:: Friday, July 08, 2005 ::

"Big Sheep" Call for participation

"Big Sheep" a collaborative and copyleft project by Regina Celia Pinto and
Isabel Saij.

The cloning and remixes have already started!

Then, we like to invite you to visit our blog at:

And to send us original works or derivative works related to the theme "sheep".

The project aims to develop a new kind of collaborative work: all the creations made for "Big Sheep" are placed under a copyleft license: http://artlibre.org/

Concretely you can join us in 3 ways:

a)- make an original work (drawing, photo, text, animation, sound,...) related with our theme (sheep) and send it to us with your "copyleft" agreement (see above the link to the license). Very important: you need to have a complete copyright on your creation in order to put it under copyleft! For instance you can't "copyleft" photo(s) downloaded from internet without the permission of the holder (s) of the copyright (s).

b)- take one (or several) work(s) from our blog: http://bigsheep.blogspot.com/
Then: modify it, write a text, add a sound...and send us your derivative work with your copyleft agreement. Note: this derivative work will be placed under the copyleft license!

c)- participate in the blog "Big Sheep"(http://bigsheep.
) with your comments.

Send your works here:
subject: "Big Sheep"

Technical aspects:

Multimedia and Image Files: JPG, GIF, MOV, SWF , AVI, max 640 X 480 pixels and not more than 300 kb.
Text files: RTF, not more than two A4 pages.
Sound: MP3 max 300 kb

More information


History of Big Sheep
http://bigsheep.blogspot.com/ - Sheep's Parade

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From Ryan Griffis:

Hello from the Temporary Travel Office,
As part of the grand opening of the El Centro Chamber of Commerce Ensemble, the Temporary Travel Office will be operating its Parking Public tour series out of a store front within the 727 Gallery in downtown Los Angeles

From Thursday July 14 - Saturday July 16, Gallery 727 will be servicing utopian ideals for downtown tourists and residents. The Travel Office will be providing walking tours of outdoor parking and the seemingly conflicting desires of mobility and stasis during its tenure, while mural artist Gomez Bueno will be investigating the public imaginary of utopia.

The Travel Office welcomes walk-in tours (scheduled in regular intervals) and online participation (see the website below). We also welcome volunteer tour guides (training provided).New store fronts following each week, so stay tuned.

Happy Trails!


Gallery 727 Info:
727 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014

on the border of the Fashion District and Historic Core

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 12-6pm or by appointment

Visit the Temporary Travel Office online

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:: Thursday, July 07, 2005 ::
El lanzamiento de Creative Commons Chile, realizada el Viernes 1 de Julio tubo la presencia de su presidente Lawrence Lessig y se realizo en el Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de la ciudad de Santiago.

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:: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 ::
The weekly Features (below this section) currently offers "Projects Reviews" by Molly Hankwitz. If you missed it last week Lora McPhail contributed "Hello Hello Garci... Will I Still Lead by 1M?"

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Front Wheel Drive has new features:

Paul Roberts (interview) [by MC Paul Barman]:
Paul Roberts is an award-winning Seattle-based journalist. He wrote "The Federal Chain-Saw Massacre" about forestry, "The Sweet Hereafter" about sugar, and "Bad Sports, Or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the SUV" for Harper's Magazine. Last May, Houghton-Mifflin published his first book, 'The End of Oil', which I translated into rhyme on my forthcoming record. Roberts is currently working on a new book.

_Primer (movie review) [by Steven Shaviro]:
I'm not sure how much I can write about Shane Carruth's 'Primer', since (like most viewers, apparently) I am unable to give a coherent summary of its plot after having seen it once. But not understanding the plot scarcely seems to matter. The film is dense, elliptical, and powerfully involving, and I doubt a point-by-point explanation of "what happens" would make much of a difference, in terms of its impact.

_After Theory by Terry Eagleton (book review) [by roy christopher]:
Over two decades ago, Terry Eagleton helped define the field of cultural theory with his book 'Literary Theory'. In his latest work, 'After Theory', he takes a look back, a look around, and a look ahead in the field he helped found.

_Dig! (movie review) [by roy christopher]:
Ondi Timoner's 'Dig!' is the story of a musical revolution, which may or may not have happened, depending on your perspective. The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Worhols were friends before either had any modicum of fame, and they were determined to change the world -- or at least the world of music. They took separate paths toward this change, and the onset of two types of fame turned them into rivals of the oddest sort.

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Video Games Live begins it inaugural tour season tonight at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles. It is the first major U.S. video game music concert tour. The event includes a "retrospective segment from the beginning of the video game era up to the present, several segments with game footage on three giant video screens, handheld cameras showing orchestra, and character close-ups. There will also be an interactive segment where selected audience members will actually play a game live onstage while the orchestra plays the music."

Video Games Live will feature music and video clips from the most popular games from the beginning of video gaming to the present. Games include: Mario™, Zelda®, Halo®, Metal Gear Solid®, Warcraft®, Myst®, Final Fantasy®, Castlevania®, Medal of Honor™, Sonic™, Tron, Tomb Raider®, Advent Rising, Headhunter, Beyond Good & Evil™, Splinter Cell®, Ghost Recon™, Rainbow Six®, EverQuest® II and a special retro arcade segment that goes from Pong® to Donkey Kong®.

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:: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 ::
medialounge // #99 // 04.07.05 //
Taiwan - England Artist Fellowship 2005/06
Call for applications for the Taiwan - England Artist Fellowship Programme 2005/06

A joint initiative between Visiting Arts, British Council Taiwan, Arts Council England, Council for Cultural Affairs and National Endowment for Culture and Arts. This two year programme aims to establish an exchange between artists from both
countries who are engaged in contemporary arts practice in the fields of visual and performing arts, which will lead to the growth of sustainable cultural links between Taiwan and England.

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July 8th - July 29th
Friday July 29th, 4-6pm
@ Arts In Progress, 2201 Washington Street
Dudley Square, Roxbury, MA

The Berwick Research Institute "AIR Satellite Program" is pleased toannounce its collaboration in the latest investigative project by the Institute for Infinitely Small Things, CORPORATE COMMANDS: DUDLEY SQUARE.

The average person sees over 3000 discrete advertising messages each day. Many of these messages are CORPORATE COMMANDS - instructions to the consumer in the imperative: "JUST DO IT", "GRAB LIFE BY THE HORNS", "HAVE IT YOUR WAY".

What if we actually DID what the corporate commands told us to do in the LOCATION where they told us to do it?

This is the subject of an ongoing research project by The INSTITUTE FOR INFINITELY SMALL THINGS, a Boston-based research organization. Throughout the month of July, the Institute will team up with youth researchers from the Media Arts Summer Program at Roxbury's ARTS IN PROGRESS to document and perform corporate commands found in their local environment. Together they hope to develop a model that encourages individuals and communities to build a more acute awareness of the influence of mass media and advertising on their physical and psychological environment. www.corporatecommands.com

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:: Monday, July 04, 2005 ::
Turbulence Commission: "Fallout, Part I: An Open Repository"
by Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga

"Eleven of us shared beds, floor, and one tiny bathroom as the Somoza dynasty came to an end in 1979.

When I returned to Masaya, the town was terribly damaged. The streets and the Spanish stucco facades of homes were bullet ridden and marked with the silhouette of Sandino. Although the popular revolution succeeded, the economic and political rebuilding of the republic never has. Why is this so?"

Today, Nicaragua is once again on the brink of political and economic disaster.

"Fallout" is a two part project: the first--an open database of personal accounts--will later inform part 2, an online game. Initiated by requesting personal commentary from individuals representing several generations of a single family, "Fallout, Part I: An Open Repository" is now open for submissions by anyone concerned with Nicaragua or other similarly imperiled nations. The site presents a written and graphical history for those not familiar with Nicaragua and utilizes collaborative software to investigate the enigma of the Nicaraguan national character. "Fallout" potentially serves as a case study of the lasting effects of globalization and U.S. interventionist policies upon developing nations.

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< META NAME="abstract" CONTENT="code is an open-source digital online art exhibit hosted by year01.com july 2005" >

< META name="description" content="curated by david jhave johnston featuring work by amy alexander, david bouchard, b-l-u-e-s-c-r-e-e-n dot net, martin howse, and stanza. A discussion blog hosted by pascale malaterre accompanies the exhibit in july 2005. All source code is downloadable and all art work is open-source." >

The exhibit provides an accessible glimpse into a few contemporary ways of approaching code as art, and contribute to evolved approaches to hybrid methodologies which utilize mixtures of conceptual art and open-source philosophy while occasionally leveraging the strengths of proprietary foundations.

Funded by Canada Council for the Arts

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This month, Empyre hosts Helen Thorington and Michele Riel who discuss multiple aspects of network performance.

Rhizome's artbase 101 at the New Museum is reviewed by Sarah Boxer. A critical thread developed in Rhizome Raw which can be accessed through the digest. It can also be accessed directly as a thread.

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