Jennifer Chan
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artist/researcher Hong Kong / Toronto / NY
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It’s Only Humanist


In terms of web art trends could we also talk about the treatment of the yin yang sign on tumblr/Facebook as art? I'm not sure if people find it profoundly cute and different, or if it's exotoc and trendy.

As someone who's grown up in Asia I feel like this sign is so religious/historical and anachronistic that it can't be reclaimed or used arbitrarily. (Imagine trying to use any other religious symbol to make a statement on capitalism.) I also feel like having multiple irl copies of them as sculptural art objects probably wouldn't reinforce their significance or talk about our encounter with technology...

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Codes of Honor


I don't game and watching this gave me chills. I've always wished videogames could make me happy :/

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It’s Only Humanist


I think he meant that Greek references were indeed prolific, and also:
1.) "a representation of man’s technologically mediated encounter with his environment"
2.) "a meme acquiring significance in its iterations.

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5 Million Dollars 1 Terabyte (2011) - Manuel Palou


i like and dislike this piece and for that it is successful. sentiments lie in above comments exactly with the added fact that I don't know what's in that drive and how it is significant if I just encounter it in the museum. perhaps it should be shown plugged into a display device?

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London Calling


I wouldn't worry about staying objective. If it's an opinion piece I'll read it like one but-while i know what you meant since I was in town just then-I think you need to substantiate your claims more. I've discovered no one is ever satisfied when you write a survey (historical or regional). 
thanks for the link.