Wednesday, July 09, 2008

LA Tech Art Events for July

Midnight Thursday July 10th to midnight Friday July 11th
Machine Project (in Echo Park) will be projecting a continuous live broadcast which tracks the sun around the Earth, with help from a very large circle of camera-ready friends and volunteers worldwide. A participant in every time zone points their computer camera to the sky between 11:30am and 12:30pm, with one timezone handing off to the next, feeding back “mid-day” to Machine Project via live video for 24 hours. Have you always been curious what it is like to stare directly at the sun from places like Tonga, Estonia, Texas, Iran or the Polar ice cap in Greenland? This is your chance to find out.

July 17, 2008 8PM 
ResBox @ STEVE ALLEN THEATER at the Center For Inquiry - West, 4773 Hollywood Blvd.

A monthly event featuring the world's best experimental music, curated
by musician and filmmaker Hans Fjellestad.


July 19 7PM - 7AM 

GLOW on the beach in Santa Monica:

"Glow will fill the hours between dusk to dawn with compelling, enchanting and effervescent sights and sounds situated in spaces and times that expand possibilities for where, how and when the public experiences contemporary art."

Artists will include Usman Haque (who did the 1000 helium balloons with radio controlled LEDs inside for the 2006 Signapore Biennale. Also there will be Shih Chieh Huang who will be creating a "Neptunian lair" along the pedestrian path under the Santa Monica Pier.

Machine Project also says they will be presenting at GLOW as well.

July 26 1PM @ Machine Project

Steven Gentner  will be speaking about a robot project built using RoboRealm, a powerful free computer vision based application for use in machine vision, image analysis, and image processing systems.

Gil Kuno  whose sonic artwork displace natural activity from its context, revealing an otherwise hidden level of metaphorical absurdity within the ordinary patterns present before our eyes.

Brett Doar a "paratechnologist" who creates "idiosyncratic electro-mechanical creatures out of inappropriate materials."