(re)distributions is an exhibit exploring the expressive potential of Handheld Computing (PDAs), Information Appliances like Pagers and Cellular Phones, as well as Nomadic technologices like Empedded Processing and Distributed Systems.
GH Hovagimyan
PalmRants for PocketPC (website link)
For some helpful instructions, go here

Reach out and touch someone

WHO PAYS? Entertain Me

love (songs from my computer)

Palm Rants is a series of performance/ rants.
The information will be delivered in 3 forms;

1. a short movie or audio file that may be downloaded onto a PDA and
viewed with TealMovie software.
2. a clickable image animation downloadable via an AvantGo custom
3. a text of the rant downlodable via an AvantGo custom channel.

The intention of this piece is to extend the idea of performance art into the hand held format. Accessors will receive a new performance every week for 16 weeks. The content of these performances will be meditations on information dispersal and the post media environment. I will approach this as both an exercise and a challenge. The piece will be an extended performance over a sixteen week period. The challenge is to stay fresh, to become both an information nomad and an information filter. The subject of the performances will be the work of art in a networked environment. The subject of this piece will be the artist in a networked world. Here¹s a list of possible and realized rants.

EntertainMe - Entertain Me (first presented at the Warhol Hijack)
Who Pays ? Who¹s Paying for This?
Big Cars Are Not Cool Anymore.
Who Turned Off The Lights and Air Conditioning! (California energy lament)
My Food is Poisoned.
Love Songs From My Computer. (synth voices put you in the mood)
Dot Com Today, Dot Gone Tommorow.
You Have Been Replaced by a Machine.
The First Ones On Me. The Second Ones On You.
Ever Feel That You Are Fooling Yourself.
What Will It Take?
The First Blackout.
Big Medicine Killed My Father.
Video Art Is Not The Next Big Thing. DUH
Buy and Sell and Buy and Sell and ....
And You Thought You Were Famous.
Several Ways to Brush Off Telemarketers.
The End Of America.

We live in an information environment in America. The question is
twofold; how truthful is the information we are given and whose point of
view does it represent? Do you really want to be told how to think?
This is big brother corporate style wrapped in an entertainment package.
The next level is the rebellion against all forms of information. It
goes beyond deconstruction. It sweetens the idea of total disbelief.
Believe what you see. Believe in yourself or better yet make it all up.

How to access the piece:

There are two ways to access the work.
If you have a Palm Pilot you can set up an avantGo account
Where it says create channels you add the url's for each new piece as they
are announced. After that when you HotSync your Palm to the internet the pieces will
download into your avantGo page on your palm.

Here's the starting list:
I. Reach out and touch someone - <http://www.thing.net/~soapop/palm.html> (33k)
2. Entertain Me (text) -
<http://www.thing.net/~soapop/palm_1.html> (8K)

For those of you with lots of ram;
Download the Teal Movie Player and then download one of the teal files onto
you computer via a browser. On your next HotSync add TealMovie player and
movie to your *Install handheld files* on your Palm Desktop Pull Down Menu.

Here's the starting list:


1. TealMovie Player (1.1mg)
2. EntertainMe (1.1mg)

G.H. Hovagimyan is an experimental artist. Over the past 25 years he has
been involved with various groups and art movements; such as Installation
and Video Performance Art in the 1970's, No Wave Cinema and Punk Performance
Art inthe 1980's and Net.Art in the 1990's. He teaches at the School of
Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Dept. in New York City. His Net.Art is in the
collection of the Walker Art Center,
<http://www.walkerart.org/gallery9/dasc/artdirt/interview.html> , The Thing
<http://bbs.thing.net> and artnetweb <http://artnetweb.com> . A recent
interview surveying his works may be accessed via the web at Biddington's
He began collaborating with Peter Sinclair in 1996 for the Port-MIT
exhibit. <http://www.artnetweb.com/gh/Cosi_frametest.html>
Their collaborative work, A soaPOPera for Laptops won an honoray mention at
Ars Electronica in 1998 for the computer music category. Documentation of
the work can be accessed at <http://www.thing.net/~soapop>

You will need the TealMovie Player for PalmOS.
Find it in TOOLS.
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