INFOPORN - SMF7 coming to Chicago

Announcing the Seventh Annual Select Media Festival: INFOPORN
Deadline for submission: September 1, 2008

Heartbeats. Beverages. Products and byproducts. Things we make, and things that make us. Seconds, minutes, millenia. From the mundane to the majestic, it can all be documented, diagnosed, understood, dispersed. Right?

Graphs, charts, and maps record data, keep history, and document our existence. Sometimes, they provide visual and aesthetic stimuli too. Select Media 7: INFOPORN will be a visual explosion of these points and paths, these executions and exercises and maps. We want to put these moments on display, to measure them out out. We want to understand and appreciate; be enraged, enlightened, amazed by them. We want to feast.


all media formats

Send your greatest hits or make something new. Use color, shape, form, sound. Use marbles or twigs. Use a computer, a camera, a crayon. The data is the art and you are the simple stenographer. Measure it. Record it. Jot it down, plot it out, pass it out, and capture it. Let us see it, let us relate to it, let us celebrate or begin to understand it.

all media formats

Document the thing that has the greatest effect on your existence in Chicago. Realign existing info, or imagine new ways of navigating the city. Maps political or personal, realism or utopia, rollerblades or red tape, online or inline: it's all legit. Draw conclusions if you want, but they are not necessary. A publication/project will be created and released/exhibited at the festival.


September 1, 2008

Send PDFs, posters, boxes of dirt, publications, CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes, crayon boxes, maps in bottles, urls, ftp sites, etc. to:

Select Media Festival 7
960 W 31st Street
Chicago Il 60608

or email smfinfoporn@gmail.com

other contact info::

ph: 773.837.0145

Gregory Calvert


6. Call for Work! Bridgeport All-Stars!

Do you live in Bridgeport, the community of the future? Are you an artist or cultural worker that makes stuff? Then send us an email at edmarlumpen (at) gmail.com We are seeking fresh work to check out made by inhabitants from the 'Port for possible inclusion in a group show that will open on August 8, 2008 at the Co-Prosperity Sphere. http://www.lumpen.com/CPS/about.html

We want to see your work by July 1, 2008 So get your shit together.

The Bridgeport All Stars exhibition will showcase the fantastic array of work made by the secret stars of the overground art scene bubbling forth from the Southside. Please send us a website url , sample jpegs and whatever. Show is curated by the C-PS welcoming committee.

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