Gone Fishin’

Ian’s BlueTooth Project:
Bluefish is a surveillance system which tracks the presence of Bluetooth devices, and their users.
Bluefish constantly scans for Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as phones, PDA’s, and wireless peripherals. When a new device is found, Bluefish takes a picture of the area in which the device is discovered and catalogues all retrievable information about the device. If the device is ever discovered again, the user will be sent the last image captured of them via Bluetooth. All images are tagged with the device’s name and the time it was last observed.

Over time, a profile is built for each discovered device, making it possible to track individual users who frequent the scanning area.

Art Mobs

Art Mobs
Opens tonight.. Cool, I thought I missed it already. They are pulling together some fun social and emerging technologies, Text Messaging, PodCasting and more.

From the site:
Guests are invited to share their experience of student artworks by text messaging on their mobile phones. View the work while reading the most recent 4 text messages left by others—then leave your own message for the next guests. Guests may also download podcasts of interviews with several of the artists about their works. View the work while listening to the podcast on your iPod or other mp3 player

ITP Winter Show 2004

ITP Winter Show 2004
Sunday, December 19 from 2 to 6pm
Monday, December 20 from 5 to 9pm

A two-day explosion of interactive sight, sound and technology from the student artists and innovators at ITP.

An oversized Greenwich Village loft houses the computer labs, rotating exhibitions, and production workshops that are ITP — the Interactive Telecommunications Program. Founded in 1979 as the first graduate education program in alternative media, ITP has grown into a living community of technologists, theorists, engineers, designers, and artists uniquely dedicated to pushing the boundaries of interactivity in the real and digital worlds. A hands-on approach to experimentation, production and risk-taking make this hi-tech fun house a creative home not only to its 230 students, but also to an extended network of the technology industry’s most daring and prolific practitioners.

Interactive Telecommunications Program
Tisch School of the Arts
New York University
721 Broadway, 4th Floor South
New York NY 10003

Take the left elevators to the 4th Floor
This event is free and open to the public

No need to RSVP

For questions: 212-998-1880
email: itp.inquiries@nyu.edu

The CoDeck is featured on Rhizome!

Rhizome.org: Net Art News: Here’s Lookin’ at you, George!
Great news.. Good Job Ahmi and Ophra!

For readers that don’t know, the CoDeck is a collaborative project between myself, Ahmi Wolf, Dan Melinger and Mark Argo that allows a community of users to upload and share videos that they have created. It has a web interface for information about the works and for commenting on them. The most interesting part of it (IMHO) is that it takes the form of a vintage Betamax with a single board computer running linux and all the fixins. We utilized the controls on the deck to implement skipping to the next video (Fast Forward), watching the previous one (Rewind) and so on. You can also create a video response to any video that is currently playing by changing the channel and using the built in camera and microphone to create a response video right then and there.

Wearables conference

ISWC ’04
Colocated with IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality
From the site:
ISWC 2004, the eighth annual IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers, will bring together researchers, product vendors, fashion designers, textile manufacturers, users, and all other interested parties to share information and advances in wearable computing. We invite you to attend ISWC 2004 and submit to one or more of the following categories: papers, posters, demonstrations, tutorials, and exhibits.

Crazy networked and responsive environment

RIPLfield info
From the description:
… it consists of light and soundscapes which respond to the actions of people in the environment and remote data from a second environment in new york city. the project is a collaboration between students and instructors at the technical university of berlin and parsons school of design in new york.

Downtown network for the Arts

downtown network for the arts | about
From the site:
Location One has developed a package of hardware, software and support services that enables artists and cultural organizations to take full advantage of Internet-based technologies for creative interchange, program creation, delivery and promotion, both individually and as an arts-based community.

Play that media, share that control, perform baby, perform

From the site:
KeyWorx is a Multi-User Cross Media Synthesizer – a distributed application that allows multiple players to generate, synthesize and process images, sounds and text within a shared realtime environment. As an instrument it allows communities of players to dynamically control and modify all aspects of digitized media in a collaborative performance.