Censored at the Dana centre

For those of you who were unable to see what was censored here are the images.
I was asked to remove them from public display as deemed inappropriate...
Art not oil is a very interesting art group.

http://art.not.oil.org.uk ------ Clik the links above to find out more...

Media Arts, seeking a context

An attempt to summarise the issues and questions that the Takeaway Festival is bringing up. Mainly from the lectures but also from the individual parts and the DIY culture of the event. They are similar to issues that have been raised through the development of Node.London.

What roles are there for Artists in a capitalist system? Clearly this isn't a new question but some developments can re-invigorate it:

How can the development of increasingly networked culture provide new opportunities and challenges? and what responsibilities does this bring?

How does the development of new tools and technologies effect (or even determine) this?

Do we need to develop a manual for Do It Yourself Culture and for collaboration? If so how can we do this - Collaboratively?

Can the development of free and open source software / practices (and culture) provide models?

Eye-Opening Stuff

Day one:

Throughout Node London I have continued to be amazed by the motivation of a number of really intelligent, alternative people with very clear, and persuassive ideas about life, politics, digital culture (amongst other things). Takeaway has only served to emphasise my opinions in this sense.

If we could see a live streamed google map of London right now, I'm sure Dana Centre would be glowing, with so much energy bursting out of the walls from Takeaway.

TAKEAWAY MAzine workshop

I've now run 2 out of our 3 workshops at the Takeaway Festival which is all going by in a bit of a blur, especially after a stimulating but exhausting evening of lectures and discussions - some of which happened over a pint or two of lager. The discussions in the workshops have been really useful - I didn't know what to expect at all before hand. They've confirmed that there's a growing interest in blogging and the possibilities of new (user generated) media generally and that this comes from lots of (sometimes conflicting) perspectives.

Breadboard Band LIVE!

While creativity continues to flourish in workshops across the Rave campus, an exchange student from IAMAS (Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Japan) prepares for a unique live electronic improvisational music performance (with DIY wiring)...

Its 1pm. Shoesei Oishi set's up his rig in a classroom, unbeknown to the student community that he will soon be broadcasting audio to a Yokohama. This broadcast will be in collaboration with his fellow Breadboard Band members, who are now also setting up their rig at an exhibition space in Yokohama. Shosei will be contributing his world known scratch techniques to the live mix through his hacked ipod interface.

Ryoji Ikeda: 'The Matrix' Effect

Ryoji Ikeda's 'performance/installation' hybrid, shown at the Barbican on Monday night, was comprised of 2 parts, mainly exploiting sound's physical property, and its causality with human perception.

The first part of the performance was "formula [prototype-ver.2.3]", a work in progress that Ryoji first performed at Queen Elizabeth's Hall in 2000. So over the past 6 years the project has apparently been constantly evolving.

Something for the Weekend: "dorkfest 2006"

What a weekend it was at the old Boxing Club, this was an event not to be missed, if you like raw power then experiments such as bending hard drive platters with pure magnetism and Milecee's use of plants as musical instruments, so that they sing to you was totaly awesome, she really does have green fingers. These are a few of the spectacular things you would have missed just by not going out of your front door on a Saturday night. James Larsson was at it again showing rare archive material of his ‘Prawn Sandwich Clock' and a lot of talk about building a thermo disruptor something!! However, he had no comments on Zero point energy devices! So does he hide a secret?

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