Taina Bucher interviews Julian Oliver, the Berlin-based media artist and programmer at the Subtle Technologies festival in Toronto. Where he taught a workshop on the Network as Material. The aim of the workshop reflects Oliver’s artistic and pedagogical philosophy nicely; to not only make people aware of the hidden technical infrastructures of everyday life but also to provide people with tools to interrogate these constructed and governed public spaces.
The Sound of eBay completes UBERMORGEN.COM's trilogy that also includes Amazon Noir and Google Will Eat Itself (GWEI)(1). In order to understand the significance of this work, a brief look at recent Net.Art history is helpful.
An insight into border-crossing in a borderless space, Tijuana Calling is an on-line exhibition that features five commissioned projects by artists living on both sides of the border Mexico and the U.S.
Alex Galloway (USA) - A screen saver is a piece of software that runs when the computer goes to sleep. When your computer sleeps, Every Image comes alive, traveling across the Internet to collect images and text from the Rhizome.org online database. New images are retrieved from the Rhizome server at random and are transferred over the Internet to be displayed like a slide show on your computer screen. (you will have to be a member of Rhizome to actually get to see this piece of work, it costs $5)
Recognised Faces is an internet application that generates a daily image of a face from images found via google’s lists of top search terms. Facial features in the found images are identified, using...
1. analogy from gardening used in libraries to denote the decommissioning of portions of a collection. 2. the act of selective reading through blogs, list and newsgroups, separating useful info from...
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