November 2014

Drawing Figures

Where is the Art?

Digital surveillance art is a popular motif in new media art practice.  Is it a Snowden aftershock? Is it a change in our disposition towards big data? Is this…

Christiane Paul

Everytime I see Christiane Paul speak, I am reinvigorated.  Today at NewInc, she discussed the complexities of curating new media art. I first read Christiane Paul in the…

Revisionism for the FPS

Ubisoft has defended the game, and one of its producers, Antoine Vimal du Monteil, told the newspaper Le Monde that Assassin’s Creed was, after all, a game and…

Space Angels

I met a guy in Sheep’s Meadow who said his name was Space Angel of Jerry’s Kids.  I listened to Slowdive then.

Still Life & Trade

Days with Glass Edges

Eoin Russell has been making brilliant soaring sonicscapes for as long as I can remember.  Check out his music on SoundCloud. Eoin’s searing sharp sound of a star…

The future is wet, soft and will be grown on mushrooms

It Takes Awhile to Learn to Share

No Second Chances For You

Silicone Sisters

The Gernsback Continuum, Bruce Sterling, The Ship who Sang, Anne McCaffrey, The Ones who Walk Away from Omelas, The Left Hand of Darkness & A Non-Euclidean View of…

Art in October

Ranked by best experience Peter Sellars, St. Matthew’s Passion Ralph Lemon, Scaffold Room Ryoji Ikeda, Superposition Harun Farocki, Parallel I-IV Cookie Mueller, Andy Warhol’s star chart  @ Edgewise NYC…

The Untapped Potential of the Educational Marketplace

In reading “Mindstorms,” Seymour Papert’s treatise on computers, I got stuck on the line, “That this would be fun needs no argument … They are learning to speak…

Power is power

 The Tyranny of Structurelessness by Jo Freeman, Protocol by Alex Galloway & Why Bitcoin Matters by Marc Andreessen. The  reforming of power and its continual shift to deeper…

Baal

Respect sold it, commodified via an allowance. it is investable in tenderloin, tender loin value in the it prostitutes tribe. Member outside of the record, the poem digestion….

Titanium Oxide

Price of White Paint Component Dips at Faster Pace Filed at 3:23 p.m. ET WASHINGTON (AP) — The price of key ingredient in white paint is declining at…

Rules of Play

Never get caught. Pick an isolated location. Wait for the right one. Use eye contact to connect. Signal and wait for its return. Protect yourself. Stop for outsiders….

Semiology & Rhetoric

Language in its act of perpetual failure, creates atomic signifiers that formulate vast interconnected hurricanes. Language construction spins out centrifigually language constructs while interpretation centripetally maintains the structure…

Market of One

Language functions as a facilitator of interaction, an exchange lubricator. Origins and intersections establish communication behaviors in service of opportunity. The intial touchpoints of trade are voids that…

Predicating Subjectivity

I wrote this in graduate school in a seminar with Peter Lunenfeld on “The Maker’s Discourse.”  I was wrangling with the relationship between maker & critic and how…

And We Can Force You to Be Free

Treatise on the Veil

The Morgan Library has on display, Treatise on the Veil, a Cy Twombly work that feels a bit out of place in the grand robber baron interiors. Because…

Autumn

As the wind and rain are falling, the whiskey and tea are cooling on the table. The Blade Runner score is the perfect soundtrack to this new season….

Beginning Again

Retrodictable is a term that I first heard at the design conference in Aspen. The conference was called “The Spirit of Design” and was focused on how design…