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Images from Karen Marcelo

Videos from James Young:

Amy Critchett
Tiffany Shlain
Ken Goldberg
Mark Pauline
The whole shebang!

7:30pm Wednesday
30 November 2012
(note it's a FRIDAY this time)

144 Second St, SF CA


This dorkbot is part of the Ex:// Futurist Festival 2012 pre-party/fundraiser

Donations ($10-$100) much appreciated. Proceeds help raise funds for bleachers and defray costs of other expenses for the next SRL show in LA December 22 in conjunction with the Extreme Futurist Festival

Rally Pad
144 Second St, SF, CA

Tiffany Shlain - Cloud Filmmaking: Cloudsourcing Creativity in The Age of Collaboration

Tiffany's film studio The Moxie Institute have been experimenting with a new way of making films they call "Cloud Filmmaking." They invite people from all over the world to send in art work and videos, they mash it all together and make films that they then invite people to help translate. The Moxie Institute then makes free customized versions for non profits all over the world.

Three of these short films have now been released from the series "Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change." The films include music by Moby, Supertramp and Polyphonic Spree and they have made customized versions for 300 non-profits in the last year. Tiffany will share these films and the experiments in making them.

Honored by Newsweek as one of the "Women Shaping the 21st Century", Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards. Her films and work have received over 50 awards including a Disruptive Innovation Award from the Tribeca Film Festival. Her films include her feature documentary, Connected, which premiered at Sundance and was selected by The US State Department to represent America around the world and her new film and TEDBook Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks. She is married to Ken Goldberg and they have 2 children.

Ken Goldberg - Bloom: Aesthetics and Analysis of Streaming Seismic Data

Ken has developed several projects that use a live feed of seismic data from the UC Berkeley Seismology Lab. One example is Ballet Mori, a performance to commemorate the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, where SF Ballet Principal Dancer Muriel Maffre responded to a musical composition modulated by real-time seismic data.

His latest project, Bloom, will open at the Nevada Museum of Art in mid-February. Colors are extracted from photographs of flowers found on Flickr. The size and position of each bloom is based on real-time changes in the Earth's motion, measured as a vertical velocity continuously updated from the seismometer. The horizontal position of blooms is based on time, their vertical position is based on magnitude of the second derivative, and their size is based on the time between extrema.

Ken Goldberg is Prof. of Engineering and Craigslist Distinguished Professor of New Media at UC Berkeley. His artwork has been exhibited at Ars Electronica, ZKM, Centre Pompidou, ICC Biennale, Kwangju Biennale, Artists Space, The Kitchen, and the Whitney Biennial.
BLOOM Ken Goldberg, Sanjay Krishnan, Fernanda ViƩgas, and Martin Wattenberg

Amy Critchett - The Bay Lights: World's Largest LED Light Sculpture

The Bay Lights is an iconic light sculpture designed by internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal. This stunning fine arts experience will live for two years on the San Francisco Bay Bridge West Span, starting with the Grand Lighting on March 5, 2013.

Amy Critchett has an extensive career as a media and arts producer and executive in the non-profit sector. As part of the successful launch and creation of the innovative media entities WIRED, ZDTV and Oxygen Media and then as Co-Director of ZERO1: The Art and Technology and the National Marketing Director of One Economy, Amy is uniquely qualified to manage the complicated execution of The Bay Lights.

Mark Pauline - Survival Research Labs Videos

Mark Pauline originated and developed the concept of large scale machine performance beginning in 1978 with the founding of Survival Research Laboratories. Staged over 57 machine performances in the US, Europe, and Japan as director of SRL. The most recent performance was staged at MOCA in Los Angeles, September 2011. Mark constructed and designed dozens of large, complex robots and machines for use in these performances and has trained and supervised the efforts of over 400 assistants in the art of machine performance. Mark has given over 180 lectures, panel discussions, and seminars such as Oxford University, Yale, Commonwealth Club of SF, etc. and has over 150 TV spots in the US, Europe, Australia, and Japan ranging from interviews and video documentation specials t o anonymous reports of mechanized pranksterism. There have been over 450 articles and interviews both in print and online in such publication s as Wired Magazine, NY Times, 21 C, Wall Street Journal, etc. Mark's awards include: NEA Interarts, Art Matters, California Arts Council, Fu nd for US Artists at International Festivals, Fleishaker Foundation, New Langton Arts Exhibition Grant, etc.

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