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Micro-Project 1-Tele-Stroll: Series of Acts

Daphne Tan

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 - 03:46:30 pm


Tele-Stroll: a walk, talk and sharing of two spaces in two disparate locations.

3, 2, 1 and we are live!

A social broadcasting project, Tele-stroll: Series of Acts shows two girls accompanying each other home through going live on Instagram and putting up a media performance for their viewers and for each other.

“See you on the other side”

The “third-space”, a virtual platform, brings people Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Tags: project
Very well organized and constructed piece! We'll discuss further today.

Reading Summary: Open Source

Tan Xiang Rei

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 - 02:45:54 pm


Before I start rambling on the readings here is a video summarizing the concept of open source:

Like the name suggests. open source is a open platform facilatating the exchange,appropriation, collaboration, contribution, amplify, information and methodology among artist and even with the audience.

Unlike the traditional proprietary of artist creation, where its a one way conversion Read more →

Categories: Research
Excellent!! I am very impressed that you came up with Miriam Abramovic's Rhythm 0 as an example of open source, in which she invites members of the audience to interact with objects, including a gun! This piece is much like Yoko Ono's Cut Piece and we'll take a look at it today in class. You demonstrate an excellent understanding of open source thinking, very good work.

Open Source promotes DIWO (Do It With Others)

Daphne Tan

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 - 01:52:19 pm


Summary of the readings

Open Source is a platform where the community can access to shared information, utilizing the human capital to a greater extent. Stemming from the hacker culture, Open Source, liberated the otherwise restricting and inflexible means of creative production, promoting DIWO (Do It With Others).

Open Source allow for virtual sharing of content using the World Wide Web on Read more →

Categories: Research
Excellent, and very thorough! I was very impressed with your understanding of open source thinking, it's history, and its application. Particularly impressive was the research you did about Richard Stallman and his open source initiatives. However, I wouldn't say that open source is a tool, I would call it a method, or better yet, a philosophy of sharing.  I very much liked the video you shared and in face, in the spirit of open source, I though I would share it with the rest of the class. Great work!!


Bella Dai

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 - 11:22:18 am

@ belladaiyunlang


Read this essay and reference in the writing assignment below:

(1) Vaidhyanathan, Sida (2005) “Open Source as Culture-Culture as Open Source,” The Social Media Reader. New York: New York University Press, 2012

(2) Packer, Randall, Open Source Studio, IEEE Spectrum, 2015


The tradition creation and production of art had transformed from physical space to cyberspace. The world we Read more →

Categories: Research
Very good assessment of OSS, although OSS was not created until 2012. I wish I had thought of it in the 1990s! I would advise that you consider discussing the many aspects of open source practices, the artistic use, etc., and go beyond your focus on OSS. While your discussion of OSS is very good, we will be discussing many other aspects of open source thinking and how it has impacted our study of the art of the social practice.

Micro-project 2: TELE-study/stroll


Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 - 09:48:19 am

@ Farz

I did the live video with Elizabeth. Initially, we wanted to video ourselves leaving south spine and meeting at ADM again, where Liz takes the bus and I’ll walk. But apparently we forgot that the video had to be horizontally done. So. Re-do.

So Liz went back to her hall and I was at ADM library. We both realised we were Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Tags: live
Good work and in landscape mode! We'll discuss further in class.

Micro-project 2: Tele-stroll

Elizabeth Quek

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 - 02:14:07 am

@ A blog for Liz

Micro-Project 2: Tele-Stroll

This project was supposed to be a reflection of how two artists would collaborate to create an almost telepathic walk with both parties walking in two different areas.

In this project I paired up with Farzana to create just that.

The Plan

The initial idea is for the video to reflect the more personal use for technology, and how we use Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
I enjoyed your reflections on the project and we'll discuss further in class.

Week 1 Assignment

Elizabeth Quek

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 - 02:13:13 am

@ A blog for Liz

‘Open source as a Culture’ by Siva Vaidhyanathan highlights the positive effects of Open Studio, however the essay also focuses on the negative. Open Studio Practice ‘increases the creativity’ with idea sharing. However it also results in the issues of Copyright and increase in online hackers. The creation of the internet results in increased accessibility to ideas, images, information etc, it Read more →

Categories: Research
I really like the way you structure your points, very clear and concise!!
Good work! I like the fact that you are looking at both sides of the issue of open source vs proprietary. And as you point out, this difficult issue is seen to have great creative benefit in the arts, as well as how we use open source thinking in our OSS platform to organize and communicate our work and ideas. Just as we are doing right now in this post!!


Nadiah Raman

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 - 01:22:30 am

@ ♡♡♡♡♡

The open source is an outlet that goes against propriety models as discussed in Vaidhyanathan’s essay. Open source has always been the norm before propriety models came into the picture. Society began to get accustomed towards propriety models which overshadows open source. When copyright was introduced into propriety software, it stopped users from exploiting or copying information online. With such, Read more →

Categories: Process | Research
Very good presentation of both sides of the issue. You captured very well the pros and cons of open source, and how it can be used creatively by artists. Besides the featured image, be sure and make your posts more visual, using images to help communicate ideas. And when you use references, be sure to quote with blockquotes. We will go over that in class this evening. Good work!

Open source SUMMARy


Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 - 12:36:20 am

@ Farz

Open source is a platform for individuals to share their creative process and ideas. The first article discusses about the risks and downside of a interconnected and media-driven world. Siva also points out the change in the way we project things from past to present times. In the past, copyright was originally for physical copies or media. However, in Read more →

Categories: Research
Tags: summary
Nice summary!! DIWOOOOOOOO
Ros, I like your enthusiasm! You captured some of the main points of open source, but I am curious to know: why do you think that proprietary methods of copyright and ownership might be considered selfish? That is a strong statement, perhaps correct, but should be explained. Be sure and use images that help communicate your ideas, images that are drawn from the readings, rather than "magazine-style" graphics. It would also be helpful to use more concrete examples rather than taking a general approach, even though your comments are very good.

Open Source Culture Summary


Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 - 12:02:15 am

@ Jasmine

The concept of open source is a relatively new concept which was a remarkable change away from the traditional methods of creative world production. The introduction of open source gave way to much more brand new possibilities that were not explored given the traditional medium and way of sharing. Open source allows and promotes the interaction from people all around Read more →

Categories: Research
Nice description of Open Source!!
Jasmine, you bring up some important concepts about open source. Be sure and note from the Open Source/Open Culture essay, that in fact technology was originally open source and that the proprietary methods came later, particularly in the 1970s when Microsoft and Apple were born, and started making money off of software and computers. You captured the creative potential of open source from my essay, though it would help strengthen your essay to cite specific examples, such as the works of art I mentioned. Very clever graphics!