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Cybersonica, Late at V&A

Cybersonica Symposium. This year soundtoys will address data within online networks looking specifically at the new site. Artists presenting include, Stanza, Neil Jenkins, squidsoup, Adam Hoyle, Julian Baker, Toxi, and Chris O' Shea. The venue is Dana Centre, 165 Queens Gate, South Kensington. The Talks are on 19 th May 2.30 - 4.30. Free entrance, but dont be late. There are also loads on exhibitions on and artworks are featured on all the Dana Centre computers.


2006-05-12 11:15:27 | permalink

Events, news of exhibitions and blogs

Here are some photos from past events, news of exhibitions and blogs of soundtoys on various sites.

Soundtoys documentation. Dshed in Bristol ie, The Watershed having been keeping a diary of progress of the tour. Marius Watz, writes a review and endorses to the Nordic regions.

Toxi blogs in detail about the new API.

Pixelsumo Chris O'Shea reviews

Photos Chris O'Shea took some photos at the Soundtoys Cybersonica event and the Watershed talks that we organised.


2006-03-06 13:17:33 | permalink

Soundtoys Commissions Now Available. wants to commission two online interactive soundtoys experiences. There is a cash award of 900 pounds for each one. These commissions will be made as soon a possible so please send in your ideas, concepts and how you plan to deliver it. The piece must be for the web or mobile platforms, ie it will be featured on this site.

These commissions are funded by Arts Council England and supported by Watershed.

Soundtoys artists and artworks incorporate:

Artworks where the technology engages and works. Soundtoys places emphasis on the creative use of technology and the understanding of technologies that can be researched for creative uses.

Artworks where the audience is a creative user. Soundtoys places interactive works and software online and enables multi user online components that reach a wide variety of users.

Artworks that are affecting as well as effecting. Soundtoys investigates net art practise and disseminates the works through online and well as offline exhibitions.


2006-02-20 13:19:42 | permalink

New Soundtoys site launched.

The website which houses a huge range of audiovisual artworks has been redesigned with a series of new interfaces and new functionality. All of the content has been tagged with associated words in a database which means you can now browse the entire soundtoys collection thematically.

Stanza has commissioned artists to interpret and utilize the database of artworks thus creating unique new interfaces from which you can interact and browse the soundtoys online collection. is an artwork by Stanza. The aim of the project is to allow open access of the artworks that exist within the site, while at the same time treating these artworks as "assets", as data, for re-experiencing the internet. now exists so others can take live feeds and link directly to the works. The new API allows the artworks to be re categorized depending on how one wants to relate to them. The idea was to make online interfaces that would create unique ways to access or interpret the Soundtoys artists, artworks and journal data. To do this I decided to start the whole project again and with the help of Gill Haworth at The Watershed we got some Arts Council England funding to allow this vision to take place. Using the new TAG system implemented by Toxi, its is possible to quickly re-arrange and ?re-curate? the content within the site into specific themes. Many thanks to Toxi for inital work on new database.

During this last year the commissioned artists worked to interpret the new open system. The artists commissioned where:

Philip O'Dwyer, Neil Jenkins, squidsoup, and Adam Hoyle with Julian Baker, Toxi,

Philip O'Dwyer chose to make a playful interface to the journal area of creating a gateway to a large body of essays and interviews. Adam Hoyle and Julian Baker have created an interface that links all the content into one interface representing a radar system. Neil Jenkins is interested in the use of real and virtual networks for the creation of interactive pieces. His interface is an experiment representing the Soundtoys collection as data. Squidsoup's interface brings together works suitable for kids into a playfull 3d space. Toxi rebuilt the database and produced the API and tags allowing for live feeds and open framework.

The commissions where funded by Arts Council England and supported by Watershed.


2006-02-20 13:09:47 | permalink

Big Blip 05 Brigthon + Soundtoys @ Big Day Out Bracknell

The all new & shiny collection will be presented at this year's Big Blip 05 in Brighton next week. Stanza showed his touch screen works, there was Arcangel from Mexico, Julian Baker, and Squidsoup.

Big Blip 05 Monday 24 October - Saturday 29 October

Festival of Creative Arts, Science and Technology

Exhibition at the Brighton Fringe Basement Tuesday 25 - Saturday 29 October 12pm - 6pm, Paul Granjon, laptop jams, Benedict Sheehan, future something, Bill Bigge, Alice Eldridge, Blip collaborative robotics project.

Free entry - children very welcome.

Soundtoys @ Big Day Out, South Hill Park, Bracknell

South Hill Park installed a unique 3 screen projected show of the Soundtoys Transigence exhibition, during the Big Day Out festival event in Summer 2005.

The show was set up in our Cinema space and provided a refreshing and exciting experience for visitors to the mainly outdoor event. The exhibition alone attracted over 500 visitors during the day, many of whom made return visits to explore the artworks for a second time. The popularity of the show demonstrated that the accessibility and appeal of the work can transcend it?s categorisation as experimental and be of interest to a wide audience.


2005-10-21 19:20:33 | permalink

Soundtoys Exhibitions News.

Its been a whats been happening?

Soundtoys has had exhbitions at The Dana Centre in London, The Watershed Media Centre in Bristol, and Folly Gallery in Lancaster UK. As well as showcasing selected offline and featuring online interactive works from the site at these events; also held a series of artists talks.

Soundtoys organised these artists to give public talks in the 2005 series:- Stanza, Toxi, Adam Hoyle, Julian Baker, Terry Braun, Chris O Shea, , Beth Porter, Boredom Research, Neil Jenkins, Squidsoup.

Soundtoys also presented performances by Stanza, Toxi, Pelado and the Latin American netart tour featuring Arcangel.

The national tour was funded by Arts Council England and supported by Watershed.


2005-10-09 18:00:00 | permalink
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