workshop / tools

  ambient.wireless
Having established a node and server at the ambientTV.NET space in 2001, ambient.wireless aims to support the expansion of the local wireless community network in London E8 and to develop projects and events that scrutinize and exploit ways of making use of wireless
  species of spaces
mukul at CEPT School of Architecture, Ahmedabad, India
22. - 30.Jul.06 AHMEDABAD: species of spaces
Seminar led by Mukul Patel, on art, politics and technology at the School of Architecture, CEPT, India
24. - 26.Mar.06 BRATISLAVA (SK): Orchestra of Anxiety
Opening: Friday March 24th, 18:00 (stay for the after-party!). Continues over the weekend, March 25th–26th 12.00-22.00 Venue: Design Factory, Bottova 2, Bratislava, Slovakia. Workshop: Sunday March 26th, 15.00. To register send an email to cudrnakech [at] 13m3.sk Curated by 13 kubikov, supported by British Council.
workshop / tools | film / video / VJ

THE FILMMAKER AS SYMBIONT:
opportunistic infections of the surveillance apparatus

(published in the NODE-LONDON READER 2006)

Filmmakers render aspects of nature, human activity and imagination visible. The documentary film continues to be a potent form in all its variety, from the personal video diary to "objective" fly-on-the-wall shoots, to the hybrid fact/fiction ("faction") film. But the most prolific documentarists are no longer to be found in film schools and TV stations. In some European and American cities, every street corner is under constant surveillance using recording closed-circuit TV (CCTV) cameras. Such cameras are typically operated by local government, police, private security firms, large corporations and small businesses, and private individuals, and may be automatic or controlled (zoomed and panned) from a remote control room. Filmmakers, and in particular documentarists of all flavours, should reflect on this constant gaze. Why bring in additional cameras, when much private and public urban space is already covered from numerous angles?  

MANIFESTO FOR CCTV FILMMAKERS declares a set of rules, establishes effective procedures, and identifies further issues for filmmakers using pre-existing CCTV (surveillance) systems as a medium in the UK. The manifesto is constructed with reference to the Data Protection Act 1998 and related privacy legislation that gives the subjects of data records (including CCTV footage) access to copies of the data. The filmmaker's standard equipment is thus redundant; indeed, its use is prohibited. The manifesto can easily be adapted for different jurisdictions.

Manifesto: double page pdf for screen
Manifesto: double sided, single-fold A4 hand out
  Manifesto poster A0, .tiff, 20MB

  voluptuously blinking eye (VBI)
The exhibition and laboratory SATELLITE OF LOVE highlights alternatives to what the larger public might consider to be ‘the renewed potential’ of the television medium. This event takes place during the The 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam, which teamed up with Witte de With center for contemporary art, Rotterdam for the exhibition "Satellite of Love" (To 26 March, 2006). VBI, an ambientTV.NET production, will feature the artists Lektrolab (Emma Davidson & Paul B. Davis), Rachel Baker, Tina Hage, Juha Huuskonen, Manu Luksch, and Mukul Patel. To participate in Lektrolab's teletext channel 'Microtel', read on here. Also check out the photo blog
workshop / tools | food | party

 

10 April 2010, 11 am: Movana Chen: Travelling Into Your Bookshelf 

link to event info | link to Movana Chen | link to jump+ art management | link to ambient.space

  publication AMBIENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS Luksch/Patel
The publication Ambient Information Systems elucidates the work of Manu Luksch, Mukul Patel and collaborators as part of the wave of critical art that has emerged alongside the rise of digital networks. Available from Amazon
  Fly Stories
Migration, Movement, Mobility: Road Cinema and Film Workshops in Northern Thailand as part of the Fly With Me project
28. - 29.Oct.05 Party in Kathmandu
Mukul will be playing at PartyNepal's PEACE PROJECT THAMEL festival on Saturday 29th October – a free street party in its 3rd year – and also at the club of the fabulous Yak and Yeti on Friday 28th. He will also be giving a workshop on music production.
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