Lew Baldwin
Since the beginning
lewbaldwin@gmail.com
Works in Los Angeles United States of America

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BIO
Lew Baldwin is an artist and musician currently working in New York.
His work has been shown internationally and his piece milkmilklemonade.net,
which was part of the Whitney Bistreams show, was the first net-based installation
to implement a live chat wall in a public space. It's
pretty cool.
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DISCUSSION

METHOD : Sat, Nov. 1st


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Colleagues, Friends, Unicorns,

3 person show METHOD in which I'm a part of
opens this

Saturday Nov. 1st in downtown Los Angeles
at BANK gallery. (7-9)

info: http://bank-art.com

Showing custom-framed prints of GoodWorld.

GoodWorld was originally commissioned online for the Whitney
and was made possible by the immaculate coding of Charlie Killian.
This is a newly realized version 2 - out of the box.

Would be great to see yu + after party !

best,

Lew Baldwin

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DISCUSSION

GOODWORLD AT ARTPORT


http://artport.whitney.org
http://goodworld.ws

GoodWorld is a 'wrapping' of the Web. Through goodworld.ws the online experience temporarily becomes one large unified piece.

In reaction to the onslaught of media and advertising that has sunk web browsing to unimaginable levels in the last several years - and even more so
with the news of our pending threats since Sept. 11th, GoodWorld is a cleansing of sorts. An idealistic overture to a utopian vision... or possibly an unsettled dilution of the safe and familiar we've come to expect.

Goodworld uses PHP to evaluate web pages and images, then re-draws the content as a new interpretation of what was there before. The dominant image on the
page is re-created as a Shockwave Flash file in real-time based on the dominant
rgb values of the image.

EVENT

GOODWORLD now at ARTPORT


Dates:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 00:00 - Wed Jul 17, 2002

http://artport.whitney.org
http://goodworld.ws

GoodWorld is a 'wrapping' of the Web. Through goodworld.ws the online experience temporarily becomes one large unified piece.

In reaction to the onslaught of media and advertising that has sunk web browsing to unimaginable levels in the last several years - and even more so
with the news of our pending threats since Sept. 11th, GoodWorld is a cleansing of sorts. An idealistic overture to a utopian vision... or possibly an unsettled dilution of the safe and familiar we've come to expect.

Goodworld uses PHP to evaluate web pages and images, then re-draws the content as a new interpretation of what was there before. The dominant image on the
page is re-created as a Shockwave Flash file in real-time based on the dominant
rgb values of the image.


DISCUSSION

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It's good to have a dialogue about this here - because it seems
like many people think it's uncool to talk about it - or it's trendy
or something. People avoid the subject all together at the space I share. (that's probably why my last post was long-winded...) It's good to share stories.

It struck a nerve when I read Mirapaul's article stating 'no one had done work relating to the WTC events'. It's like EVERYTHING I've done (and other artists I'm sure...) since then has been effected or in reaction to that day. But not in a formal, clear concise package. Read between the lines..

I found the sketch of ideas for the WTC proposal. This was
written August 26, 2001. It's almost scary to read - very weird...
and identical to what history has produced. Thought I would include for posterity.

"Finding myself now in New York City, after having embarked on several new technical and visual paths

DISCUSSION

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Also It just hit me what this is partially about - just days after Sept. 11 I flew to Venezuela and installed a version of the textwall (milkmilklemonade.net) for a conference.

I wrote Matt Mirapaul an email - stating that this was an important work at this time - to give a voice to people - and it being installed in another country made it even more special = Less biassed opinion. I wanted some press on this. I felt like a messenger from the inceneration zone (NYC / WTC) - like I had escaped from the US to build this temporary forum for insight into what had happened or was happening. It took alot for me to get on the plane and do this.

Well I never heard much back from Mirapaul - and I guess
some of the old art practices are still in place... an artist can't go through the press directly - they must be fed through a credible source first (?).. or possibly given a story-line so blatantly obvious - it's easy to expand on and write about.

I didn't post it to rhizome (I guess I didn't know the 'rules ..)... so only the people that participated and spoke of Sept. 11, War, God etc. - knew about it.

Here is an excerpt of some of the dialogue from Caracas, Venezuela on Sept. 28, 2001.

i am tires of the people that have god
at their side.////=.........we share the same space, you and
me....////=chaves payaso triste////=For get me not////=SO YOU THINK WE
NEED THE DEVIL?////=////=WHAT IS WRONG WITH GOD? ////=si no hay trabajo,
me quedo con la salsa y la playa!////=////=////=So is Bush////=I am tired
of the violence, we need non-selfish peace, not ignorance...////=It is not
God