This year marked a transitional stage for the Experimental and Media Arts department. Together with my colleagues Lynn Lukkas and Diane Willow, we accomplished the following:
-Official name change from Time and Interactivity to Experimental and Media Arts
-Creation of the EMA area blog with a centralized calendar and online resources for our graduate and undergraduate students
-Conceptualization and initial deployment of a comprehensive space reconfiguration: new sound studio (Regis W131), new advanced video lab (W121, the old space was given to the Regis tech staff to meet their needs), new mixed analog-digital studio shared with painting and drawing (W248)
-Preparation and submission of three major CLA-OIT Tech Fees grants (requesting a total of $150,000) for necessary upgrades of hardware and software in Regis
Our friend Regine has posted a review of my work Smoke and Hot Air on her much beloved blog, we-make-money-not-art. She has also written two posts (titled Part 1: Wreckage and countermeasures, and Part 2: Globalization and agency) about the FEEDFORWARD exhibit at Laboral as a whole.
Between July 27-31, 2009 I taught the 18th annual CNMAT Max/MSP/Jitter night school course (for my 9th time!). All course documentation is kept on CNMAT’s one-of-a-kind new music web portal: there you will find the course outline, video screen shots of some of the lectures, as well as patches and links.
Jenny Schmid, Heba Amin and myself gave a lecture at the Department of Art at the American University of Cairo. Our lecture was followed by an impromptu/guerilla projection of some of Heba’s work, around AUC’s scenic campus.
While in Spain for showing Smoke and Hot Air at FEEDFORWARD, I gave a lecture on Minneapolis Art on Wheels as a part of the symposium, on a panel with Eric Kluitenberg, Daniel G. Andújar, Fernando García-Dory, Carlos Motta.
According to the press release:
The Symposium Feedforward. The Angel of the History, will take part on October the 23 and 24. A panel of experts and artists in new media art will debate about some of the central topics of the exhibition.
PARTICIPANTS: Christiane Paul, Steve Dietz, Sarah Cook, Margot Lovejoy, Tamiko Thiel, Chris Baker, Jose Carlos Mariategui, Stephanie Rothenberg, Angus Cameron, Tiziana Terranova, Piotr Szyhalski, Naeem Mohaiemen, Barbara Fluxá, Esther Leslie, Hasan Elahi, Konrad Becker y Marco Peljhan, Nonny de la Peña y Peggy Weil, Knowbotic Research, Tom Levin, Jaron Rowan y Clara Piazuelo, Tere Badía, Emmanuel Rodríguez, Graham Harwood, Eric Kluitenberg, Daniel G. Andújar, Fernando García-Dory, Carlos Motta, Ali Momeni.
At last, a real taste of what is to come…
Higher quality version is here.
I created a course blog that includes arduino code, references for working with kinetics as well as videos of the students final projects.
I was invited by Dave Schroeder (of Pilot Vibe) to give a lecture at the his annual Flashbelt conference. My presentation was primarily on MAW‘s use of a mix of digital and physical technologies to create real-time animation for public projections (i.e. “livedraw”).
This project is a collaboration between Ali Momeni and JP Hunglemann. Ali Momeni’s aLib consists of a set of Max patches for live interaction with audio/video media. Our aim is to develops and extension to aLib that gives a wider community of electronic musicians–represented by JP Hunglemann’s and his extensive work with Ableton Live. Max for Live presents the perfect opportunity.
High moon, trekking through Lake Bachalar, our ancient elders awaiting remedies, sea monsters content with smoke: Molly begins to sing…
The show airs on Feb. 14 2009 on public television, all across America. Here’s the video….
A library of abstractions and java scripts for Max/MSP; part of my doctoral dissertation from UC Berkeley. aLib is organized by category and folders and contains many help-files as documentation. aLib is currently under beta testing. Please forward all comments to Ali. Update 06.2009: new slim and friendly aLib; many things removed, the best kept; includes latest pattr space interpolation work…