Mark Edward Grimm
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DISCUSSION

Re: Boston bomb-terrorism-art-marketing scare


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--- kanarinka <kanarinka@ikatun.com> wrote:

> Yesterday a bunch of LED signs with cartoon
> characters from a TV show
> shut down the city of Boston. They were installed on
> bridges,
> overpasses, etc.
>
> City officials spent $750,000 deploying first
> responders to the site
> of the cartoons.
>
> Now they have arrested two of the "artists" who were
> hired by
> Interference, Inc, a guerrilla marketing firm who
> was hired by Turner
> Broadcasting.
>
> Bail for the artists is set at $100,000.
>
> One of the LED signs is on sale on eBay for $5,000.
>
> This world gets weirder and weirder.
>
>
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>
> ----
>
> Boston officials livid over ad stunt
> Yahoo! News
> http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070201/ap_on_re_us/
>
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>
> MTA3MXN1bHE0BHNlYwN0bWE-
>
> By KEN MAGUIRE, Associated Press Writer 56 minutes
> ago
>
> Livid about a publicity campaign that disrupted the
> city by stirring
> fears of terrorism, Boston officials vowed to
> prosecute those
> responsible and seek restitution, while others
> mocked authorities on
> Thursday for what they called an overreaction.
>
> Officials found a slew of blinking electronic signs
> adorning bridges
> and other high-profile spots across the city
> Wednesday, prompting the
> closing of a highway and part of the Charles River
> and the deployment
> of bomb squads.
>
> The 38 signs were part of a promotion for the
> Cartoon Network TV show
> "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," a surreal series about a
> talking milkshake,
> a box of fries and a meatball. The network's parent
> is Turner
> Broadcasting Systems Inc.
>
> "It is outrageous, in a post 9/11 world, that a
> company would use
> this type of marketing scheme," Mayor Thomas Menino
> said. "I am
> prepared to take any and all legal action against
> Turner Broadcasting
> and its affiliates for any and all expenses
> incurred."
>
> The 1-foot tall signs, which were lit up at night,
> resembled a
> circuit board, with protruding wires and batteries.
> Most depicted a
> boxy, cartoon character giving passersby the finger
>

DISCUSSION

Re: Les Levine, new media meltdown, Paik etc.


hey carlos/all

may or may not be related to discussion.

yeah right after 911 i did this work in reaction to
television footage (and using television footage)
where the vid takes up the full screen of the browser
window as a television does...

http://megrimm.net/content/netart/nineoneone/

..i used to have it here but the address was on
'loan' so some reason its not working anymore..

http://nine-one-one.org/

this one is quicktime. flash vid works better as
full-screen vid...

m

--- cont3xt <cont3xt@cont3xt.net> wrote:

> googled him, too. what i found was an interview with
> him where he says:
>
> [...] People used to say to me, "Oh, that just looks
> like TV." I used to say
> to them, "Well, that's just great. Because people
> understand TV." [...]
>
> could it be possible we're thinking of tv, too, when
> it comes to web based
> works?
>
> cheers,
> carlos
>
> On 14/01/07, dymond@idirect.ca <dymond@idirect.ca>
> wrote:
> >
> > just googled him, he was from Dublin.
> > And it goes back to my post re: new media
> meltdown.
> > Levine took chances, gambled with his career and
> life, came out unscathed
> > but not as famous as did other artists with far
> less innovation and
> > quality.
> > He will always be the first New Media Artist in my
> mind, I think the
> > others like Paik are great, but they didn't push
> the interactive envelope
> > as far.
> > and I wish, someone, anyone , could produce a web
> based work that was
> > equal to Levine's work. Iris encapsulates
> everything we talk about today,
> > and all in one piece.
> > Such an important work and such a seminal figure.
> > Everyone at the time learned from him, including
> Warhol (see his
> > commentary in the old Interview, no I don't
> remember the issue, jstor it).
> > Maybe there is hope for New Media, but I haven't
> seen his equal yet.
> > Eric
> >
> >
> > +
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>

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mark edward grimm | m.f.a | ed.m
megrimm.net | socialmediagroup.org & .com
meg156@columbia.edu | 585.509.8703
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DISCUSSION

Excavate: CoHabit 2.0


Hello All,

This is a project done this summer at an upstate New
York Art Park. Haven't had much time to promote it
and I am not very good at promoting myself to begin
with!

Have a look here:

http://megrimm.net/pivot/entry.php?id1&w=projects#body

A first draft of a video talking about the project and
the technology involved is here:

http://socialmediagroup.org/projects/content/exc_01/excavate_draft_01.mov

Happy New Years!

mark

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mark edward grimm | m.f.a | ed.m
megrimm.net | socialmediagroup.org & .com
meg156@columbia.edu | 585.509.8703
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