Publications: Plausible Artworlds



TITLE: Plausible Artworlds (release in March 2013)
A Basekamp production, with publication support by The PewCenter for Arts & Heritage

concept: Plausible Artworlds is a project to collect and share knowledge about alternative models of creative practice. From alternative economies and open source culture to secessions and other social experiments, Plausible Artworlds is a platform for research and participation with artworlds that present a distinctly different option from mainstream culture. The aim of the project is to bring awareness to the potential of these art- worlds as viable “cultural ecosystems” that provide both pedagogical and practical solutions to a range of emergent sociocultural challenges. We view Plausible Artworlds as an opportunity to discuss the interdisciplinary role of artist as creative problem solver and the expanding notion of what an artworld looks and feels like. This handbook represents an introduction to more than 50 wide ranging examples of what we insist on calling Plausible Artworlds. These were the focus of a year long series of weekly public potlucks - hosted by the Basekamp group in Philadelphia and elsewhere - during which open informal discussions took place with representatives of these artworlds, along with other artists, writers, curators and anyone interested. Each of the examples in this book links to more resources online - podcasts, audio transcripts, skype text and images - from that year-long discussion series.

Organizational art with Cittadellarte, A Constructed World, E.A.T. (Experiments in Art and Technology), The Think Tank that has yet to be named, Centro de Investigaciones Artisticas, byproducts, Democratic Innovation, Au travail - At Work collective, Orgacom, Artist Placement Group, Reinigungsgesellschaft / Secessions and other social experiments with IRWIN, Mildred’s Lane, Miss Rockaway Armada, Biosphere 2, Continental Drift through the Midwest Radical Cultural Corridor, House Magic: The European squatted social centers movement / Art(www)orlds and open-source culture with Abriendo Caminos/La Comunitaria TV, kuda.org, Post autonomy, Pad.ma, Design Studio for Social Intervention, Free Art License, Beyond Participation: Toward Massively Collaborative Worlds of Art, Freenode / Alternative economies with Sunday Soup, Eating in Public, Art Work, FEAST, Loveland, n.e.w.s. paid usership / Autonomous information production with Urban Tactics/Atelier Autogéré d’Architecture, Ontological Walkscapes, Spontaneous Vegetation, Periferry, StrataSpore, Internacional Errorista, Sewing Rebellion, b.a.n.g. lab, Homeworks Forum, A School of Decreative Methodologies, Teaching Artist Union and School of the Future, The Public School and AAAARG.org / Archiving creative culture with Public Collectors & Against Competition, KEIN, Ultra-red, Groundswell Collective, Dark Matter Archives & Imaginary Archives, Collective Foundation, Groups & Spaces, Community Museum Project, The Library Of Radiant Optimism For Let’s Remake The World

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Publications: ARRAY textBook/toolKit



TITLE: textBook/toolKit; in development (2012-2013++)
Rhizome Commission 2012: http://rhizome.org/commissions/proposal/2599/

concept: We are working on a free and open source “textbook/toolkit" that addresses the need to teach, contextualize, and share a wide array of contemporary media (art + design + social practice) skills in the first year of college (or earlier) using project scenarios that integrate technology and studio practice(s) in contemporary meaningful ways.

Our intention is to increase the number of art (and other) students experiencing low-level approaches (as in command line prompts and low-level programming) which removes as many layers of interface abstraction as possible. Specifically, we are offering an alternative to the standard "Adobe, some video editing, some blogging" approach to new media aspects of art foundations. In addition we will seek contributions/examples for alternate models and methods of learning, collaboration, file sharing, and relevant responses to art/design edu outside of higher education all from a standpoint of practical and friendly curriculum for the introduction of complex ideas and processes.

Keywords: units, pixels, vectors, waves, patterns, frames, sequence, time, research, functions, arrays, loops, objects, edges, vertices, polygons, geometry, material, gravity, interaction, events, platforms, language, communication, instructions, participation, resources, tools, collaboration, other

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Publications: Doggie Woggie Poochie Woochie and the Right to Die.



TITLE: DoggieWoggiez! PoochieWoochiez! and the Right to Die
Furtherfield Review: http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/doggiewoggiez-poochiewoochiez-and-right-die

concept: The structure of this review takes hints from the work it overlays. We dispensed with "original" writing and didactic detailing of what we as critics experienced. Instead, we unraveled multiple threads left hanging after watching DoggieWoggiez! PoochieWoochiez! We neglected to offer an appraisal of the worth of the work, and add to the number of words already in the world. Instead, we traced the flows passing through the video and developed a program of citations that provide a map of exit and entrance points-a map, as any map, that is as much about those making as about the territory described-which we hope will provide openings for a reader who has not yet watched the work, and provide expanded intersections for those who already have.

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Publications: GLI.TC/H READER[ROR]



TITLE: GLI.TC/H READER[ROR]
Publication Download: http://gli.tc/h/READERROR/

info: Fall 2011 Nick Briz, Evan Meaney, Rosa Menkman, William Robertson, Jon Satrom, Channel TWo /
ISBN: 978-4-9905200-1-4, 2011


excerpt: One of the most effective forms of industrial or military sabotage limits itself to damage that can never be thoroughly proven—or even proven at all—to be anything deliberate. It is like an invis- ible political movement; perhaps it isn’t there at all. If a bomb is wired to a car’s ignition, then obviously there is an enemy; if a public building or a political headquarters is blown up, then there is a political enemy. If an accident, or a series of acci- dents, occurs, if equipment merely fails to function, if it appears faulty, especially in a slow fashion, over a period of natural time, with numerous small failures and misfirings—then the victim, whether a person or a party or a country, can never defend it- self. The observer pattern is a software design pattern in which an object, called the subject, maintains a list of its dependents, called observers, and notifies them automatically of any state changes, usually by calling one of their methods. It is mainly used to implement distributed event handling systems. We’re building a civilized space here.

contributors: Tom McCormack, Curt Cloninger, jon.satrom, Nick Briz, Rosa Menkman, Iman Moradi, Hannah Piper Burns + Evan Meaney, Channel TWo, Mez, jonCates, Matthew Fuller, Nick Briz, JODI, Rosa Menkman, jon.satrom, Alexander Galloway, A Bill Miller, Laimonas Zakas

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Publications: Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus



TITLE: Dynamic Coupling
Online Read: FALL 2010: V.06 N.02: DYNAMIC COUPLING

info: Trowbridge, Adam, and Westbrook, Jessica. Guest Editors “Dynamic Coupling,” Fall 2010: v.06 n.02 CAA NMC Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus

concept: Every collaborative scenario involves negotiation and communication in terms of direction, sharing, and understanding. These negotiations may have more to do with flexibility, commitment, and trust than the traditional processes and materials of art making. How are these critical skills taught and learned? How are collaborative scenarios modeled and referenced, and how is this interpersonal information accessed and shared with our students? This edition of Media-N, Journal of the NMC, looks into the fundamental nature of collaborative negotiations by presenting a collection of dialogues with accomplished new media practitioners. The “Dynamic Coupling” duos involved in this edition have agreed to share and describe their working relationship and motivations, as well as the projects they have produced or will produce together. Structurally, each dialogue features a single project, followed by a set of questions including: Are there philosophical motivations in the decision or inclination to work as a couple/collaboratively? Do you keep your personal/professional lives separate? Does your shared practice extend into the classroom and/or inform your teaching philosophy?

contributors: Shannon McMullen and Fabian Winkler, Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero, Annette Barbier and Drew Browning, Margarita Benitez and Markus Vogl, Krista Birnbaum and David Politzer, Jon Brumit and Sarah Wagner, jonCates && Jake Elliott, Ben Chang and Silvia Ruzanka, Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby, Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG, Sean Fletcher and Isabel Reichert, Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus of LoVid, Sven Humphrey and Robyn Voshardt, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Stephan Hillerbrand and Mary Magsamen, Leila Nadir and Cary Peppermint, Julio Obelleiro and Casilda Sanchez, Ken Rinaldo and Amy Youngs, Adam Trowbridge and Jessica Westbrook

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Publications: Art Work, A National Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics.


TITLE: Lost South
Online Read: http://www.artandwork.us

info: Trowbridge, Adam, and Westbrook, Jessica. “Lost South” Art Work, A National Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics. Ed. Temporary Services, Half Letter Press / http://www.artandwork.us/ 2010

concept: We can see how the collapse of the economy is affecting everyone. Something must be done. Let’s talk. No, it can’t wait. Things are bad. We have to work things out. We can only do it together. What do we know? What have others tried? What is possible? How do we talk about it? What are the wildest possibilities? What are the pragmatic steps? What can you do? What can we do? We know that larger numbers of people find themselves increasingly shut out of the American “promise” of wealth and security.-- Temporary Services

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