The Pescara Electronic Artists Meeting (PEAM) takes place this week in Pescara, Italy. Focused on collaboration and exchange rather than competition, ...

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PEAM Ahead

While in Gent, we went to the S.M.A.K. museum where they had on display Antwerp-based artist, Panamarenko’s giant mettalic hovercraft vehicle &#...

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Flying Machines

We performed SimpleTEXT at the Vooruit last nite to a crowd of about 60+ people! Lots of interesting (and silly) messages were sent into the mix to in...

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SimpleTEXT @ Vooruit, Ghent!

We set up a cup phone on the streets of Ghent today during the workshop to allow people on the street walking by the workshop to say a few words. An a...

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Ghent Phone Home

The New York Snap Exchange, a project initiated by artist, Andrea Moed (also responsible for the location-based story project, Annotate Space), is an ...

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Snappers

The workshop here in Ghent is going well! Yesterday was a brainstorming session where workshop participants thought up categories of public space (on ...

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Workshop Update

We saw this sign in Riga. My first guess was that this sign forbids you to do ANYTHING. No playing, no driving, no houses, no trees! Asking around I f...

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Nothing

After a long week in Riga, I made it Ghent where Amy and I will be leading the Communectivity workshop for the next few days. The object of the worksh...

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Made it to Ghent

Today we went on a PML walk around Riga (short for Psychogeographical Markup Language). Basically the idea is you get a set of instructions – su...

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Do the PML!

[passing data in Kaki’s workshop] RAM 5 in Riga rolls on. Today’s opening presentations included some cool work by the Eastwood Real-Time ...

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More From RAM 5!

The second day of the RAM5 workshop here in Riga, Latvia has been interesting. Some talks this morning on malleable architectural spaces and software ...

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RAM on!

Found out that BumpList won an honorable mention in “NetVision” of Ars Electronica 2004! We are pretty excited about the award and want to...

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BumpList @ Ars!

Kaki and I have arrived in Riga, Latvia for RAM 5. This event focuses on the theme of “Open Source Media Architecture”, centered on open s...

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Arrived in Riga…

[Left: Drew Hemment opening the conference, Right: Wifi-Hog installed in the exhibition] Day 2 of the Futuresonic festival (see link below) was filled...

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The Sonic is Future

Here in Manchester @ FutureSonic festival. Just heard the first day of talks + keynote by Sadie Plant which was mostly an overview of mobile phone tec...

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The Future is Sonic

Report from Futuresonic 2004 Mobile Connections April 30 – May 1, 2004 http://www.futureeverything.com Held in the oblong shaped, glass-surfaced...

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Report from Futuresonic 2004

After three days in Bilbao, we are heading to Manchester now for FutureSonic. Kaki will be leading a workshop, and I will be exhibiting and speaking a...

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Back and Forth

Just arrived in Bilbao last nite, and got to see Richard Stallman give a talk this morning on the “Free Software” movement – from th...

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In Bilbao

So who’s goin to ISEA 2004? With all of the emails about early bird tickets, I’m wondering if lots of people have purchased them or not? T...

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ISEA

Just checked out the Dublin version (I took the pic above) of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Vectoral Elevation here on the streets of the Irish capital...

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Dublin Elevation

Interesting article by David Pescovitz in The Feature, called “State of the Artists” about how research and art are crossbreeding. He cove...

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Is research where it's at?

Guy Marsden, a British-born artist/engineer based in California, has been creating some interesting art and tech hybrids. His Photogenesis project, in...

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Lights in the Sky!

Wireless Access Points (APs) can take all shapes and sizes. This NoCat Night Light is a cool hack using a lightbulb and a SpeedStream access point wit...

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NoCat Nite Lite

Here’s an image of me doing a talk over iChat from Dublin for the PAUSE exhibition (I’m the guy with half of his face cut off), that opene...

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Just Pause It!

In a week, Kaki and I will be heading to the CiberArt Bilbao conference to give talks. My talk is in the “Computational Sociology” tract o...

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CiberArt Bilbao

It turns out this GPS Rifle (info below) thing is a fake (thank you!) – but the fact that someone dreamed it up is getting close to “Runni...

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A Fake, What's next?

I really like art projects that don’t take themselves too seriously. Bill Vorn’s robotic artwork is exactly what I mean: with pieces like ...

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Emotive Robots?

NYC-based designer, Marc Lin (who I first met in 2001 at International Browserday at Cooper Union), has been up to interesting video tracking + sound ...

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Move to the Music

Usman Haque’s latest project SkyEar is an array of hundreds of helium filled balloons with electromagnetic field (EMF) gaussometers, bright LEDs...

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Put Your Ear to the Sky!

Are cities really shrinking or are suburbs just explanding? Or is technology just making connections between people easier and thus strengthening our ...

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Cities that Shrink

More Geomapping!. GeoWeb is like GeoURL ICBM Address Server, but instead of mapping location of servers, this project is a platform for mapping inform...

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GeoWeb

I just upgraded from B2 to WordPress today. My new RSS feed is available here. Sorry bout this but it was a long time coming! I think the old url will...

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Blog Updated..

I’m co-leading the Communectivity Workshop with Amy Franceschini of Futurefarmers from May 10-14 in Gent, Belgium. The workshop is focused on ha...

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COMMUNECTIVITY WORKSHOP

Here’s an interesting one. R-Echos is like the bastard child of Eyebeam’s ReBlog and Cameron Marlowe’s Blogdex. It’s a hack of...

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ReBlog vs. Blogdex

I just checked out Dublin-born, France-based artist Malachi Farrell‘s “Nothing Domestic” installation at Temple Bar Gallery here in ...

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Robotic Flag Waving

Neighbornode is an ITP student initiated project that attempts to connect up local wireless access points within a neighborhood. From the site: “...

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Won't you be my neighbor?

Ever wanted to show someone just how sad you are? Well now you can with Sad Souls, a collection of e-cards with slogans like “do you really have...

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E-cards for Depression

About 20 years in the future, I made a call to Processing Tech Support and recorded the conversation. The result is now online at Processing.org. All ...

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Processing Tech Support

Geomaps of social software networks are sprouting up all over the net. Now there’s GeOrkut, a density map of the Orkut population of users who i...

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Now Orkut Has One…

The Mitsubishi Tora designed by Duncan Phillpotts at the UMEA Institute of Design in Sweden, is a car designed for the aging population: “Tora i...

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Geriatric Car?

Been looking a bit more into GPS mapped photography and came across the GeoSnapper, which enables users to upload and distribute accurately geo-refere...

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GeoSnaps!

Ebay Longing is a project by LA-based artist Angie Waller that looks at collectible objects from “forbidden” countries such as Iraq, Iran,...

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Ebay Longing

Just got back from London where we performed SimpleTEXT @ the ICA! Overall the performance was well received and we played to a full house. Some reall...

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SimpleTEXT @ ICA

Going to London to perform SimpleTEXT at the Institute of Contemporary Art with the Family Filter guys! Please come out and check out the show on Satu...

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Heading to London…

The Degree Confluence Project is a global image mapping project where people “visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersecti...

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Global Picture Mapping

After Chris Hackett of the Madagascar Institute in Brooklyn was hospitalized a few months ago from a freak accident, people wrote get-well cards for h...

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Get Well Hackett!

For some reason I was watching this trailer for the upcoming movie “The Whole Ten Yards” and I noticed on a stopped frame just how cheap w...

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Bad Editing?

Cimarrones, a NYC based company recently released, Tag and Scan, a mobile phone application (written in Java) that allows people to digitally tag phys...

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Tag and Scan

All of those 80s moments can now be relived with this cool “Back to the Future” action figure set! The best is Michael J. Fox’s R...

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Back to the Future

House Gymnastics recently won a Third Place Gallery award in net.art. This is a nice re-appropriation of domestic space and mixes a bit of carnival-es...

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House Gymnastics!

Finally set up a blog for the DATA group! We are looking for *superusers* who will have posting priveledges to post entries about events, interesting ...

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DATA blog!

I took this picture of a billboard in Chelsea last time I was in NYC. Very scary way to recruit people to the Navy, but I’m not surprised with t...

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Scary Navy

The Simple.Tech show at Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery at University of Nevada, Reno, is an homage to the low-tech approach of media art creation. I showe...

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simple.tech

PlaySphere is a PS2 modification by Dublin-based artist, Ray Mongey that actually turns a regular PS2 into a giant bowling ball! I really like his aes...

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PlaySphere

PANSE is a project by Paul Thayer (based in Reykjavik, Iceland) that stands for “Public Access Network Sound Engine”. Think of Panse as a ...

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PANSE

I heard today that McDonald’s is phasing out it’s SuperSize menu! They claim that this movie, “Super Size Me”, about a man who...

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SuperSize (RIP)

Just saw this movie last nite… but missed the ending.. So Jesus is reborn with his wounds intact and he gets up and… fill in the blankR...

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passion of christ

Alex Galloway’s new book, “Protocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization”, is a detailed foray into network culture, internet ...

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Protocol of Creativity

Well since this year is a leap year – I thought it might be useful to get some background on why leap years exist. One thing I didn’t know...

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Leap Year?

ServerProject is a “site-specific networked electronic performance comprising four people each working with a laptop computer and various softwa...

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Music Networks

Conor O’Boyle, a regular DATA attendee, just released his excellent online flash-based music mixer called “Loop Tracks”. It’s ...

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Just Loop it!

I found this link to the SPOLUS project a while back but somehow lost it. It involves a live webcam pointed at a bus station in the Czech Republic. Th...

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Is it surveillance?

This show, entitled “Self-Made Objects”, is a showcase in Barcelona, Spain of Roger Ibars’ excellent work. Hacked game controllers c...

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Nintendo Vs. Sony

I’m here in Huddersfield setting up my SpeakerPhone project which is actually turning into a lot more work than I thought.. but I am very excite...

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Setup…

This is an exciting project from Jessica Findley (ex-ITP/Sonicribbon/UJI-Making) called “Aeolian Ride”, that will happen in the streets of...

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Aeolian Ride!

Had an amazing DATA Event 16 on Thursday night! Speakers were Mark Tribe (Rhizome.org/Columbia University) and Mary Flanagan from NYC and Kai-Peter Ba...

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DATA Fresh!

I’m heading to the UK (Huddersfield to be exact) to install my project SpeakerPhone for the first time outside of Ireland. The show will be in t...

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SpeakerPhone Upcoming..

Those crazy kids at Blast Theory are up to more wireless gaming antics. During their residency in Adelaide, Australia the group has come up with the &...

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Frank All Around You

RSG’s new project RSG-TLD-1 is a nice database of bizarre registerable domain names. The project basically parses the unix dictionary for domain...

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Domain Country

This blog is now syndicated on the Re:Blog site, recently started up by Eyebeam in NYC. The project is a collection of popular feeds from blogs in an ...

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Just Re-Blog It!

After four days in Berlin @ Transmediale, we are heading home.. I missed the awards ceremony last night, but I did catch the final award presentations...

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Heading Home..

Transmediale is now open! Last night was the opening and today have been some talks, lectures, performances, and screenings. I made it to the Bio-Land...

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Transmediale – Day 1

We’ve made it to Berlin and the Transmediale festival! We’ll be running a workshop on Sunday and I’ll be giving a talk on BumpList o...

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Transmediale 04!

This USB Ashtray has to be one of the most ridiculous peripherals I’ve ever seen – not only does it supply a resting “dock” fo...

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USB Ashing..

What’s with the reports of cell phone guns, ie. hollowed out mobile phones with .22 caliber handguns inside? This is a getting bit out of hand. ...

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CellPhone Guns?

Katherine and I gave talks about our work @ Trinity, to some engineering students who had pretty glazed over faces but we somehow managed to get laugh...

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Today's Lecture

I heard it through the grapevine that at the PainStation show at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Fran, they are making people sign waiver f...

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US Pain(Station)

Like all things in life, some things crash… well computers tend to misbehave more frequently.. This blog was down for a few days because our MLE...

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Gone Down…. Coming Back

This piece, “650 Polygon John Carmack“, by LA-based game artist, Brody Condon is a nice foray into the world of game art meets physical sp...

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Polygon Programmer

There was a space in Brooklyn I used to visit to see bands play called “Mighty Robot”. You never knew quite what you were going to getR...

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Mighty Robot

I took this picture last week when I was in DC – I guess people are still confused as to what a cow is. Still I like the idea that in order for ...

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It’s a Mad Mad Cow

I just made this project called Public Desktop. It is similar to my Status Play project, which is about adding sociability to the Mac OSX iChat status...

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Public Desktop

I found this old link to an article on BBC about a 3D space built as a way for Bloody Sunday survivors/witnesses in Belfast 30 years ago to remember t...

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Bloody Sunday…

Hope everyone has a happy new year and a great 2004! Contest: Leave a note on your NYE plans and the best one will win an all expenses paid trip to 20...

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New Years Eve…

Very cool new toy for the space invaders 25th anniversary. This controller lets you play classic style – you just put your PS2 controller inside...

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PS2 Table Top!

New from Sony/Ericsson, the CAR-100, an RC car controlled from a BlueTooth enabled phone. As for the usefullness of this, I’m still trying to fi...

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BlueTooth Dragster?

Happy Holidayz – xmas, kwanzaa, hannukah to all! Hope everyone reading this has a good holiday and new year! Thanks for your interest and stay t...

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happy holidayz

The Macintosh classic II was a computer I got a lot of work accomplished with. Nevermind it’s 4 MB of Ram and 16 Mhz processor, this machine was...

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Classic but not forgotten!

In NYC for a week – checked out the ITP Show which was a fun event with lots of interactive projects up. A really nice project by Patrick Dwyer ...

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ITP show

Getting ready to go back to the US on weds…. Will be hitting up NYC and DC while I am there – should be coooold! Will hopefully get a chan...

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Headin home…