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Alpha-ville 2011 programme

Alpha-ville 2011 programme: ‘Zeitgeist: from Digital to Post-Digital’

Time: 4pm | Duration 1h12

The programme aims to participate in the ongoing debate about the contemporary digital revolution, specifically in the artistic field. The core Alpha-ville film programme will exhibit the work of artists that engage with the consequences of digital technology in the arts, specifically moving image, in terms of its production, display and reception practices.

Timo Arnall – Wireless in the World Carsten Nicolai – Future Past Perfect pt. 3 (u_08-1) Nicolas Provost – Stardust (features cameos by Jon Voight, Jack...

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Tom Uglow

Time: 11:20am – 12:30pm

Tom Uglow leads Google’s Creative Lab in Europe, working on new ideas and global brand projects for Google and YouTube such as Life in a Day, Chrome, Art Project, Play, the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, Search On, StreetView, Android, and more.  He tweets as @tomux, writes two blogs, has appeared on the BBC’s Culture Show, is a member of the European Internet Week Council, and has judged, presented, and enthused globally. He is a Sunday-coder, a traditional creative, a strategist and a book-artist.

Tom Uglow joins the Symposium on Post-Digital Culture at Rich Mix.

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Scott Snibbe presents Bjork’s Biophilia

Time: 4:00 – 4:30pm (Video Conference Presentation)

Scott Snibbe will join the Alpha-ville Symposium remotely to present Björk’s Biophilia – the first app album – and discuss how the emergence of music apps for mobile devices promises to reacquaint listeners with an immersive, intimate music experience that has been lost in the age of the digital download. He will particularly share Björk’s view, which he enthusiastically embraces, on how technology can bring people closer to nature and music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Images of Björk’s Biophilia app album)

Scott Snibbe is a media artist, filmmaker, and research...

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Nobody Here

Time: 2pm | Duration: 51.34mins Nobody Here – A survey of art in a digitised society, curated by Paul Purgas

A selection of artists’ moving image exploring themes of culture, identity and ownership in the expanded digital age. The programme reflects upon the conditions of a digitised society and the potential for artists to formulate new modes of perception and engagement in response to technological media. Paul is a curator and electronic artist whose work explores the current convergence of interests between contemporary art, design and and experimental sonic practice. Previous collaborations incl...

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Athens Video Art Festival Programme

Time: 1pm | Duration: 24mins

Athens Video Art Festival compilation curated by Sotiris Iliadis and Timothy Laskaratos collects video works with the aim to pose questions marking a starting point for a substantial shift from the  surface straight to the core of contemporary societies.  - maybe replace by: This programme presents a selection of the best films in the 2011 programme of this cutting edge moving image event.

Beetroot Designgroup – Human Error Westerberg Cecilia  - Cry me a river Yi-Jen hen – The Wind Up Life Makiko Fukaya – Drift Szabo Balazs – Rom Jorinna Scherle – Tonight http://www.athensvi...

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Biosynthesizer

Ka5 (Ka Fai Choy) & Mark McKeague

SG & UK, 2011

Times: || SATURDAY 24 (14:45 – 15:00) || SUNDAY 25 (14:00 – 14:15)

Biosynthesizer is an audio-visual experiment exploring the possibilities of human circuit bending. Hacking into the electric potential of the human body, the performance projects the body as the instrument for sound and generative processes.Ka Fai Choy is a media artist and performance maker. His body of work reflects on the human conditions at the convergence of art, design and technology. He is a recent graduate from the Royal College of Art, Design Interaction.Mark McKeague is a designer who ...

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Written Images

Martin Fuchs & Peter Bichsel

CH, 2011

Digital technologies are successful tools in contemporary design. Their ascent, however, is a continuation of well-tried and reliable analog processes. No matter whether paper or digital approach — the designer organizes elements by hand. They devise aesthetic rules for their work and play with them until the final product is achieved. Created in collaboration with more than 70 media artists and developers from across the world, Written Images is the first of its kind. A ‘programmed book’, continuously regenerated for the digital printing process, offering each rea...

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Edits

Dean McNamee & Tim Burrell-Saward

UK, 2011

Originally installed as part of Wikipedia’s official 10th anniversary party, at the Louise T Blouin Foundation in West London in January 2011. Alpha-ville are pleased to present a re-formulated version of this installation, entitled Edits, at our Innovation Space. The installation expresses Wikipedia’s constant activity, as users around the world create and contribute to articles. A series of printers will be suspended over the space. These printers continuously print a physical momentary record of individual contributions, along with an excerpt summarizing the arti...

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Rot.Skecth

Jean Helfenstein

US, 2011

Rot.Sketch is an HTML5 experiment that allows user to create abstract graphics using a drawing process inspired by the Spirograph. www.jeanhelfenstein.com

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The Godot Machine

Ollie Palmer

UK, 2010-11

The Godot Machine is a device which monitors and prevents the movement of a single ant.An ant sits atop a white globe, monitored from above by a camera. As the ant moves forwards, the sphere rotates backwards. As the ant moves left, the sphere moves right. No matter which direction the ant moves in, the sphere will always return the ant to the top. The ant will always remain on top of her world.As ants use pheromone trails to communicate and find food, a well-fed ant should start laying a pheromone trail. Once she reaches her original starting point, she may choose to follow her trai...

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Unit 15, Bartlett School of Architecture

Time: 2pm

Showcase of work by one of the most talented units at the Bartlett School of Architecture curated and presented by Nic Clear – course Director.

Unit 15 is a postgraduate design unit that specialises in the use of film, CGI, animation and motion graphics to explore and investigate new forms of architecture. The key concept for Unit 15 this year is uncertainty; uncertainty will be embraced as a positive as well as a negative term.

“Uncertainty will force us to be creative, speculative and critical. Uncertainty will also make us sceptical about the architectural profession and any so-called experts w...

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Katy Beale

Time: 11:20 – 12:30

Katy Beale is co-founder of Caper, an agency that inspires disruptive thinking and digital innovation, and who run the Culture Hack project. Most recently, she’s worked Royal Academy of Arts, London Word Festival, South London Gallery, Royal Opera House, Crafts Council, Camden Arts Centre, Science Museum, Tate and BBC Radio 3. Katy is editor of the book Museums at Play (Museums Etc, 2011) which showcases the increased popularity of games in museums and galleries, containing the wisdom of over 50 museum and gaming experts from across 14 countries.@katybeale

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PressPausePlay

Time: 12pm | Saturday, 24th              4pm | Sunday, 25th

PressPausePlay | David Dworsky & Victor Köhler | 2010 | 1h20 minutes

PressPausePlay is a film about the digital culture, hopes and fears. Premiered at South By SouthWest, this documentary film contains interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.

“This changes everything. The industry is dead. There has never been a better time to be an artist.” - Seth Godin, author, entrepreneur and public speaker

Synopsis: The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of peo...

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2011 Moving Image Awards

Time: 2:30pm | Duration: 26 mins

Screening of the winners of the 2011 moving image competition in partnership with Vimeo, Little White Lies, Shooting People and Animate Projects, Alpha-ville has invited artists working across all genres including animation (2D, 3D, stop-frame, CGI, motion graphics, etc), fiction, documentary or experimental.

With panelists from Ars Electronica, Warp Films, Little White Lies and Hackney Film Festival, the Alpha-ville Moving Image Competition is an opportunity to discover new talent.

Paul Nicholls – the Golden Age – Simulation Dan Tassel – the Battersea Experiment Paul Nich...

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Filip Visnjic

Time: 11:20am – 12:30pm

Filip Visnjic is an architect, lecturer and a new media technologist born in Belgrade now living in London. He specialises in directing web, new media and architectural projects while also contributing to a number of blogs and magazines about art, design and technology. We all admire Filip for his work as editor-in-chief at CreativeApplications.Net, a key publication for any digital creative. Filip is also director at Working Architecture Group and he lectures at a number of universities in the UK. He is also an organiser of Resonate Festival.

Follow Filip on Twitter @filipvisnjic @cr...

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Alpha-ville online cinema on MUBI

A curated online for the online cinema Mubi, following the directives of Alpha-ville’s 2011 film programme, focusing on the contemporary digital revolution debate, specifically in the artistic field and exhibiting the work of artists that engage with the consequences of digital technology in the arts, specifically moving image. PROGRAMME INCLUDED

Solar Sinter – Markus Kaiser Abstract Birds – Partitura 001 Kibwe Tavares – Robots of Brixton Greg Tan – Mediating Mediums – The Digital 3d Noriki Okaku – The Allegory of Mrs. Trian Patrick Jean – Pixels Javier Mrad – Teclopolis ...

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Bill Thompson

Time: 1:20 – 2:00pm

Bill Thompson has been working in, on and around the Internet since 1984 and spends his time thinking, writing and speaking about the digital world we are in the midst of building. He appears weekly on Click on the BBC World Service, writes a regular column for Focus magazine and is an advisor to a range of arts and cultural organisations on their digital strategies. He is currently working in the Archive Development team at the BBC building relationships with museums, galleries and institutions.

“When I was a child computers were big, lumbering, expensive  - and proprietary. Once a com...

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Make Music Workshop

A practical introductory workshop designed by Alpha-ville to learn creative ways of making, recording and mixing electronic music with Ableton Live software. The workshop was led by experienced electronic music composer Jo Thomas who used examples drawn from her own practice to highlight Ableton interface, tools and terminology. Participants explored the software by working on tracks and pre-existing loops, midi instruments and Novation Launchpad controllers. There were also some tips for sound design, production planning and file management.

Dates: Sunday 25th September 2011 Times: 12am – 5pm Target audienc...

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Spanish Borders

Time: 12.30pm Duration: 37 minutes

This programme brings together a number of Spanish artists working in audiovisual format from a permeable perspective, where the practice of video art intersects with other disciplines such as film, video games, video or graphic design. Despite the disparity of styles present in this selection, the works have in common a liminal character which places them in-between different territories.

Onionlab – Dream Actop – Golden Shield Cesar Pesquera – Circle One Alvaro Perez Posadas – Amateur Alba G. Corral – Gold Thinkings No Domain – Whirling Ceremony ...

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Patrick Hussey

Time: 2:10 – 2:30pm Digital Manager & Social Media Consultant at Art & Business. Patrick is digital manager at Arts & Business. Employed to create a social presence from scratch, Arts & Business now has over 10,000 fans and followers spread across Twitter,Linked In, Facebook and various social platforms. This includes one of the most followed and influential Twitter accounts in the cultural sector https://twitter.com/arts_business He also creates podcasts for several cultural clients including Horizon Literary Magazine and The independent as well as being a freelance editor of fiction. He started as a journal...

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Be Your Own Souvenir

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ES, 2010-1

Be Your Own Souvenir connects street users, arts and science, linking them to under-lying alternative spaces and their own realities. The audience are released from established roles in a perspective exchange: spectator-performer, artist-tourist, observer-object.

The user is both producer and consumer in this unique art installation and project. Be Your Own Souvenir invites the viewer to perform the role of and become a human statue, with a free personal souvenir as a reward: a small figurine of the participant, printed three-dimensionally from a volumetric reconstruction of their form,...

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Charles Beckett

Time: 2:10 – 2:30pm Relationship manager – Digital and Creative Economy, ArtsCouncil London ‘Charles Beckett is the Relationship Manager for Digital and Creative Economy at Arts Council England’s London office. He helps artists and organisations based in London to take advantage of digital technology and contributes to Arts Council England’s overall policy in this area.’ Do you need more than this? I could mention my personal blogging, but that seems a bit pretentious somehow…

Session Discussion The theme of the symposium is the post-digital world, isn’t it, so I think we need to talk about is what ...

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fbFaces

 

Joern Roeder & Jonathan Pirnay

DE, 2011

“fbFaces“ is a project by Joern Roeder and Jonathan Pirnay. It explores the issue of data accessibility on the Internet; a topic that is gaining more and more importance and currency in these times of privacy protection and social networks.

“Internet giants”, like Google etc, are coming under criticism for unsolicitedly collecting all information accessible, whereas, on the other hand, we voluntarily reveal intimate facts on social networks and through social media. What is normal, what is exaggerated? How are we dealing with this flood of information and how...

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Olivia Solon

Time:14:50 – 15:50 

Moderator

Olivia Solon is a writer and editor specialising in technology, science, startups and digital culture. Currently Associate Editor of Wired.co.uk , she has also had work published in Metro, The Telegraph, Marketing Week, Music Week, and Frukt Source. Prior to working at Wired, she spent five years as a business journalist focusing on the media and marketing industries, with roles at Media Week, Media & Marketing and Cream.

Follow Olivia on Twitter: @olivia_solon

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Keiichi Matsuda

Time: 2:50 – 3:50pm “The implications of immersive Augmented Reality are far-reaching and could dramatically change the way we construct and occupy urban environments. The internet is in the process of consuming the music and film industries, causing major changes in how these media are created, produced and distributed; AR introduces the possibility that the production of space could also eventually become a de-centralised, democratised process, removed from the power of the intellectual elite. This short talk will set out a speculative scenario for our future cities, in which space becomes an experi...

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