[artinfo] Jeff Knowlton lecture at KIBU

Bircsák Eszter bircsakeszter at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 13:48:17 CEST 2008

We are cordially invite you for the
Public Lecture by Jeff Knowlton, Artist (US)

Time: Monday, Aug 11, 5 PM
Location: Kitchen Budapest (1092- Budapest, Ráday str. 30. entrance  
from Biblia-köz)

As soon as artists began to use the computer in the 1980's, they  
sought to dematerialize the physical and work within pure data,  
trading the real world or “meat space” for the "consensual  
hallucination" of Gibsonian cyberspace, the virtual world. Total  

Jeff Knowlton's work and research has been in the opposite direction,  
bringing the virtual into the real world, the concept architect  
Marcos Novak refers to as Eversion, the turning out of the virtual  
into the real world.

Jeff Knowlton will discuss locative media as a form of Eversion and  
propose the technology as a means by which a virtual body can occupy  
physical space.
Monday, Aug 11 5pm at Kitchen Budapest


Jeff Knowlton is a an artist specializing in computer based work,  
primarily locative media and a recovering photographer. In 2002,  
Knowlton and collaborators Jeremy Hight and Naomi Spellman, exhibited  
34 North 118 West, the first location aware narrative.

34 North 118 West is an experimental art work operating on a TabletPC  
utilizing digital media, computation and GPS to deliver an  
interactive narrative experience across a one half square mile area  
in downtown Los Angeles near Sci-Arc, the Southern California  
Institute of Architecture.
In spring 2004 Jeff Knowlton and Naomi Spellman presented another  
locative media work, InterUrban at FutureSonic <04> in Manchester UK.  
During that summer Knowlton and Spellman began work on The  
Interpretive Engine for Various Places on Earth as Artist in  
Residence at the Media Center in Huddersfield, U.K. The Interpretive  
Engine premiered at the Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art and Science  
in 2006.

Jeff Knowlton has worked on large scale projects for clients such as  
Mattel, Union Bank of California and The Centre for Global Dialogue  
in Reuschlikon Switzerland. As head preparitor at the Orlando Museum  
of Art, he spent 5 years working closely with curators in both  
exhibitions and education.

Mr. Knowlton particpates in panels, and lectures on interactive media  
and technology in the US and abroad. He is a recipient of a New Forms  
Initiative Grant funded by the NEA and the Rockefeller Foundation.  
Mr. Knowlton teaches at UC San Diego in the Interdisciplinary  
Computing Arts Program.


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