No Network - Mobile network jammer in the form of a battle tank, 2013
In this workshop media artist Julian Oliver guides participants through an in depth study of the network as a medium for creating art. The workshop explores the many tools available for interrogating and manipulating data over both wired and wireless networks. Most of these tools are typically reserved for IT specialists, however this workshop puts them in the hands of artists. From sculpting data to turning network traffic into sound, poetry and images the participant will gain a deep appreciation for networks and the vast terrain they provide for artistic intervention and creation.
Dates & Time:
9am - 5pm, April 29th - May 1st, 2014
Shenkar College (exact location TBA)
Shenkar Alumni - 50%
Shenkar Students - 100% (free)
Shenkar Faculty - 100% (free)
* No prior knowledge of computer networking or programming is required.
* The workshop would be held in English, you need to be comfortable with speaking it
* Applicants must file their application by April 18 23:59pm
* Participants must commit to the full 3 day length of the workshop (students will be allowed to skip their classes)
* Some equipment is required
* 1 laptop each
* 1 8Gb USB stick
* 8Gb free space on disk
* USB ethernet adapter in case of absense of Ethernet port on laptop
Julian Oliver is a New Zealander, Critical Engineer and artist based in Berlin. His projects and the occasional paper have been presented at many museums, galleries, international electronic-art events and conferences, including the Tate Modern, Transmediale, Ars Electronica, FILE and the Japan Media Arts Festival. Julian has received several awards, most notably the distinguished Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica 2011 for the project Newstweek.
Julian has given numerous workshops and master classes in software art, data forensics, creative hacking, computer networking, object-oriented programming for artists, augmented reality, virtual architecture, video-game development, information visualisation and UNIX/Linux worldwide. He is an advocate of Free and Open Source Software in education and is a supporter of, and contributor to, initiatives that promote and reinforce civil rights in the networked domain.
Articles about Julian’s work, or work he’s made with others, have appeared in many news channels. Among them are The BBC (UK), The Age (AU), El Pais (ES), Liberation (FR), The New York Times (US), La Vanguardia (ES), The Guardian Online (UK), Cosmopolitan (US), Wired (US and UK), Slashdot (US), Boing Boing (US), Computer World (World) and several television stations worldwide.
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