“Dogs and cables


Opening January 21 2006

Yvon Lambert New York is pleased to announce the exhibition Dogs and Cables by Miltos Manetas.

The exhibition will present two new paintings and three Websites, including Jesus Swimming ( www.jesusswimming.com ), which was exhibited at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville in Paris (2000) and the Valencia Biennial (2005) in Valencia Spain.

Miltos Manetas is a painter of contemporary life. He is one of the first artists to use computers, videogames, and contemporary lifestyle as his model. According to Lev Manovich, the fact that information society is difficult to represent visually does not mean it cannot be done. He explains that only few artists have attempted, and Manetas is one of them. Representing what humans do-stare into computer screens; type on keyboards; play computer games; and operate various other human-computer interfaces—seem only natural. Yet, Manetas is the only contemporary painter who made this reality the focus of his art.

Beginning from his early work, Powerbook (1995), to the latest Internet Paintings (2001-2005 inspired by Valéry Grancher), and Girls in Nike (2005), his work is a document of the chaotic sensation of living and interacting with the physical evidence of technological development. Manetas abstracts the concrete forms of the everyday realities with a soft color palette and flowing brushwork.

In 2000 Manetas presented the new art movement titled, “Neen


Originally posted on WiFi-ArT.com by Valéry

Time Out New York / "Breaking and Entering: Art and the Video Game"


my article on the current show at pace

Enshrined in a tent in "Breaking and Entering," which presents some of the brightest talents in the vast field of video games, Paper Rad's double-screen projection Gifs vs. Sprites opens with two girls announcing, in voices of stagey wonderment, that they are about to press the "F25 key". Their keystrokes unleash two visually dense animations: a whirling cacophony of 8-bit graphics—the building blocks of video games—and a pulsating montage of Web detritus. Both reflect, like much of the show, on adolescent identity as it forms in a media-saturated culture. [More....]


Originally posted on del.icio.us/lauren_cornell by lauren_cornell

Vermiform Animation Installation


Wormy Animation 16 - white


Vermiform Animation Installation



Originally posted on Tom Moody by tom moody

What is computer art ?


What is computer art? Finally an explanation. I think I prefer MTAA's simple net art diagram. (pictured)


Ah, yes, an art history of the internet's self-reflexive diagrams. Don't forget about this good one, too, from Abe Linkoln:

Originally posted on Stunned by stunned

Monotone Sales Pitch


Web-based ads tend to twist consumer desire into generically seductive fantasies that are far removed from the product they're hawking. Japanese new media collective Candy Factory exploits this disconnect as a platform for innovative social critique. Several of their Flash movies feature a synthesized voice singing text from web advertisements over images that enhance, contradict, or confound the ad's message. From sentimental personal ads to songs beckoning tourists to a small island resort doubling as a repository for foreign refugees denied entry to Italy, Candy Factory's croonings are always pointedly abstracted from the individuals, places, and products they sell. Their latest project is no exception. In a propaganda service called 'Tokyo Rose Advertising,' the group offers to set webpages, marketing campaigns, and even political advertisements to original music regardless of their content. Check the project webpage to consider their offer to sing the text of any and all marketing materials, and let the pixilated spokesmodel promise to sell your fantasy with the cold, flat sexiness of a digital jingle. - Bill Hanley



Originally posted on Rhizome News by Rhizome

data visualization music video


datavizmusicvideo.jpganimated data visualization charts as cool music video clip decoration: "this work constitutes a kind of parable of the consumer society & its hysteria. it adopts a visual language that blurs relationships with reality & provokes a strange unease". this video accompanies a music track by Plaid titled 'Itsu' (Warp records). see also colorcalm ambient visuals & eco language flow chart animations. [pleix.net (.mov, 12MB)]


Originally posted on information aesthetics by infosthetics

[Autonogram] Mid-January Autonomedia report


Marisa Olson:

Check out the info. below, on CAE's new book and Claire Pentecost's
'Reflections on the Case by the U.S. Justice Department against Steven
Kurtz and Robert Ferrell.'


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ben at Autonomedia
Date: Jan 18, 2006 9:18 PM
Subject: [Autonogram] Mid-January Autonomedia report
To: autonogram@lists.interactivist.net

Autonogram subscribers --

Here's a mid-January update on some of what's been going on around

1. Critical Art Ensemble: trial update, new book
2. Shut Them Down!: New book on the G8 protests in Scotland
3. 50% off 2006 Autonomedia Jubilee Saints calendars
4. Some highlights from the Interactivist Network

1. Steve Kurtz (and by extension, the Critical Art Ensemble) was denied a
motion to dismiss his trial last week in Federal court. Critical Art
Ensemble are the collective authors of a series of Autonomedia books
analyzing the authoritarian uses of science and technology, particularly
where these mechanisms operate with a positive, "everyone's a winner" face
(the full-stomached promises of food genomics, for example, or the
healthy-and-smart-kids promises of the reproductive industries). Not
content to be armchair critics, the CAE also produce art and performance
that brings their analysis to museum and gallery audiences and into the
public sphere, demystifying the spectacle of what they've called the
"military techno-security cineplex."

Of course, this got Steve in big trouble with the security-happy
administration, and for close to two years now he's been under
investigation for an artwork found in his home at the time of his wife's
death. The absurdities of the case seem apparent to nearly everyone except
the court itself, which insists on draining everyone's resources to pin a
mail-fraud charge on him.

There is good news, though. Despite these many months of strain and
stress ...


Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Marisa Olson

Create an e-annoyance, go to jail


marc garrett:

Create an e-annoyance, go to jail

By Declan McCullagh

Annoying someone via the Internet is now a federal crime.

It's no joke. Last Thursday, President Bush signed into law a
prohibition on posting annoying Web messages or sending annoying e-mail
messages without disclosing your true identity.

In other words, it's OK to flame someone on a mailing list or in a blog
as long as you do it under your real name. Thank Congress for small
favors, I guess.

This ridiculous prohibition, which would likely imperil much of Usenet,
is buried in the so-called Violence Against Women and Department of
Justice Reauthorization Act. Criminal penalties include stiff fines and
two years in prison.

"The use of the word 'annoy' is particularly problematic," says Marv
Johnson, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union.
"What's annoying to one person may not be annoying to someone else."

Buried deep in the new law is Sec. 113, an innocuously titled bit called
"Preventing Cyberstalking." It rewrites existing telephone harassment
law to prohibit anyone from using the Internet "without disclosing his
identity and with intent to annoy."

To grease the rails for this idea, Sen. Arlen Specter, a Pennsylvania
Republican, and the section's other sponsors slipped it into an
unrelated, must-pass bill to fund the Department of Justice. The plan:
to make it politically infeasible for politicians to oppose the measure.

The tactic worked. The bill cleared the House of Representatives by
voice vote, and the Senate unanimously approved it Dec. 16.

http://news.com.com/Create+an+e-ann oyance%2C+go+to+jail/2010-1028_3-6022491.html


It seems that there would be serious implications for detournment and "identity correction" activities etc. of groups like the Yesmen.

Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by marc garrett