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TELE-INTERNET is an organically growing structure, a hacker space, an (un)conference, a stage, an exhibition,  a social performance, Commune 0/1, and a site for anyone who’s  interested in discussing the development of the internet, exchanging  ideas, and presenting their own projects. Ars Electronica festivalgoers are invited to take the plunge and join the fun, to contribute to the  discussion, or to chill out on the couch with a clubmate and a notebook.”
curated by Aram Bartholl , 2010

This  event will take place at the media art festival Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, 2nd-6th of September 2010. TELE-INTERNET represents the Prix Ars Electronica category ‘Digital Communities’ of which the CCC - Chaos Computer Club won the 1st prize Golden Nica 2010. (btw, some strange project won the Golden Nica in interactive art, … uh what was it again? … something like ass-writer? , or similar?  … ;-) The TELE-INTERNET program includes talks, presentations, discussions, panels, work in progress, projects, pop, performance, meetings, art, workshops, screenings and much more. Get full info on the program and on all participants at bit.ly/teleinternet and follow us on http://twitter.com/teleinternet #teleinternet

OPEN CALL: If you happen to be at Ars in September and you were interested to give a lightning talk or to squad a table with your project please get in touch with the TELE-INTERNET team.


TELE-INTERNET curated by Aram Bartholl
at Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, 2nd-6th of September 2010

Participants:

  • *CBA – Cultural Broadcasting Archive*: Ingo Leindecker (AT) , Thomas Diesenreiter (DE), http://cba.fro.at [honorable mention]
  • *Web2.0 suicide machine*: moddr_ [Walter Langelaar (NL), Gordan Savicic (AT), Danja Vasiliev (RU)]; http://moddr.net [honorable mention]
  • *A Golden Era – making and unmaking of Piratbyrån*: Golden bus + archive (SE) 2003-2010 http://piratbyran.se
  • *Artzilla*: Skate the web! workshops and contests, Tobias Leingruber (DE); 2010 http://artzilla.org
  • *F.A.T. Lab*: Free Art & Technology Lab: Cloud services, Jamie Wilkinson (remote), 2010 http://fffff.at
  • *Metalab Squad of Awesome*:  official delegation from the Viennese hackerspace (AT) http://metalab.at
  • *BOSCO-Uganda*, *ceibalJAM!*, *CulturaDigital.Br*, *FixMyStreet*, *Kloop*, *Puncar Action!*, *Sourcemap*, *TEDtoChina*, (honorable mentions of Digital Communities)
and more and more and more:
  • *MZ BALTAZAR’S LABORATORY*: Stefanie Wuschitz (AT) 2008-2010, Feminist Open Source Workshops for Demythifying Technology http://www.mzbaltazarslaboratory.org/blogDE/
  • *HyperAudio-Linking * X-OP, Leo Findeisen (DE/AT), transformingfreedom.org
Update: Full documentation here

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SPEED SHOW vol.2: who the fuck do you think you are talking to? in Vienna last Thursday was great fun! Kaukas Handy (mobile) Shop is a great place, check it out if you happen to visit Vienna. Thanks to everyone for showing up, thx to all artists and thx to Superbertram for support! Stay tuned for more SPEED SHOWs!

Participating artists:

QR-Nymphae // Game Fashion 2.0, QUICK-READ-Code Camouflage Collection // The Naked City voyeur surveillance!
Margarete Jahrmann, Renate Christian (AT)
2009
“Coded Fashion is readable with mobile phones. It shows secret messages on silk and linen. The song Mediology of the band “Who Killed Bambi?” refers to the thinking of Regis Debray. Especially the song’s one word message – Iconology – equals graphical patterns, encoded in Quickread codes. These are the game fashion patterns, the urban camouflage dresses worn by the band. On mobile screens of fans the dress coded woman appears as Venus, replacing each pattern by a segment of Botticelli’s icon of beauty[...]” Sound-Art-Performance with “Who Killed Bambi?” at Volkstheater, Vienna December 2010.

You talking to me?
JODI (NL/BE)
2010
In a very minimalistic approach JODI addresses the phenomenon of the slow extinction of the URL as the main tool to navigate the Internet. The address field in the browser is slowly taken over by the search form to its right (Chrome) and the app culture introduced by Apple totally neglects the address and page structure of the web. In a hysterical manner five different URLs ‘reenact’ the famous dialog of Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver screaming heavily schizophrenic to himself in the mirror before running amok at the end of the movie.

16 Attempts to Draw a Straight Line on a Scanner
JK Keller (US)
2010
In his work JK Keller often plays with the relation of computer accuracy and the pixel based digital image. In his work ’16 Attempts to Draw a Straight Line on a Scanner’ Keller is competing with the accuracy of the scanner. While trying to follow the scan head as precisely as possible by hand it seems the pen strokes enter a multi layered space between scanner, screen and analog image. The combination of light, pen, color and the pen itself which melts to a bar in the background combine into a pixel chain of frozen moments. .

Shaved Bieber
Greg Leuch (US)
2010
In the series of artistic browser add-ons Greg Leuch developed a plug-in which enables the user to locally censor the US teen star Justin Bieber from any web page by blacking out his picture and name. Due to the popularity of Justin Bieber this Firefox add-on attracted enormous attention on the web and in the US main stream media but first of all was consequently hated by Justin Bieber fans. A very important part of this piece is the almost endless tumblr-log collection of hate mails and raging comments by teenagers against Greg Leuch.

HOW I USED YOUR CREDIT CARD TO PAY FOR THIS BOOK ONLINE
Michael Marcovici (AT)
2008/9
“In September 2008, I started working on the book “HOW I USED YOUR CREDIT CARD TO PAY FOR THIS BOOK ONLINE”. I wrote it together with a colleague who prefers to stay anonymous; it is basically an essay about what is already being suggested in the title. The book was paid for and sent to one hundred people in three European countries in late January 2009. Each copy I numbered and signed personally, and since I will not produce any more of them, you will need to find one of the people that still have the book if you wish to learn more about its content[...]”

openbook
Will Moffat, Peter Burns, design: James Home (US)
2010
“Openbook lets you search public Facebook updates using Facebook’s own search service. Facebook’s bait-and-switch on privacy and their overly complex settings cause many users to post messages intended for their friends to ‘everybody’. That’s the entire planet, for all time. This privacy-malfunction could have serious consequences if you’re looking for a job, applying for college, or trying to get medical insurance. What do we want Facebook to do? Make it easy to control and understand your privacy settings. Promise that they won’t change them behind your back. Make new accounts private by default. It wouldn’t be hard to provide simple, clear groups of privacy settings.”

BP, listen up!
monochrom (AT)
2010
The artist collective monochrom is well known for its widespread provocative and often political performances, interventions and net activism. With a very high output and in a long history of pieces (serially numbered) they generate a unique mix of large scale real life events combined with a consequent sarcastic blog and single page web based projects. The simple combination of picture and appellation in BP, listen up! refers to image macro based meme culture and takes the performance to a digital posture on the web level.

Blogger Trainer Gym
Evan Roth (US)
2009
Well know for his unique oevre to combine pop culture with digital life style Evan Roth strikes again
with high precision and proposes the blogger gym. Famous blogger are pop stars! They need to be fast. The web requests high output and constant production. To stay in shape and to keep pace with the velocity of the web blogger need to go to the gym. Have you published today? Go Rocky!

Curating Youtube
Robert Sakrowski (DE)
2010
Curating Youtube is an exhibition project by itself initiated and curated by Robert Sakrowski. It was premiered at Basso Berlin in February 2010. The participating artist were requested to select and arrange Youtube videos in grids of various sizes. Each tableau of 2×2, 3×3, 4×4 (etc) videos starts as a collage of video stills. The typical Youtube play button stills are arranged as an image. In the next step the user breaks the frozen moment by mouse interaction into independently looping video clips.

8bitmachinima
Gordan Savicic (AT)
2007
A cliff jump captured from the computer game ‘California Games’ is stretched in time to match the 2:01 min song Frente! by Bizarre Love Trinagle. In super slow motion the C64 game graphics animation from the 80′s unfolds its poesy in every single frame of the jump. The extra slow already minimalistic pixel image is combined with 300% painful audio to a video in typical Youtube quality. With his piece Gordan Savicic kontakariert the endless production of high resolution, exaggerated and action-overloaded machinima movies. “Is he really dead?”

Monkeyfy
Michael Schieben (DE)
2010
“Monkeyfy is a public webservice for face-detection based image manipulation. A small bookmarklet allows you to select an image on every website to have it modified by monkeyfy.com. The image manipulation utility detects faces in the images and replaces the them with monkeys. The manipulated images (and a link to the original source) are saved on the twitpic gallery.”

Superbertram
Georg Schütz (AT)
2007-2010
“I am streaming out of both eyes, since August 2007, night and day 24/7. I posted all pictures to Flickr until they erased my brain, they kicked me! You can control my view! Just click into my eyes and I look where you want. I Smile instead of having concerns about privacy issues, which i have, deep inside my frosty heart.”

Delicate Boundaries
Chris Sugrue (US)
2007
“[...]Small bugs made of light crawl out of a computer screen onto the human bodies that make contact with them, often surprising their audience as they try to abandon a virtual existence. The magic of the illusion takes shape as the audience lets them explore their bodies, crawling from one person to the next in a strangely intimate way. As digital technologies have become embedded in everyday life, the line between the virtual and real is increasingly blurred. Delicate Boundaries playfully explores our expectations and understanding of interfaces and interactivity.“

FUCK YOU Cookie Performance
Philipp Teister & Kim Asendorf (DE)
2009
“[...]We have transported the browser cookie to the real world, to find out how the recipients of cookies respond. Through a subtle invasion into privacy, the symbolic placement of a cookie in a strange case, the recipients were inadvertently exposed to our mercy. It`s an intrusion into other peoples pockets though we would like to express how virtual and real world are linked.”

Asylabwehramt / Asylum Defence Agency
UBERMORGEN.COM (AT/CH)
2010
The Asylum Defence Agency (Asylabwehramt, AAbA) is superordinated to the Defence Office (Abwehramt, AbwA) as well as the Federal Asylum Office and subordinated to the Federal Ministry of National Defence and Sports. This semi-anonymous and semi-autonomic Agency is responsible for anonymization of asylum proceedings, stopping human trafficking, immigration diversion, and for defending against surplus refugees and asylum seekers. The Agency also takes action in the fields of imigration pre-selection (economic refugees, naturalization), secret deportation, migration analysis for national protection as well as in prevention of re-traumatization and the expansion of bureaucratic barriers.”

Google Alarm (unreleased)
Jamie Wilkinson (US)
2010
http://fffff.at/google-alarm
“Google Search, Gmail, Docs, YouTube are all daily essentials. Additionally, almost every website you visit uses Google Analytics to track their stats, Google AdSense to make cash, or even javascript libraries served from Google’s servers for speed. Google Alarm is a Firefox browser addon that alerts you when you’re sending identifying information to the GOOG.”

curated by Aram Bartholl

More pictures here!

The SPEED SHOW exhibition format:
Hit an Internet-cafe, rent all computers they have and run a show on them for one night. All art works of the participating artists need to be on-line (not necessarily public) and are shown in a typical browser with standard plug-ins. Performance and life pieces may also use pre-installed communication programs (instant messaging, VOIP, video chat etc). Custom software (except browser add-ons) or off-line files are not permitted. Any creative physical modification to Internet cafe itself is not allowed. The show is public and takes place during normal opening hours of the Internet cafe/shop. All visitors are welcome to join the opening, enjoy the art (and to check their email.)

SPEED SHOW manifest by Aram Bartholl 2010

http://www.monochrom.at/bp-threat

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UDATE: documentation of the show here!

SPEED SHOW vol.2: who the fuck do you think you are talking to?

One night group show.  The second show of an ongoing series: SPEED SHOW
Opening!
Thursday, 8th of July 2010, 19:00 – 22:00 h
Kaukas Handy Shop, Äussere Mariahilferstr. 178, Vienna (G-maps)

Participating artists: (more info and links after the show here)

- Margarete Jahrmann & Renate Christian
- JODI
- JK Keller
- Greg Leuch
- Michael Marcovici
- Will Moffat & Peter Burns
- monochrom
- Evan Roth
- Sakrowski
- Gordan Savicic
- Michael Schieben
- Georg Schütz
- Chris Sugrue
- Philipp Teister & Kim Asendorf
- UBERMORGEN.COM
- Jamie Wilkinson

curated by Aram Bartholl 2010

Curatorial Statement:
SPEED SHOW vol.2: who the fuck do you think you are talking to?

The 2nd edition of the SPEED SHOW presents again a wide selection of pop.net.art pieces and addresses various developments of performance related but still screen based art works. Most interaction and communication on the web bears it’s very own performance character. One could say Facebook is a huge mass performance piece. net.art in it’s classic form could be considered a performance by interactivity as well. In recent years artists from different fields work increasingly in a mix of performances and digital interventions. In some cases the screen itself, the beholder of the pixel is subject to fluctuations. In other works the performance is acted out by a hysterical mass or just by the code.

Austrian art especially from the 60/70ies is very well known for their provocative performances and inexorable public interventions. With a regional focus on Vienna based artists mixed with international coders and net renegades the SPEED SHOW vol.2:who the fuck do you think you are talking to? presents a wide range of works from political activist, body interaction and net-performance related art.

‘Show Me What You Got!’

Aram Bartholl 2010

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Credits: Thx to Georg Schütz for Vienna support!

Kaukas Handy Shop,

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1.  Welcome! Make sure the driver carries the biggest sign with correct names and F.A.T. colors in the arrival zone at the airport!

2.  Internet! It is absolutely necessary that FAT members have wifi Internet access at any time during their stay. The driver is requested to carry a 3G wifi router (example) with these settings: SSID: “FATnet” password: “fffffatnet”. This device needs to be handed over to the FAT member on arrival at the hotel or event place.

3. High-Visibility! Please make sure that the limousine is highly visible and equipped with the following needs.

4. Champagne! (most important) but also a wide selection of soft drinks and beer is required to be provided by the mini bar.

5. Music & Video: The car stereo is accessible to the FAT member and can be loaded via  iPod/phone/USB-stick , minimum 14″ screen entertainment center including a selection of high quality movies, video clips, city information and art!

5. Games: A wide selection of console games is appreciated by many FAT members.

If you follow these guidelines you’ll be rewarded with a maxiumum satisfied F.A.T. member on arrival at your event, ready for high end art performance! Disclaimer: For a successfully hosting James Powderly please consult the comprehensive www.wikipowdia.org documentation.

(All pictures taken during F.A.T. at Transmediale Berlin, February 2010)

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