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May 10, 2006

The Aphrodite Project: Platforms

The Aphrodite Project: Platforms, new work from Artist in Residence Norene Leddy with technical lead Andrew Milmoe, remains on view through May 13. This interactive artwork uses embedded technologies and online services to explore and unite the rich mythology of Aphrodite with the safety and advertising concerns of contemporary sex workers on the street. The prototype of a silver leather platform sandal with integrated LCD screen, speakers, internet connection and GPS tracking system is on view in Eyebeam's galleries alongside project documentation and is open to the public free of charge.

Sovereign Whores and Seditious Technology - panel & performances
May 13, 2006

Platforms is designed to question moral attitudes and value judgments such as access to technology, the true value of sexual services and the ethics of surveillance. These topics will be explored in the panel and presentationsSovereign Whores and Seditious Technology on May 13. Visitors to Eyebeam will be able to track a model in real-time as she traverses the city wearing the platform prototype and join in a panel discussion between artists, technologists and sex work advocates.

May 13 Schedule
4-5:30pm Platforms panel discussion: featuring Krzysztof Wodiczko, Tracy Quan, Natalie Jeremijenko and Melissa Gira
4-6pm Live demo of Platforms shoes
6pm Reading and book signing by Tracy Quan. Melissa Gira presents '30 Second Sex', a webcam performance with Ana Voog, Echo Transgression. Music by DJ Natural Spheres.

This event is open to the public free of charge with a suggested donation and will take place at Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st Street between 10th & 11th Aves..

Posted by cat at 11:09 AM