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Burtynsky’s work is a powerful indictment of capitalism’s effects on our planet. With striking compositions of mass production, strip-mining and congested highways, taken from a aerial point-of-view, his photographs are both disgusting and aesthetically beautiful.edward-burtynsky-oil

In his TED talk here, he speaks about the tension between the depressing content and the sheet beauty of his work, directing the viewer away from a didactic dialogue about human effect on the planet and instead infiltrating our artistic sensibilities with environmental issues.

 

As part of the Postgravity Art: Synaptiens* event which invites hour-long interventions into a 50-hour performance cycle, I will be enacting a two-person performance: Space Age Love.

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"Mo Money Mo Problems" [nickhardeman.com] is a collection of images that are generated by evaluating and interpreting the 1997 music video with the same title, originating from the first disc of the Notorious B.I.G. album, Life After Death.

 
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Stephanie Rothenberg & Jeff Crouse - Invisible Threads

Stephanie Rothenberg & Jeff Crouse - Invisible Threads

Upgrade! NY continues its series on open source as it relates to activism and creative practice.

Within activist and creative practice there is a range of models for mobilizing the labor and creativity of the crowd (aka “crowdsourcing”). Both practices experiment with a spectrum of autonomy and control within those models. From distributed design to distributed fundraising, MoveOn to Mechanical Turk, a crowdsourcer issues a call and creates structure for participation.

 

What do we mean by ‘freedom’? Should Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) necessarily be powered by radical politics of ownership and collaboration? Or is the latching of “Free Software” ideological baggage limiting the full transformative power of “Open Source”. How are these questions informed by licenses? Are some licenses more open than others? More ethical than others? This emotional debate has been in the heart of FLOSS from its early days and has created camps and animosities within the community.

Upgrade! NY continues its program series on open source as it relates to activism and creative practice. Join us for a discussion and debate on what constitutes freedom within the Open Source and Free Culture movements. We will examine the strong ideological differences through a provocative panel discussion with Gabriella Coleman and Zachary Lieberman.

 

This joyful satire of opportunism and greed provides one of the few critiques presented at FutureSonic that account for the role of complex economic and ideological interests, in debate and action, surrounding climate change. The values (or at least the spirit) of America’s self-made-man, mining for black gold, sits uncomfortably comfortably alongside those of the hardware hackers and media activist dudes. “Being green has never been this cool”.

- http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=359

 

“The Friend Feeder II” a.k.a.  Invaders of Britain.
After Rembrandt’s Woman with Snake.
Sketch for an animation.

The Friend Feeder II

The Friend Feeder II

 
New drawings of poor little pox-ridden red squirrels:
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Summer School @ NightA series of free evening lectures open to the public led by hosts from Eyebeam’s Summer School program and friends of Eyebeam. Thurs., July 16, 2009Public Practice: Activists and Vanguards A rousing debate (with declaimed manifestos) from artists Hans Bernhard (Ubermorgen.com), Patrick Lichty, Steve Lambert, Stephen Duncombe, plus other participants from the College of Tactical Culture. Moderated by Eyebeam curatorial partner Sarah Cook (CRUMB).

 


Summer School @ NightA series of free evening lectures open to the public led by hosts from Eyebeam's Summer School program and friends of Eyebeam. Thurs., July 9, 2009Copyright and the Creator: Who Cares What's Fair? A discussion on fair use and appropriation within activist and creative practice moderated by Creative Commons product manager and Eyebeam research associate Fred Benenson; with Eyebeam resident Jon Cohrs, artist/activist Larry Bogad, audio-visual remix artist Jonny Wilson (Eclectic Method), and Postmasters gallery director Magdalena Sawon.

 
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