Charlotte Frost
Since 2002
Works in United States of America


Mute at its Meatiest


In 2009 the editorial team at Mute (in association with Autonomedia) published a collection of past magazine content under the title Proud to be Flesh: A Mute Magazine Anthology of Cultural Politics after the Net. It was an exercise in content curation, but not, as they point out, an attempt to assemble a greatest hits album. Rather, it reorganises a body of Mute’s diverse output around a selection of themes that are perhaps more apparent (up to) fifteen years later.

In many respects - through the early newspapers, magazines, websites and recent print-on-demand journals - Mute has long engaged in providing content navigation systems for internet-inspired knowledge and the darker side thereof. And they have been doing so in an era defined by its obsession with charting and re-charting the information landscape. What Proud to be Flesh does, therefore, is offer up yet another entry portal to Mute’s rich and important net-knowledge while, in its very book-i-ness, commenting on the current upheaval in text interface products.


"Decode" at the V&A: Digital Reflections and Refractions


A large installation in the Grand Entrance of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum clatters away, registering its presence in this historic hallway. Jointly commissioned (by the V & A and SAP), bit.code (2009), by Julius Popp, consists of a large panel of black and white blocks which appear to represent a curious, indecipherable code as they rotate around their frame. Periodically its units align, clearly depicting popular terms streamed live from news site feeds. In this physical form and location, this is real-time made somehow more timely. Looming over visitors, a literal staging of data being decoded, the work asserts itself as an apt entry portal to "Decode", the V & A's inaugural exhibition of contemporary digital and interactive design.



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Net Art News Mistake-Urgent!!!


Todays Net Art News mistakenly lists last years artists for the BBC project Shooting Live Artists.

This years artists are:

Completely Naked and Furtherfield
Daniel Gosling
Leslie Hill and Helen Paris
Third Angel
Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth
Ronald Fraser Munroe

they can be viewed http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/shootinglive/

I will be covering most of the works as they go live during the course of next year, for Net Art News, and I interviewed Completely Naked and Furtherfield at the b.playful conference. More on that later!

DISCUSSION

sarcasm


Has there ever been a way of denoting sarcasm in email? Like a smiley?

As a british person who is completely unable to form a sentence without sarcasm, I need an answer. Otherwise I am wondering about using ^ which I am calling a sarc shark.

^^ no you looked great with that lump of pizza stuck to your nose!^^

^ giving me more work to do when I am about to leave the office is fine ^

^^^ really thats soooooooo interesting ^^^

or

^^^^^^^^^ yes I am perfectly happy with your decision to break up with me ^^^^^^^^

the more sharks for the more sarc!!!

Any takers, any answers?

^it would really change my life!^