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Workshops + Tours, August 7 - 8
Written by Michela Pilo   
Jul 27, 2006 at 08:51 AM


NOTE: scroll halfway down the ISEA ticket side bar to get to workshops ticket area.

[*Special student rate of $5 applies to some workshops*.
Contact Brenda McHenry at (408) 286-2600 X23 to request a student rate.]
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Last Updated ( Jul 27, 2006 at 09:10 AM )
Computer Vision for Artists
Written by Michela Pilo   
May 10, 2006 at 12:38 PM

Enabling Perception and Interactivity in Art Works

Andrew Senior and Alejandro Jaimes-Larrarte

Tickets: $25
When: Monday, Aug. 7, 9:30 AM – 5 PM
Where: Parkside Hall, 180 W San Carlos St., San Jose
Presenter: Andrew Senior

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Participants are strongly encouraged to bring laptops and a webcam to the workshop to be able to participate. Alternatively another digital video source (such as a video camera and framegrabber or video files) may be appropriate.

Examples in the class will be given in the free software packages: pd with GEM and in processing with JMyron. Participants are strongly encouraged to have these packages installed on their laptops and to have used the JMyron and GEM video examples. (Download pages: pd + GEM; processing + JMyron)

Last Updated ( Jul 28, 2006 at 03:10 PM )
DIY Urban Challenge Workshop
Written by Steve Dietz   
Apr 28, 2006 at 09:31 PM

Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Katherine Moriwaki

When: August 7 + 8, 9:00 am -6:00 pm
Where: TBD
Presenters: Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Katherine Moriwaki

Sign up for DIY Urban Challenge Workshop at ISEA2006

DIY Urban Challenge

DIY Urban Challenge is a workshop in which participants "hack" the streets of San Jose, creating objects which interject themselves into the urban fabric, to stimulate new experiences of the city. During a two day workshop participants will traverse San Jose detailing points of intersection and friction, and will use recycled and cast-off materials as well as wireless technologies to develop objects which can be installed within the cityscape. Some of the questions we will ask with this workshop, will center on urban awareness and possible alternative "services" which could result in increased interactions between people in the city.


Last Updated ( Jul 27, 2006 at 09:55 AM )
From Crisis to Bliss
Written by Michela Pilo   
May 10, 2006 at 01:22 PM

Sarah Cook and Beryl Graham

Tickets: $25 Every Day Pass/$5 daily pass
When: Monday - Friday, Aug. 7 - 11, open 3-6 PM, workshops at 4 PM
Where: VIP Suite, McEnery Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose
[Between Almaden Boulevard and Market Street]
Curators: Sarah Cook and Beryl Graham/CRUMB

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The Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss (CRUMB) will be hosting workshops based around 'a nice cup of tea and a sit down' at ISEA. Their self-styled 'Crisis to Bliss Centre' and blog hopes to address the various crises practitioners in the new media art field (artist, curator, festival organizer) have or are experiencing. Theraputic activities will include eating home-made cookies and drinking tea, napping, unplugging, stretching, screaming, talking, reading and general problem solving. Doctors (of the academic kind) will be on hand to dispense advice, review work and suggest collaborative solutions to crises of all kinds.

Last Updated ( Jul 27, 2006 at 10:14 AM )
Written by Michela Pilo   
May 10, 2006 at 02:06 PM

Public Visualization Workshop

Olga Kisseleva

Tickets: $25 gen/$5 student*
When: Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 6-7-8, 9 AM – 6 PM
Where: South Hall, 435 South Market St. San Jose
Presenter: Olga Kisseleva

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LANDSTREAM it is an experimental program, which creates a representation of landscape through the analysis of flows (stream) which cross a space (land), in this « landscapes » the initial scientific data are transformed into a visual information by urban graffers. Today, when our identity is defined especially by our position in the network, by the information which we emit and which we receive, we fix our attention on these invisible flows and we try to determine their importance, their form and their direction. Thus, the landscape - LAND(scape) - is not any more one simple relief. It becomes an association of the waves and signals (STREAM): LANDSTREAM.

Last Updated ( Jul 28, 2006 at 12:45 PM )
San Jose Remixed
Written by Michela Pilo   
May 08, 2006 at 12:01 PM

An Open Source Interactive Narrative Workshop

Steve Anderson

Ticket: $25 general
When: Tuesday, August 8, 9 AM – 6 PM
Where: Parkside Hall, 180 W San Carlos St., San Jose
Presenter: Steve Anderson

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This full-day, hands-on workshop introduces participants to the Korsakow System, an easy-to-learn program for creating sophisticated interactive narratives which does not require an actual database or programming knowledge. Each participant will leave the session with a completed interactive narrative composed of video clips collectively gathered by ISEA participants and San Jose residents using low-res video devices (cell phones, PDAs, digital still cameras, etc.). The resulting projects will thus serve as both an opportunity for interaction between ISEA participants and the San Jose community and an innovative form of interactive documentation of the symposium.

Participants need to bring their own laptop, webcam or other video capture devices.

Last Updated ( Jul 29, 2006 at 11:04 AM )
signal | process
Written by Michela Pilo   
May 08, 2006 at 01:08 PM

Sound in Public Space

Sophea Lerner

Ticket: $25 general/$5 students
When: Monday and Tuesday, August 7 + 8, 10 AM – 6 PM
Where: McEnery Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose
[Between Almaden Boulevard and Market Street]
Presenter: Sophea Lerner

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What kinds of public space exist in your city? Who can use these spaces and how? Who controls the sounds you hear in public spaces? How is sound involved in the control and flow of spaces around us? How can we participate in the sonic life of our cities? What signals can we find and process and transmit?... Come and explore and participate in the sonic landscape of San Jose.

Last Updated ( Jul 29, 2006 at 11:09 AM )
Story Spots
Written by Michela Pilo   
May 08, 2006 at 01:41 PM

Augmenting your neighbourhood with everyday media

Lotte Meijer, Matthew Biederman, Adam Hyde , Erin Moore

Story Spots aims to augment neighbourhoods with its own stories. Simpel (including Erin Moore) visits communities and makes recordings from local residents, re-embedding them in community spaces through the use of audio postcards. Along with the recorded stories, images related to the story are copied onto each audio postcard, and story boards (containing several audio postcards) are placed on spots - hence the term Story Spots. The stories are from the community and for the community. The first version of Story Spots has been co-hosted in San Jose by the Northside Community Center in Japantown, which is a center for the local Filipino American community.

The project has been informed and inspired by many locative and augmented media projects. While the theory and discourse is preserved through the project, the required high end technology barriers are removed.

Story Spots is a locative media project for those that have never heard of locative media.

Last Updated ( Aug 04, 2006 at 10:10 PM )
Written by Michela Pilo   
Apr 28, 2006 at 12:20 PM

A Series of Hands-On How-To Workshops on Biotech Art and Wet Lab Procedures.

Tickets: $25
A Series of Hands-On How-To Workshops on Biotech Art and Wet Lab Procedures.
When: Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 7 + 8; 10 AM – 5 PM
Where: Garage Building near Parkside Hall, 180 W San Carlos St., San Jose
Presented by: Beatriz da Costa and Tau-Mu Yi with Christopher Kim/UC Irvine; Oron Catts/Univ. of Western Australia; Paul Vanouse/SUNY Buffalo; and Natalie Jeremijenko/UC San Diego

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Over the past 20 years, biotechnology has revolutionized the pharmaceutical industry, the agricultural industry and the field of animal and human medicine. As such, its impacts on human life are tremendous and biotechnology implementations direct areas such food production and consumption, global trade agreements, human and animal reproduction, environmental concerns as well as biosecurity and biodefense.

Last Updated ( Aug 05, 2006 at 09:43 PM )
Free Soil Tour
Written by Michela Pilo   
May 03, 2006 at 01:18 PM

A biodiesel bus journey through the techno-utopian beginnings and environmental currents

Free Soil is concerned with exploring the idealistic roots of high tech culture as well as the environmental effects of the computer industry on the local landscape. Speakers and stops along the way will include Silicon Valley Toxics Coaltion , SLAC: the Stanford Linear Accelerator centre and Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve to name a few. The bus will travel from San Jose to San Mateo. Get ready for small walks, mini-workshops and other particpitory events. The Tour lasts 8 hours and includes lunch, drink and snacks.

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Last Updated ( Jul 22, 2006 at 02:56 PM )
IBM Tour
Written by Michela Pilo   
Jul 25, 2006 at 03:02 PM


10:00 - 10:30 Organic Chemistry Lab --A great deal of advanced chemistry goes into many of today's high-tech computers. Take microelectronics, for example -- chemically-amplified photoresists and polymers with electrical properties aren't about lines of code. These hardware-enabling technologies have their roots in pure science. At IBM's Almaden Research Center, we create materials to be used in experimentation, constantly pushing the limits of just how much information can be placed on a tiny chip. Rick DiPietro will demonstrate the art of science in a tour of Almaden's chemistry labs.

10:30 - 11:00 Blue Gene -- IBM's Blue Gene, the world's fastest computer, is dedicated to exploring frontiers in supercomputing. We've got our own two-rack Blue Gene right here at Almaden -- you'll be able to see, hear and touch the world's 29th fastest computer. Jed Pitera will show how and what researchers create with this raw computational power, including animations, and present a demonstration of protein folding.

11:00 - 11:30 Model Shop -- Researchers, like artists, often make the tools they work with, from complex microscopes to simple crescent wrenches. David Altknecht will show visitors our on-site model shop and demonstrate almost instantaneous plastic fabrication.

11:30 - 12:00 Walking Tour of Almaden -- Much time and thought was put into blending our building seamlessly into its beautiful surroundings. Merridy Howell will share stories about its unique composition and show some of the local art in and around the building including "The Singing Chairs."

Last Updated ( Jul 25, 2006 at 03:02 PM )