26 May 2009



Very excited about my new computer. Sexy blakk mac. Busy migrating files and setting it all up, so wont be able to post much for a while. Sorry.

My Amsterdam homies take note, you will be able to video chat with me now, we just need to set up a time via email.

(waving to the guys in the mac shop, very happy, thanx so much.)



free wifi - sydney 3

Lists free wifi AND paid wifi

this one lists all the maccas


this one includes all the starbucks

wifi you pay for

free wifi - sydney 2

free wifi - sydney

New South Wales, NSW
White Bull Hotel - 117 Marsh Street - 02 6772 3833 - Armdale, NSW
Ivanhoe Pub Great Western Highway - Blackheath, NSW
The Beach Hotel - 02 6685 6402 - Byron Bay NSW
Gloria Jeans Coffee - Shop T5A Chipping Norton Market Plaza - 02 9724 6411 - Chipping Norton
Forster-Tuncurry Memorial Services Club - Strand St, Forster, NSW, 2428
Goonellabah Medical Center - 616 Ballina Rd - 61 2 6625 4406 - Goonellabah, NSW
Jervis Bay Tourism - NSW
Kurrara Guesthouse - 17 Coomonderry Street - 0247826058 - Katoomba, NSW
Lane Cove Village - 18 Burns Way Road - 02 9428 5755 - Lane Cove, NSW
Winsome Hotel - Lismore, NSW
Left Bank Cafe - gold coin donation - Molesworth St. - Lismore, NSW
Pittwater Place - 8 Park Street - Mona Vale, NSW
Commercial Hotel - Pub area - 170 Maitland Street - Narrabri, NSW
Highway Tourist Caravan Park - Newell Highway - Narrabri, NSW
noworries wireless internet - 115 Lawson Street - 0403855100 - Redfern, NSW

68 Degrees Cafe - Shop2, 120 Clarence Street
Bar Adyar - 448 Kent Street
Bar Bellino - Shop 1, 5 Elizabeth Street
Bar Xpresso - 45 Clarence Street
Bar Zoppola - 59 Goulbourn Street
Biscotti - 38 Clarence Street
Blend on George Cafe - 210 George Street
Brew Cafe - 121 Harrington Street - The Rocks - Sydney - New South Wales
Bristot - 209 Castlereagh Street
Broadway Shopping Centre - Bay Street - Glebe
Cafe 255 - 255 Elizabeth Street
Cafe Zante - Shop 2, 1-15 Foveaux Street
Cappriccioas - 272 Kent Street
City Tratt - 270 Castlereagh Street
Crema 55 - 55 Clarence St - 02 92990414 - Sydney, NSW
Cupcake Cafe - 2-4 College St. - (02) 9360 1684 - Sydney, NSW
Dolce Cafe - Shop 413 Gourmet Circle Australia Square, 264 George Street
Faith Cafe - 86 Liverpool Street
Gloria Jeans Coffees Gymea - 89 Gymea Bay Rd - 95248009 - Sydney, NSW
Le Quays - 37 Pitt Street
Lilliblack Wireless Cafe - 176 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst - 0 029 3322852
Mercury - 115 Harris Street
Obelisk - 7 Macquarie Place
Outside The Ivy Cafe, The Glasshouse - Pitt St - Sydney, NSW
Platoas Cafe - Shop 1, 1 Market Street
Red Barista - Level 2, Sydney Square
Snappahead Cafe - 111-113 York Street
St Martinas Cafe - 111-113 York Street
Sugarbean - 50 Hunter Street
Supreme Grind - Shop 3 , 49 Elizabeth Street
Tango - Shop 3, 1 Murray Street
The Galeries Victoria - Food Court, 500 Geaorge Street - Sydney, NSW
The Lobby - 255 George Street
Velvet Slide - 11 Lime Street
Via Abercrombie - No. 1 Abercrombie Lane
XO Cafe - 22 Market Street
Zibar - 272 Sussex Street
State Library of NSW - Macquarie St - 02 9273 1414 - Sydney - NSW
Auburn Library - 1 Susan Street, Auburn - 97351250 - Sydney, NSW
Lidcombe Library - Bridge Street - 96499387 - Sydney - NSW
Regents Park Library - Amy Street, Regents Park - 96447558 - Sydney, NSW
Customs House Library
Sydney Rocks - 30 minute limit per connection -between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay - Sydney, NSW
FMC - Fuller Street, Collaroy Plateau - Sydney
Tropicana Caffe - 227 Victoria St - 02 9360 9809 - Darlinghurst, NSW
Roslyn Gardens Serviced Apartments - 4 Roslyn Gardens, Elizabeth Bay - 61 2 9358 1944 - Sydney, NSW
The Royal Hotel Darlington - 370 Abercrombie Street - +61 2 9698 8557 - Darlington, Sydney NSW
Broomlea Bed & Breakfast - 273 Leura Mall - 02 47842940 - Leura, NSW
The Freeway Hotel - 115 Reserve Road - 0294370000 - Artarmon - NSW
Ozpitality - A group of Manly & Sydney Hotels & Hostels
Radisson Hotel & Suites Sydney - 72 Liverpool St, Sydney, New South Wales
Greenwood Plaza - Blue Street - North Sydney, NSW

17 May 2009

Video & Media Art - online collection

IMAI Inter Media Art Institute
devotes itself to the distribution, preservation and presentation of video and media art. In 2006 IMAI was founded as a non-profit foundation upon the initiative of the City of Duesseldorf and the media art agency 235 MEDIA in Cologne.

At Art Cologne 2009, IMAI showcases video work in the Europa Saal of the Trade Fair Center. Imai is premiering La Plage (1967) / L’Opium (2008) by the Franco-American filmmaker and video artist Michel Auder. It will be screened at the vernissage and then daily from 3 pm. It will alternate with a daily programme of screenings drawn from the imai collection together with promising new video acquisitions.

In this video, IMAI Director Dr. Renate Buschmann talks about IMAI and its screening program at Art Cologne 2009.


online catalogue

search by artist

random selection

14 May 2009



New York City programmer/designer David Kraftsow’s YooouuuTuuube project re-imagines video as a procession of postage-stamp-size clips. They pulse across the screen in a mesmerizing swarm that seems to underscore the internet’s function as a universal copy machine.

YooouuuTuuube lets you convert specific YouTube videos by entering a URL, searching by subject or picking the “random video” option. Then, sit back and watch the computer screen get taken over by microvideos arrayed in a grid (36 rows by 36 columns is the standard layout). The size of the images in the grid, set at 80 pixels by 80 pixels as a default, can be changed to further manipulate the mosaic. Users can zoom in or out, track, pan and show the source material in a picture-in-picture display.

more info

it seems to work well with animations try

12 May 2009

Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace Day was conceived of and promoted by Suw Charman-Anderson as a way of "bringing women in technology to the fore". It succeded in motivating nearly 2000 people to publish a blog post about a woman in technology whom they admired.

In support of Ada Lovelace Day we invited women working in media arts to join the NetBehaviour.org email list for a week, in March '09. They were invited to post information about their own work alongside the work of other women who had inspired them in their own practice. Some names came up a number of times but with different stories and for very different reasons. NetBehaviour provided a context for sharing and discussing influences and tracing connections: artistic, practical, theoretical, technical, historical, personal. For readability the list displayed here does not include all of the discussion but this can be traced back through the NetBehaviour archives.

Some contributors were anxious about the many excellent people who may have been missed out. We know this is not a definitive survey or list but it is an excellent resource and just one possible starting point for anyone wanting to know more about women working in media art.


Shepard Fairey - Animation


Los Angeles CA & Ft. Wayne, IN – Director/animators Syd Garon and Paul Griswold, recently co-directed a music video for the band NASA (North America South America). The song, titled Money, features Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe winning singer/songwriter David Byrne and Chuck D, leader of the rap group Public Enemy. The album is produced by producer/DJ/composer Sam Spiegel of SqueakEClean and DJ Zegon.

The music video features artwork by contemporary artist and designer Shepard Fairey, who recently gained national notoriety for his design of the Barack Obama “Hope” campaign poster (which was recently parodied on the cover of MAD Magazine ). The song and video are both loosely based on the Bible verse “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil” and focuses on the devastation and destruction that can be brought on by unbridled greed and the pursuit of money at all cost. The video takes Shepard’s iconic artwork and animates it through a combination of 3D animation, 2D animation and digital compositing. The stunning creative design and the use of cutting-edge motion graphics animation has created a video with incredible visual impact.

06 May 2009

dmote - stupid krap


103A/342 Elizabeth St,
Surry Hills


Melbourne Ink - Launch


Dear Members and Friends,

You are invited to the screening of ‘Melbourne, INK.’

A film by Julien Sena & Romain Levrault is presenting the most prominent figures of graffiti and stencil Art in Melbourne.

Sponsored by the Melbourne Stencil Festival and in collaboration with Open Channel.

Uncensored, the movie is highlighting the paradoxal situation where street art is illegal but widely used for the marketing of the city.
Starring the Mitten Fortress, the Everfresh Studio and the Blenders Studio, the screening will go along with a live painting performance from the artists themselves !
with beer and Argentinean BBQ food available for purchase on the night.

PLEASE NOTE - FREE ENTRY for this exciting night. all details below.

Look forward to seeing you all here

Map and Transport Guide

Victoria Harbour
Shed 4 North Wharf Road
Docklands, VIC 3008


Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It.

New video for 2008 for Ice Cube's street single called Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It. This is an uncensored version off of myspacetv.



I've been cruising around Sydney in my new car chillin' out to Icecube.

Conference - Amsterdam

Positions in flux:

On the changing role of the artist and institution in the networked society

Location: Trouwgebouw Amsterdam

The symposium 'Positions in flux: On the changing role of the artist and institution in the networked society' will center on some of the major parameters for the current and future development of contemporary art. In particular it will reflect on the aspect of cultural sustainability of art projects, art and technology initiatives and art curating

The symposium will be streamed from the symposium venue.
Live stream:
Live chat: www.nimk.nl/chat

Times in Sydney
Friday, May 8, 2009 at 5:00:00 PM
Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 2:00:00 AM
(Sydney is 8hrs ahead of Amsterdam)


Here we are - there we go!
8, 9 and 10 May 2009 - 30 years NIMk open house weekend


The symposium is comprised of three mutually connected panels:

Art goes politics
with Hans Bernhard, Wafaa Bilal and Knowbotic Research, moderated by Chris Keulemans

New territories and cultures of the digital
with Bronac Ferran, Nat Muller, Marcus Neustetter and Adam Somlai-Fischer, moderated by Rob van Kranenburg

Open Source - A scheme for art production and curating?
with Marcos Garcia, Jaromil, Joasia Krysa, Femke Snelting and Renée Turner moderated by Josephine Bosma

Entrance 15,- (students 10,-) More information and registration

ONLINE AGENTS: For the online chat we are looking for online agents see www.nimk.nl

Become a fan of the NIMk facebook and we will keep you informed

full info

'Positions in flux' will give floor to international artists, theoreticians, critics, cultural producers and aims to initiate a truly critical debate. The symposium is designed for a broad audience working in the field of contemporary culture and art, with a desire to understand what comes ahead and how to respond to these changes on an artistic or institutional level. 'Positions in flux' will provide a platform and “thinkspace” for artists, cultural workers, theoreticians and a broader public to envision the future in our field and to provide us with the necessary information to make choices for a meaningful and sustainable development of society and culture.

The three panel discussions follow a clear thematic scheme and try to bring in as much expertise and viewpoints as possible. The panels are interlinked and designed to initiate an ongoing discussion among the participants.

The symposium is part of the 'Here we are – There we go' programme at the Netherlands Media Art Institute, May 8th – 10th, 2009 which takes place on the occasion of the Institute’s 30th anniversary. 'Here we are – There we go' celebrates the Institute’s achievements in these thirty years and plans for the future with an inspiring open house weekend of artist talks, performances, installations, tours and a party.


The conference language is English.

9:00 – 10:00 Registration

9:45 Welcome by Heiner Holtappels, director of NIMk

10:00 On the changing role of the artist and institution in the networked society by Susanne Jaschko, curator of Positions in Flux and chief curator NIMk

10.30 – 12.30 Panel 1: Art goes politics

In this session we will discuss the potential of art to contribute to global and local problems such as religious conflicts, environmental or social crisis. Or is art constrained to raising awareness only? Should art become an agency for political and social affairs at all? How to successfully implement and conduct art projects in zones of crisis? How far do these projects benefit from the dubious attention of the mass media

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break

13.30 – 15.30 Panel 2: New territories and cultures of the digital

This panel will look at the geographical shift that media culture currently undergoes and that will shape the future of this field. In the past, Europe, North America and Japan were at the forefront of digital production, design, art and technological research. Now that digital technologies become available at lower prices and spread more widely on the globe, new digital communities flourish. This panel looks specifically at new initiatives and bottom-up organisations in other parts of the world such as East Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America, trying to understand what characterizes these initiatives. In how far do local and national cultures shape digital culture? Do these initiatives share common experiences and challenges, or is there no common ground to be found? Which kind of art arises from these new nodes on the digital map? How can we support the growth and establishment of these organisations?

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break

16.00 – 18.00 Panel 3: Open Source – A scheme for art production and curating?

This session deals with the concept of open source for art production and its presentation. The open source movement is driven by the idea of collective, process-based, sustainable production and improvement. In software development this strategy has already proven to be valid; however can this model be applied to other products such as artworks or even exhibitions? In how far does the open source model differ from other forms of artistic collaboration? Is there a new role model for both the artist and the curator in the future? Which (economic) value and impact has expertise in open source production? How could institutions and organisations respond to this trend? How could institutions and organisations respond to this trend and create public domains?