Interface Explorer - a Public Netbase Event in the New Temporary
The event focuses on the social use of Interfaces and tries to explain their
versatility in new information technologies.
In doing so, it goes beyond the theoretical discourse and emphasizes
playful approaches. Besides the presentation of a series of PC and
Web-Interfaces, works of artists who deal with the subject in a
more general way and produce unconventional ideas will be displayed.
In his current book "The Language of New Media" Lev
Manovich, a leading theoretician of new media, describes the
cultural dimension of digital technologies and the development of
new men/machine Interfaces. In his lecture on 18 October, 2001,
he will present some basics of the cultural electronic Interface
and describe software-culture as well as culture as software.
A panel discussion on the state-of-the-art
of cultural Interfaces is scheduled for 19 October, 2001. Experts
and developers will debate present approaches in Interface design.
One of the panelists is Mieke
Gerritzen of NL.Design and co-founder of the International Browserday.
Browserday aims at demonstrating alternatives to existing web-browsers
and was held for the first time 4 years ago in Amsterdam and most
recently in New York. Two winners of the Browserday Awards - Joes
Koppers (NL) and Jonah Brucker-Cohen
(US) - will present their projects in person.
Graham Harwood and Matthew Fuller, two British artists with a long-standing
interest in the social and socio-cognitive aspects of digital information-interaction
will present TEXT-FM, a text-to-speech-to-radio
project. It allows sending anonymous SMS messages to a computer
that converts them into computer-generated speech which is then
broadcast. TEXT-FM facilitates speech-based information exchange.
The various presentations and installations at the Interface Explorer
event show the integration of audio and video-systems in the electronic
Interface - from Scratchrobot,
and Climax to web-operated
mirror-ball music (LUX) and
October 18 - 19, 2001
Public Netbase Media~Space!
Institute for new Culture Technologies/t0