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I recently managed to make my first trip to the actual gallery space of Furtherafield in Finsbury Park. This is such a great little place for a gallery that’s based on all things digital and new media nestled amongst all the autumn leaves and green landscapes of the park. The exhibition that was on was WWW and it was so playful and rather enjoyable but also on the cusp of being strangely awkward. Not in a bad way.
Stills from Emilio Gomariz, Lady Glitch (2011) – Thanks Rhizome
Internet art or Net.art.
A genre or category that has given rise to some very humorous
I guess on first assumption would be images made up or thousands of characters to reveal some form of image, this 80′s idea comes under the characterisation of ASCII Art, if you simply google this term you will be surprised and delighted.
Again it has been forever since I have posted anything, but alas I have not forgotten I have just been on holiday!
I am sure that we have all come across the texts by Marshal McLuhan – The medium is the message, well it is evidently true and this is something that I don’t suppose we can escape or I suppose we don’t have to. Read more…
Whilst talking to a friend recently about this little project of mine he pointed me in the direction of this guy: Julian Oliver, a fellow kiwi who is doing some incredible things in the way of development and interactive art. Read more…
Transmediale is a yearly festival based in Berlin that focused on the culmination of art, culture and technology. From reading their first post I also learned of this phrase WFIOTN (We Found It On The Net), this is a great acronym for what Internet art and appropritaion through digital channel means. There are heaps of amazing events been put on throughout the year and they also offer an awesome residency programme!
Here are some interesting blog articles about adaptive design, more so related to the task of design for varying platforms and being responsive with said devices. Integrally linked to the idea that what we do online (anywhere online) must now fit EVERYTHING. Sometimes it is hard to keep up!
The artwork Instant Narrative caught me mostly, it was a projected ‘live’ document where the content was a series of narratives was generated by a human on whim based on the things happening in the room and the people entering and interacting.
In looking to visiting SFMOMA I discovered an exhibition that was held in San Fran in 2001 that explores similar ideas to digital-cultures, while I know that this topic isn’t a new it is nice to see these questions raised over ten years ago.
Theo Jansen’s STRANDBEEST described as skeletons that walk on the wind so they don’t have to eat. So simple and pure they really depicts the culmination of nature and machine especially when these moving kinetic sculpture as so integrated in their movements.
My first box of books and reading material has arrived! I am looking forward to getting stuck into some of these this weekend, read all you like online but there is something more rewarding in the tactile of new books, the never ending debate of analog vs. digital, I dont know what side I am on anymore… I guess that is what this quest is for.