Manufactured as a Software Development Kit, transCoder offers an open source environment for collaborative coding and making. Contents include: Compiler, Virtual Machine, API, Libraries, License, About. The Slash Goggles Algorithm, developed by Julie Russo, is the ﬁrst program written with transCoder. Micha Cardenas of The Electronic Disturbance Theater has also used transCoder to create poetic sustenance on the Transborder Immigrant Tool.
Olduse.net is Usenet, updated in real time as it was thirty years ago, available from nntp.olduse.net for the next ten years, unless I run out of inodes (again). To be on usenet before 1993, you had to be in some way special or lucky. This was before the September that never ended. You were aware of this Usenet or Internet thing that most of the world had not heard of, and went to some lengths to get on it. If we could gather together many of the people who were on the net at a past point in time, that would be interesting company to be in.
A digital reference room, a virtual sketchbook, a spatial page: here are some of the projects and works that we felt encouraged by while developing Verbindingen/Jonctions 13: Prototypes for Transmission. Each in their own way they challenge what to do and how to behave on-line. You are cordially invited to disagree, disrupt or contribute to the collection.
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In order to take part in the project, please follow these steps:
1 - Choose a composition in the above serie. Each composition is a model changing according to your IP address.
2 - Save the generated picture on your device. (right click -> save as)
3 - Take a photograph of your device showing the picture. This device can be the screen of a personnal computer, a flat screen on the wall, a projection made with a videoprojector, a mobile smartphone, etc...
4 - Send both pictures as attached files to firstname.lastname@example.org
In September 2007 I was hired jointly by Transvideo Studios and Google, both headquartered in Mountain View California. Transvideo had a contract with Google and took care of 100% of their video production in Mountain View, and sometimes elsewhere. My labor was sold to Google in the form of a 9-5 job. I had access to a personally unprecedented amount of privileges, but was not entitled to the ski trips, DisneyLand adventures, stock options, and holiday cash bonuses from their team of temporary Santa Clauses.
Love, Piracy, and the Office of Religious Weblog Expansion is about censorship politics. It takes as its subject the transcript of an interview conducted by Patel with Iranian philosopher Ali Alizadeh. This 1,500 word text - itself about the history of censorship in Iran - has been reproduced 1,500 times. In real-world installations, people join together, taking turns to censor the text: blocking it out word-by-word. However the rules set for the censor are such that a different word is left visible in each copy. As a result, no single version of the text offers more than a trace of its content but collectively, they present it in its entirety.
Compressionism is a digital performance and analog archive, where I strap a desktop scanner, laptop and custom-made battery pack to my body, and perform images into existence. I might scan in straight, long lines across tables, tie the scanner around my neck and swing over flowers, do pogo-like gestures over bricks, or just follow the wind over water lilies in a pond.
J. Hofmueller, A. Bachmann, IO. zmoelnig
From the Franklin Stove, and the Stetson Hat, through the Evinrude outboard to the walkie-talkie, the spray can, and the cordless shaver, the most typical American way of improving the human situation has been by means of crafty and usually compact little packages, either papered with patent numbers, or bearing their inventor's name to a grateful posterity.
A Manifesto for the Open Web written in code. The most significant challenge the open web will need to overcome is not technical, it is political.
Welcome to Thimbl, the free, open source, distributed micro-blogging platform. If you're weary of corporations hi-jacking your updates to make money, or if being locked in to one micro-blogging platform tires you — well, then Thimbl is for you!
In late 2010 the infamous "Rubygate" case made it into the headlines revealing that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi threw parties, or rather orgies at his private villas known as "bunga bunga". Berlusconi is currently being investigated for extortion and child prostitution.
Repetita iuvant focuses on the transcript of a secretly recorded telephone conversation of a young woman who was invited to such a supposed "dinner with the Prime Minister". The telephone conversation which Laura Macchini re-staged with the help of two actors, talks about what the woman thought of the party, and how conflicted she felt. The visitors can listen to the recording of the telephone conversation (in Italian), read the English subtitles, select passages of the script they feel drawn to - or offended by - in particular. In this way the painful testimony of a single person becomes the testimony of many, thus turning into a commentary on and an accusal of the contemporary Italian political landscape.