Radical media, politics and culture.

Tactical Media Weekend NYC April 28-29


Saturday, April 28, 12-5pm

Change You Want to See

84 Haveymayer Street, Brooklyn

Presentations on the theory & practice of tactical media and contemporary protest art, by graduate students in the ITP program at NYU's Tisch School of the arts.

The presenters' talks will be grouped into three panels, to be moderated by their Professor, Marisa Olson (Editor & Curator, Rhizome), on the topics of Play & Consumption; Fear, Spectacle, and the Media; and the Interfaces and Architecture of Control. These panels will consist of both artist talks and analytical essays and audience members will be invited to give feedback on a few works in progress.

Sunday, April 29, 2-4pm

The Subliminal History of New York State is an ongoing multi-tiered project presented through performances, books, songs, and video. Carrie Dashow, working with collaborators (composers, writers, locals, historians), generates participatory multimedia performances in specific localities throughout New York. A tour funded through NYSCA and the New York State Music Fund will incorporate parts of the story, songs, and video as a traveling caravan visits community centers and local historical societies during the Summer of 2007.

This Sunday, Carrie will test new software (written by collaborator Matt Raibert) that allows for the live-editing of 12 video feeds, to create a two channel video projection, shot locally on summer tour stops in upstate NY. She is looking for twelve people or pairs (1-2 people per camera) to shoot video, test drive the live-edit software, and offer constructive feedback.

The workshop will begin with a brief introduction at The Change You Want To See, then videographers will shoot in the neighborhood for a 1/2 hour. Upon returning, participants will watch everyone's shots simultaneously cut live by the new software, and offer input, thoughts, feedback.SATURDAY PROGRAM

12:00 Open Seating

12:15 Welcome & Introduction, Marisa Olson

12:30-2 Practicing Play & Consumption

Panelists: Kati London, Felipe Ribeiro, Tim McNerney, and Stefanie Wuschitz

2-3:30 Fear, Spectacle, and the Media

Panelists: Armin Cooper, Emery Martin, Anjali Patel, and Ben Yee

3:30-5 Interfaces & Architectures of Control

Panelists: Mushon Zer-Aviv; collaborators Nick Hasty, Josh Knowles, and Tim Stutts; and collaborators Kunal Gupta and Tristan Perich


To participate:

* Please RSVP to Carrie at carrie@dashow.net

* Please come on time and commit to the 2-hour duration of the workshop.

* Please bring your own charged Mini DV video camera with RCA capability (including RCA composite cable).

If you'd like to take part but do not have a camera, contact Carrie and she will try to find one for you to use.

Tapes and beer will be provided.