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Artistic License

Posted by on Dec 11, 2009 in Blog, Technology and Art, Technology and Privacy | Comments Off on Artistic License

Produce your own customized Artistic License in a matter of minutes using your web browser. Instead of biometrics and radio frequency ID chips, Artistic License embraces freedom, collaboration, sharing, and imagination as keys to a more appealing modernity. Your Artistic License doesn’t require you to look like yourself, and it does not impose factual restrictions.

Although in many respects it’s fun, Artistic License encourages card-holders to swipe across the borders of technology and identity. The greater socio-political context for this work includes privacy and personal liberty issues. Emerging identification technologies like biometrics, RFID transmitters, facial recognition software, GPS devices, microvideo, and nanotechnology have disruptive potential.

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We’re watching

Posted by on Oct 18, 2008 in Bioreactive Media, Blog, Data Visualization, Emerging Science and Technology, Geolocation and Psychogeography, Media and Markets, Technology and Privacy | Comments Off on We’re watching

A Canadian company has developed a technology called Eyebox2 that it says can monitor the gaze of passersby and respond to shifts in attention,  even tracking multiple people at once,  and even from more than 30 feet away.

The company says the advertising potential is large, wherein outdoor or unconventional ad space could be sold "by the eyeball." In addition, the technology could provide a new kind of test lab for evaluating and refining ads in unusual contexts.

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How to make “Internet TV”

Posted by on Aug 1, 2008 in Blog, Emerging Science and Technology, TechnoActivism, Technology and Art | Comments Off on How to make “Internet TV”

Simple online guide,  sponsored by Participatory Culture Foundation,  on how to create and publish video to the net.

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Biometric + Digital Art at Venice Biennale

Posted by on Jun 1, 2007 in Bioreactive Media, Blog, Emerging Science and Technology, Technology and Art, Technology and Privacy | Comments Off on Biometric + Digital Art at Venice Biennale

Didn’t make it to the Venice Biennale, but if I were there, I wouldn’t want to miss the installation by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer called “Pulse Room.” 100 lightbulbs are connected to EKG sensors and thus are “controlled by the heartbeat of the public.” ? The exhibit runs from June 10 – November 21 (2007) in the Palazzo Van Axel.

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Posted by on Feb 20, 2007 in Blog, TechnoActivism, Technology and Art, Technology and Privacy | Comments Off on Sousveillance

Commenting on a decade of silent performances in front of surveillance cameras,? The Surveillance Camera Players have just published a new book.? The major themes are:? right to privacy, the militarization of the police, the ideology of transparency, the mass psychology of fascism, the society of the spectacle, the PATRIOT Act, Rudy Giuliani, September 11th, face recognition software, reality TV, webcams and wireless systems, among other topics.

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Printing on falling water

Posted by on Jan 23, 2007 in Blog, Emerging Science and Technology, Media and Markets, Technology and Art | Comments Off on Printing on falling water

BoingBoing reports that “The Jeep Waterfall”, a water installation seen at a recent Jeep car show, ?is a 25-foot-high sheet of falling water that can display arbitrary bitmaps in falling water, using a mechanism “similar to an inkjet printer.”? A video of the exhibit is on YouTube. Apparently, a professor at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee,? Dr. Pevnick, creates the installations through his company called PevnickDesign in Milwaukee.? Setup reportedly takes about four days, plus two days for debugging and programming.

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