There’s a New Tumblr for this class!
I’ve created a new blog for the Internet Studio class. Please follow it!
I’ve created a new blog for the Internet Studio class. Please follow it!
Here’s a link to xtine’s informative and inspiring presentation that she made in our class this morning. Thanks so much xtine!
This Wednesday, March 23, media artist xtine burroughs will be speaking with us about her art practice. I’m really looking forward to this! Here is a bio from her website missconceptions.net.
xtine is a media artist, educator, and co-author of Digital Foundations (New Riders/AIGA 2009). Informed by the history of conceptual art, she uses social networking, databases, search engines, blogs, and applications in combination with popular sites like Facebook, YouTube, or Mechanical Turk, to create web communities promoting interpretation and autonomy. xtine believes art shapes social experiences by mediating consumer culture with rebellious practices. As an educator, she bridges the gap between histories, theories, and production in design and new media education. xtine’s blog is DesignEducator.info.
Recent web projects include Send A Walker Evans (2009), A penny for your thoughts (2009), Mechanical Olympics (2010, 2008), and Delocator (2005 and still going). Send A Walker Evans is a Facebook application that enables users to send and receive select Walker Evans photographs via the Facebook application interface. The app encourages users to revisit Evans’ critically acclaimed documentary photographs from the 1930s and 40s, commissioned by the Works Progress Administration. Mechanical Olympics is a blog where workers on Amazon.com’s Mechanical Turk website were paid to upload videos of themselves performing Olympic events to YouTube. Voting on the amateur videos was concurrent with the Summer 2008 and Winter 2010 Games, resulting in bonus payments for gold place winners on Mturk.com. Delocator is a website where users post and find information about locally owned stores using any US zip code. Delocator.net persuades users to purchase books, coffee and movie tickets from local vendors, in opposition to supporting corporate industries.
xtine has shown or spoken about her work domestically and internationally. Mechanical Olympics is an official honoree of the 13th Annual Webby Awards; and Delocator.net has been positively reviewed in domestic and international media outlets. She has participated in international festivals promoting digital art and culture including ISEA (Northern Ireland), Futuresonic (UK), Electrofringe (AU), Sonar (SP) and Prog:ME (BR). xtine is an assistant professor at California State University, Fullerton. A complete portfolio of her work can be viewed at missconceptions.net.
On March 17th, 2011, 319 Scholes in Brooklyn, New York will present the final project from Internet curatorial team JstChillin. Thirty-five artists will participate in the show, all of whom have been featured on JstChillin.org, and most of whom will be in person on opening night. Read/Write attempts to capture and translate the spirit of their year and a half long online exhibition dating October 2009 - February 2011. The exhibition will run from March 17th - March 30, 2011.”This technology was meant to expand human communication, but you’re not even human any more! What you’ve become terrifies me. You’re a freak!”
Dr. Angelo in The Lawnmower Man (1992)
Participating artists include Brad Troemel and Lauren Christiansen, Nick De Marco, Math Wrath, Hanna Terese Nilsson and Rasmus Svensson, Ryan Barone, Ben Schumacher, Zach Shipko, Artie Vierkant, Martin Kohout, Anne de Vries, Ivan Gaytan, Eilis McDonald, Tabor Robak, Bailey Salisbury, Simmons & Burke, Mitch Trale, Eugene Kotlyarenko, Jonathan Vingiano, Jon Rafman, Jacob Broms Engblom and Ryder Ripps, Guthrie Lonergan, Ida Lehtonen, Ben Vickers, Duncan Malashock, Tolga Taluy, Melissa Sachs and Cameron Soren, Daniel Leyva, Chris Coy and Rafael Rozendaal. A live feed of the space will be available for live streaming during opening night.
Ari’s girl map is on! Excellent job, Ari. It’s so great to see these projects come to life.
(PS: Reblog to spread the word to girls who might not know about The Map!)
How can we make digital communication more effective, enjoyable and honest?
Read this fascinating account of experimentation in improving social media by Joanne McNeil of Tomorrow Museum. This playful experiment in creating a new way to have a conversation reminds me that communication media makes us as much as we make it:
I want to live in a world where people are really listening to one another and feelings are never truncated by media. To get to that place we must continue to develop and experiment. I’m not at all suggesting anyone sign up for a chatbot to keep in touch with old friends, but web developers you could learn a few lessons from it.
Is this more personal than email, IM or “liking”?
Vyou enters the Question-and-answer market using video.
Voice on the Line explores how technology can be used to shape our fears, desires and how we feel connected.
Jenkins will be delivering a talk “If It Doesn’t Spread, It’s Dead: Circulation, Participation, and Engagement in a Networked Culture” a sneak preview of his forthcoming book, Henry Jenkins challenges some key myths of the digital age, including Viral Media, Web 2.0, and The Long Tail, to offer a new account of how media travels in part through commercial and in part through noncommercial transactions. Along the way, he will speak about some of the key texts that are changing our culture and the people who consume them.
Henry Jenkins Lecture
March 9, 2011
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT)
3001 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Henry Jenkins is Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. He arrived at USC in Fall 2009 after spending the past decade as the Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program and the Peter de Florez Professor of Humanities. He is the author and/or editor of twelve books on various aspects of media and popular culture, including Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture, Hop on Pop: The Politics and Pleasures of Popular Culture and From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games. His newest books include Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide and Fans, Bloggers and Gamers: Exploring Participatory Culture. He is currently co-authoring a book on “spreadable media” with Sam Ford and Joshua Green. He has written for Technology Review, Computer Games, Salon, and The Huffington Post.
Following up on our conversation about photographs on the web, here is yet another destination to post and consume photographic imagery. You can anonymously post cell phone images on Y5 by emailing your cell phone picture to yeah[at]yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah.com. You can also scroll through the endless frames and feast on some bite-sized imagery: Yeah
Links to the sites we looked at in class yesterday can be found here: here
YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, Based in Seoul, South Korea, combines text with jazz to create web based work that is free from graphics, interactivity, photos and colors. It just leaves you with sound and language. Using three different languages, Young Hae Chang and Marc Voge have produced a ton of riveting text/jazz based pieces. Please take a look: www.yhchang.com