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Couch.Club

4 October 2001
5 October 2001
6 October 2001

In three new-media couch.clubs, artists in the lounge will illuminate their CD-roms and websites.

COUCH.CLUB Urban 

Two interpretations of the urban environment: as a “psycho-geographic” and a networked phenomenon, Miä Makelä’s “PASSenger” features a fictive city, constructed form stories and. maps from Helsinki and Brussels. Stanza’s. “The Central City” represents London as an organic complex, network of information and social interactions. What is the connection between STANZA’s and Makelä’s two virtual cities and their architectural or geographical counterparts?

Participants: STANZA and Miä Makelä

Host: Geert J. Strengholt (critic,  editor for Mediamatic Magazine and Hear of. the Internet deep at VARA Broadcast Organisation)

 

COUCH.CLUB squid s o u p

A couch.club dedicated to the work of British design collective squid q o u p, which designs websites, online 3D environments , and games. They recently launched the 3D multi-user audio environment ‘alter’. How small is the gap between graphic design and “immersive design”?

Participants: Anthony Rowe (co-founder squid s o u p)

Host: Max Bruinsma (Design critic and previous chief. editor of Eye, the international review of graphic design, London. In the next year. Thames & Hudson will publish a book on new web design by Max Bruinsma)

COUCH.CLUB NeoNomads

Presentations of two cd-roms about contemporary nomadism, by the artist duos Gustav Deutsch and Hanna Schimek and Miroslav Nicic & Borjana Ventzislavova. While Nicic & Wentzislabova report in “Luis I think” on their own existence as commuters between two countries, “Odyssey Toda” by Deutsch and Schimek refers to the political implications of “borderless movement”.

Participants: Hanna Schimek, Miroslav Nicic and Borjana Ventzislavova

Host: Arjen Mulder (Essayist.  At the end of October his new book “Living systems, Journey to the Information Age” will be released by Van Gennep Publishers Amsterdam)


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