03 February 2008

Workshop by Furtherfield.org

2 February
Workshop by Furtherfield.org
SWAMP Splash about in the deluge of information rising up through the grass-roots

12.00 – 15.00 h.

Marc Garrett and Ruth Catlow from Furtherfield.org will demo VisitorsStudio and introduce participants to its (easy-to-use) tool-set and features.

Using your own files (bring jpg, mp3, swf, flv under 200k) or harvesting files from the net, you can work with others to create and distribute mixes and remixes. The day will end with a live online performance by all participants.

Free, booking: malka@nimk.nl
Participants will need: laptops with browser, wireless capability

VisitorsStudio (Furtherfield.org 2003-) is an networked, many to many, real-time art project created and distributed live in real-time across the Internet. Participants link together at the same time and mix and remix audio-visual files. The VisitorsStudio artware is also an always-on, open, social space. As they work together, live conversations between participants (identified by their moving cursor arrows) become a part of the performance- along with comments and heckling from the audience.

Through VisitorsStudio Furtherfield.org explores the ongoing expressive and communicative processes of human beings collaborating in new ways in this context, as active agents in the production of the cultural landscape.

Furtherfield.org utilizes networked media to create, explore, nurture and promote the art that happens when connections are made and knowledge is shared―across the boundaries of established art-world institutions and their markets, community-focused artistic and activist projects and communities of socially-engaged software developers. This is a spectrum that engages from the maverick media-art-makers and small collectives of cross-specialist practitioners, to projects that critique and change dominant hierarchical structures as part of their art process. Furtherfield.org is a London-based artist-led organisation founded in 1996.

The proliferation of commercial but free digital sharing activities associated with Web2.0, subjects the contemporary networked human-being to a deluge of information and expressive culture from all directions, not just from on high (through authorized channels for information, news and culture) but also rising up through vernacular.

Links Furtherfield.org http://www.furtherfield.org/
Furtherfield.org projects http://www.furtherfield.org/furtherprojects.php
VisitorsStudio http://www.visitorsstudio.org/
DissensionConvention http://www.furtherfield.org/dissensionconvention/
Short Movie http://www.furtherfield.org/5+5=5/visitorsstudio.mov

Video Vortex is an initiative by the Institute of Network Cultures, in collaboration with Argos Brussels and the Netherlands Media Arts Institute.
Thanks to: David Garcia (advisor), VSBfonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Powered by Beamsystems

Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst /
Netherlands Media Art Institute

Keizersgracht 264,
NL-1016 EV Amsterdam,

t: +31-20-6237101
e: info@nimk.nl

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