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Art In Your Pocket 3: Sensor Driven iPad and iPhone Art Apps

PXL, Rainer Kohlberger, 2012

As the iPhone just celebrated its fifth year on the market, artists have already made a substantial dent in the commercially lucrative world of Apple’s AppStore. Despite this success, artists are still pushing forward to build apps that further integrate with the device’s sensors and location-based capabilities. Rather than working solely within the context of software art as I have covered in two previous articles on the subject for Rhizome, there is a focus now on artists who are interacting with the physical world by using the device’s internal sensors, location capabilities, constant Internet connectivity, and built-in cameras.

GO TO: http://rhizome.org/editorial/2012/jul/3/art-your-pocket-3-sensor-driven-ipad-and-iphone-ar/


Die schönsten Kunst-Apps

Die schönsten Kunst-Apps

Von Judith Horchert, Karlsruhe

App Art Awards: Das sind die Gewinner

AppArtAward / Jörg Piringer

Kunstgenuss? Dafür gibt es eine App. Mehrere sogar. Schon zum zweiten Mal hat das Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe den App Art Award verliehen. Jeweils 10.000 Euro gibt es für summende Buchstaben, elektrische Schafe und gefräßige Kugeln.

Auf verschiedenen Tablet-Computern zeigt das Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe ein Dutzend Werke, die in der engeren Auswahl standen für den App Art Award 2012. Insgesamt sind 84 Apps eingereicht worden, aus 13 verschiedenen Ländern. Schon zum zweiten Mal wurde dieser Preis verliehen und gleichzeitig eine Ausstellung eröffnet, in der die Apps zu benutzen und dadurch erst zu bewundern sind. Denn das ist der Clou dieser jungen Kunstform: Das Werk entfaltet sich erst dadurch, dass es jemand in Gebrauch nimmt.

Bei der Gewinner-App des Künstlerischen Innovationspreises sieht das so aus: Der Nutzer zieht mit dem Finger auf dem Touchscreen eine graue Linie, auf der in bestimmten Abständen rote Punkte erscheinen. Lässt er die Linie los, erscheinen plötzlich Buchstaben, zunächst sind es Ms, die auf der ersten Spur entlangfahren. Treffen sie auf einen roten Punkt, werden sie hörbar, als summendes MMMM. Mit der zweiten Linie kommen Ns hinzu, auch sie werden auf jedem Punkt hörbar, bei der dritten sind es Os. “Konsonant” nennt sich die App, “eine kreative Erkundung von Buchstaben, Sound und Technologie”, heißt es in der Beschreibung. Erdacht hat sie der Medienkünstler und Musiker Jörg Piringer aus Wien, der unter anderem dadurch bekannt ist, dass er im ersten Wiener Gemüseorchester spielt.

LEES MEER: http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/apps/app-art-award-von-zkm-in-karlsruhe-verliehen-a-844415.html

New website: Time-Based Media Conservation at the Guggenheim

Joanna Phillips, Associate Conservator of Contemporary Art, focuses on theconservation of time-based media art. Photo: Jeffrey Warda

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Contemporary artworks that include video, film, slide, audio, or computer-based technologies are referred to as time-based media works because they have duration as a dimension and unfold to the viewer over time. Collecting, preserving, and exhibiting these technology-based artworks pose complex technical and ethical challenges to conservators.

Instability and change are inherent to these artworks, since artist-selected equipment and technologies fail and become obsolete. Moreover, many time-based media artworks are allographic by nature; rather than being composed of a unique original, they exist only when they are installed, so every iteration can be considered a different representation of the artwork. To preserve the fragile identity of time-based media artworks, conservators must proactively manage the degree of change that may be introduced to each.

To provide the necessary and best care for the prestigious media artworks in its custody, including key pieces by Vito AcconciTacita DeanBruce Nauman,Nam June PaikPipilotti Rist, and Bill Viola, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has become one of the first museums in the world to dedicate conservation staff to the care of its media art collection.

With this groundbreaking dedication, the Guggenheim is at the forefront of developing and establishing new practices for the conservation of time-based media art internationally.


New Infrastructure for Media Conservation


The Development of a New Conservation Specialty


Managing Inherent Change

Joanna Phillips, Associate Conservator of Contemporary Art, focuses on the conservation of time-based media art. Photo: Jeffrey Warda


SOURCE: http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/collections/conservation/time-based-media

Ars Electronica 2012 tickets now available

“If every crisis is also an opportunity, then what opportunities are we failing to take advantage of solely on account of our perplexity and our unwillingness to come to terms with the changes happening now?

What we need is a broader, more open-minded perspective that enables us to peer beyond the boundaries of our habitual ways of doing things, our specialized disciplines and our conventional ideologies, and that can also visualize the pluralism and the inherent contradictions of our modern, globally networked world. A new Big Picture that is no longer from a centralized point of view and isn’t projected out of the center of a global force, but is instead a patchwork of diverse positions.

Ars Electronica 2012 is bringing together models that can serve as paragons and best-practice examples from art and science that offer inspirational demonstrations of how an open-minded way of looking at a larger whole not only reveals more of it but also brings totally new insights to light. How can a Big Picture of our times be composed and what strategies are conducive to being able to see and take it.”

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