A few months ago Aileen posted about being a translator and seamlessly conveying artists and writers ideas across languages. I’m sitting on an airplane where the person next to me is reading a newspaper article about me in Spanish (which I can’t read) and wishing I was a translator…
Day Two: Leigh Arrives. Addendum to Day One: If you remember, I said I had been fuzzy about late night on Day One. I remember now – John and I watched the ongoing news coverage on TV, and the anchor (Pat Singleterry, Channel 9) was a hoot – he kept telling stories of people being rushed to the hospital because their gasoline generators were inside, and reminding people that their gas stoves WOULD NOT function the same because their pilot sparks were electric, and the electric was still out.
Day One Sept 4, 2008 – 48 hours after landfall
A quick proviso – I'm starting to write this on the night of my third day in Baton Rouge, and I'm exhausted from working on the house, and we're hemorrhaging money at the moment. We were so lucky, as our home just had huge amounts of debris and only a moderate size bough hitting the roof and a few broken shingles.
More rough notes from Ars Electronica.
Paul keller (ars)
Existing rights holders don't use their rights that they have because they await a time when someone will turn up to pay them a fortune for those rights. Knowledge land project. An attempt to digitise all the media.. copyrights in the netherlands do not allow for granting rights yet.
150 euros to digitise and put on line but theyar don't have the rights to do so yet. Youtube takes the stuff that people have no outlet for. There are many pages of the web that tries to creat these online archives
Considerable time between my posts, but here you go. I’ve been trying to find out who has been using spam emails, junk mails and bogus forum posts. Most artists seem to be interested in the content and wording of the spam and just translate it into some other format, either by painting it, by making it audible (there is a Spam radio!), writing a program that makes a picture of it or creating an algorithm of some sort that they then use for something else.
While Helen has been busy coming to terms with different time zones, I have been playing my summer role again as audience herder for a summer theater production. Since independent summer theater productions take place in unusual temporary locations without established paths or traffic flows, it can often be helpful to have an extra person or two to aid the audience in playing their respective role. That's my summer job.
we're an hour away from the start of the 080808 UpStage Festival. i've uploaded the last-minute media, done a restart, & checked my email - seems there are no last-minute panics (yet) ... in typical cyberformance fashion we've had numerous interesting technical gremlins in the last days, but everyone has been very patient & persistent, & douglas has worked miracles. i've just about gone insane over the time zones - i'm sure there will be at least one mistake still in the schedule but i've done my best.
Chicago based artist-hacker Jake Elliott (who is also my close friend, colleague + collaborator) recently gave a talk entitled "Dirty New Media: Art, Activism and Computer Counter Cultures" @ HOPE, the Hackers on Planet Earth conference in NYC, NY .US Elliott's presentation focused on artists using software + "other systems in a qualified/complicated/dirty
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