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OPPORTUNITY

TRADE YOUR IMAGES FOR PAINTINGS


Deadline:
Tue Dec 20, 2011 19:45

Does anyone wanna trade some images of your home, work, or leisure space in exchange for some of my paintings? Seriously. I'll send you some physical paintings via snail mail for digitally sending me some images. You may keep them for yourself or give them away for the holidays. If you think your friends, family, loved ones, acquaintances, etc want some paintings too, feel free to share.

I'll reuse the images for more drawings and paintings. I'm curious about the lives of folk in networks in the arts and design.

The images can be casual, amateurish, and/or professional. You can trade between 1 - 10 images for 3 paintings (no larger than 4" x 8".

You may send the images to veramaurinapress@gmail.com and or upload some to my site: www.veramaurinapress.org


OPPORTUNITY

Painting & the Invention of the Web


Deadline:
Sat Dec 31, 2011 21:00

Location:
Chicago, Illinois
United States of America

Vera Maurina Press (VMP) uses casual and direct client feedback on and offline to generate art, bolstering our core belief that casual communication and daily experiences with nets of objects are inspiring sources for art.
We're moving into the second iteration of VMP, where we added sections in honor of the inventors of the web, the hyperlink, and a prototype of desktop computing. A painting series will grow from each section. Like before, we incorporate your digital images & commentary with the work.


DISCUSSION

Moving the Museum Online


With the rise of Flash Media Server, I'm surprised Adobe didn't work with the artists, curators, creative directors, etc. to develop the space in tandem with REAL face-to-face events. 
There's no virtual without the real.  Virtuality is simply 'potential.'  Why is this word so often confused with 'nowhereland.'  We carry potential with us EVERYWHERE.  The virtual may be hard to pin down . . . but it's definitely somewhere. 
This is one thing that's totally lacking in so many online art and arts related projects.  Either offer something that adds to the online discourse, like a valuable collection, unheard of and probably impossible in the 'real' world, http://ubuweb.com/ , or something that's in an 'augmented reality,' in its loosest definition . . . a thing that Amazon mastered early on . . . you type some words on a screen and SHAZAM! a book is at your doorstep.  Want to think about architecture and online virtual space?  Don't build slick graphic fly throughs with Flash.  Think Amazon's shipping network and business services!

DISCUSSION

Moving the Museum Online


With the rise of Flash Media Server, I'm surprised Adobe didn't work with the artists, curators, creative directors, etc. to develop the space in tandem with REAL face-to-face events. 
There's no virtual without the real.  Virtuality is simply 'potential.'  Why is this word so often confused with 'nowhereland.'  We carry potential with us EVERYWHERE.  The virtual may be hard to pin down . . . but it's definitely somewhere. 
This is one thing that's totally lacking in so many online art and arts related projects.  Either offer something that adds to the online discourse, like a valuable collection, unheard of and probably impossible in the 'real' world, http://ubuweb.com/ , or something that's in an 'augmented reality,' in its loosest definition . . . a thing that Amazon mastered early on . . . you type some words on a screen and SHAZAM! a book is at your doorstep.  Want to think about architecture and online virtual space?  Don't build slick graphic fly throughs with Flash.  Think Amazon's shipping network and business services!