Organic Cities



Bit.Code

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Bit.Code

Bit.Code (screen version) is a project made for low-resolution screens.

It is devoted to the coding and decoding process of information. Black and white pixels, the 1s and 0s of basic binary digital code, are fixed in a specific pattern on vertical lines. Scrolling the lines vertically up and down, recodes the information of the screen, to display frequently used key words taken from recent web feeds of current news sites.

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Julius Popp

Julius Popp is an artist based in Leipzig and New York.
His work often uses technology, resulting in interdisciplinary ventures which reach across the boundaries of art and science. An example of Popp’s work is Bitfall (2005).

Popp studied at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig and he won the Robot Choice Award in 2003. The Fraunhofer Institute, Bonn, and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT have both studied elements of Popp’s work which made unique advances in the field of artificial intelligence.

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The Colors of the Times: Linz Bunt Blitz

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The Colors of the Times: Linz Bunt Blitz

Every day, the text content from a list of local newspapers websites, blogs, and twitter feeds from Linz and the province of Upper-Austria would be aggregated. These contents will be stored and analyzed using computational and psycholinguistic methods which results the characteristics of the text (i.e. positivity, negativity, formality, informality). These characteristics will be mapped using varying shades, colours, and patterns to give a general feeling of the texts collected during the day.

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Shervin Afshar

After graduating as a software engineer in 2006, he started working as an independent media artist in Tehran, Iran. Between 2006 and 2008, he collaborated with Iranian young curator and media artist Amirali Ghasemi and his artist initiative called Parkingallery. In September 2008, he joined Ars Electronica Futurelab as a creative engineer. His works and collaborative projects have been presented in various exhibitions in Tehran, Budapest, Istanbul
(SocialBits exhibition), Germany (TypoBerlin 2009), and United States (Digital Ritual). The focus of his works is on the role of time-based and live online data and textual information as a base for creating new experiences using the digital media. He is currently attends the graduate programme in Interface Cultures at the University of Arts and Design in Linz, Austria.

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Mimodek

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MIMODEK

MIMODEK is an interactive-evolving and changing 'living' system, based on the principles of the natural world that 'grows' from the fabric of the city.
As all living systems in nature, MIMODEK reflects its own environment.
It is a site-specific work, formed by unique, location – related data sources and by the behaviour of the visitors. Every installation will evolve into unique an 'organism', reflecting its location.
MIMODEK does not visually mimic nature, but it introduces the city to some of the natural elements that are lacking.

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Marie Polakova

Software development: Jonathan Cremieux
Collaborators: Lali Barriere, Bruno Vianna, Liisa Tervinen, Abinadi Meza, Maja Kalogera, Massimo Avvisatti and Steven Pickles(PIX).

Marie Polakova is a wanderer who once in a while creates some artwork.
She holds a bachelors degree in Digital Screen Arts from UCA, Farnham,UK.
She had exhibited and performed in United Kingdom, Holland, Czech Republic and Spain. Her work is mostly software based and often interactive. Inspiration for her work emerges, simply, from the 'web of life'.

Jonathan Cremieux is a Designer/Programmer with interests in Creative Programming, Generative Graphics, Interaction Design and Computer Graphics.
Currently doing masters of art in New Media (MediaLab Helsinki, Aalto University, Finland). He has previously studied computer science (IUT2, Grenoble, France and Napier University, Edinburgh, UK).
His personal works emerge from the study of natural phenomena, the practice of old games and the observation of everyday life interactions.

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DATES OF EVENTS:
Madrid Facade of Medialab-Prado 11. 09. 2010 21:30


City Sleep Light

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City Sleep Light

City Sleep Light makes a radical move by transforming a whole building into the sleep light of the city, akin to the sleep light of a computer. All the lights are pulsing together in an organic rhythm, turning the building into a living organism.

Computed from the current global socio-economic activity of the city, the rhythm of pulsation differs each night and changes from one place to another.

For the festival, City Sleep Light will be visible in each city, literally connecting inhabitants through multiple adaptations of the project on the facades.

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Antoine Schmitt

Artist and programming engineer living in Paris, Antoine Schmitt creates installations, situations and objects, minimal and abstract, anchored in time and movement that addresses the modalities of the free being in a system of reality. In relation to the definitive and systemic contemporary world, he places programming at the core of his artworks to question the forces and shapes at stake.

His has received numerous awards and exhibited in many international museums, institutions and festivals such as transmediale (Berlin), Vida 5.0 (Madrid), Ars Electronica (Linz), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris) and Sonar (Barcelona).

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DATES OF EVENTS:
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 28. 08. 2010 00:00 - 02:00
Berlin Nightscreen – Gasometer 28. 08. 2010 00:00 - 02:00
Berlin Nightscreen – Gasometer 29. 08. 2010 01:00 - 02:00
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 29. 08. 2010 01:00 - 02:00
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 30. 08. 2010 00:00 - 02:00
Berlin Nightscreen – Gasometer 30. 08. 2010 00:00 - 02:00
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 04. 09. 2010 01:00 - 02:00
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 04. 09. 2010 01:00 - 02:00
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 06. 09. 2010 00:00 - 02:00
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 06. 09. 2010 00:00 - 02:00
Berlin Nightscreen – Gasometer 06. 09. 2010 00:00 - 02:00
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 11. 09. 2010 00:30 - 01:00
Berlin Nightscreen – Gasometer 11. 09. 2010 00:30 - 01:00
Berlin Nightscreen – Gasometer 13. 09. 2010 00:00 - 02:00
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 13. 09. 2010 00:00 - 02:00
Brussels iMAL 27. 08. 2010 21:00 - 00:00
Brussels iMAL 28. 08. 2010 21:00 - 00:00
Brussels iMAL 03. 09. 2010 21:00 - 00:00
Brussels iMAL 04. 09. 2010 21:00 - 00:00
Brussels iMAL 10. 09. 2010 21:00 - 00:00
Brussels iMAL 11. 09. 2010 21:00 - 00:00
Brussels iMAL 02. 10. 2010 00:00 - 07:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 28. 08. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 28. 08. 2010 21:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 29. 08. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 29. 08. 2010 21:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 30. 08. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 31. 08. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 01. 09. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 02. 09. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 03. 09. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 04. 09. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 05. 09. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 06. 09. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 07. 09. 2010 01:00 - 04:00
Madrid Facade of Medialab-Prado 03. 09. 2010 23:45 - 23:55
Madrid Facade of Medialab-Prado 12. 09. 2010 01:45 - 02:00