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Mar 31, 2012

Guess Who Has a Birthday Today ?

posted at 16:48 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver


Let’s join in this big day with some of T.Whid’s Metal favorites…

Happy Birthday Tim!

Note - for your optimal viewing /listening/ net art / birthday experience, please hit play on all videos all at once permanent link to this post

Mar 25, 2012

UBT 1st Study Model (added details) - Call for works

posted at 13:19 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

UBT 1st Study Model (added details)

Still adding some details to the Universal Backyard Theater 1st Study Model

UBT 1st Study Model (added details)

You can find more information on the UBT at

UBT 1st Study Model (added details)

and more images at the UBT Flicker Set

UBT 1st Study Model (added details)

If you have a short film or video that you would be interested in screening on Saturday April 14 in Houston Texas at the UBT or a loop that or would like to see projected on the UBT, send me an email at mriver (at) The general subject we’re thinking about are “building” and “communities” . permanent link to this post

Mar 21, 2012

UBT 1st Study Model

posted at 23:31 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

UBT - First Study Model (1 Hour)

a 1:1 scale report the first model for the UBT permanent link to this post

Mar 15, 2012

UBT RnD Reminder

posted at 23:12 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

Just a reminder…

UBT Brainstorming and Beer in Brooklyn.
Sunday March 18 from 6 to 8pm,
156 Franklin Street 2F Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY 11222 (in my apartment and most likely in my living room) 

We will gather together some friends and begin to plan how to make a one night environment for media in the backyard of the Aurora Picture Show in Houston Texas this April. We will drink some beer and talk about possible components of a the UBT. We will talk about how the components could be built.

Screen? Screens? Seats? Walls? Bar? Popcorn? Sound? Sounds? Lights? Booth? Windows? Plants? Modular? Tents? Power? Stage? Fence? Barricades? Shack? Tower? What else? etc.

As the goal is to group build the UBT, we will then attempt to construct together the first model of the space. The model does not need to be anything that could be duplicated at the site. It will be more about thinking out loud with our hands. We hope this model building process will guide us to some possibilities for the final UBT. The UBT Brainstorming and Beer in Brooklyn will be streamed at

If you would like to participate in person send me an email. All are welcome  - I just want to make sure I have enough hot glue and beer. -  mriver at 

Also…if you have a film, video, slide show, animated gif , or other moving image that you would like to screen at the UBT, please let me know. Short form ( 3 to 5 min) is best and if you have something about building or communities, that would be great. permanent link to this post

Mar 13, 2012


posted at 12:33 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

ubt rnd

new post on UBT RnD permanent link to this post

Mar 03, 2012

Coming Soon - The Universal Backyard Theater (UBT)

posted at 20:53 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver


a new MTAA sculpture, environment, performance, curatorial project, net art, film night, social sculpture, participatory, one-night-only good time.

The Universal Backyard Theater (UBT)

Sunday, March 18 from 6 to 8pm
UBT Brainstorming and Beer in Brooklyn
MTAA think tank in Brooklyn, NY

Wednesday, April 11, 6:30-8:30PM
Brainstorming, Beer and BBQ
Aurora Picture Show, Houston, Texas

Saturday, April 14, 11AM-5PM
Group Building
Aurora Picture Show, Houston, Texas

Saturday, April 14,
Free Public Screening at 8PM
Aurora Picture Show, Houston, Texas

For all the UBT details, go to permanent link to this post

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