Monday, June 30, 2008

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
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Ted Nelson's Xanadu Project
releases the tool, Xanadu Space
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Toward a Deep Electronic Literature: The Generalization of Documents and Media
Theodor Holm Nelson, Project Xanadu and Oxford Internet Institute
BACK TO THE FUTURE: Hypertext the Way It Used To Be
Theodor Holm Nelson and Robert Adamson Smith Project Xanadu

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Lullatone - ZZZ in OZ and NZ

Gail Priest + Samuel James

Gail Priest is a Sydney-based sound artist. Her practice involvessound design/composition for performance, installationand electro-improvisation. She is also a curator, writer and commentator on sound and new media arts.
words and sounds by Gail Priest

Samuel James is an independent video artist with a theatre and architecture background. In the last twelve years he has designed and created projections for over 150 performances in Australia. He has had several nominations for his dance films in the Reeldance Festival of Dance on Screen and the Australian Dance Awards and has screened internationally. In 2006 he won Best Australian Dance film for Nun’s Night Out (choreographer Julie-Anne Long) at the Australian Dance Awards as well as being represented in other international dance film festivals such as Cinedans Amsterdam.

History Will Repeat Itself - Strategies of Re-enactment in Contemporary Art
Presented by Goethe-Institut Hongkong, in collaboration with Hong Kong Film Archive and Videotage
With 'History Will Repeat Itself - Strategies of Re-enactment in Contemporary Art’ the Goethe-Institut Hongkong follows a two-part project. The first part, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Film Archive and Videotage, takes place from June 20 to July 20 in 2008, the second being in exactly one year, in the summer of 2009.
The first part shown in this summer undertakes a slightly-modified version of the exhibition under the same title that was curated by Inke Arns from Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund and Gabriele Horn from KW Kunst-Werke – Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. The exhibition was last shown at the KW in Berlin (November 18, 2007 – January 13, 2008).
In general, the term re-enactment is used to describe a historically correct recreation of socially relevant events. In a re-enactment, the audience, which normally remains passive or at a certain distance from the documented event, either becomes immediate witness of a (repeated historical) event that unfolds in front of its eyes, or even protagonist in an action in which it actively participates. The re-creation of historical events seems to exert a fascination particularly because they provide the opportunity to gain a different entry into history by re-experiencing it. Because history and memory are seldom directly experienced but more often mediated through media, re-enactments also represent an artistic scrutinization of media images. They do not naively ask what really happened beyond the representations of the historical events. Rather, they replace these media based images with a direct and often physical experience and at the same time point out the way in which our collective memory is based on media.
Different to the version shown in Germany, the exhibition in Hong Kong takes up an accent with a strong emphasis on the events in Asia. The focus here, among other things, is the Vietnam War. Whoever sees the photo Napalm by Zbigniew Libera is immediately reminded of the My Lai Massacre and the absolutely helpless female victim Kim PhĂșc, who was exposed to the violent force of the bombs – an original published photo which stays in our minds since then. Yet Libera’s photo is only a kind of reconstruction of the scene in the form of a beach party. This kind of weird return to the place of disaster is a typical approach of the works that we present in this exhibition.
The second part searches for Asian answers on the concept of re-enactment. It will be additionally curated to look into its correspondence with Asia. It will be shown in the summer of 2009.
The Institut sees interest in two layers: in the first layer it is the treatment of a historical event transmitted through the media, in the second layer the event is now taken by the artist who created something that makes us curious about. The works on display show traces of the constitution of the artistic subject. In this respect, the show ‘History Will Repeat Itself’ combines history with contemporary art.
A systematic approach to the topic with a list of the exhibited works is provided by a catalogue that could work as a manual to the exhibition.
The exhibition was originally shown at the Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund and the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and made possible by the support of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes/ German Federal Cultural Foundation.
Concept: Inke ArnsCurators: Inke Arns and Gabriele HornCo-Curator: Katharina Fichtner
Installation at the three exhibition venues in Hong Kong designed by: MAP Office (Laurent Gutierrez and Valerie Portefaix)
Related links
Hong Kong Film Archive
Hartware MedienKunstVerein
KW Kunst-Werke - Institute for Contemporary Art