1. Bernd Fesel 7/11 Dortmund U


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    Dortmund is the largest city in the Ruhr region, with some 800,000 inhabitants. The city has a creative quarter. It is not just a couple of dispersed empty spaces but grew up in an empty industrial zone within the city covering 50,000 m2. In its centre is a former brewery which was closed in 1985 after the company moved its production site somewhere else. At the beginning there were no ideas what to do with the space which was an empty area behind the train station. There was a music youth club, but no economic activity. After 5 years, artists working with new media started organising illegal exhibitions in the building. Another 5 years later, the idea emerged to move the city's museum of modern art to the brewery. With the year of Cultural Capital approaching, it was proposed that the state government invests 50 million Euros into the reconstruction and renovation of the former brewery. The building was opened in October 2010. Now it is a cultural highlight, publicly funded, but in its surrounding there is still unused space. A solution needs to be found how to use this space and how to combine private sector initiatives with public investment given the process has already started. As well as in other cities, we held round table negotiations. But whereas other discussions focused on strategies and the use of empty spaces, in Dortmund they were focused on something else. Dortmund's biggest asset is it has a strong new media art scene, which people from all over Europe come to see.

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    • Bonehead


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      I am portraying the moment that made me see life differently for good; I was never encouraged for post secondary education, I was new in the country, and very shy, and people thought something might have been wrong with me because I wouldn’t talk to anyone. After highschool I worked but did not fulfill my true potential and decided, despite many people who told me not to, and for a long time I believed them, I applied to Ryerson on June and got accepted on July. I was working on my portfolio, pretending to go to work everyday, that same time I got bronchitis and told work I wont be coming for a week but I knew I’m never coming back. I put all my chips on getting in to university, despite everyone’s including my preconceived notions about me.

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      • Concepts and Theories Video MindMap - Realism


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        This is our mind map assignment, in video form. The lecture we selected is Realism. Jonathon Shippel and Robin Nicholls

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        • IMC Smart Show: more than learning (EN)


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          IMC has been built on a strong history of innovation. As a spin-off of the Saarland University the company was established in 1997 by current supervisory board chairman Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. August-Wilhelm Scheer together with the board members Dr. Wolfgang Kraemer, Frank Milius and Dr. Volker Zimmermann.

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          • Cinema and New Media - Craig Baldwin


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            http://centro.edu.mx/who-owns-the-image.php Congreso de debate sobre propiedad intelectual y copyright. Conferencias y mesas redondas donde se veráncasos de estudio y paneles de discusión sobre el tema de propiedad intelectual. Impartido por artistas, teóricos y críticos legales nacionales e internacionales. Se discutirá sobre la problemática actual de los derechos de la imagen en un contexto donde las leyes han sido rebasadas por la diversidad de medios y la heterogeneidad de canales y modelos de apropiación y producción de obras.

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            • Message Targeting for Old and New Media


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              This is a guest lecture I gave in a Communication Department course on planning public communication campaigns at Cornell University. It looks at the problem of targeting campaign messages for old and new media, first from a theoretical perspective and then from an applied one. Since it was originally a guest lecture, I refrain from attempting a broad survey of social theorists or message targeting methods in favor of a few classic exemplars. On the theory side, the talk covers a few ideas from Horkheimer and Adorno's "Culture Industry" essay and Cass Sunstein's polarization argument from Republic.com 2.0. On the applied side, I look at John Battelle's take on the future of media business models and the attendant importance of personalization. I follow this by going through some classic examples of machine learning to introduce students to the manner in which recommender systems go about personalizing our information selection online. The talk is normally quite a bit more interactive and discussion-oriented than you'd guess by watching this—to give you an idea, it normally fills a 1h 15m class period, while the video is only a half hour. I'm releasing this under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license, so feel free to share this around within the terms of the copyleft agreement. If you're interested in the subject matter, I'm posting credits and resources for the talk on my Website, the URL for which is given at the end of the video. Comments are welcome, as I'm always looking for ways to improve my scholarship, my teaching, and my contributions to the Internet commons.

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              • Maraya: SisypheanCart


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                For the International Symposium for Electronic Art (ISEA) 2014 in Dubai, Oct. 30-Nov. 8, 2014, Maraya will be premiering its Sisyphean Cart, a mobile ‘sousveillance’ cart that conducts a site-specific participatory spatial investigation of both Vancouver’s False Creek and the Dubai Marina. Maraya is a seven year research/interactive art project exploring uncanny similarities between urban megaprojects in Vancouver and Dubai that share many of the same architects, engineers and urban planners. Meaning mirror or reflection in Arabic, Maraya focuses on the trope of the seawall walkway as a significant common thread that ties these two sites together, as an interurban promenade that stretches across twelve time zones, connecting but also blurring the line between here and elsewhere.

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                • The Future is Now


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                  • Standstill - QPIX Documentary Trailer


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                    For more than a decade the people of Brisbane have been entertained by a Charlie Chaplin impersonator in Queen Street Mall. People laugh at his tricks, take pictures with him and move on with their lives. What they don't realise is that behind the mask is an actor struggling to survive in the local film and theatre industry. After all these years, how does he see his world, and just what is his relationship with this icon?

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                    • La Chute


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                      La Chute c'est deux choses étroitement liées entre elles qui mènent à une troisième (voir le projet SCAN). La chute est une trame viodéographique de 10 secondes que j'ai créée pour un projet collectif du même nom (voir plus bas). Cette trame repose sur un simple concept de détournement des fonction d'un appareil commun, le numériseur. Cet appareil de capture d'image est ici transformé de manièe à laisser croire/voir la trace d'image sur la surface de son verre. Comme si le verre du numéseur avait une mémoire des images qu'il aurait capturées. Le balayage lattérale de son dispositif de capture (les deux néons verticaux) servant de mécaniquye d,apparition et d'effacement des images, marquant le temps de cette mémoire du verre. 2007.

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