Jason Van Anden
Since 2004
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

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Jason Van Anden is a new media activist, artist, inventor and robot maker. His creations are exhibited internationally, receiving recognition in the art, science, technology and gaming communities. More about Jason and his work can be found at his website www.smileproject.com.
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Re: NYT art critic reviews Pixar exhibition at MoMA


What would Jackson do?
There are so many artists making so many different things that I haveto wonder if the original comment addresses artists at all.
Based upon an abstract definition of what Murphy is calling Visual Art(VA) and Visual Culture (VC), I suspect that if anyone is to blame, itis the collectors (consumers) rather than the artists. To sayotherwise suggests that there are a finite of artists in the world atany point in time endowned with super hero art skills - and that thesesuper talented few have opted to waste their talent making VisualCulture instead of Visual Art.
If Jackson Pollack was embarking on a career in the arts today - would he opt to manufacture well presented one liners instead ofmaking expressive paintings?
Jason Van Andenwww.smileproject.com

On 12/16/05, T.Whid <twhid@twhid.com> wrote:> Perhaps I should have said it's relevant for all of us to consider...>> On 12/16/05, Jason Van Anden <jason@smileproject.com> wrote:> > > ...a relevant thing for some in this forum to consider.> >> > who? example?> >> > jason> >> > On 12/16/05, T.Whid <twhid@twhid.com> wrote:> > > http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/16/arts/design/16pixa.html> > >> > > Murphy posted on Thingist this quote:> > >> > > "Still, there is much to see in the show, and if a lot of it is more> > > visual culture than art, much less great art, the focus is in accord> > > with the museum's long tradition of attention to all kinds of visual> > > disciplines, especially design."> > >> > > To which he added this commentary:> > >> > > "Yeah, most of what passes for Visual Art these days is Visual> > > Culture. A totally respectable field of study but it's not art. What> > > the two share is Design."> > >> > > ...a relevant thing for some in this forum to consider.> > >> > > --> > > <twhid>www.mteww.com</twhid>> > >> > > +> > > -> post: list@rhizome.org> > > -> questions: info@rhizome.org> > > -> subscribe/unsubscribe: http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz> > > -> give: http://rhizome.org/support> > > +> > > Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the> > > Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/29.php> > >> >> >> > --> > Jason Van Anden> > http://www.smileproject.com> >>>> --> <twhid>www.mteww.com</twhid>>> +> -> post: list@rhizome.org> -> questions: info@rhizome.org> -> subscribe/unsubscribe: http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz> -> give: http://rhizome.org/support> +> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the> Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/29.php>

--Jason Van Andenhttp://www.smileproject.com

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ascii chewy available as google widget


Google has just published an API for Homepage Widgets - pretty cool a simple to use. I already have made an ascii chewy widget - available here:

http://www.smileproject.com/chewy/ascii_chewy.xml

Google Widget Announcement:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2005/12/build-your-own-google-homepage.html

Jason Van Anden
www.smileproject.com

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Williamsburg Art Sampler == WagMag Benefit


Hi All,

Just checked out the WagMag benefit exhibit at Front Room. The show itself is an awesome opportunity to sample what is going on in Williamsburg (Brooklyn NY, USA) right now. Around 40 works of art were donated from some of the best galleries and artists in b'burg - plus everything is only $150 a pop (see rules below for details).

The closing is the 18th and promises to be a really fun event.

Hope to see you there - tickets, details, directions:

http://www.frontroom.org/

jason van anden
www.smileproject.com

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Re: Rhizome commission makes it to Digg's front page


I know of only one person in the entire world that uses JJAJWFXPSS, atthe moment. You bring up a pretty interesting question though: ifsomething cannot be found on Google, does it exist?
I agree that AJAX looks pretty sweet - on the surface it looks likeSOAP repackaged. Since you are apparently familiar with .Net, SOAPmay have less of a learning curve on the server side.
I wrote something that did something similar to all of this a whileago to refine the back and fourth between client and server. I used ahidden frame with a form in it which brokered communication usingjavascript. You can see this in action at www.q2ware.com. It onlyworks in IE though. No AJAX or SOAP required, still pretty cleanthough.
jason van andenwww.smileproject.com

On 12/10/05, Geert Dekkers <geert@nznl.com> wrote:>> On Dec 10, 2005, at 4:38 PM, Jason Van Anden wrote:>> > Hi Geert,> >> > Good articles - thanks for sharing.> >> > Staying on thread ... Jason Freeman's new piece is super cool and an> > elegant application of his previous technological feats. I> > especially admire how sophisticated and yet accessible his work is to> > a wide audience == pop.net. I regret that I only listen to one song> > all the time, over and over. My signature sounds exactly like "Black> > Dog".> >> > Regarding the programming stuff, IMHO and for all its worth, I use> > JJAJWFXPSS.>> This can't really be a name -- can it??>> Of course I looked -- http://www.google.com/search?> q=JJAJWFXPSS&sa=N&tab=iw>> The thing that seems to me to be attractive about AJAX is the> possibility to save on client - server trips. Apparently, the> javascript does the calls to the server in a separate layer, and> passes it on to the client interface throught the DOM. Which is as> fast as saying "document.getElementById> ("some_id").firstChild.nodeValue".>> Not that I use this sort of stuff (at all!) in my net.art work.> Sadly. I have yet to find a way to convey what I want to say in> software.>>> > Basically, this is javascript/java applet java windowed> > full screen xml python server side.> >> > Here is why: Its not a big leap to make a Java app run as an applet,> > windowed or full screen, it runs on most platforms if not as an> > application then most likely as an applet within a browser, the file> > transfer can (somewhat easily) take place through sockets, http,> > locally or as a resource (depending on whether its an app, applet of> > course). Also its established, free and well supported. I use Python> > on the server side because its the best language ever, I wish it was> > better suited for the browser.> >> > I have a slew of new pop.net coming down the pike that makes good use> > of JJAJWFXPSS.> >> > happy,> > jason van anden> > www.smileproject.com> >> > On 12/10/05, Geert Dekkers <geert@nznl.com> wrote:> >> Very nice. Not that I'm much interested in what my signature might> >> be (it's> >> still churning away at this time) but the app is not -- as I had> >> expected --> >> a desktop app, but a downloadable applet. Doing something in the> >> innards of> >> my machine that I'd generally only expect or want a desktop app to> >> do. As> >> such blurring the transition between the desktop and the internet,> >>> >> Old news, I suppose, (I'm in the habit of regurgitating and> >> remunching old> >> news) But lately, in thinking about moving some of my .net> >> projects to the> >> desktop, I've again become interesting in the latest web> >> developments.> >>> >> And I've actually been reading articles. Like this one:> >> http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-> >> is-web-20.html?page=1> >>> >> and this:> >> http://www.adaptivepath.com/publications/essays/archives/000385.php> >>> >> And yes, also this one:> >> http://www.usabilityviews.com/ajaxsucks.html> >>> >> By the way, Safari (2.0.2) crashed on me. So I still don't know> >> what my> >> audio signature is.> >>> >>> >> Geert Dekkers> >>> >> http://nznl.com> >>> >>> >>> >> On Dec 8, 2005, at 9:59 PM, T.Whid wrote:> >>> >> iTunes Signature Maker> >>> >> http://digg.com/music/_iTunes_Signature_Maker> >>> >> right now (12/8/05 @ 15:56 EST) you can find it here:> >> http://digg.com/> >>> >> impressive :-) wish I had submitted it to Digg (coz I'm a dork)> >>> >> good job all around!> >>> >> --> >> <twhid>www.mteww.com</twhid>

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Re: Rhizome commission makes it to Digg's front page


Hi Geert,
Good articles - thanks for sharing.
Staying on thread ... Jason Freeman's new piece is super cool and anelegant application of his previous technological feats. Iespecially admire how sophisticated and yet accessible his work is toa wide audience == pop.net. I regret that I only listen to one songall the time, over and over. My signature sounds exactly like "BlackDog".
Regarding the programming stuff, IMHO and for all its worth, I useJJAJWFXPSS. Basically, this is javascript/java applet java windowed (or)fullscreen xml python server side.
Here is why: Its not a big leap to make a Java app run as an applet,windowed or full screen, it runs on most platforms if not as anapplication then most likely as an applet within a browser, the filetransfer can (somewhat easily) take place through sockets, http,locally or as a resource (depending on whether its an app, applet ofcourse). Also its established, free and well supported. I use Pythonon the server side because its the best language ever, I wish it wasbetter suited for the browser.
I have a slew of new pop.net coming down the pike that makes good useof JJAJWFXPSS.
happy,jason van andenwww.smileproject.com

> On 12/10/05, Geert Dekkers <geert@nznl.com> wrote:> > Very nice. Not that I'm much interested in what my signature might be (it's> > still churning away at this time) but the app is not -- as I had expected --> > a desktop app, but a downloadable applet. Doing something in the innards of> > my machine that I'd generally only expect or want a desktop app to do. As> > such blurring the transition between the desktop and the internet,> >> > Old news, I suppose, (I'm in the habit of regurgitating and remunching old> > news) But lately, in thinking about moving some of my .net projects to the> > desktop, I've again become interesting in the latest web developments.> >> > And I've actually been reading articles. Like this one:> > http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html?page=1> >> > and this:> > http://www.adaptivepath.com/publications/essays/archives/000385.php> >> > And yes, also this one:> > http://www.usabilityviews.com/ajaxsucks.html> >> > By the way, Safari (2.0.2) crashed on me. So I still don't know what my> > audio signature is.> >> >> > Geert Dekkers> >> > http://nznl.com> >> >> >> > On Dec 8, 2005, at 9:59 PM, T.Whid wrote:> >> > iTunes Signature Maker> >> > http://digg.com/music/_iTunes_Signature_Maker> >> > right now (12/8/05 @ 15:56 EST) you can find it here:> > http://digg.com/> >> > impressive :-) wish I had submitted it to Digg (coz I'm a dork)> >> > good job all around!> >> > --> > <twhid>www.mteww.com</twhid>> >> > +> > -> post: list@rhizome.org> > -> questions: info@rhizome.org> > -> subscribe/unsubscribe:> > http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz> > -> give: http://rhizome.org/support> > +> > Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the> > Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/29.php> >>