[ARENA] Navigating the Space of the Future

Andreia Magalhães a76magalhaes gmail.com
Quarta-Feira, 9 de Abril de 2008 - 14:16:13 WEST

2008/4/9, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst <mailing  nimk.nl>:
> *Navigating the Space of the Future *
> *April 15
> ** Start 20.30 hour*
> * Seminar with presentations by: Yolande Harris, David Dunn and Atau
> Tanaka *
> What does it mean to navigate? What is the importance of location
> specificity? What does it mean to get lost? The increasing accuracy of
> satellite navigation strives to eliminate the possibility of human error,
> but it also produces a sense of dislocation from one's immediate environment
> by abstracting location as the coordinates of longitude and latitude. What
> place is there for one's body, one's senses, one's conscious and unconscious
> awareness of space, if this knowledge is so apparently made redundant by
> GPS? What, if any, role can historical skills of navigation at sea, of
> observation, choice, intuition and improvisation play in navigating the
> spaces of the future? The symposium 'Navigating the Space of the Future'
> will take these questions as its starting point to see if we can find our
> way within the dense environment of global positioning technologies. The
> field is open but the practice is just starting to form itself by looking at
> ways to counter locative media strategies where geographical walks are
> organised that use the city and the street as a playing field negating the
> relation between space, architecture, time, body and mind. The presentations
> will focus on new ways of interpreting data of location and navigation by
> relating these directly to the physical (space) through the use of sound.
> * Yolande Harris *– *Sun Run Sun *(Artist in Residence NIMk)
> Sun Run Sun explores the individual experience of current location
> technologies through a personal experience of sound. It seeks to
> (re)establish a sense of personal connectedness to one's environment, and to
> (re)negotiate this through an investigation into old, new, future and animal
> navigation using sound. Sun Run Sun investigates the split between the
> embodied experience of location and the calculated data of position. A
> series of portable personal instruments "satellite sounders" developed for
> the residency, transform satellite data directly into a sonic composition.
> This composition constantly varies in response to the changing location of
> the player as they move through their physical environment. 'The experience
> of sound is internal, as a process that influences the relationship between
> the self and the environment. True navigation consists of a continuously
> coherent relationship between the two.'
> http://sunrunsun.nimk.nl/
> http://www.yolandeharris.net
> *
> David Dunn *
> David Dunn takes his research into the bioacoustics of bark beetles and
> entomogenic climate change, and on ultrasonic audio phenomena in both human
> and non-human environment as starting points to talk about Acoustic
> Ecologies. He wants to bring forth the sonic presence of these worlds for
> human contemplation of their inherent aesthetic beauty and to show the
> amazing continuity of life, with its capacity for infinite variation in
> audible communication. "Given the superabundance of how music as a human
> activity has been used, I believe that music has simultaneously been a
> strategy to evolve our capacity to structurally-couple with our environment
> through our aural perception, and a significant force for defining the
> boundaries of group affiliation and for the affirmation of cultural status,
> giving voice to an evolutionary heritage of an abundance of other coupling
> modes that are greater than the rational mind alone."
> http://www.davidddunn.com
> http://www.newmusicbox.org/article.nmbx?id=5399
> * Atau Tanaka *
> Atau Tanaka bridges the fields of media art, experimental music, and
> research. He creates music for sensor instruments, wireless network
> infrastructures, and democratized digital forms. Tanaka is best known for
> his performances where he uses physical gestures to articulate music and
> sound synthesis and real-time image transformation. For the past years,
> inspired by the ever-changing social, geographic, ecological, emotional
> context of using mobile technology for creative ends Tanaka focusses his
> attention towards mobile media projects. He is exploring the creative,
> critical and commercial potential of mobile music. "My interest is to take
> interactive music practice off the stage and outside the concert hall into
> the urban sphere. Mobile communications devices are meant to connect groups
> of people. Musical concerts, similarly, are situations that bring people
> together for a common purpose. Can we elicit commonalities to make a
> community-based musical process, creating a shared experience among users?"
> In his presentation he will pay attention to the description of the
> architecture of an audio-visual hard- and software framework that was
> developed for the realization of a series of locative media artworks, and
> eliciting from this, he brings afore fundamental issues and questions that
> can be generalized and applicable to the growing practice of locative media.
> http://www.xmira.com/atau
> Start 20.30 h.
> Entrance 3,50 (2,50 students)
> Please make reservations 020 6237101 info  nimk.nl
> **
>  <http://www.nimk.nl>
> Netherlands Media Art Institute
> Keizersgracht 264
> NL-1016 EV Amsterdam
> http://www.nimk.nl

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