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.

On locative media as apolitical (?) 21st century psychogeography

Sonic Scene

"The art itself, from a curatorial and artistic standpoint, offers varied approaches to its historical inheritance to psychogeography, a lineage often claimed by the artists themselves, and not without attendant charges of avoiding the socio-political analyses and practices of the SI that abhor the seductions of spectacle


Bringing Street Protest to Cyberspace In Manila

by Manila Indymedia

A group of online activists offered an alternative space to protest after the Government violently prohibited the streets and freedom parks to exercise public assembly and practice freedom of speech. The online activists calling themselves BrigadaElektronica electronic disturbance group organized an �


Remnants of Democracy

By Anthony Iles

In their recent blockbuster show and doorstopper book Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy, Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel describe a horizontalised network of relations between people and things in which nothing can nor should be exluded from (political) representation. But, argues Anthony Iles, in seeking to universally include the excluded, they fail to allow for the negation of representational politics that such outsiders provoke.


Andrea Polli interview on JIP JavaMuseum Interview Project

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne:

[week 20-26 March 2006] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The weekly interview on JIP - JavaMuseum Interview Project http://netex.nmartproject.net/index.php?blog=11 ---> 2nd interview featuring Andrea Polli (USA) ---> Andrea Polli is a digital media artist living in New York City. Polli's work addresses issues related to science and technology in contemporary society. Her projects often bring together artists and scientists from various disciplines. She is interested in global systems, the real time interconnectivity of these systems, and the effect of these systems on individuals. She has exhibited, performed, and lectured nationally and internationally and is a multiple participant in JavaMuseum projects.


Internet of things: quotes of the day

Bruce Sterling: My main problem with the term ubiquitous computation [is that] ubiquitous suggests that it comes from sorta one central broadcasting tower and covers the world like paint. But, in point of fact, systems of this kind are always patchy..It's not a kinda clean year-zero making-over, what happens is that a new and emerging technoculture composts the old one, it just kinda puts a weight on top and kinda crushes down the old habits and old frames of mind until they kinda gradually lose their colour and just turn into a mulch.