July 29, 2011


A call for performances and presentations has just come through Jiscmail’s Art-All mailing list from Suzon Fuks related to her latest work Waterwheel, a networked/telematic environment. Waterwheel is:

an online space where you can interact, share, perform and debate about water as a topic and metaphor, with people around the world or right next door! It is cost-free, accessible with just a click, and open to everyone of all ages. It fosters creativity, collaboration and inter-cultural-generational exchange

Below is a video by Suzon explaining Waterwheel in some detail. Further introductory videos to Waterwheel are available here on Vimeo.

I’ve posted on several networked/telematic environments including Vistorsstudio and Aether9 in the past so these types of networked collaborative environments interest me. What’s different about Waterwheel is that it’s themed by the artist to push forward a particular research agenda.

Posted by: Garrett @ 10:32 pm
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July 17, 2011
Urban Echo

Urban Echo (to my knowledge nothing to do with Urban Echo) by LUSTlab is a work for urban environments which uses common place European publicity boards as windows to vistas of other urban environments. Urban inhabitants see in real time inhabitants from other urban spaces which may be in other cities, countries or even continents.

Urban Echo brings some of (the physicality of our interaction) back to real locations, connecting public places and therefore people, cities and cultures. It extends space beyond our once concrete parameters. Webcams allow you to see into another space, mirrors allow you to see your own space. Using billboard screens and cameras, Urban Echo creates a hybrid of these two things, allowing not only see into another city but maybe see yourself transported into another city or culture. A mid point between transparency and reflection, introspection and extrospection. Placed in public areas, the screens have a variety of modes. Sometimes they create a recursive loop allowing interaction between people in multiple cities and sometimes they are just a window to another place, that might intrigue a passer by. They can connect regardless of distance, folding locations together and rearranging our perspective of public space.

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July 14, 2011
Presenting @ Dorkbot Cardiff

I'm Garrett Lynch (IRL)

I’ll be presenting my Second Life work tonight, 14/07/11, at Dorkbot Cardiff which takes place at Milgi’s bar (top floor room), 213 City Road, Cardiff CF243JD. Doors open at 7.30 and is free to all so if your in the area pop along. I’ll also have catalogs of my Yoshikaze “Up-in-the-air” Second Life Residency for sale at a reduced price.

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July 5, 2011
Tele-Present Water

Tele-Present Water by David Bowen (I’ve previously posted about Tele-Present Wind) is a connected installation which:

draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. Wave data is being collected in real-time from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data buoy station 46075 Shumagin Islands Alaska (53°54’39″ N 160°48’21″ W). The wave intensity and frequency is scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure resulting in a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from this distant location.

Image above of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data buoy station 46075 Shumagin Islands Alaska (53°54’39″ N 160°48’21″ W).

Originally seen on Triangulation Blog. See Also Hiperficies by Elias Crespin.

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