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Nov 02, 2012, 10:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center
Mobile Processing :: 2012 Conference
Mobile Processing brings together internationally recognized innovators from the open source software community, students, educators, and scholars from areas such as Art and Design, Computer Science, and Information Sciences. Presenters include: Casey Reas, Jer Thorp, Andrea Colubri, Lauren McCarthy, Hannah Higgins, Daniel Sauter, Jesus Duran, and JD Pirtle.

The 3rd edition of the conference features a series of lectures, workshops, and presentations, free and open to the public (workshops require prior registration).
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Nov 02, 2012, 10:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center
Mobile Processing 2013 Conference: Hannah Higgins
The Ghosts in the Machine: The Secret Lives of Experimental Artists in the Mainframe Era
What do IBM, Bell Labs, the Jet Propulsion Lab and National Security have in common with dust, dead chickens, the Czech avant-garde and Vietnam protest? This talk will present the secret lives of experimental, performance and protest artists on the mainframe computers of the 1960s. Through a series of seemingly unlikely friendships, an international constellation of engineers and artists collaborated in the emergence of the digital arts.
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Nov 13, 2011, 3:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center
Mobile Processing 2011
Andres Colubri: From 2D points to 3D forms in Processing 2.0
This talk will provide a brief introduction to the 3D functionality in Processing, and will describe how the new P3D renderer provides a bridge between learning to code simple three dimensional forms and creating projects that require interactive real-time graphics with complex geometries, post-processing effects, etc.
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Nov 13, 2011, 2:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center
Mobile Processing 2011
John Pobojewski: Thirst

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Nov 13, 2011, 11:45 AM
UIC Innovation Center
Mobile Processing 2011
Steve Jones and Rich Wolf: Mobile Media, Location and Ethics: Learning From Teaching
The presentation describes the experience of teaching a mobile media course in a communication department that focused on creating an app. The goal of the course was to give students a view "under the hood" of the devices and apps they study as communication technologies. Of greatest interest to the students was the wide variety of radios, cameras, and sensors embedded in devices. The presentation discusses student and campus reactions to the app and the ethical issues implicit in mobile devices’ “knowing” about users’ location and activities in relation to the techniques by which sensors’ data is collected and implemented.
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Nov 13, 2011, 3:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center
Mobile Processing 2011
Stefan Draht: Mode Project

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Nov 12, 2011, 10:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center
Mobile Processing 2011
David Humphrey and Jon Buckley: Processing.js: Processing for the (mobile) web
Processing.js makes Processing a first-class citizen on the web, and in so doing, brings Processing to every device with a web browser. This talk will explore how Processing.js works, diving deep into its HTML5 and JavaScript roots. Numerous examples of how Processing.js has been used to date will be shown, as well as a discussion of ways that Processing can be used on the web, whether desktop or mobile.
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Nov 12, 2011, 5:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center
Mobile Processing 2011
Andres Colubri: Interacting with real 3D using mobile devices
Smartphones and tablets provide several affordances unique to mobile computing devices. The availability of real-time spatial measuring via accelerometers, gyroscopes and other sensors, together with the rapidly increasing graphical processing capabilities of these devices, opens the door for new exciting creative applications that connect the screen with our surrounding physical spaces.
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Nov 12, 2011, 11:45 AM
UIC Innovation Center
Mobile Processing 2011
Jakob Eriksson : Localization, tracking and some transportation applications
In this talk, Jakob Eriksson will briefly describe the operation and characteristics of several popular localization technologies, including the GPS, WiFi, and cellular methods available in current smartphones. He will also discuss a few less common methods, such as RFID, bluetooth and WiFi-based tracking, and inertial navigation. Finally, he will give an overview of several ongoing transportation-related research projects in his group.
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Nov 12, 2011, 2:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center
Mobile Processing 2011
Daniel Sauter and Jesus Duran: Networking: Peer-to-peer and Near Field
Always-on networking is the defining affordance of fourth generation mobile devices. This workshop explores wireless peer to peer networking with the Ketai library for Processing. The workshop will also address NFC (Near Field Communication) with tags and NFC-enabled devices.
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Nov 11, 2011, 11:45 AM
UIC Innovation Center
Mobile Processing 2011
Ben Fry: Processing 2.0 + Android
Since 2001, Casey Reas and Ben Fry have developed Processing, an open source programming environment created for the visual arts. Ben Fry will be talking about the past, present, and future of the project as it nears a 2.0 release. In particular, the presentation will focus on features supporting Android, and some recent work developed for Android-powered phones and tablets.
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Nov 11, 2011, 5:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center
Mobile Processing 2011
Daniel Sauter and Jesus Duran: Universal Remote Everything
The workshop introduces the Ketai library for processing, designed to capture device sensors, analyze movement, and interact with the device cameras. The workshop will also lead up to the use of the Ketai library for Android Accessory Development Kit development, interacting with Adruino base ADK boards (see Networking workshop on Sat.).
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Nov 11, 2011, 10:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center
Mobile Processing 2011
Adriana de Souza e Silva: Net Locality: Mobile interfaces in hybrid spaces
In this talk, Adriana de Souza e Silva explores the social implications of using location-aware mobile technologies in urban spaces. Specifically, she investigates how their use challenges our current notions of privacy, urban sociability, and how they support new ways of filtering and “controlling” spaces around us. Souza e Silva frames the development of these technologies within the context of Net Locality, which denotes a shift in the way we experience both the Internet and public spaces, in which location becomes the organizing logic of social interactions.
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Oct 13, 2010, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400
Bruce Tharp
Research + theory + making
A free public lecture by ID faculty member Bruce Tharp will be held in Gallery 400 on Wednesday at 5:00p.

We are proud to welcome Bruce Tharp to the UIC faculty as an Associate Professor of Industrial Design. He joins us most recently from the Designed Objects program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has also taught design at Pratt Institute. Tharp received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University, a MID (Masters of Industrial Design) from Pratt Institute, and a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Chicago.

Tharp is a principal of Materious, a professional practice that creates and licenses furniture, furnishings and other self-initiated designed objects “for the domestic sphere.” Materious works have been exhibited at the Milan Furniture Fair, International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF New York), Cologne Furniture Fair, Maison et Object (Paris), Brussels Furniture Fair, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Design Within Reach, and HauteGreen (New York); and featured in Chicago Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, L'Arca Magazine (Italy), RES Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and TenbyTen.

In addition to undergraduate instruction in the UIC design programs and the UIC Innovation Center, Tharp will lead our growing graduate program in Industrial Design.

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Oct 03, 2010, 11:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center
Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Jer Thorp: Processing: From Mac to Mobile
In this wide-ranging presentation, Jer will show a variety of work built in Processing. These projects, built over the last two years, cover a strange terrain - from evolutionary computing to text analysis to interactive toys. He’ll also sneak-peak some new data visualization work from the New York Times R&D Lab, and will discuss the challenges and opportunities that arise from building for a mobile environment with Processing for Android.

Jer Thorp is an artist and educator from Vancouver, Canada. A former geneticist, his digital art practice explores the many-folded boundaries between science and art. Recently, his work has been featured by The New York Times, The Guardian, BusinessWeek and the CBC. Jer is a contributing editor for Wired UK, and a frequent lecturer at the conferences and universities around the world. He is currently Data Artist in Residence at the New York Times.

Related Workshop: Jer Thorp: Processing.Android for Beginners
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Oct 03, 2010, 10:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center
Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Sjoukje van der Meulen: A Plea for a Critical Approach toward (new) Media in the US
This presentation will discuss the work of the Czech media theorist Vilém Flusser (1920–91). While hardly known in the United States, Flusser's work is of crucial importance for all critical theory - and practice - of media. Flusser both continues the Marxist tradition of German media theory (Walter Benjamin and others) and upgrades that legacy to contemporary media conditions in the footsteps of a Marshall McLuhan. This talk is based on the essay, "Between Benjamin and McLuhan: Vilém Flusser's Media Theory," recently published in the New German Critique (Summer 2010).

Sjoukje van der Meulen is an art historian, theorist and critic. She received her Ph.D in modern architectural history and theory from Columbia University (Fall 2009) after the defense of her dissertation "The Problem of Media in Contemporary Art Theory (1960-1990)." Van der Meulen is currently a Visiting Assisting Professor of Modern Art History and Theory in the Department of Art History at UIC.
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Oct 03, 2010, 1:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center
Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Andres Colubri: Fast 3D graphics in Processing for Android [Workshop]
The goal of this workshop is to introduce the new 3D renderer of Processing for Android, A3D. This renderer provides all the basic functionality required for three-dimensional graphics (camera, lights, texturing, etc.), following the API found in earlier versions of Processing. A3D also offers many advanced drawing capabilities on Android devices supporting OpenGL ES 1.1, such as offscreen rendering, Vertex Buffer Objects (VBOs), and 3D text. Level: intermediate to advanced. BYOA is highly recomended.

Andres Colubri is a programmer, researcher, and artist. His interests range from algorithmic modeling of complex systems to creative use of computer code for subjective expression and experimentation. He originally studied mathematics in Argentina, then did research in the area of computational biology at the University of Chicago, and recently obtained an MFA degree in Design|Media Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is involved in several open source projects focused in the use of real-time graphics and video, among them the ongoing OpenGL integration in Processing. Currently a professor at Jeju National University in South Korea, and visiting lecturer at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Related Presentation: Andres Colubri: The Future of OpenGL in Processing
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Oct 03, 2010, 3:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center
Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Julio Obelleiro + Jorge Cano + Shawn Roske: Introducing Cing: Simplifying Advanced Capabilities for Creative Coders [Workshop]
This workshop will introduce the first steps to creating Cing applications. Cing is an open source library for creative programming which bridges the elegant and intuitive syntax of Processing with the power and flexibility of C++. The workshop will showcase how Cing facilitates the use of advanced capabilities through cutting-edge libraries such as: 3D & 2D graphics, Physics Simulation, Computer Vision, Advanced Interactivity, 3D worlds & animations, MIDI and 3D Sound, among others

Julio Obelleiro is an artist and engineer focused on the creation of interactive installations and large-scale projections that address the alteration of the viewer’s perception. His interdisciplinary work has been exhibited in festivals and venues such as Ars Electronica (Austria), File (Brazil), 10YearsAfter Festival (Seoul), The White Night (Madrid), Looptopia (Chicago), Urban Art Festival (Bucharest), etc. He has been recipient of the grants Fulbright and Torres Quevedo and has contributed to the publication AI Game Programming Wisdom (Charles River Media). Obelleiro currently teaches in the New Media Arts program at UIC and in the Art and Technology Studies at SAIC. In 2007 he co-founded the open source tool Cing with Jorge Cano.
Jorge Cano is a designer and digital artist who is currently working in human computer interaction and data visualization. In recent years, his body of work has been focused on researching the use of new media, mainly interactive video and audio systems, in order to study new ways of communicating with the viewers. In 2007 he co-founded the open source tool Cing with Julio Obelleiro.
Shawn Roske is an interaction designer and software engineer that recently joined the Cing team. For the past 12 years he has created web experiences, mobile applications and permanent interactive installations for company and clients. His current interests are focused on developing and exploring the capabilities of all the major mobile device platforms.

Related Presentation: Julio Obelleiro + Jorge Cano + Shawn Roske: Cing, Creative coding bridging Processing and C++
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Oct 03, 2010, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center
Processing.Android: Open Source for Mobile Innovation
Round Table Discussion, moderated by Susan M. Fullman and Daniel Sauter
Participants: Susan M. Fullman, Daniel Sauter, Leon Chism, Ben Fry, Casey Reas, Jer Thorp, Andres Colubri, Julio Obelleiro, Jorge Cano, Tiffany Funk, JD Pirtle, Chaz Evans, Jeremy Tubbs, Cameron Brand

This round table discussion investigates whether a public university, such as UIC, with a mission that encompasses teaching, research, service and economic development should capitalize on open source platforms as a means to increase cooperation and collaboration with its surrounding community.
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Oct 02, 2010, 10:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center
Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Casey Reas: Coding with Processing as a Design Practice
Projects created with Processing, an open-source programming environment for visual designers and artists, are used to show the potential of writing custom software as a design methodology. Examples range from dynamic information visualization to art installations to object fabrication.

Casey Reas is a professor in the Department of Design Media Arts at UCLA and a graduate of the MIT Media Laboratory. Reas’ software has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United
Projects created with Processing, an open-source programming environment for visual designers and artists, are used to show the potential of writing custom software as a design methodology. Examples range from dynamic information visualization to art installations to object fabrication.

Related Presentation: Casey Reas: Introduction to Processing for Programmers
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Oct 02, 2010, 1:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center
Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Introduction to Processing for Programmers [Workshop]
This workshop for intermediate-level programmers (and up) is a brief introduction to using the Processing graphics library and environment. We'll cover how to code 2D and 3D interactive graphics and how to use libraries to extend the base software into other domains. This workshop covers the basics of Processing and assumes the participant understands programming fundamentals from variables to object-oriented techniques.

Casey Reas is a professor in the Department of Design Media Arts at UCLA and a graduate of the MIT Media Laboratory. Reas’ software has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United
Projects created with Processing, an open-source programming environment for visual designers and artists, are used to show the potential of writing custom software as a design methodology. Examples range from dynamic information visualization to art installations to object fabrication.

Related Presentation: Casey Reas: Coding with Processing as a Design Practice
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Oct 02, 2010, 11:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center
Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Daniel Sauter + Jesus Duran: Ketai in Motion
The variety of sensors built in 4th generation mobile devices offer new ways to interact with applications and services. Focusing on motion detection and image processing, Ketai in Motion is a research project that aims at capturing, processing, and interpreting multiple streams or sensory data. The presentation will feature the first release of the Ketai library for processing, and outline future development.

Daniel Sauter is an artist who creates interactive installations and site-specific interventions dealing with the cultural and social implications of emergent technologies. His work spans a variety of disciplines, Electronic art, Performance art, Robotic art, Sound art, Interactive Sculpture, and Software art. While technology plays an important role in his work, it is not foregrounded. He uses technology as artistic material, embedded in larger social and cultural contexts. Sauter is currently an Assistant Professor of New Media Arts and Program Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Art and Design.

Jesus Duran is an artist and technologist currently pursuing a Master’s of Fine Art in the New Media Arts program at UIC. His primary interests lie in exploring the impact that technology has on relationships between individuals, media and the sense of self. These themes often manifest themselves as Software Art, Interactive Installations, various media and anonymous releases.

Related Workshop: Daniel Sauter + Jesus Duran: Mobile Devices as Universal Sensors
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Oct 02, 2010, 3:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center
Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Daniel Sauter + Jesus Duran: Mobile Devices as Universal Sensors [Workshop]
This workshop focuses on using the Ketai library for processing, allowing to register the native sensors supported by the Android platform. The workshop covers data capture, processing and export via Ketai Motion, and introduces image capture via Ketai Vision. Bring or share your Android device to take full advantage of your mobile phone as universal sensor.

Daniel Sauter is an artist who creates interactive installations and site-specific interventions dealing with the cultural and social implications of emergent technologies. His work spans a variety of disciplines, Electronic art, Performance art, Robotic art, Sound art, Interactive Sculpture, and Software art. While technology plays an important role in his work, it is not foregrounded. He uses technology as artistic material, embedded in larger social and cultural contexts. Sauter is currently an Assistant Professor of New Media Arts and Program Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Art and Design.

Jesus Duran is an artist and technologist currently pursuing a Master’s of Fine Art in the New Media Arts program at UIC. His primary interests lie in exploring the impact that technology has on relationships between individuals, media and the sense of self. These themes often manifest themselves as Software Art, Interactive Installations, various media and anonymous releases.

Related Presentation: Daniel Sauter + Jesus Duran: Ketai in Motion
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Oct 02, 2010, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center
Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Julio Obelleiro + Jorge Cano + Shawn Roske: Cing, Creative coding bridging Processing and C++
This presentation will introduce Cing, an open source library for creative programming which bridges the elegant and intuitive syntax of Processing with the power and flexibility of C++. Cing allows innovative and accessible experimentation with advanced capabilities such as 3D, Physics or Computer Vision. Cing is being developed for use on desktop platforms and it is currently on its first steps towards mobile platforms like the iPhone. Cing is developed by Julio Obelleiro, Jorge Cano and Shawn Roske.

Julio Obelleiro is an artist and engineer focused on the creation of interactive installations and large-scale projections that address the alteration of the viewer’s perception. His interdisciplinary work has been exhibited in festivals and venues such as Ars Electronica (Austria), File (Brazil), 10YearsAfter Festival (Seoul), The White Night (Madrid), Looptopia (Chicago), Urban Art Festival (Bucharest), etc. He has been recipient of the grants Fulbright and Torres Quevedo and has contributed to the publication AI Game Programming Wisdom (Charles River Media). Obelleiro currently teaches in the New Media Arts program at UIC and in the Art and Technology Studies at SAIC. In 2007 he co-founded the open source tool Cing with Jorge Cano.
Jorge Cano is a designer and digital artist who is currently working in human computer interaction and data visualization. In recent years, his body of work has been focused on researching the use of new media, mainly interactive video and audio systems, in order to study new ways of communicating with the viewers. In 2007 he co-founded the open source tool Cing with Julio Obelleiro.
Shawn Roske is an interaction designer and software engineer that recently joined the Cing team. For the past 12 years he has created web experiences, mobile applications and permanent interactive installations for company and clients. His current interests are focused on developing and exploring the capabilities of all the major mobile device platforms.

Related Workshop: Julio Obelleiro + Jorge Cano + Shawn Roske:
Introducing Cing: Simplifying Advanced Capabilities for Creative Coders

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Oct 01, 2010, 10:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center
Processing.Android
Open-Source for Mobile Innovation

The symposium brings together internationally recognized innovators from the open source software community, Chicago based startup companies, and students and academics from the areas of Art and Design, Computer Science, and Information Sciences. Keynote speakers Ben Fry and Casey Reas present the latest edition of Processing targeting Android devices, designed to simplify and streamline prototyping and development for mobile platforms. Processing is used by tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and production. Join us for the first public summit to hold Processing.Android workshops, presentations, and panel discussions. The event is free and open to the public. Workshops require prior registration.

PRESENTATIONS

Casey Reas: Coding with Processing as a Design Practice
Ben Fry: Introduction to Processing for Android

Malcolm McCullough: Situated Technologies Too
Daniel Sauter + Jesus Duran: Ketai in Motion
Sjoukje van der Meulen: A Plea for a Critical Approach toward (new) Media in the US
Jer Thorp: Processing: From Mac to Mobile
Andres Colubri: The Future of OpenGL in Processing
Julio Obelleiro + Shawn Roske: Cing, Creative coding bridging Processing and C++

WORKSHOPS
Ben Fry: Introduction to Processing for Android
Casey Reas: Introduction to Processing for Programmers
Daniel Sauter + Jesus Duran: Ketain in Motion
Jer Thorp: Processing.Android for Beginners
Andres Colubri: Fast 3D graphics in Processing for Android
Julio Obelleiro + Jorge Cano + Shawn Roske:
Introducing Cing: Simplifying Advanced Capabilities for Creative Coders
Panel, moderated by Susan M. Fullman, and Daniel Sauter

Organizer:
Daniel Sauter

Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator 

New Media Arts


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Oct 01, 2010, 3:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center
Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Ben Fry: Introduction to Processing for Android
This workshop is for people who are familiar with Processing and want to write programs for Android devices with the new Processing for Android. Bring your Android device to get up and running during the workshop. The differences between standard Processing and Processing for Android will be discussed as well as the future of project.

With Casey Reas, Ben Fry started the Processing project in 2001, which seeks to ruin the careers of talented designers by tempting them away from their usual tools and into the world of programming and computation. Similarly, the project is designed to turn engineers and computer scientists to less gainful employment as artists and designers. Ben is principal of Fathom, a design firm based in Boston that focuses on understanding complex data through information graphics and interactive tools, delivered via the web, software-based installation works, mobile devices, or in print.

Related Presentation: Ben Fry: Introduction to Processing for Android
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Oct 01, 2010, 11:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center
Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Ben Fry: Introduction to Processing for Android
The latest edition of the Processing project targets Android devices. Like the desktop version, it's designed for rapid iteration and to streamline how you develop and prototype. In addition, it provides a simple platform for building applications that make use of the affordances of mobile devices — touch input, location and tilt sensors, always-on network access, and portable, high-resolution screens.

With Casey Reas, Ben Fry started the Processing project in 2001, which seeks to ruin the careers of talented designers by tempting them away from their usual tools and into the world of programming and computation. Similarly, the project is designed to turn engineers and computer scientists to less gainful employment as artists and designers. Ben is principal of Fathom, a design firm based in Boston that focuses on understanding complex data through information graphics and interactive tools, delivered via the web, software-based installation works, mobile devices, or in print.

Related Workshop: Ben Fry: Introduction to Processing for Android
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Oct 01, 2010, 10:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center
Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Malcolm McCullough: Situated Technologies Too
Mobile communication applications can increase participation in locales. In the what is now called “augmented city,” the dynamics of socially-produced cultural tagging need not be reduced to wayshowing. Fixed accumulations of information often complement mobile technology in this regard. Locative media often increase the importance of others but sometimes make it ambiguous who is a user. At a cognitive level, the workings of attention suggest much more technological emphasis on context. This talk thus invites a broad perspective on embodiment, architecture and the city as complementary counterparts to the fascinations of the personal handheld device.

Malcolm McCullough studies tacit knowledge in media environments. His books Abstracting Craft (1996) and Digital Ground (2004) both became standards on human-centered design practices. McCullough teaches architecture and information design at the University of Michigan, and has previously served on the faculty at Harvard and Carnegie Mellon. Thirty years ago he was a pioneer in digital media at Autodesk. In the last decade he has given invited talks in a dozen countries. Currently he is writing a book about ambient information.
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Oct 01, 2010, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center
Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Andres Colubri: The Future of OpenGL in Processing
OpenGL is a fundamental technology in the generation of real-time graphics. Recent developments in OpenGL (vertex buffer objects, shading programming, OpenCL) are bringing exciting possibilities such as manipulation of massively complex geometries, interactive non-photorealistic rendering and real-time HD image/video processing. Many of these features are currently being integrated into Processing, both on the Android and PC/Mac platforms. These ongoing developments will be discussed during the presentation.

Andres Colubri is a programmer, researcher, and artist. His interests range from algorithmic modeling of complex systems to creative use of computer code for subjective expression and experimentation. He originally studied mathematics in Argentina, then did research in the area of computational biology at the University of Chicago, and recently obtained an MFA degree in Design|Media Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is involved in several open source projects focused in the use of real-time graphics and video, among them the ongoing OpenGL integration in Processing. Currently a professor at Jeju National University in South Korea, and visiting lecturer at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Related Workshop: Andres Colubri: Fast 3D graphics in Processing for Android
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Mar 30, 2010, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400
Stephanie Syjuco: Artist Lecture
Stephanie Syjuco’s recent work uses the tactics of bootlegging, reappropriation, and fictional fabrications to address issues of cultural biography, labor, and economic globalization. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, her objects mistranslate and misappropriate iconic symbols, creating frictions between high ideals and everyday materials. This has included re-creating several 1950s Modernist furniture pieces by French designer Charlotte Perriand using cast-off material and rubbish in Beijing, China; starting a global collaborative project with crochet crafters to counterfeit high-end consumer goods; and searching for fragments of the Berlin Wall in her immediate surroundings in an attempt to revisit the moment of capitalism's supposed global triumph.

Born in the Philippines, Syjuco currently lives and works in San Francisco. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art; The New Museum; SFMOMA; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; and the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, among others. Throughout 2007 she led counterfeiting workshops at art venues in Istanbul, Turkey; Beijing, China; and Manila, Philippines. In October 2009 she presented a parasitic art counterfeiting event, "COPYSTAND: An Autonomous Manufacturing Zone" in Frieze Projects, London; and contributed proxy sculptures for P.S.1/MoMA's joint exhibition, "1969." She is a recipient of numerous awards, including a 2009 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Award.

 

Nov 10, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400
Talking Cure
Artists, designers and architects working inside or outside institutions, what’s the difference?
Please come out to the second edition of Talking Cure, a new series initiated this fall by Tony Tasset, sculptor and UIC faculty member, along with Lorelei Stewart, director of Gallery 400, and Anthony Elms, assistant director, and now joined by UIC graduate student Tim Nickodemus. Four times this year, Talking Cure brings together UIC individuals as well as guests and friends from the city for informal discussions on topics in visual art, be they current issues, stereotypes, archetypes, common misconceptions, hard facts, or all of the above.

Following on the heels of the October discussion on artists and anguish, we tackle working with institutions, or not. While the discussion will surely hit upon the politics of institutional engagement and the histories of institutional critique, it will also lay out the practical and strategic methods of working within or circumventing myriad institutions. We hope, too, that more general conceptions of public and private and autonomy will be shared and examined.

Please come and contribute your thoughts to the conversation.

 

Oct 20, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400
M.C. Schmidt
Voices Lecture Series
M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel form the experimental electronic music duo Matmos. Using samplers, analogue keyboards, field recordings and guitars, Matmos make atmospheric, idiosyncratic electronica. In addition to incorporating chance operations into their sequencing environment, many songs are based upon a working methodology of “conceptual restriction”- songs are built entirely out of samples from a single sound source: field recordings, contact microphones on hair, even the sound of an amplified synapse from crayfish nerve tissue.

In 1998, Matmos remixed the Björk single “Alarm Call”. Subsequently, Matmos worked with Björk on her albums Vespertine (2001) and Medúlla (2004), as well as her Vespertine and Greatest Hits tours. In November 2004, Matmos spent 97 hours in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as artists in residence, performing music with friends, musical guests and onlookers. Matmos recently composed the music for Daria Martin’s Minotaur, currently on view at the MCA, Chicago.

Schmidt has been making experimental electronic music for many years, as the leader of avant-garde drone outfit X/I and industrial occultists Iaocore, in which he did time with current members of Amber Asylum and Tipsy. He has also served as a professor In the New Genres Department at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Schmidt will be lecturing on Musique Concrete.

 

Oct 19, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400
Caroll Dunham
Voices Lecture / Manilow Visiting Artist
Ranging from cartoonish and grotesque to tight-lipped and brooding, Carroll Dunham’s paintings and prints express the extremes of a frank psychological subjectivity. Drawing on abstraction, figuration, graffiti, pop, graphic arts, and surrealism, Dunham combines the smooth flatness of graphic arts with unexpected textures, comic book colors and painterly gestures. His works often include biomorphic figures, dream-like psychosexual themes, and an aggressive, often violent masculinity.

Dunham has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions internationally including the Whitney Biennial (1995, 1991), Examining Pictures, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1999) and Urgent Painting, ARC, Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris (2002). Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at Metro Pictures, NY; White Cube, London; Daniel Weinberg Gallery, LA; and Gladstone Gallery, NY. His 2002 mid-career retrospective at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY was one of the most highly regarded shows of that year. Dunham writes often for Artforum.

 

Sep 22, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400
Voices Lecture Series
Michael Hall: The Disinterested Spectator
Michael Hall is currently an independent curator based in Vienna, Austria. Hall was founder of Chicago Project Room in 1996, and Co-director (with Daniel Hug) from 1998-2000 in Chicago, and also Codirector of Chicagoprojectroom in Los Angeles from 2000-2002.

Recent exhibitions curated by Hall include “Waiting for the Ice Age” (2002) at Georg Kargl, Vienna; “Brutal Ornamental” (2005) at Kosak Hall GmbH, Vienna; “Autonomous Acts” (2008-2009) KÖR (Art in Public Space), Vienna; and “Miete Strom Gas oder Brasilien Wax” (2009) at INSTITUT im Museumsquartier, Vienna. Hall received his M.F.A. in Photographic Theory from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Detroit, MI. He has had articles published in Camera Austria and Tema Celeste, and edited a publication for the De Appel Museum, Amsterdamn, NL.

 

Sep 15, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400
Voices Lecture Series
Brian Ulrich, Photographer
Brian Ulrich's photographs examine the complexities of theconsumer-dominated culture of the United States. His ongoing project Copia, begun 2002 and currently encompassing sections titled Retail, Thrift, Fair and Dark Stores, captures the everyday activities of shopping, as well as the economic, cultural, social, and political implications of commercialism and the position of the individual in a landscape of marketing and advertising.

Ulrich is a Chicago-based artist whose photographs have been collected by major museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago; the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. Ulrich has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; the Julie Saul Gallery; and the Robert Koch Gallery among others. In 2009 he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.

 

Apr 21, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400
UIC Design Lecture Series :: Paul Hatch
Naked Design 2.0: Understanding the visual perception of objects
Paul Hatch, director at TEAMS Design in Chicago, has a particular interest in visual brand language, design for international target markets and increasing value/perception ratios. He will discuss understanding the visual perception of objects and how this relates to the act of designing.

TEAMS Design is an international industrial design firm with innovative product design processes that take concepts from research through development, into manufacture.


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Feb 24, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400
Design Lecture Series
Jonathan Shaun and Elizabeth Redmond
Speaking on Design, Business and Sustainability, Jonathan Shaun of 3.Zero, and Elizabeth Redmond, independent sustainability consultant, discuss the goals and challenges of creating a sustainable Chicago.

Shaun is one of Chicago's foremost designers and retailers of cutting edge, sustainable apparel, accessories, and furniture. His most recent project is Contact, a retail showroom and conscious event space in Wicker Park. Redmond, since spring 2007, has worked with a start-up company called Ecolect that helps professionals in design-influenced fields learn about and source sustainable materials.
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Feb 17, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400
Voices Lecture Series
C.E.B. Reas
Media artist Reas makes both conceptually and perceptually driven works that explore process and abstraction. His installations, photographs, video and interactive works are informed by systems theory, biology, artificial life, and information patterns. In 2001, Reas and designer Ben Fry initiated Processing.org, an open source programming language and environment for creating images, animation, and interaction. This ongoing project is documented in Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists (MIT Press).

Reas has exhibited and screened his work internationally in galleries and museums including P.S.1, New York; Institute for Contemporary Art, London; Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston; Laboral, Gijon, Spain; Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; and the National Museum for Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo. He is associate professor and chair of Design | Media Arts at UCLA. His lecture is presented in collaboration with Interactive Arts & Media at Columbia College.
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Feb 03, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400
Design Lecture Series
Paul M. Murray
'The Power of One: How You Can Embrace and Communicate the Environmental Ethic'

Paul M. Murray is the Director of Environmental Safety and Sustainability at Herman Miller, Inc., a leading voice for increasing corporate environmental responsibility. Herman Miller, Inc. exemplifies how good business and environmental stewardship can go hand-in-hand. Murray lectures nationwide, communicating the message of corporate environmental responsibility to business and academic audiences.


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