Did You Know? (Forward: Geeks & Artboys by William Gibson)
I’ll be extracting interesting quotes and information from the book for my literature review, and share them here, so that you can decide if they are relevant to your undergraduate work.On being an “artboy”:
Gibson felt it was imperative that he not know what he was speaking about, in order to be known “for some subrational”, “shamanistic function” that he Read more →
Research Critique: Bold3RRR by Jon Cates
So after pestering my friend to watch this render by Jon Cates with me, she came up with a conclusion just past 15 minutes. The conclusion was simple: it was were weird and she couldn’t understand how this was art. She had more questions to laid out to me about this video in the next 5 minutes than a SAT Read more →
The camera becomes the protagonist! Fantastic inversion in the role played between the camera and the broadcaster. Though the music could have been more dramatic, I think the overall performance was great. It is indeed a different way of looking at broadcast – an alternative theatre. But once again, when we reflect back onto our watching habits these days through Read more →
This is one impressive project that I came across. Basically, its communication with light sequences around you and giving them a meaning to it. So it actually it how people try to send messages and narrate stories within this social community using morse code. But the morse code is interpreted by the the light sequences that you come across their Read more →
Research critique: BOLD3RRR… Realtime: Reflections and Render-times by Jon Cates (2012)
The purpose of this art piece was to show and explore what one can do by performing/streaming directly from the desktop. This work demonstrates the new possibilities of performances for the artists of the new media. The rise of the internet culture and technological advancements allowed for real-performances to happen. It was also great that the work was unedited and raw.
In 2012, Read more →
Research Critique: The Pirate Cinema, Nicolas Maigret
EsmondWednesday, Sep 02, 2015 - 03:05:15 am
“In the context of omnipresent telecommunications surveillance, “The Pirate Cinema” makes the hidden activity and geography of Peer-to-Peer file sharing visible.” – The Pirate Cinema
This quote, taken from the abstract written on the website of the artwork, sums up pretty much exactly what we see in the work. It is truly an amazing piece of art, one which uncovers and Read more →
Videofreex, The Pioneer.
KamaruleTuesday, Sep 01, 2015 - 12:18:07 pm
I took videos during my trip in Vancouver, edit it on my phone, uploaded on Instagram and now it’s on the net for everyone in the world to see. But back in the 70s, it was another different ball game.
Reading up on Videofreex’s history online, I realise their story is worth mentioning and actually worth doing a documentary about. Actually, Read more →
Research Critique 3: Good Morning Mr Orwell
The NetArtizens Project is described as an initiative to investigate the role of live broadcasted media as a medium for artists in the context of the networked arts. The term live broadcasted media had expanded broadly ever since it was used to describe the television: what used to be the primary form of visual broadcast media. Similarly, ‘networked arts’ no longer Read more →
I don’t have a strange story to tell, sadly. I think. There isn’t really anything I’ve ever considered strange. Perhaps it is because I am a careful person. I think I live in my world too much. And I also think I make quite a bad storyteller too. But I will give it a try… A lot of people raise Read more →
Research Critique: A Hole in Space
Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz’s A Hole in Space is hailed as the mother of all video chats. They connected a live audience from Los Angeles to a live audience in New York through life sized screens which feed through to each other using satellites.
I found this fascinating as it shows how the virtual space allows users to transcend human Read more →