IHEAP | 28 Nov 11:00 2014
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Opening of the Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques (Iheap) in New York City in Fall 2015

Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques (Iheap)

Press Release
November 28, 2014

Opening of the Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques (Iheap) in 
New York City in Fall 2015

The Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques (Iheap) is a graduate 
institute for research and experimentation in art. It is the educational 
branch of the Biennale de Paris. The Institute was created in 1985 by 
the City of Paris, in reference to the Bauhaus and Black Mountain 
College, and as an alternative to the École Nationale Supérieure des 
Beaux-Arts in Paris. It lapsed in 1995.

In 2012, compelled by its history, experiences and specificities, the 
Biennale de Paris opted to open a new Institut des hautes études en arts 
plastiques (Iheap) in accordance with its own modus operandi— which 
occasionally consists of reactivating lapsed or abandoned institutions. 
Drawing on the original model, the new Iheap conserved its name, 
intentions, idea of a simple structure, necessity for transversality and 
orality, and strong international dimension. The current form was 
conceived and developed by Alexandre Gurita and Jean-Baptiste Farkas, in 
conjunction with several key collaborators.

Iheap’s course of study offers participants - known as sessionists - the 
opportunity to liberate themselves from the inherited history of 20th 
Century art; instead, it proposes inquiry into the crucial issues of art 
in the 21st Century, a history in the process of being written and in 
which sessionists might eventually take part.
(Continue reading)

NK | 27 Nov 21:51 2014
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Ghost-detector Workshop & Concert Berlin 11.28-29


GHOST DETECTOR / STATIC CHARGE DETECTOR WORKSHOP BY ANDY BOLUS – EVIL MOISTURE

Friday November 28 Times 15:00 -19:30
AT NK http://nkprojekt.de
Elsenstr. 52 2.HH 2.Etage 12059 Berlin

For the ghost detector, a coil (like the antenna of a radio but with no tuning magnet) is constructed using fine copper wire around a cylindrical object of the users choice: preferably cylindrical in shape, and preferably a “charged” object (one with personal meaning or of natural origin. Examples include an animal bone, a sex toy, a sacrificial knife, but really any cylindrical object will produce results).

 The coil diameter and number of windings is variable and experimental and will produce different results / capture different parts of the radio and electromagnetic spectrum. Also using the inverting or non-inverting inputs of the 386 will produce different results.

In place of the coil it is also possible to add a choke and diode (thus the circuit becomes an amplified version of the Raudive diode), or the play or record head from an old tape recorder. The results will vary according to the head used, for example bigger heads out of reel to reel machines will be more sensitive.
A volume control may be added using a potentiometer either at the input (coil end) or output of the circuit.
The circuit may be contructed by soldering the components directly to the LM386, or veroboard may be used.
Once the circuit is constructed (should take maximum 2 hours) you can go on a ghost walk with your device and headphones (or a recording device if you have one) to listen to hidden spooky sounds.

The static charge detector takes advantage of the fact that CMOS chips are static sensitive to cause a flip-flop to switch according to the positive or negative ions around the antenna, lighting one of the LEDs. This can be constructed ‘dead bug’ style. The 3M resistor before the antenna protects the chip against large static spikes. See schematic / photo for construction details.

PARTS (Ghost Detector):
LM386
10 uf and 220 uf capacitors
Veroboard (optional)
Fine copper wire to make the antenna coils
9v BATTERY CONNECTORS
9v battery
3.5mm headphone socket
- An object to wrap your coil around to make the ghost detector antenna. The small circuit and battery will also be attached to this antenna.
Headphones

PARTS (Static Detector)
CD4011
resistors 270ohm and 3Mohm
Capacitors 33pf
Diodes 1N4148
9v battery connector etc

OTHER STUFF:
- SOLDERING IRONS (one per person is ideal but can be shared if less)
- SOLDER (flux core, as thin as possible)
- Elecrical tape (insulation tape) or gaffer tape
- glue gun
- Wire to recycle (for example old computer cables / ethernet cable / telephone cable)
- Cables 3’5mm mono to 1/4″ jack if people want to plug their machines into a mixer or amp and record.
- Mixer and amp

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING:
a cylindrical
non-conductive object to wrap wire around to make an antenna,
preferably something personal and/or from a dead animal/person/plant.
Also headphones, and a 9v battery

Dates and Duration:
*November, Friday 28 From 15:00 -19:30

Maximum number of participants : 15

Participation Fee: 25€

http://schoolofmeatcutting.free.fr/

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Saturday November 29 Doors 20:30 Concert 21:30

EVIL MOISTURE / (SIC) / MARTINS ROKIS / ULTRASPIEßER


Evil Moisture live is death by drowning. The sound fills your lungs and you just don’t want to go on anymore. The members are all highly good-looking, so to attend their show is like reading an entire Harlequin Romance in 45 minutes, one of the bad ones your mother puts on the high shelf. Also, spooky.” – Lisa Carver (Suckdog, Rollerderby)

Delays, Mashers, Choppers etc: http://evilmoisture.free.fr/mangler/mashers.html
Bat detector http://evilmoisture.free.fr/bat/
Some texts about Evil Moisture etc: http://schoolofmeatcutting.free.fr/about.html

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.:(sic):. is one of the most insane projects of the History of Experimental Music in Mexico. How many duos of extreme vocalists we know from all over the world, who are composing as profound savages, possessed by rituals from the cave, but with the conscious of silence and meditation?

In this sense, Ambriz and Bonequi merge primigenius intuition as a concept of uniqueness from spaceship earth parked on the devastating psychological impact of amoral landscapes… reconstructed face cuts of whom invoke timeless miniatures from the instability of gesture… primitive humanoids shouting freedom with no-language dialects while trembling and convulsing mouth noises from antique nonexistent rites.

http://auditionrecords.com/(sic).php

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrMxyR_zyLo

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Martins Rokis from Riga has been experimenting with various forms of electronic music since the late 90’s, but while studying philosophy and delving into sound programming his focus gradually shifted away from musical aspects of sound more towards experiential relationships between sound, space and body and multimodality of human perception.
Currently he is working with sound and visuals in different contexts, forms, crossing boundaries between so-called computer music, psychedelic noise and abstract sound art, blending generative strategies with improvisation and also occasionally making sound installations or works for multichannel systems. He has presented his artistic activities locally and internationally and so far he has published few limited edition releases. Recent performances include STEIM (NL), EMS, FYLKINGEN, AUDIORAMA (SE),NK(DE),CAFE OTO (UK) and others.

Links:

http://www.martinsrokis.com/

https://soundcloud.com/mart1nsr0k1s

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ULTRASPIEßER

Berlin based outfit reformed after two of the original members moved to other parts of the globe.
New lineup featuring:

Julian Percy Au (guitar treatments)
Yvan Volochine Fr (electronics)
Steve Heather Au (percussion, electronics)

https://soundcloud.com/ultraspiesser

http://auditionrecords.com/ultraspiesser.php

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<div>
    <p>
      <span><span><br>
                  GHOST
                  DETECTOR / STATIC CHARGE DETECTOR WORKSHOP BY ANDY
                  BOLUS &ndash; EVIL
                  MOISTURE</span></span>
    </p>
    <p>
      Friday
            November 28 Times 15:00 -19:30<br>
            AT NK <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://nkprojekt.de">http://nkprojekt.de</a><br>
            Elsenstr. 52 2.HH 2.Etage 12059 Berlin<br><span><span>
                </span></span>
    </p>
    <p>
      For
            the ghost detector, a coil (like the antenna of a radio but
            with no
            tuning magnet) is constructed using fine copper wire around
            a
            cylindrical object of the users choice: preferably
            cylindrical in
            shape, and preferably a &ldquo;charged&rdquo; object (one with personal
            meaning or of natural origin. Examples include an animal
            bone, a sex
            toy, a sacrificial knife, but really any cylindrical object
            will
            produce results).</p>
    <p>&nbsp;The
            coil diameter and number of windings is variable and
            experimental and
            will produce different results / capture different parts of
            the radio
            and electromagnetic spectrum. Also using the inverting or
            non-inverting inputs of the 386 will produce different
            results.</p>
    <p>
      In
            place of the coil it is also possible to add a choke and
            diode (thus
            the circuit becomes an amplified version of the Raudive
            diode), or
            the play or record head from an old tape recorder. The
            results will
            vary according to the head used, for example bigger heads
            out of reel
            to reel machines will be more sensitive.<br>
            A volume control may be
            added using a potentiometer either at the input (coil end)
            or output
            of the circuit.<br>
            The circuit may be contructed by soldering the
            components directly to the LM386, or veroboard may be used.<br>
            Once
            the circuit is constructed (should take maximum 2 hours) you
            can go
            on a ghost walk with your device and headphones (or a
            recording
            device if you have one) to listen to hidden spooky sounds.</p>
    <p>
      The
            static charge detector takes advantage of the fact that CMOS
            chips
            are static sensitive to cause a flip-flop to switch
            according to the
            positive or negative ions around the antenna, lighting one
            of the
            LEDs. This can be constructed &lsquo;dead bug&rsquo; style. The 3M
            resistor
            before the antenna protects the chip against large static
            spikes. See
            schematic / photo for construction details.</p>
    <p>
      PARTS
            (Ghost Detector):<br>
            LM386<br>
            10 uf and 220 uf capacitors<br>
            Veroboard
            (optional)<br>
            Fine copper wire to make the antenna coils<br>
            9v
            BATTERY CONNECTORS<br>
            9v battery<br>
            3.5mm headphone socket<br>
            - An
            object to wrap your coil around to make the ghost detector
            antenna.
            The small circuit and battery will also be attached to this
            antenna.<br>
            Headphones</p>
    <p>
      PARTS
            (Static Detector)<br>
            CD4011<br>
            resistors 270ohm and 3Mohm<br>
            Capacitors
            33pf<br>
            Diodes 1N4148<br>
            9v battery connector etc</p>
    <p>
      OTHER
            STUFF:<br>
            - SOLDERING IRONS (one per person is ideal but can be
            shared if less)<br>
            - SOLDER (flux core, as thin as possible)<br>
            -
            Elecrical tape (insulation tape) or gaffer tape<br>
            - glue gun<br>
            -
            Wire to recycle (for example old computer cables / ethernet
            cable /
            telephone cable)<br>
            - Cables 3&rsquo;5mm mono to 1/4&Prime; jack if people
            want to plug their machines into a mixer or amp and record.<br>
            -
            Mixer and amp</p>
    <p>
      WHAT
            PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING:<br>
            a cylindrical<br>
            non-conductive object
            to wrap wire around to make an antenna,<br>
            preferably something
            personal and/or from a dead animal/person/plant.<br>
            Also headphones,
            and a 9v battery</p>
    <p>
      Dates
            and Duration:<br>
            *November, Friday 28 From 15:00 -19:30</p>
    <p>
      Maximum
            number of participants : 15</p>
    <p>
      Participation
            Fee: 25&euro;</p>
    <p>
      <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://schoolofmeatcutting.free.fr/">http://schoolofmeatcutting.free.fr/</a></p>
    <p>
      </p>
    <p>
      </p>
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        Saturday
              November 29 Doors 20:30 Concert 21:30</p>
      <h3 class="western">
        <span><span>EVIL
                    MOISTURE / (SIC) / MARTINS ROKIS / ULTRASPIE&szlig;ER</span></span>
</h3>
      <p><br></p>
      <p>
        Evil
              Moisture live is death by drowning. The sound fills your
              lungs and
              you just don&rsquo;t want to go on anymore. The members are all
              highly
              good-looking, so to attend their show is like reading an
              entire
              Harlequin Romance in 45 minutes, one of the bad ones your
              mother puts
              on the high shelf. Also, spooky.&rdquo; &ndash; Lisa Carver (Suckdog,
              Rollerderby)</p>
      <p>
        Delays,
              Mashers, Choppers etc:
              <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://evilmoisture.free.fr/mangler/mashers.html">http://evilmoisture.free.fr/mangler/mashers.html</a><br>
              Bat detector
              <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://evilmoisture.free.fr/bat/">http://evilmoisture.free.fr/bat/</a><br>
              Some texts about Evil Moisture
              etc: <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://schoolofmeatcutting.free.fr/about.html">http://schoolofmeatcutting.free.fr/about.html</a></p>
      <p>
        :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::</p>
      <p>
        <br></p>
      <p>
        .:(sic):.
              is one of the most insane projects of the History of
              Experimental
              Music in Mexico. How many duos of extreme vocalists we
              know from all
              over the world, who are composing as profound savages,
              possessed by
              rituals from the cave, but with the conscious of silence
              and
              meditation?</p>
      <p>
        In
              this sense, Ambriz and Bonequi merge primigenius intuition
              as a
              concept of uniqueness from spaceship earth parked on the
              devastating
              psychological impact of amoral landscapes&hellip; reconstructed
              face cuts
              of whom invoke timeless miniatures from the instability of
              gesture&hellip;
              primitive humanoids shouting freedom with no-language
              dialects while
              trembling and convulsing mouth noises from antique
              nonexistent rites.</p>
      <p>
        <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://auditionrecords.com/(sic).php">http://auditionrecords.com/(sic).php</a></p>
      <p>
        <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrMxyR_zyLo">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrMxyR_zyLo</a></p>
      <p>
        ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::</p>
      <p>
        <br></p>
      <p>
        Martins
              Rokis from Riga has been experimenting with various forms
              of
              electronic music since the late 90&rsquo;s, but while studying
              philosophy
              and delving into sound programming his focus gradually
              shifted away
              from musical aspects of sound more towards experiential
              relationships
              between sound, space and body and multimodality of human
              perception.<br>
              Currently he is working with sound and visuals in
              different contexts, forms, crossing boundaries between
              so-called
              computer music, psychedelic noise and abstract sound art,
              blending
              generative strategies with improvisation and also
              occasionally making
              sound installations or works for multichannel systems. He
              has
              presented his artistic activities locally and
              internationally and so
              far he has published few limited edition releases. Recent
              performances include STEIM (NL), EMS, FYLKINGEN, AUDIORAMA
              (SE),NK(DE),CAFE OTO (UK) and others.</p>
      <p>
        Links:</p>
      <p>
        <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.martinsrokis.com/">http://www.martinsrokis.com/</a></p>
      <p>
        <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://soundcloud.com/mart1nsr0k1s">https://soundcloud.com/mart1nsr0k1s</a></p>
      <p>
        :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::</p>
      <p>
        ULTRASPIE&szlig;ER</p>
      <p>
        Berlin
              based outfit reformed after two of the original members
              moved to
              other parts of the globe.<br>
              New lineup featuring:</p>
      <p>
        Julian
              Percy Au (guitar treatments)<br>
              Yvan Volochine Fr (electronics)<br>
              Steve
              Heather Au (percussion, electronics)</p>
      <p>
        <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://soundcloud.com/ultraspiesser">https://soundcloud.com/ultraspiesser</a></p>
      <p>
        <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://auditionrecords.com/ultraspiesser.php">http://auditionrecords.com/ultraspiesser.php</a></p>

    
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marc garrett | 27 Nov 13:05 2014

Visions of a techno-leviathan: The politics of the Bitcoin blockchain

Sorry for any cross posting...

Visions of a techno-leviathan: The politics of the Bitcoin blockchain.

Brett Scott examines the politics of the Bitcoin Blockchain and whether 
there will be a place for equality and democracy, as the power systems 
already in place begin to reshape new digital economies according to 
their own intentions.

“What has been introduced to the world is a method to create 
decentralised peer-validated time-stamped ledgers. That is a fancy way 
of saying it is a method for bypassing the use of centralised officials 
in recording stuff. Such officials are pervasive in society, from a bank 
that records electronic transactions between me and my landlord, to 
patent officers that record the date of new innovations, to 
parliamentary registers noting the passing of new legislative acts.”

http://furtherfield.org/features/articles/visions-techno-leviathan-politics-bitcoin-blockchain

Brett Scott is the author of The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: 
Hacking the Future of Money (Pluto Press: 2013). And writes for various 
publications, including The Guardian, Wired Mag and New Scientist, and 
commentate on issues like financial reform, cryptocurrency and 
peer-to-peer systems. he is also involved in projects related to 
alternative finance, financial activism, and economic justice, such as 
Action Aid, World Development Movement, Open Oil, The Finance Innovation 
Lab, and MoveYourMoney UK.

Melentie Pandilovski | 26 Nov 22:48 2014
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Videopool's Evening of Wanderings tonight at ACE Art

Video Pool Media Arts Centre will be hosting a fun filled evening at
aceartinc. November 26th, 2014
Come around 6:30pm for snacks, drinks and mingling.
7:00pm Artlink Magazine Launch
Video Pool Director Dr. Melentie Pandilovski and Dr. Praba Pilar will
launch the most recent issue of the Australian magazine Artlink. This
issue features also articles about Video Pool’s Toxicity exhibit held
in December 2013/January 2014.

7:15 – Artist Talk by Helga Jakobson

8:00 – Canadian Premiere of Architecture of and Atom (62mins) and
Winnipeg and the Infinite Whistle (short) directed by Juliacks

http://www.videopool.org/an-evening-of-wanderings/

--

-- 
Dr. Melentie Pandilovski
Director
Video Pool
Suite 221
100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3B 1H3
204-949-9134 ex 41
www.videopool.org
vpdirector@...

Share Festival | 26 Nov 15:48 2014
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CALL FOR SHARE PRIZE 2014 - Autonomous

Now in its tenth year, Piemonte Share is proud to announce a new season
of the Share Prize, the international competition designed to discover,
promote and support art in the digital age.

>From 8th November, 2014 until 4th January, 2015 entries can be submitted
for the prize using the online registration form at the bottom.
This year’s theme for the prize sums up ten years of hard work and our
hope for the future in one word: Autonomous.

Humans are surrounded by a distributed intelligence that tracks,
profiles and assists us, seeking to pre-empt, analyze and bring about
our dreams and desires and forming a complex, autonomous system.
Software assistants, drones, cars that drive themselves and bots for
high-frequency trading. As computing becomes more and more distributed,
humans are no longer the only agents of analysis and action.
Subjects become profiles, filed and categorised in a vast system
designed to extrapolate our actions and convert them into profit variables.
Where does the growth in potential stop and a technological circuit
begin, in which our choices are increasingly driven by “emergent”
considerations that act autonomously?
How are artists responding to a reality created by humans but only
partially controlled by us? What principles lead people to rely on such
systems? What fields do those who criticize them work in and how do they
act effectively?

An international panel of judges, Jasmina Tesanovic, Irini
Papadimitriou, Bruce Sterling, and Luca Barbeni, will short-list six
nominees for the prize, who will be invited to exhibit at the customary
Share Prize exhibition in Turin from 12th to 22nd March, 2015.
The venue for the exhibition this year will be the new Temporary Museum,
a project sponsored jointly by the Department for Cultural Affairs of
the Regione Piemonte and BasicNet Group.
The names of the short-listed finalists will be announced by the end of
January 2015.

DOWNLOAD COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT
http://www.toshare.it/shareprize/shareprize2014_en.pdf

SUBSCRIBE ONLINE
http://tiny.cc/1poxpx

http://www.toshare.it

nilo casares | 25 Nov 18:48 2014
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valija diplomática low cost

http://art-ex.es/portfolio/nilo-casares/

Arie A | 25 Nov 16:49 2014
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V2_Newsletter 12 2014

V2_Newsletter December 2014

www.v2.nl

On Thursday 27 November we have invited a variety of non-expert
experts to bring hidden knowledge to light. On 11 December there’s a
Test_Lab Genomic Gastronomy where you can get a taste of
Doritos4Snowden. The two new books by Arjen Mulder and Ruben Jacobs
are now available. And we’re proud to announce that Cecilia Jonsson
has won the second prize of the VIDA 16 Awards for The Iron Ring,
which she realized during a Summer Sessions residency at V2_.

Blowup: Non-Expert Experts
27 November 2014
20:00–22:00h
V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam
v2.nl/events/blowup-non-expert-experts

The same small circle of experts circulate on the world's conference
stages... but what of all the specialist knowledge under our noses?
Who are the unacknowledged experts in our midst? The maker movement
has done a good job of uncovering hidden technological talents, but
which other domains are developing innovative techniques with possible
wider impacts? With artist Melle Smets, researcher Cynthia Hathaway,
and the collaboration of the Open Design students at the Willem de
Kooning Academy, V2_ has been on a hunt for the most interesting
'non-expert experts' in the Netherlands. At this event, we will hear
from a wide range of unsung experts in several divergent areas: from
giant vegetable growers and their 500 kg pumpkins to natural
weightlifters lifting twice their body weight, and anything else you
can imagine. The aim is to bring hidden knowledge to light, and to
reveal the surprising techniques, motivations, and results that our
experts achieve.

Test_Lab: Genomic Gastronomy
11 December 2014
20:00–22:00h
V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam
v2.nl/events/test_lab-genomic-gastronomy

In an evening full of food phreaking and culinary controversy,
artistic think-tank The Center for Genomic Gastronomy (Zack Denfield,
Cathrine Kramer, Emma Conley) will discuss the biotechnologies and
biodiversity of our food systems. On the basis of a live sneak preview
of their work as artists in residence at V2_, and with the help of
special guests like Anja Groten and Pieter van Boheemen, visitors will
be introduced to the Center’s ambition to uncover and reveal the
strange but true stories of our global food system through a series of
semi-documentary videos. In addition to an exclusive look at costumes,
set designs, scripts and rough cuts, in the Test_Lab tradition, The
Center for Genomic Gastronomy will also demonstrate their research
live and invite visitors to do some Smog Tasting, discuss the fact and
fiction of the infamous Fish Tomato, dive into the magic ingredients
of Cobalt-60 Sauce and taste Doritos4Snowden.

Cecilia Jonsson wins Award for The Iron Ring
The second prize of the prestigious VIDA 16 Awards goes to Cecilia
Jonsson, for her work The Iron Ring, which she realized at V2_ during
a Summer Sessions residency.
v2.nl/lab/blog/cecilia-jonsson-wins-prize

In 2013 Cecilia Jonsson realized her work The Iron Ring with support
of V2_ during a Summer Sessions residency. She created an iron ring
out of iron ore from 24kg of grass harvested from the acidic river
banks of a landscape transformed by opencast mining. Afterwards she
made an e-book about the project. V2_ is proud that she has now been
awarded the second prize of VIDA 16 (the Art and Artificial Life
International Awards of Fundacion Telefonica) for The Iron Ring. The
jury stated: ‘This complicated project illustrates the slippage across
nature and technology as well as the environmental awareness present
in today’s culture’. To find out more about the project: read The Iron
Ring e-book which can be downloaded for free on the V2_website.

New Books, Now Available
Now available: Arjen Mulder’s new book on art and documentation, and
Ruben Jacobs’ Iedereen een kunstenaar.
v2.nl/publishing/iedereen-een-kunstenaar
v2.nl/publishing/een-stuk-van-mij-gaat-een-paar-keer

Arjen Mulder’s new book Een stuk van mij gaat een paar keer (‘A piece
of mine goes a couple of times’) is an essay about art and
documentation. He argues that the relation between original and
documentation has completely shifted over the past thirty years. Art
is no longer autonomous, as the 20th century wanted it to be;
documentation is what keeps a work of art alive. The second book,
Iedereen een kunstenaar (‘Everyone an artist’) by Ruben Jacobs, is
about authenticity, art and the creative industries. Both books are
published in Dutch and are available in the V2_webshop and selected
bookshops. Order your copy here.

Email not your thing? You can also follow V2_ on the social medium of
your choice:
• Google+
• Facebook
• Twitter

Radio Web MACBA | 25 Nov 12:09 2014
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New podcast: Hank Bull on Boredom, the HP Dinner Show and radio art

New podcast: Hank Bull on Boredom, the HP Dinner Show and radio art

Link: http://rwm.macba.cat/en/extra/hank-bull/capsula

Hank Bull: "Boredom is a subversive exposé of the charade of the simulacrum of entertainment and the false nature of information"

'The HP Dinner Show' was a weekly radio show broadcast on Vancouver Cooperative Radio from 1975 to 1983. A mix of experimental radio, a platform for sarcasm, and a hangout for the local scene, the project by Hank Bull and Patrick Ready operated under the premise that the radio medium could and should fall within our notion of art. With a personal style packed with humour and a far cry from the mannerisms of European radio art, the show earned its place as a small underground phenomenon in the Vancouver area. 

In this programme, Hank Bull takes the idea of boredom as a springboard to fire off some interesting ideas about entertainment and archives.

Enjoy!
<div><div dir="ltr">New podcast: Hank Bull on Boredom, the HP Dinner Show and radio art<div><br></div>
<div>Link:&nbsp;<a href="http://rwm.macba.cat/en/extra/hank-bull/capsula">http://rwm.macba.cat/en/extra/hank-bull/capsula</a><br><br>Hank Bull: "Boredom is a subversive expos&eacute; of the charade of the simulacrum of entertainment and the false nature of information"<br><br>'The HP Dinner Show' was a weekly radio show broadcast on Vancouver Cooperative Radio from 1975 to 1983. A mix of experimental radio, a platform for sarcasm, and a hangout for the local scene, the project by Hank Bull and Patrick Ready operated under the premise that the radio medium could and should fall within our notion of art. With a personal style packed with humour and a far cry from the mannerisms of European radio art, the show earned its place as a small underground phenomenon in the Vancouver area.&nbsp;<br><br>In this programme, Hank Bull takes the idea of boredom as a springboard to fire off some interesting ideas about entertainment and archives.</div>
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<div>Enjoy!</div>
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Janos Sugar | 24 Nov 21:18 2014
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CSIS on Hungary

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS):
/.../
In the case of Hungary, many of these trends have toxically blended 
to produce an increasingly authoritarian regime. Over the last 
decade, Hungary has maintained strong economic and political ties 
with Russia. Russia is Hungary's largest trading partner outside the 
European Union, and the country remains 80 percent reliant on Russian 
energy. As Russia's grasp on Hungary's economy has tightened, 
nationalist and xenophobic groups-such as the neo-fascist Jobbik 
party-have also risen to prominence, further undermining the 
country's Western, liberal orientation. Moreover, Hungarian Prime 
Minister Viktor Orban has articulated a significant shift in national 
direction and policy orientation, declaring in July that Hungary must 
strive to build "an illiberal new state based on national 
foundations" as evidenced by legislative motions to restrict free 
speech (including an oppressive advertising tax), centralize 
authority (Hungary's new constitution has been amended five times), 
and erode the independence of the judiciary. Noting that the 
geopolitical "wind is blowing from the East," Orban has credited 
Moscow for these latest Russian-styled Hungarian "reforms." These 
illiberal trends have been accompanied by distinctly pro-Russian 
foreign policies in Budapest. Orban has consistently derided the EU's 
sanctions against Russia, and Hungary abruptly discontinued its sale 
of excess gas supplies to Ukraine after a visit from the CEO of 
Gazprom this fall. Hungary received a 10 billion euro loan from 
Russia for a new nuclear power plant facility, increasing Hungary's 
energy dependence on Russian technology and financial support. 
Negative developments in Hungary and its neighbors threaten to derail 
wider European efforts to restrain Russian recidivism. Although the 
21st-century East-West confrontation does not bear the ideological 
vestiges of the Cold War, there is a clear ideological component. 
This contestation is between liberal versus illiberal, transparency 
and good governance versus corruption and "managed democracy." The 
unqualified success of Central Europe's transformation from Communism 
to liberal democracies and market economies is not immutable, and we 
should not trick ourselves into believing it is so.
/.../
http://csis.org/files/publication/141110_Cohen_GlobalForecast2015_Web.pdf

+

http://www.thelocal.de/20141124/putin-euro-influence-strategy-targets-afd

http://www.cato.org/people/andrei-illarionov

Sus Garcia | 23 Nov 20:00 2014
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DIY modular synth workshop

Hi Spectres,

There's a DIY modular synth workshop coming up next weekend at the London Hackspace.

DIY modular synth workshop

Venue: London Hackspace, E2 9DY
Dates: 29 November 2014 - 30 November 2014
Price: Just pay for the kits you build 

Modular synth workshop at the London Hackspace. Two days hands-on workshop lead by Barcelona-based synth makers Befaco.org

Dates: 29th and 30th November, 12am to ~8pm

Location: 447 Hackney Rd, London E2 9DY

Hands on workshop: build your own synth modules on eurorack format. We provide all the necessary components to build your device from scratch. Each participant builds her/his own machine during the workshop.

Target audience: People interested in analog synthesis, modulars, experimentation, DIY, performance, sound.

Language: English / Spanish

Material Costs: NO Fee, just pay for the kits you build. Kits include PCB and all electronic parts.

Required skills: interest and patience. No previous experience in electronics is necessary.

Required materials: Fine tip soldering iron less than 25w, if possible (we’ve got spares ones if you need one).

Participants can choose to build any of the Befaco modules that are available.

List of kits and prices: http://musichackspace.org/diy-modular-synth-workshop-29th-and-30th-novem...

Befaco is a Synth DIY/open hardware platform focussed on designing modules and organizing modular synth workshops regularly in Madrid, Barcelona, Berlin and London.

Please register via workshops-u1LLysqxkhimNmI29sifLx2eb7JE58TQ@public.gmane.org

We are happy to answer any questions you may have.





Thanks.

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Susanna Garcia
<at> sus_mtf

Music Hackspace Workshops
workshops-u1LLysqxkhimNmI29sifLx2eb7JE58TQ@public.gmane.org
<at> musichackspace

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<div>Hi Spectres,</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>There's a DIY modular synth workshop coming up next weekend at the London Hackspace.</div>
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        <span class="field-label">Venue:&nbsp;</span>London Hackspace, E2 9DY      </div>

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      <span class="field-label">Dates:&nbsp;</span><span class="date-display-start">29 November 2014</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">30 November 2014</span>    </div>

        
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      <span class="field-label">Price:&nbsp;</span>Just pay for the kits you build&nbsp;</div>
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<div class="sampler-event-price">Modular synth workshop at the <a href="https://london.hackspace.org.uk/">London Hackspace</a>. Two days hands-on workshop lead by Barcelona-based synth  makers <a href="http://www.befaco.org/">Befaco.org</a>
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<p>Dates: 29th and 30th November, 12am to ~8pm</p>
<p>Location: 447 Hackney Rd, London E2 9DY</p>
<p>Hands on workshop: build your own synth modules on  
eurorack format. We provide all the necessary components to build your  
device from scratch. Each participant builds her/his own machine during 
 the workshop.</p>
<p>Target audience: People interested in analog synthesis, modulars, experimentation, DIY, performance, sound.</p>
<p>Language: English / Spanish</p>
<p>Material Costs: NO Fee, just pay for the kits you build. Kits include PCB and all electronic parts.</p>
<p>Required skills: interest and patience. No previous experience in electronics is necessary.</p>
<p>Required materials: Fine tip soldering iron less than 25w, if possible (we&rsquo;ve got spares ones if you need one).</p>
<p>Participants can choose to build any of the Befaco modules that are available.</p>
<p>List of kits and prices: <a href="http://musichackspace.org/diy-modular-synth-workshop-29th-and-30th-november/" title="http://musichackspace.org/diy-modular-synth-workshop-29th-and-30th-november/">http://musichackspace.org/diy-modular-synth-workshop-29th-and-30th-novem...</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.befaco.org/">Befaco</a> is a Synth DIY/open  
hardware platform focussed on designing modules and organizing modular  
synth workshops regularly in Madrid, Barcelona, Berlin and London.</p>
<p>Please register via <a href="mailto:workshops@...">workshops@...</a></p>
<p>We are happy to answer any questions you may have.</p>
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<br>Thanks.<div>
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<span class="Apple-style-span">Susanna Garcia<br> <at> sus_mtf<br><br>Music Hackspace Workshops<br><a href="mailto:workshops@...">workshops@...</a><br> <at> musichackspace<br></span>
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Alessandro Ludovico | 20 Nov 17:51 2014
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Neural 48 Uncanny Abundance is still available

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Neural #48, "Uncanny Abundance"

Centerfold: E.E.G. Kiss

interviews
. Kyle McDonald
. rybn
. Tae Hong Park
. James Bridle
. Lev Manovich

articles
. Au Clair de la Lune
. Jennifer Lyn Morone + Aaron Brown, data-driven identities
. Data Transmutations: Making Sound Sense of Big Data

reports
. Transmediale 2014
. Physical/ité, Biennale Internationale d’Art Numerique 2014
. Full Screen

.news
. Gay-Check-Online
. 3D MK Boat
. Multinode_Metagame
. A Piece of the Pie Chart
. S.M.S.
. Photophon #1
. Phytoacoustics
. Reading My Body
. Resonant Architecture
. Aural Tools #1 – Trifoglio
. Tachyonic Antitelephone
. Computers Watching Movies
. Data Cuisine
. E-book backup
. Pneumatic Sponge Ball Accelerator

.books/dvds:
. (edited by) Andrews, van Leeuwen, van Baaren / Hidden Persuasion
. (edited by) Geoff Cox, Tatiana Bazzichelli / Disrupting Business (DATA browser 05)
. Stephanie Hankey and Marek Tuszynski / Visualizing Information for Advocacy
. (edited by) M. Fredriksson, J. Arvanitakis / Piracy: Leakages from Modernity
. (directed by) Johannes Grenzfurthner / Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl
. Linda Ioanna Kouvaras / Loading the Silence
. (edited by) Freek Lomme / Waving Platforms
. Giorgio Maffei / Records By Artists: 1958-1990
. Various Artists / Sound Development City – Expedition Logbook 2013
. HHY & Beast Box / Mundo de Cristal, Máquina da Selva
. (edited by) Omar Kholeif / You are Here: Art After the Internet
. (edited by) Phoebe Stubbs / Art and the Internet
. Katja Kwastek / Aesthetics of Interaction in Digital Art
. Craig Dworkin / No Medium
. (edited by) N. K. Hayles and J. Pressman / Comparative Textual Media

.cd reviews:
. Christoph Korn & Lasse-Marc Riek : Series Invisible
. Yoshio Machida : Music From The Synthi
. Lemures : Lemuria
. Nicolas Bernier : frequencies (a / fragments)
. Lawrence English : Suikinkutsu No Katawara Ni
. Jaap Blonk : Traces Of Speech
. Ryoko Akama : Code Of Silence
. Daniel Lercher & Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø : TH_X
. Thomas Tilly : le Cébron / Statics and sowers
. Deison & Mingle : Everything Collapse[d]
. Origamibiro : Odham’s Standard
. Monno : Cheval Ouvert
. Goh Lee Kwang : 逆耳New Ear
. Florian Wittenburg : 17 Clips
. Eric Lunde : Audio Demonstrations of the Opycay 5.13 Digital Audio Degeneration Units
. Le Forbici Di Manitù : Automitoantologia
. Guy Birkin : Tintinnabuli Mathematica Vol. I:
. AAVV : UltraUltraRed
. Bruce Gilbert And BAW : Diluvial
. Fabio Perletta : Interstitial Spaces

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