Dirty New Media preview: Screenings part 1

Dirty New Media will be making its way to The Barber Institute of Fine Arts on 21st March as part of the University of Birmingham’s Arts and Science Festival. Over the week I’ll be providing an overview of the upcoming event.

Screenings | 6-7pm

Theodore Darst – Approach

theodoredarst_videoFollowing a group shows’ theme of “home in the digital age”, Approach utilizes 3D modeling software to create a private digital sculpture garden textured, in part, with personal screenshots.

Antonio Roberts – I Am Sitting in a Room

antonioroberts_videoIn this piece I have used a script that explores the font file and damages it by randomising the values that construct each glyph. The computer, doing only what it has been instructed to do, continually attacks the font files’ data to the point where it is sometimes corrupted and not even it can interpret it correctly.

The resulting video shows the gradual damaging of the data. The viewer will struggle to find meaning amongst the visual noise whilst the computer still understands it.

Nick Kegeyan – i went home this winter (or my friends, lights, a game, and the last time i saw my childhood home)

nickkegeyan_videoi went home this winter (or my friends, lights, a game, and the last time i saw my childhood home)

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THURSDAY 21 MARCH | 4-10PM | THE BARBER INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM

An engaging day of performances and interactive installations from digital artists, hacktivists and new media explorers from the West Midlands, Chicago and beyond. Artworks take the form of hacked and customised hardware, accessories, demos, lectures, data-mangling, projection and more!

This eclectic, expectation bending event is presented by Vivid Projects in association with artist/curator Antonio Roberts and The Barber institute of Fine Arts.

Free admission, no booking required. Dirty New Media. For further information and times, please contact 0121 414 2261 or email education@barber.org.uk. Facebook event link.

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Dirty New Media preview: Lectures

Dirty New Media will be making its way to The Barber Institute of Fine Arts on 21st March as part of the University of Birmingham’s Arts and Science Festival. Over the week I’ll be providing an overview of the upcoming event.

Lectures | 4-6pm

Jon Cates – WTF?! is D1RTY N3W M3DI∆?!

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Dan O’Hara – An Irregular and Spasmodic History of Glitches and other Systemic Stutterings

danoharaGlitches interrupt the smooth realism of our mediated experience of the everyday world, from malfunctioning train announcement boards to distorted video streams and white noise in our phone calls. But is it only machines that glitch, or does ‘glitching’ exist in nature too?

We’ll look at the way Glitch art occupies a peculiar space inbetween the crafted and the unintentional, opening up a new view of ‘natural’ anomalies, as well as an aesthetic of the artificial. We’ll also take an historical tour of artists working with broken systems, artefacts, and technologies from across the world – from dirty new media in Europe and Asia to Gambiarra traditions in the Americas – to ask, what (if anything) does malfunction mean when we copy or reproduce it?

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THURSDAY 21 MARCH | 4-10PM | THE BARBER INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM

An engaging day of performances and interactive installations from digital artists, hacktivists and new media explorers from the West Midlands, Chicago and beyond. Artworks take the form of hacked and customised hardware, accessories, demos, lectures, data-mangling, projection and more!

This eclectic, expectation bending event is presented by Vivid Projects in association with artist/curator Antonio Roberts and The Barber institute of Fine Arts.

Free admission, no booking required. Dirty New Media. For further information and times, please contact 0121 414 2261 or email education@barber.org.uk. Facebook event link.

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Dirty New Media preview: Optical Theremin Workshop

Dirty New Media will be making its way to The Barber Institute of Fine Arts on 21st March as part of the University of Birmingham’s Arts and Science Festival. Over the week I’ll be providing an overview of the upcoming event.

Workshop | 12-2pm

Optical Theremin workshop with Circuit Ben

An optical theremin is a motion-operated instrument, based on an LM386 op-amp chip, we’ll be building them from scratch, learning the basic principles behind audio manipulation using voltage, and making some unholy racket! No soldering experience necessary.

This is what you’ll be building on the day:

The workshop is limited to 10 places, so sign up early! The cost includes parts and tuition.

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THURSDAY 21 MARCH | 4-10PM | THE BARBER INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM

An engaging day of performances and interactive installations from digital artists, hacktivists and new media explorers from the West Midlands, Chicago and beyond. Artworks take the form of hacked and customised hardware, accessories, demos, lectures, data-mangling, projection and more!

This eclectic, expectation bending event is presented by Vivid Projects in association with artist/curator Antonio Roberts and The Barber institute of Fine Arts.

Free admission, no booking required. Dirty New Media. For further information and times, please contact 0121 414 2261 or email education@barber.org.uk. Facebook event link.

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Dirty New Media preview: Exhibition part 3

Dirty New Media will be making its way to The Barber Institute of Fine Arts on 21st March as part of the University of Birmingham’s Arts and Science Festival. Over the week I’ll be providing an overview of the upcoming event.

Exhibition | 4-10pm

Jamie Boulton – C:\Users\5629a7\Pictures\IDDisplay.jpg

jamieboulton_database> Applying reality safeguards…
> Discarding morality values…
> Deactivating motivation protocol…
> Accessing Internet Database…
> Initialising…
> Ready.

URRRGH – __KWEEN_CLARISSURRRGH, __YOUCHOOB_4_EVA, __ALADDINZ_CAT

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  • clarissa made children believe we knew it all as well. now we’re adults and we’re clueless. thanks clarissa.
  • yin-yangtube. we’re all timewasters and it feels great.
  • cat stuck on a magical carpet, riding over the fuzzy memories of on-screen memories.


Stef Lewandowski – Data Necklace

steflewandowski_datanecklaceData. It’s all around us. Much of what we do on a daily basis leaves digital records of our activity behind us.

It turns out that there are tiny, hidden stories in the data that we create just by being ourselves, and we can turn those stories into beautiful things.

The Data Necklace is a wearable visualisation of a person’s Twitter feed over time, that can serve as a permanent reminder of how often they use a particular word.

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THURSDAY 21 MARCH | 4-10PM | THE BARBER INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM

An engaging day of performances and interactive installations from digital artists, hacktivists and new media explorers from the West Midlands, Chicago and beyond. Artworks take the form of hacked and customised hardware, accessories, demos, lectures, data-mangling, projection and more!

This eclectic, expectation bending event is presented by Vivid Projects in association with artist/curator Antonio Roberts and The Barber institute of Fine Arts.

Free admission, no booking required. Dirty New Media. For further information and times, please contact 0121 414 2261 or email education@barber.org.uk. Facebook event link.

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Dirty New Media preview: Exhibition part 2

Dirty New Media will be making its way to The Barber Institute of Fine Arts on 21st March as part of the University of Birmingham’s Arts and Science Festival. Over the week I’ll be providing an overview of the upcoming event.

Exhibition | 4-10pm

Dec Ackroyd – Cityscape #46

decackroyd_cityscapesCityscape #46 image is from a series of GIF based images that are made to resemble city skylines, the images are created using digitally broken image files

Jason Soliday – Harbinger Variations

jasonsoliday_harbingerHarbinger Variations consists of five disassembled, reprocessed, and remixed versions of a track entiteld Harbinger Bit that I posted to my Soundcloud in early 2012. Harbinger Bit itself is comprised of disassembled, reprocessed, and remixed audio from various live performances in late 2011.

Charlotte Frost and Rob Myers – #arthistory

charlotterob_hasharthistoryThese 3D printed models of the Twitter hashtag ‘#arthistory’ rendered here in plastic and in gold-plated stainless steel are a playful way to think about what art history might be in the age of social media and crowd-sourcing. The entire artwork comprises both the creation of the ability to render this piece of digital text in 3D form and its ownership/use by anyone. There is a dedicated website (http://hasharthistory) that explains the project and points to how the tags can be obtained. It also features links to places where you can see the hashtag in use and join in (i.e. tagging real world items as ‘art history’), these include a Flickr gallery, a Tumblr blog and of course the #arthistory Twitter stream. The project is also a three dimensional and/or practice-based rendering of an argument made by Charlotte Frost in an online art history article entitled: ‘Is Art History Too Bookish?’ In this article ­ which is deliberately offered online, rather than in print ­ Frost asks after the extent to which the format of printed books have contributed to the way we think about art. In this sense, the tags ponder the physical nature of textual objects and the future of art discourse. The work is also closely related to Myers’ series of ‘Sharable Readymades’ which is the creation of 3D printable models of iconic works of art.

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THURSDAY 21 MARCH | 4-10PM | THE BARBER INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM

An engaging day of performances and interactive installations from digital artists, hacktivists and new media explorers from the West Midlands, Chicago and beyond. Artworks take the form of hacked and customised hardware, accessories, demos, lectures, data-mangling, projection and more!

This eclectic, expectation bending event is presented by Vivid Projects in association with artist/curator Antonio Roberts and The Barber institute of Fine Arts.

Free admission, no booking required. Dirty New Media. For further information and times, please contact 0121 414 2261 or email education@barber.org.uk. Facebook event link.

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Dirty New Media preview: Exhibition part 1

Dirty New Media will be making its way to The Barber Institute of Fine Arts on 21st March as part of the University of Birmingham’s Arts and Science Festival. Over the week I’ll be providing an overview of the upcoming event.

Exhibition | 4-10pm

Kate Pemberton – Tracert

katepemberton_tracertTracert (pronounced trace route) is an examination of how traditional craft ideas translate into the modern multi-media networked world. A sampler has been cross-stitched by hand from a transposed graphic of a tracert DOS command.

Benjamin Gaulon [aka recyclism] – KindleGlitched

recyclism_knidleglitchedThe Aesthetics of Planned Obsolescence / Readymades Glitch Art.
KindleGlitched is a series of glitched kindles donated, found or bought on eBay, signed by the artist.
The generated visual are unique and permanent. No battery required.

Jeff Donaldson – 16bit Edition Glitch Scarf – source: Atari ST emulator read error

jeffdonaldson_glitchscarfThe 16bit Edition Glitch Scarf is a continuation of the exploration of glitch imagery as a new paradigm in textile design. Beginning in 2001 by preparing video game systems with wires to alter their function, textile renders of 8bit glitch patterns began with the 1st edition, 8bit glitch scarf in 2007. Limited to 20 pieces, the pattern was created with a prepared Nintendo Entertainment System then, rendered as a wearable glitch knit at a 1:1 pixel to knot ratio. The 16bit Edition Glitch Scarf pattern was created with an Atari ST emulator running a classic demo scene release at a different resolution than it was coded for. A read error glitch result was then chosen and rendered as a glitch textile again at a 1:1 pixel to knot ratio.

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Dirty New Media // REVOLUTION 02

THURSDAY 21 MARCH | 4-10PM | THE BARBER INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM

An engaging day of performances and interactive installations from digital artists, hacktivists and new media explorers from the West Midlands, Chicago and beyond. Artworks take the form of hacked and customised hardware, accessories, demos, lectures, data-mangling, projection and more!

This eclectic, expectation bending event is presented by Vivid Projects in association with artist/curator Antonio Roberts and The Barber institute of Fine Arts.

Free admission, no booking required. Dirty New Media. For further information and times, please contact 0121 414 2261 or email education@barber.org.uk. Facebook event link.

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Dirty New Media, 21.03.2013

An engaging day of performances and interactive installations from digital artists, hacktivists and new media explorers from the West Midlands, Chicago and beyond. Artworks take the form of hacked and customised hardware, accessories, demos, lectures, data-mangling, projection and more!

This eclectic, expectation bending event is presented by Vivid Projects in association with artist/curator Antonio Roberts and The Barber institute of Fine Arts.

Dirty New Media

/-;-/-;-/– AV Performances –\-;-\-;-\ 7 – 10pm

Minuek
Norah Lorway
Circuit Ben

/-;-/-;-/– Screenings –\-;-\-;-\ 6 – 7pm

Modulate, Carrie Gates, Theodore Darst, Antonio Roberts, Nick Kegeyan, Jennifer Chan, Kevin Carey, Michael Lightborne, Sian Macfarlane, Bryan Peterson

/-;-/-;-/– Lectures –\-;-\-;-\ 4 – 6pm

Jon Cates
Dan O’Hara

/-;-/-;-/– Workshop –\-;-\-;-\ 12 – 2pm

Optical Theremin Workshop with Circuit Ben
Sign up here: http://dnmthereminworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk/

/-;-/-;-/– Exhibition –\-;-\-;-\

Benjamin Gaulon [aka Recyclism], Jeff Donaldson, Dec Ackroyd, Jason Soliday, Charlotte Frost and Rob Myers, Kate Pemberton, Jamie Boulton, URRRGH, Stef Lewandowski

/-;-/-;-/– Super Special Essay –\-;-\-;-\

Shawne Holloway + Steven Hammer

Free admission, no booking required. For further information and times, please contact 0121 414 2261 or email education@barber.org.uk

Dirty New Media is presented as part of the University of Birmingham’s first Arts & Science Festival, a week long celebration of ideas, research and collaboration across campus.

Illuminate – Outdoor Projections, 19.03.2013

On Tuesday 19th March I’ll be curating a selection of films for the Illuminate outdoor projection event as part of the Arts and Science Festival at University of Birmingham.

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Large scale outdoor projections will illuminate the night sky at this spectacular display of images, short films, and artists’ film and video.

Presented in partnership with Associated Architects, Arup, Couch Perry Wilkes and Sweett Group, visualizations of the new University library will be unveiled for the first time alongside content from some of the region’s leading film-led organisations.

Flatpack offer a sneak peak at some of the short films screening as part of their annual film festival (21st -31st March across Birmingham); and Vivid Projects in association with Antonio Roberts will preview Dirty New Media – a digital takeover of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts on Thursday 21 March. The Barber will present their own images too – including projections of oil paintings from their permanent collection.
The Watson Building never looked so good.

This screening, featuring pieces by myself, Carrie Gates and Minuek, will act as a preview to Dirty New Media, which will take place on 21st March. It’s all free!!!.