September 4 - January 31, 2008

The Ecology of Self-Replicating Systems

Robert Saucier
Andrew Burrell / Nonnatus Korhonen
Thomas Couzinier
Battery Operated

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Symposium Events Calendar

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Symposium launch and Panel Presentations:
Thursday, September 4
7:00 pm
Neutral Ground

KIT and Robert Saucier
September 5 - October 31, 2008

'uncharted pages from a voyage of the beagle'
Andrew Burrell
September 5 - January 31, 2009

Opening Reception for both exhibitions will take place:
Saturday, September 6
8:00 pm
Neutral Ground

Battery Operated
Saturday, September 13, 2008
8:00 pm
Nouveau Gallery, 2146 Albert St.
$5.00 at the door

Touching the Ghost in the Machine: Simple Real World / Computer Interfacing for Artists
Instructor: Andrew Burrell
September 5 & 6, 2008

Location Recording and Editing
Instructor: Battery Operated
September 8 - 12, 2008


“uncharted pages from a voyage of the beagle”
nonnatus korhonen / andrew burrell

Presented by Soil Digital Media Suite at Neutral Ground, Regina, Canada. Also supported by Odyssey Art and Performance.

“the discovery happens much later in my life, many years from now - at least as far as one lifetime is concerned, the sky islands were perhaps always waiting for me. the creatures who inhabited them, calling me through time – creatures locked in a state of eternal flux, it seemed somehow my actions had defined their parameters, i had defined their extremes, and never allowed them to settle into any given state.”

Since opening September 6, 2009, visitors to Neutral Ground in Regina, Canada have been able to directly observe and influence the evolving state of a system that exists high above ground level at the Odyssey SIM in Second Life.

This system exists within its own reality between Second Life and the gallery installation, but also within a narrative in the form of fragments of a future journal of an explorer of as yet undiscovered sites. The fragments are made available to the viewer at the gallery and at the virtual site as parts of a continued series of explorations that will become part of future projects in this same series.

The exhibitions will close January 31, 2009 and be active as a gallery installation and virtual site until then. You are invited to an in-world get together on November 22nd at 6:00 pm SLT and 8:00 pm Saskatchewan time, where both nonnatus and the project’s curator, 3d2 Pintens/Brenda Cleniuk will be available for questions.

A short paper by Andrew Burrell on the project will also be launched in-world as a way for some of the underlying issues of the work to be further engaged by the viewer.