Relyea's tools are script editing windows and compilers. Relyea's background in traditional print making left him with a strong consideration for the process of image creation. Rather than creating algorithms as art in their own right, he strives to write algorithms that simulate the creative process. He breaks down the process of designing, enlarging, and rendering an image on paper or canvas and translates the processes into software.
Relyea's experience in music significantly influenced his art. He stumbled into generative art by accident while writing programs to generate live visuals for several of the bands he contributed to during the 90's. Relyea was using live generative visuals as early as 1998 for electronic projects Jump Rope Girls, Ropelab and Evilcomputergenius. Performances were marked by stacks of old telivisions and video projection displaying live mash ups of recent generative works by Relyea.
iggraph 2007 in the art gallery!
Hair particle project and some hairy stuff:
I will be there too for part of the show, any rhizome members going?
I posted some pictures and a brief review of the Ars Combinatoria show at
UCF SFDM in Orlando.
> how do you define "useful"?
Dictionary.com defines it as....
use·ful /ˈyusfəl/ [yoos-fuhl]
-adjective 1.being of use or service; serving some purpose; advantageous,
helpful, or of good effect: a useful member of society.
2.of practical use, as for doing work; producing material results; supplying
common needs: the useful arts; useful work.
—Synonyms 1, 2. profitable, efficacious, beneficial.
—Antonyms 1, 2. useless.
I have always thought that the statement "All art is quite useless." was a
very clever statement. It is clever because it can be interpreted as being
relevant on many levels. It can be used to justify many arguments about art,
like "Thomas Kinkade's work is not art because it is simply a useful
component to a business model employed by the artist" and so on.
But like most quotes, this quote is taken totally out of context with its
origin as part of a quote from the preface to Oscar Wilde's work, "The
Picture of Dorian Gray". Here it is in context:
"We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not
admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it
intensely. All art is quite useless "
So really what Wilde is saying is the only justification for making
something useless (art for example) is that at least one person appreciates
it. This is different from the common perception that art must be useless to
f the Systemic Abstractors vs. Pubic Realists project. The project is desig=
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own due to bandwidth considerations.
ut today I
noticed the deadline is extended!
The Art Gallery submission deadline has been extended until 5 pm Pacific
time, 26 January 2007.
Gearing Kids Up For A Robotic Future With An Adorable, Programmable Bot On Wheels
Glitch Moment/ums Alma Alloro, Melissa Baron, Nick Briz, Benjamin Gaulon, José Irion Neto, Antonio Roberts and Ant Scott
Curated by Rosa Menkman & Furtherfield.
Opening Event: Saturday 8 June 2013, 2-5pm
with Glitch Performance by Antonio Roberts at 3pm
Open Friday to Sunday 11-5pm
“The glitch makes the computer itself suddenly appear unconventionally deep, in contrast to the more banal, predictable surface-level behaviours of ‘normal’ machines and systems. In this way, glitches announce a crazy and dangerous kind of moment(um) instantiated and dictated by the machine itself.” Rosa Menkman