Featuring Jon Satrom & Ben Syverson
March 7th, 2011
What happens when artists build a computer to crash? Jon Satrom and Ben Syverson have designed an entire operating system for just such a purpose, to make Glitch Art from a “100% problem-based operating system”! These two Chicago based artists and programers have exhibited their work internationally, most recently exhibited in the Funware exhibition at MU in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Combining humor and criticality, Satrom and Syverson’s projects cross boundaries between computer programming, commercial software design, Glitch Art, Noise and New Media Art. Satrom and Syverson will present and discuss their work at the Upgrade! Chicago, an ongoing series of New Media Art events at The Nightingale.
Jon Satrom and Ben Syverson created the sOS or Satromizer Operating System, which was recently exhibited and performed in the Funware exhibition at MU in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Combining humor and criticality, Satrom and Syverson’s projects cross boundaries between code-based approaches, functional commercial artware, Glitch Art, Noise and New Media Art:
Jon Satrom performs realtime audio/video, spends time data-bending, makes kludgey work-flows, creates colorful glitch-ware:
Ben Syverson created the Satromizer for iPhone, the world’s first multitouch glitch tool:
Nick Briz, an organizer of GLI.TC/H and curator/participant in the Critical Glitch Artware event, will moderate the discussion following presentations by the artists:
Upgrade ! Chicago is the local Chicago-based node of the international Upgrade! network, an emerging network of autonomous nodes united by art, technology, and a commitment to bridging cultural divides. Its decentralized, non-hierarchical structure ensures that Upgrade! (i) operates according to local interests and their available resources; and (ii) reflects current creative engagement with cutting edge technologies. Upgrade! Chicago presents new media projects, engages in informal critique, and fosters dialogue and collaboration between individual artists. Upgrade! International functions as an online, global network that gathers annually in different cities to meet one another, showcase local art, and work on the agenda for the following year. It is organized by jonCates.
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