marc garrett
Since the beginning
Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BIO
Net artist, media artist, curator, writer, street artist, activist, educationalist and musician. Emerging in the late 80's from the streets exploring creativity via agit-art tactics. Using unofficial, experimental platforms such as the streets, pirate radio such as the locally popular 'Savage Yet Tender' alternative broadcasting 1980's group, net broadcasts, BBS systems, performance, intervention, events, pamphlets, warehouses and gallery spaces. In the early nineties, was co-sysop (systems operator) for a while with Heath Bunting on Cybercafe BBS, dedicated to arts, technology and hacking.

Co-director and co-founder, with artist Ruth Catlow of the net arts collectives and communities- furtherfield.org, furthernoise.org, netbehaviour.org, also cofounder and co-curator/director of the gallery space called HTTP Gallery in London, UK. Currently involved in co-running, collaborating with many others on Node.London. Also co-curating various contemporary Media Arts exhibitions, nationally and Internationally such as Game/play a touring exhibiton.
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DISCUSSION

Vampire Digital Art


Vampire Digital Art

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New article on Furtherfield by Rob Myers.

Building on science fiction author Charles Stross's vision of a future of weaponized eBooks, Rob Myers considers how artists can use the strategies of malware to make art that really grabs the attention of the public and the market, and how much it will cost to make.

In "How Readers Will Discover Books In Future", science fiction author Charles Stross envisions a future in which weaponized eBooks demand your attention by copying themselves onto your mobile devices, wiping out the competition, and locking up the user interface until you've read them.

This is only just science fiction. Even the earliest viruses often displayed messages and malware that denies access to your data until you pay to decrypt it already exist. ePub ebooks can execute arbitrary JavaScript, and PDF documents can execute arbitrary shell scripts. Compromised PDFs have been found in the wild. Stross's weaponized ebooks are not more than one step ahead of this.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/articles/vampire-digital-art

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Are We Human or Resistor? Ryan Jordan & Jonathan Kemp's "Psychotronic Reactor" at Reactor Halls


Are We Human or Resistor? Ryan Jordan & Jonathan Kemp's "Psychotronic Reactor" at Reactor Halls.

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Nathan Jones has his head bent by an evening of psychogeophysics and laboratory manufactured noise at Reactor Halls E09: Psychotronic Reactors, by Ryan Jordan & Jonathan Kemp, at Reactor's new space in Primary, Nottingham.

“The background reading on psychogeophysics is rich with conceptual freakery, based on the application of experimental conditions to pick up signals and messages from the spiritual other - such as the notorious Electronic Voice Phenomena experiments of Konstantin Raudive, which reportedly discerned the voices of the dead in electronic noise. The term psychogeophysics itself is a half-tongue-in-cheek addition to the always-already-playful ‘psychogeography’ adding to concerns with the summative effects of environment and mind on arts practice, with a pataphysical enquiry into the earth’s wave-spectrum effects as they impact on consciousness.”

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/are-we-human-or-resistor-ryan-jordan-jonathan-kemps-psychotronic-reactor-reactor-ha

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Ordinaryism: An Alternative to Accelerationism. Part 1 - Thanks for Nothing


Ordinaryism: An Alternative to Accelerationism. Part 1 - Thanks for Nothing.

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Robert Jackson journeys into the realms of Accelerationism and Ordinaryism. Accelerationism has achieved potency by merging Enlightenment principles within the guise of complex systems and networked protocols. Ordinaryism proceeds in the same question in its own framework: the question of the everyday within automated systems. We might indeed change the world, but in most cases, it feels like the ordinary changes us.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/articles/ordinaryism-alternative-accelerationism-part-1-thanks-nothing

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Piratbyrån and Friends | Exhibition at Furtherfield May-June 2014


Piratbyrån and Friends | Exhibition at Furtherfield



Piratbyrån and Friends, curated by Rachel Falconer and Furtherfield traces the stories of cultural sharing and affinity-building among the activities and values of the members of Piratbyrån (The Bureau of Piracy). The exhibition presents screenings, installations and artworks by the Swedish artist/activist group, including a newly commissioned work by artists Geraldine Juarez and Evan Roth.

Curated by Rachel Falconer & Furtherfield
3 May - Sunday 8 June 2014.

More info here…
http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/exhibition/piratbyran-and-friends

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Computers and Capital: The Rise of Digital Currency. By Rob Myers


Computers and Capital: The Rise of Digital Currency" at Coinfest 2014 in Vancouver and online is a net art exploration of Bitcoin.

Rob Myers takes a look at how the artists involved rise to the task of visualising the social and technical complexities of the popular but troubled cryptocurrency.

“Bitcoin is the leading cryptographic digital currency. Created in 2009 by the now possibly unmasked hacker Satoshi Nakamoto, it polarizes opinion. Some people promote it as the technical embodiment of a libertarian attack on the iniquity of "fiat currency" and the power of the state and big banks, an embodiment of a pure market of value untainted by regulation where everything really is worth only what people will pay for it. Others criticise Bitcoin, often savagely, for the same reasons and for what they perceive as its technical and social failings. But Bitcoin is interesting in ways that go beyond the concerns of its most vocal proponents and detractors.”

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/computers-and-capital-rise-digital-currency