student projects in the exhibition Along with the graduation show, first year Master students will show their hardware-hacked media design from the Thematic Project "Build, Break and Broadcast" (BBB/1100 1100 1100) supervised by Gordan Savicic and MODDR_ labs. BUILD refers to a Do-It-Yourself attitude, the recycling of hardware and repurposing of ideas. BREAK refers to opening up technological black boxes, BROADCAST to finding media channels, from setting up hidden network video streams to social engineering or placing stickers algorithmically around the city. Chris Baronavski, Breaker Breaker Bridgeslap This artwork consists of a live audio feed tapped from the strings of the Erasmus-Bridge in Rotterdam. The sound of ambient electromagnetic interference, mechanical noise from cars, trams, etc. will accumulate in the cables differentially. By thawing this frozen music, a synaesthetic simulation of spatial re-location emerges, induced by audible sound and electromagnetic vibrations indicating mechanical movement through space. Emanuele Bonetti and Loredana Bontempi, "What's the time?" "What's the time?" tells you when it's time not to think about time. Based on your online agenda (fetched from a web calendar), time is going to be remodeled to fit your needs. The project speculates about the presence of a clock and the collective perception of time within mediated realities. Emanuele Bonetti and Loredana Bontempi, "I can see you singing." The project comprises of a hacked record player which turns your voice into a rotary graph directly written onto paper. Its specially engineered drawing algorithm makes your encounter with the old medium remarkable. Sing a song and study your sonic looking-glass knocking in&out! One, Two, Plot! Agnese Camellini, Blinking Light Box Blinking Light Box is a shy artwork inspired by the metaphorical use of blinking LEDs, interaction and code as language. The box is made to be opened by the viewers of the artwork who can change the amount of light inside the box and outside flickering of LEDs. It is a metaphor of a system, which is characterized by an unstable output which can be stabilized, when someone supplies some light to its internal space. Farrah Shakeel, The Burka Machine Any creation is bound to inherit traits of its Creator. The Burka Machine is a very conscious creation of a female-machine that behaves very female-like upon interaction. The political and social associations that society and Man have conjured about the Burka make us forget the presence of a very feminine human within that attire, and the very feminine emotions and desires she beholds. Selena Savic, IT'S MEANT FOR THE BLIND BUT YOU CAN ALSO HEAR IT The commodity of signalisation in public space is relying on covering more than one sense per information. The ticking devices installed on traffic lights are one of those glazing layers on the functionality of our public space. All these are also perceivable by people with no visual impairment and probably often used by them. What happens when you take the devices in your own hands and add misinformation? -- Florian Cramer, Lector Master Media Design: Networked Media Research programme Communication in a Digital Age Piet Zwart Institute Willem de Kooning Academy Hogeschool Rotterdam T +31 (0)10 7947402 http://pzwart.wdka.hro.nl/mdma ______________________________________________________ * 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).