BYO Lunchtime Lectures at ODI: Data as Culture

11 January 2013, 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
The Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton St, Shoreditch, London Borough of Hackney, EC2A, UK

Introducing Friday Lunchtime Lectures at the Open Data Institute.
You bring your lunch, we provide tea & coffee, an interesting talk,
and enough time to get back to your desk.

For our first lecture…

Curators of the ODI Data as Culture art commission, TED Senior Fellow,
Julie Freeman, and MzTEK co-founder, Sophie McDonald, will provide a
background of the data-driven art movement, why this commission is so
timely, and take you on a tour of the art works installed at the ODI

20Hz (2011)

Body 01000010011011110110010001111001 (2012)

Metrography (2012)
Benedikt Groß & Bertrand Clerc

Still Lifes and Oscillators 1 (2012)
Ben Garrod

Text Trends (2012)
Martin John Callanan

The Obelisk (2012)
Fabio Lattanzi Antinori

The SKOR Codex (2012)
La Société Anonyme

Three flames ate the sun, and big stars were seen (2012)
Phil Archer

Vending Machine (2009)
Ellie Harrison

To book your place sign up here



Aglow was the first in a series of critical material encounters exploring an interdisciplinary approach to materiality, exploring luminescence as an electronic, synthetic and natural phenomenon at the macro and micro scale, as a scientific phenomenon and cultural material. This session was convened by Melanie Jackson and hosted by The Slade Research Centre at Woburn Square and the Material Culture Group, in the Department of Anthropology. This is an inter collegiate group from Birkbeck, Kings and UCL.

Several Interruptions

Thomson & Craighead’s new video work Several Interruptions is now available to watch online. It has been commissioned by the Arts Council of England especially for the re-branding of their new website, which went online today! You can watch it online and read a short text about the work written by Sarah Cook here:

Slade MA/MFA Fine Art Show ’09 from 11–17 June

Thursday 11, Friday 12 June 10am–8pm / Saturday 13, Sunday 14 June 10am–5pm
Monday 15–Wednesday 17 June 10am–8pm

Edward Atkins, Katerina Botsari, Stephanie Conway, Patrizio Di Massimo, Nisha Duggal,
Jamie George, Ella Golt, Ananú Gonzales-Posada, Iain S. Hales, Jung-Ouk Hong,
Benjamin Jenner, Da Kyoung Jeong, Do Kyoung Kim, Joshua Kim, Susan Kordalewski,
Rebecca Kressley, Paolo Lonzi, Leah Lovett, Sarah Macdonald, Allison Maletz, Janne
Malmros, Kate McLeod, Katherine Murphy, Kjarten Abel, Gianni Notarianni, Hye Joung Park,
Sion Parkinson, Kate Keara Pelen, Robert Phillips, Matthew Robinson, David Rule,
Sepideh Saii, Ed Saye, Somayeh Seyed Mohseni, Kristin Sherman, Gunwoo Shin, Lisa Smithey,
William Stein, Helen Sturgess, Masako Suzuki, Damian Taylor, Melis van den Berg,
Patrick Ward, Richard Whitby, Tessa Whitehead, Sally Wright, Ben Youngman

The Slade School of Fine Art
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
Tel +44 (0)20 7679 2313

Slade BA Fine Art Show ’09 from 23–28 May

Saturday 23, Sunday 24 May 10am–5pm / Monday 25–Thursday 28 May 10am–8pm

Tomoko Aoki, Hazel A. Atashroo, Helen Carmel Benigson, Anna Cronin, Thomas Dawson, Mélanie de Quincey, Benjamin Doherty, Sophie Eagle, Jacob Farrell, Aaron Fickling, Lewis Fox, Luey Graves, Amy Howard, Will Hurt, Oscar Jamieson, Natasha Malherbe, Georgina Nettell, Francesca Owen, Ethan Pollock,
Candida Powell-Williams, Matthew Richardson, Jennifer Rush, Lias Saoudi, Nick Spiers, James Taylor, Zak Yeo Zhixiong, Thomas Yeomans, Esther Yuan

The Slade School of Fine Art
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
Tel +44 (0)20 7679 2313

Slade Degree Shows 2008 – BA, MA/MFA

This year’s website now online

BA Show
Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 May, 10am-5pm
Monday 19 – Thursday 22 May, 10am-8pm

Thursday 5 & Friday 6 June, 10am-8pm
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 June, 10am-5pm
Monday 9 – Wednesday 11 June, 10am-8pm

The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
+44 (020) 7679 2313

Vince Dziekan – Researcher in Residence Open Studio

Vince Dziekan Exhibition ResearchVince Dziekan – Researcher in Residence Open Studio
Wednesday 23rd April 2-5pm
Slade Research Centre Woburn Square, Ground Floor

Vince Dziekan is holding an Open Studio on the afternoon of 23rd April to mark the end of his research residency at the Slade. He has been working on a research project focussing on curatorial design and the implications of the digital on how exhibitions are mediated.
He will welcome visitors for informal discussion throughout the afternoon.

Vince is Senior Lecturer in Digital Imaging and Deputy Head Multimedia & Digital Arts at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), where he is an artist/curator/writer whose practice encompasses photography, new media and curatorial projects including the recent REMOTE exhibition

New Staff for Slade

I am excited to have accepted a new position at Slade; for three days each week (Monday – Wednesday), starting 7 January 2008, I become Teaching Fellow in Fine Art Media – Digital Media and Print. This is a new position within the Slade, alongside Laura, the new Teaching Fellow in Photography, there will be a change to the Slade’s teaching and support structures. Covering everything within the scope of digital, electronic, and print (analogue and digital), this will be an excellent opportunity to develop cross collaboration with the students between the different media of fine art: bringing together the diverse range of interests within my own practice.
— Martin John Callanan

Digital Studio – New G5’s

Ready for the start of term, the New Digital Studio has eight shiny new Mac Pro’s 64-bit Dual-Core Intel Xeon “Clovertown” processors at up to 3GHz speed. [These machines have two internal hard drives one named temporary work. As an experiment Michael’s weekly maintenance will not erase work folders from temporary work, this will instead occur at the beginning of each calender month. Any files or folders found anywhere other than in temporary work will as usual be expunged and terminated. In the electronic Media Studio the G5’s do not have as much internal HD space so the weekly clean up will still happen. However the external drives attached to each machine will not be cleared until the beginning of each month]. Do remember that your work is at risk of loss in a multi user environment. Always back up your files.

We will be experimenting with other improvements over the next few months including RIP for the large format printers (improves colour and print quality), an easier way to pay for printing with online credits, and a distributed computing network for Final Cut Studio and Maya; making rendering faster.

Hz Journal #11

I Wanted to See All of the News From Today

Martin’s I Wanted to See All of the News From Today, is included in Hz Journal #11 from Fylkingen

Fylkingen’s journal Hz started as a non-virtual journal after its predecessor Fylkingen Bulletin from ’60s. Since 2000, Hz moved to the Internet and has become an Internet journal, one of the few in Sweden. From the second issue in 2003 it also includes Net Gallery, where international Internet art works are presented.

Fylkingen is a non-profit art organization in Stockholm. Established in 1933, it is the oldest forum for experimental music and intermedia art in Sweden. Throughout its history Fylkingen has been the driving force in the Swedish art scene to introduce and promote unestablished art forms, the examples of which include the music of Bartók and the video works of Nam June Paik as well as electro-acoustic music during the ’50s. Our members today consist of leading composers/musicians, performance artists/dancers, visual artists, etc.

Utilizing possibilities the Internet brings, Hz intends to be an international web journal. By dealing with aesthetic discussions relevant to our time through Hz, Fylkingen is hoping to continue its tradition of playing the role of cutting-edge interface between the artists of Sweden and those abroad. Hz also fulfils informative source of Fylkingen’s activities to none-members both nationally and internationally, thus contributing to increasing interests to Swedish culture and art activities abroad.