curt cloninger
Since the beginning
Works in Canton, North Carolina United States of America

Curt Cloninger is an artist, writer, and Assistant Professor of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville (US). His art undermines language as a system of meaning in order to reveal it as an embodied force in the world. By layering, restructuring, hashing, eroding, exhausting, and (dis)splaying language, he causes language to perform itself until its "meaning" has less to do with what it denotes and more to do with how it behaves. His work has been featured in the New York Times and at festivals and galleries from Korea to Brazil. Exhibition venues include Digital Art Museum [DAM] Berlin, L'Instituto de México à Paris, Living Arts of Tulsa, and The Art Gallery of Knoxville.

Cloninger has written on a wide range of topics, including new media and internet art, installation and performance art, experimental graphic design, popular music, network culture, and continental philosophy. His articles have appeared in Intelligent Agent, Mute, Paste, Tekka, Rhizome Digest, A List Apart, and on ABC World News. He is also the author of seven books, most recently "Fresher Styles for Web Designers" (New Riders). He maintains, , and in hopes of facilitating a more lively remote dialogue with the Sundry Contagions of Wonder.
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summer is done

the summer quilt is done:

now accepting submissions for the home quilt:



all touch, but no contact


Among hackers, accordingly, the word has a pejorative connotation. It
is typically used of a project, especially one in artificial
intelligence research, that is written up in grand detail (typically
as a Ph.D. thesis) without ever being implemented to any great
extent. Such a project is usually perpetrated by people who aren't
very good hackers or find programming distasteful or are just in a
hurry. A "gedanken thesis" is usually marked by an obvious lack of
intuition about what is programmable and what is not, and about what
does and does not constitute a clear specification of an algorithm.

- jargon file 4.2.0

"Right now it's only a notion, but I think I can turn it into a
concept, and then turn it into an idea."

- LA party chatter from Annie Hall



Re: chinese musak always sets me free

> > mind you're copyrights. it's not me. it's Run DMC.
>this doesn't close the proposal
>the extraball's in your camp

"a squid eating dough in a polyetheline bag is phast & bulbous, got me?"
- the captain


i had no yoko ono

the meat puppets were my allman brothers
the minutemen were my mingus
roald dahl was my robert louis stevenson
vaughan oliver was my david carson
nick cave was my bob dylan
lou reed was my bruce springsteen
athens georgia was my greenwich village was my
neil young was my walt whitman
lester bangs was my thoreau
bosch was my dali
the stooges were my grateful dead
arvo part was my john cage
captain beefheart was my duke ellington
the secret garden was my paradise lost
terry gilliam was my fellini
emily dickinson was my ferlinghetti
augustine was my derrida
henry rollins was my nietzsche
radiohead was my sartre
coltrane was my coltrane
i had no yoko ono



Re: i had no yoko ono

>>augustine was my derrida
>Benjamin was mine--Adorno maybe. Habermas was my Foucault. I'm my own Yeats.

rhizome is my 7-11

>Now let's get that Hut built!