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lament for hic et nunc

it feels like we're grieving, for the loss of a website/system, though it was more than just a website; it was an idea and some say, a movement. hic et nunc [now a broken link], designed and built by Brazilian developer, Rafael Lima, was|is a generic architecture|system|platform for exploring decentralised blockchain uses that morphed into an art focused obkjt|NFT collection space|lab|dApp on the more eco-friendly Proof of Stake based Tezos blockchain. it came with a warning — This is an experimental dApp, use it at your own risk. Lima's design is an elegant architecture that works on multi levels — the objkt (NFT/art work) level, the platform (single site/front-end) level and the network|multisite|eco system level. hic et nunc brought beauty into the tech; art into the tech; the aesthetic into the tech; art and elegance into the architecture. it felt more feminine than many of the tech-bro developed platforms that surround it in the crypto landscape. the UI design was|is simple and clean, focusing on the art, as a flat plane, that allows the eye to flow across and above and below the page|space viewing art within the webpage frame. there were no popup menus invading|colonising your space|view|frame. everything was within — a plane of immanence (Davis 2021; Wikipedia 2021), with simple, flat navigation, subtley showing via collections and presentation, that everything is connected to something (Haraway 2016a; Haraway 2016b; Rose 2008; van Dooren 2014*), one art work led to the next, one artist connected to another, links between them all, point to point, peer to peer. there were no leaderboards, no transcendency, everyone and every piece of art was equalised by the immanent design.

a wash of emotions this past week, after hearing the news that Rafael had discontinued hicetnunc.xyz. many articles have been posted about this (plus a few posts for context):
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bio-string bio-plastic bio-fabricating sustainable materials test

for my uni art project, I wanted to try some bio textiles processes using sustainable materials given the large amounts of waste and energy used in textiles and materials production. A classmate recommended I try alginate, a seaweed extract often used by dentists for their moulds. I found some recipes for bio-string / bio-plastic / bio-fabricating processes, and also discovered a collection of makers called FabLabs. my project is not strictly a textiles project, but is based on / inspired by string figures, so I was happy to find that this method can be used to create bio-string too. The main ingredients (sodium alginate and calcium chloride) were found at The Red Spon Company, a baking and food supply store in Rosebery, Sydney. They didn't have glicerine, and I check a couple of other stores and couldn't find it also, so didn't include that - one recipe included it and another didn't so I thought it might be optional.

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Bogers, Loes. 2020. "Alginate String." Textile Academy. https://class.textile-academy.org/2020/loes.bogers/files/recipes/alginat....

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Birds of Firle by Tanya Shadrick

"I once had a winter that was wordless. A time of complicated grief: the kind that can’t be shared. A loss that was private, pained. Not really known to those around me. The sort that had me hold my throat where sound should come, but would not." Beautiful words leading you into the Birds of Firle story and project by @tanyashadrick, founder of Selkie Press and featured on The Clearing.

A single edition book
by TANYA SHADRICK
being shared in sequence with 100 collaborators
GRIEF IS THE THING NO HOPE IS THE THING
21 IMAGES (6CM X 6CM) TO PROMPT
A CUMULATIVE, COMMUNAL RESPONSE

On New Year’s Day 2020, Birds of Firle – a single edition, handmade book – was placed in the post to the first of 100 recipients in the UK and overseas who have committed to respond to it with words, sound, images and artefacts. It is an exercise in slow art – and a cumulative, communal creative practice – initiated by Tanya Shadrick, founder of The Selkie Press.

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https://www.littletoller.co.uk/the-clearing/birds-of-firle-by-tanya-shadrick

Radical Imperfection in Time-Tracking

What makes the experience of observing our creative selves through data surprising, intriguing, and even healing? Radical Imperfection in Time-Tracking is a 5 week online class dedicated to data, coding, visualisation and the quantified self. Starts 9th Feb 2021.

http://schoolofma.org/radical-imperfection-time.html

via @SchoolOfMaaa's tweet

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2021 Anti-Racist Critical Code Studies reading group

How does an anti-racist approach affect how we understand code? Discuss with us in our 2021 Anti-Racist Critical Code Studies reading group, coordinated by @jeremydouglass, @SarahCiston, @itsokaywithzach, and @MarkCMarino

Sign up by Jan 4 2021

https://criticalcodestudies.com/readinggroup.html

via @MarkCMarino's tweet

The CCSWG: Critical Code Studies Working Group 2020 discussions as well as earlier years are on the website

See also #critcode tweets hashtag, Mark Marino's Critical Code Studies book, and the 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 book

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https://twitter.com/markcmarino/status/1345786283981869057?s=20

The Art Angle Podcast: The New Yorker’s Peter Schjeldahl on His Adventures in Life as an Accidental Art Critic

The Art Angle Podcast: The New Yorker’s Peter Schjeldahl on His Adventures in Life as an Accidental Art Critic, mentioning Schjeldahl's book, "Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light, 100 Art Writings 1988-2018" - via ArtNet

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https://news.artnet.com/the-art-angle/art-angle-podcast-peter-schjeldahl-re-run-1934221

Narciss

"Narciss is a naked robot in front of a mirror, exposed to describe his thoughts while looking at himself" — beautiful project. mentioned in Algorithmic Poetry class by Mario Guzman (@marioguzzzman). if only the computer knew it was seeing itself (or it's external HW at least) @SchoolOfMaaa

https://vimeo.com/273373088

Narciss from WALTZ BINAIRE on Vimeo.

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In the Field: the Art of Field Recording book

"In the Field: the Art of Field Recording" is a book published in 2013 and edited by Cathy Lane and Angus Carlyle, co-directors of the London-based organisation Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP), comprising of eighteen interviews with artists, to create a survey of international, contemporary field recording artists and their work

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Node Talk: Socially Engaged Art in Times of Social Distance

"In times of social distancing, how might we make socially engaged art?" — this is the question posed in the recorded talk, "Node Talk: Socially Engaged Art in Times of Social Distance" with Stine Marie Jacobsen on nodecenter

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VISION FOUR 5 – Ritual of Love EP (reissue)

VISION FOUR 5 – Ritual of Love EP

https://Xelon.lnk.to/EACpp

Officially this is the first single from the upcoming debut album ‘Texture’. This single switched gears for the band musically by releasing on CD which opened up an above the line distribution channel and split the sound into singles for radio and vinyl/remixes for clubs and rave. The vocals were delivered by Sheree Exton, who sang previously on Cyberphobia and much later on ‘B the 1’ on the second album ‘Humid’. While we’re on the topic of the vocalists who worked with Vision Four 5, here’s the shout out to all those talented and diverse singers:

Emma Baker Spink: The first vocalist, met in clubs and full of good vibes. Emma sang on ‘Love Power’ which formed part of the independent release ‘Deep Fantasy’

Sheree Exton: Introduced through a former lecturer and vocal coach, singing on ‘Cyberphobia’, Ritual of Love’, both of which she appeared in the video’s for and later ‘B the 1’

Yolanda Podolski: Conservatorium opera graduate and lead singer of cool indie/electro band (also featuring stable mate Paul Mac from Itch-e & Scratch-e) The Lab, singing on ‘United’ from the second album ‘Humid’

Lollie: The distinct sound and sights of club/cabaret personality Lollie, who co-wrote and sanf on ‘Funkify Yourself’ and ‘Purple Lamp’ as well as writing the lyrics for ‘B the 1’. What a team. She is a prolific talent who would take instrumentals to another dimension and turn them into killer songs with a unique and quirky appeal.

Thematically ‘Ritual of Love’ is a reflection of the clubbing lifestyle and rituals of mateship taking place in a modern social context. The original video played on this theme from the fervid to the frigid, extending the idea to body as landscape.

It was made on one of the first Avid digital non-linear edit suites in Australia and won a digital design award the year it was released.

Vision Four 5 always approached electronic music from a band, not a DJ perspective and included video and interactivity at the same experiential level for their shows. Touring and gigging was an essential part of writing and developing the material, both musical and visual, which was then released as singles albums and videos.

It’s an exciting time to be able to release the entire catalogue in it’s original form on all digital formats, with a few extra’s thrown in, to re-connect the music of the 90’s with people and find new audiences, which helps people understand how we got here.

By Noel Burgess
22/07/2016
https://www.facebook.com/visionfour5

original post @ https://www.facebook.com/visionfour5/posts/1413085998705375

Material Futures - Provocating Futures presentations

currently watching Material Futures "Provocating Futures" presentations - some interesting bio-textiles and future materials presentations. http://mamaterialfutures.tumblr.com/tagged/Provocating%20Futures

live stream @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ban7HHUWYpg&feature=youtu.be

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Audible Women

Audible Women is an online directory for women who make some kind of art that can be listened to. It is open to women who make sound, sound art, noise and music (acoustic or electronic) with a bit of an experimental and exploratory bent.

Visit the site for more info or to submit something
http://www.audiblewomen.com

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The Artro - Seoul Arts Directory

visit http://eng.theartro.kr/artDirectory for The Artro - Seoul Arts Directory

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CFP: The 2015 Totally Huge New Music Festival Symposium

The 2015 Totally Huge New Music Festival Symposium
Call for Papers
via http://www.tura.com.au/tura-program/the-2015-totally-huge-new-music-fest...

The 2015 Totally Huge New Music Festival Symposium
Thursday May 21
The State Library of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre

Theme: Western Australian Art Music: 1970 – 2014
in association with the launch of the Western Australian New Music Archive

Keynote Speakers:
Stephen Adams, Australian Music Producer, ABC Classic FM.
A/Prof Cat Hope, Project Leader, Western Australian New Music Archive.

The Australian Research Council Linkage funded Western Australian New Music Archive (WANMA) will be launched at the State Library of Western Australia on Wednesday 20th of May 2015 as part of the 12th Totally Huge New Music Festival in Perth, Western Australia.

Papers for an associated one-day symposium the following day are sought, on the theme of “Western Australian Art Music Activity: 1970 – 2014” to celebrate the launch of WANMA, a digital archive focusing on the Western Australian art music since 1970 to the present day.

The call is for papers and panel proposals around remembering Western Australian music, in particular music with links to Western Australian composers, performers, writers, events, music series, writing, artists and other associated organisations or people. Monographs on or interviews with Western Australian composers, ensemble, curators or events are particularly welcome.

Composers that are likely to feature in the early iteration of the archive include Ross Bolleter, Alan Lamb, David Pye, Cathie Travers, Hannah Clemen, Lindsay Vickery, James Ledger, Iain Gradage, Roger Smalley, Chris Tonkin, Rupert Guenther, Nela Trifkovic, Rob Muir, Stephen Benfall, Chris Cobilis and many current WA composers. Ensembles and performers such as Alea, Pi Ensemble, the WASO New Music ensemble, Axis 21, Skadada, Decibel, Magnetic Pig, Energia, Headkikr, KAK, Lux Mammoth, Smidrin, Steve Richter, The High Impedence, Jo Re Mi, Tetrafide, Defying Gravity, Schvendes and student ensembles from UWA and WAAPA past and present. Events such as Club Zho, Totally Huge New Music Festival, Scale Variable, WAAPA and UWA lunchtime concerts, Noisemachin!, Guerilla Sessions and any current activity.

The papers will be double blind peer reviewed and published in Volume 5 of “Soundscripts”.

Abstracts between 300 and 500 words due by Feb 25 2015.
Notification of acceptance 10 March 2015.
Registrations due 15 April 2015 $100 for all.

Abstracts to conference@tura.com.au

Presented by Tura, WAAPA, SLWA and The Musicological Society of Australia

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female:pressure

female pressure is an international network of female artists in the fields of electronic music: from musicians, composers and DJs to visual artists, cultural workers and researchers. A worldwide resource of female talent that can be searched after criteria like location, profession, style or name. "Why are there so few women active in the electronic music scene?" - each one of us has heard this question a thousand times... Here is the answer: It's not our number, it's about how and if we are recognized!

female:pressure intends to strengthen networking, communication and representation - a standard instrument to obtain information about artists, contact them, and find out about other, maybe less known women working in the fields of electronic music all around the globe.

via http://www.femalepressure.net/fempress.html
visit http://www.femalepressure.net for more details

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