On the Upgrade – WYSIWYG Launch Events

July 22nd, 2013 | Posted by admin

On the Upgrade – WYSIWYG is a POD book, also distributed as a PDF, which includes artworks by Jamie Allen, Renee Carmichael, David Horvitz, IOCOSE, Michael Kargl, Sara Nunes Fernandes, Julia Tcharfas, Maria Theodoraki and Richard Sides along with interviews contextualising the artistic processes of the featured artists.
More details about the project can be found on the On the Upgrade page of our website.

The POD book was launched at The Northern Charter in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and at Banner Repeater in London in June 2013 .

Below  some images of the events:

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Reader at Banner Repeater, London

At Banner Repeater the event was accompanied by a conversation between ANDor-bits.com and Studio Hato: on modes of bridging online and offline publishing and distribution >

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or-bits.com, Studio Hato (Ken Kirton) and AND (Eva Weinmayr) in conversation

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or-bits.com, Studio Hato (Ken Kirton) and AND (Eva Weinmayr) in conversation

Jamie Allen‘s  Fluxus Score for Google Chat & Browser, ‘Sounding the Alarm with a Muted Bell’, with Addie Wagenknecht (Austria), Alexander Shakhovskoy (Russia), Inbal Lieblich (Israel), Jeff Crouse (USA), Lorah Pierre (United Kingdom), Michael Chiaramonte (USA) >

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Jamie Allen, ‘Sounding the Alarm with a Muted Bell’, a Fluxus Score for Google Chat & Browser; instructions

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Jamie Allen, ‘Sounding the Alarm with a Muted Bell’, a Fluxus Score for Google Chat & Browser; screen view of the viewer at Banner Repeater.

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Jamie Allen, ‘Sounding the Alarm with a Muted Bell’, a Fluxus Score for Google Chat & Browser; screengrab

Sara Nunes Fernandes‘ reading of ‘The Sideways boy and the levitating granny, the frontal man and the backside woman, the upside-down man and his wife who had her feet on the ground.

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Sara Nunes Fernandes, ‘The Sideways boy and the levitating granny, the frontal man and the backside woman, the upside-down man and his wife who had her feet on the ground’; reading

At The Norther Charter, the scheduled talk with Ralf Brög from SITE magazine was cancelled at the last minute. Instead, there was a lively conversation with the participants and the TNC studio holders.

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Conversation after presentation and display of sound works previously produced for ‘128kbps objects’ which are included in ‘On the Upgrade WYSIWYG’

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Partecipants at The Northern Charter

What are the representational languages of the interface? How does it work as text, image, sound, space and so forth, and what are the cultural effects, for instance of the way it reconfigures the visual, textual or auditory?” Soren Pold in Interface Realism: The Interface as Aesthetic Form, 2005

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Reading Room at Banner Repeater

On the Upgrade WYSIWYG is available for purchase on Lulu.com, AND shop and at their kiosks, at Banner Repeater and selected bookshops.

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