Miklos Legrady
Since the beginning
miklos@sympatico.ca
Works in Toronto Canada

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BIO
Miklos Legrady is an artist working in media/time-based art,
painting, photography, holography, performance,
and critical text.

He received a B.Sc. from the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester,
N.Y, and an M.F.A. from Concordia University in Montreal.

In 1995 he was co-founder of the New York performance group"
The Collective Unconscious", where he was co-director
and performing artist for 3 years.

He has taught web design at the Fine Arts Academy in Budapest, Hungary,
and pursued digital research at the c3 /Soros Foundation.
He created the Mikidot brand on his return
to Toronto in 1998.

His work in painting and photography
is represented in the www.ccca.ca archive.
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DISCUSSION

post-romantic academia


>The algorithmic machines and their caosmose are coming.

Long live caosmose!
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Miklos Legrady
310 Bathurst st.
Toronto ON.
M5T 2S3
416-203-1846
647-292-1846
http://www.mikidot.com

DISCUSSION

choice and destiny


Within a social context, any choice we make is pre-determined
to fall into a statistical category of choices available at that time.
This is destiny.

Our personal life is so complex that the choices we make
enter a situation which has already changed by the time we've made that choice,
so we have to adapt and change. This is freedom.

"if you trust human beings "... Giselle, I grew
up in Canada, a land with few guns,
(still) has a social security net in place.. Much
less tension here than in the States.
In fact, Canada's one of the few real Social
Democracies. I had the opportunity to see
spontaneous human behavior in a nurturing
environment. As a result, no, I don't trust
human beings. Unless I have something they need
so I'm worth their concern.

Frankenstein logic; when someone finally tries
to access personal data in government files
to do me harm, they'll slip on a banana peel
while walking to the computer, ending up in
emergency with a sore butt. This is luck.

Some Oriental ideas deals with ways mental
attitudes theoretically influence luck.
Speculations to that effect can be linked to
Steven Strogatz's writing on sync,
in the book SYNC, Hyperion Books.

Romantically speaking, there's limitations to our
comprehension, which is minuscule compared to
the totality of even a local reality at any
moment. This ensures that diversity will
nnnnnever disappear. Some good comments on this
subject by Howard Bloom in "Global Brain". Means
a place for everyone. How romantic!

>miklos,
>it made my day.
>i don't know if you will get the Nobel, iwill vote for it, btw:
>P-M *is* a Romantic idea...
>if you trust human beings, if you believe that hiring good people is
>the solution, if you are convinced that man governs machine... give me
>a break.
>i try to understand the idea that we will defy the Frankenstein logic.
>we will be someone among machines. the genome project is -- an
>ideological -- step towards the freedom of the (in spite of) nature
>beginning... we are conditioned by our apparatus (Flusser).
>The algorithmic machines and their caosmose are coming.
>stop with human superiority
>
>2005/9/20, miklos@sympatico.ca <miklos@sympatico.ca>:
>> There was this belief, scuse me if I embarass anyone...
>>
>> Has to do with human spirit interacting with physical matter, both
>> are transformed thereby. For example, a child learns to walk;
>> his/her desire for mobility changes his/her physiology.
>>
>> Strangely enough, some people believed that acquiring skill and
>> mastery in a medium
>> led to mature and shopisticated work. Kostabi, on the other hand...
>> along with the museums that bought "his" work... tell us you can hire
>> other artists to do the work for you.
>>
>> Does this apply in quantum physics? If I hire
>>a physicist, do I get the Nobel?
>>
>>
>> >makes sense.
>> >post-modernism is a very romantic idea...
>> >gb
>> >
>> >2005/9/20, miklos@sympatico.ca <miklos@sympatico.ca>:
>> >> >
>> >> >the idea that you can always hire someone to do the "boring part" of
>> >> >the work is a romantic idea.
>> >>
>> >>
>> > > actually it's post-modernist. (See Kostabi)
>> >>
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Miklos Legrady
>> 310 Bathurst st.
>> Toronto ON.
>> M5T 2S3
>> 416-203-1846
>> 647-292-1846
>> http://www.mikidot.com
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>www.desvirtual.com
>http://netart.incubadora.fapesp.br/

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Miklos Legrady
310 Bathurst st.
Toronto ON.
M5T 2S3
416-203-1846
647-292-1846
http://www.mikidot.com

DISCUSSION

Call for Proposals...


>in writing, much changes in the process of writing. ...some
>programmers who work for artists...give them what they
>want,...usually this results in bad art.

As with writing, online work or media like sculpture or painting,
much changes in the making. Is this change necessary? Is the
individual? How do we define the purpose + process of art?

What objections are there to a computer randomly selecting concepts
for technicians to execute as works of "art"?

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Miklos Legrady
310 Bathurst st.
Toronto ON.
M5T 2S3
416-203-1846
647-292-1846
http://www.mikidot.com

DISCUSSION

post-romantic modernism


>>
>
>This requires belief in Spirit, which is Romantic.

Neither belief nor romantic,

psychologically, spirit is one end of a spectrum
whose counterpoint is matter.

"requires belief". it's hard to doubt the existence of spirit;
for example, philosophy is a matter of the spirit.
Nazism was a philosophy which killed millions.

Quite real.
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Miklos Legrady
310 Bathurst st.
Toronto ON.
M5T 2S3
416-203-1846
647-292-1846
http://www.mikidot.com

DISCUSSION

postmodernist romanticism


There was this belief, scuse me if I embarass anyone...

Has to do with human spirit interacting with physical matter, both
are transformed thereby. For example, a child learns to walk;
his/her desire for mobility changes his/her physiology.

Strangely enough, some people believed that acquiring skill and
mastery in a medium
led to mature and shopisticated work. Kostabi, on the other hand...
along with the museums that bought "his" work... tell us you can hire
other artists to do the work for you.

Does this apply in quantum physics? If I hire a physicist, do I get the Nobel?

>makes sense.
>post-modernism is a very romantic idea...
>gb
>
>2005/9/20, miklos@sympatico.ca <miklos@sympatico.ca>:
>> >
>> >the idea that you can always hire someone to do the "boring part" of
>> >the work is a romantic idea.
>>
>>
> > actually it's post-modernist. (See Kostabi)
>>

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Miklos Legrady
310 Bathurst st.
Toronto ON.
M5T 2S3
416-203-1846
647-292-1846
http://www.mikidot.com