mark cooley
Since 2002
Works in United States of America

Mark Cooley is an interdisciplinary artist interested in exploring the intersections of art, activism and institutional critique in a variety of contexts. Subjects of particular interest are U.S. foreign policy, corporate culture, and the political economy of new technologies. Recently, Mark has focused his attention on food production and consumption and the ways in which artists may mediate in these processes.

Jordi Colomer

In the Anarchitekton hotographs, Barcelona-based artist Jordi Colomer shows characters carrying cardboard architecture models, exact replicas of the buildings, in front of which they are moving around. I particularly like the on in Barcelona, This way he simultaneously denounces the reality of these constructions and celebrates the utopia that they once upheld.

Jordi Colomer, Anarchitekton Brasilia, 2004

More images in artnet.

Colomer, together with Francis Alÿs, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Marcelo Cidade, and Anita Molinero, is part of Modern©ité , an exhibition that presents poetic and critical views of the modern urban environment. Focal point is the issue on how the ideological foundation of modernist architecture and city planning can be reconciled with the elusive character of a constantly changing society.



Jessica Irish at Fringe Exhibitions

Jody Zellen:


Exhibition Dates: April 15 - May 20, 2006

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 15, from 6 - 8 PM

Fringe Exhibitions is pleased to present the work of Jessica Irish. Entitled "Between / Everyday," this site specific installation of recent video projections explores new ways to visualize and construct both the ideology and experience of the built environment. In the main space Irish will present "Level" a four channel video installation in which visual imagery composited from several domestic cities continuously shifts points of view and perspective, as concrete becomes sky and surface becomes structure.

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 12 - 6
or by appointment

504 Chung King Court
Los Angeles, CA 90012


considering abstraction in digital art?

Pall Thayer:

I've been doing some research on related stuff recently and it's

beginning to lead into a kind of strange direction. What I'm going to

say is not about digital art in general but about Net-Art in general.

For a long time I've been touting the merits of the abstract and do

in fact feel that it's one of the most important moves in recent

art. So important that to simply abandon it as old fashioned would be

a shame. It's definitely important stuff. But as far as Net-Art is

concerned, it's hard to ignore the Pop-Artness of it. It uses

elements of mass culture and due it's (most often) screen-based

nature, it tends to have a graphic-design quality to it. On top of

that, it has one more very significant feature that Pop-Art didn't

have. Almost anyone can experience it in an environment of their own


Here's a good description of net art, it's: "popular, transient,

expendable, low-cost, mass-produced, young, witty, sexy, gimmicky,

glamorous, and Big Business"

Only, this list wasn't devised as a description of net art. It's

Richard Hamilton describing Pop-Art in the late 50's. Eery, eh?
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last chance to see Andy Deck at HTTP.

marc garrett:

This weekend is your last chance to see...

Open Vice/Virtue: The Online Art Context by Andy Deck at HTTP.

We thought that we'd put together some images from the opening night &
of the overall installation, so those who have not been able to visit
the exhibition can at least get a taste of what was on show.

The opening night - photographs by Neil Jenkins:

Images of the exhibition installation - photographs by Neil Jenkins &
Pau Ros:




experimental geography


how to interpret the world around us

The work of Trevor Pagen is tactical media, speculative non-fiction - an "experimental geography" - as he calls it, accompanied, of course by "experimental lectures". The online component of his work has a travel-logue quality, with interventions and alien inspired expeditions validated by documented, journalistic interviews. Pagen is a cross-disciplinary practitioner and tactitioner in writing, installation, photography, lectures, performances, interventions, and exhibitions. He appropriates technologies and practices and originates the necessary techniques. One such, "limit-telephotography", was developed for The Secret Bases project to examine the non-space of secret bases and their supposed non-existence.

In projects like Carceral Landscape the Prison Infiltration and Surveillance Suit was performance attire developed to enable covert videography for the project. Documentation is shown from these visits. Pagen co-opts the stealth technlogies to spy back on the spies and uncover the covert, which he weaves together in speculative, but plausible narratives to help us interpret the world around us.


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Experimental Animation Adjunct Professor Wanted

Mon Nov 04, 2013 17:00

Fairfax, Virginia
United States of America

George Mason University School of Art is now accepting applications for adjunct professors to teach 2D and 3D experimental animation courses for the spring 2014 semester.

Inquiries please email Mark Cooley at for more information.

Mark Cooley
New Media Art Program Coordinator
Green Studio Coordinator
School of Art, George Mason University


open source software / college new media art programs

Anyone, know of any college new media art programs that focus on using open source software. I'm doing some research.




A Lion King Remake

Lion King Remake: A recipe for Hilarity and Disaster (or at least a few good laughs over lunch with a copyright lawyer).

This is what you get when you add:
40 or so severely fatigued freshmen game design students
+ a cruel instructor ready to indulge in his student's childhood dreams (which in this case, are sponsored by the Disney Corporation).
+ a staged classroom battle and eventual consensus over candidates for 'remake' (close competitors included Terminator 2, Harry Potter & LOTR).
+ each student given two 15 second segments of LK to remake.

chaos ensues


Adjunct Professor New Media Art George Mason University (DC suburbs)

Thu May 31, 2012 12:25

fairfax, Virginia
United States of America


The New Media Art program in the School of Art at George Mason University is currently accepting C.V.s for potential adjunct professor teaching positions in New Media Art beginning this fall.

Interested individuals please contact Mark Cooley -

Thank you,

Mark Cooley
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator - New Media Art
School of Art
George Mason University



Obama's war two years on.