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Brett Stalbaum: GPS Expo at CLUI Wendover

Brett Stalbaum (San Diego, Visual Arts) Faculty

About the Project: This grant funded a UC graduate student residency and a documentary video at the Center for Land Use Interpretation’s Wendover Residency Center, July 24th-30th 2006. Many artists appeared on the Bonneville Salt Flats to utilize GPS technology in the context of art practice, implementing and sharing projects and performances over the course of a week. A video and website are currently in production. Also supported by CLUI and UCSD.

About the Artist: Brett Stalbaum (UC San Diego) is a lecturer with security of employment in the Visual Arts Department and coordinator of the ICAM major. A serial collaborator, was a founding member of the information theory/art corporation C5 in 1997, and the Electronic Disturbance Theater in 1998. With EDT he co-developed electronic civil disobedience software called FloodNet, which has been used on behalf of the Zapatista movement against the websites of the Presidents of Mexico and the United States, as well as the Pentagon. Stalbaum has been part of many other individual and collaborative projects including, and is recognized for his work in location aware media. Current collaborative projects include, which provides an umbrella for XML, APIs, Applications and Projects for and by walking artists, and with the CALIT2 B.A.N.G. Lab/EDT where he is the primary software developer for the Transborder Immigrant Tool project.

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