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I had a lot of fun running this workshop at the congress last week. Visitors were invited to make their own blocking pouch. We had tons of interesting discussions at the table and it showed a lot of people know much about radio waves and frequencies but often have a hard time working the sewing machine :))
Thx for joining! to be continued…


“Open workshop to passively block your phone from sending and receiving. Make your own signal blocking Faraday pouch! How to wrap your phone to kill any wireless connection? How to pack your phone so it can’t record any sound? Which materials work best? Where to get them? What are the cheapest and fastest solutions? We have cloths, tools and a sewing machine. Feel free to join! Bring your own stuff!!

at 30C3: 30th Chaos Communication Congress
December 27th to 30th, 2013 Hamburg




(found at #30C3 , Hamburg)

This city becomes audible when we become quiet. It’s inhabited by the small creatures, the slow creatures, the imperfect ones, both biological and mechanical, that we depend on, but which we have forgotten.

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I’m very pleased to announce my talk ‘Hello Work!’  at #30C3, the hacker congress by Chaos Computer Club. I love this annual event and I’ve been coming here since end of the 90′s. The congress is the place where I actually started to show my art 10 years ago, a perfect place to test prototype interventions or last minute workshop ideas :)). It is an honor to have the opportunity to present a full length talk with such an exquisite audience in this special year 2013. Thx to the art&beauty team Gregor & Mey!

Hello World!

How to make art after Snowden?

Day 2: 2013-12-28
Start time: 11:30 am


Saturday, December 14 @ 8pm, Grant Recital Hall

Group and solo performances of electronic music by:
Brian House, Jinku Kim, Luke Moldof, Ben Moreno, Asha Tamirisa, Seth Thorn

Soundscape 6
december 13th 2013, friday
Machines With Magnets
Doors at 9 pm

Brian House
Monika Heidemann (Xylos, NYC)
Neil Jackson
Rachel Rosenkrantz (LaRochelle)
Titans of Jazz
Tim O’Keefe
Priscilla Weidlein
Blevin Blectum
DJ sets by Bolik & Zib

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In preparation for EyeBeam’s latest Computational Fashion exhibition, Kaho’s custom-built game dome took a trip from the Game Innovation Lab in Brooklyn all the way out to it’s new home at Eyebeam, in Manhattan.  Despite the size of the dome, the process of taking down and then reconstructing the dome is quite simple!  The dome itself is one large piece of fabric (formerly 3 pieces) sewn together by Kaho, a set of tent poles, a lightweight rope, and a dome-shaped mirror to properly size the images coming from the projector. The dome is held up by standard tent poles organized into “ribs” and “spines.”  The dome has three spines running from top to bottom and six ribs running from side to side.  Tent poles fit into nice little sleeves (or, seams, I guess) along the dome, and they slide in and out of the sleeves just like normal tent poles would on a normal tent. Deconstruction: This process was relatively quick, especially once we got the hang of bending the tent poles. We simply slid tent poles out of their sleeves, one spine by spine and then rib by rib until the dome was a big pile of white fabric.  Because a few poles have been cut to fit the dome, each spine/rib was kept in a separate pile and labeled based on where it was (left, right, center spine and 1st-6th rib).  After removing the poles we simply folded the fabric, put the mirror into a box, and tied the poles into a bunch!  We had 3 people working on the process, and the three of us comfortably transported the entire dome on the subway from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Fun fact: One person can carry all of the dome materials at once! The Rebuild: While we took the dome apart starting with the spines, we put it back together starting with the ribs.  This process took slightly longer (maybe 60 minutes compared to the 40 min deconstruction), but went up easily. Coming Soon: Full Dome dimensions w/diagrams and photos so you can make your own dome! –tp

I’m premiering a new work, a collaboration with Jason Rabie involving digital prints of Facebook face recognition data (will post documentation soon)…

Franklin Street Works presents Neuromast: Certain Uncertainty and Contemporary Art. The group exhibition explores “emergence,” the theory that says unforeseeable results happen when a system reaches a certain level of complexity. The show’s title is inspired by a very specific emergent phenomenon, “neuromast,” which is the sensory organ that allows fish to effectively behave in unison against the threat of predators. Neuromast features sculpture, videos, text-based works, photographs and more by contemporary artists, writers and theorists interested in theories of emergence. Exhibiting artists are: Kari Altmann, Christian Bök and Micah Lexier, Ingrid Burrington, Kaye Cain-Nielsen, Mircea Cantor,, David Horvitz, Brian House and Jason Rabie, Juliana Huxtable, Thilde Jensen, Carolyn Lazard, M. M. Mantua, Preemptive Media, Robert Spahr, Elizabeth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle’s Sexecology collaboration, and The Waterwhispers Ilse.

The exhibition is curated by Taliesin Gilkes-Bower and Terri C Smith and is on view from December 12, 2013 through February 23, 2014. It will open with a free, public reception on Thursday December 12 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Franklin Street Works is located at 41 Franklin Street, Stamford, Connecticut.

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Dropping the Internet
Aram Bartholl