Daniel Rourke visits the Photographers' Gallery in central London and reviews their latest exhibit One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age by artists Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied, on THE WALL. Over an eight week period (18 April - 17 June 2013) they feature a non-stop stream of video captures of what they term as the lost city and its archival ruins. A documentation of a past visual culture of the web and the creativity of its users with new pages changing every 5 minutes. The project provides a glimpse into web publishing when users were in charge of design and narration in contrast to the automated templates of Facebook, YouTube and Flickr.
In advance of the coming Hybrid City Conference 2013: Subtle rEvolutions Lawrence Bird interviews Leonardo's Roger Malina physicist and astronomer, with artists Mariateresa Sartori, and Bryan Connell about the intersection of their work with the city.
Marc Garrett interviews Erica Scourti about her work 'Life in AdWords'. An almost year-long project in which she wrote and emailed a daily diary to her Gmail account and performed to a webcam, lists of suggested keywords linking to clusters of relevant ads, making visible the way we and our personal information are the product in the 'free' internet economy. Erica Scourti’s work addresses the mediation of personal and collective experience through language and technology in the net-worked regime of contemporary culture.
Marc Garrett interviews Jennifer Chan about her work. Her awareness and use of the Internet reflects a way of life, that situates its networks as a primary resource. Chan is a self-described ‘amateur cultural critic', a net artist, a media artist, and academic. Her work exists both online and in physical realms, it is always present and contemporary. Mainstream art culture no longer owns the consciousness of art, Chan and others like her are pulling it apart.
An appreciation of David Daniels, the great shape-poet, who died in May 2008. one of those figures who straddles the divide between digital and pre-digital art and literature. His art is about liberation, uninhibited outpouring, spontaneity and fun. Co-published by Furtherfield and The Hyperliterature Exchange.
In Part Four of his series on classic Videogames and their appropriation into contemporary art. Mathias Jansson explores Pac-Man, with a selection of examples of how the game has impacted artists' work and contemporary art culture.
The New Aesthetic is a new art meme, originally defined by James Bridle as a method of collecting materials which point towards an infatuation with the agency of computing. Although it has existed in it's current form since last year, it's sudden emergence has set off plenty of scholars, writers and artists into profuse flusters. But here's the question - can the new aesthetic be more than a meme? More to the point, does it want to be? Is it capable of a direction?
The Freesound Project is a web repository of audio samples available under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus licence. It concentrates on sound rather than music, and has a wide variety of samples accessible through an easily navigated interface.
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