Conversation / Workshop—
Doug Goodwin and Tony Manzella
Saturday, February 23, 1–3pm
A conversation by Doug Goodwin and Tony Manzella followed by hands-on experimentation of color relationships.
Explore color through the lens of quantum mechanics, additive and subtractive color, emotion and color space, and question how it defines the world around us. How do we balance creative thinking with the standards necessary for order and production? How do we face the constraints of the medium? Is making a book more like aesthetic reproduction or creating something new?
Materials supplied. Please RSVP as space is limited.
Advances in Urban Transportation Data and Information SystemsUsing Smart Farecard Data to Support Transit Network Restructuring: Findings from Los Angeles
Presenting a paper for the TRB in Washington DC that I co-authored as part of my day job. “Using Smart Farecard Data to Support Transit Network Restructuring: Findings from Los Angeles”
Recent technological innovations have changed why, when, where, and how people travel. This, along with other changes in the economy, has resulted in declining transit ridership in many U.S. metropolitan regions, including Los Angeles. It is important that transit agencies become data savvy to better align their services with customer demand in an effort to redesign a bus network that is more relevant and reflective of customer needs. This paper outlines a new data intelligence program within the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) that will allow for data-driven decision-making in a nimble and flexible fashion. One resource available to LA Metro is their smart farecard data. The analysis of four months of data revealed that the top 5% of riders accounted over 60% of daily trips. By building heuristics to identify transfers, and by tracking riders through space and time to systematically identify home and work locations, we extracted transit trip tables by time of day and purpose. The transit trip tables were juxtaposed against trip tables generated using disaggregate anonymized cell phone data to measure transit shares and to evaluate transit competitiveness across several measures such as trip length, relative travel times (to auto), trip purpose, and time of day. Relying on observed trips as opposed to simulated model results, this paper outlines the potential of using Big Data in transit planning. This research can be replicated by agencies across the US as they combat declining ridership while competing with data-savvy technology-driven competitors.
Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30pm
2806 Clearwater Street
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Suggested Donation: $5
We conduct our lives over media devices, we steep ourselves in streams of media, and every day the news brings revelations about Internet wiretapping, data mining, and abuses of power. This presentation by Douglas Goodwin will introduce specific threats to our electronic privacy, and outline defensive and offensive actions we can take to mitigate them.
@SEA #5 – "IDEOPLASTY"
The PRB's monthly live magazine continues! This Sunday includes films, essays and presentations touching on the theme of ideoplasty – that peculiar concept described by Katue Kitasono, Thomas Mann and others – exploring the strange silver threads between thought and formal phenomena.
This weekend's teleplasmic salon includes:
- Zone Blanche, a film by Gaëlle Cintré
- Harry Dodge reading from The River of The Mother of God
- Detour de Force, a film by Rebecca Baron
- A presentation on thought photographer Ted Serios by Doug Goodwin
- A recent short film by Abigail Han
Always free. Refreshments served.
Doors open at 1pm, program begins at 1:30pm.
Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles
Artist in attendance February 03.
Proyección y platica con Rebecca Baron, Douglas Goodwin, Paulina del Paso y Ximena Cuevas.
Las obras de Baron, Goodwin, Del Paso y Cuevas exploran el lado oscuro del asombro: presencias invisibles propias o ajenas, impresiones inquietantes que difícilmente pueden ser racionalizadas con el intelecto.
- En la década de 1960 Ted Serios produjo cientos de fotografías instantáneas con su mente. Con material de archivo, la película retrata el surgimiento de la fotografía psíquica de Serios.
- Artefacto #1 es el estudio de una persecución de autos transformada en un suave fluir que retiene la forma del original. El efecto da como resultado la fundición de luz y sonido.
- Dos video-collages que exploran los estereotipos construidos en la televisión nacional y la manera como se retrata a las mujeres y a los hombres a partir de ellos.
- Borremos la década de 1940 y el deseo por mejorar la apariencia. Intentemos registrar una historia de amor. De esta forma, un facial se puede convertir en el más grande placer que queda.
- Un ballet acuático se comprime para crear una mitosis orgánica usando varias técnicas de alteración digital: compresión, archivos compartidos y eliminación de información digital.
- Dorothy nunca alcanza su sueño en la Ciudad Esmeralda. Al contrario, ya habrá cruzado al otro lado del arcoíris para cuando llegue a la peor esquina de Kansas.
- Un fascinante ensamblaje de imágenes digitales comprimidas, derivadas de la película Meshes of the Afternoon, de 1943, dirigida por Maya Deren y Alexander Hammid.
Una exploración del artificio, la fabricación de las emociones y los muchos disfraces de la mentira. Aunque veamos los trucos de la cámara, la acción seguirá pareciendo dramática.
Bringing LA’s Thriving Art Scene to the World
Streaming live and archived webcasts from the Los Angeles art scene. Featuring evocative interviews with LA’s most accomplished contemporary and up and coming artists.
Our webcasting studio is located in the Downtown Artist Space in the Los Angeles Arts District. We are always interested in developing new content. If you have art, performance or music related videos you want to share, we will make a channel for you. If you have an idea for a live show, let us know!
Rebecca and I wrote an essay on the Lossless that will be included in On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture, edited by Frances Guerin.
On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture focuses on the image, and our relationship to it, as a site of "not looking." The collection demonstrates that even though we live in an image-saturated culture, many images do not look at what they claim, viewers often do not look at the images, and in other cases, we are encouraged by the context of exhibition not to look at images. Contributors discuss an array of images—photographs, films, videos, press images, digital images, paintings, sculptures, and drawings—from everyday life, museums and galleries, and institutional contexts such as the press and political arena. The themes discussed include: politics of institutional exhibition and perception of images; censored, repressed, and banned images; transformations to practices of not looking as a result of new media interventions; images in history and memory; not looking at images of bodies and cultures on the margins; responses to images of trauma; and embodied vision.
21 January - 1 February 2015
daily, 10:00-17:30, Suburban PS, free admission
3011 HH Rotterdam
(near Central Library)
Charlatan or psychic marvel? While Ted Serios appears to expose Polaroids solely by the power of his mind, cameramen of a very different type gather around him. 'Thoughtographer' Serios was a hard-drinking Chicago bell boy who caused a sensation in the 1960s. Based on footage restored by the Austrian Film Museum.
This screening is part of the IFFR program Signals: Regained, developed in collaboration with Edwin Carels. Signals: Regained is an annual part of the festival, and shows a collection of restored classics, inexplicably forgotten masterpieces and films and documentaries that centre on cinema itself.
I will present alternative commute tools to promote ridership by alternative methods.
The Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) is an international trade association and leading advocate for commuter transportation and transportation demand management. Commuting by bus, train, rideshare, bike, walking, or telework improves our world by contributing to energy independence, better air quality, sustainability, urban mobility, and reduced congestion.
A program of films by Los Angeles-based artists Rebecca Baron and Doug Goodwin, with both in attendance. Baron’s films explore the construction of history, with a particular interest in still photography and its relationship to the moving image; Goodwin’s work investigates the mechanisms by which language and other technologies mediate our perception of reality. They will be presenting pieces from their collaborative series LOSSLESS, which “explores the possibilities of the transformation and distortion of images and ultimately the creation of new ones within the digital realm,” as well as Baron’s most recent film, DETOUR DE FORCE (2014, 30 min), which presents the world of “thoughtographer” Ted Serios, a charismatic Chicago bell hop who, in the mid-1960s produced hundreds of Polaroid images from his mind.
SPEAKERS: Rebecca Baron and Doug Goodwin
THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER announces
selections for Projections
at the 2014 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL
New York, NY (August 21, 2014) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the complete lineup for the New York Film Festival’s Projections section. Taking place from October 3-5, the popular yearly touchstone for experimental film (formerly titled Views from the Avant-Garde) returns with 13 programs and 63 film and video works.
Curated by Dennis Lim (Director of Programming, Film Society of Lincoln Center), Aily Nash (independent curator), and Gavin Smith (Senior Programmer, FSLC & Editor-in-Chief, Film Comment), Projections presents an international selection of artists’ film and video work that expands upon our notions of what the moving image can do or be. Drawing on a broad range of innovative modes and techniques, including experimental narratives, avant-garde poetics, crossovers into documentary and ethnographic realms, and contemporary art practices, Projections brings together a diverse offering of short, medium, and feature-length work by some of today’s most vital and groundbreaking filmmakers and artists.
October 4, 9:45pm
Sea of Vapors
Sylvia Schedelbauer, Germany, 2014, DCP, 15m
Blake Williams, Canada, 2014, HDCAM, 7m
Vashti Harrison, USA, 2014, 16mm, 18m
Billy Roisz, Austria, 2014, DCP, 13m
Detour de Force
Rebecca Baron, USA/Austria, 2014, DCP, 29m
Presented as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series
L.A. independent film favorites Rebecca Baron (okay bye-bye) and Adele Horne (Tailenders), both known for intimately observed essay films, also produce visually nuanced works on the role of perception in cinema. Their latest films offer distinctive takes on how photographic records reveal what may otherwise elude the immediate senses: the hidden, the unseen. Baron’s Detour De Force (2014, 29 min., DCP) visits the world of “thoughtographer” Ted Serios, who in the mid-1960s specialized in generating Polaroid images by force of mind alone. Horne debuts In Common (2014, 19 min., 16mm), which sensuously chronicles the cycles of days and seasons in a hillside urban garden.
In person: Rebecca Baron and Adele Horne
Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud.