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Eyebeam Atelier

Eyebeam Atelier is a not for profit arts organisation in New York. Its brief is to support new media art practises in all its many manifestations. It has been instigative in the discourses that make up network practice over the last 6 to 7 seven years, bringing together theorists, atists, architects, writers in very vital discussion lists they call critical forums; supporting artists with studio facilities and running excellent education programmes. Diller + Scoffidio recently won the design competition to build their new premises. Many of the current big names in architecture generated designs for this competition, including Greg Lynn; Foreign Office Architects; Reiser + Umemoto; Asymptote. The thing is - new media art is an extremely challenging, interesting area for architecture. How to design built form for immaterial practices that allows the ongoing generation of shifting and variable movements and orientations. These architects are very theoretically saavy - thats how they manage to design such interesting 'things', spaces and texts.

Check out the process here: http://www.eyebeam.org/museum/arch.html

and an image here: http://eyebeam.org/museum/phase2/diller

There is a better photograph of the proposed design in Blueprint no.196 June 2002. p26.

eyebeams forums where influential in the ensemble forum I curated and designed in 1998 - called ensemble logic + choragraphy. That forum is here:





City as text, city as communications. architecture is generated by text + form + form - less - ness ...

"A project of gruppo A12(I), Udo Noll(D) and Peter Scupelli(USA/I). parole is a dynamic dictionary of the contemporary city, or at least this was the intention when it was launched in June 2000 in occasion of the 7th International Exhibition of Architecture at the Biennale in Venice, Italy.
Since then parole has become a vast, loose, heterogeneous website, probably less easily defined with such a stringent term as "dictionary".
Currently about 900 words, related to the transformation of the urban landscape, are organised in a hypermedia database, along with more than 1000 links to & from the Internet. Images, texts, quotations, comments, fragments of text, links to external websites, videos, sounds, webcams are some of the scattered elements which constitute its fragmented mosaic.
parole acts as an open platform for information, discussion, archive, gathering of data, it is a place where much of the material included is directly provided by its users. As in a type of "Borgesian" dream it establishes a permanently fluid and unstable mapping of the actual urban condition throughout the world, looking at the variations and alterations in language and in the discourse of several different disciplines. Neologisms, slang terms, theories, utopic projects, nicknames attributed to specific sites, urbanism, architecture, anthropology, contemporary art are some of the multiple material included in parole.
As its nature is permanently unstable and deprived of any hierarchy, parole is subject to shifts and alterations towards directions which are actually unpredictable.
In occasion of its different presentations within localised conditions, such as a museum or a gallery space, we have tried to accomplish a certain degree of interaction with the context, in order to allow the project to present a direct vision of the condition of the contemporary city in its permanent state of change.

"parole" June 2000, Mar. 28 2002. http://parole.aporee.org/info/ Access Mar. 28 2003.

The Gertz Anthology of Art


Histories of Internet Art Facts and Fictions
This is a site generated by visual arts and design students at the University of Colerado. An thoughtful and playful array of thinking and practices.


Lev Manovich
Essays from The Language of New Media

"The poetics of Augmented Space: Learning from Prada"
"Generation Flash"



image: Eva Hesse Untitled (Rope Piece), 1970.
Eva Hesse ed. Mignon Nixon. OCTOBER Files 3. Cambridge Mas.: The MIT Press, 2002. excerpt from cover image.


Data-mapping makes images from abstract, invisible movements.
Here are a series of 'maps', that attempt to visualize of the geography of the Internet.


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