Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Another Benefit for Todd Blair March 5 2008 

Todd is much loved, if you missed the other benefits as seen on the Todd Blair Recovery Blog or would like to attend another event of Todd friends and family, please come to a special , limited seating screening of Electrum and LA <3 SRL on March 5th 2008 at the McBean Theater at the Exploratorium.

More details here.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Feb 25 - ATC Benefit for Todd Blair 

This special ATC event is a benefit for the continued
recovery of Todd Blair who was injured in Amsterdam
after an SRL show. Suggested donation at the door is

The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium
of the Berkeley Center for New Media announces:

Attention Depiction Disorders
Naut Humon, Recombinant Media Labs, SF
V. Vale, REsearch Publications, SF

Monday, Feb 25, 7:30-9:00pm

** Note Special Location: Berkeley Art Museum Theater
** Enter on 2621 Durrant Ave (access via sculpture garden)
ATC Lectures are free and open to the public
Seating is limited and not guaranteed.

Bay Area legends Naut Humon and V. Vale will present
an oral optical conversation using a variety of media
forms. Topics will include ADD, information overload,
experiential engineering, catastrophism, shuffle-culture,
artificial simulations, panorama, spatial media synthesis,
transcoding, cinesonics, meta-language, disembodied
temporality, Frankenstein polyphonies and errant edge
blending histories. Special guest artist Perry Hoberman
will perform live real time requisite visual distractions
in accordance with the ADD theme. The dialogue will
conclude with rare, unseen footage of the Survival Research
Labs private show at Berkeley Art Museum in 2004

V. Vale has been an independent, non-grant-funded,
San Francisco publisher of counterculture magazines and
books since 1977. His books include Modern Primitives,
Angry Women, Incredibly Strange Music, Incredibly Strange
Films, Search and Destroy, Pranks, Industrial Culture
Handbook, four books on U.K. visionary author J.G. Ballard,
and a book on William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, and
Throbbing Gristle.

Naut Humon has been the director of international
operations for RML, Asphodel Records, and AV curator for
select portions of the annual ARS Electronica Festival in
Austria. Recombinant Media Labs cultivates radical
methodologies and performative processes that expand
aesthetic and technological boundaries of immersive
installation and surround cinema. Naut performed with
the experimental music group "Rhythm & Noise" and is about
to debut a new cross-media collective known as "Careen
Ajar". For several decades, he's experimented with a wide
range of audience mobilization and extreme environments to
build bridges between audio and visual experiences.
The Recombinant Media Labs concept has emerged out beyond
these frames and is ready to take it to the streets.

Perry Hoberman is an installation artist who has worked
extensively with machines and media. His career has
included stints with Laurie Anderson and currently the
USC Interactive Media Division in LA. He has exhibited
internationally, with major shows throughout the USA and
Europe. His work is currently on view in the "Future Cinema"
exhibition at the ZKM Center for New Media in Karlsruhe.
Hoberman has been the recipient of numerous grants and
awards, and is both a 2002 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow
and a 2002 Rockefeller Foundation Media Art Fellow.

ATC Primary Sponsors: Berkeley Center for New
Media (BCNM), Center for Information Technology in the
Interest of Society (CITRIS), College of Engineering
Interdisciplinary Studies Program (IDS), and the
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.

Additional Sponsors: Intel Research, BAM/PFA, Townsend
Center for the Humanities, and the Berkeley Consortium
for the Arts.

Ken Goldberg, ATC Director
Greg Niemeyer, ATC Associate Director
Irene Chien, ATC Graduate Associate
Curated with ATC Advisory Board

For updated information, please visit:

or contact: goldberg at or (510) 642-0635.


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