From Forest to Nogoland
Will you take part ?
There is something of Fred Forest in the events and concepts of Nogoland (Stéphane Degoutin and Gwenola Wagon). A same way of using (more or less) technology to increase alertness about it. Their next events are in line with theif films or their happenings (sort of) like the Nogo voyages (ant the name of their group, nogoland.com). Naming it is getting what they mean. Next to come :
- World brain. See the teaser on Vimeo. Presently under development it is is a film and an essay. It takes the viewer through a journey inside the physical places by which the Internet transits: submarine cables, data centers, satellites. The film adopts the point of view of the data. Parallel to this exploration is an enquiry on the utopias and the ideologies linked to the emergence of a collective mind and the hypothesis of a global brain.
In june, they will shoot a sequence of the film, which will depict a symposium that takes place in the forest. They are looking
1/ for extra actors (no experience required)
2/ any person wishing to present a proposition for an alternative project of life adapted to the ultraconnected society.
If you are interested and/or for any additional information, please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cyborgs in the mist, and Utopia Facory are a video (45') and a photography (150 x 100 cm), which will be presented ad the Sciences et fictions" exhibition (curator: Manuela de Barros). Opening: may 16th, between 5pm and 9pm. Exhibition open from may 16th to june 15th, from tuesday to saturday, 2pm - 7pm. Galerie de Roussan, Paris.
On may 21 (2.30 pm), Gwenola will give a presentation in the Lecture hall of the Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, during the "Sciences et fictions" conference
Airport Museum is a performance by Stéphane and Gwenola, with Philippe Durand. It will happen in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, terminal 1, on may 31, 9:30pm and 11:30pm. Meeting point: RER station Charles-de-Gaulle 1 (Roissy Pole) at the basecamp of the Taktyk studio (near the RER exit). This project is part of the experimental program for research-action "24 chrono" (French Ministry for Culture - architectural research bureau) and the "Turbulences" project (Andrea Urlberger)
By the way , our good old Fred is still on stage. He has decided to pull the Seine out of its bed. If you mind, take part in the experience. (Sorry, the text is in French only).
As we said in the old times : "Esprit français pas mort". Enjoy, even if you read me from South Orange (NJ) or Lanceston (Australia)!
Paris ACM Siggraph, the French chapter of ACM Siggraph, worldwide non-profit organization of computer graphics.
Les Algoristes, an association of artists using their own algorithms in their work.