ryan griffis
Since 2002
Works in United States of America

Ryan Griffis currently teaches new media art at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He often works under the name Temporary Travel Office and collaborates with many other writers, artists, activists and interesting people in the Midwest Radical Culture Corridor.
The Temporary Travel Office produces a variety of services relating to tourism and technology aimed at exploring the non-rational connections existing between public and private spaces. The Travel Office has operated in a variety of locations, including Missouri, Chicago, Southern California and Norway.

New Orleans Calamity

It is not often that one sees a city destroyed. While the flooding of New Orleans is supposedly a natural disaster and perhaps a foretaste of the implications of climate change, it is also a disaster made by people, institutions and a nation which failed ... And what about the power of grassroots images and commentary? Unbowed says and shows it all.


Mapping Graz

"Researchers at MIT may not be able to hear your cellphone call,but they have found a way to see it",MIT's news office reports."They mapped a city in real time by tracking tens of thousands of people traveling about carrying cellphones.Using anonymous cellphone data provided by the leading cellphone operator in Austria,A1/Mobilkom, the researchers developed the Mobile Landscapes project,creating electronic maps of cellphone use in the metropolitan area of Graz,Austria,the country's second-largest city.

MIT researchers map city by cellphone


whereyouare, an invitation

Sal Randolph:
Dear friends,

I'd like to invite you to participate in a new project of mine.

Whereyouare ( http://whereyouare.org ) is an experiment in the

collective documentation of neighborhoods. It harnesses the power of folksonomy tags from a range of sites that host and organize content of different kinds (flickr for photos, vimeo for video, delicious for

links, etc.).


Product & Vision: Interfaces and boundaries in art and economy

Lucy Kimbell:
---Product & Vision: Interfaces and boundaries in art and economy

Exhibition at Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben, Berlin, Germany
9 September - 9 October

What happens if a corporation - in this case, the Berlin-based publishing house Cornelsen - opens its doors to a group of artists? Can artists or arts and Cornelsen or the corporate sector in general learn something from each other, or will their autonomy be questioned? The participants of Product & Vision have studied, amongst others, the finance structure, the identification of the employees with the company, the products (schoolbooks), the production process, the image of the company, and the organisational structure. This exhibition presents the results of this artistic process in installations, videos, pictures and performances, together with other works from the field of art and business.
Product & Vision focuses on businesses/enterprises as a dominating form of social organisation. Interfaces and boundaries between art and economy are one of the central issues.


new orleans infographics

neworleans.jpgsome online infographics depicting the disaster happening in New Orleans after the Katrina hurricane. please add more sources in comments section. [nytimes & flickr.com & nola.com(pdf) & latimes.com lsu.edu|via queso.com]