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Research Critique: Collapse of PAL


Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 - 04:39:09 pm

@ Nichole

“I could only understand it as irrational and void of meaning, and so I walked away from it, confused and titillated”- Rosa Menkman.

This is also how I also felt after watching Rosa Menkman’s Collapse of PAL (2012). Confused I took to the internet to find out what PAL even was. Turns out I have been unknowingly Read more →

Categories: Research
Nice work: yes, I agree that the Benjamin quote, "storm of progress" seems an appropriate way of understanding the surge of technology and how it can challenged through techniques of glitch.

Singing My Way Home


Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 - 04:33:13 pm

@ The Anatomy Of Life & Death

I was walking home after buying some food at a nearby food stall. There were beautiful lights being put up along the trees, so I decided to broadcast it to the whole world! How cliche is that! But that’s what happened! And it reminds me of Coldplay’s song Fix You, where the lyrics goes like ‘lights will guide you home’. So Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Yes, the freedom and ease of live broadcasting across the globe sets up a challenge as to whether or not to take responsibility for the transmission. Are we becoming a global mind in which we have endless eyes via the network? Is the idea of narrative something we have to reconsider in this context? Much to discuss.

Pirate Broadcast II: Periscope


Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 - 03:42:57 pm

@ Esmond Heng

So I decided to broadcast a live show of me cooking lunch in my hall room.

Lunch menu: Onion, tomato & pepper stir-fried chicken, kailan, hard-boiled egg and bread.

Initially I found it hard to hold the phone and cook at the same time, so after painstakingly taking a couple of screenshots, I took a few minutes to find a place where Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Its interesting you said that you have to put up a good show! it seems that you are actually care what people think of your content, i guess this is how reality tv actors do feel. Interesting and maybe one day you can cook for me Esmond.
Yes, Kamarul also found this need to be responsible to the viewer to provide an engaging broadcast. But maybe it's just a matter of sharing. How engaging are Facebook posts? Often rather mundane and sometimes it seems the more mundane the more popular they are, like when someone just says: "I'm sad." They end up receiving numerous likes because people sort of fill in the blinks. Esmond, I am curious if you were able to see any of the comments from the audience while you were cooking, how many people were watching?
Unfortunately I think I only managed to attract a total of 5 viewers during my entire broadcast (which was 15 minutes long) and I think I only had a maximum of 2 viewers at one time. But no, I didn't see any comments, mostly because my phone was perched somewhere else but I think more because no one found my piece interesting enough to comment on! Maybe I should have chosen a more interesting title.

The Shredder & Riot by Mark Napier


Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 - 03:26:13 pm

@ Real life

In this piece by Mark Napier, The Shredder is an alternative web browser that turns web pages into digital confetti in which it sort of “tears” the website and mixes the layers that we don’t usually see in a “well done” website.

It somehow mixes code with the usual website and presents a kind of abstract way of looking at websites. Read more →

Categories: Research
we don't question if a website is functional, we question why is there something wrong with my computer. haha
Angel, excellent use of the quotation from Rosa Menkman. Yes, it seems that the glitch phenomenon is about altering our expectations, enabling elements of surprise, which is really what interesting art is all about. Do you agree?


Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 - 07:55:38 am

@ The Anatomy Of Life & Death

Jodi derived from combining two of its members name,  Joan Heemskerk & Dirk Paesmans.

In a nutshell, is a website. But in actuality, it’s more than just a website. Here, you guys got to check it out! Do not worry if you feel like your browser is getting out of control, it is art! Glitch Art!  starts on Read more →

Categories: Research
Your post raises a lot of interesting questions, one of which is why do we find the abstraction of coded information so visually stunning? Designers do everything possible to hide the code, keep it out of sight, and yet here you have an aesthetic that has fully embrace the glitch, the mistakes, the ascii characters, the scan lines, all the things that would normally be hidden away. Why is this so interesting and what does it say about the artist who pursues this direction with their work?

Micro-Project: Pirate Broadcast II


Monday, Sep 14, 2015 - 10:28:05 pm

@ beverley


Here are some screengrabs from my latest broadcast on Periscope. I haven’t been shooting much outdoors because I’m afraid I’ll bust my bandwidth. Today I took a few random snippets of my activities, but this one had been my most viewed so far. I Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Wow, I find it amazing that drawing actually excites more people than food! Haha.
I had to laugh when I saw that you had 22 visitors with 0% retention. What does that mean exactly? I am very impressed with your ability to create a thread through your micro-projects, each time, using your process as material. This motif is clearly fundamental to your work: you are all about process, you are all about documentation. Now the difference between you and your siblings, is that they capture the "mundane" aspects of everyday life, whereas you capture your working process. Something to think about.

Pirate Broadcasting Part II


Monday, Sep 14, 2015 - 09:50:12 am

@ Real life

For my micro-project, I did my homework live in front of an audience. It felt really weird having a live broadcast. I was making pictures using cyanotype and I really fumbled a lot of times because I felt that I needed to entertain the people watching.

It was hard to do things with my camera in the way so i Read more →

Categories: Micro-project
selfie stick is a good idea! I should try that out for my next broadcast.
HAHA yes. it makes things so much easier haha
Brilliant idea with the selfie stick. Makes me think that perhaps someday everyone will be walking around broadcasting themselves with their selfie sticks attached, like another appendage. Is that where we are going? And yet, because you are an artist, you feel a responsibility to broadcast something interesting, but most people probably don't care!

Final Project Initial Ideas


Monday, Sep 14, 2015 - 02:31:31 am

@ The Anatomy Of Life & Death

As mention during the class about a few weeks ago, for the final project, I have an idea of combining live feed of road traffic cameras of the traffic heading towards Malaysia via Second Link or the Causeway. Juxtaposing it with another bridge which Randall suggested the golden gate bridge at san francisco.

I’ve manage to find out more of the Read more →

Categories: Final Project
Great documentation for your project. It makes me wonder about the connection between these surveillance cameras and the broadcasts we are doing. Rather than mounting the cam to bridge or a highway, we are mounting the camera to ourselves, we are a walking surveillance camera in a way. What do you think about this connection?

Micro-project: Pirate Broadcast


Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 - 02:44:31 pm

@ Art2Act

Part I

The video is of me broadcasting  environment to the world but in my perspective, that is through my voice, facial expressions and voice tones.

The basis of this is to give you a glimpse of my life without feeding you too much of the scenes. I want the audiences to follow me and to use their creative side to imagine Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Our country is going down at this rate.

Micro-Project: Pirate Broadcasting


Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 - 11:24:23 am

@ Esmond Heng


Broadcasting from the SRC: My attempt at the Ronaldinho Crossbar Challenge

And here is the original video from Nike featuring Ronaldinho:


Obviously, I am no Ronaldinho. Oh well.

Categories: Micro-Project