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Massive Links! Ice Monolith Carted Around the World | Gifs Cross Over to Third Dimension | Monkeys in Masks

by Whitney Kimball on July 7, 2011
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This week in massive links: Is a gif still a gif if it’s a zoetrope? Artist Brian Goggin plans to transport an ice monolith from Greenland to Manhattan in “a kind of mythological quest for the Holy Grail.” The Bible has been alphabetized, and monkeys are scary.

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Woodstock Digital Media Festival Launches This Weekend: An Interview with Organizers Marcin Ramocki and Joe McKay

by Paddy Johnson on June 14, 2011
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This weekend tech art nerds will flood Woodstock for the first Digital Media Festival of its kind. Themed, “Out of Place” — a nod to the unlikely union of local landscape and tech– some of the country’s top art professionals converge to discuss and exhibit an array of new media projects specific to the festival. I’m talking, Christiane Paul, the Director of the Media Studies Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Media Studies at The New School, NY, and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Magdalena Sawon and Tamas Banovich, owners of the well-known Chelsea Gallery, Postmasters, and Jeremiah Johnson/Nullsleep to name just a few. Also the artist collective eTeam and VTDigger.org journalist Anne Galloway. I talked with two of the project’s organizers, Marcin Ramock and Joe McKay about the festival this week in the hopes of giving readers and travelers a better idea of what’s in store. (Those interested in attending can purchase their tickets online.) The interview after the jump.
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