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Rethinking curating

By: Charlotte Frost

One of the things that makes digital media so exciting is that they problematise many naturalised systems and spaces of communication.

To put it simply, they offer tremendous opportunity to rethink all manner of cultural exchange. This year, two important books have been published on interrelated aspects of this 'digital rethinking'. Beryl Graham and Sarah Cook's Rethinking Curating: Art after New Media addresses how curators and art audiences behave in light of digital/new media art, as well as how we can begin to conceptualise and work with these emergent behaviours.

 
Projects: CRUMB, Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media
People: Sarah Cook, Beryl Graham
Tags: SarahCook, review, RethinkingCuratingArtAfterNewMedia, Press, media, curating, crumb, BerylGraham, a-n

Aram Bartholl is mortaring USB drives into walls, curbs, and buildings around New York. These dead drops, as he terms them, are peer-to-peer file transfer points with true anonymity. Bartholl has a residency with EYEBEAM, a truly fascinating incubator of and studio for new ideas in technology and art.

 

In this Motherboard.tv episode, artist Jamie O'Shea from Substitute Materials shows how you can build a telegraph from materials that were readily available 50,000 years ago: "It's the ultimate salvagepunk experiment, a DIY exploration of what makes innovation possible, and an attempt to prove that the future could happen at any time (even if the world isn't always ready for it)."
featured by Cory Doctorow

 

As a founding member of the internationally renowned Paper Rad art collective, US-based electronic producer / multimedia artist Jacob Ciocci has developed a reputation as a creative powerhouse in his own right over the last decade or so... During the same period, he’s also maintained a steady presence amongst the US’s indie rave scene doing solo performances as ROTFLOL, and this self-explanatory-titled collection on Audio Dregs acts as a ‘best of’ of sorts, trawling back through ten years worth of cassettes, videos, animations, self-made CDRs and live recordings for its 24 tracks. In this case, Ciocci’s musical aesthetic certainly parallels the psychedelic eighties bent of his visual work, with the tracks here being composed in ASCII, before being recorded in realtime using vintage Casio keyboards and budget electronics. That said, it’s amazing just how much diversity and depth he’s able to wring out of his pallette and gamecore-centred sounds here.

 

Innovation: how to delete corporate logos from view

* 16:02 22 October 2010 by MacGregor Campbell

Innovation is our regular column in which we highlight emerging technologies and predict where they may lead

Call it advertisement hacking. Technology-inspired artists have designed ways for you to mask or perhaps even delete company logos in your field of view as you wander around a city or shopping centre.

The trend subverts a technology called augmented reality (AR)Movie Camera, by which virtual information – say restaurant ratings – is overlain on the real world as you peer through smart glasses or a smartphone camera.

New York artist Jeff Crouse has designed a program called Unlogo, which detects corporate logos in a video stream, then replaces them.

 

Jamie O'Shea's Immaculate Telegraphy: How One Man Built a Telegraph Using Only Stone Age Materials on Motherboard, Oct 2010Jamie O'Shea's Immaculate Telegraphy: How One Man Built a Telegraph Using Only Stone Age Materials on Motherboard, Oct 2010

 

Salt is the all-purpose seasoning, so why not the all-purpose pharmaceutical too? Using the drug-laced water supply of San Jose and evaporating out all the water, artists Jon Cohrs and Morgan Levy create All-Salt, an all-purpose medicine for just about anything that ails you, all without having to go see a doctor for a prescription!Salt is the all-purpose seasoning, so why not the all-purpose pharmaceutical too? Using the drug-laced water supply of San Jose and evaporating out all the water, artists Jon Cohrs and Morgan Levy create All-Salt, an all-purpose medicine for just about anything that ails you, all without having to go see a doctor for a prescription!

 

Movies and TV shows are riddled with product placements, subliminal ads that appear whenever a character brandishes an iPhone or sips a Dr. Pepper with a smile. But those pesky placements could soon be removed at the click of a button, thanks to a new Web service called Unlogo..

Simply put, Unlogo is a filter that detects logos and corporate signage in videos, and eliminates them. The service was started by Jeff Crouse

 

MeanRed joins forces with Eyebeam to curate an epic audiovisual art party w/ Extreme Animals & DâM-FunK!

 

This Thursday [Sept 23, 2010] in New York, on the eve of Maker Faire, the Open Hardware Summit promises to break new ground. It features a packed schedule of thinkers from NASA to Texas Instruments to the Arduino project, and the introduction of a first working definition of open source hardware. Peter Kirn interviews project co-chairs Alicia Gibb and Ayah Bdeir about the origins and goals of the event, and some of the unique challenges of doing open source hardware.

 
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