Share is a weekly assemblage of portable computing, founded in 2001 by Barry Manalog, geoffGDAM and Newclueless that is providing an open forum, in real life, for data exchange and media performance.
Patrons are encouraged to show and exchange ideas freely, giving each other feedback, catalyzing development of techniques and philosophies in new media.
Share begins every Sunday at 7ishPM with an open jam. The open-mixer system for video and audio lets participants patch their equipment into the multi-channel, multi-room sound system and multi-screen video system. Artists are encouraged to bring any portable audio and video gear and take a turn sharing, join in an open jam, or form impromptu collaborations. We accommodate both solo performers and those looking to jam, as time and space allow. Arrive early for best results.
Many weeks there is a featured performance at 8pm. A local or visiting artist takes over the a/v system to do their thing.
ecume des jours of NYC Wireless, sets up where possibe an 802.11b Airport hub for net connectivity.
In addition to enabling file servers and a number of peer2peer A/V apps to be easily utilized by multiple users, the wireless connection has, coupled with the Natural Sphere broadband connection, given SHARE the ability to have an interactive online presence, capable of collaboration with global partners.
Share is sometimes streamed through servers in the Netherlands courtesy of the Waag.org.
Share is the place to: preview that video project you're working on, learn about new software developments, sing a new pop song you've written, join an open jam of digital artists, form an impromptu collaboration, hear how your new songs sound on a big system, meet coconspirators for art projects, spin some mp3s, look for new Max patches and Buzz machines, or relax and have a sunday drink with interesting people.
Share has collaborated with other festivals and events, including Electroluxe in NYC, Phonotaktik festival in Vienna, SAT in Montreal Canada, ClubTransmediale/Transmediale in Berlin Germany and at Transfert in Bordeaux France. The collaboration with 2002 Phonotaktik took two forms:- live performances when the festival was in NYC, and a streaming NET.JAM while the festival continued in Vienna. In the guise of 'ANYWARE
' - a Share sub group a 13 country net Jam was realised at the Kitchen, NYC. Future projects include the return to ClubTransmediale for our first global SHARE collaboration
in Berlin, Germany in January 2007, and the first extended workshops, discussions, and SHARE event in Budapest, Hungary, as a part of Ultrahang Festival in 20-24 March 2007.
The idea of Share has spread worldwide in many cities worldwide in the recent past years. Currently Share can be found in San Diego, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Montreal, Canada; Wiesbaden, Germany; Melbourne, Australia; and Stavanger, Norway. In 2007, there will be at least five more Share to launch in the following cities; Zurich, Switzerland(launching on Jan. 27, 2007); Budapest, Hungary; Berlin, Germany; Bremen, Germany; and St. Petersburg, Russia.