I completely understand that not everyone has the same technical knowledge as myself. I do not expect that everyone knows how to use Power Point, knows what PDFs are, or even knows how to turn on a computer. But something that really urkes me is when speakers put on an overly dramatic public display of damsel in distress behavior trying to get a computer working during public lectures. And even more so when the talk is supposed to be about the opposite…
In honor of the Furtherfield Ada Lovelace week and Marc’s email wondering where the girls are I’ve decided to end my procrastination and return to posting on the Furtherfield Blog. I hereby recommit to regular postings here!
And to (re)begin few things on my mind of late…
What's a successful artist?
Ok, As someone who is considered one, and as one who knows a lot of others in this camp. I think there are a lot of criteria of “success”, and honestly, I think I’ve strayed from my core values a little bit. More on this in a minute.
What's a successful artist? Ok, As someone who is considered one, and as one who knows a lot of others in this camp. I think there are a lot of criteria of “success”, and honestly, I think I’ve strayed from my core values a little bit. More on this in a minute.
i am at wintercamp in amsterdam
i am at home in new zealand in 1995
i am rehearsing with paula in the uk
i am busy planning a trip to europe
i am happy that the section 92 (guilt apon accusation) bill has been postponed ...
On WIKI as Art
On Valentine's Day 2009, Scott Kildall and Nathaniel Stern launched the Wikipedia art page, which resonated with the history of media art, authorship, and media formalism on many levels. Has this particular piece updated Beuys' admonition of the openness of art? Not only that, does art based on open Web 2.0 standards like the Wiki define art that is a palimpsest by definition? What is interesting yet disturbing about this is not only the obliteration of discrete authorship, but the total indeterminacy of intellectual ownership whatsoever.
At some point long past the limits of a normal attention span, when the speaker took a deep breath and announced solemnly: "And then we see that we are pure love", I whispered (not very discreetly) to the photographer next to me, "Do you think she will stop now?" The photographer shook her head and whispered (equally indiscreetly), "No, she hasn't quoted The Little Prince yet. I'm sure she won't relent until she mentions that line about only seeing clearly with the heart." The photographer was both right and wrong.
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