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Heart Heart Heart Heart on Flickr - Photo Sharing!.

In mid May, I’ll be installing and giving workshops on my Oil Prospecting kit at Futuresonic in Manchester, UK. It will be an interactive installation with live over-hyped twitter feeds of people striking it rich using the oil finder, and google map mash-up of potential money spots. More info on the project here.
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The Commons at Studio-X

I’m presenting at this panel at Columbia’s Studio-X (in Tribeca).

Also, I am giving a paper at 3rd Inclusiva-net meeting: NET.ART (SECOND EPOCH), at CCEBA - Centro Cultural de España en Buenos Aires. I’m presenting on Plug-ins and API art work remotely at 9AM EST- I won’t be there, but my media aura will. My understanding is they will be streaming here.

Thursday, 3/5, 6:30 pm: THE COMMONS

Given the massive bailout of the financial sector by the US government and the demise of laissez-faire capitalism, questions of regulation, shared burden and collective action resonate more strongly than ever with the public. Garrett Hardin’s 1968 essay “The Tragedy of the Commons”illustrates the dilemma in which multiple individuals acting independently in her or his own self-interest can ultimately destroy a shared resource, even when everyone knows that this depletion is in no one’s long-term interest. Hardin, a biologist, was concerned with population growth, and discusses the moral and ethical issues at stake when “no technical solution” to the problem is available. How might we re-evaluate the Commons as both opportunity and dilemma today?

Taking a cue from Rahm Emanuel’s remark that “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” this discussion will question how the current shift in national sentiment toward shared responsibility and collective action might enable us to re-examine the Commons as a social form. How might the structure of the Commons help shape the way we think about shared natural resources such as fresh water or air, or the physical structure of our cities? How might successful initiatives such as Creative Commons provide useful insights into ways of structuring sharing in other areas? How should we take action to protect our common wealth? Featuring:

NORA LIBERTUN DE DUREN, Director of Planning, New York City Parks and Recreation Department
OLYMPIA KAZI, Executive Director, Institute for Urban Design
MICHAEL MANDIBERG, Artist; Senior Fellow, Eyebeam
MARK SHEPARD, AND; SUNY-Buffalo
BROOKE SINGER, Artist

Moderated by GAVIN BROWNING, Studio-X

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Studio-X
180 Varick Street, Suite 1610
New York City

Between King and Charleton Streets
1 train to Houston Street

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Sunday March 1st, 2009
City University (CUNY), New York
Will be judging some young savants ‘en herbe’ at the New York Science and Engineering fair as part of SEED Magazine’s team. Nice article here

Friday, February 27, 2:30 PM–5:00 PM
Concourse Meeting Room 402AB, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center
Chair: Michael Mandiberg, College of Staten Island, City University of New York

MyFrienemies.com: Anti-Social Networking
Angie Waller, Parsons the New School for Design

Mechanical Olympics
xtine burrough, California State University, Fullerton

Beyond Friend Collecting and the Gossip Mill: Social Networking for Change
Brooke Singer, Purchase College, State University of New York

Add-Art.org: Why Reinvent the Wheel When One Gear Can Make the Whole System Run Backward
Steve Lambert, Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology

CAA

I’m chairing a panel at CAA in Los Angeles, with some great participants.

Artist as Startup: Web Application as Cultural Intervention
Friday, February 27, 2:30 PM–5:00 PM
Concourse Meeting Room 402AB, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center
Chair: Michael Mandiberg, College of Staten Island, City University of New York

MyFrienemies.com: Anti-Social Networking
Angie Waller, Parsons the New School for Design

Mechanical Olympics
xtine burrough, California State University, Fullerton

Beyond Friend Collecting and the Gossip Mill: Social Networking for Change
Brooke Singer, Purchase College, State University of New York

Add-Art.org: Why Reinvent the Wheel When One Gear Can Make the Whole System Run Backward
Steve Lambert, Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology

http://www.vimeo.com/3147086

Here’s a video of a presentation I did in january of some of my work at colorado college. I don’t always talk directly in the mic, so i apologize about the poor audio at times;..)

Jon Cohrs - presenting work - colorado college 1-28-09 from anfw on Vimeo.

The Institute for Faith-Based Technology will be presenting their amazing new technology, Praying@Home, at the upcoming Eyebeam Mixer on March 6th and 7th.  That’s right!  It’s 2 days long!  Everyone should come by.  Get tickets now (by clicking here) before they sell out.  And they will definitely sell out.

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Eyebeam presents an alternate “World’s Fair” with airborne surveillance balloons, guerilla media towers, and computerized prayer booths

A temporary village occupi

ed by a dozen creatively engineered pavilions, performances, and DJ sets by Tim Sweeney and Juan Maclean.

Friday, March 6 & Saturday, March 7, 2009

9PM - 2AM

Tickets: $15 per night in advance; $30 for both nights in advance at www.eyebeam.org; $20 per night at the door.

Eyebeam 540 W. 21st St. (btw 10th and 11th Aves.)

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I have a bad habit of not blogging little things. Like when I get blogged. It seems so recursive. But at the same time, I delish them, and then they just stay there.

So in an effort to change that practice, I am instituting a Ping Report, which I will do as needed, but at least once a month. Just links, and maybe some pull quotes from blogs and exhibitions.

To start out, here is a bunch of blog coverage of the Bright Bike, Digital Foundations, and my new laser cut work:

Bright Bike:

Again on MAKE blog
And Reblogged on Rolling Resistance.
And Treehugger
And Daily DIY
And Bike Commuters
And Scooter Scoop
And PSFK
And Style Crave
Trends Update
Bike Hacks
NotCot

Digital Foundations

Was featured on BoingBoing, Creative Commons Blog (twice), and on Just Write Click

Burned Books

James Wagner first post, and second post about his visit to see my new work

The DATA BASE piece was featured on the CRAFT zine

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Here is some coverage of the Bright Idea Shade on Guanabee and Inhabitat

I don’t know if I posted the coverage of 31 Acts on N_P

And AfterSherrieLevine.com still riles people up. And was front and center at a conference at Berkeley

Some old news: Oil Standard was in OURS at Parsons

And some really old news: My work was included in http://greenmuseum.org/c/conmob/conmob.html, a show curated for greenmuseum.org by Claude Willey and Ryan Griffis:

curated by Ryan Griffis and Claude Willey with a carload of cultural projects focusing on the problems of mobility and energy. Features works by: Brian Collier, Free Soil, Amy Balkin/Kim Stringfellow/Tim Halbur/Greenaction/Pond, kanarinka, Michael Mandiberg, Laurie Palmer, Platform, Josephine Starrs/Leon Cmielewski.

FLOSS Book Sprint: Digital Foundations from Michael Mandiberg on Vimeo.

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Last weekend was the epic Digital Foundations–>FLOSS Book Sprint, led by Adam Hyde of FLOSSmanuals.net and Eyebeam Senior Fellow Michael Mandiberg. Around 25 volunteers convened at Eyebeam over the course of 3 days to translate Digital Foundations from Adobe to FLOSS (Free Libre Open Sources Software) applications, making good on the promise of Digital Foundations’ Creative Commons license.

Adam Hyde, founder of FLOSSmanuals.net, guided what he has termed the “Book Sprint” where both experts and novices collaborate with the aim of writing an entire book in a fixed period of time. The process was exciting, exhausting, an effective. We are proud to say that the new translation of Digital Foundations and Intro to Media Design with FLOSS is currently available on the FLOSSmanuals.net site, and will be in print shortly. One more step closer to easing the monopolizing power of proprietary software companies.