[artinfo] Jeff Knowlton lecture at KIBU
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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
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
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
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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