Greece Volos BarterAccording to Richard Florida, readily available digital tools like Firefox and Final Cut were supposed to empower artists, designers, and other “creatives” to steer the world’s future in a 21st-century Creative Economy. So why aren’t we all employed in creative industries by now?

It’s easy to point to the usual suspects like job outsourcing to China and Wall Street fat cats. But it is also true that some creative economies are thriving–even in epicenters of economic recession such as Greece–but they are organized around barter and free software rather than dollars or drachma.

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Pocos Blue medRichard Rinehart, co-author with Still Water’s Jon Ippolito of the forthcoming MIT book New Media and Social Memory, presents conclusions from the book at the POCOS/HATII symposium on Software Art in Glasgow on 11 October.

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Governments and vigilantes are using Facebook and other social media to identify and jail protesters–even if they never left their keyboards.

A Chat With Zavilia, a Tool For Identifying Rioters

“Social media isn’t just great for starting ‘social unrest,’ it’s proving to be quite helpful for quashing it too. Not long after the bricks began to fly in London’s latest kerfuffle, locals angry over raging mobs scrambled to assist the police in their attempt to identify street-fighters and free-for-all hooligans … Now with more than 1,000 people charged over the chaos, a few citizen groups continue to provide web-based rioter identification platforms, in hopes of being good subjects, maintaining the country’s pursuit of order, and keeping their neighborhoods safe.”

http://it.slashdot.org/story/11/08/19/0248220/A-Chat-With-Zavilia-a-Tool-For-Identifying-Rioters

In Britain, a Meeting on Limiting Social Media

Government officials and representatives of Twitter, Facebook and BlackBerry met to discuss voluntary ways to limit or restrict the use of social media to combat crime and periods of civil unrest.

http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=bc98f459d24fe76a1cb358676020620b

UK Men Get 4 Years For Trying to Incite Riots Via Facebook

“In addition to the 12 arrests from last week, a judge has sentenced 20-year-old Jordan Blackshaw and 22-year-old Perry Sutcliffe-Keenan to four years in prison for their failed attempts to use Facebook to incite riots in the UK. The judge said he hoped the sentences would act as a deterrent. The two men were convicted for using Facebook to encourage violent disorder in their hometowns in northwest England.”

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/08/18/0224214/UK-Men-Get-4-Years-For-Trying-to-Incite-Riots-Via-Facebook

Slashdot / Soulskill nonprofiteer writes “A bunch of vigilantes are organizing a Google Group dedicated to using recently revealed facial recognition tools to identify looters in the London riots. While Vancouver discussed doing something similar after the Stanley Cup riots, the city never actually moved forward on it. Ring of Steel London, though, is far more likely to incorporate FRT into its investigative work.” A related article points out how development of face-recognition technology has been kept under wraps by some organizations, but we’re getting to the point where it’ll soon be ubiquitous.

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/08/10/062225/The-London-Riots-and-Facial-Recognition-Technology

When police and vigilantes fail, there’s always PayPal.

PayPal Joins London Police Effort

“PayPal has joined a music copyright association and the City of London police department’s bid to financially starve websites deemed ‘illegal.’ When presented with sufficient evidence of unlicensed downloading from a site, the United Kingdom’s PayPal branch ‘will require the retailer to submit proof of licensing for the music offered by the retailer,’ said the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s latest press release.”

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/07/22/2345217/PayPal-Joins-London-Police-Effort

Meanwhile, Egyptian activists are getting in trouble for what they post on Facebook.

Egyptian Charged For Threatening Facebook Post

“The Egyptian Military Prosecution has charged 26-year-old activist and blogger Asmaa Mahfouz for allegedly defaming the country’s ruling generals and calling for armed operations against the military and the judiciary. Mahfouz, a prominent activist, was accused of using Facebook to call for the assassinations of Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) members and certain judges.”

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/08/15/0156222/Egyptian-Charged-For-Threatening-Facebook-Post

Street View Giardini 1 9 Master CardThe press release for the exhibition Not Here begins, “The Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University is very pleased to announce that we will not be presenting the augmented reality artwork of the art collective, MANIFEST.AR from June 4 through November 27, 2011.” It turns out MANIFEST.AR isn’t featured in the Venice Biennale either. Even more of a coincidence: the same works not featured in the Biennale are not featured in the Samek show, during the exact same period!

If you’re confused, blame Augmented Reality: software that allows enterprising artists to overlay virtual versions of their works in real spaces, at least on AR-enabled smartphones. What’s not (here) to like?

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Anonymous Wikileaks LogoUS security consultants may have been conspiring in secret to bring WikiLeaks down, but Britain’s former intelligence chief links WikiLeaks with the downfall of oppressive regimes in the Middle East. And then there’s WikiLeak’s staunchest supporter, Anonymous, which caught said security consultants with their pants down (and may have even erased their CEO’s iPad).

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Deutsche Telekom tracking graphicIf Big Brother comes for you, you’ve got seven minutes to make yourself scarce after tossing your cell phone in a nearby dumpster. That’s what a German politician learned when he took his telephone carrier to court to find out how often they tracked his position–and learned Deutsche Telekom tracked him 35,000 times in 6 months, even though he never explicitly chose to share his location.

The results make for a compelling interactive graphic, but also seem to vindicate free software guru Richard Stallman’s choice never to carry a cell phone.

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If the Yes Men were the “Da Men,” they would have been locked up long ago. I hope Plutser-Sarno has a better travel agent than Julian Assange.

Aleksei Plutser-Sarno has been on the run since Russian law enforcement has been working to shut down Voina, the radical Russian art collective he belongs to….

For three years, Voina, which means war, has been playing cat-and-mouse with Russian law enforcement, staging street actions that ranged from the obscure (throwing live cats at McDonald’s cashiers) to the monumental (a 210-foot penis painted on a St. Petersburg drawbridge, so that it rose up pointing at the offices of the F.S.B., the security service).

Last September, Voina launched its most audacious project: “Palace Revolution,” which involved running up to parked police cars and flipping them over — a commentary, the group explained, on police corruption…

But Voina did not need art-world connections — YouTube, LiveJournal and Twitter gave it access to young Russians who shared the group’s sense of humor and rage at the police. Its plans got bigger, riskier. Before painting the penis on the bridge last June, the group practiced for a month before concluding that nine people could do the job in 30 seconds. As it turned out, guards barreled after them and they had only 23 seconds.

The image stood for a few hours before the authorities scrubbed it off; by then it had exploded onto the Internet. It was, Mr. Plutser-Sarno said, Voina’s most perfect act.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/22/world/europe/22voina.htm

No, we’re not talking piercings. The latest in interactive installations are on view at the 2010 Ars Electronica, the same festival where NMD students Kristen Murphy, Max Langton, Matt James, and John Bell presented in 2002.

http://feeds.wired.com/~r/wired/index/~3/MarPwmaPkY4/ via Byline Robots, phantom limbs and a nostril-powered digital painting take center stage at Ars Electronica 2010. Organizers for the digital arts festival, a longtime magnet for madcap interactive designers, describe this year’s exhibition as “a response to impending doom….”

Italian artist Sonia Cillari exhales through a cable connecting her left nostril to the center of a big screen. Her breathing defines the contours of a digital creature called “feather.”

TWELVE SCHOLARSHIPS have become available to students of the new Transart Institute MFA Creative Practice program validated by the University of Plymouth. Two Developing Country Scholarships, four Achievement Scholarships and six Merit Scholarships will be awarded. The scholarships provide a reduction in tuition from 10 to 50%. More information on scholarships and payment plans can found on the Transart Institute website: http://www.transartinstitute.org/Admissions.html

TRANSART INSTITUTE offers an international low-residency MFA program for working artists in a highly individualized format. The innovative program consists of three intensive summer residencies with lectures, workshops, critiques, seminars, performances and exhibitions in Europe and two shorter winter residencies in New York. In the four semesters between residencies, students create their own course of study realizing individual art and research projects with the support of faculty and self-chosen artist mentors wherever they work and live.

THE MFA CREATIVE PRACTICE is geared towards the development of a sustainable artistic praxis rather than training in certain media or genres, challenging students to think conceptually and work creatively in new ways. Current students work with animation, curating, digital media, film, gaming, graphic design, installation, painting, performance, photography, robotics, sculpture, sound, text, video, virtual reality.

General information: www.transartinstitute.org For specific information please contact Selina Heaton, Administrative Manager: info [AT] transartinstitute [DOT] org

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http://www.transartinstitute.org knoll [AT] transartinstitute [DOT] org USA: 347 410 9905 Fax: 508 682 2853

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TWELVE SCHOLARSHIPS have become available to students of the new Transart Institute MFA Creative Practice program validated by the University of Plymouth. Two Developing Country Scholarships, four Achievement Scholarships and six Merit Scholarships will be awarded. The scholarships provide a reduction in tuition from 10 to 50%. More information on scholarships and payment plans can found on the Transart Institute website: http://www.transartinstitute.org/Admissions.html

TRANSART INSTITUTE offers an international low-residency MFA program for working artists in a highly individualized format. The innovative program consists of three intensive summer residencies with lectures, workshops, critiques, seminars, performances and exhibitions in Europe and two shorter winter residencies in New York. In the four semesters between residencies, students create their own course of study realizing individual art and research projects with the support of faculty and self-chosen artist mentors wherever they work and live.

THE MFA CREATIVE PRACTICE is geared towards the development of a sustainable artistic praxis rather than training in certain media or genres, challenging students to think conceptually and work creatively in new ways. Current students work with animation, curating, digital media, film, gaming, graphic design, installation, painting, performance, photography, robotics, sculpture, sound, text, video, virtual reality.

General information: www.transartinstitute.org For specific information please contact Selina Heaton, Administrative Manager: info [AT] transartinstitute [DOT] org

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Klaus Knoll, PhD Programme Leader, MFA Creative Practice

http://www.transartinstitute.org knoll [AT] transartinstitute [DOT] org USA: 347 410 9905 Fax: 508 682 2853

On the heels of passing a new law giving the entertainment industries unprecedented legal weight in copyright disputes, the UK government (unintentionally?) describes an IP address as an “Intellectual Property” address.

As the Monty Python guys would say, “Oh what a giveaway!”

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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 20:55:02 +0000 From: “Jonathan Munro (TINT)” Subject: OPEN CALL: an exhibition of open source, hacking and modding LONDON

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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 20:55:02 +0000 From: “Jonathan Munro (TINT)” Subject: OPEN CALL: an exhibition of open source, hacking and modding LONDON

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Create10 :: the conference for innovative interaction design

30th June – 2nd July 2010

Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh UK

http://www.create-conference.org/

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The Create10 conference is seeking submissions in the form of full papers, workshops, short presentations, demonstrations and exhibits.

THEME : : Transitions

Analogue <> Digital

Academic <>Practice

Place <> Time

Real <> Virtual

We invite case studies of innovative design from the commercial, academic, public, government and research sectors. Cases can come from any paradigm – the web, mobile and hand held, products or consumer electronics. We would particularly like to encourage submissions from students. They will be given the opportunity to showcase and discuss both finished work and work-in-progress in a supportive environment.

The Create conference centres on the discipline of interaction design, a young disciple with roots in human-computer interaction, ergonomics, product and graphic design, multi-media and art. An interaction designer is a difficult person to pigeon hole and can be found in mobile phone companies, consumer product manufacturers, design consultancies, as a single practitioner, or within academic computing and design departments.

We are seeking original, unpublished work under the following categories:

Full Papers (2 stage submission)

: : High quality academic papers for peer review (max 6 pages)

Other Submissions (single stage)

: : Practical half-day workshops

: : Short papers and/or case studies from practitioners within the field

: : Short presentations and/or posters from students to be presented in informal student sessions

: : Demonstrations and/or videos of installation-based exhibits or creative work in progress

Please note that all successful authors will be expected to pay to register for the event.

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IMPORTANT DATES

Submissions of :

max 1 page abstracts for papers : 15th March 2010

max 2 page proposals for all other submissions : 31st March 2010

Notification of acceptance : Early April 2010

Full paper submission : End of April 2010

http://www.create-conference.org/calls-for-participation/

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Student Design Competition

In addition to the above call Create10 is organising a unique competition for students.

Today=92s art, design and technology students are the people who will be defining what the interdisciplinary field of interaction design will become in the near future. Create10 is a conference that celebrates innovative interaction design, whether digital products, services, environments or new interaction paradigms.

This competition is aimed at students from a wide range of disciplines, for example: interaction design, product design, industrial design, communications design, architecture, fashion, multimedia, HCI, and related fields. Students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, can enter for up to a year after completing their studies.

Entries will be assessed by a jury of leading creative design practitioners and academics: Dr Shaleph O=92Neill, Mark Daniels, Anab Jain, Crispin Jones, Di Mainstone, Christopher Pearson

All selected submissions will be exhibited at the Create10 conference exhibition in June/July 2010 in Edinburgh, at New Media Scotland’s Inspace. There will be one free conference place available for each successful entry, as well as access to assistance with travel.

Further details here: http://www.create-conference.org/student-competition/=

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Create10 :: the conference for innovative interaction design

30th June – 2nd July 2010

Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh UK

http://www.create-conference.org/

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

The Create10 conference is seeking submissions in the form of full papers, workshops, short presentations, demonstrations and exhibits.

THEME : : Transitions

Analogue Digital

Academic Practice

Place Time

Real Virtual

We invite case studies of innovative design from the commercial, academic, public, government and research sectors. Cases can come from any paradigm – the web, mobile and hand held, products or consumer electronics. We would particularly like to encourage submissions from students. They will be given the opportunity to showcase and discuss both finished work and work-in-progress in a supportive environment.

The Create conference centres on the discipline of interaction design, a young disciple with roots in human-computer interaction, ergonomics, product and graphic design, multi-media and art. An interaction designer is a difficult person to pigeon hole and can be found in mobile phone companies, consumer product manufacturers, design consultancies, as a single practitioner, or within academic computing and design departments.

We are seeking original, unpublished work under the following categories:

Full Papers (2 stage submission)

: : High quality academic papers for peer review (max 6 pages)

Other Submissions (single stage)

: : Practical half-day workshops

: : Short papers and/or case studies from practitioners within the field

: : Short presentations and/or posters from students to be presented in informal student sessions

: : Demonstrations and/or videos of installation-based exhibits or creative work in progress

Please note that all successful authors will be expected to pay to register for the event.

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

IMPORTANT DATES

Submissions of :

max 1 page abstracts for papers : 15th March 2010

max 2 page proposals for all other submissions : 31st March 2010

Notification of acceptance : Early April 2010

Full paper submission : End of April 2010

http://www.create-conference.org/calls-for-participation/

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Student Design Competition

In addition to the above call Create10 is organising a unique competition for students.

Today=92s art, design and technology students are the people who will be defining what the interdisciplinary field of interaction design will become in the near future. Create10 is a conference that celebrates innovative interaction design, whether digital products, services, environments or new interaction paradigms.

This competition is aimed at students from a wide range of disciplines, for example: interaction design, product design, industrial design, communications design, architecture, fashion, multimedia, HCI, and related fields. Students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, can enter for up to a year after completing their studies.

Entries will be assessed by a jury of leading creative design practitioners and academics: Dr Shaleph O=92Neill, Mark Daniels, Anab Jain, Crispin Jones, Di Mainstone, Christopher Pearson

All selected submissions will be exhibited at the Create10 conference exhibition in June/July 2010 in Edinburgh, at New Media Scotland’s Inspace. There will be one free conference place available for each successful entry, as well as access to assistance with travel.

Further details here: http://www.create-conference.org/student-competition/=

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http://www.create-conference.org/

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University. For more information please visit our website.

Edinburgh Napier University is one of the top 10 universities in the UK for=

graduate employability (HESA 2009)

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Studentships are available for uptake from September/October 2010 in the following areas:

Doctoral Studentships D1 Applied Arts and Crafts (Glass and Ceramics) D2 Fine Art (Curating New Media Art, or Photography)

Research Preparation Masters Studentships M3 Conservation of Art (two studentships)

AHRC Postgraduate Studentship Opportunities

For full details see http://nuweb.northumbria.ac.uk/nebgp/

Northumbria and Sunderland Universities operate a collaborative AHRC Block Grant Partnership to support quality research and professional training

Awards cover stipend and fees subject to eligibility criteria, see the AHRC Guide to Student Eligibility

http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Documents/Guideto Student Eligibility.pdf

Applications are invited electronically to applications [AT] northeastbgp [DOT] orgon the relevant form by no later than 12.00 midday on Thursday 24 March 2010. Applications received after this date and time will be kept on file as reserves. For details of each studentship opportunity and relevant form, see web links above.

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SUBVERSIVE EXCERPTS
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January 29 – February 28, 2010

Trafó Gallery, Budapest
Link: http://www.trafo.hu/programs/1866

The Center for Culture and Communication Foundation in Budapest, partner of the exhibition “Subversive Practices”, which was on view at Württembergischer Kunstverein in summer 2009, presents an excerpt from this project in collaboration with Trafo Gallery.

The exhibition includes work by the artists and artist groups Carlos ALTAMIRANO; Collective Actions; Taller E.P.S. Huayco; Ion GRIGORESCU; Claus HÄNSEL; Indigo Group; Letícia PARENTE; Luis PAZOS; Dan PERJOVSCHI; Pere PORTABELLA; Ruth Wolf- REHFELDT; Herbert RODRIGUEZ und Horacio ZABALA.

The exhibition devotes itself to experimental and conceptual art practices that had established between the nineteen-sixties and eighties in Europe and South America under the influence of military dictatorships and communist regimes. The focus is on artistic practices that not only radically question the conventional concept of art, the institutions, and the relationship between art and public, but that have, at the same time, subversively thwarted structures of censorship and opposed the existing systems of power.

See also: http://www.wkv-stuttgart.de/en/programme/2009/exhibitions/subversive

Idea and Concept: Iris Dressler, Hans D. Christ

Curators: Ramón Castillo / Paulina Varas, Fernando Davis, Cristina Freire, Sabine Hänsgen, Miguel Lopez / Emilio Tarazona, Ileana Pintilie Teleaga, Valentín Roma / Daniel García Andújar, Annamária Sz&#337;ke / Miklós Peternák, Anne Thurmann-Jajes

Curator Trafo Gallery: Nikolett Eross

Special event:
February 12, 2010, 5 – 9 pm
Film program; Lectures Ileana Pintilie, Iris Dressler, Hans D. Christ

Supported by: European Commission

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From Slashdot:

After McAfee’s disclosure of an IE 0-day vulnerability this week that had been used in Operation Aurora, the hack and stealing of data from Google, Adobe and about 3 dozen other major companies, the German government has advised the public to switch to alternative browsers.

From Slashdot:

After McAfee’s disclosure of an IE 0-day vulnerability this week that had been used in Operation Aurora, the hack and stealing of data from Google, Adobe and about 3 dozen other major companies, the German government has advised the public to switch to alternative browsers.

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From Slashdot:

After McAfee’s disclosure of an IE 0-day vulnerability this week that had been used in Operation Aurora, the hack and stealing of data from Google, Adobe and about 3 dozen other major companies, the German government has advised the public to switch to alternative browsers.

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