I'm actually not sure who bloggy and Tyler Green are taking sides with in the Jack Pierson vs Barneys dustup. Barneys supposedly "forged," for its window displays, its own set of Pierson's "trademark" sculptures made out of found sign letters. Pierson is mad, and his gallery Cheim & Read wrote a pedantic letter to the clothier that stops short of asserting an actual intellectual property right but nevertheless accuses the retailer of a "fraudulent situation."
But given that those kinds of sculptures are commonplace--you see them in craft fairs, regional art shows, and T.G.I. Friday's-calibre restaurants--that's a bit like Duchamp writing an indignant letter to a urinal manufacturer. As long as the accusations of "fraud" are flying around, why doesn't Pierson have his gallery write an outraged screed to the stock photography company selling this royalty free image:
Or maybe sling a fraud allegation at painter Leslie Brack while he's at it?
Update on Collaborative March Madness
Concept Trucking / Leisurearts just wrote to say -
“MTAA has made the final four as a number 11 seed! Your success was modeled/is hitched on George Mason University’s in the NCAA tourney. I will be posting an updated bracket soon! Guess you better start rooting for the Patriots to win it all.”
I have had zero (or, more likely, negative) interest in this so-called March madness… until now! Go George Mason!
The chart is updated. Check it out…
Become a Target of Heightened Surveillance
The design of the headdress borrows from Islamic and Hindu fashion to comment on the racial profiling of Arab and Arab-looking citizens that occurred post-9/11. The design of the headdress is thus a contradiction: while its goal is to hide the wearer, it makes the wearer a target of heightened surveillance.
The laser tikka (forehead ornament) is attached to a hooded vest and reflective shawl. The laser is activated by pressing a button on the left shoulder of the vest. When pointed directly into a camera lens, the laser creates a burst of light masking the wearer
Satellite provider EchoStar has launched a mosaic video application (showcase) that will enable viewers to watch six TV thumbnailed video channels and access an interactive menu concurrently, reports CED Magazine.
Powered by OpenTV set-top software, the mosaic and interactive elements, offered on channel 100, follow some earlier work with the technology by EchoStar. In 2004, the DBS service provider offered mosaics to support the Summer Olympics and for coverage of the Presidential elections.
A mosaic thumbnail, once selected by a customer, will be transitioned to full-screen video.
Cable also has some grand plans for mosaic video applications. The Comcast Media Center and GuideWorks, the Comcast/Gemstar-TV Guide joint venture, are developing "video-rich navigation" enhancements for interactive program guides.
Cable has a technological advantage over satellite because signals can be sent two ways. Without a two-way path, satellite operators can offer simultaneous viewing of channels or provide VOD via cable PVR boxes. Programming can be downloaded and stored for later retrieval. That's what DVB-H does, too.
How long until WiFi, WiMax or DVB-H deliver multi-media for Playstation Portables? You decide.
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The University of Georgia’s Peabody Archives has signed with Media Matters to use their System for the Automated Migration of Media Archives, or SAMMA, to migrate over 2,000 recordings submitted by local television stations around the United States for consideration in the annual Peabody Awards competition between 1973 and 1990. The project, funded by the National Park Service’s “Save America’s Treasures
wrote a cool little Python script which uses a pronunciation dictionary to
search text for found haikus. See the results at:
I particularly enjoyed the haikus pulled out of spam emails, such as:
We offer some of
the best bulk e-mail prices
on the Internet.
AND I ASSURE YOU
OF ALL SUCCESS AND SAFETY
IN THIS TRANSACTION.
Please put Remove in
subject line to get out from
future mailing. Thanks.
We are looking for a responsible individual who can handle large independent projects. She/he will have a strong interest in new media and new media art, and an eagerness to learn about cutting-edge technologies and ideas by putting them into practice. Experience with the basics of web production (HTML, FTP, Photoshop) required.
To apply, email your detailed cover letter and resume to Francis Hwang at email@example.com.
Hours: 10 hours per week, scheduling flexible
Dates: September 15 - December 15, 2002
Notes: On-site, unpaid
> Does any of the community know of any artists who are creating artefacts
that are digitally respondent to touch or contact of any sort? Please let
me know if you do...Thanks...marilyn
When Bradford Paley spoke at "Database Cultures" last May he showed us some
stuff that made ripples when you touched it. Lots of oohs and ahhs from the
His page is at: http://www.didi.com/brad/
commands, so you kill processes by shooting them with a shotgun. Whoo-ha!
Here's the original project page: http://www.cs.unm.edu/~dlchao/flake/doom/
Here's the current Sourceforge page (doesn't seem that active, though the
disclaimer is amusing): http://psdoom.sourceforge.net/
Here's an article that a certain Rhizome staffer once wrote about it for
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