I got this link from my friend Max who called it a "Nice collection of weird stuff". I can't think of a better description.
A Weekly Tuesday Showing
@ the Lecture Hall ~ 8 - 10 pm
TUESDAY Nov 1st we have a special guest :
Scott Draves, AKA Spot, will demonstrate and explain the ELECTRIC SHEEP and SPOTWORKS. Electric Sheep realizes the collective dream of sleeping computers from all over the internet. It's an open-source screen-saver that collaboratively renders and evolves abstract animations. SPOTWORKS is a DVD of original animation synchronized with electronic music.
Spot's award-winning work has appeared in Wired Magazine, the Prix Ars Electronica, the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, and on the dance-floor at the Sonar festival in Barcelona. In 1997 Spot received a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University for a thesis on metaprogramming for media processing.
San Francisco Art Institute (Main Campus)
800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco 94133
(between Jones and Leavenworth)
Muni : #30 from Market/Union square Drops you off at Columbus and Chestnut.
The quincunx has an interesting history.
10.15 Ageha — vj performances at mega clubThe best place to come and see the "Dreams" is probably La Fabrique.
10.18 On@Off — intimate audiovisual play for vjs and artists
10.19 La Fabrique — vip meetings/audiovisual screenings
10.20 Nagoya University Lecture — Pixels for Progress: Using Media Art to Effect Awareness
10.22 Simoon — lightrhythm vs rotunda dance party
10.22 Superdeluxe — macaronique ver.1-underground party
10.29 Club Asia — TBA
This is really a special trip for me because I spent the summer of 1993 in Tokyo doing research for NTT-Data (yes before cell phones even). After I completed the job my boss Yoko gave me free reign in the lab. My workstation there was a 100Mhz SGI connected to a video disc writer. This was a vastly more powerful computer than I had ever used before, and I had it all to myself. So it was at this time that I completed the version of the fractal flame algorithm that has since taken over my life.
Thank you Yoko and Naka I hope you read this somehow and If you do, drop me a line and let's hook up!
Thanks for sharing, Dave :)
If you hear people discussing "fractal patterns", they've been watching Threshold.And yesterday on the flight back from DC I read the Sunday NYTimes. Let me interject that it was actually quite hard to find the Times in Washington/Dulles Airport. The Post was on every corner, but I had to walk all over the terminal and check every shop to find my beloved rag. On the plane, each section was snapped up by passers-by as I finished it, and by the end of the flight I had a guy sitting with me and reading ahead of me. Anyway, there was a review of the show in the Arts section that included this line:
Sure enough, the extraterrestrial being pursued by the "Threshold" team isn't a bug-eyed little green man, but rather a mysterious signal that propagates itself through everyday technology - radios, computers, MP3 players - and creates chaos wherever it turns up.hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Could the sheep be the alien signal? Perhaps I am being confused by the ego signal, but it does appear I better watch this show. Anyone wanna send me a DVD? Between this, Serenity, and Blueberry I can't keep up.