Join The Australian Arts Party [#geekgirl]
“The Arts Party believes in involving all members in the process of decisions making – all the way from the formation of the party, through to decisions about policy platform and development, communications of our activities and political activism. Party members will be asked to inform and direct the party through regular polls, held online and by other accessible and open means. We will make sensible use of technology, wherever possible, to enhance our member involvement and make being an active and involved member of the party easier and more enjoyable. We will encourage active involvement by our members as we formulate and evolve our policies for each future election and as we solidify our plans for future influence over parliamentary decisions on a Local, State and Federal level.”
Find out more at http://www.theartsparty.org
FREE?! A One Day Journey Into The Cultures of Sharing [#geekgirl]
“FREE?! investigates one of the great paradoxes of our times: While the fast paced development of digital media and the Internet has made the sharing and reuse of cultural products, like movies, music, books as well as their tools of creation, extremely easy. Yet at the same time, this same technological development allows intellectual property law to increasingly enclose culture behind privileged walls, thus tightly controlling and policing its access. Meanwhile, the debate that opposes the rights of authors and file sharing has been stifled into a virtual trench warfare.
Is there a way out? FREE?! attempts to answer this question by looking at the alternative offered by the free culture movement, both exploring its potential and the obstacles it encounters.
The concept free culture refers to all forms of cultural expressions that have been deliberately ‘freed’ by their legitimate authors from the limitations that current intellectual property law, such as copyright, impose on them. Free culture promotes the free distribution of works and tools to create the lowest threshold possible for the access and transformation of culture for an audience as broad as possible. To do so, free culture operates as a nested territory, in which different forms of cooperation and collaboration establish working environments and modes of production that are based on sharing and exchanging knowledge. This requires a new approach to the production, financing, distribution, and appreciation of culture. It is in this particular context that FREE?! explores the potential and limits of this alternative.”
Pacific Light [#geekgirl]
Music by Boris Blank
Video by Ruslan Khasanov
“Go into the arts…”
Banksy sets up a street market stall then sells his works for $60 each
“The Legends Of Giants” by Natalia Rak [#geekgirl]
Transreal Topologies [#geekgirl]
“Transreal Topologies will be held in conjunction with The International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality. The exhibition explores the field of mixed and augmented reality art (MARart), presenting a range of artists that are contributing to the development of a unique language for MARart as both a medium and area of inquiry. The exhibition focuses on modes of representation that deal with the augmentation of data beyond traditional surfaces in order to merge virtual and real…
It is my pleasure to introduce these works within this new context of mixed reality, augmentation based arts practice. Transreal Topologies is part of a Mixed and Augmented Reality Art Organisation (MARart.org) scoping study initiative that launched at ISEA2013. The Mixed and Augmented Reality Arts Research Organisation (MARart.org) seeks to develop new dialogues in regards to high-end research methodologies, cultural inquiry and representation in the increasingly immersive and pervasive field of mixed and augmented reality art.
This initiative aims to scope the field of MARart, through the presentation and analysis of particular research outcomes, in order to develop criteria that canvasses MARart’s production and position within the media arts. The research endeavours to develop strategies for hybridized research practice, in a number of open platforms that will scope current trends and exemplary models from a variety of approaches. Artistic practices in MARart will be presented and discussed in order to locate new research paradigms that address issues including cultural absorption, post-biological identity, social codes and systems, mobile computing, commercialization and intellectual property, with particular regard to the media art field.
This exhibition, artist talk and transdisciplinary panel that constitutes the program aims to set a precedent for future showcases of media artworks that expand current, generic notions of MARart in meaningful ways.”
- Julian Stadon BA, M.E.A (Australia/Austria)Curator/Organiser/MARart Director
Artists: How to Price Your Services [#geekgirl]
“Like other occupations, artists deserve fair pay for the work they undertake, including the cost of their time, but it can be difficult to know what to charge for doing an artist talk, teaching a workshop or undertaking a public art commission. NAVA, the National Association for the Visual Arts, regularly conducts industry research in this area.
Learn how to price your services, when you can expect to be paid an artist or exhibition fee, what you should look out for when signing contracts and more about your rights and responsibilities from NAVA’s Executive Director, Tamara Winikoff.
When: Wed 11 September 2013, 6pm – 7:30pm
Pricing: Members: $0.00 / Guests: $15.00 /
Location: Room BH2-16, Level 2, Barbara Hanrahan Building, Uni SA, City West Campus (opposite Security/FM Assist Office)
Presenter: Tamara Winikoff, Executive Director, NAVA”
The #Pixel #Painter [#geekgirl]
“Hal Lasko, better known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist back when everything was done by hand. His family introduced him to the computer and Microsoft Paint long after he retired.
Now, Grandpa spends ten hours a day moving pixels around his computer paintings. His work is a blend of pointillism and 8-Bit art.
Meet 97-year-old Hal Lasko, The Pixel Painter.”
#Stardust: An Experiment in #Generative #Portraiture [#geekgirl]
“This experiment in generative portraiture…will give birth to as many novel combinations as possible, taking the risks of non curated creation and experimenting with the use of generative strategies to create assisted works of art. It should also raise issues about the origin of value in art: meaning to the viewer eyes, originality, authorship, scarcity, idea generation and execution dexterity.”