If you’re in Cardiff before the 30th of April, it’s worth going along to see Matthew Britton’s curatorial project Out of Office at Arcade Cardiff:
Out of Office is a micro curatorial platform that utilises the auto-reply feature that is present on most email accounts as a method of distributing art. I wish to suggest an even more intimate way of distributing and viewing online works, one which is primarily in the comfort of your own mailbox.
In order to view the work you need only send an email to the assigned email address and wait for the auto reply.
The project features works by: Matthew Britton, Emilie Gervais, Constant Dullaart, Kim Asendorf, Jonas Lund, Sebastian Schmieg, Matthew Williamson, Johannes P Osterhoff, Naomi Heath, Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Säde Rönkkö, Luke Turner, Winnie Soon and Susan Scarlata. If you’re nowhere near Cardiff the works can also be accessed directly from the project website.
Netscapes will be exhibited within the exhibition A-EYE: An exhibition of art and nature-inspired computation as part of the Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) 50th annual convention at Goldsmiths, University of London from the 01-04/04/14. Full details below.
An exhibition of art and nature-inspired computation
This art exhibition is organised as part of a convention (AISB50) commemorating both 50 years since the founding of the society for the study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour (the AISB) and sixty years since the death of Alan Turing, founding father of both Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, will be held at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK from the 1st to the 4th April 2014.
The exhibition is the first of its kind at the AISB convention and it incorporates various aspects of generating artworks using various artificial intelligence techniques (swarm intelligence, evolutionary algorithms, artificial neural networks, multi-agent systems, artificial life and any other algorithm) or method that derives from the natural world.
1-4 April 2014
Monday 31st March, 17:00-20:00
Harold Cohen will give the opening speech in the exhibition venue.
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Academic Building
A group show I’m part of opens on Thursday April 10th (10/04/14) at Umeå University in Sweden. The Augmented Plateau: Art and Virtual Worlds in HUMlab 2007-2013, is a seven year overview of all artistic residencies and contributions to the HUMlab Yoshikaze Second Life space. The show is curated by Sachiko Hayashi, features works by:
Alpha Auer, Avatar Orchestra Metaverse, Fau Ferdinand, Garrett Lynch, Katerina Karoussos, Pyewacket Kazyanenko, SaveMe Oh, Selavy Oh, Oberon Onmura, Maya Paris, Kristine Schomaker, Goodwind Seiling, Alan Sondheim, Eupalinos Ugajin, Juria Yoshikawa.
and contributions by:
Marx Catteneo, Jo Ellsmere, Mab MacMoragh, Steve Millar and Evo Szuyuan.
10th April – 30th April 2014 @ HUMlabX, the Arts Campus at Umeå University, Sweden
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, Noon – 4pm
(18th, 19th, 20th and 21st April Closed)
Two orchestra like projects, one highly polished and the other a work produced as part of a workshop but equally as interesting.
The Computer Orchestra (images above, video below) by Simon de Diesbach, Jonas Lacôte and Laura Perrenoud, students at ECAL (Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne) is:
a crowdsourcing platform that allows users to create and conduct their own orchestra. They can choose to upload their own music or download samples to integrate into their formation. With a simple interface, they assign the chosen samples to each post. They can also arrange detection zones, that allow them to order the “musicians” to play, using various gestures. Once their orchestra is configured, they can direct it with the movements of their body.
Neo-Aula (image above, video below) is a interactive sequencer consisting of 25 networked computers and a web based interface to interact with them. This work seems to have been the outcome of a workshop lead by mobilitylab as part of a digital week at the Universite of Vic in Spain.
What’s interesting about both of these projects is seeing a lab of computers within a university as a source of inspiration to create a work. This is most obvious in Neo-Aula which has been subtitled “hacking the classroom”.
Beautifully simple work thinking about current browser technologies. If net.art still exists it should be something like this…
A microphone input determines the rate of playback for a sequential set of images. Here, the Wolfe Island Windmills react to the noise of a fan and speed up accordingly. This demonstration was made in Chrome 31 using HTML5 canvas and the getUserMedia() API.