Brian Droitcour

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Member Since August 29, 2008

Website: tcour.com/

Rhizome curatorial fellow September 2008 - April 2009, staff writer April 2009 - December 2011, poetry editor January 2012 - 20??

It seems too easy for a native English speaker living in New York to say that translation is quaint
May 10 2012 20:19 on Shu Lea Cheang on Brandon

A bit of related trivia: Rhizome commissioned a splash page based on Brandon: http://www.archive.rhizome.org/exhibition/splashback/06_cheang.php
April 25 2012 11:50 on Poems by Steve Roggenbuck

Oh hi, "Guest Blogger" is me, Brian Droitcour.
Jan. 24 2012 11:44 on Letter from the Poetry Editor

ALSo Wordworks posts will appear twice a month, on the second and fourth Tuesdays.
Jan. 24 2012 11:27 on Letter from the Poetry Editor

Hi, I just wanted to clarify a few things for people who are interested in submitting.

1) Several people have asked me about submitting videos of readings, or video works ...
Aug. 24 2011 14:14 on It’s Only Humanist

If you make it, they will blog.
I was imprecise. What I meant was: I am not interested in debating the merits of "Pro Tools" with you. You don't regard my fundamental observations as valid; I think ...
I don't have a clear answer to why, but if I were to develop one it would build on what I wrote in the response above. Though I wish it ...

I would love to see a Romney campaign video directed by Ryan Trecartin.
[img]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/brown_d/romnees.jpg[/img]
Aug. 18 2011 21:34 on It’s Only Humanist

I don't think a yin yang is humanist! Also I think that its use in net art is about New Age and hippie culture, i.e. a Western phenomenon that ...
[This is a response to Will Brand's comment. The embedding was getting too skinny.]

I'm not interested in a protracted debate about the merits of "Pro Tools."  I liked ...
I didn't mean to say that "New Media Art" informed your thinking (but you should check it out, it's a good resource). I wanted to give one example of a ...
I have a beef with Christiane Paul and others who write about Cory Arcangel's work like this: "Arcangel's empyreal imagery suggests art-historical references, from John Constable's 19th-century cloud studies in ...
I don't even know where to start with this "artists are communicators" business. Are you aware that, by your criteria, the greatest artists are propagandists and advertisers? Maybe you'd like ...
Aug. 17 2011 16:44 on It’s Only Humanist

Good to know. But why do people who make stock 3D models make them? I have no idea, but I'd guess that it's because these statues and buildings are considered ...
"You mention the scale of Beat the Champ, but not whether that scale makes any sense - it doesn't. The work has one step too many: Arcangel takes the games off ...

I've been alerted to a flaw in my Re'Search. Dismagazine's online premiere of Re'Search Wait's includes a pull-up script so viewers can read along as they watch. There is even ...
June 12 2011 16:08 on Twitter Faves

If you like Twitter, you'll love this book!
Aug. 16 2010 23:50 on Required Reading

Well said.
Aug. 15 2010 16:22 on Required Reading

The problem is that there are too few essays by people whose knowledge of new media art is so complete, so integrated in their being that they actually choke on ...
July 15 2010 20:11 on The Chill Zone


Ceci mentioned Continual Partial Awareness after she read my draft, so I've been thinking about it a bit over the past two days. For one thing, Continual Partial Awareness (as ...
May 21 2010 12:59 on Immaterial Incoherence


Here are some thoughts related to this post. I couldn't manage to string them into one coherent statement, so, numbered paragraphs instead.

1.

Are the art world's power structures the ...
Why do you think engagement with an artist's project has to be rewarded with an easily quantified benefit?

These are great!

This is a favorite of mine, for the combo of Byzantine figures and Soviet grays:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kgXXgTw1Pc&feature=related
It's based on the work of ...
Feb. 21 2010 15:46 on Link Round-Up

http://artforum.com/inprint/id=24755

The short version of this is: James Cameron = Kaja Silverman, the art world is mostly miners of unobtainium
Dec. 30 2009 14:40 on Top 5 - 10

This post mentions works, projects and initiatives originating in Canada, Russia, Egypt, the US, Japan, and France.

Another good piece of tree art:
http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=29
July 24 2009 16:52 on Logo (2009) - Oliver Jennings

Eilis is a dude?
I agree with Miltos that the internet is more like a territory than a tool. If an artist does a performance in a park, you'd say performance is the medium ...
July 24 2009 10:46 on On Networked Equality

I didn't try to establish a dichotomy, and I think you're reading that into the post because words like "political" or "formal" can suggest an implicit opposition. I realize that's ...

http://www.donhopkins.com/home/catalog/images/pizzatool.gif

I think the following description goes with this image… Please correct me if I'm wrong:

http://www.donhopkins.com/drupal/node ...
July 17 2009 10:28 on On Networked Equality

"Networked Equality" is the name of the event, so by "the topic of Networked Equality" I meant the topic of that panel discussion. I summed up its contents in the ...
July 9 2009 09:39 on On Tour

Hi Andy,

You and other commenters have raised some legitimate criticisms of this post, and I'd be happy to talk about them. Unfortunately, because Nikola has threatened to sue Rhizome ...
Marc, didn't you recently ask netbehaviour subscribers to pledge to stop flying? And now you're complaining about Rhizome's provincialism? How do these two positions fit together?
April 15 2009 01:09 on Get Your "Paintings" Here.

The spam is sassy today.

Anyway, I'm not sure if I buy the concept. Why are these works more like "paintings" (or "'paintings'") than any other photographs, computer drawings, or ...
April 7 2009 01:49 on YouThreebe (2007) - Jeff Crouse

Scott, please do. I would love to see that.
Hey Carl, maybe you should try to quit

http://www.nicorette.com/
March 26 2009 17:04 on SelfControl (2009) - Steve Lambert

I need this.
March 11 2009 23:19 on Curating Contemplation

I don't agree that this show is a break from the dominant narrative of art history. It’s just a retelling of the dominant narrative with cards on the wall ...
March 9 2009 13:19 on Pixel Bleed

Tom, I don't agree that my statements about Murata would also apply to the other three videos we're discussing. Especially the one about the "radical deceleration," since that's in ...
March 2 2009 02:47 on Pixel Bleed

Beyond the wow factor, I think Murata's work says something interesting about the conventions of the moving image. He uses the pixel bleed to slow down time, or make its ...
Jan. 30 2009 12:45 on bodega list (2009) - Jeff Sisson

I wouldn't say the function of Rhizome's blog is to "validate tech art," since its readers already recognize the validity of the art covered here. It's about creating dialogue ...
Jan. 30 2009 12:33 on bodega list (2009) - Jeff Sisson

No, I don't take that point. And clearly you don't take mine, which is that the work's reflection on the nature of the internet is what makes it internet art.

Jan. 28 2009 14:58 on bodega list (2009) - Jeff Sisson

I'm not convinced that mass participation would make the project more successful. Making this a huge resource would just mean extending the joke until it's not funny anymore.

Having a ...
Jan. 22 2009 15:30 on bodega list (2009) - Jeff Sisson

A bodega is something you search for with your feet, not the internet. If you need a bodega you just walk down the street until you find one. What makes ...
could you qualify that !! ?
I was doing some unrelated research, and came across this eight-year-old exchange between Alex Galloway and Michael Samyn of entropy8zuper.org. It makes me think that the dichotomy Tom Moody ...