simon harris
Since 2004
Works in Birmingham United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BIO
I'm from UK and I'm a long-term member of http://trace.ntu.ac.uk

My blog - http://sayingsome.blogspot.com
new members/comments welcome.

Please visit my website and blog and sign my guestbook/comment if you wish. http://simonsnewmedia.com

Collaborated with Babel on "creyer faltics" on http://www.serner.de and wrote a web-poem based on the said web work.
http://www.babel.ca Current collaborations with http://harrykstammer.blogspot.com who does excellent "pop-text-image" art-forms.

Oh! I used to write "traditional" poetry and I am published in Coe Review (US) and shortlisted and published in Writers' Brew.

My interests are
- dancing (jazz,ballet,contemporary, street and anything else they let me have a go at)
-Text and its experimental development on the Internet/computers/advertising
- Images;video,film,photographic,painting,etc. etc.
- Music - I like minimalism, jazz and any funky pop/dance music. I play a mean guitar!

I am often known as Crescent on the internet.
I seem to walk a lot.although i getsa into cricket recently. It's a slow process
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DISCUSSION

Re: Visual Rhizome


Aaron Siegel wrote:

> My current work follows the ideals of presenting unbiased information
> in a format that is easy for visual deconstruction and understanding.
> I aim to achieve an overlapping relationship with aesthetic
> representations of data and scientific empiricism. My work strives to
> display relationships and correlations within information systems that
> would remain unseen from any other perspective.
>
> In contrast to many information technology artworks that attempt to
> transform data into purely visually aesthetic pieces, I strive to
> create design systems that transpose information into temporal forms
> specifically for the purpose of dovetailing cognition into a visual
> task. The decentralized natures of the systems I create allow them to
> take on a visual representation in an emerging manner that truly
> reflects the structure of the data they represent.
>
> The projects I produce also deal with issues of interaction design
> with information systems and their affect on the cognitive response of
> the viewers. This involves procuring publicly available data sets and
> re-inventing their display to promote readability and simplicity. I
> find something interesting about the somewhat covert re-arrangement
> and display of information, since it places the control over
> interaction on the clients side rather than relying on someone else's
> interface.
>
> Most of my work surrounds the idea of improving human/information
> interface. Many people have negative reactions towards technology and
> information because of their experiences with poorly designed
> interfaces. A negative experience with an information interface most
> often results in frustration, anxiety, and confusion. A positive
> experience most often results in intuitive interaction, heightened
> understanding of the subject, and even leads to further investigation.
> By improving the interface, the experience of the interaction is
> improved along with it. Life is comprised of experiences, positive and
> negative, and by improving one experience at a time life can be made a
> little better.

Hi,
Is this an art-work in its self or is it just a way of helping people to access Rhizome?
I am very unclear about this. If this is an art-work, then how does it differ from a web page that helps people to access a website? If there is no difference, then how would you support the idea that it is a work of art?
If this is about perception, then why bother to create a stimulus to perception, when there are objects/subjects all over the place that people can perceive/misperceive? Maybe this illustrates "postmodern" ideas about "pointlessness" and "nothingness"??

Thanks!
Crescent

DISCUSSION

Re: Media art in the focus of gender criticism : 37 theses


beate zurwehme wrote:

> 1.Initial considerations: How is femaleness in the media art
> represented? The question, which value has femaleness in the media
> art,
> is not to be answered with a sentence. Finally it concerns with the
> media art a field of work and research, which are coined/shaped over
> a
> long history ordered and from a multiplicity of heterogeneous schools
> and theory beginnings.

DISCUSSION

Re: Re: http://www.c404.tv/


kristina maskarin wrote:

> Is Noise still noice depending on the form/ state?
>
> Are we talking about form aestethics here, or deciding on forms?
> Sure, each state has its values/ rules and beauty.
> Chaos as a value free mode form ( not value-less!) is just another
> state.
>
> The question is not if water is still water if frozen, but what you
> want to do with it. And thats more scientific than artiful. Or?

Hi Kristina

Is this 404 website as in "Jodi" 404.org or is it 404 as in 391.ORG??

ciauo,
Crescent